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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by blowtorch, Oct 1, 2015.
My sons discovered a youtube channel ("Crypt TV") that is really pretty decent, as far as short horror movies go.
no affiliation except that I spent a good amount of time last night and today enjoying a lot of these:
Watched "Train to Busan" a couple nights back. It'ss a very good Korean zombie movie. Much better than most zombie movies
Split is kind of a unique story. Not really horror. But without an R rating it's pretty watered down. And there are many holes in the plot that make no sense whatsoever. I see the sequel is already in the works.
I saw Split on the plane coming back from Japan a week or so ago. I enjoyed it very much -- It's far superior to anything Sham-a-lam-a-ding-dong has done in the last 15 years, with the singular exception of The Visit. It's a classic B-horror movie with all the trademarks of the best thrillers of the early 1970s. I'd venture to say, if it had been made in 1972, it'd be regarded as an all-time genre classic.
Now that he's given in to being a genre director without all the artistic pretense of most of his movies, he's making some really excellent flicks! I recommend Split very highly.
Ok, thats on tonights menu.
Nothing scarier than two latch key kids watching The Birds and Phsyco in the early 1960s..
So it's "NinJuly" at Bordello of Horror, which means instead of horror movies Sat at midnight, this month they are playing Ninja movies. "Ninja Death I" played last weekend. Awesome
I got around to watching 10 Cloverfield Lane last night with my sons, it was pretty good until the ending, I thought
I just finished watching Remember Me with Michael Palin on PBS. Fantastic. A gripping story, and beautifully photographed.
Any good new ones for this season? Besides IT
So really, nothing?
I'm watching "the Autopsy of Jane Doe" tonight: supposed to be really good. I'll let you know!
Mother! starts as drama/horror, featuring a great cast, showing some initial promise, but eventually implodes into a half baked, sociopolitical, gong show! It got so tedious, I actually left the theatre early! Save your pesos for above & beyond
I saw "It comes at night" instead of "the Autopsy of Jane Doe", and I liked it! Very unusual take on horror, but pretty scary! Can't say a lot about it though, don't wanna wanna be a spoiler.
I just watched this last night. It is definitely worth checking out if you have Netflix. The tension/thriller/horror aspects of it are more psychological than overt, but like you said, still better than most.
I recently watched "A Serbian Film." This is often classed as a horror movie, but it's really more of an extreme torture porn kind of deal. Even for me, who is a long-time veteran of the genre and pretty much desensitized to whatever filmmakers choose to throw at me, this movie was work. It was grind to get through, which is exactly what the filmmaker intended.
I DO NOT recommend this movie to anyone who isn't already initiated into the genre. It is for advanced users only!
That said, the movie itself is actually very well-made, the story is engrossing and well-told, and the cinematography and editing are well-executed.
The most surprising thing about A Serbian Film is that it actually works on multiple levels and the metaphors that the filmmakers were going for actually work. But, they are represented by some of the grossest, most disturbing images and themes ever put on film, and they are very, very realistic, so there is little to no "theatricality" separating the viewer from the action.
For rookies with this kind of stuff, it could be a slag and very likely the images presented will overrule any perception of the metaphors themselves.
But, if you can see the movie for what it is trying to represent, there is actually a worthwhile viewing experience here. It just isn't for the, squeamish, easily offended, or faint of heart!
ETA: Oh, yeah, one thing I did learn from this flick that I forgot to mention... Serbian girls are HOT!
One I forgot to mention, but it's a real creepfest and really gets under your skin and makes you just a little bit uncomfortable, when you turn out the lights to go to sleep at night?...
Lights Out. GREAT, creepy horror flick -- Highly recommended!
Ever seen Martyrs?
Its not recent but it's French so maybe you haven't heard of it. A bit of horror, a bit of psychological thrill, all around well-made impactful movie. Enjoy!
Well, if we're going to bring up Martyrs, I think we need to bring up some other examples of the New French Extreme cinema, i.e. Frontiers (haven't seen it, but good reviews), Raw (again, haven't seen it, but also good reviews), Irreversible (saw it, very highly recommended!), and High Tension (saw it, not nearly as good as the reviews would have you believe).
Irreversible is probably the one I'd recommend above the others mentioned here. It's a great movie, even if it is very, very hard to watch in some places. But, the filmmaking is top notch and the director does an amazing job visually illustrating the characters' mental states and as the story progresses (backwards, I might add), making the tone of the movie change to match the tone of the aforementioned mental states.
All in all, Irreversible is a quite a cinematic achievement. Again, I highly recommend it!