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PostSubject: The Renaissance of French Horror   Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:11 pm

Now France has never been a country noted for it's horror movies but over the last few years the French have been making some of the best horror movies around, filled with plenty of blood and guts along with quality writing, directing and acting aswell as having more interesting ideas and themes running through them than hollywood could ever dream of.

High Tension (Haute Tension) aka Switchblade Romance (2003) Director - Alexandre Aja

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQBCNr5WPBI&feature=related

Ills aka Them (2006) Directors - David Moreau and Xavier Palud

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAWEvZh8flg

A L'Interieur aka Inside (2007) Diretcors - Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRwQLRCWif4

Martyrs (2008) Director - Pascal Laugier

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNpDiQimK6U
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PostSubject: Re: The Renaissance of French Horror   Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:49 pm

i hate scary movies. im a pansy.
i much prefer horror of the 70's and 80's....nice and cheesey. none of this psychological stuff

but yes....i remember seeing on french horror movie. i forget the title, but it started out with a couple skinny dipping, and all of a sudden the man disappeared into the night.

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PostSubject: Re: The Renaissance of French Horror   Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:13 pm

Hmmm not sure what that one is, I love all kinds of horror myself but the French really are at the top of the genre at the moment a great balance of bloodshed, extreme violence and psychological storytelling. Unlike America which is just churning out sequel after sequel and sub par remakes of classic originals, I mean 6 Saw movies is beyond a joke, I see that series of films as the same shit different day approach to film making it's just a cash cow because they know people will flock to see them in droves. As for the remakes of 70's and 80's classics like Halloween and Friday the 13th well again that's just lazy dumbed down film making to generate cash and to cater for people with short attention spans who don't know any better.
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PostSubject: Re: The Renaissance of French Horror   Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:28 pm

no no, i mean the old gorey crap. really disgusting horror that turns out to be funny when you and your friends turn it into a MST3K adventure

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PostSubject: Re: The Renaissance of French Horror   Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:04 pm

Brute, you must watch Blair Witch Project

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PostSubject: Re: The Renaissance of French Horror   Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:04 pm

I wasn't criticising anything you said dude, I was just saying that I can't stand the current trend for US horror to just keep on rehashing old movies and making endless sequels. I like how you mentioned horror that you find cheesy and funny because there is a fine line between horror and comedy, it can be seen in most horror movies right back to the very early horror of 1920's / 30's right up to the modern day ultra graphic and violent films.
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PostSubject: Re: The Renaissance of French Horror   Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:13 pm

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Brute, you must watch Blair Witch Project

As great a film as Blair Witch.... is, it's not French, lol. That's ok though, Blair Witch is a cool spooky movie that relies more on the viewers imagination as you don't see anything horrific butt he sound and atmosphere does really get to you especially seeing it in the cinema for the first time. It doesn't have quite the same effect seeing for a second time on a small screen. The new movie Paranormal Activity owes quite a lot to Blair Witch especially in the style that it is filmed in, it's also a pretty cool sppokfest it comes reccommended from me.
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PostSubject: Re: The Renaissance of French Horror   Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:53 pm

i know you werent criticising. im just clarifying that i hate and am a huge pansy of real horror. i loved the movie "They Live". have you ever seen that>?

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PostSubject: Re: The Renaissance of French Horror   Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:10 pm

They Live....yeah that's the John Carpenter movie with Roddy Piper isn't it? Yeah I haven't seen that in years though I remember it being pretty cool though like an invasion of the bodysnatchers kinda thing. I'll have to hunt it down on dvd sometime and re-check it out.
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PostSubject: Re: The Renaissance of French Horror   Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:16 pm

classic.
if you have netflix, you can get it there. thats how i saw it. kinda cheesy, but still kinda cool

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