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On 6/23/2020 at 11:19 PM, Paolo's Circus Story said:

I'm very particular about horror films. I'd go as far to say it's my favourite genre and two of my favourite films are The Shining and John Carpenter's Halloween.
I get very irked though when I watch modern day horror films as the majority poorly focus on gore, jump scares and they largely fail at being unsettling and outright scary. So even though newer films like Hereditary and A Quiet Place were highly acclaimed I was massively disappointed. The only newer horror I've actually been pleased about after watching was Midsommer, which was directed by Ari Aster who also directed Hereditary above. So after all that, Midsommer is my recommendation :lol:

I’d go with Hereditary. Loved it. Largely found Midsommar a touch comical!

As mentioned you can’t go wrong with peak Carpenter. The Thing and Halloween being the go to classics.

Big fan of giallo as a genre so if you dip a toe in there try Suspiria or maybe Deep Red as a starter. Loads of the 80s Italian stuff is fascinatingly bizarre viewing!

The ultimate trailblazers for me are Cannibal Apocalypse or Texas Chainsaw massacre. Neither could be classed as an enjoyable watch but set so many trends.

Finally - can’t beat the slashers for fun. Friday the 13th, The Burning are all trashy but essential horror viewing!

 

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37 minutes ago, Captain Chaos said:

I’d go with Hereditary. Loved it. Largely found Midsommar a touch comical!

As mentioned you can’t go wrong with peak Carpenter. The Thing and Halloween being the go to classics.

Big fan of giallo as a genre so if you dip a toe in there try Suspiria or maybe Deep Red as a starter. Loads of the 80s Italian stuff is fascinatingly bizarre viewing!

The ultimate trailblazers for me are Cannibal Apocalypse or Texas Chainsaw massacre. Neither could be classed as an enjoyable watch but set so many trends.

Finally - can’t beat the slashers for fun. Friday the 13th, The Burning are all trashy but essential horror viewing!

 

I honestly found Hereditary a bit too similar to your other common horrors of the day, but then again it might have helped if I didn't go into it already knowing the big shocking scene. Something about Midsommar on the other hand just clicked for me. One thing's for sure about both films, though, Ari Aster loves a good old fashioned harrowing howl-cry! :lol:

Been really tempted lately to call Carpenter my favourite director. I bought a seven film DVD box set of his and have managed to find others digitally/online, so I've been going through a lot of his filmography. Halloween and The Thing are undoubtedly his horror masterpieces, but I also really enjoy The Fog, and In The Mouth of Madness is good too if not a bit too 'polished' for what I like about his films. I've still got Prince of Darkness to watch, and hopefully it's just as good.

Suspiria has been on my watchlist for a while as it goes. I remember seeing both the original and remake on Prime Video during lockdown but wasn't in the mood at that time, I'll still get stuck into one or both of them nonetheless.

I've never seen Cannibal Apocalypse, but yeah Texas Chain Saw is the elite. It's one of those rare films where its influence is so noticeable you end up getting hit in the face by it. Many have come close, i.e. The Hills Have Eyes, but it's really in a league of it's own. It still needed at least some Chop Top though ;)

I'll be honest in saying I don't think I've heard of The Burning before. As for Friday the 13th, well let's just say I'm not much of a fan and seeing as these days I can't post anything without adding in a blog link, I'll let my review of it from 2018 do my criticising for me hahaha. I clearly took it a bit more seriously than I did fun!

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12 minutes ago, Paolo's Circus Story said:

I honestly found Hereditary a bit too similar to your other common horrors of the day, but then again it might have helped if I didn't go into it already knowing the big shocking scene. Something about Midsommar on the other hand just clicked for me. One thing's for sure about both films, though, Ari Aster loves a good old fashioned harrowing howl-cry! :lol:

Been really tempted lately to call Carpenter my favourite director. I bought a seven film DVD box set of his and have managed to find others digitally/online, so I've been going through a lot of his filmography. Halloween and The Thing are undoubtedly his horror masterpieces, but I also really enjoy The Fog, and In The Mouth of Madness is good too if not a bit too 'polished' for what I like about his films. I've still got Prince of Darkness to watch, and hopefully it's just as good.

