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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   Jim Mcc

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Posted January 03 2005 - 08:30 PM

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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Posted January 03 2005 - 10:05 PM

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. Posted Image

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.
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#3 of 16 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted January 04 2005 - 02:11 AM

The Vanishing—1988 Dutch version is very horrifying. Also check out Carnival of Souls.
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Posted January 04 2005 - 02:32 AM

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!
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#5 of 16 OFFLINE   William_Gravem

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Posted January 04 2005 - 02:36 AM

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 of 16 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted January 04 2005 - 02:56 AM

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.
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Posted January 04 2005 - 03:00 AM

Also, I just remembered...someone asked the same question a while ago. Here's the thread:
http://www.hometheat....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.

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Posted January 04 2005 - 09:26 AM

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
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Posted January 04 2005 - 02:10 PM

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. Posted Image
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Posted January 04 2005 - 04:58 PM

Hellraiser

Angel Heart

Halloween

An American Werewolf In London

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

A Nightmare On Elm Street

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Posted January 05 2005 - 12:06 AM

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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Posted January 05 2005 - 06:52 PM



I can't believe you mentioned this movie!!! I almost added this to my list too Posted Image 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. Posted Image
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Posted January 06 2005 - 04:55 AM

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.

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Posted January 06 2005 - 05:16 AM

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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Posted January 06 2005 - 07:13 AM

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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Posted January 06 2005 - 01:35 PM

Tourist Trap (1979) - those cackling mannequins still creep me out after 20 years!