[Horrorpack] Horror Recommendations Thread III: Bride of the Son of the Good Stuff

Beyond Reality

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Heheh...the alt text is great. I'd watch Jason Park, where the cloning experiment on a slasher goes terribly wrong.

Now I'm also imagining all the scenes from jurrasic park but with a raptor or t-rex or whatever replaced by a masked killer. Most of them work pretty well...but it does make the triceratops diagnosis scene a lot weirder.
 

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the revised list
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100 Bloody Acres (2012)
Not as subversive as Tucker and Dale, but every bit as good a horror comedy.
Available On: Amazon Video (if you have Shudder), Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Absentia (2011)
Slow burn story about a lonely woman's fight to find her missing husband.
Available On: Amazon Video, iTunes, Netflix DVD


Afflicted (2013)
A young man going on a trip to Europe finds he is cured of cancer, but with some disturbing side effects.
Available On; Amazon Video, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


American Mary (2012)
Medical and body horror. Contains body modification and sexual assault.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Netflix DVD


Antiviral (2012)
Cronenberg's son lives up to the fathers reputation for unusual and disturbing film.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix DVD


Attack the Block (2011)
Exploration of racial politics in South London, and a tribute of sort to 80's monster comedy.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


The Atticus Institute (2015)
The US military attempts to weaponize possession...
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Audition + (1999)
Doesn't start as horror, but eventually switches gears. Third act is not for the squeamish.
Available On: Amazon Video, Screambox, Vudu


The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Not your usual film about a haunting.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Ava's Possessions (2015)
Demonis Possession as a metaphor for addiction.
Avaiable on: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


The Babadook (2014)
Psychological thriller with some ambiguity. Not for those who like exposition or silence.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD and Streaming


Banshee Chapter (2013)
Equal parts Call of Cthulhu campaign and Hunter S. Thompson.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD


The Bay (2012)
Surprisingly good found footage horror film based loosely on an internet meme.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Berberian Sound Studio
+ (2012)
Effective tribute to Italian Giallo films of the 70's.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix DVD


Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2016)
Mockumentary that reigns as one of the best send-ups ever of slasher movie conventions.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder


Big Bad Wolves + (2013)
Revenge film that may be triggery for some due to torture.
Available On: Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Black Death (2010)
An essay on the evils and pitfalls of ideological belief.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Black Sheep (2006)
Night of the Living Sheep.
Available On: Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


The Borderlands (2013)
Another day, another Vatican invstigation gone horribly wrong.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu


The Burrowers
(2008)
A Lovecraftian Western with side commentary on the evils of racism.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Byzantium (2012)
Vampires on the run. Has a fairly unique origin story for the undead.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix DVD and Streaming


Cargo (2017)
The zombie apocalypse hits Australia. Based on the short film of the same name.
Available On: For sale only.


Cemetery Man
(1994) + (also known as Dellamorte Dellamore)
A cemeter care taker in Italy becomes responsible for killing the dead a second time when they start getting back up and raising a fuss. Note that most US DVD's are cut version.
Available On: Netflix DVD


Chained (2012)
Serial killers do not good foster parents make.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Cheap Thrills (2013)
The rich are pure evil.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD and Streaming, Vudu


Cigarette Burns (2005)
The King in Yellow as a film instead of a play.
Available On: Amazon Video (available as part of Season 1 only), Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Screambox, Vudu


Cold Sweat + (2010)
Will cure you of any desire to ever visit Buenos Aires.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Contracted (2013)
Another film carrying on the long held horror tradition that sex will kill you, particularly outside of wedlock.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder


Cooties (2014)
A virus turns kids into bloodthiirsty savages...well moreso than usual anyway.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


The Corridor (2010)
Another film carrying on the long held horror tradition that cabins in the woods as a vacation spot are seriously bad ideas.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD


Creep (2014)
Perhaps the best explanation I've seen for why the so-called 'gig economy' will never work.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD and Streaming, Vudu


A Dark Song (2016)
Balck magic is bad kids.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Netflix Streaming, Vudu


The Day (2011)
Post apocalyptic mayhem that should probably be avoided if you have depression.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Dead Alive (1992)
Peter Jackson when he was both vulgar, and perhaps a better filmmaker. Not for the squeamish.
Available On: Netflix DVD


