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2012-10-27 01:21:22 PM
Not a bad list. The Devil's Backbone was fantastic, but then again, I really like del Toro's work. 28 Days and 28 Days Later were interesting looks at zombies. The Host was a lot fun, and surprisingly touching. [REC] was a lot of fun, albeit predictable. I am a huge fan of the horror genre, essentially horror tales take the place of the cautionary tales that were faerie tales, the old school Grimm collections, and that is an interesting evolution. At the heart of good horror are morality plays, decisions made have consequences, grim and bloody ones. The monsters or villains are projections of what scares us, what we fear in larger context, and allow us to see those things, and tap into that angst. Be they fears about what we are doing to our environment, how we fear the rural places, how we fear The Others, they say a lot about what they evoke from us.
 
2012-10-27 01:44:08 PM

hubiestubert: Not a bad list. The Devil's Backbone was fantastic, but then again, I really like del Toro's work. 28 Days and 28 Days Later were interesting looks at zombies. The Host was a lot fun, and surprisingly touching. [REC] was a lot of fun, albeit predictable. I am a huge fan of the horror genre, essentially horror tales take the place of the cautionary tales that were faerie tales, the old school Grimm collections, and that is an interesting evolution. At the heart of good horror are morality plays, decisions made have consequences, grim and bloody ones. The monsters or villains are projections of what scares us, what we fear in larger context, and allow us to see those things, and tap into that angst. Be they fears about what we are doing to our environment, how we fear the rural places, how we fear The Others, they say a lot about what they evoke from us.


Del Toro is the only competent horror director working right now. Everyone else uses zombies as a crutch or relies on cheap "startles, not actual scares. I'd put Tarsem Singh on that list too, but he's not really into horror anymore.
 
2012-10-27 01:48:34 PM
I have seen all but 2 and they are in my Netflix queue. I looooooooove horror, slasher, thriller whatever. I don't care how good or bad it is I have to watch it.
 
2012-10-27 01:53:25 PM
The "macabre" (if not "horror") films from the past 12 years which have most resonated with me:

Kairo (Pulse) (2001, d. Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
The Mist (2007, d. Frank Darabont)
Frailty (2002, d. Bill Paxton)
Antichrist (2009, d. Lars Von Trier)
Martyrs (2008, d. Pascal Laugier)
Inside (2007, d. A. Bustillo and J. Maury)
[rec.] 2 (2009, d. Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza)
Dagon (2001, d. Stuart Gordon)
Ju-On: The Grudge (2000, d. Takashi Shimizu)
Ju-On 2 (2000 d. Takashi Shimizu)
Premonition (2004, d. Tsurata Norio)
Lunacy (2005, d. Jan Svankmajer)
Pontypool (2008, d. Bruce McDonald)
Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006, d. Scott Glosserman)
Dog Soldiers (2002, d. Neil Marshall)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006, d. Guillermo Del Toro)
Trick 'r Treat (2007, d. Michael Dougherty)
Battle Royale (2000, d. Kinji Fukasaku)
Splice (2009, d. Vincenzo Natali)
Infection (2004, d. Masayuki Orchiai)
Lake Mungo (2008, d. Joel Anderson)
Ginger Snaps (2000, d. John Fawcett)
30 Days of Night (2007, d. David Slade)
Ginger Snaps 2: Unleased (2004. d. Brett Sullivan)
Noroi: The Curse (2005, d. Koji Shiraishi)
13 Tzameti (2005, d. Gela Babluani)
End of the Line (2007, d. Maurice Devereaux)
Splinter (2008, d. Toby Wilkins)
Thirst (2009, d. Chan-wook Park)
Bug (2006, d. William Friedkin)
Nightmare Detective (2006, d. Shinya Tsukamoto)
The Collingswood Story (2002, d. Michael Costanza)
The Power of Nightmare (2004, d. Adam Curtis)
May (2002, d. Lucky McKee)
Suicide Club (2002, d. Shion Sono)
Exte: Hair Extensions (2007, d. Shion Sono)
Grace (2009, d. Paul Solet)
Below (2002, d. David Twohy)
Requiem For A Dream (2000, d. Darren Aronofsky)
Eden Lake (2008, d. James Watkins)
The Others (2001, d. Alejandro Amenabar)
Uzumaki (2000, d. Higuchinsky)
In My Skin (2002, d. Marina De Van)
Three...Extremes (2004, d. Fruit Chan, Chan-wook Park, Takashi Miike)
Calvaire (2004, d. Fabrice Du Welz)
Black Sheep (2006, d. Jonathan King)
Acolytes (2008, d. Jon Hewitt)
Room of Death (2007, d. Alfred Lot)
My Little Eye (2002, d. Marc Evans)
Dead Birds (2004, d. Alex Turner)
Isolation (2005, d. Billy O'Brien)
The House of the Devil (2009, d. Ti West)
The Backwoods (2006, d. Koldo Serra)
Severance (2006, d. Christopher Smith)
The Cottage (2008, d. Paul Andrew Williams)
Hell House (2001, d. George Ratliff)
A Certain Kind of Death (2003, d. Grover Babcock and Blue Hadaegh)
Gozu (2003, d. Takashi Miike)
Right At Your Door (2008, d. Chris Gorak)
Dead Man's Shoes (2006, d. Shane Meadows)
The Eye (2002, d. The Pang Brothers)
Creep (2004, d. Christopher Smith
Triangle (2009, d. Christopher Smith)
1408 (2007, d. Mikael Haftrom)
Rogue (2007, d. Greg McLean)
The Burrowers (2008, d. J.T. Petty)
Three...Extremes 2 (2002, d. Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Jee-woon Kim, and Nonzee Nimibutr)
Ils (Them) (2006, d. David Moreau and Xavier Palud)
The Children (2008, d. Tom Shankland)
StakeLand (2010, d. Jim Mickle)
From Within (2008, d. Phedon Papamichael)
We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011, d. Lynn Ramsay)
Black Death (2010, d. Christopher Smith)
The Skin I Live In (2011, d. Pedro Almodóvar)
The Woman (2011, d. Lucky McKee)
TrollHunter (2011, d. André Øvredal)
Wrecked (2010, d. Michael Greenspan)
Midnight Son (2011, d. Scott Leberecht)
The Last Circus (2010, d. Álex de la Iglesia)
Heartless (2009, d. Philip Ridley)
 
2012-10-27 01:54:10 PM
the Wrong Turn movies are hands down my favorite and 4 has an uber hot lesbian scene.

what more could you ask for?
 
