Sunday, March 09, 2008

I ate'nt dead.

I'm just watching lots of rented horror movies.

I wish I could avoid subtitles.  I don't mind subtitles for a regular show, but for a horror movie it means you have to keep watching the screen even when there's a really gory part or a particularly startling image.  I'm too much of a wuss for one.

Still, some of these Korean and Japanese films don't come dubbed.  And they look really creepy.  (And are no doubt better than the Hollywood remakes).  After napping through four years of High School Spanish, I'm pretty sure I don't have the ability to learn Korean.  So my options are limited.

Plus I spent my damned money, and I'm going to see my movie.

9 comments:

  1. I've got The Host, which if I remember right is a Korean horror movie about a river monster, in my netflix pile at home waiting for me...

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  2. long time lurker, first time commenter here. I'm a bit of a horror fan, but I've never gotten into any Japanese or Korean stuff. could you recommend some titles that you found good/scary?

    I'd recommend reading "Uzumaki" by Junji Ito. It's a manga, and although I'm not a big fan of manga, I've really enjoyed this series. It's horror, and I think it really fits your preference for urban legends, ghost stories, and just plain old creepy stuff.

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  3. I double recommend Uzumaki. The movie is nothing like the manga, though both are frightening in their own ways. And I'm still scared of spirals to this day.

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  4. Which movies have you been watching? I'm a big horror junkie, so I'm rather curious.

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  5. I don't know...I'd take the Gore Verbinski Ring over Ringu *any* day. Ringu is just not scary at all. It's actually kind of boring. And the original Grudge(Ju-On)? What a mess. The remake figured out that one thing it needed to do was carve out one of the subplots. Granted outside of those and Pulse, I haven't seen the other remakes...but none of them struck me as bad, and certainly no worse than the movies they were based on.

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  6. You're braver than I. Those things give me nightmares.

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  7. Thom sure is right about The Ring/Ringu -- my cat has coughed up scarier things than Ringu, though the remake is pretty damn good.

    The subtitle aversion's kinda funny to me because I've never minded them, and always thought the reason why was that I'd been taught to read and look at pictures at the same time by comics...

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  8. Kicking myself for not immediately recognizing the reference made in the post's title. GAH! Granny for the win!

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  9. I enjoyed Shutter, even if only because it had a nice bit of vegance. It's getting a US remake. The Eye has allready gotten a US remake, which I haven't seen, so I can't give it any sort of reccomendation. The Host had a US release, complete with dub.

    I have to say my favorite one was Phone, which had a protagonist who actually approached her situation with common sense. It was like she could hear the audience shouting suggestions at her and said "Good idea!"

    I'm a wuss for the gore stuff, so I just avoid those alltogether. I'm so not into murder porn.

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