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Industrial
May 31, 2001

Everyone here wishes I would ragequit my life

Slasherfan posted:

I love it when someone likes a horror movie is becomes a thriller.

OK sure a 90 minute movie with 3 minutes of violence is torture porn, you win.

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InfiniteZero
Sep 11, 2004

PINK GUITAR FIRE ROBOT



Patton Oswalt had a great horror related post on his Twitter the other day:

Patton Oswalt posted:

When does the HUMAN CENTIPEDE video game come out for the Wii?

That could surpass Wii Tennis or Rock Band as the ultimate party game!

FEED HER! FEED HER!

Industrial
May 31, 2001

Everyone here wishes I would ragequit my life

Namirsolo posted:

The mother's death lasts at least three minutes. There are many shots that linger on her suffering. It is by no means a quick and over with death.

90% of that scene just shows the walls being splattered with blood. You don't even know exactly what happens to her until after the killer leaves the room. Are you counting her being chased and trying to dial the phone as part of the death scene?

foodfight
Feb 10, 2009


The review of Splice on Horror Movie a Day has me fuckstoked. minor spoilerApparently the trailers are all showing scenes from the very first act only...

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Slasherfan posted:

Didn't the director get murdered shortly after the movie came out.

The circumstances of and rumors regarding Pasolini's murder could pretty much be a movie.

Namirsolo
Jan 20, 2009

Like that, babe?

Industrial posted:

90% of that scene just shows the walls being splattered with blood. You don't even know exactly what happens to her until after the killer leaves the room. Are you counting her being chased and trying to dial the phone as part of the death scene?

Probably. I'll admit it's been at least four years since I have seen it, so you are most likely right. All I know is that is the only horror movie that has ever given me bad dreams, but it might have more to do with the fact that I went to sleep right after watching it.

Industrial
May 31, 2001

Everyone here wishes I would ragequit my life

Namirsolo posted:

Probably. I'll admit it's been at least four years since I have seen it, so you are most likely right. All I know is that is the only horror movie that has ever given me bad dreams, but it might have more to do with the fact that I went to sleep right after watching it.

I guess personally I would consider that evidence that there was a lot more to that movie that just the bloods & guts.

Slasherfan
Dec 2, 2003
IS IT WRONG THAT I ONCE WROTE A HORROR STORY ABOUT THE BUDDIES? YOU KNOW, THE TALKING PUPPIES?

Industrial posted:

90% of that scene just shows the walls being splattered with blood. You don't even know exactly what happens to her until after the killer leaves the room. Are you counting her being chased and trying to dial the phone as part of the death scene?

What are you talking about? You clearly see the killer cut her throat open with a razor, he then pulls her hair back so the wound opens more, spraying out everywhere.

Volume
May 2, 2008


About High Tension It was a 90 minute movie filled with random meaningless killings all tied together by the stupidest plot twist possible: "Zomg split personality!" It's torture porn. However it is one of the classier ones.

forever whatever
Sep 28, 2007

Hitting the wall.


So I saw The Human Centipede at a midnight showing in Portland Maine tonight, and there was a pretty decent turnout...A lot of laughing at the Doctor's super creepy acting and a lot of people being somewhat grossed out by some of the more violent/scatological sequences but all in all it's not as creepy as it was the first time I saw it...the director has said the sequel is supposed to be far worse, and I believe it. But meh, it isn't the worst thing I've ever seen in a movie. Try any of Gasper Noe's films, not horror, but far more dicturbing in a more realistic sense.

A GLISTENING HODOR
Aug 8, 2009
Probation
Can't post for 3799 days!


Volume posted:

About High Tension It was a 90 minute movie filled with random meaningless killings all tied together by the stupidest plot twist possible: "Zomg split personality!" It's torture porn. However it is one of the classier ones.

60 minutes of great movie, 30 minutes of utter stupidity not fit for the worst of the Saw movies.

Ape Agitator
Feb 19, 2004

Soylent Green is Monkeys

Volume posted:

About High Tension It was a 90 minute movie filled with random meaningless killings all tied together by the stupidest plot twist possible: "Zomg split personality!" It's torture porn. However it is one of the classier ones.

I disagree on your first point but agree on your second one.

I think the thematic elements of the movie are excellent. A closeted gay woman, threated at losing the object of her desire, fractures into both sides of a heroic story: the white knight and the killer. As she finds out that her dream is going to be broken as her oblivious love mulls over settling down with a guy she watches her bathe and masturbates as her masturbatory fantasy unfolds and a threat is invented. They have a battle of wits where each knows what the other is thinking ("I'll check the sink"-"I'll dry the faucet", "I've got a gun"-"I took the bullets out of the gun"). When the knight kills the monster and saves the damsel she's expects nothing but total love back and can't imagine any other result. In the end she only wants to hear that she loves her and remains trapped in her fantasy.