2012-10-27 01:54:36 PM
I was surprised to find that I've actually already seen all of those movies. Rather solid list, really. I think that Pan's Labyrinth would also make an excellent addition to it. Some might argue that it's not a true horror movie in the traditional sense, but the Pale Man is like something straight out of an eight year old's nightmares and Captain Vidal is a vicious, nasty, brutal psychopath. Even the "good" elements of it (the Faun, the fairies, etc.) are pretty creepy-looking.

And I'm probably going to be in the minority in saying this, but I never got all the hype with 28 Days later. I've seen it a couple of times and never really enjoyed it.
 
2012-10-27 01:56:41 PM

Capt. Sparkles: I think that Pan's Labyrinth would also make an excellent addition to it.


I honestly don't get the love for that movie. I couldn't have been more bored and can't remember one scary thing about it.
 
2012-10-27 02:00:59 PM
The reason so many of those movies are foreign? They don't have the studios breathing down their necks to make PG-13 horror. You lose that restriction, and suddenly the odds of it being a good horror movie triple.
 
2012-10-27 02:01:36 PM
"The Host" is okay, kind of overrated. Two of the scariest/horrific movies I've seen within the last few years came from France of all places: "Inside", and "Martyrs". If you are easily squeamish then you may not want to watch either movie.

And I'm still looking to see "A Serbian Film". It must be really bad because Netflix refuses to stock it and it's not available on Amazon Instant Video, or to even buy the DVD for that matter.
 
2012-10-27 02:08:37 PM
Seen them all. But if you want a truly horrific film, see the film "Sleep Tight", by the director of "[Rec]". No zombies, but far scarier, especially if you're a woman.
 
2012-10-27 02:09:40 PM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: The reason so many of those movies are foreign? They don't have the studios breathing down their necks to make PG-13 horror. You lose that restriction, and suddenly the odds of it being a good horror movie triple.


Cabin in the Woods, Tucker and Dale vs Evil and Drag Me to Hell were all good US horror movies. Drag Me to Hell even did it with a PG-13 rating.
 
2012-10-27 02:10:08 PM
Is it too early to put "Cabin in the Woods" on that list? Probably the most fun I've ever had watching a horror movie in the theatre.
 
2012-10-27 02:11:03 PM

skinink: "The Host" is okay, kind of overrated. Two of the scariest/horrific movies I've seen within the last few years came from France of all places: "Inside", and "Martyrs". If you are easily squeamish then you may not want to watch either movie.

And I'm still looking to see "A Serbian Film". It must be really bad because Netflix refuses to stock it and it's not available on Amazon Instant Video, or to even buy the DVD for that matter.


Another disturbing French horror movie is High Voltage. If just for the opening scene.
 
2012-10-27 02:11:50 PM
Tucker and Dale vs Evil was hilarious and wonderfully self aware. It was just plain fun.

"Oh hidy ho officer, we've had a doozy of a day. There we were minding our own business, just doing chores around the house, when kids started killing themselves all over my property."
 
2012-10-27 02:13:58 PM
D'oh!

Meant to add:

Le pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) (2001, d. Christophe Gans)

Many of the items on the list in TFA are amongst my faves of the decade as well (the "28..." series' charms continually elude me. Conversely, their respective scores are amongst my faves of the past 12 trips 'round the sun.)
 
2012-10-27 02:14:43 PM

Carth: Cabin in the Woods, Tucker and Dale vs Evil and Drag Me to Hell were all good US horror movies. Drag Me to Hell even did it with a PG-13 rating.


Cabin was rated R

the other two were produced by small studios who were more interested in making good movies than in making the usual bland Japanese Horror Movie But Starring Americans that the big studios love so much.
 
2012-10-27 02:15:11 PM
Also, "Dead Girl" (not a foreign film though). This one is a really farked up zombie movie.
 
2012-10-27 02:20:33 PM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Carth: Cabin in the Woods, Tucker and Dale vs Evil and Drag Me to Hell were all good US horror movies. Drag Me to Hell even did it with a PG-13 rating.

Cabin was rated R

the other two were produced by small studios who were more interested in making good movies than in making the usual bland Japanese Horror Movie But Starring Americans that the big studios love so much.


None the less, they were American movies There are plenty of American horror movies, sure, small studio, horror movies out there that can still creep people out.

And if you like that type slow burn, vampire film like Let the Right One In, try Midnight Son. Again, no secret vampire societies, no epic vampire vs. human/werewolves wars and no superpowered vampire hunters. Just a young man whose body is breaking down and his need for blood in order to keep himself alive. Quiet and creepy.
 
2012-10-27 02:25:10 PM
I rather enjoyed Lo, as a mildly creepy love story...
 
2012-10-27 02:33:25 PM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Carth: Cabin in the Woods, Tucker and Dale vs Evil and Drag Me to Hell were all good US horror movies. Drag Me to Hell even did it with a PG-13 rating.

Cabin was rated R


Hence why he singled out Drag Me to Hell.

/Facepalm
 
2012-10-27 02:42:25 PM

mekki: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Carth: Cabin in the Woods, Tucker and Dale vs Evil and Drag Me to Hell were all good US horror movies. Drag Me to Hell even did it with a PG-13 rating.

Cabin was rated R

the other two were produced by small studios who were more interested in making good movies than in making the usual bland Japanese Horror Movie But Starring Americans that the big studios love so much.

None the less, they were American movies There are plenty of American horror movies, sure, small studio, horror movies out there that can still creep people out.

And if you like that type slow burn, vampire film like Let the Right One In, try Midnight Son. Again, no secret vampire societies, no epic vampire vs. human/werewolves wars and no superpowered vampire hunters. Just a young man whose body is breaking down and his need for blood in order to keep himself alive. Quiet and creepy.


Another good vampire movie is "The Reflecting Skin".
 
2012-10-27 02:46:41 PM

skinink: And I'm still looking to see "A Serbian Film". It must be really bad because Netflix refuses to stock it and it's not available on Amazon Instant Video, or to even buy the DVD for that matter.


