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#1 kats_god

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:34 PM

What is the best horror movie you've ever seen? Lets do top 3 must see horror movies. 1. The Thing (Kurt Russell) 2. Friday the 13th part 7 3. Halloween 2 (original)
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Posted 23 March 2014 - 01:34 PM

Dolls or the Puppet Master movies(only 1-3). As far as scaring me goes, those two take the cake. Also Pet Cemetery.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 07:53 AM

The first Blair Witch Project scared the heck out of me, as well as the first Paranomal Activity.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:18 AM

1. The Exorcist
2. The Poltergeist
3. The Conjuring
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:43 AM

I'm going to agree with axlfoley - I thought the first Blair Witch movie was pretty well done (sure - they could have cut 20 minutes out of the middle, where they were just lost in the woods, swearing at each other). It was suspenseful, and clever. They didn't have to show blood and gore, and they didn't have to show things from multiple angles, with slow motion and blaring music...the producers of the movie understood that you didn't need any of that. A lot of the "classic" horror movies didn't show that stuff. The viewers had to let their imaginations "fill in the blanks"...you never actually see Bela Lugosi sink his teeth into anybody's neck...you never saw Lon Chaney Jr shred anybody up in a bloodbath...you had to imagine the blood and the carnage. Horror movies today put it all out there for you in THX surround sound, where the volume jumps to about 90dB, at just the right suspenseful moment (so you're startled by the sudden sound, coupled by what you're watching on the screen), That doesn't make it a good movie, just a good job at editing. There's way too many movies that rely less on actual story-telling than they do on their sound editors.

Sorry about that rant - it's just that (for me) this type of movie is incredibly clichéd and tired. :(
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:18 AM

I'm going to agree with axlfoley - I thought the first Blair Witch movie was pretty well done (sure - they could have cut 20 minutes out of the middle, where they were just lost in the woods, swearing at each other). It was suspenseful, and clever. They didn't have to show blood and gore, and they didn't have to show things from multiple angles, with slow motion and blaring music...the producers of the movie understood that you didn't need any of that. A lot of the "classic" horror movies didn't show that stuff. The viewers had to let their imaginations "fill in the blanks"...you never actually see Bela Lugosi sink his teeth into anybody's neck...you never saw Lon Chaney Jr shred anybody up in a bloodbath...you had to imagine the blood and the carnage. Horror movies today put it all out there for you in THX surround sound, where the volume jumps to about 90dB, at just the right suspenseful moment (so you're startled by the sudden sound, coupled by what you're watching on the screen), That doesn't make it a good movie, just a good job at editing. There's way too many movies that rely less on actual story-telling than they do on their sound editors.

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Meanderer I agree with your post. If there was a 'like' button here I would've clicked it.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:41 AM

Meanderer I agree with your post. If there was a 'like' button here I would've clicked it.


...and I would have clicked it for that, too. :)
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:44 AM


Meanderer I agree with your post. If there was a 'like' button here I would've clicked it.


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lol.

Did you see the 2nd Blair Witch? I was so creeped out by the first that I didn't have enough guts to see the 2nd one. I guess it wasn't as good?

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:27 AM

No - I never saw any other Blair Witch movies. As a rule, I don't go to sequels...they never seem to live up to expectations after the first movie. There are some exceptions to that rule - if the original is meant (from the beginning) to be part of a bigger story (not as an after-thought) that can't be shown in one movie...otherwise, the sequels tend to be milking the same cash cow.

I saw "Paranormal Activity" (the 3rd one, I think). Never saw the first two parts. Within 5 minutes, I knew the entire storyline and was really bored. That's when I started paying attention to what the audio engineers did in the movie. Then it became more interesting...I started dissecting the sound of the movie, and it basically told me everything that was going to happen before it happened. I noticed these movies basically startle you with sudden changes in volume while you're seeing something that's supposed to be scary or horrifying, you jump (because of the sudden increase in volume), and your brain tells you that you jumped because what you just saw was scary. I guess if I go to the movies, I'm a boring date if it's a horror movie. :(
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 09:01 AM

The other horror movies I like are Sixth Sense and The Others.

Meanderer, the first Paranormal is really good. You should give it a watch.

...and I think you'd be a fun horror movie date!

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 10:26 AM

The other horror movies I like are Sixth Sense and The Others.

Meanderer, the first Paranormal is really good. You should give it a watch.

...and I think you'd be a fun horror movie date!


Coincidentally, I was going to mention those two movies, which I really liked a lot (The Others, because c'mon...Nicole Kidman!); but The Sixth Sense was better. I'll have to look for the first Paranormal Activity online...

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:00 PM

It scared the bjeezus out of me when I was a kid, and still does. Why? Pennywise. 'Nuff said in my opinion. The original Amityville Horror was pretty freaky (but darn good), too. And there was a movie that was just out recently about one of Ed and Lorraine Warren's cases that I thought was pretty good. Can't remember the name of it off hand.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:14 AM

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:58 PM

1) The Exorcist

2) Psycho (the original- Alfred Hitchcock)

3) Rosemary's Baby

4) Final Destination #1


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:31 PM

Final Destination #1 was a good one. I remember as a very very little kid...maybe 5YRS. I was watching an old black/white movie with my aunt. The only thing I can remember was a hand chasing after people...it looked like mud or clay. I remember it being in a cave an freaked the heck out of me. I wish I knew the name of the movie.


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