Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us money per month for bills, and since we don't believe in showing ads to our users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
 
  • Post
  • Reply
Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Alvarez IV posted:

Among the thousand film adaptations of Frankenstein and Dracula, which ones are most accurate to the source material?

Joke answer: "I, Frankenstein" and "Dracula 2000"

Serious answer: there kind of isn't one because both books require a bunch of changes to work as movies (especially Dracula since it's original format is a series of letters). "Mary Shelly's Frankenstein" and "Bram Stroker's Dracula" probably come the closest (they're not the most entertaining movies, just the most accurate), and even they change a lot of stuff.

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Neo Rasa posted:

I saw Evil Dead The Musical when it was still around in the US and it was fuckin' amazing. My wife saw the Silence of the Lambs musical which was said to be awesome too.


I appreciate how Dracula was cutting edge for the time with many of it being audio entries on phonograph cylinders and how Mina is hype for that being a thing like how one would be hype for any new piece of tech today.

I guess if you really wanted to adapt Dracula in a super accurate way, you'd could treat it like an anthology movie with Mina recounting stuff being the framing story.

I don't know how many people in this thread have played Hypnospace Outlaw (but if you haven't you should, it's good), but something like that would probably be the most authentic way to mimic the original version of Dracula for a modern retelling. Have it be a bunch of emails and news stories and social media posts and security footage and stuff like that you need to shift through to uncover the story.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Class3KillStorm posted:

Mark Hamill is the voice of the new Chucky in the CHILD'S PLAY reboot.

I always said that I wanted to see Brad Dourif cast as The Joker, so this is like some weird inverse genie wish for me.

I love Mark Hamil as much as the next nerd, but why replace Brad Dourif? I'm still going to see the movie, it just feels like a weird thing to do.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




M_Sinistrari posted:

Unless Dourif's going to stick with Mancini's films which is a possibility.

Ah, yeah that makes sense.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Untrustable posted:

Troy Baker did a pretty good Joker. They should just get Troy Baker.

No way, they should get Anthony Ingruber. He's the guy who did the Joker's voice in the Telltale Batman games and he did an amazing job.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




STAC Goat posted:

Summer of í84 is very tonally odd in a way I canít quite put my finger on. I go in expecting that its picking up on the fad of 80s horror nostalgia and it certainly delivers on the aesthetics like wardrobe and that synth soundtrack. But thereís something kind of empty about it. It feels forced or something. And it lacks the kind of whimsy or fun or something that was in a lot of that stuff. Whereas I was kind of expecting a story of a kid and his friends having some adventures and flirting with the pretty girl as they investigate their conspiracy it was kind of this somber, very straight low key tale of a bunch of kids who kind of go along with their paranoid buddyís stuff because they want to avoid the lovely stuff happening at home. And then the ending feelsÖ mean. Iím a horror fan, I can do mean. But something about it just caught me off guard and made me feel really bad about it. Its like for 90 minutes Iím kind of just half bored but kind of feeling bad for these kids going through poo poo that is only slightly being touched on while we focus on a bored kidís overactive imagination. And then the nextÖ mean. I donít know what I really think of this but it definitely wasnít what I went in expecting/hoping for.

tldr: I was expecting "Summer of '84" to be a King-esque tale of kids spending a summer growing up and finding love and friendship while hunting a monster. Instead it was a really sad story of the summer where a bunch of kids had their lives ruined forever.

I think "Summer of '84" being a huge bummer is kind of the point. To me it felt very much like it was meant as a deconstruction of the whole "Traumatic experience causes a person to grow in a positive way" trope you see in sometimes in horror movie and in movies in general. In "Summer of '84" something truly horrible happens to a bunch of kids, and they don't become better people or more stable adults because of it they just survive it and now they forever have to live with the damage it did to them. The bad thing that happens doesn't bring about any good in any way.

And while yeah that's a way more accurate depiction of a traumatic experience and the effect it has on a person's life, it also makes for a major downer of a movie and I can totally understand why people might not like it because of that.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




STAC Goat posted:

Yeah, I'm not like saying its wrong for anyone else to enjoy it or anything. I'm just kind of trying to work my way through how I feel about it. Like, I actually feel like my posts sound very dumb and embarrassing because the movie really left me feeling off in a way I'm struggling to really wrap my head around or properly convey. But I think the fact that its garnered this reaction from me and has me still thinking about it a day later probably speaks to there being something there that I'm not surprised works for some people. I just probably wasn't one of them.

