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Who here likes horror movies?

Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2003, 3:25am

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Howloween18

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Cause I sure do. My movie making is focus specically on horror movies, ranigng from killers to ghosts to monsters. I cant get enough horror and i really enjoy making em.
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2003, 4:50am

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i like horror movies.....28 days later was pretty good i suggest u go see it....and how old r u? and are u making a new film or something?
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2003, 5:25am

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I love horror movies aswell, although I must say that I thought 28 Days Later was a dissapointment.

I made a tribute to horror movies a while back, you can view it on the media page of my website if you wish.

At the moment, I'm waiting eagerly for Freddy Vs Jason to hit the screens.
Hopefully it will rock!
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2003, 9:21am

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Oh my god, you call yourselves horror fans? Freddy Vs. Jason? AHAHAHAHAHAH! Go watch The Thing (Original and Remake) then the Evil Dead trilogy, then Zombie Holocaust and the Dead trilogy (Dawn is best).
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2003, 10:18am

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Hehe, Obi has a point... smile


The Thing RULES... Not to mention Evil Dead... wink
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2003, 11:09am

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go see Event Horizon....
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2003, 1:22pm

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barney and friends.....Hey! Its scary
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2003, 2:07pm

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You 're all kidding yourselves, you've never seen a horror film unless you've watched japanese horror. Seriously its hard core... The Japanese film classification board is soooooo much more leaniant smile

Watch Mikke Takeshi's "AUDITION" and find out what horror is all about.

Hollywood sucks.
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2003, 2:12pm

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Freddy Vs. Jason looks kick@ss, but not exaclty scary.

I never saw Final destination one or two, but I heard they were pretty intense.
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2003, 2:53pm

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I absolutly LOVE Horror films. I recall seeing Zombie Flesheaters when I was 10, then not long after that seeing Dawn of the Dead, which is by far my fave movie. I travelled to Monroeville mall in Pittsburgh to see where it was shot. I'm dreading the remake tho. I would love to get involved in a Zombie movie if anyone is shooting one ?
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2003, 3:19pm

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Howloween18

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Freddy vs. Jason will be kick a$$! But like Obi said Evild Dead and The Ring are very good horror movies as well. My faviorte is Halloween though. Michael Myers rules!
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2003, 3:26pm

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two awesome horror movies are final destination and final destination 2, i own them both. Ive also seen all the halloweens, Friday the 13ths, screams, 28 days later, the omen (very very scary), the prophecy-boring- but final destination 1-2 are the best!
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2003, 7:25pm

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I never liked Horror movies to tell you the truth. (which makes me wonder why I'm writing about them.)

However I saw the second Final Destination film and laughed throughout, great stuff, I laughed so much I stole a poster from a bus stop. (It takes up my entire wall)

I got round to watching the Hollywood remake of "The Ring" (I watched it exactly a week ago, so if I die posting this, then you know what's happened.)

Ichi The Killer . You're right the Japanese are way ahead of Hollywood they're pushing the boundaries of cinema and exploring places where films haven't been, while Hollywood keeps on with the comic books.

When Hollywood sees how original the east is, that doesn't inspire them to make a film like nothing no one's ever seen. No that inspires them to remake whatever the east is doing. smile

One thing that baffles me, you're clearly a huge Takashi fan, yet I've never seen you spell his name right once. smile smile
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2003, 10:22pm

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I hate horror movies! They scare me, and I can't sleep because of them!

I saw house on the haunted hill and I had nightmares for 2 weeks!
The only horror movie I actually sat throught was Resident Evil... which wasns't scary althought I loved it! I also saw Ghost Ship a couple months ago. I loved the beggining sooo much(People get cut up in half with a metal rope) I laughed so hard and enjoyed that scene so much I actually made a tribute to it in one of my lego movies. You can view it on my web site www.fourwayproductions.tk if you wish....

