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BlondeBookworm
Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 12:07:28 PM

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My favorites to watch in October are the classic Michael Meyers movies. I like to watch the AMC scarefest. My favorite cartoon is It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown :) I watch it every year.
seeker4
Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 1:06:13 PM

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I'm rather partial to the old Universal monster movies. Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy and, best of the bunch by far, Bride of Frankenstein.

The silent 1922 Nosferatu (the first, albeit unauthorized, film version of Dracula) is a favorite.

But for a nice, spooky ghost/haunting flick, you can't beat the 1963 film The Haunting (ignore the 1999 remake by Jan de Bont) adapted from Shirley Jackson's classic novel The Haunting of Hill House.


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Ajax
Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 1:15:33 PM

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Anything that's isn't stupid, No easy task for the horror genre. I'm also not a fan of watching people get chopped up, and or or mutilated by psychopaths. 'Hostel' for example, or slasher flicks.

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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 3:01:43 PM

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Specifically for Halloween, either the original Halloween 1978 or Halloween 3 : Season of the Witch.

But I'm a horror nut so anything goes. Any horror will do. I'll randomly pull some out of a hat. Let's say:

City of the Living Dead
V/H/S
The Exorcist
The Burning
Psycho 2
The Keep
Sinister
Hills Have Eyes (2006)
No One Lives
Piranha (1978)

I could go on forever.
Alex7
Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 4:13:45 PM

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You can't beat the original, John Carpenter Halloween. Classic movie. Then The Exorcist, closely followed by the original Omen.

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Dancing_Doll
Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 4:38:47 PM

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Rob Zombie's version of Halloween (so much better than the original)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003 version. I have good memories associated with this movie, so there's a bit of nostalgia - long story)
Hostel (such a classic)
Jeeper's Creepers (a bit cheesy but it's always on TV at this time of year and the acting/characters are solid)
House at the End of the Street (not that scary but Jennifer Lawrence is awesome)
Jennifer's Body (while not scary in a typical way, this movie totally entertains me - great script)
30 Days of Night (just creepy)
The Ring (another classic)
The Grudge (I liked the writing style of this one)
Cabin in the Woods (clever horror)
Cabin Fever (Eli Roth at his best - love this one)
Scream (the whole series is mindless and not particularly scary but still fun to watch)
Carrie (any version)
Scary Movie (The original was best. Gotta love Doofy)
Any Zombie movies - either the ones that are meant to be scary or stuff like Shaun of the Dead

I try ever year to get into the vintage slasher flicks like Halloween and Friday the 13th but I tend to get bored because they're so formulaic. I get that they set the scene for horror and are the standard classics but they're just not for me.




seeker4
Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 6:12:12 PM

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Dancing_Doll wrote:


I try ever year to get into the vintage slasher flicks like Halloween and Friday the 13th but I tend to get bored because they're so formulaic. I get that they set the scene for horror and are the standard classics but they're just not for me.



Carpenter's Halloween is formulaic? WTF? It practically wrote the damn formula and is one of the few slasher movies that I can actually watch non-ironically.

Friday the 13th, on the other hand, I'm with you all the way.

Ajax wrote:
Anything that's isn't stupid, No easy task for the horror genre. I'm also not a fan of watching people get chopped up, and or or mutilated by psychopaths. 'Hostel' for example, or slasher flicks.


Largely, I'm with you. There are a few slasher movies that are really good horror movies (e.g. Halloween, Psycho) but most are just excuses to hang a bunch of gory death scenes on. I've largely avoided so-called "torture porn" like Hostel. No appeal for me though I've heard the first Saw is the best of a bad bunch.


Its been a while but I finally got a new story out. Enjoy!

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Buz
Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 6:28:29 PM

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The Excorcist, Psycho and Carrie are the best of the lot to me. These movies never scare me but usually are kind of funny. I do love An American Werewolf in London. That movie is funny as hell. I love the line by the little English boy at the zoo telling his mother, "A naked American man stole my balloons." That'd be a great name for a song.

The Night of the Living Dead was shown as a fraternity party theme at my frat house in college. Good weed and a couple of kegs of beer makes it highly enjoyable. Being dressed as zombies make it even better.

Dancing_Doll
Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 7:02:42 PM

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seeker4 wrote:


Carpenter's Halloween is formulaic? WTF? It practically wrote the damn formula and is one of the few slasher movies that I can actually watch non-ironically.

Friday the 13th, on the other hand, I'm with you all the way.


Yeah, I get that it was the prototype for the formulaic horrors to come, but given that it was filmed years before I was born, the horrors that I grew up with had already done everything the original had accomplished, often with better special effects, writing, twists and tension. It was ground-breaking for its time, but as someone looking back on it, it doesn't have the same impact for me, other than appreciation for it's place in the horror film canon and the evolution of the genre. I've watched it several times but I tend to find it... boring. Embarassed

I know - I'm spoiled for classic horror. It just doesn't do anything for me. I liked Rob Zombie's version - it was grittier and had more of a psychological play to it. I know purists will disagree - they tend to hate R.Z's interpretation and dismiss it as merely gore-impact but I thought he added a lot more complexity to the narrative and the characters and it's much more psychologically unsettling than the original.




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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 7:36:41 PM

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Halloween. fell in love with Jamie Lee Curtis! she was soo hot in her school girl outfit!!
Tranquil
Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 7:39:43 PM

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An American Haunting with Donald O'Sutherland.

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and of course

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The Blair Witch Project
The Scarlet Letter
The Crucible
Hocus Pocus
Lost Boys
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Dracula
Dracula 2000
Interview with the Vampire
The Queen of the Damn


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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 4:52:55 AM

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You can't beat a good slash horror like Nightmare On Elm Street, Saw, and Halloween. But who can forget Hellraiser. I had nightmares over Pinhead, he scared me witless.
Others like Carrie, The Hills Have Eyes and The Burning are all true classic horror and have stood the test of time .....

