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In reply to an earlier post on 16 Sep 2012 15:27:54 BDT
W. Burgess says:
the mist has the best twist ever,spoiler alert when he finds the soliders and the look on his face classic

Posted on 20 Sep 2012 09:45:45 BDT
lovetoread says:
The best uexpected twist Ive ever seen has to be The Sixth Sense followed by Seven and the The Mist.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Sep 2012 10:10:04 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Sep 2012 10:12:39 BDT
Where was the twist in Seven? Awful film - I just kept wanting to shout "Why don't you switch the lights on?"

Agree about The Mist though, lovely twist.

Posted on 10 Oct 2012 16:58:55 BDT
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Posted on 10 Oct 2012 17:15:40 BDT
byekitty says:
not sure if these really count but the films of anime director satoshi kon nearly all play with your perception of what is real and as such are a constant stream of twists check out perfect blue very hitchcock

just had to put something other than the usual suspects (film and more general meaning)

Posted on 10 Oct 2012 21:19:29 BDT
The Italian horror movie 'The Perfume Of The Lady In Black' has without a doubt one of the most WTF leftfield twist endings in all of cinema.
'The Vanishing' (Spoorloos) had a great twist ending.
Pedro Almodovar's 'The Skin I Live In' has the best twist ending i've seen in a long time.
'Murder By Natural Causes'...one of the best tv movies ever made with twists all the way through right to the end.
Sleuth (the original 1972)....another great twist ending.
Maybe not all strictly horror movies but what the hell.

Posted on 24 Oct 2012 03:47:07 BDT
The latest horror in the cinema 'Sinister' purports to have a great ending. I'm not so mean as to skyright it for you all (I imagine many are yet to see it), but the truth is, while it's certainly morbidly fascinating whilst happening, it reeks of unremarkable prediction for an astute viewer, and worse, in finalisation , it is absurd. Sometimes we get so caught up in the shock and nastiness of an end, we mistake it for being pleasing, effective, convincing and satisfying when it's really nothing of the kind. Certainly not the worst ending of all, not by some long way, but considering much of what's gone before it, it had the chance to at least measure up, if not topple, those horrors preceding it over the past five years or so, it ends up strongly inadequate.

Posted on 24 Oct 2012 11:59:18 BDT
McAvennie8 says:
SPSP. I've just watched "The Caller". Think it might appeal to you.

Posted on 25 Oct 2012 10:42:58 BDT
D.S.Dk. says:
Saw. When the guy stands up at the end.
Loved it.

Posted on 25 Oct 2012 14:36:48 BDT
Ern says:
The two best twist endings I can think off, is "All The Boys Love Mandy Lane"....."The Mist"..I am not doing spoiler...Not sure which.."Last House On The Left or Remake"..The was the mother????????Not doing a spoiler.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 01:24:39 BDT
I've looked that one up-the description does sound appealing, and I'd generally ignored the cover and title as it seemed another psycho/'When A Stranger Calls' beforehand. Thanks, I'll check that out, Jonesy. Have you caught 'Sinister' at the cinema yet? I'm just wondering how you'd buy that ending?

Posted on 27 Oct 2012 12:54:44 BDT
Ern says:
Eden Lake along with the Last House on the Left, the best of the milder video nasties..Was a good film.

I hate films with monsters, gore for the sake or gore and above all, films like Mega Shark v Giant Octopus and the like.
Eden Lake is a strong Horror Film, as much so as Mum and Dad, but with a better storyline.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 21:40:13 BDT
I love films with monsters & gore for the sake of gore if the special effects are done in camera...they are both a dying artform.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 04:23:18 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Oct 2012 04:26:28 GMT
But Mega Vs. Giant Octopus IS enermous cack and the sort of bargain basement gunge that shouldn't be made-it aping horror, it's not what monster films are. These aren't even animal attack ones, just badly computerised basic graphics based loosely on a real species and then magnified a million times for no good reason. Monster movies are some of the best kind of horror when they are done right, but barely anyone makes monster movies anyway, nevermind having the chance to get them right.

