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7 hours ago, Scribblor said:

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

Ahh excellent. I… didn’t think very much of it, but I wasn’t a fan of Relic either so ymmv. 

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22 hours ago, squirtle said:

Anyone watched The Cursed? Also known as Eight For Silver. Really enjoyed this and really beautifully shot. Brutal stuff in there near the beginning, as well.

 

 

I overall didn't care for the movie, it was nicely shot but then gets drowned out in the muddy grey and fog.  It can't  decide if it wants to be the Witch or Pumpkinhead. Plus it does the cardinal sin...

 

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of not showing the transformation in a werewolf movie. 

 

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1 hour ago, Scribblor said:

I disagree. Not a big fan of the ending, but I could say that about 90% of horror. I thought it was interesting, odd, occasionally trippy and never too predictable.

I’m with you. It kept me and the better half’s attention throughout. Thoroughly enjoyed it. 

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20 hours ago, Scribblor said:

Horses for courses, innit?

 

Absolutely, but I’ll try and explain why I really didn’t like Brand New Cherry Flavor. Part of it is down to the fact I enjoyed a good chunk of it before it all fell apart for me. That raises another discussion, about whether the destination shouldn’t affect thoughts on the journey, but that’s for another time…

 

First, the parts I really liked. The first episode was pretty great, because it really wasn’t clear at all where it was going and it had a strange and unsettling feel to it, and Lisa at least starts as a very interesting, selfish, character. And the end of (I think) the fourth episode was fantastically grim and intense (the scenes around when she gets attacked) and I was genuinely a bit shaken.

 

As for what I didn’t like, bits will need to go into spoilers but the gist is that it showed and explained way too much. By the end of the show, I didn’t have any questions about what had happened, at all. Everything was spelled out. For me, horror is all about the unknown, and leaving a certain amount ambiguous is a necessity in my view.

 

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Every single supernatural element is explained to the nth degree, and Boro in particular is way too fleshed out as a supernatural antagonist. She’s not some mysterious force, and while I wouldn’t describe the character as predictable she lost all of her intensity by the end.

 

For me, the best horrors hold back the right amount to leave you unsettled.
 

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Here Before
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8649190/

When a new family moves in next door to Laura and her family, their young daughter, Megan, quickly captivates her, stirring up painful memories of her own daughter, Josie, who died several years previously.

 

Watched this new Irish film over the weekend and thought it was pretty decent as a feature debut. A family move into a new house after suffering a tragedy and soon enough all kinds of spooky stuff starts to happen. There's nothing really new here but Andrea Riseborough elevates it like she does with everything she's in.

 

It looks nice, it moves quickly and there's a decent ending. Not worth a trip to the cinema but worth your time when it hits streaming.

 

3/5

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I know it's not a film, and it's a few years old (2019) but I just finished the first series of Servant over two days. 

 

 

 

"Servant is an American psychological horror streaming television series created by Tony Basgallop and executive-produced alongside M. Night Shyamalan, who serves as showrunner. The series follows Dorothy and Sean Turner, a Philadelphia couple who hire a girl named Leanne Grayson to be the nanny for their infant son Jericho, a reborn doll."

 

When I first started with it, I was a little put off with it being the guy from Dead Man's Shoes & Ron Weasley. 

 

But there's something really captivating with it, a nice slow burn mystery and some really tense viewing in places.

 

I even got up early this Morning to finish off the final two episodes of Series One, and I am already looking forward to starting Series Two this evening. 

 

 

 

 

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You Are Not My Mother - Watched this Irish horror film last night. There's 3 generations of women living on a Dublin housing estate - grandmother, mother and daughter. After a breakdown the mother goes missing but when she comes back she's like a new person - full of life and energy.

 

This was OK but probably not enough plot for a feature and maybe a short film would have been better. The acting is fine but we've seen this 'trauma as horror' theme a million times before and a million times better. The folk-horror bits are never really developed properly and by the end it's a bit of a mess.

