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jonrawks last won the day on January 28 2018

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  1. jonrawks

    The official Horror fan topic

    Suspirira (2018) - This was very well crafted. It mostly maintains the original story, but presents it in a different way. It doesn't try to emulate Argento's style either and definitely has it's own feel to it. It's a bit bloated at 2:30 hours and there was one subplot that I didn't think added much. Additionally, Yorke's score isn't too impressive. I'd say I like the original more, but I think this has plenty of merit and is worth watching. Hellraiser VI : Hellseeker - There's some decent psychological horror ideas here, but overall this isn't a very good movie. With some minor rewrites and replace the cenobites with nudity and you'd probably have a Cinemax softcore porno.
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    The official Horror fan topic

    Channel Zero got cancelled today, kind of a bummer.
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    The official Horror fan topic

    Here's what I went through over the last couple weeks. Scream 4 - This was surprisingly good. Doesn't quite top the original, but I think it's the next best entry into the series. A nice redemption from the rubbish that was Scream 3. Dead Girl - This is the first movie I've been repulsed by in a very long time. I kept watching in hopes that it'd redeem itself at the end, but it just doubled down on the misogynistic rape fantasy that it portrays the whole film. Lifechanger - Real cool concept, very mediocre execution. The main character gets itself into some real amusing situations and I think it would've worked better if it dove into that and presented itself as a horror comedy. Rust Creek - I was expecting this to be more of a survival horror movie. What I got was an ok, if not predictable drama. Murder Party - Nothing amazing, but it was fun. I usually like seeing the early work of film makers I enjoy, especially when they're working on real low budgets. Happy House - This was neither the horror nor the comedy it was billed as. Don't bother. I Know What You Did Last Summer - Hadn't seen this since it came out. It didn't age nearly as well as Scream did and definitely was far worse than I remember it being. Even though some of the logic here is bad even by horror standards, it was still fun to revisit. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer - Significantly worse than the first, but it does cross into so bad it's good territory. I had a pretty fun time with this one. Swamp Thing - This was awesome in a late night monster movie sort of way. Not Craven's best work and definitely not a great representation of Swampy as a character though. Suspiria (4k remaster) - I haven't seen this in about 15 years and figured I should refresh myself before the new one gets a home release. The use of sound here is so good and I think it really makes the movie. Additionally, it seems like a lot of care was taken in the remaster and it looks gorgeous. Good Manners - More of a dark fantasy than a horror film. My friend and I both liked this quite a bit. It tells a werewolf story in a way I'd never seen before. The runtime is a little long, but it seems to go fast due to how the movie is structured. I'd recommend it pretty highly.
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    Flenser Releases

    If I can still sign up when I get paid next Friday, I'll probably jump on this.
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    The official Horror fan topic

    New Year's Evil - Trashy little slasher from the very early 80s. Not bad enough to be fun and not good enough to be entertaining. Probably would be completely forgotten if it wasn't NYE themed. Avenged (aka Savaged) - Save for a little bit of fun gore, I didn't care for this one bit. Hellraiser V : Inferno - Slowly going to be working my way through series now that the holidays are over. This has a decent psychological horror / detective noir vibe too it. Different from the previous four quite a bit. Mostly a swing and a miss, but at least they tried something different.
  6. jonrawks

    Black Metal Discussion Thread

    I'm digging it too. I already have one pending order with FE, looks like I'll have another soon.
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    The official Horror fan topic

    I found out about this a little to late to make it into my schedule. Going to make it high priority next year! Eden Lake - Real solid survival horror movie. It's tense and savage. Into the Dark : New Year, New You - Another good entry into the series. Don't have a whole lot to add except that each installment seems to deliver.
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    The official Horror fan topic

