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It's halloween season again.
When I was a kid I used to scour around my school for a pumpkin a couple days before the 31st. Then i'd come up with some kind of plan and steal it without anybody noticing. After i'd carve a pattern in it at home and stick a candle inside. Didn't even put it outside. I just kept it in my kitchen and checked on it all the way through the night until it flickered out finally. Now a days I just buy one. What kind of tradtions do you have?

Also, this year i'm looking for a physiological horror movie to watch instead. I'm hopng people here can suggest something that's not entry level like The Shining.


The Witch is supposed to be pretty good


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Did you actually watch it? It's supernatural horror, which isn't really my thing. Maybe a bit of family drama is mixed in, which doesn't make it physiological. I don't really like period pieces either. Is there anything you could strongly recommend?


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You're not in supernatural horror? What kind of horror do you like?
Anyway here's horror films you could've like (i hope). This list is in random order

1. Hereditary. It has some supernatural undertones, honestly, but the thing is it can be interpreted not like supernatural because of I'd say somewhat ambiguous plot.

2. Death Game(1977)/Knock Knock(2015). I'll be honest with you, I didn't watched the remake, but some people say that it's better than original, so watch it if you want to. Watch this if you're into psychotic bitches and "out of the comfort zone" type of horror.

3. Warhouse(2012). "locked in a close space" type of horror. Creeps more by the atmosphere than everything else. And it has a lot of symbolism and psychology. Watch if you like military… uh… psychology?

4. The Abandoned(2006). "lost on island and time loop" type of horror. It has a lot of cringy "spooky" sfx for my taste, but still atmosphere is lit. I'll be honest, I've watched it year ago and don't remember everything clearly, but it has great environment design and subtle symbolism.

5. Excision(2012) Now that's edgy as fuck. It's about teen with mental illness, so it was kinda supposed to get a little edgy don't watch trailer for fuck's sake. it's not how film feels like. It is really one person's mind-oriented horror. Somehow I liked this film a lot even cried in the end.

*List of asian films (I like them a lot btw):*

*Korean.* Korean horrors are in verrryyyyy sloooowwww pace, so watch them if you want something somewhat meditative

1. Bedevilled (2010). Despite the title, there is no supernatural at all. Reeally really good psychology horror. It's even more psychology and drama than horror, but… Just watch it. Also it's somewhat one mind-oriented. Just watch it, trust me it's extremely good.

2. The Wailing (2016). Well this one has a supernatural elements, but those "supernatural elements" are mostly based on asian folklore, if I remember correctly. So it comes of as really unique and tasteful supernatural. It has a nice detective feel to it. If you're going to watch it, pay attention to the details or else you're going to be confused.

*Japanese.* A lot of those films have a arthouse feel of them. You know, when there are a lot of experimental elements that may be a little "random xd" without context and in context as well, to be honest. But that's where Japanese horror shines the most I think.

1. Guinea Pig (series). A lot of tasteful gore if you're into this kind of stuff. If you don't want to watch the series or want to watch just psychological horror watch Mermaid in a Manhole episode. Almost no gore there btw. It's just… good.

2. Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989). Watch if you don't mind a lot of absurd and surrealistic imagery in horror. It has really unique feel to it. I just don't know how to describe it…

3. Takashi Miike's horror films.
Well, he filmed a lot of good horror films aside from well-known Audition.
- "Imprint", if you want… uh. It's really difficult to describe this because… because. It comes up as pretty solid horror with a little "random xd" to the end. But that's the case for the most jap horrors so be prepared.
- "Ichi the Killer" That's my favorite of all time to be honest. Has a lot of gore, messed up morality, and really stylish main character (picrelated). I don't know what to say once again, really.
- "The Happiness of the Katakuris". Horror musical (sic!). At least I know what to say to this one: it's fucking funny. Watch this if you want silly horror-themed comedy. No supernatural.


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>What kind of horror do you like?
I wrote the op on my phone and spell check fucked me up. I meant psychological. Some of your suggestions seem interesting. I'm completely open to foreign and older stuff. I almost always avoid remakes.

Also, this is a general Halloween thread, so if anybody has anything they want to say about it, please do.


