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Your Favourite Horror Movies

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by MikiAndoFan#1, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

    Please post some of your favourite horror movies! I'm on Spring break and I'm really bored!


    A couple of days ago, I watched Dark Water (the US version) and Death Bell (a South Korean movie). Dark Water was ok, but I absolutely loved Death Bell!
  2. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

    Nosferatu (Klaus Kinski version)
    Frankenstein (Karloff)
    Bride of Frankenstein (Karloff)
    Dracula (Lugosi)
    The Shining

    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: !!!
  3. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

    American Warewolf in London has to be one of the best. It's got everything - good acting, cute guys, funny, horror.

    I also really like Shaun of the Dead. I guess I like funny with my horror.

    I highly recommend both.
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  4. bobalina77

    bobalina77 Duck Hunter

    Any of the Saw movies. I liked that there were reasons behind the way people were killed, and I like any movies where people are killed in creative ways. Not sure what that says about me haha.
  5. Satellitegirl

    Satellitegirl New Member

    John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness

    One of the scariest movies I've seen.


    Another one I liked was Invasion of the Bodysnatchers from the 1970's with Donald Sutherland in it.
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  6. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

    I'm not much into horror flicks (though it seems all the kids at MiniCyn's school love them).

    The ones that scared the crap out of me were The Shining, The Exorcist, Silence of the Lambs, and Rosemary's Baby.

    I tried watching Saw (stumbled on it by accident) and nearly freaked the feck out :yikes: :scream: . I just don't understand how anyone can derive pleasure from watching people being tortured. Scared is one thing, but those kinds of movies take it to a whole new level.

    I also watched 8mm one night and had nightmares afterwards :scream: .
  7. Tinami Amori

    Tinami Amori Well-Known Member

    Stone Women’s Mill
    The Wicker Man (original)
    Diabolique (original)
    Justine of Marquis De Sade
    Mask of Satan (Dark Sunday)
  8. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    Oh I just love horror films! My favorite classics are:

    Nightmare on Elm Street (especially #3 Dream Warriors with Patricia Arquette)
    Friday the 13th
    Burnt Offerings (looks like the whole thing is uploaded!)
    Halloween (not all of them, mainly the first two and I also enjoyed the remakes)

    Some of my other favorites (foreign, more recent, etc.)

    High Tension (Haute Tension)
    Paranormal Activity
    Saw (only the first few, the franchise ran its course a long time ago, IMO)

    I know I have a lot more but I need to think some more on it!
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  9. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

    I hate horror films but one of the best is the original "Halloween". That iconic music and white mask are downright creepy.

    You might enjoy "The Others" if you don't already know the ending. It's kind of slow though.

    Today horror movies rely graphic gores to shock and scare audience. They really don't know to make them like they used to anymore.
  10. Satellitegirl

    Satellitegirl New Member

    Agreed. There's very little creativity to scare and create a very eerie mood anymore. It's either blood and gore, or blatant around the corner scare tactics. Not to mention they always create "happy endings" to most scary movies these days.
  11. Auntie

    Auntie Well-Known Member

    I'm sure it looks cheesy now, but Burnt Offerings made a big impression on me when I was a teen. Same with Carrie.

    On of my favorites from recent years is The Others.

    Like Cyn, I like scary, not grotesque.
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  12. Megi

    Megi Well-Known Member

    "Candyman" is my favourite. :scream:
  13. Icetalavista

    Icetalavista Active Member

    For pure cheesy fun the classic "Night of the Living Dead" can't be beat
    Also: The Pit and the Pendulum
    Any of the Bela Lugosi Dracula movies. They combine genuine creepiness with godawful visual effects
    I loved "Let the Right One In" - it's a Swedish vampire movie. True creepiness, revenge, all the stuff you want in a horror movie
  14. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    I've had this movie burned onto my computer for months and months and have yet to watch it! Maybe tonight!
  15. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

    For pure "OMFG", The Exorcist can not be beat.
  16. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

    My recent favorite is The House of the Devil, which I just loved.

    Other favorites:
    Let the Right One In
    The Strangers
    Black Sunday
    Dawn of the Dead (the original)
    Halloween (original)
    Black Christmas (original)
  17. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

    I appreciate all of the recommendations!


    I just saw the trailer and it seems awsome!

