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If my wife came through, we should be watching Mama tonight as well. Looking forward to it.
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Originally Posted by ApolloCreed View Post

If my wife came through, we should be watching Mama tonight as well. Looking forward to it.

it's a great film, one that manages to be "scary" (quotes because what is really scary these days? That said, Mama is effective), and moving... The kids are great. I also think Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is gently making his way to the A-list group...
post #4863 of 9821
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

it's a great film, one that manages to be "scary" (quotes because what is really scary these days? That said, Mama is effective), and moving... The kids are great. I also think Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is gently making his way to the A-list group...

No argument there.
post #4864 of 9821
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+1
So was it any good?

I thought it was good.
post #4865 of 9821
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

it's a great film, one that manages to be "scary" (quotes because what is really scary these days? That said, Mama is effective), and moving... The kids are great. I also think Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is gently making his way to the A-list group...

I thought it was fairly well done. The 2 girls did a fabulous job and I agree that Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a good actor (especially as Jamie Lannister). I did have some issues with the overall execution though......
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I enjoyed the unique story but the ghost was really weird and almost comical at times. I felt that she was more distracting than engaging in some of the scenes simply because I kept wondering why they chose to make her look that way. Similar to the Paranormal series, I almost think this would have worked better for me if they would have left her to our imagination until maybe the final sequence.
post #4866 of 9821
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Originally Posted by ApolloCreed View Post

I thought it was fairly well done. The 2 girls did a fabulous job and I agree that Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a good actor (especially as Jamie Lannister). I did have some issues with the overall execution though......
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I enjoyed the unique story but the ghost was really weird and almost comical at times. I felt that she was more distracting than engaging in some of the scenes simply because I kept wondering why they chose to make her look that way. Similar to the Paranormal series, I almost think this would have worked better for me if they would have left her to our imagination until maybe the final sequence.
I watched this last night via Vudu and pretty much agree with Ralph Potts review of the film itself. It was worth a rent but overall a bit weak. I really don't understand why Del Toro continues to slap his name on things like this and Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. Hopefully Pinocchio and Hellboy 3 will deliver.

Anyways, another weak entry into the genre... at least we had Evil Dead this year to boost morale in the community. Haven't seen anything worth 2craps on the horizon though mad.gif
post #4867 of 9821
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Originally Posted by ApolloCreed View Post

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I enjoyed the unique story but the ghost was really weird and almost comical at times. I felt that she was more distracting than engaging in some of the scenes simply because I kept wondering why they chose to make her look that way. Similar to the Paranormal series, I almost think this would have worked better for me if they would have left her to our imagination until maybe the final sequence.

Yeah indeed... But I was really, really surprised when I read that.... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
.....very little CGI was used, the ghost is in fact played by spanish actor Javier Botet, who has marfan syndrome.







post #4868 of 9821
Nice little tidbit. Thanks Morpheo. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It wasn't so much the body and the movements but more the superimposed CGI face that disappointed me. It was very cartoonish.
post #4869 of 9821
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

I watched this last night via Vudu and pretty much agree with Ralph Potts review of the film itself. It was worth a rent but overall a bit weak. I really don't understand why Del Toro continues to slap his name on things like this and Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. Hopefully Pinocchio and Hellboy 3 will deliver.

Anyways, another weak entry into the genre... at least we had Evil Dead this year to boost morale in the community. Haven't seen anything worth 2craps on the horizon though mad.gif[/quote]

So I take it you liked Evil Dead better than Mama?

I haven't seen either, but is strange to me that Evil Dead has only done $53 mil at the box office while Mama did $71 mil? ED even has a built in fan base. Not saying BO is the end all be all, but something is holding back US studios from delivering more, and better, horror flics. If Mama was a bit weak and ED was better, assuming more in your face gore and horror, are the studios are going to go away from ED and more Mama like to chase the dollar?

