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Jarvmeister
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Registered: May 2001
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Watched Insidious the other night. Pretty creepy, and plenty of jumps.

I like a horror that frightens and chills, not one that disgusts with gore etc. Insidious delivered!

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Silky Johnson
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I thought it came off like a comedy, especially at the end.


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Jarvmeister
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I thought it came off like a comedy, especially at the end.


I quite liked the lightheartedness of the bumbling duo with the camera equipment. Other than that I can't say it was funny in any way.

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Silky Johnson
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Well it certainly wasn't creepy or scary. Way too predictable and cheesy. Plus, Lin Shaye? Come on. There's a much better movie that already did what Insidious tried to do, it's called Poltergeist.


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Jarvmeister
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Oh well, I suppose me and the 14500 voters who gave it an average rating of 71% on IMDB must be wrong then.............

If you asked a selection of all those people who'd seen this film, a majority would tell you it was creepy or scary. I'd bet my life on that.

So I would say that you're certainty that it wasn't creepy or scary applies to only a minority.

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Silky Johnson
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Lol, no need to get personally offended. But yeah, I guess if the lowest common denominator (the people who these movies are supposed to appeal to) says so, it must be true!


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bas
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No scary movie is scary anymore, they're all terrible for various reasons.

Insidious happens to be terrible because it's part of the current run of horror films adapted from much better foreign horror films and turned into garbage for the American movie going public.

And that tagline is fucking lame, "Insidious is Insidious". SO META.


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Jarvmeister
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No scary movie is scary anymore, they're all terrible for various reasons.

Insidious happens to be terrible because it's part of the current run of horror films adapted from much better foreign horror films and turned into garbage for the American movie going public.

And that tagline is fucking lame, "Insidious is Insidious". SO META.


This grates on me for one reason.

That being that some people don't simply seem able to go to the cinema and watch a film for what it is. It has to be taken in context with a handful of films before it.

Everyone has become a critic. I, however, sat and enjoyed the film. I know there were tacky cheap shots in it, but for me that made it even more enjoyable.

And lets not forget that finding a film enjoyable is very subjective, so there really is no right or wrong when expressing your opinions on it. So, I suppose if you found it funny that's just your interpretation of the film, and part of it that I didn't see.

On a slightly related note (foreign films that get American adaptations) I'm sure it's been mentioned in this thread already, but Let The Right One In, the Swedish version: definitely the best film I've seen this year. I recommend watching with subtitles rather than dubbed.

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No scary movie is scary anymore, they're all terrible for various reasons.

Your thoughts on "Dead Silence" plz?


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LAdazeNYnights
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Registered: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Most popular scary movies now aren't scary at all- I think that's totally true. I haven't seen Insidious (I never really cared to, but given your recommendation I'll likely check it out) so I can't comment on that one, but the slew of Paranormal Activity type flicks lately rely on cheap shock value and easy screams. Those things don't do anything for me.

Two horror movies, relatively recent, that I found to be pretty damn scary and altogether great films are Trick r Treat and House of the Devil. The thing about the genre as a whole is that it doesn't produce many great films by its very nature. I don't think there are many things comparable in cinema to the feeling of watching a horror/thriller that really gets it right.The Shining is a prime example of this.

It's a shame that most horror movies are so shitty and just play on cheap thrills - recently I saw Devil and Priest. Both were quite bad. I was really excited for a Mountains of Madness flick for all of the aforementioned reasons.

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GoSpeedGo!
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Registered: May 2006
Location: Eisenstein's laboratory

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Originally posted by Jarvmeister
That being that some people don't simply seem able to go to the cinema and watch a film for what it is. It has to be taken in context with a handful of films before it.


Well, if you've seen those films, how exactly can you erase them from your memory so they don't interfere with your watching this new movie?

This isn't some kind of a recent trend; cinephiles have always been movie savvy and could distinguish between movies that just recycled some overused genre cliches and those that were somehow innovative. Postmodernity made the context more important for the movie-watching experience by incorporating it into the film itself, but that's a whole another story.


As for good horror movies Amer is probably unlike anything you've seen, definitely worth watching if you want something little bit more experimental.

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