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Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:39 am

jak wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
jak wrote:I think Fredric March gave one of the most amazing performances I have ever seen in Jekyll.He was incredible and that will always be my favorite adaptation of the film.
I cant believe I have never heard of the Indestructible Man.I will seek that one out ASAP.


Grab your popcorn, pull up a chair, here 'tis:



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"Indestructible Man" (Allied Artists, March 1956)
Directed by: Jack Pollexfen


Indestructible Man_1956.JPG


Thanks for taking the time to post that.I checked earlier and I was able to rent it via streaming at Amazon.I consider myself somewhat of a horror film buff and I really was surprised I had never seen it.Ive always had a soft spot for Chaney also.I look forward to watching it later tonight.Since it was in you're top ten I have high hopes Doc!


It's a favourite ... this doesn't mean it is one of the greats. It's a low-budget affair. Many feel it takes 1941's "Man Made Monster"and mixes it with 1950s film noir to create a genuinely more creepy and engaging film. As a Chaney fan, it captured my attention and is still enjoyable today. And to see San Francisco and Los Angeles, circa 1955, is a pleasure all its own.

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:56 am

Stephen kings IT
Jeapers creepers
A Nightmare On Elm Street 1& 2
Darkness falls
An American Werewolf in London
Hostel

(Universal Classic Monsters)
The wolfman
Dracula
The mummy
Frankenstein

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:59 am

rocknroller wrote:Stephen kings IT
Jeapers creepers
A Nightmare On Elm Street 1& 2
Darkness falls
An American Werewolf in London
Hostel

(Universal Classic Monsters)
The wolfman
Dracula
The mummy
Frankenstein


Elm Street 2?!

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:01 am

poormadpeter wrote:
rocknroller wrote:Stephen kings IT
Jeapers creepers
A Nightmare On Elm Street 1& 2
Darkness falls
An American Werewolf in London
Hostel

(Universal Classic Monsters)
The wolfman
Dracula
The mummy
Frankenstein


Elm Street 2?!



1 and 2 !!!

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:49 pm

I will just say the Universal Monsters

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:58 pm

elvisbot wrote:THE EXORCIST- was a film that i had never seen until recently. I never really cared for horror films that have a story line that involved a lot of religious themes (never seemed right to me). I borrowed the blu ray from someone, watched it with full 5.1 surround, big screen treatment, then, went to bed and lost a lot of sleep that night. C R E E P Y ! And I'm watching it in 2013 so i can just imagine what audiences thought of the film back in the day when it first played theaters.
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)-saw this in the summer of '74 when it was first released. This movie is creepy from the get go with the grave robbing sequence being seen only in small flashes of light, then opening credits with bizarro music and on to the decomposed corpse wired to a cemetary monument like a bizarre work of art. For those who didn't see this back in 1974, i will tell you this: this movie was so different from every other horror film out there at the time, that audiences were gasping and screaming during the Leatherface/Sally chase sequences through the woods and found it hard to wrap their mind around everything else that was going on in the film. What also creeped me out, was that every member of this lunatic family had a different kind of psychotic personality that was totally different from each other, even though they all belonged to the same family. The poor lighting in the film and the documentary style filming techniques added extra authenticity to the goings on and made it even creepier than it really should have been.

Did you know it's based on a true story The exorcism of Roland Doe refers to events surrounding the supposed possessed status and exorcism of an anonymous American boy, which occurred in the late 1940s. Roland Doe (born circa 1936) is the pseudonym assigned to the exorcized boy by the Catholic Church. Later the pseudonym was changed by author Thomas B. Allen to "Robbie Mannheim". The events reported in the media of the time and the subsequent supernatural claims surrounding those events went on to inspire the 1971 novel The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty and the 1973 film adaptation, as well as Thomas B. Allen's 1993 historical account Possessed, a second edition of it in 1999, and the 2000 film by the same name, based on Allen's book.

Part of that happened in a house in St Louis Mo. at 8435 Roanoke Dr, Bel-nor, MO 63121

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:59 am

rocknroller wrote:
poormadpeter wrote:
rocknroller wrote:Stephen kings IT
Jeapers creepers
A Nightmare On Elm Street 1& 2
Darkness falls
An American Werewolf in London
Hostel

(Universal Classic Monsters)
The wolfman
Dracula
The mummy
Frankenstein


Elm Street 2?!



1 and 2 !!!


I thought Elm Street 2 was an awful film - unintentionally funny (and rather popular with the gay community for obvious reasons) but awful nonetheless!

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:06 am

poormadpeter wrote:
rocknroller wrote:
poormadpeter wrote:
rocknroller wrote:Stephen kings IT
Jeapers creepers
A Nightmare On Elm Street 1& 2
Darkness falls
An American Werewolf in London
Hostel

(Universal Classic Monsters)
The wolfman
Dracula
The mummy
Frankenstein


Elm Street 2?!