Deadgirl* (2008)
Zombie girl as a victim as opposed to the monster. Contains both rape, extreme misogyny, and a thorough examination of just how vulgar the human species really is.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Dead Snow (2009) +
Norwegian students unleash Nazi zombies. I know Nazi zombies are a cliche, but this film rises above that.
Available On: Amazon Video, iTunes, Netflix DVD


Deathwatch (2002)
War is Hell.
Available On: Netflix DVD


Deer Woman** (2005)
"Promiscuity is bad y'all" with a Native American flavor.
Available On: Amazon Video (as part of Season 1 only), Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Screambox, Vudu


Detention** (2011)
Satire of both horror films and pop culture, made for fans who will understand the many in-jokes.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


The Devil's Backbone +(2001)
Ghosts and drama at an orphanage set during he Spanish Civil War.
Available On: Google Play, Netflix DVD, Vudu


The Devil's Business (2011)
Fair warning if you're a hit man, always research your target.
Available On: For sale only.


The Devil's Pass (2013)
Found footage movie based off the Dyatlov Pass incident.
Available On: Amazon Videeo, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD


The Devil's Rock (2011)
Nazis discover there is a Hell, and immediately set about figuring out how to weaponize it.
Available on: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD


Digging Up The Marrow (2014)
Road trip following a man seeking to prove monsters are real.
Available On: Amazon Video (if you have Shudder), Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Dog Soldiers (2002)
One of the all time best werewolf movies.
Available On: Amazon Video, Netflix DVD


Don't Blink (2014)
Again, cabins in the woods are bad.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Hulu, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Dust Devil (final cut version) + (1992)
Supernatural serial killer opus, that is best viewed if you can find the directors cut version.
Available On: Amazon Video, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu (unsure of version)


The Eyes of My Mother ((2016)
Slow burn creepiness.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Netflix DVD & Streaming, Vudu


Fido (2006)
Satire of 1950's culture via zombies.
Available On: Amazon Video (if you have HBO), Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Video


The Final Girls (2015)
A grieving daughter is pulled into her dead mothers last horror movie. Did I mention it's a comedy tooo?
Available On:Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Frankenstein's Army + (2013)
The Russian Army (okay one squad of it) takes on the Nazi descendant of Victor Frankenstein.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Freaks of Nature ** (2015)
Humans and the undead coexist uneasily. Right up until the damn aliens invade. Worth it for the first 10 minutes alone.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


A Girl Walks Home at Night** + (2014)
Dreamlike Iranian western film set in the modern day.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)
Fungus has turned the world into flesh eating monsters, and one girl may be the key for a cure.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Gozu + (2003)
A Yakuza is asked to betray his partner and everything goes to hell (maybe literally). A mmust see if you like serious wtf.
Available On: Aamzon Video, Netflix DVD


Grabbers** (2012)
Horror comedy somewhat unfairly referred to as the Irish version of 'Tremors'.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix DVD


The Hallow (2015)
Fairly disturbing take on faeries.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD and Streaming


Happy Death Day (2017)
Groundhog Day, the teen version.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netfliix DVD, Vudu


Harbinger Down (2015)
A class on modern practical effects.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Hellions (2015)
Trick r' Treat night gone horribly wrong somehow...
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD


He Never Died (2015)
Henry Rollins as a man (?) with some serious issues. More horror adjacent black comedy than traditional horror.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD and Streaming, Vudu


Hereditary (2018)
Sometimes nothing is worse than family.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


The Horde + (2009)
Corrupt cops take on criminal rivals just as the zombie apocalypse breaks loose.
Available On: Google Play, Netflix DVD


The Host + (2006)
Horror comedy about a monster released by the apathy of the American Military. Despite being viewed as anti-American, it is equally critical of the Korean government and military as well.
Available On: Amazon Video (if you have Shudder), Google Play, Hulu, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Housebound (2014)
More comedy than horror, but it's done well enough you won't care.
Available On: iTunes, Netflix DVD


The House of Him (2014)
Even serial killers have really bad days.
Available On: Amazon Video


House of the Devil (2009)
Homage to the 'satanic panic' of the 70's and 80's.
Available On: Amazon Video (if you have Shudder), Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Incident on and off a Mountain Road (2005)
Sometimes the Final Girl is not so innocent or helpless.
Available On: Amazon Video (as part of season 1 only), Netflix DVD, Screambox, Vudu


The Innkeepers (2011)
Ghosts should probably be left well enough alone.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


