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Horror films.

Discussion in 'TV + Film' started by robots need oil, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. OH EM GEE, I must be living under a rock, didn't know that they turned this into a TV series, I've had Wolf Creek on my to-watch list for the longest time but I've never came round to it. Before I dive in to the TV version, do I need to watch the movies 1 and 2 first?
     
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  2. I preferred the first season's approach of keeping Mick in the background, he's become a bit of a Freddy Krueger character now, but this was still 1000 times better than the likes of - ugh - Scream Queens.

    Amazing characters you actually root for, postcard shots of the outback, top tier performances all around, the aboriginal guys saying the land was 'bad'. My main problems were...

    - Cars that won't start
    - Guns that aren't ready to fire
    - She hits him once with a rock and then hesitates finishing him off
    - The couple who opt to sacrifice themselves could have waited for Mick to come back, thus ensuring he went up in flames with them
    - That he can throw a knife from a gazillion feet away and hit a target
    - The aboriginal guy who had the power to hurt him stopped singing and got shot!!!
    - Mick's offed about 60 odd people, mostly tourists, there's no way there wouldn't be a huge manhunt underway
    - The twist with Brian - I couldn't understand how he 'played them'? He simply didn't tell them he was an ex-con?? I had to rewind that explanation because I didn't understand what they were getting at when he mentioned the news clippings and being bait?
     
  3. I was very impressed with both seasons. You don't need to watch the films as they series, other than Mick, concentrate on different characters. There was talk of a 3rd film, which should follow on from the series.
     
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  4. I couldn't work out that supposed 'revelation' at the end of S2. I mean, I understood the basic essence of the character's lie - I mean, it was obvious from the outset - but the other stuff they mentioned made no sense. Watched it back twice and still couldn't work it out.
     
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  5. New 'Hellraiser', gives nothing away about the story :

     
  6. Hmm, looks cheap. It even stars an actor, Randy Wayne, who literally appears in lots of cheap sequels to popular films.
     
  7. The original was quite low budget, as are most of the sequels. This looks like for money spent on it than anything after 3.
     
  8. Yes low budget but used in the right way is the way I'd describe the first two. I would agree that it looks more expensive than most of the other sequels though.
     
  9. The 3rd one had a higher budget but was pretty crap. I am not expecting a blockbuster from this but it looks like quite a lot of cenobite action, which most of the sequels didn't have.
     
  10. Thank you @silkandskin and @Anjoel40 for the deets; I didn't realise it was gonna be a dual format release. I'm totally gonna buy it at some point, now.
    If you do, post some pics (wearing a sweater with giant hands on it and/or a yellow shirt)! Funnily enough after my annual X-Mas viewing I watched the bonus features which included a tour of sorority house as it was in 2002/2003 (I think) and the retrospective with the actors who played Clare and Chris, which showed some of the locations however many years later.

    Comedy/slasher "Tragedy Girls" shall be released DVD/Blu-ray/VOD on February 18th (finally).
     
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  11. Munger Road (2011) - teens stranded on back road, creepy goings on, killer on the loose, cops hunting him down. Film opts not to reveal who the real killer is, instead throws up a 'To be continued' - and has there been any sign of a sequel in the intervening 6 years? Get bent.
     
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  12. Horrible!! What was that recent found footage movie that had no ending and instead asked you to go to a WEBSITE at the end of it? Infuriating.
     
  13. I think you're talking about The Devil Inside. Bloody terrible film.
     
  14. Do you mean the part about them all being bait, etc? It was a little vague for me too, but from what I can gather Brian was using his innate understanding of what it means to be a psychopath to tell them they were all being used as pawns for Mick to try and lure the detective from Season 1 back? That he was the end game, and the characters in S2 were just fodder?
     
  15. But he died in Season 1 - which was a shame as he was soooo very hot. I dunno, think they screwed up their dialogue a little there.
     
  16. Well, Slenderman looks awful.
     
  17. I picked up Wish Upon and the British (!) remake (!!) of 1982 video nasty Unhinged (!!!) yesterday, but it looks baaad.

    Victor Crowley doesn't look great either.
     
  18. I got a free DVD of this as I have a friend who worked on the production, I didn't have the heart to tell him it wasn't very good. The only thing I liked was that I know the area where it was filmed. It looks like a bad 'fan made' remake.
     
  19. Oh nooooo. I'm quite fond of the original.