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  • Originally posted by Heathen View Post
    All that will change once you see The Woman in Black. You'll probably deem it the best directorial effort since The Haunting or perhaps The Turn of the Screw, and it'll inspire you to transform your oldschool porn closet into a James Watkins shrine. In this I am confident.
    I liked it, but it wasn't that great.

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    • Originally posted by Heathen View Post
      All that will change once you see The Woman in Black. You'll probably deem it the best directorial effort since The Haunting or perhaps The Turn of the Screw, and it'll inspire you to transform your oldschool porn closet into a James Watkins shrine. In this I am confident.
      Hahaha I think you may just be onto something re James Watkins. I watched The Woman In Black last night and it was probably the most frightening film I've seen in years, so retro, I loved it, even though Daniel Radcliffe only looked about ten years older than his own son!!! The scene where the woman came floating across the room was some seriously shit-your-pants-scary stuff
      Great film.

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      • Originally posted by Heathen View Post
        All that will change once you see The Woman in Black. You'll probably deem it the best directorial effort since The Haunting or perhaps The Turn of the Screw, and it'll inspire you to transform your oldschool porn closet into a James Watkins shrine. In this I am confident.
        Considering I didn't find Eden Lake to be even scary for one second, I am more than willing to avoid paying for The Woman In Black since it's directed by the same moron.

        And I doubt it is as good as The Haunting or The Innocents, considering from what I've heard it relies heavily on jump scares which is often ineffective for me. The only jump scares I found effective was Shutter (2004).


        She isn't a scream queen for nothing, right?

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        • Originally posted by Emo-rtal Beloved View Post
          Considering I didn't find Eden Lake to be even scary for one second, I am more than willing to avoid paying for The Woman In Black since it's directed by the same moron.

          And I doubt it is as good as The Haunting or The Innocents, considering from what I've heard it relies heavily on jump scares which is often ineffective for me. The only jump scares I found effective was Shutter (2004).
          If you want to avoid paying for it then just download it - a dvd screener has recently been made available - I highly recommend it, it has some excellent jump scares and a few scenes literally sent shivers down my spine.

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          • Originally posted by Mogwai View Post
            If you want to avoid paying for it then just download it - a dvd screener has recently been made available - I highly recommend it, it has some excellent jump scares and a few scenes literally sent shivers down my spine.
            Download, eh? Though I still probably have to use 2 hours of my life watching it, I thank you for recommending it. When download is available, I'll consider it.

            Is it as scary as The Haunting or The Innocents like Heathen said, though? Cause The Innocents to this day is still the scariest horror movie I've ever seen and only a select few ever came close.


            She isn't a scream queen for nothing, right?

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            • People calling James Watkins the next Kubrick... is it April 1st already? You're joking right?

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              • Originally posted by sethdlh View Post
                People calling James Watkins the next Kubrick... is it April 1st already? You're joking right?
                Nah, just Heathen collecting for the troll toll.

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                • Originally posted by Emo-rtal Beloved View Post
                  And I doubt it is as good as The Haunting or The Innocents, considering from what I've heard it relies heavily on jump scares which is often ineffective for me. The only jump scares I found effective was Shutter (2004).
                  "The Woman In Black" was good, but it wasn't close to the level of "The Haunting", "The Innocents", & "Shutter".

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                  • It doesnt make you a bad person just abnormal thats all.
                    " I dont have nightmares, because i give them all to you" - Stephen King


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                    • Originally posted by Emo-rtal Beloved View Post
                      And I doubt it is as good as The Haunting or The Innocents, considering from what I've heard it relies heavily on jump scares which is often ineffective for me. The only jump scares I found effective was Shutter (2004).
                      Had The Innocents included two jump scares, would you have dismissed it as trash?

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                      • Originally posted by sethdlh View Post
                        People calling James Watkins the next Kubrick... is it April 1st already? You're joking right?
                        People? It was just Heathen (1 person), far from "people".

                        Originally posted by black coffee View Post
                        Nah, just Heathen collecting for the troll toll.


                        Originally posted by Yggdrasil View Post
                        "The Woman In Black" was good, but it wasn't close to the level of "The Haunting", "The Innocents", & "Shutter".
                        I would have imagined so. Thank you for telling me that, mate.

                        Originally posted by Heathen View Post
                        Had The Innocents included two jump scares, would you have dismissed it as trash?
                        I never said jumps scares are trash, I said they were often ineffective. The only effective jump scares I've seen in horror was Shutter, but even then it was only effective for the first one hour because I became so used to Natre appearing all over that the last 30 minutes wasn't even scary anymore. That is the biggest downfall of jump scares I guess.

                        I find horror movies with slow burn scares like The Innocents, The Haunting, Psycho, Ring, Dark Water, Hour of The Wolf, and Black Christmas for example to be scarier than movies that rely on jump scares.

                        In accordance with your question, I don't think so. The horror of The Innocents is too grand to be rendered useless by two quick jump scares.


                        She isn't a scream queen for nothing, right?

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                        • Originally posted by black coffee View Post
                          Nah, just Heathen collecting for the troll toll.
                          That reminded me of the episode of Sunny where Frank is the troll and needs the toll.

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                          • Discovered this awesome site, which features almost every aspect of this classic.
                            Really, really recommended.
                            "I want this place to go nuts, north, south, east, west, left, right! Activate this dance floor!!"
                            Scott Vogel from Terror

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                            • Originally posted by Santa Sangre View Post
                              Discovered this awesome site, which features almost every aspect of this classic.
                              Really, really recommended.
                              I want to see the documentary Room 237.

                              Also, I'm re-reading the novel because a sequel is coming out in a few months called Doctor Sleep.

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                              • http://www.thestranger.com/suggests/2013/04/10

                                The Shining: Forwards and Backwards is exactly what it sounds like: a screening of The Shining with a (silent) reverse projection of The Shining screened on top. While I don’t believe the conspiracies that Stanley Kubrick hid secret messages in the movie, the man was a notorious symmetry junkie, and the structure of the film makes for some eerie moments, like the “Here’s Johnny” scene superimposed over a calm, pre-freak-out Jack Nicholson being welcomed to the hotel. You’ve seen lots of haunted-house movies, but have you ever seen a movie haunt itself? (SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne N, siff.net, 7 pm, $11)
                                Never can put anything past Kubrick but not sure I buy this one. No way I'd pay 11 dollars to find out.

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