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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #120 on: January 11, 2017, 08:51:44 am »
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« Reply #121 on: January 11, 2017, 12:44:19 pm »
I've only ever seen 3 movies that I actually considered scary, and Poltergeist doesn't really hold up when you watch it again now.

Play Misty For Me is my sleeper pick for HOLY FUCK TERRIFYING, possibly (probably) because of a lifetime of ignoring Rule #3.

But the scariest movie of all time? Fuck you if you don't think Aliens is some paralyzingly frightening shit. I saw that movie in the theater when it came out (I was 9 and my mom thought I was seeing some dumb kid movie) and I swear I didn't sleep with the lights off for a week. And it's the only movie that's possibly gotten even scarier as I get older because there are so many LAYERS of horror there and the best ones aren't even comprehensible to a little kid.

Wait, Alien or Aliens? I fully agree that the first was a great horror movie. The second was always more of a sci-fi action flick to me. Not scary really, but great nonetheless.

For frightening space movies, I'll always have a soft spot for Event Horizon. Something about watching that just really creeped me out.
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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #122 on: January 11, 2017, 01:08:49 pm »
At least I get to wear an eye patch until it is fixed.

Silver lining and all that.

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« Reply #123 on: January 11, 2017, 02:33:27 pm »
Event Horizon was definitely creepy in places, and I also have a soft spot for it, but damn it's not shlocky as all hell in places.

Alien, however, is a masterpiece. 

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« Reply #124 on: January 11, 2017, 03:03:20 pm »
At least I get to wear an eye patch until it is fixed.

Silver lining and all that.

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« Reply #125 on: January 11, 2017, 03:40:19 pm »
Ok, grizzled pirate mercenary it is, then!

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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #126 on: January 11, 2017, 03:40:39 pm »
At least I get to wear an eye patch until it is fixed.

Silver lining and all that.

Now you just need to get yourself a couple of ravens.
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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #127 on: January 11, 2017, 03:41:46 pm »
I've only ever seen 3 movies that I actually considered scary, and Poltergeist doesn't really hold up when you watch it again now.

Play Misty For Me is my sleeper pick for HOLY FUCK TERRIFYING, possibly (probably) because of a lifetime of ignoring Rule #3.

But the scariest movie of all time? Fuck you if you don't think Aliens is some paralyzingly frightening shit. I saw that movie in the theater when it came out (I was 9 and my mom thought I was seeing some dumb kid movie) and I swear I didn't sleep with the lights off for a week. And it's the only movie that's possibly gotten even scarier as I get older because there are so many LAYERS of horror there and the best ones aren't even comprehensible to a little kid.

Wait, Alien or Aliens? I fully agree that the first was a great horror movie. The second was always more of a sci-fi action flick to me. Not scary really, but great nonetheless.

For frightening space movies, I'll always have a soft spot for Event Horizon. Something about watching that just really creeped me out.

Alien was OK, but hardly scary.

Aliens is what I was talking about. Flat-out terrifying, in addition to being one of the 4 or 5 best movies ever made.

Event Horizon was terrifying when I saw it in the theater on several hits of LSD, but I found it didn't really hold up to rewatching.
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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #128 on: January 11, 2017, 07:13:09 pm »
I've only ever seen 3 movies that I actually considered scary, and Poltergeist doesn't really hold up when you watch it again now.

Play Misty For Me is my sleeper pick for HOLY FUCK TERRIFYING, possibly (probably) because of a lifetime of ignoring Rule #3.

But the scariest movie of all time? Fuck you if you don't think Aliens is some paralyzingly frightening shit. I saw that movie in the theater when it came out (I was 9 and my mom thought I was seeing some dumb kid movie) and I swear I didn't sleep with the lights off for a week. And it's the only movie that's possibly gotten even scarier as I get older because there are so many LAYERS of horror there and the best ones aren't even comprehensible to a little kid.

Wait, Alien or Aliens? I fully agree that the first was a great horror movie. The second was always more of a sci-fi action flick to me. Not scary really, but great nonetheless.

For frightening space movies, I'll always have a soft spot for Event Horizon. Something about watching that just really creeped me out.

Alien was OK, but hardly scary.

Aliens is what I was talking about. Flat-out terrifying,
in addition to being one of the 4 or 5 best movies ever made.

Event Horizon was terrifying when I saw it in the theater on several hits of LSD, but I found it didn't really hold up to rewatching.

I, too, prefer political docudrama Aliens over its lighthearted feminist comedy predecessor Alien, since we're just being silly now.
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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #129 on: January 11, 2017, 08:42:44 pm »
Yeah, I get that everyone thinks the first one was a masterpiece but people are allowed to be wrong. It was good, but nothing special. It really took the second film to fully explore the horrors of not only the xenomorphs but of the inevitability of humanity's demise at the hands of its own greed.

If Star Trek is space socialism, the Alien quadrillogy is space libertarianism and that, I'm afraid, is the vastly more likely real-life future. And if that doesn't scare you, well, we're motivated by very different things I guess.
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« Reply #130 on: January 11, 2017, 08:46:16 pm »
Yeah, I get that everyone thinks the first one was a masterpiece but people are allowed to be wrong. It was good, but nothing special. It really took the second film to fully explore the horrors of not only the xenomorphs but of the inevitability of humanity's demise at the hands of its own greed.

If Star Trek is space socialism, the Alien quadrillogy is space libertarianism and that, I'm afraid, is the vastly more likely real-life future. And if that doesn't scare you, well, we're motivated by very different things I guess.


No, I think the issue is that Alien is actually a horror film, while Aliens is an action film.
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« Reply #131 on: January 11, 2017, 08:52:48 pm »
Yeah, I get that everyone thinks the first one was a masterpiece but people are allowed to be wrong. It was good, but nothing special. It really took the second film to fully explore the horrors of not only the xenomorphs but of the inevitability of humanity's demise at the hands of its own greed.

If Star Trek is space socialism, the Alien quadrillogy is space libertarianism and that, I'm afraid, is the vastly more likely real-life future. And if that doesn't scare you, well, we're motivated by very different things I guess.


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« Reply #132 on: January 11, 2017, 09:50:26 pm »
While terminator 2 was an improvement over the first one, I feel it really didn't hit its stride till 3.
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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #133 on: January 11, 2017, 11:19:23 pm »
Yeah, I get that everyone thinks the first one was a masterpiece but people are allowed to be wrong. It was good, but nothing special. It really took the second film to fully explore the horrors of not only the xenomorphs but of the inevitability of humanity's demise at the hands of its own greed.

If Star Trek is space socialism, the Alien quadrillogy is space libertarianism and that, I'm afraid, is the vastly more likely real-life future. And if that doesn't scare you, well, we're motivated by very different things I guess.


No, I think the issue is that Alien is actually a horror film, while Aliens is an action film.

Is there actually any issue at all? I am puzzled by the direction this conversation has taken, since it seems to have left the realm of reality and now appears to consist entirely of chest-thumping and ook-ook.
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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #134 on: January 12, 2017, 01:26:01 am »
Alien versus Aliens and Terminator versus T2 are the film world's version of debating politics and religion.  :lol:
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