Fav horror movie ???

I love horror and have several Fav's

Psycho
Children of the Corn- The Original and only the Original...none of the crappy sequels that totally went of course of the story
The Exorcist
The Amityville Horror- again...the Original
The Shining
Misery- maybe not true horror, more psychological thriller...but I always cringe with Kathy Bates breaks out the Sledge Hammer
 

NonP

Hall of Fame
Don't even need to think about this: Shindo Kaneto (surname first)'s Kuroneko closely followed by Dreyer's Vampyr, with the caveat that reducing either film to the horror genre doesn't begin to do it justice as both transcend any easy classification you might throw at it. Shindo's ghost story for one is the most erotic film I've ever seen, an extraordinary feat given its utter lack of skin exposure, while Dreyer's first sound film is a masterpiece of atmosphere that pushes narrative form to its utmost limit and arguably outdoes Stoker's original in blurring the lines of gender and sexuality.

And I'll second the shout-outs to Carpenter's more subversive entries in the genre. That excludes a pure (if brutally effective) slasher like Halloween (never been a fan of 'em), but his initially ill-received works like The Fog, The Thing, Prince of Darkness, In the Mouth of Madness and even Ghosts of Mars have given me more to chew on than most commercial horror "classics" and franchises.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
The Ring
The Grudge
The Shining
Event Horizon
Insidious
The Thing

All pretty terrifying. For some reason The Exorcist wasn't scary to me at all.
 

mixtape

Rookie
A NIghtmare on Elm Street
Poltergeist
Pet Sematary
The Thing
The Conjuring
Insidious
and a few Asian Horror movies
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
I'm not a horror connoisseur.

Nightmare on Elm Street 3 retains the top spot due to my scared level after watching it for the first time.
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
Don't even need to think about this: Shindo Kaneto (surname first)'s Kuroneko closely followed by Dreyer's Vampyr, with the caveat that reducing either film to the horror genre doesn't begin to do it justice as both transcend any easy classification you might throw at it. Shindo's ghost story for one is the most erotic film I've ever seen, an extraordinary feat given its utter lack of skin exposure, while Dreyer's first sound film is a masterpiece of atmosphere that pushes narrative form to its utmost limit and arguably outdoes Stoker's original in blurring the lines of gender and sexuality.

And I'll second the shout-outs to Carpenter's more subversive entries in the genre. That excludes a pure (if brutally effective) slasher like Halloween (never been a fan of 'em), but his initially ill-received works like The Fog, The Thing, Prince of Darkness, In the Mouth of Madness and even Ghosts of Mars have given me more to chew on than most commercial horror "classics" and franchises.
Was the fog bad ??? I don’t remember
 

NonP

Hall of Fame
Night of the Hunter- great movie

Blue Velvet- for irrational reasons

Spawn- just because

Psycho- the one by Hitchcock
Damn how could I have forgotten The Night of the Hunter (though it's perhaps better classified as a thriller)? It's not just arguably the single greatest Southern Gothic film ever made (off the top of my head its only rival is John Huston's adaptation of Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood, probably his best work) but one of cinema's incontestable masterpieces in any genre. Amazing that this was Charles Laughton's sole directing effort (he did some previous uncredited work behind the camera on Burgess Meredith's The Man on the Eiffel Tower) and he never made another film after:


Can't say I'm nearly as enthusiastic about Blue Velvet. I've got a love-and-hate relationship with Lynch: I like and respect his willingness to confront his innermost thoughts and desires head-on but dislike his extreme puritanism stemming from an equally extreme right-wing politics (he's a self-professed admirer of Reagan) which casts the world in layers of innocence that he inevitably peels away for a presumably horrified yet intrigued audience to see. This mixture of mystery and titillation is catnip for most critics who like their arthouse cinema dark and impenetrable without being telegraphed, but with the exception of Eraserhead (which probably remains his best work to date) the moral dimensions of Lynch's most acclaimed films strike me as rather limited.

