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Poll: What is your favorite kind of scary movie?

What is your favorite kind of scary movie?

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#31 leonie

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 03:40 PM

Isnt the Exorcist cursed or is that another film?

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 06:42 PM

Isnt the Exorcist cursed or is that another film?



The Exorcist and supposedly Poltergeist too.

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 10:50 PM

I don't think they make horror movies anymore, I think they make blood and guts porn really. I love the old horror movies, like The Changling (I still shiver everytime I see an antique wicker wheelchair :ghost: . My all time favorites though are ANYTHING with Vincent Price in them. I absolutely love the man, he was just so amazing and perfect in the type of films he did.
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 06:08 AM

I do occasionaly watch horror films but they are not my favourite genre.

I suppose if i was to watch one, it would have to be based on real life, or the possibility it could happen.

But on the flipside, I loved the Hammer House Horror films with Peter Cushing from the 60's and 70's

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 10:21 AM

I also like the classic psychological thrillers. I’m with GhostCat on Alfred Hitchcock. “The Uninvited” was great. “Suspicion,” “Rebecca” (which was supernaturally-themed and made perfect by the great Judith Anderson), etc. Hitchcock knew exactly how to “get” to his audience.

Oh, “I Confess” with Montgomery Clift. Just started watching this one. Not only do we get to drool over Monty Clift (which feels mildly creepy in and of itself since he plays a priest in the film), but, it’s an edge-of-your-seat kind of film, too. The viewer already has the answer on who the killer is from the beginning - the real suspense comes from not knowing how Monty will fare in all his troubles. One of Hitchcock’s lesser-known films but, with Monty playing a tortured priest, how can we go wrong?

I would have to say that one of the greatest films I’ve ever watched and one I’d quickly recommend to anyone is one staring Ingrid Bergman: “Gaslight.” It’s an expertly acted (at least, on Bergman’s part) psychological drama/thriller. Bergman plays a woman slowly driven out of her mind by her nefarious husband. Not too many people know of this film but, if you can find it, I recommend watching it at least once. It has a real “girl power” feel to it - great ending. Lots of suspense.

I don’t much like the blood and guts films, although, "Friday the 13th" was mildly entertaining for me.

"Silence of the Lambs" was a masterpiece. Hard for me to watch, but just a masterpiece in film.

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 10:23 AM

I'm with you on all of those Amanda!!!!!!!

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 10:30 AM

I love the paranormal movies that they used to make. One of my favorites is The Haunting, the original one....I agree with you Malenkia that it's all blood & guts porn anymore...I hate it! I love psychological movies, the kind that scare you nearly out of your wits with nothing more than the music or sound effects & implied terror. I think that if a director can keep the visual down to a minimum & use all the other things to scare you he (or she) has done his/her job well.

Alfred Hitchcock movies are the best too.....I am watching an episode of Dead Famous that I recorded right now & they are looking for the spirit of Hitchcock, he was just simply amazing.
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Posted 25 July 2007 - 11:45 PM

Agreeing with the majority of posts here that people prefer the psycholocial / paranormal scary flicks. IMO, special effects, monsters, and melodramatic acting are just compensation for an ineffective, poorly written story. It's like when some people write, generally speaking, and use multiple exclamation points and capitalizations to spice up weak writing. The tension and emphatic tone should be shown in the choice of words, not the punctuation. The same applies to movies. The tendency in Hollywood seems to be that the bigger the special effects are, the worse the script is.

Another thing to consider about special effects in movies and TV shows is how this affects people's preconceptions about the reality of paranormal phenomena. For TV and movies, phenomena must be visual experiences. However, in reality, most instances of paranormal phenomena are not visual and are actually very subtle. The influence of movies and television then has created the expectation for spectacular visual phenomena in the real world to prove the existence of the paranormal. Does this make sense? What do you all think?

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 03:49 AM

I love the paranormal flicks. As the rest, the blood, guts and porn, just don't cut it for me.
I also love the older flicks myself. Alfred Hitchcock I would say is one of the best.

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 04:41 AM

There was no catagory for "cheesy Horror Movie's". I enjoy suspensful creepy ones and there are a few Gore-Porns that I'll watch (I LOVE that term BTW!) But what I really love are the ones that are so badly done they are unintentianlly funny. I have a small collection.
I also like a lot of the badly done horror movie's from the 60's and 70's. Some of those movies would be pretty good if they re-did them, but then they wouldn't be the same film anymore. lol
My all time favorite "spooky movie" is "The Lady in White" It's a classic ghost story with a happy ending.

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 12:09 PM

But on the flipside, I loved the Hammer House Horror films with Peter Cushing from the 60's and 70's
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Peter Cushing! Classic horror movie actor, and I agree, Hammer House made some great one's, back in the day! By today's standard, horror movies are hit and miss. Everynow and again, one or two might find there way to the screen, but the vast majority are bargain-bin fodder!

Also from that time, Christopher Lee and Lon Channey! Sigh! Those where the days!
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 11:00 PM

The movie that scared me most was The tourist trap. The moving dolls got me.
I also liked The nightmare on elm street. And many others. Can't stand anything newer.

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 06:24 AM

Although usually pretty cliche, I like what I call "Monster running around killing everybody" movies. You know the type, big cast thats nothing more than cannon fodder for some type of creature. Alien is a good example. I like the gore, and the goopier the better.
Slasher flicks have always been a favorite as well. Again, the goopier the better. It's just a shame that nowadays they make all those "soft" types of horror movies. All rated pg-13 and with an entire cast made up of people from shows on the WB network. Ahhh, the good old days, I sure do miss them.

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 02:24 PM

I really like Psychological thrillers... ones with some firm intelligence and requires THINKING.... it is a bonus if the movie is of the PARAPSYCHOLOGICAL persuassion.....
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