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If you like 'em like I do, here's a lil somethin for ya..

 

Here's the 8 min preview/intro for "Dawn Of The Dead"...In all it's blood dripping glory.

 

http://www.moviebomb.com/multimedia/dotd8.wmv

 

Here's a review of the full movie...

 

http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2004/dawnofthedead/index.html

 

- If your a true fan of horror, after watching that preview I think you'll appreciate the non-flinching style of the movie. It looks like we get the goods in this one, no more excuses . no more cutting away at the last moment... A gory zombie movie for the big screen!

TROLL . . . ish.
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Hmmm...yeah...I suppose gore has its place. I rather prefer the buildup of suspense. To me, movies are scarier by what you don't see, the implied threat. Once the gore happens it's like okay, well, that's that, then. For instance, the buildup to the shower scene in "Psycho". For this old timer, my favorite "horror" movie is still "The Birds". It begins so innocently, and is perfect in its foreshadowing and the way the plot subtly builds, from "everything's normal" to "everything's normal, uhmm...isn't it?" to "something's not right here" to "AAAAAAHGHGHGHGHGHGHG!!".

 

But, it's a matter of personal taste, I s'pose.

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It's funny how horror films have desensitized people. Instead of "oh my god" it's "cool!" - I'm one of those people. If it's real gore, however - then I am disgusted. But I've always wondered what the psychological reason was for people being disgusted with real gore and injury?

 

Anyway, yeah I like horror movies. I don't like the typical slasher ones: Freddy, Jason, Scream etc. Freddy VS Jason was OK though...

 

I agree, whats implied plays on our fears and curiosities and is usually more scary.

 

Really the only horror that is scary is the very real atrocities of such people as Jeffrey Dahmer, or Ed Gein, etc.

 

Ed Gein was an interesting movie (it's titled Ed Gein for those interested www.edgeinthemovie.com) and I saw a bit of the Dahmer film but really was too interested in Orange County so I didn't watch Dahmer :D

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Yeah, I pretty much agree. However, I still don't watch 'em... my wife reads StephenKing and watches these things and has nightmares. I neither read nor watch, and my dreams are pleasant! GIGO doesn't apply only to computers.

 

Originally posted by Dr. Taz:

Most horror movies are just sick comedies in disguise anyway. I laughed through the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre when I first saw it. Remember the guy selling the ... hotdogs ... ? LOL

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I'm a fan of the DEAD movies, and I'd like to see this one.

 

I disagree with the reviewer's assessment that this is going to be a big hit though. The recent "Passion of the Christ" was a gory, R-rated movie that was a big hit, but in general a gory, R-rated movie is NOT going to be a big hit.

 

I'll be interested in following the movie's Box Office to see how well it does.

 

A good gory one coming out next month will be "Kill Bill, Vol. 2." :thu:

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I'm the odd man out, here. I've never cared for them, never thought they had much purpose other than to inspire lunatics to do some of that shit for real, never enjoyed them.

Overall, I guess I just don't "get" them.

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Aside from a brief period when I was 14, I have never really cared for "slasher" movies. Predictably gory and just not that scary IMHO.

 

Movies like "the Exorcist" and "the Shining" that work with suspense and the unseen do a much better job of scaring me and are therefore a lot more fun to watch. Even though it was cheesy, I thought that "What Lies Beneath" was scary as shit.

 

"Amityville Horror", "Alien", "Wolfen" and "the Thing" are all worth watching.

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Just once I'd like to see a slasher film where the girl leaves her 4 friends to go down in the basement with a flashlight...and all the while you're ready 'cause you KNOW she's gonna get it...but, the slasher comes in and kills the 4 friends and she's the safe one. :D
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I'd have to go with Ted on his first statement. I prefer the fear of what you don't see rather than the obligatory gore. That's what I liked about "The Blair Witch Project". Shaky camera notwithstanding. I'm tired, too, of all the overdone slashing, dumb looking mutated characters and most of all, the predictable window explosions.

 

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There have only really been one movie that out and out scared me and still can if I'm in the right mood, and that's the Exorcist.

 

There are only two movies that gave me the creeps in a few scenes, and those are The Ring and Exorcist III: Legion.

 

Of course, some movies have a scene or a moment with a heartstopping sight or some unflinchingly disturbing bit of violence. There was a foreign movie that I saw recently starring Monica Bellucci (the emotion vampire from The Matrix)that starts with an incredibly graphic 20 minute rape scene...I think things like that (I think there was something like that in The General's Daughter, too) rival any gore or horror in terms of questionable choices in moviemaking.

 

But the Dead series (not the idiotic Return of the Living Dead and its sequels, but the Night of the Living, Dawn of, and Day of) was special to me, especially the last two. Yes, the special effects were cheezy, and the acting was pretty sad. But it was the first set of movies that sort of portrayed the undead as feral, and the were effective BECAUSE there was no suspense...they were all just out there to reckon with. It gave me a deep sense of unease even though I didn't particularly think they were good movies.

 

This one seems to continue in the spirit of that type of moviemaking, and any movie that can evoke an emotion from me, instead of just technical admiration, is notable in my book.

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Originally posted by Nawor:

Would you believe that in 1992 director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) made an over the top schlock horror blood 'n' guts movie called "Brain Dead" ?

 

You have been warned!! :eek:

He also made DEAD ALIVE, to me the goriest movie EVER made!!

-Zombie sex scenes

-Zombie birth scenes

-baby zombie on killing spree

-zombie's being deboned, skeleton chasing one person, the intestines(yes guts) chasing another.

-A lawnmower scene for all time!!

TROLL . . . ish.
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