Plus, every version you are likely to see, even if you purchase it, it still edited. I've seen the uncut version at a film fest in SF and the little cuts they've made are truly critical to the impact of the film. I think it's really a brutally great film in its original form.
 
2012-10-27 02:49:05 PM
I am surprised High Tension did not make the list, or at least a mention here...
 
2012-10-27 02:55:58 PM
Not only have I heard of all of them, but I've seen all of them.
 
2012-10-27 02:56:44 PM

fearmongert: I am surprised High Tension did not make the list, or at least a mention here...


I didn't see "Ju-On" listed either.
 
2012-10-27 03:02:06 PM

hubiestubert: 28 Days and 28 Days Later were interesting looks at zombies.



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The horror. The horror.
 
2012-10-27 03:04:34 PM

Pandora's Litterbox: The "macabre" (if not "horror") films from the past 12 years which have most resonated with me:
The House of the Devil (2009, d. Ti West)


I've never really been scared by a movie like this, along with The Innkeepers.
 
2012-10-27 03:04:39 PM

skinink: "The Host" is okay, kind of overrated. Two of the scariest/horrific movies I've seen within the last few years came from France of all places: "Inside", and "Martyrs". If you are easily squeamish then you may not want to watch either movie.

And I'm still looking to see "A Serbian Film". It must be really bad because Netflix refuses to stock it and it's not available on Amazon Instant Video, or to even buy the DVD for that matter.


I own both those movies and they are fantastic. As for A Serbian Film I've only needed to watch it once, such a messed up film.
 
2012-10-27 03:05:06 PM
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Existential horror.
 
2012-10-27 03:05:45 PM
The creature in The Host was awesome. The other 95% was nigh on unwatchable. Are all Korean films like that, or was this a horror flick starring their Pauly Shore? Jesus, it was a slog to get through that one.

Pandora's Litterbox: The "macabre" (if not "horror") films from the past 12 years which have most resonated with me:


Christ, dude. How many minutes 'til Wapner?
 
2012-10-27 03:13:05 PM

Pandora's Litterbox: D'oh!

Meant to add:

Le pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) (2001, d. Christophe Gans)

Many of the items on the list in TFA are amongst my faves of the decade as well (the "28..." series' charms continually elude me. Conversely, their respective scores are amongst my faves of the past 12 trips 'round the sun.)


Shocked that The Descent isn't on your list. Go watch it.
 
2012-10-27 03:16:59 PM

fearmongert: I am surprised High Tension did not make the list, or at least a mention here...


IMO 'twas 3/4 of a truly great fright flick. And then THAT happened and it bought itself a one-way ticket to Nullification City. My unsolicited advice to those who haven't yet seen it: turn it off when the police begin looking at the gas station videotape and make up an ending out of whole cloth. Whatever you conjure up in your imagination cannot help but be better than the film's released denouement.
 
2012-10-27 03:17:34 PM

Riotboy: skinink: "The Host" is okay, kind of overrated. Two of the scariest/horrific movies I've seen within the last few years came from France of all places: "Inside", and "Martyrs". If you are easily squeamish then you may not want to watch either movie.

And I'm still looking to see "A Serbian Film". It must be really bad because Netflix refuses to stock it and it's not available on Amazon Instant Video, or to even buy the DVD for that matter.

I own both those movies and they are fantastic. As for A Serbian Film I've only needed to watch it once, such a messed up film.


A Serbian Film was shock for shock's sake, IMO. I don't see it as any different than stuff like 2G1C, TubGirl, LemonParty, etc.
 
2012-10-27 03:18:23 PM

Grey Street: Is it too early to put "Cabin in the Woods" on that list? Probably the most fun I've ever had watching a horror movie in the theatre.


This. I didn't expect it to be so fun. Loved it.
 
2012-10-27 03:19:19 PM

fearmongert: I am surprised High Tension did not make the list, or at least a mention here...


I was really enjoying that movie until the final 10 minutes. It really does have the worst plot twist ever.
 
2012-10-27 03:26:07 PM

Hot Rod Zoidberg: Pandora's Litterbox: The "macabre" (if not "horror") films from the past 12 years which have most resonated with me:
The House of the Devil (2009, d. Ti West)

I've never really been scared by a movie like this, along with The Innkeepers.


Jesus, The Inkeepers. My friend made the comment that if you took out the horror stuff, you'd still have a very fun workplace movie; add in the horror stuff, and you have a terrifying movie about characters you actually give a damn about.

As for The Orphanage, I have no shame in admitting I was almost sobbing at the end of that. God, what a great piece of work.
 
2012-10-27 03:26:17 PM
I didn't think anyone hadn't heard of 28 Days Later. When Walking Dead started there were a lot of complaints that they both started the same way. And aren't they about to release a third one?
 
2012-10-27 03:27:36 PM

Grey Street: Is it too early to put "Cabin in the Woods" on that list? Probably the most fun I've ever had watching a horror movie in the theatre.


Not exactly a foreign horror film though, which is what this thread is all about.
 
2012-10-27 03:40:08 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: hubiestubert: 28 Days and 28 Days Later were interesting looks at zombies.


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The horror. The horror.


Unwilling viewers of that movie end up looking like the dude from Event Horizon.
 
2012-10-27 03:41:26 PM

Shadowtag: I didn't think anyone hadn't heard of 28 Days Later. When Walking Dead started there were a lot of complaints that they both started the same way. And aren't they about to release a third one?


I bet there's a number of people now who end up in the hospital fearing that when they wake up from surgery, they will be in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.
 
2012-10-27 03:43:56 PM

HighZoolander: Pandora's Litterbox: D'oh!

Meant to add:

Le pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) (2001, d. Christophe Gans)

Many of the items on the list in TFA are amongst my faves of the decade as well (the "28..." series' charms continually elude me. Conversely, their respective scores are amongst my faves of the past 12 trips 'round the sun.)

Shocked that The Descent isn't on your list. Go watch it.


I could have made a list that was thrice as long as what I posted but I had a thought that perhaps t I was strenuously pushing it as it was. (and based on one reply here, that instinct was a right-and-true one.)

Besides, "The Descent" for me was "merely" a very good film and not a best of decade one.
 
2012-10-27 03:55:10 PM

Pandora's Litterbox: HighZoolander: Pandora's Litterbox: D'oh!