 

2/5

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Ku Bei aka The Sadness (2021)

 

Thai horror about how a virus hits the country (oohh how topical) that turns people into ultra sadistic violent cunts.

 

It's one of those horrors that pushes things to the absolute extreme. I don't feel I've watched something as violent since the French New Wave of horror. Its so ridiculously over the top and fucking horrific, but sadly that's not a good thing. Blood and guts and eyeballs and decapitation and torture and come on chill.

 

I'm all for OTT gore if it's fun. But this just becomes tedious. A Serbian Film goes so extravagantly over the top that it essentially becomes a pitch black comedy. The gore is the only thing in this that ties it together.

 

Weak central performances, horrible script, by the numbers plotting. It's a shame as the opening 20 minutes or so is actual fun and sets it up well (from the train scene onwards it drops off massively) but it's just blood and guts and a couple of horribly misjudged sexual assault scenes and it's fucking shit by the end.

 

It's getting a 2.5/5 as that opening is a banger, and I have to give props to the creativity. But if you have even a slightly weak stomach for any form of violence avoid this. It will sicken you. If you can stomach these kinda films it's worth a crack as it's by no way the worst of its kind, its just handled so badly

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New one on Shudder tonight called The Cellar. Parents and their two children move into an abandoned, gothic mansion deep in the Irish country-side. Some spooky stuff happens then one night the daughter goes down into the cellar and disappears.

 

I thought this was a decent effort at doing something beyond the usual haunted house story but it never really kicks into life. Elisha Cuthbert is good as the mother looking for her missing daughter, the rest of the cast aren't up to much though. This starts off as a pretty standard ghost story (doors slamming by themselves, an old gramophone playing a recording of someone reading off mathematical formulas, shapes in the shadows etc) but then tries for something original - it doesn't really pull it off but there are some nice moments. It's frustrating because it definitely had ideas worth exploring but couldn't land them. The ending was very good though

 

3/5

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A few recent ish watches

 

You are not my Mother - 2/5

 

Similar to Hole in the Ground, this is a contemporary take on Irish folklore and like that film this is pretty uninspiring for the most part, some nice moments here and there but not enough. 

 

The Sadness - 3/5

 

I enjoyed this, mainly for the general vibe and one particularly well done sequence on a train. The plot relating to the two main characters was dull as fuck though and the more it leant into that the less I was into it. As with Train to Busan this is best when it’s concerned with the moment to moment survival horror of the overall premise and not the fairly cliched character stuff. I have to say I did like how mean it was too, and the willingness to go full on with its “zombies”. 

 

Censor - 2/5

 

Didn’t really buy the main character at all in this and felt it went exactly where I thought it was going to. It was pretty watchable, and looked nice in places, enjoyed the 80s setting but as far as the video nasties stuff went it felt pretty inauthentic and trite.

 

Hiruko the Goblin - 3/5

 

Not a new release but a film that was recently rereleased. The second film by Shinya Tsukamoto, this is like a bizarre glimpse at what he might have done if he’d gone in a completely different direction with his work. This is Sam Raimi meets Amblin Entertainment, very silly, maybe a little too silly for my tastes, but very fun too.

 

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15 hours ago, Silent Runner said:

New one on Shudder tonight called The Cellar. Parents and their two children move into an abandoned, gothic mansion deep in the Irish country-side. Some spooky stuff happens then one night the daughter goes down into the cellar and disappears.

 

I thought this was a decent effort at doing something beyond the usual haunted house story but it never really kicks into life. Elisha Cuthbert is good as the mother looking for her missing daughter, the rest of the cast aren't up to much though. This starts off as a pretty standard ghost story (doors slamming by themselves, an old gramophone playing a recording of someone reading off mathematical formulas, shapes in the shadows etc) but then tries for something original - it doesn't really pull it off but there are some nice moments. It's frustrating because it definitely had ideas worth exploring but couldn't land them. The ending was very good though

 

3/5

Didn't enjoy Cellar, felt was really boring but it did have some good ideas but just poorly executed. Also ending just reminded me of the Beyond.

 

 

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