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Old 10-25-2015, 03:41 AM   #126
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Just watched Unfriended. I would def. recommend it, if only because of how unique and modern the film is. It takes place entirely via a skype conversation. The only picture shown in the entire film is the main character's laptop screen.

I didn't like the ending too much. I think it would have been more powerful if:

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Old 10-26-2015, 04:29 AM   #127
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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
Good calls, I've seen those except Atticus Institute. I really liked Noroi and was pleasantly surprised with Michael King, it was a lot better than I was expecting.
You should check out Afflicted (2013), I linked a clip earlier itt, I reckon you'll dig it if you like found footage flicks, it's really quite good.
I'm currently attending a horror festival http://www.ifi.ie/horrorthon and a semi found footage film I caught last night was Jeruzalem (2015), in which two American tourists visiting the city get caught up in the Biblical Apocalypse. It's not great but it's entertaining at least and a passable way to spend 90 minutes, although it could have been really something. Still worth a look though if you've nothing better to watch.


A film I missed and was annoyed over was the Irish horror The Hallow (2015), as quite a few attendees were saying it was really good, so I'll be checking it out at some point.

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Old 10-26-2015, 04:58 AM   #128
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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.
Yeah I really enjoyed it and personally, I can usually take or leave this kind of arty horror but it was a pleasant little surprise.
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Old 10-26-2015, 05:06 AM   #129
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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.
I personally wasn't crazy about it, but I do understand why it worked for others and would also recommend it because of this.
Btw, in Spring, the protagonist's beardy friend in the American scenes is also a director, Jeremy Gardner, who did a decent enough zombie film on a budget of a mere $6,000, by getting a loan of $600 from 10 friends/colleagues. I met him and the cast/crew at a festival a few years back and they're really fun blokes to have a beer with and jaw.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2272350/reviews-4

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Old 10-26-2015, 02:20 PM   #130
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I personally wasn't crazy about it, but I do understand why it worked for others and would also recommend it because of this.
Btw, in Spring, the protagonist's beardy friend in the American scenes is also a director, Jeremy Gardner, who did a decent enough zombie film on a budget of a mere $6,000, by getting a loan of $600 from 10 friends/colleagues. I met him and the cast/crew at a festival a few years back and they're really fun blokes to have a beer with and jaw.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2272350/reviews-4

The Battery looks good, will def give it a go.
Would also recommend Stake Land http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1464580/
Another indy horror flick set in a vampire ravaged world.

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Old 10-27-2015, 04:45 PM   #131
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Good calls, I've seen those except Atticus Institute. I really liked Noroi and was pleasantly surprised with Michael King, it was a lot better than I was expecting.
You should check out Afflicted (2013), I linked a clip earlier itt, I reckon you'll dig it if you like found footage flicks, it's really quite good.
Have also seen Afflicted, liked it a lot. It's cool you are going to a horror film fesroval, I've always wanted to go to one but for some reason never have.
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:27 PM   #132
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You're Next, on Netflix.



A gang of machete-wielding home invaders attacks a family gathering, only to find that they've picked the wrong survivalist Aussie girl to **** with. The badass heroine is enormously likable and impossible not to cheer for, and yet at the same time the movie makes you question who the real psychopath is. There's a Cabin in the Woods-style meta element here that isn't quite explored enough, but still makes this a cut above your standard low-budget slasher flick.
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:33 PM   #133
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+1 to You're Next.

Tonight I watched a new release on Netflix called Circle

The movie is about a group of 50 people that wake up standing in a circle, with an object in the center of the room that kills one of them every 2 minutes or so. It's more of a psychological type movie than a pure horror, but if you like puzzle-type movies like Cube, Saw 1, the Exam, Fermats Room, then you will enjoy this one.

imdb link http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3118452/
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:01 PM   #134
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Watched Bone Tomahawk - a new release horror/western with Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, David Arquette & Matthew Fox. PLEASANTLY surprised. A group of cannabalistic cave dwelling Indians kidnap a few town folk and Kurt Russell (the sheriff) puts together a hunting party to get them back. Pretty gruesome and I thought it didn't try to be too complex and just worked. Started off with a bang then slowed up just a bit but by third act was pedal to the floor. Really liked it 7/10.



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Old 10-28-2015, 06:10 AM   #135
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Dark Was The Night was damn good until the end, where it went off the tracks a bit. Still worth a watch tho.
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Old 10-28-2015, 08:15 AM   #136
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+1 to You're Next.

Tonight I watched a new release on Netflix called Circle

The movie is about a group of 50 people that wake up standing in a circle, with an object in the center of the room that kills one of them every 2 minutes or so. It's more of a psychological type movie than a pure horror, but if you like puzzle-type movies like Cube, Saw 1, the Exam, Fermats Room, then you will enjoy this one.

imdb link http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3118452/
Was an easy watch, and definitely kept my attention for the whole film. Pretty unique setup. Cheers for the rec.

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Old 10-29-2015, 06:31 AM   #137
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Inner Demons was original and well done. It's like an episode of Intervention had a baby with The Exorcist. New twist on the exorcism/possession genre. Really creepy and worth a watch imo.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:39 PM   #138
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found a really good list for found footage:

http://letterboxd.com/jewbo23/list/f...ge/by/popular/
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:05 AM   #139
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found a really good list for found footage:

http://letterboxd.com/jewbo23/list/f...ge/by/popular/
I know that guy's username from another forum, he's quite knowledgeable. One of the films listed, Home Movie (2008) is pretty decent.
I recently saw another one listed there, The House With 100 Eyes (2003) about a suburbanite couple's attempts to make the perfect snuff film and it had its moments anyway.


