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Themagusx1

So who else here are big fans of Horror Movies? I love them myself and would love to talk horror cinema with you guys, what are some of your favorite? Mine are The Texas Chainsaw Masscare, Midsommar, The descent, HellRaiser, Cannibal Holocaust(I don’t condone certain scenes in thst movie and usually skip those scenes).

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NintendoByNature

Hands down my favorite genre. I love, for the most part, all horror films. Slashers especially. Halloween is an all time classic. Nightmare on Elm is another one for me. But then again, I even love the funny horror films like evil dead, and drag me to hell. They're pretty much the first movies I'm browsing thru when searching for something to watch. Bimmy recommended hereditary to me. Scariest film I've seen, and I've seen a TON.

Love the idea of this thread.

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Magician

Alien is the goat (imo), followed closely by The Exorcist. There has been a recent string of really good horror/comedies. I highly recommend Freaky, Spontaneous, and Ready or Not. And can we all agree Gremlins is greatest PG horror movie of all time?

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The Silence of the Lambs. I never finished it because I’m so squeamish when it comes to psychological violence, like dismemberment or… putting butterflies into the necks of corpses. But the hour I spent seeing it was legitimately terrifying, even when behind bars Hannibal Lecter was more unsettling than most villains.

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Primo40295

My favourite genre of all. Freddy Krueger is probably my favourite horror villain of all time. I'm a huge fan of the old Romero Zombie movies (the original night of the living dead was the first horror movie I've ever watch event though I'm still in my twenties), everything from Wes Craven (especially Nightmare and Scream), the first two Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Shaun of the Dead is probably the best zombie movie I've ever seen along with Train to Busan. The most recent horror movies I enjoyed are Hereditary, It follows, A quiet place, Martyrs, Raw, The descent, Rec, Cabin in the woods, The conjuring, The witch, Ready or not, Saint Maud, the new Halloween is also decent. I personally dislike every remake, they are just inferior to the originals and I really hate the extreme use of cgi. Also I highly recommend two YouTube channels if you are a fan of the genre: Foundflix and Dead Meat.

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Rambler

I love the odd horror film, the odder the better. So, off the top of my head, Alien, Exorcist, The Thing, Audition, Wicker Man, Kill List, Romero zombie movies, Haxan, Vampyre, Ju-On: The Grudge.

Still not seen Raw or Saint Maud, but they are on my list.

Oh, and all the fun Troma films as well, especially Tromeo & Juliet

Edit: Seem to have forgotten Videodrome

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NintendoByNature

Completely forgot. Stranger things is probably my favorite show of all time. I'd consider it horror/sci-fi. I've re-watched the seasons multiple times at this point. Can't wait for season 4.

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templag

@Themagusx1 i prefer horror without gore, such as conjuring or insidious

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Not a massive horror fan but definitely not against them if they are really good or entertaining:

Alien - the best, hands down
The Thing - a very, very close second
Jaws - massive impact, how many people still won’t swim in the sea to this day?
An American Werewolf in London - great mix of horror and comedy (still the best transformation onscreen)
The Fly - still creepy
Manhunter - stylised excellence
Dog Soldiers - horror, humour and action
28 Days Later - the empty London streets are even freakier after the lockdowns…
Tremors - excellent effects and humour
Duel - trucks are scary!
Psycho - that last shot of Perkins is terrifying
Cabin in the Woods - brilliant twists and effects
A Quiet Place - interesting modern take on the genre
Event Horizon - underrated gem
American Psycho - Bale at his best
The Mist - daring version of the Steven King short story
Night of the Living Dead/Dawn of the Dead - the remakes of both of the Romero versions are great too.
Scream - a pity that it doesn’t stand out as much as it did, when it was a send up of the 80s slasher tropes at the time.
Evil Dead 2 - swallow your soul!

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Ralizah

I've been a horror movie buff since as far back as I can remember. My parents had to teach me how to use a VCR when I was only a few years old because I kept wanting to rewatch A Nightmare on Elm Street over and over, lol.

Anyway, some favorites:

Halloween -1978 Carpenter original. To this day a masterclass in suspense and tension-building. The opening tracking shot is one of the all-time great film scenes, IMO.

A Nightmare on Elm Street. Obviously a childhood favorite; this film helped to reinvigorate the slasher genre and still does a great job of being surreal and scary.

Pulse (the 2001 Japanese original, not the inferior American remake). A thematically dense work about the nexus of loneliness, isolation, depression, and technology, this eerie film is probably the quietest apocalyptic ghost horror story you'll ever see.

