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Leatherface: New Prequel of Texas Chainsaw Massacre


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I like Paranormal Activity 1-3. A lot of people think they are stupid, but I love them.

Cabin in the Woods is super awesome and meta.

The Fright Night remake was super fun.

Attack the Block feels like a classic 80s movie.

V/Hs 1 and 2 have some bad segments, but some awesome ones.

Stoker is the creepiest movie I've seen in forever.

If you like Walking Dead you should love Zombieland.

House of the Devil is a great 70s retro style movie

 

Just a few!



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I'm kind of the same way as David. I hate gore, it just makes me nauseous now. And I don't like suspense that much, either. Maybe I'm just a wuss.

I do love Zombieland, though. Hilarious movie.
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^^ Ditto everything she just said. 



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Gore for gore's sake is something a lot of horror fans like-- I've never been like that. I'm not bothered by gore, but I'm also bored by it without something more compelling. That was what was so great about the original Texas Chainsaw. It's even that gory-- it just has this reputation, and a first half so unsettling and creepy that it earns it's violence.



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the original fright night was something i snuck up to watch when my mom told me i was too young. i remember having really bad nightmares and then watching it a few years later, wondering why i was so scared. i've yet to watch the remake, but it's on my list.

 

there haven't really been any straight up horror films in the last few years that i would say are classics. let the right one in is probably that last great horror film that i've seen and that was in 2009. it was slow and empty and reminded me a lot of bigelow's near dark. there are other films that have had great MOMENTS that actually creeped me out. i think, that's the most important thing to me with a horror film. give a good 5 minute stretch of film that leaves an impression and i can forgive other flaws. that's probably why the second tcm film bothered me. because in the first film that 5 minutes was the dinner and in the second film i felt almost like they were making fun of it. they took twisted humor and recycled it into goofy humor.

 

the evil dead remake was satisfyingly scary and gory, although some of the acting was mediocre. insidious was the first movie in a while to have some great horror moments, although certain visual design elements (i won't spoil) were laughable near the end. Prometheus gets a ton of hate, but i thought it was great sci fi/gore. it reminded me more of like leviathan than alien, though. i thought the editing (possibly the script) left out some necessary character elements that needed to be established. cabin in the woods was a truly great film, but it didn't really work for me very much on a horror level any more than buffy did.


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i'm actually kind of upset that james gunn is tied up with marvel now, because slither and dawn of the dead were perfect horror on completely different levels



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Contrary to popular jargon...

Vaginas are great and can take just about anything. If someone was as tough as a vagina then they'd be Batman.

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the original fright night was something i snuck up to watch when my mom told me i was too young. i remember having really bad nightmares and then watching it a few years later, wondering why i was so scared. i've yet to watch the remake, but it's on my list.

 

there haven't really been any straight up horror films in the last few years that i would say are classics. let the right one in is probably that last great horror film that i've seen and that was in 2009. it was slow and empty and reminded me a lot of bigelow's near dark. there are other films that have had great MOMENTS that actually creeped me out. i think, that's the most important thing to me with a horror film. give a good 5 minute stretch of film that leaves an impression and i can forgive other flaws. that's probably why the second tcm film bothered me. because in the first film that 5 minutes was the dinner and in the second film i felt almost like they were making fun of it. they took twisted humor and recycled it into goofy humor.

 

the evil dead remake was satisfyingly scary and gory, although some of the acting was mediocre. insidious was the first movie in a while to have some great horror moments, although certain visual design elements (i won't spoil) were laughable near the end. Prometheus gets a ton of hate, but i thought it was great sci fi/gore. it reminded me more of like leviathan than alien, though. i thought the editing (possibly the script) left out some necessary character elements that needed to be established. cabin in the woods was a truly great film, but it didn't really work for me very much on a horror level any more than buffy did.

I keep catching my kid looking at the Fright Night box and being obsessed with it. I let it slide cause it's his version of seeing stuff on the video store shelves and just being freaked by the box.

 

Evil Dead remake and Insidious totally agree with one... Prometheus had a great look and some harrowing moments, but should have either been its own thing entirely, or a Alien prequel proper, just too many things left vague and unclear for me to like.

 

i'm actually kind of upset that james gunn is tied up with marvel now, because slither and dawn of the dead were perfect horror on completely different levels

Dawn of the Dead remake was actually Zack Snyder... probably his best movie...



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Seth, without giving much away, how influenced are you going to be by Cabin in the Woods?

Like I said, I'm not a huge horror geek, but I loved it like everyone else.  I also heard through a number of film blogs and podcasts that the industry feeling was that it deconstructed the genre in such a way that nothing would be the same after it.

 

Also, I loooooved Attack the Block.  I didn't really consider it to be a horror movie though.


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i'm actually kind of upset that james gunn is tied up with marvel now, because slither and dawn of the dead were perfect horror on completely different levels

Dawn of the Dead remake was actually Zack Snyder... probably his best movie...

 

snyder directed it, gunn wrote it


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Good luck with this, Seth! I hope it opens even more doors for you.

