Some suggestions on a good horror movie to rent tonight.

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  1. Jeff Adams

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    It is already October and I love this time of the year. Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year and I really get into watching horror movies in October. What would you guys suggest? I am thinking about these three, what else would you say is worth the rental?
    1. Darkness Falls
    2. Dog Soldiers
    3. In the Mouth of Madness
     
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    I've never seen those as I'm more of a gothic/haunted house fan. I like The Others and Signs because of the eerie feeling that permeates them. I suggest one of those or try the recently released The Thing, which is probably the best horror film of the 50s. Small cast, excellent acting, and a perfect script. James Arness as the carrot is pretty good too. Suitably creepy score too. It's a fun film and this new release is very well done.
     
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    Yeah, I also really like Signs and The Others. Already own those two. Another movie that I thought was one of the scariest movies I have ever seen is The Ring, how good is the original Ringu?
     
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    Go for Dog Soldiers. Neat concept, well executed, and some nasty lookin doggies.

    And one of the best uses of link sausage I've seen in a long time [​IMG]
     
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    I also would recommend "Dog Soldiers." A great combination of war, horror, and action. Every Halloween, I invite a bunch of friend over and have a dinner and screen the George A. Romero "Dead" series. Pretty nice night of horror although this year I will still have to screen "Dawn of the Dead" in the VHS format. Might take a look at "Re-Animator" also. This Friday on the Sci-Fi channel, they are showing their original movie, and the return of Dr. Herbert West, in "Beyond Re-Animator." I am buying an S-VHS tape specifically to record this much anticipated (by me anyway)sequal.
     
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    dog soldiers is the one i'd recommend off that list as well.

    darkness falls was a nice premise but wasn't executed as well as i had hoped. found myself cringing a lot more than i expected.

    i'd try jeepers creepers too. that one was a surpise for me as to how much i enjoyed it. a very rare blind buy that i didn't regret.
     
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    28 Days Later, Dreamcatcher, and Wrong Turn are a few of the titles I'm going to be checking out this Halloween. Hope to get a few folks together and have a creepy ol' time! [​IMG]

    Happy Movie Halloweening!!!

    Troy
     
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    Give "May" a spin.

    Not scary horror - but deep in your gut horror.

    Cheers,
     
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    Audition
     
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    I'm quite the horror fan as well, yet there are few films that hold up.
    These are the ones that have made my cut:
    Exorcist 3
    The Shining
    Nightmare on Elm Street 1
    Halloween
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    Blair Witch Project(not a typical movie production, but has a real feel to it through the first person perspective).
    Amityville Horror 1,2
    Sixth Sense(mild horror)
    House on Haunted Hill remake
    Wrong Turn(released later this month)
     
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    Don't let anyone fool you into believing that Phenomena is a scary or good movie. It's not. I learned that the hard way.
     
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    Heres what I picked so far for Halloween this year:

    Hallowen
    The Thing
    Evil Dead
    Evil Dead 2
    Nightmare Before Christmas
    Re-Animator
     

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