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My all-time favourite: creepy, atmospheric, beautifully shot, amazing score, surprisingly strong emotional pull in places.
I got that from LoveFilm last week. Fuck me, that is the single strangest film experience I've ever had. I mean, I've sat through a lot of bizarre or experimental stuff but the performances, the script, the story, the nigh-10 mintue sequence where Adjani just loudly convulses in a tunnel and leaks viscous fluids on herself...Jeez. I'm afraid to say it didn't click for me at all.
The whole thing is an unsettling experience that's for sure.
It was very strange how Sam Neill careened from being 'Sam Neill' to some limping, swivel-eyed sweat-drenched, shouty maniac in the space of a single scene, and didn't let up until the end. The fight sequence between him and Adjani's lover was pretty hilarious.
which is pretty much a feature-length remake of that subway scene. ^_^
(haven't seen it but it sounds awesome)
...it's not as good as it sounds sadly, altho does have some moments of high camp.
Why has no one managed to make a decent horror film set on the London Underground (two minutes of American Werewold aside) - it such a perfect, claustrophobic setting.
write one, man
...has seriously crossed my mind. I thought that Creep was going to be it but that failed spectaculalry. Hmm, mid year's resolution maybe...
it's fucking horrible.
As is Repulsion. On this evidence, I'll have to queue up Eyes Without A Face on LoveFilm, I've not heard of that one
The Wicker Man (original version)
Rec or Rec 2
...can we have a bit more guidance please - what kind of thing do you enjoy/are you looking for?
something not shit!
...I'll pass on a recommendation I myself got on here and enjoyed, Dead Birds.
Evil In The Time of Heroes (amazing Greek zombie film if you can get your hands on it)
Drag Me To Hell
Evil Dead (or Evil Dead 2)
Ju-On: The Grudge
The Devil's Backbone
Child's Play 4 or 5
Absolutely dreadful stuff - heartily recommended.
It's truly awful mainstream horror-thriller shit with a cast that deserves better, and the ending, if you haven't been told it before hand, is absolutely incredible.
in the same sense that someone would recommend Neil LaBute's 'Wicker Man' remake with Nicolas "Not the bees!" Cage. It's pretty boring so has to resort to stupid and overt filmmaking tics to pull you through the running time, the writing is atrocious and the ending is one of the most magnificently moronic achievements in cinema history. Unfortunately, the impact is lost if you haven't bored yourself with the preceeding 90 minutes.
let's start with the very obvious. texas chainsaw massacre. haven't seen it? tell your boss you've got full blown AIDS and you need to go home early, draw the curtains and watch it now.
i'm usually not much of a paranormal horror fan (paranormal activity is one of the lamest movies i've ever seen) but REC is genuinely a bit creepy and you're guaranteed at least 5 jump out the seat moments.
cheesy, but if you want tits and ass in your slasher, you really can't go wrong. plus it's fun.
if you want creepy, i suggest early episodes of the twilight zone. they might not be as scary as they were in this day and age but they do still retain a very creepy atmosphere, it's the kind of thing you can start watching and not feel anything and then an hour later realise you're jumping at every noise in your house. watch in the dark.
...I saw an AMAZING horror/thriller at last year's FrightFest that I've not heard anything of recently - THE RED WHITE AND BLUE, Brit directed, set iN Austin TX, starring loveable Noah Taylor playing brilliantly against type. Slow start but my god, it grabs you by the throat. This is my big recommendation.
what else? umm amityville horror, prom night, hell night, house on sorority row, the people under the stairs (proof that we have wes craven to thank for pulp fiction), slumber party massacre, etc. most of these, as their names more than hint at, are extremely stereotypical 80s-ish american slashers. good fun, in other words.
http://www.archive.org/details/Horror_Express ITS FREE
Robert Wise 'The Haunting'
although the final 20 minutes are shit
Pretend it's 1992 and you'll shit your pants.
What's more frightening that watching sean ryder repeatedly shout 'FUCK OFF' at a non-existent ghost?
my favourite horror film, genuinely unsettling throughout
with monsters and shit
i'm in a post apocalytic mood
I watched this on New Years Day and cried like a fucking baby
watch the black and white director's cut