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Posted: Oct 18, 2005 7:47 pm
 
Tis' the Season!
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 7:48 pm
 
Anything Martel likes.
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 8:20 pm
 
I saw the Amityville Horror remake last night. I don't know, theres just something inherently not scary about the quality of modern hi-def film stock.
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 8:52 pm
 
The original Ametyville Horror wasn't even that good, really, but it was a big box office draw so now bad remakes are king.
"The Shining" probably gets my vote.
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:02 pm
 
What about the Shining remake with that obnoxious fucking hairlipped fag-boy? That's the scariest movie of all time. So scary I could only watch 5 minutes of it.
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:02 pm | Edited by: Donkey
 
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:06 pm
 
-"the Haunting" (the original one)
-"Carnival of Souls"
-"Suspiria"
"the Wickerman"
-"Night of the Living Dead" (the first time I saw it, it scared the bejeezus outta me- still pretty effective)
-"Hellraiser" (seen the original lately? pretty f-ed up)

to name a few....

oh yeah - and "Legally Blonde 2"

>shudder<
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:07 pm
 
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:10 pm
 
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:10 pm
 
When I was a kid, the scariest movie I saw was “Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte” an old b&w from 1964. I remember a decapitation, an arm with its hand cut off, and a gun being fired through a bouquet of flowers. (How could something so pretty be so deadly?)

Of course, I just realized I see this same shit on the news every night. I guess I’ve gotten used to it.
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:11 pm
 
yes Donkey....I agree.
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:16 pm
 
Well I was in 9th grade when I finally saw it but "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" really, really, really freaked me out. I can always tell when I am truly scared when I start laughing--same thing with "A Nightmare on Elm Street".

What is the CREEPIEST movie ever?
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:19 pm
 
Caught the end of Alice, Sweet Alice and it is scary.
Steven Spielberg's first movie, Duel, is a gooder.
Rosemary's Baby (just to see Aunt Bea's friend say "Hail, Satan!"
Black Christmas is a slasher christmas fave and The Gorilla cos it features the Ritz Brothers and Bela Lugosi and is my daughter Lily's fave.
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:19 pm
 
Cop and A Half
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:24 pm
 
The Tenant is creepy.
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:27 pm
 
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Voyage of the Damned
Journey to the Bottom of the Sea
Buried Treasure
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:30 pm
 
"Phone" is really creepy...crappy name but it creeped BJ & I out pretty good. "Evil Dead" scares me every time too.
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:35 pm
 
i still think 'the exorcist' is the scariest movie i've seen....it wasn't untill it was re-released in the theater with extra scene's that i realized that...all those subliminal images and creepy things in the background you don't see on the VHS..
'texas chainsaw massacre' is up there, too.
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:36 pm
 
Yeah, I was legitimately creeped out by the "spider walk" down the stairs.
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:40 pm
 
The Tenant is the scariest thing I've seen. I tried to watch it again recently, by myself, in the middle of the day. I had to turn that fucker off. It's that slow descent thing. It practically starts off as a comedy. Then, before you realize what's happening...OH FUCK! If you haven't seen it, get it now.
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:48 pm | Edited by: johnny guitar
 
one of my friends saw salo (italian snuff film) at some guy's house. it was a private screening. supposedly this guy had his own theater and he invited a bunch of people. anyway, everyone walked into the theater and noticed they're was blocks of ice at the end of every row. when the movie started the doors were locked so nobody could exit and the heat was turned up to like 110 degrees. about 20 minutes into the movie the ice started to melt and everyone noticed that the ice was holding roadkill. so for the next hour people were banging on the door to get out, crying, smelling dead roadkill, and watching Salo in an extremly hot room. i think that would be pretty scary.
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:50 pm
 
For some reason I can watch the scariest movies and love them, but the crappy TV movie Omen IV: The Awakening scared the hell out of me for years. It didn't even have swearing!
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:52 pm
 
I don't think it's that great of a movie, but Midnight Express freaked me out.
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 10:00 pm
 
SUSPIRIA...GOTTA HAVE ME SOME GOBLIN.
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 10:17 pm
 
Funhouse
Bad Ronald
Prom Night
The Sentinel
Original Amityville Horror
Salem's Lot / Dead Zone (tie)
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 10:21 pm
 
Creepy--

Eyes Without a Face
Peeping Tom
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 10:24 pm
 
Does anyone remember an early 70s film, The Other? It was a good-twin, bad-twin story. That was pretty scary.

