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Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:45 pm
by goofjan
Dead of Night (1945) coming to blu ray in January

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:47 pm
by Poptone
hey Overlord is some big, dumb, goofy fuckin' fun

opening sequence is white-knuckle as hell

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:47 pm
by Poptone
file it next to 30 Days of Night under "Films I Enjoyed Way More Than I Should Have"

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:11 pm
by Canadian Todd (for Canadians)
Man, I slacked off. A real truncated list of what I knocked out last month (sans the stuff already posted):

Suspiria (2018)

Posted thoughts in that thread. I admire it; I don't know if I like it.

Rabid (1977)

Early Cronenberg always has this hazy, dreamy quality to it. People talk in this odd, perfunctory way and register the horror differently. This is p much reworking Shivers, but predicting skin grafts and not just isolated to one location. It's good. Chambers fighting the urge to do it to her friend was p rough.

Dead Ringers (1988)

Best Cronenberg? Definitely a shift toward the second half of his career, where the body horror isn't the focus, but a looming specter over the film. A mannered transference movie that kinda gave me a Persona vibe (in theme only). Also, In the Company of Men. Grabbing cake in a drugged out stupor with your hands is the grossest thing.

House on the Edge of the Park (1980)

I dunno if I care for Deodato. Cannibal Holocaust isn't particularly good (and I don't have a predilection for that kind of horror). He mentioned on the yellow fever giallo doc that horror was most effective when it felt real and earthy, and that's definitely a thing in that movie and this one. P much just extended rape/torture fantasy with dumb, ham-fisted class critique thrown in and a stupid twist. David Hess is just Krug in this. It's a bad Last House on the Left imitation. It's cheap and ugly.

Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

It's fun but not at all in the spirit of o.g. TCM. It's just a slasher. Ken Foree gets to be a badass and have a fight with Leatherface in a swamp. Iunno. Perfectly fine.

The Slayer (1982)

A good looking b-movie that plays it like a slow-moving slasher until the end, where it wraps around on itself. The house and the island look good. It's shot well. But it's kinda boring. It's from the director of Sniper 3!!!

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (1981)

Arty softcore porn horror. Udo Kier plays a real tightly wound Jekyll. People get knocked off in a house in Clue fashion but we know who it is all along. Adds gender to the theme of primitive urge vs. propriety/civilization. The end is almost romantic? Watching Hyde make his mom play piano and stepping on her bad ankle was real brutal. Prolly the best looking thing in this cluster of movies - the shot of her watching jekyl get in chemical tub with her face bisected by the changing thing and the reflection cast on the side is all-timeToggle Spoiler. The house they're in is gorgeous and fully exploited by the camera.

Behind the Mask: Rise of Leslie Vernon (2007)

Just fine. It gets hyped here and among horror people but I didn't really connect with it. The cute faux-doc working through the tropes thing was okay. The turn was telegraphed, but horror and particularly slashers are narratively rigid by necessity so that's not a knock. They really go for that man bites dog thing of almost making the killer charming, affable and consequently sympathetic but without the really strong audience implication. The thing succeeds by being a competant, watchable riff on better movies (man bites dog, scream, etc.).

Summer of '84 (2018)

I've never seen Turbo Kid but the blu was only $12. An hour 45 was too long for this. I like 80s horror because I was a kid in the '90s who rented dollar '80s slashers, but I don't have a connection to Being a White, Middle Class, Straight Teen in the 1980s so the friendships and their bullshit obnoxiousness didn't resonate. It's p much stranger things in that it just replicates an aesthetic. Just a rear window/goonies/stand by me 80s boy fantasy that's too long and not suspensful. One of the rich sidekicks from Wet Hot netflix show is the villain, which was weird. Him killing the chubby kid was the only shock/surprise and felt incongruously mean-spirited for what as such glassy-eyed nostalgia flickToggle Spoiler. Kinda sucked. Good ost tho.

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:52 pm
by futurist
Cam was fun, but there wasn't... an ending?Toggle Spoiler

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:07 am
by futurist
lmao i just remembered the end of wrong turn 4. the protagonists are escaping, the ending credit music begins, and


Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:59 pm
by Canadian Todd (for Canadians)
Hell House, LLC was surprisingly dece. Not remarkable but fun and effective.

