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I think I posted this the last couple of years around here. 

I wish that one guy was here from OSW...was it H.P. Lovecraft or Dr. Abnormality?

The guy knew his shit about the horror movies.

Are they any new ones that came out in the last year worth watching?

It seems like anybody can get a slasher flick on DVD.

I am sick and tired of the ones like Saw and Turistas. 

What are your favorite older ones?


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Since you mentioned HP Lovecraft ( a scary looking guy in himself) I loved the movie Re-Animator

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Benlen wrote: Since you mentioned HP Lovecraft ( a scary looking guy in himself) I loved the movie Re-Animator

Oooh, me too.

 

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It has been out a couple of years now, but I really enjoyed Zombieland with Woody Harrelson...I think it's been the best horror movie I have seen in quite a few years (since Shaun of the Dead)

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stone2k wrote: It has been out a couple of years now, but I really enjoyed Zombieland with Woody Harrelson...I think it's been the best horror movie I have seen in quite a few years (since Shaun of the Dead)


Yeah, I saw that one.  I did think that was pretty good compared to the other shit that has been put out.

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stone2k wrote: It has been out a couple of years now, but I really enjoyed Zombieland with Woody Harrelson...I think it's been the best horror movie I have seen in quite a few years (since Shaun of the Dead)
Zombieland 2 is supposedly coming out in 2013, hopefully they manage to bring back all the original cast

Zombieland was a rare movie where the movie seemed like it would be a good cheesy flick on the commercials that was both horror and comedy.  I think the nest part of the movie was when they shot and killed Bill Murray and dumped his body

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I don't consider Zombieland a real horror flick.   It was comedy, in the vein of Shaun Of The Dead.

Best one I've seen over past decade or so has to be the Paranormal Activity flicks.  Realistic as it gets, tense moments...great FX.  And if you haven't seen Insidious yet, I highly recommend it.   Another really good one is The Descent.

But the best of the oldies are the first two Halloween's, original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and a personal favorite of mine...Motel Hell.

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Best I've seen in a while was the original Spanish-language [REC].  Not the American version or the sequel, watch the original with the subtitles.  It's not fantastic but true horror is a dead genre because everything now is re-makes and torture porn, so this is about as good as you'll get these days. 

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1978 Halloween
Scream
60's Night of the living dead
The Birds
Blair Witch Project
Psycho
Poltergeist
1931 Frankenstein
Bride of Frankenstein
80's Fright Night
Friday the 13

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Zombieland is great. I have watched up probably 10 or 12 times. I agree, not really a horror movie, but a horror-comedy.

I just recently watched the 1st Scream movie again. It was good. I remember watching Poltergeist as a kid and being scared to death. I watched it last year about this time with my oldest son and it sucked ass. He thought it was stupid. Did not hold up well. I also just watched The Evil Dead for the first time. Horrible, horrible movie...but I loved every minute of it. Bruce Campbell is awesome.

I love good (and bad) Slasher flicks and I am a sucker for any Zombie or Vampire movie. With that said, here are a few of my favorites.

Silent Night, Deadly Night
30 Days of Night
The Shining
Underworld
Texas Chainsaw Massacre

(Not sure if Underworld is considered a horror movie, but God Damn Kate Beckinsale is super fuckin' hot in it and it is one of my favorites.)

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'From Beyond' is kind of a sequel to 'Reanimator' and worth watching.

The new TV series 'American Horror Story' has potential.

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"Nightmare On Elm Street" fan here. Different concept (the bad guy attacks you in your sleep) -- so DONT FALL ASLEEP

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As old as they are, I still enjoy the Hammer Studios Christopher Lee - Peter Cushing films.    Although most of the films based on Steven King's stuff isn't very good, I really liked both 'The Shining' and 'It', if you can get past the fact that 'It' falls apart in the last ten minutes the same way the book fell apart in the last fifteen pages.