Was the fog bad ??? I don’t remember
None of those Carpenter films I listed are bad. Or at least I don't think they are, otherwise I wouldn't have given them my seal of approval. Just saying the initial critical reception to those movies was lukewarm if not outright hostile.
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
Damn how could I have forgotten The Night of the Hunter (though it's perhaps better classified as a thriller)? It's not just arguably the single greatest Southern Gothic film ever made (off the top of my head its only rival is John Huston's adaptation of Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood, probably his best work) but one of cinema's incontestable masterpieces in any genre. Amazing that this was Charles Laughton's sole directing effort (he did some previous uncredited work behind the camera on Burgess Meredith's The Man on the Eiffel Tower) and he never made another film after:


Can't say I'm nearly as enthusiastic about Blue Velvet. I've got a love-and-hate relationship with Lynch: I like and respect his willingness to confront his innermost thoughts and desires head-on but dislike his extreme puritanism stemming from an equally extreme right-wing politics (he's a self-professed admirer of Reagan) which casts the world in layers of innocence that he inevitably peels away for a presumably horrified yet intrigued audience to see. This mixture of mystery and titillation is catnip for most critics who like their arthouse cinema dark and impenetrable without being telegraphed, but with the exception of Eraserhead (which probably remains his best work to date) the moral dimensions of Lynch's most acclaimed films strike me as rather limited.



None of those Carpenter films I listed are bad. Or at least I don't think they are, otherwise I wouldn't have given them my seal of approval. Just saying the initial critical reception to those movies was lukewarm if not outright hostile.
I rewatched the best scenes from 82 thing and the Special effects way better than today’s cgi Crap
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
Damn how could I have forgotten The Night of the Hunter (though it's perhaps better classified as a thriller)? It's not just arguably the single greatest Southern Gothic film ever made (off the top of my head its only rival is John Huston's adaptation of Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood, probably his best work) but one of cinema's incontestable masterpieces in any genre. Amazing that this was Charles Laughton's sole directing effort (he did some previous uncredited work behind the camera on Burgess Meredith's The Man on the Eiffel Tower) and he never made another film after:


Can't say I'm nearly as enthusiastic about Blue Velvet. I've got a love-and-hate relationship with Lynch: I like and respect his willingness to confront his innermost thoughts and desires head-on but dislike his extreme puritanism stemming from an equally extreme right-wing politics (he's a self-professed admirer of Reagan) which casts the world in layers of innocence that he inevitably peels away for a presumably horrified yet intrigued audience to see. This mixture of mystery and titillation is catnip for most critics who like their arthouse cinema dark and impenetrable without being telegraphed, but with the exception of Eraserhead (which probably remains his best work to date) the moral dimensions of Lynch's most acclaimed films strike me as rather limited.



None of those Carpenter films I listed are bad. Or at least I don't think they are, otherwise I wouldn't have given them my seal of approval. Just saying the initial critical reception to those movies was lukewarm if not outright hostile.
I don’t care about such old movies
Nothing earlier than late 70s
 

Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
Although I was also informed it was Southern Gothic, the film always looks to an outsider as the worst features of American society writ large on a mythic canvas.

From Harry Powell to Jeffrey Epstein is not such a huge leap, after all.

Damn how could I have forgotten The Night of the Hunter (though it's perhaps better classified as a thriller)? It's not just arguably the single greatest Southern Gothic film ever made ...
 

acintya

Hall of Fame
The Wailing - https://m.imdb.com/title/tt5215952/ is really good
Witch - atmosphere is fantastic
Ring - american version is a far better package than the original movie. This is a proper remake
Babadook is surprisingly good if you like slow paced horror
and Conjuring 1 (second part is more or less the same)
Devil (good elevator horror)
Rec and The Blair witch project for some reality horror feel. Btw BWP 2 is not so bad also.
The tale of two sisters

then the usual suspects: Exorcist, Omen, Alien, Haloween

u might like also movies like: the cube, the room
 
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Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Is that the one when the kids are in psych ward and one kid is killed when Freddie turns into a giant puppet
Yeah, that is the one. The figure coming off the wall and turning into Freddy was something little me wasn't ready for. It was still kind of OG Freddy mixed in with the jokester version. I still thought it was very scary.

