Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Notices

The Lounge: Discussion+Review For discussion and debate about arts, movies+TV, music, reading+literature, style, fashion, history, culture and many more subjects

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-04-2015, 11:00 PM   #101
Dpc5807
journeyman
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 377
Re: Modern horror movies thread

The Descent is awesome. Def top 5 horror movie of the last 15 years.
Dpc5807 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2015, 12:08 AM   #102
Shuffle
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,555
Re: Modern horror movies thread

I don't understand how a grown adult can enjoy horror movies. You reach a certain age where that stuff shouldn't be scary anymore.

This does not include the adults who enjoy watching movies like Saw, of course. I think those people are literally ****ed in the head, and if I ever hear someone enjoys those kinds of movies, I make a mental note that they probably harbor some similar sick fantasies, and I stay as far away from them as I possibly can.
Shuffle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2015, 02:58 AM   #103
corpus vile
old hand
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,394
Re: Modern horror movies thread

Thanks for your compelling and above all else, interesting insights there snuffles, I've never once seen a person opine that those who like horror films harbour sick yaddayadda on a thread about horror films before, so you've given me much to um, ruminate on.

Hey have you seen this yet btw?



It's awesome
corpus vile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2015, 04:17 AM   #104
corpus vile
old hand
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,394
Re: Modern horror movies thread

Witching and Bitching (2013)
Way entertaining action horror comedy from the always reliable Alex de Iglesia with a great pace to it.

corpus vile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2015, 04:39 AM   #105
Shuffle
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,555
Re: Modern horror movies thread

I was making a distinction between horror and torture porn. I don't think there is anything wrong with real horror films, some of them are even classics, but they stop becoming scary at some point.

People who watch torture porn over and over again are a different matter.
Shuffle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2015, 06:17 AM   #106
corpus vile
old hand
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,394
Re: Modern horror movies thread

Horror is horror, be it stately Gothics, psychological or pseudo snuff and torture porn is a boring meme coined by critic David Edelstein who doesn't particularly like violent horror and was using the term in a derogatory, morally superior sense, so nobody who is a horror fan really cares what he thinks, particularly as he's dumbing down potential discourse with inaccurate and dismissive terms, as I'd be if I were to term the likes of Airplane! as comedy porn or Rambo as war porn or The Lives of Others as highbrow chin stroking porn, for example. The first Saw is hardly gratuitous, yet he (and you apparently) labeled it as torture porn.

One of the reasons horror is popular is because of its versatility as it has a whole selection of subgenres. You want devil worshiping cults, then watch The Omen, you want ghost stories then watch The Innkeepers or The Shining, you want psychological than watch Spoorloos, and if you want gore, watch Day of the Dead and if you want what is referred to as "torture porn", then there's a whole selection to choose from too.

Scariness is subjective and people are individuals with individual tastes. I happen to like most subgenres of horror and most styles, be they PG-13 like The Others or NC17 like A Serbian Film.

No you merely think that
Quote:
People who watch torture porn over and over again are a different matter.
, while earlier you merely thought that people who watched Saw harboured sick fantasies and nobody rational is interested in your passing off of your personal opinion as a bare faced assertion with zero to back it up, as any self respecting horror fan can tell you, as we've heard it all before. Didn't phase us then and won't phase us now.
Your type of mentality leads to films being banned and creates silly and irrational eras such as the Video Nasty whingefest, as you just can't seem to grasp how some people are able to tell the difference between fiction and reality, enabling them to enjoy films like Saw, yet still be moral people who find real murder and violence repugnant.

Also, you claimed you didn't understand how adults can still like "horror" films anyway, so why are you even posting on this thread? I don't go on threads for people who collect rare 17th century coins and opine that I can't understand why any adult would collects such things, for example as I don't post on threads whose subjects don't interest me.
Odd that you do.
corpus vile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2015, 11:50 AM   #107
rbenuck4
veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Deerfield IL
Posts: 2,346
Re: Modern horror movies thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shuffle View Post
I don't understand how a grown adult can enjoy horror movies. You reach a certain age where that stuff shouldn't be scary anymore.

