New Horror Genre


#1

What do yall think of the direction the horror genre is taking with movies like Hostel, Saw Triology, Wolf Creek and The Hills Have Eyes? I havent watched Wolf Creek but I heard Tarantino said it’s the scariest movie hes seen in his life! I watched the R Rated version of the Hills Have Eyes in theatres, wanna watch the unrated one on DVD though… Me personally I love the new direction cuz nowadays horror movies are concentrating on violence and gore rather than spirits and ghosts, most of them are influenced by old exploitation movies too!


#2

I really love the style of the films… I also like that they are moving away from spirits and ghosts… I hate alot of ghost movies, when ever I start watching a horror movie I know little about and see doors closing by themselves I get angry. At 8 films to die for, most of the movies I saw I knew nothing about, and my friend laughed every time a door slammed shut on it’s own cause he knew I hated ghost movies…



Anyway… I’m not a big fan of gore, but of the film iv’e seen of these I really liked the style, so I’m all for more of them… I got Wolf Creek for Christmas, guess I should watch it.


#3

Here’s a little interview with Joe Bob Briggs that will answer your question.



What do you think of this recent trend of sadistic horror movies - like Saw, Hostel and the like? Are they “profoundly disturbing”?



Joe Bob Briggs:They’re completely over the top, sick, disturbing, and perversions of the classic horror genre. I love 'em.


#4

Sorry but theres no specific answer to my question… Im just asking for the personal opinions of forum members! lol… What I mean is that you dnt have to get me a quote from a famous film critic… Just state YOUR OWN personal opinion… :wink:


#5

I really like what Lions Gate is doing right now. Personally, I’m a huge fan of their horror movies(not the B movies they put out straight to DVD). What Lions Gate is doing with Saw, Hostel, Descent, etc. are things that could actually happen to you. So the entire time you watch them you’re thinking, “…what would I do in that situation?”



Reality is a horror in itself.





…and on that note, I really look forward to more Twisted Pictures releases. Hopefully they’ll take a new turn like what they did with Saw.


#6

True that… Lions Gate is the leading company in American Horror right now!


#7

[quote=“themack”]
Sorry but theres no specific answer to my question… Im just asking for the personal opinions of forum members! lol… What I mean is that you dnt have to get me a quote from a famous film critic… Just state YOUR OWN personal opinion… :wink:
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Well what I meant is Yes I love em :slight_smile: Most people hate Hostel but I loved it I also liked Cabin Fever as well. Is Live Feed,Rest Stop,and H6: Diary of a Serial Killer any good?


#8

[quote=“ThaDuke”]
I really like what Lions Gate is doing right now. Personally, I’m a huge fan of their horror movies(not the B movies they put out straight to DVD). What Lions Gate is doing with Saw, Hostel, Descent, etc. are things that could actually happen to you. So the entire time you watch them you’re thinking, “…what would I do in that situation?”


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cept usually im thinking that id do something far more intelligent in that situation… these new horror films arnt frightening ( thats what i think “good” horror is ) there just gory… In some cases at the expense of anything else… plus they all follow the formula of a group of people get isolated and a series of attacks kills most of them then the last few fight back the end…no story just attacks, no characters just bodys… not a good direction for horror… not in the long term anyway…


#9

I would agree with you that I think gore makes a horror film. Sure it’s shocking and disturbing at times, but are you really frightened? What frightens me is the truth, rarely fiction.


#10

Horror directors of today will never match up to the great directors of the past. Men like: Sam Raimi, George A. Romero, Lucio Fulci, John Carpenter, Dario Argento, Tobe Hooper and etc. But there still remains a good list of active horror maestros like Eli Roth, Rob Zombie, Wes Craven, QT(he could be the fucking king).


#11

Those kinds of films are why QT chose to do a more realistic horror film.



By the way Death Proof takes place in the Realer than Real World universe like True Romance, Dogs, Pulp Fiction. Its not in the Movie Movie Universe (Kill Bill, FDTD).


#12

[quote=“PopeyePete”]
Those kinds of films are why QT chose to do a more realistic horror film.



By the way Death Proof takes place in the Realer than Real World universe like True Romance, Dogs, Pulp Fiction. Its not in the Movie Movie Universe (Kill Bill, FDTD).
[/quote]But its only 70 min. running time, which includes credits. So I don’t think its going to set any landmarks the way George A. Romero did with Night Of The Living Dead.


#13

Its not 70 minutes long. Its at least 90 minutes long. What the hell are you talking about? I dont care about benchmarks as long as its a cool film (which from reading the script I know it will be).


#14

What! This is the first slasher movie(that I know of) where the car is the killer


#15

[quote=“me”]
What! This is the first slasher movie(that I know of) where the car is the killer
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THE CAR ISNT THE KILLER. ITS THE WEAPON USED TO KILL BY THE KILLER. This movie isnt Christine.


#16

Sorry thats what I meant to say anyway this movie is gonna be a landmark for horror IMO


#17

[quote=“PopeyePete”]
THE CAR ISNT THE KILLER. ITS THE WEAPON USED TO KILL BY THE KILLER. This movie isnt Christine.
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LOL!!

[quote=“PopeyePete”]
Those kinds of films are why QT chose to do a more realistic horror film.



By the way Death Proof takes place in the Realer than Real World universe like True Romance, Dogs, Pulp Fiction. Its not in the Movie Movie Universe (Kill Bill, FDTD).
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Which makes the horror even more horrifying! Can’t wait.


#18

Oh yeah… I forgot to mention The Devils Rejects… It is definately belongs to the list of new horror genre… Actually The Devils Rejects may fall under the category of new exploitation cinema… So does Grindhouse and From Dusk Till Dawn!!! Directors like Tarantino and Rob Zombie are trying to recreate the exploitation genre… What other movies do you think fall under this category?


#19

[quote=“Navajas”]
Oh yeah… I forgot to mention The Devils Rejects… It is definately belongs to the list of new horror genre… Actually The Devils Rejects may fall under the category of new exploitation cinema… So does Grindhouse and From Dusk Till Dawn!!! Directors like Tarantino and Rob Zombie are trying to recreate the exploitation genre… What other movies do you think fall under this category?
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Mad Cowgirl(Havent seen it yet) obviously falls under it.


#20

Its the first time I hear about this movie probably cuz Im concentrating more on international cinema these days… I read about it and damn it looks wicked!!! Its a tribute to sexploitation… Is it available on DVD? Thx for the info Me… Lets try to make a new exploitation movies list:

House of 1000 Corpses

The Devils Rejects

From Dusk Till Dawn

Grindhouse

Mad Cowgirl

Jackie Brown was a tribute to Foxy Brown but obviously its far from an exploitation movie

Can Sin City and Kill Bill to an extent be considered ones of them?

What else?