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Top 3 for Halloween

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  1. Marc

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    following on from the top 3 threads in the DVD reviews forum, here are my top 3 DVD's for Hallowe'en. I may just sit down and watch all 3 of them in a movie marathon.

    Third: Predator (collectors edition region 2)
    Plenty of thrills and plenty of gore, plus one of Arnie's best performances in my opinion make Predator a must-see movie. The collectors edition dvd is also superb, with an uncut version of the movie in dolby 5.1 and i think dts? The image is a bit grainy but is nice and colourful. Available for about £10, but be careful, many newer versions have the crappy old cut version in the box by mistake.

    Second: Bride Of Chucky
    The 4th Child's Play movie and definitely the most approachable of the bunch, Bride of Chucky is a great horror-comedy. The original Child's play is the better movie slightly in my opinion, but suffers from being on a crap DVD which is why i've not chosen it. No such problem here, with quite a few extras, and a nice pumping 5.1 soundtrack. If you don't own this, you can usually buy it for about £5 in most high street shops.

    First: Halloween (2 disc special edition R2)
    The movie that started it all.. the first big slasher movie. It still stands up by today's standards and infact i don't think it's yet been beaten. The DVD is probably one of the most amazing DVD's i own, with a brilliant picture and spectacular sound, which belies the fact that the movie is from 1978. As well as this you get multiple versions of the movie including an extended version with scenes especially shot for television. If you haven't seen it, SEE IT! If you don't own it, BUY IT! You can usually get it for about £7 or £8 in high street shops.


    What would everyone else suggest? Should be horror-ish movies since it's for Hallowe'en!
     
  2. dvdmike007

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    im watching in order

    vampires
    dawn of the dead 79
    halloween
    h20
    friday 13th
    friday 13th part 2
    nightmare on elm st
    from hell
    the thing
    evil dead
    ringu
    the eye
    ringu2
    ju-on
    ringu 0
     
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    Third: Dog Soldiers
    Plenty of gore, and comedy moments. I enjoyed this British horror film. Nice low budget stuff.

    Second: Alien
    More Sci-Fi suspense than horror but it is my choice for number 2.

    First: The Ring
    I have not seen the Japanese version and so cannot compare them. But I felt this US made version was rather well done. Loads of supsense and errie sound effects. This is my choice for number one.

    I don't have many horror films and so had a rather limited choice to pick from.
     
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    Heres my Top 3 For Halloween:

    3rd : Resident Evil
    I like this movie loads of gore and supsense, good sound in 5.1

    2nd : The Ring
    Great jump in your seat suspense

    1st : The Thing
    I love this film and never get tired of watching it "Classic Horror"

    John :)
     
  5. PoochJD

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    Hi,

    It depends if you want gore or genuine horror.

    However, I'd have to include the following titles, in any Hallowe'en choices:-

    Ring (aka Ringu) - Get the Japanese original, (or how about the newly-remastered, Tartan DVD version with DTS!!!), as the US remake version with Naomi Watts, was simply nowhere near as clever as the original version!

    Halloween - John Carpenter's 1978 original is stil enjoyable after all these years.

    Cannibal Holocaust - Say what you will about the use of footage of real animals being killed and filmed, but this is an absolutely brutalising movie! The full uncut version is best, if you really want to see how "tough" you are, whilst not simply watching a slice-n-dice flick!


    Pooch
     
  6. Mr Pumpkinhead

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    In the afternoon Pumpkin Juniors get to watch:

    Pumpkin Man
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    The Haunted Pumpkin Of Sleepy Hollow

    In the evening it's …
    3rd Shaun of the Dead
    Light hearted North London Romp. Something for everyone: ROM, COM, and ZOM

    2nd Pumpkinhead (aka Vengeance Of The Demon)
    Hmm, What can I say.

    1st: The Crow.
    Excellent Halloween film, that could only have been improved with the addition of a pumpkin headed character. But then we go out to set fire to stuff, it's devils night after all.

    It's a busy time of year for me …
     
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    Not planning on getting any sleep on halloween then?!? :zonked:
     
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    I thought Devils Night was the night before Halloween?
     
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    The Ring

    Scream

    Interview with a Vampire - not too Halloweeny
     
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    starting early having a day of it

    also add scream as i just found my unrated laserdisc
     
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    My choices should be posted up sometime soon, but I felt I should mention this one as no-one elsa has. Re-Animator is a classic that not many, perhaps, have heard of. Perfect for halloween, especially after a pint or six during a Halloween house party. I watched it the other day and forgot how good it was. It is good, honest!

    Russell
     
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    i watched Re-Animator last week forgetting that it was halloween this week doh !!!
     
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    I'm not certain what I'm going to watch over Hallowe'en but three of my favourite horror films that I would recommend include two fairly new films and an old classic!

    Third place: 28 Days Later (not to be confused with Sandra Bullock's 28 days which is possibly more scary!) - an excellent British horror.

    Second place: Dog Soldiers - another absolutely amazing British horror film which I thoroughly enjoyed. If only there were more quality British films being made like those two!

    First place: Alien - an absolute classic which scared the crap out of me as a kid and it's still brilliant 25 years after its initial release.



    I have to agree that Bride of Chucky is brilliant although I have no idea what the quality the DVD is like.


    Other recommended TV horror to get you further in the mood For Halloween but not particularly scary is Buffy the Vampire slayer - the series and the X-Files.
     
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    Scared me when I first saw this round a mates house, about 11 years old at the time. Took the day off school sick.
     
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    aaah Pumpkinhead, haven't seen that since VHS days, great movie :D i've got Pumpkinhead 2 on my PC at home, haven't got around to watching it though, i wonder if it's any good... probably not.
     
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    lol, how many hours do you have in your days?
     
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    some are going to fall by the wayside and a few have been added since
     
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    If I was going to watch 3 movies then probalby:

    1st up: American Werewolf in London
    2nd up: Alien
    3rd up: Bubba Ho-Tep (not particularly scary, I know).
     
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    3 the night of the demon.classic black&white movie

    2 ju-on

    1dawn of the dead.new version
     

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