Upcoming horror movies

Discussion in 'Horror' started by AE35Unit, May 28, 2008.

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    AE35Unit

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    Wow found this site listing all the new horror films both this year and next. And i notice they're doing a remake of Hellraiser,pretty cool cos the original is cr*p. But Friday the 13th,oh that's all we need!
    UHM - Upcoming Horror Movies
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    Nesacat

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    The link does not work. :( It keeps saying I don't have access to this server. Is there some way to post the list? Am very much a fan of horror movies.
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    AE35Unit

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    Very strange,works for me fine. And its not a site you have to log in to either.
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    BookStop

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    Doesn't work for me either.
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    AE35Unit

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    Nesacat

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    Ah thank you. This works. Why is Hellboy 2 being listed as a Horror movie. There's another Saw movie? Why? Am looking forward to the Mummy though.
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    AE35Unit

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    Yea i thought that about Hellboy 2,look forward to seeing it tho! As for Saw well,1 was enough. After that they're just gore movies,for which there is a disturbing trend nowadays!
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    j d worthington

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    Can't agree with you on Hellraiser. While the budget was minimal, several of the performances were anything but; and I'm afraid the only reason for redoing the thing is for more special effects....

    I also note they're doing a remake of Motel Hell -- again, my question is: For God's Sake, WHY????

    I've also seen a trailer for a remake of It's Alive which, again, looks like the only reason for its existence is an improved special effects budget -- it still looks like it's going to be complete drivel. (Frankly, the only thing I found worthwhile in the original was the Bernard Hermann score....)

    In other words, with rare exceptions, looks to me like the new crop of horror films is pretty much a repeat of what we've had for some time past: poorly thought-out, badly executed, cheapjack gore fests with less than two brain cells to rub together between the lot....

    Can no one (in Hollywood, at least) make a thoughtful, intelligent, truly eerie horror film anymore....?
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    AE35Unit

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    I know what you mean JD,its like my Helen said,they've run out of ideas,either that or they're just plain lazy! I mean there's tons of stories out there waiting to see the light of day from Stephen King to James Herbert and all the way back to Edgar Alan Poe Lovecraft and Bram Stoker. Instead we get remakes of films that weren't that good to start with.
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    j d worthington

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    'Struth. I mean, why not do an adaptation of Charles L. Grant's The Hour of the Oxrun Dead, for instance? There's enough violence and gore in there to satisfy those into that, and enough atmosphere, plot, and story to satisfy those... and it wouldn't take a particularly large budget, for that matter. (Ah, I'm forgetting! Requiring a ginormous budget for special effects is a prerequisite for making a "quality" horror film these days.... blech!)
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    AE35Unit

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    Never heard of that author JD,what era is he from?
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    j d worthington

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    1942-2006. He was known as a writer of "quiet horror"; books more focused on raising a feeling of suspense and dread than depictions of gore and mayhem... though he could use either quite well if the story called for it. I've always been fond of his Oxrun Station tales, even though they're somewhat uneven; for they create a rather special place that is as memorable in its own way as Lovecraft's Arkham country, or Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County. In fact, if you had an enterprising film producer/director interested in having such a setting for a varied set of horror films, Grant's Oxrun Station would be an almost ideal thing to pick up on....

    Charles L. Grant - Summary Bibliography

    Charles L. Grant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    AE35Unit

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    Ha,quiet horror,i thought that was a name i came up with in another thread. His stuff sounds good to me! Its finding it thats gonna be fun(can't even find any Lovecraft!)
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    Duchessprozac

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    It is a shame that good horror movies are rare these days. It seems as though the unwashed masses are only interested in sadistic gore movies ( Not necesarilly bad just not many of them past the 1st Saw have been any good) and dodgy remakes of older movies filled with extra T&A and gore for no good reason. I'd love to see more psychological horror movies or just plain old ghost movies done really well as I've not been freaked out or scared by a horror movie in a long, long time.
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    Momoka

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    I love asian horror for that. The original "Ringu" and "Ringu II", "Ju-on" and it's sequel, "Jisatsu Circle", "Kairo"... just off the top of my head. They all managed to scare me or leave me feeling uneasy after viewing, something most western films don't do.

    Though upon saying that, I really loved "30 Days of Night" and wouldn't mind seeing more like that.

    Back on-topic: being honest, nothing in that line-up really grabs my attention, apart from (as already mentioned) how is "Hellboy 2" horror? That I would like to see :)
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    HoopyFrood

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    Oh, I agree, the Asian films for the win, as the saying goes. I recently bought the original Ring trilogy in a DVD box set. I love those films. And just before the Easter holidays, I had the house to myself so I watched The Doll Master. Managed to creep me out like no other Hollywood film has been able to. Good stuff.

    Don't worry, people, Hoopy's getting rather attracted to the screenplay business -- she'll make sure some proper horror films are made, watch this space :p
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    Momoka

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    Now I might just watch them. Go Hoopy!

    Recommend The Doll Master then? Might try and hunt down a copy.
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    HoopyFrood

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    I admit that I wasn't concentrating fully, but I had a feeling that the actual plot wasn't all that extraordinary. But there were some genuinely creepy parts, yes. Dolls aren't all that right anyway, and the ones in the films...regh. Weird, indeed.
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    j d worthington

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    Ummm, Hoops... sorry to disillusion you, but the screenwriter is most often the last person to decide what finally goes up on the screen....:rolleyes:
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    Momoka

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    @ Hoopy: Heh, you're talking to someone who has a collection of those painted masks - you know, the ones you hang on the wall and they have those empty, cut-outs where the eyes should be? :D

    Apparently they can be 'really quite creepy' but I find them comforting.

    On the other hand, perhaps dolls are, since they have glass eyes that stare at you, or clown dolls.

    *Shudders*

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