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Old 07-01-2004, 11:47 PM   #1   Add To Ignore List  
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A little backgound here... Growing up I was not allowed to watch horror movies, in fact I was specificallly forbidden from the entire genre, and taught that it was inherently bad... Relevant facts include that my dad was a minister and the family as a whole went with his religious take on this.

Anyway, I did used to see commercials and her the stories of horror films told to me and I have to admit I was pretty fascinated at times even though I could only imagine them and the fascination was kind of a morbid curiosity when not a positive interest. In particular I was a little fixated by the commercials for the original Friday the 13th and intrigues by my babysitter's descriptions and dummaries. (Did anybody else hear whole films described before being allowed to see them? It happened to me all the time.)

Well, I finally watched that movie and though I could see that it has been imitated to inanity, I have to say it was pretty good. For what it was. I am still a horror newbie, but the film is actually a very interesting inversion of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho." And I could tell that the thing must have had a freshness impossible today... it's turned into a joke, and there are jokes about the jokes.

Anyway since I have unklimited rentals I intend to watch the whole series and see it degenerate.

Wht's cool is that the trailer was familiar... I could remmeber bits of it that hoauinted me and stuck with me way back in 1980... Memory always intriues me... I always like old memories, even meaningles ones. I specifically remembered the hand grabbing Kevin Bacon from under the bed and the breaking glass at the end. Not that I knew who Kevin Bacon was.

The other movie I watched was "Carrie." Wow. That movie was awesome! And no wonder these things were forbidden to us... what a potent film, very good.

Interestingly, both these movies address feminist issues of the the late seventies. I mean that they are findamentally movies about women, power, and sexuality. Interesting stuff.
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Dont forget old sifi horrer too,..theres some good stuff out there,..love the cheezy stuff too.
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I always thought horror films were hilarious. Even when I was 8 years old and saw those 'NMOES' and 'Freddy' trailers I laughed.



Sorry to say this, but when a movie like TBW comes and doesn't show you what's hunting you, THAT freaks me out.
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Few horror films left a lasting impact on me.

'Psycho' is the film responsible for my habit of locking the bathroom door each and every time I go in (regardless if I'm going to brush my teeth or take a shower).

'Nightmare on Elm Street' could be the film that inspired me to shut my closet doors before bed each night for a damn long time.

'The Stuff' corrupted yogurt for the rest of my life.
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I forgot to mention that the endings of these two movies have something surpriseing in common. It was a real surprise to see this obvious case of borrowing and very enjoyable, since I love historical connections. I was dimoky aware that these were both influential but they really were monumentally so... It;s fun to see the cliches before they were cliches.

I heard that Nightmasre on elm street was a rare thing: a horror movie that was actually scary... since I have a weird, indirect connection to wes craven I really ought to see that one soon too.

I think hearing the stories of movies can be scarier than the movies themselves. "The Stuff" is an example... A guy told me the film in detail and it gave me a sinking feeling. Really creepy, on a bus stuck in traffic on the way to camp at night. All through my childhood and even in high school the practice of scene by scene retelling of movies really was an established form of entertainment. And just telling stories was in there too.

So far no on e has metioned this--am I the only one who heard (and told) precise summaries of movies? Retelling a film is an art all its own and I wonder if it is dying.
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Old 07-02-2004, 01:57 AM   #6   Add To Ignore List  
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Go for it,..it attempts to draw you in and at the unexpected moment deliver da quiver toda liver.
It reminded me of the suspence in galaxcy of terror.
Then theres pure cheese like attack of the killer tomatoes and the dark back ward.
If you like suspence Id like to recomend an erly movie with peter lori called "M".
It german with subs but I think you will like the work that went into it plus the plot.

Whatever you decide,..enjoy,..it all good,just dont watch to many at one time,..it sucks the fun out of them IMExperience.
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I only remember being scared seeing one horrormovie which I now hardly remember and that was "the witch" (actual title, yes) ... nightmare on elm street and hellraiser really didn't bother me that much and I saw most of those socalled 'horrormovies' before I was 12. I never saw faces of death though, supposedly it'd beat the shit out of everything afformentioned but I couldn't say, I'm not really into horror anymore. I'd recommend the omen though, the first 2 especially, they're not all that scary but the story was nice.
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Sissy Spacek's shower seen in "Carrie" is classic..............
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Old 07-02-2004, 10:14 PM   #9   Add To Ignore List  
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My all time favourites:

Nightmare on Elm Street
Halloween I
Christine
The Icecream man.
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My all time favourites:

Nightmare on Elm Street
Halloween I
Christine
The Icecream man.
Ron Howard's brother at his finest.........


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hehehe.........

Iím your ice cream man, stop me when Iím passiní by
Oh my my, Iím your ice cream man, stop me when Iím passiní by
See now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
Hold on a second baby

I got good lemonade, ah, dixie cups
All flavors and push ups too
Iím your ice cream man, baby, stop me when Iím passiní by
See now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
Hold on, one more

Well, Iím usually passiní by just about eleven oíclock
Uh huh, I never stop, Iím usually passiní by, just around eleven oíclock
And if you let me cool you one time, youíll be my regular stop

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Ron Howard's brother at his finest.........


http://images.amazon.com/images/P/630397872X.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

hehehe.........

