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Question: Which make-up looks scarier?  (Voting closes: October 11, 1903, 07:12:39 PM)
1981 version - 25 (89.3%)
2013 version - 3 (10.7%)
Total Voters: 28

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« on: October 21, 2012, 01:40:55 AM »

I know there isn't a lot of information about the remake at this point, but this production image does make for an interesting comparsen piece to the orignal. Its obviously a more updated realistic look which reminds me of the make up design used for the girl in The Exorcist (1973) which incidentally the orignal 1981 film used as a reference template for its blend of horror and black humor. Anyway, which do you think looks creepier?

   

My vote still goes to the 1981 version.
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 02:07:02 PM »

The first one looks better because it's not incredibly realistic.  It's an overblow EC Horror style exaggeration, which makes it look even creepier. 

Also apparently the voting in this topic is going to close in October 11, 1903, which is just weird. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 02:38:09 PM »

One of the things that bothers me with 'modern horror' is the emphasis on so-called visual "realism."

Think about it...what would a creepy zomboid look like, anyway?  Or a werewolf...or vampire.  Much of the genre deals with fantastic characters, so what the heck is "realistic?"

The "old ways" settled the issue with making something that looked disturbing, then utilized mood, story and acting (and some other stuff, like music) to make "creepy" or "scary."  What was taken by the viewer to be "horrific" was not necessarily VISUALLY horrific, though it could be.

It just strikes me as lazy film making that all the "horror" eggs are put into the visual basket these days...and as such, the 'race for who can make the goriest movie' or what not has destroy my interest in contemporary 'horror' pretty much completely.  I find "psychological thriller" to be a more interesting genre these days.

Shoot, I find "Romantic Comedy" to be a more interesting genre these days...that's what I've come to think of most modern horror.

I cannot even see the point of remaking THE EVIL DEAD.  It works in the context of when it was made, how it was made, who made it and what it showed/did not show.
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 03:19:33 PM »

One of the things that bothers me with 'modern horror' is the emphasis on so-called visual "realism."

Think about it...what would a creepy zomboid look like, anyway?  Or a werewolf...or vampire.  Much of the genre deals with fantastic characters, so what the heck is "realistic?"

The "old ways" settled the issue with making something that looked disturbing, then utilized mood, story and acting (and some other stuff, like music) to make "creepy" or "scary."  What was taken by the viewer to be "horrific" was not necessarily VISUALLY horrific, though it could be.

On that note, I'd also like to go on record as saying I preferred the original Nightmare on Elm Street's twisted pizza face makeup as opposed to the more realistic burn victim design they used in the newer movie. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 04:08:13 PM »

I understand that movies want to look more realistic, and it is hugely beneficial to draw from life. However, if everyone goes for "as realistic as possible," it all starts to look the same. That's not necessarily bad, but we're dealing with demonic possession of corpses here. The 1981 looks possessed, like some demonic force intruding on our reality and using a meat puppet to assume a crude caricature of the human body.

The 2013 version, well...she looks like she has a bit of a skin condition and spent all day rolling in the dirt. Granted, it's hard to tell how effective the effects will be, because part of what makes any movie monster scare/creepy/whatever is how the actor(s) play it. Fantastic makeup and costumes can't make up for an actor who doesn't know how to act like a monster.
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 06:28:09 PM »

They're both kinda creepy, but I do think the original version is definitely scarier!
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2012, 07:15:59 PM »

1981 wins for me. The 2012 looks like an easy halloween costume that anyone could easily do. I would go in kick it in the face without any fear. Drink
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2012, 12:31:11 AM »

What do I think of the remake?

(Slam your fists on the desk as you read along):

Dead by dawn!!
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2012, 11:53:50 AM »

My first thought at seeing the 2012 job was, "I've seen this somewhere before." The style just looks too familiar, too similar to many of the horror movies I've seen in recent years. I swear, they all use those exact same eyes. As far as these two images, not the new film or actors or all that, goes, I definitely prefer '81.
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2012, 04:52:34 PM »

I know there isn't a lot of information about the remake at this point, but this production image does make for an interesting comparsen piece to the original. Its obviously a more updated realistic look which reminds me of the make up design used for the girl in The Exorcist (1973) which incidentally the original 1981 film used as a reference template for its blend of horror and black humor. Anyway, which do you think looks creepier?

   

My vote still goes to the 1981 version.



I am BIG fan of the original Evil Dead.  I love watching it and laughing at the Demons who are going to swallow our souls.  Hope they don't choke.    BounceGiggle BounceGiggle  The make up on the remake looks scarier because it looks human.  That could be the down fall for  the hero of the movie.  The demon could catch people off guard and then swallow the souls.  I don't like remakes too much, but I would like to see how the director does the evil in the woods.  That could be really scary.   Buggedout
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2012, 07:32:43 PM »

My initial response to this movie is of course to kill it with fire, but Ill try as hard as possible to watch it with an open mind.
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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2012, 09:29:10 PM »

The 2012 pic reminds me of Reagan in THe Exorcist.I prefer the 81 pic also.
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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2012, 11:24:06 PM »

Small | Large

There's the trailer guys.

Um... No one hurt me for what I'm about to say, but It doesn't look bad. I think it has potential to be decent. And this is coming from a guy who has The Evil Dead in his top 5 favorite films of all time.
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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2012, 12:49:28 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxLjqazSmQo
There's the trailer guys.

Um... No one hurt me for what I'm about to say, but It doesn't look bad. I think it has potential to be decent. And this is coming from a guy who has The Evil Dead in his top 5 favorite films of all time.


So far I've been hearing nothing but good things so far about the remake.  Shall still wait and see but the trailer looks demented enough to at least make me sit up and take notice.
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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2012, 01:53:17 AM »

O...kay the trailer does make it look decent. I might actually watch this; however, I will be disappointed if it follows the remake trend of making pretty well all the characters completely unlikable.
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