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Darth Groovy
02-08-2003, 12:11 AM
If so, what's your favorite?

Mine is:

Halloween
The Shining
The Changling
American Warewolf In London
Creepshow
Evil Dead
Night Of The Living Dead
Signs
Jaws
Alien

Benihana14
02-08-2003, 02:10 AM
I like scary movies...but I love cheesy horror flicks. Lets see:

The Ring
Jason Series
Elm Street Series
Alien
Night of the Living Dead (original and remake)
Resident Evil

Then there are the movies that are great to make fun of because they suck so much!

Homicidal
13 Ghosts
House on Haunted Hill
Ghosts of Mars...

Joshi
02-08-2003, 12:13 PM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
If so, what's your favorite?

Mine is:

Halloween
The Shining
The Changling
American Warewolf In London
Creepshow
Evil Dead
Night Of The Living Dead
Signs
Jaws
Alien

most of these are cheesy horror movies. signs wasn't even meant ot be scary. the only good horror flick there are the shining, alien and i think evil dead. but american werewolf in london, that's just asking to be cheesy.

Mex
02-08-2003, 12:39 PM
I havent seen much scary movies.

There was one I enjoyed. The Shining "Here's Johnny!" :D

Rufio
02-08-2003, 08:48 PM
kangaroo jack... that was flippin terrifying

Benihana14
02-08-2003, 09:06 PM
I have no pity for you....you actually went and saw it?

Rufio
02-08-2003, 09:27 PM
it was free and two d's accompanied me...

Al-back from the BigWhoop
02-08-2003, 09:39 PM
i usually go to horror movies for a good laugh. the only 1 i really enjoyed as horror movie was The Shining

Lemon Head
02-09-2003, 02:44 PM
I have yet to see a movie that is actually scary so i can't really answer that.

The Shining nearly got there but I found his wife SO ANNOYING that I couldn't really enjoy it.

As for Final Destination, come on, that had to be a joke surely? Either it was the most subtle tongue-in-cheek film ever, or it was just piss-poor.

Personally, I find scary games far more terrifying than movies will ever be.


In terms of scaryness (not necessarily just enjoyment) what are your top rating movies?

HelenW
02-09-2003, 03:20 PM
I think most "scary" films go for the "jump" factor. I've jumped at loads of films. Sixth sense was a good one for this (in cinema, not at home) and was a good film. Most films that are supposed to be scary are really poor, and end up just being funny.

I agree with lemon head about games being more scarier. Silent hill was probably scariest I can think of. And I do mean silent hill, not silent hill 2. Both good games, but I think the psx original was far more scarier. Especially when you have it plugged into your surround sound system!!!

Kj°len
02-09-2003, 03:54 PM
Feh, American Werewolf in London? I've seen of American Werewolf in France, erm, I think it was in France, but that was more of a comedy.
Huh, a scary movie.
The 6th Sense was just kinda funny, strange as it sounds, but I guess it was a bit scary.

Lemon Head
02-09-2003, 03:55 PM
Yeah, that bit with the sick girl in 6th Sense did make me jump, and it was a superb film, but it just wasn't scary. In fact as a general rule I hate films that call themselves scary because they try to make you jump, it just seems so cheap and thrown together. And on the other hand, as helen said, when a film doesn't try to make you jump but just tries to be scary, then it's usually complete cack.

The one exception to that which i can think of is the shining, when Jack's wife finds the book he's been writing and the audience seem him appear behind her, the director could so easily have made that a 'jump' scene but he didn't and i really respect that, i think it increased the tension in fact.

Did anyone ever play that game which had the story designed by the maker of hellraiser?...er...hang on...oh yeah! Clive Barker's Undying, parts of that were really scary.

Guybrush122
02-09-2003, 10:57 PM
The Shining. 'Nuff said.

Feral
02-10-2003, 12:31 PM
I'm not a huge fan of "scary" movies, since I'm not easily scared. Besides, Kubrick's "Shining" movie really sucks compared to the book...probably the best book I've ever read.

