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Halloween Discussion and Debate Thread: OVERRATED HORROR FILMS

I'll start: Overrated but still good/great *Psycho *The...
The Master Purchase Agreement that Dripped Blood
  10/12/17
Mostly agreed. Think ALIEN is great but don't consider it ho...
Christmas! (and TWINS)
  10/12/17
I think Saw would have made an interesting stage play
The Master Purchase Agreement that Dripped Blood
  10/12/17
Yes! Maybe as a comedy by John McDonagh LJL.
Christmas! (and TWINS)
  10/12/17
Daughters of Darkness Cannibal Holocaust The Fly (80s) Ma...
animeboi
  10/12/17
are you saying Manos is even worse than its reputation as th...
Christmas! (and TWINS)
  10/12/17
People try to pull the whole "its so bad its good"...
animeboi
  10/12/17
that's how I felt about attack of the killer tomatoes
HORSE TORCHER
  10/12/17
But that film was intentionally bad ("camp"). I d...
animeboi
  10/12/17
ah. usually when people say "it's so bad it's good"...
Christmas! (and TWINS)
  10/12/17
Agreed on Daughters of Darkness; it looks great but it doesn...
HORSE TORCHER
  10/12/17
Psycho is Hitchcock's masterpiece and a T10 all-time movie f...
American Hairlines
  10/12/17
It's a little too jerky; lots of the middle doesn't really w...
HORSE TORCHER
  10/12/17
define "the middle" (where does it start and end) ...
American Hairlines
  10/12/17
Boring shit after murder 1 and before murder 2
HORSE TORCHER
  10/12/17
The Ring (2002)
manufactured mirth
  10/12/17
Fuck you, that movie rules.
Get Thee To The North Pole
  10/12/17
Psycho is one of the best movies ever made. A recent horr...
Oh, you travel?
  10/12/17
I lieked it
HORSE TORCHER
  10/12/17
Event Horizon is widely-liked but I thought it was atrocious...
CHARLES DIGITAL
  10/12/17
i liked it a lot when i saw it, but i was 17 at the time and...
David Lynch's Mistress
  10/12/17
Interesting. I saw it when I was 15 or 16 and my friend and ...
CHARLES DIGITAL
  10/12/17
...
CHARLES DIGITAL
  10/12/17
Saw 1 is definitely not overrated
.;:..;:;.:.;.,,,.,.:,.;;,;;;..;,
  10/12/17
Saw III is the only actually good one. I also think the twis...
HORSE TORCHER
  10/12/17
i LOVE saw 3. my favorite out of the 5 (i think?) that ive s...
David Lynch's Mistress
  10/12/17
Saw 1's twist is legendary, and 2's twist is definitely unde...
.;:..;:;.:.;.,,,.,.:,.;;,;;;..;,
  10/12/17
...
David Lynch's Mistress
  10/12/17
It (2017)
~~(>' ' )>
  10/12/17
mpa, what are your thoughts on high tension and wolf creek? ...
David Lynch's Mistress
  10/12/17
Haven't seen either yet. I like new French extremity but the...
HORSE TORCHER
  10/12/17
yeah honestly it would have been a better movie without the ...
David Lynch's Mistress
  10/12/17
It's on the list maybe tomorrow night
HORSE TORCHER
  10/12/17
the shining was never actually scary
a den of proles
  10/12/17
not really scary, but that bedroom scene at the end with the...
.;:..;:;.:.;.,,,.,.:,.;;,;;;..;,
  10/12/17
hilarious he kept that in but cut the whole subplot re: the ...
Christmas! (and TWINS)
  10/12/17
you're not supposed to be scared Jack will come at you; it's...
Christmas! (and TWINS)
  10/12/17
True although the book does a better job of that. The horror...
HORSE TORCHER
  10/12/17
I think The Shining (film, Kubrick) may work better if you'v...
Christmas! (and TWINS)
  10/12/17
Yeah I saw it before becoming a lawyer
HORSE TORCHER
  10/12/17
...
Christmas! (and TWINS)
  10/13/17
Suspiria was SPS. Just a bag of gimmicks. Nosferatu (1922...
Christmas! (and TWINS)
  10/12/17
dude, its from fucking 1922. cut it some slack.
David Lynch's Mistress
  10/12/17
It (2017) It Follows I Know What You Did Last Summer The...
.;:..;:;.:.;.,,,.,.:,.;;,;;;..;,
  10/12/17
i wasn't that impressed by evil dead. a bit too campy.
,.,..,.,..,.,.,.,..,.,.,,..,..,.,,..,.,,.
  10/13/17


