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Not a film but a TV Series, but i've just started watching this:-

 

 

"The series unravels the mystery of a nightmarish town in middle America that traps all those who enter. As the unwilling residents fight to keep a sense of normalcy and search for a way out, they must also survive the threats of the surrounding forest – including the terrifying creatures that come out when the sun goes down."

 

Nice to see Michael from Lost again, and it's intriguing with the right amount of mystery and gore.

 

I'm on the second episode, and I like what I see, so I'll be with it for all six.

 

It's "out-there" but apparently outside the USA it'll end up on Netflix.

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The new Texas Chainsaw Massacre is indeed arse. Two people are credited with the story. TWO!

 

The new Scream was enjoyable, though. It's more Scream, and if you like that, you'll like this.

 

I also watched In The Earth by Ben Wheatley... Starts off well but then descends into stroboscopic gibberish.

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I liked In the Earth but then it featured a lot of art by an artist I quite like. I appreciate it does suffer from the usual Ben Wheatley problem. That guy just doesn't know how to finish a film.

 

I also saw Blood Vessel on Shudder. Not super new but if you want Ghost Ship crossed with 30 Days of Night, then this is the film for you.

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Last night I watched Hellbender on Shudder. It's about a teenage girl who lives with her mother in an isolated house in a forest - they make rock music together and live a pretty nice life. Her mother has told her that she has an auto-immune condition so can't mix with other people. But we quickly learn her mother is a witch and is just keeping her daughter isolated to keep her safe. But when she meets another teenager her mother realises she will have to learn the family secret. 

 

I thought this was pretty decent but at only 75 minutes it felt like it was dragging by the end and there was a lot of repetition. The cast are good and it's well shot. And there's a nice folk-horror vibe but it feels a bit empty or something. It was made by a family of film-makers called the Adams family who've made a few low-budget features and I'd like to see what they can do with a bigger budget.

 

A good effort. 

 

3/5

 

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2 hours ago, Silent Runner said:

Last night I watched Hellbender on Shudder. It's about a teenage girl who lives with her mother in an isolated house in a forest - they make rock music together and live a pretty nice life. Her mother has told her that she has an auto-immune condition so can't mix with other people. But we quickly learn her mother is a witch and is just keeping her daughter isolated to keep her safe. But when she meets another teenager her mother realises she will have to learn the family secret. 

 

I thought this was pretty decent but at only 75 minutes it felt like it was dragging by the end and there was a lot of repetition. The cast are good and it's well shot. And there's a nice folk-horror vibe but it feels a bit empty or something. It was made by a family of film-makers called the Adams family who've made a few low-budget features and I'd like to see what they can do with a bigger budget.

 

A good effort. 

 

3/5

 

 

Yeah it was alright, thought the pacing in the second half could have been tighter maybe. It just didn’t have a climactic feel in the end. But I really feel it could have been a short. 

 

The best horror I seen recently are from youtube, check out the Alter channel

 

https://www.youtube.com/c/WatchALTER

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I'm trying to remember/track down a short film I watched a few years ago and wondered if anyone recognised it from this description. It's found footage, and it's a couple in an apartment who are trapped in some kind of time loop that is leading to worse and worse circumstances each time. I just remember it getting more and more fucked up as it progresses.

 

Anyone?

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Finally got around to the Scary of Sixty First on Shudder. Pretty brutal and understandable why it might not have come out over here prior to a high profile civil suit being settled. The pay off might be a bit obvious for some but an uncomfortable watch comprised of a dash of many 70s horror films and grainy House of the Devil-esque filter over it all.

 

And it doesn't outstay it's welcome.

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I heard good things about a new one called Fresh that was released today. The reviews suggested going in as blind as possible. So that's what I did, all I knew about it was that it starred Daisy Edgar Jones as a young woman having a hard time in the dating world.

 

There's no real spoilers below but I'm sticking it in the tags just is case. 

 

Spoiler

Daisy Edgar Jones meets a nice guy in a supermarket, they have a awkward chat and he gets her number. They go on dates and have a fun time. But the good times don't last and soon she finds herself in a pretty heavy situation.

 

I had an absolute blast with this. The two leads are excellent, the aesthetic, the music, the sets and the editing all mix to make something really great. There's even a few laughs. My only slight criticism is that it doesn't fully commit to it's premise and go totally wild. But otherwise this is a killer debut feature.

 

4.5/5


This is on Hulu in America so piracy only for us for now. 

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25 minutes ago, Silent Runner said:


This is on Hulu in America so piracy only for us for now. 


