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Old 07-10-2010, 05:47 PM   #1
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Good Horror Movies

Alright, I did a few tough WODs the past few days, topped off with power cleans and now my hamstrings are pretty much non-functional. I've got a $15 iTunes gift card and some time to kill. I just watched Rosemary's Baby thinking it was gonna be awesome and it turned out to be a crapfest on wheels.

I'm here for some input on good horror movies.

I LOVE most stuff with zombies, vampires and monsters if they're tastefully done. However, if it's a zombie (or infected) movie, I've probably seen it.

I don't really like the older movies like Night of the Living Dead and stuff like that because the acting is too unbelievable and so are the zombies.

I'm a fan of stuff like 30 Days of Night, 28 Days (Weeks) Later, Dawn of the Dead. Stuff like that.

I don't know if anyone can help me out but it would be much appreciated if you'd try.

Tell me the movie and give me a brief description... leaving out the spoilers, please. =]
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:25 PM   #2
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Re: Good Horror Movies

"Serpent's Rainbow"
"Jacob's Ladder"
If you liked "Shawn of the Dead," you'd probably like "Black Sheep" & "Evil Dead 2"
"Alien" & "Aliens"
"Nosferatu"
"The Thing" (the more recent one)
"Audition"
"Frenzy"
"Last House on the Left"
"Deliverance"
"Henry"
"Dead Alive"
"Dog Soldiers"
"Ginger Snaps"
"Children Should Play With Dead Things"
"The Shining"
"Silence of the Lambs"
"Se7en"
"The Dark Crystal" & "Legend" - both dark fantasies
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Re: Good Horror Movies

Hey Aaron,

I had actually started downloading Ginger Snaps in the meantime.

I'll check out some of the others.

Thanks!

Anyone else?
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:57 PM   #4
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Re: Good Horror Movies

I've got pretty diverse tastes in horror. I hate gore for gores sake. For instance, I really hated Hostel. I thought it was just over-the-line sick. I'd rather see something creepy and more cerebral for the most part.

I liked Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning much better than the original.

Frailty - Very creative demon movie - one of the best I've ever seen.

Brain Dead, Paranoia (1990)

Stir of Echos (Kevin Bacon) - Kind of a copy-cat but good

If you like Anime: Death Note 1 & 2

The Dead Zone: oldy but goody

Slither - tolerable zombie movie

Scanners (1980)

The Cube - psychological horror

Invasion of the body snatchers - the remake with Meg Tilley

The Devil's Rejects - not bad - slasher

Land of the Dead - George Romero (2005) zombie

The Amityville Horror - poltergeist

Wolf - Jack Nicholson

Witches of Eastwick - great comedy horror

The Attic Expeditions - hospital horror, I really liked this one

Dead Alive - meet the Sumatran Rat Monkey!

Cronos - hard to explain - machine horror, satanic

Dog Soldiers - military werewolf

The return of the Living Dead - (1985) Zombie comedy - very good

I really like all the Final Destination movies for some reason. Creative.

Bloodrayne - avg horror

The Ring - ghost movie

From Dusk till Dawn - a must-see vampire movie
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:03 PM   #5
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Re: Good Horror Movies

Hey Ned,

I don't like gore for the sake of gore either. Actually, I don't really like movies with only real people. I like zombies, vampires, monsters, demons, etc. I watch movies to see something that isn't real life and movies with murderers are kinda boring to me. I've seen quite a few of the movies on your list but there are some I haven't seen.

I heard Frailty was really good but I don't believe iTunes offers it, unfortunately. They also don't have From Dusk Till Dawn. The previous two movies are the ones I have been told to see and can't get either of them. Heh.

Thanks for the recommendations. I'll check them out and let ya know what I think.
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Re: Good Horror Movies

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Frailty - Very creative demon movie - one of the best I've ever seen.
Stir of Echos (Kevin Bacon) - Kind of a copy-cat but good
Invasion of the body snatchers - the remake with Meg Tilley
I also liked these. I preferred "Ringu" to "The Ring," but that might depend on how you are with subtitled movies.
"Stir of Echoes" is a good movie, based on a 1958 book by one of the giants of the Horror genre (Richard Matheson). Some of the other movies from his works include "I Am Legend" (and the previous versions: "Last Man on Earth" and Omega Man"), "The Devil Rides Out," the best "Twilight Zone" episodes, the Roger Corman Poe movies and "Hell House."
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Re: Good Horror Movies

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Old 07-11-2010, 11:00 AM   #8
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Re: Good Horror Movies

A few more popped into my head. There are some movies that should go without saying (The Shining) but I am going to say them anyway because I don't know what you've seen. If you forgo some movies just because of age you're making a big mistake.

Pitch Black - Vin Diesel, sort of sci-fi/zombie. Plus it has Claudia Black and I think I would watch anything with her in it. She's hot.

The Exorcist - best horror film ever made.

An American Werewolf in London

Re-animator

The Howling - The ORIGINAL only. The rest are horrible.

Evil Dead 1 & 2
The Medieval Dead: Army of Darkness

Pet Cemetery

Thinner

Dark City - Here is a sci-fi movie that you would probably like, but not strictly horror. It is very good, and has horror elements.

Carrie

The Fly - Jeff Goldblum

Angel Heart - Mickey Rourke

I am looking forward to others suggestions b/c I love horror and have just about exhausted the database of all the good ones I can find. There are plenty of bad ones.
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Re: Good Horror Movies

Hah, there most certainly are plenty of bad ones.

I'm going to have to hit up Blockbuster soon... iTunes doesn't carry a lot of the horror movies.

They have 3 Exorcist movies on iTunes... but not the original.
I've seen it many times already but, still, that **** is scary.
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:48 PM   #10
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Re: Good Horror Movies

Rec and Quaratine if you like "infected" movies. Rec is the original spanish film and Quaratine is the American version. They're both good and pretty much the same thing since it's almost a shot for shot duplicate except for the ending which is a bit different.

I say if you don't like reading subtitles [im not a fan since i feel like it detracts from the visual effect cause I'm busy looking down at the text] go w/Quarantine.
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