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Old 09-10-2015, 11:24 AM   #76
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I thought the kid in the Babadook was quite a good actor. Just saw Tormented, and although campy had me scared throughout.
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:53 AM   #77
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Fo some reason the film Mirrors is one one i found really scary lol really struggling to find anything i can watch for more than 30 mins now think i must have seen every decent horror available
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:53 AM   #78
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Not sure it qualifies as horror, but its twisted as **** and disturbing as just about anything I've seen in quite some time: Goodnight, Mommy.

The twist is obvious right away, but HOLY HELL does it get brutal in the 2nd half.
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Old 09-21-2015, 03:47 PM   #79
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoPsjWqvwT4

So my roommate was telling me about this documentary today, he said he watched it yesterday before bed and claims he woke up paralysed in the middle of the night, I don't know my roommate too well (just a bit over 2 weeks now) but I don't see why he'd make that up. I checked out the trailer and saw its by the same director of room 237 (a pretty cool documentary about the shining). I didn't know that there was an actual term for these experiences I've had in the past (I always thought it was just a very bad nightmare) so I was pretty intrigued to watch it.

The re-enactments are sorta corny but the things people described in this movie are very similar to the 2 experiences of sleep paralysis that I've had.

They talk about the shadow figure and I remember when I was 4 or 5 I woke up in the middle of the night and I remember seeing this shadow figure across from the room and before I got a chance to react the next thing I know he's holding me in his arms and walking towards the door. It felt very real and I woke up right after obviously freaking out and ran to my parents room and they explained to me that it was just a nightmare, it goes without saying that I slept in my parents bed that night.

Then when I was 17 (about 4 years ago), I went to bed just like any other time and woke up without reason, I was laying to the side and remember seeing my jeans on my computer chair (exactly how it was irl) and everything else in my room was just how it should be, I felt as though I'm awake but I could not for the life of me roll over onto my back. I started freaking out trying very hard to move then all of a sudden my bed started shaking and out of nowhere I felt 2 hands grab me from behind on my chest (I could feel the fingertips and everything) and try and pull me into my bed. I then woke up jumping out of my bed scared ****less but kinda thinking like wow that was pretty dope.

So to me this documentary is a lot scarier than any horror movie since I can relate to it and its really strange that everyone sees the same figure, though that could just be the way the brain manifests fear as a being but either way scary af, I really recommend this movie 9/10 (would've got a 10/10 but some of the re-enactments were pretty bad haha)

p.s watch at your own risk cause like I said my roomate had an episode of this right after watching it and even in the movie theres a guy who said he only started getting it after his girlfriend told him about it and he then spread it to his friend so if you tend to get scared easy and get nightmares I probably wouldn't watch it
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:07 AM   #80
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Creep

Holy crap this was scary. Mark Duplass....Yes, the nice guy from all of those mumblecore movies, and one of the best characters from the league, is in a mumblecore horror movie that is scary as all hell.

The premise is cheesy, the execution is stellar. A guy gets a job to film another guy in a cabin in the woods for the day. This guy turns out to be a creep. From there it is just constant tension, edge of your seat, what's going to happen next suspense, with a few killer shocks. There is no background music in this movie, only the sounds of what's out there. The extra loudness of the gate creeking open as one of the characters walks down an alley is just one of the nice touches that they put into this film. The other guy in the movie makes a couple classic horror movie mistakes, but all is forgiven as it allows us to move the story forward into places that were frighteningly fun.

It's free on netflix. Give this one an honest shot. Don't put it on in the background while you are multitasking. Get the lights off, and watch this super creepy movie, and thank me later.
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:19 AM   #81
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Afflicted (2013) Decent found footage film that manages to stay fresh handling a done to death subgenre, considering the glut of FF horrors out there.


My Little Eye (2002)
Underrated little horror which captures the inherent creepiness of reality tv quite nicely.


