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From: Wlg/Chc
Since: Apr 2011
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So has anyone else seen this? What did you think?

I watched the first one when it came out in the flicks and was scared sh*tless. Having said that, I was only 12 at the time.

The reboot is not really a horror: more like a family adventure movie. Insipid compared to the original, sort-of PC and non-offensive. It was telling that although the cinema was at full capacity, and of that at least 50% would have been teenage girls, there wasn't a single scream the entire movie.

I was disappointed because I had high hopes of being scared witless again and having to endure six weeks of sleepless nights with the hall light on (like after The Ring).

So, questions:

1. If you have you seen it, how do you rate it?
2. If you haven't, would you go?
3. What is the scariest film you've seen?

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2007 - Death Nurse (Grindhouse)
2008 - The Orphan and the Inn (Fairy Tale)
2009 - Larger Than Life (Realtime)
2010 - We took a holiday :)
2011 - Crime of the Centuries (Crime)
2012 - Pronoia (Crime) - Christchurch team: Intelligent Design
2012 - S.H.A.R.P. (Superhero) - Wellington team: Random Acts
2013 - Breath of the Gods (Techno Thriller) - Christchurch team: Intelligent Design
2013 - Scooter Girl (Obsessive Relationship) - Wellington team: Random Acts
2014 - Repute (Film Within A Film) - Christchurch team: Intelligent Design
2014 - The Talented Mr Chancey (Mistaken Identity) - Wellington team: Random Acts
2015 - In Bread, Love. (Romantic Comedy) - Christchurch team: Intelligent Design
2015 - Stealing Thoughts (Other Dimension) - Wellington team: Random Acts
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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 529

1. No, I haven't.
2. No, not really interested. I'll wait until it plays on SKY.
3. Probably "Alien" as it had an impact on me as a kid and I still find it unsettling. Dare I say it, but elements of "V/H/S" freak me out.

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Section59
From: Wlg/Chc
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 96

in reply to Mista Teas:

Haven't seen V/H/S - will watch it.

Section59 Films
www.Section59.co.nz

2007 - Death Nurse (Grindhouse)
2008 - The Orphan and the Inn (Fairy Tale)
2009 - Larger Than Life (Realtime)
2010 - We took a holiday :)
2011 - Crime of the Centuries (Crime)
2012 - Pronoia (Crime) - Christchurch team: Intelligent Design
2012 - S.H.A.R.P. (Superhero) - Wellington team: Random Acts
2013 - Breath of the Gods (Techno Thriller) - Christchurch team: Intelligent Design
2013 - Scooter Girl (Obsessive Relationship) - Wellington team: Random Acts
2014 - Repute (Film Within A Film) - Christchurch team: Intelligent Design
2014 - The Talented Mr Chancey (Mistaken Identity) - Wellington team: Random Acts
2015 - In Bread, Love. (Romantic Comedy) - Christchurch team: Intelligent Design
2015 - Stealing Thoughts (Other Dimension) - Wellington team: Random Acts
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Andrew Todd
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 674

in reply to Section59:

Haven't seen V/H/S - will watch it.

Especially since one of its producers was a judge for the Chch 48 final this year!

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prakashpanchal856
From: Mumbai
Since: Jun 2015
Posts: 1

I saw the movie and personally I didn't like this movie...

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