I Saw the Devil*+ (2010)
How far would you go for revenge? Would you exceed the crimes committed by those you seek revenge on? And if you do, doesn't that make you more of a monster than they were?
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


I Sell the Dead** (2008)
The comic adventures of a pair that are perhaps loosely inspired by Burke and Hare.
Available On: iTunes, Netflix DVD


It Follows (2014)
Metaphorical story on the issues surrounding sex in the modern world.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD and Streaming, Vudu


Juan of the Dead + (2011)
Zombies invade Cuba. Brilliant comedy in spite of it's occasional homophobia.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Kairo aka Pulse + (2001)
The apocalypse is nigh, as the internet becomes a breeding ground for ghosts.
Available On: Amazon Video, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Kill List (2011)
A would be contract killer is horrified not only by the abominations that are his targets, but that they thank him for what he is about to do.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD


Krampus ** (2015)
Christmas spook tale from the director of Trick r' Treat.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Lake Mungo (2008)
Australian horror that, surprisingly, has nothing to do with zombies, killer giant animals or slashers.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


The Last Exorcism (2010)
Retiring con artist who performs exorcisms runsinto trouble while filming a documentary.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Late Phases (2014)
Blind veteran versus a werewolf cult at a retirement home. Goofy fun for all.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD and Streaming, Vudu


Let Us Prey (2014)
An ominous stranger brought to a police station seems to know everyone's secrets.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Lo (2009)
A young man descends into Hell to argue with demons that he deserves to have the woman he loves back. Did we mention it's also a musical?
Available On: Netflix DVD

Lovely Molly (2011)
Fresh take on possession movies with none of the usual cliches.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Martyrs* + (2008)
French film associated with the New French Extremity movement. Contains graphic scenes of torture.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu


May (2002)
Loneliness is a terrible thing.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Mom and Dad (2017)
Nicholas Cage and Lance Henriksen (very) briefly vie for supremacy while parents everywhere bond over murdering their children.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


The Moth Diaries (2011)
Private school bullies are hell, especially when they aren't exactly human.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD


Oculus (2013)
Haunted mirror destroys all in it's path.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Otis (2008)
Sometimes suburbia is crazier than the 'other' it obsessively fears.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
A rare case in which the sequel outperforms the original.
Available On: Amazon Video (if you have HBO), Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Pontypool (2008)
What if there were a virus composed of language?
Available on: iTunes, Netflix DVD and Streaming


Proxy *(2013)
Sometimes your friends are more dangerous to you than your enemies.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix DVD


Pyewacket (2017)
Be careful what you wish for.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu


Rare Exports + (2010)
The story of St. Nicholas, assuming Nick is an avatar of Shub-Niggurath.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder


Ravenous (1999)
Black comedy inspired in equal parts by the legend of the Wendigo and the Donner Party.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu


Ravenous
+ (2017)
An outbreak in Quebec sends survivors fleeing into the woods.
Available On: Netflix Streaming


[*REC] + (2007)
Not your usual zombie film.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Netflix DVD, Vudu


[*REC] 2 + (2009)
After this sequel, the remaining films begin to decline a bit.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Resolution (2012)
Seemingly straight forward tale of a friend helping someone kick drugs that goes horribly sideways for both of them.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


The Rezort (2015)
Goobers hunt zombies on safari for fun after the outbreak.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix Streaming, Vudu


Rigor Mortis + (2013)
A tribute to hopping vampire movies, starring one of the well known actors of hopping vampire movies, playing a washed up actor from hopping vampire movies who must confront hopping vampires.
Available On: Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


The Sacrament (2013)
Religion is bad kids.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play,iTunes, Netflix DVD and Streaming, Shudder, Vudu


Salvage (2009 UK)
A 'quiet' Liverpool suburb has it's day interrupted by a government issue berserker.
Available On: Amazon Video, Netflix DVD


Savageland (2015)
A border town gets mysteriously wiped out.
Available On: Amazon Video, iTunes, Vudu


Seoul Station + (2016)
Animated sequel to Train to Busan.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Shudder, Vudu


Session 9 (2001)
Unique possession film. Pause it if you leave the room, there are two brief scenes that cannot be missed or the rest of the film will make no sense.
Available On: Netflix DVD


Severance** (2006)
Corporate team building exercise gone bad. Brutal and funny.
Available On: Amazon Video, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Shadow of the Vampire** (2000)
Film positing that actor Max Schreck of Nosferatu fame, wasn't an actor.
Available On: Amazon Video, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


