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I'd probably care a tad more than not at all if they'd given the show to an actual horror icon e.g. John Carpenter, and not the guy who made the Species ripoff.
I’ve seen Carpenters work, enjoyable but one dimensional. His biggest success was a slasher film. Netflix made the right choice.
 

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the best new movie i've seen lately is Emily the Criminal. not a horror movie, but very engrossing. Miss Aubry Plaza is fantastic.
 

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I’ve seen Carpenters work, enjoyable but one dimensional. His biggest success was a slasher film. Netflix made the right choice.
Blasphemy!! 😮

He's my favorite director. Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing, Escape from New York, Escape from LA, Ghosts of Mars, The Fog, Christine. Not that I think it's a bad movie, but the original Halloween is one of my least favorites of his.

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Hey, it's October :D

Can anyone recommend any good recent horror movies? I say recent because, like, I have seen everything that isn't.

I thought that Crimson Peak thing looked kinda interesting...
Not sure if these are recent enough but:
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Witch
Stan against Evil is fun but not scary. They use practical effects, which is something I love.
Cabinet of Curiosities with Guillermo Del Toro is fun and creepy.
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So.....
I haven't seen a really good horror movie in a few.
I've seen some amusing ones:
Freaky (think a horror version of the Rob Snyder movie Hot Chick, but instead of comedy it's a serial killer played by Vince Vaughn swapping bodies with a high-school cheerleader)
Willie's Wonderland (Nicholas Cage is a drifter who has to stay in basically a haunted/possessed Chuck E Cheese. The animatronix are murderers. Nic doesn't talk for the whole thing. )
Less recently, Cabin in the Woods, Final Girl, and Suck. I feel like vampire movies have become action or trash. Shame, as they were my favorite genre as a teenager (along with Zombies, before those got overdone thanks to the TV show).
So meta slashers are the least disappointing the last few years.

I've been pretty tired lately, only time this week I tried to "watch" horror was MST3K episode with Plan 9 from Outer Space 2 days ago. I should probably make an effort to watch something new with my 13 year old before things roll off the streaming services we use.......
 

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Hey, it's October :D

Can anyone recommend any good recent horror movies? I say recent because, like, I have seen everything that isn't.

I thought that Crimson Peak thing looked kinda interesting...
Parasite was the last good horror movie I saw. They're few and far between these days IMO, but I'm not a huge movie buff so I'm sure I'm missing some or many. Everything now seems to be gore porn, which isn't scary to me. Peele gets it. (Us, Nope, etc.) Maybe someone here will have some good suspenseful horror that leaves something to the imagination.
 

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Just watched Barbarians on HBO max. Not bad.
Agreed, anything with Bill Skarsgard is worth a look.
For example, "Villians" - has it been mentioned?
With Bill, and a good cast including Jeffery Donovan, who's usually good too.
Offbeat horror/home-invasion flick.

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I was in absolute shock watching even just the little bit I saw of the Human Centipede.
Believe it or not the second is worse. Much, much worse.

I guess that's technically horror, but it's not fun horror. Not my type of horror either for sure.

I like the classic slasher, when they get a bunch of good looking young people and they get hacked to bits one at a time. Good times.
 

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Cabinet of Curiosities!!!!!!!!!

SPOILER ALERT (Well, not really, I am not giving away anything but my impressions of the production - no storylines will be relieved)

Well. I have now seen 6 episodes of this imo largely hyped anthology series with the largest (for commercial purposes) Guillermo del Toro-stamp on it EVER.

(As far as I can understand, he is not directing anything, but acts like an introducing host and let us know who the director of the episode is) he may of course be a consultant to the directors, I am not sure.

So far I think it is a glorified, more fancy version of The Twilight Zone. (On which I think Peele did a good job updating, actually)

There is good quality photo, reasonably good acting (nice to see Crispin Glover!), access to good stories (one or two from H.P.Lovecraft I think) - but quite frankly, I find it mediocre.

I would even utter the sound 'meh'.

But of course, YMMV - and apologies for language bloopers. I am after all norwegian.
 

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Believe it or not the second is worse. Much, much worse.

I guess that's technically horror, but it's not fun horror. Not my type of horror either for sure.

I like the classic slasher, when they get a bunch of good looking young people and they get hacked to bits one at a time. Good times.
I agree, it's not my kind of horror but that wasn't the question. I will never watch it unless it's a parody in South Park.
 

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Blasphemy!! 😮

He's my favorite director. Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing, Escape from New York, Escape from LA, Ghosts of Mars, The Fog, Christine. Not that I think it's a bad movie, but the original Halloween is one of my least favorites of his.

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OK, I was a bit harsh, I'm a fan of JC as well. Lot's of great movies. My response was to @Lucius Paisley for his foolhardy dismissal of Guillermo Del Toro (has he reframed his remarks as satire?).

dismissed by @Lucius Paisley,..

"Del Toro directed the Cold War drama film The Shape of Water. On August 31, 2017, the film premiered in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival, where it was awarded the Golden Lion for best film, making Del Toro the first Mexican director to win the award. The film became a critical and commercial success and would go on to win multiple accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Picture, with del Toro winning the Academy Award for Best Director."

Not bad for a "Species" rip off.
 




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