And we can blame the awful new fashion of "true event" non-horrors like 'Eden Lake', which, if it was made ten years ago would never be namedhorror. In the days of 'Reservoir Dogs', itself quite a heavy nasty for a slick studio product, did one ever call that a horror.? Everyone is obsessed with 'Eden Lake'-it's crazy. Never have I been at a loss to understand the over-acclaim of such an ordinary, dragged-out asbo-brat drama with wild leaps of logic, a stupid premise, feet-dragging predictability and an ending so dreadful it ties with 'Paranomrla Activity'-itself another non-horror pretending to be one.

'Eden Lake' had torture for the sake of it and it had nothing pertinent or life-changing to impart. Just a pulp thriller without the thrills, and even the dullish 'Pulp Fiction' entertained better, as did 'Kill Bill'. And 'Kidulthood', 'Wilderness', 'Outlaw', 'While She Was Out' and 'Funny Games' have already covered this stale territory, plus daily news, Hollyoaks, and EastEnders! They just don't usually feature an asbo town! Once again to the director, nothing to be proud of. Can't wait for 'Sapphire Stream', 'Brat-attack Bridge' and 'Ruby River'-you can bet he's joining up geographical beauty-spot dots to the shape of dollar signs already.

Plus there's still Kindergarten Killers, Toddler Terrors, and Baby Barbarians no doubt down the line. Foetus Fanatics could be the finale. 'Eden Lake' director and writer, do you get the feeling I don't like you much? No? Oh, sorry.

Posted on 28 Oct 2012 12:17:57 GMT
Sounds to me like you have a problem with the characters portrayed in Eden Lake more than anything, it's ok i hated them too but thats why i think it is a great movie (but not one i like)...the movie obviously works in that respect.
To slag off the writer/director is just inane, he did his job well...i have a degree in film & tv production, i know how difficult it is to make even a short 10 minute movie.

Posted on 28 Oct 2012 14:21:00 GMT
Ern says:
First to SPSP..Would you call Cujo a monster film?..That dog was a monster..Lots of monster films are far worse than Eden Lake..Drizzley 1975, and 'Night of the Lepus,' 1972. Like Eden lake or not, it was well made and slowed nicely..I don't even like video nastiest as a general rule.

Second a real poor CULT film in my eyes, King Kong and the tag and bag Frankenstein's, not to mention the raggy mummy films.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Oct 2012 01:31:41 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Oct 2012 01:52:20 GMT
One of my biggest problem is with so many acting like this stupid thriller is beyond criticism and how those who dislike aren't getting it. This film has many problems, the worst being it deliberately slated a horror on release and now because of it's very ill-deserved success we've have yet another mass-marketed pretend horror added to the several others out there already squeezing out actual horror movies.

Of course everyone in the film was hateful-and the fact none of them pay for it make the movie all the more hateful. Add this to the absurd ending, predictable, drawn-out script and average photography, you have a movie so wretched that I really don't care HOW difficult it was for them to get it made as I'd rather it hadn't been at all!

Are you seriously telling me that no one should criticise a director/writer because of this? Well you'd better start on those who get PAID to do it then; ormovie critics as we call them. And doesn't that go for everybody on these discussion sites that dislike any film. Are we ALL supposed to be impressed by the creators when we don't even like the end result, an end result we PAY to see?

Come on how silly is this? I presume, therefore, that you either like every movie ever created, or if you don't, you'd still praise those making it? Anyway, nothing you can say will ever make me see 'Eden Lake' in any dull light than the one it was shot in, especially as the idea should have been shot instead.

To Ern....
I would term 'Cujo' an animal-attack movie because Cujo is a real breed of dog that exists on the planet, and St Bernards truly are massive. I see monster movies as more deliberately exaggerated beasts that have to be seamlessly CGI'd to appear like they're actually on screen with the protagonists/victims, or are perfectly put together with peerless make-up techniques so you don't recognise any human in them, or of them working a creation animatronically. These monsters can actually based on real animals just hugely altered to be many times its size ('Mimic'), mythological ('Deep Rising',) created from imagination ('Tremors') or made-up of several creatures ('The Relic'). Then there are the humanoid monster films like 'Ogre', 'Troll Hunter' and 'The Burrowers', again based on mythology.

