The Horror Movie Lovers Thread

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Rev
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Re: The Horror Movie Lovers Thread

Postby Rev » June 3rd, 2017, 11:37 am

Been a while and have seen some killer horror movies lately:

The Blackcoat's Daughter- This indie horror film was brilliant. I know this isn't everyone's cup of tea but if you like slow burn horror, and trying to figure out how all the pieces fit together of a film, you'd love this one. This movie takes a completely different take on concepts that are well worn out... The movie takes place from three different view points and as the film progresses you slowly gather pieces of the story that the other people didn't witness. I was wowed by this one.

The Void- Ordered this off of Amazon a few weeks ago. A pretty solid indie horror film about the strange events happening one night at a hospital. The action starts pretty quickly and doesn't seem to let go from then. The final acts kind of hurt the movie as the plot gets a little bit out there but was still an enjoyable watch.

Saw/Saw VII- I went back and watched these two horror films and was surprised by how much my tastes have changed over the last few years. I used to really enjoy the franchise but I thought the movies were pretty poorly shot and tried to cram a lot of depth into movies that were terribly put together. Not terrible but I thought they were really average. I'm a much bigger fan of the two Collector movies, made by the same people.

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Postby JustLikeHeaven » June 4th, 2017, 9:18 pm

I've been on a tear lately picking up cult classics and other pieces of cinematic horror trash. I've finally started watching some of them. Did anyone else absolutely ADORE the House films from the 1980s? They were some of my favorites and thanks to HBO they were on ALL THE TIME. Arrow Films recently put out a collection of the two House films and if you're a fan it's well worth the money.

I go more in depth about it over at the Wolfman's Lounge.

https://wolfmanslounge.com/2017/06/04/h ... es-review/

I basically came to the conclusion that these two films are absolutely perfect for getting young kids into horror. They're just tame enough and probably only scary to 11 year olds anyways. The practical special effects still look terrific today and the video quality of the Blu Ray set is amazing.

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Postby velcrozombie » June 19th, 2017, 1:00 am

Don't Breathe: Well-made, suspenseful and unpredictable little horror movie with a vulnerable, tortured "monster". Does an excellent job of creating a character from an enclosed environment - you see every nook and cranny of it and what it could mean for the characters as they explore it further. You also have a very good idea of where everyone is at any given time, which bolsters the feeling of anticipation while cutting down on meaningless jump-scares. Reminds me in various ways of Panic Room, The People Under the Stairs and the original Halloween. Recommended.

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Postby scotland » July 16th, 2017, 8:23 pm

George Romero has passed away.

He is credited with being the father of the modern zombie, with 'Romero zombies' being an adjective for dim witted relentless ghouls, moving slowly and incredibly hard to kill, requiring brain trauma.

This goes back to the seminal Night of the Living Dead, a cheap black and white film where ghouls seige a farmhouse where inside, a group of emotionally distraught strangers fend off the ghouls, each other, and cruel fate that doesn't want to give a sucker any even chance. If you have seen earlier movies like Day of the Triffids and Last Man on Earth, you can see Night of the Living Dead was a variation on that theme of collapse of society, a few fending off the mindless many, and the survivors falling into primal behaviors. Still, it touched a nerve, and Romero zombies still touch those nerves today.

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Postby VideoGameCritic » July 16th, 2017, 9:27 pm

Just watched The Descent yesterday and that was pretty terrifying. My wife screamed at the top of her lungs at least three times. There was a lot more to this movie than I expected. Very dark in a lot of ways.

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Postby scotland » August 19th, 2017, 7:22 am

http://kotaku.com/finally-a-horror-board-game-where-you-are-the-monster-1797990547

A new board game called Monster Slaughter is coming out. Everyone is part of a group of monsters, bursting into a cabin to kill teens. Playere are competing on tne order on which those pesky amorous teens get killed off, even to the point of tossing them weapons to delay their doom.

Sounds like a fun night of dice slinging, with a cheesy movie playing on the tv.


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