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Re: Episode #646
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2017, 03:51:38 PM »
I really don't understand what people get from horror movies.
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« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2017, 03:59:24 PM »
I really don't understand what people get from horror movies.

Yeah, I'm the same way.  I never really got them.  That said, The Exorcist did scare the crap out of my 13-year-old self.
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« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2017, 08:33:17 AM »
I really don't understand what people get from horror movies.

it's just drama/intrigue/suspense/etc. at the end of the day.
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Re: Episode #646
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2017, 08:46:36 AM »
I have a similar take on incest porn.

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Re: Episode #646
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2017, 09:58:36 AM »
These weren’t all really “ghost stories,” though: they were stories of debunkings.
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Re: Episode #646
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2017, 01:18:45 PM »
The movie that really scared me was The Others, with Nicole Kidman. There's no violence or blood or gore, but the reveal absolutely terrified me.

I caught that the night before last. Nicole Kidman was pretty solid (and not so bad to look at). I sort of suspected the ending, but it was still satisfying despite some plot flaws and cliches. I liked the minimalism, as you say. Relying on camera shots, sound effects, and the actors to convey the tone rather than amped up CG and other special effects. Sort of like a modern day Twilight Zone episode. And similar in that minimalism to Blair Witch (which scared the piss out of me).

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Re: Episode #646
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2017, 01:35:01 PM »
The movie that really scared me was The Others, with Nicole Kidman. There's no violence or blood or gore, but the reveal absolutely terrified me.

I caught that the night before last. Nicole Kidman was pretty solid (and not so bad to look at). I sort of suspected the ending, but it was still satisfying despite some plot flaws and cliches. I liked the minimalism, as you say. Relying on camera shots, sound effects, and the actors to convey the tone rather than amped up CG and other special effects. Sort of like a modern day Twilight Zone episode. And similar in that minimalism to Blair Witch (which scared the piss out of me).

I did NOT guess the ending, which may be why it was one of the most frightening movies I've ever seen. Maybe on a second watching it would not be as scary, knowing the ending.
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Re: Episode #646
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2017, 05:13:02 PM »
Another great show guys.  It's reassuring to know that the Dunning Kruger effect is alive a well across different disciplines.  I have been been employed as a professional electrician for the past 15years, so I have picked up a couple of tidbits and intricacies which go with the job!  My mother is fairly typical 70 year old (not that her age is influencing her behaviour or thought process) and she seems to be the average consumer of life in general.  I had installed a reverse cycle air conditioner in her home a number of years back which is adequate to heat all the main living areas of the house. 
  She can find it hard to sleep on occasion, so she will get up and do a 1000 piece puzzle at the dining table in the wee hours of the morning.  She sits at the table with a cup of tea in hand and heats herself with a small electric cube heater (basically a toaster with a fan).  I point out to her that it would be more economical to run the air con over the little cube heater as the cube heater is rated at 2400w v's a slightly less power demanding device with multiple times the heat output.  Her response is, "But the guy said this is a ceramic heater so its better." ::) ::) ::)

Righteo, can't fight that logic. 

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