I also just recently, maybe not even last week....saw Final Destination 2 which I also laughed since it was soo exagerated and gory! But I don't think you can say it's a horror movie, it's a suspense I guess.
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2003, 11:38pm

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Ok, as far as horror movies go, crap like Scream and Nightmare on Elm Street are more suspense or thrillers. Or Slasher flicks. Because they're just not scary. One thing that I love about movies like The Blair Witch Project or The Ring is that there aren't any of those, "Creepy silence, heading toward the door, then a bat pops out!" things. The way I figure, what really makes people genuinely scared is not things popping out and making them jump. All that does is release something. What does it release? Anticipation. People jump in horror movies because something releases their anticipation of something jumping out, startling them. They know it's going to happen, and after it happens, they're relieved.

The Blair Witch Project has no "releasers". It's all anticipation. It builds and builds through the entire movie, and it doesn't release it. Ever. Then people go home thinking about it still. They're still scared after a long time out of the theater. Same thing with The Ring. That builds up to a climax, and you see and hear the tape a lot, and those images and sounds stay with you, and after the climax, you think it's over, but then it starts building again, and THEN it's over. I was more scared of The Ring the day after I saw it then I was actually watching it.

Of course, this isn't all people, there are always exceptions to rules, and this is just my theory. Some people think that what makes them scared is a masked man jumping at them with a knife unexpectedly. Sure that makes them startled, but why are people afraid of the dark then?

So, my theory:

It is not BEING scared that instills fear, it is the ANTICIPATION of being scared. And I believe that the most effective horror movies allow the audience to anticipate being scared, but don't let that anticipation be released. Case Closed.

Ps. Does anyone else think that? Or is it just me?
Posted: Sat, 9th Aug 2003, 4:33am

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I think some people here are getting their wires crossed. There are alot of horror movies that are not particulary scary, but that doesnt expell them from the horror genre.

I like all types of horror - Phsycological - (Blair Witch) Hollywood Popcorn- (Nightmare On Elm Street & Friday 13th) Serious Horror's that actually has a story that stands up on its own - (Hellraiser).

I personally dont really enjoy watching most of the so-called video nasties - I find that most of them are rubbish - a prime example is I Spit On Your Grave & films like Cannibal Holocaust. For some reason, people think (and I was once guilty of this too) that because they were previously banned, means that they are going to be something special. The only "once banned" films that I feel are good movies are Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers, Clockwork Orange, and possibly Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But like all ive said, its only my opinion.


Did Anybody check out my horror tribute?

http://neilshomemovies.tripod.com/videos/id13.html
Posted: Sat, 9th Aug 2003, 11:48am

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Nice to see you included the 'Pit thing' from Evil Dead 3. And by the way, Evil Dead was originally a Video Nasty. Do you think it's worth watching? smile Because personally, I think there's something special about it.
Posted: Sat, 9th Aug 2003, 11:50am

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The post above was me. I also spotted the scene from The Thing where the guys head falls off and falls to the floor, and then a tentacle comes out.
Posted: Sat, 9th Aug 2003, 1:11pm

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Predinator

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.....and Evil Dead. The Exorcist aswell. Dont think ive forgotten anymore!
Posted: Sun, 10th Aug 2003, 10:45pm

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One of my Favorite Horror Movies , Is Childs Play. It Sacred the $h** Out of me. I hate dolls . Scream was good , I was pretty scared of Freddy Kruger. The Thing was good. Sleepy Hollow was great. I basically like horror/thriller films that don't suck.
Posted: Sun, 10th Aug 2003, 10:53pm

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I like a few horror movies here or there, but have to be in the right frame of mind, one of my favorites it's Event Horizon...

I agree with Predinator's comment about horror not being defined by scary - some horror's aren't scary at all, but are the most well known horror - for example, prolly the most famous horror, scream isn't in the slightest bit scary, but it is still a horror...

I like the more psychological horros, like event horizon and the ring, as u don't just have some guy walking around killing stuff...