There's lots of nice touches throughout, like the killer's feminie attributes while talking with the gas station attendent or how the killer is getting "head" while Marie watches her sleep.


I really, really like the movie. It's a shame that they didn't release it stateside on Valentine's Day like the original domestic trailer suggested. That coupled with the excellent song choice in the trailer would have been an amazing play on the theme of the movie.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=3J0yc4ndZ3s
Sonic Youth's cover of the Carpenter's Superstar

northerain
Apr 8, 2007

by Tiny Fistpump


High Tension was silly because it didn't play fair.
You can't show a dude skullfuck a severed head in the beginning of the movie and then pull that twist. What the gently caress was that scene all about?

I don't agree it torture porn though. I'm sick of that lovely ''term'' that's being thrown around like violent movies first appeared in 2001 or something. It's a slasher flick, plain and simple.

A GLISTENING HODOR
Aug 8, 2009
Probation
Can't post for 3799 days!


Saw and especially Hostel are torture porn.

High Tension is a (goofy) deranged killer slasher, like Wolf Creek or Texas Chainsaw or Urban Legend or any other slasher without a supernatural killer.

Slasherfan
Dec 2, 2003
IS IT WRONG THAT I ONCE WROTE A HORROR STORY ABOUT THE BUDDIES? YOU KNOW, THE TALKING PUPPIES?

Industrial posted:

OK sure a 90 minute movie with 3 minutes of violence is torture porn, you win.

I didn't say it was torture porn, I just said it was a horror film, a slasher, not a thriller.
Although I do think the violence is a lot more excessive then Hostel or Turistas.


Anyone planning on going to Frightfest in London this year? I remember asking last year and getting no answer then after the fact learning a few peeps went .

Slasherfan fucked around with this message at May 22, 2010 around 13:16

Ape Agitator
Feb 19, 2004

Soylent Green is Monkeys

northerain posted:

High Tension was silly because it didn't play fair.
You can't show a dude skullfuck a severed head in the beginning of the movie and then pull that twist. What the gently caress was that scene all about?

It's metaphorical. In the scene that immediately follows him loving the head, it goes to Marie (the psycho) watching Alex sleep. It's just a sexual fantasy, but in her own psycho terms. Instead of sweet hot lesbian love she thinks about, her aggressive masculine side is have sex with a brunette head (Alex is a brunette). It's violence and sex intertwined as she watches her girl sleep.

northerain
Apr 8, 2007

by Tiny Fistpump


Ape Agitator posted:

It's metaphorical. In the scene that immediately follows him loving the head, it goes to Marie (the psycho) watching Alex sleep. It's just a sexual fantasy, but in her own psycho terms. Instead of sweet hot lesbian love she thinks about, her aggressive masculine side is have sex with a brunette head (Alex is a brunette). It's violence and sex intertwined as she watches her girl sleep.

It's a bit of a stretch, but I works, I'll grant you that.

Volume
May 2, 2008


northerain posted:



I don't agree it torture porn though. I'm sick of that lovely ''term'' that's being thrown around like violent movies first appeared in 2001 or something. It's a slasher flick, plain and simple.
To me, and I by no means claim to be an expert, the difference between a slasher and torture porn is on what aspect the movie focuses on. Slashers tend to focus more on the hunt of the victims which climax with their kills.

Torture porns however really tend to focus more on the gore and suffering of the characters.

The thing with High Tension is that it does both and quite well. It's really the only movie that I classify as torture porn that I like. When you don't know the twist and the girl is in the back of the truck or crawling around in the gas station you're really on the edge of your seat.

Defleshed
Nov 18, 2004

F is for... FREEDOM

Volume posted:

When you don't know the twist and

C'mon. Did anyone seriously not guess it within 20 minutes of the movie starting? I mean normally I am bad at that poo poo but even I knew who the killer was by the first time I had to get another beer.

northerain
Apr 8, 2007

by Tiny Fistpump


Defleshed posted:

C'mon. Did anyone seriously not guess it within 20 minutes of the movie starting? I mean normally I am bad at that poo poo but even I knew who the killer was by the first time I had to get another beer.

I didn't guess it. How the hell could you guess it, it's a typical slasher flick for the first 40 minutes.

a foolish pianist
May 6, 2007
deadlift minimalist

I'm usually pretty on top of twists, but that one caught me by surprise. I was a little annoyed, honestly.

Namirsolo
Jan 20, 2009

Like that, babe?

