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5 minutes ago, Goose said:

It reminded me a bit of Demon Seed too, which again, is not bad thing.

Cool! And evilspeak. We wanted to make something real throwback.

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Is it something you'd watch if you didn't know it was me? I took a real risk making this because it's extremely umcommercial and niche. I wanted to make a legacy film. Something that speaks to my taste.

 

The script is fucking brilliant. 

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13 minutes ago, kerraig UK said:

Is it something you'd watch if you didn't know it was me? I took a real risk making this because it's extremely umcommercial and niche. I wanted to make a legacy film. Something that speaks to my taste.

 

The script is fucking brilliant. 

The fact you did it for you is enough.

 

Anyone with taste loves a movie that references a murderous beaver. 

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Watched Get Out today. Overall I enjoyed it a lot but I had this nagging feeling at the back of my mind in the last 15 minutes or so that it just fluffed the climax a bit. 

 

The vast majority of the film was extremely watachable with great performances, occasional doses of humour and a couple of scenes which were as excruciatingly tense as anything I can remember seeing recently. 

 

I appreciate that the film didn't go quite in the direction you thought it might at the end, but it got a bit silly for me to be honest. It leant a bit too firmly into the absurd comedy side of things and undercut all the wonderful tension and foreboding that had been building up. 

 

Well worth a watch though, the majority of the film is very good indeed. 

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Don't know own whether it really qualifies as horror but just got done watching Split , pretty decent and James McAvoy was bloody brilliant in it , highly recommended it 

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Watched XX last week, while I didn't dislike it as much V/H/S 2, it is fairly underbaked. Felt like each of the stories were a bit rushed without being particularly engaging. As mentioned above, the stop motion short that frames everything is comfortably the most interesting thing about it.

 

On the subject of short films, saw this a few years back at FrightFest, thought it was simple, but extremely effective:

 

 

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Get Out is just average.

 

I think the praise is mostly because of the race angle in the current political climate, but it's the only remarkable thing about the film, and I felt they squandered the setup towards the end. For anyone familiar with these types of films it was all very predictable with few surprises. Not convinced the ending totally made sense either - why

 

would the grandpa and grandma be treated like hired help?

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The Den of Geek review of The Void is an odd one. It spends 3-4 paragraph talking about old movies and their influence, then a bit of character description, followed by a quick summing up (they liked it but didn't love it). I know it isn't, but it almost reads like a review by someone who has watched the trailer and read the synopsis but not actually seen the movie. Odd.

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http://www.comingsoon.net/horror/news/831753-80s-horror-alert-the-empire-pictures-blu-ray-collection-is-coming

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Every horror and cult movie fan who came of age in the 1980s still speaks in hushed tones about the late, great Empire Pictures. Founded by producer and director Charles Band in 1983, the fabled studio and distributor was responsible for a tidal wave of amazing, imaginative and profitable horror, science fiction and fantasy films many of which have become definitive works and high water marks of their respective genres.

 

Now, as a gift to the legion of rabid Empire fans out there, Band and Full Moon (in collusion with Shout! Factory) will release The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection, a massive limited edition collection (only 600 are being produced) featuring 18 films on 15 discs (14 Blu-ray + 1 DVD) packaged in a stunning, sturdy and elegant black collectors box adorned with a collage of original Empire poster art. Inside there will be an exclusive 24 page book as well.

 

Classic Empire films included in this set are:

 

METALSTORM

METALSTORM (3-D version)

THE DUNGEONMASTER

GHOULIES

TRANCERS

ELIMINATORS

CRAWLSPACE

FROM BEYOND

TERRORVISION

TROLL

DOLLS

PRISON

CELLAR DWELLER

CATACOMBS

GHOST TOWN

GHOULIES 2

ROBOT JOX

ARENA (DVD)

The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection ($250 US per unit) will be officially released on May 5th with a pre-sale going live on April 28th. These units will not be sold in stores and can only be purchased at www.FullMoonDirect.com. Yowza! Empire for life!