Al-back from the BigWhoop
02-10-2003, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by Lemon Head
Personally, I find scary games far more terrifying than movies will ever be.

agreed. its easier to get scaried/surprised in games cause u get more in it. movies are too... well, far away. i mean, the only scary movies i ddnt make fun of is The Shining and Hannibal

Lemon Head
02-10-2003, 01:48 PM
Now Hannibal is a bizarre case for me. I watched Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal back to back a while ago (for the first time) and I thought Lambs was good and Hannibal...well...not so good.

That was it for the rest of the day, I didn't even think about it, but that night I had probably one of the worst night's sleep I can remember, I kept waking up thinking someone was trying to disembowel me.

So now I don't know whether I should class it as scary or just plain weird

SamNMax
02-12-2003, 01:55 PM
1) Army of Darkness
2) Halloween 1,2
3)Fright Night 1
4)IT
5)Aliens

Post 2:

The Shining was Nicolis's best role. His worst role had to have been when he played the Joker in a Batman movie.

Lemon Head
02-12-2003, 04:51 PM
stop double posting Sam n Max, correct me if i'm wrong, but you've been told about this before.

[edits the above post]

Fester
02-12-2003, 06:47 PM
Hello? Has anyone ever heard of a great movie called Psycho?

Lemon Head
02-13-2003, 05:56 AM
yeah, great, but not scary.

Darth Groovy
02-13-2003, 05:56 PM
Originally posted by Neil Joshi
most of these are cheesy horror movies. signs wasn't even meant ot be scary. the only good horror flick there are the shining, alien and i think evil dead. but american werewolf in london, that's just asking to be cheesy.

I said "Scary" movies, not horror movies. It could be a generation gap, but for me American Warewolf in London even though it had many funny elements, the scenes of the warewolf were extremely scary. If you want to get into that, neither Signs nor Sixth Sense are really horror movies. Signs was the last movie that really scared me, bye using old fashoined scare tactics like sound and movement. Psycho was very scary too.

Al-back from the BigWhoop
02-13-2003, 07:44 PM
American wearwolf in paris is such a bad movie, the "scary parts" are funnier than the "funny parts"

yeah, the sixth sence and the silence of the lambs were other 3 movies i respect


for me, there r 3 kinds of ppl in the world. the ones that know how to count and the ones that dont

MrManager
02-13-2003, 09:27 PM
I find movies that screw with my head to be scarier than the ones which jumps out and shouts "boo". Examples are David Lynch movies (like Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive and Blue Velvet) and The Shining (which really only has the main plot in common with the book).

Darth Eggplant
02-19-2003, 07:21 PM
personally I feel
House On Haunted Hill
is the best thing in the scare\horror gendre
I have seen in a long, long time.
I watched it for the first time at 2:45 am
and even knowing it was a movie
I needed a hot mug of coco
and some reasurring squeeks from Spooky
before I could go to bed that night\morning.

most scarry\horror movies are too predicatable.

it's fun to be scarred properly,
cause in real life the horrors you see on the news;
now that's scarry.

Natedoll
02-19-2003, 07:54 PM
You guys are talking about the remake psycho right?
Myself, I've only seen the original, but considering how amazingly old it is, it's pretty scary. (Despite the fact that the blood was just chocolate syrup).
Myself, I don't like scary movies all that much, but I am partial to M Night Shyamalan( Signs, the 6th sense, and unbreakable; the latter wasn't a scary movie) or however you spell it.

And yes, scary games will make you piss your pants when compared to any movie. (I think it's because you are controlling the character and because you can actually die unlike others -such as Ripley in Aliens; did she ever die?)

Darth Groovy
02-19-2003, 08:08 PM
I'm refering to the original Janet Lee classic, not the remake with Anne Hesche. I never even bothered to watch that one. To me that's like trying to remake Jaws... why bother?!:confused:

Eggplant, if your refering to the original House on Haunted Hill, that was some scary stuff mate. Too much CGI has ruinded recent horror flicks. Thank goodness for M Kight Shamalyaman.

