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RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 4/7/2010 10:34:14 PM   
rubadub


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From: A wretched hive of scum and villainy
quote:

ORIGINAL: Sledge Hammer


quote:

ORIGINAL: ADRIAN MOORE

Where the hell are Sledge Hammer and Rubadub??!! Not to mention Paap!!
We need their in-depth analysis of the current trend in horror films,be it american remakes,european extreme or japan's output.
I think you people scared them away.Talking about horror films? How dare you!


Sometimes people shouldnt wish for certain things.

Heres my review of
  • REC:

    The action starts off with a weather girl doing a report from the local hospital. She is very hot and HOT if you know what I mean. She follows one of the cops out on a routine search. I think he was played by Mario Sanchez who was AC Slater in Saved by the Bell. He was excellent nevertheless.

    Anyway, the reporters and firepeople get to this building where a little girls guinea pig has bitten several people. After investigating, it turns out they are all ZOMBIES!!!!!!!!

    A lot of arguing happens in French (but there are subtitles lol) and its all recorded on someones Iphone. In the end, the hot weather girl (thinking Wincey Willis hot) and the soldier make it past the zombies and get to the penthouse, as they are not allowed out of the building as its been sealed off by a mysterious corporation (I dont speak French so didnt quite get this bit).

    In the loft, they find this anorexic chic who is maybe also a zombie. The camera turns into a night vision shot (must have downloaded an app for the iphone) and the girl gets dragged away by the skinny zombie. Thats it! No explosions or anything. Which would have made it better.

    If there would have maybe been a monster behind it, I would have given it 5* but as it turned out to be a really hot skinny girl, it only gets 4.5*.

    Looking forward to the sequel: [!] PLAY 2: high voltage.



  • See? 4.5* isn't to bad,i wish i had seen this 1st,i havent scene £REC. yet,but i did see spain's premake 'THE QUANTUMTINE',witch is suposed to be just the same as +REC.i dont see the point of spanish premakes of candian (not french Sledge,but they do speek france in canda)films that dont change everything. When you make a premake you have to change everything totaly,i don't see the point of doing a shot by shot premake ooh la la Jean Michael Vincent's Alfred Huston's 'THE PSHYCHO'.
    Wes Carpentry got it write when he premade THING by setting it in color with swearing and beards,also David Carlsberg's FLY had hookers with dirty white knickers and cocks and balls in sidebords,you never saw that in the Peter Cushings one.
    When will the premake madness end? Weave got another PIRAHNHA on the way and we just had a new Freddy Voorhees film. I'm boycoting premakes now,it's seaquals and horror porn for me.

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 5/7/2010 3:13:11 PM   
    AngryDude92


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    Well last saturday I perchased Rob Zombies "re-imagining" of Carpenters classic and I've now watched it.
    For those of you who give a shit here's my opinion/review.

    Halloween (2007)


    Dir: Rob Zombie (this name needs sorting)

    I'm pretty sure we all know the plot to this one. Michael is in a mental asylum for killing his sister when he was 6,
    15 years later he escapes and goes about stalking and slashing Jamie Lee Curtis and friends.
    A very simple idea that spawned a legend, a sub-genre (sort off), to many sequels and now a Re-make.
    With this one Director Rob Zombie of Devils Rejects fame (It's not terrible) has decided to give michael more of a back story
    and tries to explain why he's so fucking menta, and this results in some 50 plus minutes untill we get to Laurie Strode but more on that later.

    In the original all the back story we ahd for Michael was his parents seemed normal and he killed his sister because he's just evil, here Mr Zombie
    forgets about dramatic subtlety as it's revealed that Michael has: a horrible abusive step dad; a stripper mum; a slag for a big sister; and a little baby sister.
    Holy crap what chance did this kid have he was fucked from birth! and this is one of my biggest problems with the film, explaing why he's so nasty, originally
    we just had a simple young man who's evil no explanation he's just evil and now we go through every cliche in book for why someone is messed up.