The Walking Dead does record numbers on TV but we can't get a halfway decent Zombie flic in America? A butt load of promising Scifi's for this year but still nothing going, here, for horror? I don't think the studios understand how to make a good horror flic that current movie demographics will go out to see.
post #4870 of 9821
I wouldn't expect Evil Dead to reach 100 million either; besides, on a 17 million budget, I'm sure the studio is happy right now with 53 million. Also Mama was PG-13, Evil Dead is R... But yes it would be nice if it had more legs...
post #4871 of 9821
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

I wouldn't expect Evil Dead to reach 100 million either; besides, on a 17 million budget, I'm sure the studio is happy right now with 53 million. Also Mama was PG-13, Evil Dead is R... But yes it would be nice if it had more legs...

I wasn't meaning to denigrate ED, but was curious the BO disparity and a very good point about their ratings. So the R rated movie "loses" to the PG13 again...
Oh well, hopefully you are right and the studio is happy with their take and will spur more efforts like this.
post #4872 of 9821
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

I watched this last night via Vudu and pretty much agree with Ralph Potts review of the film itself. It was worth a rent but overall a bit weak. I really don't understand why Del Toro continues to slap his name on things like this and Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. Hopefully Pinocchio and Hellboy 3 will deliver.

Anyways, another weak entry into the genre... at least we had Evil Dead this year to boost morale in the community. Haven't seen anything worth 2craps on the horizon though mad.gif[/quote]

So I take it you liked Evil Dead better than Mama?

I haven't seen either, but is strange to me that Evil Dead has only done $53 mil at the box office while Mama did $71 mil? ED even has a built in fan base. Not saying BO is the end all be all, but something is holding back US studios from delivering more, and better, horror flics. If Mama was a bit weak and ED was better, assuming more in your face gore and horror, are the studios are going to go away from ED and more Mama like to chase the dollar?

The Walking Dead does record numbers on TV but we can't get a halfway decent Zombie flic in America? A butt load of promising Scifi's for this year but still nothing going, here, for horror? I don't think the studios understand how to make a good horror flic that current movie demographics will go out to see.

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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

I wouldn't expect Evil Dead to reach 100 million either; besides, on a 17 million budget, I'm sure the studio is happy right now with 53 million. Also Mama was PG-13, Evil Dead is R... But yes it would be nice if it had more legs...

Yep, that's it... PG-13 = teen horror while Evil Dead is more of a cult following which generally speaking are typically small all things considered. Evil Dead is probably one of the best domestic release horror films since The Descent. I will not put it at the same level, obviously The Descent is a solid 5 zombie flick and is highly regarded almost universally in this thread. Mama was to me just another run of the mill Hollywood PG-13 jump scare movie that cloned most of the best bits from The Ring but saved itself from complete mediocrity by some solid performances from Jessica Chastain and Megan Charpentier.
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Nice little tidbit. Thanks Morpheo. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It wasn't so much the body and the movements but more the superimposed CGI face that disappointed me. It was very cartoonish.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
http://io9.com/holy-crap-thats-a-human-behind-the-scenes-footage-fro-494149038

Apparently a "Modigliani portrait" was the inspiration.

post #4874 of 9821
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Originally Posted by wizzack View Post

There's a 35mm screening of this one with the director in north Jersey this Friday. This review has me interested. There's also a 35mm screening of Prom Night at the Colonial over in PA with a prom theme, prizes and all that jazz. Dust off the old suit and get bloody or head upstate for some backwoods action?
Sounds like it could be fun!
post #4875 of 9821

Tripped upon a pretty good indie film tonight called Separation.  Definitely more suspense than horror, but it had a few good twists that kept me intrigued. Very nice choice for movie night with the wife.  It's like horror with training wheels......

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1773041/
 

post #4876 of 9821
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

Anyways, another weak entry into the genre... at least we had Evil Dead this year to boost morale in the community. Haven't seen anything worth 2craps on the horizon though mad.gif

The Purge looks promising

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http://io9.com/holy-crap-thats-a-human-behind-the-scenes-footage-fro-494149038

Apparently a "Modigliani portrait" was the inspiration.