Could have used some of that filthy Tom Lawlor training.
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
Carpenter's original I presume? I was terrified when I watched it as a kid.

Carpenter's was anything but original. A virtual remake of "The Thing from Another World," which was sometimes called simply "The Thing," made in 1951 starring James Arness (Marshall Dillon in "Gunsmoke") as The Thing.
 

Ronaldo

Talk Tennis Guru
Carpenter's was anything but original. A virtual remake of "The Thing from Another World," which was sometimes called simply "The Thing," made in 1951 starring James Arness (Marshall Dillon in "Gunsmoke") as The Thing.
Where was Festus?
 

hollywood9826

Hall of Fame
I don't find horror movies scary which makes most them hard to watch for me. You usually pick pretty quick the couple white people (usually a girl and guy) who will live and know all the black or whatever other race is around will die.

But one of the most entertaining movies I have seem and one I guess most would classify as horror is Freddy vs. Jason. One of the few movies I actually saw more than once in the theatre. Wish Kelly Rowland would have survived and not the big boobed blond girl, but when does the big boobed blonde girl ever die in these movies?
 

Born_to_slice

Semi-Pro
Carpenter's was anything but original. A virtual remake of "The Thing from Another World," which was sometimes called simply "The Thing," made in 1951 starring James Arness (Marshall Dillon in "Gunsmoke") as The Thing.
What I meant by Carpenter's original is The Thing from 1982, as there's also a remake of it by the same name from 2011.

Story from 1951 movie has some basic elements similar to the Carpenter's The Thing but it's based on a novella Who Goes There, so not original itself and similar movies with alien monsters were plentiful at the time anyway. I mostly just can't stand type of acting/directing in old (and new) American cinema. Their Japanese contemporaries are way better. Will try to watch 1951 movie though.

Anyway, Carpenter is amazing and actually good at his job, which is rarity. I can't recommend him enough.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Carpenter's original I presume? I was terrified when I watched it as a kid.
Prince Of Darknes and In the Mouth Of Madness are also good Carpenter's horrors but nothing compares to The Thing.
Yeah the Carpenter one...really really well done. I haven't seen those others you mentioned, I'll have to check them out.

I remember seeing the remake and not thinking it was too good. Been awhile though.

Fun fact...the 1982 Thing was partially filmed pretty close to where I lived.
 

Born_to_slice

Semi-Pro
'Salem's Lot 1979 Based on Stiven King's novel (only his 2nd published one). Very slow, almost puts you to sleep, but then...
 

Kobble

Hall of Fame
Halloween (1977) - Great scenery and setting. Felt very relatable.
The Amityville Horror - Another one with a great setting and based on real murders.
The Shining - The first horror movie that really gave me a bad feeling. Watched it alone during the day on tape when I was about 12, maybe.
 

Gugafan

Hall of Fame
Perhaps not an outright horror but IT (original) freaked me out as a child. That scene when tommys paper boat goes into the gutter and the clown says "they all float " and subsequently transforms into an evil entity with razor like teeth and devouring the poor boy. Iconic horror scene!
 

Dilexson

Hall of Fame
Perhaps not an outright horror but IT (original) freaked me out as a child. That scene when tommys paper boat goes into the gutter and the clown says "they all float " and subsequently transforms into an evil entity with razor like teeth and devouring the poor boy. Iconic horror scene!
(y)
Georgie's death in the original film was pretty scary. Nobody would've expected that sudden transformation from the clown. In the recent remake it was actually quite heartbreaking though , not sure it was intentional or not.
 
Perhaps not an outright horror but IT (original) freaked me out as a child. That scene when tommys paper boat goes into the gutter and the clown says "they all float " and subsequently transforms into an evil entity with razor like teeth and devouring the poor boy. Iconic horror scene!
I got goosebumps just reflecting back on a couple of the creepier scenes from that.

