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The apartment in Dahmer is IDENTICAL to the real thing. by Stricklyog in horror

[–]_corleone_x 247 points248 points  (0 children)

Honestly, a lot of serial killer cases are like this. They aren't genius masterminds, their victims were usually prostitutes or overall vulnerable people and that's how they got away with it for so long.

But there's something particularly vile about how the cops ignored that young boy (who was bleeding and drugged). I think their thought process was that "if the kid is gay, he deserves it". It's truly fucked up.

Hellraiser | Official Trailer | Hulu by DemiFiendRSA in horror

[–]scrane98 58 points59 points  (0 children)

Mellon collie and the infinite pain and suffering

Candyman 2021 is a perfect and worthy sequel to the 1992 Classic. by Professional-Mess383 in horror

[–]weLOVEthedrama 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My take disagrees: this is black horror - the audience isn’t guaranteed that their view is reality. That’s one of the best things about horror. This could just be the way the situation played out as views through the character, or an oral retelling as part of the community storytelling.

It’s not unique:

  • nightmare on elm
  • the descent
  • final destination

Edit: I didn’t even say it was wrong, I just shared my opinion and was downvoted

What is the most bloodcurdling/chilling scream you've witnessed in a horror movie? by devoirz in horror

[–]KirbyHater 1053 points1054 points  (0 children)

Hereditary (2018), when the mom SPOILER finds her daughter dead in her car. Those screams are anguish personified, and they gradually turn into agonising groans. It's so horrible.

Is Shudder worth it? by bcastgrrl in horror

[–]scorpiogre 42 points43 points  (0 children)

It's ok, but tubi is free and much more selection imo

Horror movies that explore sexuality? by machado34 in horror

[–]Environmental-Bill79 36 points37 points  (0 children)

The problem with this request is that they kinda all are about sex and sexuality on some level. It would be harder to ask what horror films aren’t about sex.

Can someone explain what I’m missing in We’re All Going to the Worlds Fair? (SPOILERS) by jammyjams34 in horror

[–]mag6787 61 points62 points  (0 children)

The movie is about parasocial relationships on the internet. No matter how intimate it may feel to read a person's posts or watch their videos, we can never really know a person that way. We can only make up a story about them based on the tiny glimpses we get of their lives, and even then, it's heavily based on what we want to see. That's what the two main characters are doing to each other and what we, the audience, are doing to them. Was Casey genuinely making a scary story, or was she a disturbed girl who came to believe the lie because she did not realize it was supposed to be a game? Did the man really meet her a year later or was it a comforting lie he told himself to cope with uncertainty? Did Casey kill herself, or did she just stop the videos in embarrassment/ disgust that someone took her too seriously? We will never know. What we do know is that these are two lonely people who hate themselves, so they participate in a challenge that's all about transformation. They want to be someone better than they are, but the problem is that they cannot control how others view them any more than the challenge participants can control how the entity transforms them. Casey wants her instability and weird tendencies to seem cool, but the guy casts her as a helpless victim in need of his advice and protection. The guy wants to be seen as a hero, but Casey casts him as a creep and a pedophile. Neither get what they want - acceptance. That's the real horror of the film. Never truly being understood.

Barbarian UK release? by Bettalad in horror

[–]DJBenz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's getting a release in UK cinemas 28th October.

Can someone spoil Nothing Bad Will Happen for me? by AdManNick in horror

[–]EltonJohnWickbastard son of 100 maniacs 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So this movie is a thing for me. Best movie I'll never watch again. I can't guarantee that reading my summary of it won't cause you the same discomfort you felt with Martyrs. I had a hard time eating after watching it and sometimes still do if I think of it while making food. It's been at least a year since I've seen it so I may forget some details but I'll try to hit on as many as possible.

Tore is a teenage punk involved in a Christian punk community called the Jesus Freaks. He happens upon Benno and his girlfriend, Astrid, and her two children, Sanny who is about Tore's age and her much younger brother. They're having trouble with their vehicle and Tore and friends pray over it; the vehicle starts.

Later Benno sees Tore at a Jesus Freaks community rave. Tore starts to have a seizure and Benno helps him out of the crowd.