What seperates these things from utter cack like 'Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus' is a gulf so wide it could never be crossed. A budget to start with. Then there's wholly believable, sometimes sensational acting that easily puts you plausibly in that situation, and fearing for the characters' safety aswell as fearing the threat itself. Great FX/make-up/animatronics help, as does atmopshere, tension, deft and realistic dialogue. 'Shark Vs. Oct' is a failure on all these fronts as it has none of these things, and worse, proudly emblazons it!

And like you, I'm sad to say I saw it, and I will happily state 'Eden Lake' was much better; it's highest point being it was slickly made, which belies its pointless nastiness, but it's easier to make films today than back in the days of 'Grizzly' (not a monster film either, another animal-attacker) which, despite its age is far better for me than 'Eden Lake', cos I do not respect what the thing is trying to do. There's no way 'ED' was harder to make than 'Grizzly' (check out the extras on that), and no amount of pretty shots or pompous execution will ever worry earlier brilliant feats of human nastiness like 'Shallow Grave' 'A Simple Plan', 'Blood Simple' or 'Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer' to name a few. 'Eden Lake' will always a battle of 'Mega S vs Giant O' but then so would anyone just filming a fly buzzing around their patio table.

Monster movies can be awful, I've stated that. My meaning is they shouldn't be. I can shamefully count on two hands just how many good ones there were. Yet now when camera technology, effects and acting is of a far better standard in general for horror than there ever were back in the long past when they were far more numerous, no one will dare make them, especially when there seems only demand for such banal non-horror inane cheats like 'Paranormal Activity', 'Saws', 'Hostels', cannibals, slashers and asbo brats. The only future of horror I fear, if there is one.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Oct 2012 01:34:32 GMT
Forgot to add that I really enjoyed the director's next film as he deigned to do a real horror with 'The Woman In Black' and I can't really fault him on that, especially as the TV film attempt at it from 1987 was so lousy, so there you go, but now I've said that, you probably will, whether's it's him or me.

Posted on 29 Oct 2012 08:20:54 GMT
I prefer the term eco horror rather than animal attack for movies like Cujo, Kingdom Of The Spiders, The Pack, Grizzly, Empire Of The Ants etc.
Also in my opinion the tv movie of 'The Woman In Black' was far better than the recent version.
If you think acting is of a higher standard in horror movies today than in the past, you obviously have never seen any of Lon Chaney Snr's work.
If you can count only 10 good monster movies, you can't have seen very many.

Posted on 29 Oct 2012 10:27:10 GMT
byekitty says:
really think horror does not have to be supernatural or monsters if you look at the dictionary definition of horror then eden lake is a horror film that said i hated it too

Posted on 29 Oct 2012 11:32:39 GMT
i agree...to me recent films like 'Black Swan' or 'The Skin I Live In' are horror movies. I'm sure some will disagree

Posted on 29 Oct 2012 16:14:00 GMT
Hello Folks.
Just a quick reminder about my thread here.
It's called "Best Twist ending." and is on the Horror Forum.

So just a quick reality check...
Can we consign "Mega... everything Vs Giant...anything", "Snowmageddon", "Rage or the Yeti" (watching it now on SyFy) or "Invasion of the giant Sheep" back into the bucket of "Bad Movies" shown on SyFy channel or Movies 24.

It might be fun to start a Worst ending, Worst Horror, General worst movies.
I wound be to be the first to nominate the Best, worst movie ever made, as the fantastic, brilliant and amazing "Plan 9 From Outer Space".
I have it, and other Ed Wood movies and the Brilliant movie that stars Johnny Depp and Martin Landau (Oscar winning roll) "Ed Wood".
I would recommend that movie to all.

So shall i do it ? and start a Worst Horror Movie thread ? I think i will.

