Good Horror Flicks?

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  1. JoelM

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    Well the other day I was looking at my DVD's and I said, "Joel, you do not have any horror films?" So I bought a few in the last couple days. I was wondering what films others may suggest I purchase. Here's what I ordered

    Night of the living Dead

    The Exorsist

    The Thing

    The Omen

    SciFi/Horror

    Alien

    Aliens
     
  2. Brett Hancock

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    Good start. Some of my recommendations

    Dawn of the Dead(my favorite horror flick of all time)

    Suspiria

    Zombie

    Poltergiest

    Re-Animator

    Evil Dead 1 and 2

    Army Of Darkness

    Bad Taste

    The Beyond

    In The Mouth Of Madness

    There is so many more but I can't think of them all right now. I think that's a good list though. Also anything bye

    Dario Argento

    Lucio Fulci

    Have fun
     
  3. Malcolm R

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    The "Evil Dead" series is highly recommended. The entire trilogy is pretty good ("The Evil Dead," "Evil Dead II," "Army of Darkness"), but many point to Part 2 as their fave. Very low budget, but effective.
    A newer title lots of people are raving about is "Session 9." Haven't seen it yet, but I've read lots of good things.
    A personal favorite is "Mimic." However, avoid "Mimic 2" at all costs. [​IMG] Also, "The Prophecy" with Christopher Walken.
    And it wouldn't be a horror section without Wes Craven. How about the original "A Nightmare on Elm Street" or "Scream"?
     
  4. StephenA

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    Halloween 1 and 2

    Hellraiser series(except 5 which I think sucks)

    Zombie

    Night, Dawn, and Day of the Dead

    Return of the Living Dead

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Dracula(1931 version)

    Nosferatu

    Frankenstein(1931 version)

    The Mummy(1932 version)

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1 and 2

    Creepshow 1 and 2

    Dead Alive(aka Braindead)

    The Dead Next Door
     
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    my favs, and a must for horror fans:

    JOHN CARPENTER'S THE THING

    EVIL DEAD

    EVIL DEAD II

    ARMY OF DARKNESS

    SUSPIRIA

    THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE

    THE CHANGELING

    THE EXORCIST

    THE EXORCIST III

    NOSFERATU (SILENT)

    NIGHT/DAWN/DAY OF THE DEAD

    RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD

    TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

    PSYCHO

    THE FLY (1986)

    THE HITCHER

    THE HOWLING

    PIRANHA

    DRACULA (1931)

    FRANKENSTEIN (1931)

    BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA

    HORROR OF DRACULA

    CAPE FEAR (1991)

    HALLOWEEN

    THE OMEN

    AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON

    POLTERGEIST

    TREMORS

    and make sure you get the original THE HAUNTING when it is available!
     
  6. Rex Bachmann

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    JoelM wrote:


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    I was wondering what films others may suggest I purchase.





    I take it you're restricting your choice to only what is on DVD:

    1. City of the Dead (a.k.a. Horror Hotel) (1961)
    2. The Sentinel (1977) (I can recommend the movie, but, unfortunately, the DVD leaves a lot to be desired.)
    3. Event Horizon (1997)
    4. Baron Blood (1972) (Mario Bava!)
    5. Black Sunday (1960) (Mario Bava!)
    6. Black Sabbath (1963) (Mario Bava!)
    7. Planet of the Vampires (1964) (Mario Bava!)
    8. The Fly (1986) [currently only "bundled" with The Fly II (yechh!)]
    9. The Fog (1980) (coming Aug. 27, 2002)
    10. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    11. Near Dark (1987) (coming this fall)
    12. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
    13. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
    14. The Funhouse (1981)
    15. (Steven King's) The Night Flier (1997)
    16. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)
    17. The Tingler (1958) (kitschy fun)
    18. Return of the Living Dead (1985) (announced for Aug. 27/'02 release)
    19. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    20. The Beast Within (1982)
    21. The Howling (1980)[/list=1]

      That should get you started.
     
  7. Werner_R

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    definately pick up the Hellraiser movies; the first 2 are the best
     
  8. Julie K

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    I hate it when I'm late to the party.

    Just look at my DVDs. Ok, so no "Scream" movies, no "Friday", or "Nightmare" movies, but I like to think I've got a nice little horror collection going on.
     