Read more at http://www.comingsoon.net/horror/news/831753-80s-horror-alert-the-empire-pictures-blu-ray-collection-is-coming#MJxf2LHKH0owBC8e.99

 

 

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe was fucking amazing. Went in 100% blind. Absolutely loved it. Best horror movie I seen for a while.

 

Void was OK, it reminded me of the Lucio Fulci The Beyond.

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The first half was alright but then the second half was nothing but tropes galore. Such a shame. There was a lot potential there but it fell completely flat by the end. 

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2 hours ago, VN1X said:

The first half was alright but then the second half was nothing but tropes galore. Such a shame. There was a lot potential there but it fell completely flat by the end. 

 

Thats what I thought too.

 

Has Housebound been mentioned in here yet? I thought it was great.

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I watched The Void and From A House On Hollow Street this weekend. The former is the better of the two, being a decent mix of Carpenter and Cthulu. The latter is almost ruined by some terrible acting, but was saved by the lead actress.

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Finally got round to watching The Void yesterday. Wanted so much to like it (and thought it was OK for the first third or so), but felt it just ended up being an incoherent, confusing mess.

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I watched Willow Creek last night and I shart my pants, which is what I was want from a film.

 

although I was trying to paint some fine lines at the time so it was a bit of a stupid idea :)

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11 hours ago, Professor Rob said:

Finally got round to watching The Void yesterday. Wanted so much to like it (and thought it was OK for the first third or so), but felt it just ended up being an incoherent, confusing mess.

 

Same here. And same here. It was total shit.

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I'm also throwing my hat in to say:

 

I thought Martyrs was incredibly disturbing, and I loved it.  It really got to me and it felt like a completely new kind of film for me, I couldn't predict anything and it really left an impression.

 

I loved Session 9 as well.  I think it created a slowly imposing sense of dread very effectively.  Rented it at random from a video shop when I was about 16.  Spooked me up nice.

 

I thought a Serbian Film was a bit shit, I kept nodding off from being a bit bored but I watched all the salient points.  I felt like it was really trying but it did about as much to shock me as Human Centipede and its sequels.  

 

One that I did like and am not sure whether anyone's mentioned (not really read much of the thread yet) was Dead Girl, oh and The Woman (she's in Walking Dead now I see)

 

And despite its hokeyness, and probably not great budget, I thought Frankenstein's Army was totally mint.

 

I remember Grace being a good watch as well.  Emotional themes and dark if you've got a baby though.  A bit like something I saw on Jam once.  

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Martyrs was NOTHING like I expected. I'd not watched any trailers, and the way it turned out was all kinds of "oh my fucking god".

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Martyrs led to me watching nothing but comedy for an entire week in order to redress the balance in my life.

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So, is that a recommendation? 

 

Is it one of these torture/gore-porn films that have been flavour of the month recently? 

 

We watched Don't Breathe a couple of weeks ago, which has probably been recommended already. That was decent, though it's as much thriller as horror.

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Martyrs was and still is brilliant in its own way. It needs to be seen.

 

See also Haute Tension if in that vein.

 

Both very 2000s though. Not sure yet i have found or been made aware of a recent equivalent to the new French extreme.

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It seemed to come and go quite quickly - or rather if it's still going it attracts less press. Inside, Frontiere, Martyrs and Ils (maybe?).

 

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I watched a really good film tonight called A Dark Song. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4805316/

Set in Wales and filmed in Ireland it's a creepy story about a woman who does a bizarre ritual to try and get in contact with her dead son. She and a wizard type lock themselves in an old gothic mansion and over the course of a few months the ritual plays out.

It all happens very slowly and about 60% of the film is the two leads learning the rites and rituals they need. I really liked this approach to magic - that it's about studying and effort, not just waving your hands about. We never really learn what is going on and there's a lot of magic jargon thrown about. It felt a little like Kill List in that respect.

The two leads are on screen on their own for most of the film and they're really good. Steve Oram as the scruffy, sweary wizard is excellent. It's nicely filmed and edited and the soundtrack is quite effective. And after a slow middle section the whole thing has a beautiful and very surprising ending.

I love Folk Horror so this was a real treat for me. It's the debut film from the director and I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for more from him in future. I pirated it but I will buy it when it's out here.

I think this thread will dig it. 

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