The Shrine (2010)
Exorcism film with a slight cosmic horror twist.
Available on: iTunes, Netflix DVD


Sightseers
(2012)
Horror comedy detailing the tribulations of a serial killer who marries.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix DVD


The Signal
(2007)
Pseudo anthology telling the same story as different sub-genres of horror.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD


Sleep Tight
+ (2011)
An apartment concierge who likes to make life hell for his tenants goes to unusual lengths to piss off a tenant who doesn't seem to be taking the bait.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Southbound (2015)
Anthology of seemingly unrelated stories about protagonists trapped in supernatural troubles.
Available On:Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Splinter (2008)
Cautionary tale on why leaving the city for the countryside is bad.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Spring (2014)
Bittersweet romance quite unlike any other.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Stage Fright** (2014)
Unlikely combo of genres as a slasher pursues people through a musical.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Stake Land (2010)
Cities are abandoned for the country after the great Vampire Apocalypse.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
Lovecraftian take on possession films.
Available On: Google Play


A Tale of Two Sisters + (2003)
Modern retelling of The Story of Janghwa and Hongryeon, a Korean folktale. May require repeat viewings.
Available On: Netflix DVD, Shudder


They Look Like People (2015)
A man discovers that people around him are turning into monsters, or that he has started hallucinating like mad.
Available On: Amazon Video. Google Play, iTunes, Netflix Streaming, Shudder, Vudu


Thirst + (2009)
A sick priest acquires vampirism due to a chance blood transfusion, and immediately sets about complicating his life.
Available On: Amazon video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Three Extremes + (2004)
Well named horror anthology, featuring three of Asia's prominent horror directors.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Train to Busan (2016)
A man and his daughter are trapped on a speeding train during the zombie outbreak.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD and Streaming, Vudu


Triangle (2009)
Serial killer mystery box about a single mom.
Available On: Amazon Video, Netflix DVD, Shudder


Trick r' Treat (2007)
Horror Anthology tied together by sam, the spirit of Halloween. Unique in that it's not completely uneven like most anthologies.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Trollhunter + (2010)
Even Norway has it's conspiracies. And darn fine horror comedy.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD and Streaming, Shudder, Vudu


Tucker and Dale vs Evil ** (2010)
Subversion of just about every film ever about people being killed in the woods. Also probably just about the best horror comedy of it's kind.
Available On: Amazon Video (if you have Magnolia Selects), Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix DVD and Streaming, Shudder,Vudu


Undead (2003)
Zombies, Aliens, and a redneck superhero battle it out in rural Australia.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Under the Shadow + (2016)
As if living in 1980's Tehran wasn't bad enough the supernatural invades.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD and Streaming, Vudu


Under the Skin (2013)
Dreamy arthouse film with no exposition explaining the goings on. Fortunately there is a naked Scarlett Johansen to distract your peers who are impatient with slow burn movies.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD and Streaming, Vudu


V/H/S 2 (2012)
Horror Anthology produced by the Bloody Disgusting website.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix DVD and Streaming, Vudu


The Void (2016)
Mix of Lovecraftian and medical horror set in the worlds most dubious hospital.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD and Streaming, Vudu


Wake Wood (2009)
Modern twist on Pet Sematary.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


We Are Still Here (2015)
It has Barbara Crampton. If you watched stuff in the 80's this is all you need to know. Also a darn fine haunting movie.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


Wer (2013)
A mystery involving a disabled man accused of murder escalates into collateral damage. Becomes more action-y in second half.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu


What We Do In the Shadows ** (2014)
A group of vampires invites a documentary crew into their lives with unpredictable results.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


When Animals Dream + (2014)
Lycanthropy as a metaphor for a young girls coming of age...which is apparently becoming a thing for female werewolf fiction.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix Streaming, Vudu


Wolfcop **(2014)
Loving homage to 80's horror comedy.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, Netflix DVD, Shudder, Vudu


The Woman* (2011)
An innocent cannibal woman minding her own business is kidnapped by a hunter who seeks her 'rehabilitation'. Sequel to the 2009 film Offspring. Contains rape, torture, extreme misogyny, and other atrocities.
Available On: iTunes, Netflix DVD, Screambox


Yellowbrickroad (2010)
Nihilistic re-imagining of Dorothy's journey to Oz.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Screambox, Vudu


You're Next (2011)
Family reunion goes a tad awry.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


Zombeavers** (2014)
Pure, unadulterated wtf-ery. The last 20 minutes are some of the most out there on film.
Available On: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu

* warning extremely violent and disturbing
** horror films to share with your friends who don't normally like horror
+ May require reading subtitles
 

Crinos

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so xkcd noticed us...

