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Top Ten Horror Films of All Time!
Posted: 30 August 2009 09:27 PM   [ Ignore ]
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According to a 2005 BBC story they are:

1. Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
2. Halloween (1978)
3. Suspiria (1977)
4. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
5. The Shining (1980)
6. Psycho (1960)
7. The Wicker Man (1973)
8. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
9. Don’t Look Now (1973)
10. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

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I agree with a total of 4 of those movies, and NOT in the order they have them in….  Here’s what my list would look like: (Not necessarily in order…)

1. Dawn of the Dead - Spawned every other zombie flick since.
2. The Exorcist - First of many demon possession movies
3. Nightmare on Elm Street - Spawned a whole new category of horror
4. The Shining - Shows that the fear factor doesn’t have to include a ton of hack and slash.
5. Halloween- Besides six or seven sequels, it also had many,many copycats.
6. Friday the 13th- see above. Also one of the first “implacable, unstoppable evil” movie scripts.
7. Dracula- (1931) Bella Legosi set the standard for every other vampire since…
8. Alien - Also had half a dozen sequels, but was one of the scariest, most suspenseful movies made to date.
9. Return of the Living Dead - Tongue in cheek portrayal of evil.  One of the first to do so….
10. Evil Dead 2 - ‘cause nothing beats a “Boom Stick”! cheese

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Posted: 30 August 2009 09:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’d say “Skeleton Key” was pretty freaky, if only because of how much it keeps you guessing.

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Posted: 30 August 2009 10:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hmmm.. I’d like to see Alien in there. Possibly Silence of the Lambs, though that’s not technically Horror.

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Posted: 30 August 2009 10:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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DavePrime - 31 August 2009 01:27 AM

6. Friday the 13th- see above. Also one of the first “implacable, unstoppable evil” movie scripts.

No it wasn’t.  Unless you’re talking about the recent “remake”.  Maybe that one was.  Didn’t bother to see it.

But the original Friday the 13th had Jason’s mother as the killer.  And she was very stoppable and didn’t come back again in later films.

Not that I don’t agree with that being one of the great horror films.  Just thought I’d correct that slight oversight. wink

And after seeing and being scared of Friday the 13th and The Fog, both in 1980 when I was 10, I pretty much stopped being scared of “horror” films.  The good ones were suspenseful and fun, but it took a lot to scare me.  (Alien)  Guess that’s what I get for having a step-mother who loved horror. smile

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Posted: 31 August 2009 02:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Tah - 31 August 2009 02:57 AM
DavePrime - 31 August 2009 01:27 AM

6. Friday the 13th- see above. Also one of the first “implacable, unstoppable evil” movie scripts.

No it wasn’t.  Unless you’re talking about the recent “remake”.  Maybe that one was.  Didn’t bother to see it.

But the original Friday the 13th had Jason’s mother as the killer.  And she was very stoppable and didn’t come back again in later films.

Not that I don’t agree with that being one of the great horror films.  Just thought I’d correct that slight oversight. wink

Perhaps I should have put Friday the 13th Pt. 2. raspberry grin

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Posted: 31 August 2009 10:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Anything to do with Barney or the Teletubbies ranks high up on my list.

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Posted: 31 August 2009 07:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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To be honest, I’m having a hard time just thinking of ten good horror films.

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Posted: 31 August 2009 07:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Pinnochio. You can’t tell me the scene with the donkeys wasn’t terrifying.

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Posted: 02 September 2009 07:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Right, I managed to finally think of ten horror films that I consider to be decent enough.  In no particular order:

Alien
Nosferatu
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Tremors
Young Frankenstein
The Thing from Another World
Le Pacte des Loups
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Evil Dead II
Der Golem

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Posted: 03 September 2009 07:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Candyman (1992)

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Posted: 10 September 2009 11:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Young Frankenstein is more comedy than horror…..

And I prefered the second Alien but I guess that was more action…....
Scariest films I have ever seen were Bush’s speeches and I think I won this right there.

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Posted: 10 September 2009 11:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Must everything devolve into Bush bashing? hmmm

Sheesh! downer

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