Your favorite Horror films

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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 10,517
    Early reviews of IT that I have read have been very favorable.
  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 10,517
    This keeps looking better and better

  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 36,749
    edited September 6
    ^^^ I saw the theatre preview last week when I was at the movies with a friend who is a huge horror wuss. The trailer scared the shit out of her. :lol:
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,400
    "It" takes in $115 million at the box office this weekend!  Highest debut amount for a horror movie

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  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 5,985
    I enjoyed it while my wife watched from under her sweatshirt.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 36,749
    "It" takes in $115 million at the box office this weekend!  Highest debut amount for a horror movie

    Yeah, good for them. They marketed it so fucking well and really got the biggest buzz going, and in a cool, creative way.
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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 10,517
    I may go see IT for a second time
    Horror is making a huge comeback these past couple years.
    And it doesnt look like its stopping. Get to look forward to Mother coming out this weekend.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,400
    This keeps looking better and better

    getting pretty good reviews
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • ShynerShyner Posts: 544
    Only 1 horror film does anything for me. 

    Halloween
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,047
    Shyner said:
    Only 1 horror film does anything for me. 

    Halloween
    Boooo!  Worst popular horror movie ever.
    No plot, no quality, just gore porn.

    Give me something that has some thought behind it.
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  • rgambs said:
    Shyner said:
    Only 1 horror film does anything for me. 

    Halloween
    Boooo!  Worst popular horror movie ever.
    No plot, no quality, just gore porn.

    Give me something that has some thought behind it.

    Lol

    Poor Shyner ventured out there to offer a fave... and you just had to crush it, eh?

    In the time it came out... Halloween was a great flick. The music alone set it apart somewhat from its contemporaries.
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,047
    Yeah, I guess it isn't fair to lay all the blame for the terrible era of slasher films on the one that started it all.
    When it came out it was startling precisely because of it's lack of cerebral stimulation.
    Criticism HALF withdrawn.
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  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 9,876
    Halloween was the first and only movie that made me sleep with the lights on.  That was the first movie that made you think your neighbor could be a serial killer.  Kinda like jaws made you scared of the ocean.
  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 10,517
    Gore porn? Halloween?
    Are you talking about that abomination of a remake Rob Zombies made cause you can't be talking about John Carpenters film. There was very little blood shown.
    My top 3 horror film and it's considered a classic for a reason.

  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,400
    Gore porn? Halloween?
    Are you talking about that abomination of a remake Rob Zombies made cause you can't be talking about John Carpenters film. There was very little blood shown.
    My top 3 horror film and it's considered a classic for a reason.

    yeah it was pretty much the opposite of that.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 9,522
    edited September 13
    Gore porn? Halloween?
    Are you talking about that abomination of a remake Rob Zombies made cause you can't be talking about John Carpenters film. There was very little blood shown.
    My top 3 horror film and it's considered a classic for a reason.

    yeah it was pretty much the opposite of that.
    I feel like I haven't been watching the same movie that @rgambs has for all these years. 
    Post edited by dankind on
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  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 4,321
    Carpenter NAILED Halloween!!!
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler To your left.Posts: 28,289
    ed243421 said:
    Carpenter NAILED Halloween!!!
    YOU nailed Halloween.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 9,050
    ed243421 said:
    Carpenter NAILED Halloween!!!
    YOU nailed Halloween.
    In Soviet Russia, Halloween nails YOU!


  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,047

    Eh, entirely overrated.
    No story, nothing to think about, just freaky music and a big guy with a knife.  It spawned an entire genre of terrible movies where half naked girls ran upstairs and hid in closets.  I guess those weren't Halloween's fault though.
    I guess in it's day it was good, but by the time I was old enough to watch it, there was nothing to be afraid of.  Hasn't aged well.
    Yeah, psychos are everywhere, big whoop. In 1978 that was big news with the attention the serial killers were getting, but I grew up in a world that was used to that. 

    The Exorcist aged much better, that still gives me the Willie's.


