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RE: Miles' Horror Thread - 5/10/2010 12:49:58 PM   
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Which Stephen King are you basing it on? Because the quality can vary quite wildly.

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RE: Miles' Horror Thread - 5/10/2010 3:05:26 PM   
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Cronenberg - Fly, Videodrome, Crash, etc.



Watch Dead Ringers.


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RE: Miles' Horror Thread - 5/10/2010 4:46:26 PM   
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We'll see.

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RE: Miles' Horror Thread - 5/10/2010 5:00:34 PM   
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Crash isn't a horror so, yeah, replace it with Dead Ringers.

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RE: Miles' Horror Thread - 5/10/2010 5:35:57 PM   
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I prefer the original Fly to the remake, to be honest.

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RE: Miles' Horror Thread - 5/10/2010 5:58:50 PM   
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Hmmmm.....Interesting!

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RE: Miles' Horror Thread - 5/10/2010 6:00:23 PM   
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You are namedropped in the original post

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RE: Miles' Horror Thread - 5/10/2010 6:04:46 PM   
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I know......

I now have the two mainstays of Lists and Top 10's doing horrors.......whenever Rawls can be bothered that is!

Look forward to your reviews, especially if you are all knew to most horror delights....Will I see Serbian Film on here?  Its released to buy in 2 weeks....

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RE: Miles' Horror Thread - 5/10/2010 6:08:06 PM   
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I think I'll pass on A Serbian Film, sorry. The first review will be up tonight. It will be (most likely) of one of the following:
Night of the Living Dead
A Lizard in Woman's Skin
Nosferatu the Vampyre
Repulsion
The Evil Dead

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RE: Miles' Horror Thread - 5/10/2010 6:10:37 PM   
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All good horrors in their own right....look forward to it!

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RE: Miles' Horror Thread - 5/10/2010 7:53:58 PM   
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I now have the two mainstays of Lists and Top 10's doing horrors.......whenever Rawls can be bothered that is!



I do have a plan for it. It's just on hold for the moment

Miles, watch Dead Ringers.

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RE: Miles' Horror Thread - 5/10/2010 7:55:32 PM   
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That's three shouts for the same film, hmm. I've got Videodrome lined up so if I like that I'll get Dead Ringers as well.

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RE: Miles' Horror Thread - 5/10/2010 8:32:24 PM   
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That's three shouts for the same film, hmm. I've got Videodrome lined up so if I like that I'll get Dead Ringers as well.

DEAD RINGERS is awesome,not really what you would expect from the king of Canadian horror,and a stand out performance from Jeremy Irons.
Don't forget to add your review of A Lizard in Woman's Skin on to the Fulci thread


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RE: Miles' Horror Thread - 5/10/2010 9:45:18 PM   
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Horror. Formerly known as my least favourite film genre. Nowadays known as a genre I'm in the process of exploring. And is there a more appropriate time to explore horror than in October? If there is, I don't know it. I'll watch horror films, most of which will be new to me. You are free to make suggestions, but that doesn't mean they will be reviewed in time. This is likely to continue beyond Halloween.
I'm not going to rival Hughes' thread or even going to try. This is horror from a point of view of a horror noob. Hope you'll enjoy.

List of films:



Look forward to your reviews!


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RE: Miles' Horror Thread - 5/10/2010 10:39:26 PM   
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I think I'll pass on A Serbian Film, sorry.


That's two films you've already ruled out when they fit the purview of your thread perfectly. Anything else you want to toss to the sidewalk before you continue?


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RE: Miles' Horror Thread - 5/10/2010 10:42:46 PM   
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I'm too squeamish to watch A Serbian Film, and it just seems to me that there's no reason to watch it unless it's to test your level de resistance.
Review coming up...

