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  • Originally posted by DeathbyIggy View Post
    Will hopefully see this again Monday night. It'll be my 5th time watching it.



    2015 all-genre draft
    1. hero at large (1980)
    2. mystery men (1999)
    3. super (2010)
    4. the return of swamp thing (1989)
    5. batman returns (1992)
    6, spider-man strikes back (197
    7. the specials (2000)
    8. darkman (1990)
    9. supergirl (1984)
    10. defendor (2009)

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    • Originally posted by Ginobili View Post
      I'm curious Iggy, is there any horror movies or just movies in general that has made you go see it over and over again?
      I've done similar things with:

      Prometheus
      Insidious
      Avatar
      The Dark Knight
      Jurassic Park
      Child's Play
      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
      Pet Sematary (my first horror love)

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      • Originally posted by DeathbyIggy View Post
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        i also saw this several times in the theater cus i fucking love it, even though it features a paper-thin, totally cliche metaphor. it's just a beautiful movie, and i will always, always be on board for watching indigenous groups whop up on the oppressive, militaristic, imperialist powers that be (avatar, return of the jedi, zulu dawn, machete).

        i would like to see evil dead again in the theaters, but there's just too much coming out in the near future for me to see a movie twice (lords of salem, star trek, superman, iron man 3). just hafta wait for dvd...

        2015 all-genre draft
        1. hero at large (1980)
        2. mystery men (1999)
        3. super (2010)
        4. the return of swamp thing (1989)
        5. batman returns (1992)
        6, spider-man strikes back (197
        7. the specials (2000)
        8. darkman (1990)
        9. supergirl (1984)
        10. defendor (2009)

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        • Originally posted by H.P. Pufncraft View Post
          Was anyone else disappointed that [SPOILER]"cut it" from the trailer became "don't cut it" in the film? I thought the deadite would've been much creepier if she had been actually chanting "cut it"[/SPOILER].
          Yes.

          [SPOILER]I was like, "What do you mean don't cut it?" WTF. I get it because dismembering is one of the ways to rid of the demons, but still WTF. And yeah I was waiting for the "We're going to get you....." line and it never came [/SPOILER]

          I might watch it again this weekend.


          He said, "hit gold," not, "hit a septic line and get shit spewed in my face".

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          • It might not be getting release in theatres here. I couldn't give two fucks as I'm not overly pumped for it. I'll see it eventually. But a lot of people are kicking up a stink over it.
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            • Gave this a watch last night and really enjoyed it.

              I think it's definitely up there with The Ring, Dawn of the Dead and The Hills Have Eyes as a top remake, but falls short of being a great remake along the lines of The Thing and The Fly.

              My only real gripe is that every single money shot, except the very last one, is in the red band trailer so there were no surprises when it came to the gore. Speaking of the gore I didn't find this any more violent than the Dawn remake. Yeah it's bloody but nothing I haven't seen before.

              I liked the characters. They weren't the usual annoying cliches you usually see and there's just enough development and personality to give a shit about them. The good thing about this is that is has it's own story and that's where it succeeds. Save for a few nods here and there to the original it's its own beast, and what they came up with really works. I also like that they went the serious route and dropped the comedy. It's a grim film and I like that but I do prefer the grittiness of the original, which I still prefer but I think this is better than Dead by Dawn and shits all over Army of darkness.

              For now I really enjoyed it but my mind will probably change once I see a proper copy.

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              • Originally posted by Rusted View Post
                I think it's definitely up there with The Ring, Dawn of the Dead and The Hills Have Eyes as a top remake, but falls short of being a great remake along the lines of The Thing and The Fly.
                well said.

