The Terror

Why did they make it a ManBearPig? Real polar bears are terrifying enough.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i'm thinking op is a manbearpig

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no subtlety, no creativity

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When will these fricktards realize that fear of the unknown is scarier than any big CGI monster their imagination could invent? Ambiguity is the key to horror

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you cant be torn to shreds by something you never see

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because serial killers are known for RSVPing their victims ahead of time.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you'll see him as he's killing you

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sure you can.
        >torn up corpses everywhere
        >all you see is a quick flash of something darting back into the water.
        >it keeps happening and it is always 2 steps ahead
        >you go home and continue to live in fear of this mysterious murder bear.

        It is even cheaper than cgi. But i guess good writing is dead.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      is that... LE HECKING UNSEEN HORROR???

      Oh My Science!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Be a gay elsewhere

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's crazy how much this show fumbled the bag. The first episode is fantastic, the diving scene is the most horrorifying thing in the show and that's because the situation itself is so horrorifying.
      The Terror should have all been that, being stuck in a frozen hell with food that's poisoning you surrounded by men who could snap at any minute, that's horror, you don't need a silly magic bear, you don't need a dangerous homosexual to inject drama. In fact those things detract from the fear.
      When the climate and conditions are trying to murder you, that's scary. When good men can slowly degenerate, that's scary. When you're being hunted by a giant CGI bear and everyone turns evil because of some zesty ginger that's nothing.

      Watch The North Water. It's kino and more like what you've described

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have, the first episode of the Terror is better than North Water, but North Water hard mogs the rest of the Terror

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I can agree with most of that. Terror is still kino though

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the 1st episode of The North Water was the only good episode

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it was like that in the book too. the moment they revealed the monster around the halfway point was when my interest to finish it really dropped.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I liked him in the book, but not the show. Felt more mysterious and creepy.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Upvoted! Have some Cinemaphile gold my good sir.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think it’s ideal to have both a suspense buildup and a cool monster.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's crazy how much this show fumbled the bag. The first episode is fantastic, the diving scene is the most horrorifying thing in the show and that's because the situation itself is so horrorifying.
    The Terror should have all been that, being stuck in a frozen hell with food that's poisoning you surrounded by men who could snap at any minute, that's horror, you don't need a silly magic bear, you don't need a dangerous homosexual to inject drama. In fact those things detract from the fear.
    When the climate and conditions are trying to murder you, that's scary. When good men can slowly degenerate, that's scary. When you're being hunted by a giant CGI bear and everyone turns evil because of some zesty ginger that's nothing.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ye

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cope
      It being just about them getting cold and running out of food would get boring really fast. Introducing the paranormal is a good thing. The problem was that the paranormal was lame. The main paranormal threat was so lame that a simple regular polar bear would have done a better job.
      I would have preferred zombies

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he's way spookier in the book but i can see how it was difficult to adapt

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So make it not boring. The stroyteller has total control over everything that happens in a story. The distance between the ships that they have to cross in darkness can be a huge obstacle to whatever you want the men to do.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They hated him because he told the truth.
        I guarantee you all the pseuds who circlejerk and repeat the exact same "It should have just been about le cold!" in every single Terror thread are also the kind of people who post edits of webcomics with all but two of the panels removed and think it makes them intelligent while quoting "Brevity is the soul of wit!" to each other.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't know why they watched it in the first place if they are going to have that attitude. It was announced that it was an adaptation of a supernatural/horror novel from the beginning.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you are why we cant have nice things. the real story of their failed expedition is insanely interesting on its own. there is absolutely zero need for anything supernatural. the interpersonal stories that happen because of their situation is interesting enough. it could simply be a story of starvation and lead poisoning. no need for some kind of antagonist

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The novelty of the book was that it introduced paranormal elements in a real historic event surrounded by mystery and ill fates. What you describe has been written down plenty already.
          I don't know if there have been many movies or series around this event already - there may have been in the more distant past.
          Ironically, this series' failings is that it did the irl parts so incredibly well, that I bet that most felt annoyed whenever the paranormal came into play. Not so much in the early episodes, but definitely later on.
          Unfortunately the makers were going off specifically on this book, so all the spooky eskimo shit needed to be included.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Based. In the book the Bear is straight up a ghostly immortal creature

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        its how they portrayed it that was wrong
        in the book that thing is scary as shit. it phases into the ice and appears somewhere else.
        its malformed, not just in the face
        the way it terrorizes the crew gives the impression that the enviroment wants them dead, not just somehting in the enviroment, by how its appearance is always aided by the weather

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine if Jaws ended with the reveal that the shark was a Polynesian demon or something lol.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you don't need a silly magic bear
      Except you do

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What's with the soijack?

