What Are The Things You Dislike most about Modern Horror Movies ?

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Yes. What's in your own imagination is far more personal and therefore far more frightening than anything a film could come up with. What the best horror movies and books does is to provoke and encourage your imagination to head in the right direction.

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Whatever was coming up the path in the Monkey's Paw did not need describing.

It's a great horror story . Ive seen one tv adaptation of it and, Buffy the Vampire Slayer did a homage to it in episode where Dawn tried bring back their mother.
 

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Absolutely. There’s a scene in The Haunting (unless my memory fails me) where the camera rests for a couple of minutes on the shot of a door. There seems to be something happening but you’re never quite sure.

Ive read Shirley Jackson novel and was not impressed with it. Ive seen both version of the film. I wasn't impressed the film either.
 

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Modern products director when the do films based on classic Horror stores, rather then do them how they were written, decide to reimagine them because they wrongly think that as originally written they wouldn't appeal to modern audiences.So more often then not , we end u with bad film that ins't the least bit scary or worth watching.
 

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It's like everything else nowadays, it's all about the special effects. There aren't as many psychological horror's or even 'thinker' ones. There are some now and then. But like BAYLOR said, they are made for the market.
But the ones like the original JAWS have just enough effects to get the message across, the rest is psychological and leaves you thinking, 'Is it safe to go into the water?' Didn't matter if it was pool or bathtub, was it safe?
 

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Violence porn. It's sickening but not actually scary.

There are so many good horror novels that if done the way they written would make good films for example House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgeson Do it as persons horror film in the time frame setting of the book. This would make a spectacular film !
 

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Some of the best horror movies are those that slip under the radar of most people. Some of the worst are those that don't.

One movie that really had me on the edge of my seat, and where the shock scares really do their job, is in Stir of Echoes. Hampered because it came out just after Sixth Sense, this is a really well made horror movie, and a startlingly good performance from Kevin Bacon.
 

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You know you're watching a bad horror film when the only scary parts of the film are opening and closing credits . The true real life horror of those films is all the wasted time and effort that went into them in the first place.:eek:;)
 

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Swearing in horror films, Now honestly I swear quite a bit myself but last night we went to see Christmas Bloody Christmas at the local fleapit and its the first film in years that my wife and I left before the film had finished. This was not just because of mediocre acting and an all round pretty poor film but it appears someone told the scriptwriter that its ok to say the word "****ing" in this film and he REALLY took that on board. it was literally in every sentence and rapidly got tedious.

Awful and disappointing film for the 40 minutes that we saw of it and the swearing could really do with an edit.

EDIT- Sorry about the swearing.
 
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Swearing in horror films, Now honestly I swear quite a bit myself but last night we went to see Christmas Bloody Christmas at the local fleapit and its the first film in years that my wife and I left before the film had finished. This was not just because of mediocre acting and an all round pretty poor film but it appears someone told the scriptwriter that its ok to say the word "****ing" in this film and he REALLY took that on board. it was literally in every sentence and rapidly got tedious.

Awful and disappointing film foir the 40 minutes that I saw of it and teh swearing could really do with an edit.

The previews for this film made me not want to go see it.

An actual good Christmas Horror film is the 2015 film Krampus. That had a pretty good story to go wit the horror.
 

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The previews for this film made me not want to go see it.

An actual good Christmas Horror film is the 2015 film Krampus. That had a pretty good story to go wit the horror.

We saw the film Krampus and did like that a lot.
 

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Some of the best horror movies are those that slip under the radar of most people. Some of the worst are those that don't.

One movie that really had me on the edge of my seat, and where the shock scares really do their job, is in Stir of Echoes. Hampered because it came out just after Sixth Sense, this is a really well made horror movie, and a startlingly good performance from Kevin Bacon.

Based on a Richard Matheson's story :unsure:
 

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I did find The Grudge and The Grudge 2 to interesting films.
 

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There is a movie The Ring vs The Grudge.
 

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His presence added a kind of Gothic/Romanticism to the movie that would not have been there if Lee Marvin or someone else American was Quint.
They were using UK actors in key blockbuster movies--Star Wars obviously and Superman and even Halloween used Pleasence in a similar way. Ian Holm in ALIEN as well. Like an anchor for the story to be taken seriously.

Shaw almost did the Amicus film THE BEAST MUST DIE. He was going to take the hunter role before JAWS came. I bet if he had, a monologue about wolves would have been likely!

I can't imagine any other actor than Robert Shaw in the Roles of Quint.
 

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Supernatural phenomena for obvious reasons...I appreciate when a supernatural factor messes with the psyche of the characters.
 

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I can't imagine any other actor than Robert Shaw in the Roles of Quint.

I was going to suggest Lee Marvin, then a quick Google finds that he actually turned the role down. Gene Hackman possibly.

But you're right; any actor wouldn't have played the role half so well. That thousand yard stare as he recounts his time in the water in WWII was as good a piece of acting as there ever has been.
 

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