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The best Horror ever??

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Blondie, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Blondie

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    just a quick one people but as you may have guessed horror is my genre and i must have 100 DVD's related to this happy go lucky area of film making.
    right my best horror film ever is dawn of the dead, i could right a 5000 word essay on the reasons why but i won't, just wanted to know other peoples ideas on the best to see if i've missed any for my collection :rolleyes: and is there any other avid horror DVD collectors out there :eek: :eek:
     
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    I love horror films but have to say i find most of them either very funny or just badly made.

    I would have to go a long way back before i can think of a good one. Always loved the fog but it looks dated now. Recently have watched Ginger snaps back(not bad at all) and Saw (very good imo).

    what else would you reccomend?
     
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    I have two views when it comes to horror. Either,
    A) Funny
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    B) Funny, and perhaps a bit jumpy.

    I dont know if I have a sick sense of humour but I get a good chuckle from most. Few examples:
    Funny - Braindead
    Funny, and perhaps a bit jumpy - Saw, The Grudge, Texas Chainsaw
     
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    My Fave two fo all time, Halloween & An American Werewolf In London.
     
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    Tellytubbies...definately the scariest

    Or

    Alien :eek:
     
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    check out my dvdprofiler link Blondie, you'll see i'm quite a fan of horror movies too.

    I think choosing the best is damn near impossible, because of all the sub genres such as slasher movies like Halloween & Friday 13th, sci fi horror like the Alien quadrilogy, Monster movies like Mimic & Species, Ghost movies like The Others and The Grudge and 'zombie' moves like Dawn Of The Dead and 28 Days Later to name a few.

    If i had to throw away all my horror movies bar one, i'd probably end up keeping Child's Play because this was one of the first horror movies i ever saw, and it still puts me on edge today. Shame the dvd is so crap:rolleyes:
     
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    American Werewolf In London is a great choice craig!
    scared me!!
     
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    The Thing ( 1982 )
     
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    American Wearwolf and The Thing are GREAT horror films (imo) and certainly among the best of all time.

    Would also add Alien. Awesome.
     
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    I just got "American Werewolf in London 21st anniversary edition (2 disks)", £3.99 from Sommerfield
    I also love "The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires"

    "The Thing" was apparently the last animatronic movie made.
     
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    TCM 2003 remake, much more frighening than original, and although i think the original is one of the best films ever made, the remake (well its not really a remake) is nightmare inducing stuff.

    Also the thing that really scared me was playing through Silent Hill 2 with a mate, honestly some nights I had trouble sleeping, it still scares me thinking about it, true genious of the horror genre though, masterpiece.
     
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    Please do. I would be interested in your opinion on how as people, like Zombies we are drawn to familiarity - hence the subtle subtext of the shopping mall. Please tell us what you think :lesson:

    For the record, the horror film that scared me sh*tless was actually a little known BBC film called 'Threads' about nuclear war. Horror in effect as I was terrified for nights on end after watching that!

    Pete.
     
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    Pete I've got that film!!!!!! :clap: It is absolutely amazing! (Except for the first hour which is boring boring!). That film was banned for years then it was shown as part of a Channel 4 Banned Season. I was at school at the time and one of the teachers who had recorded it showed it to us. At the end of the film there was kids in the classroom crying!!! The most amazing affect it had on us was that there was about 30 kids in the room and no one spoke or moved for the entire duration of the film!

    Consequently, Hollywood produced a version of it the year after it was made and their version was poo, despite them obviously having a larger budget!

    Absolutely amazing film!
     
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    The Thing (1982) and Juon
     
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    A Chinese Ghost Story (1987), forget about the sequels - they were rubbish. Watched it when I was seven and it scared the pants off of me. Of course I was afraid of Daleks at that age as well so these things have to be put into context. I really will have to revisit this Chinese classic one of these days soon...
     
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    Another one for The Thing, and The Fog.
     
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    Ringu, Shinning, Alien, KOES
     
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    Can I nominate Roman Polanski's Dance Of The Vampires (also annoyingly known as The Fearless Vampire Killers) or is that cheating?

    More conventional choices: Alien, The Shining (Jack Nicholson was just irritating, but the rest of the film was good) and An American Werewolf In London (yay for Jenny Agutter). I also have a certain fondness for The Exorcist (although there's far too much prologue with hardly any story) and The Omen.

    The original Hammer version of Dracula is also surprisingly good - head and shoulders above any of its sequels. (Multiple yays for Christopher Lee!)
     
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    Ruggero deodatos House on the edge of the park was pritty darn powerful. Watched it with a mate and after it had finished we like just went pale and didnt say anything for about 10 mins.

    The most disturbing film i have ever seen, you can pick it up for about a fiver on the vipco release aswell now.
     
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    Also it seems that 'Threads' on DVD is about £100, unless you get a copied one from ebay, in that case its £10.
     
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    :rotfl: the Vipco release of HOTEOTP has been neutered by the BBFC

    I'm a big fan of Bob Clark's Black Christmas. That one still gives me the willies :rolleyes:
     
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    Yep almost 12 mins cut. I decided to pick up the uncut R1 version from playusa but it wasnt as shocking the second time round, even if it was uncut, so sold it for a profit on ebay :-D.
     
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    The Amityville Horror, theres a scene were theres a couple of red eyes at the window, i would'nt and still don't leave my curtains open to this day!
    It'll be interesting to see what the new version will be like.
     
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    Hardly a popular choice, but I found The Blair Witch Project more frightening than any of the titles mentioned above.
    Apart from that I can remember a film that I watched 20 odd years ago which had a big effect, but unfortunately I can't remember the title :confused:
    It started with two boys exploring an abandoned house at night, one of the boy's heads ended up in a microwave (and of course it exploded!) and the other was cut in half by the window as he tried to escape. Other highlights included a circular saw blade escaping from its saw and cutting through a visiting priest and someone being pulled into the water of a nearby lake by something. The upshot was that all of this was happening because of the ghost of an executed witch. Does anyone know what the film was called and if it is available?
     
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    disturbing, and therefore quite scary :-
    Paperhouse,
    The Exorcist,
    The Singing Ringing Tree,

    The Thing - pure paranoia, great story and tension would be a classic even without the effects.

    I'd rank The Exorcist, The Thing and Alien in my top 3
     
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    Glad I bought my copy from play.com last year then for about 8 quid :D [EDIT - just checked my account history... was June 2002 I bought it for 7.99 :eek: **** getting old, my memory's going ]

    Still enjoy it to this day, and still puts the willies up me.

    My personal favourite horror though has to be The Shining, its all psychological and wonderful for it; besides its Kubrick.. nuff said.

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    For me, Se7en is a shining example of its genre, with Saw a pale imitation.

    The Thing gets a vote from me too.
     
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    Looks like this might be your film...

    http://www.us.imdb.com/title/tt0084739/usercomments

    A quote from the site....

    "The movie kicks off with a creative prologue were two prankster are butchered in the house. One gets cut in half by a window and the other is decapitated and his head is blown up in a microwave."

    Regards
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    Hardly animatronics are still widely used today albeit with some digital help 9 times out of 10.
    There were many films made after The Thing that used animatronics. (Total Recall has stacks of them...some pretty ropey) The Thing was made many years before CG even started being deployed in the film industry.
     
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    My fav has always been "The Devil Rides Out". Not the scariest and pretty cheesy, but I was lead to believe it was the first film where the Devil appears as half man/ half goat?
     

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