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lordxar
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(04-12-2017, 03:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by GAMEPROFF

How is The Editor? Should I buy it when I love Dario Argento?

I loved it!
Steamlord
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(04-12-2017, 05:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by GAMEPROFF

How is The Editor? Should I buy it when I love Dario Argento?

I didn't love it. It does have some funny moments though.
GAMEPROFF
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(04-12-2017, 05:48 PM)
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I guess I wont go with the Mediabook then and go with the Amaray! Trailer looked amazing, they had Susperia lights :D
imBask
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(04-12-2017, 05:51 PM)
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I watched The Babadook over the weekend

it was really good! I really liked it. I liked how they kept setting up typical bad jumpscares, but they never actually did any of them
ThirstyFly
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(04-12-2017, 07:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by GAMEPROFF

How is The Editor? Should I buy it when I love Dario Argento?

As long as you don't expect a coherent plot. The first half is excellent, they really nailed the look and feel of the Italian classics, but then they just cram in too much of their typical Astron-6 weirdness and it totally falls apart.

It's worth watching, but go in with realistic expectations. I over hyped it for myself because I love both Astron-6 and gialli and they obviously cared more about their jokes and references than the overall story.
Steamlord
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(04-12-2017, 09:12 PM)
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Two modern giallo homages I can't recommend highly enough are Amer and Berberian Sound Studio. Especially Amer.
Dandy Crocodile
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(04-12-2017, 09:17 PM)
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Finally watched Train to Busan. Really good stuff! Reminded me a lot of 28 Days Later, as if it could fit within the same universe, just once the plague got to Korea.
ThirstyFly
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(04-12-2017, 10:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Steamlord

Two modern giallo homages I can't recommend highly enough are Amer and Berberian Sound Studio. Especially Amer.

Amer is a masterpiece.
strafer
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(04-13-2017, 12:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dandy Crocodile

Finally watched Train to Busan. Really good stuff! Reminded me a lot of 28 Days Later, as if it could fit within the same universe, just once the plague got to Korea.

Really neat movie.
Melchiah
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(04-13-2017, 08:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Steamlord

Two modern giallo homages I can't recommend highly enough are Amer and Berberian Sound Studio. Especially Amer.

BSS has a really nice soundtrack. I didn't like the movie itself that much though.
Steamlord
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(04-13-2017, 08:25 AM)
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Yeah, it requires a certain mood I guess. The soundtrack is awesome. It's basically the last thing Broadcast did before Trish Keenan passed away.

Originally Posted by ThirstyFly

Amer is a masterpiece.

Agreed. It's every bit as good as pretty much all of the films it pays tribute to, IMO. Also a masterclass in generating unease almost purely through cinematography and sound design. Even the second segment that a lot of people don't like keeps me on edge the whole time.
Thickstone
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(04-14-2017, 05:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by ThirstyFly

So are the Wishmaster movies worth a viewing?

I've somehow managed to not see any of them. Andrew Divoff, Robert Englund and Tony Todd being in the first one have me curious, but the imdb ratings... woof. Not that I put much faith in those ratings, but they are pretty bad.

Generally, I'm not too hard to please. Give me some cool practical effects, foam latex monsters and some enjoyable actors and I'm usually pretty happy and once I start a series I'm going to finish it, so am I just throwing away time watching all 4?

As someone who watched all of them with my SO last year I'd say go for it if you're into the premise. The first one is ridiculously funny and it's fun to see how deep they go down the rabbit hole with their crazy ideas. The last ten minutes are the dumbest, most hilariously overdone shit ever. Love love love it.

Part 2 is the low point and just plain boring apart from the infamous 'fuck yourself' scene and the ending scene. Part 3 and 4 are where they seemingly had even less budget (which I didn't deem possible before). They are absolutely horrible because they tried to squeeze in a ridiculous narrative about otherworldly knights who fight against the djinn and use swords which are so obviously made of plastic it's not even funny. Most scenes look like they were made by fans. It's so amateurish and straight up horribly done so I guess it's worth seeing for a laugh.

TLDR: the first one is dumb fun, the rest is just trash
ThirstyFly
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(04-15-2017, 12:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Thickstone

As someone who watched all of them with my SO last year I'd say go for it if you're into the premise. The first one is ridiculously funny and it's fun to see how deep they go down the rabbit hole with their crazy ideas. The last ten minutes are the dumbest, most hilariously overdone shit ever. Love love love it.

