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The Visitant - An unexpected Horror movie gem!

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posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 01:58 PM
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There is a channel on YouTube called The Kings of Horror.
I'm not sure sure what connects these movies, since even a Google or Wikipedia search takes me to a different franchise called Masters of Horror.
The story-lines are usually quite good, but the execution quite mediocre, and low budget.
Usually the judgement is: not too bad, but "Kings of Horror" you are not.

There is one remarkable exception however: The Visitant.
Check it out on YouTube, the best haunting-type movie since The Entity (1983)!

Here the trailer:


I only caught the story-line in the second viewing, and I can relate to purchasing a haunted object with a demon attached (in this case, a mask). Although in the film the story-line works backwards, and is secondary to the sheer frightfulness of proceedings.

Apparently it's based on a true story (allegedly so was The Entity), and there may be a second part.
A pity I can't find more information.

Well, I would recommend it.

Especially the way that technology is presented as a sub-plot "fright" in the context of a haunting (although it's not another "haunted Facebook" flick) is a nice, spooky touch.
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posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 02:08 PM
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All the extra info I could find: thevisitant.com...



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

Have you watched "Masters of Horror"? It's a really good series of 1 hour horror movies by some great directors.



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 02:36 PM
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a reply to: Autorico

Possibly, I haven't checked, but it's older (was televised) and seemingly bigger budget and mostly based on Stephen King stories.

Not to dismiss that.

It's just that I can't find anything on Kings of Horror, or what connects their channel(s) or movies.

Nor anything on the alleged "true story" of the Visitant.



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 02:42 PM
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I would say The Visitant actually works as a fright-fest because it is low budget.

Too many haunted house/person/technology movies nowadays rely on jump-scares and special effects, rather than dialogue and implied horror.

Not that The Visitant doesn't have any, it just doesn't rely on that repetitively.



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 02:45 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

I can't stand jump scared, I personally think they are cheap. The fact that this one has little means I may give it a try.

Off Topic: Masters of horror were all original stories, I think the one you are thinking of, as far as Stephen King goes, was Nightmares and Dreamscapes.
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posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 03:01 PM
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OK in The Visitant and The Entity - the demon was definitely male and abusive.
Almost in the trend of: "If I can't have you, no other man will" towards the female protagonist.
Just they are disembodied - almost like if the Devil himself stalks you.
Perhaps it was the Devil?

But there was another movie once (not actually too old).
I cannot remember the name.
But a Jennifer Lopez-type actress was literally abused by her dead psychopathic husband/male partner.
Was it Jennifer Lopez?
I'd like to see that movie again.
That also wasn't too bad, by my memory.
Does anybody recall the title?
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posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

Are you thinking of "Enough" with JLO? www.imdb.com...



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: Autorico

Thanks, but no it wasn't.

Similar theme, so perhaps I conflate them.

What I'm thinking of definitely had the male partner coming back as a violent poltergeist, almost right through the movie.



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

Sounds familiar, I can't place it either.
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posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 03:29 PM
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I think it is this: 100 Feet.

www.imdb.com...



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 03:30 PM
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Edit: ok cool, don't remember if I watched that one.
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posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: Autorico

Also good, but it is the above.
100 Feet.

Trailer:


Although arguably there we go into over-production, and over-explanation again.
Not the "charm" of The Visitant.



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 05:58 PM
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Really enjoyed "100 Feet." Sad to say I saw "The Visitant" but thought the acting was not up to par-and was one those films I felt was "claustrophobic."

"!00 Feet" was better written and acted. It had a nice build up and great ending. "The Visitant" lacked in just about every area. I really like independent films but it just looked and sounded cheap-like maybe film school final cheap.

Please do share if you do come across a good syfy movie.



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