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All the good horror movies got bumped to next year

You get remakes of CANDYMAN and REBECCA this October and that's about it.

Honestly, I was more looking forward to HALLOWEEN KILLS, QUIET PLACE 2, SAW 9 and CONJURING 8.

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by Anonymousreply 96Last Saturday at 10:22 PM

The Conjuring, I love the Warrens. The original Candyman is one of my favourites, it's underrated, but I think the remake won't be able to recapture that vibe.

by Anonymousreply 109/13/2020

I've seen Saint Maud. I like it, didn't LOVE it, but not my personal subgenre of horror. There was a preview screening of Quiet Place 2 about 2 weeks before the world went to hell. I skipped it because "it'll be out in a few weeks". Ha, fuck me, right?

Relic is out. Run will be on VOD. The only 2 movies that could get me to risk a theater in 2020 are Halloween and Candyman.

by Anonymousreply 209/13/2020

Maybe they can combine them. REBECCA VS. CANDYMAN.

(My money's on Rebecca.)

by Anonymousreply 309/13/2020

LOL I'm going to have to watch the Hitchcock REBECCA finally before I see the remake. But I'll have time since most new movies have been postponed!

TRAIN TO BUSAN 2 is also out already -- that one I'm looking forward to as much as the 2021 flicks.

by Anonymousreply 409/13/2020

Why do people want to see CANDYMAN the most? Seriously, the original was mediocre.

by Anonymousreply 509/13/2020

St. Maud looks really good; so other than "you liked it", what did you think of the movie R2?

by Anonymousreply 609/13/2020

The sequel of Netflix's horror comedy The Babysitter is out. I'm good.

by Anonymousreply 709/13/2020

R6 I saw it last September at a film festival so I don't really remember specifics. It's well-made, very thematic. Religious horror isn't my fave subgenre, so I was more or less "one and done". Missing my summer of horror fests this year.

by Anonymousreply 809/13/2020

Synchronic is supposed to hit theaters in October, but the creators of the film issued a statement recently discouraging people from seeing their movie in a theater. They also mentioned it will be available on VOD in "the coming months", which I hope doesn't push it out to next year.

It's driving me nuts because it screened last year overseas and at film festivals. I'm a huge fan of their work.

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by Anonymousreply 909/13/2020

All I remember about the 1992 'Candyman' is Virginia Madsen going on and on in interviews about how she smoked clove cigarettes to look like she was smoking real cigarettes because she was pregnant while filming the movie.

Dull movie which had the characters saying the words "Cabrini Green" OVER AND OVER AND OVER way too many times.

by Anonymousreply 1009/13/2020

R10- AGREED. That original film is extremely overrated. Boring as fuck. I did enjoy Virginia's performance and that's it.

However, this new Candyman looks EXCELLENT. Which surprises me.

by Anonymousreply 1109/13/2020

R5, regarding the Candyman remake, Jordan Peele is behind it and he's made a name for himself in the horror field in recent years. I'm personally interested in his take on it considering the original was filmed at the Cabrini Green projects in Chicago. In addition, considering all the racial unrest going on and the BLM movement, I'd love to see his take on it.

by Anonymousreply 1209/13/2020

And now, Candyman has even been moved off the slate for release. This really sucks.

by Anonymousreply 1309/13/2020

Cabrini Green

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by Anonymousreply 1409/13/2020

Exorcist reboot

by Anonymousreply 1509/13/2020

I'm still wondering what the fuck ANYONE saw in "Quiet, Please". There were so many plotholes (I KNOW IT'S A MOVIE!) that it was just impossible to take seriously.

by Anonymousreply 1609/13/2020

I guess it makes sense for them to move all the good horror movies.

They think COVID will be over or people will be used to going to theaters again so they can make more money.

But I don't see a change in the pandemic or economy a year from now, other than more people will have finally accepted that COVID life is going to be around for a minimum of 3 years, so they had better just carry on with normal activities as safely as possible.

by Anonymousreply 1709/13/2020

Since when is Rebecca horror? Or is it A horror because we are having Armie crammed down our throats again?

by Anonymousreply 1809/13/2020

This is the only RELIC that matters.

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by Anonymousreply 1909/13/2020

REBECCA is a psychological thriller and classic Hitchcock.

Hitchcock described his movies as "nightmares." They were scary because they all have or could happen in real life.