Creepiest: Definitely Rabid by David Cronenberg.
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 11:06 pm
 
ooh yeah... "Eyes Without a Face" is CREEPY....that operating scene is so realistic....ugh!
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 12:09 am | Edited by: dan gerous
 
Magic (w/ Anthony Hopkins)
Play Misty For Me
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 12:51 am
 
Rosemary's Baby (just to see Aunt Bea's friend say "Hail, Satan!"

Oh yeah... There are parts of that film I still can't look at.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 12:52 am
 
dark night of the scarecrow - crazy tv movie from the 70s with charles durning as a crazy mailman, and this retarded guy suspected of molesting kids who hides in a scarecrow. great death-by-grain-silo scene!

the little girl who lived down the lane - weird psychological thriller with jodie foster and martin sheen. scared the bejeesus outta me the 1st time i saw it!

what's the matter with helen - whatever happened to baby jane follow-up with shelley winters, debbie reynolds, and dennis weaver! here's the genius plot summary from IMDB:

In the mid-1930's, Adelle (Debbie Reynolds) and Helen (Shelley Winters) are the mothers of a pair of murderers in What's the Matter with Helen? With their small Midwest town in an uproar over a relaxed sentence on the men and harassing them with breathy phone calls, the two women flock to Hollywood and open a school for young child starlets. Of course the school is a big success, what with Shirley Temple being all the rage. Adelle hooks up with the rich millionaire father (Dennis Weaver) of one of her pupils, while Helen becomes infatuated with a radio evangelist, Sister Alma (Agnes Moorehead in a glorified cameo). With the two womens' lives headed in completely opposite directions, murder and insanity come calling to rain on their parade.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 12:54 am
 
you mean porns i've rented that turned out to be gay? i've got more than 5 then.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 2:41 am
 
Road House
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 2:52 am
 
my buddy, Eugene Chadbourne, is friends with Wes Craven and been in a few of his films- mostly as an extra. Doc Chad had a speaking role in Scream 2, but his part hit the cutting room floor. Craven has put up the Doc and also lent him a good acoustic for a recording session.
Kinda cool.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 5:03 am
 
okay, i'm drunk so i'm not afraid to admit this, and i'm sure some will think i am fruity....
i thought 'blair witch' was fucking creepy as hell when i saw it. two factors: 1) in my hometown there was damn near the EXACT SAME STORY in some nearby woods...we grew up scared as hell of this crazy 'witch' that lived in the woods, killing children
2) i got to see it before it was released, on VHS (with scenes that weren't in the original) that really made it seem like a real home movie.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 5:25 am
 
Great. Exactly what I need to be doing right now.

Last House On The Left - For the time...a pretty troubling film.

Rituals - This Deliverance ripoff scared the living shit out of me as a kid. Still sort of creepy and worth checking out for the sheer alienation of landscape shots. Has Hal Holbrook.

When A Stranger Calls - A classic. The original "the call is coming from inside the house" movie. Slow-burning mindfuck with virtually no onscreen violence, but manages to still be super erie. Also with Charles Durning as the obsessed cop/detective. He's so fat in this movie that he literally rips a set of swinging doors from their hinges during a foot chase scene.

Session 9 - Great modern horror.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 5:44 am
 
Earles, can we have a Charles Durning movie night this week???
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 5:56 am
 
HALLO"fuckingpissinyourpantsscary"WEEN
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 6:18 am
 
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hide
Abbott and Costello Meet the Candyman
Abbott and Costello Meet Ron Jeremy
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 7:06 am
 
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Night of The Living Dead, Halloween, I Spit On Your Grave, and Last House on The Left are all good....

Hills Have Eyes is ok.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 7:11 am
 
some of those goddamn Faces of Death flicks were pretty disturbing as a kid.....even if half of it was fake......always creeped me out. I still get creeped out if i see those sitting around on VHS in some cheap movie rental place.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 1:24 pm | Edited by: bvalentine
 
I rented SUSPIRIA last night and... I just dont see what the big deal is. It was boring. Moved very slow, the gore was far and few between, predictable plot. It had the feel of 70's porn at some points, but no T&A.