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    Halloween

    The Fog (Now on Pre Order)

    John Carpenters The Thing

    Re-Animator

    Evil Dead

    Evil Dead 2

    Ravenous

    Interview With The Vampire

    Bram Stokers Dracula

    Hellraiser

    Hellraiser2 Hellbound

    The Exorcist

    Return of the Living Dead
     
  10. Matthew Chmiel

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    Most Dario Argento films: [​IMG]
    - The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
    - Deep Red
    - Suspiria
    - Inferno
    - Tenebre
    - Phenomena
    - Opera
    - The Stendhal Syndrome
    In the Halloween series:
    - Halloween
    - Halloween II
    - Halloween IV
    In the Nightmare on Elm Street series:
    - A Nightmare on Elm Street
    - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
    - A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: Dream Master
    - Wes Craven's New Nightmare
    - All of the Evil Dead films:
    - Evil Dead
    - Evil Dead II
    - Army of Darkness
    - Anatomy (German horror film)
    - Bad Taste
    - Carrie
    - Dead-Alive
    - Demons
    - Ginger Snaps
    - The Rage: Carrie 2 (I liked it [​IMG])
    - Return of the Living Dead (comes to DVD in August)
    - Re-Animator
    And:
    - Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead (rent Day of the Dead just for the last 20 minutes).
     
  11. Herm C

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    Just click on my signature for my recommendations and all currently available on DVD as well. Thanks for keeping the horror flame burning.
     
  12. Justin_S

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    Here are several excellent horror films (only ones that are on DVD) that are must-haves in my opinion:

    John Carpenter's THE THING

    LORD OF ILLUSIONS

    BLACK CHRISTMAS

    John Carpenter's PRINCE OF DARKNESS

    THE HITCHER

    THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

    SE7EN

    John Carpenter's THEY LIVE

    ROSEMARY'S BABY

    OPERA

    SUSPIRIA

    CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD

    NEW YORK RIPPER

    BLACK SABBATH

    CARNIVAL OF SOULS (original)

    John Carpenter's IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS

    NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Box Set

    THE WICKER MAN

    MANIAC

    RE-ANIMATOR

    BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR

    THE SENTINEL

    THE HOWLING

    GINGER SNAPS

    HELLRAISER films

    DEAD-ALIVE

    AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON

    NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (original)

    NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (remake)

    DAWN OF THE DEAD

    DAY OF THE DEAD

    CUBE

    SESSION 9

    THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT

    BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2

    THE VANISHING (Original)

    EVIL DEAD

    EVIL DEAD 2

    ARMY OF DARKNESS

    JAWS

    LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM

    THE STAND

    BRAIN DAMAGE

    STIR OF ECHOES

    LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE

    TOURIST TRAP

    BEYOND THE DARKNESS (aka BUIO OMEGA)

    FRIGHT NIGHT

    SLEEPAWAY CAMP

    JOY RIDE

    SCANNERS

    VIDEODROME

    MACABRE

    LISA AND THE DEVIL

    TENEBRE

    THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE

    HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER

    I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

    CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST

    RABID

    PHANTASM

    THE DEAD ZONE

    THE FLY (Remake)

    PHENOMENA

    CAT O'NINE TAILS

    THE BIRDS

    THE BLOB (Remake)

    NEKROMANTIK

    FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

    AMERICAN PSYCHO

    JACOB'S LADDER

    RAVENOUS

    THE NIGHT FLIER

    MANIAC COP

    PROPHECY

    LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE

    HOUSE

    KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE

    EVENT HORIZON

    STAGEFRIGHT

    THE FUNHOUSE

    John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN

    HALLOWEEN 3: SEASON OF THE WITCH

    HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS

    PIRANHA

    THE BEYOND

    TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE

    THE WHIP AND THE BODY

    THE CHURCH

    PEEPING TOM

    DEMONS

    SHIVERS

    BLOOD AND BLACK LACE

    MARTIN

    SLUGS

    PET SEMATARY

    TORSO

    CHERRY FALLS

    SISTERS

    CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS

    MEN BEHIND THE SUN

    KWAIDAN

    And loads more!
     
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    Pumpkin Head

    The Blair Witch Project
     
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    The best horror film of all time is not even on DVD yet: Robert Wise's The Haunting (1963). Warner?
     
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    Hope I'm not doubling up here, but I didn't see Jacob's Ladder suggested on my first run-through of the thread. Really good, creepy film, IMO.
     
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    Check my list and you'll see JACOB'S LADDER.
     
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    The Shining
    Thing is, you need to be home alone, with the lights off, the shades open and it needs to be 2 AM [​IMG] Also make sure you have the unedited version.
    That movie still freaks me out, even if it is a bit campy.
     
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    yeah sorry about that. I meant to say sense no one has mentioned it(even though maybe they did) you should watch the following movies........
     

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