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Re: 'Orrors

Post by Colin » Tue Aug 16, 2011 13:39

Murray wrote:I was quite excited to see a tiny bit in the Metro today where they showed a picture of British road signs being taken down and being replaced with American ones. This is because they are filming World War Z with Glasgow playing the part of Philadelphia!?
I loved the book so much, I really hope they don't make a shit film.
They're filming that in the street outside my office. I can confirm it's mildly exciting.

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Post by Murray » Tue Aug 16, 2011 14:50

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Murray wrote:I was quite excited to see a tiny bit in the Metro today where they showed a picture of British road signs being taken down and being replaced with American ones. This is because they are filming World War Z with Glasgow playing the part of Philadelphia!?
I loved the book so much, I really hope they don't make a shit film.
They're filming that in the street outside my office. I can confirm it's mildly exciting.
Cool! Are there any zombies in sight?

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Post by Colin » Tue Aug 16, 2011 15:23

Not yet; filming doesn't start til tomorrow. All they've done so far is fill the street with American cars and replaced the street signs. I now work for Philadelphia City Council, apparently.
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Post by islandhopper » Tue Aug 16, 2011 19:35

Just went and had a look after work today. It's a bit bizarre. They're obviously in the early stages but you'll just be walking along the street and see, for example, an American post box or flag.

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Re: 'Orrors

Post by Woodbine » Tue Sep 20, 2011 19:41

I'm off to see Kill List tomorrow night. I can't wait!
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Re: 'Orrors

Post by linus » Sat Feb 04, 2012 23:47

we're watching 'the flesh and blood show' on the 'orror channel, it's pete walker's first attempt at an 'orror from 1972 and has a suitably soaraway seventies cast including robin askwith, jenny hanley, ray brooks and, in a cameo, jess conrad

harvey fenton in his magnificent 'ten years of terror: british horror films of the 1970s' describes it as 'too mundane' and 'overlong and tiresome', ads at the time described it as 'an appalling amalgam of carnage and carnality'

the 'carnality' is because a lady at the start opens her front door in the altogether and a camera doesn't so much leer as lunge as an australian cups a handful of the same lady's left breast a little later on... oh, and another lady takes off another lady's cavewoman bikini top and massages her shoulders after they've done some energetic caveperson dancing

we're waiting on the carnage although one lady has already fallen foul of a guillotine but it was rather bloodless

the action takes place in a theatre on an out of season pier (in cromer in norfolk), some out of work actors and actresses are invited to appear in a 'revue, happening, call it what you will' called 'the flesh and blood show' that they are to improvise 'into some sort of shape' before taking it to the west end... being out of work actors and skint they elect to live in the theatre while they do this and, predictably, become spam jam

hanley was one of the presenters on children's programme 'magpie' and brooks was the narrator on 'mr benn' and 'king rollo'

walker would go on to direct brit sleaze classics 'frightmare', 'house of whipcord' and 'house of mortal sin'

this poster makes it look like brian blessed is the man behind the choppage, but he's definitely not in it

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Re: 'Orrors

Post by linus » Sat Feb 04, 2012 23:54

Woodbine wrote:I'm off to see Kill List tomorrow night. I can't wait!
I watched this a short while back and really enjoyed it... well, enjoy isn't quite the word but it worked for me, I found it oddly satisfying and it wriggled about in my head for weeks after, I think I've figured out an interpretation... I know a lot of the internet took against it but not me

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Re: 'Orrors

Post by linus » Sun Mar 11, 2012 15:38

who's going to admit to giving up on 'the walking dead'?

we nearly did during the first half of the second series that was shown at the end of last year but I'm glad we didn't as the final episode of that first half and all the episodes since have been corking, I do wonder if the first half of the second series was deliberately slow and almost a bit cosy to lull everybody into a false 'nothing ever happens, there's barely any zombies in it, nobody dies' sense of misguided security

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Post by tompony » Sun Mar 11, 2012 16:34

I semi-gave-up after the first series, as although I liked the zombie action, all of the characters seem utterly generic and unlikeable.

It seems like general opinion on the second series is that it gets really good, though, so I might get back into it...

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Post by islandhopper » Sun Mar 11, 2012 17:01

I quite enjoyed the not very much happens-ness of the second series and I thought the end of that first part paid it off really nicely. I do feel a bit bad for the black character who hasn't had a storyline since about episode 3 though! The fact that I can't remember his name is pretty indicative of this!

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Post by linus » Sun Mar 11, 2012 17:08

islandhopper wrote:I quite enjoyed the not very much happens-ness of the second series and I thought the end of that first part paid it off really nicely. I do feel a bit bad for the black character who hasn't had a storyline since about episode 3 though! The fact that I can't remember his name is pretty indicative of this!
his name is 't-dog' (mind you his name in real life is 'ironE' so t-dog doesn't seem so daft) but seemed to get called c-dog in the most recent episode, he's had so little to do of late even the cast can't remember his name

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Post by linus » Sun Mar 11, 2012 17:11

tompony wrote:I semi-gave-up after the first series, as although I liked the zombie action, all of the characters seem utterly generic and unlikeable.
to be fair they've not got any more likeable but as the second series seemed to slow things down (for the first half) some of the characters were able to emerge a little more, I put that down to the tension being eased up a little... it can't be easy to develop character when the cast's main motivation is running, fighting back and running some more

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Post by Murray » Sun Mar 11, 2012 22:34

a fog of ideas wrote:who's going to admit to giving up on 'the walking dead'?
I don't even know when the 2nd series begins on free TV; anyone know? Looking forward to it though.

