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Horror films
« on: April 24, 2010, 06:57:38 PM »
Any horror movie fans on DTF? I searched for a thread like this, but couldn't find anything. I'm sure we got a couple.

I'm a big horror buff and I love searching out what are heralded as classics. Horror movies usually get stereotyped as B-movies with nothing but violence for the sake of violence, but anyone who sits down and actually pays attention to the classics would know that there's usually a little more than that behind them. And if you're not expecting at least a little bit of violence in a horror film then... why even bother watching them.

But I digress. Discuss horror films in here, or you can troll, I guess. Whichever suits you.

My top 10:

Black Christmas (1974)
The Exorcist (1973)
Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
Halloween (1978)
Evil Dead (1982)
Hellraiser (1987)
Let the Right One In (2008)
Burnt Offerings (1976)
The Thing (1982)
The Descent (2005)

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Re: Horror films
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2010, 08:13:11 PM »
Im not a big horror fan, but I enjoy the ones I watch. I can't relaly say I have any favorites off the top of my head though...
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Re: Horror films
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010, 08:14:26 PM »
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Re: Horror films
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2010, 10:08:13 PM »

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Re: Horror films
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2010, 10:22:43 PM »
1. Let the Right One In (2008)(I only included this in my horror list since you did; I don't really consider it horror, but it is my all-time favorite film)
2. The Shining (1980)
3. Martyrs (2008)
4. Pontypool (2008)
5. Session 9 (2001)
6. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
7. [Rec] (2007)
8. 28 Days Later (2002)
9. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
10. The Thing (1982)

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Re: Horror films
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2010, 10:31:13 PM »
The Shining is probably my favorite horror movie of all time.  Comedy horror films like Evil Dead II are good too.

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Re: Horror films
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2010, 10:47:21 PM »
I will wager that I am the biggest horror fan on the forum. Borderline obsessive.
My apartment is a monster museum. I must have like 4,000 genre films alone.
I've got a ton of pics of me with horror icons and signatures and such on my myspace.
I am a big fan of of the works of John Carpenter, George Romero, Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci and Mario Bava.
I love Italian films - giallo, zombies, cannibals and just general surreal, gory pics. I love 80's slasher flicks.
The more obscure and ridiculous the better. I love Universal Monster films as well as anything released by Hammer -
especially their Dracula and Frankenstein films (mostly starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee; my hero).

Some random favorites off the top of my head:

Exorcist III
Halloween
Maniac Cop
Prom Night
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Dead Alive
Evil Dead 2
Return of the Living Dead
Fright Night
Night of the Creeps
Sleepaway Camp 2+3

The Saw films
The Alien films
The Friday the 13th series

I don't know, I could go on forever. I usually have to take it by sub-genre to make it easier.




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Re: Horror films
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2010, 11:00:45 PM »
Not a huge horror fan, but some of my favorite films are horror, in particular, Session 9, Jacob's Ladder, and Let the Right One In. I especially love Psychological Horror. I've been meaning to watch Eraserhead for some time, if that even counts.

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Re: Horror films
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2010, 12:09:21 AM »
For the record, I did not like Let the Right One In and I am completely bewildered at its popularity.
I guess I'm just wondering why people like it so much. Kinda like Donnie Darko. That boat just went right
by me. I found myself scratching my head and asking what all the hype was about...and The Sixth Sense.
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Re: Horror films
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2010, 12:51:11 AM »
John Carpenter's Halloween is my favourite movie of all time  :corn
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2010, 12:59:10 AM »
The only horror movie I have seen is Doomsday which was made in 2008.
It starts off as a horror movie but ends up being a action movie.
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Re: Horror films
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2010, 01:34:03 AM »
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Re: Horror films
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2010, 01:38:15 AM »
Off the top of my head, my favorites are:

The Exorcist
Paranormal Acitivity
Saw II

I'm sure I'll think of more later. I used to watch a lot of slasher flicks, but those hardly qualify as horror.
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Re: Horror films
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2010, 03:27:23 AM »
For the record, I did not like Let the Right One In and I am completely bewildered at its popularity.
I guess I'm just wondering why people like it so much. Kinda like Donnie Darko. That boat just went right
by me. I found myself scratching my head and asking what all the hype was about...and The Sixth Sense.
Fuck M. Night movies.