    After some character development with Rob Zombie diolouge (it's like normal diolouge but the f word pops up at random points) we get the Michael
    rampage where he kills, the local school bully, His abusive step dad, his sisters' Boyfriend (he gets it the worst in my opinion) and of course his sister. By
    Now we've vastly multiplyed the amount of blood compared to the original and nearly hit the same body count and believe me there's more to come. 
    He's sent to the institute where he's psycho analysed by Sam Loomis played here by the best thing in the film Malcolm McDowel. After lots of bullshit
    and the revelation taht michael is obsested with masks we finally cut to 15 years later whaere it is revealed that Michael Myers, rather than be the human
    sized killer from the original, is a 7 ft mutant with long hair, what the fuck were thay feeding him while he was in the asylum? He escapes by killing everyone
    in as nasty a way as possible (especially those who are nice to him) and escaped back to haddonfiels Illanoise where after over an houre we meet Laurie strode
    and the rest of the gang.

    Laurie Strode's character in this one isn't shy around boys, or really well behaved, instead she's a stereo typical teen girl who looks rediculously attractive and
    probably more at home down the local park getting pissed and violated. It's at this point in the film where I serioulst question wether or not Rob Zombie has ever seen
    the original because non of the characters are the same except maybe Loomis(though that may just be Malcolm doing it his way), the only things that are the same are the set
    peices that we all know, mostly beacuse most of them were in scream. All of Lauries friends just show up, have sex, as Michael watches, ew, then are killed in the manner
    that we saw back in 1978 (if you're old enough). To sum the ending up stuff happens, Michael Chases Laurie for way to long, with no element of peril introduced and I get
    a little bored.

    It's not that the film's terrible by any means but more a savierly wasted opertunity, all the teenage girl characters are bland, uninteresting and badly characterised so we haven't really
    got anyone to root for, Scout Taylor Moor is awful as Laurie Strode making me want to see her killed quickly, the back story thing is just iritating and cliched and the biggest anoyance
    is that the plot point in the original sequal of Laurie being Michael's sister (WTF) is also present in this film and that in my opinion is one of the worst twists in history.
    And most of the young cast just show up and are killed as quickly as they appeared . Still it's head and shoulders above Halloween:Resurection. And what's the deal with most people in
    this film, the women are babes, the guys are really ugly with long hair and almost everyone acts like an asshole.

    Verdict
    This is a poor effort with a director who seems to think that replacing scares with gore is a good idea, it isn't and the film really suffers
    as a result as it grows dull as the over long running time takes it's toll on the audience. Most of the diolouge is at best uninteresting and at worst
    sounds like some asshole trying to copy Tarantino when they really can't. Over all if you enjoy Zombie's work you'll probably dig this but if like
    me you find his style to over the top with no real skill involved you'd do yourself better by giving this a miss and watching the original instead.
    2/5


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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 6/7/2010 12:33:13 PM   
    DONOVAN KURTWOOD


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    I got Friday the 13th on Blu Ray and it looks great for a movie that's 30 years old now! Some cool extra features that i didnt have on previous releases too. I think i own this movie more than any other now. I have 4 different releases on VHS, 2 on DVD and now the BD, so that's 7 times!

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 6/7/2010 2:05:21 PM   
    Sledge Hammer


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    Ah Friday the 13th....here's my review:

    Set on Halloween in a haunted camp on Lake Diamond, a group of campers (including Kevin Gammon and Julian Sands) go camping at the camp. The campers, whilst camping, start to be picked off my Micheal Vorhees, who was the brother of the the camps original janitor. He picks the campers, who are camping at the camp, one by one as they display bad frowned upon habits (such as having sex, smoking spliffs and listening to james Blunt).

    He picks the m off in a number of inventive ways (at one point he jumpsout of a boat with garden shears, and another time, he puts a sheet over his head and then goes back to a bedroon of a girl who as just had sex and strangles her)

    Anyway, it all ends when they realise he has been hiding in the attic all along as the phone calls are traced back to the house. I mean camp, where the campers are camping. Jason Myers, who appears in the sequels, makes a brief cameo at the end when he pulls the mother through the small window in her door as Kevin Rasher drives off.

    Pretty good but a pretty poor remake of the 2009 version starring Robert England.

    My favourite of the sequels was Friday the 13th Part 3: Season of the witch.

    I give it 2.5 paaps out of 5.

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 6/7/2010 2:11:52 PM   
    DONOVAN KURTWOOD


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    I just don't get it, not my kind of humour i guess!

    However Friday the 13th (1980) is one of my alltime favourite movies, 5/5 from me.

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 6/7/2010 2:16:23 PM   
    Sledge Hammer


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    The original creator of this thread was a guy named Paap28.