                2015 all-genre draft
                1. hero at large (1980)
                2. mystery men (1999)
                3. super (2010)
                4. the return of swamp thing (1989)
                5. batman returns (1992)
                6, spider-man strikes back (197
                7. the specials (2000)
                8. darkman (1990)
                9. supergirl (1984)
                10. defendor (2009)

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                • "Evil Dead (2012).....Where to start? The locations/settings were great! The cabin and forest scenes added some terrific atmosphere to the film. I loved all the bloody gore too. The cast/characters range from mediocre to alright. I didnt like the story change between the brother(David) and sister(Mia) and the change in the sole surivivor at the end. All that violence and possession with "Mia", only to have her survive? Bullshit!! That change from the original does not gel with me. The music score is good for the most part, but they could have done without that annoying fire engine siren sound that occurred in the last 15 to 20 minutes of the film. The direction is good and makeup effects are also pretty solid.

                  6.5/10
                  Last edited by HorrorMovieFan; 04-12-2013, 11:42 PM.

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                  • Originally posted by HorrorMovieFan View Post
                    "Evil Dead (2012).....Where to start? The locations/settings were great! The cabin and forest scenes added some terrific atmosphere to the film. I loved all the bloody gore too. The cast/characters range from mediocre to alright. I didnt like the story change between the brother(Derek) and sister(Mia) and the change in the sole surivivor at the end. All that violence and possession with "Mia", only to have her survive? Bullshit!! That change from the original does not gel with me. The music score is good for the most part, but they could have done without that annoying fire engine siren sound that occurred in the last 15 to 20 minutes of the film. The direction is good and makeup effects are also pretty solid.

                    5.5/10
                    Judging by what you said, this film deserved a better score from you.

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                    • Originally posted by DeathbyIggy View Post
                      Judging by what you said, this film deserved a better score from you.
                      LOL ok!! I will give it another point.

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                      • Originally posted by Rusted View Post
                        Gave this a watch last night and really enjoyed it.
                        With which copy did you torture your eyes?
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                        • Originally posted by Santa Sangre View Post
                          With which copy did you torture your eyes?
                          One of the ones doing the rounds.

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                          • going to the 10:20 showing this morning finally

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                            • Originally posted by Porn N Gore View Post
                              Wait. Death doesn't count only the soul does right? So [SPOILER]if when Mia comes back her soul does to? [/SPOILER]

                              And to use the excuse that since its a horror movie bad acting and lack of plot are excused is just lame. We can praised the effects but then forgive anything else under the rug of its a just a horror movie?
                              The [SPOILER]soul[/SPOILER] thing is the only thing I thought was stupid. Had they not used that as an explaination why shit was going down, I'd be fine with that. I mean, I'm content if it's just demons wanting to fuck with people and bath in murder and mayhem. That's what demons do. It annoys me when they have to give a reason why they want to kill people and [SPOILER]take souls[/SPOILER]. The Night of the Demons reboot was the same way. The whole [SPOILER]"... to free the most badass demons in hell, who will overthrow Satan and establish a new reign on Earth!"[/SPOILER] was a stupid idea. It's one of those things that, if you are a writer and you EVER come up with something like THAT, think about it, re-read your story, then think about it AGAIN. Ask yourself, "Does this sound utterly STUPID?!". Even if you are riding on a high, for good measure, just fuckin dump the idea in the trash. It's a horrible story idea! The world's a better place without it!

                              Originally posted by The Geek View Post
                              That's because Fede Alvarez is a far more creative filmmaker than Marcus Nispel.

                              I don't think Nispel gave a damn about F13th and it was just a job to him. Alvarez on the otherhand is a huge Evil Dead geek and it shows in the film.
                              The difference between Fede and the slew of Platinum Goons, I mean Dunes directors are, Fede went in it IMMEDIATELY as a totall fan wanting to do good. PD, it's like a lottery or musical chairs with music video directors. "Hey now, which one of you wants to make your big break into the movie industry?! Michael Bay's producing, because hey, he started off as a music video director TOO, so he's looking out for you!!!". So, basically, they don't hire these guys because they LOVE horror, they just want a stylish MV-type look. In Sam Bayer's case, the dude even made fun of the NOES series. It's kinda obvious what kind of product results from whether or not a director "gets" the idea or not. I'd also go to say there's an amount of hubris to overcome(especially in Bayer's part). I think you need to be a fan of a movie if you plan on remaking it. In many cases, it shows.

