Recommend me some good Horror flicks please.

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  1. Matt Butler

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    Ive recently been getting a craving for some good horror. Ive always liked Friday the 13th series, Both original and remake of Chainsaw Massacre (never saw the sequels), Halloween 1 and 2 (hated rest of the sequels), Changeling, Sleepaway Camp series (see sig) [​IMG] , Original Exorcist, and the Evil Dead series among others.

    I know theres alot I havent seen; namely the Hammer films and Dario Argetno flicks.

    Can you guys recommend some good scary, gory, and funny horror?

    Thanks friends. [​IMG]
     
  2. Andy Sheets

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    If you want a good Hammer film, try Curse of Frankenstein. Unlike Dracula, which is good but kind of slow, this one is very well-paced, Peter Cushing is great as the doctor, and the movie is meaner than the original Universal film (which I also love). Even the gore, with the bright red spurting blood, still works for me [​IMG]

    For Dario Argento, Suspiria is still my favorite, although many people prefer Deep Red. You probably can't go wrong with either.
     
  3. Greg Patenaude

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    I agree with Andy, The Hammer Frankenstein series is great. Peter Cushing is outstanding...as always. As for other horror you absolutely have to watch Night of the Living Dead (original) and Dawn of the Dead. Zombie (aka Zombie 2) is also definitely worth a watch. Afterall, Fulci is known as the 'Gore master'. I have no idea what you've seen so I'll suggest some obvious choices:

    Alien
    Aliens
    Psycho
    Universal Monster Movies
    Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde (1932)

    Return of the Living Dead is a fun watch too.

    Hope this helps

    Greg
     
  4. Matt Butler

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    Greg,
    I neglected to mention that I do love the Dead films as well as the Alien films as well. Im also a big Hitch fan so Psycho is one of my favs as well. Also Im in the process of trying to collect the new Universal Monsters sets to finish seeing those.
     
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    Audition !!
    Deep Red !!
    Suspiria !!
    A Tale of Two Sisters !! (Korean or HK releases only - get a region-free player if you don't have one!)
    The House by the Cemetary
    The Beyond
    Cure
    Evil Dead Trap
    Bubba HoTep
    Freaks
    Carrie
    Repulsion (get the R2/PAL)
    Rosemary's Baby
    Santa Sangre (sorta giallo cum artfilm - get the R2/PAL)
    Suicide Club
    Shivers
    Rabid
    The Brood
    Thesis
     
  6. Jack Briggs

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    Rich, I'm surprised at you! Where's the 1963, Robert Wise-directed version of The Haunting in your list? I don't see it anywhere. JB
     
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    He asked for "horror," not "psychological melodrama." [​IMG]
     
  8. Matt Butler

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  9. Rich Malloy

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    Excellent movie, Jack, but I just didn't think it fit Matt's tastes. "A Tale of Two Sisters" is also sorta in that vein, but is so exceptionally frightening/horrific/bloody that I included it. I guess "Rosemary's Baby" is similar, too, but it is to me what "The Haunting" is to you... that is, my favorite/pet classic horror flick!
     
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    If you want humor and gore you can't go wrong with Blood For Dracula and Flesh For Frankenstein
     
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    Oooooh... good ones! [​IMG]
     
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    Brook--what Rich said [​IMG]
     
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    Happy Birthday To Me is being released in late October. You might like it.
     
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    Matt, I'd ordinarily suggest some classics of the 30s and 40s, but seeing your tastes, I'd definitely recommend:

    MOTHER'S DAY and MANIAC (both 1980). They've got the gore you crave, and some humor (esp. MD).

    Also from '80 -- Brian DePalma's DRESSED TO KILL
     
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    yo matt! wassup?

    without question, my all-time fave horror flick has got to be "prince of darkness". that movie is just spooky any way you cut it!
     
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    If you're after gore then you should certainly check out various Italian films.

    CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST
    ZOMBI 2
    THE BEYOND
    CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD
    THE NEW YORK RIPPER
    CANNIBAL FEROX
    HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD

    Be warned, the two CANNIBAL flicks have real gore from animal violence so this will certainly put many people off. If you want a cannibal film without the animal violence then you could try Jess Franco's WHITE CANNIBAL QUEEN but it's a required taste considering the director.

    MANIAC is the best slasher from the 1980's in my opinion. Other good ones include: SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE, SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRE 2, NAILGUN MASSACRE (horrid but gory), HOSPITAL MASSACRE and THE PROWLER, which some love but I didn't care too much for it. Then there's the classic SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT, which everyone should watch with the family on Christmas. [​IMG]

    THE HILLS HAVE EYES is the most underrated horror film of the 1970's. There's not too much gore but I think the film is quite tense.
     
  17. Dan Rudolph

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    For good recent horror, check out May (2002).
     
  18. Kevin M

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    Just one off the top of my head that you may have missed..Shock Waves(1976), Aquatic Nazi Zombies set on an isolated tropical island with Brooke Adams, Peter Cushing & John Carradine....I mean how could you go wrong?
     
  19. Matt Stone

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    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.
     
  20. Scott Weinberg

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    My stock answers are as follows (apologies if they've all been mentioned):

    28 Days Later
    Alien
    An American Werewolf in London
    Below
    The Blair Witch Project
    Bride of Frankenstein
    Creepshow
    Dawn of the Dead
    Dog Soldiers
    Dracula
    The Evil Dead
    Evil Dead 2
    The Fly '86
    The Fog
    Frailty
    Frankenstein
    Friday the 13th
    From Dusk Till Dawn
    Halloween
    Hellraiser
    The Hills Have Eyes
    The Hitcher
    The Howling
    May
    Mute Witness
    Near Dark
    Night of the Living Dead
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
    The Omen
    Pet Sematary
    Phantasm
    Psycho
    Ravenous
    Re-Animator
    Session 9
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    (Classic first, remake second)
    The Thing
    The Wicker Man
    Zombie
     

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