    I suppose it's the Japanese movie. I was searching for Japanese horror movies and I came across this one. I started watching it, but then I found another Japanese movie - Cursed. I looked everywhere for it, but I couldn't find it. Does anyone know where I can find it?
  18. KCC

    KCC Well-Known Member

    My two favorites are The Shining and The Exorcist.
  19. JJH

    JJH Well-Known Member

    This is a really broad genre. It's difficult to compare slasher movies with the British Hammer Studio films of the 60s. What about Alfred Hitchcock? The Wolfman, Dracula, Frankenstein, etc movies of the 30s? Where do occult and horror/science fiction movies belong? How about the silents?

    I think my very favorites are the horror films that rely on suspense, suggestion, atmosphere, the feeling that something is not...quite...right.
    The Cabinet of Dr Caligari-1920 silent
    The Birds-1963
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers-(Original) 1956
    The Shining-1980
  20. Karina1974

    Karina1974 Well-Known Member

    One of my favorite things to do when I'm bored is to look up old horror film trailers on YouTube. I've seen (amongst others) the trailers for the original The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes. Yikes.
  21. gingercrush

    gingercrush Well-Known Member

    Weee I like I like.

    My list will be well not strictly horror.

    Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte
    Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
    Childs Play and its sequels
    Pet Semetary
    Friday the 13th and sequels
    Halloween & sequels
    A Nightmare on Elm Street + Dream Warriors
    The Birds
    Scream & sequels
    The Shining
    Village of the Damned
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Fright Night
  22. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

    thirty-some-odd years later and it still creeps me out :lol: .

    :duh: How could I forget Carrie (the original with Sissy Spacek and John Travolta + a cast of up and comers, not the cheese-tastic TV remake dreck). I saw that when I was 10 and hid behind my hands when Piper Laurie completely lost it at the end. The book, however, blows the movie away.

    As for scary vs. grotesque, I have come to appreciate the implied rather than having it in your face - sometimes the imagination can be wayyyy worse than what's on the screen (then again, that's not always a good thing :lol: )

    Another fantastic horror flick - though I saw it years after its original release.

    My sister was in one of the Friday the 13th movies, and after learning a good bit about how they're made, that series of movies (along with Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street lost a lot of their appeal for me :shuffle:

    I'd also add Jaws to the list, even though some don't consider it to be a horror movie. After seeing that one at the age of nine, I was afraid to take a bath that night as I was convinced a great white was going to come out of the spigot :rofl: :slinkaway .
  23. Graceful05

    Graceful05 New Member

    I absolutely love the Halloween franchise (minus the 3rd because it's just strange), Tales from the Dark Side, Lost Boys, the Scream Trilogy, and It.

    I am a horror movie nut!!
  24. bobalina77

    bobalina77 Duck Hunter

    I forgot about Trick 'R Treat! Great movie with a bunch of little side stories. Loved it!
  25. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    Do share, PLEASE!
  26. rjblue

    rjblue Having a great day!

    I'm not a horror fan in the sense of the Halloween-type movies, but I loved Dawn of the Dead/Shaun of the Dead -watched back to back.

    And the scariest movie ever still has to be Alien, even though it is more science fiction than horror.

    And if you are looking for an offbeat, low budget gem - Cube was a really good movie.
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  27. icecat

    icecat Active Member

    My favorite genre... I'll leave some of the obvious classics like The Exorsist, The Shining, etc off of the list and concentrate on some of my faves that people haven't mentioned:

    Evil Dead 2
    Army of Darkness...ok so I like Bruce Campbell
    Night of the Living Dead
    the original Dracula
    Dracula ( Frank Langella version)
    the original The Haunting
    The Uninvited
    The Innocents
    13 Ghosts
    The Abominable Dr. Phibes
    The Raven
    House on Haunted Hill (original)
    Trilogy of Terror
    Salem's Lot
    The Changeling
    Basket Case
    Something Wicked This Way Comes
    The Believers
    Lord of Illusions
    In the Mouth of Madness
    The Relic
    The Ninth Gate
    The Ophanage
  28. Integrity

    Integrity Active Member

    Not sure if these are "horror" movies or just scary movies, but a few that I don't see on the list:

    The Omen (original)
    6th Sense
  29. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

    I loved that movie!

  30. escaflowne9282

    escaflowne9282 Reformed Manspreader

    :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream:

    I seriously couldn't make it all the way through this one , it was like Abu-Grahib meets Fellini.

    I've enjoyed

    Friday the Thirteenth
    Communion/ Alice Sweet Alice
    Black Sunday (original)
    Scream 1-3 (cheesy and horrible but fun)
    Profondo Rosso
    Tenebre/the Hatchet murders
    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (hehe I'm Agento fan can you tell?)
    The Exorcist
    Rosemary's Baby
    Ringu (NOT the remake)
    The Hills have Eyes