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Horror Movies, Do You Like Them?


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#31    GoSC

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:48 PM

View PostTaun, on 18 January 2013 - 11:52 AM, said:

While there are many films listed in this thread that I enjoy... as a rule I do not care for horror movies as such... they just don't frighten me... at best they "startle me" ...

But I do feel that horror that appens just off camera - out of the audiences view - is much more terrifying/suspenceful than just putting it in your face...

Most horror films today rely upon jumpscares through booming music stings and quiet moments broken by very loud thunderous noises. If not that, it is gratuitous violence or gross-out gore.

That is why I mostly prefer the substance and craft of the classic horror movies as the characters and story can truly be engaging rather than a high bodycount of cyphers (characters) which the viewers have absolutely no emotional investment in. The latter can actually have the opposite effect if the violence is too comic over-the-top and the deaths too silly or ironic.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

One stand-out favorite scene for me is in the Hitchcock movie The Birds... when the lady is sitting on a bench with her back to the school playground and she's waiting for school to let out and she's been sitting there a while when a couple of birds flying near draw her attention and she follows their flight and turns to see them join what appears to be hundreds of other birds that have already gathered on the playground.
I think that's definitely the best scene in the movie, but the scene I always see in reference to the movie follows that one, and is when the children are running from the school and the "playground" birds are attacking them.
I've always thought that that single moment of awareness of the presence of all those birds...and the birds are calm... is much, much scarier than the later scene of the birds actually attacking.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

View Postregi, on 29 January 2013 - 07:31 PM, said:

One stand-out favorite scene for me is in the Hitchcock movie The Birds... when the lady is sitting on a bench with her back to the school playground and she's waiting for school to let out and she's been sitting there a while when a couple of birds flying near draw her attention and she follows their flight and turns to see them join what appears to be hundreds of other birds that have already gathered on the playground.
I think that's definitely the best scene in the movie, but the scene I always see in reference to the movie follows that one, and is when the children are running from the school and the "playground" birds are attacking them.
I've always thought that that single moment of awareness of the presence of all those birds...and the birds are calm... is much, much scarier than the later scene of the birds actually attacking.

Hitchcock was not just a master of horror, he was a master of suspence... and that feeling of pending horror is much more horrible than the actual fact sometimes ...


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:27 AM

LOVE HORROR MOVIES...they dont make em like they used too though.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

john carpenter, charles band, dario argento,  mario bava and lamberto bava (maybe a few more directors I don't remember right now), usually I like to watch their films and my movie taste can be some different.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:34 PM

View PostK_Bonita, on 30 January 2013 - 12:27 AM, said:

LOVE HORROR MOVIES...they dont make em like they used too though.

No, they sure dont. Cinema horror has been on a downward slide since the 90s. Paltry best describes them.

View PostMuzzybluezzy, on 02 February 2013 - 02:14 PM, said:

john carpenter, charles band, dario argento,  mario bava and lamberto bava (maybe a few more directors I don't remember right now), usually I like to watch their films and my movie taste can be some different.

These men really knew their craft. John Carpenter doesnt make movies much these days because of his sentiments about the business has changed. And the fact he has made a string of really bad ones through the 90s and 00s.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

View PostB Jenkins, on 02 February 2013 - 05:34 PM, said:

These men really knew their craft. John Carpenter doesnt make movies much these days because of his sentiments about the business has changed. And the fact he has made a string of really bad ones through the 90s and 00s.

John Carpenter is the most famous name among them, unfortunately, after in the mouth of madness j.carpenter could not make a good movie. Recently I watched his last movie named The Ward. The Ward was not a good and creative movie, in fact today I miss 80s 90s and movies of those decades or years and usually I don't like movies of 2000s. I say the same thing for music (tho I find electronic music of today is successful but as a whole the music of 2000s is not good in comparison with before years). Thanks for your interest and liking.





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