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    Quote Originally Posted by burnmotherfucker! View Post
    Yes, I usually end up doing that too for films I love. If for no other reason than to gain more perspective. I've only a few friends who even care about film out here in the real world so I love watching other's opinions even if I know my own take on any given film is pretty set. I certainly wasn't up to speed on Paimon lore before Hereditary and even though you don't really need to know for the film to be effective its still cool.
    I was researching the passages written on the walls as I watched; just a quick read to get some perspective on what they meant. After it was over, I started reading more about Paimon and it just made my environment that much more creepy because I almost felt like I was doing something wrong researching him. It almost felt like he was there with me, hahaa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaydraven View Post
    for me it was a prettier, crazier version of The Wicker Man.
    Exactly this! If you're a fan of weird folk horror out in the sunshine, these are your two films.

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    The Lighthouse is so mind boggling! One of those movies you watch several times and still have lots of questions.
    Shockingly, when I saw it in the theatre I had a feeling that I understood it pretty well. Months later I re-watched it and it was a completely different film for me. It'll take time to know for sure but I think it will stand the test of time very well. There's so much there and any viewing will raise more questions than answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Self.Destructive.Pattern View Post
    I was researching the passages written on the walls as I watched; just a quick read to get some perspective on what they meant. After it was over, I started reading more about Paimon and it just made my environment that much more creepy because I almost felt like I was doing something wrong researching him. It almost felt like he was there with me, hahaa.
    One of the reasons I'm so high on it and the witch is because of this type of effect they give. I don't believe in anything supernatural, none of it. And yet after these films I've got the creepy sense that the devil's hand is gonna drop on my shoulder and ask me if I like the taste of butter. If a film can do that to my skeptical mind, I'm going to give it props.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnmotherfucker! View Post
    One of the reasons I'm so high on it and the witch is because of this type of effect they give. I don't believe in anything supernatural, none of it. And yet after these films I've got the creepy sense that the devil's hand is gonna drop on my shoulder and ask me if I like the taste of butter. If a film can do that to my skeptical mind, I'm going to give it props.


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    unrelated - i'm watching The Mortuary Collection on shudder and i was expecting it to be a comedic horror anthology. it is definitely TRYING to be that, but almost none of the humor is landing for me, and the horrific elements are mostly just super gross or super upsetting. pretty disappointing. although it was cool to see someone i know (tangentially) in the fraternity segment (brennan murray, playing connor).

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnmotherfucker! View Post
    One of the reasons I'm so high on it and the witch is because of this type of effect they give. I don't believe in anything supernatural, none of it. And yet after these films I've got the creepy sense that the devil's hand is gonna drop on my shoulder and ask me if I like the taste of butter. If a film can do that to my skeptical mind, I'm going to give it props.
    Haha, I like that. I am the complete opposite and believe some stuff so it messed with my mind even more. I stay in an upstairs area with a tray ceiling so it reminds me of the layout of the attic in the film; the amount of times I have checked the corners since I watched is ridiculous lol. Also, when I went to put the light on after I was done watching, the fucking bulb burned out so I was freaked.

    I have yet to see The Witch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Self.Destructive.Pattern View Post
    I have yet to see The Witch.
    It’s great but has an incredibly slow burn. Probably one of then worst offenders of a slow burn I can recall ever watching. If you find 1600’s Colonial life and culture interesting then this movie will be even better for you rather than just being a great horror thriller. The film is very accurate and very isolated in its setting. It’s so authentic.

    Movie is on Netflix if you’re looking for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    It’s great but has an incredibly slow burn. Probably one of then worst offenders of a slow burn I can recall ever watching. If you find 1600’s Colonial life and culture interesting then this movie will be even better for you rather than just being a great horror thriller. The film is very accurate and very isolated in its setting. It’s so authentic.

    Movie is on Netflix if you’re looking for it.
    Thanks for the heads up, I've been fumbling between all my streaming services lately with movies. Slow burns usually don't wear me down as it does to many, but it seems like something I can tolerate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    i haven't seen Unfriended but i LOVED Host. fun, taut, and genuinely scary. i'd highly recommend watching on your computer with headphones to feel like you're on the call with them.
    That's actually a brilliant idea. Maybe I'll check it out after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    It’s great but has an incredibly slow burn. Probably one of then worst offenders of a slow burn I can recall ever watching. If you find 1600’s Colonial life and culture interesting then this movie will be even better for you rather than just being a great horror thriller.

    Completely disagree that The VVitch is an offender of the slow burn. It is a master of the slow burn. The time, setting and way of life of the people is of absolute importance to the horror. Without living their lives you can't feel their fear. Hereditary is the exact same way in that you need the first half of the film to be a family drama so that when the horror ratchets up it actually means something.


