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What's your favorite horror/suspense movie?
The Sixth Sense 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
The Poltergeist 14%  14%  [ 3 ]
The Texas Chainsaw Masacre 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
The Exorcist 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
The Shinning 23%  23%  [ 5 ]
Other (name it in forum) 55%  55%  [ 12 ]
I don't like horror. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 22

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23 Mar 2007, 5:38 pm

Anyone see 'Straw Dogs' with Dustin Hoffman. Suspense/ horror kinda thing. Made in the 70's I think and banned for a while. Its got a great climax.

Love 'The Shining' too

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16 Jul 2009, 5:48 pm

I have quite a few faves -

All the Phantasm movies
Hammer Horror Movies
All the Hannibal Lecter movies (though Silence of the Lambs was best)
Edgar Allen Poe movies
Donnie Darko was very strange but cool
House on Haunted Hill

I wanna see the new one coming out -- Orphan.



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16 Jul 2009, 6:23 pm

There's too many, but a few are:

John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness
The Thing
Blair Witch Project (the 1st one)
Exorcist
Evil Dead 1 & 2



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16 Jul 2009, 7:05 pm

The adaptation of King's novella "Apt Pupil"


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18 Jul 2009, 2:11 am

Carrie, the original version from 1976.

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19 Jul 2009, 6:55 pm

I'm a huge fan of post-apocalyptic films. The BBC telefilm "Threads" is the most gritty post-apocalyptic film ever. It might as well be horror IMO. But I cant stop watching it no matter how gruesome and horrifying it is!



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19 Jul 2009, 7:10 pm

I'm not a big fan of horror films, but my favorite would have to be Alien. That movie, IMO, is about as perfect as you can get with a horror movie. From the pacing, the design of the creature, and the atmosphere combined to create a very suspenseful film.

Another noteworthy horror flick for me was Dawn of The Dead (The original George A. Romero version). It had this great sense of doom going about it that made the film unsetteling. The zombie make-up effects do come off as dated, but its effective none the less.


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19 Jul 2009, 8:03 pm

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My favorite Horror film would be none other than,"Phantasm" for it's always unexplainable storyline seen throughout all 4 films so far.As well, Graveyards have always been creepy places in general.. :twisted: :wink:


When I was in high school I had a friend and we were virtually obsessed with this movie. We were convinced that our English teacher was Angus Scrimm (the creepy mortician). We would start talking about the flying spheres and just start laughing! Whenever one of us would say, "It's only a dream" the other would turn his head dramatically and say, "No! It's not!" Good times.

Generally, though, I'm not a big fan of horror movies. The one movie that really creeped me out was "The Blair Witch Project." The first one, that is. I first saw it on video, so I waited until everyone was out of the house and turned off all the lights to watch it. As soon as the movie was done I went into every...single...room...and turned on all the lights.

My favorite horror movie would have to be "Nightbreed." I believe it was a Wes Craven movie. I could say why I like it, but it might spoil the ending for those of you who haven't seen it. I'll just say there's a bit of a role reversal between the monsters and humans, and leave it at that.



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20 Jul 2009, 12:08 am

Well, I'm VERY selective about these because I creep out too easily and it isn't healthy to keep yourself scared. There's plenty of real scares in life. But the occasional scare is not so bad... That said, I generally favor suspense. BUT...

One of my favorites is The Abominable Doctor Phibes. It has Vincent Price, for starters. That says a lot right there. It's got extravagant rituals and routines that the villain goes through as he carries out his deeds, just the right level of cheesy horror, and comedy. Yes, surprisingly funny. The cops who are tracking him down are hilarious. Even Phibes has his moments, and Vincent Price could be danged funny. He's a favorite in most any film.

For suspense/horror (for its time, horror, anyway) I recommend Wait Until Dark. No kidding, unless you're totally jaded or just can't get into the main character at all, you're going to at least feel uneasy as she tries to save herself. It's naturally more subtle, being an Audrey Hepburn movie, than many you've mentioned. But it's brilliant, truly. Also, Rear Window is my favorite Hitchcock film. Less suspenseful but very good.

I was thoroughly creeped out by The Lady in White when I was a teen... after all, the main ghost is a little girl. A lot of the fear in this does play off the fact that the victims are children, though. Hey, it works.

And there were a couple of surprise ones... Bunny Lake is Missing is about a lady to moves to England with her brother and tiny little daughter only to have the kid disappear and no one believes the mom. Most people would probably solve it quickly, not me, I just don't deduce well. But the suspense, again from anxiety about a child, is pretty thick. Gaslight is another you wouldn't think of, but it is tense and you can't beat the talent. I have a friend who assures me that men like him do exist. Sad, really.

I could make a longer list of cheesy horror flicks, but I won't. I put in a plug for some of the older ones already. But I will say that one of the most fascinating combinations is the utterly cheesy concept that actually somehow really gets to you, like Spiderbaby (Wednesday, no!! !) or that really odd one about the killer newborn baby (ho-ly crap, yes, that's right... and there's a sequel) or The Omega Man. I know that was originally a Vincent Price movie, but the Chuck Heston version was the one I saw in the middle of the night as a kid. I know a guy who was freaked out by Plan 9 from Outer Space just because of the age he was when he saw it (5... yeah, Tor Johnson could definitely scare a 5-year-old).

I highly recommend checking out some of the older or odder flicks from time to time. They most likely scare me more than any of you, from your choices, but they're still pretty danged interesting. Especially if you have some friends watching with you and cracking jokes... that certainly helped with Son of Blob.


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