[video]https://xkcd.com/2056/[/video]
Its an amusing strip, and the writer is entitled to his opinions, but I would argue that some people do like being scared....under controlled conditions.

That being said most horror movies don't really scare me (Well, some did. I was scared of Chucky from Child's play till I was like 13 and I actually sat down and watched one of his movies and was like "... this is the stupidest thing ever." And of course my first encounter with Kubrick's the Shining is well documented. But aside from that... ehhhh.) I mainly watch them because I enjoy the genre and I like monsters and scary stuff, and I like getting inspiration for when I run horror adventures.
 

Killer300

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The most interesting reason, that we had in the prior thread, was this idea of horror as comforting by saying its okay to be scared of the things you are, and to scare the comfortable who aren't scared of that. To put it another way, to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable, which I think some horror movies do really well.
 

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I assume most of you might already know, but if not the most recent season of Channel Zero: Dream Door has been released all in one week over the six nights leading to halloween. I just finished binging it and my response is a resounding...mleh.
I thought it was better than Butcher's Block, if only because it didn't meander so much or promise to do more than it could deliver. But there wasn't a lot to it. The basic premise could have gone all sorts of disturbing directions, but it wound up being a glorified splatter show. Decent acting and directing though, for what it was.

IMO No-End House got the closest to the creepypasta flavor. I thought Candle Cove was pretty good too. Butcher Block went way off the deep end. Dream Door kept a tighter rein but it lost the thread pretty early.
 

bhu

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The most interesting reason, that we had in the prior thread, was this idea of horror as comforting by saying its okay to be scared of the things you are, and to scare the comfortable who aren't scared of that. To put it another way, to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable, which I think some horror movies do really well.
and then there's jorg buttgereit who simply afflicts everyone
 

Crinos

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I guess I'm the odd man out in that I liked Butcher Block the best.

I personally felt that Candle Cove was the weakest, if only because I felt the explanation for where Candle Cove came from was kind of weak.
 

Beyond Reality

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I guess I'm the odd man out in that I liked Butcher Block the best.

I personally felt that Candle Cove was the weakest, if only because I felt the explanation for where Candle Cove came from was kind of weak.
Got to be honest, I haaated Butcher's Block. A lot of that was disapointment, because while I felt Candle Cove was decent, I quite liked No End House and I saw Butcher's Block as a sharp reversal in trajectory.

I just felt like it was uninspired and really basic horror of murder and cannibalism (with some terrible-looking fake body part meals) which doesn't work well with the longer-term pace of a TV series and it didn't really engage with it's more interesting bits of subtext. It especially didn't work well as creepypasta, but it wasn't great conventional horror either.

I got extra disappointed afterwards when I read the Search and Rescue stories it was based on, because not only were they some of the best creepypasta I've run into, they've got a lot more potential for a TV-style plot than just about anything and a built-in way to have characters engage with the mystery and escape/avoid rather than defeat it in order to get a good ending. So it also felt like a huge waste of what should have been it's best season, especially since the plots share practically no common elements.
 

Crinos

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Got to be honest, I haaated Butcher's Block. A lot of that was disapointment, because while I felt Candle Cove was decent, I quite liked No End House and I saw Butcher's Block as a sharp reversal in trajectory.

I just felt like it was uninspired and really basic horror of murder and cannibalism (with some terrible-looking fake body part meals) which doesn't work well with the longer-term pace of a TV series and it didn't really engage with it's more interesting bits of subtext. It especially didn't work well as creepypasta, but it wasn't great conventional horror either.

I got extra disappointed afterwards when I read the Search and Rescue stories it was based on, because not only were they some of the best creepypasta I've run into, they've got a lot more potential for a TV-style plot than just about anything and a built-in way to have characters engage with the mystery and escape/avoid rather than defeat it in order to get a good ending. So it also felt like a huge waste of what should have been it's best season, especially since the plots share practically no common elements.
Oh I get that.

Butcher's block was probably the greatest disconnect between a visual medium product and the written thing it was based on since the Lawnmower man movie. Which had so little to do with the original story Stephen King had his name taken off.
 
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