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Old 04-07-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default Horror Cinema

We already have a thread for classic horror movies and another for 50s and 60s horror, but it appears that there are enough fans of modern horror (1960s and on) to invite one more thread.

So this is it. Your thread for modern monsters, slashers, and gore. Here, feel free to talk about all those movies others don't like: the blood, the gore, exploitation, schlock. Zombies, werewolves, watery Japanese ghosts or what have you.

News, reviews, pics, and discussion are welcome.
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To get the ball rolling, I've been re-watching the original Scream movies in preparation for watching #4 next week for the first time (a horror friend is coming over to watch some slashers).

I forgot how much I like these. Many of the jokes are dated, but the stories were pretty good especially for slasher sequels.
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I like scream, they're a nice standard horror. Who else thinks that friday the 13Th 5 was better than 6?
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...Who else thinks that friday the 13Th 5 was better than 6?
Sorry, can't agree, but I'll tell you why.

(1) Granted, there are some cool deaths (and probably the most explicit nudie scene until JGtH), but as a Jason fan, it pisses me off that #5 doesn't have the real Jason.

(2) #6 has one of my favorite Jason kills of all time: head through the RV. That whole movie is made in that minute.



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6 fucking was stupid. They just had a little bit of lightning bring back Jason, and what about Tommy. In 5 he was turning into an insane killer, and in 6, everythin's back to normal and Tommy's the hero again, but with 5, It was an intense, realistic phscological horror aswell as a slasher, plus the fat guy at the begining that got killed is proberbly the biggest highlight in the whole franchise! I can't renember the nude scene, but I proberbly loved it Oh and annother thing that attracts me to part 5 is the fact that Jason is still messing with peoples lives after he's dead, and he's sent someone insane. He's still an influence after he's dead which is one of the reasons why 5 is so good. Granted it may not have had the most action in it, but it had an enjoyable and realistic storyline which is more than I can say for 6. 6 was just endless and almost completely random killings. I was also disapointed with 4.
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... I was also disapointed with 4.
Really? Seriously, I think that's the most-liked sequel by the Friday fans.
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The lightning created the zombie Jason and set up some of my favorite Jason moments....so 6 all the way.
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The lightning created the zombie Jason and set up some of my favorite Jason moments....so 6 all the way.
Yeah, and the lightning was a very intentional nod to Frankenstein, so it doesn't really bother me. Jason's power and stamina are so murky anyway.
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The lightning created the zombie Jason and set up some of my favorite Jason moments....so 6 all the way.
But it was un realistic. Friday the 13Th is more of a phsycological horror than a sci-fi, or atleat it should've been.
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Well it was OK, but I preferd 2,3 and 5. I've only seen 2,3,4,5,6, and the reboot though, so there might be some more good ones.
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Yeah, and the lightning was a very intentional nod to Frankenstein, so it doesn't really bother me. Jason's power and stamina are so murky anyway.
But Friday the 13Th shouldn't be Frankinstein, it should be a realistic slasher. That's why Texas chainsaw and Wrong turn get my vote all the way!
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But it was un realistic.
Yeah, because Jason's story up until being brought back to life by lightning was so realistic. I'm always taken back everytime I hear about a dead little retarded boy coming back to life and stalking camp counselors.....
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Yeah, because Jason's story up until being brought back to life by lightning was so realistic. I'm always taken back everytime I hear about a dead little retarded boy coming back to life and stalking camp counselors.....
Yeah...they lost me when he went from rotting little scrawny boy to big hulking guy in a hockey mask.
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I'm a huge slasher fan. Halloween, TCM, Friday The 13th, all great stuff.

Part of me wishes F13 ended with part 4, which was a great way to end it. But the truth is I love the first 7 movies. 8 through 10 were dogshit. Loved Freddy vs Jason. Really liked the remake too.

For the record, part 5 is way underrated. Too many people overlook that movie because Jason wasn't in it, but I think it's got a lot going for it.
A) Good taste, have you ever seen any of the wrong turns?
B) I think they should have ended with an alternate part 6 when Tommy becomes Jason 2 and another little kid kills him.
C) I've never seen Freddy V Jason, but i've always wanted to.
D) 100% agree, 5 was a fuckin fantastic film, but under rated because Jason wasn't in it. Also, my favourate scene is at the begining where this fat guy keeps pissing people off and some dude just slashes his belly open with an axe! That is what should be in comedeys instead of these stupid little lovey dovey ones you get.
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The "little retard" was never dead, his mother just pretended he was (I think, i've never actuly seen part 1) and even if he did just come back from the dead like that, that's still alot more realistic than having a metal spike or something in your cest, have a bit of lightning shoot you, and then come back to life just like that.