    He used to post random comments and make outlandish claims (such as the Thing is shit and Godzilla was better).

    He quite often used to copy and paste wikipedia stuff as if it was his own and make numerous mistakes.

    This is what originally made the thread so wonderful to read - his insane viewpoints and complete lunacy and the wrongness of it all.

    Sadly he disappeared after about 15 pages worth and the thread was taken over by proper horror fans who have turned it into something.....very well written and quite good.

    Except a few of us miss the old inanity of it - hence our tribute and reviews in a Paap28 style - hope that explains it.

    If you want a laugh, read back over the first 15 pages - it really gets funny from about page 4 onwards!

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 6/7/2010 2:19:01 PM   
    HughesRoss


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    From: Merthyr

    quote:

    ORIGINAL: AngryDude92

    Well last saturday I perchased Rob Zombies "re-imagining" of Carpenters classic and I've now watched it.
    For those of you who give a shit here's my opinion/review.

    Halloween (2007)


    Dir: Rob Zombie (this name needs sorting)

    I'm pretty sure we all know the plot to this one. Michael is in a mental asylum for killing his sister when he was 6,
    15 years later he escapes and goes about stalking and slashing Jamie Lee Curtis and friends.
    A very simple idea that spawned a legend, a sub-genre (sort off), to many sequels and now a Re-make.
    With this one Director Rob Zombie of Devils Rejects fame (It's not terrible) has decided to give michael more of a back story
    and tries to explain why he's so fucking menta, and this results in some 50 plus minutes untill we get to Laurie Strode but more on that later.

    In the original all the back story we ahd for Michael was his parents seemed normal and he killed his sister because he's just evil, here Mr Zombie
    forgets about dramatic subtlety as it's revealed that Michael has: a horrible abusive step dad; a stripper mum; a slag for a big sister; and a little baby sister.
    Holy crap what chance did this kid have he was fucked from birth! and this is one of my biggest problems with the film, explaing why he's so nasty, originally
    we just had a simple young man who's evil no explanation he's just evil and now we go through every cliche in book for why someone is messed up.

    After some character development with Rob Zombie diolouge (it's like normal diolouge but the f word pops up at random points) we get the Michael
    rampage where he kills, the local school bully, His abusive step dad, his sisters' Boyfriend (he gets it the worst in my opinion) and of course his sister. By
    Now we've vastly multiplyed the amount of blood compared to the original and nearly hit the same body count and believe me there's more to come. 
    He's sent to the institute where he's psycho analysed by Sam Loomis played here by the best thing in the film Malcolm McDowel. After lots of bullshit
    and the revelation taht michael is obsested with masks we finally cut to 15 years later whaere it is revealed that Michael Myers, rather than be the human
    sized killer from the original, is a 7 ft mutant with long hair, what the fuck were thay feeding him while he was in the asylum? He escapes by killing everyone
    in as nasty a way as possible (especially those who are nice to him) and escaped back to haddonfiels Illanoise where after over an houre we meet Laurie strode
    and the rest of the gang.

    Laurie Strode's character in this one isn't shy around boys, or really well behaved, instead she's a stereo typical teen girl who looks rediculously attractive and
    probably more at home down the local park getting pissed and violated. It's at this point in the film where I serioulst question wether or not Rob Zombie has ever seen
    the original because non of the characters are the same except maybe Loomis(though that may just be Malcolm doing it his way), the only things that are the same are the set
    peices that we all know, mostly beacuse most of them were in scream. All of Lauries friends just show up, have sex, as Michael watches, ew, then are killed in the manner
    that we saw back in 1978 (if you're old enough). To sum the ending up stuff happens, Michael Chases Laurie for way to long, with no element of peril introduced and I get
    a little bored.

    It's not that the film's terrible by any means but more a savierly wasted opertunity, all the teenage girl characters are bland, uninteresting and badly characterised so we haven't really
    got anyone to root for, Scout Taylor Moor is awful as Laurie Strode making me want to see her killed quickly, the back story thing is just iritating and cliched and the biggest anoyance
    is that the plot point in the original sequal of Laurie being Michael's sister (WTF) is also present in this film and that in my opinion is one of the worst twists in history.
    And most of the young cast just show up and are killed as quickly as they appeared . Still it's head and shoulders above Halloween:Resurection. And what's the deal with most people in
    this film, the women are babes, the guys are really ugly with long hair and almost everyone acts like an asshole.

