Favorite Horror Movies

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  1. RE4zombie
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    Since Halloween is coming up, I decided to make a thread where you list your favorite horror movies.

    I really like the classics, heres my top five.

    1. The Silence of the Lambs
    2. The Shining
    3. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
    4. A Nightmare on Elm Street (original)
    5. Alien
     


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    I am fairly sure we had this thread before but I am not going to turn up a chance. I could probably quite easily do it with zombie films but I shall curb that one before it starts.
    Know that should I be flicking through channels on TV I will usually purposely skip the horror channel for fear that I will be sitting there all night.

    Equally I am not quite sure what counts as a horror film so I will leave it at my favourite and hopefully pick up a few suggestions.

    Tetsuo: The iron man.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096251/
     
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    1. May - I have lost count of how many times I have watched this
    2. Audition - one of the only movies that can make me cringe.
    3. Haute Tension - released here as "High Tension" but I like haute better, not to mention, the french audio > english, anyways.
    4. The Eye (2002) - this has been in my top movies list for a while (not just horror). the sequels, not so much.
    5. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) - although I love the original, this is one of the best remakes I have ever seen, not to mention the guy who directed HT did this [​IMG]
    6. Just Before Dawn - this is a nice little slasher from the 80's, it is one of the few slashers I have really ever liked.
    7. One Missed Call (2004) - I have watched this so many times too
    8. Rosemary's Baby - This movie have me nightmares haha
    9. Ringu - this frightened me so much more than the remake when i was 11 haha, thought it isn't as frightening now, I still love it.
    10. Vacancy - ok, this movie is not truly horror, but it certainly is frightening to me (and pretty underrated if you ask me), but it sure made me very paranoid after I watched it after it came out.

    runner ups
    Diabolique (1955) not really horror, but the movie is very suspenseful
    Ju-on

    I don't get scared easily (I would actually say many of these movies I have not been scared by (haute, audition, rosemary's baby and ringu) are the only movies that have actually frightened me from the list (just to note, vacancy was not really scary but it did make me paranoid [​IMG])
     
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    1. Dr. Giggles
    2. Friday the 13th: Jason Takes Manhattan
    3. Tales From The Darkside
    4. House on Haunted Hill
    5. IT!
     
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    I enjoy way too many horror films and can't list a top 5, but if you're looking for some obscure but great horror films to watch then here's a few :

    Nightmares In A Damaged Brain


    Terror At The Opera


    The Stendhal Syndrome


    Dellamorte Dellamore


    The Prophecy


    Dead And Buried


    The Children


    City of the Living Dead


    Tenebrae
     
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    The Re-animator
    Hausu
    Braindead
    The Shining
    Salo
     
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    That's not really a horror film so much as an exploration of fascism and sexual perversion.
     
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    I'm a sucker for suspense, so I thought Paranormal Activity and Blair Witch Project had to be in my list. Blair Witch Project is the only scary movie EVER that I watched at least 5 times. I thought Paranormal Activity was a bit too much of a Hollywood flick, but it caused me to wake up in the middle of the night scared as hell!


    In random order:

    Paranormal Activity
    Wolf Creek (almost pissed my pants while watching)
    Blair Witch Project
    House of the Devil (just a solid good movie)
    Drag me to hell (same as above)
     
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    Well I really haven't come across any good horror films lately and those were pretty much the first that came to mind. I knew that Salo was a bit of a stretch, but it would fall under the category of horrifying for most people.
     
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    If we are talking about the same 'hausu', i really wouldnt consider that a horror movie, I always thought it was more a comedy, if anything
     
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    Well most of my pick are both horror/comedy, and I'm pretty much a sucker for any film that can combine to two successfully.
     
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    Good call! One of my favourite writers/directors as well. Got most of his films in my collection. It's a shame America chops up his films so much though. What they did the Phenomena was shocking. [​IMG]
     
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    I really loved the alien/predator movies.
    -The Saw movies. [​IMG]
    -Night of the Living Dead
    -28 Weeks Later
    -Texas Chainsaw Massacre
     
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    Two of my faves as well! Shame what Tom Savini did to it when he remade it though. Not seen the most recent remake that they did in 3D yet.
     
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    I usually hate remakes of movies. Classics are the best. [​IMG]
     
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    -Exorcist (when I watched this one certain event were mirrored in the real world while watching (for example when the phone rang in the movie it rang in our home as well, or when there was some bouncing on a door they bounced on my door too) which was not fun)
    -Shining (it has a very unsettling atmosfere right from the first shot)
    -1408 (loved the ending)

    Well that's everything that springs out at the moment (seen way to many of 'em to really remember the titles). Though I do tend to stay clear of the zombie movies, they just don't strike my fancy.
     
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    Night of the Living Dead is a good one. I find it kind of funny too.
    Dawn of the Dead is one of my favorites.
     
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    My top seven horror films are:

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    In Vulpes' Fur
    Carrie
    Cujo
    The Shining
    The Blair Witch Project
    Child's Play Series (horrible movie series, but it's the first horror movie I've ever watched)
    The Mist
    Sixth Sense
    Paranormal Activities
    The Grudge
    Exorcist
    The Hills Have Eyes
    1048
    Saw Series
    Audition (only saw half since I freaked out)
    The Silence of the Lambs
    Drag me to Hell (one of the funniest horror movies I've ever seen)

    As you can see, I'm a big fan of Stephen King.