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Old 11-26-2018, 08:49 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Yeah no. I want gore that literally drains the fluid from the eyeballs and ****. Ripping some guy's arm off and getting a red spurt is about as boring as anything I can think of. I want a human body to be turned into a hobby.
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Old 11-27-2018, 02:12 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Omg, what a ****in movie. A few years ago, I grabbed a bunch of random flicks from a record store that sold used DVDs, and that was one of them. 10/10 hilarity, even without the awful dub.
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Old 11-27-2018, 03:03 PM   #33 (permalink)
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well you asked for the goriest and I gave it to you. Braindead's hardly a horror movie and doesn't try to masquerade as one. It's an exciting and infinitely entertaining frantic black comedy with the best visual gore effects you could ask for. Dawn and Day of the Dead both have a pretty satirical and comedic air if you ask me. Fulci movies have a subtle trashiness too.

I'm not dissing at all and don't wanna start an argument cuz I'd rather get a better feel for what you want cuz I'm pretty much a splatter encyclopedia and a good deal of the gushiest have a bit of an exploitation bent. Plus I was a bit more limited with the zombie theme. I'ma get into some sci-fi ones that you should check out specifically From Beyond, but ****in.. I dunno. Herschell Gordon Lewis's movies are also exploitative to the max.

Braindead does have a serious slapstick element though, so that's probably the problem.

There's no zombies but maybe check out Evil Dead Trap and Mindwarp
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Old 11-27-2018, 03:13 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Nowhere, 1997

Before the gut wrenching Mysterious Skin, Gregg Araki had his "Teenage Apocalypse Trilogy" which also includes Totally ****ed Up and the Doom Generation, but [b]Nowhere is the shining star. It's a coming of age tale like no other. It's also edgy and angsty almost to the point of physical injury. I could definitely see people calling it cringe material and I might too, but that's what makes it what it is. It is alternative personified.

Centered around a handful of mostly queer youths and their kickass 1997 party, Nowhere offers heavy doses of awkward comedy, an alternative/electro/shoegaze soundtrack, and some really imaginative sets if you ask me. Everyone's respective bedroom is decked to the nines in what the hell. But for all the jokes and ecstasy and anorexia and Christina Applegate with braces, it also comes packed with a good deal of uncomfortable and ****ed moments (though not nearly on the level of Mysterious Skin). Then at the end of the day and the parties over, after all the depravity, youthful angst prevails and it's like nothing was a big deal even though everything was a massive deal

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Old 11-27-2018, 03:48 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Saw, 2004

Well it's not exactly the most elusive pick, but I feel like the original Saw could be dismissed by some without given a chance. Either way I think it rules.

I can confess to somewhat writing it off myself, but it turned out to be quite a surprising and suffocating film. After this I watched the rest of the series, and that was a bitch. Beforehand I pretty much expected it to be the same as I'd eventually learn the sequels to be. But despite that trainwreck of a sentence, Saw is an enigma of its own, totally unlike the rest.

I was quite floored by the atmosphere, blind sided by the suspense, and appreciative of the minimalism. I need to revisit it cuz right now I'm drawing a blank trying to recollect all the content stuffed into such a small zone. Grim, grimy, and claustrophobic, Saw is an atmospheric triumph and (I dunno if this is really true but I'ma say it anyway) underrated slab of modern horror.

Now if only Cary Elwes would've hit a Robin Hood: Men in Tights reference before cutting off his leg.

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Old 11-27-2018, 04:18 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Paris, Texas, 1984

Let's get a tad deeper cuz this a truly remarkable film deserving of much more than a small blurb.

A man walks fatigued out of the desert with seemingly no recollection of anything and refuses to talk for the longest time. We've heard it before, right? Well, granted this movie is simple in structure, it's immensely complex on an emotional and personal level. After reuniting with his brother's family, including the son he left behind after the disappearance, this turns into a man's humble quest to reunite the rest of his family.

Paris, Texas is an emotional tour de force, a gripping depiction of a sort of repentance, but above all the metamorphosis of selfishness into selflessness. It's unbelievable how far it goes.

In addition to the feelings, this movie is an absolute stylistic stunner. Vast desert landscapes and at times a look almost reminiscent of Fallout: New Vegas, well the other way around I guess. The pacing and length might be admittedly grueling for casual film watchers, but there's so much vast beauty in ever aspect to become immersed within.

Paris, Texas will break your heart then mend it again.
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The Andromeda Strain, 1971

I have to admit I wasn't expecting such a psychologically thrilling endeavor when I decided to watch this. The Andromeda Strain is a spectacular piece of sci-fi history and a generally tense feat.

The sets are notably next level. Always interesting to note the aesthetics of retro science fiction compared to modern stuff, both a little distant from each other on the spectrum. I suppose it's obvious, though, seeing as older stuff is based more on imagination without being aware of modern technology. This gives the visuals a kind of unorthodox personality as opposed to a "look at this insane ****ing machine" personality.

The Andromeda Strain follows the spread of the peculiar titular virus. It's the microscopic shots of cell division and the observation thereof that offer extreme paranoia and tension. It's so simple but so effective. I'd go as far as to say there's a little dash of horror in here. Surely the advancement of a never before seen malignant germ that can powderize your blood is a scary thing, and the study of said germ is nerve wracking.

If I had to make a complaint, I'd say I found the ending kinda lackluster after that buildup of epic proportions. We get so deep then it just kinda fizzles away, like shaking up a bottle of soda only to watch it go flat without ever breaking the seal. That's a minor gripe, though. As it stands, the conclusion is still subtly bothersome (in a good way).

Sci-fi suspense fans come here.
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Metropolis, 1927

Continuing with the amazingness of retro sci-fi comes the retro-est. Without a doubt one of the most massive and visually ineffable films of all time. This **** would blow my mind if it came out now. These sets, my lord, these sets are monstrous in scope and brilliantly imaginative, and there's literally more god damn extras in this movie than there are people in my previous hometown of South Lake Tahoe. The work put into this must have grinded bones.
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A Tale of Two Sisters, 2003

Twins have been done to death (remember Dead Ringers?) and the plot here is basically a carbon copy of the Other but with little Korean girls instead of little master race stereotype lookin boys, but A Tale of Two Sisters is more my speed, and the horror element is way more prevalent. Family stuff always gets to me too.

Another one in need of revisitation but I know very well that I love this movie. It's quite poignant and elegant, and fragile in a way. Darkly touching and mesmerizing, and disturbingly tense, South Korea brings the feels yet again.

And **** the Ring (nah I like the Ring and Ringu a lot obv) but this movie boasts the scariest creepy crawling girl scene ever.
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Old 11-28-2018, 02:07 PM   #40 (permalink)
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just gonna make it a review thread if anyone wants to make requests. I already have my pornos so that won't be necessary

but it's really just a front to make you check out my thread
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