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Horror films

Post by beesty » Sat May 12, 2007 1:08 pm

Last night I had a very long conversation with one of my friends on XBOXlive as to which are the best horror films we have seen.
we came to the same conclusion that the older horror films are the best(70's early 80's)but I did throw up a few new ones which I thought are well worth seeing.
The first is The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The second The Grudge
If you would like to add to this list feel welcome but I would like to know which were your personel favs from the early years and which you think are very good now.
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Post by woody.cool » Sat May 12, 2007 4:00 pm

What about The Shining

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun May 13, 2007 4:38 am

Alien.

That creatures till gives me the creeps.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has held up a lot better than I expected.

An American Werewolf in London is always fun to watch again.

Recently, Saw was pretty good, the sequel not so much.

Dog Soldiers is the first decent werewolf movie I'd seen for years.

Depends what you want from your horror films. I like lots of blood and gore where possible.
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Post by yakmag » Sun May 13, 2007 7:16 am

If you can check out Switchblade Romance (or High Tension as it also know as).

French film, but really good!!

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Post by psj3809 » Sun May 13, 2007 8:56 am

yakmag wrote:If you can check out Switchblade Romance (or High Tension as it also know as).

French film, but really good!!
Great shout. My dad told me about this film a while back, never heard of it before, was very very impressed with it, excellent film.

When i was very young (about 13 or 14) on holiday in Cornwall my dad let me watch Salems Lot, first hour was boring but boy oh boy that kid scratching the window ! Was scary as anything !!

The Shining really is the best , i love horror films but a ton of films dont do much for me at all, love being scared but theres not many films which do that. Found the Shining very very creepy

When i was about 16 i never had heard of the Exorcist, went to watch it at the cinema, late night special and wow back then i thought it was amazing.

As for recent horror films i like the Hills have Eyes (first one), Grudge wasnt too bad but they get a bit samey after a while.

I like to jump a lot (havent got a mild case of tourettes or anything), not fussed by blood or gore.

Creep i thought was an excellent film , really did enjoy that and the first 3 quarters of 28 days later was very good

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Post by RetroRik » Sun May 13, 2007 9:39 am

Even though it is tongue in cheek i still like Evil Dead I and II

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Post by yethboth » Sun May 13, 2007 10:09 am

1. The Woman In Black (The most scary film I have ever seen)

2. The Birds

3. The House By The Cemetery

4. Cujo

5. Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning.

6. Kolobos

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Post by LeeT » Sun May 13, 2007 10:29 am

Brain Dead by Peter Jackson has always been a favourite of mine.

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Post by beesty » Sun May 13, 2007 11:56 am

The 70's version of The Omen still gives me the creeps.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun May 13, 2007 1:50 pm

Should throw in the Hellraiser movies as favourites, all for different reasons.
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Post by James Bond » Sun May 13, 2007 3:09 pm

Agree about The Omen, great film, Damien Omen 2 was just as good, some classic death scenes. The Final Conflict, while entertaining is a bit disapointing (especially the end). Omen IV is a complete and utter disgrace, revolting excuse for a film. Omen remake is very good, not rated by a lot though.
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Post by Xesh » Sun May 13, 2007 3:33 pm

Titan Find. Lifeforce. Return of the Living Dead. Sort of a comedy horror. Brains! :lol:

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Post by James Bond » Sun May 13, 2007 4:32 pm

Lifeforce


Agh! many a times I watched that as a kid, that and along with the Girls on Film Night Version were all that were played when the parents went out. If I remember rightly there was a particular scene near the start of Lifeforce, where the woman was topless for a few seconds.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun May 13, 2007 5:15 pm

She's abolsutely starkers for a good chunk of the film.

I watched it recently having picked it up on VHS from a charity shop. I vaguely recalled it was a half decent sci-fi vampire flick. I was sort of right.
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Post by James Bond » Sun May 13, 2007 6:23 pm

I used to borrow it from my neighbour, never watched it properly. I skived school one day, and he came round just before making his way to school, said "there is a bit where she bends over, you can see her knickers riding up her crack"


I must have gone through the film in fast forward about three times, needless to say, he was winding me up :(




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