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    Re. Skeletons - as some of you know, I used to do paranormal investigations. The opening scene of Skeletons (the questionnaire) is so accurate, it actually hurt me from the comedy-of-recognition.
    • CommentAuthorcardo
    • CommentTimeMay 23rd 2011
    A Shane Meadows film starring Paddy Considine - Dead Man's Shoes.
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    ^ that's a class movie but i thought the ending was weak.
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    Here, some animation for all o' yall. This is all stuff that's been released in the US, but whenever I mention it to people, it just gets a "buh?"

    "Terkel in Trouble" - Danish animation that proved to be a hit with the college crowd a few years back. It's very politically incorrect, though non-Scandinavians don't seem to find it so funny, for some reason.

    "Free Jimmy" - An ugly, badly paced but still fun movie about a bunch of drug addicts, environmental activists and other horrible people are after an elephant who's got a bag drugs implanted in his buttock.

    Also some non-animation. Remember a horrible movie from a couple of years back about Vikings fighting Native Americans? "Pathfinder"? It was actually a terrible remake about this actually-good movie, starring Warren Ellis as the head of a warlike tribe from the Russian areas.
    • CommentAuthordeggers
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2011
    Any film that was shown in the early hours of the morn on Channel 4 during the 90s and early 00s (Before it became the home for the subtitled Studio Ghibli films every other month)

    Little Norse Prince is one of the lesser known Ghibli films.

    Brother was the first Takashi Kitano film I ever saw, and I went through a long period where I was obsessed with the guy.

    Dust Devil is a good horror flick, a cross between the Hitcher and Candyman made in Australia.

    And who can forget In the Mouth of Madness by John Carpenter. I think it was the last classic John Carpenter film and it should be shown more often on tv and get released on DVD sharpish.

    Another obscure Carpenter film is The Ward, saw it earlier this year in the Empire cinema Leicester Square (one of the few places showing it). Nothing original really, it was kind of a re-hash of the Identity plot but with female characters.
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2011
    Down by Law

    I hope everyone knows this one

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    Mike Flanagan's ABSENTIA is an amazing low-budget horror film that manages to tie together missing persons and primal fears in an inventive manner. I'd call it this year's "Paranormal Activity." The trailer is here.
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    Just watched a post apocalypse vampire thingy that wasn't half bad. it's saddled itself with a dreadful title but it's got some charm and It was a fun way to spend an hour and a half.

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    This Japanese film bills itself as "the ultimate zombie movie." There's certainly enough blood and flying body parts and comedy and nutzoid imagery to justify that assessment.

    Hell Driver
    • CommentAuthorValente
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2011 edited
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2011
    Edmond with William H. Macy is a pretty decent indy film.
    • CommentAuthorrdouek
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2011
    Rock and Rule!

    Totally obscure canadian animated movie from the 80s. Music by Iggy Pop, Lou Reed and Debbie Harry. sooo cheesy and soooo good
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2011 edited
    Rock And Rule is a classic, as anything with voicework by Lou Fucking Reed deserves to be.

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    I love Rock and Rule. Wizards, too.

    On a completely different note, In America by Jim Sheridan, with Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, and Djimon Honsou. Not my usual fare, but I very much liked it.
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    A grizzled Rutger Hauer in a claret-splattered psychedelic bullet-fest... The colours garish and loud, the violence extreme and bloody; 'Hobo With A Shotgun' puts one in mind of a comic that Warren or Garth Ennis might do...

    Hobo With A Shotgun
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2011
    Thanks for the tip @ ian holloway, AlexGBYMR and the rest of you, Skeletons was something special.

    Defamation (2009) Was well worth watching.
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    For Whitechapelers who hate the linking of Christmas with sentimental slop, RARE EXPORTS should be their Christmas film of choice. It's a dark comedy which asks "what if the real origin of Santa Claus involved a monster who liked to feast on children?" The result works remarkably well, and would probably send director Chris Columbus screaming into the night.

    Rare Exports

    Speaking of dark comedies and food, there are probably a few Whitechapelers who may not have heard of the cult film EATING RAOUL. Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov play the Blands, a couple who find the path to realizing their dream by a combination of odd sex fantasies and dead swingers.

    Eating Raoul
    • CommentAuthorGordon
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2011
    Elias Merhige's 'Begotten' is a total head-rape. It's like he's taken a sharp razor to his nightmares and is making you slowly chew on the meaty strips of wrongness.
    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2011
    Well, not many people know about Epic Pictures Group's movie KILL 'EM ALL because it's still being shot - and I'm recommending it already because I wrote the script!

    Kill 'Em All
      CommentAuthorNeil Ofsteel
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2011 edited
    Do you like "bad" or "cult" movies? If so, you probably think you've seen just about every one that's worth watching (there are less than you'd imagine.) Well, think again, pal! You haven't seen LIGHTBLAST starring Erik Estrada, this movie is better than I can explain, if you have a taste for these kind of movies. Check out that trailer.

    Unlike most "cult" movies, this one never gets dull (a la Ed Wood films or those awful Ted V. Mikels films) and it makes one hell of a party flick.

    It's pretty hard to find on DVD in the US but if you can track it down *cough*online*cough* somewhere, I can't recommend it highly enough.