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Postby aububs » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:23 pm

emotional fascism wrote:Hooptober

#7 Alucarda (Moctezuma, 1977)

Didn't find this as immediately affecting as I would have expected after reading about it for years, but it has lingered with me a bit since watching it last night. It escalates pretty quickly and runs through to batshit crazy right up to the end.


i like alucarda a lot. it has this atmosphere of evil that i appreciate. it may be the most satanic movie i've seen.

Moctezuma made another interesting movie called Dr. Tarr's Torture Dungeon which is def worth watching. He was an acolyte of Jodorowski, possibly even Jodo's cinematographer or something maybe? not gonna google it. but you can really see the Jodo influence on the Dr. Tarr movie in a big way. kind of has to be seen if you've an interest in acid psych horror.

it's on youtube, knew it would be

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Postby emotional fascism » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:53 pm

^ thanks for that. There's an interview with Del Toro on the DVD in the bonus features that speaks to some of that history. I'll definitely check out more of his work.
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Postby kid_chameleon » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:30 pm

hey horror people, I feel like i've been in a slump for a long time. I'm desperately looking for something really disturbing that I haven't seen...I don't want new school jump scare, torture porn, or zombie movies with a message, and as much I love schlocky stuff my ceiling for it has been reached lately...I watched pumpkinhead while slackjawed last night, didn't move the needle for me..help me...

preferably made in the past 3 years
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Postby aububs » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:55 pm

kid_chameleon wrote:hey horror people, I feel like i've been in a slump for a long time. I'm desperately looking for something really disturbing that I haven't seen...I don't want new school jump scare, torture porn, or zombie movies with a message, and as much I love schlocky stuff my ceiling for it has been reached lately...I watched pumpkinhead while slackjawed last night, didn't move the needle for me..help me...

preferably made in the past 3 years


hmm

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Postby mancubz » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:48 pm

hey guys idk if it's been discussed in here but i listened to an episode of 'spooked' ('a friend in the forest') and it's pretty good and spooky
http://www.npr.org/podcasts/549547848/s ... ts-spooked
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Postby oh! it's max! » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:59 pm

went and saw a double feature of creepshow / creepshow 2 last night

hadn't seen creepshow 2 before and hoo boy it's not great. but it did provide some unintentional laughter. also the long haired kid in the first segment was definitely in redface :(
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Postby Poptone » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:17 pm

kid_chameleon wrote:hey horror people, I feel like i've been in a slump for a long time. I'm desperately looking for something really disturbing that I haven't seen...I don't want new school jump scare, torture porn, or zombie movies with a message, and as much I love schlocky stuff my ceiling for it has been reached lately...I watched pumpkinhead while slackjawed last night, didn't move the needle for me..help me...

preferably made in the past 3 years


have you watched either of Oz Perkins' films? I'd say Blackcoat's Daughter is the more *frightening* of the two, but I Am the Pretty Thing... is gorgeous slow-burn atmospheric stuff.
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Postby Poptone » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:20 pm

Maybe Felt, Jug Face, or They Look Like People?
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Postby haddonfield » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:34 pm

both seasons of Masters of Horror are up in the db. probably should have put them in Spooky Flix but they're just in TV.
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Postby dan » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:58 pm

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A group of young thieves agree to spend one night in an unholy tomb to win a bet for treasure.

Some nogoodnik teens trash their airbrushed van and find a bar underneath the ancient graveyard they chose to sleep in. From there it's a very cliche creep through cobweb corridors after they take the barkeeps bet and try to win about 2000 years worth of Night Templar money that's been building up like those progressive slot machines. It's pretty tame stuff (did not realize this was a TV movie) with some real silly moments like the family dinner for deformed corpses. There is a nice feeling of progression through the whole thing, even though they're going around pretty samey sets I enjoyed that things were always moving. There's sort of a King's Field vibe to this movie, but with diluted Italian cheesiness running through it.C+
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Postby haddonfield » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:30 am

thanks to everyone who championed Toad Road in this thread. it was really great. love these druggy rural scene kids.
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Postby warmhouse » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:37 am

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Think "Groundhog Day", but it's a horror movie

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i will 100% watch this when it's inevitably on netflix
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Postby antoine » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:48 am

i tried to watch Toad Road before and couldn't get past like 20 minutes of drugs and dicks. does it actually become a horror movie at some point or is it just like a harmony korine movie with a touch of horror?
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:50 am

I like Felt more than Toad Road, need to rewatch Toad Road though.
Really I'd say watch Raw over any of those.
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Postby antoine » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:53 am

I liked Raw alright.
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Postby antoine » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:55 am

jalapeno ranch watch "may" if you haven't. it's not on yr list.
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Postby haddonfield » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:48 am

antoine wrote:i tried to watch Toad Road before and couldn't get past like 20 minutes of drugs and dicks. does it actually become a horror movie at some point or is it just like a harmony korine movie with a touch of horror?

it really didn't work for me on the level of a horror movie, but i guess i stopped looking for that after a while and just kind of rolled with it. it definitely gets unsettling when they start tripping out in the woods, etc "harmony korine with a touch of horror" sums it up pretty well.
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Postby haddonfield » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:50 am

having a lot of nostalgia for hanging out with central PA scene kids definitely helps
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Postby R C » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:59 am

antoine wrote:i tried to watch Toad Road before and couldn't get past like 20 minutes of drugs and dicks. does it actually become a horror movie at some point or is it just like a harmony korine movie with a touch of horror?


The latter
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Postby aububs » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:09 am

antione i had the same problem with toad road and found most of the cast + scenarios intolerable but by the end I found it genuinely spooky and it stuck with me in a big way
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Postby FourLegsGood » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:58 am

Someone on FB was asking for everyone's Top 5 horror movies. Not an answerable question but after thinking about it for awhile I'd say (in no order)

The Vanishing
Bride of Frankenstein
Hausu
The Shining
?????? (idk, Sleepaway Camp... Possession?)
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Postby someguy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:08 am

Raw is the kind of movie where 99% of shit wouldn't have happened if characters just talked to each other. It sucks.
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Postby aububs » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:11 am

I was kind of underwhelmed by Raw too

not to that extent

but I didn't think it was great and the ending was a bit...pat
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Postby i am rich » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:19 am

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.
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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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