Essential The Official Coli Horror Film Thread: Discussion, Recommendations And Murder.

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I gave Zombie's Halloween a rewatch for the first time in years, I say he did a pretty good job. I'm pretty sure he probably had a lot of pressure to succeed with the most iconic franchise in horror history, but he delivered.

I enjoyed watching Michael Myers as a kid; the first twenty minutes said a lot about his upbringing but none of it justified his evil (not trying to imply that it should have, Micheal is just evil af and I like that). His introduction includes torturing an animal, then he got that bully after school, and we know what happens at home. The interaction between Micheal and Loomis after is nice as well, but I do feel like they could have touched more on Michael not remembering that he killed everyone. Zombie still did a good job of transitioning the kid into the monster. I'm glad this shyt was released in 2007. Lord knows with today, everyone busts nuts and drools over creating prequels for everything. The arc of a movie is just fine.

I enjoyed the way a lot of the scenes were directed. If you pay attention, Rob Zombie actually put his heart into this and I can respect that.

I didn't like the actress portraying Laurie Stroode. Jamie Lee Curtis's role is too iconic so it's difficult for anyone to fill this role, but the actress felt flat IMO.

I also didn't enjoy how Zombie directed all that attention on Micheal in the end. The original film had the formula down pat. Zombie's version allowed too much screen time for this Michael, whereas the OG film has the right balance that helps make the film feel eerie and portrays Micheal in a manner that makes it scary for the viewer.

I also felt like the m movie started to drag in the end. But overall I enjoyed it.
 

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I just learned a well-known fact that Willem Dafoe's scenes in American Psycho consist of three scenes spliced together. One where he is oblivious to Patrick Bateman's guilt, one where he is suspicious of Patick's guilt, and one where is aware of Bateman's guilt. That's brilliant. I never picked up on it, although that "Do you feel like that?" and "I just wanted to know if you know." lines that Dafoe delivers in the first scene is much more direct than much of his other dialogue in that scene. Someone made a video of which take is which.



I wish they would've used the 'aware' take more.
 

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Just got back from a long weekend in Orlando to peep the Halloween Horror Nights festivities. It's pretty damned epic. The entire park is filled with new props and sets for "Scare Zones" where actors are performing, chasing people around, and jumping out of different spaces. There are 10 legitimate Haunts set up and each one includes some of the best make-up, staging, and effects I've seen in any haunted walk-throughs. They're also long walk-throughs...3-5 mins of walking through each experience.

The reason I was down to plan a whole trip for a couple of days was that they remade the original Halloween house as a haunt. You walk through a set and it's like being in Michael's childhood room, then you pass by Judith Myers' body next to the mirror in her room, and then you stroll through essentially the entirety of that first classic film. Loomis popped out to warn us, Laurie Strode was hiding in a closet, and the iconic kills were all there. That's not to mention Michael constantly popping up to chase us into the next location. The only thing they changed was to set up a last room that was full of mirrors so that there were 10 Michael's lined up at either side and you wouldn't know which were real or not...pretty epic way to close out.

That shyt alone was worth it for me. But there were other dope ones. They did a theme where the classic Dracula, Wolfman, and Mummy clash against each other. You walk through rooms based on each character and they scare you while a scrap is implied to be happening. The cool thing on that one is there's a new winner at the end of each day. So for my walk-through, Dracula was staked and the Wolfman held down the final room with the Mummy's head in his hands. But someone else might see a different result.

Blumhouse had a combo haunt that started as Freaky and switched to the Black Phone. This was especially cool because they really stuck to the films. With the Butcher from Freaky chasing you and a two-way mirror showing him switching places with the Final Girl. Then she was catching bodies as we walked through her part. The Black Phone haunt was most of my family's favorite. They included that amazing scene where he's sitting on the chair with a belt in hand and you have to walk past him. Phones were at the end of each hall and would ring when you passed.

My pops especially loved the Chupacabra-themed haunt. Chupacabra stories in Puerto Rico have always been around like Jersey Devil tales in south Jerz and Big Foot tales in forest states. These included pretty epic animatronics that would jump out and snap at people from behind walls and windows.

Others included a Weeknd theme that was...weird, but the music slapped. Some typical joints like a Prison, a Speakeasy run by a coven of witches, a haunted Sea Town, and a Bug-infestation house that included all the nasty textures to gross you out.

For horror heads, it's DEFINITELY worth a visit. Especially if a movie you really love is being themed out. The Halloween experience was really incredible IMO and the Haunts themselves had great scares. I don't jump at movies or scare easy, but they made sure to sneak up on and chase me more than a few times. It was a dope time for my horror-obsessed family and my only complaint is that I screwed up by not extending my trip. There was more to do that i just didn't have time for. In two days, I logged 25 miles worth of walking around the park and haunts. I'd have been happier to stretch that over 4 or 5 days, but now I know it's worth it.
 

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I’m convinced that 90s-00s Children’s shows were covert horror shows. This was an actual episode:

The Tragic Magic School bus




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Look at this ish ^^
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they carried Arnold’s frozen corpse on to the bus 😱

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What was up with the horror themed abduction/child endangerment school buses 😳


Side note: The movie “UNHUMAN” brought me here

I folow this account on twitter called Horror For Kids that posts clips of TV shows and movies that are super creepy but supposedly made for children.
 

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Barbarian lived up to the hype. It's definitely a "the less you know the better" kinda movie. So I'll keep my compliments and complaints as spoiler free as possible instead of doing paragraphs of plot talk...
- The soundtrack and effects are absolutely incredible.

- Everything is unpredictable. The scares are super varied, the tone shifts are abrupt, and the plot never lets you find your footing...you never know what to expect next.

- There's a bunch of tracking shots that are slow, deliberate, and immersive as hell. Shudder just dropped the first episode of their top 101 scariest moments in horror, and I think the Orphanage scene description is a really good breakdown of something that Barbarian nails in multiple scenes.

On the down side...the ending was kinda disappointingly simple. But I'm not sure anything could be satisfying after the insanity of the rest of that movie. So it's a bit of a nitpick.

Great flick...I want a week of October dedicated to the best movies from this past year. X and Barbarian are the best two by far imo.
I really liked Barbarian but had one issue with it.
They spent so much time on the setup/meet cute stuff in the beginning and then with Justin Long's a$$hole actor character that they shortchanged the more interesting story of dude kidnapping and impregnating women so he could raise inbred mutants in the sub-basement part.
 

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They’re remaking Goodnight Mommy—-??


Why?? The first one was perfectly fine and it just came out 7 years ago
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And we already know the “twist” so what exactly is this the point?

Americans don't like to read their movies so they make remakes of foreign films for us.
 

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I don't know whether to be disappointed or happy for the potential fukkery.

TUBI remade Terror Train.

From the studio that brought you "PPP Loan Gone"...:russ:
 
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