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I know it's too early but I'd rather post now than to wait until the 31st. Happy halloween guys!

OP, if you're open to manga too you and haven't checked Fuan No Tane or anything by Junji Ito, I really recommend it. I know it's entry level, but if by chances you haven't checked them you will definitely enjoy them.


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I've read some Junji Ito. To my knowledge both do supernatural mostly, right? It's fun, but I don't really feel like I get my bang for my buck considering the time investment of longer stories. If there's any specific stories you'd recommend, I'd be glad to hear it. I said in another thread why i'm not into manga.
>Fuan No Tane
It got a movie adaptation. Do you know how's that?


While it's true the main drive is mostly supernatural, Ito focuses a lot on atmosphere and how that deranges the characters and their psyche, instead of the "omg monster eats you!" or "2spooky4u ghost tape movie" type of supernatural so predominant in the west.
Fuan No Tane is a sort of anthology of urban legends from Japan, and its backbone relies on the psychological factor that "unknown things lurk behind the shadows of our everyday livestyles". Most of these stories aren't longer than 1 or 2 pages. I didn't know it got a movie adaptation, but I suppose I know what I'm watching this Halloween. I wouldn't have my hopes high though, since I don't like japanese acting that much, at least when it comes to horror. So take it with a grain of salt if you decide to watch it.


A Scanner Darkly is pretty good. A Clockwork Orange is great. Most miniseries based on Stephen King novels are great. Also, there's a ton of great Asian horror movies, tho I'm not coming up with any highlights off-hand.


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Yeah, from what I've read Ito does a good job of getting inside the reader's head. The adaptation is called Pet Peeve and it looks kind of funny.
>A Scanner Darkly is pretty good. A Clockwork Orange is great.
Neither are horror. Thrillers are actually my favorite movie genre, but they're actually a separate thing.


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I see, than I think really hope you'll find something interesting from my list!

Also if you're talking about manga I can strongly recommend God's Child by Nishioka Kyodai. It's short, you can easily find it somewhere on the internet and this is unique experience for sure. If there is some supernatural elements, it looks more like surreal symbolism than anything.


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Happy Halloween!
I will rewatch the original Blair Witch movie because I was too young and stupid to understand it the first time I watched it.


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Happy Halloween Ubuu


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Have a good halloween, friends!


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Op here. I decided on watching Akira since I never got around to it before and it seems close enough to horror. Happy Halloween.


My neighborhood is always totally deserted outside. It's like a ghost town compared to developments. I don't think even one person took from the basket I put outside…


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I finished it. Akira might be the best action film ever made. I'd say its sort of like The Matrix, in that its very high-concept, except its better in every way. It's action and visuals are more interesting and impressive, and it doesn't water-down its concepts to be more accessible. Akira gets praise more for its merit, while the Matrix is praised because it's different and dares to make the audience think in an environment of total schlock. The Matrix is also somewhat(very) unoriginal and derivative. Even from a character standpoint, Akira is superior. Despite having a large cast and having little time spent just talking, even supporting characters are more fleshed out and compelling than Neo or Trinity or Morpheus(Cipher's not bad actually). The few talking scenes were poignant and moved the plot along in some way, while the Matrix indulged in longish, repetitive speeches that only served as exposition dumps or to indulge itself despite being in a visual media and having other options for communicating information. Akira came out more than ten years before too. The Matrix being far better remembered in the public conscious is a poor sign to me.

I liked the Matrix when I first saw it and that was only last year, so nostalgia didn't play any part in that enjoyment, but it didn't even come close to blowing me away enough to make me write word vomit like this.


I'd also say Akira says a lot more about people, the way they perceive each other, and their relationship with authority and the government than the Matrix, which just alludes to the idea that what authorities tell people could be deceptive, and most people just extrapolate that the movie implied the government lies about so and so or just everything for nefarious purposes. The Matrix's 'best' theme of what reality actually means and whether it matters or not is hardly explored in a meaningful way(impacts characters and story). Again, most of the laundry list is only briefly touched on in some characters conversation. That's why Cipher and Anent Smith are the best characters and could potentially make for more compelling protagonists than what we got with the whole chosen one crap.


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