Part 2 is the low point and just plain boring apart from the infamous 'fuck yourself' scene and the ending scene. Part 3 and 4 are where they seemingly had even less budget (which I didn't deem possible before). They are absolutely horrible because they tried to squeeze in a ridiculous narrative about otherworldly knights who fight against the djinn and use swords which are so obviously made of plastic it's not even funny. Most scenes look like they were made by fans. It's so amateurish and straight up horribly done so I guess it's worth seeing for a laugh.

TLDR: the first one is dumb fun, the rest is just trash

The first one sounds right up my alley. Definitely watching that one now. And I gotta see what this "fuck yourself" thing is about, so Part 2 is on the list too.

I'll probably get to 3 and 4 just to finish it off, but I'll go in with low expectations.

Thanks for the opinions.
Corpsepyre
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(04-15-2017, 12:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Thickstone

As someone who watched all of them with my SO last year I'd say go for it if you're into the premise. The first one is ridiculously funny and it's fun to see how deep they go down the rabbit hole with their crazy ideas. The last ten minutes are the dumbest, most hilariously overdone shit ever. Love love love it.

Part 2 is the low point and just plain boring apart from the infamous 'fuck yourself' scene and the ending scene. Part 3 and 4 are where they seemingly had even less budget (which I didn't deem possible before). They are absolutely horrible because they tried to squeeze in a ridiculous narrative about otherworldly knights who fight against the djinn and use swords which are so obviously made of plastic it's not even funny. Most scenes look like they were made by fans. It's so amateurish and straight up horribly done so I guess it's worth seeing for a laugh.

TLDR: the first one is dumb fun, the rest is just trash

You're forgetting the jail sequence in 2. Legit WTFLOL moment.
drotahorror
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(04-15-2017, 01:22 AM)
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It sucks you can't buy Wishmaster 1 only on bluray. Have to buy the whole set.
ThirstyFly
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(04-16-2017, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by drotahorror

It sucks you can't buy Wishmaster 1 only on bluray. Have to buy the whole set.


Yeah, that sucks but hey, at least it got a BD to begin with. It's great that so many weird titles are getting awesome releases these days.
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sol_bad
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(04-16-2017, 03:04 PM)
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Hello GAF
Quick question. Are there any streaming services that offer lots of asian horror? My fiance loves asian horror but it's so hard to find ways to watch them.
Thanks for any replies.
Mieu
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(04-16-2017, 06:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by sol_bad

Hello GAF
Quick question. Are there any streaming services that offer lots of asian horror? My fiance loves asian horror but it's so hard to find ways to watch them.
Thanks for any replies.

I'm not sure if it's region locked, but you can try iFlix or HOOQ.
Aikidoka
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(04-16-2017, 06:58 PM)
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Been trying to find some good horror to stream lately. Just finished Monsters by Gareth Edwards, which was fine I guess. Not really a "thrill-ride" but it had some pretty good atmosphere and interesting concept. If the main plot had been a less of a cliche, then it'd would have been great.


edit: trying to watch VHS currently and it's just kind of a douchebag documentary.
strafer
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(04-16-2017, 10:00 PM)
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Just watched Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror.

Thumbs up.
GAMEPROFF
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(04-16-2017, 10:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by strafer

Just watched Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror.

Thumbs up.

Which one? The Remake or the original?
strafer
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(04-16-2017, 10:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by GAMEPROFF

Which one? The Remake or the original?

Original.
GAMEPROFF
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(04-16-2017, 10:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by strafer

Original.

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You should consider watching the remake with Klaus Kinski at some point, I heard its very good.
sol_bad
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(04-17-2017, 03:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mieu

I'm not sure if it's region locked, but you can try iFlix or HOOQ.

I'm currently living in the Philippines so I'll check them out. Do they have HD now or are they still SD?
acohrs
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(04-18-2017, 10:52 AM)
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Tried to watch The Neon Demon last night and stopped an hour in.
Monocle
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(04-18-2017, 11:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by acohrs

Tried to watch The Neon Demon last night and stopped an hour in.

