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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #250 on: January 30, 2019, 11:14:32 AM »


Comes to DirectTV January 31st. Will be in limited release/On Demand March 1st. Depending on who you are, you will either be interested or already think it sucks.


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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #251 on: January 31, 2019, 05:41:19 AM »
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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #252 on: February 01, 2019, 11:58:28 AM »
https://ew.com/tv/2019/01/31/cbs-frankenstein-pilot/

CBS has ordered a drama pilot titled Frankenstein.

This latest and very loose adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel follows a San Francisco homicide detective who “is mysteriously brought back to life after being killed in the line of duty. But as he resumes his old life and he and his wife realize he isn’t the same person he used to be, they zero in on the strange man behind his resurrection – Dr. Victor Frankenstein.” (Duh-nuh!).

The Det. Frankenstein drama (yes, we know, he’s technically Frankenstein’s monster) will be in consideration for next season’s primetime lineup. Writer Jason Tracey (Burn Notice, Elementary) is responsible.

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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #253 on: February 05, 2019, 05:40:32 AM »
Just got back from seeing Escape Room and I really enjoyed it 6.5/10. Definitely had the vibe of say Final Destination and I enjoyed the different aspects of each utilized escape room. The plot focused on
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lone survivors and the end with a tie back to the "No Way Out" phrase and Zoey/Ben being thrown back into a plane-centric scenario
was decent and I liked the idea that other groups had been utilized in the past. Also had a bit of a Cube feel to its plot backstory but could work if fleshed out in future sequels.

The characters were (mostly) likeable enough although, much like the first FD, not radically fleshed out. I can very easily see this going the 4-5 movie sequels route with fleshed out backstories and/or more elaborate escape room designs and concepts.

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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #254 on: February 09, 2019, 05:35:31 AM »
Just saw The Prodigy starring Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black) and Jackson Robert Scott.

6/10

Doesn't try to do much new with the concept of
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possession of a kid's body via reincarnated soul
but the acting is decent, there's a few tense scenes (and only 1 stupid jump scare), and the film runs the length of time it needs to. The plot is a bit thin and some of the integration e.g. the opening, the psychiatric aspect, and the end go by fairly fast but at the same time it didn't feel like the film needed to be any longer than it was.

Check it out if you're looking for a decent February horror movie on the cheap in preparation to stuff like Happy Death Day 2U.

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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #255 on: March 05, 2019, 03:14:08 AM »
New movie from Ari Aster who directed Hereditary


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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #256 on: March 05, 2019, 04:13:05 AM »
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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #257 on: March 05, 2019, 05:39:20 AM »
Considering how much I dug Ari Aster's first film, this definitely piques my interest.


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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #258 on: March 05, 2019, 05:57:22 AM »
Hard pass. Aster is the next Shyamalan.

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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #259 on: March 05, 2019, 07:40:37 AM »
laughable comparison
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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #260 on: March 06, 2019, 12:41:39 AM »
Anyone end up seeing Hole in the Ground?

This played over the weekend at a local AMC but I think its been on Directv for awhile. Anyhow, quite a gem of a film actually. Really eerie and tense stuff in this one, mixed with a really dreadful tone. The gore factor wasn't very high and didn't need to be.

Reminded me a bit of a Pet Sematary in some ways, maybe with an Omen/Prodigy vibe a bit as well until the story fleshes out a bit. Performances were really good, especially the young boy. Comparatively to the kid in Prodigy, this role was much more believable and convincing for sure.

Really well worth checking out for sure

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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #261 on: March 10, 2019, 07:25:29 AM »
Some upcoming Scream Factory Titles

-Quatermass and the Pit and Quatermass II (May 14th)
-The Chosen (May 14th)
-Night of the Creeps (May 28th)
-When a Stranger Comes Back (May 28th)
-The Alligator People (May 28th)
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-The Entity (June 11th)
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-The Monolith Monsters (June 18th)
-Monster on the Campus (June 25th)


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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #262 on: March 12, 2019, 09:38:48 AM »
Punk is in this horror movie:

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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #263 on: March 12, 2019, 12:26:41 PM »
I admire the Kubrick feel of the trailer. Looking forward to it.

