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J-Horror / K-Horror / C-Horror
« on: January 06, 2007, 12:34:46 PM »
I know for sure that I'm not the only horror nut around.
 
So, let's discuss some freaky-deeky movies! :V

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2007, 12:55:17 PM »
Yeah, I'm out on this one.  I avoid horror, especially Asian horror movies.  

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2007, 01:50:20 PM »
Quote from: mouse
Yeah, I'm out on this one. I avoid horror, especially Asian horror movies.
 
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Were you traumatized?
 
By your evil step-mother? :<

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2007, 08:36:28 PM »
I recommend (and I assume Dheu would too, since it's on her favourite horror movie from what I remember) Korean horror film 'A tale of two sisters'.

The director's description of this film was a 'beautiful horror'. The film doesn't try to get to your nerves using shrilling sound effects and disturbing visuals. There's a sad story before the movie begins but you won't find out until the very end. There are lot of things I adore about this movie but the one thing that stick to me the most was the relationship between the two sisters. It was so touching to see an older sister care so much for her younger sister in this horror setting, which only intensified the almost terrifying and tragic ending.

Oh, and music is absolute heart-breaker ;_;

I heard hollywood bought the right to remake this film for 2 million dollars (I think right to remake Ring cost them 1 million).

My friend described it as a psychological drama and I can't exactly say he's wrong. There are surely more psychological element than horror element, although there are feelings of supernatural present that haunt the place.

I recommend it, see it now! This has been yet another korean film rocks propaganda.

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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2007, 08:54:44 PM »
I LOVE THAT MOVIE.

It was so odd though. I mean, seriously. But, the beauty of it all had me utterly terrified. Especially when that one sister (can't remember names, but she was the protagonist, or so it seemed) had that dream with that odd looking ghost-lady. And the time her sister was under the kitchen counter. I mean, it was amazingly thought up. The big shocker totally shocked my ass. I couldn't sleep for weeks.

I heard Jennifer Lopez is to be in the remake. >___> Or was that the Eye? Hmm.

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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2007, 02:15:04 AM »
Stupid Hollywood and their urge to recreate perfect movies.

A Tale of Two Sisters was absolutely brilliant.  That's what more horror films should be like, instead of the blood and gore slasher flicks that come out too often.  Those aren't scary and they usually make me laugh.  But psychological horror films like Two Sisters are so much better, because they get down into your imagination and make you feel creeped out for weeks.

I don't really watch a lot of horror movies.  A Tale of Two Sisters is probably my favorite of the ones I've seen.

Kwaidan was very good, but also very slow, which might not appeal to a lot of viewers.  I wrote a review on it for NHRV, but I'm still working out issues with the screen caps I took.  I'll get it in eventually.

The Eye was good, but it felt more like a tragedy or a drama rather than a horror flick.  There were some creepy moments, but it made me feel sad rather than scared.

I love Ringu.  My favorite Japanese actress is in it, but beyond that it's a good movie.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head.

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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2007, 07:35:43 AM »
I guess, in a way, we can thank Hollywood for buchering these films. Honestly some films I would have never found out about if they hadn't been remade. Example: Ju-On, my absolute favourite series that scares the shitz out of me. :o
 
Kwaiden seems interesting. I'll read your review when its published D-samaz and make up my mind.
 
I'm also suprised no one mentioned Dark Water. That movie was one of the most amazing movies I'd ever seen. Both the remake and the original were good, and that's rare.

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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2007, 08:11:53 AM »
Bit of an old thread, but I feel the need to post.

I've been a J-horror fangirl for a while now. The Ring series is hands down my favourite, both the movies and the novels, although I wasn't too keen on the manga. Also loved Ju-On, Dark Water, and Suicide Circle, though I haven't had much of an opportunity to watch much else.

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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2007, 06:42:45 PM »
^You know what, I'm liking you more by the minute. =3

Watch Acacia. This Sunday. The Sundance Channel. @ Midnight (which is technically Monday). Do it.

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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2007, 08:38:14 PM »
I don't have TV D: Is it available on the Internets?

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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2007, 09:43:08 PM »
Most likely. <3

Check it, tho. =3

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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2007, 06:13:42 AM »
Thanks for the recommendation ^_^ Any others?

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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2007, 08:56:09 AM »
Chica, you shouldn't asked. XD

-Ju-On 2 (if you haven't seen it)
-Premonition
-Ringu
-Ju-On TV Movies 1 & 2 (both are amazing)
-Infection
-Marebito
-Whispering Corridor
-The Eye
-Tale of Two Sisters
-Rinne
-Audition
-Cure
-Kairo
-Uzumaki
-Phone

I've seen most of these, however a few have been recommended to me. <3

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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2007, 09:49:07 AM »
Ju-On & Ringu I'm good with; Audition I have..... somewhere. I'll have to find the others, too. Thanks ^^

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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2007, 01:15:57 PM »
How was Suicide Circle? I kept meaning to pick that up when I saw it in Blockbuster, but never got around to it.
 
Premonition was good, not fantastic, but it was interesting. It didn't really scare me at all, but there were some concepts in it that were interesting. I think the opening sequence with the little girl in the car was one of the more memorable moments out of any horror movie I've seen, though, because it was so well-acted. Or at least, from what I remember it was. It's been awhile.
 
Oh, and Audition.  Haven't seen it, but Takashi Miike is the most bizarre director out there.

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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2007, 12:08:05 AM »
I enjoyed Suicide Circle a hell of a lot, but it was more bizarre-y than horror-y.

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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2007, 04:20:06 PM »
It is odd.

I watched Acacia. It was amaaaaazing. Watch it now!
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