The Horror Thread II: The Return

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  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @Master_Dahark, the last script work contained an 80's setting, but I'm guessing it's all been shaken up and revised so much that they won't go with that angle - or maybe they will. Time will tell. At least we know they ditched the awful found footage idea.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
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    I would really like to see them return to the orginal timeline, but Jason X painted the series into a corner. Assuming that Freddy vs Jason took place before the events of Jason X, the beginning of which took place in 2008, then they could make a film that ignores Jason X* and continues 14 years after Freddy vs Jason. Another angle is to set the film during the gaps between the events of Jason Takes Manhattan and Jason Goes To Hell, Jason Goes To Hell and Freddy vs Jason or Freddy vs Jason and Jason X. Or they could continue on from Friday The 13th (2009), picking up 7 years later.

    *But that is something that I am not all that comfortable with, as I don't feel as though Jason X is bad enough to need erasing from the timeline. It has more than it's share of cheese, but it also features some of the most inventive kills of the series, plus it had a tip of the mask to the most iconic kill of the series.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    Since the Halloween season is upon us soon and I'm interested in possibly exploring horror films I've not yet during the next month or so, I was wondering what everyones' rankings of the best horror films would look like, whether it's a top 5, 10 or however many movies you think there are that represent the best of the best in the genre since film began.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I'd say this is my Top 5 in terms of best/favorite horror movies:

    1.) 'Halloween' (1978)
    2.) 'The Thing' (1982)
    3.) 'Alien' (1979)
    4.) 'The Silence of the Lambs' (1991)
    5.) 'Jaws' (1975)

    I'm sure I'll forget some, but these are some of my favorites (some aren't the "best of the best," but I really enjoy them): 'Aliens,' 'The Exorcist,' 'The Shining,' 'Don't Look Now,' 'Antichrist,' 'Nosferatu,' 'The Hills Have Eyes' (2006), 'The Descent,' 'Insidious,' the collective 'Friday the 13th' series, 'Hellraiser,' 'I Saw The Devil,' 'Ju-On,' 'Halloween II' (1981), 'Dawn of the Dead' (2004), 'The Wailing' (2016), 'Rosemary's Baby,' 'The House of the Devil,' 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' (1974), 'Videodrome,' 'Kwaidan,' and 'Nosferatu' (1922).
  • As with Creasy47, I'll just list my horror favorites. Maybe not all "the best of the best with honors, sir!" but all ones I truly enjoy.

    The Alien Tetralogy
    An American Werewolf in London
    Arachnophobia
    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
    Cabin in the Woods
    Carnival of Souls
    The Creature from the Black Lagoon Trilogy
    Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
    The Evil Dead Trilogy + Evil Dead (2013)
    Eyes Without a Face
    The Fly (1986)
    John Carpenter's The Fog
    Grindhouse: Planet Terror & Death Proof
    Halloween & Halloween II
    The Host
    House of Usher
    Kwaidan
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
    Romero's Living Dead Trilogy: Night, Dawn, Day
    Night of the Comet
    Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
    Phenomena
    Poltergeist
    Red Eye
    Scream
    Shaun of the Dead
    John Carpenter's The Thing
    28 Days Later...
    What We Do in the Shadows
    Young Frankenstein
    Zombieland
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I'm sure nobody is looking forward to this as much as I am, but here's the first shot of Pennywise in 'IT':

    https://scontent-fra3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/14487371_551655475025603_1296227971815702528_n.jpg
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7

    Outpost, The Descent, 28 Weeks/Days Later, REC, Dog Soldiers.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    Thanks for the recommends, lads.

    I hear The Omen with Gregory Peck mentioned a lot, which I plan to watch this year, as I missed my window last year. There's just certain movies it feels wrong to watch at any other time than October.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
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    The Omen is fully deserving of any recomendation. What I did last October, or Shocktober, as I called it, was to watch 1 horror film for each of the 31 days. I don't know if I will do the same this year.