I feel like watching them all again now, I have come over all nostalgic.
seeker4
Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 7:22:48 AM

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Dancing_Doll wrote:



I know - I'm spoiled for classic horror. It just doesn't do anything for me. I liked Rob Zombie's version - it was grittier and had more of a psychological play to it. I know purists will disagree - they tend to hate R.Z's interpretation and dismiss it as merely gore-impact but I thought he added a lot more complexity to the narrative and the characters and it's much more psychologically unsettling than the original.



Rob Zombie's movies are on my "to see" list if only because his horror-influenced music strikes me as a good training for doing modern, slasher-esque horror. Not sure I'll like them, but I'm interested to see what he's doing as a director.


Its been a while but I finally got a new story out. Enjoy!

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seeker4
Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 7:24:33 AM

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Tranquil wrote:
An American Haunting with Donald O'Sutherland.


No "0'", it's just Sutherland (like Kiefer Sutherland, who is Donald's son).



Its been a while but I finally got a new story out. Enjoy!

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Dancing_Doll
Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 8:41:48 AM

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seeker4 wrote:


Rob Zombie's movies are on my "to see" list if only because his horror-influenced music strikes me as a good training for doing modern, slasher-esque horror. Not sure I'll like them, but I'm interested to see what he's doing as a director.


Yeah, I used to like his music as well. His films are very raw and psychologically uncomfortable. Almost to the point that it kind of stays with you, after-the-fact. I could watch Hostel and similar torture-porn type fare, no problem - but some of Rob Zombie's stuff gets under my skin - not always in a good way, but it's very cinematic, so there's an artistic element that elevates what you're seeing in a super creepy, macabre way. I appreciate his vision in the genre, but he definitely knows how to put you on the edge of what you're comfortable with watching.

I also love when he casts his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, in his films - she's such a great scream queen/villainess. She's got that gorgeous, off-kilter Manson'esque vibe about her that makes her compelling to watch.

I would recommend starting with his Halloween remakes. I think they're his best work and probably his most commercial as far as being quality horror without being offensive to the average horror movie viewer.


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lafayettemister
Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 8:59:55 AM

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The Exorcist, original Halloween, The Shining, The Descent is a pretty good movie, 28 Days Later.. i could name a lot.

For a newer movie thrill, The Conjuring was pretty damn spot on. I highly recommend it.





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seeker4
Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 9:09:45 AM

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On the more fun (if somewhat macabre fun) side of things, there's The Nightmare Before Christmas, which effectively hits two holiday seasons in one movie.


Its been a while but I finally got a new story out. Enjoy!

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Tranquil
Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 12:58:11 PM

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A little telekinetic Halloween fun...







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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 3:01:36 PM

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Dancing_Doll wrote:
Rob Zombie's version of Halloween (so much better than the original)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003 version. I have good memories associated with this movie, so there's a bit of nostalgia - long story)
Hostel (such a classic)
Jeeper's Creepers (a bit cheesy but it's always on TV at this time of year and the acting/characters are solid)
House at the End of the Street (not that scary but Jennifer Lawrence is awesome)
Jennifer's Body (while not scary in a typical way, this movie totally entertains me - great script)
30 Days of Night (just creepy)
The Ring (another classic)
The Grudge (I liked the writing style of this one)
Cabin in the Woods (clever horror)
Scream (the whole series is mindless and not particularly scary but still fun to watch)
Carrie (any version)
Scary Movie (The original was best. Gotta love Doofy)
Any Zombie movies - either the ones that are meant to be scary or stuff like Shaun of the Dead

I try ever year to get into the vintage slasher flicks like Halloween and Friday the 13th but I tend to get bored because they're so formulaic. I get that they set the scene for horror and are the standard classics but they're just not for me.



You think rob zombies halloweens are better than 1/2? Say wha?
Ranked it would be 1-2-rob1-ressurection-4-5-h20-Halloween3-rob2
halloween 1/2 are the goat slasher flick



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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 4:20:26 PM

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To preface what I'm about to say, I haven't seen many horror movies (mainly cause I've been very scared of them up until about 5 years ago). But I gotta say...I love the Scream movies lol. Cheesy? Yes. Scary? Barely. I dunno, I just love them lol.

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seeker4
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lafayettemister wrote:
A little telekinetic Halloween fun...



Ah, as soon as I saw the magic words, I knew I would like it.

The magic words being: "Time to f**k with some customers".

OTOH, it's a promo for the remake of Carrie and, to be honest Carrie does not need a remake at this time. De Palma's version is one of his best movies and one of the better King adaptations to boot. No doubt this one will be a CGI-laden mess.





Its been a while but I finally got a new story out. Enjoy!

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cherieisi77
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Hocus Pocus is my favorite. I am not a scary movie lover. :)
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:57:39 PM

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Trick or Treat
Dracula
Jeeper's Creepers
MonicaVon
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cherieisi77 wrote:
Hocus Pocus is my favorite. I am not a scary movie lover. :)

I love this movie! Sarah Jessica Parker always makes me laugh.

MonicaVon
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Jeepers Creepers 2
Nightmare on Elm Street 3
Drag me to hell
Hocus Pocus
Sinister


cherieisi77
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MonicaVon wrote:

I love this movie! Sarah Jessica Parker always makes me laugh.


She is my favorite Sanderson sister! So funny.
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Children of the Corn
The Shining
Nosferatu



Shazam with Shaq...at first glance it does not seem like a horror film but it is, look closely...it is.


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