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Subject: Horror Movies
Date Posted: 9/27/2010 3:26 PM ET
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I know this is a forum for and about books, but I figured since we're all horror fans that we could start a thread about movies: favorites, sickest, cheesiest, cult classics, new releases...

 

And since I came up with the lamo idea, I'll go first. The Human Centipede will be arriving soon and I'm anxious to see it. I've heard a lot about it and the premise really sounds sick. I'm hoping it'll be as disturbing as I think it will be.

Date Posted: 9/27/2010 9:39 PM ET
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I've seen it. I'd be glad to give you my opinion if you'd like. I didn't want to post it out right and ruin the movie for you.

Date Posted: 9/27/2010 9:55 PM ET
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Well, my friend brought over his copy and let us watch. I just cancelled my order. I don't need to see that again. Once is enough. It wasn't scary at all, just extremely disturbing. At least I can say that I've seen it now. There were a few stupid moments, but on the whole I'd say it rates up there as one of the most twisted movies I've ever seen.

 

What did you think Scott?

Date Posted: 9/28/2010 6:40 AM ET
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I loved zombie land.  I also enjoy the saw series(some episodes better than others)  and of course the original night of the living dead.  I also love survival movies like posioden adventure, towering inferno,  

Date Posted: 9/28/2010 9:17 AM ET
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i liked the last house on the left , the first was good but the remake was better.

Date Posted: 9/28/2010 11:48 AM ET
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I was intrigued by Human Centipede, but at the same time it doesn't sound scary, just f*cked up.  I'm not at all squeamish, but if I'm just going to be grossed out and not scared I'll pass.

I like all types of horror, classic, modern, campy, sophisticated.  I generally can't stand remakes though; Halloween, Friday the 13th, Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, House of Wax, the Haunting- all just fail so miserably compared to the originals.  Dawn of the Dead is the only remake that's been even remotely decent.

My favorites are Psycho, The Exorcist, Sleepaway Camp, Oldboy, Audition, Rosemary's Baby, Dog Soldiers, Theatre of Blood, House on Haunted Hill, Night of the Living Dead, 28 Days Later, Silence of the Lambs, Eyes Without a Face and Antibodies.

As far as sickest would go, I'd say Oldboy, Taxidermia or Audition are the top three of the movies I've seen. 

And for camp, I have never been able to choose between Re-Animator, Dead Alive or the Evil Dead movies, although personally I tend to prefer Re-Animator.



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Date Posted: 9/28/2010 1:27 PM ET
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A few of my all time favorites are The Devil's Rejects, Hellraiser, Halloween (the original, sorry Rob), Evil Dead, 28 Days Later, Dawn of the Dead, The Descent, Cujo. And there are others. I'm a huge horror movie freak.

I like some of the campy ones too like Dead Alive, Shaun of the Dead, Re-Animator, Army of Darkness.

And for some reason I have a weird fascination with testing myself with the sickest the film industry has to offer. Like The Human Centipede. or Audition, or 3 Extremes, or even Feed. There are so many on that list I haven't seen yet, but want to like Cannibal Holocaust, Inside, Martyrs and Irreversible.

Subject: HORROR
Date Posted: 9/28/2010 4:15 PM ET
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The Movie The Human Centipede is not only stupid but Sick.Dont waste your time with this one.I have let to find new horror thats any good i think the movies from the 50s and 60s were a lot better than some that have come out.Its almost oct let hope for good horror if not theres always Traumara in the er on tv.Robin

Date Posted: 9/28/2010 11:39 PM ET
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I didn't think it was scary either, Heather. I suppose it's a good thing you cancelled your order, lol.

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 3:48 PM ET
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We're watching Martyrs tonight. For some reason I'm really into forgeign horror  films lately.

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 5:14 PM ET
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I took the time to watch The Human Centipede this past weekend....there's 90 minutes I'll never get back. What a ridiculously pointless waste of film.  What makes it even more laughable is that the filmmaker intended a 2nd and 3rd movie.  Someone needs to remind these filmmakers that there's a difference between horror and horrible.

Haven't seen Martyrs yet, but it's on my list. 

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 10:23 PM ET
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Holy @#$% Martyrs is about the weirdest, most disturbing movie I think I have ever seen. EVER.

Date Posted: 10/5/2010 9:19 AM ET
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Okay, now that I've had a night to digest Martyrs, I have to say that it is one of the most uncomfortable movies to watch. When I say uncomfortable, I mean that I was in a constant state of anxiety through the entire film. It's actually pretty intelligent  and despite of how incredibly freaked out I felt at the end of this twisted, blood spattered torture fest, I'm glad I watched it. And...in the midst of the blood and torture there are some truly frightening moments. It's rare to find all those elements in one film.

It makes Human Centipede look like ridiculous child's play. 



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Date Posted: 10/8/2010 7:20 PM ET
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i enjoyed the movie. four out of 5 stars.

Date Posted: 10/9/2010 12:50 AM ET
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I loved last house on the left the original I think the cheap way it was shot made it creepier plus I watched it out the back window of the station wagon at the drive in when I was about 7 so it left a big impression on me, Shoulda been watchin the show out the front window lol guess this dates me pretty bad .hard to find a drive in these days much less one with 4 screens.

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Subject: Human Centipede
Date Posted: 10/10/2010 9:59 AM ET
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I watched Human Centipede yesterday and yes, it was completely disturbing! Keep in mind, that was just part one! There is rumor that there is a supposed deal for two more sequels! lol...

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Subject: On a Lighter Note...
Date Posted: 10/10/2010 10:00 AM ET
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I'm anxiously awaiting the end of this month and the premiere of The Walking Dead on AMC!!!

Date Posted: 10/10/2010 12:16 PM ET
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FYI, the trailer for Human Centipede 2, The Full Sequence is out.

Date Posted: 10/10/2010 2:46 PM ET
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I love Tom Six's claim that the movies are 100% medically accurate.  Methinks the man needs to find a new doctor.

Date Posted: 10/10/2010 4:20 PM ET
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I guess Six is saying that the second one isn't medically accurate and I would guess not if he's going for a twelve person chain. Blech. My husband is foaming at the mouth to see it, me? Not interested.

We're going to watch Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer tomorrow night and then  I think Irreversible.

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Date Posted: 10/10/2010 4:35 PM ET
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I'm twisted, I'll watch the second one when it comes out, lol...

I have Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, not a bad movie.



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Date Posted: 10/11/2010 7:49 PM ET
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I did not enjoy Henrey Portrait of a serial killer.My main Genre is TC and the movie was sub par.

Date Posted: 10/12/2010 6:38 AM ET
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Well, Henry was a no go. Couldn't get into it and stopped after about forty five minutes. It was boring. So....we watched Audition instead and it is over an hour of nothing but boredom and then it gets pretty gruesome and intense. It wasn't bad, but I wouldn't say that it's great either. There were parts of it that were pretty disturbing though so overall it wasn't a wash like Henry.

Date Posted: 10/22/2010 9:25 AM ET
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I finally saw Irreversible and it was very provocative. Not scary at all, but exploitation films often aren't. I can say that there is a scene that I thought went on for longer than necessary. It was brutal and needed to be to convey the true horror of the film, but m,ore than nine minutes is just taking it too far in my opinion.

 

I also finally saw Dog Soldiers and I loved it. I can't believe I waited so long to see it. One of the better werewolf movies I've seen.

 

Next in the queue is the new 30 Days of Night, Frontiers and Inside (yes, I have a thing for French horror). 

Date Posted: 10/22/2010 1:19 PM ET
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If you have a thing for French horror you have to see Eyes Without a Face.  One of the best movies I've seen, period.

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