    Verdict
    This is a poor effort with a director who seems to think that replacing scares with gore is a good idea, it isn't and the film really suffers
    as a result as it grows dull as the over long running time takes it's toll on the audience. Most of the diolouge is at best uninteresting and at worst
    sounds like some asshole trying to copy Tarantino when they really can't. Over all if you enjoy Zombie's work you'll probably dig this but if like
    me you find his style to over the top with no real skill involved you'd do yourself better by giving this a miss and watching the original instead.
    2/5



    I give a shit because its Halloween, and I agree with your score!

    The best advantage I had for Zombie's version, two days before the offical release, I was given an advanced copy. I never felt so angry in my life, spitting out blood at each ghastly scene. I vowed never to watch it again, but somehow being Michael, I had an urge to watch it when it premiered on SKY!.....

    I was shocked at the many added scenes and realised that this was the directors cut, which in fact enhanced the picture, not a great deal, but enough to make it watchable and 100 times better than the Friday remake....

    Its also much better than the horrid H2

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 6/7/2010 2:20:53 PM   
    HughesRoss


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    From: Merthyr

    quote:

    ORIGINAL: DONOVAN KURTWOOD

    I just don't get it, not my kind of humour i guess!

    However Friday the 13th (1980) is one of my alltime favourite movies, 5/5 from me.


    Too much slashers have fried your brain

    and why own so many copies?

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 6/7/2010 2:55:41 PM   
    Sledge Hammer


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    I didnt think I would ever do this again on this thread but here it goes....a sensible question.

    I am a huge Halloween fan but one thing I never understood (except for the ending of Halloween 6) is why the hatred for Halloween: Resurrection?

    I actually quite enjoyed it and it was far more watcheable than parts 4,5 and 6.

    Okay so Busta Rhymes Kung Fu kicked Michael but apart from that, I actually thought it was quite good (and dare I say better than H20)

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 6/7/2010 3:24:54 PM   
    HughesRoss


    Posts: 5669
    Joined: 19/12/2008
    From: Merthyr

    quote:

    ORIGINAL: Sledge Hammer

    I didnt think I would ever do this again on this thread but here it goes....a sensible question.

    I am a huge Halloween fan but one thing I never understood (except for the ending of Halloween 6) is why the hatred for Halloween: Resurrection?

    I actually quite enjoyed it and it was far more watcheable than parts 4,5 and 6.

    Okay so Busta Rhymes Kung Fu kicked Michael but apart from that, I actually thought it was quite good (and dare I say better than H20)


    That is the best gag you have come up with yet

    Only joking mate.......

    There is sooooooooo much bad things about HR, that I could talk about it for hours. For me it never recovers from the stupid Scooby Doo moment when they "take off the mask" which in fact now totally ruins the climax of H20. Add Busta Rhymes to the mix and some really stupid moments, like Michael using a car and switching on the car alarm, and you have a film so far removed from the vision of Carpenter that its actually insulting.....

    And the reason its not better than parts 4 and 5 is for one reason, and one reason only.......Danielle Harris, who thanks to her reapperance in the remakes, is now becoming the series Number one actress above Jamie Lee!

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 6/7/2010 3:32:04 PM   
    DONOVAN KURTWOOD


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    From: PLANET G
    quote:

    ORIGINAL: Sledge Hammer

    I didnt think I would ever do this again on this thread but here it goes....a sensible question.

    I am a huge Halloween fan but one thing I never understood (except for the ending of Halloween 6) is why the hatred for Halloween: Resurrection?

    I actually quite enjoyed it and it was far more watcheable than parts 4,5 and 6.

    Okay so Busta Rhymes Kung Fu kicked Michael but apart from that, I actually thought it was quite good (and dare I say better than H20)


    Funnily enough i rewatched Ressurection last week and its not as bad as i remember, it's worse. Most of the blame can be placed at the feet of the useless tosser Busta Rhymes but Director Rick Rosenthal should've known better. Part 2 is a great sequel, this is not. The desire to try and make a Halloween all modern and technological is an awful one. Utilising the internet in the way it did was very contrived and redundant to making a good Halloween movie.

