Horror movies and TV series

Higgledy wrote:

When Evil Lurks is an Argentinian film that a few critics seem to really rate. It’s in cinemas at the moment I think. I’ll keep an eye out for it popping up on a steaming service.

It should be coming to Shudder (at least in the states) right before Halloween, on October 27th. I saw this last week...it is very upsetting on a number of different levels. It actually kind of reminded me of The Dark and the Wicked as far as the bleakness and brutality. I'd recommend it if that sounds like your jam, but it is something you should be prepared for, if that helps at all.

Garth wrote:
Higgledy wrote:

When Evil Lurks is an Argentinian film that a few critics seem to really rate. It’s in cinemas at the moment I think. I’ll keep an eye out for it popping up on a steaming service.

It should be coming to Shudder (at least in the states) right before Halloween, on October 27th. I saw this last week...it is very upsetting on a number of different levels. It actually kind of reminded me of The Dark and the Wicked as far as the bleakness and brutality. I'd recommend it if that sounds like your jam, but it is something you should be prepared for, if that helps at all.

Ok. Thanks. I did hear it might be a rough one. It could be too much for me. Some horror movies are. Several reviewers have been vociferous in their praise though. It might be one to try and abandon if it gets too much.

I’ll keep an eye out for it on Shudder in the UK.

They reviewed it in this week's episode of The Filmcast, and it sounds like it is quite upsetting.

Rewatched Cabin in the Woods last night. Still holds up...

JC wrote:

Rewatched Cabin in the Woods last night. Still holds up...

I was about to give you crap about the holding up part until I looked it up. 2012.... Time flies and I'm gettin old!

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Watched Godless The Eastfield Exorcism which is based on a true story. A woman is having multiple mental episodes or is being possessed. A doctor is trying to treat her and her husband is trying to get her an exorcism.

The horror comes from the brutal treatment of the woman. There are demonic stuff happening, the question being are the demons real? The other question is is the medical treatment working? Basically science vs religion.

This one has been on my radar after reading about it.

I love that there's a horror movie about exorcism that shows the real horror is the way the fanatical humans treat the victim. In an article on Bloody Disgusting they mention that the movie also draws from several different historical exorcisms with similar tragic stories.

But this case isn’t the only one from which inspiration is drawn. In the film’s end credits, Kozakis lists several names of people who were killed during unauthorized exorcisms. One of those is Janet Moses, on whom Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses is based, as well as countless other names like E’Dena Hines of New York City and Israa Zourob of Palestine. The list also includes an infant and a three-year-old. Senseless deaths that could have been avoided.

The Catholic Church would probably point out that these tragedies could be avoided in an authorized exorcism. Their worst priests don't murder people; they stick to abusing children.

Higgledy wrote:
Garth wrote:
Higgledy wrote:

When Evil Lurks is an Argentinian film that a few critics seem to really rate. It’s in cinemas at the moment I think. I’ll keep an eye out for it popping up on a steaming service.

It should be coming to Shudder (at least in the states) right before Halloween, on October 27th. I saw this last week...it is very upsetting on a number of different levels. It actually kind of reminded me of The Dark and the Wicked as far as the bleakness and brutality. I'd recommend it if that sounds like your jam, but it is something you should be prepared for, if that helps at all.

Ok. Thanks. I did hear it might be a rough one. It could be too much for me. Some horror movies are. Several reviewers have been vociferous in their praise though. It might be one to try and abandon if it gets too much.

I’ll keep an eye out for it on Shudder in the UK.

The director's earlier movie, Terrified is also worth a watch, it's pretty good.

I watched Talk to Me last night. Group of teens have a porcelain hand where if you hold it, you can invite a spirit to possess you, and as long as you break the connection within 90 seconds, nothing bad happens. Hilarity ensues! I dug it, because it pretty much nails what a bunch of teens would do with a party trick like that.

Chaz wrote:

The director's earlier movie, Terrified is also worth a watch, it's pretty good.

Oh, that’s up for streaming somewhere. It was on Netflix I think. Hopefully it’s still available. Thanks.

Terrified is on Shudder. It's definitely worth a watch.

This October like the last few Octobers I spend the month watching new horror/new to me horror. The last three nights were taken over by the first three Friday the 13th movies and... how, just how? How did the MST3K-grade fodder that was Part II and Part III keep the franchise going for as long as it did?

Rat Boy wrote:

This October like the last few Octobers I spend the month watching new horror/new to me horror. The last three nights were taken over by the first three Friday the 13th movies and... how, just how? How did the MST3K-grade fodder that was Part II and Part III keep the franchise going for as long as it did?

Have you seen '80's horror movies? They're all wonderfully terrible and there's a billion movies in each series.

The first movie was a brilliant subversion of the genre, the rest... what's lower than a B-movie?

Rat Boy wrote:

The first movie was a brilliant subversion of the genre, the rest... what's lower than a B-movie?

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Rat Boy wrote:

The first movie was a brilliant subversion of the genre, the rest... what's lower than a B-movie?

Despite coming out in 1980, the first one is very much a '70s horror movie. The rest of them are definitely '80s horror movies. '70s horror is good. '80s horror is terrible (but also good).

