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Now is about the time I get a hankering for SCARY MOVIES through Halloween. 

 

There are a few films I watch every year and never get tired of. 

- The Exorcist

- Rosemarie's Baby

- Poltergeist 

- Friday the 13th 1,2,3

- Halloween 1,2

- A nightmare on Elm St - 1,2

- The Shining

 

What should I add? 

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Event Horizon

The Conjuring

Jaws

Paranormal Activity (scariest movie I ever saw in theaters)

Alien

Cannibal Holocaust

The Hills Have Eyes

The Babadook (haven't seen but have heard good things)

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18 minutes ago, Fryfan said:

I never tire of Evil Dead 2.

 

 

Good call. 

 

Thinking of introducing my 14 year old boys to the entire series this year. 

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Great horror movies already listed. Here are some of my favorites I consider "must watch" that haven't been mentioned yet:

 

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The Return of the Living Dead  - (91% RT) I mean, simply one of the best horror/comedy movies ever. Bonus points for 1980s punk soundtrack. "Send moreeee parameediccs"

 

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Evil Dead II - (98% RT) GOAT

 

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Dead Alive - (88% RT) Before Peter Jackson did Lord of the Rings, he made absolutely insane and hilarious zombie movies with genius practical effects. Ever wonder what it'd look like to mow down zombies with a lawn mower? Killer zombie toddler anyone? Classic.

 

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What We Do in the Shadows -  (96% RT) Horror/comedy mockumentary from New Zealand. Spinal Tap with vampires.

 

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The Cabin in the Woods - (92% RT) Drew Goddard deconstructs the genre using every horror trope we know and love. This movie rules.

 

and stepping out of the horror/comedy mold:

 

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The \/\/ITCH - (91% RT) If you like slow burn horror in the same vein as The Shining, see this movie ASAP. Easily one of the best horror movies of the past twenty years imo. Incredibly unnerving.

 

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The Conjuring 2 - (79% RT) James Wan is simply the best going for straight up scary and fun major Hollywood horror. He's ability to build atmosphere and tension is up there with the greats. The Nun painting scene should be taught in horror film school.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre -  The 1974 original is still a powerhouse.

The Ring - The rare exception where the American remake is done very well.

Let the Right One In - Ok, I haven't even seen this modern vampire tale but by all accounts it's great.

Drag Me to Hell - For fans of Evil Dead, this is required viewing. Sam Raimi's return to horror after doing the Spider-Man thing. He shows he still has it.

Shaun of the Dead -  Modern zombie classic. Funny and gorey with a big heart.

Sinister - Modern horror done very well.

Antichrist - For hardcore fans only. Beautifully shot film that will stay with you long after it ends. Bonus: Willem Dafoe rules

Wolf Creek - 2005 Australian horror/thriller summed up best by this Empire quote "a grimy gut-chiller that unsettles as much as it thrills, violently shunting you to the edge of your seat before clamping onto your memory like a rusty mantrap". Don't be fooled by the 53% RT score, the negative reviews were from critics calling it too hardcore and lifelike.

The Descent - Fun, scary, "lost in a deep dark cave" movie. Bonus that it's set deep in the mountains of North Carolina.

 

 

 

 

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55 minutes ago, Cary Kollins said:

 

 

 

Man I thought Witch was terrible, and I usually agree with the RT ratings.    I actually had some LOL's during it though.    Guess we all have those movies we just don't love like everyone else lol.

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4 minutes ago, Zaximus said:

Man I thought Witch was terrible, and I usually agree with the RT ratings.    I actually had some LOL's during it though.    Guess we all have those movies we just don't love like everyone else lol.

 

Yeah you’re not alone in thinking that. Lots of people think it’s super boring and not scary.  I think it has to do with the marketing and modern audiences expectations of “horror” movies. 

The closet comparison to me is one of my favorite movies ever “The Shining”, where the main story isn’t so much the ghosts but the mental breakdown of a family in the midst of an awful situation.

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