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by Anonymousreply 2109/13/2020

Pisces or Pisces Rising or 1st House Neptune can't watch horror films. I wish I could but they get to me too much, even though I know they're just movies.

by Anonymousreply 2209/13/2020

I wanna see that twisted flick coming to Apple TV next Friday - Antebellum.

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by Anonymousreply 2309/13/2020

[quote] Pisces or Pisces Rising or 1st House Neptune can't watch horror films.

Like hell we can't.

I'm Pisces and more than half of my planets are in Pisces, including my moon. I love horror films.

by Anonymousreply 2409/13/2020

R23- The reviews I have read have been HORRIBLE. Its sounds REALLY weak.

I was very much looking forward to that one...

by Anonymousreply 2509/13/2020

No one cares, Tarot Card Queens.

by Anonymousreply 2609/13/2020

Has anyone seen Relic or Amulet? Those two look promising.

by Anonymousreply 2709/13/2020

R23 what reviews?

by Anonymousreply 2809/13/2020

Of course horror movies are scarier if you're superstitious.

by Anonymousreply 2909/13/2020

I'm looking forward to this. It's like a horror version of The Hot Chick.

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by Anonymousreply 3009/14/2020

There are no good horror movies being made anymore.

by Anonymousreply 3109/14/2020

Jordan Peele sure does love remaking white art. At least Antebellum looks original.

by Anonymousreply 3209/14/2020


Those people did an awesome job with the HAPPY DEATH DAY movies, r30, so I expect good things from FREAKY.

It doesn't help that it contains Donald Trump suckup Vince Vaughn, however.

by Anonymousreply 3309/14/2020

CANDYMAN was black as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 3409/14/2020

R33 i'm not a huge Vince Vaughn fan. But it's been a long time since he did a horror movie. And he's usually good in comedies, so it's a good fit. I cackled at the [italic] i'm gay, you're black [/italic] part.

by Anonymousreply 3509/14/2020

There are no good horror movies being made anymore.

It would be hard to make a horror movie when real life is like a mash up of "The Purge/28 Days Later/The Man In the High Castle", however, aside from the old Hammer movies that are campy good fun, I like the Mike Flanagan-style horror movie where the "horror is rooted in some kind of psychological trauma. I'm glad that torture porn crap seems to be going out of style

by Anonymousreply 3609/14/2020

Vince Vuaghn should have played more dads in sitcoms. He's a natural for that kind of low-key sentimental humor.

by Anonymousreply 3709/14/2020

Who wants to watch sitcoms?

by Anonymousreply 3809/14/2020

I appreciate what you're saying, r36 and I laughed at your comments.

But I think you're an eldergay frozen in your ways.

HEREDITARY, MIDSOMMAR, GET OUT; A QUIET PLACE — they're all great horror flicks.

by Anonymousreply 3909/14/2020

R1 I love everything about the first "Candyman". Even the Philip Glass score became an iconic in the world of horror. I'll see the new one, but I'm going in with no expectations.

by Anonymousreply 4009/14/2020

After the first "Saw" film, I was done. I've always felt it's too similar to "Se7en" to warrant the praise & following it developed.

I'm looking forward to "Halloween Kills".

R36 I can appreciate the painstaking skilled work that goes into making the realistic practical effects used in those torture porn films, but it's never been my thing, either. As someone who read "Doctor Sleep", I saw Flanagan's film adaptation last year, and enjoyed it. It wasn't exactly like the book (particularly the ending), but films rarely are. It was really satisfying, and thoroughly enjoyable.

by Anonymousreply 4109/14/2020

R36, I would say that Flanagan's Hear No Evil was almost torture porn. The rest of his work isn't, to be sure.

I want to like his films more but he's not a very good director of actors. The performances in his movies are always variable. For example, both Ewan McGregor and the kid Kyliegh Curran did mediocre to poor work in Doctor Sleep, which really hurt the film. Brendan Thwaites was terrible in the otherwise intriguing Oculus.

by Anonymousreply 4209/14/2020

The last Halloween movie was so terrible I don’t care if they never release another one.

by Anonymousreply 4309/14/2020

I appreciate what you're saying, [R36] and I laughed at your comments.

But I think you're an eldergay frozen in your ways.

HEREDITARY, MIDSOMMAR, GET OUT; A QUIET PLACE — they're all great horror flicks.

