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Favorite Horror Movie
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Post 16 made on Sunday October 6, 2002 at 04:44
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Post 17 made on Sunday June 22, 2008 at 15:16
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I feel like a newbie digging up old threads...hee hee...

The most scaring (that's not a typo. I meant scaring, as in left a mark on me) movie I ever saw was "The Thing", (new version). Now hold on, there's a reason for it....

The first clip I ever saw of this movie was when I was roughly 9yrs old. I was in the mall with my father, who asked me to hang out by a video rental booth while he went to the washroom. (different times back then) Anyway, they had this old tv hanging on the wall that had such a green push to it that everyone on it looked like the incredible hulk. So here I am...alone...watching this horror movie, and what scene starts up..? The part where the guys head rips off of his body, when the monster is trying to escape the flame thrower. I won't get into the details but seeing that guys neck pull apart with that push to green left me so dramatized that I couldn't drink from a plastic green cup for years afterward. Nothing too this day has distrubed me that way.

The Shining was boring...

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rehashed just shy of 6 years later.... That's gotta be a record :)
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Post 18 made on Sunday June 22, 2008 at 23:41
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1960's --The House on the Haunted Hill... Scared me big time... I just about peed my pants.

Also I still have nightmares with the Wicked Witch of the West on her damn bike, going by my window!!! (Wizard of Oz).
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Post 19 made on Monday June 23, 2008 at 12:16
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hard to say, I would most likely have to go with the shining or Amityville. But then again I really love the saw movies, they are not scary but there is just something about them.
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Post 20 made on Monday June 23, 2008 at 12:51
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On June 23, 2008 at 12:16, Anthony said...
. . . But then again I really love the saw movies,
they are not scary but there is just something about them.

I enjoyed Saw, Saw II wasn't so bad either, but Saw III I didn't enjoy at all. I thought it was just gratuitous carnage which countered the premise of the original film.
Post 21 made on Monday June 23, 2008 at 14:55
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I found 3 explained 2, I also liked 4 (I have all of them) which explains 3. It is definetly a series where you need to see all of them and in order.
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Post 22 made on Monday June 23, 2008 at 20:12
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On June 23, 2008 at 12:16, Anthony said...
hard to say, I would most likely have to go with the shining
or Amityville. But then again I really love the saw movies,
they are not scary but there is just something about them.

My kid (he's old enough, brought home the remake of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre a year ago... I thought it was pretty damn great!
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Post 23 made on Tuesday June 24, 2008 at 06:19
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On June 23, 2008 at 20:12, Mr. Stanley said...
My kid (he's old enough, brought home the remake of the
Texas Chainsaw Massacre a year ago... I thought it was
pretty damn great!

Oh dear, that's another I thought ought to be consigned to the bin.
Post 24 made on Tuesday June 24, 2008 at 11:48
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Dawn of the Dead -- European Version?
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Post 25 made on Tuesday June 24, 2008 at 15:32
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Perhaps it's just me, but I feel that Slash and Gore doesn't necessarily make for good horror. Indeed, if I were pushed, I would say that the two films that had most influence on me; the previously mentioned The Haunting and Dead of Night, had none.

Now that's not to say I don't enjoy the odd blood letting; the 60's Hammer films, the Blade trilogy, the much derided Underworld films and latterly Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd, being just a few that spring to mind. I just wish that producers/directors/writers would think a little more about the story (which goes for all films really) before falling back on the (hackneyed) dismembered limbs and guts.

On June 24, 2008 at 11:48, Mr. Stanley said...
Dawn of the Dead -- European Version?

No sure I've ever seen it - whatever version. Now Shaun Of The Dead is a different matter, but this is comedy horror (or rom-zom-com as it liked to dub itself). Others in this genre that I've enjoyed are Arsenic And Old Lace and The Evil Dead, though I'm not sure that latter was meant to be such - I just found it so over the top I couldn't help but laugh.


PS
Have just remembered Night Of The Demon; another wonderful non slash and gore horror film.
Post 26 made on Tuesday June 24, 2008 at 17:21
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On June 24, 2008 at 15:32, djy said...
Perhaps it's just me, but I feel that Slash and Gore doesn't
necessarily make for good horror.

Completely agree... Extremely good horror flim was Candy Man. Where you never saw him killing anyone but could to clearly hear his bloody hook disembowel his victims.

Now that's not to say I don't enjoy the odd blood letting;

I'm a sucker for the Friday the 13th flims. Although my fav killing in that series had no gore what so ever. Jason (killer) grabs a sleeping bag that a young female camper had just hidden in, and proceeds to wack it against a tree several times....really funny.

the Blade trilogy, the much derided
Underworld films and latterly Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd,
being just a few that spring to mind.

Wow... that's diverse. Well, the last compared to the first two that is. Personally, it was everything I could do to make it through Sweeny Todd.

Now Shaun
Of The Dead is a different matter, but this is comedy
horror (or rom-zom-com as it liked to dub itself). Others
in this genre that I've enjoyed are Arsenic And Old Lace
and The Evil Dead, though I'm not sure that latter was
meant to be such - I just found it so over the top I couldn't
help but laugh.

Shaun of the Dead is my all time favourite horror comedy...hands down. A close second...(as far as zombie movies are concerned) would be Undead The original Evil Dead I believe was meant to be a true Horror flim, but like you said just had pretty funny scences. The sequels I think focus more so on the funny side of things they hit opon when making the first flim. I always wonder if the same people were responsible for making the Army of Darkness flim. Which used the same concept and of course the same main character.
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Post 27 made on Thursday July 10, 2008 at 23:09
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The Changling .. that sucked to see so young... but i feel much better now... really!
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Post 28 made on Sunday July 13, 2008 at 00:32
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Not really a zombies and ghosts movie, but Duel was good, especially as a young kid.
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Post 29 made on Sunday July 13, 2008 at 04:58
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Brought back memories this thread. of the Mr K days..still miss him.

Ringu is probably my fave modern horror flick
Post 30 made on Friday July 25, 2008 at 03:39
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On July 13, 2008 at 04:58, Mr Griffiths said...
Brought back memories this thread. of the Mr K days..still
miss him.

Ringu is probably my fave modern horror flick

Mr. Klaatu, I presume?
On June 23, 2008 at 20:12, Mr. Stanley said...
My kid (he's old enough, brought home the remake of the
Texas Chainsaw Massacre a year ago... I thought it was
pretty damn great!

Totally off topic here, but the greatest take-off on a movie title that I ever heard about was a nail salon named....





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