Looking forward to seeing this over the weekend.
Been waiting since the first trailers released
Anyone else going?
I watched the trailer when it was released and I'm pretty sure I'll be catching The Nopetrain to F*ckthatville on that one.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer used to sh*t me up though so it was probably never on the cards.
"pretty sure I'll be catching The Nopetrain to F*ckthatville on that one"
Getting that on a T-shirt I think...
I am planning to do so but not sure when. I might be able to squeeze it in tomorrow if there is a late enough screening (seeing something else first, either "mystery movie" at the independent cinema, or a nationwide one-off of The Big Lebowski).
If not tomorrow, then maybe Sunday. If not Sunday it might be pushed back to next weekend
The trailer is effective but then it is easy to make a promising trailer from any horror film, good or bad
(I remember thinking that An American Haunting looked properly great, and it was RUBBISH)
Yeah though few ever acquire the almost universal praise this is getting. The last few I saw that received good reviews from reviewers that matter, e.g. A Quite Place, It Follows, The Witch, lived up to the hype.
If this disappoints I will be...shocked
Sorry, I was rather let down by A Quiet Place and The VVitch!
It Follows was wonderfully engaging but when you reflect on its "resolution" you realise that it hasn't been thought through properly (i.e. everyone still has to always live in fear because the entity can always kill backwards to them)
One that stood up really well was Happy Death Day, but as that was done tongue-in-cheek, it didn't get included in all the "serious" analyses of modern horror.
By the way I liked the first The Conjuring, and the first two Insidious films (especially #2) - just mentioning it in case you think I am just being a snob about the new wave of modern popcorn horror.
(really liked "Don't Breathe" as well, but that's not horror in terms of supernatural, it's just a thriller really)
The Cabin in the Woods got universal acclaim and ended up a bit "meh", I think reviewers were bowled over that it showed its hand in the very first scene, so they were falling over themselves to call it "meta" and "a total game changer"
But I have good hopes for Hereditary, I look forward to hearing what you think about it.
SPOILERS to A Quite Place and The Witch
Ha! I didn't think much of Insidious! Not enough to watch Insidious 2.
I loved A Quite Place and The Witch but not the final scenes of both: AQP fell into cliche (OK, with two females rather than the usual male(s), but still, more of the 'come on, mother******s, we're ready for you': it was too much Bruce Campbell revving up his chainsaw) and the flying witches: too Hammer House for my liking and detracting from the dark menace of the devil goat (the goat was the star)
I wanted The VVitch to remain really ambiguous
A Quiet Place was odd because aside from having a baby and being on screen for the majority of the film, and being the headline star, Emily Blunt’s character could virtually have been removed from the film without changing much.
i just thought there were some inconsistencies , themselves inconsistent with what seemed to be a well thought out film
I was sure there was a shot, when they first turn on their lights, showing other residences around the valley doing likewise. Clearly I misinterpreted a visual and that is my fault not the film’s, but it gave me an expectation of interaction and drama which never came. Plus the film never gave me a reason to like this family . You need to root for your protagonists a BIT! They seemed nice enough I guess, but I wasn’t too bothered about what would happen to them as they didn’t seem to have much of a goal or at least they didn’t discuss it (I know, I know)
> the dark menace of the devil goat
Ah ha! This explains your reply to me on the vegan thread...
What annoyed me was their decision to have a baby in those circumstances. How irresponsible, both to their other children and to the baby. At least wait for the kids to grow up a bit before reducing your own chances of survival.
Yes it was purely designed for the sake of the dramatic birth in turn purely designed for the trailer (and why didn't she fix that nail sticking up from the stairs much sooner?)
Or the baby thing was because they thought had a mission to repopulate - but again this needed to have been explained in proper exposition.
I think the baby was supposed to represent 'hope' and an attempt at healing themselves given the loss of their youngest child in the opening scenes. Though, still inexcusably irresponsible and ill-matched to their otherwise cautious survival lifestyle.
> Though, still inexcusably irresponsible and ill-matched to their otherwise cautious survival lifestyle.
Would you mind posting your thoughts about Hereditary on the June film thread? Trying to keep those threads alive
Yeah, no problem. Got tickets booked for tomorrow. Recliner seats at the Odeon (I love the big O with the trippy colours and sound effects - completely hits the chill out button!)
I’ve seen it
I’ll say no more for now
I've seen it - there is really little worth saying IMO
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