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 6/7/2010 3:39:04 PM   
    HughesRoss


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    Its also did not help that the released at the same time MY LITTLE EYE shared the same concept but was so much better in style and scares....

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 6/7/2010 3:42:57 PM   
    DONOVAN KURTWOOD


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    Has anyone seen this?:



    Got it for my Bday last week and have been wanting to watch it for a while. I'm quite a big Platinum Dunes fan and also very much enjoyed Spun, Jonas Ackerlund's 2004 movie.

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 6/7/2010 4:02:55 PM   
    HughesRoss


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    Yeah, DK, reviewed it a while back on my thread....

    I thought it was very average I am afraid, Quid is always worth a watch though

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 6/7/2010 6:10:15 PM   
    AngryDude92


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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: HughesRoss


    quote:

    ORIGINAL: AngryDude92

    Well last saturday I perchased Rob Zombies "re-imagining" of Carpenters classic and I've now watched it.
    For those of you who give a shit here's my opinion/review.

    Halloween (2007)


    Dir: Rob Zombie (this name needs sorting)

    I'm pretty sure we all know the plot to this one. Michael is in a mental asylum for killing his sister when he was 6,
    15 years later he escapes and goes about stalking and slashing Jamie Lee Curtis and friends.
    A very simple idea that spawned a legend, a sub-genre (sort off), to many sequels and now a Re-make.
    With this one Director Rob Zombie of Devils Rejects fame (It's not terrible) has decided to give michael more of a back story
    and tries to explain why he's so fucking menta, and this results in some 50 plus minutes untill we get to Laurie Strode but more on that later.

    In the original all the back story we ahd for Michael was his parents seemed normal and he killed his sister because he's just evil, here Mr Zombie
    forgets about dramatic subtlety as it's revealed that Michael has: a horrible abusive step dad; a stripper mum; a slag for a big sister; and a little baby sister.
    Holy crap what chance did this kid have he was fucked from birth! and this is one of my biggest problems with the film, explaing why he's so nasty, originally
    we just had a simple young man who's evil no explanation he's just evil and now we go through every cliche in book for why someone is messed up.

    After some character development with Rob Zombie diolouge (it's like normal diolouge but the f word pops up at random points) we get the Michael
    rampage where he kills, the local school bully, His abusive step dad, his sisters' Boyfriend (he gets it the worst in my opinion) and of course his sister. By
    Now we've vastly multiplyed the amount of blood compared to the original and nearly hit the same body count and believe me there's more to come. 
    He's sent to the institute where he's psycho analysed by Sam Loomis played here by the best thing in the film Malcolm McDowel. After lots of bullshit
    and the revelation taht michael is obsested with masks we finally cut to 15 years later whaere it is revealed that Michael Myers, rather than be the human
    sized killer from the original, is a 7 ft mutant with long hair, what the fuck were thay feeding him while he was in the asylum? He escapes by killing everyone
    in as nasty a way as possible (especially those who are nice to him) and escaped back to haddonfiels Illanoise where after over an houre we meet Laurie strode
    and the rest of the gang.

    Laurie Strode's character in this one isn't shy around boys, or really well behaved, instead she's a stereo typical teen girl who looks rediculously attractive and
    probably more at home down the local park getting pissed and violated. It's at this point in the film where I serioulst question wether or not Rob Zombie has ever seen
    the original because non of the characters are the same except maybe Loomis(though that may just be Malcolm doing it his way), the only things that are the same are the set
    peices that we all know, mostly beacuse most of them were in scream. All of Lauries friends just show up, have sex, as Michael watches, ew, then are killed in the manner
    that we saw back in 1978 (if you're old enough). To sum the ending up stuff happens, Michael Chases Laurie for way to long, with no element of peril introduced and I get
    a little bored.

    It's not that the film's terrible by any means but more a savierly wasted opertunity, all the teenage girl characters are bland, uninteresting and badly characterised so we haven't really
    got anyone to root for, Scout Taylor Moor is awful as Laurie Strode making me want to see her killed quickly, the back story thing is just iritating and cliched and the biggest anoyance
    is that the plot point in the original sequal of Laurie being Michael's sister (WTF) is also present in this film and that in my opinion is one of the worst twists in history.
    And most of the young cast just show up and are killed as quickly as they appeared . Still it's head and shoulders above Halloween:Resurection. And what's the deal with most people in
    this film, the women are babes, the guys are really ugly with long hair and almost everyone acts like an asshole.

