A Thread For The Horror Movie GORE HOUNDS (Gore, Creature/Monster, & Special effects) !!!

  • HorrorHound

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    Oct 18, 2012 3:36 AM GMT
    I'm always posting a horror movie related film or topic on these threads, so I figured this time "why not" call out any of the RJ'ers of the closet that are "gore/creature-monster/special effects" hounds.

    *Note: Me being a Gore/Special Effects geek has nothing to do with me actually like seeing REAL LIFE gore (at all!). This is STRICTLY about gore & creature effects being crafted by the hands of a person & put on celluloid! It's a appreciation & passion for that "magic" trick!


    Specifically moreso the era BEFORE CGI (computer generated images) - so anytime from 70's-90's (mainly the 80's...when effects were made with detail/heart/ingenuity). I'm not a fan of CGI effects (in horror that is), therefore let's just cut to the chase & say screw all that crap. Besides there's nothing cool looking nor crafty about some 'sega genesis" graphics imposed on film. That & an actor can't react to a green screen whereas they can with a prosthetic/practical effect being done in front o' em.!

    I know alot of you RJ'ers on here prefer your Horror with the "Smart/Psychological/Makes you think/Less is more" approach (which I love too!) , but this is for the ones who like the other side of the fence as well. Kinda like some folks like to go see the "big action" films with fast cars, explosions, etc. Well, gore&splatter is my version of that. When done back in the day before CGI, it was like watching a magician do a trick & I'd go "How'd they do THAT in one take??" So I'm talking the gross, brash, unapologetic splatter hitting you in the face from the screen! Includes: Gore, Splatter, Creature Effects, etc

    Share images, gif's, posters, etc - any of it!! icon_biggrin.gif

    One o' my favorite sleaziest grindhouse horror films from the early 80's era is:

    Tonight's late-night Horror film!!

    It fully promises EXACTLY what it suggests! icon_twisted.gif

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    Some other randoms:

    The Prowler:
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    The Dorm That Dripped Blood:
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    Lucio Fulci's The Beyond:
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    Fright Night:
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    The Evil Dead:
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    Lamberto Bava's Demons Part 2:
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    Lucio Fulci's The City Of The Living Dead (aka The Gates Of Hell):
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    Lucio Fulci's The City Of The Living Dead (aka The Gates Of Hell):
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    Demons:
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    Salem's Lot:
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    High Tension:
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    Dario Argento's Opera:
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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 (1986):
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    Poster Art for DEMONS 2:
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  • HorrorHound

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    Oct 18, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
    Just a random funny side-by-side comparison of both films advertisements (The Breakfast Club was VERY successful money maker in1985 & TCM Pt. 2 copied it tongue in cheek style):

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  • AMoonHawk

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    Oct 18, 2012 5:39 AM GMT
    lol .. I like that side-by-side of the Texas Chain Saw and Breakfast Club

    I come from the old school, so I'm more into the vampire and werewolf horrors. Although I have watched a lot of bloody horrors.

    I don't watch it any more like I used to, mostly because it's not fun watching it alone.

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    Oct 18, 2012 10:32 AM GMT
    I'm a big fan of the old school stuff too.

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  • calibro

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    Oct 18, 2012 12:34 PM GMT
    never really liked gorror. there's something too easy about scaring a person with gore that it doesn't even seem scary. it just is repulsive. what a great horror film does so film is be a film that scares us. it's why halloween is so superb. it's not about blood. it's not about complex killings. hitchcock knew it. old wes craven knew it.
  • HorrorHound

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    Oct 18, 2012 12:54 PM GMT
    calibro saidnever really liked gorror. there's something too easy about scaring a person with gore that it doesn't even seem scary. it just is repulsive. what a great horror film does so film is be a film that scares us. it's why halloween is so superb. it's not about blood. it's not about complex killings. hitchcock knew it. old wes craven knew it.



    As i mentioned in the OP that, while yes I love love all kinds of horror (Halloween, Psycho, Night of the Living Dead, & 1974's Black Christmas are faves that rely on NO gore at all!), this thread is about gore & old-school special effects. Gore isn't meant to "scare" one first off, ONLY thrill. Theres a difference.

    I guess the way you view gore effects is way i view the countless derivative adrenaline explosion action flicks lol

    Its the thrill of the man made effect, not scares.
  • HorrorHound

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    Oct 18, 2012 12:59 PM GMT
    calibro saidnever really liked gorror. there's something too easy about scaring a person with gore that it doesn't even seem scary. it just is repulsive. what a great horror film does so film is be a film that scares us. it's why halloween is so superb. it's not about blood. it's not about complex killings. hitchcock knew it. old wes craven knew it.


    The ONLY sub-genre of horror i find cheap & the lowest common denominator of film making is the now TIRED "torture porn" sub genre of past decade. Think: Hostel(s), SAW, Human Centipede, etc.

    Overlong lingering shots of torturing someone is just TOO easy
  • calibro

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    Oct 18, 2012 1:12 PM GMT
    HorrorHound said
    calibro saidnever really liked gorror. there's something too easy about scaring a person with gore that it doesn't even seem scary. it just is repulsive. what a great horror film does so film is be a film that scares us. it's why halloween is so superb. it's not about blood. it's not about complex killings. hitchcock knew it. old wes craven knew it.



    As i mentioned in the OP that, while yes I love love all kinds of horror (Halloween, Psycho, Night of the Living Dead, & 1974's Black Christmas are faves that rely on NO gore at all!), this thread is about gore & old-school special effects. Gore isn't meant to "scare" one first off, ONLY thrill. Theres a difference.