Meant to add:

Le pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) (2001, d. Christophe Gans)

Many of the items on the list in TFA are amongst my faves of the decade as well (the "28..." series' charms continually elude me. Conversely, their respective scores are amongst my faves of the past 12 trips 'round the sun.)

Shocked that The Descent isn't on your list. Go watch it.

I could have made a list that was thrice as long as what I posted but I had a thought that perhaps t I was strenuously pushing it as it was. (and based on one reply here, that instinct was a right-and-true one.)

Besides, "The Descent" for me was "merely" a very good film and not a best of decade one.


Huh. For me it was definitely a best of decade movie - definitely in the top ten if not top five. Lots of overlap in our choices though.
 
2012-10-27 03:56:21 PM
The Host wasn't so much a horror movie, I don't think. It was a funny monster movie that happened to have a large amount of gore.
 
2012-10-27 04:10:32 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Grey Street: Is it too early to put "Cabin in the Woods" on that list? Probably the most fun I've ever had watching a horror movie in the theatre.

Not exactly a foreign horror film though, which is what this thread is all about.


Ah, must have missed that from the article. It's funny, though - horror has become probably the most international-friendly genre of film, with incredible entries coming from all over the globe. It's gotten to the point where I almost don't even notice when a horror film is foreign, just that it's scary, well-made, and effective in whatever it's trying to accomplish.
 
2012-10-27 04:12:42 PM

Pandora's Litterbox: Suicide Club (2002, d. Shion Sono)


If you liked that, check out the sequel Noriko's Dinner Table. Not exactly a horror film, except in the existential sense, but it gives an explanation of what was really going on in Suicide Club.
 
2012-10-27 04:19:39 PM

vrax: skinink: And I'm still looking to see "A Serbian Film". It must be really bad because Netflix refuses to stock it and it's not available on Amazon Instant Video, or to even buy the DVD for that matter.

Plus, every version you are likely to see, even if you purchase it, it still edited. I've seen the uncut version at a film fest in SF and the little cuts they've made are truly critical to the impact of the film. I think it's really a brutally great film in its original form.


Exactly what is edited out the film? The baby scene?
 
2012-10-27 04:36:44 PM
So no love for Uwe Boll?

/Tara Reid as a scientist scared the hell out of me.
 
2012-10-27 04:37:55 PM

Grey Street: Bathia_Mapes: Grey Street: Is it too early to put "Cabin in the Woods" on that list? Probably the most fun I've ever had watching a horror movie in the theatre.

Not exactly a foreign horror film though, which is what this thread is all about.

Ah, must have missed that from the article. It's funny, though - horror has become probably the most international-friendly genre of film, with incredible entries coming from all over the globe. It's gotten to the point where I almost don't even notice when a horror film is foreign, just that it's scary, well-made, and effective in whatever it's trying to accomplish.


Norway has come out with a couple of excellent horror movies in recent years. Both "Cold Prey" and "Dead Snow" are definitely worth a watch.
 
2012-10-27 04:44:56 PM

HighZoolander: Shocked that The Descent isn't on your list. Go watch it.


The Descent sucked monkey balls once it left the claustrophobic and betrayal stories for the "underground dwellers." Seriously, they farked up their own movie just when I was getting interested.

The Host also sucked balls. I was all excited for the new Korean horror and drifted off like 5 times. God that sucked.

Dead Snow and Trollhunter were decent flicks though.
 
2012-10-27 04:52:10 PM
If you're an actual fan of horror movies, then you've probably seen most of those.
 
2012-10-27 05:02:02 PM

browntimmy: If you're an actual fan of horror movies, then you've probably seen most of those.


Yup. It's a good list, they're all worth watching.
 
2012-10-27 05:11:17 PM
And for the hell of it, the Christmas movie "Rare Exports" is a good horror film.
 
2012-10-27 05:39:23 PM
The Host may have its amusing, even farcical moments

I had a bunch of people recommend that one to me but I just couldn't get into it. I think it was the memorial scene where the whole family rolls around on the ground screaming and crying for 20 minutes that killed it for me.


hubiestubert: 28 Days and 28 Days Later were interesting looks at zombies.


28 DAYS LATER IS NOT A ZOMBIE MOVIE.

/oblig
 
2012-10-27 05:41:21 PM
glad to see The orphanage make a list besides my own. I agree with farker up thread that if you are a horror fan, you've probably watched most of the films on that list.
 
2012-10-27 05:43:39 PM

mekki: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Carth: Cabin in the Woods, Tucker and Dale vs Evil and Drag Me to Hell were all good US horror movies. Drag Me to Hell even did it with a PG-13 rating.

Cabin was rated R

the other two were produced by small studios who were more interested in making good movies than in making the usual bland Japanese Horror Movie But Starring Americans that the big studios love so much.

None the less, they were American movies There are plenty of American horror movies, sure, small studio, horror movies out there that can still creep people out.

And if you like that type slow burn, vampire film like Let the Right One In, try Midnight Son. Again, no secret vampire societies, no epic vampire vs. human/werewolves wars and no superpowered vampire hunters. Just a young man whose body is breaking down and his need for blood in order to keep himself alive. Quiet and creepy.


You should check out The Hunger. David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve, and Susan Sarandon's tits.
 
2012-10-27 05:45:12 PM

JayR30: Dead Snow and Trollhunter were decent flicks though.


Those were fun. Headhunters is another good one, though less horror and more suspenseful satire.
 
2012-10-27 05:47:51 PM
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Not a bad list, but I would have put this on there. Not really sure 28 Days Later is a true horror flick, more of a zombie/action flick to me.
 
2012-10-27 05:51:03 PM

Gleeman: true horror flick


The scene in the church was scary as hell.
 
2012-10-27 05:57:10 PM
I love horror movies. I got The Orphanage and settled down for some good scares. Instead, I got bored, then depressed. A real downer ending. The only good thing about that movie was that the actress who played the mother was hot.
 
2012-10-27 06:14:03 PM

titwrench: I have seen all but 2 and they are in my Netflix queue. I looooooooove horror, slasher, thriller whatever. I don't care how good or bad it is I have to watch it.



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2012-10-27 06:19:46 PM

GungFu: titwrench: I have seen all but 2 and they are in my Netflix queue. I looooooooove horror, slasher, thriller whatever. I don't care how good or bad it is I have to watch it.


