Unpopular opinions!

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  1. Erick H.

    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    SEVEN is hugely overrated and the "hard edged" ending is a cheat,only giving the audience what it wanted to see in the first place.

    David Fincher is not a brilliant stylist,he doesn't know how to create effective lighting,a black screen isn't synonymous with scary.

    Paul (RESIDENT EVIL)Anderson is NOT one of the worst directors alive and neither is Uwe Boll.Anderson is pretty competent and Boll's films (up till now,(not including his yet to be released epics)are at least,entertainingly bad.

    HALLOWEEN 3 is a very effective film and had it simply been titled SEASON OF THE WITCH would be much more widely admired today.

    28 DAYS LATER was overly praised and swiped a ton from DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS.The sequel is much better.
     
  2. BRW

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    Because of this thread, I don't feel so alone. I don't understand what's so great about Texas Chainsaw, either. I'm of the small percentage that actually liked the second one.

    I couldn't believe all of the fuss made when Miike's Audition came out. I thought it was a waste of time.

    Maybe some people feel the same with me on these:

    I hate everything about H.G. Lewis movies. I think that his movies are incompetent to say the least. As a businessman, I respect him -- I mean, he knew how to make money by exploiting the genre.

    2 people in general, Eli Roth and Alexandre Aja, have been hailed by some as the saviors of horror. Huh?
    Roth is just a travesty. Enough said.
    Aja's Haute Tension was just a standard slasher with a nonsensical ending.
    His remake of Hills Have Eyes was a standard freak show. I couldn't tell one monster from the other -- in the end, I was referring to them as latex beast#1, latex beast#2, . . .
    At least Craven's mutants had some sort of characteristics to tell them apart.

    Not really horror but I absolutely loathe The Matrix. How did this movie garner so much praise?

    It may have already been mentioned, but Kubrick's The Shining is miles upon miles upon miles better than its source material. I honestly believe that King was just pissed off because someone made a more powerful story than what he could muster. For God's sake, he had a fairytale, all-is-good-with-the-world, Hollywood ending.

    This is all I can think of for the time being.
     
  3. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    I don't regard Eli Roth's films as being the greatest ever, yet I don't think he deserves anywhere near the derision he seems to get.

    I think Cronenberg's last two films are way better than almost all of his earlier work.
     
  4. Xtro_13

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    Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is one of the most over rated films EVER.

    Both Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson....Sell outs
     
  5. SliceOfHorse

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    I wanted to like all those J-horror movies (Ju-on, Ringu, etc.) but I just didn't think they were all that. Too confusing, as the Asian people look too similar.
     
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  7. KR~!

    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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    * I liked Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 far, far, far more than Army of Darkness, and in fact I think that Army of Darkness is not only overrated but ruined the series.

    *I found 28 DAYS LATER a boring POS, I actually was having a hard time staying awake and fell asleep a few times watching it. I wasn't drinking and it wasn't late at night, it just really was that boring. I put it in the same pile with the RE series as films to avoid.

    * I find most J-Horror far too generic, to the point where they all start to look the same and I can't tell them apart, not that it matters, since I have yet to see a good one anyway.

    * I find most, that but not all, Slasher films to be pretty boring, it's just the same old shit time and time again.

    * Halloween III: Season of the Witch is NOT underrated.
     
  8. shithead

    shithead Death By Ejaculation

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    Some scary opinions....:nervous:

    Opera is Argento's best film, and Inferno is better than Suspiria.

    The Beyond is Italian Horror at it's finest.:glasses:

    The whole Nightmare on Elm Street series sucks, even the first.

    Halloween 3 is a joke.

    Depalma's Sisters is far better than Carrie.

    .......oh and almost forgot....Mario Bava's films are completely overated.
     
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  9. speanroc

    speanroc I WANNA BAN

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    the funniest post i've read in a while, thanks onebyone :lol: :lol: :lol: ....
     
  10. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Unpopular Opinions....

    1. If you don't like Kubrick you don't like cinema - you just don't know it yet.

    2. Zombie is talentless but that's not that unpopular.

    3. A good pair of tits is the best thing a bad movie can provide.

    4. Carpenter is bored making films for about a decade.

    5. I hate tv series like Lost and all that shit. This is not storytelling. Hill Street Blues could establish characters and provide a satisfying build up in 45 minutes. THAT is storytelling.

    6. Cartoons were better in the 60-70s

    7. I hate Adam Sandler. I hate his asshole face.

    8. The remake of Wicker Man kicks ass.

    9. Exorcist II kicks ass too.

    10. A lot of great american films bomb in the US and achieve box-office success in Europe.

    11. I get bored with Slasher films.

    12. What's the big deal with Kane Hodder? Have we gone mad?

    13. Who directed Texas Chainsaw Massacre? No, really!

    14. I judge the intelligence of people from the movies or the music they like/hate. Can't help it.

    15. The poorest joke from the worst Woody Allen film is better than all the dialogues heard in all other american movies for the last 10 years (excluding the work of David Mamet).

    16. I hate Aston Cutcher. I hate his asshole face.

    17. Saw Mr Brooks and started wondering how much bottox can you squeeze out from Demi Moore.
     
  11. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    Stephen King is an author who has managed to craft a few classics more out of luck and persistence than out of talent. I think of him as akin to somebody who has never picked up a gun before at a rifle range: he shoots and misses a lot but every once in a while by pure chance he hits the target.

    Not saying he's completely talentless, but he's definitely very overrated.


    So is Peter Jackson. I've enjoyed a lot of his movies, but absolutely none of his movies (even the dearly beloved Dead Alive) breach my own personal Top 1000 films list.
     
