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Horror Movies from an Elitist

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posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 09:33 PM
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a reply to: opethPA

I really liked Megan is Missing. It is really dark and the ending reminded me of a Edgar Allen Poe story. It has some bad reviews which I suspect was more for how horrifying it was and not for the movie itself. The movie was well done.

Another movie I really liked that was pretty original was Come Back to Me.
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posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 10:01 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: opethPA

I really liked Megan is Missing. It is really dark and the ending reminded me of a Edgar Allen Poe story. It has some bad reviews which I suspect was more for how horrifying it was and not for the movie itself. The movie was well done.

Another movie I really liked that was pretty original was Come Back to Me.

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Yah Megan is Missing has to be just soul crushing for a parent. Especially because in the modern world it's not impossible.

Come Back To Me was Solid though not necessarily my thing...

Another few films I forgot...

LIfe and Death of a Porno Gang (not so much a horror film but nihilistic and depressing in the way that Requiem for a Dream or Irreversible are)

The Endless (sort of a Lovecraftian UFO Cult some horror film) www.imdb.com...?ref_=nv_sr_1

A Dark Song (Atmospheric Irish Occult film) www.imdb.com...?ref_=nv_sr_1

30 Days of Night (Fairly well known Vampire film. Really good movie score) www.imdb.com...



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posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 10:54 PM
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Like you, OP, I don't find that many movies really get to me. I watched some of the Hellraiser franchise just to see if it'd affect me since the images I saw looked really disturbing. Ended up just being a silly comic book on celluloid. What bother me are psychological dramas that could be true.

The Babadook falls in that category and I thought it was great. Serious mind-****.

Perhaps one of the most disturbing movies I have ever seen was the 1997 flick The Game.

It was a psychological drama. Messed with my mind, left me feeling a little off kilter. Mainly because as weird as it was, it was somewhat feasible. Funny thing is that I cannot remember anything about the story, the plot, anything; it's been about 20 years since I saw it. I just remember that it was deeply disturbing to me. (Oddly, couldn't even remember the name of the movie until just now, as I began to think about it in response to this post.)

Here's a very short synopsis from Wikipedia:



The Game is a 1997 American mystery thriller film directed by David Fincher, starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, and produced by Propaganda Films and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment. It tells the story of a wealthy investment banker who is given a mysterious gift: participation in a game that integrates in strange ways with his everyday life. As the lines between the banker's real life and the game become more uncertain, hints of a large conspiracy become apparent.

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posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 08:32 AM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

Yes! Those are the types of movies I like...the ones that you could see really happening. I guess that's why I don't like most slasher films because the people in them act so unrealistically. I also like horror movies with a supernatural bent, but again...has to have some level of realism and not be too hokey. Supernatural or psychological thrillers are probably my favorite....which is why I loved 1408 because it had both.



posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 10:01 AM
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a reply to: CIAGypsy

The Poughkeepsie Tapes. A total mind effer.




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posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: CIAGypsy

My top horror flicks:

Possession (1981) dir. Żuławski
Sinister (2012)
The Descent (2005)
Suspiria (2018)
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
I Saw The Devil (2010)
Insidious (2010)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Don't Look Now (1973)
The Fly (1986)
Se7en (1995)
Videodrome (1983)
The Thing (1982)
Marebito (2004)
Three Extremes (2005)

lot of weird # up there



posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 12:38 PM
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Here's a couple that really got under my skin.
That is saying something.




posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 12:41 PM
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originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
a reply to: CIAGypsy

I'm really into Lovecraftian horrors. Evil Dead falls in that category, but some other good ones are Event Horizon (1997) and The Void (2016).

Check out 'John Dies At the End.'



posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 12:53 PM
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a reply to: Homefree

I've seen it...although I wouldn't classify it as a horror movie. It is one of my favorite movies though....hysterical. The scene with the door knob is probably one of the funniest things I've seen in film.....



posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 12:57 PM
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a reply to: CIAGypsy

I'm a keen horror movie watcher in the hope that one of them actually horrifies me, the great majority don't. Too many are formulaic and, for some mysterious reason, feature American college kids. Oooh, scary! Which means I usually bail out after 5 minutes in.

