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It's Halloween time so a perfect reason to break out discussion about horror films. Whether you like them or not, feel free to discuss them here. What's your favorite? What's the scariest one you've seen? Which one made an impression on you as a child?
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Classic slashers usually do it for me, and on the Halloween weekend me and my friends usually see a scary movie in theatres. We saw 4 Saw films and are going through the Paranormal Activity franchise now.
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Friday the 13th series. You just can't beat Jason.
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Wait until Dark, The Haunting (the original), The Shining, Frequency, pretty much classic horror fare.
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Depends on what you call a horror movie. I quite like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) but I don't think either are technically horror movies.
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Reepicheep wrote:
Depends on what you call a horror movie. I quite like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) but I don't think either are technically horror movies.


EH, sci-fi horror is its own genre now
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The Shining (Jack Nicholson version) is probably my favorite. I don't as a rule like horror movies.
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I'm having difficulty coming up with a favorite horror movie, and I'm really hard pressed to think of any that I'm overly fond of except perhaps Alien. John Carpenter's "Apocalypse trilogy" of The Thing, Prince of Darkness, and In the Mouth of Madness are all pretty good, actually.

I'm a fan of HP Lovecraft but no films have really done his writing credit, save perhaps In the Mouth of Madness. Also Hayden Christensen was in it when he was like 10.


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@Reep: both of those qualify as horror.

@Crash: I'm a pretty big fan of In The Mouth of Madness. I've always liked Sam Neil's acting and with a Lovecraft story on top of it, that was a neat movie. I'm surprised they don't do more Lovecraft movies. Hollywood wastes their time with all these remakes when Lovecraft has dozens of stories they could utilize.
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The original Halloween by John Carpenter, The Shining, and The Lost Boys a more 'fun' Horror movie.


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Darth Skuldren wrote:
@Reep: both of those qualify as horror.

Awesome! Very Happy

Now I just have to think of which I like better...
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Speaking of zombies, I like Tom Savini's remake of Night of the Living Dead. The original is too old fashioned for me I guess, and the zombies ("ghouls") are too removed from what's become stereotypical from Romero's films. I also like the original and remake of Dawn of the Dead.


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I think "Sweeney" is my favourite movie of the two but I think "Invasion" is my favourite horror movie. "Sweeney" could drop the blood and my opinion of it wouldn't change that much but "Invasion" wouldn't be the same without the horror elements.
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I've never seen the whole movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers. I need to watch it sometime. I like Donald Sutherland.

And I happen to like the first Night of the Living Dead. It's a classic and I thought it worked pretty well for opening the door to zombie films.

The Shinning was definitely a creepy movie. The two little girls in the hallway always gives me the creeps and I had an event in real life that made that one of the scariest moments in my life.

That said, The Exorcist is the scariest movie I've ever seen. I cannot watch the film without having nightmares.

Halloween is one of the best slasher films I think. It has the classic slasher element of a masked bad guy stabbing and killing teens, but it also has a story and some character development to it. Very well done film.

I haven't seen The Lost Boys since I was a kid. I do have it on dvd though. Just haven't watched it. Might have to do that this weekend.
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