The Horror Thread

Favourite Friday the 13th?

  • Friday the 13th (1980)

  • Friday the 13th: Part II (1981)

  • Friday the 13th: Part III (1982)

  • Friday the 13th IV: The Final Chapter (1984)

  • Friday the 13th V: A New Beginning (1985)

  • Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives (1986)

  • Friday the 13th VII: The New Blood (1988)

  • Friday the 13th VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

  • Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

  • Jason X (2001)


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Recently watched since I last posted.

Hereditary (2018)
Great atmospheric horror revolving around a cursed family and their creepy recently deceased matriarch. The performances throughout are great and it took a direction I wasn't expecting quite early on. The last sequence seems to be considered the weakest part of the film by some critics but I thought it was great and the very final scene sent a real chill down my spine.

The Church (1989)
With my interest in films involving demons and the occult piqued by Hereditary I decided to have a bit of a binge in the days that followed and this was the first one I tried. Italian production penned by Dario Argento and Franco Ferrini. The premise is great, Teutonic knights massacre a village of suspected devil worshippers in the middle ages and build a gothic church atop the mass grave to keep the evil trapped fast forward to 1989 and the new church librarian unwittingly unleashes the evil which commences to possess a mix match group of tourists and church goers trapped inside. With a cast that includes a teenaged Asia Argento and Hugh Quarshie (Dr Ric Griffin from Casualty/Holby City) you'd expect to be onto a winner but ultimately it's quite a dull affair.

The Ninth Gate (1999)
Next up I chose this one. I've seen it before but that was way back when it was first released so thought I'd give it another watch. Again the premise is great, an unscrupulous rare book expert is hired by a shady billionaire to authenticate his recently acquired grimoire that was allegedly written with the help of Lucifer. To do so he must track down the only other two remaining copies (the author was burnt at the stake for heresy along with all other copies). It balances the horror and humour well (intentionally I'm assuming) and, for me, comes to a satisfactory conclusion.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
I half heartedly watched this a while back but decided to revisit it and give it my full attention this time around. It's part court room drama part exorcist based on the true life exorcism of Anneliese Michel. The flashback scenes to Emily's exorcism and the events that precede it are great and brilliantly acted out by Jennifer Carpenter and overall it's a very good film, much better than reviews and ratings would suggest.

Any recommendations for this type of film are very welcome. Currently on my to watch list is The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015), The Devil's Candy (2015), The Nun (2018), Dark Waters (1994), The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) and The Devils (1971).

Mandy (2018)
Bat shit revenge with Nic Cage, demonic bikers, demented hippies and death metal. Naturally it's awesome.

All the Devils are Here (2014)
Ultra low budget shite but surprisingly enjoyable up until the last 10 minutes or so.

Wildling (2018)
Coming of age horror starring Bel Powley as a young girl raised in isolation who has to come to terms with her true identity once she is released into the outside world. Pretty good but how Liv Tyler manages to get work is beyond me, truly terrible actress.

Killing Ground (2016)
Disturbing Australian outback nutters. Wholly unsavoury experience.

Hold the Dark (2018)
Boring film that fails to utilise it's great setting and potentially decent story and suffers from obvious delusions of grandeur.

Shakma (1990)
Low budget animal attack film with a pyscho baboon.

I'm currently embarked on a mission to watch as much 1980's creature feature crap as I can get through.

The Pit (1981)
This is a weird and wonderful low budget Canadian effort surrounding an oddball young boy (brilliantly played by Sammy Snyders) whose only friend is his teddy bear that talks to him. He discovers a huge hole in the woods inhabited by carnivorous troll like creatures and encouraged by Teddy decides to feed everyone he hates to them.

To watch list.
Elves (1989)
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
The Boogens (1981)
The Strangeness (1985)
Leviathan (1989)

Again recommendations are welcome.
 

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Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
Mutated fish-men from the sea start to invade a small coastal town killing the men and raping the women. I watched it while drunk which I would suggest is the best way.

The Strangeness (1985)
Whilst surveying an abandoned gold mine a group become trapped and find themselves at the mercy of the creature that inhabits it. The picture and sound quality was awful but I think even if it had been decent this one still wouldn't have been very good.