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Interesting that the face was apparently not CGI, but they certainly made it look that it was when they put the finishing touches on the movie. Questionable choice using Modigliani portraits as the inspiration. Just not scary IMO.
post #4877 of 9821
On a side note, a cop I work with is big into zombies and stuff. I saw her watching the original Evil Dead on youtube and asked if she was going to see the remake, she was. She then proceeded to tell me about some other films, which I had seen, mostly mainstream stuff. She brought up Creepshow which led me to mention VHS and Trick R Treat. A week goes by and she drops by the office raving about VHS and how realistic it was and went into gory details. My boss was all "WTF was that about? She seems so nice and then comes in here talking about an arm hanging on by a thread of skin?!"
post #4878 of 9821
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Originally Posted by ApolloCreed View Post

The Purge looks promising Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Interesting that the face was apparently not CGI, but they certainly made it look that it was when they put the finishing touches on the movie. Questionable choice using Modigliani portraits as the inspiration. Just not scary IMO.

Kudos for trying to avoid CGI when possible though.
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She was more scary until we saw her, IMHO.
post #4879 of 9821
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

On a side note, a cop I work with is big into zombies and stuff. I saw her watching the original Evil Dead on youtube and asked if she was going to see the remake, she was. She then proceeded to tell me about some other films, which I had seen, mostly mainstream stuff. She brought up Creepshow which led me to mention VHS and Trick R Treat. A week goes by and she drops by the office raving about VHS and how realistic it was and went into gory details. My boss was all "WTF was that about? She seems so nice and then comes in here talking about an arm hanging on by a thread of skin?!"

She sounds cool!

And she sounds like a girl neighbor I befriended when I lived in CA. Her husband couldn't handle gory/scary anything, so she would end up watching them by herself. We also borrowed each others horror movies on the weekends. She worked for Apple and you would never look at her and say she would be into these movies.
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

Kudos for trying to avoid CGI when possible though.

Agreed
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She was more scary until we saw her, IMHO.

Absolutely agreed! Kind of ruined it for me.
post #4881 of 9821
Thread Starter 
Eli Roth's Aftershock is out today on VOD. Anyone feeling frisky?
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Eli Roth's Aftershock is out today on VOD. Anyone feeling frisky?
The red-band trailer looks pretty awesome, I must admit!
post #4883 of 9821
Into episode four of Hemlock Grove. It's a little weak or I'm broken. Saw the raves on the transformation and it too was weak sauce. AWIL is still king if that's all they got.
post #4884 of 9821
I'm on episode 4 too, darthrsg. I'd agree it's a little weak, but it is watchable and something different. There's a lot going on so I'm confused much of the time. My wife is starting to watch it with me, which is rare for her when it comes to horror, so I'll probably keep watching.
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Originally Posted by wizzack View Post

Eli Roth's Aftershock is out today on VOD. Anyone feeling frisky?

Disaster horror movie made by Eli, count me in!


Just checked Dish VOD and I don't get this movie!mad.gif
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I'm on episode 4 too, darthrsg. I'd agree it's a little weak, but it is watchable and something different. There's a lot going on so I'm confused much of the time. My wife is starting to watch it with me, which is rare for her when it comes to horror, so I'll probably keep watching.

Mine is watching too and I'm not sure about what's going all the time either.
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Originally Posted by BornSlippyZ View Post

Disaster horror movie made by Eli, count me in!


Just checked Dish VOD and I don't get this movie!mad.gif

Ah bummer dude. I just checked Amazon and it's $4 on instant watch. I'm stuck home tonight (ugh) so if I get enough beer in me I'll give it a go. Drunk text rent.
post #4888 of 9821
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Ah bummer dude. I just checked Amazon and it's $4 on instant watch. I'm stuck home tonight (ugh) so if I get enough beer in me I'll give it a go. Drunk text rent.

I did Robot and Frank. Did not regret it. I'm dying for a horror fix though. Dug up C.H.U.D. On Netflix.
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Quick comment on C.H.U.D.

The elected officials absolutely shiver in their boots if threatened with the press.
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Into episode four of Hemlock Grove. It's a little weak or I'm broken. Saw the raves on the transformation and it too was weak sauce. AWIL is still king if that's all they got.
It gets better and many found that they couldn't stop at one episode towards the end. I finished the last three in one night. I guess if you're looking for the typical "monster movie" it may not satisfy... immediately.
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