MrManager
02-19-2003, 08:31 PM
The original House on the Haunted Hill is a classic - Vincent Price is great in it. I haven't even bothered trying to watch the remake. It just looks sad.

Darth Eggplant
02-19-2003, 11:54 PM
I am talking about both
in the remake Geoffry Rush is cool.
now it is kind of a horror film of sortss with Geoffry Rush,
Quillsthat was a great movie
and older a comedy not a horror was
Rossencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead
classic movie, great fun for lovers of Hamlet.
Another great Price movie Poe's
Masque of the Red death
and the book the SHinning with the Hedge monsters
that would have been cool on screen.

another great movie is
Franken WeinnieTim Burton
and Franken Hooker director who knows???
and a great Troma film was Rabid Grannies
also saw directors cut ofHellraiser

oh and I saw a special FX doccumentary on the guy
who did and won two oscars fro Logans Run
and I thought of you Groovy.

there are lots and lots
and tons of films worth mentioning
anything by Hitchcock for sure.
and Darth I have to disagree with you;
any movie wityh Anne Hesche in it
extremely scarry.

stupid horror movies I have seen lately
John Carpenters Ghosts of Mars
and Resident Evil.

Taos
02-20-2003, 05:32 PM
I'm with Eggplant, I enjoyed the new House on Haunted Hill. I went to see it in theater with a bunch of friends and I had no idea what it was going to be like. I also like the Scream movies...all three of them, so they were basically parodies of scary movies but who cares. I still liked them! :) The Exorcist is also pretty damn scary in my book.....=/

Darth Eggplant
02-22-2003, 07:56 PM
I saw Scream 2
trouble is I never saw the others
and the trailer for Scream 2 at the time was
Dark City
*also we went to see the movie
after smoking the evil bone,
so I was very impressed with the Dark City trailer
and I found Scream 2 okay but hollywood horror
movie predictable.*
now a really scarry movie is seeing
Kathy Bates naked and covered in mud in
At Play In The Field Of The Lord.

and Francis Ford Copala's Dracula
Garry Oldman and Tom Waits ruled in that movie!
so did Richard E Grant,
and I did not mind the actress who played Lucy either.;)

and yes oh yes oh yes!
Gary oldman is playing Sirus Black
in Harry Potter
and the Prisoner of Azkaban!!!!!!

Darth Groovy
02-24-2003, 12:55 PM
Actually King directed his own version of The Shinning and realeased it as a miniseries on TNT, complete with the evil shrubery. Trust me, it was NOT cool. Hate to say it, Kubricks' verision was scarier.

You forgot to mention Tales From The Wax Museum, and Horror Express, was pretty scary in it's own unique Peter Kushing/Christopher Lee, kind of way. And look for a young Telly Savallas in that same film. Also, thought it was a bad movie, there were parts of The Amityville Horror that made me jump like a school girl.

I agree 100% with you on Bram Stoker's Dracula. That was the best version ever. It would have been perfect had they not cast Keanea Reeves and Winona (sticky fingers) Ryder in such important roles. Oldman should have at least been nominated for an oscar in that role.

Darth Eggplant
02-24-2003, 06:56 PM
Gary Oldman has been cast as Sirus Black
in the upcoming Harry Potter movie
and if they have not cast the part of
Professor Lupin yet, they should give the role to
Pter O'Toole

and Christopher Lee has the record in the industry
moree than 300 movies to his name, Ian McKellar
(Gandalf) only has 60 odd movies.

Vincent Price
Peter Cushing
Christopher Lee
RULE!

Darth Groovy
02-24-2003, 08:41 PM
Those Harry Potter Movies are getting better by the minute. I have not seen the new one yet. I loved the first one. Peter O' Toole, I think, should actually take over the part of Dumbledore from Richard Harris. Another fantastic Villian that gets overlooked is Doug Bradley, the guy that played Pinhead in the Hellraiser films.