favourite horror film

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Tuesday Night Fever:

Nouw:
Except AVP.

The only thing horrifying about that movie is that it exists.

You have to admit, that scene where the Predators...or that scene with the chestburster...okay what the fuck?! An Alien film that censors the chestburster scene for a PG-13 rating is just not right.

Mine would be Alien and The Evil Dead. Love those films

Soviet Heavy:
28 Days Later. Awesome soundtrack, intense atmosphere, scary monsters, and above all else, the decency to remember that we care more about these characters if they have a chance to escape and survive.

Yus... 28 Days Later... one of the few movies to actually create a feeling of intense solitude and loneliness, while still retaining a sense of constant soul crushing hostility... without that translating to boring and nothingness like other movies who have yet to grasp the concept...

Too bad the sequel sucked...<.<

Launcelot111:
Let Me In is my favorite. I haven't seen the original Swedish version, but whatever quality that movie has shouldn't diminish Let Me In's greatness

You really should see the original Swedish version though.

I saw it first and loved it but I was kinda surprised at the quality of Let Me In though, even though I do still consider it a waste of time and an insult to the creators of the original.

Coincidentally, my favourite horror film would probably be Let The Right One In, but to be honest i'm not even sure I can label it as one as it isn't particularly scary, it just has elements of horror. (It's my favourite film ever though.)

I think REC would probably be my favourite then I guess... or 28 Days Later.

Probably REC. God I was terrified.

In terms of pure awesome, Evil Dead 2. Fuck yeah.

Nouw:

You have to admit, that scene where the Predators...or that scene with the chestburster...okay what the fuck?! An Alien film that censors the chestburster scene for a PG-13 rating is just not right.

If I had to admit that something actually in the movie was horrifying... it'd be the acting quality.

Rawne1980:

Fiz_The_Toaster:
The Audition was pretty damn scary, and unnerving too.

Is that the Japanese films with the bloke "auditioning" for a new wife?

If it is the only scene that ever sticks in my mind about that films is the one with the wire and the feet. And the smile she has while... well I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it.

Yup, it sure is.

That scene and when you first see the burlap sack, and pretty anything to deal with what's in it. God that movie was creepy.

kiiiiiri kiri kiri...

Most of the original horror movies from the east that got a horrible remake in the states are pretty good. Premonition, Ju-on (The Grudge), A Tale of Two Sisters (The Uninvited), The Eye, and One Missed Call are all very good, just not the Hollywood trash remakes.

Pulse is a fucking awesome movie that is both slightly scary and horribly depressing and what Hollywood did to it should require everyone involved in making it to be shot in the face live on TV along with a lengthy apology sent to the creators of the original.

On this side of the pond though...
Re-Animator, its a bit more silly and less horror, but its tied for my favorite movie ever
Dead Alive (or Braindead outside of the states), John Carpenter's The Thing, Alien, A Nightmare on Elm Street (its remake wasn't horrible), Friday the 13th (its remake.... JASON DOESN'T FUCKING RUN EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER.. assholes)
but for stuff a bit more modern
Ginger Snaps 1 and 2
Slither
Event Horizon
Trick R Treat
Final Destination 1 and 5
Drag Me to Hell
Session 9
The Devil's Backbone
several episodes of Master's of Horror: Incident On and Off a Mountain Road, Cigarette Burns, Imprint, Jenifer

off the top of my head
1408- a good old psychological horror film. There aren't enough of these anymore. I also really like John Cusack.
Let the Right One In- Good characters, atmosphere and mix of genres. I'd say watch the original, though both versions are good
John Carpenter's The Thing- 'nuff said
The original Halloween- same as above
28 Days Later- it's not that "scary", but the atmosphere definitely works. It also just happens to be a very good movie. Has more psychological elements than a standard horror film
Tetsuo the Iron man- not so much scary, but this movie is a complete mindfuck.
Ichi the killer- same as above, though it's classified as horror.
Several other Japanese horror films. Just look for the ones with English remakes.
I know Lars Von Trier doesn't really direct conventional horror, but his films can definitely bring about a sense of anxiety
A lot of the old Hitchcock stuff is also good.

The (original) Texas Chainsaw Massacre

I wouldn't say it's my favourite movie, but it creeps the absolute fucking bejeesus outta me, more than any other horror film I've ever seen.

Fiz_The_Toaster:

Rawne1980:

Fiz_The_Toaster:
The Audition was pretty damn scary, and unnerving too.

Is that the Japanese films with the bloke "auditioning" for a new wife?

If it is the only scene that ever sticks in my mind about that films is the one with the wire and the feet. And the smile she has while... well I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it.

Yup, it sure is.

That scene and when you first see the burlap sack, and pretty anything to deal with what's in it. God that movie was creepy.

kiiiiiri kiri kiri...

The fact that it starts out as a kind of sappy tragicomedy didn't really help prepare you for what was really coming either.

Now the movie's reputation has already preceded it, but back when it was first released I had no clue it was going to get this fucking grisly.

My favorite horror movie of all time was The Hills Have Eyes. I saw it when I was six and ever since that movie cannibal hill billy's have jumped to the top of my 'never want to meet you' list ha ha. That movie was seriously scary and to hear my dad say that they are out there in the dessert on the way back from my grandparents was why that will be one of my all time favorite scary movies of all time. Favorite line- "You got rocks in your head ass hole" LoL.

Tuesday Night Fever:

Nouw:

You have to admit, that scene where the Predators...or that scene with the chestburster...okay what the fuck?! An Alien film that censors the chestburster scene for a PG-13 rating is just not right.

