Specifically horror movies that don't look like horror movies? (Feel free to recommend books, songs, video games, etc. that have a similar concept). I know this is done a lot in horror video games but for the most part I'm just curious if there are examples of this in other mediums, and it's a niche I generally don't see too much of.
I just finished one detailing the family drama of the Austrian/Spanish royal family in the 14-1500s and the horror story life of Joanna of Castile. I usually find reading about history boring but this was really interesting and not boring at all. Now I’m dying to read more books about aspects of history that stray from the norm.
-Edit to clarify I’m looking for factual history books, not fiction. I usually prefer non-fiction as it’s hard for me to get into fiction most of the time.
Edit again to add I’d also be interested in books detailing unusual historical practices, bizarre aspects of every day life, and bizarre traditions (whether good or bad) throughout different cultures in history.
I didn’t have enough time to read every single comment, but thanks to you guys I just ordered 32 of the books suggested and I can’t wait to dive in. Thank you!
Não sou muito de escrever aqui, mas hj eu gostaria de compartilhar uma alegria... A um ano atrás, a minha melhor amiga e ainda por cima, a garota que eu amo teve que se mudar pra Portugal, já que o pai dela aceitou uma proposta de emprego lá... Não tive a chance de me declarar para ela e fiquei super chateado, uma semana deprimido, sem vontade de sorrir e nada (eu geralmente sou bem alegre de acordo com colegas). O pai dela tirou férias e eles voltaram para o Brasil em dezembro (14) de 2020. Nesse final de semana, eu fui visitar ela e passei um dia sensacional só com ela, recebendo abraços espontâneos dela e nós dois nós divertimos (sem besteiras). Foi tudo muito lindo. "Ah, vc se declarou pra ela né?" Não. Eu sei da situação dela em Portugal, sei que ela não vai voltar tão cedo, que não adianta namorar a distância (não acredito que funcione). No dia seguinte, ela me ligou, perguntou se eu estava sozinho e que queria conversar comigo. Não fazia ideia do que esperar, ela parecia ansiosa mas com receio. Sem enrolação, ela simplesmente se declarou pra mim... Gente, isso me deixou emocionalmente desequilibrado, não esperava que ela gostasse tanto assim de mim!! Ela me agradeceu por ter entrado na vida dela, por fazer ela feliz e disse que gostaria de ter meu sorriso para o resto da vida junto dela... Sério gente, eu fiquei sem palavras. Ela disse que em abril, o pai dela vai responder a uma outra proposta de emprego no Brasil, E TALVEZ ELES VOLTEM PRA CÁ!!! Ela disse que a primeira coisa que ela vai esperar de mim é falar com os pais dela para começarmos a namorar!!! Isso foi totalmente inesperado... Um plot twist tremendo!!
Valeu galera por se alegrarem comigo e que vcs tenham uma semana ótima!!!
I got HBO Max for my family and I to watch Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas. I've been taking advantage of it this past month to binge through The Sopranos again. I just finished and was scrolling for something new to watch while I still have the service. I've always wanted to watch Westworld, but I REALLY like my shows, so when I get into something new I want to sit down and fully invest my attention. The last few years I haven't really felt like doing that, and I never knew there was a movie.
However as I was scrolling through the HBO catalog I see the Westworld thumbnail. "Fuck yeah! I'm gonna' finally watch this shit!" It just felt right. I had the passion and excitement to start a new show. I had my chicken tendies, I had my drink. It was the perfect time, so I click play on the thumbnail.
I will say I did notice something was off immediately. It didn't say at the bottom S1EP1 or anything. I didn't quite catch that specifically, but I did notice that the info bar was pretty bare with information and only said "Westworld".
The show starts and I immediately "see" it's brilliance. "Ahhhh shooting it like it's a 70's film huh?"
The entire time I kept waiting for the "intro" to be over and we speed up to modern times. Which one is going to be Anthony Hopkins in the future I wonder? Wow some of the costumes in Medieval World looks pretty cheap, but I guess that's how 70's films looked and Johnathon Nolan is probably trying to be authentic. Is the ENTIRE first episode set during this time? This sure is a long chase scene.
I thought when it said "Written and Directed by Michael Chriton" that it was just a coincidence. LMAO. I kept thinking, "How???"
And it said "James Brolin IN Westworld" I thought it was just a cool artistic choice for the first episode. Making the show feel more cinematic. I could see WandaVision doing something like that ya' know? And with Stranger Things and a few other shows, I thought the dated look of the intro credits was on purpose. I'm not SUPER familiar with James Brolin so it wasn't an indicator at first, I just thought it must be Josh Brolin's brother or something.
Finally towards the end I thought to myself, "Maybe HBO did a movie first and then a show" kinda like Curb Your Enthusiasm'.
Then it hit me. The REAL twist in Westworld. What if..... I've been watching an ACTUAL old movie this entire time, and the show is something different?
8/10 holds up really well, especially if you critique it thinking it's a modern... keep reading on reddit ➡