Megan is missing, Or why I will not sleep tonight.

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Sabirah, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    So, watched Megan Is Missing. That's it? That's what all the fuss is about?

    Eh. I mean, obviously what they're trying to depict is pretty horrifying, but the film is way too stupid to take seriously.
     
  2. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Just reading about that on Wikipedia made me feel uncomfortable. In some cases (like this one) I'd rather see the criminals sentenced to death instead of a couple of years in prison. Stuff like that makes me mad.
     
  3. thegaresexperience

    thegaresexperience Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Sep 3, 2010
    Was that a joke? Please tell me it was. That movie wasn't scary at all
     
  4. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Reading that made me feel physically ill. Stuff like that makes me wish atheist are wrong and there is indeed a hell in which those sick fucks get to burn for all eternity. Also fuck exploitation movies and mangas.

    To the OP

     
  5. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Well for some people the concept of not existing anymore is far more scary than going into a cave full of fire.
     
  6. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 12, 2011
    Hee hee hee
     
  7. shihonage

    shihonage Made in USSR

    May 8, 2007
    Clearly you're unscareable in traditional sense. May I then point you in the direction of "Bridesmaids". If that film doesn't make you tremble in fear, perhaps in fear for all of the humanity, then nothing will.
     
  8. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Jul 10, 2011
    It was the acting that did it for me. The way the nerdy girl delivered her lines at the end really clinched it for me.

    it's a love hate movie though, like the blair witch project
     
  9. thegaresexperience

    thegaresexperience Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Sep 3, 2010
    Insidious was essentially Paranormal Activity without the home movie aspect (on a side note I heard Bridesmaids was hilarious, but from my girlfriend mind you).

    I suggest you watch Eraserhead, if insidious scared you that might just screw your head up.
     
  10. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Yep. Torture porn is the new "horror."
     
  11. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Jul 10, 2011
    I love bridesmaids! it was so funny. And eraserhead is so weird it's hard to be scared of it. good movie anyways
     
  12. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Another hilarious (well it's hilarious in specific parts, the rest is a snoozefest) Horror movie is Paranormal Activity, I was almost falling asleep with that movie, but then the demons/spirit/mcguffin dragged the girl by her feet through the door I just laughed my ass off.
     
  13. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I watched The Shining again on IFC last night. Love that movie.

    If you haven't seen it before, do yourself a favor and watch it alone at night in the dark (and ideally during winter). Anything else is a disservice to a Kubrick classic. And make sure you watch a version without commercials. Commercial breaks really screw it up, even more than with most movies.

    I suppose everyone's seen it though.
     
  14. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Jul 10, 2011
    The shining and Halloween are my two favorite horror movies. The shining because of the location and Jack Nicholson and Halloween because I used to babysit when I was younger and was always afraid of some maniac showing up like in the movie.
     
  15. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Shelley Duvall doesn't get enough credit for The Shining. She's the perfect victim: a weak and submissive target for her overbearing husband (but with just enough pluck to come through in the end). One of the creepiest things about that movie is how contemptuous Jack Torrance is towards her and Danny right from the start, and how she ignores it and makes excuses for it.
     
  16. mobucks

    mobucks i get such a kick out of myself Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    I thought she was as fantastic as Jack himself. An axcellent movie. The sledgehammer to her pelvis was the only disappoint. No one would survive that. Ever.
     
  17. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Jul 10, 2011
    Indeed. But it is a movie so I guess we can let that slide.


    The other Shining adaptation (the TV miniseries) was terrible. But that usually happens when they re do a movie.
     
  18. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I seem to remember hearing that King never liked the Kubrick version, so he had a hand in making that other version. What a fusspot.
     
  19. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Jul 10, 2011
    When are book writers going to learn that being a good book writer does not make you a good movie maker? :?