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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
 

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
 

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. :D 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"?
 

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
 

JeremySt

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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!
 

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.
 

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.
 

JonZ

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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
 

Matthew Chmiel

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Most Dario Argento films: :)
- 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 :))
- 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).
 

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.
 

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!
 

Jack Briggs

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The best horror film of all time is not even on DVD yet: Robert Wise's The Haunting (1963). Warner?
 

Chauncey_G

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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.
 

Damian James

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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 :) Also make sure you have the unedited version.
That movie still freaks me out, even if it is a bit campy.
 

Brett Hancock

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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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