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Old 04-07-2012, 01:24 PM   #1
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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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The lightning created the zombie Jason and set up some of my favorite Jason moments....so 6 all the way.
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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 love (and live only a few minutes away) from where the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre was shot.
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...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!
I think of Texas CM and Halloween (at first) more in the "just human" killer category. Pretty much by Friday 3 it was clear Jason was an unstoppable force. Realism isn't a requirement for me at all. I love Freddy and Chucky movies too.

I did like how they went the "realistic" route in the remake though.

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...8 through 10 were dogshit. Loved Freddy vs Jason. Really liked the remake too...
At least #9 (JGtH) tried to do something different. And it had that great teaser for Freddy vs. Jason.

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I still can't get my hands on a copy of Meet the Feebles but I've seen his horror flicks. Bad Taste is some of the most whacked out stuff I've ever seen in horror.

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Yeah...they lost me when he went from rotting little scrawny boy to big hulking guy in a hockey mask.
The original is still my favorite. It's just fun and that Jason could easily be a dream.

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I love (and live only a few minutes away) from where the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre was shot.
Where is that? I've probably heard but don't remember. The original TCM is one of the few horror movies that actually freaks me out. Hooper did so much with so little.
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I watched this today, and it was a lot better than I expected. John Carpenter's The Thing is one of my favorite horror movies, and I thought this provided a good service piece to it.
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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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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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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.....
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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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.

Didn't see it until I was in college, but I think it's the best horror ever. It's very disturbing.

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Also, have any of you heard about this new TCM film coming out in 3D?
No, I hadn't heard. Cool.

I saw the first Wrong Turn and liked it quite a bit. Is the sequel good?
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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.
You shouldn't make claims about movies you've never seen. None of this shit was realistic. Realism wasn't a huge concern with the makers of 70's and 80's horror. That's why horror from my childhood was so much fun.
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I saw the first Wrong Turn and liked it quite a bit. Is the sequel good?
The sequel, wrong turn 2 is the best one. 3 was ok, but not as good as the first 2, and I haven't seen 4 (A prequel), but a freind saw it and said it was ok.
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You shouldn't make claims about movies you've never seen. None of this shit was realistic. Realism wasn't a huge concern with the makers of 70's and 80's horror. That's why horror from my childhood was so much fun.
Well you're right there, but still, retards coming back to life (?) is still more realistic than a bit of lightning bringing you back from the dead. Anyway, if unrealism is what makes 70s and 90s films so good, that's proberbly why I prefer the remakes and more modern films. For example, I saw TCM 2 and thought it was a bit crappy, but then I saw the remake and it was fantastic. The prequel was even better. I never did see the oringinal TCM though, is it good?
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