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  #1  
June 8th, 2007, 11:39 AM
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I love horror movies. This probably won't be much of a debate, because it's a movie we are talking about. But I thought I'd throw it out here, since the Debate boards are where I hang out. So, start naming Horror Movies and let's talk about them. I so need to get a life!

An American Haunting - disappointing for me...I guessed what he had done early on in the movie
The Blair Witch Project - excellent!!
Dawn of the Dead (more recent one) - loved it...lol
28 Days - good
28 Weeks Later - TERRIBLE
Cabin Fever - dumb dumb dumb
The Descent - good

just to start off with a few.
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June 8th, 2007, 12:10 PM
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Best horror movie ever (still cant watch it!):The exorsist.

Worst:The hills have eyes.
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June 8th, 2007, 12:16 PM
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Although I haven't seen Hostel, I have serious issues with a movie based on nothing but torturing people!! A neighbour of mine loves to what horror movies, but even she found it very difficult to watch!! I think it gives "sickos" out there new ideas! For those of you who have seen it, what did you think? Are you planning on watching the second one?

As for the ones I watched and loved: The Ring, Whitenoise, When Darkness Falls, Wrong Turn & Exorsist!!!!
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June 8th, 2007, 12:16 PM
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We've gotten away from what a real horror movie is. Nowdays, producers seem to think that GORE flicks are horror movies. It irks me...give me something good for one to scare the crap out of me, not make me puke.
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June 8th, 2007, 12:19 PM
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We've gotten away from what a real horror movie is. Nowdays, producers seem to think that GORE flicks are horror movies. It irks me...give me something good for one to scare the crap out of me, not make me puke.[/b]

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June 8th, 2007, 12:38 PM
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I love 'em! Zombie movies tend to be my favorite. The kinds I generally don't like are your typical slasher films - the Friday the 13th series, that sort of thing.

Also one thing I can't see - anything where children are in true jeopardy. I will not watch The Hills Have Eyes for that reason.

Some of my favorites - some of them are horror, while others are really more suspense:

HALLOWEEN - It's possibly the all-time best one, I think. Simple concept, a bit of the supernatural, not a huge amount of gore and freakin' scary music. Perfectly done.

THE EXORCIST - One you have to stay with. The little shockers thrown in when you least expect it (the white phantom face, for example) to me are far scarier than the actual exorcism scene.

PRINCE OF DARKNESS - Absolutely cheesy dialogue, but a really cool concept and a heart-pounder at the end. If you're looking for a new scary movie, this one's a good bet.

DAWN OF THE DEAD - I like both the old and new versions, and for different reasons.

28 DAYS LATER - A spin on the typical zombie movie that makes the thought far more believable - and that's what makes it even scarier.

SHAUN OF THE DEAD - I know it's a comedy/spoof, but it has some genuinely scary moments. And the writing and acting are top-notch.

SILENCE OF THE LAMBS - My sister and I went to see this in the theater, and halfway through she was begging me to take her home. And she's five years older than me.
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June 8th, 2007, 12:39 PM
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What is with Silence of the Lambs? I don't consider that a scary movie, I think that is a very good drama about some psycho guy. I consider scary movies "monster/vampire/unreal scary spooky stuff".
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June 8th, 2007, 12:46 PM
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I don't like movies with the jumpy scenes. They never bother DH, but I hit the ceiling, especially because I know it is coming. Mostly I avoid horror movies because these days they are all the same... some ghost(s) need help so they make somebody's life miserable. Evidently, dead folks have the power to influence solid matter, read minds, etc. but they have lousy communication skills.
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June 8th, 2007, 01:28 PM
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An American Haunting - disappointing for me...I guessed what he had done early on in the movie
The Blair Witch Project - excellent!!
Dawn of the Dead (more recent one) - loved it...lol
28 Days - good
28 Weeks Later - TERRIBLE
Cabin Fever - dumb dumb dumb
The Descent - good[/b]
An American Haunting ~ I liked it! I was pretty scared then thought the end had a surprise twist! (I just didn't catch on quicker!)
Dawn of the Dead ~ I can't remember. I'm getting a few of the new zombie movies mixed up.
28 Days ~ Ok, I know this one and it's (so far) my favortie zombie movie ever! (I can't wait to see 28 weeks later!)
Cabin Fever ~ Ditto ~ lame-o!
The Descent ~ Have no idea of this one.

