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6 minutes ago, PieFacE said:
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Her insanity?

 

 

Spoiler

 

Yeah, kind of.

It was a metaphor for depression/grief

 

Just checking as I've known people who have watched it and completely didn't get that, which would make it a very different film!

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9 minutes ago, PieFacE said:
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Her insanity?

 

 

interestingly the recent posts list on the main page gave away the contents of your spoiler   :) 

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I wouldn't give up on horror yet, check my list from a few pages back.

I loved the babadook, it is genuinely a terrific film but it was never scary. Heavy sense of foreboding and full of dread but it wasn't scary. 

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Modern horror films are dreadful on the whole. late 70's into the 90's were when the best films were made, The Thing, Texas Chainsaw, Nightmare on Elm Street, Hellraiser,  Evil Dead etc.

95% of horror films these days are cack

 

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19 minutes ago, Ingram85 said:

I wouldn't give up on horror yet, check my list from a few pages back.

I loved the babadook, it is genuinely a terrific film but it was never scary. Heavy sense of foreboding and full of dread but it wasn't scary. 

Oh I'm going to keep going. Will be getting through all the recommendations don't worry, I've compiled a list :D 

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On 1/18/2016 at 07:50, PieFacE said:

Right guys and gals,  probably directed at Designer as he is a fountain of all film knowledge however,  feel free to chip in if you have ideas. 

 

Generally,  I don't watch horror films at all,  however I want to start giving some a go. 

 

So what are the best horror films made over the past 3 or 4 years?  Preferably without subtitles.  Thanks :D

OK, just as well i'm sad enough to keep lists of all the movies I watch :D I've gone through and picked a 'few' out.

I haven't included many of the established 'classics' as i'm sure you're aware of most of them anyway. I've tried to put a good cross section of supernatural, psychological and gore and other bits and bobs. So here you go:

 

The Devils Backbone 
Funny Games
The Orphanage
The Mist
REC 1 and 2
The Devil Rides Out
The Haunting (1963)
Mum and Dad
Frontiers
Calvaire
High Tension
Maniac (2012)
V/H/S
Spring
Resolution
You're Next
Creep
Grave Encounters
The Abandoned
Eden Lake
30 Days of Night
The Changeling
Don't Look Now
Exorcist III
Nosferatu
Wicker Man
The Children
Antichrist
Shallow Grave
Skeleton Key
Suspiria
Tenebrae
The Last Exorcism 
The Crazies
The Loved Ones
Lake Mungo
Julias Eyes
Frozen (no, not that one)
Mothers Day
Wake Wood
Bedevilled
Kill List
Aston Villa Season Review 2015-2016
The Innocents
Shadow of the Vampire (if you watch Nosferatu this is a must-see)
Session 9
Peeping Tom
The Tunnel
Excision
Berberian Sound Studio  
American Mary 
Livid
Night of the Demon 
Videodrome
Near Dark
In Fear
The Borderlands
Funhouse
Would you rather
Willow Creek
The Sacrament 
The Descent 
Housebound
Deborah Logan
 

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Designer you're awesome! Knew you'd be the go to guy for this. Thanks:D

 

Adding all these to my list, I shall update this thread as I watch them :D 

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2 hours ago, PieFacE said:

I don't think it is either. :(

I tried. I think I'd prefer a more "jumpy" type horror. I didn't really "get" the film to be honest. 

Which is why I suggested Paranormal Activity.  It's a good starting point because you'll either like that TYPE of thing, or you'll know immediately that you don't.  I agree with Desi that there's very little craft to the jumpy type, but sometimes you watch horrors to jump.  IMV it's a lot of why they are rarely up for awards.  They're not trying to be anything other than there to scare you. 

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Which Nosferatu? The Murnau silent, or the Herzog? (The correct answer is 'both', of course).

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LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH!

I loved Lake Mungo as well, don't have a clue where I heard about it from, and it certainly wasn't it's glowing score of 6.1 on IMDB that led me to it, but it really stuck with me that one.

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10 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

Which Nosferatu? The Murnau silent, or the Herzog? (The correct answer is 'both', of course).

Both of course.

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40 minutes ago, hogso said:

LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH!

I loved Lake Mungo as well, don't have a clue where I heard about it from, and it certainly wasn't it's glowing score of 6.1 on IMDB that led me to it, but it really stuck with me that one.

Ah IMDb.  I've a filmaholic friend, someone who might describe themselves as specialising in horror, and they go a particular shade of angry when you bring up IMDb ratings as a way of judging a film.  So I do bring it up.  Regularly :D

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Charlotte Rampling decided to say that this boycott the oscars because they are racist reaction is actually racist against white people

It's hasn't gone down well...

She hasn't said it very well but she's not far wrong

Edit: I take that back! She is! There's a line in there shout maybe they just deserve it, who knows, which IMO is ok, she then goes off on one about minorities everywhere and gets it very wrong!

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It's just a conspiracy to stop Leo getting his Oscar, which is very wrong. When it's gets so bad a dude has to get raped by a bear before they'll let him win you just need sit down and let him have his moment.

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I watched the American remake of Funny Games on holiday in Spain with my friends after coming back from a night on the sangria.

Took me a while to figure out what was going on but it was one of the most uncomfortable films I've ever watched.

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Lawrence Of Arabia  (1962)

Another film off my "To watch list" A really good film,i can see why a lot of people who have watched it rate it as one of the all time greats.8/10 for me 

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Watched this again on Friday night. I like it. 

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He's good, but he's no Edward Woodward.

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watched the revenant last night, really liked it even though i was struggling due to saturday drinking

beautifully shot, some good arty farty bits from the director (not all of them work though IMO) great performances (bit harsh on leo if he does finally win one and he gets the inevitable derogatory "wll they had to eventually" comments) good supporting cast

but i did see last night it didnt win best film at the "precursor the oscars" the producers guild, that went to big short which i havent seen yet, im not sure if revenant is a better film that spotlight either tbh, its grander and prettier but i think spotlight has a better core story

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