This does not include the adults who enjoy watching movies like Saw, of course. I think those people are literally ****ed in the head, and if I ever hear someone enjoys those kinds of movies, I make a mental note that they probably harbor some similar sick fantasies, and I stay as far away from them as I possibly can.
Gross generalizations and snap decisions on people you don't know belongs more in OOT than in the lounge. I love horror movies, and I even like torture porn (when it's done well). I'm 34 years old with a wife and 2 kids, and don't think I'm ****ed in the head. Please just stop posting in this thread, as we don't really need trolls here in the lounge. Thanks.
rbenuck4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2015, 01:08 PM   #108
corpus vile
old hand
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,394
Re: Modern horror movies thread

If you like torture porn when it's done well then you may wish to avoid The Human Centipede III and I Spit on Your Grave 2. Just a heads up.
corpus vile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2015, 06:24 AM   #109
MatteoBounce
old hand
 
MatteoBounce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,310
Re: Modern horror movies thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shuffle View Post
I don't understand how a grown adult can enjoy horror movies. You reach a certain age where that stuff shouldn't be scary anymore.
There is something about human nature that is attracked to destruction and death.

People who watch horror movies to be scared are the reason why most of them are terrible (jumpscares..).
I found the genre of horror to be a great medium to portray profound human emotions like grief and despair (The Babadook, A Tale of Two Sisters and Silent Hill 2 are excellent examples)

However, I watched "Sinister" recently and it made me feel like a sadist watching all these little found footage snuff films..
Some sub-genres of horror movies are odd to me as well but they have a rightful place in the movie industry imo.
MatteoBounce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2015, 11:32 AM   #110
rbenuck4
veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Deerfield IL
Posts: 2,346
Re: Modern horror movies thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by MatteoBounce View Post

However, I watched "Sinister" recently and it made me feel like a sadist watching all these little found footage snuff films..
Some sub-genres of horror movies are odd to me as well but they have a rightful place in the movie industry imo.
Have you seen Funny Games? That is a movie that basically scolds us for liking torture porn. It breaks down the 4th wall, and provides a torture pornesque movie without the actual porn, just the torture.
rbenuck4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2015, 01:09 PM   #111
corpus vile
old hand
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,394
Re: Modern horror movies thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by rbenuck4 View Post
Have you seen Funny Games? That is a movie that basically scolds us for liking torture porn. It breaks down the 4th wall, and provides a torture pornesque movie without the actual porn, just the torture.
Did you see the 1997 original version or the 2007 English speaking remake?
corpus vile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2015, 01:54 PM   #112
rbenuck4
veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Deerfield IL
Posts: 2,346
Re: Modern horror movies thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by corpus vile View Post
Did you see the 1997 original version or the 2007 English speaking remake?
Both. They are the same movie. I really can't distinguish one form the other, aside from the fact that I know the actors in the American version. Saw the original first if that makes any difference.
rbenuck4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2015, 03:38 PM   #113
corpus vile
old hand
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,394
Re: Modern horror movies thread

Not to me it doesn't, as you said they're the same film. I was just wondering if you'd seen both and was about to tell you that you weren't missing out, if you hadn't, as they're pretty much shot for shot.
corpus vile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2015, 10:27 AM   #114
corpus vile
old hand
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,394
Re: Modern horror movies thread

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
A vampire stalks the dodgy residents of the semi ghost town of Bad City, Iran in this quirky horror-cum-modern-western that's US made and shot in California, but set in Iran and in Persian dialogue. Its rather stark black and white cinematography makes it all the more effective and it has a pretty cool soundtrack to boot. Recommended, and discoveries like these are why I'm still a horror fan.


Byzantium (2012)
Another offbeat take on the vampire subgenre, concerning two female vampires eking out an existence in a quiet coastal town, it's a nicely stylish horror and a pretty good film in its own right.


Killers (2014)
A Japanese serial killer who uploads his murders on the internet awakens dark urges in an Indonesian journalist who is following him online, in this decent offering from the Mo Brothers.


