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Old 06-25-2013, 08:54 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:57 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Psycho, Suspiria, Onibaba, Night of the Living Dead, and maybe Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Suspiria makes me want to make a horror movie, or maybe just movies in general. The visuals are incredible.
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Can't believe I never got around to posting my list in this thread.

In no particular order

Alien

I love horror and I love sci-fi and the two lend themselves together so perfectly. I think space is one of the best settings for a horror movie because it can utilize claustrophobic environments and the dangers of a whole new frontier for us to lose our humanity in. Add in the physical dangers of the environment as well and you add a whole new layer and emphasis to the survival of the protagonists. Alien nailed this well and it was the first movie to ever give me nightmares, so it kind of wins by default.

Candyman

I like subtext in movies because it creates whole new areas of discussion and Candyman really did have some great subtext about gentrification, racism, and poverty that almost never gets addressed within the horror genre. If a horror film ever does go the ghetto route, it's almost always way past the franchises prime and is done so for cheap laughs. Candyman was another film I saw at a young age and gave me nightmares, but it was a film that really stayed with me and one I revisited a number of times as I grew up and started to understand the undertones and messages of the movie. I also really liked the character of Candyman because he is in many ways a tragic character, and enough effort was made to humanize him while still making his actions seem logical.

The Thing

Easily my favourite monster movie and one of the first DVD's I ever bought. I absolutely love the makeup and costumes used for the monsters and I think it still holds up really well to this day.

Pulse

I really do need to delve deeper into the Japanese horror scene because this is a pretty obvious choice, but out of the big three that I've seen (Ju-n: The Grudge and The Ring) this is the one that freaked me out the most. I really like good ghost stories, but find that a lot of recent movies have a hard time using them as antagonists. This is definitely one field where Japanese horror excels at, and Pulse managers to really capture the essence of a good ghost film, but in a contemporary setting, having them invade the world through modern technology. I really liked how it explored the themes of alienation and loneliness because of technology and I found the film almost prophetic in a way considering it came out in 2001 just as the internet was really finding its way into the homes of people on a widespread scale.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Really there's not much more I can add to this film that hasn't already been said. The dinner scene is an absolute classic and one of my favourite scenes from any movie, which only became more amazing after reading some of the behind-the-scenes stuff about it. Besides that I think the film's pacing is absolutely spot on, the gore was used to great effect and overall is just a classic in every regard.

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Frailty
Event Horizon
Night of the Living Dead (1990 Remake)
An American Werewolf in London
28 Days Later
Let The Right One In
The Innkeepers
Eraserhead
Near Dark
The Devil's Backbone
Videodrome
Peeping Tom

Classic Horror Movies I Still Haven't Seen

Eyes Without A Face
Susperia
Freaks
Vampyr
Nosferatu (not in its entirety)
Rosemary's Baby
Psycho
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Ahh Event Horizon..Now that film was scary, when I first saw that Sam Neil scared the **** out of me.

Would probably have that in there, along with;
28 Days Later
Alien
Dawn of the Dead (original)
The Thing (original)


Mostly the classics I suppose, probably seen the Shining more than most but I got kinda bored of that..
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I can appreciate why other people love Susperia but it just didn't do much for me. I liked the visuals but good god that soundtrack was so grating!!
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I can appreciate why other people love Susperia but it just didn't do much for me. I liked the visuals but good god that soundtrack was so grating!!
I just accepted Suspiria's over-the-top nature and enjoyed it. Primarily I loved the visuals, but rarely have I heard a soundtrack so willing to be that loud and unapologetic about it.

On some days I prefer Profondo Rosso, which is more of a straight giallo film than Suspiria is. You might check that one out. Came out a couple years earlier and still has lots of visual style but I don't remember the soundtrack being quite as in-your-face. Also has more of a story than Suspiria, but that ain't saying much.
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I will look into Giallo but Suspiria's soundtrack was so unbearable. I really wanted to just turn it off and certain sections.
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I will look into Giallo but Suspiria's soundtrack was so unbearable. I really wanted to just turn it off and certain sections.

Dunno man.
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I will look into Giallo but Suspiria's soundtrack was so unbearable. I really wanted to just turn it off and certain sections.
That's a joke right? The soundtrack makes Suspiria...


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Jacob's Ladder
Alien
The Thing (Carpenter)
The Fly (Cronenberg)
An American Werewolf in London

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