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Its October and Halloween: favorite horror movies?
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As a Halloween tradition I always watch The Exorcists I-III Halloween night.
*I'd rank them as I>II~= III Now as far as IV goes, and its two versions.... I like them, but they are so different than the "original trilogy"

Friday the 13th:
FAVES: I, II, and VII. Hated III and VIII. IV, V, and VI, aka the Tommy Jarvis trilogy were decently watchable. I did like that rebooted version from a few years ago.

Halloween:
I liked I and II a lot. 3 was just weird... its not BAD, but without Michael Meyers it didn't feel right. 4 & 5 were ok--liked 5 a little more. H20 was ok--a good one to bring back Laure Stroud. TCoMM was ok--interesting backstory additions. Resurrection, eh... I liked how they wanted to do this--maybe not so much the result--its watchable though.

A Nightmare on Elm Street. My faves from the series are 1-3 and New Nightmare. 4,5, and Freddy's Dead are ok.... but the others are much better. I personally thought in that reboot they did a few years ago that Freddy was MUCH meaner and cooler... and the new guy playing him did a good job of making the character his own thing.

Scream. 1 and 2 were legit. 3 was really stretching my threshold for where the franchise was going. I thought 4 was good in kind of inspired in a way.

Others I like/have watched and liked

The Shining
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Johnny Depp version)
The Haunting
Christine
Maximum Overdrive
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
Young Frankenstein ( LOL )
Freddy vs. Jason was not bad for what it was.
Silent Hill and its sequel were pretty good IMO.
Saw I and II were ok as far as I recall but I haven't watched any of the ones after that.
The Sixth Sense was good.
Stir of Echoes
Hollowman

Hellraiser(s) -- never got into it I believe I have seen all the originals in the series.
Phantasm (s)-- hated
Poltergeist(s) -- ok, didn't do much for me.


Urban Legends and I Know What You Did Last Summers were decent but I haven't watched them in a LONG time.
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RE: Its October and Halloween: favorite horror movies?
The original Halloween will always rank up there for me. I was around 11 when I saw the film and it scared me like a movie never had before. That tune...


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RE: Its October and Halloween: favorite horror movies?
(10-13-2017 07:11 PM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  The original Halloween will always rank up there for me. I was around 11 when I saw the film and it scared me like a movie never had before. That tune...

Yeah, when I finally watched it, it was very creepy and the theme song really aided in the creepiness. As well as the paranoid doctor about Jason's mental makeup and the fact he broke out of that hospital. What was also creepy is he was always in stalker mode.... like when he rolled up at that school and then when he would roll by the house or hide in open sight from the victims....
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RE: Its October and Halloween: favorite horror movies?
If you're counting Science Fiction/Horror then I have to include the original Alien and The Thing (1982). Both of these films blew me away with special effects and a creature that was nothing quite like ever before seen on film. Again, at a younger age seeing these films left a lasting impact on me.
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RE: Its October and Halloween: favorite horror movies?
(10-13-2017 07:56 PM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  If you're counting Science Fiction/Horror then I have to include the original Alien and The Thing (1982). Both of these films blew me away with special effects and a creature that was nothing quite like ever before seen on film. Again, at a younger age seeing these films left a lasting impact on me.

Alien is a strong candidate... it could be horror from a certain point if view.... I loved Alien and Aliens.... sad to see how 3 and 4 kind of tapered off the franchise.

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Psycho was pretty solid.
The Birds was pretty damn creepy.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original) wasn't too bad either.
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RE: Its October and Halloween: favorite horror movies?
TCM is airing horror movies all month and on-demand. Here is the schedule

https://thoughtcatalog.com/emily-madriga...he-horror/
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RE: Its October and Halloween: favorite horror movies?
The Haunting



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RE: Its October and Halloween: favorite horror movies?
This movie was released on Friday. The movie explores the shower scene in Psycho.



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RE: Its October and Halloween: favorite horror movies?
This movie explores The Shining.



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RE: Its October and Halloween: favorite horror movies?
(10-14-2017 10:30 PM)chess Wrote:  TCM is airing horror movies all month and on-demand. Here is the schedule

https://thoughtcatalog.com/emily-madriga...he-horror/

TCM is always great this time of year showing the old black-n-white horror classics. I also like several of the Hammer Productions horror films with Christopher Lee as Dracula and the Mummy.
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RE: Its October and Halloween: favorite horror movies?
Count Lee...


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One of the all-time classics based on when it was made (1954)...








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Its October and Halloween: favorite horror movies?
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RE: Its October and Halloween: favorite horror movies?
Even though they technically wouldn't qualify as "horror" movies..

The first Alien movie. Saw it in the theater, scared the bejesus out of me.

Blair Witch Project. Saw it in the theater, the end made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
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RE: Its October and Halloween: favorite horror movies?
not horror, but spooky

















and the evil dead of course
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RE: Its October and Halloween: favorite horror movies?
@ Babadook

--How is it? I can see this on Netflix.

@ Coraline

--interesting choice.... I have seen it, and yeah, in that Nightmare before Christmas vibe I could buy a "Halloween" movie.
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(10-16-2017 12:23 PM)BadgerMJ Wrote:  Even though they technically wouldn't qualify as "horror" movies..

The first Alien movie. Saw it in the theater, scared the bejesus out of me.

Same here. I saw it in the theater on my 12th birthday as an afterthought because it wasn't on my movie radar at that time. The stomach scene alone was totally unexpected, disturbing, graphic and realistic all at the same time. In addition to that, the scene where the dude is looking for Jones the cat after walking around the dim, lonely bowels of the ship kept you on the edge of your seat because you weren't sure what was going to happen next. Then it comes out of an air vent shaft grown to larger than man size with that long cylinder head and metallic jaws and you knew this was something freaky, scary and unique on film. The artist who thought that concept up was a genius. The alien made little green men in flying saucers obsolete after that.
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(10-16-2017 07:44 PM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  
(10-16-2017 12:23 PM)BadgerMJ Wrote:  Even though they technically wouldn't qualify as "horror" movies..

The first Alien movie. Saw it in the theater, scared the bejesus out of me.

Same here. I saw it in the theater on my 12th birthday as an afterthought because it wasn't on my movie radar at that time. The stomach scene alone was totally unexpected, disturbing, graphic and realistic all at the same time. In addition to that, the scene where the dude is looking for Jones the cat after walking around the dim, lonely bowels of the ship kept you on the edge of your seat because you weren't sure what was going to happen next. Then it comes out of an air vent shaft grown to larger than man size with that long cylinder head and metallic jaws and you knew this was something freaky, scary and unique on film. The artist who thought that concept up was a genius. The alien made little green men in flying saucers obsolete after that.

And this my friends is why after Alien and Aliens, the franchise has really taken a turn downward--- NONE OF THE OTHER MOVIES after those two have rekindled the franchise.
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