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Hallowen Horror/Scary Movie Recommendations & Suggestions

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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 07:44 AM
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They're coming to get you Barbara!!


So it's that time of year again... and it's only right that scary movies should be watched.
So list below your favourites and some hidden gems perhaps, I've watched a fair few over the years and I'm looking out for some new one's and obscure, little known movies too... and hopefully others will get some use out of the thread too.




I'll list some below to get the ball rolling.


Classics

The Exorcist
Night of the Living Dead
The Haunting
The Thing
The Shining
Alien
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Psycho
The Innocents
The Tenant
The Changeling (1980 movie)
Black Christmas
Carnival of Souls (1962 movie)
Rosemary's Baby
Halloween



Some Modern films

The Blair Witch Project
Paranormal Activity
The Ring/Ringu
The Grudge/Ju On
Ils
The Descent
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
A Tale of Two Sisters
Session 9
The Conjuring
Haute Tension
Inside
The Orphanage
REC
The Poughkeepsie Tapes
The Mist
May
The Silence of the Lambs



Some Horror Anthologies

Creepshow 1/2/3
Trick r Treat
Tales from the Darkside
VHS 1/2
Body Bags
Three Extremes
Masters of Horror (this was a series and had some good episodes)
Trilogy of Terror
Tales From The Crypt (1972 movie)
Asylum
Campfire Tales



Now there's lots that I haven't listed or can't remember but please all add some.
I want genuinely scary, creepy...unsettling, not necessarily Gore...torture etc.

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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 07:52 AM
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The remake of the Hills Have Eyes was so disturbing I almost couldn't watch the first encounter with...well, I wouldn't want to ruin it, but be warned, it is BRUTAL for that one scene and then settles down and gets interesting.

The original Saw was refreshing for the genre. I don't know about the rest.
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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 07:59 AM
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Masters of Horror did have some good stuff on it.

Hellraiser and Hellraiser II:Hellbound are classics. Barker wrote some great stuff for a while.



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 08:00 AM
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Steven King's IT had me scared of clowns for years!



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 08:02 AM
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originally posted by: the owlbear
The remake of the Hills Have Eyes was so disturbing I almost couldn't watch the first encounter with...well, I wouldn't want to ruin it, but be warned, it is BRUTAL for that one scene and then settles down and gets interesting.

The original Saw was refreshing for the genre. I don't know about the rest.




I have the remake on DVD, still never watched it lol
And yes... the original Saw was good, before it become just a torture porn franchise.



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 08:03 AM
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Killer Klowns from Outer Space!



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 08:06 AM
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A "Must See" for any who call themselves a 'Conspiracy Theorist"
The Cabin in the Woods.

IMDB description--

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.





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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 08:06 AM
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i can't wait to go on my marathon!
dog soldiers
Martyrs
eden lake
lake placid,
piranah 3d
gremlins ( yeah dark comedy, but it's a must)
the evil dead series
Pumpkinhead
the loved ones
...
many more i need to get back home and look at my collection!



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 08:06 AM
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a reply to: Daavin

That was one I couldn't get into since it was a made for tv miniseries for a very R rated book. It was a manifestation of fear and all I saw was a wannabe Freddy Krueger dressed up in greasepaint. But I can see where other people like it and respect that.



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 08:08 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
Killer Klowns from Outer Space!



LOL

I went through a clown horror phase a few years back.

Watched Clownhouse, Funhouse, Killer Klowns from Outer Space , IT, Drive Thru, HOATC, Vulgar and many other terrible, terrible movies.

Some were good but most were just atrocious.

I like Horror comedy though so it's all good.



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 08:11 AM
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originally posted by: IShotMyLastMuse
i can't wait to go on my marathon!
dog soldiers
Martyrs
eden lake
lake placid,
piranah 3d
gremlins ( yeah dark comedy, but it's a must)
the evil dead series
Pumpkinhead
the loved ones
...
many more i need to get back home and look at my collection!



Martyrs was crazy... love me some French Horror. Eden Lake was messed up for sure.
And yes, I sold most of my collection a couple of years ago and I was doing my list up there off the top of my head.
Like I said, there's loads more I'm sure I forgot.



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 08:12 AM
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Don't' forget the Original Fright Night, Near Dawn and The Keep.

The first being one of my creepy, campy, cool music fest favorites of the 80's.

Near Dawn is somewhat gory but little so compared to the splatter of today.

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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 08:19 AM
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Some good spooky stuff here...

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 08:23 AM
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originally posted by: Night Star
Some good spooky stuff here...

www.abovetopsecret.com...




Was more after actual movies/films but cheers



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 08:29 AM
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I went to see Paranormal Activity in a theater. It was pretty much a full house and I had fun watching the rest of the audience.
That movie did such a great job with tension and tempo.
It scared the crap out of people and never really showed anything scary.

The final sequence, when the footsteps were coming back up the stairs, a teenage girl actually got up and ran out of the theater.

Great show first time around.



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 08:34 AM
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a reply to: blupblup

You didn't list 'House of a 1,000 Corpses', 'The Devils Rejects' or the 'Halloween' series (Rob Zombie) and original versions 1 & 2.

'Alien 2' was great too "Game over man!". I actually liked all of them, even 'Alien Resurrection' - though I found it funnier then scary.

Oh, I forgot 'Silent Hill' and 'Jacob's Ladder' too!
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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 08:39 AM
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originally posted by: AnteBellum
a reply to: blupblup

You didn't list 'House of a 1,000 Corpses', 'The Devils Rejects' or the 'Halloween' series (Rob Zombie) and original versions 1 & 2.

'Alien 2' was great too "Game over man!". I actually liked all of them, even 'Alien Resurrection' - though I found it funnier then scary.




HOATC was a decent flick... Devil's rejects was poor IMHO... and they're not really scary or unsettling, more just disturbing and violent.

Halloween the original was quality too, the 2nd not so much. (and I did list the ooriginal Halloween movie)
I listed Black Christmas as well as Halloween because it spawned the Slasher genre and is creepier and more atmospheric than Halloween.


The Rob Zombie remakes are just "Trailer Trash torture porn" (or something to that effect -as someone described them a couple of years ago) and nowhere near as good as Carpenter's movie.


Jacob's Ladder is amazing though, cracking movie... truly unsettling and messed up.
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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 08:47 AM
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a reply to: blupblup



Trailer Trash torture porn


That's too funny, I find most modern films fit that description to one degree or another.

My problem has always been horror movies don't scare me, The Shinning & Alien got a couple hairs to raise and Jacob's Ladder left me wondering afterward, the ending of The Mist, 3rd part in Trilogy of Terror, Silent Hill ending from the basement on - they're all good scenes but rarely are they good movies.

That's why I just stopped watching them and turned to the horror genre in video games instead, it's more immersive.


a reply to: the owlbear

I forgot about the Hellraiser series, I used to love them as a kid. 1 and 2 anyway. . . the darkness of hell had yet to be presented in such a way before then. I should dig them up, I have them on VHS somewhere. . . I guess I would have to find a VCR now also. . . at least they weren't on Beta!
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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 08:51 AM
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Well it's certainly hard to get scared the older you get... for sure.
But I think there are still a few creepy movies left.
Gore is just boring really and has been done to death - pardon the pun, but psychological horrors and some supernatural & religious horrors still have some scares in them.



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 09:16 AM
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My problem with modern horror movies is that they leave nothing to the imagination. I don't want to be grossed out, I wanna be creeped out.


Watch Pontypool. One of the better modern horror movies I've seen. Edge of your seat kinda horror.




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