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Post by julieocean » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:20

I watched The Blood Beast Terror on Saturday. In spite of the fact that even Peter Cushing said it was the worst film he'd ever made (up against some pretty stiff competition) and the fact that it has the most ridiculous and un-terrifying monster in the entire history of horror, I was surprised to find that it it wasn't completely unsatisfying. The detective story aspect of it was quite nicely developed (you can't go wrong casting Glynn Edwards as a copper) and I enjoyed the incongruity of Roy Hudd's performance as the morgue technician (I think he might have been making a completely different film). Oh and the ending is unintentionally hilarious.

It was definitely better than Hands of the Ripper, which I've also had the misfortune to see recently.

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Re: 'Orrors

Post by Wheatabeat » Mon Mar 12, 2012 23:27

Shitting heck. I just watched Walking Dead episode 12 of Season 2. The one before the finalé.

In summary (and understating it a tad): A bit good.
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Post by boney » Sun Aug 19, 2012 09:00

Watched 'Martyrs' last night. Bloody hell.

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Is about a girl who was kept and violently abused in what looks like a disused abattoir as a child. She's moved into care but struggles to function apart from making one close friend. Forward on 15 years and the girl wants revenge against her abusers, and her close friend is there for her to assist. So far, so straightforward revenge movie. The revenge section of the film is relentless, violent, graphic. Where this differs from a lot of 'orror type stuff (although it's hardly horror in the conventional sense, it does have you - or me, if you don't want to presumptively generalise - hiding behind your hands a fair amount) is that the psychology of the characters is fully formed, the revenge is involuntary, meaningless, doesn't offer redemption.

The second half of the film moves on with the close friend, who is now drawn into the hell the first girl was previously suffering. The 'reasons' for the abuse of the first girl become apparent. And then you realise that the film is asking questions of you as well.

Because of what you see in 'Martyrs', the extremity of some of the images, the fact that those doing 99% of the suffering are female, I can understand folks having issues with the film. You might see the 'reasons for the abuse' as arbitrary (the way that is revealed is somewhat surprising but for me kind of works, draws a line under the first part but then tells you worse is yet to come). But it just about works, and doesn't feel deserving of being lumped in with the franchise toture-porn stuff.

It's getting remade, with 'a more hopeful' ending. By some folks with involvement in 'Twilight'.

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Re: 'Orrors

Post by Big Nose » Tue Oct 30, 2012 19:37

Gatiss is going euro tonight at 9pm on BBC4.
My apple pies go off today.

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Re: 'Orrors

Post by Damian » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:19

That Gatiss programme was excellent, as usually. Love the interviews he gets, I don't think I've ever seen what Argento looks like before. I want to go to his weird horror museum.

Yesterday evening was the first film of the Mayhem Horror Festival - Maniac. I didn't really know what to expect from it, I've not seen the original, but it's dead good. It feels a little like Drive in the way it's high gloss sheen but still seems relentlessly 80's (and it's soundtrack), this is a good thing. It's also very pretty to look at whilst remaining nicely gory in places, which in a way made me think of Suspiria and films of that ilk.

The basic premise is that there is a serial killer stalking and scalping women and using them to adorn his mannequins. It's all shot from the killer's POV so you have a feeling of creeping dread through a lot of it, and it means they can force the viewer to see the action from usual angle without having it feel jarring. It's nasty, plenty of stabbings, it's got Elijah Wood in it and some traditional horror nudity; with more could you want.

Definitely worth seeing whenever it gets a proper release.

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Re: 'Orrors

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Sun Dec 09, 2012 23:46

Woodbine wrote:I'm off to see Kill List tomorrow night. I can't wait!
Just watched this tonight. Thought it was amazing. The way it's edited and acted and the brilliant sound design make every scene oddly creepy, even when it's just a couple arguing about finances.
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The night scene in the woods when we first see the cultists is one of the most genuinely terrifying things I've seen for a while, the way it builds up and the eerie music made me genuinely shiver. Also the fact that we don't get to see what's on the Librarian's dvd (guess it's implied that it's a snuff film).

I love how they don't really explain what's happening. Too many 'orrors are ruined for me by clear, concise information about what's going on.
So yeah, brilliant. Not "enjoyed" a film this much for a while.

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Re: 'Orrors

Post by La-Di-Da » Tue Dec 11, 2012 21:41

boney wrote:Watched 'Martyrs' last night. Bloody hell.
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It's getting remade, with 'a more hopeful' ending. By some folks with involvement in 'Twilight'.
I've just internet searched this to see if it's true. Because I couldn't quite believe it.

Here's a quote (from Bloody Disgusting) which I assume is from the director:
“‘Martyrs’ is very nihilistic. The American approach [that I'm looking at] would go through all that darkness but then give a glimmer of hope. You don’t have to shoot yourself when it’s over.”
But that's one of the things that's so great and powerful about the film. Although I've watched it several times, on less than half the occasions I've actually finished it and watched the last quarter of the film. I've never had a horror film have that much of an affect on me, and I watch a lot of them.

This film is almost completely without hope and that's why I love it so much. To give the film a 'hopeful' ending would utterly ruin it. It's completely pointless.

At least the Kristen Stewart rumour is false, although I imagine the director is going to make a pigs ear of it even without casting that flakey mcflakerson.

I'm probably a little too reactionary when my favourite films get an American/English language makeover. But I'm firmly of the belief that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. And learn to multi-task already and read subtitles whilst watching a film. JEEZ!

I'm almost as angry as when I read about the Evil Dead remake.

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