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ben

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Spooky Movies
« on: October 21, 2020, 12:39:50 AM »
I recently watched Resolution and the Endless and thought they had spooky moments.  Any other newer spooky movie recommendations for Halloween.



Sounds like someone was working as a conduit for nature's natural vengeance.  Just like Jesus.  And some of the others.

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Re: Spooky Movies
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 10:05:18 PM »
Not new but rarely seen in the English-speaking world, the 1985 Soviet partisan movie "Come and See" by Elem Klimov. Entire movie is seen from viewpoint of teenaged Belorussian* pro-Soviet partisan in what is now western Belarus during early 1943. It is a film about hiding, then witnessing horrendous acts done by the Germans and their ex-Soviet turncoat flunkies toward the  locals. Had Spielberg not been a sappy kids' filmmaker and instead an adult, "Schindler's List" would have looked a lot more like this film. This film will horrify if you haven't been numbed by decades of US media.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHqtBZVUsxo

* That's how it was spelled (also "Byelorussian") in the 1850s (?) to 1992. Now he is a Belarusian. It means "White Russian", as in the soil; Ukraine was "Black Russia."

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Re: Spooky Movies
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2020, 10:30:52 PM »
I did see that this year, forgot how I heard about it, but it's available on amazon prime.  Not really spooky, but nightmarish.
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Krokodil_Gena

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Re: Spooky Movies
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2020, 05:10:12 AM »
I did see that this year, forgot how I heard about it, but it's available on amazon prime.  Not really spooky, but nightmarish.

I was a member of the coolest video store in my metroplex years ago, so I got to see it in VHS quality, then DVD quality, and I would probably get it on Blu-Ray if it hit that. I was going to see it in the theater, then COVID closed it down.

Spooky recent movies.....they remade "Suspira" in 2018. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY6QKRl56Ok
It's set in the Two Berlins during the 1970s and it keeps a lot of the elements of the original, but it's longer and more involved.

Vic Berger's recent video of Trump dealing with COVID is a horrorshow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLenYCe6vcA
Unfortunately it's only two minutes long.

I'm really not a horror guy, as you can tell.

Peter Watkins' nearly-15 hour nuclear weapon/military spending/poverty documentary "The Journey" ("Resan") is on YouTube. Here is film one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsYLt9bSRbw  Watkins filmed it from 1983 to 1985, got the film out in 1987.....then the Berlin Wall was breached in 1989 so a lot of the film almost became "instant history" even though the missiles are still in their silos, the missile subs are still patrolling, etc. He keeps showing people nasty monochrome photos of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki bodies from 1945 so don't eat anything while watching this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsYLt9bSRbw (<=== Film one which is just over 50 minutes long.)  The entire playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa_FsFEfGzp5s37ANsBuOweOmfrpDXbLQ   "Resan" is one of longest documentaries ever made, and Watkins made it because his 44 minute long quasi-documentary "The War Game" (1965) was already obsolete by the early 1980s due to the technology and spread of weapons growing radically by 1982.