Suspiria has been on my watchlist for a while as it goes. I remember seeing both the original and remake on Prime Video during lockdown but wasn't in the mood at that time, I'll still get stuck into one or both of them nonetheless.

I've never seen Cannibal Apocalypse, but yeah Texas Chain Saw is the elite. It's one of those rare films where its influence is so noticeable you end up getting hit in the face by it. Many have come close, i.e. The Hills Have Eyes, but it's really in a league of it's own. It still needed at least some Chop Top though ;)

I'll be honest in saying I don't think I've heard of The Burning before. As for Friday the 13th, well let's just say I'm not much of a fan and seeing as these days I can't post anything without adding in a blog link, I'll let my review of it from 2018 do my criticising for me hahaha. I clearly took it a bit more seriously than I did fun!

Cannibal Apocalypse is pretty heavy duty but it’s worth the watch just to have seen it.

Carpenter is unreal. That run of movies from Assault on Precinct 13 up until probably Escape From New York is faultless. Agreed on The Fog. Love it.

Suspiria is bonkers, like pretty much all the giallo stuff but visually it’s so striking. Lots of other mad stuff from that Italian era. The New York Ripper, The Beyond, City Of The Living Dead etc have to be seen to be believed. Madness!

Modern horror rarely interests me that much. The old stuff is just great though. 

Rosemary’s Baby is another to add to the list of classics. American Werewolf in London too. 

One thing I would say about Midsommar is that although straight after it I found myself a bit “Meh” it stayed in my head a bit for days after. The mood of it. 

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25 minutes ago, Captain Chaos said:

Cannibal Apocalypse is pretty heavy duty but it’s worth the watch just to have seen it.

Carpenter is unreal. That run of movies from Assault on Precinct 13 up until probably Escape From New York is faultless. Agreed on The Fog. Love it.

Suspiria is bonkers, like pretty much all the giallo stuff but visually it’s so striking. Lots of other mad stuff from that Italian era. The New York Ripper, The Beyond, City Of The Living Dead etc have to be seen to be believed. Madness!

Modern horror rarely interests me that much. The old stuff is just great though. 

Rosemary’s Baby is another to add to the list of classics. American Werewolf in London too. 

One thing I would say about Midsommar is that although straight after it I found myself a bit “Meh” it stayed in my head a bit for days after. The mood of it. 

I might be getting it mixed up with Cannibal Holocaust, I'll have to look into it. Same with those Italian horrors you mention - can't be much madder than anything David Lynch has put out surely?

Even going past New York he directed three solid films in succession. Christine, Starman and Big Trouble are all tremendous watches. 

It genuinely annoys me how bad most modern day horrors are hahaha. One of my biggest regrets in life is spending actual money going to see The Purge at the pictures, God that was bad. Give me a Psycho or Carrie anyday before another film like that. 

I liked Werewolf in London, and even though I didn't think too much of Rosemary's Baby it definitely succeeded in making me feel really uncomfortable. Like, two and a bit hours of nails on a chalkboard uncomfortable. 

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16 minutes ago, Paolo's Circus Story said:

I might be getting it mixed up with Cannibal Holocaust, I'll have to look into it. Same with those Italian horrors you mention - can't be much madder than anything David Lynch has put out surely?

Even going past New York he directed three solid films in succession. Christine, Starman and Big Trouble are all tremendous watches. 

It genuinely annoys me how bad most modern day horrors are hahaha. One of my biggest regrets in life is spending actual money going to see The Purge at the pictures, God that was bad. Give me a Psycho or Carrie anyday before another film like that. 

I liked Werewolf in London, and even though I didn't think too much of Rosemary's Baby it definitely succeeded in making me feel really uncomfortable. Like, two and a bit hours of nails on a chalkboard uncomfortable. 

Ah!! My mistake - Cannibal Holocaust is right! There is one called Apocalypse as well.

Starman is a great shout. Top film. Big Trouble is great fun and Christine ain’t bad at all either.

Lynch produces madness no doubt. Those Italian 80s movies are just bonkers though. Particularly the acting and dialogue. Weirdly effective though!