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Yup. Choked that one down when I was home sick.
 
2012-10-27 06:38:16 PM

Riotboy: vrax: skinink: And I'm still looking to see "A Serbian Film". It must be really bad because Netflix refuses to stock it and it's not available on Amazon Instant Video, or to even buy the DVD for that matter.

Plus, every version you are likely to see, even if you purchase it, it still edited. I've seen the uncut version at a film fest in SF and the little cuts they've made are truly critical to the impact of the film. I think it's really a brutally great film in its original form.

Exactly what is edited out the film? The baby scene?


Part of the baby scene is cut. Basically the critical seconds here and there that would make people the most uncomfortable, which equates to virtually all the creepy adult/child stuff.
 
2012-10-27 06:44:25 PM
Good lists, i'll add:

1. Frágiles
2. I Saw the Devil
3. Gin gwai (original, not the remake)
4. Frontier(s)
5. Into the Mirror (original, not the remake)
 
2012-10-27 06:48:21 PM
'A Serbian Film' is crap. Shock for shock value trying to pass itself as smart satire.
 
2012-10-27 06:51:00 PM

TappingTheVein: Good lists, i'll add:

1. Frágiles
2. I Saw the Devil
3. Gin gwai (original, not the remake)
4. Frontier(s)
5. Into the Mirror (original, not the remake)


Frontier(s) bloody good.
 
2012-10-27 06:54:51 PM
The scariest foreign film I ever saw was on SyFy of all places many years ago. I didn't catch the title. But it was about a remote tourist town hotel where there was a mass murder and and a young woman terrified by visions of the event.

I can't say more without spoiling it.
 
2012-10-27 07:17:01 PM
I think Funny Games should get a mention. Brilliant.
 
2012-10-27 07:33:30 PM

thamike: mekki: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Carth: Cabin in the Woods, Tucker and Dale vs Evil and Drag Me to Hell were all good US horror movies. Drag Me to Hell even did it with a PG-13 rating.

Cabin was rated R

the other two were produced by small studios who were more interested in making good movies than in making the usual bland Japanese Horror Movie But Starring Americans that the big studios love so much.

None the less, they were American movies There are plenty of American horror movies, sure, small studio, horror movies out there that can still creep people out.

And if you like that type slow burn, vampire film like Let the Right One In, try Midnight Son. Again, no secret vampire societies, no epic vampire vs. human/werewolves wars and no superpowered vampire hunters. Just a young man whose body is breaking down and his need for blood in order to keep himself alive. Quiet and creepy.

You should check out The Hunger. David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve, and Susan Sarandon's tits.


I hate The Hunger. I hate it with a passion of a thousand suns. Most people I know who like that film only like it because of the sex scenes between Deneuve and Sarandon. But take that away as well as the surprisingly good soundtrack (love Bauhaus) and the film is a chore to watch.

If we are talking about 80's vampire film classics, I'd rather watch Near Dark. That movie is worth the watch for the dive bar scene alone.
 
2012-10-27 08:07:30 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: Pandora's Litterbox: Suicide Club (2002, d. Shion Sono)

If you liked that, check out the sequel Noriko's Dinner Table. Not exactly a horror film, except in the existential sense, but it gives an explanation of what was really going on in Suicide Club.


Truly noted for very near future viewing. Thank you.
 
2012-10-27 08:23:03 PM

HighZoolander: Pandora's Litterbox: HighZoolander: Pandora's Litterbox: D'oh!

Meant to add:

Le pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) (2001, d. Christophe Gans)

Many of the items on the list in TFA are amongst my faves of the decade as well (the "28..." series' charms continually elude me. Conversely, their respective scores are amongst my faves of the past 12 trips 'round the sun.)

Shocked that The Descent isn't on your list. Go watch it.

I could have made a list that was thrice as long as what I posted but I had a thought that perhaps t I was strenuously pushing it as it was. (and based on one reply here, that instinct was a right-and-true one.)

Besides, "The Descent" for me was "merely" a very good film and not a best of decade one.

Huh. For me it was definitely a best of decade movie - definitely in the top ten if not top five. Lots of overlap in our choices though.


It was definitely in the top 40 percent of all of the many (many!) horror films I've watched since the century's turn, but not in my top 10 percent. Its hugest weakness (the c.h.u.d.s) diluted its many strengths (namely the interpersonal relationships) too much for me to name it one of the best. But obviously your mileage varies. Nothin' wrong with that. Rock on with your bad self. I'm sure we can both agree that the original was God's own porn flick compared to the thoroughly odious, utterly unwatchable sequel.
 
2012-10-27 09:06:24 PM

Pandora's Litterbox: I'm sure we can both agree that the original was God's own porn flick compared to the thoroughly odious, utterly unwatchable sequel.


That's for damn sure. I had forgotten it existed even.
 
2012-10-27 09:37:02 PM

Coelacanth: The scariest foreign film I ever saw was on SyFy of all places many years ago. I didn't catch the title. But it was about a remote tourist town hotel where there was a mass murder and and a young woman terrified by visions of the event.

I can't say more without spoiling it.


Japanese movie? Sounds very much like Rinne (Reincarnation).
 
2012-10-27 09:51:21 PM
I consider myself a fairly de-sensitized person, but the 2011 film Kill List scared the urine out of me. Genuinely disturbing stuff if you're into that kind of thing.
 
2012-10-27 11:05:14 PM

Rocket To Russia: I love horror movies. I got The Orphanage and settled down for some good scares. Instead, I got bored, then depressed. A real downer ending. The only good thing about that movie was that the actress who played the mother was hot.


The Orphanage isn't really a horror movie as much as it is an excellent ghost story movie.

We need more pure ghost story movies.

(that whole hide-and-seek sequence was awesome)
 
2012-10-28 12:28:34 AM
I thought "R-Point" was a really creepy K-horror movie.
 
2012-10-28 12:34:45 AM

snowshovel: Rocket To Russia: I love horror movies. I got The Orphanage and settled down for some good scares. Instead, I got bored, then depressed. A real downer ending. The only good thing about that movie was that the actress who played the mother was hot.

The Orphanage isn't really a horror movie as much as it is an excellent ghost story movie.

