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I am a huge horror geek and thought it'd be cool to discuss our favorite films. My top 10 favorites are:

Cannibal Holocaust 

Green Inferno

Nekromantik 

Hostel

Psycho

Eraserhead (Or anything directed by David Lynch really the man is a genius)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original only)

The Hills Have Eyes 

The Amityville Horror

American Mary

 

If there is another related thread I apologize. 

 

 

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I watched remake version, but I'm not sure it's so great. Maybe I'm wrong, haven't seen it for a while. Also, I've seen 'The Last House on the Left', probably like six years ago. Liked it, but later I

Some fine horror films listed here indeed. Hmm what would my list look like? Let's have a crack   1. The Exorcist 2. The Ring 3. The Silence Of The Lambs 4. The Blair Witch Pr

'The Company of Wolves' is a favourite of mine, the part featuring Terence Stamp has a cool atmosphere. I like a lot of Hammer stuff too and yeh 'Salem's Lot'  the bit with Geoffrey Lewis in particula

I am a huge horror geek and thought it'd be cool to discuss our favorite films. My top 10 favorites are:
Cannibal Holocaust 
Green Inferno
Nekromantik 
Hostel
Psycho
Eraserhead (Or anything directed by David Lynch really the man is a genius)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original only)
The Hills Have Eyes 
The Amityville Horror
American Mary
 
If there is another related thread I apologize. 
 
 
I'm not familiar with all of those, but the few that I've seen are pretty good. I'm not so much into the modern torture porn Hostel type stuff, but Martyrs is a pretty good film in that vein that actually possesses a story and some sense of atmosphere. I wouldn't call anything by David Lynch horror, despite how creepy and weird it can be, but he is one of my favorite directors. I prefer Hitchcock's suspense flicks to Psycho, but the man was a genius, so I can't argue with its inclusion. It was the first horror movie that I saw when I was a kid, and it scared the piss out of the 5 year old BAN.

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40 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

I'm not familiar with all of those, but the few that I've seen are pretty good. I'm not so much into the modern torture porn Hostel type stuff, but Martyrs is a pretty good film in that vein that actually possesses a story and some sense of atmosphere. I wouldn't call anything by David Lynch horror, despite how creepy and weird it can be, but he is one of my favorite directors. I prefer Hitchcock's suspense flicks to Psycho, but the man was a genius, so I can't argue with its inclusion. It was the first horror movie that I saw when I was a kid, and it scared the piss out of the 5 year old BAN.

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I consider David Lynch to be existential horror but there are some films that fall out of that category. I think Psycho has scared the piss out of every 5 year old. It' one of my favorites for sure;I named my cat Norman after Bates.

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I like horror movies that rely on psychology and atmosphere.

Session 9

The Babadook

The Silence of the Lambs

The Thing

The Fly (this is much more gore but it's good)

The Shining

The Conjuring

Misery

28 Days Later

Ginger Snaps

Dead Silence

Eraserhead (I don't see this as a horror, more like some weird atmospheric dread abstract Lynch trip) 

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I like horror movies that rely on psychology and atmosphere.
Session 9
The Babadook
The Silence of the Lambs
The Thing
The Fly (this is much more gore but it's good)
The Shining
The Conjuring
Misery
28 Days Later
Ginger Snaps
Dead Silence
Eraserhead (I don't see this as a horror, more like some weird atmospheric dread abstract Lynch trip) 


Nice list, there are some favorites there in The Shining and The Thing.

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1 hour ago, Kristiko said:

I like horror movies that rely on psychology and atmosphere.

Session 9

The Babadook

The Silence of the Lambs

The Thing

The Fly (this is much more gore but it's good)

The Shining

The Conjuring

Misery

28 Days Later

Ginger Snaps

Dead Silence

Eraserhead (I don't see this as a horror, more like some weird atmospheric dread abstract Lynch trip) 

The conjuring and dead silence are badass. Cool list man.

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I love horror movies, but not the slasher or torture ones.  I prefer suspense.  Some of my favorites are:

  • The Grudge
  • The Ring
  • The Shining

The Ring and The Grudge that I listed are both the American versions.  I have never seen the Japanese ones, but I want to.

I just watched Nosferatu for the first time two days ago and really liked it (I would highly recommend it).  The filming was really interesting, and part of me wants to try and compose my own soundtrack to it.

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I love horror movies, but not the slasher or torture ones.  I prefer suspense.  Some of my favorites are:
  • The Grudge
  • The Ring
  • The Shining
The Ring and The Grudge that I listed are both the American versions.  I have never seen the Japanese ones, but I want to.
I just watched Nosferatu for the first time two days ago and really liked it (I would highly recommend it).  The filming was really interesting, and part of me wants to try and compose my own soundtrack to it.
Nosferatu is great. Max Schreck is wonderfully creepy, even though the silent film style is silly from a modern perspective.