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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #264 on: March 17, 2019, 04:00:40 AM »
Just watched Dead Ringers (1988) for the first time, directed by David Cronenberg. A great little performance by Jeremy Irons as Elliot/Beverly. It's more drama than actual horror IMO with two identical twin gynecologists working together when one (Beverly) falls for a 'mutant' (down south wise) actress but becomes torn in trying to maintain a relationship with her while staying beside his brother (Elliot) and their burgeoning career. Eventually Bev starts to melt down and it gets really intense towards the climax.


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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #265 on: March 18, 2019, 07:08:04 AM »
This is kind of an unorthodox spot to put it, but better than anywhere.....

It was listed as a horror and I'd consider it as such.....saw the new Gasper Noe film over the weekend, Climax. While it was tame for Noe's standards, it was still a bit raunchy and a lot over the top aesthetically.

Besides the usual weirdness in a Noe film (example: the end credits started at the beginning of the film in a unorthodox manner, concurrent with a scene that should have been placed in the end of the film basically) there was lot of visual strangeness, which keep in mind the story was that an entire party of folks got dosed with LSD spiked in their drinks.

That said, it played out very much like I suppose it would if a group of people unaware of the drug took it and chaos ensued to the n'th degree. I can't say I completely enjoyed it start to finish, but it certainly kept my interest going. The last half hour is about as chaotic and fucked up as you will probably see from a film this year.

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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #266 on: March 18, 2019, 07:11:28 AM »
Seeing that on Wednesday, but I'm glad someone else did. I must admit I didn't read your post after seeing what it was that you saw so I'll have to come back to this then.


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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #267 on: March 21, 2019, 03:53:37 PM »
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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #268 on: March 30, 2019, 10:21:15 AM »


Coming 6/24 from Arrow. Info and specs:

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Continuing its mission to unearth the very best in weird and wonderful horror obscura from the golden age of US independent genre moviemaking, Arrow Video is proud to present the long-awaited second volume in its American Horror Project series co-curated by author Stephen Thrower (Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents).

Starting off with a little-seen 1970 offering from underrated cult auteur John Hayes (Grave of the Vampire, Garden of the Dead), Dream No Evil is a haunting, moving tale of a young woman’s desperate quest to be reunited with her long-lost father – only to find herself drawn into a fantasyland of homicidal madness. Meanwhile, 1976’s Dark August stars Academy Award-winner Kim Hunter (A Streetcar Named Desire) in a story of a man pursued by a terrifying and deadly curse in the wake of a hit-and-run accident. Lastly, 1977’s Harry Novak-produced The Child is a gloriously delirious slice of horror mayhem in which a young girl raises an army of the dead against the people she holds responsible for her mother’s death.

With all three films having been newly remastered from the best surviving film elements and appearing here for the first time ever on Blu-ray, alongside a wealth of supplementary material, American Horror Project Volume Two offers up yet another fascinating and blood-chilling foray into the deepest, darkest corners of stars-and-stripes terror.

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• Brand new 2K restorations from original film elements

• High Definition Blu-ray presentation

• Original uncompressed PCM mono audio

• English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

• Reversible sleeves for each film featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil

• American Horror Project Journal Vol. II – limited edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing on the films by Stephen R. Bissette, Travis Crawford and Amanda Reyes

DREAM NO EVIL

• Filmed appreciation by Stephen Thrower

• Brand new audio commentary with Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan

• Hollywood After Dark: The Early Films of John Hayes, 1959-1971 – brand new video essay by Stephen Thrower looking at Hayes’ filmography leading up to Dream No Evil

• Writer Chris Poggiali on the prodigious career of celebrated character actor Edmond O’Brien

• Excerpts from an audio interview with actress Rue McClanahan (The Golden Girls) discussing her many cinematic collaborations with director John Hayes