                              Originally posted by Se7en Sins View Post
                              The remake is nothing like the originals. FACT.

                              Comparing it to the original films is just silly to me. It's a remake but it's more of a re-imagining (The Thing, The Fly). The movie tries to be a gory, entertaining and badass horror flick and it succeeds in all of these categories.

                              If Alvarez wanted to "stay true" to the original tone and feel of the original films the movie would've been a catastrophic failure.
                              I agree only because of how modern depiction of the original scenario would totally blow everything out of proportion. I think the "cold turkey" approach worked because it made everything more serious. No bullshit banter, everyting was to the point. If they based the scenario on "5 young adults head to a cabin to have a good time", the party atmosphere would WAY go over the "hang-out" vibe of the original. There'd be booze and drugs and sex everywhere. Beer bong contests, beer pong competions, stupid dancing and obnoxious dialog. It would basically be goofy, not unlike the majority of modern horror movies that depict such scenes(Night of the Demons reboot is a GREAT example), then it would try to be scary when the Deadite thing goes down. The thing is, the drop from total goofy adolescent behavior to pure horror can rarely be pulled off convincingly. If the initial time where you are introduced to these characters is one that depicts them in a light you can't take seriously, when mood becomes straight up serious horror, these are still unlikable cartoon characters that are just happening to be slaughtered, why feel for them?

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                              • Originally posted by Se7en Sins View Post
                                The remake is nothing like the originals. FACT.

                                Comparing it to the original films is just silly to me. It's a remake but it's more of a re-imagining (The Thing, The Fly). The movie tries to be a gory, entertaining and badass horror flick and it succeeds in all of these categories.

                                If Alvarez wanted to "stay true" to the original tone and feel of the original films the movie would've been a catastrophic failure.
                                Soooo... you're saying the 1st didn't try to be all of this, and succeed? It's pretty clear at this point that the 1st "tried" to be what this remake is, which is a completely serious, bloody as fuck film, about demons fucking ppl up in the woods. Even Bruce Campbell, and Raimi themselves say this.


                                Originally posted by Rusted View Post
                                Gave this a watch last night and really enjoyed it.

                                I think it's definitely up there with The Ring, Dawn of the Dead and The Hills Have Eyes as a top remake, but falls short of being a great remake along the lines of The Thing and The Fly.

                                My only real gripe is that every single money shot, except the very last one, is in the red band trailer so there were no surprises when it came to the gore. Speaking of the gore I didn't find this any more violent than the Dawn remake. Yeah it's bloody but nothing I haven't seen before.

                                I liked the characters. They weren't the usual annoying cliches you usually see and there's just enough development and personality to give a shit about them. The good thing about this is that it has it's own story and that's where it succeeds. Save for a few nods here and there to the original it's its own beast, and what they came up with really works. I also like that they went the serious route and dropped the comedy. It's a grim film and I like that but I do prefer the grittiness of the original, which I still prefer but I think this is better than Dead by Dawn and shits all over Army of darkness.

                                For now I really enjoyed it but my mind will probably change once I see a proper copy.
                                I enjoyed the characters, and story as well, and thought it did a great job separating itself from the original. Most of the nods to the originals came through little subtle camera movements, so I'm glad it wasn't so glaring. [SPOILER]like when David makes the defib, and the camera focuses on the chainsaw for a split second, before moving on, or how the girls hand gets possessed, and the camera turns away for a sec.. I was thinking "HAND POSSESSION YEA!", then it turns back, and her whole arm is possessed.[/SPOILER]

                                Good to see someone mention Dawn of the Dead, as one of the better modern remakes. I think the 80's remakes are in a different boat, altogether. The Blob '88 also belongs in that boat with The Thing, and The Fly. I'd also add the Piranha remake to the list of best modern remakes.

                                sucks you aren't getting to see this in theaters, though. There's always the blu/dvd.

                                Originally posted by Jinx View Post
                                going to the 10:20 showing this morning finally
                                Your sig is one of the more humorous parts in the movie, in a mind fuckingly funny kind of way

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