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When intended R/18-rated films get cut down to a 12A/PG-13 rating instead 2 20.00%
Remakes of films that don't need to be remade 1 10.00%
Too much CGI effects, not enough practical effects 0 0%
There is not any originality in any of the scripts 2 20.00%
Too much action, not enough horror/lack of gore 3 30.00%
The "Randy's Rules" of "Scream" are still being obeyed 0 0%
Uwe Boll 2 20.00%
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 05:21 AM   #16
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Re: The WORST Thing About Horror Films Today?

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"The Haunting" remake.


I would have gone for "The House on Haunted Hill" Iwata.
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 01:39 PM   #17
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Re: The WORST Thing About Horror Films Today?

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Perhaps it's a dying genre.
Jesus Christ. When has most horror been significantly better? The Sturgeon Law not only applies to horror, but it actually has to be modified: 99% of horror is crap. Still is. Always has been. You are just *****ing because the recent rash of remakes rightly piss you off. But then you pine after a golden age that never was.

We've had one or 2 good films in recent years. What more can you ask?
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 02:33 PM   #18
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Re: The WORST Thing About Horror Films Today?

The problem with Horror films is that the directors got too gory so went for blood and guts galore. Thats how the "Video Nasty" was born.

I remember watching a movie years ago where a cannibal rips a foetus out of a womans womb and begins to eat it (Think it was Anthropologist the Beast? way over the top).

Then the likes of driller killer etc it was just the gore.

So when the board of film makers stepped in and started banning them the horror genre collapsed. I mean whats the point in piling thousands of pounds/dollars into a film if it isnt going to be shown?

So thats why theres no "decent" horrors available today and we have to hang onto the old splatter fest of old......
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 03:52 PM   #19
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Re: The WORST Thing About Horror Films Today?

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So thats why theres no "decent" horrors available today and we have to hang onto the old splatter fest of old......


You mean of course, there's no decent horrors available today... coming out of the US, quiaff?

The brits, asians and spanish are cranking up some really effective horror movies.
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 04:23 AM   #20
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Re: The WORST Thing About Horror Films Today?

Thats the thing about england we really do love our horrors lol.

After all we are the birth place of "Hammer"

Plus I think it is harder to shock people nowadays thanks to constant updated on violence & wars around the world being shown on cnn 24/7

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Old Feb 13, 2005, 11:01 AM   #21
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Re: The WORST Thing About Horror Films Today?

You know what we need? A really gorey GTA type game where YOU are an insane canibal serial killer. The kiddies will love it.
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