    Here's what I've watched over the last week. Mostly holiday horror, since they kind of have a shelf life. I also watched Black Christmas last night, but I had a little too much holiday cheer and kept getting distracted by other things. Guess I'll revisit next year! Christmas Evil - This is one of the better ones overall. Not as memorable or fun as Silent Night, Deadly Night, but it's the better movie as a whole. Silent Night, Deadly Night - This one is fun and trashy and has some clever holiday themed kills. This'll be my go-to one. Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 - As mentioned before, the first half of this is literally flashbacks of the previous film. The back half is pretty fun and there's a great rampage at the end. Even with the fact that they only made half a movie, I mostly enjoyed it. Silent Night, Deadly Night 3 : Better Watch Out - Woof, this one is a real dog. Borderline unwatchable. Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 : Initiation - I feel like there were some re-writes to make this take place around Christmas. There's no killer Santa and the plot involves a witch coven. It's definitely bad, but it's kind of charming in a late night cable sort of way. Silent Night, Deadly Night 5 : The Toy Maker - Decent idea with ok execution. Gets real weird in the last 20 minutes (there's some obvious foreshadowing, but it's still surprising that they take it in such a strange direction). The Children - This has some fun kills and overall decent story. Biggest issue I had is it looked and felt really cheap and that took me out of it a lot. The House That Jack Built - I thought this was great all around. It held my attention for the entire 150 minute runtime and seemed to move pretty fast. There were a couple nice little nods to a few real serial killers too. Hell Fest - I didn't care for this, but I also feel like it was geared towards people in their late teens and not someone in their 30s. It might not be bad as a group watch. Eli Roth's History of Horror - People I like talking about movies I like. This doesn't really deep dive into things, but it's fun and I learned a few things. I'd recommend it. Wellington Paranormal - Not nearly as essential as What We Do In The Shadows. It it pretty amusing and if you want more of this world, you most likely won't be disappointed. Hope everyone had a good holiday!
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    The official Horror fan topic

    Gremlins is one of my favorite movies ever. I think the sequel is pretty strong and very clever too. I'll post my holiday horror roundup in the next few days. There's some overlap with what you've watched.
  10. jonrawks

    The official Horror fan topic

    The Man in the Orange Jacket - Didn't work as a home invasion movie and didn't work as a psychological horror movie. It did look great and was interesting enough to hold my attention (also like 70 minutes long, which helped). Nothing worth seeking out though. One Cut of the Dead - This was a blast! It seemed to drag for about 15-20 minutes right in the middle, but fortunately it ramps up and doesn't slow down after. I think a lot of people here would dig this one. Class of 1999 - More of a sci-fi action movie than horror, but a pretty fun watch nonetheless.
  11. jonrawks

    The official Horror fan topic

    I'll have to add this to my list! I'm hoping to get through all the Silent Night, Deadly Nights over the next few weeks. I know I've seen most of them, but it's been at least 15 years and don't really remember anything. edit : Nevermind. I looked up Better Watch Out and the cover jogged my memory. Watched it last year and liked it if I remember correctly.
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    The official Horror fan topic

    Same here. They've all been different enough that each one is memorable too.
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    The official Horror fan topic

    You Might Be The Killer - Real fun self-aware horror comedy. Highly recommended. Mercy Christmas - This was bad and not fun. All the Creatures Were Stirring - This was bad, but very fun. Would be a good group / half watching movie. Into the Dark : Pooka - Another solid entry into the series. I'm not quite sure I grasp the timeline, but I'm not sure if that's on me or the movie. Tumbbad - Dark fantasy / horror. Kind of reminded me of something Del Toro would've made earlier in his career. The second chapter draaaaags though. Knife+Heart - Not a through and through horror movie, but it's got a slasher character that drives the plot. Thought it was a good watch. Assassination Nation - This movie won't win any awards for subtly, but it was a blast to watch. Has a Purge-type vibe in parts. Definitely recommend this one.
  14. jonrawks

    sell me your Planning for Burial shit

    If I ever have the need for a spare, I'll let you know! That song was added to the Quietly pressing from this year in case you just want the song and not the actual floppy.
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    sell me your Planning for Burial shit

    I have a spare copy of the second Lonesummer split CS. I'd do $23 PPD on it. Also, I have that floppy, but won't sell it