you thought a 90 minute film of a little kid screaming was solid?
Comes out late February and has been getting some decent press (supposedly similar in quality to the Babadook which I thought was solid). Looking forward to it!
you thought a 90 minute film of a little kid screaming was solid?
When you rub more than two brain cells together you'd see there was a lot more to that movie than a little kid screaming. It was actually a pretty clever story about grief and anger.
But if you were expecting mindless horror I can see how you'd not like it.
It was my ear cells that have a problem with a kid screaming for 90 minutes. I couldnt tell how that was clever.
Is this a movie about herpes?
Oh, I get it now, you were referring to that Babadook movie. I've never heard of it, so had no clue that's what you meant. I can't stand the "it's really happening" horror shit, so I'll just take your word for it.
This movie didn't strike me as overtly terrible, or full of a little kid screaming, so that's part of why I was confused.
This is now the Babadook movie thread: it was really good, Astrocreep is wrong. Really I am not sure how you can miss the point on a movie that hard. It seems like you weren't interested or paying attention at all.
I am really looking forward to this movie (the thread is about It Follows again). Did anyone see it yet? Any other cool horror movies coming out soon?
I saw It Follows the other day. It's good. The ending isn't great, but it's solid overall. If you like horror movies, or arty movies, you should def see it.
I dunno, that shitty trailer makes me want to believe in Astro. He isn't *always* wrong you know!
So, Baba Ghanoush, in the movie or not? That's still about the only way I'm watching it.
The kid in babadook was pretty annoying I'll give him that. The movie definitely had symbolism and deeper meaning going on there. It was pretty in your face but if you flat out felt like ignoring it and taking it as a straight forward horror movie, yeah then the movie is going to suck.
Fantastic horror movie. Best I've seen in years. Truly creepy, with an underlying subtext about sex that gets under your skin. It also had an 80's vibe, and these quiet meditative moments where nothing much happens, kind of like the movie "Drive." It felt like a movie from a different time.
Yeah, the movie was filmed for $2 million and has already made it back with only a limited release (think they just expanded to 1,200 theaters this week). While making money is for sure important, the movie itself is pretty artsy so mass-appeal will lag critics IMO and gauging the investment they probably figured this....leading into, the review!
So, I finally had a chance to see this last night and was OK with it but a bit letdown. The concept behind it was pretty original, albeit with throwbacks to others (had some strong Halloween vibes for me). The score and story-telling I feel were strong and without these elements this would have ended up your typical 3/10 teenie date movie. I gather this is the director's, David Robert Mitchell, first go at horror but he did a great job presenting the 'monster' so it wasn't in-your-face obvious (most American horror these days) or WTF-is-going-on confusing (looking at you Korea and Japan) so you can actually get just enough to track the story with your mind filling in the blanks to personalize the suspense. As mentioned, also excellent use of sound to raise tension (think the siren in Silent Hill). There is a lot of symbolism and metaphors throughout this movie and I'm sure film students and artsy types will love it but it was all a bit too try-hard for me, taking away from what could have been more terrifying.
For an artsy-movie, I'd give it an 8/10. For horror-fans, a 6.5. It was worth seeing in the theater for me, just because it was shot well and the audio was such a big component of the film. That said, I think you'd still get the point watching it at home.
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It Follows isn't floppings, the movie cost like 2 mill to make. They're hoping the wide release brings word of mouth to it, but regardless it has already been a financial success.
Let me save the average movie watcher some time. This movie sucked dirty butt hole. You have been warned.
But yeah the movie was terrible.
PS That Egret chick from GoT was in a small horror movie of her own recently, it similarly was a metaphor for getting married I think.
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I just watched The Babadook the other day, and while I enjoyed it, holy shit was that kid annoying. I kept thinking back to this thread and how I had read the movie was 90 minutes of a kid screaming. It wasn't quite that bad, but it was close.
Kid was a decent actor to play an annoying little shit so effectively. I found babadook to be a really good movie personally.
Watched this movie last night, it's okay, it tries very hard to do everything other than have a genuinely good story. Everything in it is an homage to late 70's/80's horror movies, the music, cinematography and the entire premise.
Most of the slasher movies were euphemisms for sexually transmitted disease. Movies start, teens are off in a cabin somewhere drinking and fooling around then the killer arrives and starts cleaning house.
Only problem is they left out pretty much the only thing that made the originals popular, gore. The antagonist has a similar sort of vibe to Michael Myers but doesn't match his presence.
There are a quite a few of these 80's-a-like movies now and they are better than the usual bullshit but you have to wonder why the 70's and 80's did it so well and then it went to shit.
This movie should have been good. It wasn't. The ending was fucking dumb.
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I don't get the 96% on rotten tomatoes. I've never seen that shit be so wrong before. Movie wasn't scary at all and the ending made me go what the fuck that's it?
I watched this because the RT score and the movie was terrible, how the hell is this so highly rated ?
I thought it was great. Not sure what you guys were expecting. Feels like a late 70s early 80s John Carpenter film.
It's been a while but why wouldnt the monster go in water? I cant remember if they explained it or not
The monster did not go in the water because it was a trap. It was slow not stupid as was pointed out.
couldnt they have just shot it anywhere seemed like a retarded fucking plan
It was retarded. The director even says this. You have a bunch of dumb teenagers that know nothing essentially coming up with a plan. The director equated it to a Scooby Doo level of planning. It's also why it didn't work.
I watched this and Blue Ruin which both had similiar RT scores and thought this was much better
Movie was okay, I think the high rating was due to so many modern horror movies just being trash nowadays, which makes this look amazing in comparison. The Babadook, which came out last year as well, was just a much better movie. Watch that instead if you have a choice.
Was an interesting movie but seemed to me one of those kinds of "curses" that was reasonably easy to get rid of for kids of obviously somewhat well to do parents. Fly to south east asia bang some hookers you are effectively no longer cursed because that thing is going to ping pong so much in how long it would take to cross the ocean as to not be much of a problem.
I think the whole morality angle would stop a lot of people from doing that. Giving the curse to someone would basically be a death sentence, either for that person or someone they pass it to down the line. Didn't one of the characters almost go to some prostitutes at the end but decided not to do it that way? Although i think he did that less due to morality and more because he wanted an excuse to keep banging the main girl.
I guess they don't have Supernatural on TV in this world, because the first thing I'd have done when I realized the curse was real would have been to head to the library/internet and start researching ways to kill the damn monster.
I just figured you could burry it in a casket and never worry about it again.
Given it has to walk everywhere you could probably with some effort figure out what its moving speed is and pretty easily keep away from it with minor danger. If you fly overseas you are probably getting a few year break even without banging any hookers.
If you went to amsterdam or thailand and go to a big brothel visited by foreigners chances are that thing is going to spend the next few decades deep underwater meandering back and forth without ever harming anybody.
It would only take it about 100 days to walk half way across the world, so best case your looking at a year of freedom depending on who the whore sleeps with next. If you could manage to pass it on too crazy rich trust fund kid that spent all his traveling the world partying you'd be set but chances are it would spend 100 days walking to Thailand, kill a bunch of people there and start walking back to you.
Best bet is to youtube that shit, become insanely rich because you just proved the paranormal exists, spend your money and fame traveling the world doing interviews and letting scientist research it.
I really liked the movie, probably my favorite horror movie in a long time. Mainly just on the concept alone, something about having this slow moving but unstoppable thing coming after you works for me. Plus the soundtrack was great.
The hooker thing seems to have worked out well here. Get enough buffer and you are probably okay.
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