Horror films

I have only seen the first one and quite liked it. These came out around the time we were swamped with Zombie films, so I started avoiding them. Will give the sequel a go.

From what I remember the sequel is funnier and gorier, it reminded me of Braindead and Witching and Bitching.

I watched The Visitor (1979)

It was a really good mixture of sci-fi and horror and got very weird at times. Satanism, aliens, evil children, distorted soundtrack, psychic abilities, The Omen, Carrie and at times is the closest film to Hitchcock's The Birds...

David Ehrlich referred to the film as "a remake of The Bad Seed as filtered through the acid-tinged mind of Alejandro Jodorowsky."

The plot summary sounds crazy because it is, but I thought it was very well directed and never boring:
John Huston stars as an intergalactic warrior who joins a cosmic Christ figure in battle against a demonic 8-year-old girl and her pet hawk, while the fate of the universe hangs in the balance. Multi-dimensional warfare, pre-adolescent profanity, and brutal avian attacks combine to transport viewers to a state unlike anything they've experienced--somewhere between Hell and the darkest reaches of outer space.

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"Horror" is a little bit of a stretch but I'm watching this film 22 July about the Norwegian terror plot in 2011 and oh my god. Gripping. Awful but great for an existential fear night.
I saw and enjoyed the Norwegian movie 'De Uskyldige' ('The Innocents'). Some amazing performances by the children. It has some very brutal scenes.

I didn't like Incantation. There were some scares, but the overall thing felt too long and meandering.

And the audience trick is so cheap at 2022, i'm sorry.

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The Black Phone was a fantastic cinema experience, but I dunno if the film itself will hold up so well when it comes to the home release. It’s a horror for the big screen in a packed room and little more, and I think that’s fine.
In terms of a "horror" I should've stated.

As a thriller it was fine, but the scariest part for me was the dad using his belt on the young girl. I was expecting more?
Horror can come from a tone and/or unnerving, which this had. They don't always follow the usual tropes and can be scarier because of that.
I didn't like Incantation. There were some scares, but the overall thing felt too long and meandering.

And the audience trick is so cheap at 2022, i'm sorry.

It was a long one, I agree. But the whole thing had a dark energy that I found quite unsettling / wasn't really expecting. It wasn't super scary though.
Jordan Peele continues his outstanding roll, I loved Nope just as much as Get Out and Us. Admittedly it does start out a little bit slow but the payoff is worth it, I can definitely see the Jaws comparisons (in more ways than one) but particularly with how it slowly builds an uncomfortable tension of the unknown. I’m surprised to see a lot of people online not class it as horror, the sound design alone is absolutely horrific.

Goddamn the scene where Jupe, his family & the audience all get sucked up into the throat(?) of the alien is going to stick with me for a long time, truly a nightmare.

Also I’m going to need to see more of Brandon Perea because yum.
"Do you want some candy?"

Now Predator 2 works a lot better than I remember.
It could do with being tightened up a tad, and the chameleon effect has somehow gotten worse since the first, but the mass murder set pieces are good (especially the subway cart), Danny Glover is superb, and the ending being a complete contrast to the first in the slaughterhouse looks great.
Looks like we're getting the remaining Halloween movies in 4K in a set...