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Do You Like . . . Scary Movies? [Oct. 21st, 2004|12:00 am]

Halloween . . . almost here . . . time for good scary films.

If you had a marathon of 10 scary-good films, which ten would you pick?


[User Picture]From: kerrykate
2004-10-21 12:10 am (UTC)
Exorcist 1 and 3
the shining
The creeping flesh (Hammer)
the skull (hammer)
Dracula all of them (Oldman & Lee and Bela)
Session 9
Rosemarys baby
Sleepy Hollow
Ed wood
house on haunted hill (v. price)
the ninth gate

been having a hammer horror marathon around here and loving it.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-10-21 12:19 am (UTC)


I am almost sure that I watched the original Price Haunted Hill. In fact, I may have rented a VHS copy where they had subliminal 'scary' images one-framed into the copy . . .

Session 9 and Exorcist 3 . . . interesting choices . . . I think the original Exorcist is one of the most amazing horror films of all time . . . I don't think I've heard much about the 3rd installment. Tell me more of these two, if you please? :D

Loved the Depp Sleepy Hollow. Loved it . . . LOVE IT.

Kubrick . . . plain awesome, at every turn.
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[User Picture]From: kerrykate
2004-10-21 12:25 am (UTC)
The third exorcist is one of the scariest films i have ever seen.. Highly recommended.. Run dont walk to your nearest video store. Stay away from the second one though
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-10-21 08:40 am (UTC)
Wow . . . I'm taking the nod to the third Exorcist to pay attention to their shock-play and less to the story itself . . . I hear bashings about the 2nd one mentioned in the 3rd one's listing on IMDB. :D
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From: puppytron
2004-10-21 10:13 am (UTC)
1. night of the living dead
2. signs
3. 28 days later
4. exorcist
5. the omen 1, 2
6. creepshow
7. When a Stranger Calls Back
8. the Thing
9. Invasion of the Bodysnatchers
10. Alien (and Aliens)

*** and Blair Witch Proj. (its still pretty scary)
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-10-21 10:37 am (UTC)
Thank you, my friend. :D

When I went to see Blair Witch in the Main Art in Royal Oak . . . the film held some serious suspense.

I went to see it a 2nd time . . . to show some friends the experience . . . the suspense, once again, was thrilling.

It's not a repeat play for me . . . I can't sit there now, so many years later, with the same power of that first watch of the fictional yet mysterious events . . . however, I feel that it's given less due than it should receive, considering the ability to capture an audience on the first view.

I loved the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers!

Classic debates rise from comparison of taste . . . 28 Days Later vs. DOTD 2004 . . . I'm a 28 Days Later fan. The slow pace fit in this particular film.

I remember watching The Thing, the '50s version, on local access TV. That was tons of fun. :D
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From: puppytron
2004-10-21 12:53 pm (UTC)
oh yeah, and Pet Semetary! totally scary!!!!

and what was i thinking?! totally forgot - JAWS!

i loved Dawn2004 and 28 days equally. The running zombie!! eep! why wasnt it thought of before!?
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-10-21 04:03 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, running zombies.

I read Pet Semetary and watched the movie.

Oh, Mr. King, to be lucky enough to be strung out on cocaine and beer, while writing books that work that you can't recall that you actually wrote . . . .
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[User Picture]From: apollocelsius
2004-10-21 12:25 am (UTC)
I would go with:
Dawn of The Dead(the original)
The Beyond
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Make Them Die Slowly
Night Of The Living Dead
The Old Dark House
The Pit And The Pendulum
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-10-21 08:37 am (UTC)

Oh, you say such sweet things sometimes. :D

Night of the Living Dead . . . I must break that one out this weekend.

The original Texas Chainsaw still makes me queasy in certain scenes. The urban legend-type tale still is quite scary.

Halloween . . . that first film, by its own merit . . . pure beauty in shock and scare. The music . . . it's pure simplicity with a stroke of midi genius.

Dawn of the Dead . . . I love the original, as well. Romero's pretty good with Martin, too.

I wish I could get my roomate to Netflix a bunch of obscure Italian horror . . . sometime when I can afford another monthly bill . . .
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[User Picture]From: renazle_dazzle
2004-10-21 11:41 am (UTC)
1.Bad Ronald
4.Flesh Eating Mothers
5. Killer Klowns From Outer Space
6.The Video Dead
7. Wrong Turn
8. The Stepford wives (not horror, but it is good)
9.American Werewolf in London
10.Dressed to Kill (ok it is more of a thriller)

Ok, A lot of these are B-rate movies, but that is part of the charm.
Dressed to Kill has Michael Caine in it, I haven't seen it in 13 years, but when I saw it is creeped me out

Oh and there is this Twilight Zone Eoisode called "The Arrival" That really creeped me out. And that was just a year ago ok I am done
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-10-21 11:47 am (UTC)
4,000 smiles. :D

I've watched that "Twilight Zone" episode.

Collection Box 2, Volume 14.

"The Arrival" is a good one, in my opinion, as well. :D

Speaking of stuff that's not really horror that is actually quite suspenseful . . . when I was a kid, I watched 2001: A Space Odyssey quite often . . .

I understood the suspense of Bowman's conflict with the HAL computer.

Imagine being out in space, in the middle of . . . space . . . your computer goes crazy, kills your co-workers, and traps you outside of the ship.

Given that they established the long amount of time in just communications to Earth . . . being trapped outside of a ship would become a death sentence.

That, to me, rates up there with some rather good non-horror horror. :D
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-10-23 06:00 am (UTC)

I Watched "The Arrival" tonight . . .

That one was good . . .

I also watched "The Shelter." This particular episode is quite amazing, considering the impending doom . . . how the folks react.

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