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Favorite Horror Movie?

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Just because nobody's asked yet, what's your favorite horror movie? And if it's not a Friday the 13th, which is your favorite Friday the 13th? I think I'd probably go Part VII, because I think it had the best Jason costume (the first done by Kane Hodder!) and the very unusual addition of telekinesis into the story, which I'm sure bothered some people but it definitely made the movie stand out from the rest of the series. It was almost like a superhero fighting Jason, which combines everything I love into one movie.

 

Outside the series, I think the first movie that comes to mind was an interesting horror film called Creep from 2004, about a woman accidentally locked inside the London subway system overnight. It was really well done, and combined a creepy atmosphere with a cool "forgotten evil" concept.

 

If I haven't heard of your favorites, I'd love to check them out, so also share any horror movies you think people may not have seen, and are worth a watch!

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recently or "of all times" !?

 

All time, I guess. I'm more likely to enjoy recent stuff, as gore depends on tech, but I do like some of the older stuff.

 

I think I've seen Nightmare 3 more than any of the others, for some reason. Maybe they play it on TV more because it's the most popular. I've had a strangely difficult time finding Nightmare 4, actually, though I think that might have been my favorite from what I can remember. Nobody ever seems to talk about 2. They went in a strangely different direction with that one, which is usually a bad idea for iconic horror series.

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yea i can't come up with an all time favorite. there are just too many great horror films that now i just list favorites into sub genres. (ex. Favorite Classic Monster Film - Bride of Frankenstein, Favorite Demonic Possession Movie - Exorcist, Favorite Slasher - Halloween)

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gore depending on tech isnt true at all.

and all time.... i think i gotta say Evil Dead

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I think I have to go with Scream. It was my first horror film so it brought me into the genre and once I actually knew the references it got better for me. 

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I was always a fan of the Friday series but what has quickly become one of my "favorites" was the Hatchet series. Great kills and build up in terms of pacing. 

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...Scream. It was my first horror film ...

 

 

i feel so damn old now :/

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i really enjoyed April Fools Day where they go to the friends house on an island and get picked off 1 by 1.

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Wow that is a tough one for me I can't pick a single overall favorite but by sub genre

 

Favorite Slasher Film Friday the 13th The Final Chapter

 

Favorite Werewolf Film An American Werewolf in London

 

Favorite Vampire Film Fright Night (Original)

 

Favorite Alien Film John Carpenter's The Thing

 

Favorite Demon Film Evil Dead (Original)

 

Favorite Classic Horror Creature from The Black Lagoon

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my favorite Vampire Movie would be Bram Stokers Dracula. its a masterpiece if you ask me. on the "low budget" front it would be STAKE LAND. but damn so many good vampire movies! NEAR DARK, LOST BOYS, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS....

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Friday the 13th has always been my favourite franchise. Part 5 would be my favourite although its not Jason as the killer i really enjoy it, Id say part 6 would be a close 2nd. Besides F13 movies i really enjoy the movie Valentine.

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Wow a tough question and everyone's answers are Home Runs . 

 

Se7en and Silence of the Lambs - really that whole series Manhunter aka Red Dragon and Hannibal 

 

Near dark , Fright Night and John Carpenter's Vampires 

 

American Werewolf in London , Dog Soldiers and Ginger Snaps

 

Dawn of the Dead , 28 Days later , and for it's gore Brain Dead/Dead Alive

 

Jaws ,The Exorcist , The Conjuring 

 

 The Evil Dead / Evil Dead 2 / Army of Darkness

 

The Shinning , John Carpenter's The Thing , Dead Silence 

 

Ringu , Audition and Battle Royale .

 

Friday the 13th , Halloween , A Nightmare on Elm Street , The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 

 

and a few others .... :D 

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Ugh... it's so hard to narrow it down, much less pick one! But I suppose if I had to choose just a few of my favorites...

 

Friday the 13th Part VI has to be my top favorite just because it's the first horror movie I can remember actually watching as a kid, and it's what got me interested in the horror genre and the FT13th fandom. (I think I was four or five when I saw it, and I begged my mom for a Friday the 13th movie when I turned six.)

 

I absolutely adore the Stephen King classics - Cujo and The Shining and Pet Semetary. (Didn't much care for the second PS, actually.)

 

Both Evil Dead movies (The original and the remake) were really good. (Looking forward to Ash vs. The Evil Dead coming out soon!)

 

Oh and I really like Zombieland as a Horror/Comedy. :D

 

Candyman and Trick'r'Treat are also some classics I enjoy watching every now and then, along with the Hannibal Lector series. ("Fly fly, little Starling..."  :wub: )

 

As far as newer horror movies go, I definitely enjoyed Dead Silence, Mama, and that new gothic romance Crimson Peak.

 

And personally, I did like the 2009 FT13th reboot. Obviously the classics are the classics for a reason, and they are all totally awesome in their own way, but I really liked the way Marcus Nispel re-imagined the series and the way he kind of portrayed Jason as just a man (albeit an enormously muscley one) who maliciously planned out his traps and very literally hunted those kids down. I know Jason's done it before in some of the originals, but I did like the rebooted version. More athletic and sneaky and overall bad@ss. 

 

But hey! That's just me! :P

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...Looking forward to Ash vs. The Evil Dead coming out soon....

 

 

 

thats already on episode 4 

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And it's absolutely amazeballs so far

 oh yeah it is

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Horror's such a malleable term and there are things that push at the boundaries. I've tended to like the more creepy or psychological or hybrid stuff than outright axe-to-the-skull types.

 

Jason's been kind of the exception for me, although I do like Halloween 1 & 4 as well. For the F13th series, it's probably between Part IV and Part VI. Haven't seen any of the series for several years now though, need a refresher.

 

Outside of those, well, I'll just throw names here so forgive the randomness. Evil Dead II, Ringu, Twins of Evil, Plague of the Zombies, The Fog ('81), In The Mouth of Madness, Event Horizon, Night of the Demon ('57) and both the '51 and '82 versions of The Thing (from Another World).

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Horror's such a malleable term and there are things that push at the boundaries.

absolutely. for example... there is this little pretty unknown movie called THE LIVING AND THE DEAD which is truly an absolut horror though it has no monsters, killers, ghosts, psychopaths or whatsoever. It is about a family of an elderly couple and their mentally handicapped adult son. The wife is very ill and has to be taken care of all day. one weekend the husband HAS to make a trip into the city and hires a nurse for the weekend. the son then gets the idea to proof to his father that he is not useless and capable of doing things. so he manages to look out the nurse and tries to take care of his mother.....

 

as someone who had a family member in need of constant care myself, this movie was pretty much the most unpleasant and hard to watch movie i have ever seen and an absolute nightmare.

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by the way... i mentioned that Tom Savinis Night of the Living Dead remake was my zombie movie, to that extent, that i recreated the end credits with screenshots from my THE LAST OF US playthrough, using the music and art style of the films credits. it was also my first test with a new editing software and my first venture in more than just cutting out the part of a video i wanted to use

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