The only thing good was the set, esp the velure wallpaper

Soundtrack was interesting... but overkill.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 1:27 pm
 
Those new Burger King commercials are kinda creepy.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 1:29 pm
 
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 3:11 pm
 
Rented "Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer" last weekend, which seemed creepy ten years ago, by myself, in an unfamiliar house, after an all night speed binge. It didn't really hold up, on a second viewing. Sort of a lifetime movie with a couple tits and swears.
"The Dancing Outlaw" was the hit of the weekend. Can't wait to see part 2,
"Jessco goes to Hollywood".
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 3:39 pm
 
Three On A Meat Hook
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 3:59 pm
 
Skinned Alive
Cannibal Holocaust ( I know it's fake, but it's pretty fucked up)
Exorcist 1
Children of the Corn (It's probably stupid now, but it scared the hell out of me when I was a kid)
I agree about Blair Witch Trial-I had no idea what it was & I was living in a haunted house when I watched it, so yeah.
What's that one film with David Caruso and that guy from the Star Trek Next Generation show? The one where they have to remove a bunch of old aspestose from an abandonned looney bin. The Star Trek guy gets possessed by a homicial "spirit" or something that used to haunt a crazy girl in there. He kills everybody else from the crew, etc. That movies pretty fuckin' crazy.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 4:04 pm
 
those BK masks are gonna give me nightmares now . . . thanks!!!

When Sadako comes out of the well in "The Ring", it freaked my shit out. Not at the time, but after the TV was off and the lights were out, looking down at the foot of my bed and being able to see the TV screen (which was about 2 feet from the foot of my bed). Scary shit.

When the woman is crawling down the stairs in "Ju-On".

That fucking clown doll in Poltergeist! Ahhhhhh!!!!!

The original "The Haunting" is really scary. I kept seeing things while I was watching it. I think having the lights out and the b/w film was making my eyes play tricks on me.

"Last House on the Left" really sticks with you. It still holds up at a great film.

I don't like "mondo" type films, like "FAces of Death". I like my gore to be fake. One of the most disturbing things I have ever seen was when the cut open the turtle in "Cannibal Holocaust". For my husband, it was seeing "Belle from Hell" as a child, with the jarring slaughterhouse footage that comes up all of a sudden in the film. That's probably why he started hating meat.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 4:15 pm
 
What's that one film with David Caruso and that guy from the Star Trek Next Generation show? The one where they have to remove a bunch of old aspestose from an abandonned looney bin. The Star Trek guy gets possessed by a homicial "spirit" or something that used to haunt a crazy girl in there. He kills everybody else from the crew, etc. That movies pretty fuckin' crazy.

that's "session 9"
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 4:17 pm
 
When the woman is crawling down the stairs in "Ju-On".

I make that throat noise alot at home and it scares 16 and I get yelled at.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 4:22 pm
 
Session 9 is the one where the rennovation crew or whatever are working in the old mental hospital and one of the boss's start to freak out. Watched it after Last House On The Left last halloween--puts you in a nice state before going to bed.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 4:24 pm
 
Wow. You people are fast!
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 4:28 pm
 
[i]Those new Burger King commercials are kinda creepy[/i--I am fascinated by these.
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Blair Witch
"V" and Fatal Vision--both on t.v. around the same time and both creeped me way out.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 4:31 pm
 
I make that throat noise alot at home and it scares 16 and I get yelled at.

Ryan would also do this; after that movie I was scared to really do anything in my house for 2 days for fear that little kid would show up.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 5:19 pm
 
some more:
Misery
Repulsion
Wicker Man
Night of the Hunter (the original)
Ones that don't scare but are pretty fun to mix in:
My Bloody Valentine
Motel Hell
Chopping Mall
Phycho 1
Most Frightening Movie Ever, Ever Made:
Leperchaun in the Hood
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 5:22 pm
 
WHen I first saw it, the EXORCIST scared the hell out of me.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 5:23 pm
 
Leperchaun in the Hood

Saw this last night. It was amazing!
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 5:51 pm
 
Anything with old people and clowns and Zelda Rubinstein. So that means Poltergeist I and II are up there pretty high.

