What kinds of horror movies do you watch?

  • Scalese89

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    Apr 03, 2014 1:49 PM GMT
    I mainly grew up with 80s slasher films: A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, The Burning, Sleepaway Camp etc. I still prefer slasher films over other kinds of horror, even though most of them are remakes or reboots. What kinds of horror movies do you like to watch?
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    Apr 03, 2014 4:23 PM GMT
    I'm not into slashers or torture porn where it's a psycho human who is killing people or forcing them into horrific situations. I prefer horror movies with supernatural things in them, like ghosts and demonic possession. I'm a sucker for Paranormal Activity. I like my zombies. Sci-fi horror like The Thing and Aliens, and also dark fantasy like Guilermo Del Toro's movies. Give me cheesy looking monsters over human psychos any day.
  • venue35

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    Apr 03, 2014 5:02 PM GMT
    I love horror movies..
    I have the nightmare on elm street collection on dvd and now that it's on bluray i need to get that too. The only horror movies i need to see are the rob zombie ones i haven't seen those yet except for the halloween remake.
    Candyman is my alltime favourite!!!!
  • Scalese89

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    Apr 17, 2014 12:49 PM GMT
    new_forest_guy saidI'm not into slashers or torture porn where it's a psycho human who is killing people or forcing them into horrific situations. I prefer horror movies with supernatural things in them, like ghosts and demonic possession. I'm a sucker for Paranormal Activity. I like my zombies. Sci-fi horror like The Thing and Aliens, and also dark fantasy like Guilermo Del Toro's movies. Give me cheesy looking monsters over human psychos any day.


    I love the Paranormal Activity movies. I have a lot of friends who dislike them, but they dislike most shaky-cam films. I think the Paranormal Activity movies are the scariest horror to be produced in the last ten years or so. Most other recent horror movies just don't do it for me.

    The Thing is a really good movie, too. I haven't seen the original 1950's version though.
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    Apr 17, 2014 6:20 PM GMT
    EVIL DEAD
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    Apr 17, 2014 6:25 PM GMT
    None. They're usually cheesy and not scary at all.
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    Apr 17, 2014 6:30 PM GMT
    Xavier92 saidNone. They're usually cheesy and not scary at all.

    Well, a lot of horror movies are just very campy and therefore also sometimes pretty funny. The Evil Dead series is known for its funny moments. So for me the cheese is part of the experience of watching these. I'm also a huge fan of Schwarzenegger movies because of those ridiculous one-liners and certain scenes. It's cheese as hell, but it works amazingly.
  • SinfulWays

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    Apr 17, 2014 7:51 PM GMT
    I love the real ones in my head! I am totally desensitized to all this crap that they are pushing on us.I grew up on john carpenter, Roman Polanski, George Romero and my favorite STANLEY KUBRICK!!! so now I eat Red Top Shrooms and experience reality on a whole nother level! icon_twisted.gif
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    Apr 18, 2014 12:44 AM GMT
    The only horror movies I like are the Alien, the first 3 Saw movies and Evil Dead 2.
  • Scalese89

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    Apr 23, 2014 11:56 AM GMT
    Xavier92 saidThe only horror movies I like are the Alien, the first 3 Saw movies and Evil Dead 2.


    I loved Alien, and the sequel Aliens was pretty good as well even though it shifted from a horror/sci-fi to an action/sci-fi. I enjoyed the Evil Dead movies even more though. The remake was good but just wasn't quite the same without Bruce Campbell in it, he really brought something special to those movies.


  • tj85016

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    Apr 23, 2014 12:26 PM GMT
    I like the fun ones like Young Frankenstein, Donnie Darko and Pet Cemetery 1 and 2 lol
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    Apr 24, 2014 4:29 PM GMT
    Scalese89 said
    I love the Paranormal Activity movies. I have a lot of friends who dislike them, but they dislike most shaky-cam films. I think the Paranormal Activity movies are the scariest horror to be produced in the last ten years or so. Most other recent horror movies just don't do it for me.

    The Thing is a really good movie, too. I haven't seen the original 1950's version though.