Iím your ice cream man, stop me when Iím passiní by
Oh my my, Iím your ice cream man, stop me when Iím passiní by
See now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
Hold on a second baby

I got good lemonade, ah, dixie cups
All flavors and push ups too
Iím your ice cream man, baby, stop me when Iím passiní by
See now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
Hold on, one more

Well, Iím usually passiní by just about eleven oíclock
Uh huh, I never stop, Iím usually passiní by, just around eleven oíclock
And if you let me cool you one time, youíll be my regular stop

Van Halen...........
Ahh, Halen.. seeing them live tomorrow
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Old 07-02-2004, 10:55 PM   #12   Add To Ignore List  
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Old 07-03-2004, 01:51 PM   #13   Add To Ignore List  
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Brain Dead (Dead Alive to some) isn't horror. It's a gore movie. Completely different genres to me.

Most horror movies don't scare me, and few creep me out. Event Horizon REALLY creeps me out, and the first two Alien movies scared me (and I saw them in reverse order, so I knew who survived the first one ) Signs was really good as well, even if I found it horribly predictable at times (SPOILERthe basement scene, I knew it was coming, and it came, and I was still scared /SPOILER).

And I have heard entire movies described to me before seeing them, but not with movies that I really want to see anyway. It's usually with a movie that I am curious about, don't feel is worth my money.

I was raised on R rated movies, so I never had any problems there.
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Old 07-03-2004, 03:13 PM   #14   Add To Ignore List  
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Bride of Chuck and Childs play, now that makes me laugh my ass off.
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Old 07-03-2004, 03:34 PM   #15   Add To Ignore List  
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I'm surprised nobody mentioned Poltergeist.

The was my first "true" horror movie seen on the big screen. Freaked the ever-lovin' S**T out of me, first time I saw it.

I can't honestly say I've seen many horror movies that are true horror -- most are just slash-n-hack jobs with very little story.

As long as we're remembering truly cheesy horror, let's add The Spawning (If I remember right), Killdozer, C.H.U.D., and Blood-Sucking Freaks to the list.

Don't forget Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, Screaming Skull, and the all-time classic -- Blackula!
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1) Dawn of the Dead
2) The Cube
3) The Ring
4) Tomato of Doom
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no wonder you have no tolerance for the real world gore and pain and death that happens everyday a couple thousand miles from your door. I'm not talking about Iraq either, that's only what's for dinner. the rest of the world is a dark and evil place if you don't know it. and I'm not talking reading about it either.
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The Exorcist (sp?)
never saw it myself, but i heard it was pretty good....
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The specal effects movies were awsome no argument there but old fims didnt have that so effects were limited and other ways were ,..imrovised to extend the feeling,they were great also and shouldnt be ignored.

some lon chaniny movies are recomended as well,.. the oridgal franistien with bois karloff maybe lagosi too.

some 60's were good too like black sundy,..the list gos on.
Pick em by year as well as gere.
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Ive never liked horror films. I always seem to know whats around the corner, since most horror films are damn predictable.

One that did freak me out was Event Horison, which is a sci-fi Horror. Its got Sam Neill in it among others. Go see that.
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Poltergeist is great, as is The Shining (Nicholson). I know there's mixed reviews on "The Ring" but I still say that the first time you see it, so long as you don't really know much about it (i.e. haven't been exposed to people talking about it much) then it's pretty good. After that though the plot holes become so obvious it's almost a comedy.
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There's only a couple of horror films that I can say that have created a lasting impression:

Hellraiser II - creates a very good argument for sadism

Nekromantik - Necrophilia. Just when I thought there was nothing left in the world that would bother me, watching this one made me change my mind.
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Ah, Event Horizon...*shudder*
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Evil Dead 1 and 2 and Army of Darkness

Comedy horror, but still very cool.
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Thats not horror really.. its like a shark movie thing..

awesome though.
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This movie pwned.
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Thats not horror really.. its like a shark movie thing..

awesome though.
I guess. But I saw it when I was little and I was terrified.
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Poltergeist is great, as is The Shining (Nicholson). I know there's mixed reviews on "The Ring" but I still say that the first time you see it, so long as you don't really know much about it (i.e. haven't been exposed to people talking about it much) then it's pretty good. After that though the plot holes become so obvious it's almost a comedy.
oh yeah! how could i forget such a great movie with my favorite actor. The Shining.

and about "The Ring" - i've heard on the radio about it and expected that the movie is gonna suck, but actually it was the 1st movie that scared me after a looong time.

@ MeadowMuffin - most folks agree that Hellbound was the best, or maybe the only decent Hellraiser movie...Clive Barker is sadistic scum!
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Dawn of the Dead wasn't as much a horror movie, for me at least. I was laughing most of the way through it.
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