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#1    Brotherfudz

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 09:29 PM

Been trying to do some research because the movie is based on "true events," anyone have info on the true crime this movie is based on?


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Posted 13 May 2008 - 12:50 PM

Brotherfudz on May 12 2008, 05:29 PM, said:

Been trying to do some research because the movie is based on "true events," anyone have info on the true crime this movie is based on?


From what I read on imdb it is very loosely based on the Manson murders.....



The director has stated in an interview that he was inspired by the Manson murders, and this story is very loosely based on those.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0482606/faq#.2.1.1


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Posted 13 May 2008 - 01:39 PM

annmariet on May 13 2008, 07:50 AM, said:

From what I read on imdb it is very loosely based on the Manson murders.....



The director has stated in an interview that he was inspired by the Manson murders, and this story is very loosely based on those.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0482606/faq#.2.1.1


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Posted 13 May 2008 - 02:42 PM

WEREGIRL666 on May 13 2008, 09:39 AM, said:

manson eh?


yeah, weird since I just read that Manson thread original.gif   It must be loosely based since nothing in the previews or what I have read really reminds me of anything from the Manson family....I actually thought they were ghosts or something in the preview, not real people  so that just goes to show how little I know!!

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 05:59 PM

annmariet on May 13 2008, 09:42 AM, said:

yeah, weird since I just read that Manson thread original.gif   It must be loosely based since nothing in the previews or what I have read really reminds me of anything from the Manson family....I actually thought they were ghosts or something in the preview, not real people  so that just goes to show how little I know!!



From what I could tell, they were just real people wearing masks and acting creepy.

The little quote from the movie has Steven Tylers daughter saying "why are you doing this to us"

and the creepy reply  "because you were home".


I for one, HATE these types of movies.  It's torture porn, and it's cinema at its worst and most vile.  Saw, Hostel, Captivity, etc. are all crap.


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Posted 15 May 2008 - 06:28 PM

Looks like another movie where the guys wuss out and get killed by some fool with a kitchen knife just man up already lol if some strangers tried that on me they would get ownd.


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Posted 16 May 2008 - 09:34 PM

satan_incarnate on May 15 2008, 02:28 PM, said:

Looks like another movie where the guys wuss out and get killed by some fool with a kitchen knife just man up already lol if some strangers tried that on me they would get ownd.


We'll see about that! MUHAHAHA, lol just joshin...Or am I?...Haha who knows? Hahahahaha.

Seems like a creepy movie, just sick events.

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 10:20 PM

You know that they just said that so people would want to watch it more. The horror movies are getting old. they need a new advertising angle, so they use "it's real".


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Posted 16 May 2008 - 10:57 PM

Camozotz on May 16 2008, 04:34 PM, said:

We'll see about that! MUHAHAHA, lol just joshin...Or am I?...Haha who knows? Hahahahaha.

Seems like a creepy movie, just sick events.



doesn't seem promising i might download it but take the time and money to go see naw



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Posted 19 May 2008 - 10:36 PM

Looks interesting.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:53 PM

Looks awful. I hate movies that are "based" on things and are barely "based" on it at all.

... Except Liv Tyler is adorable. She seems to have lost a bit of weight for the movie though. I still won't watch it though.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:28 AM

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I for one, HATE these types of movies. It's torture porn, and it's cinema at its worst and most vile. Saw, Hostel, Captivity, etc. are all crap.


I dont really see it as torture porn, I hate Saw, Hostel and those kind of movies, however: the Strangers seems like it's leaning more towards the Amytiville Horror (1975) and Halloween (1978), those classics. There are numerous similarities between The Strangers and Halloween.

-Masks (obviously)
-The antagonist stalking the protagonist
-The "Final Girl" complex (what makes slasher movies what slasher movies are)
-Light use of gore, not too much, not too little

As you can see, it's merely a slasher film, And the atmosphere of it kind of reminds me of The Amytiville Horror. I don't know, I'm personally looking forward to it. May 30th is when it comes out by the way.

Also, back on topic, Wikipedia says it was based on the Keddie Resort Murders, and Manson murders.




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Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:40 AM

I myself would like to know how it's supposed to be based on the Manson murders.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 05:08 PM

supervike on May 15 2008, 01:59 PM, said:

From what I could tell, they were just real people wearing masks and acting creepy.

The little quote from the movie has Steven Tylers daughter saying "why are you doing this to us"

and the creepy reply  "because you were home".


I for one, HATE these types of movies.  It's torture porn, and it's cinema at its worst and most vile.  Saw, Hostel, Captivity, etc. are all crap.


I found it to be so much creepier when I saw the first teaser and it appeared that they were not just psychos in masks, but looked more like apparitions of some sort - the teaser showed a few scenes that made it look like the mask wearing folks were there watching and the other characters didn't even know they were in the room, but that all changed with the latest trailer....I do like horror movies, but I am a bit sick of "gorno" myself....I want to be creeped out and scared, not grossed out!

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 10:58 PM

Creepy and Interesting!! A must see!!

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