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Best horror movie...

 
 
Lightwizard
 
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Wed 8 Feb, 2006 12:13 pm
That may be too much to hope for. "Dawn of the Dead" was a decent remake with a new twist ending but remakes of classic horror flicks have not fared well. "Invaders From Mars" is a very good sci-fi horror movie but the remake sucks.
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jasonrest
 
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Mon 14 Jul, 2008 02:37 am
Stephen King's "IT"
I was about 12, I didn't sleep for a couple of days.
Not sure if I could sit through it today...
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tsarstepan
 
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Thu 29 Jul, 2010 07:33 pm
Boston Globe names 5o of their perceived scariest horror films.
http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/gallery/top_50_scary_movies/
Arella Mae
 
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Thu 29 Jul, 2010 08:02 pm
When it first came out, I thought "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" was the scariest movie I had ever seen. I saw it again a few years ago and have no idea what frightened me so much.
tsarstepan
 
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Thu 29 Jul, 2010 08:06 pm
@Arella Mae,
How old were you when you first saw (if you don't mind me asking)?
Arella Mae
 
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Thu 29 Jul, 2010 08:06 pm
@tsarstepan,
I can't tell you exactly but I was in my teens.
Letty
 
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Fri 30 Jul, 2010 10:03 am
@Arella Mae,
Ever see this one? Adelino Poerio was a dwarf that was a serial killer.

http://www.filmtett.ro/images/thumb__toplista_135__430_323.jpg

Here's the trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUlASfXWiGA&NR=1
wandeljw
 
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Fri 30 Jul, 2010 10:36 am
@tsarstepan,
Apparently none of the Boston Globe staff saw Dario Argento's "Suspiria."

Have you seen "Suspiria" tsarstepan?
Arella Mae
 
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Fri 30 Jul, 2010 04:27 pm
@Letty,
Letty wrote:

Ever see this one? Adelino Poerio was a dwarf that was a serial killer.

http://www.filmtett.ro/images/thumb__toplista_135__430_323.jpg

Here's the trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUlASfXWiGA&NR=1
I haven't seen that one, Miss Letty, but I do like Donald Sutherland. I think the movies that scare me the most are the ones that you don't know who the killer is. The killer in the Town That Dreaded Sundown wore like a flour sack over his head and it was tied at the neck with a rope and had eye holes. It was sooooooooooooooooooooooo scary to me back then.
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tsarstepan
 
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Fri 30 Jul, 2010 11:47 pm
@wandeljw,
Yes. I do believe I did see it a couple of years ago. It's a movie I'm not too fond of or proud of mentioning I have seen it. Those Italian directors can be quite bizarre when they're making the campiest of camp films.
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shewolfnm
 
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Sat 31 Jul, 2010 05:29 am
For me Ju on was one of the scariest movies I have seen.
But my all time favorite horror movie is Devils Rejects. Smile
Its more of a psychological horror then a jump out and scare you movie.

Love it
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tsarstepan
 
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Sat 31 Jul, 2010 12:17 pm
Just finished watching the unclassifiably weird and freakishly mythological horror film, Teeth (2007).

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/raim0007/gwss3307_summer2008/teeth_movie_poster2.jpg

Quote:
The horror genre thrives on metaphor, and in exploiting the myth of "vagina dentata," Mitchell Lichtenstein's grisly B-movie Teeth has found a doozy. From the Latin meaning "toothed vagina," the myth generally expresses a fear of castration, and was originally meant as a warning to men about having sex with strange women, but Lichtenstein has cleverly reversed perspectives. In Teeth, this shocking anomaly evolves into a David Cronenberg-like expression of psychic distress, as a prim teenage girl undergoes a coming of age that's frightening at first, then oddly emboldening, once she realizes her sexual leverage. It's a brilliant concept for a horror movie, not least because the genre is usually so dedicated to male gratification, but the material requires a consistent tone, and first-time director Lichtenstein can't quite get a handle on it.


For the rest of the review:
http://www.avclub.com/articles/teeth,3126/

As for the cinematics and storytelling? I give the first time director, Mitchell Lichtenstein, more credit. The director inherited his artistic eye from his really famous Pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein.

What makes it so potent is it manages to keep its mystery a mystery and no attempt to actually touch upon an explanation (outside of loose implications and a few not so deeply thought out speculations on the theory of this case of vagina dentata. I believe it should become an ageless classic of the horror genre.

It truly is a female empowering horror film if it could actually be labeled as such.
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neko nomad
 
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Mon 1 Oct, 2012 07:20 pm
Years ago I was the projectionist for the day and ran The Manitou;
the term "camp" was the way the guys in the theater described it.
Nothing was too good to provide the troops manning the remote
outposts along our northern border.

Only the first clip. Check out the sidebar for the others.
A popcorn and orange soda kind of story to watch - warning: it may keep you up late into the night (the best time to watch).
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Alie
 
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Sat 27 Oct, 2012 12:36 pm
"The Blair Witch Project" is the best horror film as for me... Despite on the fact I rewatched it few times, each of them I was completely terrified...
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crank
 
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Sat 10 Nov, 2012 04:07 am
All the parts of Residential movies and Evil dead brings hell out of me Sad
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cchindiastore
 
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Mon 17 Jun, 2013 04:39 am
@material girl,
The Tale of Two Sisters
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Cassie84
 
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Fri 29 Aug, 2014 06:03 am
The Thing (1982) directed by John Carpenter is a terrifying film - all about paranoia and sub-zero dread. They say when it was released, it was one of the most hated movies of all time.
tsarstepan
 
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Fri 29 Aug, 2014 06:31 am
@Cassie84,
Cassie84 wrote:

The Thing (1982) directed by John Carpenter is a terrifying film - all about paranoia and sub-zero dread. They say when it was released, it was one of the most hated movies of all time.

Then this newly published poll would be relevant to you:
http://www.imdb.com/poll/YL_LHwKKMwM/?ref_=po_ho
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Sally142
 
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Mon 1 Sep, 2014 06:12 pm
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Others
The Fourth Kind
The Blair Witch Project
Dawn of the Dead
Tremors
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Thomas33
 
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Mon 1 Aug, 2016 12:38 pm
The Conjuring 2, followed maybe by Halloween The Curse of Michael Myers (the theatrical cut).
Both films are deep in scares and ideas - TC2 has the Nun, the scariest villain of all time, and H6 has the scariest incarnation of Michael Myers.
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