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Been marathoning a lot of horror movies for October. Here's a few highlights:

-Return of the Living Dead
-Poltergeist
-Fright Night
-Matango
-The Blob (1988)
-Shadow of the Vampire
-House (1977)
-The Bloodthirsty Trilogy from Toho studios
-Night of the Living Dead
-Nosferatu
-Phantom of the Opera (1925)
-Dracula (1931)
-Horror of Dracula
-Frankenstein (1931)
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I saw Dune this Friday. I was disappointed by the writing, but visually it was truly a spectacle. Would recommend to anyone who also likes the new Star Wars trilogy.
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Nospike wrote:disappointed by the writing, but visually it was truly a spectacle.
I think this is current cinema summarised in a single succinct phrase.

I've been severely out of touch with film and cinema for some time now and I need to rectify this.

I think the last movie I watched (apart from re-watching Withnail and I which I do usually on an annual basis) was The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza) which my dad showed me when I was home recently. It's not quite my usual preferred style of film in terms of storyline or storytelling style, but it's always fascinating to be immersed in the current way of life of another culture, in this case Italy. Granted it's not depicting the ordinary Italians but rather the elites, but it still gives insights into their ways of thinking and how they differ from the familiar Anglosphere in which I reside.
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Soul Monster wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:49 Been marathoning a lot of horror movies for October. Here's a few highlights:

-Return of the Living Dead
-Poltergeist
-Fright Night
-Matango
-The Blob (1988)
-Shadow of the Vampire
-House (1977)
-The Bloodthirsty Trilogy from Toho studios
-Night of the Living Dead
-Nosferatu
-Phantom of the Opera (1925)
-Dracula (1931)
-Horror of Dracula
-Frankenstein (1931)
Quite a few classic horror movies there, plus a few I found to be guilty pleasures but still like. Still on the subject of movies, but slightly diverting from the "last movie" I saw, I just wanted to discuss the first few movies that genuinely scared me as a child, here goes:

1) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original)
2) The Exorcist
3) Carrie
4) Poltergeist
5. A Nightmare on Elm Street (the original)

As much as I like gory horror, I can't remember the last movie I saw that was actually scary.
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Syllypryde wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 20:50
Quite a few classic horror movies there, plus a few I found to be guilty pleasures but still like. Still on the subject of movies, but slightly diverting from the "last movie" I saw, I just wanted to discuss the first few movies that genuinely scared me as a child, here goes:

1) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original)
2) The Exorcist
3) Carrie
4) Poltergeist
5. A Nightmare on Elm Street (the original)

As much as I like gory horror, I can't remember the last movie I saw that was actually scary.
A lot of those movies you listed scared me as a kid too, except for Carrie. Another one that genuinely scared me as a kid was The Thing from 1982, which ended up becoming my favorite horror movie.
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Soul Monster wrote: Mon Nov 01, 2021 20:43A lot of those movies you listed scared me as a kid too, except for Carrie. Another one that genuinely scared me as a kid was The Thing from 1982, which ended up becoming my favorite horror movie.
The Thing is most definitely a classic. Two reasons that Carrie scared me was her walking around covered in pig's blood and looking totally catatonic was creepy as hell to me. I was afraid of the dark for a long time. Every time the lights went out I would see Carrie following me around everywhere. Plus the jump scare at the end, back when jump scares were actually scary. Now they are over redundant.
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Syllypryde wrote: Tue Nov 02, 2021 20:01 The Thing is most definitely a classic. Two reasons that Carrie scared me was her walking around covered in pig's blood and looking totally catatonic was creepy as hell to me. I was afraid of the dark for a long time. Every time the lights went out I would see Carrie following me around everywhere. Plus the jump scare at the end, back when jump scares were actually scary. Now they are over redundant.
I can see how that would be frightening to a kid. I guess maybe the reason I wasn't as scared by it was that it was a movie I saw in my later childhood. I also get what you mean about the jump scare, I was also caught off guard by that, and I agree, that one was pretty good. I also agree with what you said about jump scares, with all of the horror movies I've watched, I'm so desensitized to that trope that I can barely muster even a flinch anymore.
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