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Old 08-13-2015, 11:07 PM   #51
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Watched Would You Rather on Netflix today. It's decent, probably not all that memorable. In the same genre as Saw. Had a few moments that the tension was ratcheted up quite effectively. One criticism I have is that, while it has graphic violence, it actually isn't gory enough. There were a couple times where some gore would have been effective.
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:51 AM   #52
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Anybody remember Saw being a lot better the first viewing? When I saw it in high school, I thought it was a great movie. Every time since, it's seemed laughably bad.
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:08 AM   #53
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Anybody remember Saw being a lot better the first viewing? When I saw it in high school, I thought it was a great movie. Every time since, it's seemed laughably bad.
Well it was done on a budget for just over $1 million after all...

To further discuss the topic, we all know you Americans are frightened of the Australian horror film Wolf Creek and the idea that they would be brutally massacred if they ever get stranded in our outback.
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Old 08-14-2015, 10:15 AM   #54
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Well it was done on a budget for just over $1 million after all...

To further discuss the topic, we all know you Americans are frightened of the Australian horror film Wolf Creek and the idea that they would be brutally massacred if they ever get stranded in our outback.
The outback as a hostile place has a fine pedigree. See Wake in Fright and Razorback.
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:16 PM   #55
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Well it was done on a budget for just over $1 million after all...

To further discuss the topic, we all know you Americans are frightened of the Australian horror film Wolf Creek and the idea that they would be brutally massacred if they ever get stranded in our outback.
Blame Mad Max.
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Old 08-14-2015, 08:07 PM   #56
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lol, you Aussies should all move there if it's that great. Seems like y'all settle on the coasts instead. Who's scared of what here.
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:39 AM   #57
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lol, you Aussies should all move there if it's that great. Seems like y'all settle on the coasts instead. Who's scared of what here.
You still have to deal with the deadly snakes, spiders and boxing kangaroos on the coast though.
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Old 08-15-2015, 01:36 PM   #58
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Anybody remember Saw being a lot better the first viewing? When I saw it in high school, I thought it was a great movie. Every time since, it's seemed laughably bad.
You may just be getting older. Saw seems like the kind of super-edgy film I would have been into in my high school days.
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:07 PM   #59
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No one mentioned VHS movies yet. They're some decent found footage films.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:14 AM   #60
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No one mentioned VHS movies yet. They're some decent found footage films.
I've seen vhs 1 and 2 and didn't really like them tbh
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:21 PM   #61
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No one mentioned VHS movies yet. They're some decent found footage films.
Very hit and miss for me. I really liked the couple going on the road trip from the first movie, and I thought the helmet cam zombie one from the 2nd movie was very clever. The others were all kind of meh. The really weak ones were the camping in the woods glitch video, the kids getting abducted by aliens, the skateboarding kids one, and the wraparound vandals story from the original.

I think making these types of movies is a great idea, as it gets to show a lot of up and coming directors and gives us a 20 minute movie from them to test instead of having to watch a full length video from an unknown director. I hope they make more.
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Old 08-24-2015, 06:47 AM   #62
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scary succubus is fckn scary.
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Old 08-28-2015, 10:36 PM   #63
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this looks intriguing. I wish the studio would release it already.

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Old 08-29-2015, 09:16 PM   #64
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Had high expectations for The Babadook thanks to strong critical reviews, kinda disappointed. There's an interesting metaphor underlining the whole thing, but the execution didn't show me anything that hasn't been done a jillion times in low-budget haunted house films. Not bad as a procedural horror movie, it just wasn't the amazing film it was touted to be imo.
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:30 PM   #65
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Had high expectations for The Babadook thanks to strong critical reviews, kinda disappointed. There's an interesting metaphor underlining the whole thing, but the execution didn't show me anything that hasn't been done a jillion times in low-budget haunted house films. Not bad as a procedural horror movie, it just wasn't the amazing film it was touted to be imo.
I loved it. Her performance reminded me of Nicholson in the Shining. I had to turn the lights on afterwards to go back upstairs in my house, which I don't think I've ever had to do before. Maybe I was just in the mood for a good scare, but I thought it was brilliant.
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Old 09-01-2015, 06:15 AM   #66
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Switchblade Romance - (Haute Tension) - 2003.

Gritty French stalk-and-slash movie. Best watched in its original language, (dubbed movies
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:25 AM   #67
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End of the Line (2007)
A cracking little self financed action horror that manages to be also creepy and is one of the few horrors where ambiguity works. Watch this film closely. There's more going on with it than would appear on the surface, just a cryptic heads up.
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:35 AM   #68
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Sint (2010)

Really fun and rather offbeat Dutch Christmas horror from the awesomely monikered Dick Mass


Dream Home (2010)
Awesome Hong Kong horror regarding a murderous chick who will stop at nothing to get the apartment of her dreams.
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:41 AM   #69
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The Tunnel - is that the one under Paris with the monster that chases them? If so, this is actually one of the better, more believable found footage movies.
No it's an Australian found footage/mockumentary film. It's solid enough and is available free online uploaded by the filmmakers. In fact I think it was originally meant to be a freely available film from the start, iirc.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:05 AM   #70
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It Follows, one of the best horror movies I ever saw.
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Old 09-09-2015, 04:42 PM   #71
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Martyrs
Controverial French horror, dark and disturbing.

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Old 09-09-2015, 05:14 PM   #72
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I gotta say I was quite disappointed in Martyrs as I felt it bit off more than it could chew philosophically and the conclusion was just a mess for me although I know quite a few who liked it.

Maniac (2012)
Surprisingly cool remake of Bill Lustig's classic with Elijah Wood filling in Joe Spinel's shoes nicely.

A Serbian Film (2010)
They don't come much darker or twisted than this.

Lesson of the Evil (2012)
Maverick director Takashi Miike goes Japanese Columbine in this demented film.

Shrews Nest (2014)
Religious horror with freaky eyed actress Macarena Gomez in loopier than usual form.
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Old 09-09-2015, 05:23 PM   #73
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imdb critics are noobs, theyre really critical cause they want to uphold their reputation, same with rotten tomatoes. I never saw bug but yea blair witch project was alright and it got the whole "found footage" thing started but it got pretty boring like halfway through imo and wasn't all that scary, that said I still saw it like 3 times lol
Not to be anal but while Blair Witch was a hit, it certainly wasn't the first found footage film and Cannibal Holocaust preceded it by well over a decade. The Last Broadcast came out before it also.
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Old 09-09-2015, 05:26 PM   #74
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Honeymoon is really good
Agreed, I quite enjoyed it.
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Old 09-10-2015, 03:57 AM   #75
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Big Bad Wolves (2013)
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Housebound (2014)
www.imdb.com/title/tt3504048/reviews-1


What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Hilarious NZ mockumentary.


Chop (2011)
www.imdb.com/title/tt1544578/reviews-1
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