Monday, 24 October 2022

A Halloween Horror Marathon | A24 Screening Room

quote [ A24 Screening Room presents a Halloween Horror Marathon: six new horror classics from directors Ari Aster, Robert Eggers, Rose Glass, Jeremy Saulnier, and Valdimar Jóhannsson. Begins Wednesday, October 26th, 2022. ]

Some light family entertainment
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+3 Informative]
[by slaytanik@6:13pmGMT]


cb361 said[1] @ 9:39am GMT on 25th Oct [Score:1 Interesting]
I find myself inexplicably wondering about a CS Lewis book called "The lamb, the Witch and the Saint Maud".
mechanical contrivance said @ 7:57pm GMT on 26th Oct [Score:1 Underrated]
I lost interest in horror movies after I discovered I don't like watching people suffer.
cb361 said @ 7:03pm GMT on 24th Oct
Can you have a new horror classic?
avid said @ 5:34am GMT on 25th Oct
Midsommar is likely to become a classic. It turns many of the horror tropes on their head, yet is still genuinely scary. Extreme brightness, no jump scares, nothing supernatural, escape was always possible, etc.

I haven't seen the other ones.
slaytanik said @ 6:56am GMT on 25th Oct [Score:1 Insightful]
You really should give the rest a watch, for all of the same reasons you just mentioned about Midsommar

The VVitch's screenplay should be taught to writers, and is a perfect example of horror films' capability of reflecting cultural and societal fears/tensions but with a highly literate script. It's been likened to The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby, and you can't get much higher praise than that.

Green Room is the most conventional of them, but is perfectly executed and has won awards and been on many top 10 lists so one could consider that "modern classic"

Saint Maud is also surprising and completely fresh, while also tapping into the same unsettling psychological body horror as Under The Skin. I doubt this one will be considered a classic as the others, but it is absolutely worth watching

Lamb is so fucking weird, I don't know where to begin.
cb361 said @ 9:42am GMT on 25th Oct
Nowadays I simply go to a horror film's IMDB page and check the Parental Guide section. That usually describes all of the gory scenes in detail, along with sexual and "intense" scenes. Once I have read that, I don't need to actually watch the film anymore.
slaytanik said @ 10:09am GMT on 25th Oct
These films barely have any gore or sex scenes
It's mostly filled with creeping dread and unsettlingly slow zoom shots
arrowhen said @ 4:59pm GMT on 25th Oct
If I want creeping dread I'll just sit alone with my own thoughts.
slaytanik said @ 3:42am GMT on 26th Oct
When my dreads get too long they creep into my arse crack
cb361 said @ 7:22pm GMT on 26th Oct
On IMDB, all horror films are equal.

Saint Maud -> Violence & Gore
A scene where a woman is bashed over the head and stabbed. Some blood splatter on the attacker.

Terrifier 2 -> Violence & Gore
The film's most violent scene is when Art kills a woman by stabbing her multiple times. There is lots of blood splatter.

slaytanik said @ 4:06am GMT on 27th Oct
But that's like 1% of the total runtime
It barely counts
cb361 said @ 8:56am GMT on 27th Oct
The horror level of a dry description is capped. I am not saying that all horror films have a an equivalent level of viseral horror. But the descriptions do.

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