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Zero 01-15-2017 04:05 PM

UNDER THE SHADOW
 
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)

newb 01-15-2017 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Zero (Post 1023418)
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.

hammerfan 01-16-2017 05:17 AM

*bows to the simian god*

Good to see you posting again! I'll add it to the queue!

roshiq 01-16-2017 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zero (Post 1023418)
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!::cool::

The Villain 01-17-2017 05:40 PM

Loved this movie

newb 01-19-2017 09:11 AM

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"

Lord Voldemort 01-22-2017 01:45 PM

Aight after reading all the rave reviews, in the thread, I'll give it a go.

ChasinTheTrane 03-25-2017 12:56 PM

With your recommendation plus every online reviewer saying it's a must-see it's being added to my watch list!

Lord Voldemort 07-05-2017 06:24 PM

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.

kalinda090 09-01-2017 09:45 PM

It has been a while. Welcome back.


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