Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Grandasaur Egg, Sep 22, 2018.
The new Halloween looks rly good
You all really going to let Agrul be the judge of your thread titles?
I barely ever watch horror anymore so this will be a break from the rule for me as well, which is why it's taking me so long to get around to
Did this just hit Netflix or something? It seems to be popping up in conversations around me a lot lately
I dunno whether I'll have trouble sleeping (we'll find out soon) but I'm really glad I finally watched this
I need to crash -1
That's my favorite shot in the movie. The subtlety is fantastic. Charlie's death also definitely caught me off guard big-time.
It reminds me a lot of Rosemary's Baby, except in that movie you basically know roughly what's going on the whole time.
The rampant misdirection throughout the movie feels maybe (maybe) a little heavy-handed, but I can't say it's not super effective. It's funny, I was just having a conversation with someone about The Babadook earlier yesterday, and their criticism of that movie was basically "yeah, it's good, but like 10 minutes in I was like 'oh, she's schizophrenic' and then I couldn't suspend disbelief anymore."
Then I spent this whole movie going "well it'd be kinda obvious if she's just schizophrenic. Maybe she and Charlie are both schizophrenic? It'd fit the title. Wait is everyone but the husband schizophrenic?" and then like 2% of brain-power entertaining the possibility that the whole death cult thing was actually real (especially after Charlie died).
I noticed the ice-breath but just thought it was Charlie in the tree-house, and of course noticed the smiling man at the funeral (who deserves best supporting actor) but thought he was just there as misdirection. I loved all the silently watching cultists implanted throughout all the final scenes but I agree that the decapitated corpse floating into the tree-house was a moment that made me stop and go "wait is this ending actually just really goofy?" I'm not sure how I felt about the final lines of the movie explaining that the boy is Paimon. I feel like the scene could've stood just as well or better without it, or with it buried in the audio like a chanted sermon to the faithful rather than a direct explanation to Paimon.
Toni Collette sawing her own head off was fucking brutal.
I loved the combination of the miniatures featured throughout the film with the tilt-shift(esque?) photography of the house throughout the film making the realness of everything ambiguous (although I must admit I'm not sure exactly what the symbolism of the miniatures was, although I can speculate a few possible interpretations).
The use of audio throughout was really on-point throughout. I think I might rewatch this very soon.
Just watched it. They also live in an awesome house... Paimon shit is a rabbit hole... weird movie, noticeably epic acting.
Rewatched this last night. Conclusions:
-Much easier to get through the second time
-Actually didn't miss as much the first time through as I thought I might have. I kept an eye out for early-on background stuff thought I wouldn't've seen the first run, but I think the movie hinges more on misdirection than on subtlety
Unrelated: Have work early tomorrow but I decided to let myself get ~12 minutes into The Witch and holy fuck I'm excited for this movie
I really enjoyed the witch
I grabbed hereditary based on this thread, may watch it this weekend
Either NDT knows a disproof of the continuum hypothesis that I'm not aware of
or he was just making shit up off the cuff so he could talk about transcendental numbers because they sound cool
i think he asserted several things as fact that are strictly conjecture yah
o or you takling about where he says there are more transcendental #s than irrational #s? i was wondering about that -- that sounded like not-even-conjecture, as in widely disbelieved, to me
but i wasnt sure
mostly i like that bc joe rogan's "the definition of infinity" reminds me of every little kid / american describing what infinity is
Joe Rogan as a child:
Fuck living with this must be rough
I like how nerds are acting decent to her bc she's attractive.
pls share ur thoughts on it after viewing - I want to know if it passes the Ageless Criticism standard
I really think it's one of (if not the) best horror films ever made. And lumping it in with the troves of braindead movies in that genre seems wrong, so maybe it's just one of the best films period.
lol is that legit tourettes? dddamn
Fuck the king. I fucked the queen.
this is r/LifestreamFail's dream girlfriend of the week, btw
bunch of virgins fawning over Cursing Waifu will probably miss the mark when it comes to raising awareness to her condition
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