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Old 10-20-2017, 04:08 PM   #20391 (permalink)
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I chose Funny Games because there is a weird and unspoken acceptance of the situation as just a product of chaos in such a way that it makes the viewer uncomfortable so I thought it might fit. Glad you've seen it though.

Maybe check out Mr. Jones in addition to the other two.
I'll put those three on the list, but am I to understand that I've kind of accepted that any kind of Lovecraftian style horror, even not necessarily sci fi horror, is kind of hard to find? To be perfectly honest I think Romero zombie movies are actually closer to what I'm looking for than what I generally get unless they're just ****ty Lovecraft adaptations. I mean those movies are really about how the protagonists are just straight up ****ed in the face of an overwhelming enemy that can clearly never be overcome no matter what they do, which is kind of what I'd want from that kind of horror movie. Even though I'm not actually looking for zombie movies.
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Old 10-20-2017, 04:19 PM   #20392 (permalink)
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I'll put those three on the list, but am I to understand that I've kind of accepted that any kind of Lovecraftian style horror, even not necessarily sci fi horror, is kind of hard to find? To be perfectly honest I think Romero zombie movies are actually closer to what I'm looking for than what I generally get unless they're just ****ty Lovecraft adaptations. I mean those movies are really about how the protagonists are just straight up ****ed in the face of an overwhelming enemy that can clearly never be overcome no matter what they do, which is kind of what I'd want from that kind of horror movie. Even though I'm not actually looking for zombie movies.
While it's very loose narratively speaking, I think that Tetsuo fits. There are classics like The Thing and Prince of Darkness, but ja you're right. It's not Lovecraftian at all, but watch Gerald's Game. I don't think I've seen a film convey hopeless dread so well.
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Old 10-20-2017, 04:30 PM   #20393 (permalink)
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While it's very loose narratively speaking, I think that Tetsuo fits. There are classics like The Thing and Prince of Darkness, but ja you're right. It's not Lovecraftian at all, but watch Gerald's Game. I don't think I've seen a film convey hopeless dread so well.
I'll check out Tetsuo (director?) and the other things you mentioned. Honestly the most Lovecraftian horror thing outside of actual Lovecraft I've ever seen was Amnesia: The Dark Descent. And that was a video game. Like I said, I'm totally waiting for Guillermo Del Toro to do that In the Mouth of Madness movie, cause why the mother **** is that not already a god damn thing?
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Tetsuo as in Tetsuo: The Iron Man
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Old 10-20-2017, 04:41 PM   #20395 (permalink)
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Got Gerald's Way and Tetsuo downloading and am not even looking at what they're about. So I'll see what's good.
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To be perfectly honest I think the original Alien might actually be in a way what I'm truly looking for. A group of unsuspecting people who morally earned nothing of what was about to happen to them and were consumed by a cosmic horror that they could never possibly understand that clearly had a history that was never explained but still all-consuming.

You know what **** all of you I think I'm just gonna watch Alien. There's really no way to go wrong with that.
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Been watching some good new horror movies, but need some good cosmic horror from any time period. You know, that Lovecraftian sort of horror that isn't so much sci fi but kind of is sci fi just cause it's about how the universe is out to get you, not so much cause it's out to get you but because it's so overwhelming that it can't help but be out to get you cause you're so insignificant? Or anything along those lines that makes you feel like you don't matter in the face of the overwhelming evil on display. You can interpret that liberally since I imagine the concept isn't really explored that much and I just want whatever I can get. Basically if the horror isn't really so much out to get you as you're just in its way I'll be happy.

But god damn when with Guillermo Del Toro make that At the Mountains of Madness movie already?
in terms of any of that these might be a bunch of shots in the dark but here are some sick movies regardless that may or may not be applicable
you should watch these

The Color Out of Space (2010) - IMDb
Five Million Years to Earth (1967) - IMDb
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Is The Color Out of Space actually any good or is it just a ****ty Lovecraft adaptation?
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Seriously though, is there a horror movie out there that's more Lovecraftian than Alien? They wake up for no apparent reason but to explore an alien world that they have no idea of, then they explore it and it's completely bizarre and indefinable except that it's just indefinable and has some **** that's omfg?! Then a lifeform beyond their comprehension wrecks their absolute **** and they can't even deal with it, all die but one person who Jesus ****ing Christ she may or may not have lost her mind? Forget about the other movies. Alien is ****ing Lovecraft.
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