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Nosferatu@Cult Labs 10th August 2014 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 413875)
I do want to see Oculus. I didn't think much of Absentia though.

Bearing in mind everything I've just said in the post above, I thought Oculus was very good and made a refreshing change from the deluge of 'cattle prod' films; it's one to watch.

Make Them Die Slowly 10th August 2014 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Nosferatu@Cult Labs (Post 413876)
Judging by the 'hidden camera' trailers for films like Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister, it seems those who watch such films are not horror fans, but those who go to cinemas for a good time and some escapism.

True horror fans are those who know the history of the genre, all of the subgenres, the films which influenced (and are referenced) in modern horror films and occasionally despair at what passes for horror films these days.

However, we are generally the ones who are most pleased when something bucks expectations and works on the power of suggestion, atmosphere and suspense, rather than cheap shocks. I knew I was in a cinema of like-minded individuals for the first time when I saw Zombie Flesh Eaters at the GFT and everyone was really well-behaved no noisy snacks, chatting or mobile phone use and laughed at the same time when there was crummy dialogue. Those who shriek, talk, and munch popcorn all the way through one of the Paranormal Activity films wouldn't have enjoyed themselves at all there, nor would they have had a clue who Fabio Frizzi was and wouldn't have taken anything to be autographed.

No offence Nos but you are talking out your arse if you can decide a true horror fan by how they look! Secondly you whole post is sheer snobbery and a sham of fandom.

Nosferatu@Cult Labs 10th August 2014 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Make Them Die Slowly (Post 413879)
No offence Nos but you are talking out your arse if you can decide a true horror fan by how they look! Secondly you whole post is sheer snobbery and a sham of fandom.

I didn't say I could determine if someone was in the horror fan by how they looked, more how they behave and their knowledge of the genre.

Nosferatu@Cult Labs 10th August 2014 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Make Them Die Slowly (Post 413879)
No offence Nos but you are talking out your arse if you can decide a true horror fan by how they look! Secondly you whole post is sheer snobbery and a sham of fandom.

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Originally Posted by Nosferatu@Cult Labs (Post 413880)
I didn't say I could determine if someone was in the horror fan by how they looked, more how they behave and their knowledge of the genre.

This is what Mark Kermode has to say about horror fans:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWF05RMq04Q

Demdike@Cult Labs 10th August 2014 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 413875)
I do want to see Oculus. I didn't think much of Absentia though.

I also want to see Oculus, mainly to see if Karen Gillan's any good.

I thought Absentia was excellent too. Very low budget but they worked up a nice atmosphere of dread and used their scares effectively.

Crimson Blade 10th August 2014 03:13 PM

Recently upgraded one of my all time favourite Charles Bronson films.

http://i61.tinypic.com/10mvuoj.jpg

Very nice picture quality.

Make Them Die Slowly 10th August 2014 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Nosferatu@Cult Labs (Post 413880)
I didn't say I could determine if someone was in the horror fan by how they looked, more how they behave and their knowledge of the genre.

Your opening paragraph certainly implies it. As to people eating, drinking and talking through the films, there is a whole history from drive ins to exploitation dives that more than justify this kind of behaviour if you want to talk history. Also I believe it is one of the themes of the academic study of Giallo "La Dolce Morte".

As to knowledge of genre, do you think everyone on here has the same knowledge and if they don't are they therefore lesser fans than you or I?

Demdike@Cult Labs 10th August 2014 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Make Them Die Slowly (Post 413879)
No offence Nos but you are talking out your arse if you can decide a true horror fan by how they look! Secondly you whole post is sheer snobbery and a sham of fandom.

If we didn't have the multiplex horror fan then nothing would get made. I love checking out the low budget tat on supermarket shelves which always looks a million dollars because it has a nifty slip case.

People like Nos and Bizarre_Eye don't buy anything new (or at least it appears so on here) just for the hell of it, so someone has to fund these releases.

I've just been to Asda for Under the Skin, i also came back with something called Stitchface for 3. It may well be dreadful but i'll take some enjoyment finding out.

I can't tell who's a horror fan personally. They come in all shapes and sizes and all colours and creeds and all with differing areas of knowledge.

Demdike@Cult Labs 10th August 2014 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Make Them Die Slowly (Post 413887)
As to knowledge of genre, do you think everyone on here has the same knowledge and if they don't are they therefore lesser fans than you or I?

Some might say owning twenty copies of Deep Red does not make a giallo fan. Whereas owning a knackered print of something obscure and gaining enjoyment out of it perhaps does.

Nosferatu@Cult Labs 10th August 2014 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Make Them Die Slowly (Post 413887)
Your opening paragraph certainly implies it. As to people eating, drinking and talking through the films, there is a whole history from drive ins to exploitation dives that more than justify this kind of behaviour if you want to talk history. Also I believe it is one of the themes of the academic study of Giallo "La Dolce Morte".

Behaviour has nothing to do with how people look (at least in terms of appearance) – I meant in terms of their appreciation of the film and respect for the cinema and other audience members. There is a huge difference between a cinema, whether it's at a film festival or in a multiplex and a drive in, where you are in your own car, or an 'exploitation dive', where smoking, drinking alcohol and even just spending all day there to keep dry and warm was the norm.

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Originally Posted by Make Them Die Slowly (Post 413887)
As to knowledge of genre, do you think everyone on here has the same knowledge and if they don't are they therefore lesser fans than you or I?

Everyone has a different knowledge base and I certainly wouldn't advocate a quiz, test or anything like that to determine whether someone is a horror fan or not, merely that they know something about the type of film they are watching and watch it in a manner which would not irritate other people in the cinema.


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