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(iNews (UK))   Horror movies have become superficial, says Hellraiser star - while looking back fondly on a time when flying hook-chains and skinless anti-heroes were the norm   ( inews.co.uk) divider line
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2017-10-05 09:46:08 AM  
8 votes:
As we speak, a controversial remake/reboot of Hellraiser - subtitled 'Judgement' - is apparently on its way

That's awesome.

Crucially, it is proceeding without the involvement of Barker or Bradley.

That sucks. Barker didn't make the movie he wanted to because of budget reasons

Hellraiser was awesome. Pinhead (his name's Spencer) wasn't a dumbasss wisecracking slasher. He wasn't even evil really. He dragged people into Hell to be tortured and made them enjoy it. The first two were classic. The third one was half-good. Dax from DS9 and Paula Marshall were very hot. The fourth one was sort of a mess but there were a lot of deleted scened that would have made it pretty good. The rest weren't even Hellraiser movies but separate stories with "Pinhead" bookending them like Rod Sterling in the Twilight Zone.

Of all the unnecessary remakes, Hellraiser deserves a good one.
2017-10-05 10:24:08 AM  
7 votes:

UberDave: It's hard to judge horror movies, IMO.  Some people love to be scared by the overly visual, jump-out-at-you movies.  And yes, some of those are good but they end up being over-used.  I think you can't go wrong with a psychological horror movie.  I'm not talking about ones where "oh no, there are people being tortured and killed all around and the protagonist is next!"  I mean those movies where you are forced to think about the situation without visual aids.  They may have "visual" scenes eventually but the most horrifying parts are totally situational.


I totally agree.
And related to that, there's a reason why the first Saw movie was the only really good one imho.
2017-10-05 10:40:32 AM  
6 votes:
Loved Hellraiser...I never thought of the Cenobites as evil.  They were giving people exactly what they want.

A more bloody version of Something Wicked This Way Comes...
2017-10-05 03:11:48 PM  
4 votes:

Evil Mackerel: What? No love for Nightbreed?
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thinking about this fer Halloween.
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2017-10-05 12:24:37 PM  
4 votes:

This text is now purple: GuyFawkes: I completely forgot that Clive Barker did Candyman

Only the book.

Or, as it's also known -- Ghetto Wicker Man.


That movie was farked up. Clive Barker makes up some farked up shiat. Anyone see "Night Breed"?
2017-10-05 10:45:12 AM  
4 votes:
They've got nothing on reality these days.
2017-10-05 02:32:33 PM  
3 votes:
What? No love for Nightbreed?
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2017-10-05 11:02:02 AM  
3 votes:
Do NOT drink from the same glass as this woman.

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2017-10-05 09:29:45 AM  
3 votes:
The Void is one of my new faves. I watched it twice before Netflix carried it.
2017-10-05 12:15:18 PM  
2 votes:
I've been enjoying a lot of Korean horror as they have a tendency to make their endings absolutely soul crushing, and the stories are quite good. Just watched one called The Wailing on Netflix and would highly recommend it.
2017-10-05 10:33:56 AM  
2 votes:
I was 15 when Hellraiser was released. I still love that movie. First three were fun. I did binge watch all the other sequels not too long ago but wish I hadn't. Only made it through a few minutes of whichever abomination was last that didn't have Bradley as Pinhead.
2017-10-05 10:13:10 AM  
2 votes:
It's hard to judge horror movies, IMO.  Some people love to be scared by the overly visual, jump-out-at-you movies.  And yes, some of those are good but they end up being over-used.  I think you can't go wrong with a psychological horror movie.  I'm not talking about ones where "oh no, there are people being tortured and killed all around and the protagonist is next!"  I mean those movies where you are forced to think about the situation without visual aids.  They may have "visual" scenes eventually but the most horrifying parts are totally situational.
2017-10-05 09:55:00 AM  
2 votes:
Remake Buckaroo Banzai.
2017-10-05 09:21:46 AM  
2 votes:

Tr0mBoNe: They figured out jump scares are all it takes to be considered scary and stopped there.

Though, there are still good horror movies. It's just that they're on Netflix...


..not Netflix originals though.
2017-10-05 08:43:01 AM  
2 votes:
They figured out jump scares are all it takes to be considered scary and stopped there.

Though, there are still good horror movies. It's just that they're on Netflix...
2017-10-06 05:08:35 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: Well some of them wanted it. But they dragged you to Hell if you open the box intentionally or not.


Not according to the sequel, when Dr Channard had the puzzle girl open the box for him.  "It is not hands that summon us, it is desire."
2017-10-05 11:51:00 PM  
1 vote:
Well some of them wanted it. But they dragged you to Hell if you open the box intentionally or not.
2017-10-05 06:52:43 PM  
1 vote:
Motörhead - Hellraiser
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2017-10-05 01:43:42 PM  
1 vote:

Smackledorfer: stuhayes2010: I tried to rewatch Hellraiser not too long ago.  It was really very boring, I guess when I was 12, I could be captivated in hopes of seeing a boob or Pinhead, which there isn't a lot of either in that movie.

