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    Favorite Horror/Scary Movies

    We're going to be watching a few scary movies in the coming days in honor of Halloween. Any suggestions? All-time favorites? Recent goodies that slid under the radar? Secret Netflix finds? Tonight we're watching Hereditary, which has received very strong reviews for the genre. Looking forward to some comfort food and pissing myself a little!

    And please, no puns about how the current state of politics and the 2020 election is enough of a horror show...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
    We're going to be watching a few scary movies in the coming days in honor of Halloween. Any suggestions? All-time favorites? Recent goodies that slid under the radar? Secret Netflix finds? Tonight we're watching Hereditary, which has received very strong reviews for the genre. Looking forward to some comfort food and pissing myself a little!

    And please, no puns about how the current state of politics and the 2020 election is enough of a horror show...
    Alien and Jaws stand the test of time.

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    The Haunting (Original, with Julie Harris) Poltergeist , Salem's Lot , The Birds , The Mist , It

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    Hereditary, Midsommar, Apostle, The Witch, Hold the Dark, Haunting of Hill House if you want a series. Rosemaryís Baby (original), Let the Right One In (original film), The Ritual.


    Oops, youíre already watching Hereditary.

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    Jeepers Creepers.

    The shining.

    The saw series. Some are better than others.

    Signs.

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    Oldies but goodies:

    The Shining
    Carrie
    Blair Witch Project (which I don't think gets enough credit, but was groundbreaking in how it was filmed)
    Evil Dead (for a little gory fun)
    Rich
    "Failure is Not a Destination"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cormac View Post
    Hereditary, Midsommar, Apostle, The Witch, Hold the Dark, Haunting of Hill House if you want a series. Rosemaryís Baby (original), Let the Right One In (original film), The Ritual.


    Oops, youíre already watching Hereditary.
    Yes, we watched Hereditary tonight. It was very good, some genuinely horrifying and unsettling moments. Toni Collette was wonderful as usual. Hail Paimon!

    I've heard Midsommar is good and that's on the list. I've also heard it's brutally violent. I don't mind violence or even extreme violence in a film with an interesting story but I haven't particularly enjoyed the films where the story is a sidebar to the gore/shock like Saw, Hostel, and such. Would you put it in that category or does it have a pretty good premise and story to go along with the blood and guts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Oldies but goodies:

    The Shining
    Carrie
    Blair Witch Project (which I don't think gets enough credit, but was groundbreaking in how it was filmed)
    Evil Dead (for a little gory fun)
    I agree. I was a good age when it came out and the marketing had me and my friends hook, line, and sinker. It doesn't get enough credit for executing a novel idea well. It maybe wasn't the first found footage movie in history but it sure as heck mainstreamed it. Upon re-watch, the acting is pretty darn good and I believed those kids were terrified in the woods. It's also an awful lot smarter than most horror flicks --- what we don't see is scarier than what we see. It's also one of the most profitable movies of all time (measured in ROI) so that's got to count for something!

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    Canít beat the original Halloween.

    Carpenterís The Thing (1982?) with Kurt Russell.

    Special effects have dated Hellraiser.
    Midnight Meat Train.
    The Nightmare before Christmas.

    Exorcist.

    Tremors.

    The original Carrie.
    The original Pet Sematary.

    There are a few out there scifi horror flicks like Event Horizon, and HP Lovecraft movies like Reanimator and From Beyond.

    Christine.

    Not sure its classic horror, Joe Hill (Stephen Kingís son) wrote a book called Horns which was made into a movie starring Daniel Radcliffe I enjoyed.

    Firestarter.

    A lot of the horror movies I like are horribly dated.

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    The only scary movie I have watched more than once in the past two decades is Zombieland. Thatís more of a romcom with zombies isnít it though? So I guess Iíve got nothing.

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    "Favorite" is a difficult adjective for this genre. This is the most disturbing/unsettling I've ever seen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vanishing_(1988_film)

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    Can we get a little love for Freddy Krueger? Nightmare on Elm Street has to be on the list.
    ďCoach said no 3s.Ē - Zion on The Block

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    Hereditary was very good. And I NEVER need to see it again.

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    ~rthomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Rosenrosen View Post
    Can we get a little love for Freddy Krueger? Nightmare on Elm Street has to be on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    My list:
    Alien
    Alien
    Alien
    Jaws
    Alien
    I'm consistent!

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    Seconding the recommendations for Bettlejuice and Alien.
    We watched The Cabin in the Woods for the first time last night and I quite enjoyed it. It's definitely different. Watch it with as little foreknowledge as possible.

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    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
    Yes, we watched Hereditary tonight. It was very good, some genuinely horrifying and unsettling moments. Toni Collette was wonderful as usual. Hail Paimon!

    I've heard Midsommar is good and that's on the list. I've also heard it's brutally violent. I don't mind violence or even extreme violence in a film with an interesting story but I haven't particularly enjoyed the films where the story is a sidebar to the gore/shock like Saw, Hostel, and such. Would you put it in that category or does it have a pretty good premise and story to go along with the blood and guts?
    Midsommar is nothing like the saw style torture porn movies (I can enjoy some of those, not a knock). Itís a very slow burn. There arenít that many violent scenes, but when they come, hoooo boy do they come on. Itís 2.5 hours so you have to be able to enjoy a dialogue heavy/atmospheric type film. I think Iíd call it a character study horror film more than anything else. It doesnít have any jump scares. But it has some downright weird scenes. Florence Pugh is phenomenal. I really enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cormac View Post
    Midsommar is nothing like the saw style torture porn movies (I can enjoy some of those, not a knock). It’s a very slow burn. There aren’t that many violent scenes, but when they come, hoooo boy do they come on. It’s 2.5 hours so you have to be able to enjoy a dialogue heavy/atmospheric type film. I think I’d call it a character study horror film more than anything else. It doesn’t have any jump scares. But it has some downright weird scenes. Florence Pugh is phenomenal. I really enjoyed it.
    Good deal, thanks. Sounds like Midsommar will be coming to screen in the bundaberg household soon!

    The wife and I watched As Above So Below tonight, which is like a totally found footage version of The Descent. We enjoyed it, though not as much as we did The Descent. The Parisian catacombs was a brilliant stroke for a setting and the movie had a nice slow build to the horror. I particularly liked some of their more claustrophobic moments, which had their intended effect on me. A couple of great scares. Fairly formulaic but executed well. All in all, a fun night of our pre-Halloween scary movie binge fest.

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