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« on: August 08, 2010, 11:57:02 PM »

What are your favorite horror movies? Not the best or the best series or the best of any particular sub-genre, but your personal favorites (good and/or bad).
Any amount with or without any reason with or without an order is fine.

My top 11 in no order:

1. Creepshow - (1982) [My all-time favorite movie in general as well!]

2. Dead Alive - (1992)

3. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors - (1987)

4. French Title: Ils English Title: Them - (2006) [The scariest movie I've ever seen!]

5. The Omen - (1976) [The first movie to scare me! It gave me nightmares for weeks! I was in 8th grade.]

*6. House on Haunted Hill - (1959) [So much fun!]

*7. The Abominable Dr. Phibes - (1971) [Perfect tagline =  "Love means never having to say, "You're ugly"]

8. Scream - (1996)

9. The Hills Have Eyes - (2006)

10. Killer Klowns from Outer Space - (1988)

11. The Thing - (1982)

*My 2 favorite Vincent Price movies!

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Joe the Destroyer
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 01:07:36 AM »

Such a tough pick.  I love so many:

Dawn of the Dead (original)
The Thing
The Shining
The Host
Shaun of the Dead
Deed Red
City of the Living Dead
Dog Soldiers
Dead Alive
Nightmare on Elm Street (original)
The Hills Have Eyes (remake)
End of the Line
Army of Darkness
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 06:36:23 AM »

Alien and Aliens are my two all-time favorites.  I've seen them so many times that when I start watching them now,  I realize I've got them memorized and I have to turn them off  TeddyR  Alien 3 was good as well;  I've never seen the extended director's cut of it, but it's next up on my Netflix queue.

Friday the 13th part 2 - my idea of the perfect slasher. 
Jason X - Great fun.
Sorority House Massacre 2:  Nighty Nightmare - Definitely recommend a few adult beverages with this.  Awesome cheese fest.
Exorcist The Beginning - very suspenseful movie.  Kept me on the edge of me seat throughout.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003 remake with Jessica Biel) - very intense and effective horror movie.  Really achieved scariness!

There are a whole ton of horror movies that I like, but they don't quite rate high enough to make it on a list. 

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 11:49:22 AM »

I've got a soft spot for:
Fright Night
The Howling
The Howling 2
American Werewolf in London
The Night Stalker(tv movie)
Prince of Darkness
Both versions of The Thing
The original Omen
The Hammer Dracula franchise
The original Halloween
Kingdom of the Spiders
The Bat

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 12:51:25 PM »

The Thing
The Exorcist
The Evil Dead
Dog soldiers
The body snatcher(1945)
Near dark

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010, 01:12:49 PM »

Carnival of Souls
Return of the Living Dead

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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 02:45:17 PM »

There's too many to list them all but I tend to like movies that feature monsters, be they the classic Universal Monsters (probably my favourite group of films period - Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, The Bride, The Mummy, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, The Phantom of the Opera, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Ygor, The Wolf Man), the Hammer cycle of Monsters (New takes on Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, the Werewolf and new monsters like the Gorgon and the Reptile), the Toho Monsters (Godzilla et al), The Slasher Monsters (Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, Jason Vorhees, Chucky, Leatherface, Norman Bates), the giant 1950s atomically mutated or reawakened Monsters (Them!, The Beast From 20000 Fathoms, the Black Scorpion, etc.), Science Fiction style alien monsters (Alien, Predator, It! The Terror From Beyond Space, Body Snatchers, Invaders From Mars, The Thing, etc.) and even those who feature more psychological style Horrors (of the mind/body) (Carnival of Souls, Repulsion, Seconds, Videodrome).


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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2010, 03:03:29 PM »

Wow. Tough one, but here goes:

Maniac (1980)
Dawn Of The Dead (original)
Hospital Massacre
Just Before Dawn
Return Of The Living Dead
Don't Look In The Basement
Truth Or Dare: A Critical Madness
Sole Survivor

Apologies if there's too many "great" ones, but I'm really racking my brain here....

I'm sure there's many, many others I forgot about

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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2010, 03:14:05 PM »

I can't think of them all, but here's a few:

Valentine's Day (original)
Dawn of the Dead (original, although the remake isn't all that bad if you don't think of it as trying to be like Romero's film)
Hellraiser (I just watched this recently after being asked to help work on a fan comic and...well...I think I'm in love...)
Scream (can only watch it occasionally, though)
Return of the Living Dead
Friday the 13th 6 and 7 (I know they're stupid and don't fit with the first couple of movies [which I also enjoy], but for me they're so bad they're good)

I'm planning to branch out my horror viewing experience, so there'll be more diverse titles on that list in time.
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2010, 06:11:24 PM »

Classic older movies (pre 1970s):

The Black Cat (1934), Black Sunday (1960), Blood Feast (1963), The Body Snatcher (1945), The Brain that Wouldn’t Die (1962), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Carnival of Souls (1962) , Cat People (1942), Eyes Without a Face [Le Yeux sans Visage] (1965), Frankenstein (1931), Freaks (1932), The Haunting (1963), Island of Lost Souls (1932), Kwaidan (1964), Night of the Living Dead (1968), Night of the Demon (1957), Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922), Spider Baby (1968), White Zombie (1932)

Modern movies (1970+)

Basket Case (1982), Blood Freak (1972), The Blair Witch Project (1999), The Company of Wolves (1984), Daughters of Darkness (1971), Dawn of the Dead (1978), Dead Alive (1992), Dracula (1992), Evil Dead II (1987), The Howling (1981), The Lair of the White Worm (1988), Night of the Demons (1988), Phantasm (1979), Re-Animator (1985), The Return of the Living Dead (1985), Santa Sangre (1989), The Shining (1980), Silent Hill (2006), Suspiria (1977), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2010, 07:00:37 PM »


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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2010, 07:18:37 PM »

Carnival of Souls (1962)
Brain Dead
Dog Soldiers
The Orphanage
The Innocents
The Thing
The Fly (1986)
A Tale of Two Sisters
Evil Dead II
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2010, 07:35:37 PM »

Gosh, there are so many. Here's a list in no particular order:

American Werewolf in London
Alien and Aliens
Angry Red Planet
Forbidden Planet
Fly - both versions
The Thing - both versions
Hammer Films Series -  Dracula, Frankenstein etc.
The Mummy - Boris Karloff version
Fright Night
Nightmare on Elm Street - 1st one

There are more ... just can't think of names off hand 

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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2010, 02:13:34 AM »

Jaws (1975)
The Shining (1980)
Session 9 (2001)
Inside (2007)
Let The Right One In (2008)
Candyman (1992)
Carrie (1976)
The Omen (1976)
The Others (2001)
Event Horizon (1997)

I'm a big fan of lots of horror movies like Euro horror, Italian cannibal films, 80's slashers, and I really like the 90's revival of the giant monster movie like Deep Rising, The Relic, Mimic, The Faculty etc

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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2010, 05:56:07 AM »

They live
Night of the living dead
The Thing
Evil dead trilogy
Drag me to hell

Probably a lot more that I can't thing of.
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