I watched it last year and enjoyed it.


I'm a big fan of Hellraiser, and I have seen all the sequels.  Yes, they are not as good as the original but still fun to watch.

I would love to see an updated version of the original with top-notch CGI and digital cameras.
2017-10-05 01:28:06 PM  
1 vote:

DecemberNitro: [static.tvgcdn.net image 850x1133]

This one is excellent, I believe it's still on Netflix as well.



Frowns upon your poster...

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2017-10-05 12:04:57 PM  
1 vote:

UberDave: It's hard to judge horror movies, IMO.  Some people love to be scared by the overly visual, jump-out-at-you movies.  And yes, some of those are good but they end up being over-used.  I think you can't go wrong with a psychological horror movie.  I'm not talking about ones where "oh no, there are people being tortured and killed all around and the protagonist is next!"  I mean those movies where you are forced to think about the situation without visual aids.  They may have "visual" scenes eventually but the most horrifying parts are totally situational.


There are a lot of horror movies that weren't so scary in the theater, but later... walking alone in a dark place, a gnawing terror begins to grow in you with a dash of unease...
2017-10-05 12:02:15 PM  
1 vote:

BafflerMeal: WhiskeyBender: BafflerMeal: WhiskeyBender: The Void is one of my new faves. I watched it twice before Netflix carried it.

The Void was good, but I felt the ending was a dont-know-what-to-do-now ending.  But a fairly solid effort for the budget.  Plus Knives Chau!

If you haven't, you should download and play "TRIHAYWBFRFYH."  It's free, but don't learn anything about it beforehand if you do.

You might want o give this a go as well:

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Dark song was ok, maybe Ill watch it again. I might have been in a bad mood the first time.

Fair enough, it was quite a slow burn.

Yellow Brick Road and Resolution are a couple of flawed favorites too:

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Bookmarking the thread. I need some October movies.
2017-10-05 11:37:08 AM  
1 vote:
I absolutely love Hellraiser, although the Mrs won't watch anything remotely "scary" anymore since I tricked her into watching Marathon Man.

I completely forgot that Clive Barker did Candyman - and now I have that piano tune in my head and getting creeped out.  Lovely.

/love me some horror films
2017-10-05 11:31:25 AM  
1 vote:
Horror recommendation thread? Bookmarked.
2017-10-05 11:26:45 AM  
1 vote:
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This one is excellent, I believe it's still on Netflix as well.
2017-10-05 11:12:47 AM  
1 vote:

WhiskeyBender: BafflerMeal: WhiskeyBender: The Void is one of my new faves. I watched it twice before Netflix carried it.

The Void was good, but I felt the ending was a dont-know-what-to-do-now ending.  But a fairly solid effort for the budget.  Plus Knives Chau!

If you haven't, you should download and play "TRIHAYWBFRFYH."  It's free, but don't learn anything about it beforehand if you do.

You might want o give this a go as well:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vvQ2ClKbRcU]

Dark song was ok, maybe Ill watch it again. I might have been in a bad mood the first time.


Fair enough, it was quite a slow burn.

Yellow Brick Road and Resolution are a couple of flawed favorites too:

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2017-10-05 11:01:08 AM  
1 vote:
There are a number of cool comic stories about the Cenobites that expands upon them. They're all pretty decent and I recommend anyone to read it that care about Hellraiser. They've got some really cool, twisted artwork.
2017-10-05 10:58:56 AM  
1 vote:

Gyro the Greek Sandwich Pirate: Tr0mBoNe: Remake Buckaroo Banzai.

And how, exactly, do you propose recapturing that lightning in a bottle?


They will need John Bigbooty.
2017-10-05 10:48:52 AM  
1 vote:

Gyro the Greek Sandwich Pirate: Tr0mBoNe: Remake Buckaroo Banzai.

And how, exactly, do you propose recapturing that lightning in a bottle?


That's always my concern.  That's a movie that works at least 50% because of brilliant (or lucky) casting.  It would be difficult to trip and fall into the same pile of luck twice.
2017-10-05 10:44:46 AM  
1 vote:

chaoswolf: First three were fun. I did binge watch all the other sequels not too long ago but wish I hadn't


The fourth one could have been good. There was a whole subplot with the Cenobite Angelique in the 1600s when cenobites were fun loving clowns. They still dragged people to Hell but they had a sense of humor about it. Then Pinhead got a hold of her and turned her into a leather clad sado-masocistic cenobite. It wasn't a bad story but they managed to fark it up somehow.
2017-10-05 10:42:30 AM  
1 vote:

Tr0mBoNe: Remake Buckaroo Banzai.


And how, exactly, do you propose recapturing that lightning in a bottle?
2017-10-05 10:30:21 AM  
1 vote:
I love the dinner scene in Hellraiser. Everyone is laughing at nothing. The daughter's boyfriend fills her glass from across the table, but in the next frame he's sitting in a different seat. It's awesome.
 
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