Those old people that chloroform the kid in Cloak and Dagger always freak the shit out of me.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch is pretty awesome. And so is this song.

And this.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 5:59 pm
 
for some reason a mention the Dabney Coeman classic "Cloak and Dagger" reminds me that Time Bandits used to freak me out too.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 6:04 pm
 
I make that throat noise alot at home and it scares 16 and I get yelled at.

I used to sneak up on a co-worker and make that noise to scare her. 'Tis probably why she left.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 6:09 pm
 
I first saw the Exorcist on its premiere on HBO - I grew up in a test market for cable, so we had HBO from the beginning...I was like 10 or 11 yrs old I think...and I opted to watch that with my older sister and her friend babysitting me, rather than be alone watching TV in the kitchen...that movie scarred me...definitely the scariest movie I've ever seen. Funny, I have a jewish friend, film-buff, and he said it did not scare him, jews don't believe in satan...hmmm....

Suspiria is really cool, stylized, Goblin, etc...but scary??? nahhh...

other SCARY movies

Shining
Night of the Living Dead - my favorite horror movie
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Blair Witch - saw advanced screening before the hype and that ending freaked me out!!!

Has anyone ever seen the Blair Witch rip off made in S. Jersey about the Jersey Devil...kinda cheesy, but kinda creepy...
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 6:14 pm
 
Blair Witch

Saw it affter the hype and it still creeped me out. Megan made one of those little totem things and left it on the driveway and I screamed bloody murder.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 6:25 pm
 
HALOWEEN scared me as a youngster like nothing else.

And while I'm embarresed to admit it...

The MOTHMAN PROPHECIES scared the shit outta me... Twice!!!

Oh the shame.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 7:14 pm
 
Did anyone mention Jacob's ladder? Scary as fuck! Those doctor dudes with no faces.... gave me chills for weeks.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 7:35 pm
 
Did anyone mention Jacob's ladder? Scary as fuck! Those doctor dudes with no faces.... gave me chills for weeks.

oh hell that shit freaked me the fuck out.

i would have to say that and:

rosemary's baby
texas chainsaw massacre
the thing
the shining
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 7:41 pm
 
Jaws -- I saw in it the theatre on its first run; I was about 6 years old and it scarred me for life about swimming in the ocean. I think the fact that it was made in my home state might have had something to do with it.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 7:55 pm
 
the movie itself is not scary, or great, but there's ONE scene in the Excorcist 3 that is REALLY scary...when the night watchman is cruising the halls at the mental ward & you just know somethings gonna happen...it doesn't............until the freaky floating nun with the knife comes up behind him....scary.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 8:33 pm
 
Cannibal Holocaust ( I know it's fake, but it's pretty fucked up)

The animal stuff isn't fake in it.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 8:35 pm
 
Suspiria scares the crap out of me every time I watch it. I have seen it at least 2 or 3 times but it never fails.
Dawn of the Dead is a classic.
House of 1,000 Corpses is a fave.
"Last House on the Left" really sticks with you. It still holds up at a great film.
True, haunting, that one.
-Side note: One of my friends moved into a house that is "the last house on the left" and I told her she has to rent this movie. It's a great house. They have like 50 ft. ceilings in the living room. Of course they pay more in rent than we do on our mortgage by about $350 a month! But for the price they pay they'd have an 11' x 14' ROOM in NYC (if they were LUCKY)

You guys basically got all the ones I thought of first, before I even hopped in on this string.
Psycho (the original) great soundtrack too.
I thought Chopping Mall was hilarious.
I agree Blair Witch was very suspenseful...
Did you see "Shaun of the Dead" zombie movie meets black comedy, very good.
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 8:41 pm
 
Just bought Shaun of the Dead. It's a definate "must own".

There is no "Abbott and Costello Meet Ron Jeremy"... is there?
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 4:13 am
 
I don't know if they'd count as "scariest" but I just saw a double-feature of "Ichi the Killer" and "Audition" and they were pretty goddamn disturbing...

and not necesarily a horror movie, but "requiem for a dream" is one of the scariest movies ever.
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 6:05 am
 
not as scary as Pi.
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 6:14 am
 
Jaws -- I saw in it the theatre on its first run; I was about 6 years old and it scarred me for life about swimming in the ocean.

