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A really creepy movie trailer

Discussion in 'Talk About Anything' started by Karla, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Karla

    Karla Administrator Staff Member

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    The trailer is really dark in spots and looks better in full screen.

    The movie is Under the Skin. I can't wait to see it. :D

     
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  2. Lady Kestrel

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    It looks creepy but doesn't tell us much. Have you read anything about it?
     
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  3. Karla

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    I actually like that the trailer doesn't provide anything specific about the actual movie. For me, it conveys a really creepy atmosphere in a series of strange, unrelated images -- and that's all.

    Too often, trailers reflect a lot (if not all) of the good parts, just to induce you to go see the movie. I'm frequently able to identify which movie others are discussing -- and join in the discussion -- from just having seen the trailer.

    BTW, in case it's not apparent, I love movies. :) Particularly ones that are scary and/or extremely weird. :eek:

    In the interest of avoiding spoilers in this post, I'll just provide a link to a review of the movie that's quite informative. I'll admit that the basic plot may sound outlandish to some...
    http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplayl...the-skin-starring-scarlett-johansson-20130830

    I think this is one of those movies that people will either love or hate.
     
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  4. CrisGer

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    i am scared of my own shadow and anything that goes bump in the night, i wont be much good with this. But thanks Karla, you were given nerves of steel and cut from stronger cloth :)
     
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  5. Helen

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    In most cases I like creepy and scary, but this one dosent grab me.
     
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  6. Stiler

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    I like trailers like this, they just tease you with bits of the movie, the atmosphere it conveys and don't spoil the actual movie for you.

    Sooooooo many trailers these days basically tell you the entire plot of the movie and you know how it's going to be and what's going to happen.

    Will add this movie to my to watch list, along with Insidious 2 out next week it's been decent for horror movies this year.

    The Conjuring I thought was decent too.
     
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  7. Helen

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    The Conjuring looks pretty creepy to me. But Im starting to find as much as I love scary movies those types seem to scare the crap out of me now. Dont know whats changed but I get creeped out much more easily.Seems to have started when I watched Paranormal activity when it first came out. Before that I would have laughed at the thought that it would actually scare me. :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Stiler

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    Have you seen The Blair Witch Project by any chance Helen? Just wondering since you mention Paranormal activity which owes a lot to the Blair Witch project (well heck just about any "found footage" film does).

    I have to say the best horror themed movie I saw this year was probably Mama. It had a better story then your usual horror movies and the antagonist wasn't just a one-dimensional cardboard cut out. Though the ending will divide a lot of people, I thought it fit the movie and didn't feel out of place or ruin it, some people though hated the ending.

    Could have done without some of the over-use of CGI in it but still I thought it was heads and above most of horror movies in recent years.
     
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  9. Helen

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    Yes, I have seen "Blair Witch" but it really didnt scare me ( at that time anyway :) ) the bad thing for me with that movie was the filming, kind of made me sick from all the jumping around. I cant/wont watch any of the other Paranormal sequels and my sons laugh at me for that. I swear when my husband would have to go out of town for work I would be scared to go to sleep at night if there wasnt anyone home. :rolleyes: Im just getting over that and dont want that to happen again. :) I can watch any other kind of horror such as Texas Chain saw or any of the Halloween movies and I just get the thrill of the scare while watching, but seems any of the Paranormal type stuff stays with me when the movie is over. It never used to, must be age. :D

    I remember seeing previews for Mama and may have to catch that one during this Halloween season. :)
     
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    I never watch horror a it scares the bejesus out of me however I didn't find anything in this clip.
     
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    I enjoyed "Mama", too, although I can see why some hated the ending. I really like Jessica Chanstain and she was really great in this movie.
     
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  12. Helen

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    hmmmm, another thumbs up for Mama. Might have to see if its on NetFlix yet. :)
     
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  13. Karla

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    I want to see Mama also. Thanks for the endorsements, Stiler and Gina.

    I think The Blair Witch Project is a really good movie. I saw it long after the "found footage" hype had settled down. I'd heard it wasn't very good so I wasn't expecting much, and it really surprised me.

    While I didn't exactly find it scary, it definitely creeped me out. I ended up buying the DVD and every time I watch it, it creeps me out even more.

    There are plenty of people who think BWP...well...stinks. I think this can be attributed to its ambiguity and the fact that whatever is causing the events in the movie is never shown. It's up to the viewer to decide what's going on.

    **Spoilers ahead**

    The fact that the actors do most of the filming really draws me into this movie. I get to see what they see. I get to imagine how I would feel in their situation. It's the closest I can come to actually being there.

    Putting aside the issue of the witch and whether there really is one, I think there's something very wrong with those woods. Otherwise, how could Heather, Josh and Mike walk in the same direction for hours and hours only to arrive back at the place they started? How could Rustin Parr's house, which was supposed to have burned down years before, still be standing? How could the footage have gotten under the house's foundation where it was "found?"

    Did a witch cause these things, or was it something else?

    The movie also does a great job of showing what fear -- especially fear of the unknown -- can do to people. Heather, Josh and Mike start turning on each other. Both verbal and physical altercations ensue. The longer they're lost, the worse it gets.

    I find the ending quite chilling. We see what's caused by whatever is in the basement of that house, but we're not shown the thing itself. Again, this is left to the viewer's imagination.

    BTW, if you've seen the movie, what do you think this is?
    http://imageshack.com/a/img842/6708/t9yx.jpg

    BWP holds the dubious distinction of dropping the f-bomb 154 times during its 87 minutes. Well, at least there aren't any spiders...
     
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  14. Stiler

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    I enjoyed The Blair Witch project quite a bit when I saw it back in the day. I haven't watched it for over 15 years though and with it being Halloween I think I should add it to my watch list along with other Halloween classics (Halloween, Evil Dead/Army of Darkness, Hocus Pocus, Ernest Scared Stupid, Silver Bullet, Night of the Demons, and Trick R Treat).


    I was a bit naive back then (when it came out) and did buy into it being real (I was only like 15 at the time).

    It's still a good movie and the way they filmed it, basically letting throwing these actors out into the woods with simple directions and telling them to film everything and they really didn't know what was going to happen next or if the crew were the ones scaring them or what, which led to the movie working so well because the actors actually did get scared and it wasn't just "actors acting" for a camera but their real experience while filming it.

    Certainly changed the idea of what a movie could be, and I believe still ranks as one of the most profitable movies in terms of cost vs return.
     
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  15. Lady Kestrel

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    It sounds like those Ghost Hunter shows on the Sy-Fy channel are trying to imitate Blair Witch. If so, they've failed miserably.

    Speaking of witches, earlier this month I saw a fantastic new play at the NJ Repertory Company called Broomstick. It's a one-woman show that was better than many shows I've seen in NY, and I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up there. Here's the link to the NJ Rep website with pictures, clips, and interviews: http://www.njrep.org/plays/broomstick.htm
     
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  16. Stiler

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    Love your Halloween themed avatar Lady Kestrel. That play looks interesting, wish I could see it (no where near NJ though).


    Speaking of Witches that reminds me the new American Horror story season started a couple of weeks back and this season is about witches.

    It's been pretty good so far I think, Kathy Bates + Jessica Lange both doing great in it.
     
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  17. Lady Kestrel

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    Witchstock thanks you, Stiler! :) I believe Broomstick is going to be produced in several other regional theaters around the US next year. One of the neat things about it is the rhyme, which is never intrusive because it flows like conversation. In fact, it takes a little while after the play begins to realize it's happening.
     
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  18. Karla

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    Witchstock! LOL!! :D
     
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