1 and 2 !!!


rather popular with the gay community for obvious reasons


Well i don't know about that but to each there own ! but i remember seeing it back in the day as a teenager and liked it as it was my first scary movie at the cinema.it looks well dated these days but for me much better than 3 and 4.i still enjoy watching it every now and then for nostalgic reasons !!!

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:02 am

Anyone remember this one? It was psychological, and I was able to sit through it a few times. In the morning!

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Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:37 am

rjm wrote:Anyone remember this one? It was psychological, and I was able to sit through it a few times. In the morning!

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Is it a good movie?? i just Love Psychological thriller/horror movies, probably i'll consider watching it..

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:25 pm

yaso wrote:
rjm wrote:Anyone remember this one? It was psychological, and I was able to sit through it a few times. In the morning!

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rjm

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Is it a good movie?? i just Love Psychological thriller/horror movies, probably i'll consider watching it..


The director said he was disappointed with it, but I watched it a couple of times (and these films are difficult for me). I liked it!

Can't say too much about the plot if people haven't seen it, because it's all spoilers. Some might say it was "predictable, " but the execution works very well. It's set in 1935, and has a nice feel to it. And it's really scary!

I only watch these things in the morning, so as to have some hope of sleeping. Seriously. And never in a theater, when you're trapped in the dark!

I enjoy really old comic-horror. Especially this time of year. The sillier, the better! Break out the Butterfingers (only once a year!), and enjoy.

The only "serious" horror I can tolerate is if it has a strong psychological twist. I love Browning's Freaks. Truly the greatest.

rjm

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Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:41 pm

Universals horror /monster movies and most of the classic Hammer horror

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:44 pm

rjm wrote:Anyone remember this one? It was psychological, and I was able to sit through it a few times. In the morning!

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Never heard about this one - might try to track it down and give it a try.

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:30 pm

rjm wrote:Anyone remember this one? It was psychological, and I was able to sit through it a few times. In the morning!

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The Other is a very interesting film, rjm. It plays the psychological game without expressing any desire to exact horror at its core or a want to scare. But it raises questions and aims to unsettle in a fashion not too far removed from the likes of The Innocents, The Others or The Sixth Sense. And, aside from being so well written and keenly directed, with such a meagre budget, great creativity is abound. The camera-work, especially, and the clever use of an objective lens, which is paramount towards the narrative. Jerry Goldsmith's score is also very good.

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:57 pm

greystoke wrote:
rjm wrote:Anyone remember this one? It was psychological, and I was able to sit through it a few times. In the morning!

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rjm

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The Other is a very interesting film, rjm. It plays the psychological game without expressing any desire to exact horror at its core or a want to scare. But it raises questions and aims to unsettle in a fashion not too far removed from the likes of The Innocents, The Others or The Sixth Sense. And, aside from being so well written and keenly directed, with such a meagre budget, great creativity is abound. The camera-work, especially, and the clever use of an objective lens, which is paramount towards the narrative. Jerry Goldsmith's score is also very good.

Welcome back, greystoke! So good to read from you. And thanks for the "description", that made me even more curious!

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:20 pm

rjm wrote:Anyone remember this one? It was psychological, and I was able to sit through it a few times. In the morning!

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Good one, rjm!

This movie scared the hell out of me when I was a little kid. Psychological thrillers always get to me. Another film that scared me when I was a little kid was The Nanny (1965 Hammer film production starring Bette Davis).

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:41 pm

jak wrote:"It's a favourite ... this doesn't mean it is one of the greats. It's a low-budget affair. Many feel it takes 1941's "Man Made Monster" and mixes it with 1950s film noir to create a genuinely more creepy and engaging film. As a Chaney fan, it captured my attention and is still enjoyable today. And to see San Francisco and Los Angeles, circa 1955, is a pleasure all its own."

I watched the film this weekend and I really enjoyed it.While not one of the greats as you said,I thought it was much better than most of Chaney's later work.This movie had a really good supporting cast also.I was surprised to see Max Showalter in this.He was a good actor who seems to rarely get mentioned.Some may remember him as one of the grandfathers in Sixteen Candles.Im glad you mentioned this film.It was great to see something new to my eyes.


Glad you appreciated "Indestructible Man." I agree that the supporting cast does well, especially Max Showalter (billed as "Casey Adams"). His narration throughout the film helps give it that noir quality.

'The Butcher' didn't know how he had been brought back from the dead, and he didn't care.
All he knew is he was alive.


Too bad no one else on this topic seems interested. I am sure Elvis saw this.

It's a neat little film, and perhaps Chaney's final quality starring role, even though he has no speaking lines after the first five minutes.


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Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:25 am

rjm wrote:
yaso wrote:
rjm wrote:Anyone remember this one? It was psychological, and I was able to sit through it a few times. In the morning!

Image

rjm

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Is it a good movie?? i just Love Psychological thriller/horror movies, probably i'll consider watching it..


The director said he was disappointed with it, but I watched it a couple of times (and these films are difficult for me). I liked it!

