Horror Collection Recommendations?

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  1. Mark Lehmkuhl

    Mark Lehmkuhl Stunt Coordinator

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    Any recommendations to someone who is trying to build up a classic horror dvd collection
     
  2. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Go here And you will be in a thread where forum members are engaged in watching horror movies. Most of the posts have the names of movies watched and some comments as to how each individual liked that movie.
     
  3. Matt Fig

    Matt Fig Stunt Coordinator

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    Any of the Universal Classics should be in a collection:
    Frankenstein
    Dracula
    The Mummy
    Wolf Man
    Creature from the Black Lagoon

    Any of the Evil Dead movies.

    Anything with Vincent Price. Especially "House of Wax" and "The Abominable Dr. Phibes"

    "Session 9" is really creepy.

    There are many more good films to buy on DVD. If I think of some more I will post them. Also check my DVD collection out I have some good cheesy ones and some classics on there. It may help.
    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  4. Steve Phillips

    Steve Phillips Screenwriter

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    HOUSE OF WAX is not yet on DVD. When it does come out, Warner needs to include the 3-D version (using field sequential) along with the inevitable flat print in the same package!
     
  5. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Alien
    Aliens
    Frankenstein
    The Bride of Frankenstein
    The Birds
    The Sixth Sense
    Rosemary's Baby
    Jaws
    Jurassic Park
    Psycho
    Frenzy
    The Silence of the Lambs
    Time After Time
    Young Frankenstein
     
  6. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    What George said. If you want to look at a couple of non-traditional films, I’d recommend:

    Kwaidan—four shorts from Japan. Very little blood in the traditional sense, but chilling nonetheless.

    Shock Corridor—technically not a horror movie, but a very disturbing portrayal of one man’s disintagration.
     
  7. HankM

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    Here are some:

    Alien
    Evil Dead Trilogy
    Halloween
    Friday The 13th Part 1-6
    The Exorcist
    Psycho (1960)
    Phantasm
    Night Of The Living Dead
    Dawn Of The Dead
    The Fog
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    The Thing (1982)
     
  8. Reginald Trent

    Reginald Trent Screenwriter

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    I'm surprised no one mentioned..............

    Candyman
    Sleepy Hollow
    Virus
    The Others
    Fright Night
    Pitch Black
     
  9. Jeff_A

    Jeff_A Screenwriter

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    Two words...
    Hammer Films [​IMG]
     
  10. Matt Fig

    Matt Fig Stunt Coordinator

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  11. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

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    Here are some recommendations:

    Black Christmas
    The Hitcher
    Rosemary's Baby
    The Wicker Man
    The Thing
    The Blair Witch Project
    Brain Damage
    Carnival of Souls
    Scanners
    Lord of Illusions
    Videodrome
    Jacob's Ladder
    Suspiria
    City of the Living Dead (aka The Gates of Hell)
    Frailty
    Society
    American Psycho
    In the Mouth of Madness
    Prince of Darkness
    Re-Animator
    Return of the Living Dead
    Tenebre
    Phenomena
    New York Ripper
    The Prowler
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    Opera
    Ravenous
    From Dusk Till Dawn- Collector's Edition
    Silver Bullet
    Cube
    Rabid
    Stir of Echoes
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (original and 1978 remake)
    The Howling
    Hellraiser 1 & 2
    The Blob remake
    Shivers
    Peeping Tom


    There are several more, but there you have a few recommendations.
     
  12. Rex Bachmann

    Rex Bachmann Screenwriter

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    "Classic"-horror film suggestions:
    Try the films of Italian filmmaker Mario Bava:
    • Black Sunday (1960)
    • Black Sabbath
    • Planet of the Vampires (1964) ("Gothic" in space)
    • Baron Blood (1972)
    • Lisa and the Devil/House of Exorcism (pre- and post-Exorcist versions, 1972 & 1976; haven't seen it, but it comes recommended)
    And there are others.
     
  13. Scott Temple

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    Some of these aren't "serious" horror films and others are probably better classified as suspense, but I think they're all pretty good choices for Halloween.
    Basket Case
    Black Christmas
    The Blair Witch Project
    Carrie
    Children of the Corn
    The Exorcist
    The Exorcist III
    The Faculty
    The Fog
    Friday the 13th
    Friday the 13th, Part II
    Friday the 13th, Part III
    Friday the 13th, Part IV: The Final Chapter
    Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives
    Halloween
    Halloween 2
    Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers
    Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers
    Halloween 6: The Curse Of Michael Myers
    Halloween 7: Twenty Years Later (aka H20)
    The Hitcher
    I Know What You Did Last Summer
    Stephen King's IT
    Jaws
    Jaws 2
    Joy Ride
    The Last House on the Left
    Ms. 45
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
    Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (Nightmare 6)
    Wes Craven's New Nightmare (Nightmare 7)
    The Others
    Piranha
    Psycho (1960)
    Psycho II
    Psycho III
    Psycho IV: The Beginning (unfortunately, not on DVD)
    Scream
    Se7en
    Stanley Kubrick's The Shining
    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
    The Thing
    Valentine
    What Lies Beneath
    When A Stranger Calls
    When A Stranger Calls Back
    Light horror/more humor:
    Creepshow
    House
    Killer Klowns from Outer Space
    Maximum Overdrive
    Scary Movie
    Scary Movie 2
    Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th
    Sleepaway Camp
    Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (Pamela Springsteen [​IMG])
    Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (Pamela Springsteen [​IMG])
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Part 2
    Tremors
    Tremors 2: Aftershocks
    Tremors 3: Back To Perfection
     
  14. Mark Lehmkuhl

    Mark Lehmkuhl Stunt Coordinator

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    thanks for all the responses. I will take you all up on your suggestions. I have looked for some of these and find that alot are not available at the local hollywood video. Do you all own them or rent them (if so where)?.

    I went to the post where some of you were doing the October contest - wish I had found that earlier. I will get in next year's.

    So far I own:

    Evil Dead 1,2
    Army of Darkness
    Suspiria
    Last House on the Left

    I was looking at Hollwood yesterday for the following but couldn't find them:

    The Innocents
    Don't Look Now
    The Hitcher
    Horror of Dracula

    I did find 'Near Dark' and 'Ginger Snaps'. Watched them both last night, and on the hunt for more!

    Thanks again
     
  15. Matt Fig

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    I have bought most of mine at local stores. Being a fellow Central Ohioan, try the small out of the way stores that are in some of the malls or strip malls. Northland mall had a store named "FYE" (the only one that I think is left is in Eastland mall). Also some of the mom and pop video stores that sell used movies and the ones that go out of business. That is how I got some of my harder to find DVDs.
     
  16. Frank Doorhof

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    Oh my oh my [​IMG]
    Japanese:
    Ring 1 & 2
    The Eye
    Dark Water
    Normal R1:
    Halloween cyclus
    Friday the 13th (although I don't like the first 3, and love Jason X)
    Dead Alive aka Braindead
    Evil Dead 1 & 2 + Army of Darkness (more comedy)
    The Thing
    Session 9 (VERY GOOD)
    House on haunted hill (original and remake)
    Mask of Satan (perfect oldie)
    Zombie (Lucio F. MUST HAVE)
    Poltergeist
    Amityville
    This is a good start.
    Greetings from Holland,
    Frank
     

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