    Verdict
    This is a poor effort with a director who seems to think that replacing scares with gore is a good idea, it isn't and the film really suffers
    as a result as it grows dull as the over long running time takes it's toll on the audience. Most of the diolouge is at best uninteresting and at worst
    sounds like some asshole trying to copy Tarantino when they really can't. Over all if you enjoy Zombie's work you'll probably dig this but if like
    me you find his style to over the top with no real skill involved you'd do yourself better by giving this a miss and watching the original instead.
    2/5



    I give a shit because its Halloween, and I agree with your score!

    The best advantage I had for Zombie's version, two days before the offical release, I was given an advanced copy. I never felt so angry in my life, spitting out blood at each ghastly scene. I vowed never to watch it again, but somehow being Michael, I had an urge to watch it when it premiered on SKY!.....

    I was shocked at the many added scenes and realised that this was the directors cut, which in fact enhanced the picture, not a great deal, but enough to make it watchable and 100 times better than the Friday remake....

    Its also much better than the horrid H2

    It was the directors cut I had the miss fortune of viewing. I really don't want to see the other cut from what you've said.
    And I did get round to watching H2, ow it's bad.

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 11/7/2010 8:54:59 PM   
    MI Cruise


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    Has anyone seen this?:



    Got it for my Bday last week and have been wanting to watch it for a while. I'm quite a big Platinum Dunes fan and also very much enjoyed Spun, Jonas Ackerlund's 2004 movie.


    I watched this last year and liked it however Zhang Ziyi steals the show and Dennis Quaid is wasted in a very average movie.

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 12/7/2010 12:12:40 AM   
    rubadub


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    ORIGINAL: Sledge Hammer

    Ah Friday the 13th....here's my review:

    Set on Halloween in a haunted camp on Lake Diamond, a group of campers (including Kevin Gammon and Julian Sands) go camping at the camp. The campers, whilst camping, start to be picked off my Micheal Vorhees, who was the brother of the the camps original janitor. He picks the campers, who are camping at the camp, one by one as they display bad frowned upon habits (such as having sex, smoking spliffs and listening to james Blunt).

    He picks the m off in a number of inventive ways (at one point he jumpsout of a boat with garden shears, and another time, he puts a sheet over his head and then goes back to a bedroon of a girl who as just had sex and strangles her)

    Anyway, it all ends when they realise he has been hiding in the attic all along as the phone calls are traced back to the house. I mean camp, where the campers are camping. Jason Myers, who appears in the sequels, makes a brief cameo at the end when he pulls the mother through the small window in her door as Kevin Rasher drives off.

    Pretty good but a pretty poor remake of the 2009 version starring Robert England.

    My favourite of the sequels was Friday the 13th Part 3: Season of the witch.

    I give it 2.5 paaps out of 5.


    Fridat The 13th - what's the big deal? I honestly don't get it their are tons more better early '70s)late 80s' slashing films out there !!!

    'THE BURNING' An early role for Debra Singer in another camping in the woods horrors about a killer who kills teensagers who have sex with hedge trimmers - WTF!?
    'SHE KNOWS YOUR NOT ALONE' Another early role for a yuong Tom Cruse in an early role about someone in a house near a woods whos not alone!And heres the twist - there not alone! YIKES!!!
    'MY BLEEDING VALENTINE' About a killing deep sea diver in a small town near some woods probably which was premade starring 'Spike' from T.V's 'Buffy'
    'SLEEPINGWAY CAMP' Yet another woods slashing in a camp killing teens but with the twist being it's a boy whose a girl with mail jenitalesia who think he's a girl - ???!!!
    'PROM NIGHT' About schoolgirls being slashed and diced in school with Jamie Leiigh Curtis and Peter Graves ( so funny as Ted ' don't call me Sandy ' Striker in 'AEROPLANE' )which was premade and its sequal 'PROM NIGHT 2 - GOODBYE MARY JANE' that wasnt.
    'WHITE CHRISMAS' With a killing Satna Claus and premade
    and loads more - 'SILENT NIGHT,HOLY NIGHT'
                               'BLOODY BIRTHDAY TO ME'
                               'PANCAKE DAY'
                               'AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY'
    and loads more so give the Friday The 13th chatter a rest

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 14/7/2010 8:19:28 PM   
    Snake-Eyes


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    Not sure if this one has been mentioned; New French Horror-Flick entitled DJINNS -
     
     http://www.horror-asylum.com/news/article.asp?item=7180
     
    Cast includes Said Taghmaoui, Cyril Rafaelli (DISTRICT 13, DIE HARD 4) and Aurelien Wiiks (FRONTIERS). The cocept of Soldiers in the Desert vs. Demons sounds cool.

