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  1. Jim Mcc

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    What are your favorite, scariest horror movies?
    Please try not to list the same ones, I want to try some I haven't seen. Thanks.
     
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    The Changling

    The Grudge Haven't jumped so many times in a horror film in my life.

    The Ring

    The Others

    The Relic

    Haunted

    The Fog

    Jeepers Creepers

    Halloween

    The Exorcist

    The Exorcist III

    The Amityville Horror

    Dawn of the Dead (2004)

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    House of 1000 Corpses

    Identity

    The Return of the Living Dead

    Night of the Livng Dead (1990)

    Night of the Demons

    Night of the Creeps

    Predator Alright, maybe not horror, but being stalked by an alien hunter is pretty damn scary to me. [​IMG]

    Alien Ditto.

    House

    White Noise O.K., so it hasn't even opened yet, but I have a feelnig about these things, and that film looks damn scary!

    The Haunted (tv movie)

    A Haunting in Connecticut (tv movie)

    A Haunting in Georgia (tv movie)

    I know they are many others that I have forgotten.
     
  3. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    The Vanishing—1988 Dutch version is very horrifying. Also check out Carnival of Souls.
     
  4. Max_

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    The MUST SEE scary horror movie of the moment is THE LAST HORROR MOVIE (2003). It's more disturbing than scary, but the twist at the end is a real jaw dropper!
    [​IMG]
     
  5. William_Gravem

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    There are lots of different types: suspense, slasher, zombie/monster...

    It was already mentioned, but I'd like to give further props to House of 1000 Corpses. Rob Zombie's tribute to slasher movies of the 80's out-does itself.

    I also really liked 28 Days Later. Part Return of the living dead, Part the Stand.

    I thought the remake of House on Haunted Hill (with Geoffrey Rush) was pretty good.

    The original Phantasm is also one of my personal favorites... although it's a little strange.

    If you want something that's just plain disturbing, check out Johnny Got His Gun.
     
  6. Matt Stone

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    I like a whole damn lot of horror movies, but here's my top five...

    1. Halloween
    2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    3. The Last House On The Left
    4. John Carpenter's The Thing
    5. The Evil Dead


    Check through my DVD collection (link in sig) for other horror ideas.
     
  7. Matt Stone

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    Also, I just remembered...someone asked the same question a while ago. Here's the thread:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...ghlight=horror

    Here's my post from it:
    If you like the first Halloween (my favorite horror film), you should check out other Carpenter stuff, if you already haven't.
    The Thing (obvious)
    The Fog
    Christine
    Prince of Darkness
    They Live (not necessarily horror, but definitely funny)
    In the Mouth of Madness

    Also check out some Wes Craven stuff:
    Last House on the Left (a must see for any horror buff)
    The Hills Have Eyes
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
    New Nightmare
    Scream 1
    Scream 2

    Peter Jackson has done some fantastic horror comedy with:
    Bad Taste
    Braindead (aka Dead Alive)

    Other older stuff you should see:
    The Thing from Another World
    Suspiria
    I Spit on Your Grave
    The Wicker Man
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (funny and a decent sequel)
    Return of the Living Dead (funny)
    The Brood
    The Fly
    Videodrome
    Cronos
    Creepshow

    For recent stuff, I second May and would add:
    Cube
    Bubba Ho-Tep
    From Hell (great atmosphere)
    Frailty (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
    My Little Eye
    28 Days Later
    Cabin Fever
    Open Water (out now)
    Shaun of the Dead (out soon + highly recommended)

    I don't know Italian horror very well (aside from some Argento), so I'll leave that to others. But I think this is an decent list to get started with.
     
  8. Robyn

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    My top 10:

    1. Ringu (Japanese)
    2. Juon (Japanese)
    3. The Changling
    4. The Woman in Black (BBC movie. Not gory, but plays with your head in a The Changling sort of way)
    5. The Shining
    6. The Babysitter
    7. Happy Birthday to Me
    8. My Bloody Valentine
    9. Dark Water (Japanese Version)
    10. Alice, Sweet Alice
     
  9. Lynda-Marie

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    One of the very few movies that REALLY scared me was The Omen, but that might have been because I was attending a Lutheran school at the time, and had been studying the book of Revelations in religion class. The teacher liked using scare tactics to make us behave. [​IMG]
     
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    Hellraiser

    Angel Heart

    Halloween

    An American Werewolf In London

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    A Nightmare On Elm Street

    From Dusk Till Dawn
     
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    The two scariest movies I have seen:

    The Exorcist: still the scariest damn movie ever made

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: Yes, Willy Wonka. He killed those kids! Their disappearance scared me out of my seat in 1971.
     
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    I can't believe you mentioned this movie!!! I almost added this to my list too [​IMG] However, it wasn't the disappearing kids that scared me most... it was those darn Oompa Loompas!!! Those guys freaked me out!!! I had nightmares about them until I was in my 20's. [​IMG]
     
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    The only film that has ever creeped me out is Robert Wise's 1963 adaptation, The Haunting, starring Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, et al. Not to be confused with that dreadful 1999 adaptation. This film tops them all.
     
  14. Steve Christou

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    I don't find any horror movies scary now, but when I was young The Exorcist was pretty freaky. My Sandra loves being scared, Kubrick's The Shining is her favorite horror film, she's seen it the most times and it always creeps her out. Great film.

    Jack Clayton's excellent The Innocents (1961) is a ghost story I found genuinely spooky and unnerving, still waiting for it to arrive on dvd.
     
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    This is one of the few that really scared the crap out of me. Just the music alone would send a shiver down my spine. I had the cd but could never listen to it.

    Also Jaws, as I have never swam in the ocean the same since.
     
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    Tourist Trap (1979) - those cackling mannequins still creep me out after 20 years!
     

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