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  • mal 26 Oct 2009 17:03:21 22,473 posts
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    iokthemonkey wrote:
    As for 'Body Horror' that's a genre that deals with the horror/replusion of having ones body taken over/changing - so movies like The Fly, Videodrome and The Thing fall into this genre.
    I'd never considered the Thing as being body horror, but you're right - the monster designs in that are also pure body horror.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • OllyJ 28 Oct 2009 07:09:49 3,259 posts
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    Just picked up Session 9 from Asda for 3!!

    I've read a few people here like that one.
  • BlackSentoki 28 Oct 2009 09:42:26 917 posts
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    BinaryBob101 wrote:
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    The Mist.

    Let The Right One In, although I find it hard to classify as straight up horror.

    Coming soon, Paranormal Activity.

    Let The Right One In, is another brilliant vampire film. And I got a completely different impression of the film than most.

    Please do not read the following spoiler unless you have seen the film. It is such a large spoiler it would ruin the film. (And the film is brilliant and deserves to be watched).

    I fealt that the vampire girl was just using the boy. She essentially groomed him as a replacement for her last slave. (I felt that the man she refered to has her father was actually someone she had previously groomed. I got the impression they had been together since he was a child but he became a bit of a liability now he is older. So she replaced him). I know it was supposed to be a love story but I only saw one of the couple actually in love. She just seemed to be doing everything she could to gain his trust.

    Oooh, interesting idea, never looked at it that way

    /thumbs up

    I like it that it's open to different interpretation, nothing is force fed and presented in black and white, so yeah, that's a valid thought. Another thing that I thought about LTROI, in the early part of the film, she keeps denying her gender repeatedly, "I'm not a girl", now ok she's a Vampire fine, but later on in the film he does a bit of a peeping Tom act and the camera deliberately zooms into her pubic area. Is there a scar there, implying at one point she was actually a boy and she'd been chopped for some reason?

    I strongly recommend reading the novel the film is based on as it explains a lot of the above, and is very good indeed.


    Eli, the girl vampire, is not a girl. She/he is a boy who became a eunuch (against his/her will).
  • wizbob 28 Oct 2009 11:37:26 779 posts
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    iokthemonkey wrote:
    If you're not turned off by black and white/slow-paced/intelligent movies, try The Innocents, The Haunting (the original) and Night of the Demon.

    Hammer's Quatermass & The Pit is a great bit of sci-fi/horror, as is The Stone Tape, a teleplay by Nigel Kneale, the creator of Quatermass.

    The BBC's MR James' Ghost Stories for Christmas are superb, especially A Warning to the Curious, Lost Hearts and more recently, A View from a Hill. Also try the B&W TV play Oh Whistle And I'll Come to You.

    I've wanted to see Night of The Demon for a while now, now that I see it mentioned in the same breath as those other amazing horrors, I'll finally have to locate a copy.

    If you like the uncanny; Paperhouse has good scares, Primer is disturbing and Prince of Darkness and Don't Look Now are classics.
  • OllyJ 30 Oct 2009 06:35:33 3,259 posts
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    Trick R' treat was not bad!
  • Deleted user 31 October 2009 10:59:17
    wizbob wrote:
    iokthemonkey wrote:
    If you're not turned off by black and white/slow-paced/intelligent movies, try The Innocents, The Haunting (the original) and Night of the Demon.

    Hammer's Quatermass & The Pit is a great bit of sci-fi/horror, as is The Stone Tape, a teleplay by Nigel Kneale, the creator of Quatermass.

    The BBC's MR James' Ghost Stories for Christmas are superb, especially A Warning to the Curious, Lost Hearts and more recently, A View from a Hill. Also try the B&W TV play Oh Whistle And I'll Come to You.

    I've wanted to see Night of The Demon for a while now, now that I see it mentioned in the same breath as those other amazing horrors, I'll finally have to locate a copy.

    If you like the uncanny; Paperhouse has good scares, Primer is disturbing and Prince of Darkness and Don't Look Now are classics.

    Don't know Paperhouse but the others are great shouts. Particularly Primer, more need to see that very odd but genius film.
  • iokthemonkey 31 Oct 2009 13:03:05 4,664 posts
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    Paperhouse is a movie version of a kids(!) TV show entitled, 'Escape Into the Night' and it's ace.

    Prince of Darkness is actually Carpenter's stab at a Nigel Kneale-esque sci-fi/horror thing. It's even written by Carpenter under the alias 'Quatermass.'

    http://that-figures.blogspot.com/

  • chasejamie 31 Oct 2009 15:20:25 815 posts
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    Paperhouse is brilliant, I bought it from Play for a couple of quid after always wanting to watch it when I was a kid. Another brilliant thriller is 'Judgement Night' with the legend that is Emilio Estevez.
  • beastmaster 31 Oct 2009 17:29:55 11,338 posts
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    I've just seen one of the best horror movies in years. Dread. I'm at the Grimmfest and the next film is about to start. Will post details on all I've seen later or tomorrow.

    Seen Dread & The Graves (Z grade shite) so far. Next up is The Reverand. Then Splintered followed by Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstien Girl (from director of Tokyo Gore Police).

    But Dread (based on the second Clive Barker books of blood) is just fucking brilliant. More later...

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • wizbob 31 Oct 2009 19:53:44 779 posts
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    iokthemonkey wrote:
    Paperhouse is a movie version of a kids(!) TV show entitled, 'Escape Into the Night' and it's ace.

    Prince of Darkness is actually Carpenter's stab at a Nigel Kneale-esque sci-fi/horror thing. It's even written by Carpenter under the alias 'Quatermass.'

    I also like Halloween III: Season of the Witch, which Nigel Kneale wrote - although I think he had his name taken off it.
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