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Favorite Horror Movies? (Official Horror Movie Thread)

Discussion in 'TV Shows, Movies, and Music' started by Dead2009, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. mf1972

    mf1972 Well-Known Member

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    i'm in my local theater now waiting for it to start ;). i'm hearing good reviews on it. should be fun
     
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    Dead2009 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Dead2009 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thank ya kindly!
     
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    just watched it (pun intended i guess) & its a lot of fun. has some good scares & some laughs, but the kids make this movie...hands down.
    as far as pennywise...i thought skarsgard (hope i spelled that right) did a good job. creepy/funny at the same time.
    enjoy everyone!
     
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    Dead2009 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    It was awesome, but I got a better remake I'd like to mention, Texas chainsaw massacre 2003, that was amazing, as good as the original and Texas chainsaw massacre 2, but I did like it
     
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    I saw 'It' last night. Probably the most fun I've had at the movies in a long time. As my most anticipated film of 2017, and based on my favorite work by Stephen King....it was worth the wait, and delivered! The scares worked, the comedy worked, and neither seemed to step on one another's toes in the process. If I had any minor nitpicks, it would maybe be the obvious CGI usage during a few of the scenes. But that would be a really petty complaint, as the good far outweighed any bad. To echo what @mf1972 said earlier, The Loser's Club kids owned their roles & stole the show, giving it a strong 'Stand By Me' vibe with brilliant scares thrown in. I really enjoyed Pennywise. Thought his dark, child-like demeanor made the character seem far more menacing, and more on par with the Pennywise from the novel.

    Good, Haunted House-attraction type of fun. Will definitely be seeing this one again a little closer to Halloween. Glad to see Hollywood finally get Stephen King right. It's been far too long. (And yes, I will be keeping the red balloon in my profile picture as a permanent fixture from now on, to pay tribute to Pennywise's triumphant return! :D )

    My grade for the movie: A-
     
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    made a good amount of $$ last night. that's a lot of floating ;)
     
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    I loved it. So much fun. Very fine film making from acting to cinematography to score and on and on.

    I also love the novel.

    That said, the film lays bare the pretty staggering plot hole of the novel:

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    If "it" feeds on fear, then why didn't it take down these kids immediately, on first scare? They were no match for it, but it lets them go every time. If you look at it that way, this thing is a pretty ineffective demon.

    Major plot quibble for sure, but again, I agree that if you don't think about it too much, and just go for the ride, this is a super fun film.
     
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    I often wondered that when reading the novel years ago. Some targets of Pennywise just get a brief scare or threat. Others get far worse.

    Speaking of,
    I think Georgie at the beginning wins hands down for having the worst day ever. :eek::(
     
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    I like The Poltergeist probably best, and all the cheap 70s/80s ones at Halloween. I am suddenly fascinated with The Babadook and want to see it soon. It would make a heck of a haunted house/attraction.
     
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    It sequel confirmed september 2019
     
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    :D:D:D

    I know the Academy isn't too keen on honoring the horror genre, but I hope Bill Skarsgard at least gets an Oscar nomination for his performance. He's done to Pennywise what Heath Ledger did for the Joker... taken an already disturbing character and reinvented it (while staying true to source material) to a whole new level of weird; making it his own.

    As much as I'd like to see this happen, and as much as I believe Skarsgard deserves a nomination, sadly I don't realistically see that happening, which is a shame. For starters, he didn't have a tremendous amount of speaking time like Ledger's Joker, though to be true to the King novel...why would he? But when he did speak and carry on a brief conversation, it was far more gripping than any CGI effect could ever be. Just my thoughts.
     
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    interesting thought. if it did happen, i wonder if it would be as a supporting role. you’re right that the academy doesn’t give much honor to that genre. only time i can recall anything horror/thriller related winning a major oscar would be kathy bates.
     
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    Good point. I also think any member of The Loser's Club would be deserving as well. Not sure who would be considered "supporting" and who would be "lead", considering they technically were front & center. This is all just wishful thinking, of course.

    It'll be interesting to see how some of the characters are portrayed as adults in the sequel.
     
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    One of my favorites and under-appreciated horror film is Serpent and the Rainbow directed by Wes Craven (88).
     
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