The original Saw is in no way torture porn. There is hardly any gore in the movie. Almost all of that is implied up until the climax which everyone can see coming a mile away. The second one really can't be called that either. However, the 3rd one is where it starts- specifically with the last "trap". I have never felt so uncomfortable in a theater (haven't seen Hostel or it's sequel) because I felt like the filmmaker wanted everyone to take pleasure in what that poor guy was going through.

On second thought, I will say that what specifically crosses the line into "torture porn" in the third movie is the fact that instead of every trap scene just being the person in the trap and the audience, suddenly there is another character standing by. This person is the only one who could save them and instead he chooses to stand there and talk to them while they are suffering for a while. So who is the audience supposed to be identifying with? In 1 and 2 it was definitely the person in the trap. The audience was supposed to root for them and hope they get out. In 3, the addition of the character observer makes the entire situation more complex.

As for High Tension, I didn't figure the twist out until last three quarters (before it was actually revealed). I didn't think it was obvious at all, and I probably would have liked the movie better if there had actually been a hulking male killer because he was far scarier than the girl. What bugged me the most about the movie was how, in the beginning we're shown a girl masturbating and I thought "Wow, a movie is showing a girl masturbating and she's not insane." But no.

Namirsolo fucked around with this message at May 22, 2010 around 19:57

RichterIX
Apr 11, 2003

I'm going to kill myself tomorrow.

The reason people don't guess the twist ending in High Tension is that it takes a huge leap of logic to reconcile what you've seen with what the ending tells you actually happened.

Defleshed
Nov 18, 2004

F is for... FREEDOM

Namirsolo posted:

"Wow, a movie is showing a girl masturbating and she's not insane."

Honestly this is what made me guess it so early. The skull-loving didn't reconcile but I figured it'd be explained. Turns out it really wasn't, at least in a non-metaphorical sense, but I was right anyway!

Even in foreign films of this type women who are sexual on screen are either the punished or the punisher.

Industrial
May 31, 2001

Everyone here wishes I would ragequit my life

The first time I saw High Tension I hated the twist. After the second viewing, it's still probably not how I would have ended the movie, but you do recode the events differently and most of it actually makes sense. It basically has the same twist as Fight Club, and just as many implausible scenes, and that movie was pretty well received.

Volume
May 2, 2008


Defleshed posted:

C'mon. Did anyone seriously not guess it within 20 minutes of the movie starting? I mean normally I am bad at that poo poo but even I knew who the killer was by the first time I had to get another beer.

20 minutes in? No. I figured it out when she was on the phone with the cops in the gas station and snapped "You want me to burn this fucker to the ground? Will you find it then?" That's when I thought to myself..."That's a little out of character...oh god drat it!"

The Happy Rampager
Apr 12, 2005

Wants a fuckin' sweetie


foodfight posted:

The review of Splice on Horror Movie a Day has me fuckstoked. minor spoilerApparently the trailers are all showing scenes from the very first act only...

Sounds like a TV series made in the UK called 'Chimera' with a similar plot, however it didn't turn into a slasher with a monster running around at the end which this one'll probably do.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101577/

It's supposed to be coming to DVD (in the UK) in July.

Slasherfan
Dec 2, 2003
IS IT WRONG THAT I ONCE WROTE A HORROR STORY ABOUT THE BUDDIES? YOU KNOW, THE TALKING PUPPIES?



While holidaying in Croatia, five young friends set out hiking along a mountain trail that has been closed for repairs. They soon realise that the trail is far more dangerous than they had first thought, especially as it transpires that they are not alone...

This French Slasher looks like it could be interesting. I'm thinking of getting it tomorrow.

That artwork looks cool when it's small but looking at it the people look badly photoshopped in.

Volume
May 2, 2008


The two people on the right side look horribly photoshopped. Make sure to post how it is, I might wanna see this.

Industrial
May 31, 2001

Everyone here wishes I would ragequit my life

Slasherfan posted:



While holidaying in Croatia, five young friends set out hiking along a mountain trail that has been closed for repairs. They soon realise that the trail is far more dangerous than they had first thought, especially as it transpires that they are not alone...

This French Slasher looks like it could be interesting. I'm thinking of getting it tomorrow.

That artwork looks cool when it's small but looking at it the people look badly photoshopped in.

That guy looks way too happy to be having whatever is happening to him happen to him.

Slasherfan
Dec 2, 2003
IS IT WRONG THAT I ONCE WROTE A HORROR STORY ABOUT THE BUDDIES? YOU KNOW, THE TALKING PUPPIES?

Industrial posted:

That guy looks way too happy to be having whatever is happening to him happen to him.

