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Suggest a movie: Best (and worst) recent horror movies you've seen

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Get ready since my list may piss you off and is kind of all-over-the-place. 

 

Must Watch: I saw the Devil. 

 

Best (relatively, ~2014 to present) recent in no particular order: It Follows, The Witch, The Babadook, Last Shift, Southbound, Dont Breathe, The Green Room, The Conjuring 2, Sinister 2 (might as well lump in Sinister as well). Krampus (yes, seriously, I thought it was very enjoyable even though its super silly). Split. Lights Out (although not nearly as scary as I hoped, its overall pretty great). Clown. The Canal.

 

Overrated/worst (recent):  

The Babadook. Yes I see how that comes off strange since I also called it one of my best recent, I really enjoyed it but will say it's overrated because it falls under the umbrella of horror movies that are needlessly psychological and lack subtlety. Overall an excellent movie, but playing the Devil's advocate, I can see why many dislike it. 

Get Out: Like The Babadook, I really enjoyed this movie, but it's more of a comedy/horror than horror. I recommend it to non-horror fans, but if you're a horror fan looking for a scare/shock than this isn't it. The success is largely due to the subject-matter and accessibility (its lacking in horror elements in many ways). Still an awesome movie overall though, but the 'horror' side and predictability disappointed me.

31: I am big Rob Zombie Horror fan but this movie disappoints. I backed it and was very excited but it left a bad taste in my mouth and felt super low-budget. If you like Rob Zombie's other work you'll probably enjoy it (I did enjoy it to an extent) but I'd put it in last place in his filmography. 

10 Cloverfield Lane: I really liked Cloverfield but this was a bit too unique for my tests. Not necessarily a bad movie, but not what I expected.

Dead Snow 2: Entertaining but nowhere near as good as the original

Housebound: Went from interesting to super stupid fast. 

 

All-time Overrated: Pan's Labyrinth. I saw nothing redeeming in this movie and don't know what about it appeals to horror fans. But that's my hot take for the day. 

 

Its been a great couple years for big-name horror and indie-horror alike, don't have too many gripes but I tend to avoid the deluge of zombie/vampire/Netflix-Slashers of late so my interests/taste in horror likely differs from many. 

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I haven't seen the Ouija movies.

Is Mirrors or Oculus any good?

Wolf Creek?

 

I didn't expect to enjoy Oculus, but I actually thought it was quite good. Very interesting plot and it was super trippy.

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I didn't expect to enjoy Oculus, but I actually thought it was quite good. Very interesting plot and it was super trippy.

I just watched it a few weeks back. I liked the concept but didn't enjoy the execution all that much. I think it could have been a much better film.

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Been getting into some of the Japanese horror films recently. Audition was one of the better ones. Was slated to get a western remake as of 2014, but no idea if that is still a thing.

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Been getting into some of the Japanese horror films recently. Audition was one of the better ones. Was slated to get a western remake as of 2014, but no idea if that is still a thing.

I watched about half of Audition. I was bored out of my mind. Then I cut to the chase and was underwhelmed. 

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For all those that suggested Green Room- great pick.

 

Finally watched it, really enjoyed it. So stoked they played "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" to a room full of skinheads- that alone made the movie worth watching. The saddest part of the movie though is that Anton Yelchin has passed away- he's solid in everything I've seen him in.

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Thats a tv series and a comedy

Do I need to scold you for being Captain Obvious? 

 

Or we could both scold Blaze for his brand of humor. Need I quote Ackbar? 

 

"It's a trap!"

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Do I need to scold you for being Captain Obvious? 

 

Or we could both scold Blaze for his brand of humor. Need I quote Ackbar? 

 

"It's a trap!"

Felt the need to point it out seeing as this is a thread for best/worst horror movies. Although i did think he posted it being sarcastic

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Felt the need to point it out seeing as this is a thread for best/worst horror movies. Although i did think he posted it being sarcastic

He needs to get a humor sponsor. Somebody to teach him the ways of comedy. I vote Bewareofbears since they are already best buds.

 

In an effort to stay on topic, I uh.. watched 'Tales of Halloween' as my most recent horror movie, though it's more horrorcomedy. It's hit and miss. Some stories in the anthology were decent, but a lot were just filler. 

 

I really need to watch more horror. I'm behind.

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Seinfeld

He needs to get a humor sponsor. Somebody to teach him the ways of comedy. I vote Bewareofbears since they are already best buds.

