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|overdrive - July 03, 2015 (07:04 AM)
Razorback is one that I'd like to see sometime. I have PM 1-8 (or 9) on a DVD collection, but haven't gotten around to watching nearly all of those. Looks like Corman was still trying at 4, though, which makes it an improvement over what I've read about 8, where 90% of the thing is stock footage from earlier films.
A recent one I saw (in 5 20ish-minute increments on YouTube; don't know if it's still up) was a pretty effective suspenseful ghost story in R-Point. Korean horror set in the Vietnam War. One real demerits were that (1) you need a certain knowledge of Korean folklore to understand the last 10 or so minutes and (2) the ol' ethnocentric "they all look the same" deal, which isn't helped by how, as military personnel, all the characters have similar uniforms, along with how a good bit of the proceedings happen at night.
|JoeTheDestroyer - July 03, 2015 (07:40 AM)
I liked R-Point for the most part, but I thought the middle was a little long. Other than that, it was an effective and pretty original ghost movie. I dug the imagery with the bleeding radio.
I've only seen up to PM 4. Since I also have the collection you mentioned (which has all but the newest PM and Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys), I'll finally get around to watching the other five or so films. I'm kind of dragging my feet with #5, though. I'm a bit wary of the superheroish form the series seems to have taken on.
|Genj - July 03, 2015 (07:42 AM)
I liked The Conjuring but it is really cliche. It's a lot like James Wan's recent Insidious films in that they're fairly well-crafted and enjoyable but rely heavily on cheap jump scares.
I find it hard to find good horror movies I haven't seen before. Have you ever seen Society? I watched it last night (the Arrow Video blu ray is superb). It has "biting social commentary" that a 12 year old could have wrote and I'm not entirely sure how much of the film was serious but it sure is very 80s and the last 20-30 minutes are pretty mind-boggling with fairly grotesque special effects. I'm also really looking forward to It Follows coming to blu ray as I've heard a lot of good things.
|JoeTheDestroyer - July 04, 2015 (04:28 AM)
I enjoyed the first Insidious, but haven't seen the other two. I'll probably have to change that some time.
I've actually wanted to see Society, but I'm not surprised that it's a bit silly (by the sounds of it). Brian Yuzna is a bit of an odd guy, from what I've gathered, and this seems like his material through and through.
I almost dragged my wife to see It Follows, but never made it to the theater to watch it. I want to see it badly, but am afraid that I might be getting my hopes up despite the overwhelmingly positive reviews. I've noticed that there have been a fair number of newer indie movies popping up on recommended lists. I've caught a few and liked some (The House of the Devil was good, although it had some slight pacing issues), but there are others I've still got on a long to-watch list (Borgman, Starry Eyes, Under the Skin, The Demon's Rook).