Oh, that's definitely true that I'm frozen in my ways (for better or worse!) and I agree with all the comments above EXCEPT for "A Quiet Place" - I honestly that that was overrated crap.

by Anonymousreply 4409/14/2020

I want to see this one badly, horrorgays. It looks like a finished product but why will it be released next February????? Why why why!!!!

Antlers (2021)

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by Anonymousreply 4509/14/2020

The Teen horror comedy Spontaneous looks like fun. It stars 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford.

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by Anonymousreply 4609/14/2020

I was looking forward to Candyman. My brother and I watched it a lot growing up. He even had a weird obsession with Cabrini Green and would say he wanted to live there when he grew up. We both thought this sounded like it had potential - baby Anthony held a special place in our hearts because we loved to laugh at his mom pronouncing it Anfony.

by Anonymousreply 4709/14/2020

My favorite horror film is Jeepers Creepers II. I find the flying monster scary as hell. The story is simple and not too graphic; the stillness of the fields and night add to the tension, along with not knowing who is going to be picked off next.

by Anonymousreply 4809/14/2020

From everything I'd heard from test screening responses, Halloween Kills sounded a million times better than the last one which I wasn't a bad fan of. I can't understand why so many people said it was the scariest and most suspenseful film since the original. It wasn't suspenseful at all and it certainly wasn't scary. Even worse, this new Laurie made no sense. At least H20 showed us a Laurie who was trying to keep it together and she actually had a reason to believe he'd come back for her since that film kept the brother/sister angle.

I was sort of happy they dropped the siblings angle, but I didn't buy this new Laurie at all. She was too much of an action movie cliche.

by Anonymousreply 4909/14/2020

[Quote] HEREDITARY, MIDSOMMAR, GET OUT; A QUIET PLACE — they're all great horror flicks.

A Quiet Place has too many plot holes. I didn't mind Hereditary, but it fell apart for me towards end. Seeing Toni float around just made me laugh.

[Quote] After the first "Saw" film, I was done. I've always felt it's too similar to "Se7en" to warrant the praise & following it developed.

It doesn't hold up. The dialogue is terrible most of the time. I think 1 to 3 are fine. I almost 🤢 during Saw 5.

[Quote] I was sort of happy they dropped the siblings angle, but I didn't buy this new Laurie at all. She was too much of an action movie cliche.

I preferred the Laurie from H20 as well. Didn't really care for Judy and the granddaughter. Halloween isn't really made for a franchise the same way NOES or Friday is.

by Anonymousreply 5009/14/2020

The one thing that bugged me about the last Halloween movie was that Laurie fortified her whole house with booby-traps, etc., but has a front door with glass on either side. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

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by Anonymousreply 5109/14/2020

Maybe she wanted to lure Michael in ...

by Anonymousreply 5209/14/2020

I've already seen Relic (and it is an absolute piece of shit).

I picked Rebecca because I think it should provide some much needed laughter.

by Anonymousreply 5309/14/2020

[quote] HEREDITARY, MIDSOMMAR, GET OUT; A QUIET PLACE — they're all great horror flicks.

Get Out is a fine picture, but the Ari Aster movies are not. We’ve discussed him at length here. He does not make great movies. He’s style over substance, he cobbles together storylines from older thrillers, and he does not know how to write (his endings are particularly hamfisted). His excruciatingly slow zooms, preoccupation with “grief” and “trauma”, and sudden, violent shock scenes have fooled people into thinking he’s some kind of auteur who deserves to be taken seriously. He isn’t.

He isn’t even as good as Brian De Palma.

by Anonymousreply 5409/14/2020

Hereditary really won me over after a second viewing. I could still do without Collette's headless body floating into the treehouse, but her performance is so extraordinary. The surprise death 30 minutes in shocked me more than just about any other film has in recent memory and I found the whole thing fairly chilling. Really called back to movies like Burnt Offerings or The Innocents.

Midsommar was entirely too long for what it eventually turned out to be, but I enjoyed it. I'd say the ending of that film is the best part whereas the ending of Hereditary was probably its least effective moment.

I'm really liking this more 70's style of slow burn horror these days. It really works for me.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Tuesday at 10:13 AM

Well, at least there's going to be a theatrical re-release of the original FRIDAY THE 13TH to celebrate its 40th Anniversary.

Fandango and Paramount are doing a couple of standalone nights. They have a remastered version.

But now that every new horror flick has been pulled from October, I hope some theaters book FRIDAY THE 13TH for full runs of a week or more.

