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Old 01-15-2017, 04:05 PM
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UNDER THE SHADOW

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Long-time no post from everyone's favorite monkey (for those newbies not familiar with me, I am basically a god around these parts - you'll note my multiple HDC Trophies and adoring fans).

Anyway - as a lark I popped back in to see this place still existed (well-done you lot). I am also re-enchanted with horror films after seeing the incredible Iranian film - UNDER THE SHADOW. Don't let the subtitles fool you - this is smart, engaging and scary. I'm an old horror hand but the last 30 minutes had me gripping the couch tightly. (and, to be clear, I have NOTHING to do with this film - never even been to Iran). I just think that great horror films deserve an audience (instead of the remake schlock they hurl at us on a regular basis).

So - get your asses over to Netflix and watch this film!! Monkey's orders!! (or else I start the pooh-flinging)
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Old 01-15-2017, 05:38 PM
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Hi Everybody -

Long-time no post from everyone's favorite monkey (for those newbies not familiar with me, I am basically a god around these parts - you'll note my multiple HDC Trophies and adoring fans).

Anyway - as a lark I popped back in to see this place still existed (well-done you lot). I am also re-enchanted with horror films after seeing the incredible Iranian film - UNDER THE SHADOW. Don't let the subtitles fool you - this is smart, engaging and scary. I'm an old horror hand but the last 30 minutes had me gripping the couch tightly. (and, to be clear, I have NOTHING to do with this film - never even been to Iran). I just think that great horror films deserve an audience (instead of the remake schlock they hurl at us on a regular basis).

So - get your asses over to Netflix and watch this film!! Monkey's orders!! (or else I start the pooh-flinging)
Looks like you sold me you old simian hairy God. Just added it to my queue.
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Old 01-16-2017, 05:17 AM
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Good to see you posting again! I'll add it to the queue!
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Old 01-16-2017, 06:16 AM
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Hi Everybody -

Long-time no post from everyone's favorite monkey (for those newbies not familiar with me, I am basically a god around these parts - you'll note my multiple HDC Trophies and adoring fans).

Anyway - as a lark I popped back in to see this place still existed (well-done you lot). I am also re-enchanted with horror films after seeing the incredible Iranian film - UNDER THE SHADOW. Don't let the subtitles fool you - this is smart, engaging and scary. I'm an old horror hand but the last 30 minutes had me gripping the couch tightly. (and, to be clear, I have NOTHING to do with this film - never even been to Iran). I just think that great horror films deserve an audience (instead of the remake schlock they hurl at us on a regular basis).

So - get your asses over to Netflix and watch this film!! Monkey's orders!! (or else I start the pooh-flinging)
Ditto!

Seen this months ago...it starts mostly like a good contemporary Iranian drama flick focusing a family in distress & social issues, takes its time to set the premise for the characters and then slowly descents into the horror parts with a few but nicely done jump scares & eerie set pieces. Loved it for its skillful direction & great all around performance from the central cast. My only little disappointment was actually the ending that felt kinda forced or to some extent "uneventful"; at least horror fans may going to miss a little punch at the very end. Other than that, this is surely one of the best genre flicks that came out in 2016.

Great to see you back here, Zero!
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Old 01-17-2017, 05:40 PM
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:11 AM
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Watched it last night. Enjoyed it much. Even though it resorted to a couple of "jump scares" , they were very effective. One in particular almost made me spill my beer........I said "almost"
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Old 01-22-2017, 01:45 PM
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Aight after reading all the rave reviews, in the thread, I'll give it a go.
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Old 03-25-2017, 12:56 PM
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With your recommendation plus every online reviewer saying it's a must-see it's being added to my watch list!
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:24 PM
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Saw it a couple of weeks ago and liked it, fairly well. The last act was just like the OP wrote: gripping; on the edge of your seat. And the build up was masterfully done. After watching it is recommended it to all of my mates, who like horror in the slightest.
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Old 09-01-2017, 09:45 PM
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It has been a while. Welcome back.

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