Best Horror Movies Ever...

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  1. JayKellen

    JayKellen Stunt Coordinator

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    I love horror movies, always have, always will. My questions for you are, what are your favorites, and what are some of the best horror movies that maybe not everyone have seen, some lesser known underrated horror movies that MUST be seen if you are a fan. I personally love The Exorcist, and most horror fans do, but Exorcist III was fantastic as well, and not everyone have seen it, which is a shame. Anyway, what are your favorites, and what flicks should I go out and get immediately that I might not have heard of??
     
  2. Guy_Uhler

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    Well I think my favorite horror movie that everyone might not have seen would be Monster Squad, which I'm hoping will be released on DVD soon.
     
  3. Brook K

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    A few favorites that you may not have seen:

    The Wicker Man
    Martin
    Deep Red
    The House By The Cemetery
    Spider Baby
    Phenomena
    Blood For Dracula
    Habit
    Cure
     
  4. steve_jk

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    My personal favorite is 'Evil Dead'
    As a kid I remember the TV/newspaper ads for a movie called 'Suspiria' that was suppossed to be pretty intense. FOr some reason, I remember the newspaper ads saying how no one was admitted during the final sequence.

    Eventually I rented the title when I just happened to walk past it and didn't think it was that great.
     
  5. James T

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    I personally liked Evil Dead 2 more than the first and liked Army of Darkness as a "horror-themed" movie the best out of the trilogy.

    I think I posted this in the polls recently, but I liked The Ring, The Others, The Exorcist. Black Christmas was good as it set the slasher film and a lot of the future stuff was based or spoofed.
     
  6. StephenA

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    My favorites are:

    Hellraiser 1 and 2
    Friday the 13th part 6 and 8
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre(1974)
    Dawn of the Dead(1978)
    Day of the Dead
    Night of the Living Dead(1990)
    Return of the Living Dead
    Halloween 1 and 2
    The Birds
    Dracula(1931)
    Frankenstein(1931)
    Zombie
    Dead Alive/Braindead
    The Shining
    Jaws
     
  7. Bob_Bo

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    Just a few that seem to stick in my memory:

    The Omen
    Phantasm
    Hellraiser
     
  8. ChuckSolo

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    StephenA, how come you like the 1990 version of "Night of the Living Dead" and not the 1968 version? Mine are:

    Night of the Living Dead (both 1968 and 1990 versions)
    Dawn of the Dead
    Day of the Dead
    Zombie
    The Excorsit
    The Hand (Oliver Stone)
    Basket Case
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
    Frankenstein (1931)
    Dracula (1932)
    Alien
    Aliens

    And many, many others!!!!
     
  9. Patrick McCart

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    It may be more of a suspense/thriller, but it's exactly the kind of movie you should watch on Halloween...

    Les Diaboliques
     
  10. StephenA

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    I don't know. Usually I like the original better, but for some odd reason, I like the remake of Night of the Living Dead better. Wish I could tell you, but it puzzles me.
     
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    Halloween
     
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    John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness.
    Halloween
    Black Christmas
    Excorsist 1 & 3

    Are a few of my favs...
     
  13. Justin_S

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    The Hitcher
    Black Christmas
    Prince of Darkness
    The Blair Witch Project
    Rosemary's Baby
    Dellamorte Dellamore
    Videodrome (Actually, ANY Cronenberg film)
    The Sentinel
    Dead and Buried
    The Hills Have Eyes
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    Lord of Illusions
    The Thing
    Ravenous
    Frailty
    Identity
    Cujo
    Ginger Snaps
    The Night Flier
    Kairo
    Uzumaki
    Onibaba

    I could go on, believe me. There are so many great horror films.
     
  14. Terry St

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    • Silence of the Lambs
    • Nosferatu (Best Vampire Movie. Ever. Period.)
    • The Cabinet of Dr.Caligari
    • Horror of Dracula (The original Hammer Studios film starring Christopher Lee as the title Blood-sucker and Peter Cushing of Star Wars EPIV fame as Van Helsing)
    • Le Pacte des Loups (Not really a classic, but I mention it here since the Canadian DVD is bloody great reference material. Beautiful transfer.)
     
  15. Matt Stone

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    My five favorites (though you've probably seen them all) are ...

    1. Halloween
    2. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
    3. The Last House on the Left
    4. John Carpenter's The Thing
    5. The Evil Dead

    I'm not even going to get started on naming anymore...I'll end up writing stuff for hours [​IMG]
     
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    Man the list would be too long if I listed them all ,but here are a few in no particular order (however I have not seen much "lesser known" that I have liked):

    Pet Semetary
    Stir of Echos
    Halloween
    Hellraiser
    Scream
    Ninth Gate
    The Gate
    The list goes on and on and on...
     
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    Hey Terry...speaking of Christopher Lee,how about Horror Express ...one of my favorites.

    I go with...
    The Howling
    Alien
    Day of the Triffids
    Dawn of the Dead
    The Excorcist
    Ringu
    The Relic
    The Omen
    ...These are some of my favorites,I have so many more and I can go on & on, but you get the idea[​IMG]
     
  18. Joey Gunz

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    1) Dawn of the Dead
    2) Day of the Dead
    3) Return of the Living Dead
    4) Return of the Living Dead Pt. 3
    5) THEM!
    6) Deep Rising
    7) John Carpenters The Thing
    8) Mimic
    9) Species
    10) Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
    11) Salems Lot
     
  19. Joe Schwartz

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    Here are some of my favorites that nobody has mentioned yet:

    An American Werewolf in London
    The Blob (1958)
    The Fly (1986)
    Fright Night
    The Hidden
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
     
  20. DonMac

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    Funny that this thread started, because I've been gradually putting together a list over the past few months (since Halloween, actually) of what I think are the best horror movies ever made, and here's what I had for the top-20 (I'm pretty happy with 1-10, but may revise 11-20 some more and then eventually go on to #21 and beyond):

    1. Psycho (1960)
    2. Jaws (1975)
    3. Alien (1979)
    4. The Innocents (1961)
    5. Halloween (1978)
    6. The Exorcist (1973)
    7. The Thing (1982)
    8. The Shining (1980)
    9. Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    10. The Haunting (1963)

    11. Aliens (1986)
    12. The Ring (2002)
    13. Carrie (1976)
    14. The Sixth Sense (1999)
    15. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    16. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
    17. Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn (1987)
    18. In The Mouth of Madness (1994)
    19. The Others (2001)
    20. Dawn of the Dead (1979)
     

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