Horror Thread

Discussion in 'Movies/TV' started by onetontitan, Oct 2, 2010.

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  1. onetontitan

    onetontitan Marioto

    In light of Halloween, I figured I'd start a thread discussing horror film scores and Horror in general...

    What's your favorite film score?
    What's your favorite horror film?
    What's your favorite horror icon?

    Lets make it flow...with blood (duh duh chhh)

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  2. CRUDS

    CRUDS Totally Awesome Sweet Alabama Liquid Snake Staff

    No way to have just one choice in regard to any of these categories..

    Night of the Living Dead
    Carpenter's The Thing
    The Descent

    and of course the soundtracks from Return of The Living Dead and House of 1000 Corpses

    Night of The Living Dead
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    The Evil Dead
    and about a thousand other movies..

    Classic Monster era - Frankenstein's Monster/The Wolf Man
    Hammer era - The werewolf from Curse of The Werewolf
    Slasher era - original Michael Myers

    There's so much Horror and so many Horror flicks that I dig that I could go on all night, so I'll just keep it simple for now.. :)
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  3. tennygrl619

    tennygrl619 Rookie

    You and me both Cruds, you and me both. I love this time of year.
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  4. Childress79

    Childress79 Loungefly ®

    The first horror film that I can remember watching as a kid was 'The Beast with Five Fingers'.

    It scared the heck out of me. Can't remember ever being as scared since by a movie. It's not really my favourite horror flick but it's my most memorable horror movie experience.

    What Lies Beneath has an excellent old school suspenseful score. Raises the movie above the average.

    Bud the Chud
  5. RTH

    RTH Meh...

    Umm... is your signature in relation to Cabin Fever..?
  6. CRUDS

    CRUDS Totally Awesome Sweet Alabama Liquid Snake Staff


    They stole that from me!

  7. onetontitan

    onetontitan Marioto

    MY TOP 10 (though the change every second)

    1) Halloween (78)
    2) Texas Chainsaw Massacre (74)
    3) Black Christmas (74)
    4) The Thing (82)
    5) Suspiria (77)
    6) The Wicker Man (73)
    7) Dawn of the Dead (78)
    8) Nightmare on Elm Street (84)
    9) The Exorcist (73)
    10) The Shining

    Honorable Mentions:

    Evil Dead 1 and 2
    The Fog
    My Bloody Valentine
    The Descent
    Night of the Living Dead
    Last House on the Left
    In the Mouth of Madness
    Motel Hell
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (how'd that get in here?)
    Let the Right One In
    Devil's Backbone
    The Orphanage

    I know I'm leaving off A MILLION titles but this is off the top of my head.
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  8. onetontitan

    onetontitan Marioto

    AMC Monsterfest starts on the 18th...pretty stoked.
  9. KamikaZ

    KamikaZ Ex-Hall of Famer

    Top Scores/Themes:

    John Carpenter's The Thing (John Carpenter) - My favorite horror film of all time, and the score by Carpenter is a big part of it. Still gives me a sense of dread when I hear it.

    Phantasm (Fred Myrow and Malcolm Seagrave) - Severely overlooked series (got a little less horror oriented as the series went on, but the original is a classic) and a great, subtle opening theme.

    Suspiria (Goblin) - Good theme for an underrated classic.

    Zombi 2 (Fabio Frizzi) - I'm not as wild about this film as other zombie-fans, but I LOVE the theme for it.

    Hellraiser (Christopher Young) - Utterly fantastic theme song for the Clive Barker series.

    Halloween (John Carpenter) - C'mon. It's some of the most iconic themes of any genre.

    Top 10 Horrors:

    1. John Carpenter's The Thing - Best horror film to this day. I watch this quite often, and the gore and suspense still absolutely blows me away. Classic in every sense of the word.

    2. Alien (Ridley Scott) - The vision of Scott was absolutely genius, and the film still holds up better than most science fiction/horror films of today. Even though there is only one creature, it still is the most terrifying vision of extraterrestrial life.

    3. Brain Dead (Peter Jackson) - I suppose it's a zombie film, but it doesn't quite hold the same values as the quintessential zombie flicks. I mean, how many Romero films have kung-fu priests, "Sumatran Rat-Monkeys", zombie love-making and the hideous spawn of them. A hilariously fun and at times grotesque horror film.

    4. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski) - It's still one of the creepiest films I've ever seen because of how the subject matter is handled - with a straight face and steady tone, which makes it actually seem plausible.

    5. The Fly (David Crohnberg) - Still my favorite Cronenberg film. The transformation is utterly disgusting and fascinating - still one of the best "creature" movies to date.

    6. Return of the Living Dead (Dan O'Bannon) - Not really a scary film in the least, just a blast to watch. Has all the cheesy '80s charm you should expect from a film of this era, without being over the top. The humor and gore is high here.

    7. Evil Dead II (Sam Raimi) - You could honestly go with the first one here, but I simply prefer this one (although if you want more scares, go with the original). The physical comedy is probably the highest of any horror film ever, and Bruce Campbell is brilliant as Ash (this is the film that made him a legend of cult-horror).

    8. Dawn of the Dead (George Romero) - I go back and forth with this film. Sometimes it doesn't hold up as well as other Romero films (Day of the Dead, IMO, holds up the best of all of Romero's zombie films), but it's probably the most influential zombie film of all time time in terms of its scope. Chronically the survival of a group of humans is done amazingly well here.

    9. The Exorcist (William Friedkin) - It feels cliche to put this one here, but it still holds up beautifully. The tone, the special effects, and the characterization are all top-notch. It's as iconic as it is quality at this point.

    10. Audition (Takashi Miike) - I still can't really watch this a lot because it makes me physically uncomfortable. It's a great plot with interesting characters.

    Could be on the list, probably should be: Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Salem's Lot, Videodrome, 28 Days Later, Re-Animator, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Let The Right One In, The Devil's Backbone, Hellraiser, Halloween, Evil Dead 1, In The Mouth of Madness, Day of the Dead, Arachnaphobia, The Hitcher, Pet Semetary, From Dusk Till Dawn.

    Best Horror Films You've Never Seen: Ravenous, Pontypool, Mothman Prophecies, Bubba Ho-Tep, Session 9

    Best Horror Icons:

    1. Mike Myers (Halloween series) - The first two films are fantastic, and although the series has gone down hill, he's still a big presence.

    2. The Tall Man (Phantasm series) - Most people wouldn't know much about Angus Scrimm or the series he's immortalized in, and that's a shame. To this day, no one is really sure what the hell he is, but he's monstrously creepy.

    3. Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre series) - It really only took one film to make this guy a horror legend, but he's strong in the other films too.

    4. Pinhead (Hellraiser series) - Probably the most terrifying of anyone on this list. The films he is are consistently twisted and bizarre.

    5. Ash (Evil Dead series) - Although only two films in the series are really serious horror films (and you could argue only one), he is probably the most recognizable horror hero among cult fans.
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  10. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

    This is a good thread for me.

    The Descent kept my hopes for horror alive. Scared the piss outta me on several occasions.
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