Better Watch Out (2016)
Christmas home invasion horror with a nasty twist. I quite liked this one and would put it up there as far as Christmas horror goes. It's well acted and paced with some real nasty scenes and plenty of dark humour.

Our House (2018)
This one was ok. A college student has to return home to look after his younger siblings when their parents are killed in an accident. He's working on a project to create wireless electricity (I don't know) and turns out his machine can actually open a channel to another dimension instead. Obviously there's something unpleasant on the other side.
 

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I've seen these few films that are touch of Horror.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown - (Horror/Thriller/ 2014)
The Visit - (Horror/Thriller/ 2015)
The Exorcism Of Molly Hartley - (Horror/2015)
It Follows - (Horror/Mystery/2014)
It Comes At Night - (Horror/Mystery/2017)
Amityville -The Awakening - (Horror/Thriller/2017)
A Quiet Place - (Horror/Drama/2018)
Still Born - (Horror/Thriller/2017)
The Witch - (Horror/Mystery/2015)
The Other Side Of The Door - (Horror/2016)
The Pack - (Horror/Thriller/2015)
Get Out - (Horror/Mystery/2017)
Don't Breathe - (Horror/Thriller/2016)
Dig Two Graves - (Horror/Mystery/2014)
Don't Hang Up - (Horror/Thriller/2016)
The Ruins - (Horror/2008)
The Dead Room - (Horror/Thriller/2015)
The Reaping - (Horror/Thriller/2007)
The Blackcoat's Daughter - (Horror/Thriller/2015)
The Ritual - (Horror/2017)
Red Lights - (Horror/Mystery/2013)
Oculus - (Horror/2013)
Late Phases - (Horror/2014)
Lights Out - (Horror/Thriller/2016)
Drag Me To Hell - (Horror/Thriller/2009)
Charlie's Farm - (Horror/2014)
Exeter - (Horror/Thriller/2015)
Let Us Pray - (Horror/2014)
Mama - (Horror/2013)
Near Dark - (Horror/Thriller/1987)
Nothing Left To Fear - (Horror/2013)
Ouija - (Horror/2014)
Raze - (Horror/Action/2013)
Ravenous - (Horror/Thriller/1999)
See No Evil - (Horror/Thriller/2006)
Scarecrows - (Horror/Thriller/1988)
The Strangers - (Horror/Thriller/2008)
The Lodge - (Horror/Thriller/2008)
The Hamiltons - (Horror/Thriller/2006)
The Babadook - (Horror/Thriller/2014)
The Unborn - (Horror/Mystery/2009)
The House Of The Devil - (Horror/Mystery/2009)
The Eye - (Horror/Thriller/2008)
The Atticus Institute - (Horror/2015)
The Canal - (Horror/Thriller/2014)
The Taking Of Deborah Logan - (Horror/2014)
The Tunnel - (Horror/Thriller/2011)
Your'e Next - (Horror/Thriller/2011)
 

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What Keeps You Alive (2018)
Decent cat and mouse horror from one half of the Vicious Brothers (Grave Encounters, Extraterrestrial). It's difficult to say what it's about without giving anything away apart from it revolves around a married couple and their holiday at a cabin in the woods to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. If you plan on watching it I would advise against reading any synopsis for it as I did and it ruined it a little bit for me by giving the game away.

Marrowbone (2017)
English language Spanish production set in the 1960's concerning an English family who have fled to America to escape their troubled past but obviously it soon catches up with them. It did a pretty good job of keeping me guessing and the performances from all the cast are great.
 

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The Nun (2018) 4/10

The Nun is a really bad horror film in which it reaches nowhere near the levels of the first two Conjuring films, in which the film simultaneously serves as an origin story for the entire franchise. And a presence that initially was disturbing grows repetitive and almost predictable over the course of an entire film. Starring Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet and Bonnie Aarons.
 

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The Nun (2018) 4/10

The Nun is a really bad horror film in which it reaches nowhere near the levels of the first two Conjuring films, in which the film simultaneously serves as an origin story for the entire franchise. And a presence that initially was disturbing grows repetitive and almost predictable over the course of an entire film. Starring Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet and Bonnie Aarons.
Yep, it was reyt shit.
 

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