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Allofthemwitches
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 08-2009
Posted on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 06:39 pm:   

I've attempted to scavenge through old posts to find recommendations for newer horror flicks worth adding to my Netflix account.

I've chosen to be lazy...
What's worth seeing?

I'm a big fan of Polanski, the Wicker Man, Onibaba, Night of the Hunter, etc.

Any help is appreciated
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Lucius
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Post Number: 8000
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 07:01 am:   

There aren't a lot of recent horror movies of that quality. Little films like Cookers and Soft for Digging come to mind. London Voodoo. The British version of the descent was formulaic but effective. I doubt you can get other than the American version on Netflix however. It's too early to think. I'll get back to you.
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Allofthemwitches
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Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 07:45 pm:   

I liked Cookers and London Voodoo. I've only seen the American version of the Descent (thought it got silly as it went on).

I added Soft for Digging to my Netflix, I haven't seen it. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Dave_g
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Post Number: 1559
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 09:40 am:   

Dog Soldiers
My Little Eye
Inside
The Abandoned
Darkness
The Orphanage
Session 9
The Strangers
The Hamiltons
Conjurer (not great, but OK)
John Carpenter's Masters of Horror ep "Cigarette Burns" is worth a look
Ginger Snaps
Calvaire

Haven't seen Frontiers or Martyrs. Lucius hates 'em, but I've read mixed things. dg
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Dave_g
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Post Number: 1560
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Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 09:56 am:   

Sorry, I meant Isolation, not Inside. Devil's Backbone and The Nameless, too. dg
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Lucius
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Username: Lucius

Post Number: 8002
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 01:02 pm:   

The Devil's House is good 70s-style Horror.

I concur with many most of Dave's suggestions, except for the torture porn stuff. Didn't think much of the Abandoned....
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Allofthemwitches
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 08-2009
Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 01:37 pm:   

Thanks for the recommendations. There are quite a few on that list I haven't seen.
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Dave_g
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Post Number: 1561
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Monday, August 17, 2009 - 08:37 am:   

I suppose I'll have to see Martyrs eventually. Just for the record, I'm no big fan of the so-called torture porn genre (Hostel, Captivity, etc). Usually too formulaic and dull for my taste.
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Allofthemwitches
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Posted on Monday, August 17, 2009 - 09:52 am:   

I've seen Martyrs. I don't care to see it again. I actually prefer Hostel because of the B-Film feel to it.
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Dave_g
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Post Number: 1562
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Monday, August 17, 2009 - 01:06 pm:   

Hostel had some redeeming value, ie, a subtext about sexual tourism and exploitation of poor countries...
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Lucius
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Post Number: 8008
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, August 17, 2009 - 03:26 pm:   

No comment
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Dave_g
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Post Number: 1563
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Posted on Monday, August 24, 2009 - 08:48 am:   

:-)
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Huw
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Post Number: 207
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 12:42 am:   

I thought the film 'Borderland' was a bit better than the usual ultra-gory fare that passes for horror these days. I remember reading about the case that it's based on, back in the late eighties. It made for some pretty sensational headlines - drug smugglers practicing ritual human sacrifice on the US/Mexico border, kidnapping, mass graves, and so on. I thought Sean Astin was pretty good, cast against type as a slimy villain.
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Lucius
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Post Number: 8016
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 06:24 am:   

Didn't see that one. I like Mexican Border films, tho they usually get it all wrong...
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Dave_g
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Post Number: 1566
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 07:34 am:   

The Border with Jack Nicholson?
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Lucius
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Post Number: 8022
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 10:22 am:   

Pretty standard stuff for the 70s, I thought...but compared to films nowadays, a masterpiece.

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