I don't know how it would hold up since I haven't seen it in years, but when I was in the 5th grade, Vincent Price's 'The Pit and the Pendulum' scared the hell out of me and gave me nightmares.

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The exorcist gave me nightmares as a kid, but now, its tame.

The original nightmare on Elm street(part 2 as well) and original Friday the 13th were good.

IMO a horror franchise should only go at most, to 3 movies.  After 3, they get stupid for the most part

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DaNkinator wrote: I don't consider Zombieland a real horror flick.   It was comedy, in the vein of Shaun Of The Dead.

Best one I've seen over past decade or so has to be the Paranormal Activity flicks.  Realistic as it gets, tense moments...great FX.  And if you haven't seen Insidious yet, I highly recommend it.   Another really good one is The Descent.

But the best of the oldies are the first two Halloween's, original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and a personal favorite of mine...Motel Hell.

Insidious was not rated that high...what did you like about it without giving spoiler information.  I just added it to my queue.

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I just saw a decent one on Turner Classics.  special effects were cheesey but it was well-acted.  Shit, what was the name of it?  Does Turner or some other station still do the marathons around Halloween?  They got a lot of vincent Price stuff on Turner now.  Wax Museum and others.


Night of the Demon (1957)...if you are into older movies....pretty good one.

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I thought Scream 4 was good. Not as good as one and two but better than three.

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 Nightmare on Elm Street This is one of the great horror movies of all time. I am not a horror movie buff but this was a great story. Also the Exorcist scared me when i was a kid

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When I was a kid, I remember watching a made-for-TV movie on CBS called "Dark Night of the Scarecrow". It didn't have a lot of blood and gore, instead it relied upon terror and the "Oh My God! What's gonna happen next?" factor.

Thanks to Google, I found out that this movie was released to DVD in 2010 - it was originally aired in the early 80's - and is available on Netflix. I might have to add it to my queue for Halloween.

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I actually like horror films that are gory, but I also like suspenseful type movies also, movies that have a little gore, but the killing comes out of nowhere and surprises you

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The original "Halloween" with Donald Pleasance still kicks all sorts of ass.

The sequel is also very good. They lost me after that.

The original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" was very good.

Edit-I also forgot the first two "Friday the 13th". It got way retarded afterwards.

Somebody mentioned "Psycho" and "The Birds"-excellent calls.

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The original 1978 'Dawn Of The Dead' is still the greatest of them all for me. Awesome movie.
The third movie in Romero's 'Dead' films, 'Day Of The Dead' is great as well.

I actually enjoyed the sequel to '30 Days Of Night: Return To Barrow."

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Big Garea Fan wrote: When I was a kid, I remember watching a made-for-TV movie on CBS called "Dark Night of the Scarecrow". It didn't have a lot of blood and gore, instead it relied upon terror and the "Oh My God! What's gonna happen next?" factor.

Thanks to Google, I found out that this movie was released to DVD in 2010 - it was originally aired in the early 80's - and is available on Netflix. I might have to add it to my queue for Halloween.

I loved that movie when I was a kid.

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The first 2 Halloween's were good. IMO. The first Nightmare on Elm St was also good.

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Watched the Evil Dead yesterday from around 1981.  Wasn ot that bad, but it sort of reminded me of the Friday the 13th series from that era.  Talk about buckets of blood being sprayed, shooting out, pouring out .....there was gallons of blood being emptied out in the final 15 minutes.

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It seems easy to make a great horror movie, but nearly impossible to make a great sequel.

I guess that's kind of true with all movies.

Halloween, the Exorcist, Nightmare, Chainsaw, Psycho, and Friday the 13th were all great in their first installments but the sequels blew. For me the exception is Friday the 13th part 2.

I'm more partial to films that could really happen and are more suspenseful than gory. Psycho and Silence of the Lambs are my favorites.

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New ones, I recommend "Vanishing on 7th Street" while my old lady would recommend "Yellow Brick Road"

Now keep in mind when you see the names Thandie Newton and Hayden Christensen, you would want to run for the fucking hills and at first I thought I might do that but my old lady made me give it a chance and I wasn't disappointed.

