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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:46 am 

saw hereditary tonight. very good horror and has some really creepy bits in in. ill be thinking about this one for a while yet.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:41 am 

Really liked the first 70 minutes or so but it went downhill quite quickly after that for me and the last section was Blumhouse level nonsense. Any "twist" is also far more predictable than people are making out.

It's more hype unfortunately, and basically most modern horror is so formulaic and poor that we're easily pleased when something shows even a slight bit of imagination or depth. Much like "Mother" structure wise - slow build up, batshit ending - this is a pattern we're going to see more films adopt and seems to automatically result in critics talking about films using this trick as being "intelligent" horror films. This isn't an "intelligent" horror film,it's a family drama with a schlocky and ridiculous pulp ending, let's be honest. The bar for this kind of film is incredibly low at this point unfortunately.


Having said that, it's not the worst and I'd watch it again just for Collette and Wolff's excellent performances. The dinner scene and Collette's grief counselling/first chat with Joanie about sleepwalking are excellent in particular.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:52 pm 

pentagrimes wrote:
Really liked the first 70 minutes or so but it went downhill quite quickly after that for me and the last section was Blumhouse level nonsense. Any "twist" is also far more predictable than people are making out.

It's more hype unfortunately, and basically most modern horror is so formulaic and poor that we're easily pleased when something shows even a slight bit of imagination or depth. Much like "Mother" structure wise - slow build up, batshit ending - this is a pattern we're going to see more films adopt and seems to automatically result in critics talking about films using this trick as being "intelligent" horror films. This isn't an "intelligent" horror film,it's a family drama with a schlocky and ridiculous pulp ending, let's be honest. The bar for this kind of film is incredibly low at this point unfortunately.


Having said that, it's not the worst and I'd watch it again just for Collette and Wolff's excellent performances. The dinner scene and Collette's grief counselling/first chat with Joanie about sleepwalking are excellent in particular.


i definitely dont think its an intelligent film by any means but good entertainment.
also i dont get why the little girl was possessed and not the son?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:31 pm 

Rewatched it again last night, have to say that the sound track was pretty cool, nice layer to it all. Totally missed out on that watching the rip.

Sadly, it doesn't really improve overall on a second watch, there's a significant lack of depth for me. Still very decent but putting it to bed now as a good film that I probably wouldn't seek out again.

Watched Cannibal Holocaust straight after, still a fascinating film. I couldn't even imagine how it would get made in current times. Still holds up in all its wierd and gory splendor.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:16 am 

Quite enjoyed Hereditary right up until that final scene, whatever the fuck that was about.


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