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2 minutes ago, Balor said:

I love horror movies, but not the slasher or torture ones.  I prefer suspense.  Some of my favorites are:

  • The Grudge
  • The Ring
  • The Shining

The Ring and The Grudge that I listed are both the American versions.  I have never seen the Japanese ones, but I want to.

I just watched Nosferatu for the first time two days ago and really liked it (I would highly recommend it).  The filming was really interesting, and part of me wants to try and compose my own soundtrack to it.

There was a point back in 2008 where I watched The Grudge alone at night in my apartment. I tried to go to sleep after that, completely paranoid and freaked out in dark. I even started to imitate voice of women ghost and just lost it. :D

Nosferatu (1922) is awesome if you want to lose yourself in that old atmosphere. Good stuff if you don't want any dialogue, just atmosphere. 

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3 minutes ago, Kristiko said:

There was a point back in 2008 where I watched The Grudge alone at night in my apartment. I tried to go to sleep after that, completely paranoid and freaked out in dark. I even started to imitate voice of women ghost and just lost it. :D

Nosferatu (1922) is awesome if you want to lose yourself in that old atmosphere. Good stuff if you don't want any dialogue, just atmosphere. 

I agree that Nosferatu had a really great atmosphere to it.  Despite that, I could not help but laugh at some of the more absurd scenes in the movie (for example, the thin and frail Count somehow managing to carry a large coffin filled with dirt all by himself).

Was anyone else disappointed with Alien?  A friend of mine gave it extremely high marks, but I felt it was a bit lacking after watching it myself.

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1 minute ago, Balor said:

I agree that Nosferatu had a really great atmosphere to it.  Despite that, I could not help but laugh at some of the more absurd scenes in the movie (for example, the thin and frail Count somehow managing to carry a large coffin filled with dirt all by himself).

And then you can listen to that music of expressionism, that was popular at that time. It gives much more to that movie. People should watch that, very underrated movie.

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'The Company of Wolves' is a favourite of mine, the part featuring Terence Stamp has a cool atmosphere. I like a lot of Hammer stuff too and yeh 'Salem's Lot' [emoji4] the bit with Geoffrey Lewis in particular. Clive Barker also.


Good call on Hammer, especially when they got more salacious in the 70's.

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4 hours ago, Balor said:

Another good one that I saw was Sinister.

That was really good. 

Anyone familiar with Japanese horror? If not you may enjoy Takashi Miike as a director. His work is really weird and Ban you may not enjoy it based on your statement on gore films but I think it was really good.

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That was really good. 
Anyone familiar with Japanese horror? If not you may enjoy Takashi Miike as a director. His work is really weird and Ban you may not enjoy it based on your statement on gore films but I think it was really good.
I have no problem with gore, I just don't get into the torture porn visual gore masturbation type of stuff that has no storyline. In the same way that a surgery isn't creepy or macabre, just showing gore (even when it's well done) doesn't really create any kind of atmosphere. The same goes for mindless blast beats or shredding in music, it's great if it has a point, but it's boring when it's just done for show.

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5 minutes ago, MacabreEternal said:

I watched a TV film over the Xmas period based on Dicken’s “The Signal Man”.  I find that early to mid 70’s minimal character, psychological horror much more intense and claustrophobic than most horror films since the 90’s. 

Yes.. :) another older one you may enjoy is M.R James 'Whistle and I'll come to you' ..

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On 1/16/2018 at 3:30 PM, BlutAusNerd said:

I have no problem with gore, I just don't get into the torture porn visual gore masturbation type of stuff that has no storyline. In the same way that a surgery isn't creepy or macabre, just showing gore (even when it's well done) doesn't really create any kind of atmosphere. The same goes for mindless blast beats or shredding in music, it's great if it has a point, but it's boring when it's just done for show.

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In that case I recommend the audition. It's super weird. 

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6 hours ago, True Belief said:

 

Another good one from Takashi Miike. Not for the squeamish.....

Indeed. Have you ever seen Three Extremes? It's one Chinese, one Korean and one Japanese short films. Takashi Miike did the Japanese film. The Chinese film called Dumplings is absolutely terrifying. They made a full length film off of it but I heard it was shit although I myself have not seen it. The Korean short is pretty good too. 

4 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

I remember it being in my Netflix queue when I still used their DVD service, so I must have liked the description. Thanks for the reminder, now I just have to find some time to watch a horror movie by myself...

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That's why I dig the headphone jack in the Xbox One controller (PS4 too), I can watch whatever I want without bothering my sleeping fiancé.

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