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Postby Penfold » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:30 am

For me it depends on your definition of horror. I don't particularly count todays gorefests as horror but instead as an exercise to discover how many ridiculous ways there are to kill or dismember a good looking teenager. Generally (and only in my opinion) about the only horror content in these types of film is the quality of script and acting. :P

On the other hand, most of my favourite films are for the atmospheric and thought provoking effect it has on the viewer. These dont generally have too much in the way of blood and guts, such as The Exorcist (not the sequals), Omen (haven't seen the remake), Alien (the first one, although is it really Horror or Sci-fi?), Blair Witch Project, and many of the old Hammer House films. :twisted:
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Postby deldaisy » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:34 am

Sjoerd3000 wrote:Shaun of the Dead is a great zombie movie 8)

The best.

I like more pyschological horror. And it scares me more. Like at the end of a movie.... and THEY think he is dead .... HES NOT DEAD! HES NOT DEAD YOU IDIOT!!!!!! wait.... this is for the "it always happens thread" huh :wink:
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Postby LilMaibe » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:52 am

I prefer good suspense over cliches and cheap scares. The real horror, after all, comes form the things you don't see.
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Postby pip » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:37 am

Sat down and watched one of my favourites last night. Low budget but well done English film - Dog Soldiers. Always loved this one and it had been a few years since i'd seen it.
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:51 am

I´ve seen that one too! 8) It wasn´t bad :P
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Postby pip » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:57 am

high Praise Sjoerd :lol:
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Postby DaveC » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:51 am

pip wrote:Sat down and watched one of my favourites last night. Low budget but well done English film - Dog Soldiers. Always loved this one and it had been a few years since i'd seen it.


Genius! I saw it in the cinema, knew I would love it as soon as I saw the tagline on the trailer - "A bitch of a werewolf movie!"

I have 3 of Neil Marshall's films: Dog Soldiers, Descent, Doomsday. Need to get Centurion, though it was his weakest in my opinion.

Dog Soldiers is my favourie, despite Descent being the most critically successful, mainly because it's so funny and Sean Pertwee is a legend! :D

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Postby pip » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:55 am

Was going to watch Centurion next. Haven't seen it yet though.

Loved Descent aswell but agree with you in thinking Dog Soldieres was better.
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Postby DaveC » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:56 am

pip wrote:Was going to watch Centurion next. Haven't seen it yet though.

Loved Descent aswell but agree with you in thinking Dog Soldieres was better.
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Centurion is good, just not as memorable as the other three, worth a watch, though.
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Postby pip » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:21 am

grand so. :D
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:58 am

Centurion was ok :) Not entirely historical correct though :P
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Postby pip » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:04 pm

The other half is a Classics teacher and has a MA in it and i have a BA in classics so we've had to learn to let go on the whole accuracy thing when it comes to these films. But Troy still sucked. :lol:
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Postby DaveC » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:11 pm

Out in a month or so is another film, based on the same story but set while after about Marcus Auelius going back over the wall to collect the Eagle banner
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Postby pip » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:14 pm

we'll wait and see. :D
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Postby deldaisy » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:28 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:I´ve seen that one too! 8) It wasn´t bad :P


Yeah but he loves Black Sheep :D :D
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