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04-01-2010, 04:14 AM
When I was a kid, I always wanted to see those Christopher Lee-Peter Cushing movies, and cheesy as they were, they would scare me to death. Probably the two movies that stand out, though, are the original Psycho and The Exorcist. The original The Haunting with Julie Harris is pretty good, too. I don't watch horror movies very often any more--too bloody for my taste. I love a good suspense movie, though. I watched an old Donald Sutherland one recently called Don't Look Now that was very creepy.

04-01-2010, 09:34 AM
John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness

One of the scariest movies I've seen.


ITA. I have seen it several times. Still creepy.

04-01-2010, 10:37 AM
Here are some of my faves, in no particular order.

The Changeling (1980)

The Innocence (1961) based on The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Ghost Story (1981) book by Peter Straub

Don't Look Now (1973)

Full Circle -The Haunting of Julia (1977) starring Mia Farrow

04-10-2010, 06:31 AM
I don't like torture porn: Whether I'm scared, laughing or just enjoying the story and look of the film I want to watch characters I can root for and am not interested in creative methods of killing...So here are my top 10 movies:

30 Days of Night
An American Werewolf in London
From Dusk til Dawn
The Exorcist
Shaun of the Dead
The Shining (Jack was scary)
Wolf (1994) (Jack was not scary)
When a Stranger Calls (1979 version)
Coraline (Is there any horror animation????

04-10-2010, 06:33 AM
Coraline (Is there any horror animation????

Japan has plenty of horror anime. Frankly, The Last Unicorn felt like a horror. Locking the Unicorns in the sea like that was absolutely scary.

04-10-2010, 09:41 AM
Don't Look Now (1973)

That one is that top of my list.

Also 'Angel Heart' (1987) and 'Jacob's Ladder' (1990)

And Polanski's 'The Tenant' and 'Rosemarie's Baby' both qualify as horror films. I found both terrifying.

04-10-2010, 02:47 PM
Horror Movie queen here... I have seen so many of them. Many through recommendations of other horror movie nuts like me...

1. The Evil Dead (scary despite the cheesy ending)
2. Night of the Living Dead (original Romero not the awful knock off)
3. Dawn of the Dead (either is actually pretty good though I prefer the remake)
4. The Shining (a classic)
5. A Nightmare on Elm Street (the 1st one and really IMO the only good one)
6. Saw
7. Hostel
8. Changeling (not the Jolie one lol)
9. Friday the 13th (it was the 1st horror I saw so have a fondness for it lol!)
10. Scary Movie
11. The Woman in Black (rare to find but scray!!!)
12. High Tension (French movie with English subtitles)
13. The Ring

04-10-2010, 08:56 PM
If you like cheesy horror...

1. Phantasm
2. Evil Dead 2 and 3
3. Dolls
4. Demons
5. Suspiria
6. Creepers

and in my original list I forgot to mention

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original and the remake)
Halloween (original and remake)
The Devil's Rejects
House of a 1000 Corpses

(the last 2 you have to get beyond the obsessive swearing but overall really good movies)

04-10-2010, 09:01 PM
The Exorcist, The EXORCIST.!!

04-10-2010, 09:01 PM
then maybe psycho

04-10-2010, 09:54 PM
The Fly (1986)
Blood Feast
Humanoids from the Deep

04-10-2010, 10:40 PM
When I was a kid, I always wanted to see those Christopher Lee-Peter Cushing movies, and cheesy as they were, they would scare me to death.

I especially remember a Christopher Lee movie called "Drink the Blood of Dracula" being particularly chilling.

04-10-2010, 11:56 PM
The Exorcist - Released in 1973, I read the book and finally saw the movie at the age of 18 in 1987. It had been 'banned' in my Christian parents' household, but maybe they had a point: I couldn't sleep after watching it! :lol:

Did anyone find the medical procedures performed on Regan to be even worse than the actual possession?

Rosemary's Baby- creepy old neighbors anyone? How about that dream sequence of Mia Farrow's?? :yikes: :scream:

Psycho- Those violins and the shower scene still keep me riveted. That was probably the first modern horror film

Wait Until Dark- 1967. Audrey Hepburn plays a blind woman tormented by drug-dealers in this horror film, and was nominated for an academy award as best actress. Very view-worthy! I would recommend it!

Silence of the Lambs- This is amazing to this day. The book made me afraid as an adult male to walk down the street at night alone :scream:

Halloween, the original - 1978. It was revolutionary to watch a horror film from the viewpoint of the killer. I watched it on TV as a 12 yr old and slept with the lights on for a lonngg time after

04-11-2010, 09:35 PM
The Shining
Pet Sematary
Needful Things
The Langoliers
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Prom Night

Jot the Dot Dot
04-12-2010, 08:22 AM
Young Frankenstein!