The Return of the Living Dead. My all-time favorite zombie film, the VERY dark comedy works really well with the fatalistic tone of the narrative as a whole. Really awesome special effects work throughout (most horror fans will probably know this as the movie featuring the gruesome "Tar Man" monster). The music, cast, pacing, etc. are all perfect. One of the few films I can rewatch endlessly.

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Losermagnet

I don't like gore, I don't like jumpscares, and I don't really care for slasher flicks. Having said that - I love horror movies. I lean towards creature flicks and black & white era (hence my profile pick usually being some classic monster) but it really just depends on how the movie handles the material.

Some favorites:
-The first three Frankenstein movies (Frankenstein ('31), Bride of ('35), and Son of ('39))
-The Invisible Man (1933)
-The Mummy (1932)
-Island of Lost Souls (1932)
-The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
-Godzilla (1954)
-The Abominable Snowman (1957)
-Night of the Living Dead
-Alien (I prefer this to the sequel)
-Return of the Living Dead
-Gremlins
-Jacob's Ladder (very Silent Hill-esque)
-Shaun of the Dead (one of my favorite films)

The last few years in October my wife and I buy a bunch of horror movies and watch them throughout the month. We've already got a stack for this year 😁.

@Ralizah Tar Man is one of my favorite effects hands down. And the Linnea Quigley dance remains my biggest "is this actually happening?" moment in movies.

@Magician yes! I had to double check this, but it's one of the movies that lead to the creation of the PG-13 rating.

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I don't know how I forgot Twin Peaks and Fire Walk with Me. And Eraserhead too. Wonderful stuff.

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Wow, no one here mentioned Jacob's Ladder, the movie that inspired Silent Hill. Superb film, sadly been forgotten with time.

If anyone here liked Midsommar(which I didn't personally) or long movies in general, I would recommend The Wailing. It's a foreign film, but give it a chance, and it grabs hold of you, and it doesn't let go.

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jump

Finally a film thread that isn’t about anime or complaining about Disney! ;p

I’m not a massive fan of horror myself but it’s always a genre I return to. Some of my favourites;

Shaun Of The Dead, loads of fun! I wanted to watch it as it seemed to be a zombie movie version of Spaced which it pretty much is but god damn it’s good.

Oculus, it’s a clever flick which you can’t often say about horror films. It’s about a cursed mirror but rather than running around the house screaming about it they decide to test and monitor it using logic and it becomes a battle of wits between the people and mirror.

Scare Me, it’s about two writers in a cabin telling horror stories to each but it really draws you in. Watching these people give it their all whilst telling the stories is actually more effective than jump scare with a sexy teens walking down a dark corridor.

Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining which I don’t see enough people talk about as it was great. Perhaps it was too odd and more contemplative than The Shining but it’s a worthy sequel.

The Evil Dead films, Bruce Campbell and Sam Rami rock! 🤘

Paranormal Activity, it’s cliche now and there’s too many sequels but I remember watching it home alone at night and it’s one of the few films that has legit sacred me and kept me from sleeping.

Raw, it’s about a vegetarian vet who discovers she’s actually a cannibal with lots of foreign/indie film metaphors in it but the film itself has good plotting, great performances and squeamish scenes.

It Follows, I loved the premise of a STD curse/haunting!

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NintendoByNature

@jump haha yes! I loved the paranormal films too. The later films were pretty bad but the first 3 were solid.

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@NintendoByNature I wouldn’t say I loved them, I got abit bored watching it the second time as the characters and lore didn’t do much for me. They are all pretty much one trick ponies but the first one did legit scare me which rarely (if ever) actually happens to me which I suppose as a horror film means it was a great success unlike something like Blair Witch Project which was just a bit rubbish imo.

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NintendoByNature

@jump I get it. They're not for everyone. It did scare me too the first time I watched it. I liked how the 2nd and 3rd films tied into the first. To be honest, around that time alot of films were doing CGI for monsters/ ghosts, so the thought of the unknown was actually really welcome for me. I'd rather be scared of something I can't see than them spoiling the monster with some cruddy CGI graphics and ruining the experience. That's why I liked those films so much.

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jump

I watched the new Candyman flick in the cinema, it’s really good. A tad light on being scary but it’s visually striking, smart and best of all it’s not 3 hours long unlike most movies today.

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NintendoByNature

Ah, I've been wanting to see that. I'll probably wait til it's streaming somewhere for free though.

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I love horror movies, I just can't watch to many of them.

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