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In reply to an earlier post on 26 Sep 2013 16:15:45 BDT
Shazzerman says:
Drag Me to Hell. Good one.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Sep 2013 16:16:01 BDT
Quaddy says:
Drag me to hell?

Posted on 26 Sep 2013 16:54:20 BDT
Hang Ten says:
That scene in Kill List was brutal alright "Spoilers Coming" Tetrominoe, it was a year or so ago that I saw Kill List, I liked it but didnīt quite get the ending, I remember the Mrs was bumbling during the 1st 20 mins so maybe I missed a crucial plot development, but that end ritual just came out of the blue and didnīt make any sense to me, I know after I read a few reviews trying to make heads or tails and got nowhere. Was it supposed to make sense? Itīs been too long so I donīt really remember enough anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Sep 2013 18:55:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 Sep 2013 18:58:34 BDT
People compare it to The Wicker Man and I get why but it feels a little unfair example. But the ambiguous underlying sinister nature of everything certainly feels similar. Through the film (trying not to give away spoilers) you slowly realise not everything is at seems. The dialogue of the people on the list, being not what you expect, the signing of the contract, it all leads to what happens at the end. Wheatley has the amazing ability of unsettling the viewer and just having tension become almost unbearable (the diner scene in the home and also in the restaurant with the singing Christians). But while I love his films and find him a gifted and unique director I can also see how his films could polarize viewers.

There's also a scene from his recent film, A Field in England, (if you've seen the film you'll know the one) that is just mouth opening terrifying imo.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Sep 2013 22:09:54 BDT
drag me to hell,Sunshine.One from the70's,set in an apartment building about a gateway to hell and its gaurdian,very fuzzy recollection about it.Anyone know?

Posted on 26 Sep 2013 23:43:11 BDT
Sunshine says:
Thanks guys! the title has has been bugging me all day.

Posted on 27 Sep 2013 17:25:52 BDT
Shazzerman says:
Ben Wheatley is a unique talent. Check out "Sightseers" as well as the two mentioned above. Possibly his best work, and the most original horror film I've seen in a good while. Wheatley is a genre-blender of considerable talent.

Posted on 28 Sep 2013 13:42:07 BDT
easytiger says:
Just watching an 'action' film called 'Machete' Hows this. Bloke trying to escape from police rips open a guy's stomach with a curved machete, grabs a hold of his intestine, runs and jumps through a window and uses the intestine tarzan style to swing back through a window on the next floor down. Put me off my dinner for couple of secs.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Sep 2013 14:28:32 BDT
Quaddy says:
sounds like they lifted that straight from "dead snow" lol, where a nazi zombie's intestines are used to great effect during a cliffhanging moment

Posted on 16 Jan 2014 16:59:02 GMT
The scene in 'Castle freak' involving the 'freak' of the title and a female prostitute. All i can say is it gives a literal definition of the term eating *****.

Posted on 20 Jan 2014 14:58:15 GMT
N. Messenger says:
The bashing-in with the fire extinguisher in 'Irreversible.'
I swear no other scene in a movie has made the hairs rise on the back of my neck. I could not believe what I was watching.
There's a whole lot more of nastiness too in that film.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2014 15:17:16 GMT
Shazzerman says:
Yes, it is numbingly affective. It has been hailed as a masterpiece (I can see why, and might even agree). But I will not be watching it a second time.

Posted on 20 Jan 2014 15:35:29 GMT
N. Messenger says:
Right, Shazzerman? I watched the film once more a couple of years later but got as far as the fire extinguisher again and then could not face what comes after.
Is it a triumph to make a brilliant but unwatchable film?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2014 16:57:34 GMT
Shazzerman says:
It is not unwatchable, so your criteria for great art are misplaced here. Is "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" unwatchable? For some people, yes - and we can add quite a few films to this "Unwatchable" list. But it is a subjective list, as some people can sit through TCM, Irreversible, Salo, Cannibal Holocaust, A Serbian Film etc, and some say they cannot (they can - they just don't want to). All of the films I mentioned above are great films, I think; except one - the execrable "A Serbian Film", which has a very troubling dialectic going on: it presents quite horrendous content in frames that are often very-well photographed (must find out who the DP is on that one). In terms of aesthetics, my tastes run towards the TCMs, the Psychos, and the Day of the Deads, as being much more challenging (and therefore, better) films than, say, the Schindler's Lists or the Godfathersssss...(sorry, got syntactically confused there towards the end).

Posted on 20 Jan 2014 17:08:13 GMT
N. Messenger says:
Hi Shazzerman.
I have no criteria for great art. Great art will be what people suggest it to be. I think 'Irreversible' is an astounding film. Shocking brutality and shocking beauty both.
I say unwatchable purely from a personal viewpoint. I find this film quite harrowing.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2014 17:59:40 GMT
Shazzerman says:
Fair enough. I was just taking your sentence - "Is it a triumph to make a brilliant but unwatchable film?" - at face-value. But do you really think that great art will be what people suggest it to be? No objectively-established greatness in art? You may be right, but I tend to disagree.

Posted on 20 Jan 2014 18:16:00 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jan 2014 19:12:48 GMT
N. Messenger says:
I think all art is subjective and suggestive. Successful art is a play on the mind.
'Irreversible' is a technical masterpiece and very playful too. But most people regard it as loathsome.
Interesting to see a lot of comments regarding 'Martyrs' as being particularly objectionable. I think 'Martyrs' is a very good film, perhaps unnecessarily bloody and certainly less disturbing than 'Irreversible.' One reviewer here opined that it has a happy ending. I had to rewatch the movie to see what he/she meant but they may well be right.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2014 19:17:00 GMT
Hah! Totally agree, and we'd never have seen it if it wasn't for te long-awaited uncut DVD release.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2014 21:15:40 GMT

What about THAT scene in Re-animator. Another classic of a bygone american horror film era, where anything goes and did.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2014 01:56:29 GMT
Oh yeah, the "head gives head". Yeah, nothing like classic Stuart Gordon on pure perv super wattage.

Posted on 25 Jan 2014 12:37:32 GMT
Flowers of Flesh and Blood. No more needs to be said...

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2014 12:53:31 GMT
That bonehead Charlie sheen thought it was a real Snuff film.

Posted on 28 Jan 2014 09:14:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Jan 2014 09:32:47 GMT
Ben J says:
Audition- I've yet to watch the whole film to the end but the whole moving sacks when the phone rings chills me to the bone and the part where she introduces the wire has me reaching for the remote every time.
The Strangers- The scene when Liv Tyler's character is standing in the living room and you see one of the "strangers" appear in the back ground always sends a chill down my spine.
Ju-on- that noise alone creeps the hell out of me
The Exorcist 3- The hospital scene gets me every time.
The Decent- the camcorder on night-vision was priceless and when I saw it at the cinema the whole place went nuts.
Final Destination- The bus scene was brilliant
The Innkeepers
The Woman in Black- when she float across the room in that eerie manner
To name but a few for now.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2014 12:37:25 GMT
Ben j,

yeah some great shock moments in the first Final destination. The sequels aren't worth the time of day imo.

And on Audition, the sound of the wire cutting flesh is excruciatingly realistic.

Posted on 28 Jan 2014 13:34:56 GMT
Ben J says:
Haha Audition is the only horror film that I've not managed watch fully thanks to That scene. The Japanese and Koreans really know how to make a good horror.
I refuse to watch any of the American remakes.

I've caught the FD sequels when they've been at stupid o'clock in the morning, passed the time nicely but not a patch on the first one.
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