There was one really eerie scene where a ghost of the kid's dad materializes over a pond or something. Waving.

Don't recall all the details, but it was oddly spooky.
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
Yeah the Carpenter one...really really well done. I haven't seen those others you mentioned, I'll have to check them out.

I remember seeing the remake and not thinking it was too good. Been awhile though.

Fun fact...the 1982 Thing was partially filmed pretty close to where I lived.
The bus carrying the actors almost crashed over a cliff !!! Scary

Kurt was almost seriously injured in the final scene and was blown back several feet
 

Dilexson

Hall of Fame
Ok, i'm bored. I'm gonna type in all the horror flicks that i've liked from recent years.
Will update in a few minutes. :)

Just going through my ratings, in no particular order;
Alien by Scott and the Cameron's sequel Aliens
The thing
The shining
What we do in the shadows , Tucker and Dale vs Evil
^^ both of these should be the definition of horror comedy. (y)
The others
Saw, not the sequels lol
The conjuring, sequels were just as good.
Get out
Rec , spanish found footage film. Damn good one.
It
Hereditary
Ring ,worthy remake of the japanese (?) classic.
The Descent
The orphanage
Let the right one in
It follows
Insidious
1408
Haute tension / High tension
Dog soldiers
Resident Evil :X3:
Oculus
The Blair witch project
Paranormal activity
I'm sure there's more. Lol
Films like Wrong turn, Final destination, The hills have eyes were quite fun to watch for the first time. :)
 
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Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Ok, i'm bored. I'm gonna type in all the horror flicks that i've liked from recent years.
Will update in a few minutes. :)

Just going through my ratings, in no particular order;
Alien by Scott and the Cameron's sequel Aliens
The thing
The shining
What we do in the shadows , Tucker and Dale vs Evil
^^ both of these should be the definition of horror comedy. (y)
The others
Saw, not the sequels lol
The conjuring, sequels were just as good.
Get out
Rec , spanish found footage film. Damn good one.
It
Hereditary
Ring ,worthy remake of the japanese (?) classic.
The Descent
The orphanage
Let the right one in
It follows
Insidious
1408
Haute tension / High tension
Dog soldiers
Resident Evil :X3:
Oculus
The Blair witch project
Paranormal activity
I'm sure there's more. Lol
Films like Wrong turn, Final destination, The hills have eyes were quite fun to watch for the first time. :)
Good list. Glad you put Dog Soldiers in there...that was so scary. Creepiest werewolves ever.

The bus carrying the actors almost crashed over a cliff !!! Scary

Kurt was almost seriously injured in the final scene and was blown back several feet
Interesting...didnt know that. Glad there wasn't a tragedy.
 

alexio88

Professional
Ok, i'm bored. I'm gonna type in all the horror flicks that i've liked from recent years.
Will update in a few minutes. :)

Just going through my ratings, in no particular order;
Alien by Scott and the Cameron's sequel Aliens
The thing
The shining
What we do in the shadows , Tucker and Dale vs Evil
^^ both of these should be the definition of horror comedy. (y)
The others
Saw, not the sequels lol
The conjuring, sequels were just as good.
Get out
Rec , spanish found footage film. Damn good one.
It
Hereditary
Ring ,worthy remake of the japanese (?) classic.
The Descent
The orphanage
Let the right one in
It follows
Insidious
1408
Haute tension / High tension
Dog soldiers
Resident Evil :X3:
Oculus
The Blair witch project
Paranormal activity
I'm sure there's more. Lol
Films like Wrong turn, Final destination, The hills have eyes were quite fun to watch for the first time. :)
where are..
grave encounters
martyrs
silent hill
sinister
the skeleton key...
 
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acintya

Hall of Fame

this scene ****ed me back then,but i guess you need to watch the full movie for the full effect. it kicks you..maybe not you-but it did happen to me
 

acintya

Hall of Fame
1408 could be a such good movie,but it turns into a ridicolous sci-fi movie.

masterpiece=rosemarys baby

guys just for fun,you need to watch Dead Alive +r Braindead lol:

 
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