DARK AUGUST

• Filmed appreciation by Stephen Thrower

• Brand new audio commentary with writer-director Martin Goldman

• Brand new on-camera interview with Martin Goldman

• Brand new on-camera interview with producer Marianne Kanter

• The Hills Are Alive: Dark August and Vermont Folk Horror – author and artist Stephen R. Bissette on Dark August and its context within the wider realm of genre filmmaking out of Vermont

• Original Press Book

THE CHILD

• 1.37:1 and 1.85:1 presentations of the feature

• Filmed appreciation by Stephen Thrower

• Brand new audio commentary with director Robert Voskanian and producer Robert Dadashian, moderated by Stephen Thrower

• Brand new on-camera interviews with Robert Voskanian and Robert Dadashian

• Original Theatrical Trailer

• Original Press Book


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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #269 on: April 03, 2019, 07:47:09 AM »

Coming 7/9 From Scream Factory


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« Reply #270 on: April 03, 2019, 08:05:14 AM »

Coming 7/9 From Scream Factory

Having never played the games, I remember liking the movie okay anyway but I think a majority of that was the actual atmosphere of it all.

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« Reply #271 on: April 03, 2019, 09:08:47 AM »
It's underrated for sure. Take away all the gamer butthurt about how it mishmashes multiple entries and swaps things around? You're left with a solid horror flick that has some great style and some intense visuals.

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« Reply #272 on: April 03, 2019, 09:24:37 AM »
It's underrated for sure. Take away all the gamer butthurt about how it mishmashes multiple entries and swaps things around? You're left with a solid horror flick that has some great style and some intense visuals.
It's probably the closest we've gotten to a good video game movie so far. Unlike say, the "Resident Evil" movies (which can be fun, but I don't think anyone here will say they are actually good movies) it actually tries to be scary and opts for atmosphere instead of being over the top. It doesn't always work (the third act could use some improvements-especially the  bad CG with the barbed wire) but by video game movie standards, it might as well be awards worthy. The fact that they didn't overuse Pyramid Head was also a smart move IMO. Too much of him would be overkill. Two quick scenes (the first of which is actually disturbing) is all he needs.


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« Reply #273 on: April 03, 2019, 11:14:56 AM »
I went on a shopping spree over the weekend and added some of the classics to the DVD stacks. These are all Legacy Collection editions.

- Creature from the Black Lagoon
Also includes Revenge of the Creature and The Creature Walks Among Us.

- Dracula
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- Frankenstein
Also includes Bride of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein, Ghost of Frankenstein, and House of Frankenstein.

- The Mummy
Also includes The Mummy's Hand, The Mummy's Tomb, The Mummy's Ghost, and The Mummy's Curse.

I've never seen the sequels except for Bride of Frankenstein, so that will be fun. Didn't grab the sets for The Invisible Man or The Wolf Man, but will do so eventually.
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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #274 on: April 05, 2019, 05:58:27 AM »
Woof... skip the Pet Sematary remake. Spoilers ahead but save yourself the ticket and read 'em. Just an awful mess of a movie 4/10 I wasn't a big fan of the original but that shits all over this remake, for the most part with a couple exceptions.

What worked: The concept of killing off a 9 year old Ellie (aged up from 5 years old in the book) I think makes for a much stronger movie especially in her resurrection and relationship to the characters compared to Gage. I also kind of liked the ending to the movie, dumb and confusing as it was. Some decent body horror for a Rachel related nightmare towards the end of the movie. John Lithgow tries as do most of the actors but they are all given absolutely nothing to work with, which is a shame because with a much better script this could've been a legitimate improvement on the original as a whole.