Haven't seen Yellow Brick Road but she says it was pretty scary and she knows her horror movie shit.

Old ones

I love

Original Dawn of the Dead - 23 years later and I still don't see it showing it's age scarewise

Demons - Come for the soundtrack, stay for the Fulci-esque kills

Zombi3 and Zombie 4 - How often do you see a shark and zombie fight it out? lol

Evil Dead - Nuff said

The Feast Trilogy ... Some of the most screwed up monster kills you will see

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bpickering wrote: Big Garea Fan wrote: When I was a kid, I remember watching a made-for-TV movie on CBS called "Dark Night of the Scarecrow". It didn't have a lot of blood and gore, instead it relied upon terror and the "Oh My God! What's gonna happen next?" factor.

Thanks to Google, I found out that this movie was released to DVD in 2010 - it was originally aired in the early 80's - and is available on Netflix. I might have to add it to my queue for Halloween.

I loved that movie when I was a kid.

My old lady made me watch that bullshit a couple hours ago lol

I hate that movie lol

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Darn it all.  I hate it when I reply to a thread and the memory flood gates come pouring lol

A good suspense movie for my money is "The Cube"

Don't necessarily recommend the sequel but the original is pretty damn good


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I watched The Descent last night.  I was not into this flick.  I had trouble understanding what in the hell they were saying.   The ending was left open for interpretation.

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Papa Voo wrote: I watched The Descent last night.  I was not into this flick.  I had trouble understanding what in the hell they were saying.   The ending was left open for interpretation.
I think that movie would be better if you watched it on the big screen.

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Papa Voo wrote: I watched The Descent last night.  I was not into this flick.  I had trouble understanding what in the hell they were saying.   The ending was left open for interpretation.

As for the ending, the director had placed the 'downer' ending as a 'sign' that as far as his vision was concerned, he had completed it.  Hollywood got him to do the 'brighter'???? (If you seen it, you'll know what I mean) ending to open the door for the sequel.

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Did the main character kill all the other women?  I took it that she flipped out and killed the others.

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(Marshall's intended version)

No.  She just had her problems after that event at the beginning of the film is all.  Those pills she left at the cabin were anti-depressants I believe, and after all that happened, she basically just gave in and let that illusion of her daughter at the end envelope her psyche.   In Hollywood's version, the film ended at the end of the scene in the truck.  At that time, they didn't want the film to end on the obviously depressing note at the very end of the film.

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See, I took it that the crawling things were not real, and she was the one who ended up killing all those people.  I looked it up on IMBD and it says that there are others who believe that she killed them all.  There was no sequel planned at that point.

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Originally they weren't supposed to be real.  As a matter of fact in the first draft, he has one of them in the hospital where she was recovering after that car wreck in the beginning.

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Vanishing on 7th St.  - WTF?   I do not know where to begin with this one.  I got the basic plot, but it did not put it all together at the end. 

Yellow Brick Road
- It was okay.  Somewhat weird at the end.  It seemed like this could have been a good movie, but something was left out.  Not enough drama?  It tried to go deep too fast. 

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Papa Voo wrote: Vanishing on 7th St.  - WTF?   I do not know where to begin with this one.  I got the basic plot, but it did not put it all together at the end. 

Yellow Brick Road
- It was okay.  Somewhat weird at the end.  It seemed like this good have been a good movie, but something was left out.  Not enough drama?  It tried to go deep too fast. 

I'm kinda wondering about the end myself.  I've only watched it once so maybe I should see it again before I comment on what "I believe" as far as the end goes but I do have a general theory.

Yellow Brick Road - This is purely a pick by my old lady.  I haven't watched it yet, myself.

Just got done attempting to watch 'House By the Cemetary' but wasn't successful.  Not saying it was bad for what it was.  Just didn't bother finishing it.






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