It’s coming to Disney+ on the 18th March. Was meant to be out today but delayed for some reason. Looks interesting, I’ll add it to my list! 

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On 04/03/2022 at 22:21, Silent Runner said:

I heard good things about a new one called Fresh that was released today. The reviews suggested going in as blind as possible. So that's what I did, all I knew about it was that it starred Daisy Edgar Jones as a young woman having a hard time in the dating world.

 

There's no real spoilers below but I'm sticking it in the tags just is case. 

 

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Daisy Edgar Jones meets a nice guy in a supermarket, they have a awkward chat and he gets her number. They go on dates and have a fun time. But the good times don't last and soon she finds herself in a pretty heavy situation.

 

I had an absolute blast with this. The two leads are excellent, the aesthetic, the music, the sets and the editing all mix to make something really great. There's even a few laughs. My only slight criticism is that it doesn't fully commit to it's premise and go totally wild. But otherwise this is a killer debut feature.

 

4.5/5


This is on Hulu in America so piracy only for us for now. 

 

Yup Fresh is plenty of fun.

Spoiler

It's tonally adventurous in a way that actually works, and doesn't outstay its welcome. It's not perfect:

The sassy black best friend is a bad trope that needs to go away, and once you've predicted the conceit, it's all about wondering how the shoe will inevitably end up on the other foot. The opening act is a bit cheesy and limp, but there's an argument that it was meant to be to provide a contrast between the romcom and horror elements.

 

I enjoyed the Ex Machina vibes.

 

3.5/5

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On 24/02/2022 at 18:17, DirkCrisis said:

That guy just doesn't know how to finish a film.

 

Strange, isn't it?

 

Remember going to see Kill List and at the end my wife just looked at me and we both just started laughing. I'm not sure that was the response it was meant to generate.

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Exorcism of God - Laughbly bad, but it has Geoffrey Butler in it.

 

Offseason - Thought this would be good as it has Jocelin Donahue, Silent Hill in places but overall disappointing

 

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On 04/03/2022 at 22:21, Silent Runner said:

I heard good things about a new one called Fresh that was released today. The reviews suggested going in as blind as possible. So that's what I did, all I knew about it was that it starred Daisy Edgar Jones as a young woman having a hard time in the dating world.

 

There's no real spoilers below but I'm sticking it in the tags just is case. 

 

  Reveal hidden contents

Daisy Edgar Jones meets a nice guy in a supermarket, they have a awkward chat and he gets her number. They go on dates and have a fun time. But the good times don't last and soon she finds herself in a pretty heavy situation.

 

I had an absolute blast with this. The two leads are excellent, the aesthetic, the music, the sets and the editing all mix to make something really great. There's even a few laughs. My only slight criticism is that it doesn't fully commit to it's premise and go totally wild. But otherwise this is a killer debut feature.

 

4.5/5


This is on Hulu in America so piracy only for us for now. 

The last time I watched a film blind was the uncut version of A Serbian Film! I will never watch another film blind again.

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Demonic, Neill Blomkamp's possession-fest is on Prime. It's ... ok but has some ideas from Priest (terrible) and a premise from a forgotten 90s horror which are better but not as good as that film IMO. There are a few interesting ideas but it never really gets past being perfectly fine for me.

 

The film is borrows from quite a bit is

 

Spoiler

Fallen - which has more personality and a better cast.

 

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2 minutes ago, DirkCrisis said:

Demonic, Neill Blomkamp's possession-fest is on Prime. It's ... ok but has some ideas from Priest (terrible) and a premise from a forgotten 90s horror which are better but not as good as that film IMO. There are a few interesting ideas but it never really gets past being perfectly fine for me.

 

The film is borrows from quite a bit is

 

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Fallen - which has more personality and a better cast.

 


spoiler is a good film

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2 hours ago, gingerling said:

The last time I watched a film blind was the uncut version of A Serbian Film! I will never watch another film blind again.

 

:o - I don't think I'd ever get over that. For Fresh I found a lot of the reviews gave away what I thought were major plot points and I was glad I went in pretty cold. 

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11 minutes ago, Silent Runner said:

 

:o - I don't think I'd ever get over that. For Fresh I found a lot of the reviews gave away what I thought were major plot points and I was glad I went in pretty cold. 

Yeah! I still have flashbacks! But, on your recommendation I will try Fresh 😀

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Does anyone know of a film with a set up like Relic (but which is not Relic!) where a couple of people - I think mother and daughter - get a job looking after a malevolent elderly person in a mouldering old house with black water/mould stains on the ceiling? A suggestion that there's something haunting the house/possessing the elderly person; that the 'thing' lives in the attic and is causing the mould/water stains, and where the protagonists get told not to explore?