Modus Anomali (2012)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2182019/reviews-8
corpus vile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2015, 05:34 AM   #115
Play4Keeps
old hand
 
Play4Keeps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,207
Re: Modern horror movies thread

idk if its been mentioned but "the visit" wasnt bad imo
Play4Keeps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2015, 11:20 AM   #116
skudroc
old hand
 
skudroc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: marg bar jomhuriye eslami
Posts: 1,940
Re: Modern horror movies thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Play4Keeps View Post
idk if its been mentioned but "the visit" wasnt bad imo
i think it sucked. i wasnt bored watching it, but all in all its not very good.
no shimalayan comeback.
skudroc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2015, 10:49 PM   #117
Cranberry Tea
Pooh-Bah
 
Cranberry Tea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,471
Re: Modern horror movies thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by corpus vile View Post
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
A vampire stalks the dodgy residents of the semi ghost town of Bad City, Iran in this quirky horror-cum-modern-western that's US made and shot in California, but set in Iran and in Persian dialogue. Its rather stark black and white cinematography makes it all the more effective and it has a pretty cool soundtrack to boot. Recommended, and discoveries like these are why I'm still a horror fan.
This was a fun watch; imagine a mashup of Dracula, Persepolis, and film noir with a spaghetti Western and 80's pop soundtrack. Winds up being a romantic drama than a horror flick, but not in a Twilighty kind of way.
Cranberry Tea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2015, 03:54 PM   #118
A-Rod's Cousin
banned
 
A-Rod's Cousin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Michelle Wie=the next Michelle Wie.
Posts: 37,168
Re: Modern horror movies thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cranberry Tea View Post
This was a fun watch; imagine a mashup of Dracula, Persepolis, and film noir with a spaghetti Western and 80's pop soundtrack
Yeah it's been done before
A-Rod's Cousin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2015, 06:39 AM   #119
UthersGhost
grinder
 
UthersGhost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: At home
Posts: 614
Re: Modern horror movies thread

Spring http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3395184/

Really good supernatural horror. Unusual story of a guy
who hooks up with a woman in Italy, only to find that she has
a dark secret. 7/10.
UthersGhost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2015, 02:23 AM   #120
imjosh
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
imjosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 18,370
Re: Modern horror movies thread

subbed! love horror movies. gonna read thread now
imjosh is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2015, 07:53 AM   #121
diebitter
Grotesquely Handsome
 
diebitter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 61,769
Re: Modern horror movies thread

Babadook was a pretty great horror movie. 9/10
diebitter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2015, 07:00 PM   #122
imjosh
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
imjosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 18,370
Re: Modern horror movies thread

Watched the tunnel movie last night. I'm a big fan of found footage films, and as far as found footage goes this was a pretty good movie.

If you liked the tunnel movie some other found footage horror movies I would recommend are

As Above So Below
and
Grave Encounters 1 & 2

I liked all 3 of the above more than the tunnel movie.
imjosh is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2015, 07:41 PM   #123
Cranberry Tea
Pooh-Bah
 
Cranberry Tea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,471
Re: Modern horror movies thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by imjosh View Post
Watched the tunnel movie last night. I'm a big fan of found footage films, and as far as found footage goes this was a pretty good movie.
You might like [REC]
Cranberry Tea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2015, 07:43 PM   #124
imjosh
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
imjosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 18,370
Re: Modern horror movies thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cranberry Tea View Post
You might like [REC]
Seen REC 1 and 2, not 3 or 4 though. Didn't hear very good things about those. I've seen A LOT of found footage movies. I'm fairly sure I've seen most found footage with at least 6.5 on IMDB, could be wrong. Hope i am

Most found footage movies get rated pretty badly on movie rating sites though. Horror movies in general really

Last edited by imjosh; 10-24-2015 at 07:54 PM.
imjosh is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2015, 08:04 PM   #125
imjosh
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
imjosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 18,370
Re: Modern horror movies thread

Some pretty good found footage I haven't seen mentioned:

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
The Possession of Michael King
Atticus Institute
The Poughskeepie Tapes
The Bay
Noroi: The Curse
Trollhunter

one that I haven't watched that I have been wanting to check out is "Unfriended". Kind of a different style of found footage but reviews seem pretty good
imjosh is online now   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.33 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ę 2008-2010, Two Plus Two Interactive
 
 
Poker Players - Streaming Live Online