Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Venixion, Jan 20, 2023.
I don't know why, but this movie looks kinda funny.
Okay, that looks pretty funny. I'll probably watch it if it pops up on one of the streaming services I have.
Well alrighty then.
I don't wanna.
You know what I don't wanna do? Wander around with a supernatural killer on the loose, in naught but my t-shirt and underoos.
I can't tell if this is to be taken seriously and therefore really, really badly written, or if it's a spoof. Either way, it looks incredibly dumb and an absolute pass for me.
Then again, I thought the original Halloween was incredibly stupid and nonsensical, so maybe it's just not for me. (I just couldn't believe how incredibly stupid all of the victims were. I couldn't believe that Laurie saw Michael multiple times and didn't do anything about it when she could have. And the police? *smh*) And Dr. Loomis... ay, yi, yi.
I'm sure the sequels did it for people, but the first film just made me sit there and go "Huh. Well, that was really dumb of all of them. Okay." I will admit the overall tone/atmosphere and music were solid, though. It definitely had the creep factor going for it, but that's about it.
This, though? Ooof. No. Just, no.
@TFXProtector 90% of the victims in slasher films die because they're idiots and lack common sense. Honestly, it's part of the genre that lots of people are just dumb.
This film feels like it's supposed to be spoofing the genre if you ask me. Especially with the name Kill Her Goats instead of Killer Goats. It definitely comes off like it's intended to be a B flick and not an accidental B flick.
It's just astounding how stupid they are. lol Are there any films where the victims are smart but still meet a horrible fate, like an actual challenge?
Honestly, I can't think of any slasher films that have characters like that. Typically everyone except the "main girl" is dumb as sin and the "main girl" is somehow this super smart badass that can take on the super spooky killer. Like, to the point that "main girl" is considered a trope now.
Well, that sucks.
Well they do star teenagers as a majority so that tracks for my money.
Uh, Terminator and Predator?
Hey it’s a horror staple. It certainly makes me want to watch more.
Stupid teens are to be expected in horror movies
Plus if they weren't stupid the movie would be over too quick
Hmm. Never really thought about Terminator or Predator as slasher films. More like sci-fi action films. Though I guess there are some slasher elements in them.
Definitely can see how Terminator can be seen as a horror/slasher film - you have this unstoppable villain who kills a fairly decent number of people who even put up the slightest resistance to him getting his way, who is really an inconceivable monster under the skin, anything less than complete destruction of his ability to function will not stop him, and Sarah Connor starts as your bog standard young cafe waitress who hasn't touched a firearm in her life.
By Terminator 2 you start shifting way over into the action more than horror since now the monster from the previous film is the good guy against a more advanced successor model, so a lot of the unequal balance that favors the villain in horror is lost.
Guess it depends on the beholder. When I was in middle school, my school library had a collection of short prose books that retold various horror movies (with screencap of course), one of which was the original Terminator.
Not that far off from what I remember.
Well strip away the surrounding context of the future war and time travel, and Terminator still leaves you with this barely human, implacable, persistent serial killer against whom guns seem to have no effect. Sounds very slasher to me.
Predator I admit is a much harder sell since its more obvious and accurate inspiration would be something like 'The Most Dangerous Game' but some core elements do overlap. Plus its hard to get more competent on screen than a squad of commandos and they still all bite the dust with sod all ceremony.
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