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Ouija: Origin of Evil http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4361050/ best horror I've watched in a very long time... the trailer spoils some good scares, so I'd skip it. it's also a prequel to an "Ouija" movie, but I recommend watching this first. you basically don't need to bother with the latter, very poorly written.



I saw it a couple of days ago, before I saw your post actually.

I don't share your enthusiasm. The photograph is nice, the reconstruction of the early sixties is convincing, the actors deliver a flawless performance, but all that coating can't hide the disappointing weakness of the script. Nothing new, no new ideas, all has been seen and re-seen and re-re-seen again. It's an idleness that annoys me terribly because as a fan of horror films, it makes my interest for the whole genre decline... :/

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I'm with you on the decline of the genre, but this worked for me... I didn't jump or anything, but I enjoyed it.

I'm on a horror spree lately, have watched Oculus, Jug Face, The autopsy of Jane Doe and Ouija (that origin of evil is a prequel to), but did not like them much... Jug Face is good, but mostly a backwater indie film with blood, not "proper" horror, and Oculus has a good/novel idea (you might like that), but, again, not scary (same guy who did OOoE)... I'm thinking of trying the Poltergeist remake, but the reviews are atrocious.


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I'm with you on the decline of the genre, but this worked for me... I didn't jump or anything, but I enjoyed it.

I'm on a horror spree lately, have watched Oculus, Jug Face, The autopsy of Jane Doe and Ouija (that origin of evil is a prequel to), but did not like them much... Jug Face is good, but mostly a backwater indie film with blood, not "proper" horror, and Oculus has a good/novel idea (you might like that), but, again, not scary (same guy who did OOoE)... I'm thinking of trying the Poltergeist remake, but the reviews are atrocious.



I've seen Occulus a long time ago; I think I liked it... I liked the character of the redhead girl, her obsessiveness... (same actress as in Ouija btw).
Seen The Autopsy too. I really like the first 20 minutes of it, but then the script fails to make the best use of all its potential (I'm thining of the 3 corpses particularly); what is also a flaw to me here is that you guess the nature of the girl far before the two examiners... The SFX are excellent though.

Lately, I watched Under the Shadow; an Iranian movie; very, very nice that one. The story of a mother and her daughter living in an apartment building in Teheran during the Iran/Irak war... Very simple, simple plot, simple tricks, but effective, genuinely frightening and still holding a poetic side.
I watched Don't Breathe too. If you forget about one or two far-fetched details, the story is quite believable, and that is already some little miracle! It's almost a no-exit situation, a house inhabited by a blind man - which is quite convenient to place your camera where you like since there's just the minimum of furniture, a couple of hot spots, cellar, cloakroom, kitchen, bathroom which draw a sketch map that you quickly have in mind. The whole works a bit too calmly maybe, a kind of calm tension :D (except for the ending). I don't like the main actor though, but the film is worth watching.

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abigail wrote:
I'm with you on the decline of the genre, but this worked for me... I didn't jump or anything, but I enjoyed it.

I'm on a horror spree lately, have watched Oculus, Jug Face, The autopsy of Jane Doe and Ouija (that origin of evil is a prequel to), but did not like them much... Jug Face is good, but mostly a backwater indie film with blood, not "proper" horror, and Oculus has a good/novel idea (you might like that), but, again, not scary (same guy who did OOoE)... I'm thinking of trying the Poltergeist remake, but the reviews are atrocious.

I am borrowing your list!!. Sorry, but your list sounds fantastic, and i will def be watching all the above mentioned! :p :dooom:


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go right ahead, and come back and post your thoughts here... :)


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Expecting to see Safe Neihborhood and Get out soon... Hope they won't disappoint.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4255304/ good/disgusting Lovecraftian horror. bit pissed they don't give credit when 80% of the movie is HPL, but still probably the best HPL movie I've seen...


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watched Life http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5442430/ and liked it, sort of a remake of Alien.

also watched A Dark Song http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4805316/ and found it very disappointing. unusual ending, but I wouldn't recommend anyone watches it to get there.

have heard good things about Get Out, but not seen it yet.


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Get out is really good. I watched A Dark Song also, it's too meandering and the final sequence is very cliché, but the angel has quite a presence for sure. Although the whole stuff is too cute and bigoted for a so-called horror film.

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