Nah man, your posts don't sound dumb or embarrassing, and I actually understand exactly where you're coming from. Sometimes a movie just doesn't connect with you in a way that's hard to explain. There are lots of films and tv shows that on paper sound good and I understand why other people might like them, but I watch them and something about them just doesn't work for me for reasons that are either personal or subjective or both.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




The new What We Do in The Shadows tv show is pretty good! Only two episodes so far, but I'm excited to see more. The actors are all nailing their roles.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




I saw the new Pet Semetitary last night. It was okay, but any critic calling it "the scariest Steven King movie ever" hasn't seen many Steven King movies. Don't get me wrong, I was entertained and I recommend seeing it, it's just not the "scariest ever", ya know? Also, (I'm not sure this is really a spoiler, but better safe than sorry) they left in that weird Wendigo subplot that doesn't go anywhere that the first one has. I was hoping that they would either take that out or actually do something with it this time.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




HUNDU THE BEAST GOD posted:

They say that about literally any and every horror movie.

And it bugs me every time! Things can just be good or even really good! They don't have to always be The Best Ever.

Burkion posted:

Make sure to check out the second episode

It's a marked improvement

Yeah, I haven't seen the new Twilight Zone yet, but everyone I've heard talk about it suggests starting with the second episode instead of the first and just kind of ignoring the first entirely right now.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Fart City posted:

Well thatís annoying

Yeah! it is! I have no idea why they even have it in at all!

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




CelticPredator posted:

ďCheck this out, itís a really crazy thing, something very sinister and perhaps the reason for why this graveyard has powers...Ē

ďThatís crazy wowĒ

ďYeah. But itís not important honestly and I dunno, whatever.Ē

Speaking of things in the new Pet Semetary that are 'I dunno, whatever': Did the old man bury his wife Norma in the Pet Semetary? Is that what they were implying in the scene where the little girl's face turns into his dead wife's face for a bit and she starts talking through her? I had a little trouble understanding her voice, is that something that happens in the book? Because in the movie it was kind of confusing and comes out of nowhere (Probably should have replaced all the Wendigo stuff with dead wife zombie stuff so that pay off had a set up).

However, despite all of its many, many flaws I stand by my initial "The new Pet Semetary is entertaining and I recommend seeing it" statement, but you might want to take that recommendation with a grain of salt because when it comes to horror movie I have a very low bar for being entertained. Part of what made it fun for me was after the truly ridiculous dumbwaiter death I started watching it like a B-horror movie and enjoying it on that level, but it may be to dark for
other people to do that so easily (which I get).

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




CelticPredator posted:

Was the dumb waiter thing in the book because of so lol.

Also that jump scare was dumb, but effective.

Yeah, Pet Semetary had quite a few dumb, but effective jump scares. Which is fine by me, I like a good jump scare every now and then. If you're looking for a movie with dumb, but effective jump scares, the new Pet Semetary is worth checking out.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Origami Dali posted:

The important question is, does it include that incredibly weird scene from the book where Louis's wife jerks him off in the tub with a loofa?

Nah, like most film adaptations of Steven King novels it leaves out the bizarre sex stuff, which is probably for the best.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




One last thing about Pet Sematary:

This is one of the cat actors from the film, look at this pretty baby in his little tie :3:

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




graventy posted:

Escape Room does a ok job of feeling like actual escape rooms amped up to 11 but the overarching plot feels like a retread of Saw. Itís real goofy.

I actually liked it much better than Saw because it changed two major things that bugged me about that franchise:

A) There was a lot more variety in the rooms and the puzzles they had to solve instead of it always being just "grimy sharp things and you gotta mutilate yourself and/or others".

B) They didn't try to make the people putting the people in the murder puzzles sympathetic. Like, gently caress off with that tragic villain "oh he never technically murders anyone he's just trying to teach them life lessons" bullshit; the kind of person who would puzzle murder someone is a douchebag you should embrace that rather than trying to justify it in any way.

The ending sucked (it had like three places it could have stopped that would have made great endings, but it just kept going), but if you turn it off like 5 minutes before that point it's one of my favorite recent horror movies.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Has anyone in this thread seen Possum? Because I just read a summary of that movie and it sounds like the kind of movie I would not be able to enjoy, but other people might really love so maybe consider checking it out if you like your horror dark, joyless, and incredibly tense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5jaqmQyAJw

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Drunkboxer posted:

I was thinking about how the F13 franchise is for the most part cynical cash-ins and rip offs and how thatís weirdly one if the things I like about it. It was born out of fitting the title to a Halloween rip off. Then the franchise directly and obviously ripped off The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Carrie, and Evil Dead. Itís one of the reasons I get confused by people being mad about the remake. Yeah itís creatively bankrupt, of course it is. At least all itís ripping off is itself.