Posted on 30 Oct 2012 18:31:27 GMT
J. Turner says:
@scott paul scott paul - now woman in blck - that was a good scary film, Pauline Moran was brilliant!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Oct 2012 21:05:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Oct 2012 21:20:31 GMT
Eco horror does sound smarter, but I think 'animal-attack' or 'nature goes nuts' were older terms coined by the creators and/or critics/viewers when the slew of those movies were at their most numerous in the 1970s, but same thing.

Really, caught the TV 'Woman In Black' online a week before the movie came out. Absurd, not scary, woefully acted, no suggestion of a belivable and malign spirit in the presentation, and found as dreadful as 'The Woman In White'.

When I say standard of acting is better now in modern horror films (1980s-now), it's because many of those 50s/60s/70s ones showcased highly theatrical performances tipping into hysterical embarrassment, even more painful to endure as there were no FX to speak of to showcase what possible menace could be scaring/threatening them so. Other performances were dead-eyed, but equally bad was the intrusive music-cheesy, misplaced, unwanted that worsened it all. Modern musical scores are far more appropriate and better orchestrated. I've never seen Lon Chaney senior's work, but that's just one person and I don't see how that can possibly even tip anything in the long pasts's balance. I tune out a lot of horror-almost all the commercial stuff is plain garbage, but that's what you would find the best acting anyway. The things I would normally go for tend to have it, and I don't see how it can be so hard to come by-they get paid to act this good. Usually in a film no one bothers seeing like 'Burning Bright', 'Dagon', 'The Ruins' or 'The Mist' for example.

About monster horror, if you exclude all the Werewolfers, Vampires and cannibals, even Aliens and Demons even belonging to a seperate sub-heading, surely you would only get about 10 in all. Above all I'm counting only good ones here (not crap that I dislike), but even then that leaves hardly anything as about one monster movie appears for every thousand slasher/cannibal/fake haunting/car-crash twist-ender/asbo-brat posturer that makes up so-called commercial horror today. Do let me know about this multitiude of monster horror you seem to have found breeding in a dark corner somewhere and shine a torch on it so I can see what I could possibly have missed.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Oct 2012 21:44:26 GMT
I don't think dictionary terminology is really relevant here at all, not least cos horror is a genuine emotion people can feel at any time in their lives, and for Eden Lake to even be considered for inclusion in this genre instead of for the brat docu-drama meets torrid thriller that it so clearly is, we must realise just how silly we've all been in mis-categorising all the following films as anything other than the horror film they so clearly are:

Reservoir Dogs, Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Cape Fear, The Warriors, After Hours, Earthquake, The Towering Inferno, Warrior, The Terminator, Escape From New York, The Thin Red Line, Kill Bill, Speed, Cold Creek Manor, United 93, Pulp Fiction, 2 Days In The Valley, Vertigo, Rear Window, Enemy Of The State, Scarface, The Godfather, The Hit List, True Romance, Fargo, Blood Simple, A Simple Plan, Chicago even! And therefore there must be hundreds more. Wow, horror films must in actuality be the most numerous type of film made, so clearly they must be the most copious novels written to, except they aren't. Yet in 20 years or so, I've not heard even one of these films mentioned in such terms. To suggest to most would get a big scoff and a "are you for real?"

The dictionary should utterly be perused by all followers of Romero and every so-called zombie film made ever since:

*A zombie is either 1) a person who acts mechanically of lifelessly, or...
2) a corpse said to have been revived by witchcraft.
There is no mention of cannibalism or the transference of disease at all, yet all these speech-challenged daft actors in soup-splattered clothing running around maniacally trying to "kill" people with ferocity they don't have while being "dead" at the same time (?!) and then "turning" them like magic into beings like them (?!) are always called zombies, thanks to some idiot who stole an idea from an Italian director, added a stupid, inexplicable cannibal recipe, made money and bingo, the inaccuracy has gone, well, viral!

So much for dictionary terms. On the plus side, loved that you hated that stupid non- horror horror 'Eden Lake'.
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