That's a pity, the ending is great. Wonderful credits too. Love the song + imagery.
acohrs
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(04-18-2017, 01:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Monocle

That's a pity, the ending is great. Wonderful credits too. Love the song + imagery.

Read the ending on Wikipedia and chuckled, but there was no way I was going to sit through another hour of it.
drotahorror
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(04-18-2017, 10:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by acohrs

Tried to watch The Neon Demon last night and stopped an hour in.

garbage ass movie. I bought it day 1 on blu ray and regretted it.
Trevelyan
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(04-18-2017, 10:34 PM)
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Saw The Autopsy of Jane Doe a few months back and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Might even pick up the bluray now that it's out to add to my collection.
acohrs
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(04-18-2017, 10:42 PM)
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Was more excited about The Neon Demon than another horror film I watched over the Easter weekend, Viral. That was generic and unexciting but at least I was curious enough to finish it. The Neon Demon just confused and annoyed me
drotahorror
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(04-18-2017, 10:43 PM)
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I just got this today and it's beautiful (yeah not quite horror, but still pretty darko)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MR6PZGO/

There's also a couple of really cool extra physical items it comes with that is not listed in the amazon page. And they are sick, don't want to spoil it.
lordxar
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(04-18-2017, 10:49 PM)
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Neon Demon was worth a watch just to see that fucked up ending but once was enough for me.
Aske
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(04-19-2017, 02:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Trevelyan

Saw The Autopsy of Jane Doe a few months back and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Might even pick up the bluray now that it's out to add to my collection.

Yep. Very solid film.
Eklipsis
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(04-20-2017, 12:12 AM)
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How was bye bye man? I remember seeing the previews and thought I wanted to see it but I see it's now on DVD and hadn't heard anything either good or bad
strafer
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(04-20-2017, 07:44 PM)
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Just watched RINGS, it wasn't very good.

Not sure if it's all connected with the other two movies, they could be since the "tape" shows the same thing with some new additions.
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(04-21-2017, 07:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Eklipsis

How was bye bye man?

I thought it was trash. Shitty plot and lots of cheap jump scares.
acohrs
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(04-21-2017, 09:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by isuzu

I thought it was trash. Shitty plot and lots of cheap jump scares.

damn, sounds like the perfect Friday night in the cinema film then but ruined watching it at home
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(04-21-2017, 04:26 PM)
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Aske
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I don't think the tickle analogy is fair. I'd say it's more like a comic who does nothing but make fart jokes versus one who does intricate bits. Horror movies that are the equivalent of a Stewart Lee set are hard to make, rare, and special. But I don't think there's anything wrong with horror movie equivalents of early South Park episodes. They're easier to do, but rewarding when done well. I have many friends who like horror movies, but only if they contain good jump scares. I think that's fair enough.

That said, I understand getting burnt out on jump scare flicks when you haven't enjoyed a really atmospheric, insidious horror film in a while, like The Witch. Myself, I'd enjoy a good jump scare movie at this point. Feels like the last one of those I saw was Dead Silence, which also happened to offer a fantastically creepy and bizarre story.
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(04-21-2017, 07:14 PM)
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Nothing wrong with some jump scares, as long as the movie isn't solely dependent on it. Just some trashy horror flicks have zero tension, fear building, or sense of dread. They pretty much are just all about jump scares left and right to try and make you scared and when the movie is basically the audience sitting there waiting for the next jump scare... yea that's pretty crappy horror.
Corpsepyre
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(04-21-2017, 07:32 PM)
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Will be watching 'Get Out' in a while. It's not some commentary on social issues, minorities and such, right? Can I expect some silly-ass fun?
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(04-21-2017, 08:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Corpsepyre

Will be watching 'Get Out' in a while. It's not some commentary on social issues, minorities and such, right? Can I expect some silly-ass fun?

It's a commentary but you'll still have fun with it


Jumpscares are fine if you set them up well. They can't carry your film.
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GAMEPROFF
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(04-21-2017, 11:29 PM)
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Just saw Wishmaster and am a bit underwhelmed. Movie got a lot of potential but wasted it on beeing a Nightmare Rip-Off.
Gonna write a bit more tomorrow. But still. A bit disappointed.
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(04-22-2017, 01:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by strafer

Just watched RINGS, it wasn't very good.

