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Whats You Fave Horror ?

Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:02 am

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Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:02 am

Stephen king's IT and jeepers creepers !!!

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:55 pm

First ones that come to my mind are "Evil Dead" and "Braindead".

And I liked "Orphan" very much too.

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:56 pm

Any ETA

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:16 pm

The old Universal Pictures films Dracula, The Wolfman,Frankenstein, They are true horror movies todays horror movie are just blood and guts & gore movies.

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:25 pm

The Shining (movie), The Changling (movie) and the original Amittyville Horror (book).
Unfortunately, that collage you posted "presleymonroe" is not a horror...

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:29 pm

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This not only scares me, it makes me sad.

mark wrote:The old Universal Pictures films Dracula, The Wolfman,Frankenstein, They are true horror movies todays horror movie are just blood and guts & gore movies.

Ditto.

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:19 pm

Some of the pointless posts on this forum....ok not just some of them...all of them.

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:52 pm

mark wrote:The old Universal Pictures films Dracula, The Wolfman,Frankenstein, They are true horror movies todays horror movie are just blood and guts & gore movies.


Mostly agree with you there.

Some modern-era horror films are done with intelligence and wit, although many more are simply gore porn.

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:54 pm

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This guy was an Indianapolis legend for 50 years. He hosted "Nightmare Theater" on Friday nights starting at 11:00. As a kid, I looked forward to his show every week. He would show two movies each week of the Frankenstein, Dracula, Mummy, Wolfman nature. He recently passed away and his son is carrying on with the Indiana tradition.

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:55 pm

Rob wrote:Image

This guy was an Indianapolis legend for 50 years. He hosted "Nightmare Theater" on Friday nights starting at 11:00. As a kid, I looked forward to his show every week. He would show two movies each week of the Frankenstein, Dracula, Mummy, Wolfman nature. He recently passed away and his son is carrying on with the Indiana tradition.


Was Sammy from Cincinati?

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:18 am

Sammy has nothing on this fella....Zilch...Zippo...NADDA !


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Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:43 am

all child's play/chucky movies

TCB-FAN wrote:Some of the pointless posts on this forum....ok not just some of them...all of them.

i don't see how this is pointless? :? many people like horror
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Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:44 am

mark wrote:todays horror movie are just blood and guts & gore movies.

i love those kind of movies

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:58 am

The old horror movies had the suspense todays movies don't. Take Dracula 1931 when Dracula bits Mina you never see it the music is the clue he bites her

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:24 am

Lon Chaney Sr. as Phantom of the Opera was the one most terrifying characters ever...

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Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:40 am

Elvisgirl wrote:all child's play/chucky movies

TCB-FAN wrote:Some of the pointless posts on this forum....ok not just some of them...all of them.

i don't see how this is pointless? :? many people like horror


TCB-FAN was simply classing as horror some of the posts on the forum. Not yours, or anything to do with this thread.

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:01 am

As with all things, it's very easy to dismiss what is happening today in music, film, or whatever, and wish for an earlier period. The torture porn cycle was, I believe, a rather unfortunate one, and one I didn't like or particularly approve of. However, there have still been some fine horror films over the last decade - and some of them produced by the very people behind the torture porn cycle. While I don't think getting enjoyment from watching people getting tortured is the most healthy thing in society, I don't think much of the "found footage" cycle from an artistic point of view. While Blair Witch was fun and novel, it's now been done to death.

From the last decade, I thought Dead Silence (2007) was a good, enjoyable old-fashioned horror film. Was it new and innovative? No. Was is scary and suspenseful? Sure. I also thought Sinister (2012) was a brilliantly executed horror film. The Final Destination series (2000-2011) have also been an unexpected delight. While we know what to expect from each film now, and they have therefore lost their novelty value, it has to be said that the quality of the individual entries didn't really go downhill during the 5 films. The remake of Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) was interestingly done if not wholly successful, and it's a bit of a shame that a sequel wasn't forthcoming. I also understand that The Conjuring (2013) is an excellent film, but I have yet to see it. There are also delights to be found in other places when it comes to horror. Netflix are offering us Hemlock Grove, a 13 part serial based on the novel of the same name. And elsewhere on TV we recently had Bates Motel, which was also very good indeed, as were the first four or five series of Supernatural - although the standard of that has plummeted since then.

The Universal horror films set the benchmark very high, when the genre was in its infancy (the term "horror" wasn't used as a genre identifier until 1932), although I think Dracula in particular has aged worse than the average "My Boy" joke. I find the Val Lewton films from the early to mid 40s (Cat People, Body Snatchers etc) have aged considerably better in many cases and are still largely unknown amongst the masses.

NB. Nice to see The Changling getting a look in. Wonderful film, and great performance from George C Scott.

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:22 am

I can't watch scary movies, unless they're send-ups. After "The Sixth Sense," I didn't sleep well for months. The darn thing was scarier AFTER the film was over! Just freaked me out. I guess that means it was good.

rjm

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Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:55 am

Bubba Ho-Tep :)

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:42 pm

The Exorcist, nothing before or since has come close.

Do give an honourable mention to the oldies too, way better than any recent fare.

