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Just as the title says. A bit of a fun and informative thread.


ONE MISSED CALL (2003) - Takashi Miike

I have actually been after seeing this for quite some time, but have not wanted to pay ridiculous prices for buying the DVD. So FINALLY I have been able to catch a TV showing.

As a fan of Takashi Miike films, I actually was expecting something I would enjoy(which is rare for me, as I usually don't carry expectations for films I'm watching for the first time). I found that I wasn't disappointed at all.

This had a really creepy idea, by using a phone , an every day item, to bring terror upon those involved.

"Same day same time", and 'same message'. The film revolves around individuals receiving phones-calls, or missed calls with a voice mail, only to discover their own voice on the other side, yet from a date that has not yet occurred.


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the death concerning the lift, shows that death is inevitable, or unavoidable in most cases. We see that e refuses to voluntarily go into the 'lift', bu it left with no control over it.


We also have a theme of exploitation. natsumi is shown on TV in her circumstances. There is even a live broadcast of the for coming event; the day of her 'voice mail'. yet in natsumi's case, she didn't get a voice mail; it was a creepy picture. Just imagine getting picture message of how you may die! How freaky would you feel, if people you knew f had died after involvement with phones?

I even found myself cringing at the few scenes there were involving nails upon people's hands. I don't know why, but I have a thing about that that makes me feel uneasy!
Also found myself saying "nooooooo!?" a few times throughout!
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Overall, a great film to watch, highly recommended!
 

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Heh, the way you wrote HORROR makes it scarier. :D

I watched 13 Ghosts the other night, and for a movie from the 50s it probably scared the bejeezus out of viewers.

And The Haunting- the original- which still manages to be one of the few movies that gives me creeps and I'm not even sure why.
 

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I watched "Dawn of the Dead" (the original) again. I gotta get some new DVDs. I'm thinking about seeing "The Happening" although some critics say that it has a disappointing ending as sometimes happens in Shyamalan's movies.
 

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I saw that film Freudstein, it was not bad at all, quite interesting in fact. This is a variation of ghost/curse stories, I recommend it too :D
It's amazing how Japanese horror films are quite similar in substance - the spirit seeking for vengeance beyond the grave and slayering those who are unlucky enough to be linked with the dead - , but you always enjoy it even it looks like the others !
 

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Yes, that's right, Z!I feel like that about the similar films too.

And speaking of them......I last watched 'The Eye'(2002).:D This is one of the creepiest films ever, in my opinion!
Our lead character Mun sees and experiences some very bizzare things, following her cornea transplant. It is filled with tense moments, and has some unexpected events.
British film critic and TV personality Jonathan Ross hit the nail on the head when he described it as "genuinely spooky".
 

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I watched The Entity for the first time in a while. Still disturbing.. I don't think it could be made to day without being really offensive.
 

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We tried watching the Tobe Hooper remake of Invaders from Mars yesterday. Egads, it was awful!

Something we want to see, but Zone Horror had it on at flamin' 1 a.m. last night, is Mexican Werefwolf in Texas.
 

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Something we want to see, but Zone Horror had it on at flamin' 1 a.m. last night, is Mexican Werefwolf in Texas.
haha! I was debating watching that! I chose not to though and went to bed!
My last horror was 'The Descent'. I had a friend over and I'm slowly transforming her into a horror fan, so I let her pick the DVD out.
 

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I also liked The Descent. Let's see....I watched Otis and The Cottage this weekend. Enjoyed both of them. I don't know if either was really a horror film though. At least by my standards.
 

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One of the many reasons I enjoy The Descent is because it's British cast aren't the stereotypical British London accents! I know it's a weird reason, but I'm sick of the English stereotype. hardly any of us over here talk like that except those from London, and not even all those do!

It's tense, it has a lovable cast, gripping storyline and on-screen action.

Anyway, it is really one of the only recent horrors I have actually enjoyed. The majority just seem to be going downhill, and don't take effect on me anymore.

I think it's a good one to get someone that has never really watched horror into the genre, before unleashing a few classics on them. Do you guys agree?
I will most certainly have her watching more of my older films!

 
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