Not sure if it's all connected with the other two movies, they could be since the "tape" shows the same thing with some new additions.

Just finished watching it myself, and honestly didn't think it was bad at all. I haven't read any reviews, so I'm not sure what the general consensus is, but I enjoyed it for the most part. Some of the plot fell short, specifically the trend-hopping with the whole "girls held captive" thing - don't think it really worked in this scenario, or at least could have been executed far better than what it was. Just seemed like it was done for the sake of being done, rather than it organically falling inline with the origin story already presented in the previous films. That being said, I thought the overall production was really solid and the pacing of the film captured the mood perfectly. It wasn't overly scary, but I don't think it was trying to be - which is a good thing for me.

I have a feeling most people probably didn't like the movie that much, buttt.. I did!

Also, Alex Roe (Holt) is hot.
zeemumu
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Originally Posted by Fix-It Felix, Jr.

Just finished watching it myself, and honestly didn't think it was bad at all. I haven't read any reviews, so I'm not sure what the general consensus is, but I enjoyed it for the most part. Some of the plot fell short, specifically the trend-hopping with the whole "girls held captive" thing - don't think it really worked in this scenario, or at least could have been executed far better than what it was. Just seemed like it was done for the sake of being done, rather than it organically falling inline with the origin story already presented in the previous films. That being said, I thought the overall production was really solid and the pacing of the film captured the mood perfectly. It wasn't overly scary, but I don't think it was trying to be - which is a good thing for me.

I have a feeling most people probably didn't like the movie that much, buttt.. I did!

Also, Alex Roe (Holt) is hot.

I let that movie fall into the void with The Bye Bye Man.
Melchiah
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(04-22-2017, 06:06 AM)
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I saw Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl last night, and felt a bit mixed about it. It wasn't that good of a horror movie as a whole, but it was fittingly moody, and at times somewhat disturbing, despite of the scarcity of the actual horror elements. If you want to see it, be prepared for a slow-paced experience.

There was a 30-minute Lovecraftian Finnish movie, Sound from the Deep, shown before it. It was surprisingly epic, with pretty convincing CGI effects for an indie flick. The rather stiff English dialogue was a bit hard on the ears, but it was probably a better choice than Finnish. Recommended for fans of Lovecraft. Both films had fittingly distressing soundtracks as well.

Here's an Elder Thing prop, that was on display at the theater:


Here's the Sound from the Deep trailer: https://youtu.be/QJvW24h3HjY
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T.O.P
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There was a trailer posted in OT (maybe) or something of a horror movie with a shot of a dog running towards the camera at night (again, maybe) that looked intriguing as hell but i can't remember what the fuck it was...if anyona could help me out lol it's driving me nuts

Anyway, re-watching tonight The Green Room and maybe The VVitch since i got the BD from amazon today
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Originally Posted by Melchiah

Here's the Sound from the Deep trailer: https://youtu.be/QJvW24h3HjY

Awesome. Thanks!
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(04-22-2017, 09:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by T.O.P

There was a trailer posted in OT (maybe) or something of a horror movie with a shot of a dog running towards the camera at night (again, maybe) that looked intriguing as hell but i can't remember what the fuck it was...if anyona could help me out lol it's driving me nuts

It Comes at Night? It doesn't have a dog running towards the camera at night lol but there's a dog barking at the nothing and the poster kind of reminds me of what you said.

I watched RAW last night and... I liked the movie just fine. It has a lot funny moments... but I'm not sure I'd call it a horror movie (and I usually have a very a broad definition of that). The movie is a bit predictable if you have seen the trailer or have read the synopsis. It doesn't have any twists (IMO) and I felt that the tension was almost non existent. I think it is still worth a watch but I think the marketing has been presenting this film the wrong way. Also, it is not that graphic. I feel that any Saw movie is way more gory than this. I usually squirm at cannibalism/body horror but I could get through this just fine.
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(04-22-2017, 09:28 PM)
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So i've been editing these old french canadian TV drama/comedy into horror movie trailers, i'm not posting them here because well... obviously they don't have the same impact if you can't understand them, but I wanted to ask you guys :

what are your favorite/least favorite tropes in horror movie trailers? especially in terms of editing, but anything really, it could help me have some ideas

I've been using the piano notes on cues a lot, and the fast flashes of images (someone crying, etc)

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