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Getting into the Halloween mode here post your favorite horror movies. Any language, any era. Know of a good one? I want to hear about it.

 

My favorite is The Exorcism of Emily Rose. It was great for all of the reasons The Exorcist was without the cheesy effects. And the fact that it was based on a true story added to the atmosphere.

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Psycho

Alien

Nightmare On Elm Street

Ju On

The Haunting (the 60s masterpiece, not that dreadful thing from a few years back)

The Shining

The Thing

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Call me crazy but I also loved the Blair Witch Project. It was a really novel concept that had not been done before or since. Remember how many people thought it was real? By never actually showing what they were running from or screaming at it really heightened the suspense.

"The man of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys. Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whate'er it touches; and obedience, bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, makes slaves of men, and of the human frame a mechanized automaton."

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The Evil Dead II

The Thing

Alien

The Shining

The Birds

 

I'd just like to say I absolutely despise any movie that's just a guy going around chopping up hot teenage girls, or just a prolonged torture scene with a bad actor screaming for most of an hour. If the villian is something I could just shoot with a 12-gauge, it doesn't scare me, and if the movie is just gross, it doesn't entertain me.

 

Incidentally they're making a new low budget Lovecraft flick I think I'm going to get.

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Evil Dead 1

Alien

Dawn of the Dead

28 Days Later

The Thing

Happiness of the Katakuris

Session 9

I was raised by polar bears. I had to fight against blood thirsty wolves and rabid penguins to get my food. Those who were too weak to survive were sent to Sweden.

 

It has made me the man I am today. A man who craves furry hentai.

So let us go and embrace the rustling smells of unseen worlds

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Gozu

The Decent

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Audition

Spiral

The Devil's Rejects (not exactly a horror movie, but some really great horrific scenes)

Three Extremes

The Host

R-Point

28 Days Later

 

Late addition: How to Make a Monster

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Audition

Spiral

28 Days Later

You're either a sick bastard or awesome. Or both.

I was raised by polar bears. I had to fight against blood thirsty wolves and rabid penguins to get my food. Those who were too weak to survive were sent to Sweden.

 

It has made me the man I am today. A man who craves furry hentai.

So let us go and embrace the rustling smells of unseen worlds

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Audition

Spiral

28 Days Later

You're either a sick bastard or awesome. Or both.

 

I'd vote both, though I'd say Gozu is by far the most deranged out of any of those. I got to see it in the theatre, and I was laughing with glee at the ending while most of the people walked out complaining about the whole film.

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And in my opinion, the best zombie movie to date - yes, even better than the original Night of the Living Dead - is the remake of Dawn of the Dead.

 

 

I'm with you on that one, Don. Those ain't your mama's zombies, that's for sure.

 

And I've taken scarier craps than the Blair Witch Project.

 

My personal faves are the Evil Dead trilogy, the previously mentioned DOTD remake, and the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

They just don't make scary movies anymore. Nowadays the trend is less suspense, more gore.

 

I would like to add that I thought the remake of The Hills Have Eyes wasn't completely horrible, either.

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I was scared by the usual fare of slasher, horror flicks when I was growing up. I don't really get scared by recent horror flicks as they seem more like suspenseful action movies.

 

Like 'The Descent'.

 

The cave dwellers weren't that scary and in the end those two ladies probably killed more of the cave dwellers than the other way around.

 

It almost seems like its a horror flick made for the cave dwellers. They were living secluded and peacefully. Eating stuff that came their way and then some women armed with steel picks and bright blinding lights invade and proceed to scream and yell and kill.

 

It was a good movie though. :blink:

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I was scared by the usual fare of slasher, horror flicks when I was growing up. I don't really get scared by recent horror flicks as they seem more like suspenseful action movies.

 

Like 'The Descent'.

 

The cave dwellers weren't that scary and in the end those two ladies probably killed more of the cave dwellers than the other way around.

 

It almost seems like its a horror flick made for the cave dwellers. They were living secluded and peacefully. Eating stuff that came their way and then some women armed with steel picks and bright blinding lights invade and proceed to scream and yell and kill.

 

It was a good movie though. :blink:

 

So you are saying it's really about men and their relation to women? Or perhaps geeks and their mothers.

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I was scared by the usual fare of slasher, horror flicks when I was growing up. I don't really get scared by recent horror flicks as they seem more like suspenseful action movies.

 

Like 'The Descent'.

 

The cave dwellers weren't that scary and in the end those two ladies probably killed more of the cave dwellers than the other way around.

 

It almost seems like its a horror flick made for the cave dwellers. They were living secluded and peacefully. Eating stuff that came their way and then some women armed with steel picks and bright blinding lights invade and proceed to scream and yell and kill.

 

It was a good movie though. :blink:

 

For me, the situation and the mood were a lot worse than the monsters themselves. I've been rocking climbing a bit, though never in caves, and the idea of things trying to eat me while i was climbing got me good.

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I was scared by the usual fare of slasher, horror flicks when I was growing up. I don't really get scared by recent horror flicks as they seem more like suspenseful action movies.

 

Like 'The Descent'.

 

The cave dwellers weren't that scary and in the end those two ladies probably killed more of the cave dwellers than the other way around.

 

It almost seems like its a horror flick made for the cave dwellers. They were living secluded and peacefully. Eating stuff that came their way and then some women armed with steel picks and bright blinding lights invade and proceed to scream and yell and kill.

 

It was a good movie though. :thumbsup:

 

So you are saying it's really about men and their relation to women? Or perhaps geeks and their mothers.

 

Hmm, never thought of it that way but now that you mention it...

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The Wicker Man (not that cr** with Nicholas Cage)

Event Horizon

Army of Darkness

Night of the living dead

...

Anything with more suspense than disgust.

 

Event Horizon really lost its appeal the more I watched it, still love the end though, that's why it's on the list. The wicker man is great, but not truly a horror film. Army of darkness is a comedy, but it just perfects Evil Dead by the brief introduction ("next, the evil got in my hand, so I lopped it off" :thumbsup: ). Night of the living dead seemed dead boring at first. But when I saw it the second time, I noticed, it actually had almost everything I wanted from a horror movie - but it also had much of what I hate about horror movie: Catatonic women, obvious situations...

All in all, I'm still looking for the perfect horror film. But I fear it will be in vain, because of all the flaws inherent in this genre :(

 

Hm, would Brazil count as a horror movie? It does depict a quite horrible vision, after all...

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I'd say Alien is about as perfect as a horror movie gets.

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Favourites:

Psycho

The Birds

Invasion of the bodysnatchers

Alien

28 days later

Strangeland (nobody blamed me for good taste)

Evil Dead

Event Horizon

 

Honourable mention to:

The Shining

The Blair Witch Project

Dawn of the Dead

lots more that I have forgotten at the moment

 

Deliberately void of teen slasher movies, as they are mostly watched for the good looks of the girls before they are being cut up, not for the presence of any "horror" effect :thumbsup:

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Might be the best horror film ever, my friends and I are going to be watching it on Halloween night. Slasher films and torture porn ain't worth two ****s (I'm sorta with Aram on that 'un)

 

Anyway, all you ****in' noobs better represent.

 

behold!

Eli Roth's 24 hours of horror, courtesy of the AV Club!

 

The man might not make many movies worth seeing, but he knows his **** when it comes to the genre, no doubt.

 

Also courtesy of the AV Club, 23 Ridiculous horror-movie adversaries!

 

Also worth buying:

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