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Impending Horrors!
Topic by: ScottWeinberg
Posted: January 10, 2008 - 4:46 PM PST
Last Reply: December 11, 2008 - 9:31 AM PST

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ScottWeinberg
post #1  on January 10, 2008 - 4:46 PM PST  
Horror fans might want to take note of these titles. I've seen 'em all and in my opinion they're A) good, B) very good, or C) freakin' wild.

A l'interieur aka Inside (A. Bustillo & J. Maury)
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (Jonathan Levine)
Bosque de Sombras aka The Backwoods (Koldo Serra)
Cold Prey (Roar Uthaug)
The Devil's Chair (Adam Mason)
Diary of the Dead (George Romero)
Ekusute aka Exte: Hair Extensions (Sion Sono)
End of the Line (Maurice Devereaux)
Frontiere(s) (Xavier Gens)
Hell's Ground (Omar Khan)
Ils aka Them (D. Moreau & X. Palud)
The Last Winter (Larry Fessenden)
The Living and the Dead (Simon Rumley)
The Mother of Tears (Dario Argento)
The Orphanage (Juan Antonio Bayona)
S&Man (J.T. Petty)
The Signal (D. Bruckner, D. Bush & J. Gentry)
Spiral (Adam Green)
Stuck (Stuart Gordon)
Teeth (Mitchell Lichtenstein)
Timecrimes (Nacho Vigalando)
Trigger Man (Ti West)

Plus there's a few titles at Sundance that look potentially juicy. I'll be sure to let you know.
weezy
post #2  on January 10, 2008 - 6:24 PM PST  
Ooo.. where did you catch "Hell's Ground"? I gotta get on board seeing "Pakistan's first horror flick". I want to get it on DVD but it's nowhere to be found!
ScottWeinberg
post #3  on January 10, 2008 - 9:10 PM PST  
That one played Philly Film Fest and Fantastic Fest in Austin. Doesn't have an original bone in its body, but it's pretty damn enthusiastic.

(Same kinda goes for Frontiere(s).)
DLeonard
post #4  on January 11, 2008 - 11:52 AM PST  
Is The Signal going to actually make it to theatres? I just saw a preview for it that said "coming out summer 2007". Can't say i noticed a release back then.
underdog
post #5  on January 11, 2008 - 2:46 PM PST  
> On January 11, 2008 - 11:52 AM PST DLeonard wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Is The Signal going to actually make it to theatres? I just saw a preview for it that said "coming out summer 2007". Can't say i noticed a release back then.
> ---------------------------------

Yah, that one played Sundance a year ago (and I missed it there!) but it appears it is indeed getting at least a limited release on February 22nd. Which could be good for it, given that's usually a dumping ground period for crummy movies. Heard great things about it.

The Signal (official site)

ScottWeinberg
post #6  on January 11, 2008 - 3:57 PM PST  
The Signal is damn good. Not without a few flaws (given that it cost next to nothing and it was made by a bunch of first-timers who had the novel idea to have one director for each act), but definitely solid stuff.
DLeonard
post #7  on January 12, 2008 - 10:48 AM PST  
One of the titles on this list is "Spiral", which is the newest film by Adam Green. Green's previous film was Hatchet which seemed to be a fun throwback to the horror films of the early 80's. the DVD was just released but I can't find it listed in GreenCine.
Cinenaut
post #8  on January 12, 2008 - 6:34 PM PST  
Does Amber Tamblyn qualify as a "scream queen" yet?
FGaipa
post #9  on January 13, 2008 - 1:53 PM PST  
> On January 10, 2008 - 4:46 PM PST ScottWeinberg wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Horror fans might want to take note of these titles.
> Ekusute aka Exte: Hair Extensions (Sion Sono)
> Spiral (Adam Green)

How did you come by the Sono? Subtitled? Any relation to Suicide Club/Noriko's Dinner Table or to Strange Circus?

Tell me please that Spiral isn't another English language J-horror remake?

fg

ScottWeinberg
post #10  on January 13, 2008 - 2:20 PM PST  
> On January 13, 2008 - 1:53 PM PST FGaipa wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On January 10, 2008 - 4:46 PM PST ScottWeinberg wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Horror fans might want to take note of these titles.
> > Ekusute aka Exte: Hair Extensions (Sion Sono)
> > Spiral (Adam Green)
>
> How did you come by the Sono? Subtitled? Any relation to Suicide Club/Noriko's Dinner Table or to Strange Circus?
>
> Tell me please that Spiral isn't another English language J-horror remake?
>
> fg
>
>
> ---------------------------------

