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Old 01-05-2013, 09:32 PM   #911
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I've already made up my mind to see it twice on the first day, and four times total within the first week. To say that i am stoked is an understatement!
I hope you're right dude. I want to be excited about new horror again. Most of the time these days, when I find a recently made horror movie that I love, it's kind of a surprise. When I was a kid, I would hear about a movie for weeks, then love it and have it in my collection forever, like "In the Mouth of Madness".

I hope this is a hit.
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I hope you're right dude. I want to be excited about new horror again. Most of the time these days, when I find a recently made horror movie that I love, it's kind of a surprise. When I was a kid, I would hear about a movie for weeks, then love it and have it in my collection forever, like "In the Mouth of Madness".

I hope this is a hit.
Yeah horror has become a contrived and confusing genre... This has potential but I highly doubt it will be seen as the second coming of horror or some sort of classic.
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Yeah horror has become a contrived and confusing genre... This has potential but I highly doubt it will be seen as the second coming of horror or some sort of classic.
My problem with the genre has more to do with how formulaic it has become. The remakes are only a symptom, since most movies have the same plot anyway with very few differences. Remakes at least are up front about it. Confusing would almost be welcome, at least in the US, where every movie has become the parodies that movies like Hatchet portray. Even the extreme torture movies, by and large follow the same predictable tone. The 70's and 80's were magnificent, because they knew money could be made in horror either way, so a wide berth was given to directors and writers to experiment. Right now, we only find this outside the US or in Indie productions that don't always have the resources to make the films great.

I'm just looking for an american made horror movie I can tout again. Not the second coming by any means, but something that gets people talking again.

We'll see.
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My problem with the genre has more to do with how formulaic it has become. The remakes are only a symptom, since most movies have the same plot anyway with very few differences. Remakes at least are up front about it. Confusing would almost be welcome, at least in the US, where every movie has become the parodies that movies like Hatchet portray. Even the extreme torture movies, by and large follow the same predictable tone. The 70's and 80's were magnificent, because they knew money could be made in horror either way, so a wide berth was given to directors and writers to experiment. Right now, we only find this outside the US or in Indie productions that don't always have the resources to make the films great.

I'm just looking for an american made horror movie I can tout again. Not the second coming by any means, but something that gets people talking again.

We'll see.
I suppose I meant its confusing in how formulaic it as become. I don't understand how major studios can release the same films year after year and think they're getting away with it. The vast majority of horror movies I've seen aren't necessarily bad, but I can't score most of them above a 6/10 just because they're part of a formula. I don't think any genre (except perhaps chick flicks) has tread similar water for such a long time. They've all blended together and even the films that take themselves seriously are almost a parody of themselves.

Having said that, there are definitely good horror movies every year, and occasionally great horror movies.

American horror movies are the biggest problem. We need filmmakers willing to take a chance. While I think this Evil Dead remake may be a great bloodbath and a lot of fun... I just can't see it doing anything that rocks fans to the core.

As you said, we shall see. I will always watch horror movies, and I bet one day we'll have a great 5-10 years where horror makes a comeback.
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I'm just looking for an american made horror movie I can tout again. Not the second coming by any means, but something that gets people talking again.
Well put....That's all i'm looking for as well.
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I suppose I meant its confusing in how formulaic it as become. I don't understand how major studios can release the same films year after year and think they're getting away with it. The vast majority of horror movies I've seen aren't necessarily bad, but I can't score most of them above a 6/10 just because they're part of a formula. I don't think any genre (except perhaps chick flicks) has tread similar water for such a long time. They've all blended together and even the films that take themselves seriously are almost a parody of themselves.
My thoughts exactly.
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To me Hollywood relies more on special effects to scare people and less on the elements that truly make a movie horrific. Back in the day before cgi and all that shit movies were made more accurately to scare someone. Nowadays most horror movies whether they be remakes or originals are just boring and stupid. I find the low budget indy horror films to be much more entertaining than a big budget Hollywood movie.
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To me Hollywood relies more on special effects to scare people and less on the elements that truly make a movie horrific. Back in the day before cgi and all that shit movies were made more accurately to scare someone. Nowadays most horror movies whether they be remakes or originals are just boring and stupid. I find the low budget indy horror films to be much more entertaining than a big budget Hollywood movie.
Indy horror is just as guilty. 95% crap, with a couple of gems here and there. Also, back in the day, certain cliches weren't considered cliche, and people weren't nearly as cynical as they are today. Today, we smugly give everything a title, like "torture porn". If half of these torture porn flicks were made in the 70's, people would proclaim it as "The Golden Age of Horror", where there were no rules. Since we're such a self-loathing generation though, we are quick to dismiss everything. Take a beloved series like F13th. For the most part, the movies are shit, but they're given a pass, because of nostalgia. If those same movies are released today, we'd be unmercifully shitting all over them, like we do with the SAW franchise

If you think about it, the 90's and 2000's have pushed the boundaries of the horror genre, probably more than any other generation, as far as what can be shown in a mainstream horror film. Movies like SAW, or Hostel, would've been given an X-rating and never shown to the masses, in the 70's. I think horror filmmakers have more freedom today, then they've ever had.

Movies today are still trying to scare the hell out of us, it's just that we're a tougher crowd, and a lot harder to impress.
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Well i'm just really excited for the possibilities this Evil Dead film brings. What we've seen thus far has incredible promise, and if the full movie can capture our attention as much as the trailers have, then i think we're in for a real treat. This could very well be the shot in the arm that the horror genre sorely needs right now, and Evil Dead can serve as a template for future horror endeavors. If the Evil Dead has phenominal success, i think it might push other studios and directors to start giving us more quality.....as they'll see that there's much profit to be made in a well done, successfull blockbuster of a movie.
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I've watched the red band trailer eight or nine times now. I haven't done that for a trailer since maybe the early 90's. Probably setting my expectations high but I love the cinematography and atmosphere displayed throughout the trailer. Part of me knows that some trailers are better than the movies but this one just feels like it will be something else to see. The orig is in my top 5 horror films of all time but not fearful they will shit on the series while maintaining the mood of the overall series.
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