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Re: Horror films
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2010, 10:04:37 AM »
Glad to see some love for Let the Right One In. It's not completely horror, I agree, but it's got some pretty horrific scenes in it. And if you really look at the overall picture, and what happens to Oskar while he's with Eli, his fate is actually quite tragic and, well, horrific.

Martyrs was an incredibly graphic and bloody film, by far the most disturbing film I've ever seen. But the concept behind it is actually amazing and imaginative.

I'm a huge fan of horror sagas like Elm Street, Halloween, Hellraiser, Evil Dead, Alien, and Saw (and Friday the 13th to a lesser extent). Saw is an incredibly underrated horror series and much of the hate it gets is pretty unjustified. Most of the critics who bash it don't even seem to understand what the hell is going on.

Giallo films are usually a hit or miss for me, but when they're a hit, they're amazing. Mario Bava's giallo work is mostly pretty solid--Blood and Black Lace, Black Sabbath, Tenebre, Kill, Baby, Kill. He's my favorite Italian horror director. I don't consider Dario Argento to be quit up to par with Bava, but he has quite a few classics as well--Suspiria, Deep Red, Opera.

Still, I stand by my top 10 list :)

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Re: Horror films
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2010, 10:43:27 AM »
I would rank Jason as my favorite serial killer, because he will only kill you if you're doing something illegal, or having pre-marital sex. It's much more than a mindless hack-and-slash. :P

Big fan of Saw and The Shining. Huge zombie/Romero fan, 28 Days Later was excellent, interested in seeing if 28 Months Later ever happens (it was rumored for a while, but haven't heard much lately) because there are few zombie films that long after the outbreak.


I don't watch as much as I used to because at one point a few years ago I watched a slasher film or two every week for like three or four months straight and very little else. It does start to screw with you.



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Re: Horror films
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2010, 10:45:11 AM »
F13 is a total hit or miss for me. Some of the films are total dog shit, and then some of them are pretty decent.

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Re: Horror films
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2010, 10:56:12 AM »
I do like horror-films, and comedy/horror-films such as the Evil Dead-series.

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Re: Horror films
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2010, 11:09:55 AM »
For the record, I did not like Let the Right One In and I am completely bewildered at its popularity.
I guess I'm just wondering why people like it so much. Kinda like Donnie Darko. That boat just went right
by me. I found myself scratching my head and asking what all the hype was about...and The Sixth Sense.
Fuck M. Night movies.

It's a film that's heavily reliant on emotional resonance, and, due to the themes, some may not relate to it as well as others.  For me, it created a great impact... greater than any film I've seen.

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Re: Horror films
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2010, 08:32:24 PM »
I figured. I don't mind personal films, as many touch me in that manor, but some just go right by me.
I just watched Lovely Bones and was completely dissatisfied. I grasped a lot of the themes of the film but just simply didn't feel moved by the time it was over. I haven't really loved a Peter Jackson film since The Frighteners.

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Re: Horror films
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2010, 01:29:47 AM »
I haven't watched LTROI, but I've recently read the book. Does anyone know how true it holds?

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« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2010, 01:30:10 AM »
Oh, and massive horror fan reporting in.

Favourite horror sub-genre is zombie/post-apocalypse

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Re: Horror films
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2010, 01:30:45 AM »
I haven't watched LTROI, but I've recently read the book. Does anyone know how true it holds?

AFAIK they're quite different.
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Re: Horror films
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2010, 01:31:58 AM »
I haven't watched LTROI, but I've recently read the book. Does anyone know how true it holds?

AFAIK they're quite different.

Fail, the book is amazing.

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Re: Horror films
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2010, 02:00:50 AM »
My favorites in no particular order.

