Horror movies and TV series

Watched Talk To Me which was very good. I didn't know anything about this movie before watching it. This is a Australian A24 movie about kids that get a high out of playing with a magic hand that calls the dead. One of the few Australian films with a non white lead I have seen that wasn't about race.

Anyway the cursed object that calls the dead has been done many times before but this felt refreshing. The movie was very creepy. The acting was very good. The camera work was good.

The reason why these kids were playing with the hand was dumb but these are dumb kids. I could believe kids would do stupid stuff like this for the clicks and views.

I give the movie 8 toes to suck on out of 10. Toe sucking, very scary.

Talk to Me is high on my list of movies to watch. May have to save it for a horror movie night though.

Watched New Religion a shutterbox original movie. This is a Japanese horror film about a mother that is seeing her dead daughter because a moth man did something.

I didn't like this movie. I didn't understand it. I don't know why anything happen. I know they were going for weird but the movie didn't give us anything. Where did moth man come from? Why is moth man pushing people to do bad things? Why is the movie called New Religion? How many monsters are there? Are the monsters being controlled by a human? Was the mom always a sex worker or did she become one after her kid died?

This movie was very slow burn that didn't connect any dots. So I give this movie 2 shrugs out of 10. There is short story and poem about a insect that dreams it is a man, or a man that dreams he is a insect. The movie references this but doesn't make any kind of statement about it. There is a bug man but never does he contemplates whether he is bug or man or both.

So this movie is just way beyond me or just super stupid.

Watched Elevator Game on Shudder. I'm kind of a sucker for creepypastas and their adaptations. Those are very much a mixed bag, but this one's definitely at the low end of the quality bar. They add in an explicit explanation for why the game exists, which doesn't land well. Probably the biggest problem is that they turn it into a basic ghost/creature feature for the back half, but the makeup of the creature manages to be both generic and bad, to the point where it actively took me out of things whenever it was on screen, which was kind of frequently. They could have done a lot more by keeping it off screen, but nope, they paid for those makeup effects, so they were gonna use them.

Definite avoid.

Watch What We Do in the Shadows Season 5 and thought it started weak but ended strong. Overall probably the weakest season but I still loved it overall.

Watched My Animal a coming of age werewolf movie. Not a lot of werewolf in this movie. Main focus are the two girls being or trying not to be gay. So it is kind of filled with homophobia and toxic abusive males.

The movie has some meanest. The payoff wasn't a payoff for me. Many people that should die don't.

This movie isn't for me but I didn't hate it. This is a LGBTQ trauma movie with a werewolf. I am left to wonder if the werewolf angle was taken out would the movie be better.

I give this movie 7 snowballs out of 10.

My wife and I watched Talk to Me a few days ago and really liked it. Today, we just finished watching The Advent Calendar on Shudder, and I liked it even more!

I watched Tau on Netflix yesterday after a recommendation. It’s one of those movies where you think you know the extent of what it has to offer i.e. woman trapped in house run by evil A.I. Which, if you’re being extremely reductive, it is but there is a lot more going on and it kept taking my by surprise.

Also, I didn’t realise it starred Maika Monro from It Follows who is a phenomenal actress.

I also watch Evil Dead Rise. It was the usual mix of people you don’t want to be possessed being possessed and extremely painful injuries inflicted by every day objects. It was great but the underlying structure, which is the same as the other movies, tends to remove any tension.

Watched No One Will Save you which I don't understand but I did like the movie. It is sold as a alien movie with the little grey big head and eyes aliens that fly in flat saucer ships. Except this movie the greys are different sizes and more scary. Then you have a lady that is fighting back against them.

Major spoiler

Spoiler:

No one is seen talking. However, there is one point we do hear a voice that you might miss. The main girl walks into the street and dude yells at her to watch where she is walking. I'm not sure if that was movie mistake or done on purpose.

Then there is a moment where no one says anything but they should have. People are doing monster stuff on a bus attacking the main girl. We see people react to this but not a single person says anything. Why isn't anyone screaming of S or leave her alone. I think it is because they know aliens are doing wacky S.

So I'm thinking this is some kind of human zoo where they removed everyone's ability to talk. Don't know if that is the case just my guess. All could be in the matrix.

