What’s with all of the occult horror films?

Dtrizzle2091

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Is it just “what’s trendy”? I’ve seen two recently. The Wretched and Hereditary. I figured y’all would have some insight.
 






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I haven't watched those two films but I'd probably laugh at them anyway like I did all through "The Exorcist"..:)
 






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I haven't watched those two films but I'd probably laugh at them anyway like I did all through "The Exorcist"..:)
You laughed through the Exorcist?? That movie (which I shouldn't have watched but "sneak" watched it through the doorway the very first time and regretted it) gave me nightmares and stuck in my head for a LONG time.. I mean, I was probably 10 or 11 at the time but sht wudn't funny :oops:
 






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Is it just “what’s trendy”? I’ve seen two recently. The Wretched and Hereditary. I figured y’all would have some insight.
I've seen a plethora of occult horror films in the 80's when I was a kid. To name a few, Angel Heart, Witches of Eastwick, The Seventh Sign, Amityville, Witchboard, Puppet Master.. It def seems trendy when you look at Netflix nowadays, but it's hard to know if this is "on course" with the way it's always been and maybe we're now seeing the pattern with new eyes?
 






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I've seen a plethora of occult horror films in the 80's when I was a kid. To name a few, Angel Heart, Witches of Eastwick, The Seventh Sign, Amityville, Witchboard, Puppet Master.. It def seems trendy when you look at Netflix nowadays, but it's hard to know if this is "on course" with the way it's always been and maybe we're now seeing the pattern with new eyes?
Yea...I think you right.
 






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You laughed through the Exorcist?? That movie (which I shouldn't have watched but "sneak" watched it through the doorway the very first time and regretted it) gave me nightmares and stuck in my head for a LONG time.. I mean, I was probably 10 or 11 at the time but sht wudn't funny :oops:

The Exorcist wasn't aired here on Brit mainstream TV for many years, but when it was finally aired I sat down to watch it, expecting to be traumatised by all the hype I'd read about it.
But I began spluttering my popcorn and rofling at the sheer comedy of it, and when the little girls head turned through 360 degrees I nearly split my sides laughing..:)

One of the few intelligent scenes was when the priest tried to exorcise the demon and it began speaking in his dead mother's voice through the girl's mouth to try to make him feel guilty about not visiting his dying mum in hospital.
That was a good example of what demons DO, they read our minds looking for little things like that which they can use against us.
However, the clever priest knows it's a trick and says to it "You're not my mother"..:)

 






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One of the best horror films I've seen is 'The Stone Tape'; where a high-tech electronics group working in an old country house discover that the place has a ghost, so they devote all their efforts into triggering it and capturing it.
In this clip, the ghost puts in its first appearance-



And here's the full film on youtube-

 






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One of the best horror films I've seen is 'The Stone Tape'; where a high-tech electronics group working in an old country house discover that the place has a ghost, so they devote all their efforts into triggering it and capturing it.
In this clip, the ghost puts in its first appearance-



And here's the full film on youtube-

oooo thank you for the recs! I'm going to check them out. Curious, how old were you when the Laughorcist hit the Brit mainstream?
 






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oooo thank you for the recs! I'm going to check them out. Curious, how old were you when the Laughorcist hit the Brit mainstream?
I was adult when I first saw the Exorcist and thought it was real funny.
Incidentally my adult sister has never dared watch it because she's very highly strung haha..:)
 






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Here's a bit from 'The Monster Club' in two 10-minute parts.
Stuart Whitman plays a film director who searches for a spooky village that he can use as a location for one of his forthcoming films, what could possibly go wrong?


 






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I saw hereditary and midsommar, both by ari aster. The guy once said he was sick and wanted everyone to be sick just like him, also some of the occult elements of both movies are partly true.

This is either what happens when someone dabbles in the occult and isn't prepared or either it is some elite crap.

But yeah, you're right. There is defenetively a trend there.
 






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One of the best horror films I've seen is 'The Stone Tape'; where a high-tech electronics group working in an old country house discover that the place has a ghost, so they devote all their efforts into triggering it and capturing it.
In this clip, the ghost puts in its first appearance-



And here's the full film on youtube-

ok, i'm realizing it's hard to watch something that would have been scarier when you were a kid, as an adult. I totally get the humor in the Exorcist, looking at it objectively now lol
 






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I find ALL horror movies disturbing, to view.
I don't know how people can stomach watching them? Talk about desensitization. Gross. Then again doctors and medical professionals see some incredibly vile sh** and then go on to have lunch....go figure!
 






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I find ALL horror movies disturbing, to view.
I don't know how people can stomach watching them? Talk about desensitization. Gross. Then again doctors and medical professionals see some incredibly vile sh** and then go on to have lunch....go figure!
I have a few friends who share the same feeling about watching horror. There's something about the emotional rollercoaster, discovering the dark unknown, and mostly, the feeling of safety (i.e., viewing from the comfort of my living room) that has always drawn me toward them. I'm more of a psychological thriller fan and can't stand gore movies (which seem to be filled with cheap reactionary tactics than clever, in my opinion).

Nowadays I like to watch what these movies are revealing to us.. I'll rewatch old stuff just to try and catch symbolism, including occult stuff because it seems closer to reality than most horror movies.

sorry if this derailed the post, I tried to bring it back to the occult tho! :D
 






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