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Old 04-26-2017, 06:19 AM   #19311 (permalink)
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Best Arnold sci fi action horror movie is Terminator though.
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:23 AM   #19312 (permalink)
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Best Arnold sci fi action horror movie is Terminator 2 though.
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:45 AM   #19313 (permalink)
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Best Arnold sci fi action horror movie is Terminator though.
Fixed it back. T2 is enjoyable but T1 still wins with a perfect gradual build of tension.
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Fixed it back. T2 is enjoyable but T1 still wins with a perfect gradual build of tension.
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:34 AM   #19315 (permalink)
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I don't know about you guys, but Kindergarten Cop is clearly his best.
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I don't know about you guys, but Kindergarten Cop is clearly his best.
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You can't blame the whole genre based on the muck of it. That's like writing off comedy because Paulie Shore sucks. Here's a few that don't do any of what you describe except for maybe a few jump scares. The ones Batlodd mentioned are great too.

The Witch
Hour of the Wolf
Rosemary's Baby
The Shining
The Babadook
The Others
Coherence (kinda more than a thriller tbh)
Eyes Without a Face
Repulsion
Eraserhead
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Creep
Bug
A lot of these are great. I've been listing a lot of crap horror movies because I have a soft spot for crap movies in general - 80s cheese is like nostalgia heaven for me. But there are some really great, well made horror movies out there. All time favorite is hands down the original Halloween - I'm a fan of the sequels, but I generally regard the first one as its own standalone movie (where it's just a terrifying force of evil stalking innocent babysitters and the killer's not actually hunting down family). The Haunting, Poltergeist, the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Shining, Psycho, 28 Days/Weeks Later, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, The Ring (Japanese version), Carrie...you can't go wrong. Even the classic Universal monster movies are great (The Mummy, Frankenstein, Dracula...classics). I'll throw a more contemporary movie in and say I thought the Conjuring was really well done. A great horror movie is also a great social commentary since the truly scary ones are tapping into the fears of the culture at the time.

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Never watched it, come to think of it I've seen a decent chunk of Kubrick films (Stranglelove!) but I'm truly lacking one too many flicks in his filmography. I'm starting this tonight and watching Barry Lyndon tomorrow.
Prepare to snooze a bit for Barry Lyndon. As a period film, it's amazing - the costumes, sets, all natural lighting (every set was lit with whatever natural light sources you happen to see in the room or from moderate lighting shone in through the windows) - it's truly an accomplishment in that regard. The story is even engaging for the first 90 minutes. But then it just keeeppss goinggggg. Worth a watch, but it's definitely not my favorite Kubrick film.

What else haven't you seen? I've mentioned these earlier since I recently did a Kubrick run myself, but The Killing and Paths of Glory are often overlooked Kubrick films that really deserve a watch.

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I don't consider alien a horror film. Great movie though. Rest of these I didn't enjoy except for the thing. That one is pretty good.
It's for sure sci-fi/horror. Aliens is sci-fi/action. Every Alien film is like a director's take on the material.
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Prepare to snooze a bit for Barry Lyndon. As a period film, it's amazing - the costumes, sets, all natural lighting (every set was lit with whatever natural light sources you happen to see in the room or from moderate lighting shone in through the windows) - it's truly an accomplishment in that regard. The story is even engaging for the first 90 minutes. But then it just keeeppss goinggggg. Worth a watch, but it's definitely not my favorite Kubrick film. .
Also great use of 'stylized direction', shot like an 18th century painting
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A lot of these are great. I've been listing a lot of crap horror movies because I have a soft spot for crap movies in general - 80s cheese is like nostalgia heaven for me. But there are some really great, well made horror movies out there. All time favorite is hands down the original Halloween - I'm a fan of the sequels, but I generally regard the first one as its own standalone movie (where it's just a terrifying force of evil stalking innocent babysitters and the killer's not actually hunting down family). The Haunting, Poltergeist, the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Shining, Psycho, 28 Days/Weeks Later, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, The Ring (Japanese version), Carrie...you can't go wrong. Even the classic Universal monster movies are great (The Mummy, Frankenstein, Dracula...classics). I'll throw a more contemporary movie in and say I thought the Conjuring was really well done. A great horror movie is also a great social commentary since the truly scary ones are tapping into the fears of the culture at the time.
Love pretty much all of those as well. I would have most definitely included TCM since that's probably my favourite classic horror movie that isn't The Shining, but I was posting stuff blankmind might not have known about. I probably would've added on Re-Animator as well.

Are you talking about the older version of The Mummy or the one with Brendan Frasier? I've only seen the latter.

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Also great use of 'stylized direction', shot like an 18th century painting
Exactly - it really feels like you are watching something from the 18th century as a result. Kubrick is a master of visuals.

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Love pretty much all of those as well. I would have most definitely included TCM since that's probably my favourite classic horror movie that isn't The Shining, but I was posting stuff blankmind might not have known about. I probably would've added on Re-Animator as well.

Are you talking about the older version of The Mummy or the one with Brendan Frasier? I've only seen the latter.
Oh yeah! I should definitely have included Re-Animator. Although, I would recommend it to people who are already into horror movies - I've shown it to friends who just didn't "get" it. I included TCM because it seems obvious but I don't think people realize just how well made it was and they tend to lump it in with other slasher flicks. The atmosphere is so disturbing - the soundtrack consists of sounds from a slaughterhouse. It's used in a subtle way, but it definitely works its way into your subconscious. The first time I watched it, I popped it on expecting an easy Friday the 13th/Nightmare of Elm Street type watch but it scared the **** out of me. It first really hit me when the girl fell into the room with all the bone furniture...the way it was shot, I was able to put myself in her shoes and realized how incredibly terrifying that situation would be.

And I'm definitely talking about the original Mummy with Boris Karloff - the Brendan Fraser version is entertaining, but not a classic like the Karloff version. If you haven't seen it and you like the classics, it's a must-watch.
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