    I guess the way you view gore effects is way i view the countless derivative adrenaline explosion action flicks lol

    Its the thrill of thr man made effect, not scares.


    the way you find torture porn repulsive, i find these effects too. i don't get any rush in seeing violent, gory death
  • HorrorHound

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    Oct 18, 2012 1:14 PM GMT
    calibro said
    HorrorHound said
    calibro saidnever really liked gorror. there's something too easy about scaring a person with gore that it doesn't even seem scary. it just is repulsive. what a great horror film does so film is be a film that scares us. it's why halloween is so superb. it's not about blood. it's not about complex killings. hitchcock knew it. old wes craven knew it.



    As i mentioned in the OP that, while yes I love love all kinds of horror (Halloween, Psycho, Night of the Living Dead, & 1974's Black Christmas are faves that rely on NO gore at all!), this thread is about gore & old-school special effects. Gore isn't meant to "scare" one first off, ONLY thrill. Theres a difference.

    I guess the way you view gore effects is way i view the countless derivative adrenaline explosion action flicks lol

    Its the thrill of thr man made effect, not scares.


    the way you find torture porn repulsive, i find these effects too. i don't get any rush in seeing violent, gory death


    Well right on, I can respect that - to each their own. But if you despise it, why'd you hit & comment on the topic? lol

    Well no one's in the wrong nor right for having their OWN interest in something.
  • calibro

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    Oct 18, 2012 1:17 PM GMT
    because this is a public thread. don't recall saying you were wrong. i recall saying why i don't like the genre and you being butt hurt about it.
  • HorrorHound

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    Oct 18, 2012 1:21 PM GMT
    calibro saidbecause this is a public thread. don't recall saying you were wrong. i recall saying why i don't like the genre and you being butt hurt about it.


    Naw, not butt hurt. I just know if I don't care for a particular topic thread, I skip on to the next one. That's just me though. In any case, I don't care either way. lol Carry on.....
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    Oct 18, 2012 1:23 PM GMT
    I'm a major gorehound myself so totally worship at the alter of sfx guys like Tom Savini and KNB etc.

    Two of the goriest films I've seen are:

    Guinea Pig: Flower of Flesh and Blood

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    The August Underground series of 'films'.

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    Both are just excuses to show as much gore/extreme violence as possible. Pseudo snuff movies.
  • HorrorHound

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    Oct 18, 2012 1:27 PM GMT
    whateveryo saidI'm a major gorehound myself so totally worship at the alter of sfx guys like Tom Savini and KNB etc.

    Two of the goriest films I've seen are:

    Guinea Pig: Flower of Flesh and Blood

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    The August Underground series of 'films'.

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    Both are just excuses to show as much gore/extreme violence as possible. Pseudo snuff movies.



    Yeah the Guinea Pig series & August Undergrounds can be hard to stomach! however I respect the AU series cuz Toe Tag Pictures really used ingenuity with making a fake "found vhs tape" w/ gore & it all looked all too real.

    A friend of mine borrowed AU from a guy from his work. When he put it in he thought it was a genuine snuff film & almost called the cops. Prior to doing that he told me about it & I asked him to specifically tell me what happens in the beginning, he did so & I immediately said "Oh naw, that's a "faux" low budget snuff film called August Underground".

    I literally had to pull out my monthly horror magazines it was covered in to prove it to him. hahahahaha
  • HorrorHound

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    Oct 18, 2012 1:32 PM GMT
    "Morrrre Braaaains!"

    This Zombie here scared the ever-living-shit outta' me in elementary school:

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    Oct 18, 2012 1:41 PM GMT
    I love this thread. icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 18, 2012 2:31 PM GMT
    I didn't like August Undergrounds' Mordum. It would've been so much better without all that annoying screaming, shrieking and laughing the main characters did. Every bloody scene. And for a movie of extremes, how shy the actors were about nudity was two steps back in the concept.

    I think The Fly had the most disgusting character. Ugh! When his ear falls off and all that goo.....it was terrifying.
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    Oct 18, 2012 3:39 PM GMT
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    I always really liked the first Hell Raiser movies.

    I also love the scene where Ash chops up his girlfriend in 'The Evil Dead 2'. For a second I can't help but put myself in his characters shoes, and for a brief moment wonder; what if it's just a really bad trip. A mind gone crazy. Their are no demons possessing her. There is no such thing. He/I just chopped up his/my girlfriend. Great scene in the woodshed.
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    Oct 18, 2012 6:38 PM GMT
    jim_e saidI didn't like August Undergrounds' Mordum. It would've been so much better without all that annoying screaming, shrieking and laughing the main characters did. Every bloody scene. And for a movie of extremes, how shy the actors were about nudity was two steps back in the concept.



    I think that's the whole problem with the pseudo snuff horror sub genre. It's supposed to feel real so you have to sit through a lot of shaky boring bull shit at times (as you would when watching anyone's home video I guess).

    They would work much better as short movies.
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    Oct 19, 2012 8:48 AM GMT
    M y Goodness...i used to think till date Texas Chainsaw Massacre & 100 Tears were the bloodiest n gore movies ever...but seeing these posters, OMG ! Its much more gore !! kinda eww...
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    Oct 22, 2012 7:03 PM GMT
    I almost forgot these "classics":


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    "American Werewolf in London"

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    "The Howling".

    edit: I know these movies can also go in the "fun '80's" thread, but I'm more into the special effects of movies than the humour factor (which, by the way, is a good bonus to a horror movie).
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    Oct 22, 2012 7:18 PM GMT
    One of the best scene of the walking dead so far! Also im doing my thesis on zombies at the moment so if anyone has any good information on links, books or other media I'd appreciate it

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