Horror films

He/Him
I watched Alien with headphones on yesterday and there was so much subtle background sound it really added to the coldness of it. I was glancing at random theory about the film throughout and the sexual subtexts suddenly leapt out in all their obviousness.

And it's way, way, waaaaay better than Aliens.
I watched it a few months ago and was bored by it. It does look amazing for it's time though. Although that last scene with the alien looking like a guy in a suit nn.

And I'm aware the alien looks like a penis and the facehugger like a vagina. Anything else I'm missing?
 
Same sis. I used to watch every Saw film that came out and many other films in the torture porn genre and now I don't want to see any of that anymore.
Me 3. I was never a particular gorehound but I had no problem with bloody violence. I can't stand to watch torture or suffering now, it just makes me upset. I think it's part of getting older and being touched by death and loss in real life, I can't watch people in pain or dying anymore.
 
I watched Alien with headphones on yesterday and there was so much subtle background sound it really added to the coldness of it. I was glancing at random theory about the film throughout and the sexual subtexts suddenly leapt out in all their obviousness.

And it's way, way, waaaaay better than Aliens.
The first Alien really feels like a psychosexual nightmare come to life. It's definitely my favorite.
 
Me 3. I was never a particular gorehound but I had no problem with bloody violence. I can't stand to watch torture or suffering now, it just makes me upset. I think it's part of getting older and being touched by death and loss in real life, I can't watch people in pain or dying anymore.

I feel the same. I've always been more of a comedy horror person, but I did used to like nastier films but not these days.
 
He/They
The Menu is fantastic. Is it horror? Not really. Is it a horrifying morality play? Defiantely.
Anya, Ralph and Hong are so strong, and the supporting cast are wonderful. It's a dark comedy by way of Peter Greenaway and a really good handmade cheeseburger.
If you have the chance, get out and watch it.


(Ps this can not be the same man who directed Ali G: In Da House. I refuse to believe it)
 
Terrifier 2 will stick with me for a while. It's pretty brilliant. The pacing is snappy and the cheesy-queasy tone feels unique. I don't normally gravitate towards gore and I was highly uncomfortable throughout, but the way they incorporated traditional slasher elements (particularly the strong, layered protagonist) was most pleasing to me.

I still have zero interest in watching the original though dd

The ending was entertaining but messy. I guess the films are heading firmly in a fantastical direction?

I yelped at when Art's little girl doppelgänger transformed into the enchanted voice changer from Scream 3 for a scene.
 
Not iconic should be Oscar nominated actress Rebecca Gayheart liking my Insta post I made about her about Brenda. It was from 2020 but better late then never!

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Genuinely interested as to who is entertained by films like Terrifier (of which, many of you seem to be). I've just tried to watch Terrifier 2 and got to that kill scene and just question why people find it entertaining. It's not scary, or funny, it's just disgusting and cruel.

I can handle gore in a horror film, but only when there's a reason for it, and when there's some sort of emotional resonance (see Casey's death in Scream). I also question the creators. You have to have some pretty fucked up mind to think, 'I know what will be fun, a torture scene that lasts for-fucking-ever and just gets more ridiculously fucked up by the second'.

Anyway, rant over. Clearly the film is not for me.
 
Genuinely interested as to who is entertained by films like Terrifier (of which, many of you seem to be). I've just tried to watch Terrifier 2 and got to that kill scene and just question why people find it entertaining. It's not scary, or funny, it's just disgusting and cruel.

I don't think those are the only reasons why people watch horror. Some use it as a coping mechanism. When my mom was dying, I wanted to watch something truly terrifying, gruesome, and downright disturbing, to make me feel better about my own situation. Humor can be part of the emotional release during a tense/horrific movie, but the main goal of horror is to scare/horrify/disturb, not entertain or stand in for a comedy. People play violent video games for the same reason.
 
Genuinely interested as to who is entertained by films like Terrifier (of which, many of you seem to be). I've just tried to watch Terrifier 2 and got to that kill scene and just question why people find it entertaining. It's not scary, or funny, it's just disgusting and cruel.

I can handle gore in a horror film, but only when there's a reason for it, and when there's some sort of emotional resonance (see Casey's death in Scream). I also question the creators. You have to have some pretty fucked up mind to think, 'I know what will be fun, a torture scene that lasts for-fucking-ever and just gets more ridiculously fucked up by the second'.

Anyway, rant over. Clearly the film is not for me.
i am very desensitized to it. I am not a 'gore hound' as some have called it but it doesn't bother me remotely. If it's particularly overly ridiculous then I just see it as the director (and actors) having fun with it. There doesn't need to a reason for it in horror, some people need a meaning (sometimes I do) but often it just as simple as trying to gross the audience out. That's having fun with us, although not appreciated by all. Horror allows that. I do see so many people place hard and fast rules on what they would consider entertainment in horror should be. I have always been open to trying stuff outside my comfort zone, which has meant my tolerance is more that most, especially as I have been doing it longer. In real life I cannot stand the site of blood but in horror films, although often very realistic these days, doesn't phase me whatsoever. I can see it's gross but it's meant to be. It's more likely what people have grown a tolerance for and now they get the fun out of it they are supposed to.
 
I found the first Terrifier pretty much misogynistic trash as was the short film it was based on (jesus christ that ending literally SPELLING it out on the woman's body), I got way less of those vibes from the sequel thankfully. I guess it's a tone thing plus them also having a badass final girl.

I hope they keep that up for the third film just please get an editor who's not the director.
 
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