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Your favorite horror films on dvd

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Bryan^H, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Bryan^H

    Bryan^H Well-Known Member

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    Here are my favorites:

    10-Friday the 13th part 2.

    9-Scars of Dracula

    8-Horror of Dracula

    7-Curse of Frankenstein

    6-Plague of the Zombies

    5-Phantasm 2

    4-Shock Waves

    3-Nosferatu(1979)

    2-Fright Night

    1-Dawn of the Dead(1978)
     
  2. Ockeghem

    Ockeghem Ockeghem

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    I will list a few now, and more later.

    House On Haunted Hill (1959 version).

    Night of the Living Dead (1968 version).

    The Exorcist (1973).
     
  3. Bryan^H

    Bryan^H Well-Known Member

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    The Exorcist is the scariest movie I have ever seen. Yes, it's a great horror movie, but I can't even watch it. It's just way too creepy.
     
  4. JulianK

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    1 - The Wicker Man
    2 - The Thing (1982)
    3 - Night of the Demon (1956)
    4 - The Bride of Frankenstein
    5 - Halloween
    6 - The Evil Dead
    7 - The Fly (1986)
    8 - The Haunting (1963)
    9 - The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
    10 - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    This list might be useful - it was published by "Shivers" magazine in 1996, compiled by a panel of critics and columnists.

    25 - M
    24 - A Nightmare on Elm Street
    23 - Nosferatu (1921)
    22 - The Masque of the Red Death (1963)
    21 - Cat People (1942)
    20 - Peeping Tom
    19 - Rosemary's Baby
    18 - The Thing (1982)
    17 - The Evil Dead
    16 - An American Werewolf in London
    15 - Mask of the Demon (La Maschera Del Demonio)
    14 - Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
    13 - Island of Lost Souls
    12 - The Quatermass Experiment (aka The Creeping Unknown)
    11 - Psycho (1960)
    10 - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
    9 - Witchfinder General (aka Conqueror Worm)
    8 - Night of the Living Dead (1967)
    7 - Eyes Without a Face (Les Yeux Sans Visage)
    6 - Night of the Demon (aka Curse of the Demon - 1956)
    5 - The Wicker Man
    4 - Halloween
    3 - The Exorcist
    2 - Frankenstein (1931)
    1 - Dracula (aka Horror of Dracula - 1958)

    Of these only Island of Lost Souls is not available on DVD legitimately.
     
  5. Ockeghem

    Ockeghem Ockeghem

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    I agree--very scary. When I was 13, I was babysitting at my neighbor's house. Guess what book they had out on the coffee table? Yep. I read The Exorcist (Blatty) before I saw the film, and that was easily the most frightening thing I've ever experienced in my life to this point. (My favorite author is Poe. I don't tend to think of myself as being frightened all that easily.) But on that night, I was hearing things in that house while I was reading the book that had me wishing I had never picked it up!
     
  6. MarcoBiscotti

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    Could anyone please help me out:

    If I wanted to own the absolute definitive versions of the first two Friday the 13th films... which releases would I go for. I'm inquiring multi-region here. And supplements are factoring least important. Strictly in terms of completeness of prints, pq, audio, etc. Extra features, packaging to follow.

    Which region/releases to go for?

    I'm sure there are probably some insane under the radar R3 versions out there somewhere for such a high profile series. I'm going to do a DVD-Basen search right now, but please point me in the right direction.

    Thanks!
     
  7. Sumnernor

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    For now, I will say "The Shining" of Kubrick. When I first looked at it for the first time, I started late in the evening! If you want to sleep - don't do that!!!!
     
  8. Jacob McCraw

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    1) Hellraiser
    2) John Carpenter's The Thing
    3) The Fly (1986)
    4) John Carpenter's Halloween
    5) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    6) The Exorcist
    7) Rosemary's Baby
    8) A Nightmare on Elm Street
    9) An American Werewolf in London
    10) The Evil Dead 2
     
  9. TravisR

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    The Warner Brothers release in R2 is the X rated version of the original. I don't have the actual disc but I want to say that there's a commentary too.

    I don't know about AV quality but in terms of content, Friday The 13th Part 2 is the same everywhere and is R rated.
     
  10. MarcoBiscotti

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    Eh, I guess I'll just pick up the current $6 Paramount discs... I don't think these films are very good to begin with but as nostalgic guilty pleasures I'd like to own the first two. If they would've been available in some other region in more definitive packages I'd have imported, but according to all reviews I've seen, apparently it ain't so. Oh well...

    Thanks.
     
  11. Rob Brown

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    Marco, just a heads-up...the single-disc release of FRIDAY THE 13TH is a weird hybrid version that, as compared to the US theatrical version, has a longer first murder but a shortened final murder. The double-feature disc from Paramount of FRIDAY THE 13TH and FRIDAY THE 13th, PART II has the original theatrical version (it's actually a the first disc of the box set repackaged).

    Hope this helps in your quest. By the way, I've got the Japanese pressing of FRIDAY THE 13TH from Warner (and it's uncut and looks great), but I don't remember it as having a commentary track.
     
  12. Richard--W

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    Some of my favorites on DVD are:

    Don't Look Now (1973)
    The Other (1972)
    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
    Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    Night of the Living Dead (1968, Elite edition)
    Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
    The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
    The Haunting (1963)
    Black Sabbath (1963, Italy)
    The Innocents (Fox, 1961)
    The City of the Dead (1960, VCI edition) aka Horror Hotel
    Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
    Night of the Demon (1957)
    I Walked With a Zombie (1943)
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931 and 1941 on WHV)
     
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    The Haunting (1963) and The Shining are the scariest films I've seen.
     
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    My favorites are: Night of the Demon(1956), Salems Lot, Return of the Living Dead, Creepshow,The Howling, House by the Cemetary, Evil Dead and finally, PHANTASM.
     
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    I tend to gravitate to older Horror films
     
  16. Radioman970

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    That's beautiful Jim_K. [​IMG]

    Here's a few from me:
    The Shining.
    Exorcist.
    Halloween.

    The Friday the 13th whole series I-XI which I bought last October.
    Poltergeist.
    Creepshow. I wish they'd do a SE.
     
  17. JulianK

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    Radioman970 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the heads up! I'm adding that to my want list. I guess it would be about $20 or less delivered. Not a bad deal at all. I can watch it on my PC. The new transfer would have to be better than the only US release. Oddly enough, I just bought that SE of Creepshow 2 a week or so ago from the big Anchor Bay buy 2 get 1 free sale from deepdiscount.com. Very odd that first film didn't get the SE over here.
     
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    Such a wonderful film to look at. I blind bought it and wasn't disappointed. That ending is true horror all the way. I particularlly like how disorienting the whole movie is. Classic.
     
  20. JonZ

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    Off the top of my head, heres what I have in my collection....

    Halloween 1999 LE
    Re-Animator
    From Beyond
    John Carpenters The Thing
    Jaws
    Alien
    Shadow Of The Vampire
    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
    The Curse OF Frankenstein
    Silence Of The Lambs
    Seven
    Brams Stokers Dracula (Coppola)
    The Wicker Man (original)
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original)
    Halloween 2
    Cat People
    Cemetary Man
    Exorcist
    Exorcist 3
    Evil Dead
    Evil Dead 2
    Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
    Interview With The Vampire
    28 Days Later
    Fright Night
    Mountain Of The Cannibal God
    The Shining
    American Psycho
    Psycho
    Dawn Of The Dawn
    American Werewolf in London
    Last House On The Left


    .... there's more I cant remember right now.
     

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