My favourate TCM film is the reboots prequel (Texas chainsaw: the begining), as it just has so much action in it, and not a bad plot eigther. Also, have any of you heard about this new TCM film coming out in 3D?
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I've always been more of a Hammer fan and their Frankenstein series is consistently brilliant (apart from Horror of Frankenstein) but the other 6 are wonderful.
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I'm a huge slasher fan. Halloween, TCM, Friday The 13th, all great stuff.

Part of me wishes F13 ended with part 4, which was a great way to end it. But the truth is I love the first 7 movies. 8 through 10 were dogshit. Loved Freddy vs Jason. Really liked the remake too.

For the record, part 5 is way underrated. Too many people overlook that movie because Jason wasn't in it, but I think it's got a lot going for it.
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I just rewatched this


directed by the same guy that did the Lord Of The Rings movies
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I've seen that. Did you like Bad Taste? Meet The Feebles?
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i watched that documentary titled never sleep again that robinson and you mentioned


thats was pretty damn awesome

it was really cool to learn all that


has anyone watched a movie called brainscan?

it was pretty damn interesting
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This is the one that did me in as a child:



At 7 years old, I didn't sleep the entire weekend and had to go to school counseling about it. In that sense, it is, to me, the most horrific movie of all time.


But my absolute favorite horror movie (which borders on adventure/drama) is this:

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Wow, so it's good then. Have you seen Texas Chainsaw: The begining?
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Wow, so it's good then. Have you seen Texas Chainsaw: The begining?
Just stick with those three. They're all great. Forget the others.

This Halloween the new TCM sequel is coming out, which is supposed to act as an actual sequel to the original Hooper film and forgets everything else. I was prepared to avoid it altogether, but there are some people working on it that give the movie a bit of a pedigree. Now I'm going to give it a shot.

But I'm still let down that Platinum Dunes didn't get to do that 3rd film in the remake series; I was really hoping for one in the middle where we got the story of the female hitchhiker.
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Love the original TCM. The remake was awesome and one of the only horror remakes to actually be worthwhile. The prequel to the remake might even be better. I flipflop back and forth on which one I like better.

Parts 2, 3, and 4 of the old series are terrible, and get worse in that order. Though there are some aspects of part 2 that I find entertaining. When I upgraded my horror movies from VHS to DVD, I got rid of those movies and pretend they don't exist.
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I can't think of a single horror or slasher movie I like that is in any way realistic.

As for TCM the best testament to how good it is comes from a censor. James Firmen (then chief censor for the BBFC) tried to make cuts for a cinema release and stated that no matter which way he cut it, he couldn't get rid of the "relentless air of terror" in that film. Not to mention John Carpenter said it agitated him the whole time he saw it and then went home and slept like a baby.

Saw TCM: The beginning and was bored.
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LOVE Alien and Aliens. Classics that should be in everyone's library. Fuck Alien 3, 4, and the 2 AVP movies. They don't even exist in my world.

I'm PUMPED for Prometheus and can't wait to see it in the theater. I love that it appears to be a new story that merely ties in to Alien, and not just another Alien movie. And it looks great.
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I really don't get the appeal of slasher films and Zombie flicks bore me.

On the flip side, I loved Event Horizon, Trick'R'Treat, (Laars Von Trier's) Kingdom, and Let The Right One In. Where the horror is very much supernatural and often doesn't get fully explained so the horror follows you out of the cinema as you work it out in your own head.

I like my horror to be something where the intensity builds throughout the film but isn't just there for the next 'jump' moment.


Deadpool, British Lantern if you're interested, there's a great independent Horror film festival held in October at the Sheffield Showroom (usually the weekend before Halloween) called Celluloid Screams. Tickets are around £60 which covers the Friday Evening shows, all day Saturday and all day Sunday. Have a look at the Website if you're interested. (It should go without saying, over 18s only)
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