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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by vid1900, Oct 28, 2019.
I'm looking forward to hearing your opinion on Easy Rider.
Somebody in the squad gave me the blueray a couple of years ago.
Ive never been able to get even 1/3 way through it.
I know it's an important movie, but it's just so slow.
It might be more for American audiences.
I don't have any opinion on it
I want to watch it, but I have not seen troll 1 yet.
Weirdly, it has absolutely NOTHING to do with Troll 1.
It's not even formally a sequel to a movie called Troll.
I know that doesn't make sense.
Neither does anything else about the movie.
If you had seen that original print when it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 1999, like I did, you might have a different perspective on the film. At the time nothing quite like it had ever been done. I went into the screening with no more information than it was a film that was getting some buzz during the festival. The entire audience was on pins and needles by halfway through and jumping out of their seats by the end. I’ve never experienced anything quite like it in a theater. You definitely had to be there with ZERO preconceptions about the film in order to have that experience.
Yeah, that would have been a lot better.
History channel had been bombarding us with a "Curse Of The Blair Witch" mocumentry, so I went to the theater thinking it was a real movie.
It was playing at an Art Theater, so they only had one giant screen.
We were in line in the lobby to be seated, and on the other side of the ropes were the people leaving.
Everyone leaving looked disappointed and that seemed like a really bad sign.
Then I watch the movie, and I'm thinking "This is the exact same thing as Cannibal Holocaust, this obviously is not real!"
We get back to Crazy Robbin's apartment, and google to confirm what we already know - sure enough we got scammed.
The Sundance print is arguably better, but I can see why they tightened it up and plugged the holes.
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You people are scaring me!
Still scared the bejeesus out of me though....Not sure why I went to see it - I don't like horror films, as a rule. Went alone, so then I had to walk home alone in the dark to an empty flat....
I'm with you. Always thought it was a fascinating film, everyone is brilliant... Looks incredible. Big fan of Kubricks films...
i will add that it probably works for me as it, I believe, disregards Kings book and I guess uses just the basic framework. Have never managed to get through any King novel. Now you want to talk about horror... His "writing"...
So, here’s my take. I still love the Shining and consider it a master piece. But every single movie I remember being scared out of my wits were viewed when I was very young, 5-10 years old. Parents weren’t as concerned back then, at least mine weren’t. I’ve rewatched all of the movies I REMEMBER giving me nightmares: Amityville, Poltergeist, Halloween, Friday...and most recently Salems Lot. All of them are dated and not nearly as frightening as I remember. The closest any modern movies came to recapturing those scares are Insidious and the first Conjuring. It’s a hard genre to capture. I’m older, less impressed and probably seen too many movies. Even the new It, though it had its moments, Pennywise seems more like a MCU villain. Even rewatching the original It was nothing like I remember.
One exception is The Exorcist. I refuse to watch that one to this day.
Excellent point. I think the innocence of youth definitely enhances the experience of watching a horror movie, or any movie that hits a nerve that hasn't been dulled or deadened yet. I had mentioned in the other horror thread that 'The Girl Next Door' was probably the most recent movie I saw that affected me, maybe not in a 'need to check under my bed and in my closet before I sleep' way like when I was a kid, but in a general uncomfortable "man, there are some effed up people out there'-way.
Don't get me wrong, at 47 years old, movies with a good jump scare are still fun for me, but it is rare to find something that can still find and hit that untouched nerve.
Oh, and as a Chaplain, you owe it to yourself to see The Exorcist. That's like a Marine never seeing Full Metal Jacket!
I’m watching Halloween now. I hope it doesn’t suck
I find that a lot of great horror films fall apart at the end.
If you pay close attention you will realize Laurie is stoned the rest of the night after the BOC scene. Well until she realizes what’s happened to her friends.
Maybe I worded that bad.
I meant a lot of films that have the potential to be great fall apart. Event Horizon started out great and got retarded at the end. The Babadook was decent but the kid was annoying and thus I didn’t care what happened to him. There are many others that other than the end, are decent horror films.
I thought the Strangers was great start to finish. That one is scary because that **** could very well happen.
Yeah, a damn shame about that one. It's still on my list of favorites, mostly because I like most of the actors that were in it and really liked the design of the Event Horizon itself. But the movie itself could have been so much more in the last act. It was a great build up.........