If I had to admit that something actually in the movie was horrifying... it'd be the acting quality.

Not even Lance Henriksen could save it...

Halloween (original), Carrie, The Shining, Ringu, Ju-On, The Exorcist, Event Horizon, Hellraiser, Scream, Jeepers Creepers.

Nouw:
Not even Lance Henriksen could save it...

Which is a goddamn shame. I love that guy.

Casual Shinji:

Fiz_The_Toaster:

Rawne1980:

Is that the Japanese films with the bloke "auditioning" for a new wife?

If it is the only scene that ever sticks in my mind about that films is the one with the wire and the feet. And the smile she has while... well I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it.

Yup, it sure is.

That scene and when you first see the burlap sack, and pretty anything to deal with what's in it. God that movie was creepy.

kiiiiiri kiri kiri...

The fact that it starts out as a kind of sappy tragicomedy didn't really help prepare you for what was really coming either.

Now the movie's reputation has already preceded it, but back when it was first released I had no clue it was going to get this fucking grisly.

Oh no it doesn't.

I remember I went to see it just before it left the theatre with a few friends and my friend's older brother, and we were caught by surprise since none of us were expecting to see that.

I knew it was going to get weird when you see her get the callback, but not like that.

And the last twenty minutes, mother of God the last twenty minutes! D:

Tuesday Night Fever:

Nouw:
Not even Lance Henriksen could save it...

Which is a goddamn shame. I love that guy.

Me too. You know a film is bad when Lance motherloving Henriksen can't save it. Anyway, we're getting off-topic :P.

Reaper195:
28 Days Later creeped me out a bit (Although I'll never call it a zombie flick, but fuck getting into that long dead argument). But...

[REC]2. I did not sleep without all the lights in the house turned on for about two weeks. That movie scared the living fuck out of me.

Isn't [REC]2 the new film with the wedding where the zombies attack? I saw the trailer, and the bride cutting a zombie's face down the middle with a chainsaw seemed awesome.

Fiz_The_Toaster:
Oh no it doesn't.

I remember I went to see it just before it left the theatre with a few friends and my friend's older brother, and we were caught by surprise since none of us were expecting to see that.

I knew it was going to get weird when you see her get the callback, but not like that.

And the last twenty minutes, mother of God the last twenty minutes! D:

Tell me about it.

I watched it with my sister (who also didn't know what the fuck she was getting into) and near the end I almost literally had to restrain her from running out of the room.

Casual Shinji:

Fiz_The_Toaster:
Oh no it doesn't.

I remember I went to see it just before it left the theatre with a few friends and my friend's older brother, and we were caught by surprise since none of us were expecting to see that.

I knew it was going to get weird when you see her get the callback, but not like that.

And the last twenty minutes, mother of God the last twenty minutes! D:

Tell me about it.

I watched it with my sister (who also didn't know what the fuck she was getting into) and near the end I almost literally had to restrain her from running out of the room.

I remember my friend was in a fetal position in the theatre seat with her head buried, and all the while the rest of the crew and myself were sitting there wondering what the hell we were watching.

When the movie was over we all walked out in silence, and later watched a much cheerful movie.

Fiz_The_Toaster:

Casual Shinji:

Fiz_The_Toaster:
Oh no it doesn't.

I remember I went to see it just before it left the theatre with a few friends and my friend's older brother, and we were caught by surprise since none of us were expecting to see that.

I knew it was going to get weird when you see her get the callback, but not like that.

And the last twenty minutes, mother of God the last twenty minutes! D:

Tell me about it.

I watched it with my sister (who also didn't know what the fuck she was getting into) and near the end I almost literally had to restrain her from running out of the room.

I remember my friend was in a fetal position in the theatre seat with her head buried, and all the while the rest of the crew and myself were sitting there wondering what the hell we were watching.

When the movie was over we all walked out in silence, and later watched a much cheerful movie.

I remember being very aware of my ankles in the following days...

ThePenguinKnight:
I have so many so I'll list a few, although I have yet to watch something that instilled fear in me.

Killer Clowns From Outer Space (1988)
An American Werewolf In London (1981)
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)
Return Of The Living Dead 3 (1993)
Return Of The Living Dead (1985)
Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
Prince Of Darkness (1987)
Army Of Darkness (1992)
Fright Night (1985)
Evil Dead 2 (1987)
Dead Alive (1992)
Insidious (2010)
The Thing (1982)
The Stuff (1985)
The Mist (2007)

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I think that making out the ending for the Stephen King book was a dick move, but at least it was the autograph mark of the director. I like your list!

I don't know why but the movie that got to me more than most was Event Horizon. There's just something about the seclusion of space that elevates everything, and I don't really want to get into Alien or 2001 because those are more Science Fiction affairs.

However, I truly love the Horror genre, and haven't missed many titles. So it really has to fall to my youth if I'm looking at what gave me a real scare. If I was to say what was my all time favorite, it would have to be A Nightmare on Elm Street. There is just so much that was right with that first movie, Writers and Directors alike have been drawing from it for over 20 years.

Casual Shinji:

Fiz_The_Toaster:

Casual Shinji:
Tell me about it.

I watched it with my sister (who also didn't know what the fuck she was getting into) and near the end I almost literally had to restrain her from running out of the room.

I remember my friend was in a fetal position in the theatre seat with her head buried, and all the while the rest of the crew and myself were sitting there wondering what the hell we were watching.

When the movie was over we all walked out in silence, and later watched a much cheerful movie.

I remember being very aware of my ankles in the following days...

Well, yeah, I think everyone was after watching that.

That, and never looking at wire and burlap sacks the same again either.

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