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Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



New trailer for Pet Sematary, if you don't like spoilers skip it and wait for the theatrical release

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK0LNzU2TQI

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Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



https://twitter.com/A24/status/1102946870903615488

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Halloween 3 was the last great film with Halloween in the title until 2018

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Uncle Boogeyman posted:

Youíre completely correct, CJ2, Halloween 3 was the last great film with Halloween in the title until 2018

Thank you friend :unsmith:

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Neo Rasa posted:

HALLOWEEN FILMS:

Halloween (1978)
Halloween (2018)
Halloween II (1981)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Halloween II (2009)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Meyers
Halloween (2007)
Halloween: H2O
Halloween Resurrection
Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers

Halloween rankings on the only ones I have a real opinion about :

Top 4 are the original two Halloweens, Halloween 3, and Halloween 2018. Ranking doesn't matter, they're just my favs and some days I might feel like 2018's the best and other days it's the original, or the second, or the third

All of them and everything else especially H20 and Resurrection above both Rob Zombie "efforts", with enough distance I might even be able to also slot just generic films with the word Halloween in the title (like Tales of Halloween that lovely anthology of course Neil Marshall was involved in) and films taking place during the holiday season (like the Peanuts Great Pumpkin short) above those two "films"

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Against my better judgment and all common sense given how bad everything from him (especially 31, jesus christ) aside from House of 1000 Corpses and most of Devils Rejects was, I'm still kinda interested in 3 From Hell

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Donald Pleasance was phenomenal in his performance in the first two Halloweens and was still a big entertaining part of the rest of his time in the series, and I wish Zombie hadn't made such a loving cynical Loomis when he really felt like bringing that particular character back for his "efforts"

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Iron Crowned posted:

Over the weekend I discovered that Tubi has a Fill Moon section available for streaming :unsmigghh:

Well, guess I'll be busy for a bit

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



ruddiger posted:

People keep repeating this about Devil's Rejects, but I just could never see it. I get the Fireflys are supposed to be the "protagonists" of the movie, since they are nigh-omnipotent and so much smarter than anybody sharing the screen with them all the way up til the end, but there's never a moment where I sympathized with any of them (is there such a scene?) and the entire movie is an exercise in tediousness as a result.

It just comes off as people having a very different reading of the second half. The sheriff's hosed up in his own way and grossly oversteps his bounds trying for revenge/his view of justice, and taking that to mean they're the good guys just because he's very much not by that point, or that they really learned their lesson through that experience

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Gejimayu posted:

Any horror movies with impressive 5.1 sound? Just got a new system and would love some surround sound spookies.

Annihilation
Under The Skin
Suspiria (either one honestly)

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



My top 10 if I absolutely had to pick 10

Annihilation
Jordan Peele's Us
Suspiria
Happy Death Day
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
Let Me In
Hereditary
Halloween 2018
The Witch
The Babadook

The first four I'm confident are my top 4 and wouldn't change no matter what, but everything else was very tough. I love them all, but there's also a lot of honorable mentions, like

a lot of other stuff I love a lot that's still left out (mother!, Melancholia, Black Swan, Tucker & Dale, You're Next, Final Destination 5, It: Chapter One, Cabin in the Woods, Evil Dead, Cult of Chucky, The Eyes of My Mother, Train To Busan, Raw, Happy Death Day 2U, Get Out)
a lot of stuff I appreciate very much (Rubber, Fright Night, Drive Angry, We Are Still Here, Curse of Chucky, Autopsy of Jane Doe, Hush, Neon Demon, The Void, The First Purge)
and just a lot of stuff that was at least half great but didn't completely stick the landing and that ultimately cost it having a place on the list (Sadako vs Kayako, Saw 3D, John Dies at the End, Crimson Peak, Don't Breathe, Mandy, A Quiet Place, Antibirth, Unsane)

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Beyond The Black Rainbow is on Tubi for free in the US, I don't know about the UK

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Jason Lives is the best one

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



First screening for Midsommar

https://twitter.com/ScottWamplerBMD/status/1141175471792672770
https://twitter.com/ScottWamplerBMD/status/1141139221819867136
https://twitter.com/davidehrlich/status/1141178901844111362
https://twitter.com/thehorrorchick/status/1141176819334258688

:getin:

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Midsommar and The Lighthouse have been my most-anticipated films of the year for a while now, really hope Lighthouse doesn't get a super-limited release because I'd like to see it this year

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



New Paranormal Activity announced https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1076799-new-paranormal-activity-movie-in-development-at-paramount

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



This "debate" has left me more baffled than I really know possible responses to, so I'll just emptyquote this post that made me laugh because that's all I can actually comprehend right now

gey muckle mowser posted:

I hate when filmmakers try to make films their audiences would enjoy

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Uncle Boogeyman posted:

I feel like a guy who made two horror movies in two years probably does in fact enjoy horror movies

And even if he does hate it so much, by all accounts he's made two of the best horror films all decade in his first two efforts, so I hope he keeps up the hate because it's working out very very well for us!

