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i was thinking about this the other day, and i think it might be wolf creek. i'm not sure though
The Thing is brilliant.
Kurt Russell FTW.
def one of my favourites; especially the ambiguous ending
Love the special effects and bad ass Kurt Russell.
It was so creepy when you were young and still is.
Not-so-cool answer: Nightmare on Elm Street or Evil Dead 2
trashy horror films are often the best kind
Bruce Campbell is like, the coolest person in existence.
Nightmare on Elm Street 3 is just as good (if not better [CLAYMATION!]) than the original and Wes Craven's New Nightmare [which has that horriffic looking black female doctor who is far scarier than Freddie] is an unheralded classic!
Evil Dead, Zombie Flesh Eaters
quatermass and the pit (so much atmosphere...if they remade it yet kept the atmosphere.....)
The wickerman of course is the best horror film
I liked the hammer dracula films with christopher lee.
If you get the chance check out 'horror express' its so ludicrous its unexplainable....but telly savalas is at one point a blind zombie, cossack leader on board a train being mind controlled by an prehistoric alien...in the dark with other blind zombie cossacks.....need i say more
Man I forgot Alien, how could I?
i was just saying that because i felt like being contrary. And i watched more of Aliens because it was less terrifying, i spent most of Alien behind a pillow.
but they're two very different films
aliens = ace action adventure shootemup
alien = ace horror house (the best house of horror film ever.......along with psycho of course...I forgot psycho.....psycho is brilliant)
if it was horror it would definitely be my favourite
Aliens is a vietnam war film.
'you were in vietnam??'
'ah no, just the movies and stuff...'
The Haunting - original version
Blair Witch Project
and totally creepy
i haven't watched a lot of horror in recent years though. in fact i might favourite this thread for tips on where to pick up again.
probably need to watch Saw and the likes though don't i?
better than any of the hostels or sequels or things like the hills have eyes remakes anyway
Uncut version of course
and Wicker Man as mentioned
Cradle of Fear for the pure campness
the roman polanski one, seems everso sad and bittersweet cos of the ending in the carriage....thats his wife, the one that later got murdered by the charles mansun family.
Always makes me cry.
Dark Water (Japanese version)
Blair Witch Project
The Devil's Backbone (can't remember the Spanish name, I always call it Los Backbone Diablo)
Walter Salles directed it
also suspiria, despite the ending
Dawn of the Dead (original and the best)
Suspiria (stylish and shocking)
Tenebrae (more Argento madness)
Halloween (John Carpenter ftw)
Demons (1&2) (so god-damn cheesy but brilliant)
Martin (under-rated Romero film, such an ending!)
The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby
I also quite like Japanese Horror films, The Original Dark Water and Ring is good, as is the Three Extremes collection of three short films
Henry Portrait of a serial Killer n all
Martin is fantastic - arguably Romero's best.
More people should watch Martin! Made in the same year as Dawn of the Dead, yet practically unknown outside of horror/Romero circles!?
mother of tears? it was crazy like an argento'd da vinci code.
His direction (from what films I've seen) is brilliant and always worth a look, all those technically challenging shots, the use of light and colour, that unrelenting hypnotic rhythm between dreamy calm and nightmarish terror, Goblin soundtracks... so good!
i think it was his latest/last - it's very lacking in all the visual flair and stylisation that made his 70s/80s stuff so good
would probably make me less likely to give it a chance... :(
And the scene in Inferno where the guy gets eaten by rats then has his head hacked off by that manic butcher is the most crazy/fucked up thing i have ever seen. seriously, before Argento i didn't know human beings could make all those noises. Is Demons worth getting?
it's a splatter riot
but I imagine by next week it wil be Let The Right One In
should be good, it looks beautifully shot.
but i mighht scream if i have to watch that tyneside users guide animation anymore
and there is always someone who finds it hilarious...
The one where the screen splits into four.
but no one's picked 28 Days Later?
Well I do, I pick it. So there.
utterly terrified me. I sat up and watched it by myself in a big dark house and i had to pause it halfway through and get something to eat and recover. The woman in the bath scene nearly made me throw up as well. It's amazing how a film can be so powerful. Yeah
Bride of Frankenstein
The Lost Boys
I actually like the scream movies alot too but again its kinda action adventure meets horror.
first hour just setting up the characters and then they go down in the cave.
the ending is just superb
however, as awful as it is, childs play still scares the crap out of me.
don't take me shopping, mannequins scare me shitless
I always thought Aliens and the dozens of sequels bastardised the original concept of Alien, which is immaculately harrowing. Martin is really quite sad for a horror film - he's one of the most sympathetic characters in fiction, I think. I also generally can't stand vampire films, but Martin is amazing.
Also Mirrors is pretty good. But theres a spanish film called 'The Babys Room', watch at your peril.
made me feel ill after. and i think i'm right in sayinmg there's almost no blood at all in it. just terrifying.
best non-horror horror film = THREADS. the most scared i've ever been sat in front of a tv. if they remade it with better effects it'd cause riots in cinemas i'm convinced.
or is it horror?
it doesn't *feel* like a horror film
The originalone that is. Watched it last night, still awesome