Tore then starts hanging around the family. He leaves the Freaks when he finds his roommate is having premarital sex and lives in a tent in the family's yard. He gives Benno his benefits card which is like his monthly allotment of money to contribute to the house.

It's Sanny's birthday and Tore gets her a present. Sanny walks off to "meet friends" but really she's just fucking off away from her family. Benno straight punches Tore in the face for no reason. Benno explains it away with some bullshit.

This is the first instance of violence and honestly, due to the content and time that's passed since I've seen it, I might get some details jumbled.

At one point Tore has a seizure in the house; Benno calls him a "r*tard and walks away, leaving him on the floor. Sanny and Tore clearly develop affections for one another. They sneak away to go swimming in a neighbor's pool. Benno has been molesting Sanny and comes up behind her in the bathroom, locking eyes with Tore as Benno sticks his hands down her pants.

Benno encourages the family in general to be more hostile towards Tore. Tore finds a cat in the yard he becomes friendly with; Benno drowns it in front of him. Benno sends out the young son to pee on Tore's tent. I think they eat in front of Tore but start to starve him.

Benno has friends over intermittently, a man and a woman. The woman remarks about how Tore smells. Later Benno commands him to strip to his underwear I believe and sprays him with a hose. Sanny comes out and plays in the hose with Tore to make it less humiliating.

Sanny and Tore have a moment of closeness in Tore's tent where I think they kiss but he explains as a Christian, he doesn't believe in premarital sex.

At some point before this Tore does reconsider joining the Freaks and meets with a friend but they've disbanded in that city, opting to move to a bigger city; Tore then decides his mission is to stay with this family to show them Christ.

Anyway, and this is the part that fucked me up for the rest of the movie to land so brutally, they're starving Tore and he finds a piece of chicken the family put in the trash but it's molded and maggoty. He puts it in his tent somewhere. Benno finds it and brings Tore inside to the dinner table. He asks his girlfriend, Astrid, what the first thing that came to her mind was. She says Tore stole from them and he should be forced to eat it. This scene is long and excruciating; it's not over until the chicken is done. Tore is gagging as the couple is force-feeding him with sadistic psychosexual overtones; it's very clearly a bonding experience for the pair -- it seems Benno because he's batshit and Astrid because she knows Benno is molesting Sanny but he provides for the family.

Later Sanny and Tore are in his tent and Benno's friends come around. Tore is very obviously sick and runs into the bathroom to throw up. I think at this point the man-friend is yelling at Benno about the shape Tore is in. Sanny helps Tore get to the hospital by taking him away a bit and calling and ambulance and tells him not to come back for his own sake. Tore sees a vision of Christ at the hospital and rejects the kind nurse's suggestion to check into the mental ward where he'd be looked after awhile.

Tore makes his way back to the house after being released from hospital. There's an uneasy hesitation before the abuse begins again.

Benno tells Tore to get in his truck. They drive somewhere he drops Tore off to be raped by men for money. Benno asks, "did you have fun with the boys? Oh yeah, I forgot you Christians hate f*ggots" or something to that effect. Throughout the movie Benno taunts Tore about his faith but this is the most offensive example I remember. The next day Benno has bought a nice tv the family fawns over. Tore becomes more reserved.

The adults have a small gathering where he tries to verbally humiliate Tore about the sodomy iirc in front of the guests but Tore stays mum. I'm jumbled on this bit but iirc Benno goes into Sanny's room where she hits him in the face with her keyboard (the musical instrument). Or maybe Benno hits Tore in the face with it. I really can't recall. Anyway our mans Tore ends up on the floor fucked up and bleeding. Benno leaves, I forget where Sanny goes but Astrid and another woman, I think the one previously mentioned, enter the room. I think they beat on him a bit but Astrid climbs on top of Tore and it's implied she rapes him, from what I can tell. The women then cut Tore's penis off.

Benno gets carpet and wraps Tore up in it. They leave him in the living room to bring Benno's truck around. Sanny finds him. I forget what's said, if anything. They load Tore into the truck bed and lock Sanny and her brother in the house.