    I'm a bit of a sucker for the home movie style horrors. Maybe it's because a lot of recent movies go for fancy stylish camera angles, and that makes it feel like a super hero film or something rather than a horror movie. The "1st person" style films play more on the anticipation and imagination, I think it's better when you're seeing close ups of each character's reaction, you're just watching the scene from a distance as if you're backed into a corner.

    There was also The Last Exorcism, but that had a soundtrack which seemed stupid. Better when they don't use background music on those sorts of movies.

    I enjoyed REC and REC2. The third one was shit though.
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    Apr 24, 2014 4:31 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidI like the fun ones like Young Frankenstein, Donnie Darko and Pet Cemetery 1 and 2 lol



    Donnie Darko is not horror. It's a supernatural thriller. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Amira

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    Apr 24, 2014 4:34 PM GMT
    I'm all over the place since I love horror.. icon_biggrin.gif

    I find foreign horror films really appealing due to the psychological aspects that really mess with your head.

    Some of my faves are:

    Halloween
    Nightbreed
    A Tale of Two Sisters
    Evil Dead(original AND reboot)
    The Thing
    Let The Right One IN
    Noroi
    Audition
  • jaroslav123

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    Apr 27, 2014 10:36 AM GMT
    All sorts. I love horror. It's my favourite genre (closely followed by sci-fi or satire).

    But when I want to watch a horror film, I want to watch a "proper" horror film....and by that I mean a horror film designed to scare or terrify. I'd rather watch that kind of horror if I'm in a horror-mood as opposed to watching a B/Z-movie-horror ("The Stuff"; "Manos: The Hands of Fate") or a parody-horror ("Scream").

    As a kid my favourites were probably Carpenter's "Halloween" or Kubrick's "The Shining". However, Halloween doesn't work on repeated viewings...works entirely on gimmicky jump-scares, so once you know where they are, the film looses it's magic. But nonetheless, the first time I saw that film (indeed it was the first horror film I ever saw), I was absolutely petrified. The Shining is the only horror film which when I watch it I actually sweat and feel my heart palpitate in my chest. I've seen it dozes of times (and unlike Halloween), it "works every time".

    I know I said I don't go for the goofy type of horror...but "The Evil Dead" is genuinely the best horror-comedy in the sense that it is both funny and terrifying...and the funniness only accentuates the scare-factor of the frightening parts.

    Then of course there's art-horror. Things like "Kill List" which is an excellent indie film...really goes for that slow-paced build up of tension and dread, and it's very effective. However it's very much a hybrid...it's got a whole social-realism thing at the beginning...then it turns into a thriller...and then finally into horror. But if I were forced to classify it into one genre, I'd say it was a "psychological thriller". The acting is magnificent and the cinematography, use of colour and lighting is simply superb.

    Other great art-horrors include Lars von Trier's "Antichrst" and Gaspar Noe's "Irreversible".

    Both deeply philosophical which only adds more depth, and makes them more disturbing to watch. Antichrist is great as it almost works as a piece of deconstructionism. The main character is attempting to overcome her fears, and there are long philosophical discussion about fear, why we have it, what causes it...etc...so in a sense, there will be a sequence in it which will disturb you, and it is then closely followed by a discussion about why we feel unsettled/scared/disturbed.

    "Irreversible" is the most disturbing film I've ever seen not because it has an 8 minute rape scene where the camera stays perfectly still and forces you to watch, but because of it's narrative. It goes backwards. So you are shown first the sequences after the rape, then the rape, and then everything before the rape. In essence, you always know what will happen to the main character before she does. Thus the film is about the inevitability of fate, and I find this concept deeply unsettling...the main character only has one path, she cannot escape it...she will inevitably be brutalised and assaulted. Thus, the sequences before the rape, where she is smiling and laughing seem to me to be even more disturbing than the infamous 8 minute scene themselves as there's just a disgusting irony to the whole thing as we know what will happen to her in the future, and she obviously does not. The whole movie works as one great big existential crisis.

    If you were to classify "horror" as a genre aimed to disturb and unsettle, then I would also classify Bela Tarr's "The Turin Horse" as a horror. Although it doesn't contain many recognisable horror-tropes (apart from the revelation of the apocalypse in the middle...but this is just a five minute sequence in a 2 an a half hour film that is never referred to afterwards). It's incredibly unsettling because it's about the repetitiveness of life ad how in the grand scheme of things, we're all just tiny ants. This is a concept that really disturbs me...hence, I classify this film as horror (or rather "art-horror").