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  12. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Speaking of King, I just finished his pseudonym's newest, Blaze, which includes a foreword by King in which he admits this novel was a "trunk novel." Meaning, King had it lying around somewhere, forgot about it, stumbled upon it, re-wrote it and got it published.

    It's a story of a retarded man kidnapping a child. Blaisdell ("Blaze"), once his buddy George dies (get it? "George." Think what would happen in Of Mice and Men if the fates of the two main characters swapped), needs to make some scratch and so he reluctantly--with the help of George's ghost (or is it just the imagination of Blaze?)--kidnaps some baby.

    Pretty standard stuff, and nowhere near the manic pace I expect from "Richard Bachman." There's a short story added to the end by King that is supposed to be the impetus for his new novel Duma Key. Blah.

    While I won't agree with you entirely Maybrick--I think King started off with a bang, hit a slump, then returned to greatness just before his accident--I will say that he has not impressed me in the last 5 or so books he's written (except for maybe Cell, which was a fun zombie Beach Read). Having read all of his books (aside from Lisey's Story), I can see the scales tipping to the more-bad-than-good reads in his catalog.
     
  13. dwatts

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    More gore and more tits is not always better, but it's never hurt a film either. It's a risk worth taking, especially the breast shots.
     
  14. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    * I do not get J-horror, or any other Asian horror for that matter.

    * Gremlins 2: The New Batch is the greatest horror-comedy ever made!

    * As of recently re-watching these, Demons 2 is better than Demons.

    * Tom Atkins is the real face of Halloween, because Halloween III: Season of the Witch is the best in the series! He's the one under the mask also, ahaha.

    * While Night of the Creeps is fun, it's way overrated.

    * Poltergeist is Tobe Hooper's best work. Other than that film and the original TCM he has not made a movie worth watching.

    * I love The Hills Have Eyes 2 remake.

    * Even though I loathe remakes, I will still usually go see them out of morbid curiousity. Unless it's a J-horror remake, then I will not see it at all.

    * I never really new what a giallo was until this year.

    * The Toxic Avenger is the greatest movie ever made!

    * I love Troma. But yes, some movies in their catalogue suck huge balls, but I love what they stand for.

    * Halloween is overrated. And definitely not the greatest slasher.

    * House of 1000 Corpses is NOT a Texas Chainsaw-rip off. It's a satanic-carnival-family-freakshow-fun-fest!

    * Caligula is fucking hilarious!

    * I do not like Escape from New York.

    * Ed Wood is not the worst filmmaker of all time. I enjoy his work. It's hilariously bad! It belongs to Philip Adrian Booth, and his brother Chris, just for making the worst movie ever: Death Tunnel.

    * Eli Roth's Thanksgiving should be made into a movie. PRONTO!

    * Dracula starring Bela Lugosi bores me.

    * Sam Raimi is the biggest sell-out ever.

    * I love zombie movies.

    * The Cell is the single most visually-stunning masterpiece.

    * Matthew McConaughey's best acting gig is in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation. He's freakin' hilarious!

    * Troll 2 is the best worst movie ever! NILBOG!

    * 2001 Maniacs! is just as good as Two-Thousand Maniacs!.

    * The Mothman Prophecies is the most underrated horror-thriller.

    * Hellraiser: Inferno is the greatest 5th part of a horror franchise. And a fucking awesome movie.

    That's all I can think of for now.
     
  15. Ash28M

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    I always feel dirty participating this these treads partly because I'm always at risk of watching the film again and having it finally click with me.

    - Although I respect and enjoy them. Halloween and Dawn of the Dead are both overrated. Black Christmas and Night of the Living Dead are the best films in their Sub Genre's

    - Dracula and the Mummy are the 2 most overrated films of the 30's

    - The Howling isn't even in the top 10 Werewolf films.

    - You couldn't pay me to sit threw another of those terrible Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

    - Once the smoke settles and the crap is weeded out this decade will be remembered as a Very Good decade for Horror Films.

    - I'm still waiting for a Troma film that I don't think I could of made and better.

    - The 2 best Horror Films this decade have been made by the French (Haute Tension and À l'intérieur)

    - Oh yeah and I say it again The Blair Witch Project is the scariest film ever made and I don't understand how someone who claims to be a horror fan can't at least appreciate it.
     
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  16. maybrick

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    Speaking of Black Christmas, that's one of the classics (other than Rosemary's Baby) that I just plain don't see the big deal about.
     
  17. Hellbilly

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    My unpopular opinions

    - William Friedkin's Bug is horribly bad.
    - William Friedkin's The Guardian is awesome.
    - Death Proof easily gets the snoozing award for most boring film of 2007.
    - Stay Alive is fun.
    - Silent Hill is pain.
    - Martin is overrated.
    - Day Of The Dead is overhyped.
    - The Dawn Of The Dead remake kicks ass.
    - TV is boring.
    - Ring Two is better than The Grudge remake :D
    - Inferno's ending is incredibly cheesy and bad.
    - The Butterfly Effect is indeed poopy.
    - Boogy Creek II: And The Legend Continues is the best bigfoot movie from the 80s.
     
  18. onebyone

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    You bastard! How dare you talk about TV that way! :fire:

    The Cell is awesome, and I am not saying that because Vincent D'Onofrio is really attractive even in a role such as that one. It probably doesn't hurt though.
     
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  19. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    "Torture Porn" sucks.
    So does Haute Tension and anything that director touches.
    Don't get me started on cell phones and iPods.
     
  20. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    Moxie is 10,000% better than Coke, which in turn is 100,000% better than Pepsi.
     

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