Cobweb is suitably creepy for a horror thriller, but I found it had some "fridge logic" that left me scratching my head when it was all over.

I had to look up ‘fridge logic.’ I’ll know next time someone uses it!

Insidious:

Now this I like. Might skip to the fifth film after the second so I'm not getting completely sucked into one franchise with a little over a week left in October.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Cobweb is suitably creepy for a horror thriller, but I found it had some "fridge logic" that left me scratching my head when it was all over.

Yeah this could have been better with a few tweaks.

Did not quite get the parents behavior even with the reveal. And the ending didn't make much sense to me. I would assume the police would have come in to play and that would have cleaned up any additional threats.

The movie was rated R but honestly it seemed pretty tame. Almost like one of those Goosebumps movies, just minus any lighthearted moments.

The Black Phone was a much better young kid in danger movie. Watch that instead.

Watched The Fall of the House of Usher and thought it was fantastic.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Watched The Fall of the House of Usher and thought it was fantastic.

Totally agree, this was a great show. I thought they went a bit far with the monologues about everything from Monsanto to even a mention of Hollow Earth, but as a series it's fantastic. I'm a big fan of Mike Flanagan's stuff, and this is up there with Haunting of Hill House.

d4m0 wrote:
Baron Of Hell wrote:

Watched The Fall of the House of Usher and thought it was fantastic.

Totally agree, this was a great show. I thought they went a bit far with the monologues about everything from Monsanto to even a mention of Hollow Earth, but as a series it's fantastic. I'm a big fan of Mike Flanagan's stuff, and this is up there with Haunting of Hill House.

*slaps roof* You won't believe how many Poe references you can fit in this bad boy

Watched The Island of Lost Souls and Dracula 1930s versions. I liked them both for classic not very scary horror. Dracula was closer to the book than The Island of Lost Souls maybe that is whey they changed the name. Maybe not because it is still close enough to the book.

Please recommend me a Horror movie/series.

I'm not fond of slasher/gorefest horror. I've never seen any of the Freddy/Jason/Michael movies, nor do I want to. I disliked the one Chucky movie I saw. You get the picture, I hope.

I do like psychological horror, for example: Haunting of Hill House / Bly Manor, and The Shining.

I also like horror movies that are more comedic than horror, such as: Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead, and Evil Dead / Army of Darkness.

I already plan to watch The Fall of the House of Usher; I assume that'll be right up my alley. Anything else?

Get Out did psychological horror pretty well.

Signs had some issues as an overall movie but for suspense and jump scares it was a masterpiece. Watch the first 90 minutes for fun and forget about the last 5.

The first Scream is basically a comedy for me, celebrating the horror genre. But it does get gory with some of the kills. Absolute classic opening scene though.

Also from Wes Craven, check out Red Eye. Great psychological thriller on an airplane. With Rachel McAdams at that time mid 2000s when she was in everything.

I would recommend Stranger Things as a series that dips into horror. But it got pretty gory, especially in season 4. So maybe not.

Get Out looks great - will check that out.

I've seen Signs, and agree with your assessment about the last 5 minutes.

I've hesitated to watch Scream all these years, but maybe I'll at least give it a fair shot. Not sure about Red Eye, but I'll try.

I've seen all seasons of Stranger Things and loved them; I'm not specifically averse to gore, but I just don't want that to be the primary means of conveying the horror.

A few other recent shows I've watched in the past couple of years:
Squid Game - stressful, but good.
Alice in Borderland - conceptually interesting until the last couple episodes of S1; haven't seen S2.
Sweet Home - I thought I was going to enjoy this, but the last few episodes flopped for me.

The first Halloween movie is not gory at all and might not be what you'd expect given what it spawned.

How about the Phantasm series? It is uniquely upsetting in that it keeps making look at a balding guy with a ponytail, but at least the first one is an absolute classic

I’d recommend It Follows. The start is very disturbing and nearly put me off continuing but it’s becomes a very intense, quite original psychological horror.

Actually, how about the entire J-Horror movement? For a double whammy of everything is doomed, I recommend two Kiyoshi Kurosawa movies, Cure

and Pulse

And also, found footage/mockumentary might be a fruitful area to pursue, and on the J-jorror/mockumentary side, Noroi is real good:

merphle wrote:

I also like horror movies that are more comedic than horror, such as: Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead, and Evil Dead / Army of Darkness.

If you haven't seen it (it is four years old) Ready Or Not is a really good dark comedy horror movie.

Alien Love Gardener wrote:

The first Halloween movie

Interesting, I always assumed it was a typical 80s slasher movie.

Alien Love Gardener wrote:

How about the Phantasm series?

Never heard of it before, but that trailer looks delightfully 70s.

Higgledy wrote:

It Follows

Oh yes - I remember seeing the trailer for this a while ago, but never watched it. Definitely queuing this up.

Alien Love Gardener wrote:

Cure and Pulse

I don't think I've ever actually watched a Kurasawa film, but those look right up my alley. "Found footage" style movies usually give me motion sickness though, so Noroi might be out.

iaintgotnopants wrote:

Ready Or Not

What the f*ck is that movie and how have I not seen it already??

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Thanks everyone for the suggestions! This should keep me busy for the rest of the month.