Me, too - only I was about 18 - and I've been scared to swim in the ocean since then too. I grew up in a beach town, so that movie was ALL too real for me.
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 6:29 am
 
The Fridge did a porno once with Nell Carter from Gimme a Break....that was pretty scary...
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 7:03 am
 
I'm with you on the Jaws thing as well, theresa k....i grew up in a beach town and when i was a little kid go to see jaws 2....absolutey ruined me, to the point where i still won't go in the ocean.
'in the mouth of madness' i thought was pretty creepy, for a post-80's horror film.
i always thought 'salems lot' was scary untill you finally see the evil monster at the end, hanging out in the kitchen, which kind of kills it.
hey tom, is the movie you're talking about (jersey devil) 'the last broadcast'?
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 7:43 am
 
"The Shining" probably gets my vote.
Exocrcist still fucks me up.

Ken where did you see "dancing outlaw" or the Jseco thing.. I want that shit real bad!!.?? Hey i might be Memphis Halloween Wknd... email me at vandenbosch500@yahoo.com
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 8:12 am
 
Halloween III is a fucking head-scratcher, but worth it.

More faves of mine:

Carpenter's '82 remake of The Thing (mentioned above) - many don't dig this one, but I love it. Sure beats the POS that it followed: The Fog. Naturally, the Fog remake is PG-13.

the first Sleepaway Camp is gold (I got the 3 DVD set w/ all the sequels)

Not exactly proud that I also found The Mothman Prophecies to be scary, so much so that I read the John Keel book that the movie was based on, but I'll read or watch just about anything.

As a child, I was traumatized by The Howling and Grizzly, the latter being a 1976 PG-rated Jaws-on-land cash in that popped up occasionally on 24 or 30, maybe the Saturday night "Creature Feature" (also where I experienced Dogs, Frogs, and Ants). Grizzly genuinely scared me, plus, it was quite violent for TV/PG rating.
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 8:21 am
 
"The Thing" remake that Carpenter did, that's the scariest movie I've ever seen. I taped it offa late nite TV one Saturday pre teen, almost pissed myself. Then got to see the laserdisc version at a friends house, I love when body is pop'n n lockin on the ceiling. My favorite remake.

"Lifeforce" the Tobe Hooper outerspace nekkid vampire movie also fucked with me when I was 13, but Mathilda May still made me feel funny.

"Race With The Devil" from 1975, Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Switt, tooling around in an RV, get chased by satanists. Goddamn, they're making a remake in 2006.

"Horror At 37,000 Feet" from 1973, made for TV movie, Shatner. The only thing I can really remember were the barking Doberman's, evil spirts, melty baby dolls?

"Prince Of Darkness" 1987, another Carpenter one. The grainy images from the TV set of the devil, shooting foul liquid everywhere!

I liked "Shaun of the Dead" too but I've noticed since then zombie movies aren't that scary.

"Halloween 3" yes!
"Nightmare On Elm Street 2" a little gay
"Night Of The Living Creeps" doggie with slug in it. Det. Landis. Sgt. Raimi.
"Alien" man, reading the oversize Marvel Comics adaptation of that movie fucked my mind up.
"An American Werewolf In London" the manwolf running down the streets in London, jebus!
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 8:27 am
 
Damn! Creature feature around here "Sqirm" worms, "Swarm" killer bees, "Night of the Lepus" rabbits, and "Kingdom of the Spiders" Thee Shatner and tarantulas. Double post? IDGAF. Nerding the fuck out on horror movies.
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 1:17 pm | Edited by: CS Eunuch
 
The Exorcist gets my vote. I was watching it for about the 50th time with my roommate in the creepy old dump I used to live in, and at the exact moment that the priest jumps out the window at the end the overhead light in our kitchen exploded with a loud pop. We had to get the hell out of there and go to the Waffle House for coffee.

Some others that are fresh on DVD:

Just Before Dawn – Forgotten 80's Texas Chainsaw meets Deliverance slasher from the director of "Squirm". Was pretty great.
the Blind Dead movies – Spanish horror about undead Templar nights. scary as hell despite their low rent acting and production values. Skip the crappy third one, "The Ghost Galleon" though.
Dolls – Toys that come to life are always scary to me.
High Tension – relentless until the stupid ending.
Lady in White – made me shit my shorts as a kid.
Undead – This aussie zombie sci-fi flick was as good as Shaun of the Dead.

