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Old 02-17-2017, 04:55 PM   #276
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Good Remakes:

Let the Right One In

We Are What We Are
Dawn of the Dead
The Crazies
Fright Night
Let The Right One In was the original http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139797/

Let Me In is the not so good but still watchable remake. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1228987/
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:31 PM   #277
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Oops I thought they kept the original title. I quite enjoyed Let Me In.
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:53 PM   #278
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maniac remake is A+. also great soundtrack.
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Let The Right One In was the original http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139797/

Let Me In is the not so good but still watchable remake. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1228987/

I'm really surprised by this. They were so close. The main reason I'd even rate the original slightly higher (10/10 and 9/10) is because it was the original.



The Thing remake (or prequel in this case, does that still count?) wasn't bad in a vacuum, but of course is was quite **** compared to the perfect original.


I loved the recent Evil Dead remake


The second (1970's) of the (at least) four versions of Body Snatchers was by far the best, imo, real creepy. I liked the cheesy third version (90's) as well.


The Fly


Not a remake but I loved the Nosferatu documentary Shadow of the Vampire. Hard to believe it's all a true story.
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Old 02-18-2017, 02:36 AM   #279
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The Thing remake (or prequel in this case, does that still count?) wasn't bad in a vacuum, but of course is was quite **** compared to the perfect original.
Carpenter's The Thing is itself considered a remake. There was a movie in the 50s that is decent
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Old 02-18-2017, 03:29 AM   #280
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Carpenter's The Thing is itself considered a remake. There was a movie in the 50s that is decent

Doh, I actually saw it on the big screen as a kid (not in the 50's) and you're right, it was very decent.
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Old 02-21-2017, 03:20 PM   #281
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The Conjuring 2 - I thought it was a very good sequel. I thought everyone did a good job.

It seems that acting in a horror movie would take a lot out of you more than any other genre. The actors are always having to get into that terrified and scared character for 10-60 seconds and then cut, the director and crew do whatever and then the actors have to get back into character roll and then cut.
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:11 AM   #282
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Shadow Of The Vampire was not a documentary and only very loosely based on a true story. Wikipedia says some of the characters offed in the film actually lived for decades longer. Glad you mentioned it though; wanted to see it when it first came out but never did and had forgotten about it.
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:24 PM   #283
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Shadow Of The Vampire was not a documentary and only very loosely based on a true story. Wikipedia says some of the characters offed in the film actually lived for decades longer. Glad you mentioned it though; wanted to see it when it first came out but never did and had forgotten about it.


Once you see it you'll know there's no way I could have possibly been serious about it being a real documentary. SotV might be the most ridiculous movie I've ever seen (in a good way).
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Old 02-24-2017, 09:41 AM   #285
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Saw 'Get Out' last night - very good. Great balanced mix of horror suspense and comedy. Liked the soundtrack a lot as well.

The audience was really into it and cheering and laughing, etc, which actually enhanced this movie.

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Old 02-25-2017, 01:50 PM   #286
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Just caught a brilliant little gem of a gothic horror movie: I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House.

I reviewed in the main movie thread...it's my favorite movie of the year so far.
I enjoyed this, but I'd give it more of a B+.
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Old 02-27-2017, 07:25 AM   #287
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Was not expecting much out of Ouija: Origin of Evil so I was really shocked at how good it was. Truly creepy, scary, shocking, etc. Def worth a watch.
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:30 AM   #288
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I finally got around to seeing Spring

It was enjoyable, though not totally believable. I did like how they actually developed both characters, I just didn't buy the decisions they made at the end of the film.


Pretty interesting premise, and I like how they explained the "science" behind her transformation but didn't focus on it, and just let the characters develop. I really liked his interaction with the farmer, and thought that their conversations really helped to juxtapose what was going on with the 2 lovers.
Spring is an odd movie. Science is pretty LOL, and the ending is not great. But the dialogue between the two main characters is very real and way way above average for the genre. Several reviewers described it as a cross between a David Lynch body horror movie and Before Sunrise, which is pretty accurate.
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Saw 'Get Out' last night - very good. Great balanced mix of horror suspense and comedy. Liked the soundtrack a lot as well.

The audience was really into it and cheering and laughing, etc, which actually enhanced this movie.
I just came in here to tout Get Out. Not just great comedic horror but social satire as well. Definitely one of the better horror movies I've seen recently, and I'm glad it's doing well at the box office.
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:06 PM   #290
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I just watched The Girl With All The Gifts. A worthy addition to the mostly tired zombie genre.
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:50 AM   #291
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I just watched The Girl With All The Gifts. A worthy addition to the mostly tired zombie genre.
me to btw in the zombie apocalypse part wen they are in a spooky place with vines around it yea? I LIVE IN THAT AREA
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:21 AM   #292
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Re: Modern horror movies thread

Having been a lifelong horror enthusiast, but never really fully immersing myself in the genre, I've always wanted to learn more. I thought it'd be a cool idea to start a project where I take a journey to really get under the surface and learn everything I can about the world of horror, or one of it's sub-genres such as zombies, possession or hauntings. I want to take in everything - Movies, TV shows, literature, comics, folklore, art and anything else.

I thought it might be interesting to blog about it as I go. Would anybody be interested in following along with it if I did?
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:52 AM   #293
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The Void

A wonderful throwback to the good old days of 80's horror gore. Forget CGI, and break out your best John Carpenter blood/pus filled creatures. This splatter fest will have you howling from pretty much the get go.

The movie starts with two guys shooting and then burning an innocent victim alive. These two guys are about the most innocuous part of the movie. We soon see a cop pick up a bloody man off the street and take him to the local hospital. The hospital is then surrounded by a bunch of cultists with knives. These cultists are just about the second most innocuous part of the movie.



After that, it's pretty much a splatter fest of monsters, demonic beings, gates to hell, etc... I still am not completely sure what the plot was about, but I don't really care either, cause I was too busy enjoying the next incarnation that was gonna get eviscerated.



Don't expect any meaningful plot to help things along like The Thing, this movie exists for one reason and one reason alone. Gore, glorious gore!
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Old 04-11-2017, 02:22 AM   #294
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Having been a lifelong horror enthusiast, but never really fully immersing myself in the genre, I've always wanted to learn more. I thought it'd be a cool idea to start a project where I take a journey to really get under the surface and learn everything I can about the world of horror, or one of it's sub-genres such as zombies, possession or hauntings. I want to take in everything - Movies, TV shows, literature, comics, folklore, art and anything else.

I thought it might be interesting to blog about it as I go. Would anybody be interested in following along with it if I did?
Podcasting is more fun imo
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