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What's "Horror?" Some faves

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As we creep into October, Halloween hauntings will crawl onto our film, TV, laptop, phone and other platform screens. As I get older it gets harder to be truly engaged in, much less frightened by, the horror film. I end up going back, again and again, to some of the "oldies but goodies" (as you will see from my choices below). No volume of blood nor gore can compete, in my view, with the chilling ambiance of a scary story well-filmed.

Please share your favorite "horror/terror/ghost/supernatural films in this thread. Lead me down some paths of unrighteous dread, for the sake of shaking up the Halloween season once again. Both my categories and choices are subjective, meant as conversation starters only. . .

A: True, all around horror, shocks and chills: 1) The Exorcist (uncut version), 1973

2) Night of the Living Dead, 1968

3) The Thing, 1982

B: Classics (here for the atmosphere): 1) Frankenstein, 1931

2) Dracula, 1931

3) Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 1955

C: Cheap thrills 1) The Brain That Wouldn't Die, 1960

2) Friday the 13th, 1980

3) Mr. Sardonicus, 1961

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Good stories with weirdness, unexpectency and some jumps

Dagon, 2001

The Descent, 2005

The Skeleton Key, 2005

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Good stories with weirdness, unexpectency and some jumps

Dagon, 2001

The Descent, 2005

The Skeleton Key, 2005

Thanks! Is "Dagon" derived from the H.P. Lovecraft mythos?

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Oh yes, it's a pretty good one, one of the best lovecraft movies I seen.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

The Thing (1982)

The Evil Dead (1980)

The Lost Boys (1987)

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There are a number of films derived from Lovecraft's Mythos;

  • Re-Animator (1985), starring Jeffrey Combs
  • From Beyond (1986), starring Jeffrey Combs
  • Cthulhu (2007), based more on The Shadow Over Innsmouth, as was the previously mentioned Dagon
  • The Dunwich Horror (1970)
  • In the Mouth of Madness (1995), starring Sam Neil

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society has done adaptations of two stories; The Call of Cthulhu (2005) which was a in the style of a silent black and white film, and The Whisperer in Darkness (2011).

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My husband and I are horror geeks, so we have compiled a list of our favorite horror movies to watch, one every night, starting Oct.1st each year, to kickoff the Halloween season. Here it is:

31 Nights of Horror

1. Cemetery Man

2. Fright Night (1985)

3. Creepshow

4. Tourist Trap (1979)

5. Hellraiser

6. Rosemary's Baby

7. The Shining

8. Friday the 13th

9. Suspiria (1977)

10. The Church

11. Evil Dead (1981)

12. Amityville Horror (1979)

13. The Howling

14. Night of the Living Dead

15. Fall of the House of Usher (1960)

16. Legacy of Blood

17. Poltergeist

18. Killer Klowns from Outer Space

19. The Legend of Hell House

20. The Haunting (1963)

21. Thirteen Ghosts (1960)

22. Halloween 3: Season of the Witch

23. Sleepy Hollow

24. Hell Night

25. Night of the Demons

26. Dark Night of the Scarecrow

27. Halloween (1978)

28. House of 1000 Corpses

29. Trick or Treat (2007)

30. The Beyond

31. The Exorcist

***My personal favorites are highlighted***

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I'm a sucker for Hammer Horror - especially if it's Chris Lee\Peter Cushing affair.

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I'm a sucker for Hammer Horror - especially if it's Chris Lee\Peter Cushing affair.

And Kate Bush's song celebrating the same. . .

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The Descent

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Welcome to UM, William! :)

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try The Wrong Turn series, pretty horrific, and The Hills Have Eyes.

Edited by spud the mackem

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I personally would prefer movies with good monster women.

Yeah! -- But you forgot Sally Incisor with the vagina dentata (see the film "Teeth").

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Real 'horror' depends on the viewer, beit moths, snakes, spiders, birds, bats, sharks, etc. That's just the real critters.

The paranormal is a real fixation for other afficienados, for some it's about serial killings or cannibalism. It's all about 'what turns your crank' or, 'gets your freak on'...

What's horror to one is sometimes mundane to another.

Edited by Likely Guy
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Haven't seen this one posted yet but I watch it mostly for comedy relief. "Motel Hell", I haven't seen it in a while but I used to watch it often with my father as it always made us laugh.

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I'd strongly suggest ''The Fog'' by John Carpenter :yes:

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'Event Horizon'

'Red Sands'

'The Ninth Gate'

and mentioned ' The Exorcist '. Those are kind of horror movies which are frightening to me. The unknown, the unseen.

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Yeah! -- But you forgot Sally Incisor with the vagina dentata (see the film "Teeth").

Yeah! That! How could I forget.

"Horror" - anything which horrifies us, sometimes disgusts us, gets the sympathetic system of the body going just by watching.... maybe that.

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Love horror and its almost all I watch. Forgive me if I list a repeat or two. :)

The Return of the Living Dead

Dawn of the Living Dead ( original and remake)

Outpost 1,2,3 ( Nazi zombies)

28 days later

28 weeks later

Diary of the Dead

Fright Night ( original)

Wolfman

Underworld

Day of the Dead ( original)

World War Z

Event Horizon

Sunshine

The Cockney's vs Zombies

An American Haunting

The Thing ( original)

Escape from NY

Promethius

Predator ( first one)

Predators ( Robert Rodriguez newest version)

A Haunting in Georgia

A Haunting in Conn.

Tooth Fairy

The Descent 1,2

The Cave

I'll add more later as I remember them. :D

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Had storms blow through the area last night so the lady and I did a double feature of Sunshine and Prometheus while enjoying a few beers. :D

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Horror....

The Haunting (1963)

Silent Hill (2006)

The Exorcist (1973)

Poltergeist (1982)

Fire in the Sky (1993)

Hellraiser (1987)

The Entity (1982) This film still creeps me out!

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About a week ago I finally got around to watching Insidious 2 and was pleasantly surprised. I actually liked it better than the first , which I thought was cool. I love the astral projection take in the films and its why I was interested in the films in the first place.

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Watching Zombieland right now. Love Woody Harrel and Bill Murray!

Edited by StRoostifer
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