Exte played at Fantastic Fest in Austin; Spiral is NOT a remake of any kind. ;)
underdog
post #11  on January 13, 2008 - 5:17 PM PST  
> On January 12, 2008 - 10:48 AM PST DLeonard wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> One of the titles on this list is "Spiral", which is the newest film by Adam Green. Green's previous film was Hatchet which seemed to be a fun throwback to the horror films of the early 80's. the DVD was just released but I can't find it listed in GreenCine.
> ---------------------------------

We've got that one on order - shall be adding to catalog shortly! Even though I heard mixed things about it, heard enough good things and I like the idea of hearkening back to 80s slasher movies with a wink and a nod, to make me want to check it out too. Plus apparently Adam Green dedicates an entire segment in the DVD extras to his appreciation of Dee Snider. Gotta love it!
ScottWeinberg
post #12  on January 13, 2008 - 6:39 PM PST  
Definite wink, absolute nod. And if you like Dee Snider, you'll love Green's featurette / extended anecdote.

Nobody's going to call Hatchet a masterpiece, but if you were raised on the '80s slasher movies, I'm pretty darn sure you'll enjoy it. Plus it's funny.
Vanamonde
post #13  on January 14, 2008 - 3:31 AM PST  
"Suicide Club"! Boy, you need to where a condom on your head to watch that one!
FGaipa
post #14  on January 14, 2008 - 11:39 AM PST  
> On January 14, 2008 - 3:31 AM PST Vanamonde wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> "Suicide Club"! Boy, you need to where a condom on your head to watch that one!
> ---------------------------------

You do understand this is not "RSL's Suicide Club," but Sion Sono's, part of a projected trilogy that turned more overtly serious with the second entry, Noriko's Dinner Table?

fg
underdog
post #15  on January 14, 2008 - 2:04 PM PST  
We no longer are burying Hatchet. ;-) Go ahead and request that one for now and it'll shift to yer queue when in house.

I definitely want to see Spiral - interesting review here on Dread Central, which also points out the raw, jazzy music score.

DLeonard
post #16  on April 5, 2008 - 11:46 AM PDT  
The schedule for this year's SF Film Fest was recently announced and I noticed both Timecrimes and Argento's Mother of Tears will be showing.
kaream
post #17  on December 9, 2008 - 2:31 AM PST  
> On January 13, 2008 - 1:53 PM PST FGaipa wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On January 10, 2008 - 4:46 PM PST ScottWeinberg wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Horror fans might want to take note of these titles.
> > Ekusute aka Exte: Hair Extensions (Sion Sono)
> > Spiral (Adam Green)
>
> How did you come by the Sono? Subtitled? Any relation to Suicide Club/Noriko's Dinner Table or to Strange Circus?
>
> Tell me please that Spiral isn't another English language J-horror remake?
>
> fg
>
>
> ---------------------------------

As one who is not very interested in horror as a genre, I'm curious though to hear people's reactions to Strange Circus. I have the impression this may be more than just another white-knuckle screamer, and perhaps even gives you something interesting to think about.

Comments?
kaream
post #18  on December 9, 2008 - 2:50 AM PST  
> On December 9, 2008 - 2:31 AM PST kaream wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> As one who is not very interested in horror as a genre, I'm curious though to hear people's reactions to Strange Circus. I have the impression this may be more than just another white-knuckle screamer, and perhaps even gives you something interesting to think about.
>
> Comments?
> ---------------------------------

FWIW, I note that GC's entry gives the runtime as 83 minutes (as does NF), but IMDb shows the runtime as 108 minutes, and Amazon as 109 minutes. IMDb gives no indication of there being different versions, and all the cover art appears to be identical. So WTF is going on here?
kaream
post #19  on December 9, 2008 - 2:58 AM PST  
> On December 9, 2008 - 2:50 AM PST kaream wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> FWIW, I note that GC's entry gives the runtime as 83 minutes (as does NF), but IMDb shows the runtime as 108 minutes, and Amazon as 109 minutes. IMDb gives no indication of there being different versions, and all the cover art appears to be identical. So WTF is going on here?
> ---------------------------------

From an Amazon review:
This TLA release video transfer is much like the Japanese region 3 release. The transfer is very sufficient to a film this type. It has some video noise but not bad. The 5.1 DD track is quite crisp. It delivers that loud creepy score.
However, the Universe region-3 release(which I have since last year)clocks in at 109 minutes, the TLA U.S. release CLOCKS IN A MERE 83 minutes. What's missing in the 24 minutes?...details of Mitsuko's father's insatiable lust, Sayuri's slow descent into madness, as well as a few scenes that may be too distasteful for American audiences(which I don't want to talk about). As usual the Director's cut is more uninhibited. I'm surprised I managed to endure it all(I probably won't endure it again). Suffice it to say, the U.S. cut is a lot cleaner.
kaream
post #20  on December 9, 2008 - 3:12 AM PST  
Well, the TLA website specifies 109 minutes. So again, WTF?
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