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Just went to see it last night, and thought it was very well done.. really provided great scares. It was non-stop all the way through and always keeps you on the edge of your seat. However, it is pretty graphic and very violent, as well as having the highest body count I have ever seen in a horror movie. People actually left 20 minutes in because it was so intense!

When looked at from a directorial point of view, everything is so well done and genuinely scary... rather than a suspenseful build-up, things are happening throughout the whole movie that will keep you on guard and at the edge of your seat.

Has anyone else seen this? Your thoughts? Comparisons to the original?
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Always a balance when you're remaking a movie...I thought Zombie did a pretty good job of staying true to the original while at the same time putting his own take on it. Malcolm MacDowell was a great choice to step into the Sam Loomis role, both as an actor and Zombie's little insider wink to those who saw A Clockwork Orange -- now counseling the young Michael Myers.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Exactly Smile

Since I was scared andf my sister wasn't upon watching this (I look at the cinematic techniques and directorial techniques to bring out the true emotion in a scene), we decided to challenge eachother.

We both rented the scariest movie we could think of to try scaring eachother with. I chose (hands down) The Exorcist which was very good, and my sister chose "The Ring 2"... It will surely be a good movie to fall asleep to.
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Doesn't come near the original film.

Not scary at all and a lot of ridiculous scenes.

With that said, I enjoyed because we got to see a lot of background story with the young Micheal.

As a stand alone film , it was pretty bad, as a fan of the original I enjoyed it.
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I sat through it wondering if those who had never seen the original got any real scares out of this. For me, anything true to the original had diminished scare factor, simply because I already knew the plot. The new stuff didn't really catch me on my heels.

Far from the highest body count, but sure enough violent. From a tech POV, I tend to appreciate intersting kills, if there are to be some. This didn't have much of that... but sure enough violent. Perhaps more realistic, if you're ever being killed by a huge psychopath.

Better points... I did like the grittier setting and scenery. The childhood home was far less "homey" than in the original. I liked that. The kid who played young Michael was good casting. The Kirk-ish mask is totally cool!!! In fact, I can see some of those others being made for Halloween and scaring the crap out of someone!!
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On 2007-09-09 17:40, Michaelmystic2003 wrote:
We both rented the scariest movie we could think of to try scaring eachother with.

Hostel.

If (that's a big IF) you can sit through it, you won't be getting to sleep that night.
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On 2007-09-09 17:40, Michaelmystic2003 wrote:
Exactly Smile


We both rented the scariest movie we could think of to try scaring each other with.



Scariest movie I've ever seen, Jesus Camp

Creepiest Phantasm

Movie that frightened the most a a kid Toss up between Ghost Story. Wasn't scared by the movie but was frightened by having to walk home after the movie, alone in the dark, in the snow along roads lined with imposing hedges. And It's Alive seen in a drive in where the wind was blowing empty popcorn tubs along the gravel making all sorts of weird sounds outside the car.

Scariest TV show seen as a kid, The Xanti Misfts episode of the Outer Limits.
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Scariest movie I ever saw was called Blood on Satans Claw. Pilgrim days and if the devil got'cha you would have a tuff of hair on your back right in that spot along your spine where you can't reach it from above or below. I spent all my time trying to see if I had hair there when I was a kid. The other movie that scared me was Lizzie Borden staring the beautiful Elizabeth Montgomery. Hid the ax after that one.
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The scariest movie I have personally seen was Nightmare On Elm Street. I bought the DVD and hid it immediately after watching it.

Any more scariest movies? Any views on The Exorcist?
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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer


Movie really played as if someone had been following the guy around with a camcorder. Absolute silence after the movie, walking to the cars...pretty much everyone just glancing at everyone else as if to say, "Get the hell away from me."
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer




Game over. That film is truly frightening. Not in the typical horror/slasher way, it's just scary. It's almost impossible to watch. I'll never watch it again.
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I can't even think of one, nothing really scares me anymore (as far as movies go).

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Maybe I shouldn't say "Henry" is scary. It's not scary in a "BOO!!" kind way. It's just disturbing as hell.
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Oddly enough I was disturbed by Se7en and the Ring (1, not 2). Not scary, just oddly disturbing.
I got rid of the Ring, just because I didn't like watching it. then I saw Ring 2, and I want Ring 1 back. Ring 2 was nowhere near as good at that bad feeling thing.
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Oddly enough I was disturbed by Se7en


I was disturbed by Se7ven as well because of it's predictability and poor execution.
Dr. Phibes and Theatre of Blood were much better in their fitting and bizarre murders.
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Maybe I haven't watched enough of them... But the thought of having my pregnant wife's head UPS'd to me in the middle of nowhere just felt icky.
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Maybe I haven't watched enough of them... But the thought of having my pregnant wife's head UPS'd to me in the middle of nowhere just felt icky.


I suppose I'd feel icky too if your pregnant wife's head was UPS'd to me as well. But that's only cause I don't know her, heck I didn't even know she was pregnant. Congratulations Josh!
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On 2007-09-12 17:37, Josh Riel wrote:
Oddly enough I was disturbed by Se7en


I was disturbed by Se7ven as well because of it's predictability and poor execution.
Dr. Phibes and Theatre of Blood were much better in their fitting and bizarre murders.



Yeah, wasn't a big fan of that one, either. I thought it was mediocre until Spacey showed up, then he improved it to decent.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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I suppose I'd feel icky too if your pregnant wife's head was UPS'd to me as well. But that's only cause I don't know her, heck I didn't even know she was pregnant. Congratulations Josh!


Neither did I.... Now I feel really icky.
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I am a huge fan of horror movies.
Halloween 'classic' is one of my favorites.

Zombies Halloween was good though.
I liked it. It stayed true to the story and it seemed like it paid homage to the original.
It was different, but good.
It didn't have the, 'you run real fast, Michael just walks, but he always catches up with you feel to it.'
But that's ok.

I think Zombie has a real feel for what scares people.
If I actually got scared at movies, this movie would scare me.

As far as the most scariest movie...
C'mon... the original 'Texas Chainsaw Masacre'.
That's the best!
When half of the movie takes place during daylight and is still scary... that's awesome!
Not to mention the "far away, down low, looking through brush" cinematic shots.
It has such a great feel to it.
When leather face throughs open the door grabs the girl, drags her in, then slams the door...
You are just left dumbfounded.

The remake sucked though!!
Absolutely horrible!

As far as creepy goes...
The original 'Night of the living Dead.'
That movie can still creep me out.

But when I was a little girl, the movie that scared me the most...
may have just been the era, but... Salems Lot.
Another Tobe Hooper movie.

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