What didn't work: The pacing was god awful with the screenplay trying to stay close to the book (to its minimal credit) but literally giving scenes 2-3 lines of dialogue tops and then swiftly moving on. Like the screenwriter read the first 50 pages of the book and then moved on without reading the rest of the book. Other scenes that were pretty important to deep character development in the book (e.g. Ellie's talk with Judd in the Pet Semetary turning into a fear of losing Church and the ensuing argument between Rachel/Louis about how to teach Ellie about the concept of death) went by in a disappointing surface level touch again with the barest amount of dialogue required. It was blatantly obvious that the screenwriter just wanted to get to the death & resurrection of Ellie because everything else was super abrupt and quick. Iconic scenes such as Pascow's death, the talk between Judd/Louis about the Micmack burial grounds, the initial burial of Church, even the digging up of Ellie's grave are all treated in the same manner as blink and you'll miss it moments. Even Zelda's scenes lose a lot of the impact of the original, which is a shame because it's clear the physical makeup effects crew put in a lot of hard work there.

The friendship between Judd and Louis is a central part of the book and the original movie. That literally gets glossed over to the point where I think they had maybe... 15-20 lines of dialogue together it felt like. The decision to have Ellie discover the Pet Sematary and Judd come upon her kind of ruined the mystique of the place. Judd leading Louis to bury Church in the burial ground was baffingly short and lacked urgency or any sense of tension. There was literally no reason given except Judd just basically says, "Follow me, Louis," and Louis is all, "Okay, Judd!" and buries Church in the Micmack burial ground thinking it's just a normal pet burial.

Ellie comes back and is evil/killing people within two scenes of reuniting with Louis. The trailer blew the impact of Ellie's killing of Judd especially since the scene tried to do an audience subversion of the bed take from the original movie. Rachel's learning of Ellie's being resurrected is shown in the trailer and that's literally the extent of it before Ellie tries to murder her... because evil I guess. Same went for trying to subvert Gage being saved by Louis and Ellie being killed when everybody knew Ellie was the one killed off in this version, again taking away any suspense and tension.

Other minor annoyances: The trucks appear as loud/fast vehicles but there's little to no actual reference about them tearing down the road or for anybody to be careful crossing. It just assumes the viewer knows the story, which is a cardinal sin of a bad adaptation. If you need outside material to explain backstory or plot, your movie's script blows. Church also gets killed but the impact/effect was shitty and the original movie actually made you feel sympathy about the event. Here it just happens and literally that night, Church gets resurrected so whatever.

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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
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« Reply #277 on: May 07, 2019, 06:36:23 AM »
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« Reply #278 on: May 08, 2019, 05:02:50 AM »
Saw this last week, quite an indy gem here worth a peep....I think it's on demand now besides a theatrical release.....


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« Reply #279 on: May 14, 2019, 12:32:06 PM »


Really digging this one. Getting real “The Wicker Man” (the original) vibes from it.


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« Reply #280 on: May 22, 2019, 10:28:57 AM »
I don't know if this is horror, but it's from the director of The Babadook and looks really awesome


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« Reply #281 on: May 31, 2019, 01:49:51 AM »
Arrow has two horror/horror adjacent titles coming in August. They are



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SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

Brand new 2K restoration of the theatrical version from the original camera negative

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation

Original uncompressed mono audio

Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Brand new audio commentary with Richard Harland Smith

Archival audio commentary with co-writer/director Alfred Sole and editor Edward Salier

First Communion: Alfred Sole Remembers Alice, Sweet Alice – director Alfred Sole looks back on his 1976 classic

In the Name of the Father – brand new interview with actor Niles McMaster

Sweet Memories: Dante Tomaselli on Alice, Sweet Alice – filmmaker Dante Tomaselli, cousin of Alfred Sole, discusses his longtime connection to the film

Lost Childhood: The Locations of Alice, Sweet Alice – a tour of the original Alice Sweet Alice shooting locations hosted by author Michael Gingold

Alternate Holy Terror Television Cut

Deleted scene

Alternate Opening Titles

Trailer and TV Spot

Original screenplay

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

• Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, supervised and approved by writer-director William Friedkin
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Newly remastered 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio supervised by William Friedkin
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Archival audio commentary by William Friedkin
• The History of Cruising – archival featurette looking at the film’s origins and production
• Exorcising Cruising – archival featurette looking at the controversy surrounding the film and its enduring legacy
• Original Theatrical Trailer


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Re: General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread
« Reply #282 on: May 31, 2019, 04:27:19 AM »
A new trailer dropped for 47 Meters Down: Uncaged... looks like it could be decent sequel killer shark fare.


