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Jesus this movie was fukkin terrible.... Why the hell did it get sequels?.... :mindblown:

Can't even blame this on aging poorly cuz I would have said the same thing if I saw this in theaters in 1997.....:scust:
 

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One of the greatest horror films of all time

also when you make 170 million on a 15 million dollar budget and a horror icon that directed it wants to do sequels, you do sequels.


What exactly would lead you to say something like that?... Please give your critique pointers... Cuz a true classic can be proved by many.... I'm honestly interested..... :jbhmm:


Edit: and please don't use the "low budget huge profit" thing cuz there are plenty of trash movies that made big bucks off a piece of bubble gum and an idea.... :scust:
 

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What exactly would lead you to say something like that?... Please give your critique pointers... Cuz a true classic can be proved by many.... I'm honestly interested..... :jbhmm:


Edit: and please don't use the "low budget huge profit" thing cuz there are plenty of trash movies that made big bucks off a piece of bubble gum and an idea.... :scust:
Id never use that money argument in calling a film classic, just an answer as to why it got sequels.

well for me, i grew up on slasher flicks. Loved em. Jason, freddy, mike, town that dreaded sundown etc. that genre was also basically dead in 1996 when this was released. At least on a world wide scale.

when i saw the movie(prob wasnt till oct 97 or so) i knew nothing about it. Literally nothing outside of being told I need to check it out. Didnt even know Wes directed. Then in the first scene, he kills off the person who EVERYBODY thought was the lead in the film. So five minutes in you get a huge twist. (Drew barrymoore was basically an a list talent in 96) then you meet the friend group which most horror movies have. Like I knew a person like everyone in that group.

one of my other fav genres that had seemingly been all but gone in 96, was who done it type flicks. This was a who done it, totally meta flick that i loved most the performances in, the reference to other horror films (billy “loomis”, “carpenter” road) Randy was basically me in high school (worked at a videostore, very little luck with the ladies)

and i think Skeet played his role incredibly, esp when hes revealed to be a psycho…(movies dont create psychos, movies make psychos more creative) plus matt lillaird is fantastic and provides good balance to Billy. The duel killer thing was completely different when you are trying to piece it together while watching at that time.

like a poster aboce said, maybe you had to be there. Not sure how old you woulda been back then but i could see why a first watch in 2021 it may not be as good as you had heard or whatever. But for me it basically reinvigorated my love for horror and I watch it a few times a year. :yeshrug:


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No need for 'revision', the entire franchise, let alone 1st film was/were/is trash!!

Can't deny it's impact, however...but that can be argued in relation to cultural trends at the time ie: teeny booperish, despite it being 'slasher', and comedic aspects: immortalized with spoofdom ie: Scary movies.
 

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Id never use that money argument in calling a film classic, just an answer as to why it got sequels.

well for me, i grew up on slasher flicks. Loved em. Jason, freddy, mike, town that dreaded sundown etc. that genre was also basically dead in 1996 when this was released. At least on a world wide scale.

when i saw the movie(prob wasnt till oct 97 or so) i knew nothing about it. Literally nothing outside of being told I need to check it out. Didnt even know Wes directed. Then in the first scene, he kills off the person who EVERYBODY thought was the lead in the film. So five minutes in you get a huge twist. (Drew barrymoore was basically an a list talent in 96) then you meet the friend group which most horror movies have. Like I knew a person like everyone in that group.

one of my other fav genres that had seemingly been all but gone in 96, was who done it type flicks. This was a who done it, totally meta flick that i loved most the performances in, the reference to other horror films (billy “loomis”, “carpenter” road) Randy was basically me in high school (worked at a videostore, very little luck with the ladies)

and i think Skeet played his role incredibly, esp when hes revealed to be a psycho…(movies dont create psychos, movies make psychos more creative) plus matt lillaird is fantastic and provides good balance to Billy. The duel killer thing was completely different when you are trying to piece it together while watching at that time.

like a poster aboce said, maybe you had to be there. Not sure how old you woulda been back then but i could see why a first watch in 2021 it may not be as good as you had heard or whatever. But for me it basically reinvigorated my love for horror and I watch it a few times a year. :yeshrug:


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valid points....but as a horror fan..what made the oldschool films actual CLASSICS was not only the story but HOW it was filmed....In this move ghostface was literally inches from his victims ready to stab but got stopped by a refrigerator door...then a cabinet door...then a closet door....then a toilet seat (exaggerated)....like wtf??...how is any of that plausible to keep the movie interesting?...Halloween/Friday 13th/Texas Chainsaw will forever remain classics cuz of the feel of reality that they put into it....I could actually see a psycho doin some shyt from those flicks that makes u think and brings fear....in this movie all I saw was a clown who could be dealt with by closin a window and locking it.....:mjlol:
 

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valid points....but as a horror fan..what made the oldschool films actual CLASSICS was not only the story but HOW it was filmed....In this move ghostface was literally inches from his victims ready to stab but got stopped by a refrigerator door...then a cabinet door...then a closet door....then a toilet seat (exaggerated)....like wtf??...how is any of that plausible to keep the movie interesting?...Halloween/Friday 13th/Texas Chainsaw will forever remain classics cuz of the feel of reality that they put into it....I could actually see a psycho doin some shyt from those flicks that makes u think and brings fear....in this movie all I saw was a clown who could be dealt with by closin a window and locking it.....:mjlol:

:russ:

well ghostface isnt a supernatural being and is just a high school kid/kids so it’s plausible that you can fend him off but not knowing there is 2 he still gets you :yeshrug: we will just have to agree to disagree on the fact i feel its a classic
 
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