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post #3931 of 9773
I saw where Ti's piece in the ABCs of Death was weak too.

On another note I went down the Quentin Tarantino rabbit hole and rewatched From Dusk Til Dawn. What a great flick. The peak of Clooney. I'd love to see QT do a horror that fits into his universes.
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Free premiums on D* this weekend. The Revenant is on Cinemax at 12:30 am.
post #3933 of 9773
Free premiums on D* this weekend. The Revenant is on Cinemax at 12:30 am.
post #3934 of 9773
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I'd love to see QT do a horror that fits into his universes.
Yeah, that.
post #3935 of 9773
Maybe I should feel bad for saying this, but I thought "A Serbian Film" was actually a pretty good movie. Yes, the acts depicted in it were, shall we say, not aligned with my personal moral compass, but I thought the movie worked very well for the twisted world that it created and it abided by its own set of rules consistently.

Also, there was a little bit of that "Oldboy" story of Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
tricking someone into committing incest
, although the motives were very different in this movie.

And, maybe this is a sick thing to say, I actually thought there were several elements of very black humor, some of the darkest comedy imaginable of course, but I felt it was undeniably present at times.

I thought there was a message to the movie, as well, with its talk about the nature of being a victim and Milo's role shifting from never being a victim to becoming a victim himself while at the same time victimizing others. And we the audience felt our role shifting from what is traditionally a voyeuristic role of a passive viewer to feeling victimized ourselves by the movie--by the end of the third act any person with a conscience feels raked over the coals. However, I was expecting to be a lot more haunted by this movie, considering some of the visceral reactions people have had to it (and written reviews about). While the movie itself contained disturbing content, I didn't really take any of it to heart. Maybe I'm getting jaded in my old age, or maybe I was just braced to expect something even worse.

Anyway, while this is not a movie I would recommend to just any casual viewer, I will say in terms of story quality, the movie far exceeded my expectations--I was expecting just another dreary torture porn but the movie delivered a horror thriller that made you think as well as feel.
post #3936 of 9773
Bob, i too had expected to be a lot more haunted by that movie than i was when i first saw it. It really didnt bother me, guess i didnt take it to heart or seriously either.

The only movie in actuality that really has ever disturbed me is THE GIRL NEXT DOOR.
post #3937 of 9773
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Bob, i too had expected to be a lot more haunted by that movie than i was when i first saw it. It really didnt bother me, guess i didnt take it to heart or seriously either.

The only movie in actuality that really has ever disturbed me is THE GIRL NEXT DOOR.
Last House On the Left 2009 is pretty disturbing.
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Free premiums on D* this weekend. The Revenant is on Cinemax at 12:30 am.

I missed it! But at least I caught Carrie during the free preview.
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Maybe I should feel bad for saying this, but I thought "A Serbian Film" was actually a pretty good movie. Yes, the acts depicted in it were, shall we say, not aligned with my personal moral compass, but I thought the movie worked very well for the twisted world that it created and it abided by its own set of rules consistently.
I shied away because of what you are talking about.
Although I have a strong stomach, so to speak, some things I can't abide.

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tricking someone into committing incest
Another recent movie where this is a major plot point is The Samaritan with Sam Jackson.
In spite of that, a good movie IMO.
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Last House On the Left 2009 is pretty disturbing.

I can see where it can be, and also a lot of horror movies can be, but i always take them for movies and they just dont disturb me. The more realistic torture and gore and blood in a movie, the more i like it, and it never disturbs me. However, just something about THE GIRL NEXT DOOR that got to me.
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I just watched 30 Days of Night - Dark Days. First time i have seen the sequel to 30 Days of Night, which is one of my alltime favorite vampire movies.

As a sequel to that it really didnt cut it, however, as a stand-alone movie, this had a ton of blood and gore, which as you guys know i love.

The first half i kept comparing it to the first film and it was falling short, the second half i let the first film go and just enjoyed this movie on its own.

I have a question - i DVR'ed it off the SyFy channel, and it had a disclaimer that it was edited for content. I could see where they edited out the four letter word that begins with "F", but i wonder if they edited out anything that they thought was too gorey or sexy for tv? Is SyFy known for doing that or not? Obviously they had to make it fit in their timst wonder if i missed anything goodg [/B]g good.

I don't remember this doing anthing extraordinary for gore or imagery
post #3942 of 9773
The crazy aunt in The Girl Next Door was one of the most chilling people I have ever seen on the screen.
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The crazy aunt in The Girl Next Door was one of the most chilling people I have ever seen on the screen.