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Date: October 12th, 2017 8:50 AM
Author: The Master Purchase Agreement that Dripped Blood

I'll start:

Overrated but still good/great

*Psycho

*The Conjuring

*Suspiria

*The Fog

Overrated but okay:

*The Exorcist

*Ringu

*Friday the 13th

*Hostel

*Paranormal Activity

*Let's Scare Jessica to Death

*Alien

Overrated and SPS:

*Saw

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34423688)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 8:51 AM
Author: Christmas! (and TWINS)

Mostly agreed. Think ALIEN is great but don't consider it horror.

SAW would've been much better in prose. The story idea is good, but the action is all characterological.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34423689)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 8:52 AM
Author: The Master Purchase Agreement that Dripped Blood

I think Saw would have made an interesting stage play

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34423693)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 8:53 AM
Author: Christmas! (and TWINS)

Yes! Maybe as a comedy by John McDonagh LJL.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34423698)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 9:01 AM
Author: animeboi

Daughters of Darkness

Cannibal Holocaust

The Fly (80s)

Manos: The Hands of Fate



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34423727)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 9:03 AM
Author: Christmas! (and TWINS)

are you saying Manos is even worse than its reputation as the worst?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34423734)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 9:38 AM
Author: animeboi

People try to pull the whole "its so bad its good" meme with it, which is wrong because its just boring.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34423859)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 10:08 AM
Author: HORSE TORCHER

that's how I felt about attack of the killer tomatoes

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34424044)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 7:50 PM
Author: animeboi

But that film was intentionally bad ("camp"). I don't like that kind of gay shit either.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428611)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 10:12 AM
Author: Christmas! (and TWINS)

ah. usually when people say "it's so bad it's good" I stop listening after the third word.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34424082)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 10:06 AM
Author: HORSE TORCHER

Agreed on Daughters of Darkness; it looks great but it doesn't deliver the goods

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34424024)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 9:41 AM
Author: American Hairlines

Psycho is Hitchcock's masterpiece and a T10 all-time movie faggot

The problem is classifying it as "horror." Imagine if it were released today - it would be a "crime thriller" or something

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34423866)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 10:05 AM
Author: HORSE TORCHER

It's a little too jerky; lots of the middle doesn't really work beyond being an engine to get to the next set piece.

Frenzy, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Shadow of a Doubt all better

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34424018)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 10:16 AM
Author: American Hairlines

define "the middle" (where does it start and end) before i engage u further

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34424119)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:42 PM
Author: HORSE TORCHER

Boring shit after murder 1 and before murder 2



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428141)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 9:43 AM
Author: manufactured mirth

The Ring (2002)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34423873)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 10:12 AM
Author: Get Thee To The North Pole

Fuck you, that movie rules.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34424076)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 10:13 AM
Author: Oh, you travel?

Psycho is one of the best movies ever made.

A recent horror movie that was praised but is actually pretty bad is Drag Me to Hell

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34424091)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 10:15 AM
Author: HORSE TORCHER

I lieked it



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34424109)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 10:16 AM
Author: CHARLES DIGITAL (CharlesXII)

Event Horizon is widely-liked but I thought it was atrocious. Friend and I didn't find it scary at all and instead just laughed through the whole thing.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34424120)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:43 PM
Author: David Lynch's Mistress

i liked it a lot when i saw it, but i was 17 at the time and i have better taste now than i did then

i want to re-watch it and see what i think now

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428152)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 7:40 PM
Author: CHARLES DIGITAL (CharlesXII)

