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shah
04-12-2010, 06:10 PM
I think no one mentioned The Hunger with Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon. I watched it for the first time last year and had to make pauses from time to time - it was so tense :P. but maybe it's b/e I'm so sensitive to bleeding necks scenes...
plus of course:
Psycho (plus first sequel)
A Nightmare on the Elm Street
Halloween (but imho mainly the first part)
The Orphanage

plus I'm a great fan of the Japanese and the Korean horrors, like The Ring or The Tale of Two Sisters.

Jot the Dot Dot
04-13-2010, 06:52 PM
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. The combination of horror and comedy was priceless!

BigB08822
04-13-2010, 08:49 PM
I just remembered The Mist. I really enjoyed this movie, loved the religious undertones and the ending was not your typical horror movie ending. Not sure if this was a remake, if so then I am referring to the more recent version and not the original.

Rex
04-14-2010, 02:52 AM
I just remembered The Mist. I really enjoyed this movie, loved the religious undertones and the ending was not your typical horror movie ending. Not sure if this was a remake, if so then I am referring to the more recent version and not the original.

I think that was the original version. The bugs were kind of nasty-looking.

Ozzisk8tr
04-14-2010, 03:15 AM
I forgot about the Hunger. When I first saw it, I was so impressed I went back the very next day and saw it twice more. The most stunning soundtrack.

Aussie Willy
04-14-2010, 03:40 AM
Young Frankenstein!
Oh I love Young Frankenstein. Not that scary but great movie.

Not a big horror movie fan. But the scariest movie I ever saw was Trilogy of Terror. Had nightmares for years and had to check under my bed for the voodoo man.

leesaleesa
04-14-2010, 03:43 PM
Suspiria is the top of the list for me. It contains what was considered by some the most brutal death scene on film, but the early Argento violence was less about shocking and more about creating beautiful and dream like images, IMO. The fantastic soundtrack is just as important as the film, and there are some amazingly beautiful scenes, sets, and camera work. Il Maestro, indeed.

The original Dawn of the Dead is not only a great horror, but an all around great film. Romero being produced by Argento, what more can you ask for?

I'm pretty fond of zombie movies. Lucio Fulci's Zombie is pretty atsmopheric and creepy, and contains an awesome face off between a zombie and a shark. (Really) Cemetary Man (Dellamorte, Dellamore) is very good. Return of the living Dead (which is not a Romero film, btw) is a pretty good example of horror/comedy, and has a great '80's feel to it. Romero's Day of the Dead is not as good as Dawn, but is very under rated, and a pretty good film.

Nightbreed is a pretty cool fantasy horror from 1990.

I've found that movies from the '70's tend to be pretty grim and brutal (Last house on the Left, Hills have Eyes, Texas chainsaw, etc), the '80's are campier, and the mid/late nineties onwards became what some call "torture porn", ie Saw, Hostel, Seven, Wolf Creek, etc.

I generally see films for the Director: Argento, Romero, and Soavi are my favourites, though dated. I've seen some grest films by Fruit Chan and Chan wook-Park (never sure how to get his name right). They are just two of many great Asian directors.

I went through a period where I watched some underground films (including the hideous August Underground trilogy), but don't reccommend it to anyone else.

Finally, I would say the scariest film I've seen to date was the Exorcist, and I hold no religious views, so it's an impressive feat to scare me with that subject matter.

Mozart
01-29-2011, 07:05 PM
The best horror movie I have seen lately is The Midnight Meat Train. Didn't have any great expectations about it but it was actually good.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk4u8dOOEcE
note.. spoilers in the video's comments

MikiAndoFan#1
01-29-2011, 09:26 PM
The best horror movie I have seen lately is The Midnight Meat Train. Didn't have any great expectations about it but it was actually good.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk4u8dOOEcE
note.. spoilers in the video's comments

Oh my God, the movie seems awesome. :kickass:

Indra486
01-29-2011, 09:54 PM
I actually don't like horror movies but I just watched Trick 'R Treat... and I liked it. :shuffle: It's an anthology of four Halloween stories. Anna Paquin and Brian Cox are the biggest names of the film.

Grannyfan
01-29-2011, 10:43 PM
I don't watch many horror movies, especially the new ones. They're usually too gory for me. I'm actually having a hard time thinking of many, but I'd say these, before I look at others' responses:

Psycho (original)
The Haunting (original)

More suspense than horror:
Night Must Fall
The Changeling (70's George C. Scott movie)
Don't Look Now
The Spiral Staircase (original)

ETA: Just realized this an old thread, and I posted back then, probably with a whole different set of answers. :)

orbitz
01-30-2011, 12:21 AM
I stay away from horror films at all cost, but I did see the original Halloween back in the days. The film still hold up today quite well today. I think John Carpenter's career started and ended with that film though, since he never directed another hit again.

Buzz
01-30-2011, 06:00 AM
Here is a list of some of my favourites but be warned because most are from Mr King: :lol:

Carrie
The Shining
Christine
Maximum Overdrive
Misery
Sleepwalkers
1408
Firestarter
The Strangers
Halloween (1978)
Halloween H20
Village Of The Damned (1960)
Pyscho
I am Legend
Watchers
The Ring
Devil
The Village
The Sixth Sense
The Exorcist

Buzz
01-30-2011, 06:05 AM
The Changeling (70's George C. Scott movie)


I totally forgot about this one! Another oldie but goodie that probably wouldn't fly if it were made today but I still love it anyway. :respec:

MrSatterwhite
01-31-2011, 01:01 AM
I loved Polanski's The Tenant (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074811/). Nightmarish as hell.