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Halloween is upon us and I'm curious if the two people who read this thread are interested in horror movies? Probably not, but I'm going to talk about it anyway....
I'm going to be honest, most horror movies are junk. They're stupid, vile, don't have much to say, and are naturally repulsive. There are smart horror movies out there, don't get me wrong, but if you were to go on Netflix Instant right now and watch the horror movies they display there, there's a good chance it's utter crap. I can watch these movies and have fun with them, but at best it's guilty pleasure entertainment, at worse it's downright sexist and offensive.
This is something fans of the genre have to come to grips with, and because a lot of horror is trashy, we have to watch and talk amongst ourselves which are the ones worth watching and which are just generic, stupid, offensive, boring, etc. I'm not going to watch a horror film everyday this month like some people are doing, but I am going to try and find the best ones.
One's I'm going to watch this week:
Ones within the last 3 years that I can recommend: 1. Oculus ...... Great haunted mirror movie that plays with your head in interesting ways. 2. V/H/S 2.....The better of the two anthology movies, with Safe Haven being the highlight 3. Maniac.....Elijah Wood's performance is pretty great and creepy, also makes good use of POV 4. You're Next!........My favorite on this list that mixes up the conventional home invasion movie sub-genre smartly
I'm going to be on the lookout for V/H/S Viral, The Green Inferno (if it ever comes out), The Babadook, and whatever comes out that tickles my fancy.
I can tell you to avoid Tusk at all costs...I honestly don't know why Kevin Smith does any sort of filmmaking outside of his Askewverse movies. Utter trash is what Tusk is.
Anyone else feeling sharing anything horror movie related? Favorites? What you want to see?