Wife and I watched the original Suspiria for the first time last night. Wow. Such a strong film. Visually and aurally intense. May have to give the remake a go soon.
Uneven is fair, I really enjoyed the first half but found the second half dragged, very much felt like they didn’t quite know what to do with the idea past a certain point (in a horror film?!? Unimaginable)
However I loved the setup, with the split screens and the constant flood of notifications. Really nailed what watching a really busy stream is like. I think that authenticity in the format is what makes or breaks these types of films for me.
(Great lead performance as well)
Yeah, it was funny how many times I was reminded of the insanity of the chat boxes on football streams with the same
9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB 9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB 9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB 9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB 9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB
type messages bombarding the screen all the time. I don’t really watch live streamers like this so maybe that’s where I struggled. Also I found it really confusing when there was more than one stream shown on screen at once, I couldn’t work out whose was whose
I’m a huge fan of the original and was not expecting to love the remake nearly as much. As it turned out, I thought the new version was amazing - goes for a totally different feel but I loved it.
If you’re looking for some (albeit a bit late) festive scares, I’m reading this at the moment and loving it:
The remake is a completely different film really, linked by vague themes and a name - even the colour palate is completely flipped but I think it’s still good
Have you seen the original version of The Haunting? I just rewatched that recently and fell in love with it again.
It’s a long time since I’ve seen it but The Changeling (1980) might be up your street
A Tale Of Two Sisters
This might do it for you too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQFXTNvBLKI
This is an episode from an old TV show, Dead of Night. Recommended this to @midnightpunk recently and I think he really liked it.
This sounds right up my street - thanks for sharing!
How is Possessor? Is it very arty or is it something my wife can follow along while flicking through her phone? She doesn’t mind weird but she doesn’t like films that go out of their way to be abstract or up their own arse for want of a better word
looks like one for the Scarred for Life thread!
Nah it isn’t arty at all. It’s quite all out action really. Similar in tone to that Overlord but a lot lot better
Wait not Overlord but that film which came out at a similar time about being implanted with AI and that
Upgrade? Man I loved that film
Yeah thats the one. I wasn’t keen on that but loved Possessor so reckon if you liked Upgrade then this will be right up your street
Why am I only finding out about this thread just now? I really need to venture outside of the horror thread once in a while…
2021 thread here:
@moderators - would someone be so kind as to lock this thread please. Thanks