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:53 am
by futurist
yeah i kinda dug it. been meaning to get around to the second

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:41 pm
by fresh salad
Man I really wanted to like Halloween but besides a really promising start I just can’t say I dug it.

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:52 pm
by Buzz Fledderjohn
trying to settle on a horror movie to start in 30 mins. here's what i'm in the mood for, name a few:

-recent (last 5-10 years)
-genuinely scary
-maybe a bit surreal but nothing too esoteric
-genuinely surprising/different and not a by-the-book slasher or monster flick
-ideally under two hours

go!

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:06 pm
by Dead_Wizard
Hereditary

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:07 pm
by Buzz Fledderjohn
seen it

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:10 pm
by BlackSugar
descent

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:12 pm
by Buzz Fledderjohn
the neil marshall cave movie? always assumed that was dumb

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:13 pm
by BlackSugar
I think it’s real good. all female cast, very claustrophobic, and some interesting twists

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:14 pm
by jalapeño ranch
[rec]

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:26 pm
by Ampersand
Buzz Fledderjohn wrote:trying to settle on a horror movie to start in 30 mins. here's what i'm in the mood for, name a few:

-recent (last 5-10 years)
-genuinely scary
-maybe a bit surreal but nothing too esoteric
-genuinely surprising/different and not a by-the-book slasher or monster flick
-ideally under two hours

go!


https://letterboxd.com/ampersand/list/t ... 2010-2018/

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:27 pm
by Buzz Fledderjohn
i'm gonna do the descent but good to know about rec for later this week

i was confusing the descent with some other more mainstream flick where some millennial couples go like spelunking in south america or something. what was the name of that?

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:29 pm
by Ampersand
Buzz Fledderjohn wrote:i'm gonna do the descent but good to know about rec for later this week

i was confusing the descent with some other more mainstream flick where some millennial couples go like spelunking in south america or something. what was the name of that?


The Ruins maybe?

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:31 pm
by Buzz Fledderjohn
yes! thanks

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:05 am
by fuckyoudad
The Descent is in my like top 5 ever

Edit - oh yeah I made a whole thread about this

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:18 am
by Buzz Fledderjohn
descent was good but the main protagonist hobbling her friend and letting her dieToggle Spoiler didn't really feel earned

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:53 am
by Mesh
Man I loved Street Trash. There's no way anything else in that sort of scuzzy dirtbag subgenre looks that good right? What should I seek out next? Already seen The Stuff and Society. Body Melt? And you know it's not so much the melty stuff as it is the mise en scene, like the crusty garbage people vibe.

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:10 am
by aububs
yeah street trash is incredibly well made. it looks beautiful and the way the steadicam stalks thru scenes searching out multi-coloured melts, so well done. jim muro went on to be jim cameron's steadicam operator on a bunch of stuff.

I love the bit in street trash when the cop beats up that guy in the toilets and then pukes on him. vomiting on somebody after you've kicked their ass is cool af

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:26 am
by Albatross
yep, i've always had the feeling that street trash is truly in a class of its own.

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:28 am
by aububs
it really is

you gotta watch body melt tho, Mesh, if you haven't

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:51 am
by Poptone
Street Trash is a singular film; there are no others like it.

My gf worked with a woman who did sound editing on Street Trash and I think she was a little bit taken aback at how much of a fan I was of it.

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:45 am
by Disko aka Disco
aububs wrote:it really is

you gotta watch body melt tho, Mesh, if you haven't

been meaning to watch Body Melt since the late 90s ha, its time I view..

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:03 pm
by goofjan
cross post from NYC thread:

Jacques Tourneur retrospective at Lincoln Center

https://www.filmlinc.org/series/jacques-tourneur-fearmaker/

Re: Dedicated Horror Nerd Thread

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:17 pm
by manvstrees
fuckyoudad wrote:The Descent is in my like top 5 ever

Edit - oh yeah I made a whole thread about this


i think descent without monsters would be a top 3 horror movie ever, or at least on par with jaws