These are okay:

Jeepers Creepers 2
The Prince of Darkness
Hostel



posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 01:06 PM
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a reply to: CJCrawley

I completely understand.... Someone earlier mentioned the movie 'AntiChrist.' I'm assuming this is the Willem DeFoe movie. I wouldn't necessarily call it a "horror movie" in the classic sense although it was definitely sick & twisted.



posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 01:16 PM
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originally posted by: CIAGypsy
a reply to: CJCrawley

I completely understand.... Someone earlier mentioned the movie 'AntiChrist.' I'm assuming this is the Willem DeFoe movie. I wouldn't necessarily call it a "horror movie" in the classic sense although it was definitely sick & twisted.


Yah that was me.

It's the debate that RueMorgue had an article on a few years ago.

Are films like Se7en, Antichrist, Irreversible horror films or do they just have horrible elements. For me personally they don't hit the elements I look for in horror.



posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 01:28 PM
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originally posted by: opethPA

originally posted by: CIAGypsy
a reply to: CJCrawley

I completely understand.... Someone earlier mentioned the movie 'AntiChrist.' I'm assuming this is the Willem DeFoe movie. I wouldn't necessarily call it a "horror movie" in the classic sense although it was definitely sick & twisted.


Yah that was me.

It's the debate that RueMorgue had an article on a few years ago.

Are films like Se7en, Antichrist, Irreversible horror films or do they just have horrible elements. For me personally they don't hit the elements I look for in horror.


I would agree with your consensus. They have horrible elements of the depravity of humanity, but I wouldn't necessarily call them a horror movie in the classic sense of the genre.



posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 04:16 PM
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I just finished watching Life and Death of a Porno Gang. Dude that is not an easy movie to find, that's for sure!

I wouldn't categorize that movie as horror at all but it was probably one of the bleakest movies I've ever seen!

Since it was touted as the unofficial sequel to Srpski Film I wasn't really sure what to expect but compared to Life and Death of a Porno Gang I'd have to label The Grapes of Wrath as optimistic and downright gleeful!



posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 05:48 PM
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*Spoken in French Accent*
Since no one has the balls to see my list and enjoy it I am putting some trailers for sale:






posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 06:23 PM
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I watched the movie "Upgrade" on HBO, it's maybe not your traditional horror movie but it was a thriller. A guy gets a futuristic computer chip implanted that gives his superpowers as it takes over his body and life.

It was a fun movie.


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posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 07:32 PM
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originally posted by: GeauxHomeYoureDrunk
a reply to: opethPA

I just finished watching Life and Death of a Porno Gang. Dude that is not an easy movie to find, that's for sure!

I wouldn't categorize that movie as horror at all but it was probably one of the bleakest movies I've ever seen!

Since it was touted as the unofficial sequel to Srpski Film I wasn't really sure what to expect but compared to Life and Death of a Porno Gang I'd have to label The Grapes of Wrath as optimistic and downright gleeful!



Yah...For different reasons I thought the August Underground films were the depths of depravity but man LIfe and Death of a Porno Gang was as nihilistic as it gets.

I would honestly say I found that harder to watch then Salo which has always been the sort of benchmark for a lot of bad things.

Anyway. =)



posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 08:19 PM
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originally posted by: opethPA

originally posted by: GeauxHomeYoureDrunk
a reply to: opethPA

I just finished watching Life and Death of a Porno Gang. Dude that is not an easy movie to find, that's for sure!

I wouldn't categorize that movie as horror at all but it was probably one of the bleakest movies I've ever seen!

Since it was touted as the unofficial sequel to Srpski Film I wasn't really sure what to expect but compared to Life and Death of a Porno Gang I'd have to label The Grapes of Wrath as optimistic and downright gleeful!




Yah...For different reasons I thought the August Underground films were the depths of depravity but man LIfe and Death of a Porno Gang was as nihilistic as it gets.

I would honestly say I found that harder to watch then Salo which has always been the sort of benchmark for a lot of bad things.

Anyway. =)


I've seen some of the August Underground movies. Sick stuff happening in some of those (the puking, oh the puking!). I checked them out after watching S&Man several years back where I first heard of them. (Still can't get over the puking!) Still pretty good for indie torture porn!



posted on Nov, 20 2019 @ 04:10 PM
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Change over to horror comedy for a bit...whole other thread.

Stuff like dale and tucker vs evil, todd against the book of pure evil, country cottage, tales from the crypt,



posted on Nov, 20 2019 @ 04:28 PM
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I like horror movies with killer animals, such as Prey (2007):



OK, I know in South Africa it might be bit more likely to be eaten alive by lions than in New York (for example), but I promise you it's not boring.



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