The Friday the 13th remake is like a speedrun of the entire franchise (well, the early part of the franchise before the all weird stuff happened and he became a zombie and went to space/Hell/a boat) which could have been fun if it wasn't so boring.

It's just on the edge of being something interesting, but doesn't quite make it.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Uncle Boogeyman posted:

Itís very, very good, although while it did get under my skin, I kept waiting for it to scare the poo poo out of me and it never quite did. Definitely all in to see what that director does next (i think he started out as one of the Garth Marenghiís Darkplace guys?)

:actually: he wasn't just one of the guys on Darkplace, Matthew Holness wrote, directed, and starred in it as the title character. Dude's way talented.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Hollismason posted:

Pitch your best NOES spec script


Mine would be a remake of NOES 2 but instead the main character is trans

Mine is called "Freddy Takes Manhattan" and it takes place mostly on a boat.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Pomp posted:

Freddy sucks everyone's dick and calls them gay

That movie probably already exists as a porn parody.

"Wet Dream on Elm Street"

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Fart City posted:

I badly want a NOES reboot that follows through with the idea that Freddy, though a scumbag townie everyone hated, was innocent of the child murders and wrongfully killed by the mob. It would still let you follow the core theme that heís getting revenge, but they could also fully embrace jokester Freddy without the baggage him being guilty of the accusations carries with it.

Instead of murdering kids, he murders the parents who accused him.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Neo Rasa posted:

What are some horror movies of note about twins besides Blood Rage and Dead Ringers? Like not ones where "OH poo poo THERE WAS AN TWIN SIBLING THE WHOLE TIME!" is a twist but ones like these two where that's a given from the get go.

Goodnight Mommy

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




s.i.r.e. posted:

I'm watching the first episode of the new Twilight Zone and jesus, it's pretty bad so far. The only thing that feels like the Twilight Zone is some of the music. It's really well shot but poorly written.

Jordan Peele also don't work in the place of Rod Serling.

Skip the first episode.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




mikeycp posted:

Hello I'm watching The Lure and this movie fucks

It's insanely strong

Holy poo poo, thank you so much for letting me know this movies exists. Mermaid horror is such a huge untapped market.

married but discreet posted:

Goodnight Mommy has its proponents. It lost me in the last fourth or so of the film but up until then I found it very solid.

For me it was like the very last scene that lost me. It felt weirdly sweet in an unearned way given how dark the rest of the movie was.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




I watched Tremors recently and it holds up really well, if you've never seen it before or just haven't seen it recently you really should check it out.

It manages to be both scary and funny without the humor ruining the scares or vice versa.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




mikeycp posted:

e: cute centipede??

(this is not cute)

Awww, I think she's pretty cute :3: She's a good mom looking after her eggs.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Pomp posted:

Dogs are just cucked wolves

.....Not really? They're wolves we encouraged to have more sex because they had traits humans find appealing. Isn't that the opposite of cucking? I think?

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




CelticPredator posted:

Uh. Absolutely not. All besides 3 are great.

Bride is the best though.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




CelticPredator posted:

Sure but the whole series is great. Itís probably the best horror franchise in terms of quality.

Oh absolutely, and they're clearly made by people who love horror and love making these movies.

I only recently watched the franchise, and here's my hot takes: Skip 3, and the newest ones Curse of Chucky and Cult of Chucky are definitely worth checking out if you haven't seen them already (or didn't know they exist).

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Kvlt! posted:

ive said it before ill say it again leatherface 2017 is a good movie on its own but a bad texas chainsaw movie

That's pretty common with a lot of late additions to horror movie franchises: they'd work so much better if they were just doing their own thing and not trying to tie themselves back into the the properties they're connected with.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




alf_pogs posted:

the What We Do In The Shadows tv show is a really great time too

Everyone should be watching What We Do In The Shadows, it's just as good as the movie which I didn't think was possible and yet it is.