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They didn't need a fictional monster at all.
    Man is enough of a monster on his own.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well there's also all the frickin ice

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      *whispers a reverent 'frick'*

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This show started sucking right around the time Julius Caesar died
    Really makes you think

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's kind of a running theme with humanity in general.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should give it a rewatch.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Adding a supernatural element does not necessarily make a story bad.
    Adding an butthole that makes the situation worse does not make a story bad.
    Both of those elements added to the show. They only dropped the ball with the visuals of the bear. Before its reveal it was another factor that made the situation scarier. The homosexual was overall a positive to the show and to the negholes of the crew.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Both of those elements added to the show.
      Adding B to A does not necessarily improve A.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I obviously meant that they added in a positive way you pedantic homosexual.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You just said it doesn't necessarily make it bad, you didn't even attempt to back up your claim.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, I didn't try to back up my claim, I just stated that those elements don't necessarily make a story bad and in this case they are mostly for the better. I don't care enough to explain, just stated my opinion. You on the other hand, chose to be pedantic in your previous post and now you try justify your pedantry by stating the obvious that I didn't back up my claims. Stop being a homosexual, choose what you want to talk about and stick with it. Don't randomly change the subject and don't move the goalposts.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              My "pedantry" was me disagreeing with your (incorrect) opinion.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You can disagree all you want, I don't care about that, if I did I would expand on my statement. Your pendantry is just plain homosexualry.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Your opinion is plain homosexualry.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Your homosexualry is plain.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was a demon of the land. The British sailors were so spiritually rotten that eating them killed it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Selflessly the British sailors made the ultimate sacrifice to destroy the ultimate evil, themselves.

      Wait

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tuunbaq in the book is even more fantastical.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The Thing would have been SOOOO much better without the stupid alien! It should have just been about the power going out and all the characters slowly freezing to death, that's REAL horror!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The alien adds an element of cosmic horror to The Thing. How does the demon make The Terror a better story?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The alien adds an element of cosmic horror to The Thing
        And why do you need cosmic horror added to the movie? The fear of knowing that it's cold and you can't warm up and are going to die at some point in the semi-near future is what real horror is all about.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What does the demon add? You ignored my question.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It adds the fear of a fricking incomprehensible unstoppable monster stalking you from the dark at all times.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The bear is literally a cosmic horror in the book

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Black personman save meeeee!

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Then the show failed to present it as such. Imagine if the thing was just a starfish with a human face on it, that wouldn't feel very cosmic horrory.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >le cosmic horor
          I don't agree. It's more like a final fantasy creature that's been junctioned to the eskimo inhabitants and kept on a leash by the shaman-types with a main task to protect the region from bullshit like foreign invaders

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >why is The Terror an adaptation of The Terror????
    I'll be fair and say that manbearpig is fricking dumb and they fumbled it in the show but Tuunbaq is completely kino and elevates every aspect of the story Dan Simmons wanted to make.
    The idea that the supernatural is dumb and not real is a modern invention. During the Age of Exploration, European settlers heard of supernatural creatures from Natives and had their own personal encounters with creatures modern man would dismiss as myth. People believed supernatural beings were as real as any other animal in the foreign lands they discovered.

    It's the equivalent of watching a movie set in Ancient Greece and complaining that the characters worship the gods of the Olympic Pantheon when (in your neckbeards wisdom) they should know God isn't le heckin realerino

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It's the equivalent of watching a movie set in Ancient Greece and complaining that the characters worship the gods of the Olympic Pantheon when (in your neckbeards wisdom) they should know God isn't le heckin realerino
      It would be like watching a biopic about Alexander the Great and he slays a dragon. Why add a fantastic element to a perfectly good story?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well, if in the records kept during his campaigns some dude mentioned him fighting a dragon then I'd want to dee an adaptation of that despite knowing it's bullshit.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    stop phoneposting

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why was magic real? I can forgive the monster polarbear, its set in the age of exploration who's to say what monsters you could find at the ends of the earth, but I can't accept eskimos have magical shamanistic powers, that's just silly.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      According to the book the Inuit shamans are less about having power over Tuunbaq and more about them being part of an uneasy agreement between Tuunbaq and the Inuit to leave each other alone

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Are you more afraid ofa bear or a man?
    >ManBearPig: Yes

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >lovecraftian
    >eldritch
    >kafka-esque
    >cosmic
    The Terror S1 is the last ever good series of television

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >turn back

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CGI is based because only white men can create it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nice try, Rajesh.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      NOOOOO I CAN PHYSICALLY SEE IT
      THAT'S BAD BECAUSE I HECKIN SAID SO

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      now that's spooky

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      manbeargiraffe

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hate CGI so much. The bear in Prey was fricking awful too.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the terror is trash

    the north water is ten times better. quality over quantity. and no shitty cgi monster bullshit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >we're not so different, you and I
      yikes

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >characters you're quickly turning into

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Anton Chigurgh...but hes gay and incredibly horny

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        his acting is so bad in the show lmfao

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think their problem was that they took a supernatural element and made it mundane. A human-bear thing might work in a horror where it needs human intelligence to sneak around, open doors, or frick with its prey, but this needed more weird shit because otherwise it literally could be replaced by a polar bear.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    should've just made him look like theo book version. it's just a really large polar bear with a long neck, but the face is kinda fricked (we're never told exactly how) and the eyes are horrifyingly black
    i dont understand why they went with the silly human design, polar bears are already super scary

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    man bear pig isn't real OP. big foot on the other hand and Black folk...

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