Yeah, this movie was a big trip. The ending is like WTF. Everything is like WTF but the ending is a big WTF. However, I did like it. It is a big makes you think movie. Going to have to watch it more than once.

I give this movie 9 crop circles out of 10. I was taken by aliens once. They probed my butt and I liked it.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Watched No One Will Save you which I don't understand but I did like the movie....

Yeah, this movie was a big trip. The ending is like WTF. Everything is like WTF but the ending is a big WTF. However, I did like it. It is a big makes you think movie. Going to have to watch it more than once.

I give this movie 9 crop circles out of 10. I was taken by aliens once. They probed my butt and I liked it.

Yeah this movie a good small town alien invasion film. Did not know where it was going. And the aliens were nice and creepy.

The ending is going to turn a lot of people off. I did like the idea of it but I don't think the film earned it. It doesn't clearly explain the aliens intentions. It seems to try but to me it wasn't clear why, based on this woman's past trauma, they did what they did.

And the lack of dialogue is probably a contributor there. Had to look it up but yes there's only 8 words spoken in this film - and some of them are muffled.

But up until the last few minutes of the film I was all in. Really enjoyed it.

Watched Ginger Snaps a teenage werewolf coming of age movie. I really liked this movie. First this is a true werewolf movie. We see the werewolf. People get ripped apart. A lot of dogs are ripped apart. Lots of blood some which is period blood. So yeah some oh my body is changing, also I'm changing into a werewolf. Also a bit of a dark comedy.

Loved the acting. Loved the story. I guess people really liked it because there are two sequels and a tv series for this also. And the title has at least two meanings.

I give this movie 9 finger snaps out of 10. This movie made me want to talk to every woman about their period. I'm posting this from my phone in jail now.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

I guess people really liked it because there are two sequels and a tv series for this also.

It's very highly regarded but I don't think it was particularly successful. But, it was a Canadian movie so they likely didn't need to achieve that high of a level of success to get sequels.

Edit: I just looked it up. It made $572,000 on a budget of $4.5 million. So, yeah, not terribly successful.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Watched Ginger Snaps a teenage werewolf coming of age movie. I really liked this movie. First this is a true werewolf movie. We see the werewolf. People get ripped apart. A lot of dogs are ripped apart. Lots of blood some which is period blood. So yeah some oh my body is changing, also I'm changing into a werewolf. Also a bit of a dark comedy.

Yeah, I'd consider it a cult classic.

I don't recall anything from the sequel but think that was ok.

There's also a Ginger Snaps: The Beginning. It takes place in, I think, the 1800s in a fort that's being attacked by a werewolf. It has the original two leads in it. It's more a traditional monster flick. I can't say for sure its worth watching these days since I haven't seen it in a while but I know I liked it at the time.

I watched Pumpkinhead, which I'm told is a classic. I don't get it, it looks like a Giger alien, but it's called Pumpkinhead. Or did I suffer a tbi and miss the entire point?

Just watched this. It’s a friggin’ nightmare.

Watched Ginger Snaps 2 and thought it was okay, not as good as the first. I did kind of dig the ending which I didn't see coming.

The biggest problem is there are some serious plot holes. The writing is not as good as first. Minor example the main girl has blood all over her that is clearly not her blood but the doctor thinks it is her blood. Did they not test the blood? The story is dumb to fit the poor plot.

I don't know what to give this. hmmm how about 6 ghosts out of 10. The ghosts were all crappy not cool at all like in American Werewolf in London. Also had a rapey type guy. You can really tell this wasn't done by the same people as the first.

(from the "movies that don't have a thread" topic:)

Well these aren’t currently in theaters, but I don’t know of there’s just a general streaming movies topic…

‘Tis the season for scary, so I decided to seek out some new horror movies. I discovered Becky and The Wrath of Becky on Paramount Plus w/ Showtime. These are for slasher fans only, as there is some pretty graphic gore.

The Revenge Slasher genre has plenty of films, but what makes this one interesting is the characters. In the first movie, the hero is a 13 year old girl, played by a remarkable young actor with some TV experience. The almost cartoonishly evil villain is played by Kevin James, which is quite a departure from his usual goofy comedy roles.

It’s a relatively low budget affair that makes the most of its budget with smart production and direction. Outstanding use of practical effects and makeup. I found the sequel first, and decided to watch the two movies in order. I haven’t started the sequel yet, but Becky definitely left me wanting more.

