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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2018
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2018, 03:46:56 PM »
While I don't think the values of A Quiet Place are strictly conservative, I think the approach to family and the desperate, primal nature of keeping the family whole and of birth caters to that audience. 
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2018
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2018, 04:00:34 PM »
Guess I need to get off my butt and see this film now. Been meaning to for a while now.

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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2018
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2018, 04:58:09 PM »
While I don't think the values of A Quiet Place are strictly conservative, I think the approach to family and the desperate, primal nature of keeping the family whole and of birth caters to that audience.

I think that's a great way of putting it. Attractive to conservatives but not pushing conservatism. I think It Comes at Night does push conservatism, as a counter example
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2018
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2018, 05:16:41 PM »
This is my tentative list,

Alien
An American Werewolf in London
Pan's Labyrinth
Scream
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2018
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2018, 05:28:17 PM »
Great list, Sandy. None of them are too terrifying in my book. Okay, the first bit of Scream is scary.



Making a list of films based on what I can get streaming. Any that you feel strongly about let me know, one way or the other. Also, if any service has a film you think I really need to see, let me know.

Netflix
The Boy
The Strangers
Chernobyl Diaries
Lodgers
Life After Beth
The Invitation
Teeth
Sharknado
Deep Blue Sea
The Human Centipede
Piranha
Red Dragon
VHS 2

Hulu
Kiss of the Damned
The ABCs of Death
VHS
Raze
Berberian Sound Studio
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Dressed to Kill
The Amityville Horror (1979)
The Ninth Gate

Amazon
Species
The Monster Squad
The Woman in Black
The Satanic Rites of Dracula
The Killing of a Sacred Deer


Redbox
A Quiet Place
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2018
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2018, 09:54:19 PM »
I accepted it from a re-population standpoint. Also, it seemed like they had good plan to accomodate a baby... a plan which I believe they would have discussed prior to getting pregnant and not made up after the fact. Even if they did though it was a good plan and showed that it could work.

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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2018
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2018, 03:41:09 AM »
Hereditary
A Quiet Place

Game Night
Unsane
Cult of Chucky
Mother!
The Love Witch
Train to Busan
XX
Frailty
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Apostle
What Lies Beneath
The Endless
Upgrade
Les Affamés
The Devil's Candy
Ichi the Killer
The Human Centipede 2
The Human Centipede 3
It Comes at Night
The Monster
The Wailing
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2018
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2018, 10:20:46 PM »

Diabolique
Kwaidan
The Descent

The Ghost Breakers
The Innocents



This is my tentative list,

Alien
An American Werewolf in London
Pan's Labyrinth
Scream
All Essential Horror though only the first and last make my personal list.


Great list, Sandy. None of them are too terrifying in my book. Okay, the first bit of Scream is scary.
Scream is a horror rollercoaster. The scares are paced to create an exciting funhouse.



Making a list of films based on what I can get streaming. Any that you feel strongly about let me know, one way or the other. Also, if any service has a film you think I really need to see, let me know.

Life After Beth - I thought this was amateur. Easy to abandon well before the finish.
The Invitation - sneaky and good in a unique non-horror way
The Human Centipede - as bad as you'd imagine and the 2nd one is worse. The 3rd film almost makes the time worthwhile, the filmmaker finally gets the tone right. But you can't just skip to it.
Piranha - which one?
Red Dragon - interesting copy of Demme's style to the original story. Nowhere near as good as the Hannibal TV show handling of the story.
VHS 2 - mixed bag with a couple of real special gems.
VHS - same. Talented filmmaking but off-putting misogyny
Berberian Sound Studio - very disappointing. Don't get the praise for this one at all.
Dressed to Kill - If you like DePalma, this is a Masterwork. If not then avoid.
The Woman in Black - which one? The one with Radcliffe is terribly noisy.


Hereditary
A Quiet Place

Game Night - I like that you're including this. It's not really horror, but there are shocks and blood so I'm showing it to Mrs. 1SO.
Unsane
Cult of Chucky - Does this mean you've seen Curse of Chucky? That's one of the Top 3 of the franchise.
The Wailing - Curious to read another opinion on this
Ichi the Killer
The Human Centipede 2
The Human Centipede 3
These last three belong together, away from the others. That said, I'm not sure I could stand to watch them all on the same day.
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2018
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2018, 10:55:17 PM »
Berberian Sound Studio-- I agree with most of what 1SO says above, but strongly disagree with him on this one.  It is not scary, but this is a unique presentation of cinema.  Weird, in a fun way.

Sandy's list is a classic list and I can't wait to hear what she says about all these films.

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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2018
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2018, 06:57:11 AM »
Red Dragon > Silence of the Lambs