And the coolest movie I've seen lately:
The New Kids – From the director of the original Friday the 13th, this has Lori Louglin (of Full House fame!) and her brother moving to a new school in Florida where they are tormented by a coke-snorting James Spader and his band of redneck thugs, til they get their revenge I Spit on Your Grave-style. With an ear-splittingly horrendous '80s power rock theme song.

Other faves no one's mentioned yet:
Lucio Fulci's Zombie – Not so scary, just fuckin' awesome.
Fulci's The Beyond – Freaky is more the word for this one, especially with the aid of chemicals.
Straw Dogs – Does for the English coutryside what Deliverance did for the South.
Autopsy – Creepy Italian freakout.
Cronenberg's The Brood – Demonic kids always get me.
Argento's Deep Red – scarier than Suspiria.
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 1:48 pm
 
How 'bout Shaun of the Dead? It's more of a zombie-comedy, but a great movie....That new Romero movie -Land of the Dead? - wasn't too scarey, but was well worth it for Dennis Hopper alone.

We had HBO since I can remember - when I was about 6? 7? I snuck downstairs after my parents went to bed and the Rocky Horror Picture Show was on. Now it's silly and I hate that damn movie, but back then I was freaked the fuck out.

What about that new Wes Craven movie "Red Eye"? Anyone seen that?
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 6:38 pm
 
the Blind Dead movies – Spanish horror about undead Templar nights. scary as hell despite their low rent acting and production values. Skip the crappy third one, "The Ghost Galleon" though.

My husband's favorite films ever. He saw the 1st one in the theatre.

re: "Sleepaway Camp". is the first one that most homoerotic film that isn't a gay porn, ever??? How tight were all the dudes' shorts?
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 6:58 pm
 
Argento's Deep Red – scarier than Suspiria.

True--this is my personal fave of Argento. For hilarious gore, see his Tenebrae.
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 7:05 pm
 
good creepy black and white flick is the THE INNOCENTS, it's a little bit too literate, tasteful, and classy to be amazing, and it's not as great as the original HAUNTING (and anyone that tells you so should be felt sorry for), but it's still pretty super.

UZUMAKI is my favorite of all the recent japanese horror flicks. i highly recommend it; little japanese mountain town where everyone starts getting obsessed with spiral shapes, and it begins to manifest itself in really fucked up ways.

i thought the DAWN OF THE DEAD remake was great, and blah blah blah lack of social commentary, yadda yadda yadda those damned running zombies, etc. - i liked it anyway. way more then 28 DAYS later, where meek bike messenger who just got out of a coma manages to beat up and/or maim armed british super commandos.

don't make the mistake i did and rent STACY, which sounds great (super gory japanese movie about zombie schoolgirls) they manage to take that premise and totally fuck it up, boring, shrill, overlong pile of shit i could barely finish, and i've got a mean bad movie tolerence.

DON'T LOOK NOW is great.

THE IMP is a kind of cool thai movie about a night watchmen (speaking of which, the dutch? danish? original NIGHT WATCH is pretty good, too) who is worried about his baby being possessed. good cheeseball 80's south eastern haunted elevator, and their version of hell (lake of fire, screaming baby, etc.).

THE VANISHING is amazing. saw in junior high, scared the piss out of me.

and if you're in the mood for a totally incomprehensible what the fuck just happened? weird movie that makes no sense that is fun to watch in open mouthed confusion, then ROBO VAMPIRE is worth a looksee.
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 7:22 pm
 
I wonder how many people have rented the "Trilogy of Terror" made for TV movie and not made it through to the end? Don't bother watching the first two stories, unless you're sic for Karen Black.

