Best Horror movie !

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  1. Haveaniceday

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    Choose either:

    the Mario Bava collection
    Dario Argento set
    Black Sunday (a Bava movie)
    The Dawn of the Dead
    The Evil Dead
    Day of the Dead


    I would add a helluva lot more to that list so no I don't agree with it fully, but Bava & Argento are true horror masters. I would also check out these directors:

    Lucio Fulci
    Ruggero Deodato
    Hideo Nakata
    George Romero

    Here's a list of some of my favorites:

    Suspiria
    Black Sunday
    Zombi
    The Beyond
    Burial Ground - Night of Terror
    Inferno
    Kill Baby Kill
    Castle of Blood
    Lisa and the Devil
    City Of The Living Dead
    The House By the Cemetery
    The House with Laughing Windows
    The Grim Reaper




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    I recommend C.H.U.D. and Children of the Corn, Halloween 4 and 5 are ok.

    Avoid Creepshow 2 its not nearly as good as the original.
     
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    Children of the corn was great.

    The HP Lovecraft movie about the liquid satan in a container was great as well, can't recall the name but Alice Cooper played a bum in that movie.
     
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    YouTube - Prince of Darkness 1987 horror part1/10

    I remember that movie, vividly for some reason.

    Think it must have been the ancient evil and future technology hook that made it stick.
     
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    From that list I would pick Halloween and Dawn of the Dead. Closely followed by Evil Dead 1 & 2 and C.H.U.D (guilty pleasure).
     
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    I Spit On Your Grave
    The Honeymoon Murders
    Night of the Living Dead
    Hellraiser
    Maniac Cop
     
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    I don't know any of the movies in the list lol
     
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    Save for the Argento box set and Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead, they all look pretty poor. The original Halloween is great too.

    My favorite horror film is Kwaidan. It's an anthology of Japanese ghost stories done in an expressionist style and simply beautiful as it is atmospherically scary. It won the Jury Prize at Cannes when it was released. Careful if you read the review, there are a few spoilers.
     
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    I posted about this movie I Spit On Your Grave in my last post. The coming attractions clip makes it sensational but it's really not. It's not even really a horror movie but I throw it into that category and if you see it you will know why. I haven't seen it in years but I remember it being a real nail biter. Probably at the time it was an idea of feminist revenge. It's just a movie but to me it was a real verite' example of independent movie makiing. To me it's a classic budget movie much like the original Night of the Living Dead which to me is still a classic and VERY scary.
     
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    I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE is a rape and revenge movie that has been described to me by someone I trust as being more gut wrenching than spooky. He found it hard to watch.

    SpOoky and gut wrenching is REANIMATOR; THE DEAD ALIVE; THE FRIGHTENERS; NIGHT OF THE CREEPS; THE GATE; QUATERMASS AND THE PIT (aka 5 MILLION YEARS TO EARTH); DR PHIBES ; THE THING;

    NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and DAWN OF THE DEAD.

    CURSE OF THE DEMON

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    It is hard to watch and it is like you described but I would still put it on a Halloween viewing list to mix it up. It's very grueling!
     
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    I haven't seen either of them, but Black Sunday and Black Sabbath generally get favorable reviews.

    Speaking of horror films, I caught part of Shallow Ground on TV today. It wasn't great, but it was good. The story was fairly original, the special effects were pretty good (with almost no CGI, which I think is far too overused these days), and it was beautifully shot. It's amazing what they were able to do with a low budget of only $72,000 and 18 days of shooting. Rocky Marquette does a great job as "The Boy," who spends the movie naked and covered in blood. (Is it wrong that I found him kinda sexy that way?) Also, it was nice to see Patty McCormack, who played the evil little girl in The Bad Seed, looking a bit like Anne Bancroft.

    Here's some info and a trailer:

    Offscreen :: Digging Beneath Shallow Ground
    Bloody Disgusting Horror - "Shallow Ground (V)" Movie Info
    YouTube - Shallow Ground- Available on DVD Now!!! (Pay attention to the background from 0:36-0:39.

    Pics of Rocky as The Boy are here. In one he shows a nice bulge.
    Rocky Marquette Fan Blog Archive Layout + gallery updates!
     
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    Glad to know Patty McCormack is still in the bizz!
     
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    Yes, and around this time she was supposed to have been in a nostalgia convention somewhere in Maryland.

    Of other horror films with merit and acting and values, EYES WITHOUT A FACE , and PEEPING TOM come to mind. They're from the early 60's and the restraint placed on the films lends an atmosphere most films don't try for. The topics delved into are still news and often front page items.

    There's there's THE HORROR OF THE BLACK MUSEUM and THE HYPNOTIC EYE.
     
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    The Exorcist
    Texas Chain Saw Massacre
    Rosemary's Baby
    Nosferteau
    Halloween
    The Shining
    ZOMBIELAND

    IMO
     
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    FYI,

    One of the great horror films of all time is on in 10 minutes on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). It's the original The Haunting, starring Julie Harris. If you've never seen it, turn on your VCR or DVR or watch it right now!

    PS - 'cmon gay guys, costumes are by Mary Quant!
     
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    That is a great movie!

    My favorite horror movie is Dead of Night - without question.

    I also love the Phantasm series, Night of the Creeps, Ghoulies, Ringu/The Ring


    I dunno where you are, but we definitely need to have a movie night. :yup:
     
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