    I am finding it harder and harder to make a definitive top 5, top 10 etc... But right now, I guess this would be my top 5:

    1. Dracula (1931)
    2. American Mary (2012)
    3. Outpost (2008)
    4. Lisa And The Devil (1973)
    5. Theatre Of Blood (1973)

    And other favourites:

    Friday The 13th Pt III & IV, VI to Jason X & The 2009 Reboot, Wishmaster (1997), Lisa And The Devil (1973), The Ruins (2008), The Revenge Of Frankenstein (1958), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), The Omen (1976), The Corpse Vanishes (1942), May (2002), Night Of The Seagulls (1975), The House Of The Devil (2009), The Inkeepers (2011), Nosferatu: The Vampyre (1979), Re-Animator (1985), Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994), The Fog (1980), Halloween 2 (1981)
  • stagstag In the thick of it!
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    I watched 'The Wicker Man' on Saturday night. A great film.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    My 20 favourite horror films

    1. Carrie
    2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    3. The Exorcist
    4. The Wicker Man
    5. Rosemary's Baby

    The rest in no particular order of preference

    6. The Shining
    7. The Omen
    8. Eraserhead
    9. Halloween
    10. An American Werewolf In London
    11. Sisters
    12. Psycho
    13. The Bride Of Frankenstein
    14. Shivers
    15. Don't Look Now
    16. Witchfinder General
    17. The Hills Have Eyes
    18. Dawn Of The Dead
    19. The Funhouse
    20. Evil Dead
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    That's a good idea, I might try and watch a bunch of great horror movies I've never seen throughout October. Typically what I do is just wait until Halloween, where I play as many of my favorites as I can.
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    My top 5 horrors as of today :

    1) Halloween
    2) The Shining
    3) Jeepers Creepers
    4) The Fog
    5) The Omen Trilogy.

    But these change all the time tbh.....
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    I decided I'm going to attempt watching 1 horror/thriller film a day for the month of October, to get in the Halloween spirit.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    HG Lewis has passed away... :(
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
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    Has anyone heard anything about The Windmill? It showed at this years Frightfest, but i've only just discovered it.

    Here's the trailer:


    And the latest poster:
    the-windmill-poster.jpg
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
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    http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3412036/friday-13th-locks-location-film-date/

    Perhaps most importantly, the duo revealed that they now have a plan in place and will be moving forward in the near future so that we can get another Friday the 13th entry. They explain, “It will be eight years since we made the last one. I’m here to say that we found the location. We have found the lake, we have found the camp. We found an amazing script by Aaron Guzikowski. Breck Eisner is directing the movie. That movie is shooting in early Spring.”

    With a bit of luck, by this time next year, the film will have been released.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    @MajorDSmythe I guess it's looking more and more certain that a lot of people will get killed in October 2017, what with a new F13, the new Liam Neeson action film and another film where Gerard Butler must save the President.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
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    Between Jason Vorhees and Liam Neeson, the human population will decrease 68% in 2017. I would avoid going to Crystal Lake, or anywhere for that matter next year. Just stay indoors.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    Mind if I stick this 'un in here?

    Royale’s Zombie-thon!

    I love zombies. Loved them before The Walking Dead came out. So instead of watching Live and Let Die this All Hallows Eve, yesterday I decided to have me a zombiethon.

    Starting with -

    Resident Evil, 2002

    This is a proper little gem of a movie. I admire it, even if some of the special effects have dated. Plus, there is always the matter of Milla Jovovich. There’s a good cast to RE – Colin Salmon, James Purefoy and Michelle Rodriguez.

    Recently I’ve been watching Resident Evil the game and certain shots – angles of the camera I should say - of the movie are clearly taken from the source game. One of my fav zombies movies, it had to be said.

    One of the best scenes occurs when a zombie, with his broken ankle, drags around a pick axe. Always manages to creep me out.

    Resident Evil: Apocalypse, 2004

    I’ve seen this movie once before all the way through before getting the Blu Ray. (£6.99 for the first four RE movies!). I wasn’t very impressed with my last viewing.

    Well, until the final act RE.A impressed me. I like how epic they made this one. Whilst the first RE movie was confined to an underground research lab, the 2nd one took in the whole city as the zombie virus was breaking lose. Reminds me of the George A. Romero classics – Night of the Living Dead took place in a farmhouse, while Dawn of the Dead takes places in a mall/city.

    Granted the film is more of a mindless 80’s action movie than horror picture, but I had fun all the same. Didn’t like Nemesis though. He was cheesy.