Can't say too much about the plot if people haven't seen it, because it's all spoilers. Some might say it was "predictable, " but the execution works very well. It's set in 1935, and has a nice feel to it. And it's really scary!

I only watch these things in the morning, so as to have some hope of sleeping. Seriously. And never in a theater, when you're trapped in the dark!

I enjoy really old comic-horror. Especially this time of year. The sillier, the better! Break out the Butterfingers (only once a year!), and enjoy.

The only "serious" horror I can tolerate is if it has a strong psychological twist. I love Browning's Freaks. Truly the greatest.

rjm

Sent From My Phabulous Galaxy Note II Phablet Using Tapatalk 4


It's an interesting little film, for sure - and was unavailable for a number of years, if I remember correctly. I have to say I found it more "interesting" than scary or particularly good - but I believe I am very much in the minority on this one.

One film that I now wish I'd included in my original post is the 1967 Russian horror film, Vij. This is Russian cinema at it's weirdest and yet most compelling, telling the story of a novice monk who has to watch over a dead body in a barn in a remote village for three days. In doing so he has to contend with ghosts, witches and demons. Depending on your mood it's either totally terrifying or absolutely ridiculous.

Sadly the only clip on youtube has no english subs, but you get the idea...

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Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:01 am

Lol, most of these are way old and redundant, not even remotely close to being "horror"

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:11 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
jak wrote:I think Fredric March gave one of the most amazing performances I have ever seen in Jekyll.He was incredible and that will always be my favorite adaptation of the film.
I cant believe I have never heard of the Indestructible Man.I will seek that one out ASAP.


Grab your popcorn, pull up a chair, here 'tis:



phpBB [video]

"Indestructible Man" (Allied Artists, March 1956)
Directed by: Jack Pollexfen


Indestructible Man_1956.JPG

Thanks for reminding me about this,rewatched last night

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:13 pm

greystoke wrote:
rjm wrote:Anyone remember this one? It was psychological, and I was able to sit through it a few times. In the morning!

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rjm

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The Other is a very interesting film, rjm. It plays the psychological game without expressing any desire to exact horror at its core or a want to scare. But it raises questions and aims to unsettle in a fashion not too far removed from the likes of The Innocents, The Others or The Sixth Sense. And, aside from being so well written and keenly directed, with such a meagre budget, great creativity is abound. The camera-work, especially, and the clever use of an objective lens, which is paramount towards the narrative. Jerry Goldsmith's score is also very good.


Thank you! Means a lot. Something about it appealed to me, and the first time I decided to watch it, I just grasped the sofa cushions really tight, and am glad I stuck it out.

Good to see your wonderful writing around!

rjm

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Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:24 pm

ECC83 wrote:Lol, most of these are way old and redundant, not even remotely close to being "horror"


Old, redundant and not close to horror??????

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:00 pm

keninlincs wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
jak wrote:I think Fredric March gave one of the most amazing performances I have ever seen in Jekyll.He was incredible and that will always be my favorite adaptation of the film.
I cant believe I have never heard of the Indestructible Man.I will seek that one out ASAP.


Grab your popcorn, pull up a chair, here 'tis:



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"Indestructible Man" (Allied Artists, March 1956)
Directed by: Jack Pollexfen


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Thanks for reminding me about this,rewatched last night


You are quite welcome. So glad you enjoyed it!

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:08 pm

We know that Elvis loved Vincent Price very, very much. I am sure that HOUSE OF WAX was one of Elvis' favorites, especially around Halloween.

If you want to know more about this landmark 3-D production - and the brilliant restored edition on 3-D Blu-ray - check out this article: http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/House-of-Wax

Re: Ten favourite Horror Films

Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:01 pm

HoneyTalkNelson wrote:We know that Elvis loved Vincent Price very, very much. I am sure that HOUSE OF WAX was one of Elvis' favorites, especially around Halloween.

If you want to know more about this landmark 3-D production - and the brilliant restored edition on 3-D Blu-ray - check out this article: http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/House-of-Wax


Yes! Fantastic film, and one of my top ten:

drjohncarpenter wrote:Top Ten (chronological)

Frankenstein (1931)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_(1931_film)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Jekyll_and_Mr._Hyde_(1931_film)

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bride_of_Frankenstein

The Wolf Man (1941)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wolf_Man_(1941_film)

Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_Meets_the_Wolf_Man

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbott_and_Costello_Meet_Frankenstein

House of Wax (1953)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Wax_(1953_film)


Indestructible Man (1956)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indestructible_Man

Carnival of Souls (1962)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnival_of_Souls

Night of the Living Dead (1968)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Living_Dead


Runner-Ups (chronological)

Psycho (1960)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psycho_(1960_film)

Magic (1978)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_(1978_film)

Alien (1979)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_(film)

Christine (1983)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_(1983_film)

The Lost Boys (1987)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_Boys


But ... did he screen it at the Memphian in the '70s?