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 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
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The other thing about The Mist is the controversial ending as well. Some really liked it, because it comes out of the blue, while others thought it was unnecessary.

The outstanding character in this movie is Marcia Gay Harden's bible thumping Mrs. Carmody, whom I hated (in a good way). Of course, two Walking Dead players (JEffrey DeMunn and Laurie Holden) are also in the movie, which gets a kudos for me. Not surprising, since Director Darabont created that show as well.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
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horror films, what are the best?
Posted: 11/6/2012 5:16:08 AM
"It seems to me that Argento's time has passed. His recent movies have been very weak in my opinion. "

I agree, I recently saw Mother of Tears, which was the third in the Mother's trilogy (Suspiria and Inferno begin the other two). It was so generic and flatly directed, I wondered the same thing.

Other directors I liked in the past, such as John Carpenter also lost their way.

Another movie I should recommend is Guillermo Del Toro's Devil's Backbone. Something must be in the water source there, they are creating some wonderful movies.

And while I am not sure it is a horror movie is the movie Old Boy from Korea. It is a tremendously well written, even epic, thriller.
 torgo70
Joined: 6/14/2008
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Posted: 11/7/2012 6:15:53 AM

Recently watched House of the Devil during Halloween week and enjoyed it. I've had my fill of the gore fests so something that felt creepy was nice for a change.


Excellent film. Check out The Innkeepers, it's from the same writer/director as House Of The Devil.
 torgo70
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Posted: 11/7/2012 6:22:20 AM

One example is a vampire movie I LOVE, it is called Stakeland. IT is a low budget vampire apolcalypse movie that has good character development and it is tragic as many of the characters you love, don't make it through the end of the movie. The Walking Dead is a series where I love many of the characters.


Bought this on Blu Ray, one of the best vampire films of the past few years. The director Jim Mickle, and co writer/star Nick Damici previously collaborated on the underrated horror flick Mulberry Street.
 torgo70
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Posted: 11/7/2012 6:36:29 AM

I would love to see someone do the slow build horror of the 80's and 90's without redoing (and messing up) classics.


You might want to give House Of The Devil a try, it's set in the early 80's and has a nice slow build.
 rikkita
Joined: 6/10/2009
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Posted: 11/9/2012 4:05:13 PM
Ive alwaysbeen a big fan of horror movies love the halloween series and friday the 13th
 Sciencetreker
Joined: 2/13/2012
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Posted: 11/9/2012 4:25:48 PM

...The movie is surprising in who lives & who dies...


What!...all the 'loose' slutty teen girls and bad boys don't die while the solitary 'good girl' doesn't make it out alive? That in itself would be shocking.

Any slut, meany to animals, bullies, jocks, etc...are doomed to suffer a gruesome death.
 rikkita
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Posted: 11/9/2012 4:49:30 PM
I need to see the hell raiser series i was too scared to watch em when i was a kid
 bamagrl68
Joined: 11/14/2010
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Posted: 11/10/2012 6:52:04 PM
Erk Ky- I can't believe I forgot this one, truly chilling-is that you or the thing? Classic.
I also forgot about The Fog and Jaws, I still get scared in the Gulf! :)
 torgo70
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Posted: 11/12/2012 5:54:48 AM

What!...all the 'loose' slutty teen girls and bad boys don't die while the solitary 'good girl' doesn't make it out alive? That in itself would be shocking.

Any slut, meany to animals, bullies, jocks, etc...are doomed to suffer a gruesome death.


Those are mainly slashers that use those character stereotypes, horror as a whole tends to not go by those character death rules.
 torgo70
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Posted: 11/12/2012 6:06:34 AM

I need to see the hell raiser series i was too scared to watch em when i was a kid


I highly recommend the first 2, the ones that came after watch at your own risk(especially the most recent one, wow that was bad, and I love bad horror movies.)
 corvid50
Joined: 10/20/2011
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Posted: 11/12/2012 4:30:26 PM
As far as Creature Feature horror movies go... I like both of the Jeepers/Creepers flicks....
 Sun_Jester1832
Joined: 11/3/2012
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Posted: 11/14/2012 11:51:56 PM
Has anyone mentioned Re-Animator yet? I love that movie to death (pun). Other than all the other standards being mentioned, the only other one I'd like to throw in is Cabin in the Woods, watched that fairly recently and thought it was pretty awesome. I'm really starting to get into horror movies a lot lately and try and watch them whenever I get the chance.
 torgo70
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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:23:57 AM
Re Animator is excellent! From the same filmmakers and also loosely based on Lovecraft is From Beyond. Since I'm mentioning Lovecraft- Dagon, The Resurrected, The Unnamable I and II, Castle Freak, Island Of The Fishmen.

The closest Lovecraft adaptation I've seen is The Call of Cthulhu (2005), shot as a silent movie set back in the time when the story was published.

And a great horror comedy inspired by Lovecraft is The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu.
 matt_z28
Joined: 6/21/2012
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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:46:30 PM
I like older horror movies that focused more on suspense than gore, so I'll go with The Creature from the Black Lagoon. I think the most scared I ever was during a movie though was Ridley Scott's Alien.
 CopernicusOfLove
Joined: 10/21/2012
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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:55:03 PM
The Exorcist is the seminal horror film, as has been stated a trillion times in this thread, I imagine.
 Go_Gadget_GO
Joined: 7/25/2012
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Posted: 1/7/2013 5:19:59 PM
5) HIGH TENSION
4) CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST
3) AUGUST UNDERGROUND
2) SALO: THE 120 DAYS OF SADOM
1) JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER....................made me shit my pants...
 AlphaMaleDog
Joined: 11/5/2012
Msg: 58
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Posted: 1/7/2013 5:26:28 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^ EEEEEEEPS THAT'S FAKING SCARY ^^^^^^^^^^^^

Before x-mas some stores had a full size cardboard cutout of him... I dunno I think it's because he had some sugar water cologne or something like that.... and everytime I saw that cutout (no matter what store), I had to fight to urge not to attack it.

My favorite horror movies now a days are anything with ZOMBIES !!!!
 tgif111
Joined: 10/24/2014
Msg: 59
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Posted: 2/26/2015 7:12:07 PM
I kinda go for the ones made by Universal back in the 30's.
 Demidar
Joined: 10/22/2014
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Posted: 2/27/2015 8:08:56 PM
See No Evil . Very good for gore and suspense , never know when he is going to attack , or how .
 carleyrenee1
Joined: 12/13/2014
Msg: 61
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Posted: 3/9/2015 1:29:09 PM
Prometheus - i can watch it a million times!
 Laidbackguy1964
Joined: 4/20/2017
Msg: 62
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Posted: 6/22/2017 4:50:49 PM
Saw collection, Halloween, the omen
 dark_ankh
Joined: 6/24/2017
Msg: 63
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Posted: 7/3/2017 3:50:56 PM
The Lost Boys.

I know it is horror comedy but it is a real classic.

Avoid the sequels though.
 Tayfire
Joined: 2/29/2008
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Posted: 7/6/2017 6:44:45 AM
I don't if it's the best but the last one I saw was " As Above So Below" set in the Paris catacombs.
I still like the classic 1930's films though and have fond memories watching them in my parents friends house late on Friday evening after the Boys Brigade many moons ago.
 LiliMarleen
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Posted: 7/6/2017 9:36:58 AM
A good one I saw recently was "The Babadook."
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