Discussion in 'Whatever' started by ShadowSpectre, Sep 17, 2010.
Here's another movie opinion, this time for It Comes At Night.
The trailer is essentially 90% of the story of the movie. It's like they either had to cut 45 minutes of story for some reason, or they wanted to create an incredibly pretentious film with lots of ambiguity so that it would be considered deep and symbolic. I knew from the trailer that it was going to be a "what is the real monster" type of film, but the whole thing is left so vague that it could be literally any of these: zombies, virus à la Cabin Fever, the father's paranoid delusions, the son's dreams, or nothing at all.
I made sure to be really pretentious when I was creating this analysis (I don't believe it, but all the elements are there in the film):
Spoiler: Joke Analysis (SPOILERS)
This film is really about the fear of the unknown and how a father tries to protect his family from negative outside influences. The red door represents the mother's vulva, and the long hall leading to it is obviously the birth canal. This is reinforced by all of the pictures of what must be friends and family lining the walls of the long hall leading to the red door. You see, all people, and especially all family must pass through the birth canal.
In a clever inversion of the old trope of a father desperately trying to protect his teenage daughter from being corrupted by the influence of the outside world, in this film it is a son being protected. The father, Paul, takes tentative steps to expose his son, Travis, to the realities of adulthood at the beginning of the film when the two of them must euthanize Travis' infected, elderly grandfather. The social relationships that one can experience in the outside world are represented when the second family is introduced to the story. Travis is friendly with the father of the new family, Will; is attracted to his wife, Kim; and cares for their post-toddler son Andrew. Of course, Paul constantly reminds Travis that no matter how nice they may be, they cannot be truly trusted.
When Travis' beloved dog runs off after an unseen threat we are introduced to more poignant symbolism about the suffering inherent in life. Later that evening the dog shows up outside the locked red door. The dog is mortally wounded, and Paul with Will go out to euthanize it. I can't even continue this as a joke...
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Well done. I think you have to be in the right mood to appreciate a movie like that. Right now? It would probably bore the shit out me.
I saw the trailer for "IT" the other day which doesn't look bad more of a meh....Probably cynical but there is a huge audience out there that wants a decent horror movie.
But instead we are getting shit like "POLAROID" Google it. It's fucking dumb.
The sad part is that it was well made and well acted. It was simply really vague, and not in a mysterious way, just like it was heavily edited.
I literally, literally physically... with my mouth, said "Seriously?" when the movie faded to credits.
That's what I've heard.
I think It looks fucking amazing. I'm super excited for it.
The more I get older the more I realize that "supernatural" shit doesn't scare me. The shit that does scare me are the things that are more tangible. Watching IT? Well a random ballon doesn't do much
LMAO i never did get that part ether. In fact most of the movie did not scare me that much to be honest. I don't have a phobia of clowns so nothing was really there for me except my love of killer clowns and circus clowns in general.
The new IT movie won't be shIT without a great pennywise performance. Tim Curry was the only thing I loved about the movie. Clowns are strange, but not scary to me.
If you passed on it before, The Void is now on Netflix, so's you can watch it for, "free."
New short film. Could easily fit in horror or sci-fi but I like this thread so it goes here. Reminded me a lot of Dead Space and The Thing. Super damn creepy. You will not be disappointed with your 22 minute investment.
So good @Waterbear! The other oats studio shorts are worth a watch too!
That's one of the Neill Blomkamp dealies, right? Pretty awesome!!
Yeah, Oats Studios is Blomkamp's new thing.
Here's the first one:
Meant to post this weeks ago.
Aaaaand here be the second one:
Haven't checked it out yet.
As long as we're here... Thing game, anyone?
I need that game, if only for the pieces.
Not technically a horror movie, but to me it basically is.
Do not want!
@Waterbear @toothaction - Thank you for posting the Oats Studios films, great stuff from Blomkamp and crew! Very well-made and goretastic.
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Okay, so I'm pretty sure it's been mentioned in this thread, and I'm pretty sure I stated that I couldn't get through it, but I finally got around to watching all of The Visitor, and now I can't wait to watch it again! If I had just lasted five more minutes when I first tried to watch it I would have realized just how bat-shit awesome it was! I rank this up there with Messiah of Evil or Malatesta's Carnival of Blood for sheer what-the-fuckery at every turn.
I recently saw The House of the Devil for the first time, and also saw The Devil's Candy. Both very creepy and well done modern horror movies.
House of the Devil rules! His other stuff not so much.
Thanks for the heads up! A large proportion of what comes out is really low budget and terrible. Some B movies are great don't get me wrong.
I feel there is a lot of untapped potential in the horror genre.
Agreed! Talk about a one-hit-wonder.
And The Devil's Candy looks good! Looking forward to that one a lot.
Just watched Crimson Peak last night for the first time on HBO Now. Man. Absolutely loved it. I'm just always such a sucker for Victorian-era horror...and those creature FX! MMMM!
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