The Sacrament (2013)
Watchable take on the Jonestown mass murders/suicides with a contemporary spin, which has a bunch of vice journalists getting more than they bargained for when doing a piece on a whacky cult.


The Manson Family (2003)
Jim Van Bebber's scuzzy masterpiece which took 15 years to make is for those who like their horror hard, gritty, brutal and disturbing.
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Old 09-29-2015, 05:41 AM   #82
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Cabin in the Woods

This is a meta horror movie that is over the top and amazing. When she pushes that red button, I had the biggest grin on my face I've ever had at a movie.
Just watched this movie. Thought it was gona be a standard (I know what you did last summer) kind of movie, but it wasnt. So very happy I watched this.

Maybe cause I have only just seen it, but this movie has one of the greatest moments in a movie I have ever seen.
Dont google it or anything, just watch it.


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What We Do in the Shadows. Totally worth a watch. Really really good. It is a comedy though
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Old 09-29-2015, 11:36 PM   #83
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Just filtered through my imdb ratings for 8*+ horror movies of 2000+

-A Tale of Two Sisters - very subtle but incredibly deep (my favourite next to Alien)
-The Babadook - You should watch this expecting a psychological thriller imo although I personally found it scary as hell (esp on my 2nd viewing)
-Ju-On - most intense atmosphere in a horror movie ainec (the japanese one obv although i like the remake as well. same director, same grudge but better mask in the remake )
-Gozu - sparse elements of horror but great once you understand the symbolism
-28 Days Later - classic
-Dawn of the Dead - just a zombie flick done right
-The Decent - awesomeness
-Rec - zomg the ending (second one is also very entertaining)

It follows & Event Horizon are pretty solid as well
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:55 AM   #84
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Was The Decent decent?

A friend in college said he saw 28 Days Later and it didn't make sense to him. I had heard of the movie 28 Days (with Sandra Bullock) but had no idea what it was about. So I assumed Later was a sequel and told him it might make sense if he sees the original 28 Days. He was like oh I'll have to check that out. Not until years later did I realize the two are completely unrelated.
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Old 09-30-2015, 04:17 AM   #85
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Yes it's very good. Try get the UK version though as the US version has a completely different ending, making its sequel pretty nonsensical.
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Old 09-30-2015, 04:34 AM   #86
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The Revenant (2009)
Nicely offbeat and somewhat overlooked horror comedy in which a luckless KIA Iraq veteran is resurrected as a flesh eating ghoul.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:52 AM   #87
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Was The Decent decent?

A friend in college said he saw 28 Days Later and it didn't make sense to him. I had heard of the movie 28 Days (with Sandra Bullock) but had no idea what it was about. So I assumed Later was a sequel and told him it might make sense if he sees the original 28 Days. He was like oh I'll have to check that out. Not until years later did I realize the two are completely unrelated.
The Office, the American version, did a joke on this where Pam rented 28 days later instead of 28 days, not realizing they were different movies.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:59 AM   #88
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Wat? I want royalties. My comment would have been 2002 at the most recent.
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:18 PM   #89
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The Manson Family (2003)
Jim Van Bebber's scuzzy masterpiece which took 15 years to make is for those who like their horror hard, gritty, brutal and disturbing.
This looks awesome.

I liked Creep too, although I can't say it really scared me much. It definitely held my interest, and few movies do that. Duplass is very talented.
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:36 AM   #90
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This looks awesome.