According to reviewers, the sequel is better.

Castlevania Nocturne is great. If you liked the first series you will like this one also. A vampire wanting to be god tries to bring the world's leaders under her control. A small band of heroes fight to stop her. Nothing deep but the ride is fun. Lots of nods to the games and some tie ins to the previous series. Animation and acting were good. My only minor problem was that the child sounded like a adult.

I will give this 10 videogame nods out of 10. Personally I think slave owners are bad enough without making them vampires. Still fun to burn them though right?

Just watched Pearl. I’ve been wanting to see it for a long time. Typically, if there is a movie I’m keen to see but can’t track down for one reason or another, when I do finally get to see it, it’s a disappointment. Thankfully Pearl is an exception. It’s a cross between Wizard of Oz if Dorothy was never whisked away to Oz and a technicolour Psycho.

I adored it and it elevates the movie X by fleshing out the back story of the farm and it’s inhabitants. I’m honestly not sure which I’d recommend you watch first it you haven’t seen them. I’m lean towards suggesting watching Pearl then X.

Mia Goth is phenomenal in both movies. The opening and closing credits of Pearl are particularly evocative but for different reasons.

Mia Goth is always phenomenal.

Watched Sadako.vs.Kayak or the ring vs the grudge. I didn't care for the ending. I liked some of the middle stuff. The beginning was kind of meh.

Long hair ghost girl vs long hair ghost girl with a a cat boy jerking off on sideline. I don't know what the deal is with the cat boy. I seen both movies but don't recall much about them. So cat boy just came off as dumb silly. I think this would have made a better comedy.

I give it 7 days until you die out of 10. I don't think this is good movie but enjoyed watching it for the crazy matchup. There are some strange changes. They changed the death time to 2 days instead of 7. The curse tape video is different, it doesn't even have a well in it.

For a good cursed item movie I would go with In the Mouth of Madness. The original ring and grudge are good also. For a good vs movie I would go with Freddy vs Jason. However, a lot of people hate that movie I happen to love it.

Evil Dead Rise has a lot of callbacks to previous Evil Dead movies, which I enjoyed. It wasn't my wife's cup of tea though.

I finished the first Terrifier. I'm impressed they got away with what they did, and for the first time I was actually grossed out watching a movie when he cut the blonde in half. Like cringe grossed out, it was.. hmmm... it was sublime as far as horror goes. It's what I expected in the past but they never got around to it in those old movies due to ratings issues. Seeing how bored I was with the first two SAW movies, man.. these Terrifier movies are interesting. Art does what I wanted the cenobites in Hellraiser to do, in fact, I wonder if he is a cenobite? I just hope he doesn't jump the shark, or at least gets devoured by sharks when the trilogy ends.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Evil Dead Rise has a lot of callbacks to previous Evil Dead movies, which I enjoyed. It wasn't my wife's cup of tea though.

Next up Evil Dead Rise, looks gross enough. I actually enjoyed the most recent movie, the arm cutting scene was Spaghettios spilling disgusting, I can only imagine what they've cooked up for Rise.

Watched Ginger Snaps Back The Beginning or Ginger Snaps 3. So first I would say this and second movie is skippable. The first movie is the cult classic and the one to watch.

Now in this movie takes place in the distance past. The girls are here but they aren't really our girls they just look and sound like the girls from the original movie. The movie doesn't really make sense in relation to the others movie. Mainly it is a retread of the other movies but in olden times.

I did like this movie but don't think it is very good. The odd thing is this is the most serious of the three movies yet time travel or something. I don't think they gave us enough werewolves or enough gore. The movie pretty much relies totally on the sisters which I guess is to be expected. The sisters kept me watching

I give this movie 7 moons out of 10. Maybe they will do another one done in the future. Then we can have werewolves vs robots.

MaxShrek wrote:

I finished the first Terrifier. I'm impressed they got away with what they did, and for the first time I was actually grossed out watching a movie when he cut the blonde in half. Like cringe grossed out, it was.. hmmm... it was sublime as far as horror goes. It's what I expected in the past but they never got around to it in those old movies due to ratings issues. Seeing how bored I was with the first two SAW movies, man.. these Terrifier movies are interesting. Art does what I wanted the cenobites in Hellraiser to do, in fact, I wonder if he is a cenobite? I just hope he doesn't jump the shark, or at least gets devoured by sharks when the trilogy ends.