 

I swear I saw a trailer for this film a few years ago and it looked interesting, but now I can't find any trace of it. Every search I do ends up suggesting Relic. And while Relic is really good, it's not what I'm thinking of.

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1 hour ago, Scribblor said:

Does anyone know of a film with a set up like Relic (but which is not Relic!) where a couple of people - I think mother and daughter - get a job looking after a malevolent elderly person in a mouldering old house with black water/mould stains on the ceiling? A suggestion that there's something haunting the house/possessing the elderly person; that the 'thing' lives in the attic and is causing the mould/water stains, and where the protagonists get told not to explore?

 

I swear I saw a trailer for this film a few years ago and it looked interesting, but now I can't find any trace of it. Every search I do ends up suggesting Relic. And while Relic is really good, it's not what I'm thinking of.

Maybe the 2005 American remake of Dark Water? 

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First cinema trip since covid started today for Ti Wests new one, X. Set in Texas at the end of the 70's, it follows a group of low-budget porn film-makers as they try to shoot their new film in an isolated Texas farm. The farm is owned by a creepy, old couple. And unsurprisingly the film shoot doesn't go to plan.

 

This takes a little while to get going but when it does it's a real riot. It very deliberately references and evokes the Texas Chainsaw Massacre but never feels like a pastiche the way a lot of retro films do. And despite the porn-shoot premise it doesn't feel sleazy or exploitative - everyone working on the film wants to be there. The cast are all excellent, I only recognised a couple of them but they all do great work. It looks and sounds great and West uses a ton of little editing tricks to constantly pile on the tension. There's even a few laughs.

 

This was a quality piece of work.

 

4.5/5

 

 

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7 hours ago, Scribblor said:

Does anyone know of a film with a set up like Relic (but which is not Relic!) where a couple of people - I think mother and daughter - get a job looking after a malevolent elderly person in a mouldering old house with black water/mould stains on the ceiling? A suggestion that there's something haunting the house/possessing the elderly person; that the 'thing' lives in the attic and is causing the mould/water stains, and where the protagonists get told not to explore?

 

I swear I saw a trailer for this film a few years ago and it looked interesting, but now I can't find any trace of it. Every search I do ends up suggesting Relic. And while Relic is really good, it's not what I'm thinking of.

 

Is this japanese, sound like stuff from Ju-on but I doubt it.

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2 hours ago, Silent Runner said:

First cinema trip since covid started today for Ti Wests new one, X.


Saw an advert for this yesterday and noticed it was getting very good reviews. Looking forward to seeing it!

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2 hours ago, Silent Runner said:

First cinema trip since covid started today for Ti Wests new one, X. Set in Texas at the end of the 70's, it follows a group of low-budget porn film-makers as they try to shoot their new film in an isolated Texas farm. The farm is owned by a creepy, old couple. And unsurprisingly the film shoot doesn't go to plan.

 

This takes a little while to get going but when it does it's a real riot. It very deliberately references and evokes the Texas Chainsaw Massacre but never feels like a pastiche the way a lot of retro films do. And despite the porn-shoot premise it doesn't feel sleazy or exploitative - everyone working on the film wants to be there. The cast are all excellent, I only recognised a couple of them but they all do great work. It looks and sounds great and West uses a ton of little editing tricks to constantly pile on the tension. There's even a few laughs.

 

This was a quality piece of work.

 

4.5/5

 

 

Well that's made it a must watch now. Thanks. 

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On 18/03/2022 at 11:24, Scribblor said:

Does anyone know of a film with a set up like Relic (but which is not Relic!) where a couple of people - I think mother and daughter - get a job looking after a malevolent elderly person in a mouldering old house with black water/mould stains on the ceiling? A suggestion that there's something haunting the house/possessing the elderly person; that the 'thing' lives in the attic and is causing the mould/water stains, and where the protagonists get told not to explore?

 

I swear I saw a trailer for this film a few years ago and it looked interesting, but now I can't find any trace of it. Every search I do ends up suggesting Relic. And while Relic is really good, it's not what I'm thinking of.

Was it set in the uk? It’s not quite what you describe, but it could be Amulet if you’ve remembered a few bits wrong.

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3 hours ago, aubergine said:

Was it set in the uk? It’s not quite what you describe, but it could be Amulet if you’ve remembered a few bits wrong.

Yep, that was it! Thank you so much! Now to discover if it's actually any good...

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