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#466    scowl

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:17 PM

View PostMysticStrummer, on 20 March 2013 - 03:38 AM, said:

It makes me feel old to say it, but these kids today don't have the attention span for dread.

Blair Witch Project was a huge success. The entire movie was a build up to the final (and confusing) scene.

The film industry had no idea what to make of its success. It didn't fit the five act screenplays they were taught in film school and few directors would ever allow more than a few lines of improvisation much less an entire movie. They tried similar viral marketing campaigns and they failed. Eventually they forgot about it and it was business as usual again.

The industry reacted much differently when Easy Rider became a surprise box office hit. At least that movie was conventional construction and some studios were able to learn lessons from it. The main one unfortunately was that you could make movies for a lot less money.


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:26 PM

View PostSubsonicjourno, on 27 March 2013 - 01:38 PM, said:

Every horror film I see is normally me laughing at how bad it is whilst everyone else is screaming. Yet to watch a truly scary movie, most start well but then end up being daft or the main character is just a doosh.

One bad trend is how some science fiction movies suddenly turn into conventional horror movies. For example Sunshine was supposed to be a modern intelligent science fiction movie but in the end, it suddenly turned into attractive people running away from a crazed lunatic killer. They either ran out of ideas or some producer was afraid the audience would be disappointed if they didn't see people getting murdered.


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:58 PM

The Blair Witch Project was very effective and how to make a horror smash without gore, special effects or elite acting talent, sadly it has spawned infinite numbers of awful trash in the formula it laid out. There are a few decent 'found footage' films such as [REC]. Cloverfield is also good for the handheld aspect and inventive storytelling. Though of course the latter was conducted on a colossal budget and is not very subtle in its premise.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:44 PM

[Rec] was extremely good in my opinion :yes:

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:03 PM

View Postscowl, on 27 March 2013 - 04:17 PM, said:



Blair Witch Project was a huge success. The entire movie was a build up to the final (and confusing) scene.

The film industry had no idea what to make of its success. It didn't fit the five act screenplays they were taught in film school and few directors would ever allow more than a few lines of improvisation much less an entire movie. They tried similar viral marketing campaigns and they failed. Eventually they forgot about it and it was business as usual again.

The industry reacted much differently when Easy Rider became a surprise box office hit. At least that movie was conventional construction and some studios were able to learn lessons from it. The main one unfortunately was that you could make movies for a lot less money.

Blair witch was so dumb. I couldn't at all see how people were scared of this .. and I get scared easily.

I got scared off of the ring and freddy scared the crap out of me. Candyman scared me, pet semetary scared me... Hell raiser was just plain nasty... I dont watch scary movies anymore but I did see Sinister last year, that was pretty spooky.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:29 PM

[REC] sure is effective, the american remake was awful and pointless (except for making a ton of profit by butchering and watering down a great foreign film :cry:. The pacing is fantastic, a couple of the events went WHAM in my immediate memory, keeping it simple and championing originality in even the most subtle ways can make a colossal difference, budgets and pandering to audience expectations ruin many many movies these days, horror especially.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:54 AM

I just watched vhs for the first time the other day, not bad. The girl that kept saying "i like you" was pretty freaky tho. I laughed my ass off when that chick says "your all gonna f@#*ing die here".  the haunted house was def my fave.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:59 AM

I can't really think of any scary movies that actually haunt me..

They don't really make good scary movies anymore. Most modern horror films are either just an hour and a half of creepy visuals with a "The ghost isn't evil, just misunderstood" plot twist at the end, or just an hour and a half of gory torture porn that's not really scary as much as its just gross and boring...

I hate where modern writing has gone...


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:17 PM

My uncle said Insidious was pretty horrifiying, I took his word for it and never saw it

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:30 AM

I watched evil dead for the first time yesterday (mainely so i could say ive seen it) and now i see why people say its a horror/comedy. when they first arrive at the cabin its a little creepy, especially the rythmic banging of the hanging chair. But pretty much after that it was all comedy for me. I laughed so hard when the trees attacked that dumb girl, and i dont know how that clumbsy twit got out of the woods alive. the playdoe makup was funny as. The only real problem i had was with the film is they tryed so hard to make it gorry and gross that it was actually funny instead. A good watch if you want a laugh but thats about it.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:27 AM

scariest movie but i liked was the ring
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:32 AM

I think test of scary film is if it is still scary, even while knowing the plot, some years later. I recently watched all three of the Ring series, the original in Japanese, and they still had it, Sadako is still scary coming out the well. But I also recently re-watched The Grudge, again original Japanese. First time it was really good, but now it is tame and partly ridiculous. It was only second time watching that I really noticed that the victims all seemed to forget how to stand up, let alone run, every time they were attacked, very unrealistic.

A recent horror that I am still trying to get my head around is Lords of Salem by Rob Zombie. Very trippy, very Rob Zombie.....


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:06 PM

View PostAtentutankh-pasheri, on 24 April 2013 - 09:32 AM, said:

I think test of scary film is if it is still scary, even while knowing the plot, some years later. I recently watched all three of the Ring series, the original in Japanese, and they still had it, Sadako is still scary coming out the well. But I also recently re-watched The Grudge, again original Japanese. First time it was really good, but now it is tame and partly ridiculous. It was only second time watching that I really noticed that the victims all seemed to forget how to stand up, let alone run, every time they were attacked, very unrealistic.

A recent horror that I am still trying to get my head around is Lords of Salem by Rob Zombie. Very trippy, very Rob Zombie.....

Yeah, apparently hairy-clog monsters only attack people with an under developed or damaged "Fight or flight" response mechanism...

I never even heard of Lords of Salem. I'll have to watch for it...


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:45 PM

View PostSpiritWriter, on 22 April 2013 - 09:03 PM, said:

Blair witch was so dumb. I couldn't at all see how people were scared of this .. and I get scared easily.

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I got scared off of the ring and freddy scared the crap out of me. Candyman scared me, pet semetary scared me... Hell raiser was just plain nasty... I dont watch scary movies anymore but I did see Sinister last year, that was pretty spooky.

These are just "chop chop blood blood" movies to me. Any movie with a daemon that arrives with murderous intent is already a parody of the genre.





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