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Best horror movie ever (still cant watch it!):The exorcist.

Worst:The hills have eyes.[/b]
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Although I haven't seen Hostel, I have serious issues with a movie based on nothing but torturing people!! A neighbour of mine loves to what horror movies, but even she found it very difficult to watch!! I think it gives "sickos" out there new ideas! For those of you who have seen it, what did you think? Are you planning on watching the second one?

As for the ones I watched and loved: The Ring, Whitenoise, When Darkness Falls, Wrong Turn & Exorcist!!!![/b]
Hostel is based on sicko's so that made me feel sick about it while watching it. I found it hard to watch and for a week I felt sick thinking about it. And like a totaly moron, I'm debating seeing the second one for no other good reason than I've seen the first one.

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I love 'em! Zombie movies tend to be my favorite. The kinds I generally don't like are your typical slasher films - the Friday the 13th series, that sort of thing.

Also one thing I can't see - anything where children are in true jeopardy. I will not watch The Hills Have Eyes for that reason.

Some of my favorites - some of them are horror, while others are really more suspense:

HALLOWEEN - It's possibly the all-time best one, I think. Simple concept, a bit of the supernatural, not a huge amount of gore and freakin' scary music. Perfectly done.

THE EXORCIST - One you have to stay with. The little shockers thrown in when you least expect it (the white phantom face, for example) to me are far scarier than the actual exorcism scene.

PRINCE OF DARKNESS - Absolutely cheesy dialogue, but a really cool concept and a heart-pounder at the end. If you're looking for a new scary movie, this one's a good bet.

DAWN OF THE DEAD - I like both the old and new versions, and for different reasons.

28 DAYS LATER - A spin on the typical zombie movie that makes the thought far more believable - and that's what makes it even scarier.

SHAUN OF THE DEAD - I know it's a comedy/spoof, but it has some genuinely scary moments. And the writing and acting are top-notch.

SILENCE OF THE LAMBS - My sister and I went to see this in the theater, and halfway through she was begging me to take her home. And she's five years older than me. [/b]
Kids, eh? Oh the worst kid scene ever is in Pet Semetary (spelling wrong on purpose) where little Gage.. well... you know.

I loved the first Friday the 13th but seen the rest anyway! I love the Nightmare on Elm Street movies because it's just an awesome concept. The first Halloween was good too. I loved the Scream movies when they came out because it just brought all of the good stuff back. Shaun of the Dead is so funny, better than the Scary Movie spoofs but I liked those too! I liked Ghostbusters too so what does that tell you?

The Exorcist is one of the scariest movies ever. The funny thing is I don't believe in devil possession but that movie and the Exorcism of Emily Rose just make my skin crawl! They are the best! Also the Grudge is a good one. I loved, loved, loved The Blair Witch when it came out because I go camping and it just plays with you! (The rest totally sucked.) Now most of you likely didn't get scared, but I have a phobia (not in a fun way) about Great White Sharks even though I would defend them and all sharks. So you could imagine that Jaws is my all time scariest movie. You're right! Wanna see a good werewolf movie? Ginger Snaps! Ones that aren't scary but I loved would be the movie about werewolfs and vampires with Kate Beckinsale? (Can't remember the name of those two movies to save my life.) There was one more that was with Hugh (the guy that played wolverine in the X-men) that I liked too about count dracula type character.. I didn't care for the Ring ~ I mean it was scary but I just didn't like it the way it ended.

