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Author Topic: West, Ti  (Read 1095 times)

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West, Ti
« on: April 07, 2016, 11:56:38 PM »
1. The Sacrament
2. The Innkeepers
3. V/H/S (segment "Second Honeymoon")
4. The House of the Devil

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Re: West, Ti
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2016, 11:57:30 PM »
You really still haven't seen The Innkeepers? Huh. It's so good!
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Re: West, Ti
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2016, 12:13:28 AM »
The House of the Devil (3/5)
V/H/S (segment "Second Honeymoon")

I remember watching V/H/S, but not that particular segment.
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Re: West, Ti
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2016, 12:20:23 AM »
You really still haven't seen The Innkeepers? Huh. It's so good!

It's been on my Shocktober list for a couple of years now. Always seems to miss the cutoff.

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Re: West, Ti
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2016, 08:50:30 AM »
The Innkeepers (2011)
* * * - Good
My delay in watching this is that I wasn't too impressed with House of the Devil. Ti West's slow burn style was too slow with too little burn, and I heard this was a lesser film. The Innkeepers may be a bit thin on characters and story, but it's pretty damn scary and if you can make a scary horror movie I'll forgive a lot. I liked seeing Pat Healy (Cheap Thrills) again and he plays well off of Sara Paxton, who's a nice discovery here. The kind of fun performance I hoped more of from Alison Pill after Scott Pilgrim. (Was surprised to see Paxton's filmography, which paints her as usually playing sex kittens or exploited women. I hope she steers away from them and into more of these.) The hotel guests are terribly under-written and there are a couple of character surprises I saw coming from way off, but like I said... scary.

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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2016, 11:16:01 PM »
What I really got into in that one was the characters. I thought that Healy and Paxton had such an easy chemistry that the opening 30 minutes didn't feel like filler like in many horror movies but rather important building blocks for the rest of the movie. And yeah, quite scary. It gets the edge for me over House of the Devil, which I also liked.
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Re: West, Ti
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2022, 09:15:59 AM »
X (2022)
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It's good to see Ti West returning to Horror. By far his sleaziest film, both in terms of sex and later on violence. (West is still a slow burner.) It holds the attention, but is pretty straightforward for all the ominous potential, playing better to an exploitation fanbase than those who prefer something clever. #569 in the Horror/Thriller 1000, but I expect that will drop as more people weigh in.

 

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