    Oh, and Alexander Witt, he from CR, SF and SP, directed RE.A. Who knew!

    I may continue this Zombiethon next week. If I don’t get overcome with the lazies.







  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
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    By all means. Watching Milla Jovovich kicking zombie ass, that's not a bad way to spend some time.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    I thought so too :)
  • Heading into Halloween weekend I thought I'd post my top 10 in horror for each decade.

    Dawn of Cinema through 50s:
    Cat People (1942)
    I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
    Ugetsu (1953)
    Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
    Gojira (1954)
    Revenge of the Creature (1955)
    The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
    The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
    Horror of Dracula (1958)


    60s:
    Eyes Without a Face (1960)
    House of Usher (1960)
    Psycho (1960)
    Carnival of Souls (1962)
    The Birds (1963)
    Kwaidan (1964)
    The Last Man on Earth (1964)
    The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    Repulsion (1965)
    Night of the Living Dead (1968)


    70s:
    Duel (1971)
    Young Frankenstein (1974)
    Jaws (1975)
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    The Omen (1976)
    Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    Halloween (1978)
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
    Alien (1979)
    Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979)


    80s:
    The Fog (1980)
    The Shining (1980)
    An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    Poltergeist (1982)
    The Thing (1982)
    Night of the Comet (1984)
    Day of the Dead (1985)
    Aliens (1986)
    The Fly (1986)
    Evil Dead II (1987)


    90s:
    Arachnophobia (1990)
    Alien 3 (1992)
    Army of Darkness (1992)
    Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
    Cemetery Man (1994)
    In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
    Interview with the Vampire (1994)
    Scream (1996)
    Alien: Resurrection (1997)
    Scream 2 (1997)


    00s:
    28 Days Later... (2002)
    Resident Evil (2002)
    Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    Red Eye (2005)
    The Host (2006)
    Grindhouse (2007)
    [REC] (2007)
    Cloverfield (2008)
    Zombieland (2009)


    10s...so far:
    Black Swan (2010)
    Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)
    Scream 4 (2011)
    The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
    The Conjuring (2013)
    Evil Dead (2013)
    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
    It Follows (2014)
    What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
    10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    Right on to Resident Evil: Extinction, 2007, in my ongoing Resident Evil/Zombie-athon...

    This has always been my favourite RE movie and this showing only reinforced that fact. As opposed to the 2nd instalment, where that film was a mix of action/horror tropes, this one was mainly rooted in the horror genre. This movie takes pains to remind us of the first instalment, recalling the sets and scenarios from that picture.

    I love the desert. Which is handy as most of Extinction takes place in a desert. The isolation makes perfect sense for a group of survivors. Plus it’s pretty.

    There isn’t a lot of depth to this movie. Nor should there be. Sure I could nitpick, but take the premise – a genetically altered person is fighting zombies.

    Watching Extinction predecessor, Apocalypse, there is a nice bit of continuity – both L.J and Carlos show up. No mention of Jill and the daughter from Apocalypse, however, yet Claire Redfield and Albert Wesker make appearances from the video game.

    I first saw this in the theatre with a mate. A chav in front of us said - “She’s fit”. Referring to Milla Jovovich. I hate to agree, but Milla is quite lovely.

    A decent way to spend 90-ish minutes.
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    Heading into Halloween weekend I thought I'd post my top 10 in horror for each decade.

    Dawn of Cinema through 50s:
    Cat People (1942)
    I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
    Ugetsu (1953)
    Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
    Gojira (1954)
    Revenge of the Creature (1955)
    The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
    The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
    Horror of Dracula (1958)


    60s:
    Eyes Without a Face (1960)
    House of Usher (1960)
    Psycho (1960)
    Carnival of Souls (1962)
    The Birds (1963)
    Kwaidan (1964)
    The Last Man on Earth (1964)
    The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    Repulsion (1965)
    Night of the Living Dead (1968)


    70s:
    Duel (1971)
    Young Frankenstein (1974)
    Jaws (1975)
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    The Omen (1976)
    Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    Halloween (1978)
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
    Alien (1979)
    Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979)


    80s:
    The Fog (1980)
    The Shining (1980)
    An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    Poltergeist (1982)
    The Thing (1982)
    Night of the Comet (1984)
    Day of the Dead (1985)
    Aliens (1986)
    The Fly (1986)
    Evil Dead II (1987)