Interesting. I saw it when I was 15 or 16 and my friend and I simply couldn't stop laughing at it. Not a good vibe for a non-campy horror film.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428515)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:41 PM
Author: CHARLES DIGITAL (CharlesXII)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428132)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:42 PM
Author: .;:..;:;.:.;.,,,.,.:,.;;,;;;..;,


Saw 1 is definitely not overrated

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428140)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:43 PM
Author: HORSE TORCHER

Saw III is the only actually good one. I also think the twist in II is underrated

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428148)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:44 PM
Author: David Lynch's Mistress

i LOVE saw 3. my favorite out of the 5 (i think?) that ive seen

i also like saw 1 and 2

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428156)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:46 PM
Author: .;:..;:;.:.;.,,,.,.:,.;;,;;;..;,


Saw 1's twist is legendary, and 2's twist is definitely underrated.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428178)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:48 PM
Author: David Lynch's Mistress



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428198)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:43 PM
Author: ~~(>' ' )>

It (2017)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428147)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:45 PM
Author: David Lynch's Mistress

mpa, what are your thoughts on high tension and wolf creek?

the first time i saw high tension i was really stoned and it scared the shit out of me. the second time i saw it i was like "hrm, this isnt scary at all". idk

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428164)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:49 PM
Author: HORSE TORCHER

Haven't seen either yet. I like new French extremity but the twist to high tension sounds so ball crushingly dumb

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428211)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:51 PM
Author: David Lynch's Mistress

yeah honestly it would have been a better movie without the twist

i think it scared me so much bc i was stoned but i was legit terrified the entire movie

watch wolf creek then and let me know what you think.

YOU STILL NEED TO WATCH LOST HIGHWAY BTW. :)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428228)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:52 PM
Author: HORSE TORCHER

It's on the list maybe tomorrow night

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428234)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:52 PM
Author: a den of proles

the shining was never actually scary

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428236)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:53 PM
Author: .;:..;:;.:.;.,,,.,.:,.;;,;;;..;,


not really scary, but that bedroom scene at the end with the guy in the pig mask blowing the butler really fucked me in the head as a child

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428249)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:54 PM
Author: Christmas! (and TWINS)

hilarious he kept that in but cut the whole subplot re: the weird sex parties. i'm sure there's a callback in EWS or something.

Also LJL at the camera-slip in the opening scene. Amateurish!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428258)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:53 PM
Author: Christmas! (and TWINS)

you're not supposed to be scared Jack will come at you; it's scary you might become Jack.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428250)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:56 PM
Author: HORSE TORCHER

True although the book does a better job of that. The horror in the book is Jack can't keep it together. But as King points out, from scene 1 in the film you can tell Jack is nuts

The Shining is a work of art don't get me wrong, but I do prefer the psychological realism, and almost Zola-esque naturalism, of the novel.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428270)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 7:47 PM
Author: Christmas! (and TWINS)

I think The Shining (film, Kubrick) may work better if you've been socialized to everyday psychopathy to the extent Jack Nicholson's unworldly mugging doesn't seem entirely out of place in a quotidian setting.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428592)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 7:56 PM
Author: HORSE TORCHER

Yeah I saw it before becoming a lawyer

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428660)



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Date: October 13th, 2017 7:44 PM
Author: Christmas! (and TWINS)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34437141)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:53 PM
Author: Christmas! (and TWINS)

Suspiria was SPS. Just a bag of gimmicks.

Nosferatu (1922) is boring AF. Maybe revolutionary @ the time but let's get serious. Not a good movie.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428244)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 6:54 PM
Author: David Lynch's Mistress

dude, its from fucking 1922. cut it some slack.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428257)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 7:58 PM
Author: .;:..;:;.:.;.,,,.,.:,.;;,;;;..;,


It (2017)

It Follows

I Know What You Did Last Summer

The Mist



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34428676)



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Date: October 13th, 2017 12:13 AM
Author: ,.,..,.,..,.,.,.,..,.,.,,..,..,.,,..,.,,.


i wasn't that impressed by evil dead. a bit too campy.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3761789&forum_id=2#34430890)