    I laugh whenever someone tries to say most mainstream horror is scary. Most films are designed to have as much jump scares, creepy imagery, and loud sound effects to back them (so the viewer knows its supposed to be scary now) that by the end of the film the viewer has become so used to these tricks that they actually feel safe. Worst of all this formula leaves no reason to think or discuss the film afterwards.


    Spoiler for Hereditary incoming...The scene with the kid laying on his bed with his mother crouching on the ceiling is the best scene in the film imo. It is almost completely silent and there is no camera movement that directs the eye toward the corner of the room. Its just there on screen for the viewer to discover. It works because by that moment you have so much knowledge of this family and it works as psychological horror. Mother is now the devil. A lesser film maker would have cut to a quick zoom on the mother in the corner and played a loud screeching sound in the score. It may have raised a few people's blood pressure because of the loud sound and some would be fooled into thinking this was scary. The way Aster films this scene you wouldn't even notice if you weren't paying attention but if you are you'll think about it for days.


    The Witch builds it's tension in a similar manner and as a result its horror leaves a lasting impression. Unfortunately I think it has been recently taken off Netflix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnmotherfucker! View Post
    Completely disagree that The VVitch is an offender of the slow burn. It is a master of the slow burn. The time, setting and way of life of the people is of absolute importance to the horror. Without living their lives you can't feel their fear. Hereditary is the exact same way in that you need the first half of the film to be a family drama so that when the horror ratchets up it actually means something.


    I laugh whenever someone tries to say most mainstream horror is scary. Most films are designed to have as much jump scares, creepy imagery, and loud sound effects to back them (so the viewer knows its supposed to be scary now) that by the end of the film the viewer has become so used to these tricks that they actually feel safe. Worst of all this formula leaves no reason to think or discuss the film afterwards.





    The Witch builds it's tension in a similar manner and as a result its horror leaves a lasting impression. Unfortunately I think it has been recently taken off Netflix.
    Agreed. The VVItch isn't exactly "slow burn," even. It's more of a gorgeous, atmospheric thing, with horrific tension throughout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnmotherfucker! View Post
    Completely disagree that The VVitch is an offender of the slow burn. It is a master of the slow burn. The time, setting and way of life of the people is of absolute importance to the horror. Without living their lives you can't feel their fear. Hereditary is the exact same way in that you need the first half of the film to be a family drama so that when the horror ratchets up it actually means something.


    I laugh whenever someone tries to say most mainstream horror is scary. Most films are designed to have as much jump scares, creepy imagery, and loud sound effects to back them (so the viewer knows its supposed to be scary now) that by the end of the film the viewer has become so used to these tricks that they actually feel safe. Worst of all this formula leaves no reason to think or discuss the film afterwards.


    Spoiler for Hereditary incoming...The scene with the kid laying on his bed with his mother crouching on the ceiling is the best scene in the film imo. It is almost completely silent and there is no camera movement that directs the eye toward the corner of the room. Its just there on screen for the viewer to discover. It works because by that moment you have so much knowledge of this family and it works as psychological horror. Mother is now the devil. A lesser film maker would have cut to a quick zoom on the mother in the corner and played a loud screeching sound in the score. It may have raised a few people's blood pressure because of the loud sound and some would be fooled into thinking this was scary. The way Aster films this scene you wouldn't even notice if you weren't paying attention but if you are you'll think about it for days.
    I almost missed it, but as soon as my eyes panned over around the room last minute, I jumped out of my skin slowly (If that makes sense). I love how the film makes it seem as if it will be about Charlie when in fact it is really about Peter.

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    Well it’s just my opinion, doesn’t mean it’s right. Sorry if it was taken off Netflix without my knowledge and I gave off false information. You could always borrow my copy. D:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    Well it’s just my opinion, doesn’t mean it’s right. Sorry if it was taken off Netflix without my knowledge and I gave off false information. You could always borrow my copy. D:

    Well of course your opinion isn't wrong if thats how you feel about it. I didn't mean to imply mine was the only correct opinion or anything I was just trying to explain why I disagree. Film, especially horror films are very subjective and what works for someone may not connect with someone else at all. It's like flavors of ice cream.

    That was an easy mistake to say it was on Netflix. Because it has been on Netflix for what seems like 5 years now, I just happened to notice when I went to watch it a couple weeks ago that it was gone. That's a sweet 4k edition though, all I have is an old dvd copy but luckily it came with a digital version. Sometimes its just easier to click play on the netflix app though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    Well it’s just my opinion, doesn’t mean it’s right. Sorry if it was taken off Netflix without my knowledge and I gave off false information.
    Should be on Showtime, Hulu w/ Showtime, etc.

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