This is the climate to do full-run revivals of horror classics or classic film festivals.

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by Anonymousreply 56Last Tuesday at 11:23 AM

I wonder how much longer before a Friday reboot comes out?? I know at the moment it's tied up in lawsuit drama.

by Anonymousreply 57Last Tuesday at 6:28 PM

R57- I predict 4-5 years..

by Anonymousreply 58Last Tuesday at 6:29 PM

Nothing will ever beat the slashers of the late '70s, early '80s. Just great atmosphere.

I'm surprised the huge success of Halloween 2018 didn't spur a mini-slasher revival.

The positive reaction to Shout's Friday the 13th set proves the slasher is still beloved.

I admit Candyman looks great. Very atmospheric.

by Anonymousreply 59Last Tuesday at 6:39 PM

[Quote] Nothing will ever beat the slashers of the late '70s, early '80s. Just great atmosphere.

Which is why whenever the next Friday movie comes out it should be set in the 80s. It didn't really work in the 90s with Jason Goes To Hell.

by Anonymousreply 60Last Tuesday at 7:08 PM

Wrong, r59.

HALLOWEEN 2018 isn't really a true slasher with thrills. It was fan service with light comedy, which I gave 3/4 stars. But nobody was scared by that movie! It was largely predictable and conversational.

Secondly, the INVISIBLE MAN remake is a slasher and it beats most of the slashers in the '70s, early '80s. There is nothing about 1980 that prevents new filmmakers from making slashers just as good. Your problem is simply with the tone that filmmakers take. If the director and writer takes the threat seriously, and puts the right music and craftsmanship to it, a slasher will be just as good as HALLOWEEN or PSYCHO.

I strongly encourage all the other eldergays stuck in 1980 to watch INVISIBLE MAN 2020, the first BOY, WOLF'S CREEK, THE COLLECTOR/COLLECTION; etc. They still make good slashers.

by Anonymousreply 61Last Tuesday at 7:35 PM

One thing I will admit, however, is that it's tougher to set a slasher in the era of smart phones and internet, where the victims can easily call for help.

This is a reason real serial killers are rarer these days, too.

Showmakers have to constantly contrive situations where there's no cell phone reception, which puts a serious strain on the credibility of all genres.

Fortunately, there are still 200,000 years of human history and any number of sci-fi scenarios where writers can eliminate cell phones without resorting to cliches or implausibilities.

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by Anonymousreply 62Last Tuesday at 7:40 PM

Schitt's Creek was scarier that Wolf Creek, R61.

by Anonymousreply 63Last Tuesday at 7:51 PM

R61 The Boy was fine until the reveal. That plot twist didn't work.

by Anonymousreply 64Last Tuesday at 8:03 PM

Get Out seemed to be a rip off of The Skeleton Key

by Anonymousreply 65Last Tuesday at 8:04 PM

But R62, mobile signal can be shitty at times and in some godforsaken towns there may not be signal at all. Smart screenwriters should know how to twist the knife though, it's just that people these days lack imagination and a little bit of perversion.

by Anonymousreply 66Last Tuesday at 8:06 PM

R59 should try French horror films of the 2000s before claiming so and so.

by Anonymousreply 67Last Tuesday at 8:08 PM

The Skeleton Key is a great film. One of Kate Hudson's few good star vehicles. Gena Rowlands was fantastic.

by Anonymousreply 68Last Tuesday at 8:45 PM

I still haven't seen The Skeleton Key. Is Gothika worth checking out as well?

by Anonymousreply 69Last Tuesday at 9:46 PM

Gothika is a snooze fest. Avoid at all costs. The artwork poster is gorgeous though.

by Anonymousreply 70Last Tuesday at 10:16 PM

I still like Limp Bizkit's version of Behind Blue Eyes. Although i could do without seeing Fred trying to swallow Halle's tongue.

by Anonymousreply 71Last Tuesday at 10:44 PM

R68 Another here to recommend The Skelton Key. Kate Hudson is one of the most boring actresses around but does career best work in the film - she is great. Needless to say so is Gena Rowlands.

by Anonymousreply 72Last Wednesday at 5:36 AM

The trailer for "Synchronic" just finally came out today.

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by Anonymousreply 73Last Wednesday at 5:44 PM

I love The Skeleton Key. I routinely quote Gena Rowlands’ character. She was a great bitch.

by Anonymousreply 74Last Wednesday at 6:06 PM

Gena should have been nominated for The Skeleton Key. She is always great but she was particularly strong here.