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Drunkboxer posted:

Thereís some skepticism among some horror fans for movies that feel too arthousey I think.

As others have said, this is loving baffling. There's a lot of good horror and there's a lot of Great horror, it's spread out in various different sections, and it's better that way

I would have never gotten into some of my favorite films of the decade like A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night if I stuck to American-only poo poo,
I would have never dug the hell out of stuff like Neon Demon if I only paid attention to mainstream poo poo that was lucky enough to show up at my local theater,
I absolutely would have never had my fav film become Annihilation if I didn't give chances to stuff that looked odd and had just one name I was at all familiar with,
and I certainly would have never had the 2018 Suspiria be added to my fav films list if I stuck to the opinion the previous decade gave me good reason to temporarily have that horror remakes sucked a lot of the time

This is my fav genre, I'm glad there's no one way to define horror, and I'm very glad people have generally grown beyond the need to only make slashers or poo poo laced with jump spooks when they're asked to come up with a horror film. There's a place for that, there's good and great examples of that, but there's more that can be done than that

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Midsommar embargo is up. 94% after 34 reviews https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/midsommar

AV Club posted:

At two hours and 20 minutes, Midsommar is the kind of swing-for-the-fences passion project, the kind of operatic opus, you make when youíre fresh off a runaway success. The cult ceremonies, drug-enhanced pagan reveries conducted under the endlessly beating sun, seem to unfurl in real time; they threaten, occasionally, to push past hypnotic and into tedious. This is, in other words, a less perfectly crafted nightmare than Asterís last one. But thereís a deranged integrity to its sprawl, and to the filmmakerís willingness to embrace the darkest, most unsparing aspects of human desire. In its closing stretch, Midsommar achieves a terrible, apocalyptic transcendence, through an ending thatís frankly stunning in where itís willing to goóand where its characters are willing to goóin search of catharsis. Madness, weíre reminded, can look like wisdom through the right eyes, or like liberation in the wrong (blinding day)light.

Collider posted:

Midsommar presents a ruthless take on the rituals of processing grief and letting go, excavating the caverns of broken relationships and the nauseous truths of why we stay in them. It doesnít always work and there are some dead-end subplots that could use trimming, but the overall effect lands with an impressive punch. Like any great heartbreak, Midsommar takes some time to process.

Indiewire posted:

Itís the kind of mad science filmmaking worth rooting for: Aster refashions ďThe Wicker ManĒ as a perverse breakup movie, douses Swedish mythology in Bergmanesque despair, and sets the epic collage ablaze. He may not land every big swing, but the underlying vision is hard to shake even when it falters.

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Just got back from Color Out Of Space. Absolutely adored it

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_invisible_man_2020 90% after 30 reviews

My Saturday tickets were already bought, I've been looking forward to this for a while, but still very nice to see others love it so far too

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Antebellum isn't the worst film I've seen during the pandemic that was originally supposed to come to theaters. Because I also saw Artemis Fowl. But it's close

I've been alternating between sad and mad (mostly mad) but if there's anything I know I can say about Antebellum right now, it's that

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



flashy_mcflash posted:

I'm still going to watch it but are the criticisms that it's mostly slave-torture-porn valid?

Yes

Well...I don't know if I'd say mostly, but the full first 38 minutes linger between (intimidation, beatings, branding, rape, murder), then there's a lengthy break before any of it really happens again

A friend/critic I trust, before I'd watched, compared it to The Nightingale. I definitely noticed similarities in that department, though this made me madder than Nightingale did (significantly because of where it all wound up going, which I won't get into because spoilers; it's near impossible to talk about Antebellum without bringing up the ending, so just a heads up, don't read Antebellum reviews if you plan on seeing it)

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Jedit posted:

Any word on this? It drops tomorrow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2yfp6oj2hw

Watched this earlier today. Fun! Not great, but a nice watch, not even 90 minutes long, feels timely, and has Mero (of Desus & Mero fame) as a cool bodega owner everyone loves. Definitely think you should give it a watch if you have Netflix

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Watched the Wolf of Snow Hollow last night

https://twitter.com/jimmycthatsme/status/1314415290072010752
https://twitter.com/mangiotto/status/1314687452364251136

The first werewolf film in a while that for me has felt fun. If released any other week than the one Mike Flanagan releases another new season of a ghost story, I'd call it my favorite thing released this weekend. Definitely recommend

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



NUMBER 1 FULCI FAN posted:

also Bly Manor is very good so far. Very BBC Christmas Ghost Story, very MR James.