TMM
Posted: Mon, 11th Aug 2003, 11:08am

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HORROR FANS! YOU CALL YOURSELVES HORROR FANS AND YOU'VE MISSED OUT ONE OF THE GREATEST!

I am of course talking about 'the shining'

In my opinion, one of the scariest films ever. For example:

The kid riding down the hallway and seeing the twin girls at the end of it. They start speaking to him and then there are quick flashes of their dead bodies and blood all over the walls as the camera zooms in.

Or at the end when Jack (His best acting role ever imo) is running about and seeing all that crazy shit in each of the rooms.

Truely scary film.

About eastern horror. Has anyone seen 'the eye'? Good film. And you are right. The east are certainly more outgoing when it comes to exploring new ideas and pushing the boundaries of what is seen as acceptable in modern day cinema. The ring series and ichi the killer are films of point. But this does not mean to say that the west can't produce the odd decent horror themselves.

TMM whilst I agree that event horizon is scary in places (The hell bits wink, the video message from the previous crew) I don't actually think it is that good a film overall. Laurance Fishburne and Sam Neill are both pretty good but the rest of the cast lack character and the dialogue between them is lacklustre. The film just left me after I stopped watching and a decent horror movie shouldn't do that. The images should stay with me and continue to scare me.

A movie like The blair witch project was truely un nerveing for me. It brought about a lot of scary ideas but never played on them to the full extent so it still left a lot to the imagination and when thinga are left to the imagination they stay with you after you leave the movie theatre. The same applies to the ring which honestly freaked me out a little.

So I guess the short answer is yes. I am a fan of horror films, more so of the ones that give me a hard time sleeping.

Cheers,
Fight.
Posted: Mon, 11th Aug 2003, 1:09pm

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These horror films are al well and good, but only 3 things scare me:

1. The Exorcist (because it's a true story)

2. The pink elephant scene in Dumbo

3. Carnie folk


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Posted: Mon, 11th Aug 2003, 5:45pm

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Yo Aculag, I agree 100%, yet i must say that the exorcist scared the crap out of me thge first time i saw it. IT was also scary as a child. OH, not to mention pet semetary sad. Candyman wa snot bad either. I guess it is also the element of demonioc spirits that you can not see on screen. Like jason and freddy were ok but all they had was gore. Thats kinda my take on scary movies.

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Posted: Mon, 11th Aug 2003, 7:28pm

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The exorcist is indeed scary. I found a list of the scariest movies ever, and that one was number one, and the number 2 was not scary at all. It was funny because it was so bad. Suspiria it was called. That's a bad bad movie. Gore also isn't what scares people. They might think it is, but all it does it gross them out. You need to know some psychology to be able to make a good scary movie. Know what makes the brain tick. I say, don't follow the same methods of "horror" (ie. Masked killer slices and dices.), No, I say invent your own methods.
Posted: Tue, 12th Aug 2003, 12:47pm

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I never understood all this talk about "The Exorcist" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre". Saying how good they were I thought they were both bleedin' hilarious.

I think it has to do with they were good at the time they came out and people remember them like that, while people who start seeing them in this day and age think they look... well... pretty poor actually. Does anyone else find these films more amusing than terrifying.
Posted: Tue, 12th Aug 2003, 3:10pm

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Depends on which one. After October, there will be three versions of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I'm sure the new one will be good, because it doesn't look like crappy teenage horror, even though that's what it is. The original is good to me because it's so damn weird. Haven't seen the first remake. Same with House Of 1000 Corpses. It's not scary, but it's creepy as hell. I'll bring up Willard too (The update, not the original. Haven't seen the original.) It's not scary really, just very creepy. And Crispin Glover doesn't hurt that, of course. But since there's no classification for Creeper movies, it's called a Horror. I laugh at a lot of "horror" movies, mostly older ones, but certain ones are just plain good. Which is not to say they're particularly scary, but they're incredibly well made. The Exorcist is a very well made movie. And if you're scared by things popping out at you, of course you won't be scared of it.