Also love the New Orleans atmosphere.

by Anonymousreply 75Last Wednesday at 6:19 PM

The Skeleton Key reminded me of, "The Mephisto Waltz". I've read the book, but haven't seen the movie. Thoughts?

by Anonymousreply 76Last Wednesday at 6:39 PM

I can’t believe Candyman is about to take our poll!

Honestly, I bet I will find it more interesting and original than HALLOWEEN KILLS.

I love Michael and Laurie, but I hate Danny McBride and I don’t think DG Green is suited to the franchise or genre.

by Anonymousreply 77Last Wednesday at 6:47 PM

A word of caution this Halloween. There's going to be a full moon on Halloween this year for the first time since 1944.

This is especially powerful, and potentially dangerous, as power will be increased 10-fold for those practicing witchcraft and other dark arts. Please be careful and protect yourself!

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by Anonymousreply 78Last Wednesday at 7:58 PM

[Quote] This is especially powerful, and potentially dangerous, as power will be increased 10-fold for those practicing witchcraft and other dark arts. Please be careful and protect yourself!

The power of 3 will set me free! 🧙🏽‍♂️

by Anonymousreply 79Last Wednesday at 8:03 PM

LOL, R78.

Should look pretty, though, weather permitting.

by Anonymousreply 80Last Wednesday at 8:03 PM

I wish they would just stream them. They think that everybody is just going to go back to the show next year.

by Anonymousreply 81Last Wednesday at 8:03 PM

Well that is some apocalyptic shit to take the cake, R78.

On top of the pandemic, forest fires creating alien hellscapes, earthquakes and hurricanes in weird places, Trump and other Horsemen, we have a full moon at Halloween.

Did you notice the coronavirus shut down America the weekend that Friday the 13th and the Ides of March occurred together?

In my city, all the shopping hysteria started on Friday, March 13th. That’s when everything started to sell out.

Two days later, on the Ides of March, my state/county announced the COViD quarantine.

I want to think I’m a man of science, but all these signs are FREAKY, hunny.


by Anonymousreply 82Last Wednesday at 10:33 PM

There have been meteors coming close to Earth as well, and another one is coming:

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by Anonymousreply 83Last Friday at 2:35 PM

Can't wait to watch this on Amazon this weekend. It's now streaming.

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by Anonymousreply 84Last Friday at 7:16 PM

Deadline doesn't give it much love though, r84:

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by Anonymousreply 85Last Friday at 9:11 PM

R84 let us know what you think.

by Anonymousreply 86Last Friday at 10:07 PM

I will. They rarely give good reviews to horror movies.

by Anonymousreply 87Last Saturday at 4:37 AM

I said upthread the reviews are ABYSMAL. The film sounds very weak on every level.. I was psyched for it- but it sounds like a PG-13 film.

The subject matter should have made for a supremely effective film.

And horror films often get good reviews. And if any horror film should have, it would be Antebellum.

by Anonymousreply 88Last Saturday at 5:53 AM

Woke Horror is overdone right now. I prefer to see it well done, so maybe I'll just wait for Jordan Peele.

Also, I'm getting to much political divisiveness from everywhere else in the culture right now. I don't want more of it when I sit down to escape with a show.

by Anonymousreply 89Last Saturday at 10:41 AM

The movie of Mephisto Waltz is mediocre, though Barbara Parkins is fun. It would have been better with a different leading man than Alan Alfa

by Anonymousreply 90Last Saturday at 11:43 AM

Alan Alda that is.

by Anonymousreply 91Last Saturday at 11:43 AM

I watched Antebellum and thought it was pretty powerful especially given the current climate. It’s not a perfect movie but definitely better than what reviewers are saying.

by Anonymousreply 92Last Saturday at 4:08 PM

Hmmmm R92, now I am tempted...

by Anonymousreply 93Last Saturday at 4:10 PM

Well, if R92 recommends it...

by Anonymousreply 94Last Saturday at 4:38 PM

Jordon Peele totally destroyed Twilight Zone. Both seasons are terrible. I was so disappointed. And I loved Us and Get Out.

by Anonymousreply 95Last Saturday at 6:07 PM

SyFy is starting another FRIDAY THE 13TH marathon tonight to celebrate Jason's 40th anniversary and "13 days until October."

But it looks like it's only available on the Eastern U.S. feed.

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