"Amelia" is the last story. And it has the Zuni Fetish Doll, and it has a lil knife.
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 7:26 pm
 
Zuni Fetish Doll

Totally wanted a band called the Zuni Fetish Dolls at one point, and intended to fully dress up like one w/skin painted black, topless, spear, etc. Anyone who wants to, feel free to steal the idea.
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 8:45 am
 
So I just watched 'The Sentinel'....i agree, fucking creepy. It was funny because the first hour I was thinking 'this is a little creepy', but it definitely kicks into high gear towards the end.
Ditto on 'The Vanishing'...i never know whether to reccomend this movie in a "horror" thread or not..
Movies like 'The Sentinel' and 'The Vanishing' are what I look for in horror movies...not shocking or gross or terrifying...they just kind of crawl under your skin and stick with you for a few days.
Plus that main girl from 'The Sentinal' is pretty hot. I'm a sucker for those high cheekbones
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 8:50 am
 
Ditto on 'The Vanishing'...i never know whether to reccomend this movie in a "horror" thread or not..

is it the ORIGINAL Vanishing or the American one? Because DEFINITELY the original Euro one was pretty creepy and HORRIFIC in that it could seemingly happen to you.
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 10:34 am
 
class of nuke em high part 2

The high school scenes were filmed at the high school that Ryan Wong attended. May explain some things ...
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 3:18 pm
 
ace of diamonds, jack of spades, eight of clubs... you wil die...
why have you awoken us from our eternal slumber...
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 6:58 pm
 
Am I the only person on earth that was not totally impressed with Shawn of the Dead? I'm not being reactionary - it really didn't do for me what it seemingly did for the rest of the movie-going public. And 28 Days Later is limp amateur hour. The Dawn of the Dead remake, minus the horrible soundtrack (though Godspeed You Black Emperor! in a horror film sort of vanilla-fies things as well), blows these films away.

I just remembered Alone In The Dark!!!! Wow, another head-scratcher, but super entertaining. It's as if they tried to make a standard slasher genre exercise, but things went weirdly crooked in the script. And look at that cast! Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, and Martin Landau doing what they do best: OVERACTING. This one is highly recommended, and has a couple of inventive kill scenes.
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 7:29 pm
 
That just came out on DVD. Sick Fucks doing "Chop Up Your Mother" in the "punk" club. Classic.
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 8:01 pm
 
Argento's Deep Red – scarier than Suspiria.

See Deep Red just didn't do it for me, it's the other way around for me...? I also remembered a few more good ones: May is a great little horror film. (The main character reminds me so much of one of my old roommates, it's scary) Also speaking of creepy, anyone seen "Santa Sangre?" I am not sure if I am spelling it right but that movie is seriously disturbing... The Shining is a classic, always disturbing (especially since my name is 'Wendy')
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 8:01 pm
 
Argento's Deep Red – scarier than Suspiria.

See Deep Red just didn't do it for me, it's the other way around for me...? I also remembered a few more good ones: May is a great little horror film. (The main character reminds me so much of one of my old roommates, it's scary) Also speaking of creepy, anyone seen "Santa Sangre?" I am not sure if I am spelling it right but that movie is seriously disturbing... The Shining is a classic, always disturbing (especially since my name is 'Wendy')
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 8:01 pm
 
Argento's Deep Red – scarier than Suspiria.

See Deep Red just didn't do it for me, it's the other way around for me...? I also remembered a few more good ones: May is a great little horror film. (The main character reminds me so much of one of my old roommates, it's scary) Also speaking of creepy, anyone seen "Santa Sangre?" I am not sure if I am spelling it right but that movie is seriously disturbing... The Shining is a classic, always disturbing (especially since my name is 'Wendy')
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 8:02 pm
 
Woops I hit that too many times....it was taking forever.... three times the fun. SORRY I am a geek.
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 8:57 pm
 
Sante Sangre. Jodorowsky's got retards doing blow, trunkless elephants, circus freaks. Yep, this one's screwy.
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 9:05 pm
 
May is a great little horror film.

Right on! That was pretty fucking disturbing, and I wasn't expecting it at all!
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 9:38 pm
 
I also really liked May.
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 11:58 pm
 
Theresa K (sorry, i don't know how to do the 'quote' thing)
Definitely the original Vanishing. I never saw the remake although i heard it was rather ho-hum, even though the same director did both.
You're exactly right...the creepiest thing about the movie is how you put yourself in the main guys' place...you start thinking about what if it had happened to you and someone you love, and how you would react. it's never scary, it just gives you this uncomfortable, uneasy feeling.
Posted: Oct 22, 2005 1:06 am
 
So, I'm right now watching Wild at Heart, which is a Crispin Glover movie (totally creepy) and it reminded me of Willard. Anyone else creeped out by this movie? Rats... ugh.
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