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I didn't know what to make of this from the trailer but when I saw it's from Mike Flanagan I'm all in. And it's only couple weeks from coming out.

 

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OK, here's a few, these are mostly from the last few years. It's a pretty wide range of subtypes by design, figured I'd toss out some films without too much explanation (I'll just include the short IMDB description), get your feedback. I will say these are all excellent (often with positive critical reviews), none are too exploitative, like I'm specifically avoiding "torture porn", though some of these are pretty gory.

And like the some of the best Sci-Fi, a few of these use horror as a lens for exploring grief, race, sexuality.


Get Out
2017, R, 1h 44mi
A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.
So I finally – finally! – got a chance to sit down and watch a horror flick. I chose Get Out because I'd previously heard of it, and that it made your list made it the one to go for. I looked up Just Watch and found out it was only available for rent. I happened to be at the library the other day and found it there on DVD. When I got home, I realized I didn't have the disc player hooked up anymore, so I had to find that, set it up, then try to find the remote – couldn't –, then download the Logitech Harmony app on my phone just so I could get the movie to play. It was a nightmare in and of itself! Ha!

Anyway, about the movie: I really enjoyed it. Going in knowing basically just what you've written above, I couldn't formulate in my mind how it would end up a horror movie...and I don't think it really did. I would have classified it as more a thriller or suspense movie, personally, though watching it in the middle of the day with the sun beaming in the windows didn't really make for the best atmosphere. :) That didn't, however, take away from my enjoyment of it. It was creepy, spine-tingling at times. Just an all around enjoyable film, so thanks for the rec!

Eventually, someday, I'll make it to the next movie on the list. :)
 

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It's a sequel & a reboot.
 

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What. The. ****?!?!

I just turned on SyFy, and one of the Banana Splits characters is performing that old magic trick on a guy where you lock someone in a horizontal box and proceed to “split them in half” by inserting steel blades in the middle…

…except this is real steel and the guy is sliced in half and his bloody intestines spill out onto the floor while his terrified girlfriend watches. 😳

Tra-la-la, tra-la-la-la….

Oh, and now there’s some guy running down an alley between two warehouses, being chased by a car, totally oblivious to the fact that on either side of him are two raised platforms he could jump onto where the car can’t reach him.

It’s called “The Banana Splits Movie”. And really—Hanna-Barbera agreed to this?? 😟
 

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So I finally – finally! – got a chance to sit down and watch a horror flick. I chose Get Out because I'd previously heard of it, and that it made your list made it the one to go for. I looked up Just Watch and found out it was only available for rent. I happened to be at the library the other day and found it there on DVD. When I got home, I realized I didn't have the disc player hooked up anymore, so I had to find that, set it up, then try to find the remote – couldn't –, then download the Logitech Harmony app on my phone just so I could get the movie to play. It was a nightmare in and of itself! Ha!

Anyway, about the movie: I really enjoyed it. Going in knowing basically just what you've written above, I couldn't formulate in my mind how it would end up a horror movie...and I don't think it really did. I would have classified it as more a thriller or suspense movie, personally, though watching it in the middle of the day with the sun beaming in the windows didn't really make for the best atmosphere. :) That didn't, however, take away from my enjoyment of it. It was creepy, spine-tingling at times. Just an all around enjoyable film, so thanks for the rec!

Eventually, someday, I'll make it to the next movie on the list. :)

Excellent!

That's pretty funny about the disc player, yeah, we don't have any stand-alone units up and running (one decent one stashed), but a couple of game consoles that are BD/DVD players when we occasionally do a Redbox rental :)

Anyway, it's pretty terrific, has some shit to say and certainly it subverts a lot of horror tropes - and yeah, it fall into that area horror <> thriller not unlike the previous discussion about horror <> scifi
 

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It’s called “The Banana Splits Movie”. And really—Hanna-Barbera agreed to this?? 😟


It sounds amazing. :D

I mean, it's a horror comedy, and that property is owned by Warner Media, they knocked around a horror idea for a while since the IP was just sitting, unused in a box ...

Plus, there's a whole sub-culture around the general concept, driven by the success of the Five Nights at Freddy's IP.

If you want something in the same vein, that stars Nic Cage (which probably tells you all you need to know ...) check out Willy's Wonderland.

One plot point: Cage does not speak in his role o_O :ROFLMAO:
 

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I think I'll wait for the one where Charlie Brown rapes Lucy for dropping too many fly balls, organizes a lynching party for Franklin, and clubs Peppermint Patty to death with her own baseball bat.
 

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The Ethan Hawke horror film Sinister (2012) is very good. It has some absolutely horrific bits in it, some great atmosphere, a terrible dark vibe - it's also a little kooky in a few places, but definitely worth a watch (the sequel is worth a pass ...)
 

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“28 Weeks Later” is on, and while it’s not a particularly new film, I’m sorry, zombies have been so overdone.

I don’t mind a good zombie story, but I’m baffled by the fact that movies about them just keep on coming. They’re not that interesting to me. After all, zombies are just vampires that ride the short bus.
 

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I had no idea we had any zombists / anti-zombites on this board ...
 

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I had no idea we had any zombists / anti-zombites on this board ...
I'm kinda done with vampires and werewolves, too, and I pretty much loved the Blade and Underworld series.
 

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And then we watched “The Cave” which is a typical vampire flick. Not too bad.
 

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Checked out A Dark Song and really liked it. "A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want." Most of the movie is going through the ritual process. I found it realistic (like I'd know) with a satisfying ending. From what I researched, those with more knowledge of the occult and rituals also found it realistic. If you don't believe in the supernatural you could probably at least entertain the idea that the process of the ritual could make you start seeing and experience things.
 

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I love Horror movies, but I live alone in my house so I'm always scaring myself lol

A few years back I watched the Exorcist with a friend. When we turned it off we noticed some odd sounds coming from another room (found out we left the TV on in that room). When we slowly went to go investigate the strange sounds my friend pushed me from behind into the room. That’s when I learned that in some specific circumstances I’ll scream like a little girl.
 

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A few years back I watched the Exorcist with a friend. When we turned it off we noticed some odd sounds coming from another room (found out we left the TV on in that room). When we slowly went to go investigate the strange sounds my friend pushed me from behind into the room. That’s when I learned that in some specific circumstances I’ll scream like a little girl.

I was watching a scary movie one night alone in my living room. All of a sudden I heard something talking in one of my spare bedrooms. I was like WTF was that?!?! So I muted the TV and listened. I didn't hear anything. Then all of a sudden the Alexa that was in that spare bedroom goes "I CANT CONNECT TO YOUR WIFI" It was super damn loud and it scared the crap outta me because I was not expecting that. I don't have an Alexa anymore lol
 
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