We need more pure ghost story movies.

(that whole hide-and-seek sequence was awesome)


I'd recommend R-Point. It's a good South Korean ghost story movie that takes place during the Vietnam War.
 
2012-10-28 12:50:50 AM
"Severance" and "Dog Soldiers" are favorite horror films of the past 12 years or so.

For less gore, "The Others" with Nicole Kidman was pretty good.

I saw "Ponty Pool", it's like a chamber play with zombies. I rather liked it, but I understand why most would find it too dry and the premise silly or incomprehensible.
 
2012-10-28 12:52:19 AM
oh and if we're stretching the definition of horror, Pan's Labyrinth is of course on the list, and Black Swan should be on there too.
 
2012-10-28 01:14:02 AM
Mientras Duermes / Sleep Tight is psychological horror at its best. Almost like a modern Hitchcock film. The main actor, Luis Tosar is fantastic.
 
2012-10-28 01:53:58 AM

Tali: Rinne


That's it. +10 internets for you!
 
2012-10-28 02:47:36 AM

Carth: Cabin in the Woods


Grey Street: Is it too early to put "Cabin in the Woods" on that list?


I absolutely LOVED Cabin in the Woods but it's not really a scary movie. It's a genre-rich movie and actually explains why. But it was the most fun I've ever had a a "horror" movie...EVAR.

/Telescoping bong FTW!
//"But he had the conch! He was holding the conch right there!"
///"Japan got beaten by a bunch of SEVEN YEAR OLDS??"
 
2012-10-28 02:50:41 AM

HighZoolander: Shocked that The Descent isn't on your list. Go watch it.


Descent seems to be one of those hit or miss movies. You have people who thought it was awesome (me) or people who didn't get it/hated it (my husband). I've never seen anyone in the middle on that movie.

I only wish the additional ending hadn't been tacked on. Had it ended where it was supposed to, it would have been 10x better. But they wanted to make a sequel (which I refuse to watch) so gave it a semi-happy ending.
 
2012-10-28 03:15:39 AM

brigid_fitch: HighZoolander: Shocked that The Descent isn't on your list. Go watch it.

Descent seems to be one of those hit or miss movies. You have people who thought it was awesome (me) or people who didn't get it/hated it (my husband). I've never seen anyone in the middle on that movie.

I only wish the additional ending hadn't been tacked on. Had it ended where it was supposed to, it would have been 10x better. But they wanted to make a sequel (which I refuse to watch) so gave it a semi-happy ending.


Yeah, the original ending was definitely much better (I don't watch it any other way). I've only ever seen positive comments about it (with that ending, I suppose) before today. Maybe I just blocked out the negative ones...
 
2012-10-28 03:17:50 AM

brigid_fitch: HighZoolander: Shocked that The Descent isn't on your list. Go watch it.

Descent seems to be one of those hit or miss movies. You have people who thought it was awesome (me) or people who didn't get it/hated it (my husband). I've never seen anyone in the middle on that movie.

I only wish the additional ending hadn't been tacked on. Had it ended where it was supposed to, it would have been 10x better. But they wanted to make a sequel (which I refuse to watch) so gave it a semi-happy ending.


Oops. I may have misread which version you mean. The original is longer and bleaker (don't want to add a spoiler). The happy American ending is shorter.
 
2012-10-28 09:09:01 AM
My submission into the funny horror movies is Dead End. Any others I would recommend have been covered, and I added another metric shiat ton to my netflix queue, as I always do in this kind of thread.
 
2012-10-28 09:18:44 AM

mekki: If we are talking about 80's vampire film classics, I'd rather watch Near Dark. That movie is worth the watch for the dive bar scene alone.


Sh*t-kicker heaven!
 
2012-10-28 09:21:35 AM
Also, mekki, I was replying to this:

And if you like that type slow burn, vampire film like Let the Right One In, try Midnight Son. Again, no secret vampire societies, no epic vampire vs. human/werewolves wars and no superpowered vampire hunters. Just a young man whose body is breaking down and his need for blood in order to keep himself alive. Quiet and creepy.

Near Dark doesn't really fit those criteria. As far as I'm concerned, Near Dark and 30 Days of Night are the best contemporary vampire flicks.
 
2012-10-28 09:41:19 AM

HighZoolander: brigid_fitch: HighZoolander: Shocked that The Descent isn't on your list. Go watch it.

Descent seems to be one of those hit or miss movies. You have people who thought it was awesome (me) or people who didn't get it/hated it (my husband). I've never seen anyone in the middle on that movie.

I only wish the additional ending hadn't been tacked on. Had it ended where it was supposed to, it would have been 10x better. But they wanted to make a sequel (which I refuse to watch) so gave it a semi-happy ending.

Oops. I may have misread which version you mean. The original is longer and bleaker (don't want to add a spoiler). The happy American ending is shorter.


The sequel was pretty awesome. It was just the rest of the first movie. As if they just made one movie & separated it into two halves. Same character. She has no time to recover, the police immediately pull here from the hospital to help find the other women since search parties are coming up w/ nothing - they're under the impression the other women are still alive. Wish more sequels were like that
 
2012-10-28 11:58:42 AM
I saw a Taiwanese horror movie called Silk a while back, ended up buying it on dvd, Wasn't a huge fan of the ending, but as far as creepy atmosphere goes, it was one of the best I've ever seen, For those who have seen it, any recommendations for further viewing?
 
2012-10-28 12:48:32 PM

vrax: skinink: And I'm still looking to see "A Serbian Film". It must be really bad because Netflix refuses to stock it and it's not available on Amazon Instant Video, or to even buy the DVD for that matter.

Plus, every version you are likely to see, even if you purchase it, it still edited. I've seen the uncut version at a film fest in SF and the little cuts they've made are truly critical to the impact of the film. I think it's really a brutally great film in its original form.


I downloaded the full thing a while back and watched it in parts - I couldn't do it all at once.
 
2012-10-28 01:43:38 PM
Inland Empire is not a horror movie, unless the definition is so broadly held as to include any movie where people are in danger.

And in that case, all the Jackass movies are now horror movies. Congrats.
 
2012-10-28 01:51:19 PM

Egalitarian: "Severance" and "Dog Soldiers" are favorite horror films of the past 12 years or so.

