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Parasite

Post by Murfreesboro » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:25 pm

Ok, so who has seen this movie? And is it really all that? I'd never heard of it before it swept the major Oscar categories last night.

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Post by Pumpkin_Head » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:42 am

I heard of it, but unfortunately I have not seen it. There was a "Parasite" out in theatres back in the late 70s or early 80s that was supposed to be in 3 D and really good, but I didn't get to see it due to that dreaded desease "Empty Wallet and Bank Account Syndrome." I would like to see both the original and the reboot.

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Re: Parasite

Post by Murfreesboro » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:12 am

Do you think the Korean one is a reboot? It won best original screenplay. Maybe the title is just a coincidence.

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Post by Pumpkin_Head » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:42 pm

Good point. There have been a few movies that had the same title of older movies, but were totally different stories. "The Changeling" is one example. I have the classic 'haunted house' story that was out in theatres back in the early 80s. I have seen 'direct to dvd' movies that had the same title, but the story had nothing to do with the 80s flick what so ever.

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Re: Parasite

Post by Murfreesboro » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:01 pm

We got Parasite on DVD and watched it yesterday. Without spoiling anything, I will say that it was intriguing. However, it did not strike me as a horror movie, and it was not scary. It was maybe a psychological thriller. The tone seemed comedic at first, but it got violent. Nothing supernatural about it, though.

I enjoyed it, but I have a hard time believing it was the best picture in the universe last year. I wish they would make best picture and best foreign picture mutually exclusive categories.

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Re: Parasite

Post by Pumpkin_Head » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:12 pm

The "Parasite" I remember was more a sci fi horror movie then a supernatural horror movie. I do want to see the new "Parasite," though. Anyway, for tomorrow I'm going to screen "Halloween Jack" "Clowns" and a few others and play records in between.

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Re: Parasite

Post by Andybev01 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:45 am

Murfreesboro wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:01 pm
We got Parasite on DVD and watched it yesterday. Without spoiling anything, I will say that it was intriguing. However, it did not strike me as a horror movie, and it was not scary. It was maybe a psychological thriller. The tone seemed comedic at first, but it got violent. Nothing supernatural about it, though.

I enjoyed it, but I have a hard time believing it was the best picture in the universe last year. I wish they would make best picture and best foreign picture mutually exclusive categories.
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Re: Parasite

Post by Murfreesboro » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:24 pm

Lol, this one was subtitled.

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Re: Parasite

Post by Pumpkin_Head » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:09 pm

Those sub titles are often there for the hearing impaired, but I agree. I only like sub titles if the movie was made in a foreign language, and there are very few of those that interest me.

I am no fan of 'Indie horror' at all. I love Indie music, but Indie horror just doesn't do anything for me.

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