Friday The 13th 1,2,3,4,6,7, Remake
A Nightmare On Elm Street 1,3,4, Freddy's Dead, New Nightmare
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Remakes
Rob Zombie's Halloween
Silent Hill
Aliens
28 Days Later
28 Weeks Later
Dawn of the Dead(2004)
Land of the Dead
Diary of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead
Army of Darkness
Zombieland
Idle Hands
House
Monster Squad
Silence of the Lambs
Hannibal
Red Dragon
The Thing
The Shining
The Mist
Misery
The Others
The Ring
Saw 1,2,3,4,5

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Re: Horror films
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2010, 02:03:45 AM »
I haven't watched LTROI, but I've recently read the book. Does anyone know how true it holds?

AFAIK they're quite different.

Fail, the book is amazing.

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« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2010, 04:14:52 AM »
Zombie
Cannibal Holocaust
Salo
Dawn of the Dead
Audition
Three Extremes

Those are all my favorites

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Re: Horror films
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2010, 04:18:10 AM »
I haven't watched LTROI, but I've recently read the book. Does anyone know how true it holds?

The novel and film are very much tonally different.  And the film cuts out about all the subplots and side-characters, and focuses almost solely on Oscar and Eli.  There is no [SPOILER]Hakan zombie, either.[/SPOILER]

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« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2010, 04:36:53 AM »
The Exorcist is my favorite horror film of all time, and its in my top 10 fav films of all time

I love all the odd numbered Nightmare movies and no. 4 (so, 2 and 6 I dislike basically)

Love both Ringu and the US remake. That ending scared the beejesus out of me for days

Also have to include Alien, The Shining, Evil Dead trilogy, Drag Me To Hell, and Zombieland

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« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2010, 04:38:59 AM »
Japanese horror films worked well for me. Namely;

Ju-on (original version of Grudge by Japan)
The Ring

and I'm telling you, Grudge is an utter crap compared to its original film.
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« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2010, 05:03:41 AM »
Oh, and massive horror fan reporting in.

Favourite horror sub-genre is zombie/post-apocalypse
Holy shit, I forgot about Dawn of the Dead (new one). I freakin' love that movie.
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« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2010, 09:38:00 AM »
I'm firmly against 90% of remakes. I'd rather just get a well-made sequel to continue the story instead.
That being said, I've seen a handful that were ok, but its usually only the radically different ones that pull it off.

It's funny that Masterthes mentioned the "odd" numbered Nightmare films. I totally agree. 1, 3, 5 and 7 are great. 2, 4 and 6 are pretty terrible. But they are all at the very least entertaining....actually, 4 has little to no redeeming qualities. Anything Renny Harlin touches turns to shit. 2 has the most homosexual overtones I've ever seen in a film :lol...and 6...well...that shit's just crazy. A good entry to watch drunk or high, especially that video game sequence. "Ah - you forgot - THE POWERGLOVE!" :biggrin:

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« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2010, 11:09:01 AM »
Japanese horror films worked well for me. Namely;

Ju-on (original version of Grudge by Japan)
The Ring

and I'm telling you, Grudge is an utter crap compared to its original film.
Yeah, I thought the same. If only the original had Sarah Michelle Gellar in it though.

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« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2010, 11:30:31 AM »
I haven't seen the American version of The Grudge, but the Japanese one was seriously scary.

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« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2010, 11:42:24 AM »
I really don't like Japanese horror films. I enjoy the works of Takashi Miike a lot, but rarely would his films full under the "horror" genre.
I much prefer the Yakuza crime pictures and bizarre surrealist stuff. But when they actually try to be frightening or spooky, I often find myself bored. I think it's because I'm not much for ghost stories, and the Japanese culture is firmly influenced by that sort of story telling...Not to say I hate all ghost films. I enjoy a good handful of select titles - although they tend to fall under "possession" movies more so then "Ghost"...Alright, my rant is far off the path, so I'll shut up now :P