    Also, it's easy to sit on your porch and yell at the kids on your lawn, but at least Zombie's remake actually dealt with a story.  The backstory and exposition for the original is weak.
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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 10,517
    Idk how you can say there isn't a story in the original.
    And as far as the mystery of Michael Myers in the first, THATs what makes it scary! Not knowing why this guy is going around killing people. He's just total Evil.
    We don't need some silly white trash backstory as presented by Zombie as to try and explain the reasoning. Completely defeats what The Shape is all about.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 36,749
    Lol, the second I saw rgamb's first post about it knew Dr. D would be here shortly to defend its honour. :lol: ;)
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,047
    edited September 13
    Double post
    Post edited by rgambs on
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,047
    Maybe I'm just an oddball. I like stories with things to think about, not just a guy walking around with a knife, stabbing people.
    Friday the 13th blew me away, Halloween left me wondering why people liked it at all.
    For me, The Thing was Carpenter's better work, it kept you guessing and wondering.
    Halloween is a classic American horror movie, I can't deny that, but like so much of what happened between 1975 and 1990, I just scratch my head and wonder WTF were people thinking.
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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 10,517
    edited September 13
    PJ_Soul said:
    Lol, the second I saw rgamb's first post about it knew Dr. D would be here shortly to defend its honour. :lol: ;)
    :heartbreak: You hurt my feelings.
    Post edited by Dr. Delight on
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 36,749
    edited September 13
    rgambs said:
    Maybe it's just me, I like stories with things to think about, not just a guy walking around with a knife, stabbing people.
    Friday the 13th blew me away, Halloween left me wondering why people liked it at all.
    For me, The Thing was Carpenter's better work, it kept you guessing and wondering.
    Halloween is a classic American horror movie, I can't deny that, but like so much of what happened between 1975 and 1990, I just scratch my head and wonder WTF were people thinking.
    I like all different kinds of stories. I like Halloween more than Friday the 13th (though I'm not a particular fan of either, really. There are so many horror movies that are SO much better than those ... and FTR, I dig "gore porn" movies as well, lol. I love a good Eli Roth, Rob Zombie, et al flick!). However, I also think that Halloween/Mike Myers gives you things to think about.... Maybe Halloween is just over your head rgambs. =) ;) (I'm kidding! But just like with music, sometimes people "get" movies that others don't "get". Or maybe it's closer to say some "feel" them while others don't ... seems like that's the case here :) ).
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,047
    edited September 13
    PJ_Soul said:
    rgambs said: 
    Maybe it's just me, I like stories with things to think about, not just a guy walking around with a knife, stabbing people.
    Friday the 13th blew me away, Halloween left me wondering why people liked it at all.
    For me, The Thing was Carpenter's better work, it kept you guessing and wondering.
    Halloween is a classic American horror movie, I can't deny that, but like so much of what happened between 1975 and 1990, I just scratch my head and wonder WTF were people thinking.
    I like all different kinds of stories. I like Halloween more than Friday the 13th (though I'm not a particular fan of either, really. There are so many horror movies that are SO much better than those ... and FTR, I dig "gore porn" movies as well, lol. I love a good Eli Roth, Rob Zombie, et al flick!). However, I also think that Halloween/Mike Myers gives you things to think about.... Maybe Halloween is just over your head rgambs. =) ;) (I'm kidding! But just like with music, sometimes people "get" movies that others don't "get". Or maybe it's closer to say some "feel" them while others don't ... seems like that's the case here :) ).
    I like gore porn too and it wasn't even accurate anyways so I don't know why I said that.
    Maybe I need to put down the bowl lol
     
    I came up in the Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer era, so I need the blood because the precedent has been set, and I need more than just slashing and stabbing because it's so overdone.
    Maybe I need to put down the bowl lol


    It isn't a horror movie, but Pan's Labyrinth sustained a creepy vibe very well.  Bouncing between surrealism and hyperrealistic and hardcore violence, interesting and original aesthetics.
    Not horror, but any fan of horror should enjoy it.
    Post edited by rgambs on
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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 10,517
    It's a toss up between The Thing and Halloween as far as my top Carpenter films.
    As for Halloween, as much as it popularized the slasher genre, it owes a lot to the Canadian film,  Black Christmas, which came out a couple years prior. Heavily influenced Carpenter and it's a solid movie.
    F13th took the slasher genre and busted it out into the mainstream. I'm a fan but will always prefer Halloween to the Friday series even tho the F13th series as a whole is stronger.
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 18,136
    rgambs said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    rgambs said: 
    Maybe it's just me, I like stories with things to think about, not just a guy walking around with a knife, stabbing people.
    Friday the 13th blew me away, Halloween left me wondering why people liked it at all.
    For me, The Thing was Carpenter's better work, it kept you guessing and wondering.
    Halloween is a classic American horror movie, I can't deny that, but like so much of what happened between 1975 and 1990, I just scratch my head and wonder WTF were people thinking.
    I like all different kinds of stories. I like Halloween more than Friday the 13th (though I'm not a particular fan of either, really. There are so many horror movies that are SO much better than those ... and FTR, I dig "gore porn" movies as well, lol. I love a good Eli Roth, Rob Zombie, et al flick!). However, I also think that Halloween/Mike Myers gives you things to think about.... Maybe Halloween is just over your head rgambs. =) ;) (I'm kidding! But just like with music, sometimes people "get" movies that others don't "get". Or maybe it's closer to say some "feel" them while others don't ... seems like that's the case here :) ).
    I like gore porn too and it wasn't even accurate anyways so I don't know why I said that.
    Maybe I need to put down the bowl lol
     
    I came up in the Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer era, so I need the blood because the precedent has been set, and I need more than just slashing and stabbing because it's so overdone.
    Maybe I need to put down the bowl lol


    It isn't a horror movie, but Pan's Labyrinth sustained a creepy vibe very well.  Bouncing between surrealism and hyperrealistic and hardcore violence, interesting and original aesthetics.
    Not horror, but any fan of horror should enjoy it.
    "Put Down the Bowl!" should be the name of a stoner horror film.

    *hits the bowl*
    =)

    I like these types of films with some meat to them...a solid psychological angle.  Sometimes that can be more horrific than blood.
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