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Posted 4/20/15
Extraterrestrial is quite a good modern horror film. It utilises the basic scares while offering new twists.



The ending was what got me the most, very distinctive and true to the Vicious Brothers style. I both love it and hate it, in that it's not the ending I was hoping for but it is thinking about it the best ending the film could get.
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Posted 4/20/15
The last movie that actually gave me a scare, mind you I was like 13, was the grudge and dead silence. After that, all of the "horror" movies were not so scary but rather gory.
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Posted 5/11/15
unfriended was a good movie
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Posted 5/11/15
My bro and I were just having this discussion last week and we kind of agreed what the problem is with horror these days. Back in the 30s-50s we had all sorts of noticeable monsters (Dracula, the Wolfman, Frankenstein's Monster, the Mummy, Creature from the Black Lagoon, etc) and horror stars and starlets (Karloff, Lugosi, Lorre, Chaney, Chaney Jr, Barbara Steele, Price). In the 50s-70s it was all about the studios (Hammer, Amicus. American-International) and the stars who worked for them. In the 80s-00s it was about the new Monsters (Jason, Freddy, Michael, the Creeper) and the men behind the horror (King, Barker, Koontz, etc). Here it is in the 00s-10s and we have no real identity to the US horror market. Studios use horror as filler in most cases and there are no real legit studios who want horror as their identity (except, of course, Hammer; who, unfortunately, unlike the Hammer of old, only makes 1-2 movies a year not the 5-10 of the old Hammer).
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Posted 5/11/15
Poltergeist, while kinda cheesy by todays standards scared the crap out of me as a kid.

Slasher flicks are scary but not in like "scary" type of way, more as in that could really happen type of way.

The really scary ones are the ones that play on the psyche imo, they screw with you mentally, not blood and guts, or even jump scares but the atmospheric type where its just plain creepy throughout the movie.

I think the horror movies are dying at least really good ones, but now with modern graphics on games like the ps4 games are taking the place of movies. There was a game for the ps4 that i played the demo of that really was creepy and jump scare, it was hands down the best horror game I had played in a long time, since silent hill.
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Posted 5/11/15
The horror genre isn't dead, there are just so many films that it's hard to find the good ones. You must have an obscene amount of time to sift through the mediocrity to find even decent horror films nowadays. That being said, I'll share a few I have found. They range from fun to scary, but mostly just worth watching.

Truth Or Die (fun)
You're Next (funner)
Exists (the only handheld horror you need to watch)
The Babadook (best new horror film of the past decade imo)
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (for the interesting story only)
The Conjuring (good mainstream horror)
Backcountry (more emotionally eviscerating than horror, either way you might feel some real emotion from it)
Posted 5/12/15 , edited 5/12/15
I love horror but everything I watch nowadays sucks.

The only movies that left me traumatized for a few weeks (seriously, I couldn't sleep) was The exorcist (the first one, the other ones and remakes suck) and Amityville II: The Possession.

I watched them both around 2-3am, all lights off and alone...it really makes you feel hell!!

They are oldies...the new ones all suck!
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Posted 5/12/15
While horror as a genre certainly isn't dead, it sure could use a boost that's for sure. Every now and then we getting a shining light amongst the infinite darkness such as The Babadook or The Conjuring, but they are rare it seems.

Horror is a genre plagued with problems, ranging from remakes and over used concepts, to piss poor attempts to cash in on fads or sequels/prequels (I'm looking at you Annabelle).
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Posted 5/13/15
Horror Films are just becoming either gore porn or jumpscares.

I mean, sure, a lot of the good films are like that but it had balance, with good acting and well -written scripts and stories, which quite a few films have been missing. They also don't play on my fears like other films did (Ju-On is one that unsettled me when I first saw it)
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Posted 5/14/15
Horror these days are either very boring or very dependent on jump scares and gore.
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Posted 5/15/15
Do you guys know any good sci-fi horror? I watched Event Horizon yesterday (5/10), and I've seen Doom in the past (7/10).
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Posted 5/15/15
I'm still waiting for high school of the dead 2nd season if that's even a possibility...
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Posted 5/25/15
im a huge fan of horror and i just watched "the babadook" really good horror movie also another really good horror movie is "it follows" both physiological horror films
Posted 5/28/15
It just sucks. A lot of newer horror films seem to focus on the gore from what I see. Not actually scaring the viewers.
Horror video games, its a mix. But you often hear about ones like Resident Evil & Left4Dead tbh.
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Posted 5/28/15
it is dead. to me the last scary movie was The Ring. i think the first Paranormal Activity was a great idea but wasnt that scary. its all become big budget flops. old formulas work. id like to see a good zombie film
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