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I just finished watching Martyrs. As you suspected would be the case @clippa, I didn't like it. It was well made, and the acting was fine, but the story just did nothing for me. That Kermode video upthread talks about how hard it is to watch, and I assume he means from a visceral point of view where you find the violence hard going. That wasn't the case with me at all. I found the violence completely unmoving, and I'm afraid I just found it dull to watch, the same as other torture porn films.

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Yeah, I was completely unaffected. But if I saw that in real life, I wouldn't be all stoic about it. And obviously if it actually happened to me I'd be petrified.

 

I'm never scared by supernatural stuff in media either, but in real life I'd be a gibbering wreck.

 

That's why I prefer the slow burn build up and pervasive sense of dread sort of film - it actually affects me. 

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32 minutes ago, Scribblor said:

Yeah, I was completely unaffected. But if I saw that in real life, I wouldn't be all stoic about it. And obviously if it actually happened to me I'd be petrified.

 

I'm never scared by supernatural stuff in media either, but in real life I'd be a gibbering wreck.

 

That's why I prefer the slow burn build up and pervasive sense of dread sort of film - it actually affects me. 

 

Goodnight Mommy, Spring and The Eyes of My Mother are you friend then!

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Scribblor writes naughty books as a sideline.

 

re: martyrs

 

I think more along the lines of what (the martyr) she saw being so amazing but unattainable to people like the bad guy, so they were wasting their time

but I'm sure I read better theories at the time.

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To wade in on the babadook I find it quite a difficult watch and for me it has genuine horror to it simply due to my sister being a single parent and struggling with a child with behavioural problems. Sometimes your real life experiences affect how you perceive movies and the emotions that come with it.

 

Also kudos to whoever mentioned 'in a glass cage',  now thats afun filled treat for the whole family!!

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1 hour ago, clippa said:

I don't think that's gonna cut it. Have you got anything stronger?

 

Remember, this is a bloke so numb and jaded that he's yawning through martyrs. He's not gonna get it up for some softcore pretend lesbians in a forest!

 

 

But I get freaked out by Picnic at Hanging Rock, which isn't even a horror by most people's standards. There's just something indefinably wrong with the world in that film. Don't Look Now is the same.

 

I'm not saying Martyrs is a bad film, by the way. It just doesn't connect with me.

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I quite enjoyed The Witch.  Watched it last night - I like a good slow-burn "horror" as long as the story and acting have the quality to support it.  It's not quite as good as my favourites of that type, the likes of Let's Scare Jessica, Ravenous, maybe even the recent Bone Tomahawk, but it wasn't bad at all.  I'd far rather watch something like that than the latest over-hyped trash like Insidious or Sinister or whatever this week's "The Scariest Film You'll Ever See!11!11!11!!!!1" is.

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Not long put V/H/S Viral on. 5 minutes in and I already hate it.

 

It's not brand new, but thoroughly enjoyed The Children (200...8?! Bloody hell, knew it had been a few years but thought it was more recent than that... blimey).

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56 minutes ago, glb said:

Not long put V/H/S Viral on. 5 minutes in and I already hate it.

 

It's not brand new, but thoroughly enjoyed The Children (200...8?! Bloody hell, knew it had been a few years but thought it was more recent than that... blimey).

Is VHS the English-speaking one I thought the first two were good. You should watch grave Encounters there is some pretty scary scenes

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11 hours ago, Scribblor said:

 

But I get freaked out by Picnic at Hanging Rock, which isn't even a horror by most people's standards. There's just something indefinably wrong with the world in that film. Don't Look Now is the same.

 

Long Weekend might fit that criterion – it has that sort of vibe, as I remember (haven't seen it for years).

 

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52 minutes ago, angel said:

No, keep watching, it's trashy but fun.

 

Just wasn't for me. Felt like the sort of thing that doesn't quite make the cut for FrightFest's midnight slot.

 

Incidentally, that's a weekend worth checking out for any horror fans based in the UK. Usually takes place in August, in or near Leicester Square, London. They sell film, day and weekend passes. Done a couple of weekends, 20+ horror films in three and a half days requires a lot of cookies and fizzy pop. Great atmosphere though, and they get some good guest directors and actors to do Q&As.

 

31 minutes ago, buizel said:

Is VHS the English-speaking one I thought the first two were good. You should watch grave Encounters there is some pretty scary scenes

 

Yep, saw the first, which wasn't too bad, at least had something engaging. Viral is the third part and... well, it's not great.

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I watched 'Nina Forever' over Christmas. It's a zombie/Ghost-y/Love Story/Drama. About a girl who dies and when her ex takes up with a new girl she comes back from the dead to haunt them. 

 

Anyone seen it?

 

The two females leads are excellent (Fiona O'Shaughnessy from Utopia is the ghost) but the male lead is a bit wet. It's quite funny and kind of sad. Maybe not enough plot for a feature but worth watching.

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Maybe the search let me down but I haven't seen it mentioned so here's a recent-ish one: Deathgasm, a fairly low budget Kiwi black comedy horror thing. (I assume this thread isn't just for straight up horrors?) We watched it tonight and had a lot of fun. Recommended for anyone that's been digging Ash Vs Evil Dead - certainly seems like the writer/director is a fan. Funny, lots of gore, affectionate mockery of all things metal, all the good stuff.

 

(I was going to link the trailer but it shows a bit too much for my liking.)

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I watched A Serbian Film without reading anything about it. I also managed to download the uncut version.

I know it's not really a horror but no film has ever disturbed me like that film did.

Even now after a few years I get flashbacks of certain scenes. It doesn't help that my son was of a similar age to the boy in the final scene.

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On 1/10/2017 at 19:46, lordcookie said:

The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh is a genuinely haunting haunted house chiller.

Watched this at the weekend and it was solid. I think the notion of a house full of shapes which cast sinister shadows when night falls really reminds me of childhood.

 

Some manifestations may not have been needed IMO but I understand why they were there.

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12 hours ago, gingerling said:

I watched A Serbian Film without reading anything about it. I also managed to download the uncut version.

I know it's not really a horror but no film has ever disturbed me like that film did.

Even now after a few years I get flashbacks of certain scenes. It doesn't help that my son was of a similar age to the boy in the final scene.

 

I watched that a good while back also, for ages I was like 'what the hell is all the fuss about?' until the latter stages and in particular the scene with his wife and child.  Really not cool..

 

Glad Martyrs is getting much love.  Did anyone else sit through the butchered US remake?

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1 hour ago, DirkCrisis said:

Watched this at the weekend and it was solid. I think the notion of a house full of shapes which cast sinister shadows when night falls really reminds me of childhood.

 

Some manifestations may not have been needed IMO but I understand why they were there.

 

I definitely agree with your last point, but, as you say, you can see why they were included. I'm glad you gave it a go though.

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