For less gore, "The Others" with Nicole Kidman was pretty good.

I saw "Ponty Pool", it's like a chamber play with zombies. I rather liked it, but I understand why most would find it too dry and the premise silly or incomprehensible.


I liked "Severance." And hey, Laura Harris.
 
2012-10-28 03:02:19 PM

skinink: "The Host" is okay, kind of overrated. Two of the scariest/horrific movies I've seen within the last few years came from France of all places: "Inside", and "Martyrs". If you are easily squeamish then you may not want to watch either movie.

And I'm still looking to see "A Serbian Film". It must be really bad because Netflix refuses to stock it and it's not available on Amazon Instant Video, or to even buy the DVD for that matter.


Srpski Film isn't really horror, it's all spectacle and parody. Watch it once and move on.
 
2012-10-28 05:53:56 PM

cherry_ice_cream: HighZoolander: brigid_fitch: HighZoolander: Shocked that The Descent isn't on your list. Go watch it.

Descent seems to be one of those hit or miss movies. You have people who thought it was awesome (me) or people who didn't get it/hated it (my husband). I've never seen anyone in the middle on that movie.

I only wish the additional ending hadn't been tacked on. Had it ended where it was supposed to, it would have been 10x better. But they wanted to make a sequel (which I refuse to watch) so gave it a semi-happy ending.

Oops. I may have misread which version you mean. The original is longer and bleaker (don't want to add a spoiler). The happy American ending is shorter.

The sequel was pretty awesome. It was just the rest of the first movie. As if they just made one movie & separated it into two halves. Same character. She has no time to recover, the police immediately pull here from the hospital to help find the other women since search parties are coming up w/ nothing - they're under the impression the other women are still alive. Wish more sequels were like that


But the premise itself is just stupid. You're going to take a traumatized woman and throw her back into a hole in the ground because the professional rescue teams can't find anything? They already asked us to accept cannibalistic mutant creatures in the first one. The premise of the sequel requires way too much suspension of disbelief.
 
2012-10-29 02:15:59 AM
Of those I've seen (and I've some gaps to fill), these are my preferred Asian macabre films released during the first decade of the new century

50. Bakjwi (Thirst) (2009, d. Chan-wook Park) (Korea)
49. Ranpo jigoku (Rampo Noir) (2005, d. Akio Jissoji, Atsushi Kaneko, Hisayasu Sato, and Suguru Takeuchi) (Japan)
48. Honogurai mizu no soko kara (Dark Water) (2002, d. Hideo Nakata) (Japan)
47. Gidam (Epitaph) (2007, d. Beom-sik Jeong & Jeong Sik) (Korea)
46. Kansen (Infection) (2004, d. Masayuki Ochiai) (Japan)
45. Kuchisake-onna 2 (Carved 2) (aka The Scissors Massacre) (2008, d Kôtarô Terauchi) (Japan).
44. To Sir, With Love (a.k.a. My Teacher) (a.k.a. Teacher's Mercy) (a.k.a. Bloody Reunion) (2006, d. Im Dae-woong) (South Korea)
43. Phii khon pen (The Victim) (2006, d. Monthon Arayangkoon) (Thailand)
42. Inhyeongsa (The Doll Master) (2004, d. Yong-ki Jeong) (South Korea)
41. Du saram-yida (Voices) (a.k.a. Someone Behind You) (2007, d. Ki-hwan Oh) (South Korea)
40. Kuntilanak (The Chanting) (2006, d. Rizal Mantovani) (Indonesia)
39. Baan phii sing (The House) (2007, d. Monthon Arayangkoon) (Thailand)
38. 4 Inyong shiktak (The Uninvited) (2003, d. Soo-youn Lee) (South Korea)
37. Akumu tantei 2 (Nightmare Detective 2) (2008, d. Shin'ya Tsukamoto) (Japan)
36. Gin gwai (The Eye) (2002, d. Oxide Pang Chun & Danny Pang) (China)
35. See prang (4bia) (a.k.a. Phobia) (2008, d. Banjong Pisanthanakun. Paween Purikitpanya. Yongyoot Thongkongtoon & Parkpoom Wongpoom) (Thailand)
34. Ju-On (The Grudge) (2002, d. Takashi Shimizu) (Japan)
33. Rak Lorn (Memory) (2008, d. Torpong Tunkamhang) (Thailand)
32. Rinne (Reincarnation) (2005, d. Takashi Shimizu) (Japan)
31. Rofuto (Loft) (2005, d. Kiyoshi Kurosawa) (Japan)
30. Chawu (Chaw) (a.k.a. Chawz) (2009, d. Jeong-won Shin) (South Korea)
29. Ekusute (Exte: Hair Extensions) (2007, d. Shion Sono) (Japan)
28. Kowai onna (Unholy Woman) (2006, d. Keita Amemiya, Takuji Suzuki & Keisuke Toyoshima) (Japan)
27. Gwai wik (Re-Cycle) (2006, d. Oxide Pang Chun & Danny Pang) (China)
26. Yoga Hakwon (Yoga Institute) (2009, d. Jae-yeon Yun) (South Korea)
25. Shutter (2004, d. Banjong Pisanthanakun & Parkpoom Wongpoom) (Thailand)
24. Akanbo shôjo (Tamami: The Baby's Curse) (2008, d. Yudai Yamaguchi) (Japan)
23. Saam gaang yi (Three...Extremes) (2004, d. Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike and Chan-wook Park) (China, Japan, and South Korea)
22. Pon (Phone) (2002, d. Byeong-ki Ahn) (South Korea)
21. Hitori kakurenbo: Gekijô-ban (Creepy Hide and Seek) (2009, d. Masafumi Yamada) (Japan)
20. Bulshinjiok (Possessed) (a.k.a. Faithless Hell) (a.k.a. Living Hell) (2009, d. Yong-Joo Lee) (South Korea)
19. Alone (2007, d. Banjong Pisanthanakun & Parkpoom Wongpoom) (Thailand)
18. Suay Laak Sai (Sick Nurses) (2007, d. Piraphan Laoyont & Thodsapol Siriwiwat) (Thailand)
17. Ha phraeng (Phobia 2) (a.k.a. 4bia 2) (2009, d. Banjong Pisanthanakun, Visute Poolvoralaks, Paween Purikitpanya, Songyos Sugmakanan & Parkpoom Wongpoom) (Thailand)
16. Hanjel gwa geuretel (Hansel & Gretel) (2007, d. Pil-Sung Yim) (South Korea)
15. Sakebi (Retribution) (2006, d. Kiyoshi Kurosawa) (Japan)
14. Kimyô na sâkasu (Strange Circus) (2005, d. Shion Sono) (Japan)
13. Geomi sup (Spider Forest) (2004, d. Il-gon Song) (South Korea)
12. Akumu tantei (Nightmare Detective) (2006, d. Shin'ya Tsukamoto) (Japan)
11. Ju-on 2 (Ju-On: The Grudge 2) (2003, d. Takashi Shimizu) (Japan)
10. Pintu terlarang (The Forbidden Door) (2009, d. Joko Anwar) (Indonesia)
9. Marebito (2004, d. Takashi Shimizu) (Japan)
8. Sei mong se jun (Ab-Normal Beauty) (2004, d. Oxide Pang Chun) (China)
7. Uzumaki (Spiral) (2000, d. Higuchinsky) (Japan)
6. Yeogo gwae-dam 4: Moksori (Voice) (2005, d. Eguan Choi) (South Korea)
5. Mon seung (Diary) (2005, d. Oxide Pang Chung) (China)
4. Sam-geo-ri Geuk-jang (Midnight Ballad For Ghost Theater) (2006, d. Gye-soo Jeon) (Korea)
3. Noroi (a.k.a. Noroi: The Curse) (2005, d. Kôji Shiraishi) (Japan)
2. Kairo (Pulse) (2001, d. Kiyoshi Kurosawa) (Japan)
1. Janghwa, Hongryeon (A Tale of Two Sisters) (2003, d. Jee-woon Kim) (South Korea)
 
