Risen From The Dead - The Rolling Horror Thread 2019

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#1

Happy new year everyone - I hope we all took the opportunity during the festive period to eat, drink and be scary…

A new thread for a new year, and a chance to look forward to what’s coming up in the next 12 months after another year of horror hitting both the big and small screen hard.

Preview of 2019 films:

Preview of 2019 TV:

What is telling from looking at ^that lot is how much of a backwards looking lean there is to many of the major upcoming releases. Not that surprising I guess, as the series of serious box office returns on modest budgets that horror has delivered over the past few years has obviously piqued the industry’s interest, but also seen the traditional conservatism of screen big business. Hopefully, the trickle down (the horror, the horror) is that more interesting smaller projects get greenlit.

Last year’s thread here:

RIP in pieces all :japanese_ogre::spider::hocho::gun::skull::scorpion::hammer::ghost::gun::fr::snake::space_invader::japanese_goblin:


Cold fingers around my throat - The Rolling Horror Thread 2018
#2

Ah that 2019 film preview is quite depressing isn’t it? I would like a new A24 horror as they are the best ones


#3

i had a thought - could we maybe adjust the title to include B-movie/suspense/sci-fi or otherwise horror adjacent films? there’s always been a lot of overlap in the threads anyway and it’s probably easier than always prefacing posts with ‘not strictly horror but…’

i think the real reason i’m asking this is that i’m kind of bored with conventional horror but i don’t like the main film discussion thread on the boards


#4

I don’t think anyone is precious about these threads being horror only - plenty of adjacent genre stuff gets lumped in here anyway :+1:

There is a designated sci-fi thread out there also:

Happy to take suggestions on title changes, although would have to get a mod to make it…


#5

I would be up for this, as you’ve basically described my favourite genre there.

In that vein (but very much not a 2019 vein), I’ve just finished watching Gremlins with my daughter (who is off school ill, but not too ill that she can’t appreciate some good anarchy and wilful destruction). Obviously, it is completely brilliant, but I am just being more-DiS-than-thou if I say that this time round I picked up bit of a xenophobic subtext? I say subtext, but the Mr Futterman character’s entire role is to shout about buying American, and then the meat of the movie is a bunch of mass produced Far Eastern imports literally smashing up the classic American wholesome small town…


#6

I watched this over Christmas for maybe the first time in…20 years :scream:

I did not feel this subtext however - Futterman seems to be there to add backstory but also to be a clear figure of ridicule. If anything, the final scene where the Mogwai is reclaimed by its owner is more of a comment on US consumerism/responsibility.

That said, agree - it is absolutely brilliant. Might watch the second one in the near future as I remember also loving that, albeit in a very different vein.

Also watched Krampus over the festive season (marooned on Channel 5 - for shame). Good but not great - still a worthy addition to the Christmas horror genre however. 7/10


#7

Happy New Year guys and ghouls! Spent the festive season watching a bunch of stuff:

Gremlins – Have to say that the aforementioned subtext never occurred to me, but then I probably have blinkers on when it comes to this film because I love it so much. This was the first time I’d seen it in a while though; went to see it with my wife and son. Son absolutely loved it as I suspected he would, so job done.

Dead of Night – Posted about the first episode of this, The Exorcism, in the 2018 thread. Caught up with the other two surviving episodes, Return Flight and A Woman Sobbing. The former’s not that great and probably miss-able unless you’re a haunted WWII aircraft completist. A Woman Sobbing is much better though, only slightly less effective than the amazing Exorcism. This one finds a frustrated wife and mother hearing a disembodied woman sobbing in her attic. Very feminist and very scary.

Bride of Frankenstein – Re-watched this last Friday. An absolute classic that I can watch endlessly. Son loved it and wife feel asleep.

Hereditary – Best horror of 2018? For me, almost certainly. I saw this at the cinema when it first came out and loved it and watching it at home, knowing what was to come, proved to be a different, but no less terrifying experience. I really liked this film and if 2019 gives us anything approaching the quality of this (looking at you Jordan Peele and Jennifer Kent), I’ll be a happy man.

The Mysteries of Udolpho – Wife got me this for my birthday in December. I love me some Ann Radcliffe. All gothic castles and spooky happenings that turn out to have perfectly rational explanations. Kind of like an 18th century Scooby-Doo.

That’s it. Oh, I’m totally up for casting the net of this thread as wide as we all want to. I think that horror should be as diverse and inclusive a genre as possible so if you think something belongs here, we’ll find a home for it in our blackened hearts…


#8

got really bored and checked out the Inside remake. astonishingly bad, probably even worse than the Cabin Fever remake. actors look like they’re not even trying


#9

Lovely update :+1::black_heart:


#10

Just watched Mayhem from last year, anyone else see it? Lots of fun, like the Belko Project but funnier. The main pair are great and it’s bloody and violent as hell!

Oops didn’t mean this as a reply soz


#11

yeah i enjoyed this, fun splatter romp, ironically just the kind of film i had in mind in my post you’re accidentally replying to. shades of The Signal (2007) to it, worth a look that


#12

Watched Daybreakers tonight - good twist on the vampire/zombie outbreak genre. Some surprisingly emotional bits, also some good laughs. Loved this bit:

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Reckon this could easily be made into a great TWD style TV series, loads to explore in the concept.