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« Reply #283 on: June 03, 2019, 05:29:00 AM »
Just saw the movie Ma with Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis, Corey Folgelmanis, and Luke Evans. It was solid enough probably a 5.5 to 6/10 in my book. This is definitely more 'thriller' than actual horror in the vein of stuff like The Hand That Rocks the Cradle or Pacific Heights but not nearly as good.

The basis behind Spencer's character fell a little flat like the movie had a premise but didn't quite know how to effectively finish the character off due to trying to portray her in a sympathetic light. The movie built up everything well until the climactic end when the over-psychotic breakdown is supposed to occur and here it just... didn't. If anything, it seems like the script or director tamed Spencer heavily in the final act which was disappointing.

Acting was fine and it was nice seeing Juliette Lewis on screen again. The trailer pretty much gives you the entire movie.

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« Reply #284 on: June 03, 2019, 06:13:10 AM »
Watched Deathhouse this past weekend.  It's nice to see so many horror icons brought together for a film, but what a piece of shit this thing was. Bad acting, bad editing, bad cinematography, bad directing, etc.  There are a couple fun kills but overall this movie is awful and not worth anyone's time.

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« Reply #285 on: June 10, 2019, 06:43:08 AM »
Ma: Surprised more didn't see this one, as I thought it was a pretty good twisted mainstream horror fare that wasn't the typical horror schlock formula. There was more here to chew on so to speak, and I never thought I would see Spencer in a crazy role like this but damn she really did well with it. The ending was a bit ho-hum, and there was alot of themes they could just jumped into different directions with, but by and large I was entertained with this.

The Dead Don't Die: Saw this during an early screening last week, and enjoyed it. The ending is very abrupt to say the least, but otherwise I thought this was pretty quirkly and Murray-esque for sure. LOTS of dry meta humor to the n'th degree which some will love and the next person probably will hate since they took it pretty far on that level. Pretty solid cast here for what I'd consider a hillbilly Shaun of the Dead in some ways.

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« Reply #286 on: June 10, 2019, 08:34:22 AM »


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« Reply #287 on: June 10, 2019, 08:46:54 AM »
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« Reply #288 on: June 11, 2019, 03:31:51 AM »
Still casting his shitty "actress" wife. Never change, Rob.
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« Reply #289 on: June 11, 2019, 03:39:15 AM »
Zombie never produced that one "great" film. He showed promise early in his directing career but his movies are in complete LOL territory these days.

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« Reply #290 on: June 11, 2019, 04:01:38 AM »
Still casting his shitty "actress" wife. Never change, Rob.

It's supposed to be a sequel or prequel or reboot to House Of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects so it actually makes sense for her to be in this one. But, her performance will be as annoying as her performances in the other 2

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« Reply #291 on: June 11, 2019, 04:40:29 AM »
I feel like if he’d let someone go over his dialogue and tone it down 70% we could be taking about him differently. He’s a competent enough director but loves his shit too much.

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« Reply #292 on: June 11, 2019, 05:35:12 AM »
Zombie is one of the few horror directors where you see his influences clear as day in his works (and I mean that in a good way) but the problem is, he takes what he enjoyed most about those films and does a 180 on them. Stuff like House of 1000 Corpses and Devil's Rejects are almost good flicks but he becomes too overindulgent with what he likes.

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« Reply #293 on: June 11, 2019, 05:56:03 AM »
I feel like if he’d let someone go over his dialogue and tone it down 70% we could be taking about him differently. He’s a competent enough director but loves his shit too much.