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Night of the Living Dead - 5/10/2010 10:49:39 PM   
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***spoilers***


Night of the Living Dead (1968, Romero)
If I’m not mistaken, this is not only my first Romero film, but also the first zombie film (though technically it’s a “ghoul film”) I’ve seen since I got into movies. What better place to start? This is cheap, stark, and very cinematic. It is neither impeded by the flimsy plot nor by the average acting.
The reason this works is because it’s two films at once. I don’t think the social critique or the claustrophobic splatter would work on their own in this case, but they work surprisingly well together. Night of the Living Dead is disgusting (the eating of the entrails), satirical (the importance attached to the television set), touching (the fireball death), and simply amazing (the mother’s echoing screams and the quiet ‘next morning’ ending). The music, the cinematography, and the overall direction work together to make the film work despite the aforementioned flaws along with the thin characterisation.
I mentioned the social critique, so I guess I should elaborate. First of all, it’s great how the humans are totally dissonant while the zombies work together; the ending, too, shows how individuality in the film seems to be overpowered by dumb determination. Secondly, 1968 was certainly one of the most radical years in modern history (probably the only year with two assassinations of such status?; students rioting everywhere; a significant year for cinema, too, with Once Upon a Time in the West and 2001 and if.... (I may not like these two, but come on) and Diabolik getting released), and the film’s atmosphere certainly reflects it.
To sum up, this is far from perfect, and I am guessing I will enjoy Dawn more, but I am not going to try to deny that this is a good horror film, and a good film, period.


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RE: Night of the Living Dead - 5/10/2010 11:04:03 PM   
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Surely the civil rights allegory deserves mention?

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RE: Night of the Living Dead - 5/10/2010 11:06:36 PM   
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I kinda hint at it (the praise of the ending, the reference to MLK's assassination), but I didn't want to mention it outright since Romero might be telling the truth about the casting.

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RE: Night of the Living Dead - 5/10/2010 11:13:12 PM   
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I kinda believe Romero when he said that Jones just gave the best audition, but I think outside elements feed into the production. The civil rights movement was so strong that I think it had to an influence on the film, especially in the way the survivors are portrayed as bloodthirsty rednecks. Also, Ben's dialogue was changed during filming with a lot of input from Duane Jones about how he felt the character should be presented, which I think probably added a lot.

You should check out American Nightmare, it's a really interesting documentary about the new breed of American horrors from the late 60s/70s. A lot of the focus is on the social aspects of the films. 

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RE: Night of the Living Dead - 5/10/2010 11:23:24 PM   
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I should probably watch more of the horrors in question first though.
There will be a review of something up tomorrow, for sure.
BTW, are these horror:
Let the Right One In
Walkabout (I know Roeg has directed some horror films, don't know about this one)
Man Bites Dog
The Phantom Carriage
Thirst
Shark Attack 3


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RE: Night of the Living Dead - 5/10/2010 11:31:16 PM   
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Walkabout definitely isn't, you mook.

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RE: Night of the Living Dead - 6/10/2010 12:25:49 AM   
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Walkabout definitely isn't, you mook.




But you should watch it anyway, Miles.

I'm amazed you have to ask if vampire films are horror.

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RE: Night of the Living Dead - 6/10/2010 12:30:59 AM   
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Well, it may have vampires, but it sounds more like drama than a horror in a traditional sense.

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RE: Night of the Living Dead - 6/10/2010 12:32:03 AM   
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Define horror.

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RE: Night of the Living Dead - 6/10/2010 12:34:22 AM   
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I love Romero's zombie films. I personally prefer Night in terms of horror, but Dawn is very, very entertaining.

Also, when you've finished do watch Zombie Lake...


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RE: Night of the Living Dead - 6/10/2010 12:34:34 AM   
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A film the chief objective of which is to scare/unsettle the viewer. Or something.

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RE: Night of the Living Dead - 6/10/2010 12:35:12 AM   
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Zombie Lake? Hip', when did you get cool enough to like Rollin?

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RE: Night of the Living Dead - 6/10/2010 12:36:34 AM   
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A film the chief objective of which is to scare/unsettle the viewer. Or something.


Or induce feelings of dread, or indeed horror. Which covers a wide variety of subjects. And when vampirism is one of those subjects, and it's not about sparkly ones with AWESOME hair, then it's horror.

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RE: Night of the Living Dead - 6/10/2010 12:37:36 AM   
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I've always had a penchant for lake-dwelling fascist zombies. It's broadened my horizons no end...

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