    90s:
    Arachnophobia (1990)
    Alien 3 (1992)
    Army of Darkness (1992)
    Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
    Cemetery Man (1994)
    In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
    Interview with the Vampire (1994)
    Scream (1996)
    Alien: Resurrection (1997)
    Scream 2 (1997)


    00s:
    28 Days Later... (2002)
    Resident Evil (2002)
    Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    Red Eye (2005)
    The Host (2006)
    Grindhouse (2007)
    [REC] (2007)
    Cloverfield (2008)
    Zombieland (2009)


    10s...so far:
    Black Swan (2010)
    Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)
    Scream 4 (2011)
    The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
    The Conjuring (2013)
    Evil Dead (2013)
    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
    It Follows (2014)
    What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
    10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

    You liked Black Swan?

    I found it kind of boring to be honest and I could see the twist a mile away
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
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    @royale65 - I like all 6 RE films, but if I were pressed to pick out one favourite, I would go with Afterlife. As for Milla, I agree with you, your friend, and the cinema chav. I guess Milla has a quicky, unconventional beauty. I'm tempted to have an RE marathon myself.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    I'd watch anything with Milla in it.

    One of my fav shots throughout the entire RE saga is the rotational shot Alice and the burning crows. That was pretty epic.

    I can barely remember anything from Afterlife, apart from the bathroom fight scene. Which doesn't fill me with a lot confidence. But we shall see when I get to it tonight.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
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    Milla is one of my favourite actresses as well. My favourite film of hers is No Good Deed. Faces In The Crowd is another non-RE favourite of mine.
  • Risico007 wrote: »
    Heading into Halloween weekend I thought I'd post my top 10 in horror for each decade.

    Dawn of Cinema through 50s:
    Cat People (1942)
    I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
    Ugetsu (1953)
    Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
    Gojira (1954)
    Revenge of the Creature (1955)
    The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
    The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
    Horror of Dracula (1958)


    60s:
    Eyes Without a Face (1960)
    House of Usher (1960)
    Psycho (1960)
    Carnival of Souls (1962)
    The Birds (1963)
    Kwaidan (1964)
    The Last Man on Earth (1964)
    The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    Repulsion (1965)
    Night of the Living Dead (1968)


    70s:
    Duel (1971)
    Young Frankenstein (1974)
    Jaws (1975)
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    The Omen (1976)
    Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    Halloween (1978)
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
    Alien (1979)
    Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979)


    80s:
    The Fog (1980)
    The Shining (1980)
    An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    Poltergeist (1982)
    The Thing (1982)
    Night of the Comet (1984)
    Day of the Dead (1985)
    Aliens (1986)
    The Fly (1986)
    Evil Dead II (1987)


    90s:
    Arachnophobia (1990)
    Alien 3 (1992)
    Army of Darkness (1992)
    Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
    Cemetery Man (1994)
    In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
    Interview with the Vampire (1994)
    Scream (1996)
    Alien: Resurrection (1997)
    Scream 2 (1997)


    00s:
    28 Days Later... (2002)
    Resident Evil (2002)
    Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    Red Eye (2005)
    The Host (2006)
    Grindhouse (2007)
    [REC] (2007)
    Cloverfield (2008)
    Zombieland (2009)


    10s...so far:
    Black Swan (2010)
    Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)
    Scream 4 (2011)
    The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
    The Conjuring (2013)
    Evil Dead (2013)
    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
    It Follows (2014)
    What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
    10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

    You liked Black Swan?

    I found it kind of boring to be honest and I could see the twist a mile away

    Liked, not loved. The cast were all great—Portman, Kunis, Hershey, Cassel—and I especially liked Winona in her creepy, mentally-cracked has-been role. Mansell's music did a lot of legwork for the film, too. As you say, the film's big drawback is that the ending does nothing the audience hasn't been expecting all along, which is rarely a good thing with this sort of film. To be honest, with three years left to go in the decade, Black Swan will surely drop off my list there (and in fact probably already has, as I saw The Conjuring 2 last weekend and was quite impressed—though it fell a bit shy of the first one).
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    I'll have to check them out. Have you ever seen Survivor, starring Milla and Brosnan, Major?
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