Zombie is one of the few horror directors where you see his influences clear as day in his works (and I mean that in a good way) but the problem is, he takes what he enjoyed most about those films and does a 180 on them. Stuff like House of 1000 Corpses and Devil's Rejects are almost good flicks but he becomes too overindulgent with what he likes.

I've mentioned it before, but he's a guy who clearly has a vision, but needs somebody to at least work as a guiding hand. "Lords of Salem" is a flawed movie to say the least (the Black Metal guy, the Bigfoot demon, someone saying "cunty witches, etc.) but it also feels like a movie where he's trying to grow as a director, and proves that he can write characters that aren't white trash stereotypes who say "fuck" in every sentence.

31" was a big step back in that it doubles down on his worst instincts (and has some really bad direction and editing) and adds extra annoyances. When your movie has a character called "Sex Head" who is just "hey, Rob Zombie saw the trailer for 'Suicide Squad' and wanted to create his own version of Harley Quinn" and a huge German guy in a tutu wielding a chainsaw and screaming I'M GOING TO FUCK YOU CUNTS while the camera shakes around, someone needs to tell you to cut it out. It's also proof that "Mandy" had a much better use of Richard Brake than this movie does. His next movie looks like more of the same.


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« Reply #294 on: June 11, 2019, 06:00:16 AM »
I was gonna say the first hour or so of Lords Of Salem actually showed some real growth as a director before he gave in to his excesses in the third act. He had a really good mood and atmosphere in those first two acts and did it without all the swearing and hellbilly deluxe. I still think overall it's my favorite movie by him.

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« Reply #295 on: June 11, 2019, 06:26:36 AM »
I was gonna say the first hour or so of Lords Of Salem actually showed some real growth as a director before he gave in to his excesses in the third act. He had a really good mood and atmosphere in those first two acts and did it without all the swearing and hellbilly deluxe. I still think overall it's my favorite movie by him.
It's also his best looking movie (it looks gorgeous at times). If anything, I feel like "31" and this are him pushing back because some of his fans were mad that he dared to make an Art House genre film.


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« Reply #296 on: June 11, 2019, 06:31:32 AM »
I've said it numerous times but I didn't hate his Halloween remake and would probably watch it over most of the original sequels but it also has its problems (Michael's origin, the obvious music cues, Danny Trejo's death scene, Michael's sister, etc.)

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« Reply #297 on: June 11, 2019, 06:40:22 AM »
In non Rob Zombie related stuff, I found "I Trapped the Devil" and "The Hole in the Ground" to be disappointing. The former occasionally drags with it's attempt at a slow burn, has a rather weak lead performance IMO and has an ending that felt like a big shrug. The latter is better acted, but...well, I think this review explains it better than I could. It isn't a bad movie, but I couldn't help but think that "The Babadook" did it better.


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« Reply #298 on: June 11, 2019, 07:59:02 AM »
Hard to judge much by that trailer, but if it's going to be anything like 31, count me out of this one. That one was so abrasive and amateur feeling, like they took a week to film and come up with the story on the fly. At least it felt like that.

That said, I've been kinda looking forward to a proper Corpes trilogy of sorts since these were the first characters he developed on screen, and I would think they hold more importance to him than most of the other films he's done. Since its been so long since Devil's Rejects, I would hope Zombie has been working on this story for years and has fleshed it out a bit, and ran ideas past other producers, etc. I'm not holding onto hope, but I'd like to think he will be more passionate and focused with this one hopefully.

FWIW I thought Devil's Rejects was not too bad, but nowhere near a classic or anything by any means.

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« Reply #299 on: June 11, 2019, 08:17:49 AM »
I think The Devil's Rejects absolutely is a classic and ushered in the grindhouse revival. Even though it has his now tired tropes (over abundant profanity for the sake of it, 70s rock soundtrack, white trash psychopaths), it was so refreshing in 2005 to see such a grimy piece of filth in major theaters after we'd been drowned in shyte J-horror remakes and self-aware slashers.

Plus, I mean, it has one of the best movie soundtracks ever assembled, and a perfect use of both "Midnight Rider" and "Free Bird."