Need to watch The Fog again now. The Mrs will be delighted! 

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4 minutes ago, Captain Chaos said:

Ah!! My mistake - Cannibal Holocaust is right! There is one called Apocalypse as well.

Starman is a great shout. Top film. Big Trouble is great fun and Christine ain’t bad at all either.

Lynch produces madness no doubt. Those Italian 80s movies are just bonkers though. Particularly the acting and dialogue. Weirdly effective though!

Need to watch The Fog again now. The Mrs will be delighted! 

I think the DVD is kicking about in the house somewhere, I'll have to have a look for it in a bit. 

I only just watched Starman for the first time this past weekend, and about 45 minutes in I was sadly thinking "this is garna be my least favourite Carpenter film isn't it?" So obviously I ended up loving it and haven't stopped singing the theme since!

I think you've convinced me to watch Suspiria at some point this week hahaha, I'll make sure to post on this thread after it's finished. 

It'll be night well spent then! Just try to not to swoon too much when Nancy Loomis is onscreen :lol:

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12 minutes ago, Paolo's Circus Story said:

I think the DVD is kicking about in the house somewhere, I'll have to have a look for it in a bit. 

I only just watched Starman for the first time this past weekend, and about 45 minutes in I was sadly thinking "this is garna be my least favourite Carpenter film isn't it?" So obviously I ended up loving it and haven't stopped singing the theme since!

I think you've convinced me to watch Suspiria at some point this week hahaha, I'll make sure to post on this thread after it's finished. 

It'll be night well spent then! Just try to not to swoon too much when Nancy Loomis is onscreen :lol:

Stevie Wayne for me! 

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5 hours ago, Paolo's Circus Story said:

I honestly found Hereditary a bit too similar to your other common horrors of the day, but then again it might have helped if I didn't go into it already knowing the big shocking scene. Something about Midsommar on the other hand just clicked for me. One thing's for sure about both films, though, Ari Aster loves a good old fashioned harrowing howl-cry! :lol:

Been really tempted lately to call Carpenter my favourite director. I bought a seven film DVD box set of his and have managed to find others digitally/online, so I've been going through a lot of his filmography. Halloween and The Thing are undoubtedly his horror masterpieces, but I also really enjoy The Fog, and In The Mouth of Madness is good too if not a bit too 'polished' for what I like about his films. I've still got Prince of Darkness to watch, and hopefully it's just as good.

Suspiria has been on my watchlist for a while as it goes. I remember seeing both the original and remake on Prime Video during lockdown but wasn't in the mood at that time, I'll still get stuck into one or both of them nonetheless.

I've never seen Cannibal Apocalypse, but yeah Texas Chain Saw is the elite. It's one of those rare films where its influence is so noticeable you end up getting hit in the face by it. Many have come close, i.e. The Hills Have Eyes, but it's really in a league of it's own. It still needed at least some Chop Top though ;)

I'll be honest in saying I don't think I've heard of The Burning before. As for Friday the 13th, well let's just say I'm not much of a fan and seeing as these days I can't post anything without adding in a blog link, I'll let my review of it from 2018 do my criticising for me hahaha. I clearly took it a bit more seriously than I did fun!

Chop Top was in TCM2, not the original.  And Cannibal Holocaust would be SO much better if it were not for the animal cruelty.  That should not have happened.

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Just now, Flea said:

Chop Top was in TCM2, not the original.  And Cannibal Holocaust would be SO much better if it were not for the animal cruelty.  That should not have happened.

That's why I said the first one needed some of him ;) "My plate! You burnt my plate you dog dick!".

Yeah I'm aware that there was a load of brutal unnecessary shit in Cannibal Holocaust. Sometimes films can go too far. 

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23 hours ago, Paolo's Circus Story said:

That's why I said the first one needed some of him ;) "My plate! You burnt my plate you dog dick!".

Yeah I'm aware that there was a load of brutal unnecessary shit in Cannibal Holocaust. Sometimes films can go too far. 

My bad, I thought you were saying Chop Top was in the original.  And there are not too many films that wouldn't profit from some Bill Moseley.

