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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2012, 06:37:40 PM »

A recent sort of atmospheric horror film was The Woman in Black.  The atmosphere was very strong in this one, though there are jump scares and they sort of ruin a couple of solid nerve wracking moments (though if the soundtrack didn't boom with them, they might have worked just fine).
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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2012, 07:09:40 AM »

The Keep (1983) is certainly atmospheric.  I heard a rumor that it might be coming to DVD or Blu ray at some point in the future. 
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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2012, 07:54:35 AM »

Carnival Of 'Lost' Souls- I think what makes the movie is the reality  one can be dead and not  know it and the simple, but, scary make-up. BTW, Candance Hilligoss(the dead woman who doesn't know it) is still alive and looking quite well, saw her a  few years ago and she signed a  Carnival Of Souls  poster  for me.  Smile





Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things- Atmospheric, claustrophobic, you name it, this  movie  has it, with a  chillng slow motion ending.




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« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2012, 10:37:34 AM »

Also, anything with Vincent Price.  Anything.  His skits on the Muppet show have more atmosphere than some horror movies.  The guy changes the atmosphere just by walking into the room. 


I'm especially fond of House on haunted Hill, Pit and the Pendulum, and Abominable Dr. Phibes. 
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« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2012, 11:04:39 AM »

Also, anything with Vincent Price.  Anything.  His skits on the Muppet show have more atmosphere than some horror movies.  The guy changes the atmosphere just by walking into the room. 


I'm especially fond of House on haunted Hill, Pit and the Pendulum, and Abominable Dr. Phibes. 



Both Phibes movies  were  great and had an odd sense of humor.  Wink

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« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2012, 11:18:07 AM »

Horror Hotel
Night of the Demon
The Shining

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« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2012, 12:07:56 PM »

The original WICKER MAN has a sort of surrealistic atmosphere, too. 
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« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2012, 12:26:41 PM »

Cronenberg's 70s era stuff has a real seedy quality to it.
Good call. RABID is one I like in particular.

DON'T LOOK NOW has a very creepy vibe, probably not strictly a 'horror' though
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« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2012, 02:22:42 PM »

Not horror, but I think The Lttle Girl Who Lives Down The Lane has a nice atmospheric quality to it. Don't Look In The Basement has a tense and downright kooky feel to it. Rituals (the one with Hal Holbrook) is atmospheric, as is Just Before Dawn. Maniac (1980) has a real suffocating feel to it which helps with the plot (or lack of as some may say).
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« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2012, 05:32:02 PM »

Some great ones mentioned so far, particularly Carnival Of Souls and The Devils Backbone.

Another that had a great atmosphere was The Descent. Claustrophobic and tense.
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« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2012, 06:27:57 PM »

CASTLE OF BLOOD
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