Yeah, there's a horror festival on every year in my city since 2000, I've been going for the past 10. I used to get a full ticket but that can be kinda draining actually, so the past few years I just go to a few screenings. It's good fun though with a decent crowd and regulars who've been going for years usually get together afterwards for a drink and chat. I sometimes go to another one, in Edinburgh, the Dead by Dawn festival, which is pretty cool.
You should definitely check one out some time, even for just a few screenings, as usually everyone has a blast.

A pretty good one I caught was Goodnight Mommy (2014), about twin brothers who suspect their mother has been replaced by something evil in this really slow burning (to the point where you start getting a bit fidgety actually) Austrian horror, but redeemed by a pay off in the third act that's well worth it. Just a creepy and somewhat disturbing film that I'd definitely recommend.


Another one I had fun with was Howl (2015), in which a group of late night commuters are besieged by vicious and surprisingly creepy looking werewolves. It's undemanding and cliched, (it even has a "we're all gonna survive this together!" speech), but it's entertaining fun nonetheless.

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The Battery looks good, will def give it a go.
Would also recommend Stake Land http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1464580/
Another indy horror flick set in a vampire ravaged world.

Good call, I've seen it and really liked it, and director Jim Mickle is a guy to keep an eye out for, as all of his films so far have been decent. He recently did the non horror film Cold in July, which I quite liked.


I'd also second the rec for Bone Tomahawk (2015) which was made earlier as I just watched it the other day, really quite brutal in parts and very well directed, if somewhat slow burning and a bit long. But still a really good film.
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:42 AM   #141
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The Living Want Me Dead (2010)
This is a really fun short horror film that had me in stitches when I first seen it. Anyone who wants a chuckle should take 23 minutes outa their time to give it a shot.

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Inner Demons was original and well done. It's like an episode of Intervention had a baby with The Exorcist. New twist on the exorcism/possession genre. Really creepy and worth a watch imo.
I watched this last night and thought it was pretty terrible, and I usually don't mind the fact that most possession movies are all the same. The effects on the camera when the demon took over and terrible jump scares ruined it for me
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found a really good list for found footage:

http://letterboxd.com/jewbo23/list/f...ge/by/popular/
Wow I actually remember watching this live when I would have been 11: http://letterboxd.com/film/ghostwatch/

I don't remember much about it except it scaring the crap out of me. It seems to have amazing reviews so I'll definitely have to watch it again.
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:51 PM   #144
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i've heard good things about Goodnight Mommy, glad to see it is online now. Will def be watching tonight.
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Avoid watching Creep: 2/5 stars, totally uninteresting jump-scare found-footage procedural.

Circle was okay, 3/5. The exposition at the beginning is super artificial, and a lot of the characters are weirdly unemotional when people next to them get killed, but the rest of the movie works. Worth a watch for fans of Cube or Twilight Zone.
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Housebound

This is a funny but not scary movie. Recent movies have had to come up with unique ways to keep people inside haunted houses. Sinister had the haunting follow them to new houses, It follows had it.....well....follow, and this movie has the protagonist under house arrest. This is a home she left years before for reasons that get developed briefly later on in the film, and it becomes clear that she would almost prefer prison to living with her folks. Of course things start going bump in the night, and we discover a few red herrings before figuring out what is causing all the commotion. A few of the ways the plot progressed were a bit hackneyed, but I was too busy laughing to care all that much.

The main character is not your typical damsel in distress. She hears a creepy doll talk to her in the middle of the night. She immediately starts punching it in the face and throws it in the fire. A creaky door hinges open...she takes the door off it's hinges. These are just a couple of the nice little touches thrown in. The third act really packs a wallop, and had me both laughing and gasping at the same time. It got 97% on rotten tomatoes which seems a bit high, but I still recommend this movie as a horror comedy that knows exactly what it's doing, even if it sometimes stumbles along the way.
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Housebound

This is a funny but not scary movie. Recent movies have had to come up with unique ways to keep people inside haunted houses. Sinister had the haunting follow them to new houses, It follows had it.....well....follow, and this movie has the protagonist under house arrest. This is a home she left years before for reasons that get developed briefly later on in the film, and it becomes clear that she would almost prefer prison to living with her folks. Of course things start going bump in the night, and we discover a few red herrings before figuring out what is causing all the commotion. A few of the ways the plot progressed were a bit hackneyed, but I was too busy laughing to care all that much.

The main character is not your typical damsel in distress. She hears a creepy doll talk to her in the middle of the night. She immediately starts punching it in the face and throws it in the fire. A creaky door hinges open...she takes the door off it's hinges. These are just a couple of the nice little touches thrown in. The third act really packs a wallop, and had me both laughing and gasping at the same time. It got 97% on rotten tomatoes which seems a bit high, but I still recommend this movie as a horror comedy that knows exactly what it's doing, even if it sometimes stumbles along the way.
I really liked Housebound and was impressed at how
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and while I agree that it wasn't flat out scary, I did think it had some nice tension/suspense to go with the chuckles and found the balance surprisingly well done. Definitely one of the better horror views of last year and New Zealand seem to be currently on top of their game when it comes to comedy horror. Deathgasm (2015) is really funny and What We Do in the Shadows (2014) is hilarious. I put out trailers earlier itt and both are recommended if you haven't seen them yet.
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Old 12-01-2015, 04:46 PM   #148
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Just read that a US remake of Martyrs is due out in less than 2 months... and it's PG13. Legit angry.
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I really enjoyed The Hive, a very under the radar zombish flick:


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