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protein
25-09-2005, 00:21:45
Why don't they make films like The Omen and Jaws anymore? Films that have a sense of a dark hidden menace. Films that take their time and have a deep atmosphere made from thoughtful cutting and well thought out set pieces?

Discuss.

Lazarus and the Gimp
25-09-2005, 17:18:31
I've heard good things about "The Descent". Meanwhile, there are better films than the ones you describe- check out "Don't look now", "Repulsion" and "The Wicker Man".

Fergus & The Brazen Car
26-09-2005, 09:59:18
Because they carry out audience research/test screenings at shopping malls- and as George Romero pointed out in a film of his, zombies go to shopping malls.


There have been several good European horror films- I enjoyed the original 'The Vanishing' and 'Amsterdamned' and the Danish 'Nightwatch', and Verhoeven's 'The Fourth Man'.

protein
26-09-2005, 13:45:27
The Wicker Man is a classic. That's the sort of film I mean. It's slow and atmospheric and a little bit pretentious. My kind of film.

The British were good at horror in the 70s.

Funko
26-09-2005, 13:45:58
You don't get very many slow films in any genre these days...

Scabrous Birdseed
26-09-2005, 14:35:09
I watched a slow, pretentious horror film the other day. It had the adverse side properties of being really dull and barely understandable, alas.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
27-09-2005, 09:58:11
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
I watched a slow, pretentious horror film the other day. It had the adverse side properties of being really dull and barely understandable, alas.


That was a George Bush press conference you watched by mistake....

Nills Lagerbaak
27-09-2005, 11:06:47
Don't look now is probably one of the finest horrors ever made.

The village was also quite slow and atmospheric considering how recent it was.

Nills Lagerbaak
27-09-2005, 11:07:11
Oh, and brotherhood of the wolf. That is cool!

alsieboo
27-09-2005, 13:32:29
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Don't look now is probably one of the finest horrors ever made.

The village was also quite slow and atmospheric considering how recent it was.

You're telling me it was slow, I fell asleep watching the village

Debaser
30-09-2005, 13:50:50
This probably deserves a thread of it's own, but it seems very appropriate for this one...

How would The Shining be promoted if it came out today?
http://waxy.org/random/video/shining_redux.mov

Nills Lagerbaak
30-09-2005, 14:16:32
Why do you always link to .mov files you crazy Mac user?! I can't do them at work.

Funko
30-09-2005, 14:19:44
Shame you can't see it, it's genius. :lol:

Debaser
30-09-2005, 14:20:03
Your loss, it's quite funny.

(You could just download Quicktime, it is free)

Nills Lagerbaak
30-09-2005, 14:31:47
They don't like me installing stuff :(

King_Ghidra
30-09-2005, 14:34:57
:D that is funny

protein
30-09-2005, 14:40:41
That is amazing. Absolutely amazing. It just goes to show what trailers can do.

Have to show Diane.

Kitsuki
30-09-2005, 15:14:30
Originally posted by Funko
You don't get very many slow films in any genre these days...

It's because the public's general attention span has been redu...

Ooooh, look - shiny!

Scabrous Birdseed
30-09-2005, 15:18:12
Hillarious. Where did they get the voiceover guy?

Lazarus and the Gimp
30-09-2005, 17:07:05
They're currently remaking "The Wicker Man" with Nicholas Cage starring. I suspect it'll be the worst Hollywood abortion since they butchered "Get Carter".

protein
30-09-2005, 23:47:28
Please tell me that's a joke.

protein
30-09-2005, 23:48:12
Dear sweet lord. It's not a joke.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0450345/

Fucking typical. What are they thinking? :mad:

protein
30-09-2005, 23:51:21
We should get a load of absolutely classic, fucking beautiful American films and utterly ruin them by putting Hugh frigging Grant in the lead role and making that four weddings knobhead re-write it.

protein
30-09-2005, 23:54:52
Let's do it. I reckon we could start with Taxi Driver. We could have Rowan Atkinson as the pimp guy and Billie Piper as the hooker.

Lazarus and the Gimp
01-10-2005, 19:29:07
Or the Godfather films, with Christopher Biggins, Jason Statham and Vinnie Jones in the Brando, De Niro and Pacino roles.

devilmunchkin
02-10-2005, 12:32:34
i will say The Grudge scared me so bad that I had to sleep with the lights on for about a week.... I think I've developed a phobia of Asian women now

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-10-2005, 14:27:55
I developed that when I first started sharing a forum with HelloKitty.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
03-10-2005, 09:58:29
Originally posted by devilmunchkin
i will say The Grudge scared me so bad that I had to sleep with the lights on for about a week.... I think I've developed a phobia of Asian women now


I developed an unaccountable phobia of flesh devouring zombies hunting me, scalpel wielding serial killers lurking in my attic, and revenants rising up out of my bathwater and strangling me with their hair.

Nothing compares with the dread inspired by a rightwing born again Christian American President of negligible intellect in command of nuclear weapons.