Wait til you see the second one.

Chaz wrote:

Wait til you see the second one.

I saw the second one, it seemed too long to the point of boredom, I mean it was 2 hours 18 minutes. The bedroom scene was fun though, when the girl says "Mom" after she's pretty much flayed and has salt and bleach dumped on her. The fun use of hollowed out heads was neat, but it was 2 hours and 18 minutes long..

Watched Deliver Us 2023 and it was a little surprising. I don't think it was a good movie but I liked watching it. This movie is about the birth of two children one good and one is evil. Do they kill them both? Do they kill one or the other? Do they let them both live? Why am I asking all these questions?

There is a small about of body horror that surprised me. I was like oh heck this is a horror movie. However, that didn't last and I was like I guest this is mystery like scooby doo. However, that didn't last. Then I thought it was survival movie where they survive in the woods hunting stuff. That kind of lasted a bit but the movie isn't about that. I thought the movie was going into the world is ending with people doing crazy stuff. I'm not really sure if the babies caused mass insanity. It is clear the babies could do things but the mass crazy stuff wasn't crazy enough to save what caused it. One of the problems is that we don't see the rest of world while the main cast is living in the woods. Okay then the movie turns into The Shinning.

The cast is good looking maybe to good looking. I guess they don't let you into the church unless you are super model. There was way to many dream scenes. Then there was a couple of scenes I thought were dreams but were real. When everything is a dream it takes away from the horror.

I give this movie 6 babies out of 10. With a daddy and mommy 8 is enough. Add a maid and you can remake the brady bunch. Oh wait there was a maid. She died but I don't know why. Her employer doesn't find out she is dead and there was no reason for killer her I could see.

Watched Appendage a hulu original. I didn't know anything about this movie before watching it. I thought they were going to go one way then they go another way. Is this body horror? Maybe. Is this a comedy? Maybe. This is a oddball movie that has a serious message about mental health. I'm not sure how to nail this down but it reminded me of a couple of movies. I would say what they are but that might spoil the movie.

So from the title I expected something odd to be growing out of someone. We get that and some extra. This isn't a gross out movie. The movie is really tame but I still liked it. I'd say watch it for the message more than the horror.

I give this 9 oh S what is this thing growing out of me out of 10. The weakness of the movie is that there are things that aren't wrapped out. There is a very serious situation that is just kind of dropped or ignored. So you are just going leave the water running while you go on vacation but the water in this case are monsters that eat people.

Watched Detention 2019 Taiwan film based on the game of the same time. The "twist" is revealed early in the film but comes late in the game. So this is a spooky supernatural movie that takes in school that has gone Silent Hill. The movie is very political. A group of students and teachers are tortured and killed by the government which actually happen in real life. The reason they are caught and kill is because someone turned them in because of relationship between a student and teacher. So just like in Silent Hill the ghost/monster world is built out of trauma. For example there is ghost/monster that walks around yelling good citizens turn in their neighbors if they see them doing anything like reading banned books or holding hands with the same sex. Those were just examples of the level of control the government is doing, those "crimes" might not have in the movie. However, those are things people have been murdered for in real life.

If you liked the game you probably like the movie just for seeing it brought to screen. This movie isn't scary. The CGI is to hard to be scary. I liked the acting and I liked the look even with the bad cgi. The movie had a good style to it.

I give this movie 8 pulled out teeth out of 10. I would play the game and then watch the movie but you movie can stand on its own. However, there are things in the movie that are from the game that aren't explained at all. The game was given out for free so might have it already if you follow the free game threads.

Watched Birth / Rebirth a Shudder movie and really liked it. A kid dies. The body goes missing. The mother finds out a doctor stole the body to bring the kid back to life. All that is in the trailer. The main focus is on the two women that are taking care of the dead girl. There is nothing really scary about the movie. The tension comes from what they have to do to keep this dead girl "alive".

The acting was great. The story was great. The camera work was good. I would give this movie 9 dead babies out of 10. What would you do to keep your kid alive? Put in a few extra hours at work? Give out a few hand jobs? Kill a few people? Vote for trump? That is where I draw the line.