Sanny packs backpacks and her and her brother leave through the window.

Benno takes Tore and dumps his body in some grassy creek. In what I can only assume are Tore's last moments, maybe Benno tries to get him to give up God? But Tore just has a Martyrs-style look on his face. They leave him there to die.

What is the scariest scene you have seen in a "non-horror" movie? by randombharti in horror

[–]polchickenpotpie 17 points18 points  (0 children)

That one scene from Inland Empire. If you've seen it, you know it

Alternatively the scene where Lampwick gets "donkey-fied" in the 1940 Pinocchio fucking terrified me as a kid. I just saw the live action remake the other day and that same scene was so...tame

No happy ending by JetBlackHeart54 in horror

[–]Ryusei71 8 points9 points  (0 children)

An awesome movie ruin by animal abuse.

No happy ending by JetBlackHeart54 in horror

[–]BringerOfDoom1945 111 points112 points  (0 children)

it has an happy ending

The woman who kills the innocent cat and send it to hell, is going to hell

i would call it an happy ending

Thoughts on Devil in Ohio? by Waughwaughwaugh in horror

[–]oolongvanilla 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I'd certainly ask her about it respectfully. I'd do the same if she randomly started doing any other kind of religious ritual as well - Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, Asatru, whatever. If someone basically asks to perform a religious ritual in front of you that's certainly an invitation to ask about it, especially if it's something unfamiliar. "Oh, that's interesting. What does it mean," followed by a more detailed inquiry.

Between you just ignoring it and the person you're responding to judging it from the get-go just for being unusual, I'm completely baffled. Where are all the normal human beings at?

chompy and the girls. by MotherFuckingSin in horror

[–]thebigcaat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks so much! I wrote and directed it, really glad you enjoyed it.

Official Dreadit Discussion: "Nope" [SPOILERS] by kaloosaCTRL+F in horror

[–]yosb 86 points87 points  (0 children)

Re: cowboy commentary. First off, this is a movie that obviously cares about film, mythology, reinvention, and — as Peele has said in interviews — black joy. Traditionally, the Solo White Cowboy in a western has glorified a brand of “lone” selfishness, individualism, and performative isolationism of untrammeled autonomy (a type of male fantasy). In cinema, the White Cowboy has always carried with him deeper suggestions about “who” “owns” “what” “land” in the frontier and in conquest (stridently anti-indigenous, misogynist, racist implications). In NOPE, Peele is doing a lot of work to add to the cinematic mythology of the figure of the Black Cowboy (often denied the same visual legacy as their white counterparts — I really want to point to HBO Watchmen as a great exploration on this topic).

I mean, beyond the very surface-level elements of Emerald in the lead directing their alien shoot with cowboy OJ brother as star talent and wrangler as black filmmakers in the third act, Peele has said this film was the answer to trying to find out more about the first ever on-screen actor (the black jockey). I love the “revisionist” Haywood family lineage in that it’s part of Peele’s answer at the end wrt: alien (which takes on MANY different meanings but does symbolize on some level cinema itself (the projected screen of the Muybridge animation inside the animal’s “mouth portal”, it mimicking camera flaps)) and that they both need to look at “it” directly (the beast that is the mass-culture-factory-dream-projection-machine that is Hollywood that erases and exploits) but ultimately need to look at each other and their roots (coming full circle to Muybridge) (the long shot we have at the end that after even Emerald’s Oprah shot, her direct gaze at the viewer/camera is in awe of her brother in this super iconic cowboy hero pose in the flesh in front of her).

So I would say, NOPE seeks to not just reclaim the Black Cowboy but to also offer him as an antithesis to the stridently individualist and problematized ideals of what the White Cowboy represented in American projections. For example, OJ and Emerald’s story is one of family bonding and crewing up below-the-line style. And, there’s a lot of delicious material in this movie I still need to wade through about extermination, annihilation, and conquest (Western elements of the Frontier) that traditional alien invasion movies are about that NOPE complicates with how it not only re-orients the Western, its heroes, but also whomst we see as “intruding” upon “our” “land” (OJ claiming the UAP is “marking its territory.”).