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October 20th, 2018, 22:58
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
How about no.
There is no best one. There are only good and stupid ones.

Your "classic" example is something I've never heard about. The poster does resemble Killer Tomatoes from Outer Space 547856436737ology, so maybe it's classic among trash fans but I cannot confirm that. Now trash and horror are not the same genre. Just as other genre hybrids, trash horrors exist though.

A jumpscare that needs to yell "BOO!" in your ear? It's trash. Not horror.
You haven't even seen it yet you judge. Naughty naughty. If it makes you jump, it WORKED. Simple as that. Fuck that Killer Tomato/Murderous Car Tire From Outer Space bullshit. I wouldn't watch garbage like that even if you held a new Star Wars movie on blu-ray to my head. But The Monster That Challenged The World IS the one. There is no other greater jump-scare in cinema. None. Nada.
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October 20th, 2018, 23:10
If it makes you jump, it WORKED. Simple as that.
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October 20th, 2018, 23:16
I have to admire Hitch's utter non-use of music or sound cues to scare the bejeezus out of people in The Birds though. When I saw that scene with the dead farmer with his eyes pecked out, edited in three quick shots - long, medium, and close-up (a technique James Whale was fond of in his horror) - it was the most shocking thing I saw as a kid, aside from ambulatory giant glistening turds in movies like Caltiki The Immortal Monster (1959) or TMTCTW
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October 20th, 2018, 23:48
These are some examples of good supernatural horror scenes in my opinion. It's all about suspenseful buildup and dramatic effect. Not shock.

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October 21st, 2018, 02:48
I agree with Joxer about the Bodyguard. I've just finished watching it. It's really good
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October 21st, 2018, 17:36
Jump scares are a tool, I'm fine with them when used properly, the problem is when the movies are based on jump scares to deliver the horror, that is not the case for THoHH, at least not for me.
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October 21st, 2018, 18:46
Another comic based show got cancelled by Netflix.

Link - https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li…etflix-1154016

Also I knew it would happen the Connors without Rosanne would collapse.

Link - https://www.deseretnews.com/article/…anne-barr.html
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October 21st, 2018, 21:44
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
……..jumpscares ofc that went wrong. Try to imagine Hitchcock's oven killing scene from Torn Curtain in "modern" Hollywood. Not ever gonna happen. Too graphic? No it is not.
Too scary? But of course. How can killing a man last so long? Dumb audience expects impossible assassins and litres of blood, not real stuff!
Hitchcock's scenes scare off the dumb ticket payers, screw people with taste.
Man, I've been trying to tell people of that scene for months now having re-seen the movie earlier this year. One of the most intense fight scenes ever created on film. Everybody in the room watching the movie was in awe.
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October 21st, 2018, 22:10
I'm not surprised that Netflix cancelled yet another Marvel show. I suspect they'll all be wiped out shortly, with Disney doing their own online thing in the upcoming future. None of the comic shows that Disney controls appeal to me in the slightest, they mess up the past history so badly that the characters are hardly even recognizable to me.
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October 21st, 2018, 23:52
That sucks about Luke Cage, that was my favourite of the Marvel Netflix shows.
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October 22nd, 2018, 13:15
Originally Posted by Copper Coin View Post
These are some examples of good supernatural horror scenes in my opinion. It's all about suspenseful buildup and dramatic effect. Not shock.
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Those 5 movies… IMO:
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But… This ain't movies thread. Not saying it's offtopic completely.
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I'm not surprised that Netflix cancelled yet another Marvel show.
I'm not surprised either, there are simply too many superheros movies and shows. Sadly, I liked Luke Cage first season so I'm kinda sad seeing it axed.
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October 23rd, 2018, 01:06
Following the multiple cancellations this news is interesting.

Link - https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/comp…D=ansmsnnews11
Netflix announced on Monday it will tap debt markets for a second time this year, aiming to raise another $2 billion as the streaming video pioneer invests heavily in production of original shows and content acquisition to fend off intensifying competition.
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October 23rd, 2018, 14:53
I'm not even sure how a beast like Netflix is sustaining itself without going into massive debt. Ten bucks a month per viewer/family isn't going to off-set original television programming for very long. If it was all just old, syndicated stuff I could see it maybe working eventually, but at some point something is going to give on the current model. Either more content is going to be cut, or at some point there will be a massive price hike.
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October 23rd, 2018, 15:14
No price hike, no cuts and no reason to be concerned - it's business as usual and almost without risks. $2 billion? Only? I've expected at least $10. And they'll double the profit from that investment. At least.

Adapt to think on global scale. Netflix is not operating in one small town with a few hundreds of families, man.
Do check the current #2 strongest economy in the world please:
https://www.investopedia.com/insight…top-economies/
That whole (China) economy is based on microtransactions thanks to free shipping within the country which cuts costs to worldwide distribution regardless of Trump's taxes. And it's physical goods. Just imagine the possible profit, obviously through microtransactions, based on free shipping of entertainment worldwide. It's just stream, no physical packaging, no plastic, no burning, no printing, no transport via train, ship or airplane, nothing!

Microtransactions are nothing new, I've said before, religious groups used the concept for thousands of years. What's new is the worldwide market, a market so huge, a market impossible in history.

More on the matter (so you have some numbers from major gaming industry companies that push microtransactions):
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Of course it's not completely comparable - with your Netflix subscription you don't see just a part of a movie then have to pay more to watch the rest of it, but I never said Netflix is a scammer selling impaired products with a plan to milk you to get the rest of it like EA does. But you get the idea. I hope.

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Have to add something. I believe everyone here tried a phonegame. Almost all of those are "pay not to play". Right? It would take decades of playing to get something in a phonegame, so people pay to skip the playing part.
Imagine what the world would look like if Netflix charged you not to watch it's content and you happily threw your money to Netflix.
Ridiculous? Stupid? Impossible? Never say never, it worked on phones.
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October 23rd, 2018, 17:20
I know I'm not the target audience for services such as Netflix. I did try it for a year or so, but since coming back to the States, I've not renewed it, and I doubt I ever will. Cable television, that has local programming, PBS, and the sports that I must have are of far higher value to me. I suspect that, sometime in the future, we'll just have one big old box that provides all our entertainment.
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October 23rd, 2018, 18:03
Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
I suspect that, sometime in the future, we'll just have one big old box that provides all our entertainment.
Not all our entertainment, I hope. I don't want to fuck a big old box
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October 24th, 2018, 16:00
Neither EA nor WB will ask you what you want. And you'll still pay for it.
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October 24th, 2018, 17:03
I get NetFlix free. I bought an Amazon Fire TV stick off of eBay about 8 months ago that was listed as "New" but when I hooked it up it had an active Netflix account with several family members listed. They were all Indian names. Still enjoying my free Netflix movies and TV series 8 months later It's the one time I purchased something advertised as new that was actually used where I can't complain… at all. There may not be such a thing as a free lunch but there's certainly such a thing as a free NetFlix account. Thank you, Vihaan and family.
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October 25th, 2018, 22:04
ST:TANG is coming

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/25/cb…k-lower-decks/

And it will be a comedy - a very trek comedy. So Orville: TAS?

Maybe a future reunited Viacom will combine CBS and CW all access.
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October 26th, 2018, 00:02
The network says the series was developed by “Rick and Morty” writer and executive producer Mike McMahan.
Can't stand Rick and Morty. Easy pass from me.
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