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7 minutes ago, Flea said:

My bad, I thought you were saying Chop Top was in the original.  And there are not too many films that wouldn't profit from some Bill Moseley.

It's all good. I love how, despite Texas Chain Saw 2 being a comedy, that first scene with him where he's sitting in the radio station is as unnerving as anything from the first one. 

And we also see a Born in the U.S.A. poster around this point too, win-win! :lol:

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I read the book the other day, so found this on Netflix.  I preferred the book.  Seemed like they were just quoting chunks of it throughout the film.  I couldn't really warm to Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle and seeing Pauline McLynn (from Father Ted) made me think she was going to burst out with, 'Will ye have some tay? Y'will, y'will, y'will' :lol:

 

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On 7/28/2020 at 12:30 AM, Flea said:

Chop Top was in TCM2, not the original.  And Cannibal Holocaust would be SO much better if it were not for the animal cruelty.  That should not have happened.

Yes - the animal cruelty is a major drawback. Also the rape scenes. I’ve a real problem with films that show graphic rape scenes that, whilst apparently are central to the plot, are in reality just there to flash some flesh and appeal to a certain type of audience. 

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On 7/27/2020 at 1:45 PM, Paolo's Circus Story said:

I think the DVD is kicking about in the house somewhere, I'll have to have a look for it in a bit. 

I only just watched Starman for the first time this past weekend, and about 45 minutes in I was sadly thinking "this is garna be my least favourite Carpenter film isn't it?" So obviously I ended up loving it and haven't stopped singing the theme since!

I think you've convinced me to watch Suspiria at some point this week hahaha, I'll make sure to post on this thread after it's finished. 

It'll be night well spent then! Just try to not to swoon too much when Nancy Loomis is onscreen :lol:

Do you classify Starman as a horror film? I admit I'm not a horror fan but director or not, is never put Starman in that genre.

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3 minutes ago, Troublette said:

Do you classify Starman as a horror film? I admit I'm not a horror fan but director or not, is never put Starman in that genre.

No it's a Sci-fi/Romance film. Chaos mentioned John Carpenter's immense run of films from '76 - '82, and seeing as I've recently watched Starman and Christine for the first time and greatly enjoyed them, I thought I'd say that, in my opinion, his strong directorial run goes up to 1986 at the very least with those two and Big Trouble - I still haven't watched Prince of Darkness otherwise I'd say up to 1988 with They Live :D

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On 7/20/2020 at 9:08 PM, Paolo's Circus Story said:

Finally got around to watching and finishing Scorsese's The Colour of Money these past two nights. A tremendous watch. Newman is cool as ice, Cruise excels as a little dickhead, and Mastrantonio is so much more than simply "Vince's girlfriend" - she might actually be the glue of the entire film. 

I love GoodfellasCasino, Raging Bull and the rest of the usual suspects, but I do really enjoy these Scorsese films that don't feel like Scorsese films (I think The Last Temptation of Christ and The King of Comedy fit into this category alongside Money) as they highlight even more just how good a filmmaker he is when he's not 'recycling' his usual template of Wise Guys doing Wise Guy things. 

Anyway it's past 2am now, so I'm gonna try and get a few listens of Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London" in now before calling it a night!

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Great Clapton song in this movie.

 

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I watched blue thunder on netflex

After watching jaws 2 on tv

Jaws 2 has aged alot better

But blue thunder is a movie ive always wanted to watch again 

The acting was good, ill give it that 

One thing that was starkly obvesouse is since that movie was made (1984? 5 ?) There is a lot more gratuitous violence in movies these days

 it was an enjoyable watch

 

 

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On 7/31/2020 at 10:44 AM, BrilliantDisguise said:

Not bad, worth renting.  Ending a little off in my opinion.

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Watched Saturday night.......terrible! 

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3 hours ago, Jimmy James said:

Watched Saturday night.......terrible! 

I saw the preview for this. I believe my reaction was "boy that is going to suck". 

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1 minute ago, THUE said:

I saw the preview for this. I believe my reaction was "boy that is going to suck". 

Worst is I took BD's word for it! She's off the to go to list! 

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