2012-10-29 02:22:28 AM
(On The Descent 2:)


brigid_fitch: The premise...requires way too much suspension of disbelief.


There was no chance that I could have phrased it half as succinctly myownself.
 
2012-10-29 02:25:10 AM
And I didn't know that the there was a (non-happy-ending ending to to the original Descent. Maybe I'll rate the film higher than I currently do were I to view it with the ending y'all seem to have. Who says Fark isn't educational?
 
2012-10-29 02:40:24 AM
REWRITE

And I was heretofore unaware that there was a non-happy ending to to the original Descent (as I have only watched it once [and that was during it's mega-brief theatrical run]). Maybe I'll rate the film higher than I currently do were I to view it with the ending y'all seem to have. Who says Fark can't be educational?
 
2012-10-29 02:59:56 AM

Pandora's Litterbox: REWRITE

And I was heretofore unaware that there was a non-happy ending to to the original Descent (as I have only watched it once [and that was during it's mega-brief theatrical run]). Maybe I'll rate the film higher than I currently do were I to view it with the ending y'all seem to have. Who says Fark can't be educational?


Definitely see it with the original ending - it makes a big difference.

Also, no love for Let the Right One In? (the original Swedish, with the fixed subtitles, not the poorly translated ones and not the much worse American remake)
 
2012-10-29 03:15:43 AM

HighZoolander: Definitely see it with the original ending - it makes a big difference.


Already added to the short term "to do" list. Thank you for the heads-up.

As for LTROI, I couldn't agree with your analysis more. If you haven't read the source novel the film is adapted from. It's even more twisted and beautiful. Yeah, Hollywood totally didn't at all get that story, did they?
 
2012-10-29 12:31:08 PM
Does anyone have any good monster-movie type suggestions for me? It's the only subgenre of horror that I really love. That and anything Lovecraftian - For example, despite the cheeziness: In The Mouth of Madness is one of my favourite horror flicks.
 
2012-10-29 12:43:11 PM

Dissociater: Does anyone have any good monster-movie type suggestions for me? It's the only subgenre of horror that I really love. That and anything Lovecraftian - For example, despite the cheeziness: In The Mouth of Madness is one of my favourite horror flicks.


Dagon and The Mist are both excellent.
 
2012-10-29 12:46:11 PM

Pandora's Litterbox: HighZoolander: Definitely see it with the original ending - it makes a big difference.

Already added to the short term "to do" list. Thank you for the heads-up.

As for LTROI, I couldn't agree with your analysis more. If you haven't read the source novel the film is adapted from. It's even more twisted and beautiful. Yeah, Hollywood totally didn't at all get that story, did they?


Yeah - I wasn't surprised that they screwed it up, but still, it was disappointing. The book was excellent too (and clarified a few points from the movie that had gone over my head - her scar, for example).
 
2012-10-29 01:07:39 PM

Dissociater: Does anyone have any good monster-movie type suggestions for me? It's the only subgenre of horror that I really love. That and anything Lovecraftian - For example, despite the cheeziness: In The Mouth of Madness is one of my favourite horror flicks.


Dagon.
 
2012-10-29 08:18:19 PM

HighZoolander: Also, no love for Let the Right One In? (the original Swedish, with the fixed subtitles, not the poorly translated ones and not the much worse American remake)


Dunno, I'd put the US and original versions on equal footing. Except for a few scenes (the car vs the cats) they're practically scene for scene. Only 1 minute run-time difference between them in fact.

Plus I'm a huge fan of Chloë Grace Moretz. Don't mean that in a pervy way; just that if she can avoid going the Lindsey Lohan route, she'll be a great actress.
 
2012-10-29 11:24:09 PM

Gleeman: HighZoolander: Also, no love for Let the Right One In? (the original Swedish, with the fixed subtitles, not the poorly translated ones and not the much worse American remake)

Dunno, I'd put the US and original versions on equal footing. Except for a few scenes (the car vs the cats) they're practically scene for scene. Only 1 minute run-time difference between them in fact.

Plus I'm a huge fan of Chloë Grace Moretz. Don't mean that in a pervy way; just that if she can avoid going the Lindsey Lohan route, she'll be a great actress.


I think Chloe Moretz is great, but for me the US version lost all the pathos in the adult characters, and just went for visual spectacle. In particular, the woman who opened the curtains in the hospital room - in the Swedish version it's set up to be a far more heartwrenching scene. In the US version it just comes out of nowhere, looks cool, and then we're on to the next scene. The cats didn't bother me in the Swedish version though.
 
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