Maybe he just broke up with his chick and kicked her off the mountain.

frozenpeas
Mar 28, 2007
I interviewed a NK escapee who came to my school and made a thread. Then life got in the way and the translation had to be postponed. I did finish it in the end, but nobody is going to pay 10 bux to update my.avatar

It's a really bad movie, don't bother with it if you saw the original Wrong Turn.

Salsa McManus
Jul 12, 2007

Khezu Khezu Khezu Khezu Khezu Khezu Khezu Khezu

Goons I hope you can help me. When I was a child I was watching a movie on Cinemax, it has stuck with me for a very, very long time, and all what I remember is one scene. I would love to know what movie it is so I could sit down and watch it as an adult.

The scene was a young man/boy has mental powers and leviatates a woman in the air in the middle of a room and begins to spin her. After several seconds all the blood in her body begins to flow through her skin, eyes, ears, and nose and coat the room in blood.

If anyone knows this damned scene and can tell me the title of the movie I would love you forever. It has literally been on the back of my mind for 12 years.

Uncle Boogeyman
Jul 22, 2007

ella ella

Salsa McManus posted:

Goons I hope you can help me. When I was a child I was watching a movie on Cinemax, it has stuck with me for a very, very long time, and all what I remember is one scene. I would love to know what movie it is so I could sit down and watch it as an adult.

The scene was a young man/boy has mental powers and leviatates a woman in the air in the middle of a room and begins to spin her. After several seconds all the blood in her body begins to flow through her skin, eyes, ears, and nose and coat the room in blood.

If anyone knows this damned scene and can tell me the title of the movie I would love you forever. It has literally been on the back of my mind for 12 years.

It sounds kinda like Mausoleum, except in that case it was a woman and not a young man doing the levitating.

Defleshed
Nov 18, 2004

F is for... FREEDOM

Salsa McManus posted:

Goons I hope you can help me. When I was a child I was watching a movie on Cinemax, it has stuck with me for a very, very long time, and all what I remember is one scene. I would love to know what movie it is so I could sit down and watch it as an adult.

The scene was a young man/boy has mental powers and leviatates a woman in the air in the middle of a room and begins to spin her. After several seconds all the blood in her body begins to flow through her skin, eyes, ears, and nose and coat the room in blood.

If anyone knows this damned scene and can tell me the title of the movie I would love you forever. It has literally been on the back of my mind for 12 years.

The Fury, with Kirk Douglas directed by Brian DePalma. It's no Scanners, which was made around the same time, has basically the same plot and is way better, but it's a'ight.

Volume
May 2, 2008


frozenpeas posted:

It's a really bad movie, don't bother with it if you saw the original Wrong Turn.

Is it at least a fun bad movie?

Slasherfan
Dec 2, 2003
IS IT WRONG THAT I ONCE WROTE A HORROR STORY ABOUT THE BUDDIES? YOU KNOW, THE TALKING PUPPIES?

frozenpeas posted:

It's a really bad movie, don't bother with it if you saw the original Wrong Turn.

But I love Wrong Turn.

Salsa McManus
Jul 12, 2007

Khezu Khezu Khezu Khezu Khezu Khezu Khezu Khezu

Thanks both of you. If The Fury is correct, which from how definite that post sounded it should be, I will praise your movie intellect.

I just yesterday was looking at Mausoleum. Went on a gore movie spree.

Whispering Machines
Dec 27, 2005

Monsters? They look like monsters to you?

Does anyone have any recommendations for horror in Netflix's instant viewing? I've already seen a bunch of them, ie. Grace, Thirst, A Tale of Two Sisters, Orphanage, etc.

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frozenpeas
Mar 28, 2007
I interviewed a NK escapee who came to my school and made a thread. Then life got in the way and the translation had to be postponed. I did finish it in the end, but nobody is going to pay 10 bux to update my.avatar

Volume posted:

Is it at least a fun bad movie?

No, it's played completely straight, the villain is poo poo and the ending sucks. Nice scenery and stunt work in the first half though.

This is what happens if you don't want to watch it.
It's played like an adventure movie for the first half, which is actually pretty cool, then a single, deranged/mutated hill-billy starts picking them off. Problem is that he's a really boring antagonist with nothing to distinguish himself from all the other survivalist psychos out there. It uses far too much horrible jerky-cam action and you can barely tell what is happening. The climax is the same thing you would get in any other survival horror, and there's a REALLY cheap sting at the end where the killer cuts the zipline the heroine is escaping on.

It's a standard STV horror and the only reason anyone is giving it any time is because it's in French. I didn't like Cold Prey much either, but at least the baddie was vaguely compelling in that one.

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