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    I'm sitting here, taking the morning off, and watching Van Helsing, the 2004 film starring Hugh Jackman. If you haven't seen it, it really is a wonderful film.

    I'm thinking back to so many great horror films including some of the silent films.

    It's impossible to select the best. What is your favorite?

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    The Exorcist.
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    "Get Out"
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    Not the best, but pretty timely.....




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    Oh, I thought this was about the Impeachment trials! Never mind.

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    give this a shot, subtitled but well worth it

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    A psychological horror -


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    Halloween has held up pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    A psychological horror -

    Oldest Son found this, and made me watch it.

    He loves Willem Dafoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    "Get Out"
    +1!

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5052448/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

    A real Horror film, not a slasher movie or The Exorcist/Vampire/Frankenstein thing.

    Horror is when one has an experience that seems innocent enough until the true dimensions of pure evil are revealed.

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    Exorcist--still holds up today.
    The Wicker Man--cool cult flick.
    American Werewolf In London--a bit schlocky today, but ground-breaking in the 80s.
    Dracula( remake with Gary Oldman in he titular role)--still holds up.
    28 Days Later-- Zombies that run fast and athletically! Yay! Plus a wooden boat escape on a river in the English countryside.


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    FWIW, I consider watching a horror movie voluntarily about as much fun as eating a live toad, but de gustibus non disputandum and all that. Carry on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    FWIW, I consider watching a horror movie voluntarily about as much fun as eating a live toad.

    I agree, I have enough horror/drama in my life, I need more comedy.
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    The Human Centipede is pretty horrific.
    Henry, portrait of a serial killer is pretty disturbing
    Neither film I wish to repeat watch, so does that make them good 🤔

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    Alien
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    When I was in college I had the album Tubular Bells which came out before The Exorcist. They used the music in the film. My roommate could not stand to be in the same room if I played it. I totally freaked him out.

    Then George Burns came out in Oh God!. As God, he has this line that goes something like "A little girl spits pea soup and everyone believes in the Devil!"

    Ever since then, if I am unlucky enough to watching The Exorcist, I just have to laugh. I really don't find it the least bit frightening.

    Now, Alien and all the Alien films are another matter. They still creep me out! And Predator. "Anytime..."

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    I almost pooped my trou at the end of The Ring

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    rob, it's funny you say Halloween. i was a Friday the 13th kid. i've always thought most people were one or the other like Ford and Chevy people. so do you not really like F 13th like i don't really like the Halloween series?

    as far as "best horror movie" goes, i think you have to break that down into more categories.

    best scary movie that's funny: Truth or Dare: A Critical Madness. hilarious movie. also in this category any of the Evil Dead movies.

    best hack n slash movie: might be texas chainsaw. could also be friday 13th 3-6.

    best paranormal: exorcist is always a classic. but have you seen some Phantasm flicks? pretty good

    best space: Event Horizon

    best underwater: Leviathon

    best open water: Jaws

    best suspense thriller: the shining


    of all of these, if i had to pick which one was just the scariest to me i'd have to go with texas chainsaw massacre. i watched that when i was like 10 and i haven't been able to watch it ever since.

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    The original Paranormal was good. Low budget. I found the fact that it was filmed in a very typical suburban home even more disturbing.
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    Not believing in anything supernatural makes most horror movies kind of meaningless for me. Alien was pretty good, but frankly, I think The Corporation and Manufacturing Consent were scarier.

    What are you doing about it?




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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    +1!

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5052448/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

    A real Horror film, not a slasher movie or The Exorcist/Vampire/Frankenstein thing.

    Horror is when one has an experience that seems innocent enough until the true dimensions of pure evil are revealed.
    +2!

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    The day after.


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    'The Thing', specifically, the 1982 version with Kurt Russell, and Wilford Brimley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bernstein View Post
    'The Thing', specifically, the 1982 version with Kurt Russell, and Wilford Brimley.
    Actually, that was pretty darn good. A friend of mine who long ago when to the South Pole and wintered over said it is the favorite movie to show there are movie night. How is that for a perverse sense of humor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    FWIW, I consider watching a horror movie voluntarily about as much fun as eating a live toad, but de gustibus non disputandum and all that. Carry on.
    I'll say it again: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5052448/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

    Get Out is an excellent horror movie in the narrowest sense of the word.

