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Favorite Horror Movie
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Post 1 made on Monday August 26, 2002 at 10:52
Jerry Lundegaard
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This will obviously stem back to what films you've seen as a child - as most horror movies viewed by adults for the first time aren't nearly as frightening as when viewed for the first time by a child under the age of 10. However, you have some very impressionable adults out there with the mentality of a child, so one never knows. Perhaps someone saw "Phantasms" and truly got the whim-wams.

So let's have it. For me, as I haven't been alive as long as some of our other visitors of this forum, it would have to be "The Omen" or "The Amityville Horror."
Post 2 made on Monday August 26, 2002 at 11:53
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The witch in Snow White scared the crap out of me when I was 6 and I sat in one of the WIRED seats when I saw THE TINGLER, (jumped 6 feet in the air & scared my sister who thought I'd had a heart attack), otherwise the best Haunted House is 1950's THE HAUNTING, (forget the '90's special effects remake, GAKK-BARF). For real scares it would have to be Hammer's BLACK MASS (I think,it's been many-a-year since it saw it). Nowadays it's all blood-n-gore.
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This message was edited by paulhubbard on 08/26/02 13:59.06.
Post 3 made on Monday August 26, 2002 at 15:21
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MU-WAH-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaaaaaaa!
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Post 4 made on Monday August 26, 2002 at 18:20
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On 08/26/02 11:53.43, paulhubbard said...
1950's THE HAUNTING

Seconded!
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Post 5 made on Monday August 26, 2002 at 19:55
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The shinning, I still crap myself when i see little twin girls
Post 6 made on Monday August 26, 2002 at 23:41
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"REDRUM....REDRUM....REDRUM...."

I would have to vote for Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein.

I know it's a comedy, but it is my fave.
Post 7 made on Tuesday August 27, 2002 at 02:12
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All seriousness aside . . . "the Shining" gets my vote, as well. But I'm undecided on the movies.

The BOOK scared the BEE-JEEZUS outta me! When I read it for the first time, I had just moved out of my parent's house and into my first apartment. I worked second shift, and would "read myself to sleep" (since my girlfriend had just moved to Mississippi on a full scholarship - not much else for me to do!). (This was before the proliference of VCRs and the Plethora of XXX Tapes)

Anyways, on several occasions, I could've sworn the freakin' air conditioning vent was breathing! (I suppose it didn't help any that I was "Higher-than-a f**k'in-kite", at the time!

The better of the movies is harder to pinpoint. Jack "Heeeeere's Johnny" Nicholson makes an excellent case for the first one, but the 'Hedge Maze' did not do justice to the Hedge Animals, from the book. Easily, the scariest part of the book is when the kid is in the playground, and keeps glancing back and "just knows" that the damned animals have moved . . . just not enough for him to be
abso-mo-lutely, f**king SURE that they did. OK, granted, Pot & Paranoia go hand in hand, but it's still the part that scared me the most, even when I re-read it sober.

ABC's Re-make was much closer to the book. [Didn't hurt that Stevie did the Screenplay!] Again, my touchstone is the freaking spooky Hedge Animals. (In case you haven't guessed, when I was reading the book, that's when my damned A/C became possessed)!

Although I'm more of a Sci-Fi kinda guy (DUH!), Movie #1 is easily in my top 5 movies, closely followed by #2.
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Post 8 made on Tuesday August 27, 2002 at 05:18
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Ah, if we're talking books "Ghost Story" (Peter Straub) gets my vote (the film, though, was awful).

For true horror, however, I would once again recommend "Stalingrad" and "Berlin" (Anthony Beevor).
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Post 9 made on Tuesday August 27, 2002 at 07:53
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When i was about 9 i watched"Dark Star "and thought it was the funniest sci fi film ever. I recently bought it and to my Horror it isn't
Post 10 made on Wednesday August 28, 2002 at 17:19
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Thanks Bob, I felt the same way after I bought it on DVD.

BTW, there was another movie similar to Dark Star, it had the girl (opps, . . sorry, woman) from "Lavern & Shirley" starring in it and it had a musicial bit with a song called "I want to eat your Face". NOW THAT was horror!
Post 11 made on Wednesday August 28, 2002 at 17:23
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Can anyone out there sing "Puberty Love"? Extra points to you, Jabberwock, if you can fart it in the bathtub!
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Post 12 made on Wednesday August 28, 2002 at 17:29
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Speaking of SCI-FI space horrors; "GREEN SLIME". 10 golden turkeys for acting, one thumbs up for theme song.
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