The original Halloween still terrifies me.
The original Halloween still terrifies me.
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I also adore Psycho despite my film teacher ruining it with hours of "can you see what Hitchcock did her with the stuffed birds" nonsense lol
Proper sci-fi horror.
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Dawn of the Dead
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.............. After more than 90 years, I think Benjamin Christensen's cult classic Häxan is still unmatched....
The once mentioned 'Val Lewton Collection Box' is still very recommendable:
Containing several black-and-white genre classis from Producer Val Lewton and established Directors like Jacques Tourneur ('I Walked With a Zombie', 'Cat People', 'Leopard Man'), Robert Wise ('The Body Snatcher'), Mark Robson ('Isle of the Dead', 'Bedlam', 'The Seventh Victim').
Last edited by Rick Ratzinger; January 17th, 2014 at 08:06 AM.
I am a huge giallo fan so the works of Dario Argento are my personal favs. The Le Tre madri films are amazing as is 4 mosche di velluto grigio. After that perhaps The Devil Rides Out or another one of the Hammer series.
Most of the films mentioned here already are very good, I am just not a fan of modern horror films were all the fear basically comes out of a quiet quiet quiet LOUD series of scenes designed to make you jump that second but feel nothing.
Here's Director Martin Scorsese's Top 11 List of his favourite Horror Films - these are the most scariest in his eyes:
Robert Wise's 'The Haunting' (1963) is on top of Scorsese's list.
Jacques Tourneur's 'Night of the Demon' (1957), 'Dead of Night' from Cavalcanti & Co. (1945), Peter Medak's 'The Changeling' (1980), and Jack Clayton's 'The Innocents' (1961) made it into my personal Top 20 Horror Flicks, too.....
Last edited by Rick Ratzinger; January 17th, 2014 at 09:38 AM.
After watching The Conjuring I now make it a point to ask friends who lived in their house before them if I have to stay over. The Nightmare on Elm street movies are part of my favourites too - I even had a Freddie dream once - freaked me out. The Exorcism of Emily Rose was pretty good too.
I'm going to go with "Gremlins".
Old sci-fi classic...The Gargoyles
scared the crap out of me as a young teen..
You cant change the way the wind blow's, but you can change the angle of your sail to take you somewhere else!!
Carrie with Sissy Spacek.
The other 2 remakes can't compare
Another to add is The Exorcist. That freaked me out for weeks. It was ages before I could masturbate with a crucifix & not feel dirty.
I remember my mom talking about all the slasher 80s movies--she was in highschool at the time--so as soon as she would let my watch then when I was a kid I was more than eager! I absolutely love the Original Halloween as well as the sequel and a few of the others in the chain. i must say that the Friday the 13th movies used to get me. None of the movies really scare me anymore I now just look forward to Halloween so i can watch my favorite "scary" movies for fun! While the movies don't get me anymore I must say that if someone in a Michael Myers mask was to walk into my bedroom I'd probably shit myself!
As for some newer movies. I enjoyed The Purge and You're Next when they recently cam to theaters. My friends still can't convince my to watch The Conjuring, though! There's one in particular that I remember though. I was about 18 or 19 and I came into town for Thanksgiving. I was excited to hang out with some cousins I don't see very often. So we rented The Strangers ....my god. That movie terrified then me and still does today, and that was almost 6 years ago.
I wasn't ever a big fan of the horror genre, until I took a class in college as part of a film studies minor, and didn't know until the first day of the class that the topic genre was horror! I considered dropping the class, but decided to stay in it, which turned out to be a good decision, as it gave me a chance to take a step back and not be so damn freaked out!
We reviewed a lot of films in that class, but I have to say that The Descent was my favorite. I can't describe what made it so captivating. Rosemary's Baby was also captivating.
I remember watching Candyman with my father years ago. It freaked me out back then, and it still kinda does now. After watching it for the second time (and after I took my horror films class), I was able to catch on to a lot more of the symbolism in the film.
Brad's Search - 70,000 words and counting!
Psycho (1960), Les Diaboliques (1955), The Innocents (1961) and Ugetsu (1953)
For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, 'It might have been.'
I have so many favorites.
Child's Play (first and second one) are classics for me.
Them (French title Ils)
In a Glass Cage (super disturbing)
The Last House on the Left
A Haunting in Connecticut
Dawn of the Dead
I don't like horror films. They don't scare me so much as make me feel like they're attempting to scare me. I know - that's what they do - but I feel and notice the machinations all too plainly. I notice the dark filters and musical cues and everything, almost like it's not done yet, and I never get lost in the film and enjoy being scared. So I stopped watching them (and most films in general).
28 Days Later
The Thing (1982)
The Fly (1986)
I'm going past the "obvious" and getting nitty gritty:
Night of the Creeps
Oh, and everyone should watch The Burning from 1981!
Conjuring does make on my top list
I think horror movie should be free from gore- I dont like gore in horror movies- it's like watching surgical procedure on tv or the same as being flooded with gross materials. Idont like it
Pure horror should be entirely about ghost/supernatural beings
Last edited by JPGhost; January 18th, 2014 at 11:20 AM.
jacob's ladder was pretty good.
The Exorcist, scares the crap out of me every time, as does that evil "toy" Chuckie.....
The Conjuring, my fav
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