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:42 pm

poormadpeter wrote:As with all things, it's very easy to dismiss what is happening today in music, film, or whatever, and wish for an earlier period. The torture porn cycle was, I believe, a rather unfortunate one, and one I didn't like or particularly approve of. However, there have still been some fine horror films over the last decade - and some of them produced by the very people behind the torture porn cycle. While I don't think getting enjoyment from watching people getting tortured is the most healthy thing in society, I don't think much of the "found footage" cycle from an artistic point of view. While Blair Witch was fun and novel, it's now been done to death.

From the last decade, I thought Dead Silence (2007) was a good, enjoyable old-fashioned horror film. Was it new and innovative? No. Was is scary and suspenseful? Sure. I also thought Sinister (2012) was a brilliantly executed horror film. The Final Destination series (2000-2011) have also been an unexpected delight. While we know what to expect from each film now, and they have therefore lost their novelty value, it has to be said that the quality of the individual entries didn't really go downhill during the 5 films. The remake of Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) was interestingly done if not wholly successful, and it's a bit of a shame that a sequel wasn't forthcoming. I also understand that The Conjuring (2013) is an excellent film, but I have yet to see it. There are also delights to be found in other places when it comes to horror. Netflix are offering us Hemlock Grove, a 13 part serial based on the novel of the same name. And elsewhere on TV we recently had Bates Motel, which was also very good indeed, as were the first four or five series of Supernatural - although the standard of that has plummeted since then.

The Universal horror films set the benchmark very high, when the genre was in its infancy (the term "horror" wasn't used as a genre identifier until 1932), although I think Dracula in particular has aged worse than the average "My Boy" joke. I find the Val Lewton films from the early to mid 40s (Cat People, Body Snatchers etc) have aged considerably better in many cases and are still largely unknown amongst the masses.

NB. Nice to see The Changling getting a look in. Wonderful film, and great performance from George C Scott.

I was a bit disappointed when I went to see it a couple of weeks ago. Well crafted but maybe my expectations were a little too high. Some nice "jump scares" but in the end it wasn't THE big revival movie I hoped for. I'd rate it 6.5 out of 10 anyway. Go see it and decide for yourself. If you do, let me know what you think.

I would really love to read an review about this by greystoke.

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:46 pm

luckyjackson1 wrote:
poormadpeter wrote:As with all things, it's very easy to dismiss what is happening today in music, film, or whatever, and wish for an earlier period. The torture porn cycle was, I believe, a rather unfortunate one, and one I didn't like or particularly approve of. However, there have still been some fine horror films over the last decade - and some of them produced by the very people behind the torture porn cycle. While I don't think getting enjoyment from watching people getting tortured is the most healthy thing in society, I don't think much of the "found footage" cycle from an artistic point of view. While Blair Witch was fun and novel, it's now been done to death.

From the last decade, I thought Dead Silence (2007) was a good, enjoyable old-fashioned horror film. Was it new and innovative? No. Was is scary and suspenseful? Sure. I also thought Sinister (2012) was a brilliantly executed horror film. The Final Destination series (2000-2011) have also been an unexpected delight. While we know what to expect from each film now, and they have therefore lost their novelty value, it has to be said that the quality of the individual entries didn't really go downhill during the 5 films. The remake of Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) was interestingly done if not wholly successful, and it's a bit of a shame that a sequel wasn't forthcoming. I also understand that The Conjuring (2013) is an excellent film, but I have yet to see it. There are also delights to be found in other places when it comes to horror. Netflix are offering us Hemlock Grove, a 13 part serial based on the novel of the same name. And elsewhere on TV we recently had Bates Motel, which was also very good indeed, as were the first four or five series of Supernatural - although the standard of that has plummeted since then.

The Universal horror films set the benchmark very high, when the genre was in its infancy (the term "horror" wasn't used as a genre identifier until 1932), although I think Dracula in particular has aged worse than the average "My Boy" joke. I find the Val Lewton films from the early to mid 40s (Cat People, Body Snatchers etc) have aged considerably better in many cases and are still largely unknown amongst the masses.

NB. Nice to see The Changling getting a look in. Wonderful film, and great performance from George C Scott.

I was a bit disappointed when I went to see it a couple of weeks ago. Well crafted but maybe my expectations were a little too high. Some nice "jump scares" but in the end it wasn't THE big revival movie I hoped for. I'd rate it 6.5 out of 10 anyway. Go see it and decide for yourself. If you do, let me know what you think.

I would really love to read an review about this by greystoke.


Greystoke is sadly missed around here.

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:19 pm

I quite liked The Conjuring, thought it was pretty chilling. I grew up in Connecticut and in the late 70's/early 80's I would occasionally read an article about the Warrens.

The horror film that made the most impact on me is the original Night of the Living Dead. Scary and unsettling.

Re: Whats You Fave Horror ?

Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:52 pm

jak wrote:The real Lorraine Warren has a cameo in The Conjuring. She's the elderly lady on the left of the screen when they show the audience in the lecture scene. I liked the movie but I wished it would have been better. Very atmospheric and well acted. It just didn't deliver the goods at the end I thought. It turned somewhat to the standard formula in my opinion. I still recommend it.

Absolutely agreed!

Funny, I never cared for the original "Exorcist" as I thought it was simply bloody boring.

I like the first "The Omen" movie very much though and "Poltergeist" still chills me to the bone. Also the first "Paranormal Activity" scared the sh*t out of me. And I also liked the first "Blair Witch Project" installment. Just watch it all by yourself in total darkness and you'll know what I mean. :wink: