Greatest Horror Movies Ever

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  1. Murph27

    Murph27 New Member

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    Okay so what is the best?

    I gotta go with the Shining from the first frame and the first sound it starts making you feel uneasy. what oother movie can claim that?
     
  2. Lance1019

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    *obligatory zombie movie response*

    But anyway...

    The Shining is pretty high up there, but I might have to go with The Exorcist. Only movie thats ever left me with a looming uneasyness.
     
  3. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    The Shining is a good call.
    Night of the Living Dead
    The Exorcist
    And even though it's not a pure horror, John Carpenter's version of The Thing is one of the greatest films ever made.
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Oh, and welcome to the board.
     
  5. Murph27

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    thanks

    and obviously night of the living dead is one of the greats. I actually got to see it in a theatre at one of the toronto film festival theatres. I didn't live in toronto so the next day at work kind of sucked because of it but it was defintely worth it. As for the exorcist I didn't really like it. I heard it was the greatest horror movie of all time my entire life from alot of people. Maybe it just didn't live up to the hype.
     
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    :uh: I forgot the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

    My wife actually cried during and after the movie, and I had to "protect" her all night after we watched it.

    What makes it terrifying is that it's not supernatural or impossible. It's something that could really happen, if you have the misfortune of running into the wrong person.

    House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects are also really good.
     
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    Lance1019 Get ready for a punch in the dick!

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    I havent seen the devils rejects yet. Heard it was good though.
     
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    Night of the Living Dead of course
     
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    A lot of people don't like them, but I thought the Ring and the Grudge were both really good.

    What they lacked in story, they more than made up for with creepy atmosphere.
     
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    I'm a big fan of Event Horizon, although it can be considered more of a sci-fi flick than a horror movie it's still good.
     
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    I can't believe I forgot to mention Alien.
     
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    Also, a lot of people don't count it because the sequels were more comedy than horror, but Evil Dead was a great horror movie. It changed the modern horror genre.
     
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    Teh scarey!
     
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    :ugh: Worst movie ever. :down:
     
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    I thought it was pretty creepy. :o
     
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    It did a great job of creating a creepy, disturbing atmosphere, I admit.

    What made me angry is that it started off as a fantastic science fiction movie. It could have been another 2001: A Space Odyssey. But then right in the middle, "IT WENT TO HELL! :noes:" and it changes from potential greatness into a cliche-ridden monster film.

    I guess maybe it wasn't as bad as I say, but to me it's that much worse because of where it ended up after showing us how great it should have been.
     
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    I guess I had never really thought of it like that. You're right though. :hs:

    Another movie that should've been great but wasn't: Sphere
    I loved the book, it creeped the fuck out me, but the movie couldn't match my imagination, I guess. :wtc:
     
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    That's exactly the problem with Sphere. Great story, not so great execution. That's another one that isn't really as bad as it seems, it's just bad compared to what we wanted it to be. :hs:
     
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    what about braindead?
     
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    To be totally honest, I don't care for it. It's more comedy with gore than horror, and really I didn't even think it was that good as zombie movies go.

    But that's just personal preference. I can see why so many people like it. I just don't.
     
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    28 Days Later is a pretty scary movie, too. Besides being the most "realistic" zombie scenario the movie is just overall creepy.
     
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    i forgot to set an ironic-smiley.
     
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    copeland smarter than you

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    Sssnake meh

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    2 oldies but goodies :)
     

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