I liked Creep too, although I can't say it really scared me much. It definitely held my interest, and few movies do that. Duplass is very talented.
I thought it was great but it wouldn't be to everyone's taste as it's pretty damn nasty in parts. Bebber started making it in 1988 but ran outa funds and didn't get it completed until 2003. All the grain you see in the clip is Bebber adding it by hand as he didn't have the funds for digital grain, most likely. It's essentially an (done right) exercise in guerilla filmmaking and easily transcends its shoestring budget with a punch to the face.
Surprisingly enough, Roger Ebert gave it a positive review and all, which I was somewhat bemused by.
http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/th...on-family-2004

Anyway it's well worth checking out imo.
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Old 10-02-2015, 05:28 PM   #91
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Monsters

This was the debut film from the Director of the new Godzilla movie. He takes a really cool premise, and does it justice. Two twenty somethings get stranded in Mexico, and have to travel through a zone that is off limits to people to get back to America. Why is it off limits? Well because of the Monsters of course. It's a slow build, and you rarely get to see the monsters themselves, which adds to the tension. The scene at the gas station is one of the most beautifully filmed sequences in film that I can recall. I still don't believe how little of a budget this guy had, cause the special effects are actually pretty darn good.
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Old 10-02-2015, 05:41 PM   #92
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I gotta say, Monsters bored the crap outa me personally although I understand why it would work for some but to me it was a chick flick with a couple of monsters thrown in. It has a sequel btw set in either Iraq or Afghanistan. I didn't think much of it either but if you liked the first then you may well dig or appreciate part II.
Another film you might appreciate is Spring (2014).
Again not really my kinda horror but it's beautifully shot and has a pretty cool premise.
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Old 10-02-2015, 06:10 PM   #93
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It has a sequel btw set in either Iraq or Afghanistan. I didn't think much of it either but if you liked the first then you may well dig or appreciate part II.
Another film you might appreciate is Spring (2014).
Again not really my kinda horror but it's beautifully shot and has a pretty cool premise.
Thanks, I'll check those out.

Edit: Just saw that Tom Green (Yes, that Tom Green) directed the sequel to Monsters. I might have to skip it, as I did sit thru Freddy Got Fingered.
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:07 PM   #94
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Watched recently:

The Visit - couple kids filming their own documentary go and visit grandparents who are estranged from their mom after many years. Something seems off from the get go. Pretty good performances from the kids and thought it was pretty decent.

The taking of Deborah Logan - recommended to me by my younger brother and I'm only halfway through but it's genuinely creepy. Might be daytime only when resuming lol


Also plan to see this.....looks cheesy at first glance but Champ and Derek from Step Brothers will draw my interest.


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Old 10-02-2015, 09:00 PM   #95
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re: KRAMPUS

the trailer for this was before THE VISIT and was mostly met with laughter in my theater. not sure if people really thought it just looked corny, the name sounded silly (even though Krampus is a real legend) or what.
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Thanks, I'll check those out.

Edit: Just saw that Tom Green (Yes, that Tom Green) directed the sequel to Monsters. I might have to skip it, as I did sit thru Freddy Got Fingered.
Holy crap Tom Green did it? I had no idea. I gotta say, it's surprisingly well made, even if I didn't dig it but thanks for the heads up on Green. That's surprising to say the very least.
It's in no way comedic btw and is pretty sober takes itself seriously stuff. It just bored me like the first one really.

Here's the trailer anyway, was on my phone when I first replied.



And here's the trailer for Spring that again while not my cuppa tea personally is recommended as it's quite well made and seems popular enough among horror fans overall.
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Thanks, I'll check those out.

Edit: Just saw that Tom Green (Yes, that Tom Green) directed the sequel to Monsters. I might have to skip it, as I did sit thru Freddy Got Fingered.
Pretty sure it's not that Tom Green (according to IMDB)
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Pretty sure it's not that Tom Green (according to IMDB)
Rotten Tomatoes was my source for that one. Looks like they're wrong. Still not too excited for that one, though the oter movie rec, The Spring, looks great.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:42 AM   #99
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Deathgasm (2015)
Fresh on the heels of Housebound and What We Do In the Shadows, New Zealand show why they're currently on top of their comedic horror game by delivering a third win, with this highly entertaining gorefest about a hapless death metal band who unwittingly unleash the forces of Hell while doing a band session in their garage.
Worth a look.

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Was The Decent decent?
Better than average, nothing extra spectacular imo.
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