Second that.


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Seth, without giving much away, how influenced are you going to be by Cabin in the Woods?

Like I said, I'm not a huge horror geek, but I loved it like everyone else.  I also heard through a number of film blogs and podcasts that the industry feeling was that it deconstructed the genre in such a way that nothing would be the same after it.

 

Also, I loooooved Attack the Block.  I didn't really consider it to be a horror movie though.

Genre game changers happen but they don't always take hold. People still like their meat and potatoes. Why does Adam Sandler keep doing idiot movies after Punch Drunk Love and Funny People?

 

Cabin in the Woods is kind of the horror version of Galaxy Quest. It points out the tropes, gets a laugh, but does them anyway. Scream did it too. Cabin had a pretty big impact on me and I'd say it influenced me in a fair amount of ways-- but not on this project.


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Sooo...are we going to get spoilers?

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Spoiler: it's about a guy who tans too much and kills chainsaws.

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Oh, so it's about the time the Jersey Shore cast went to Texas?



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I always thought that I didn't like horror... but I've seen and enjoyed many of the films you guys have listed on this second page. After really thinking about it, I realized I don't like the torture porn movies. 

 

I guess I should watch the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre now. 


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Spoilers: There will be a chainsaw. Man, with the amount of people on FB and Twitter trying to get info out of me... I have a new respect for JJ Abrams. The urge to troll is insane. But yeah, I love you guys, but I love having the job and would like to have more.

I always thought that I didn't like horror... but I've seen and enjoyed many of the films you guys have listed on this second page. After really thinking about it, I realized I don't like the torture porn movies. 

 

I guess I should watch the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre now. 

Yeah, this a conversation I've had with the former Mrs. Tank, my gf, and countless others:

 

them: I hate horror movies.

me: Why?

them: I don't like the violence, why would somebody want to watch that? Also, I saw (bad gory horror movie) when I was a kid and it scarred me.

me: Well that was a bad movie, and violence in horror movies is key because it is the genre that was invented to shock and disturb. But it's not always gory. Sometimes it is psychological.

them: I just don't think the genre has much to offer and I don't like feeling that way.

me: What about The Shining?

them: That's not a horror film, that's a Kubrick film?

me: What about Silence of the Lambs?

them: Well, that's more of a thriller. It won academy awards.

me: What about Psycho?

them: That's a classic.

me: What about Lost Boys?

them: That was part of my youth! It was a fun movie!

me: What about Walking Dead?

them: That's dramatic television!

me: What about Poltergeist?

them: That's Spielberg!

 

It goes on and on and on. For whatever reason, the word "horror" is suddenly associated to the most bottom of the barrel 80s slasher sequel that somebody happened to see by accident. I understand a lot of people don't like to be scared or disturbed, but for a lot of people it's a fun release.

 

Yes, I think horror relied on violence against women for too long, and yes there are some terrible horror films-- but it's a genre that gets marginalized and ghetto-ized more than any other. Even scifi, which every intellectual loves to bag on, dominates the top grossing movies of all time. Horror gets a bad rap.


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I can understand and relate to those conversations above. Maybe it's kind of where the genres blend a bit? Like where movies get hyphenated. I recall The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane scaring (scarring, even) the ever-living **** out of me as a child. But it's classed as "thriller." So maybe people will move a film between categories to make it more reasonable to themselves.
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Apart from genre classifications, horror really is just what scares you. The scariest and most disturbing thing for me is Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk. It is the only entertainment thing that as a child and still as an adult that I have nightmares about.

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WTF, Robin.

WHY ARE YOU SO COMPLICATED

 

HE'S DEAF, HE'S EASY TO HIDE FROM.


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Stoker is the creepiest movie I've seen in forever.

I just watched that last night after seeing the name pop up on here.  That really was such a creepy movie from start to finish.


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I don't care for any movie listed in this thread, except Galaxy Quest and Silence of the Lambs. I don't care for horror or most thrillers, but I do have an obscene fascination with serial killers.

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Stoker is the creepiest movie I've seen in forever.

I just watched that last night after seeing the name pop up on here.  That really was such a creepy movie from start to finish.

 

Oh man, I watched Stoker (on HBO, having never heard of it) a few months ago and I was totally fascinated/creeped out. But it was SO good. That's horror? I thought that was a psychological thriller or something. Geez. Thanks for making me rethink my life! 



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Thrillers re horror movies for people uncomfortable with saying they like horror.

Horror does not mean "movie with gore."

Horror is the use of the macabre, abject, violent and/or unknown as a narrative device with intent of disturbing or frightening the reader. For some people being scared is a form of escapism and entertainment, they enjoy the adrenaline rush, like riding a roller coaster or bungee jumping.


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WTF, Robin.

WHY ARE YOU SO COMPLICATED

 

HE'S DEAF, HE'S EASY TO HIDE FROM.

Ever seen Lou Ferrigno at a convention? The way other fans tell it, if you take his photo without giving him money, he will find you.





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