Absolutely!! There was something about her, and also the whole movie, it just had a vibe like no other movie i have seen. Plus it was based on a true story, but still i have seen other movies based on true stories. Man, i think i need to watch this again!!! My wife is out of town fof 4 to 8 weeks, i am free to watch whatever i want whenever i want.
post #3944 of 9773
Just caught House at the End of the Street. Not a full blown horror but a decent thriller and should go well with Orphan. J-Law continues to impress and Elisabeth Shue didn't hurt either.
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Last House On the Left 2009 is pretty disturbing.
Coincidentally I just watched Last House on the Left 2009 and I found it to be a gripping thriller, it was better than the first one in a lot of ways, although it lacked some of the sheer brutality and shock value of the first one, but as a movie I enjoyed the new one more.
post #3946 of 9773
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Coincidentally I just watched Last House on the Left 2009 and I found it to be a gripping thriller, it was better than the first one in a lot of ways, although it lacked some of the sheer brutality and shock value of the first one, but as a movie I enjoyed the new one more.
Better movie, yes. Disturbing, yes.
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Maybe I should feel bad for saying this, but I thought "A Serbian Film" was actually a pretty good movie...
I love this thread and I don't even watch these sorts of movies. Sometimes I read the IMDB plot synopses of the movies discussed, good Lord this one sounds outrageous. Some day when the wife and kids are out of town I'll go balls to the wall and watch this, Martyrs, and Last House on the Left biggrin.gif
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I love this thread and I don't even watch these sorts of movies. Sometimes I read the IMDB plot synopses of the movies discussed, good Lord this one sounds outrageous. Some day when the wife and kids are out of town I'll go balls to the wall and watch this, Martyrs, and Last House on the Left biggrin.gif

And don't forget Inside. smile.gif

I normally watch horror after the kids go to bed but I still make sure to lock the door to my movie room. Sometimes they get out of bed to come check things out. eek.gif

Years ago, my wife an I were watching Hollowman in our traditional family room after we put our oldest to bed. She was 2-3 years old. There is a scene early in the movie where the experimental ape basically explodes. Pretty violent,gory and sad because it is an animal. We turn around, and of course, our three year old is just standing there mouth open. DOH!! eek.gifsmile.gif
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post #3949 of 9773
greenjp, I don't know if watching those 3 back-to-back is a good idea...you might lose your faith in humanity.

My daughters' bedrooms are on the 2nd floor and my theater is in the basement, so there's a lot of separation there. But sometimes the louder LFE sounds bounce up though the laundry chute and they can hear it, just nothing specific. If they ask about it the next day, I always just tell them I was watching a "zombie movie", since they seem to like zombies.
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And don't forget Inside. smile.gif
Yes, how could I forget. That one's synopsis is pretty good too eek.gif
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greenjp, I don't know if watching those 3 back-to-back is a good idea...you might lose your faith in humanity.
Too late for that. Have you been in a Costco parking lot on a Saturday afternoon recently? A more vile collection of anti-social behavoir has never been seen smile.gif

Our TV is also down two floors from the kids' rooms, and I have a good view of the stairs in case the 3 year old saunters down. Still have never had her come down while I'm playing Gears of War or similar. Our 2nd was a great late night video game buddy when she was in her first couple weeks, got through most of Mass Effect 3 with her sleeping on me.
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Thread Starter 
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And don't forget Inside. smile.gif

Good call. greenjp you should start with that one. Short, sweet and probably the best of the bunch. wink.gif
post #3952 of 9773
Where does I Saw The Devil fit in? Is it horror, thriller, etc.? It certainly has the violence and tension to give just about any of these top contenders a run for their money but I don't know that it could be considered "scary".
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Where does I Saw The Devil fit in? Is it horror, thriller, etc.? It certainly has the violence and tension to give just about any of these top contenders a run for their money but I don't know that it could be considered "scary".

I wouldn't call it horror. Although many torture prons are not very different and are considered horror.
post #3954 of 9773
I Saw the Devil is simply just what you call an awesome movie.
post #3955 of 9773
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If they ask about it the next day, I always just tell them I was watching a "zombie movie", since they seem to like zombies.
LOL.

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I Saw the Devil is simply just what you call an awesome movie.
(adds to queue)
post #3956 of 9773
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LOL.
(adds to queue)
It's available NF instant right now too. Probably one of the best and most intense foreign language films you will ever see.
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It's available NF instant right now too. Probably one of the best and most intense foreign language films you will ever see.
NF has a BD too and put it at the top of my queue.wink.gif
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NF has a BD too and put it at the top of my queue.wink.gif
It's one of the good HD ones on Instant as well. Nice quality.
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It's one of the good HD ones on Instant as well. Nice quality.
I have a saying: The only streaming I will ever do is trout fishing.
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I have a saying: The only streaming I will ever do is trout fishing.
AV Sith - "Streaming is a pathway to AV some consider to be unnnnnatural"
Padawan - "Is it possible to experience this AV?"
AV Sith - "Not from a bluray"

hehehe

In all seriousness, on rare occasion NF can be tolerable but Vudu is the only streaming service that is worth using. Bluray is always my first choice but depending on availability Vudu is a very nice plan B.
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