Risen From The Dead - The Rolling Horror Thread 2019

Watched last night, Midsommar…

Was definitely not going to miss this at the cinema and glad I made the effort. Firstly, it looks and sounds incredible - the attention to the design of everything is amazing and Haxan Cloak absolutely nails the sense of impending doom with the score. This shares a lot of themes with Hereditary, but manages to still be its own thing. Obviously any folk horror is going to be in debt to The Wicker Man, and this is certainly the case here, but Midsommar still stands on its own two feet. Surprisingly numerous moments of black comedy too. The cast are all great, but in particular Florence Pugh who conveys such varied emotion in every scene. Interesting that they opted for a primarily British/Irish cast even for the American characters - I wonder if this, along with Hungary standing in for Sweden, was to enable them to max out the budget. If so, it looks like every dollar ended up on screen. Certainly leisurely at two and a half hours. Did it need to be that long? Maybe not, but the whole thing is such a trip (arf) that I didn’t begrudge it. That said, despite being so dreamy for much of its runtime there are some moments that are genuinely difficult to watch. Overall, loved it. 9/10

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Director’s cut with an extra 30 mins footage? Not sure tbh tbf…

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This looks like an interesting watch.

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That’s a lovely poster

Given the quality and range of images used in the film, the main poster they’ve been using is annoyingly rubbish…

Spare night in London next week and the BFI are showing this (which I have not heard of but sounds like a treat)

@SloameOcean talks about this and the sequel ^upthread :+1:

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Not ventured in here in a while but I watched Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Next Generation yesterday. What on earth is all that about?!

Was anyone else also underwhelmed with Prevenge ?

Oh absolutely. Rarely have I ever felt such a gap between how much I thought I was going to love a film and the actual experience of watching it. Loved the concept, the set up, everything, but watching it was excruciating

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The bits where the baby spoke to her were AWFUL. And the actual murders were just super dull followed by a corny one liner.

Shame as I do like Alice Lowe but yeah, wont ever get the urge to rewatch this

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Nope :+1:

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funnily enough i enjoyed it more on rewatch where i knew where i was getting (ie more of an offbeat/comedic metaphor film than a scary horror)

Watched last night, Us…

Enjoyed this. Doesn’t hang around too much getting into the action, but the final reveal takes its time to build nicely. Excellently shot and structured, with nods to various other genre films - The Shining, Invasion Of The Body Snatcher, Funny Games and The Strangers being the obvious ones. Despite that, nice and original in its execution and enjoying the same black humour that Get Out displayed. The final twist is not all that surprising, but it stays with you as it makes you question the actions and fate of the antagonists who had gone before. 8/10

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I think I’d totally be up for this. From what I gather, Aster had to cut a lot to get an R rating, so if what’s put back in is some of that footage, it could make a pretty intense experience even more gruelling.

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What a year for horror, with this and Midsommar. Find that I often find myself thinking about both films…

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Quite excited about this. Haven’t seen it since the original cinema release and thought it had been long since forgotten about.

https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/nightbreed-limited-edition-blu-ray/FCD1944

I’ve never seen this - is it any good?

I thought it was in 1990, but I haven’t seen it since then. It’s one of those films where the story is that the studio never understood it and demanded all kinds of reshoots and changes which compromised the original idea, so the director’s cut here is very tempting. And David Cronenberg’s in it.

It’s one of those films that I always mean to watch but never quite get round to. Maybe this is the time - Arrow do put out very good releases. Speaking of which, I’m probably going to give Hounds of Love a watch later this week…

faculty of horror pod are covering henry: portrait of… and zodiac this month, i’m downloading as we speak!

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