Riverdale is what you get when you mix a teen melodrama with a B rated horror movie and then dip it in a vat film noir for some reason, I think it's pretty fun but it does have some pacing problems.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




M_Sinistrari posted:

I haven't watch any of Riverdale yet since it looked like something I'd expect to follow Dawson's Creek on the WB. I do enjoy the Afterlife with Archie comic and if it was something in the neighborhood of that, I might give it a try.

Season 3 of Riverdale involved an evil Dungeons and Dragons game (it sounds stupid, but in reality the whole thing is even dumber than you think), multiple serial killers, a group of Satanic nuns, an illegal prison fight club, and a new age cult that turned out to be harvesting human organs.

I don't want to talk it up too much, but yeah it's a bit weirder than Dawson's Creek. Which I know a lot of people who like things like Dawson's Creek don't always enjoy about Riverdale, and I can understand that. If you go into a show hoping for it to be about just teenage melodrama and instead you keep getting hit with weird bullshit like Jughead leading a biker gang and Archie fighting a bear (spoiler: you don't actually get to see him fight the bear though, that takes place off screen. Most of that episode was just him having blood loss induced hallucinations as he slowly died from his wounds after the attack) I get why you might be disappointed. However, if you enjoy crazy poo poo like that than there's nothing else quite like Riverdale for better or worse.

Space Cadet Omoly fucked around with this message at 10:12 on Jul 15, 2019

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Some thoughts on Brightburn:

The problem I have with Brightburn is the same problem I had with the first Purge movie: it's an interesting premise, but the movie ends before it actually gets to the good stuff.

In the first Purge movie I really didn't want to be stuck inside a house with a boring upper class white family being stalked by other boring upper class white people in masks, I wanted to be out on the streets watching all the crazy crime stuff the movie had talked about. Likewise, in Brightburn, I really didn't need to spend the entire run time of the movie watching this kid becoming evil Superman, just skid ahead a bit and show more of him BEING evil Superman. If you've seen the trailer for Brightburn then you've seen the whole movie. There's a kid, he has powers, he kills people, the show ends. It's not a bad horror movie per say, but it has the potential to do so many more interesting things with its premise that I could't help feeling a little disappointed that they kept things so small and basic. The origin story of Evil Superman didn't need to be told for an hour and a half, it could have been compressed down into the first 10 minutes (Hell, they managed to tell it all in a one minute trailer) of the movie and then moved on to focus on things like Evil Superman taking over cities, The Evil Justice League, and maybe even a Good Lex Luther and what that would be like.

I'm hoping if Brightburn gets any sequels (which James Gunn has expressed interest in doing) that it heads in the same direction The Purge series went. Every Purge since the first one has been balls to the walls insane and has fully capitalized on the world and premise it set up. So in exchange for one kind of mediocre set up movie you get three great action-horror movies. All the slow burning backstory is over, lets see Evil Superman making schemes and fighting the good bizzaro version of himself now.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Uncle Boogeyman posted:

Obviously this isnít an informed criticism or anything but I read the wiki plot summary for Climax and it sounds so silly

I also read the wiki plot summary for Climax and it seems like it was written by the same PSA people who wrote Reefer Madness and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Kind of interested in seeing it now.

Coffee And Pie posted:

Part of me wishes Climax went further, make people go all out cannibalizing each other and pulling their own heads off or something just make it a full on ridiculous anti-drug message

gently caress it man, just have them straight up summon Satan, really get that party rolling.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Mandy was so good, it was "leave the theater and have to take a long walk because I have been drained emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually" good.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




SomeJazzyRat posted:

You make it sound like it wasn't a life-affirming, kickass experience.

Not saying you're wrong. It's a film that manages to wring a lot out of it's audience even when it's not doing a whole lot.

Mandy is a lot of things all at once. It's both cathartic and devastating and I love it.

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




Davros1 posted:

I'm just hoping they keep the line Audra says when she sees It's true form: "My god, it is female" just to watch the internet explode.

....wait, what?

I never read IT and I've never seen the miniseries, but I know enough about IT via cultural osmosis to know that IT's true form is giant space spider. How the heck was this Audra person able to instantly determine the gender of a giant space spider upon seeing it for the first time?

Was IT wearing a giant pink bow?

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




chitoryu12 posted:

It lays eggs.

Fair enough!

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

Hic puer est




K. Waste posted:

I'm gonna make a bold claim that the theatrical cut is already a masterpiece, so I say don't walk, run.

I'd also argue seeing it on the big screen adds to some of the effects.

I say run, too.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Post
  • Reply