    It owes nothing to the Supernatural . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Orca View Post
    Not believing in anything supernatural makes most horror movies kind of meaningless for me. Alien was pretty good, but frankly, I think The Corporation and Manufacturing Consent were scarier.
    Nor to the Scary Movie, the Hack and Slash, Paranormal, or Suspense Thriller.

    I have a real distaste for all those genres.


    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc View Post
    rob, it's funny you say Halloween. i was a Friday the 13th kid. i've always thought most people were one or the other like Ford and Chevy people. so do you not really like F 13th like i don't really like the Halloween series?

    as far as "best horror movie" goes, i think you have to break that down into more categories.

    best scary movie that's funny: Truth or Dare: A Critical Madness. hilarious movie. also in this category any of the Evil Dead movies.

    best hack n slash movie: might be texas chainsaw. could also be friday 13th 3-6.

    best paranormal: exorcist is always a classic. but have you seen some Phantasm flicks? pretty good

    best space: Event Horizon

    best underwater: Leviathon

    best open water: Jaws

    best suspense thriller: the shining


    of all of these, if i had to pick which one was just the scariest to me i'd have to go with texas chainsaw massacre. i watched that when i was like 10 and i haven't been able to watch it ever since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomRose View Post
    +2!

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    the shining?

    silence of the lambs?
    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    I'll say it again: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5052448/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

    Get Out is an excellent horror movie in the narrowest sense of the word.

    It owes nothing to the Supernatural . . .



    Nor to the Scary Movie, the Hack and Slash, Paranormal, or Suspense Thriller.

    I have a real distaste for all those genres.




    Just ask Thom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bernstein View Post
    'The Thing', specifically, the 1982 version with Kurt Russell, and Wilford Brimley.
    Fans of that one should read an award-winning short by one of my favourite writers, Peter Watts' The Things. Same story, alien POV. Read it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    the shining?

    silence of the lambs?
    The Shining is a paranormal thriller.

    The Silence of the Lambs, I have never seen.

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    "The Brain That Wouldn't Die"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    The Silence of the Lambs, I have never seen.
    The book is better than the film (I enjoyed all of the books, from Red Dragon on), but the film is quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    The Shining is a paranormal thriller.
    paranormal? or psychological??
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Shaun of the Dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc View Post
    rob, it's funny you say Halloween. i was a Friday the 13th kid. i've always thought most people were one or the other like Ford and Chevy people. so do you not really like F 13th like i don't really like the Halloween series?

    as far as "best horror movie" goes, i think you have to break that down into more categories.

    best scary movie that's funny: Truth or Dare: A Critical Madness. hilarious movie. also in this category any of the Evil Dead movies.

    best hack n slash movie: might be texas chainsaw. could also be friday 13th 3-6.

    best paranormal: exorcist is always a classic. but have you seen some Phantasm flicks? pretty good

    best space: Event Horizon

    best underwater: Leviathon

    best open water: Jaws

    best suspense thriller: the shining


    of all of these, if i had to pick which one was just the scariest to me i'd have to go with texas chainsaw massacre. i watched that when i was like 10 and i haven't been able to watch it ever since.
    I actually made a study of making films, and worked on a few. I like good ones and bad ones, for different reasons, and horror is the place to get the extremes.
    Iím not a big gore guy, though I am proficient and trained in FX makeup appliances and techniques.

    Quad and Daughter love the umbrella. Not the film, if there is one, but the whole genre, and everything remotely related to the genre of horror.

    My wife thinks The Lost Boys is a scary movie.

    Me? I really donít watch scary movies too much. There are some shots and scenes in Halloween that scare the keepers out of me, though.
    Creeeeeepy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkrone View Post
    Shaun of the Dead.
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    The Silence of the Lambs, I have never seen.
    You should check it out, though, in lieu of popcorn, try Fava beans and a nice Chianti.

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