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 14/7/2010 8:45:52 PM   
    HughesRoss


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    SE your love for all things French would worry me, but the fact it excites me too, is why I ignore it

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 14/7/2010 9:29:26 PM   
    Snake-Eyes


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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: Sledge Hammer


    Heres my review of
  • REC:

    The action starts off with a weather girl doing a report from the local hospital. She is very hot and HOT if you know what I mean. She follows one of the cops out on a routine search. I think he was played by Mario Sanchez who was AC Slater in Saved by the Bell. He was excellent nevertheless.

    Anyway, the reporters and firepeople get to this building where a little girls guinea pig has bitten several people. After investigating, it turns out they are all ZOMBIES!!!!!!!!

    A lot of arguing happens in French (but there are subtitles lol) and its all recorded on someones Iphone. In the end, the hot weather girl (thinking Wincey Willis hot) and the soldier make it past the zombies and get to the penthouse, as they are not allowed out of the building as its been sealed off by a mysterious corporation (I dont speak French so didnt quite get this bit).

    In the loft, they find this anorexic chic who is maybe also a zombie. The camera turns into a night vision shot (must have downloaded an app for the iphone) and the girl gets dragged away by the skinny zombie. Thats it! No explosions or anything. Which would have made it better.

    If there would have maybe been a monster behind it, I would have given it 5* but as it turned out to be a really hot skinny girl, it only gets 4.5*.

    Looking forward to the sequel: [!] PLAY 2: high voltage.


  • Not sure if someone has mentioned a few errors here Sledge - Angela Vidal is a TV Show Host, NOT a Weather Girl. And this is a SPANISH film, not French.

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 14/7/2010 10:22:53 PM   
    rubadub


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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: Snake-Eyes

    quote:

    ORIGINAL: Sledge Hammer


    Heres my review of
  • REC:

    The action starts off with a weather girl doing a report from the local hospital. She is very hot and HOT if you know what I mean. She follows one of the cops out on a routine search. I think he was played by Mario Sanchez who was AC Slater in Saved by the Bell. He was excellent nevertheless.

    Anyway, the reporters and firepeople get to this building where a little girls guinea pig has bitten several people. After investigating, it turns out they are all ZOMBIES!!!!!!!!

    A lot of arguing happens in French (but there are subtitles lol) and its all recorded on someones Iphone. In the end, the hot weather girl (thinking Wincey Willis hot) and the soldier make it past the zombies and get to the penthouse, as they are not allowed out of the building as its been sealed off by a mysterious corporation (I dont speak French so didnt quite get this bit).

    In the loft, they find this anorexic chic who is maybe also a zombie. The camera turns into a night vision shot (must have downloaded an app for the iphone) and the girl gets dragged away by the skinny zombie. Thats it! No explosions or anything. Which would have made it better.

    If there would have maybe been a monster behind it, I would have given it 5* but as it turned out to be a really hot skinny girl, it only gets 4.5*.

    Looking forward to the sequel: [!] PLAY 2: high voltage.


  • Not sure if someone has mentioned a few errors here Sledge - Angela Vidal is a TV Show Host, NOT a Weather Girl. And this is a SPANISH film, not French.


    Yeah,get it right Sledge you massive bell-end,anyway they wernt ZOMBIES!!! anyway they were infecteds like 26 WEEKS LATER and its equal THE 25TH HOUR with Ted ( Iron Man ) Norton.Kind of zombies but fast and not dead like zombies are slow and dead.

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 15/7/2010 1:48:37 PM   
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    Horsemen of the Apocalypse was alright until the ending, then i when i realised where it was going, i realised everything before that was completely boring! Oh well. First real mis-step for Platinum Dunes IMO.

    I watched Mutants (the French movie), the first half was fantastic, the second half was lame as it turned into your average action gorefest, dropping all the interesting horror elements that had been set up. The first half really creeped me out though.