    But then again, what is horror anyway? You could argue that any film could fit into a particular genre...it's all subjective yadda-yadda-yaddda
  • jaroslav123

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    Apr 27, 2014 10:38 AM GMT
    Xavier92 said
    tj85016 saidI like the fun ones like Young Frankenstein, Donnie Darko and Pet Cemetery 1 and 2 lol



    Donnie Darko is not horror. It's a supernatural thriller. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Theoretically genre doesn't exist at all as arguably it's all subjective and down to each person's interpretation........icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
  • Scalese89

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    Jul 22, 2014 11:17 AM GMT
    jaroslav123 saidAll sorts. I love horror. It's my favourite genre (closely followed by sci-fi or satire).

    But when I want to watch a horror film, I want to watch a "proper" horror film....and by that I mean a horror film designed to scare or terrify. I'd rather watch that kind of horror if I'm in a horror-mood as opposed to watching a B/Z-movie-horror ("The Stuff"; "Manos: The Hands of Fate") or a parody-horror ("Scream").

    As a kid my favourites were probably Carpenter's "Halloween" or Kubrick's "The Shining". However, Halloween doesn't work on repeated viewings...works entirely on gimmicky jump-scares, so once you know where they are, the film looses it's magic.

    I know I said I don't go for the goofy type of horror...but "The Evil Dead" is genuinely the best horror-comedy in the sense that it is both funny and terrifying....



    I totally know what you mean by wanting to watch a proper horror film. There's nothing more frustrating than wanting a good scare and watching something that appears to be more of a drama, or worse, comedy. There are exceptions as you mentioned like The Evil Dead which successfully manage to blend comedy and horror quite well. I really enjoyed the remake too. I disagree about Halloween and repeated viewings though. I've seen the movie like 5 or 6 times and actually enjoy it more on the latter occasions. For me at least, I tend to pick up on things that I didn't really notice the first time, or often wonder why the movie scared me in the first place. It really gets me thinking and reflecting on the times when I watched the movies initially.
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    Jul 22, 2014 2:27 PM GMT
    For years, I've been into Italian horror. The films of the 50's and 60's had a very gothic feel and look to them while the ones from the 70's and 80's got much more sexual and violent.

    For example:

    Black Sunday/La maschera del demonio
    1960


    Black Sabbath/I tre volti della paura
    1963


    Buio Omega/Blue Holocaust
    1979


    Alien 2 - Sulla terra
    1980
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    Jul 22, 2014 11:03 PM GMT
    I feel like horror peaked in the aughts and the teens are about romantic science fiction.

  • Jul 26, 2014 5:52 AM GMT
    Truppensturm saidEVIL DEAD


    What I came for! Evil Dead made horror my favourite genre. Out of the oldies, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde does it for me.
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    Jul 26, 2014 7:18 AM GMT
    Halloween
    Evil Dead/ Army of darkness
    Open Grave
    Human Centipede
    Anything Zombiesssssssssssssss
    Insidious
    House on haunted hill
    Silent hill

    basically Ill give any horror movie a try. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 26, 2014 9:52 AM GMT

    I love all sort of horror movies.
    Some of my favourites are The Omen, Evil Dead, Rosemary's Child, Mama and some Hindi horror movies.
    I liked Insidious and Conjurings as well.
  • Scalese89

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    Jan 10, 2015 2:37 PM GMT
    Mavourneen29 said
    I love all sort of horror movies.
    Some of my favourites are The Omen, Evil Dead, Rosemary's Child, Mama and some Hindi horror movies.
    I liked Insidious and Conjurings as well.


    I think Insidious and The Conjuring are two of the best horror movies from at least the last ten years or so. I would also add Sinister to that list as well. I'm looking forward to the sequel, though I haven't really heard a whole lot about its premise.
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    Nov 18, 2016 12:17 PM GMT
    I like horror that really can happen. Take Hostel as example. That's my fave no screaming bitches all the time.
  • venue35

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    Nov 19, 2016 8:03 PM GMT
    I saw w Don't breathe and Ouija this week and they were both really good
    I didn't expect I'd like them that much