Finished it a few minutes ago. My hot take is I love it more than I loved Hill House?

It being way more sad and way more gay than Hill House almost certainly has a lot to do with that, but still

At the very least it should be easily agreeable that Bly Manor is the better Turn of the Screw-esque piece of horror media this year. gently caress The Turning

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Gary the Llama posted:

Donít sleep on The Mortuary Collection, streaming on Shudder. Itís probably the best anthology since Trick Ďr Treat. The production design is off the charts impressive, and the practical effects are plentiful and lovely. The whole thing felt way more cohesive than most anthology films, which probably makes more sense once youíve watched the whole thing. Hard recommend!

:agreed:

Clancy Brown is very good

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Maybe Iím being overly harsh but forty minutes in I really hate this Castle Freak remake

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



The new Christopher Landon film Freaky is available now on VOD

I completely get if you were tired of his brand of horror comedy after Happy Death Day 2U. But 1) I'm not, I could watch both Happy Death Days a billion more times each and not get sick of them, and I'm very happy he recently announced he finished the script for the third one, and 2) more of that type of horror comedy is present in Freaky

Not as good as the Happy Death Days, but I still adored it. More than I expected to in fact? I really really don't like Vince Vaughn but here he wound up being entertaining. Kathryn Newton's the real star/surprise though

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqPnIcDW9g0

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Basebf555 posted:

Return of the Living Dead is the best horror/comedy. And also the best zombie movie.

:agreed:

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Miguel Prado posted:

Anybody get the chance to see psycho goreman yet?

Not my favorite film of the year so far (maybe not even my favorite one that's horror), but it's definitely the one that's made me smile hardest. What an absolute delight that thing is for drat near all of its hundred minutes

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



flashy_mcflash posted:

The sheer amount of practical effects and creature design work for a film this size is wild. I know that's Kostanski's bread and butter but he didn't leave anything on the table here. Just a remarkable achievement.

Also the end credits music is perfect

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



tonedef131 posted:

When is it coming to Shudder? I thought they got the distribution rights.

Sometime in spring. VOD always tends to get these things first I think

Same happened with The Dark and the Wicked, which premiered on VOD in November and is showing up on Shudder this time next month

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



aware of dog posted:

Oh poo poo, Nic Cage in a Sion Sono movie? Thatís a day one watch for me

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



The Ultimate Hammer Collection Blu-ray is on sale on Amazon for $46 https://www.amazon.com/Hammer-Films-Ultimate-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B08GFDS82M

Revenge of Frankenstein
Curse of the Mummyís Tomb
These are the Damned
2 Faces of Dr Jekyll
Old Dark House
The Gorgon
Cash on Demand
The Snorkel
Maniac
Die! Die! My Darling!
Stop Me Before I Kill!
Never Take Candy from a Stranger
Stranglers of Bombay
Scream of Fear
Terror of the Tongs
Pirates of Blood River
Sword of Sherwood Forest
Camp on Blood Island
Yesterdayís Enemy
Creatures the World Forgot

All restored in HD
Retrospectives on Curse of Mummyís Tomb and 2 Faces of Dr Jekyll
Two more featurettes, one on Hammer at Columbia and one on the actors of Hammer
Audio commentaries:
Revenge of Frankenstein with film historians Constantine Nasr and Steve Haberman
Old Dark House with the Monster Party podcast
Gorgon with House of the Gorgon director Joshua Kennedy
Snorkel with film historians Mark Jordan Legan and C Courtney Joyner and writer/producer Phoef Sutton
Scream of Fear with Haberman
Never Take Candy from a Stranger with Nasr

Easily worth that price imo. Got it earlier in the month for a bit more and havenít really had a chance to dive in but I loved Revenge of Frankenstein and Curse of the Mummyís Tomb

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Space Cadet Omoly posted:

I've been wanting to watch Saint Maud for over a year now, but I don't know how.

Came out to physical media in the UK this week, came to theaters in the US last weekend, coming to US streaming on Epix* next Friday (Feb 12)

*Epix has a 1-week free trial

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



tonedef131 posted:

Channel Zero season 2 was cool as hell, thanks for the rec earlier in this thread. I watched season 1 a year or so ago and was luke warm on it, are 3 and/or 4 worth watching?

Season 1's the worst of the four imo

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Arrow Video has a streaming service now ($5 a month with a one month free trial) so I guess Iím subbing to another service https://www.arrow-player.com/

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Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Love Witch is incredible; I definitely consider it a horror film, and also way more interesting than Rob Zombie's Halloween 2 for sure

Has anyone seen Neil Marshall's new film, The Reckoning, that dropped yesterday? Wanted at least one new-to-me film this weekend and am trying to decide between giving an actual new release a shot, or something that's been on my list for a while now like Let The Corpses Tan

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