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Postby someguy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:23 am

The ending is awful.

It circumvents logic and common sense in order to create a "cool" image/moment to end on. It also uses a naturalistic style when everything about it isn't tethered to reality in any way.

When the lead finds out her sister also craves flesh and decides to show her the car crash technique it's so baffling. It's like they wanted to avoid exposition so they just showed a series of actions that are confusing without any explanation or instruction. And why would the parents even hide this sort of information from their kids? The whole basis of this story falls apart so easily, which reduces the film down to a series of excuses for "nasty" imagery. This is French prestige Eli Roth.Toggle Spoiler
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Postby aububs » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:28 am

i am rich wrote:did people hate starry eyes? i rewatched it last night for the first time in a while and dug it - it's nothing profound or scary but it's fun and gross.


I don't remember a huge amount about the specifics of starry eyes but I seem to have given it 6/10 when it was released so I guess I thought it was ok.

would agree that it's fun and gross.

I wouldn't revisit it, I don't think.
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Postby i am rich » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:56 am

fair enough!
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Postby ashtrayheart » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:08 pm

i know the box office doesnt matter but IT is now the #1 grossing horror movie of all time
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Postby Poptone » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:14 pm

ashtrayheart wrote:i know the box office doesnt matter but IT is now the #1 grossing horror movie of all time


still exorcist if you adjust for inflation, tho (i think)
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Postby Poptone » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:15 pm

and yeah i enjoyed starry eyes but not much of it has really stuck with me. it's something i can see myself revisiting in a few years, though.
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Postby ashtrayheart » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:58 pm

im gonna watch raw this week.

I saw hounds of love last weekend, that was a great flick, almost unbearable to watch at times. that was one movie where i was absolutely thankful for a happy/cathartic ending.
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Postby hiddenicon » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:00 pm

Raw is jut so great.

on netflix now, for the DB virgins.
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Postby Poptone » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:00 pm

gotta push back against Hounds of Love, thought it was a dumb slog

I kept waiting for Kate Bush
until the movie gave me Ian Curtis
when all along it should have been Nick Cave.
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Postby landspeedrecord » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:04 pm

raw has a lot going for it... the relationship between the sisters, the veterinary school setting, the bikini waxToggle Spoiler scene

but I really did not care for that ending. felt like a punchline
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Postby kid_chameleon » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:37 pm

i really wanna watch raw with my partner but she can't stand animal violence, how much is in it *i'm assuming a shitload
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Postby landspeedrecord » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:02 pm

not a huge amount of animal violence, but it def would be a hard watch for the squeamish
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Postby bunejug » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:43 pm

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Postby landspeedrecord » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:47 pm

you should definitely check out cronos if you haven't seen it

I'm really excited to watch alucarda for the first time
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Postby dan » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:58 pm

Oct. 9 - FEEDING BILLY (1997)

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Billy killed his mother as he was born...now he sets his sights on the teens who come to his cabin for vacation!

Very hard to see most of the time but I couldn't really say that proper lightning would have salvaged this. F

Oct 10. - Image (1970)

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Unnaturally close, jet-setting twins become enmeshed in the Swinging London scene, where their relationship is strained after they befriend a predatory hustler and his girlfriend.

Odd little twincest tale overflowing with plenty of London's biggest creeps. All of the party scenes are great, and the whole thing is really well shot but almost every character's motivations are baffling. And it plays things way too tame and real for a movie about 20 something teens who walk around with a teddy bear all the time. C+
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Postby odilonredon » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:55 pm

should i rewatch scream 4? i remember really liking it when i first saw it a few years ago but i have a feeling it might not hold up too well
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Postby giant_turtle » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:59 pm

So far:

Gerald's Game - B+ (Ending F-)
Lifeforce - D+
The Love Witch - C

What else should I watch?

Is there an HD version of Hotel out there in the darkness? Would love to rewatch.
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Postby i am rich » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:47 pm

psychomania was a lot of fun, would be a good fit for english folk horror
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:39 am

I just rewatched Deadgirl for the first time in a few years. I feel like it's overlooked.
Also I'm putting Society in the DB for anyone who hasn't seen it. It's really good! Unfortunately I don't think it's a rip from the Arrow release. Sorry!
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Postby emotional fascism » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:38 am

Hooptober:

7. I Madman
8. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
9. Possession

I Madman was like an extended version of a Tales from the Darkside episode. Used to have a huge teenage crush on Jenny Wright though, so I'll watch anything she was in.