    Anyone recommend anything else for me that's recent?



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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 17/7/2010 10:39:35 AM   
    MI Cruise


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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: DONOVAN KURTWOOD

    Horsemen of the Apocalypse was alright until the ending, then i when i realised where it was going, i realised everything before that was completely boring! Oh well. First real mis-step for Platinum Dunes IMO.

    I watched Mutants (the French movie), the first half was fantastic, the second half was lame as it turned into your average action gorefest, dropping all the interesting horror elements that had been set up. The first half really creeped me out though.

    Anyone recommend anything else for me that's recent?



    Have you seen the Collector or the House of the Devil both good movies.

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 18/7/2010 10:32:40 PM   
    rubadub


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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: DONOVAN KURTWOOD

    Horsemen of the Apocalypse was alright until the ending, then i when i realised where it was going, i realised everything before that was completely boring! Oh well. First real mis-step for Platinum Dunes IMO.

    I watched Mutants (the French movie), the first half was fantastic, the second half was lame as it turned into your average action gorefest, dropping all the interesting horror elements that had been set up. The first half really creeped me out though.

    Anyone recommend anything else for me that's recent?




    The sequal to THE DECENT is recent and thats quiet descent - SPOOLERS !!! It was all a d-reem at the end of the first of Decent 1 and she'd did;nt get out but she did really in Desent 2 but did she??? - END OF SPOOLERS ???

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 18/9/2010 4:22:29 PM   
    Snake-Eyes


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    To hell with the 'Cloverfield' comparisons (and the annoying TV spot for Let Me In that plays before each clip), THIS looks cool - from Norway, TROLL HUNTER

    http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/21724

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 19/9/2010 10:37:34 PM   
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    My favourite horror films (in no particular order):

    The Shining
    The Exorcist
    Carrie
    An American Werewolf in London
    Dawn of the Dead (2003)
    The Crazies
    28 Days Later
    Shaun of the Dead
    The Thing
    Halloween
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1979)
    Alien
    The Fly (1987)
    Dead Ringers
    The Dead Zone






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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 19/9/2010 11:52:14 PM   
    vad3r


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    My 23 favourite horrors in no order (any recommendations will be welcome!):

    Bug
    Event Horizon
    Wrong Turn 2
    Funny Games (remake)
    Dawn Of The Dead (remake)
    Halloween (original)
    What Lies Beneath
    The Shining
    Open Water
    Alien
    The Others
    Identity
    The Thing
    Saw
    American Psycho
    Vacancy
    28 Days/Weeks Later
    Eden Lake
    Jason X
    The Omen (original)
    Bubba Ho-Tep
    The Mist
    Devil's Rejects


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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 20/9/2010 12:05:33 AM   
    foodage


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    Felt like doing a list, so here it is. I've been liberal with my definition of horror. My top 10 in order:

    1. Psycho
    2. The Exorcist
    3. Evil Dead II
    4. Scream
    5. Let The Right One In
    6. The Orphanage
    7. Thirst
    8. The Mist
    9. Ringu
    10. The Shining

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    RE: Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 20/9/2010 12:21:40 AM   
    hellsangel66


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    Damn...how could i forget Saw???? *slaps head in frustration*

    Also really want to see The Mist


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    Horror Movie Apreciation Society - 10/10/2010 11:15:59 PM   
    Snake-Eyes


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    well, I finally sat my Snake-Ass down this evening and watched the AWESOME double-bill of REC 2 and THE HORDE!



    Many reviews have likened the style and comparisons between the two REC films to those of ALIEN and ALIENS and I concur - the sequel takes a slightly more action-orientated route whilst still treading very similar grounds. It also has a few new twists n' turns that I didn't see coming but were welcome additions to the storyline. There were genuine 'make-you-jump-outta-your-seat' scenes, good characters and fantastic gore & make-up effects on display here.



    J'adore LA HORDE!! This film is an absolute kick-ass, gore-fest, fun-filled explosion of Zombie violence from beginning to end! I'm actually re-watching right now! Just tons of cool shoot-outs played out by an assortment of bad-ass and loony-toon characters (who still have time for good development). F**k the RESIDENT EVIL films! This is how it should be done and it now stands alongside the 2004 DAWN OF THE DEAD, DEMONS and the 28 DAYS films as one of my favourite Zombie flicks.

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