Horror movies and TV series

muraii wrote:
Mixolyde wrote:

Also should rewatch Primer.

You already have. Or will you?

Or will I already have had rewatched it...again?

Mixolyde wrote:
muraii wrote:
Mixolyde wrote:

Also should rewatch Primer.

You already have. Or will you?

Or will I already have had rewatched it...again?

*shoves Mixolyde into the attic*

Primer lives rent-free in my head.

I friend said he watched Primer but wasn’t really paying attention to everybody’s names and apparently it’s quite important to do that to avoid it being very confusing.

I haven’t seen it yet I don’t think. I saw Timecrimes which was good.

Higgledy wrote:

I friend said he watched Primer but wasn’t really paying attention to everybody’s names and apparently it’s quite important to do that to avoid it being very confusing.

Primer is going to be confusing the first time you watch it even if you're laser-focused. It's a movie that was intended to be watched repeatedly.

Coherence, ARQ, and Timecrimes are awesome for sure.

The Mahoning Drive in in Pennsylvania has some good horror films this summer, incuding...

Zombie Fest on Memorial Day Weekend (35mm prints) looks absolutely nutty:

Join us for four nights of flesh eating fright featuring all six of Romero’s living dead films, plus CREEPSHOW, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE and the remakes of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and DAWN OF THE DEAD — all on 35mm!

Plus, on Friday and Saturday night, we’re very excited to announce actor Ken Foree, star of DAWN OF THE DEAD, FROM BEYOND and LEATHERFACE will be in attendance meeting fans and signing autographs!

As usual we will have limited edition event merch available, awesome photo ops, themed snack bar treats, live DJs, mega raffles each night, and a huge assortment of the latest horror Blu-rays and more for sale!

5/23-26 - ZOMBIEFEST X:

Thursday, May 23:
DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004)

Friday, May 24 - w/ Ken Foree in person:
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990)
CREEPSHOW (1982)
TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE (1989)

Saturday May 25 - w/ Ken Foree in person:
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) (55th anniversary screening!)
DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) (45th anniversary screening!)
DAY OF THE DEAD (1985)

Sunday, May 26:
LAND OF THE DEAD (2005)
DIARY OF THE DEAD (2007)*
SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD (2009)

Gates open at 6p. Showtime at Sundown

I watched two contrasting movies recently.

For movie night my mate and I watched Late Night with the Devil which is a mind boggling good recreation of an old fashioned late night TV show. The first three quarters are superb. The end of the story, while it still kinda worked, was less successful and strayed into, ‘we gotta fill out the runtime somehow,’ territory. I highly recommend it over all.

The other movie (both of these are on Shudder) was Suitable Flesh which is an extremely schlocky film. The first two thirds of this movie were barely working for me and I was close to turning it off but the body swopping main premise tamps up to fever pitch by the end and becomes a bloody and gruesome delight.

Higgledy wrote:

I watched two contrasting movies recently.

For movie night my mate and I watched Late Night with the Devil which is a mind boggling good recreation of an old fashioned late night TV show. The first three quarters are superb. The end of the story, while it still kinda worked, was less successful and strayed into, ‘we gotta fill out the runtime somehow,’ territory. I highly recommend it over all.

My wife and I watched it a couple of weeks ago and found it riveting from beginning to end. I whole-heartedly second Higgledy's recommendation!

Third! Costume and set design are beyond on point!

With Google shutting down it's podcast app, I am moving onto Antennapod and taking the opportunity to re-evaluate my podcast library... I am sadly lacking a horror film/TV show.

Any recommendations? One or two of quality on rotation would be good. Something can watch a film relevant to each episode might be cool.

Cheers.

Any other general movie podcast recommendations welcome too. I used to listen to plenty but for some reason stopped.

Filmspotting, Filmcast and Big Picture. Now Playing if you're into watching series of films (a lot of them bad).

Thanks for the tips, will check those out.

Found a horror one that's ok...
Colors of the Dark.

Watched the modern Evil Dead again and recent Evil Dead Rises before they disappear off Netflix. Both pretty cool, enjoyed em.

I watched When Evil Lurks and thought it was brilliantly done. There’s a unique and terrifying lore behind the evil and the way it spreads is terrifying. The events have a dreadful momentum. I also watched The Sadness which I felt leaned too much into sadism. I could have done without seeing it.

I realised I hadn’t seen all the VHS movies so I watched VHS 85 and VHS 94. Both were far better than I expected. The found footage grungy video tape aspect lends a sense of intimacy in that it feels like you’re with the characters in that moment. I think I’ve always liked up close, amateurish looking camera work. I also appreciated that you often didn’t know where stories would go. I realise, with most horror movies, you’re set up to know what the threat is.

Edit: It’s been said before but it’s worth mentioning again: nobody is safe in When Evil Lurks.

Higgledy wrote:

Edit: It’s been said before but it’s worth mentioning again: nobody is safe in When Evil Lurks.