Need to find some good essays on Possession. I've seen it a half dozen times and I get more out of it each time, but I feel like some parts are impenetrable for my limited brain.
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Postby Poptone » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:48 am

emotional fascism wrote:
Need to find some good essays on Possession. I've seen it a half dozen times and I get more out of it each time, but I feel like some parts are impenetrable for my limited brain.


same here. i'm sure there's lot of eastern europe political reads on it. i'm just satisfied it takes me on an exhausting emotional journey.
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Postby aububs » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:48 am

yeah Possession reveals something new every time I watch it too

Kier-la Janisse's book House of Psychotic Women has a good entry on Possession and is an excellent read aside from that too

I quite liked the Town That Dreaded Sundown reboot. was very glad they kept the weird bit with the trombone!
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Postby Poptone » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:01 am

Okay, I guess since we're a third of the way through the month, I should do an inventory of my progress thus far:

1. Gerald's Game, 2017. 4/5
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Mike Flanagan does it again. We've already talked a bunch about this and while I didn't hate the epilogue as some here did, I do think it strikes an off tone. But whatever, more Carol Struyken (sic) is a good thing, Carla Guiginonowoi gives a wonderful performance, and even hardened, gore-jaded me had to wince/look away during the de-gloving scene. Cannot wait for Mikey's Hill House series. I hope Netflix keeps throwing money at him.

2. Sssssssss, 1973. 3/5
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The mad scientist in this bad boy is all over the map. He's a bumbling, down-on-his-luck schmoe! No, he's a kindly, misunderstood genius! No, he's a manipulative asshole! But still kind of nice! This was hilarious. Mmm, yes, giant snake men...good plan for a heating earth. Oh wait, you're just turning humans into regular old snakes? Crying Snake-Boy in the carnival get some genuine pathos outta me, though.

3. Next of Kin, 1982. 3.5/5
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I honestly did watch this and enjoy it but I'll be damned if I can remember a single thing that happened. I must have been really blotto while viewing this one. Is that even a screenshot from the film? Who knows, but it looks nice.
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Postby Poptone » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:14 am

4. The Bird With the Crystal Plumage, 1970. 4.5/5
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I decided that I had put off watching a bunch of unseen Argentos for long enough. I'm upset that I waited so long for this one. Such an assured, fully formed debut. Everything's here and it's almost all note-perfect. Boy do I love how Argento films architecture and design.

5. The Cat o' Nine Tails, 1971. 3/5
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...and then this one let me down. Feels like a half-hearted retread. The protagonists aren't as engaging, the story is fairly limp, the set pieces aren't as thrilling, the music not as bombastic. Fine for the genre but nothing that transcends or elevates it here.

6. Four Flies on Grey Velvet, 1971. 3.5/5
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Hell yeah, back on track. That opening segment! Speculative science gobbledygook! That ending car crash! Kind of seems like Argento wraps this one up arbitrarily and that hurts it a bit but this one moves at a brisk pace and has great music.
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Postby emotional fascism » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:20 pm

aububs wrote:yeah Possession reveals something new every time I watch it too

Kier-la Janisse's book House of Psychotic Women has a good entry on Possession and is an excellent read aside from that too

I quite liked the Town That Dreaded Sundown reboot. was very glad they kept the weird bit with the trombone!


thanks for that - adding the book to my Amazon birthday list.

yeah, I thought Town had a clever premise rather than being a straight redo. liked it more than expected.
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Postby R C » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:03 pm

Sorry I know this has been brought up before, but what are some good horror podcasts? Not where they discuss horror movies, but where they tell stories or tales and maybe have good sound effects (not necessary)?
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Postby goofjan grievens » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:05 pm

Snap Judgement has had some very entertaining scary story-themed episodes, so much so they they recently launched a spinoff podcast called Spooked. I haven't heard it yet but it seems like a pretty safe bet to me.
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Postby R C » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:16 pm

thanks gg
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Postby Poptone » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:59 pm

R C wrote:Sorry I know this has been brought up before, but what are some good horror podcasts? Not where they discuss horror movies, but where they tell stories or tales and maybe have good sound effects (not necessary)?



edit: i have the reading comprehension of a toddler apparently but my recc stands for movie podcasts
Mick Garris' 'Post Mortem' could use some polish but the guests/conversations he has are definitely worth your time. Jeffrey Combs ep in particular was fun.
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Postby Zardoz » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:01 pm

awesome been looking for something like this to listen to
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