SILENCE OF THE LAMBS is one scary movie for the thriller reasons.. Wheew. That whole series is pretty good.
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June 8th, 2007, 02:56 PM
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I used to be hardcore into horror movies. I loved them, especially zombie movies. Then, I rented hostel. I had to turn it off couldn't finish watching it. I only watch about 60 seconds total of it once it got to the disturbing part and that was all I could take and it STILL gave me nightmares. I haven't rented a horror movie since. Now they just bother me too much. I may try 28 weeks later when it comes out on DVD. The first one wasn't really based on gore, it was a little gorey, but mostly psychological imo so I may be able to handle it.

Personally, I think they've gotten too gorey. Hostel and movies like it are basically fake snuff films and seem pretty sick to me.
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June 8th, 2007, 02:58 PM
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Hostel and movies like it are basically fake snuff films and seem pretty sick to me.[/b]
I remember feeling that way about NIck Cage's 8mm.
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June 8th, 2007, 03:03 PM
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Hostel and movies like it are basically fake snuff films and seem pretty sick to me.[/b]
I remember feeling that way about NIck Cage's 8mm.
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I hated 8mm, makes me sick.

Although, the story behind Hostel....is that it's true That kind of thing really does happen. That's why that guy made that movie.
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June 8th, 2007, 05:04 PM
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CeCe you wuss...LOL!!!!! **HUGS**
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June 8th, 2007, 05:44 PM
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I am terrible, I have become so jaded from watching horror movies over the years. I watched Hostel and it did not affect me I mean, I thought "ewww...that's just wrong" but the gore did not gross me out or anything. I plan on watching Hostel 2, which I'm sure will be stupid because if the first one really happened, the guy who made it would let the world know. And then no one would be visiting those countries and staying in hostels etc. But anyway (deep breath lol) I thought of a few more. I agree that the Hills Have Eyes was beyond cheesy....but the Hills Have Eyes 2 was even cheesier...mega stupid! The Exorcist doesn't do anything for me either, neither did The Exorcism of Emily Rose. The Ring made me afraid to go in my basement for about a week but the Ring 2 was boring (snore). If you want to watch it in a creepier version trying the original Japanese version, Ringu...freaky deeky.
Boogeyman would have been good if they had left the ending hanging wide open, instead they had that dumb little plastic doll be the bad guy... And the graphics...oh boy...lol I loved Silence of the Lambs, I love all of those movies.
Michelle, you should watch Wolf Creek...that one is pretty wicked lol. The Grudge bothered me for a few minutes. Grudge 2....could have slept through lol. All the Saw movies were good on the gore level..but actual story line....blah. Rosemary's Baby....the only scary thing to me in that movie was Mia Farrow's icky boobies.... gag me with a fork lol.
The Halloween movies are a must see especially during October, it's a right of passage lol. Never cared for the Friday movies...was not impressed by Mr. Kruger but don't eat pizza and watch him...ick. 8 mm was disturbing and probably one of my main reasons for having such a distaste for the porn industry...they also released an 8 mm2 in 2005 but I have yet to watch it. And I think my all time favorite horror spoof is Shaun of the Dead...now that movie rocks! If I were stuck in a world of zombies, I would so walk down the street zombie style LOL
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June 8th, 2007, 05:47 PM
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ITA about the gore and torture being a bit over the top. It does remind me of a snuff film (8MM definitely made me sick and still does to think about it). I don't necessarily think it will ruin the next generation or anything, but it can't be great to be presenting detailed, psychotic, sadistic torture scenes as entertainment. Sure we had Jason and Freddie, but the scenes were not quite so believable-looking or detailed as today's.

Saw I and II are the only gore movies that have enough psychological intensity to keep me interested. I prefer jumpy scenes to 90 minutes of how many different ways can someone's head get cut off.

I LOVE ghost movies and zombie movies, as well as anything with more suspense than gore.

The Others
The Ring
28 Days Later
The Descent
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