I saw When Evil Lurks in theaters, and there's some visuals that will not be leaving my brain anytime soon.

Garth wrote:
Higgledy wrote:

Edit: It’s been said before but it’s worth mentioning again: nobody is safe in When Evil Lurks.

there's some visuals that will not be leaving my brain anytime soon.

Agree! First time in a while where a horror movie went places I wasn't expecting. Really liked it.

Werewolf Ambulance is my horror movie podcast go-to. It's done by two friends, Katie and Alan, with great back-and-forth chemistry, and it's always good for some laughs.

I watched NOPE and thought it was fantastic. There was one moment late on when someone did something that seemed purely a convenience for the script, intended to sabotage a successful resolution, rather than being anything based in character or logic but, apart from that, I loved the mystery and the reveal.

Some found footage recommendations:

Horror movie night’s movie this week was Cabin in the Woods. I enjoyed it as much or more than my first viewing thanks to Karen having no clue how things were going to unfold. She called me this morning and told me she was still thinking about it. I nearly didn’t pick it because I thought it wouldn’t be her kind of thing.

Saw MaXXXine this week, the followup to X and Pearl from a few years ago. I don't think there was a single scary moment in it, but I was invested enough in the character that I didn't mind. Definitely has some weird pacing issues and a too-quick ending, but I enjoyed it overall.

I’ve watched one or two of these. Started watching but couldn’t handle one or two more (Uncut Gems and Good Times) and feel like I might try some of the others: Mother, Unsane and Dogville.

Come to think of it, I also failed to make it through Requiem for a Dream. Perhaps these movies aren’t for me after all.

Yeah, mother! took me a couple of tries to get through. But I also could not finish Requiem for a Dream.

I did love the creepy vibe of Unsane, though. Fortunately I haven’t had the … pleasure? … of watching most of the others.

Some of the films listed in the description that didn’t make the video really creep me out too. Jacob’s Ladder is tense throughout but has a satisfying resolution. End of Watch is fantastic, and not quite as mind bending as others on the list. I couldn’t make it through Victoria, though. It just gets straight up nasty.

Surprised to see no mention of Midsommar, which is just as disturbing as many others, but is still one of my favorite movies.

BadKen wrote:

Surprised to see no mention of Midsommar, which is just as disturbing as many others, but is still one of my favorite movies.

YES!

Didn't they make a US version of Gonjiam? I swear I watched something very close to that plot a few years back.

I still have to watch Gonjiam. I’ve heard it’s very good.

I also really enjoyed Midsommar. There was some other film like Midsommar that I enjoyed. I can’t think of it. It might come to me later.

ah ha!

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Grave Encounters

Not a remake, just similar concept.

I’ve seen that one. It was rather good. Effective scares and a nice set up.

The sequel is pretty good too.

I checked out Oddity. Which is a quick (around 95 minutes) and really fun ghost/horror flick. It just ended up in theaters this weekend here in the US. Definitely give it a whirl if you have the option. It looks like it is distributed by Shudder, so it will land there in a month or thereabouts, I'd imagine.

Watched In a Violent Nature which is worth watching but some bad choices. I was very close to dropping this movie because it started off boring and the kills were off screen. Then just when I was about to give up on it a epic on screen kill happens. Unfortunately that kill was peak of the movie but it a had a few more good kills.

The main problem is there is a lot walking. It is some kind of artistic choice that failed hard. I get what they were doing. They kind of spell it out but one long walking scene would have been enough. In the Friday the 13th movies Jason teleports around like Nightcrawler. This guy walks everywhere and show all of it, walking. He walks everywhere F ing where and they show it all. This movie could have been cut by 30 minutes if they just removed all the walking.

The next bad thing is all the pointless story telling. Oh want to here 15 minute story about a guy surviving a bear attack. No? To bad you get to hear one. Want to hear a 15 minute story about the murders that happen ten years ago? You do! To bad because it is a boring stupid story. This type of thing is usual done by the creepy old guy in a 3 minute warning. Here they settle down grab some popcorn, sitting around the campfire, and weave a long tail no one is going to remember. There weren't any flashbacks just talking yap yap yap.

So with all that bad I still think it is worth seeing. The ending sucks balls also. However, there are some nice kills in this movie.

So I give this movie 6 walking shoes out of 10. If you watch it make use of the 1 minute skip feature if you have one. Just start banging that skip movie anytime you see fake jason walking.

I like the concept of that movie but I can imagine it being boring in practice. It sounds like the walking might not even be the most boring part.

Also, I’ve heard the kills being compared to Terrifier 2 which I didn’t get through, having realised there’s an upper limit to the gore I can cope with (it’s pretty damn high) which also gives me pause.

I think your mileage may vary on In a Violent Nature. I can't fault anyone for finding it dull. It's real slow--but also that created some ambiance for the movie. I appreciated that. The ending still has me scratching my head a bit about why that choice was made. But I dug it overall.