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Halloween is coming! What's good to rent this year?
Topic by: Cinenaut
Posted: September 13, 2007 - 2:44 PM PDT
Last Reply: November 2, 2007 - 3:53 PM PDT

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author topic: Halloween is coming! What's good to rent this year?
Cinenaut
post #41  on October 16, 2007 - 11:27 AM PDT  
I watched Silent Hill on Saturday. The movie is kind of a mess, it gets both campy and extremely gory. A scene with faceless, menancing nurses manages to be campy, gory and surreal at the same time. The movie owes a big debt to both Ringu and Carrie. Jodelle Ferland, the little girl who stars in Tideland, is pretty much wasted here. The same goes for Sean Bean, who seems like he's in a completely different movie. He doesn't have much to do, except talk on the phone and look concerned.

I'd forgotten all about Fido! I'd read about it when it was on the festival circuit and I wanted to see it. Thanks, Underdog!

> On October 15, 2007 - 6:19 PM PDT underdog wrote:
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> Sort of related to Cemetery Man (because in a way it reminds me of it), another recommendation for y'all:
>
> Fido
>
> Definitely queue it up. Hilarious zombie spoof that Shaun of the Dead fans will dig.
> ---------------------------------

Battie
post #42  on October 16, 2007 - 5:48 PM PDT  
> On October 16, 2007 - 11:27 AM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
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> I'd forgotten all about Fido! I'd read about it when it was on the festival circuit and I wanted to see it. Thanks, Underdog!
> ---------------------------------

I saw a few minutes of it (I'll catch the whole thing eventually). Very odd movie, but looked like it'd be hilarious. I caught a scene where the perfect 50's suburban wife went after a zombie with a shotgun (while wearing her pristine white gloves). I loved that scene. XD
DLeonard
post #43  on October 17, 2007 - 6:16 PM PDT  
> On October 16, 2007 - 5:48 PM PDT Battie wrote:
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> > I'd forgotten all about Fido! I'd read about it when it was on the festival circuit and I wanted to see it. Thanks, Underdog!
>
> I saw a few minutes of it (I'll catch the whole thing eventually). Very odd movie, but looked like it'd be hilarious. I caught a scene where the perfect 50's suburban wife went after a zombie with a shotgun (while wearing her pristine white gloves). I loved that scene. XD
> ---------------------------------

I found Fido to be prety entertaining, but it got quite a bit of bad reviews when it was released. Not sure what people were expecting from a movie about a boy who has a pet zombie.
doozer
post #44  on October 26, 2007 - 3:32 PM PDT  
I'm resurrecting this because it's almost time!


To get myself in the mood for Halloween I've been watching nothing but horror movies (and eating a lot of candy, but I would do that regardless of the season). While it is working in gearing me up for this upcoming horrific holiday, it's also giving me nightmares.

Last night I saw this chilling number, recommended by our resident Black Mage, Catullus.

While it started out slow, it did scare the bejeezus out of me by the end, and it was a great mind(insert "f" word here), which is something I love. Afterwards I had to make my big scary roommate check under the kitchen sink and my bed for creepiness.

So, have you seen any good scary movies lately? What are you using to get yourself in the mood for the season? Do you have any recommendations that will make me sleep with the lights on and clutch my stuffed doozer for protection?
doozer
post #45  on October 26, 2007 - 3:32 PM PDT  
Er..I forgot to mention I dig mostly Asian horror.
underdog
post #46  on October 26, 2007 - 4:21 PM PDT  
Doozie, did you see Bunshinsaba?

You might like that one. Effectively creepy...

Then there's this one, which scared the bejeezus out of me as a kid. Probably because the ghost is a kid! (Not Asian horror, but had to mention...)
weezy
post #47  on November 1, 2007 - 11:26 AM PDT  
I noticed Audition is one of GreenCine's top renting DVDs. I want to watch it, but I don't... but I do... and the girl is so hot but creepy... I'm in a glass case of emotion! It's queued up but may end up in queue orphan land.
Battie
post #48  on November 1, 2007 - 11:49 AM PDT  
> On November 1, 2007 - 11:26 AM PDT weezy wrote:
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> I noticed Audition is one of GreenCine's top renting DVDs. I want to watch it, but I don't... but I do... and the girl is so hot but creepy... I'm in a glass case of emotion! It's queued up but may end up in queue orphan land.
> ---------------------------------

I almost want to see it, but I think it'd be too disturbing and...disturbing. >_> So I've decided to pass.

Disturbing is also the reason I don't watch Old Boy, despite a friend demanding I do.
hamano
post #49  on November 1, 2007 - 12:12 PM PDT  
I've seen Audition... it was great through about the first half but the ending was pretty boring. I don't know why everyone says it's such a great movie. Oldboy isn't disturbing either! It was actually pretty juvenile, the motives behind what happened and the resolution. It was pretty disappointing.

A slick B-movie is still gonna be a B-movie. I wish they'd at least throw in something a bit original or really shocking.

Anyway, if you missed either Audition or Oldboy, don't worry about them. They'll be culturally irrelevant in a few short years, believe me!
DLeonard
post #50  on November 1, 2007 - 4:55 PM PDT  
HA! I haven't seen "Oldboy" yet, but I saw "Audition" and I would not refer to that film as irrelevant (or soon to be). Besides being a rather tense little film it touches on several cultural themes, some of which are most likely unique to Japanese culture, but others are quite universal. Not overly gory, frightening or shocking, it is the kind of film that crawls under your skin and tends to leave an impression.

Of all the Miike films that have popped up in the last 5-10 years (and I have enjoyed all of the 5 or 6 I've seen), I think "Audition" will be the one that will last as an all around well-regarded film.
hamano
post #51  on November 1, 2007 - 8:02 PM PDT  
> On November 1, 2007 - 4:55 PM PDT DLeonard wrote:
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> Of all the Miike films that have popped up in the last 5-10 years (and I have enjoyed all of the 5 or 6 I've seen), I think "Audition" will be the one that will last as an all around well-regarded film.

Well it didn't leave a very good impression on me! I liked the whole "fake audition" thing and the father's relationship with the son... those were kinda sweet. But the ending was really dumb and disappointing to me.

But what do I know... my favorite Miike film is The Happiness of the Katakuris. I've seen my share of "disturbing" and "controversial" films, and Audition didn't strike me as either very original nor very entertaining. I see it as an attempt to mainstream Ero/Guro maybe... Does that make this film significant? I guess if you think there's something redeeming about Ero/Guro. There are real artists who do that kind of stuff much better, like Cronenberg and Lynch. Miike can't really measure up to that.
doozer
post #52  on November 2, 2007 - 3:53 PM PDT  
I did like Audition, but I've seen better Asian Horror by far. What I liked most about Audition was that I was able to view it in a theater. Where I'm from, that's a big deal. There was so much hype, and one part of the movie scared a guy so much, they had to call an ambulance for him! No joke! And I thought I scared easy..
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