 

In an effort to stay on topic, I uh.. watched 'Tales of Halloween' as my most recent horror movie, though it's more horrorcomedy. It's hit and miss. Some stories in the anthology were decent, but a lot were just filler. 

 

I really need to watch more horror. I'm behind.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=aeDYx7Tkc7I

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Just rented "The Void" last night...what a pile. It started off good, just like almost every movie I've disliked, and went south fast. so many missed opportunities.

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Do yourselves a favor and watch "Witchboard" and or "Warlock". Good flicks both (original 80's).

"Prom Night" and "Hell Night" are great too (again, the original 70's early 80's stuff).

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Do yourselves a favor and watch "Witchboard" and or "Warlock". Good flicks both (original 80's).

"Prom Night" and "Hell Night" are great too (again, the original 70's early 80's stuff).

I like all the Prom Night films minus the remake. I saw it once, I barely remember it.

 

I thought for a sec you meant Witchcraft- I never saw any of those. There was always tons at the video store but it looked like straight-up softcore porn so I never rented it. Haven't seen Witchboard though.

 

I also suggest The Stepfather movies- they're hilarious and fun. :) I even enjoyed the remake.

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I like all the Prom Night films minus the remake. I saw it once, I barely remember it.

I thought for a sec you meant Witchcraft- I never saw any of those. There was always tons at the video store but it looked like straight-up softcore porn so I never rented it. Haven't seen Witchboard though.

I also suggest The Stepfather movies- they're hilarious and fun. :) I even enjoyed the remake.

Ha! My mind isn't always in the gutter LOL! ;) But no, "WITCHBOARD". Seriously great suspenseful film!!! Very underrated! It has Tawny Kitaen and the guy from General Hospital in it. Came out around 85 or 86, if my mind serves me correctly. Softcore porn...geeesh! :)

 

Seriously, you got to check it out. It may be on Youtube, if not, try streaming. I bought it, and everyone tries to 'borrow' it. :)

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Here's a movie to suggest for the best I've seen

 

A Nightmare on Elm Street, the first one only. I've only seen the third one all the way and saw bits and pieces of the various Nightmare films. The soundtrack is creepy and Freddy is scary in this one. It seems he turns more into a joker and a parody of himself by Freddy's Dead. New Nightmare manages to be a combination of the first Freddy and the humorous Freddy. I noticed how Nancy as a final girl is very resourceful in trying to get Freddy instead of running from him compared to other final girls in other franchises.

 

A bad horror movie would be Population 436. It's about a census taker who has go into a town that has had the same population for a long time. It's just bad acting and a combination of the Wicker Man and the Lottery.

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Here's a movie to suggest for the best I've seen

 

A Nightmare on Elm Street, the first one only. I've only seen the third one all the way and saw bits and pieces of the various Nightmare films. The soundtrack is creepy and Freddy is scary in this one. It seems he turns more into a joker and a parody of himself by Freddy's Dead. New Nightmare manages to be a combination of the first Freddy and the humorous Freddy. I noticed how Nancy as a final girl is very resourceful in trying to get Freddy instead of running from him compared to other final girls in other franchises.

 

A bad horror movie would be Population 436. It's about a census taker who has go into a town that has had the same population for a long time. It's just bad acting and a combination of the Wicker Man and the Lottery.

I've always enjoyed the first three Nightmare's. The first one was indeed the creepiest, genuinely gory. Part 2 was crazy as well, still retained a little of that maniacal feel. 3 Dream Warriors, was just a fun ride, with an interesting turn with a good soundtrack. 4 wasn't too bad, but I felt the series starting to slip, run out of ideas.

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I've always enjoyed the first three Nightmare's. The first one was indeed the creepiest, genuinely gory. Part 2 was crazy as well, still retained a little of that maniacal feel. 3 Dream Warriors, was just a fun ride, with an interesting turn with a good soundtrack. 4 wasn't too bad, but I felt the series starting to slip, run out of ideas.

You think so? I mean it had a dog that pissed fire. 

 

I always thought the beginning of part 4 was the best. 

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Wow, best horror movie I have ever seen?

 

Jeepers Creepers is probably there, since it was a childhood film.

 

The worst film I have ever seen was one called Sickle, I don't know how they managed to release that film, but it's a good laugh. I'll attach a scene, yeah the quality is from the actual DVD.

 

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