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Re: 'Orrors

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:29 pm

Just watched Banshee Chapter on the Netflix and was surprised that it was actually fairly good. Nice mix of Project MKUltra, numbers stations, experimental drug taking and
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Apparently Christopher Nolan was going to direct it but went and did Interstellar instead.

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:41 pm

Watched three 'Orros on Sunday, thought I may as well share my thoughts here:

The Witch

Actually saw it at the cinema. Brilliant atmosphere of creeping dread, religious mania, nightmarish imagery, amazing acting with Yorkshire accents and the world's most sinister goat. The attention to period detail is stunning. Thoroughly recommended.

From Beyond

Stuart Gordon followed up Reanimator with more scientists dabbling with That Which Man Was Not Meant To Know and conjuring up eldritch Lovecraftian whotsits. Gory, funny, pointless of nudity and pretty good in an 80s sort of way.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Shit. Got suckered into the PA franchise by how the first two films had some genuinely creepy moments. PA2 especially built up a genius amount of tension with long static camera takes. Series goes downhill, so I basically saw this final installment to see what the demon actually looks like. It looks like a pile wank CGI.

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Post by holyzombiejesus » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:23 pm

Dan Pop-o-matic wrote:Watched three 'Orros on Sunday, thought I may as well share my thoughts here:

The Witch

Actually saw it at the cinema. Brilliant atmosphere of creeping dread, religious mania, nightmarish imagery, amazing acting with Yorkshire accents and the world's most sinister goat. The attention to period detail is stunning. Thoroughly recommended.
I saw this last night and really enjoyed it. I did want to sing out 'Whoa, Black Philip, a ram, a ram' once I'd thought of it though.

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Re: 'Orrors

Post by Yex » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:47 pm

This is my first venture into this thread, as I'm not actually especially fond of horror movies, but I needed an outlet to state that in the past 24 hours I watched for the first time both The Blair Witch Project and The Witch, and really enjoyed both of them. Neither had the sort of choppily shot, screechy stringed things jumping out at you (if that description is at all decipherable), nor were they full of gratuitous violent, both factors that seem ubiquitous to the genre these days. I liked that, on the contrary, both of them relied heavily on insinuation and a suspense that builds slowly but steadily, with the terror existing mainly in what is implied (especially blair witch).
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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:03 pm

Yex wrote:This is my first venture into this thread, as I'm not actually especially fond of horror movies, but I needed an outlet to state that in the past 24 hours I watched for the first time both The Blair Witch Project and The Witch, and really enjoyed both of them. Neither had the sort of choppily shot, screechy stringed things jumping out at you (if that description is at all decipherable), nor were they full of gratuitous violent, both factors that seem ubiquitous to the genre these days. I liked that, on the contrary, both of them relied heavily on insinuation and a suspense that builds slowly but steadily, with the terror existing mainly in what is implied (especially blair witch).
By spooky coincidence I did a blog post about The Witch last night (massive spoilers)

http://mildlyunnerving.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... es-it.html

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Re: 'Orrors

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:17 pm

Just saw Prevenge which I can highly recommend. Surprisingly gory, very funny and actually quite moving. Great soundtrack, amazing central performance from Alice Lowe.

She did a Q&A afterwards and seems really nice too.

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