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That you felt ripped off watching a movie?

 

This is the thread for bad movies, bad endings, bad writing... you got it..

 

For me, it was looking Cloverfield. I didnt like the ending one bit. Im sure I can remember more.. but lets hear you people!

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That you felt ripped off watching a movie?

 

This is the thread for bad movies, bad endings, bad writing... you got it..

 

For me, it was looking Cloverfield. I didnt like the ending one bit. Im sure I can remember more.. but lets hear you people!

 

:tussin:

 

except it was maybe the whole thing for me i didn't like.

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Carnival of Souls: with this, Scream, Castle Freak, and Shocker I have decided that if it's a horror movie and 2track likes it then it's most likely a piece of shit.

 

If you're talking about the original Carnival of Souls I'm gonna punch the acorns out of your cheeks.

 

As for Scream, which I can't remember championing anytime but will here. It was 1996 and the horror genre was stale. Craven took Williamson's script and gave horror a kick up the ass. Plus remember it was fairly tongue in cheek. Now, twelve years later with all the rip-offs it looks like a piece of piss but I'd like anyone who saw this when it came out not (which, you're like what 18 - so I'm guessing you didn't) say they didn't have a blast with that flick.

 

Castle Freak I like in an entirely different way. Cheap, horrible, kitsch and fun to watch. It's not a Citizen Kane be all and end all of horror films, it's a fun, stupid and unintentionally hilarious movie that's perfect for a night in with the boys and a few beers and some of that evil weed.

 

Onto Shocker, when I was a kid (was nine when that bad boy came out) Shocker was the balls. Now looking back on it it's in the Castle Freak category. The terrible hair metal soundtrack, the special effects and fuck can you not tell that Craven is praying to the movie gods that he can get another franchise ala-Nightmare. As far as I remember it leaves it open for a sequel.

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If you're talking about the original Carnival of Souls I'm gonna punch the acorns out of your cheeks.

 

Yes, I am (though the remake was 15 shades of horrible) talking about the original, it's a wonderfully delightful build up but then it appears the writer went "Oh shit, I have to make some sort of conclusion to this" and pulls something out of his ass. That and the dialogue is just shy of an Ed Wood Jr. movie.

 

 

As for Scream, which I can't remember championing anytime but will here. It was 1996 and the horror genre was stale. Craven took Williamson's script and gave horror a kick up the ass. Plus remember it was fairly tongue in cheek. Now, twelve years later with all the rip-offs it looks like a piece of piss but I'd like anyone who saw this when it came out not (which, you're like what 18 - so I'm guessing you didn't) say they didn't have a blast with that flick.

 

Don't tell me the "horror genre was stale." Bull fucking shit. The early 90s put out plenty of great horror like Peter Jackson's Braindead, People Under the Stairs, The Crow, Jacob's Ladder, In the Mouth of Madness, It, Night of the Living Dead, Phantasm 3, Return of the Living Dead 3, Tremors, and From Dusk Till Dawn. Sure some of them weren't exactly classics but they were all enjoyable.

 

What was going on in those days was the horror audience had gotten older and the main demographic of horror movies (movie talk for "Slasher films, fucked be the rest of the genre!"), aka teenagers who thought the Flock of Seagulls look would never go out of style and consider My Bloody Valentine a lost classic, had grown out watching a guy in a mask stab naked sluts in the dark. And Scream was a movie made for a whole new breed of moronic 15-22 year old, the kind that feel Titanic was Oscar-worthy and their familiarity with horror was "I saw that one Chucky movie on cable one time."

 

It wasn't the first tongue-in-cheek deconstruction of horror. It was dumb and managed to do nothing with the idea like um... pretty much everything Wes Craven did after A Nightmare on Elm Street. And no, I didn't go see it on theaters, I watched the whole thing beginning to end when it came out on cable. Your "you don't know man, you weren't there" argument is pointless. A good movie is good no matter what decade it's seen in, The Burning is just as cliche'd and overdone as any slasher movie but it's still a good movie. So Scream was something that most people didn't figure out sucked until they looked back on it, pure and simple.

 

 

Castle Freak I like in an entirely different way. Cheap, horrible, kitsch and fun to watch. It's not a Citizen Kane be all and end all of horror films, it's a fun, stupid and unintentionally hilarious movie that's perfect for a night in with the boys and a few beers and some of that evil weed.

 

If you were talking about They Live or Dr. Giggles I'd agree. But Castle Freak fails in every definition of the word, it's too boring to be bad-good.

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either X3 or spidey 3, and only ripped off cause of my expectations going in. previous chapters were so...ah, we've talked this to death here anyway.

 

 

Amen dude, I saw Spiderman 3 for free on demand and felt fucking raped for having wasted my time watching it.

 

FUCK that was a horrible fucking movie. :blink:

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The other day I saw Dog Day Afternoon. And here I thought: it has Al in it, it can be bad!!... Oh man, was I wrong.... I couldnt finnish it. It was unbearable.

 

Seriously? Dog Day Afternoon? Man, you must have some harsh expectations.

 

Last time I felt ripped off by a movie was the remake of Sleuth. I liked Cloverfield.

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I thought Cloverfield was pretty good too, SB.

 

 

 

HOLY SHIT GUYS. House of the Dead. I'm pretty sure that's the last time I felt so ripped off. Even saw it in theater. I should have known there was fucking problem when the signs on all the doors said NO REFUNDS FOR HOUSE OF THE DEAD.

 

oh god. I wanted to leave early, but Cj wouldn't let me. The whole "getting your money's worth" or something. Ugh.

 

If you guys know me, you know that I like pretty much anything. It doesn't take much for a movie to please me. And fucking hell.... FUCKING HOUSE OF THE DEAD.

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I thought Cloverfield was pretty good too, SB.

HOLY SHIT GUYS. House of the Dead. I'm pretty sure that's the last time I felt so ripped off. Even saw it in theater. I should have known there was fucking problem when the signs on all the doors said NO REFUNDS FOR HOUSE OF THE DEAD.

 

oh god. I wanted to leave early, but Cj wouldn't let me. The whole "getting your money's worth" or something. Ugh.

 

If you guys know me, you know that I like pretty much anything. It doesn't take much for a movie to please me. And fucking hell.... FUCKING HOUSE OF THE DEAD.

 

haha, "NO REFUNDS FOR (X)" is never a good sign, i think id fear any movie that boasted that at the theatre.

 

Blair Witch was scary shit if you were there day 1 before the hype.

 

and SB? eat my ass man, Mulan took me to A Walk to Remember! oh, you remember it, alright. kind of like how deep down, your soul remembers when you were circumcised.

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