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Postby landspeedrecord » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:37 pm

Kevin McCallister wrote:Here's a list of the ones I haven't seen (which means I've actually seen 68 and I can't count!) The majority of them are either black and white horror, Mario Bava, or both. Where should I begin?

Freaks (1932)
Deep Red (1975)
Les Diaboliques (1955)
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
The Vanishing (1988)
Pulse (Kairo) (2001)
Black Sunday (aka The Mask of Satan, Revenge of the Vampire) (1960)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Martin (1976)
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
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Postby manvstrees » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:37 pm

yknow what's actually awesome?

burnt offerings
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been meaning to finish messiah of evil and um.......someone here was raving about house by the cemetary, which i still haven't seen
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Postby Bob511 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:40 pm

I think this is my project for the year, but only after I went and downloaded through 1990 did it fully register how dumb an idea it is.
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Postby Ampersand » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:41 pm

Messiah of Evil is about as good as 70s American independent horror gets.

And if The Beyond and Don't Torture a Duckling didn't exist, House by the Cemetery would be Fulci's best.
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Postby hiddenicon » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:42 pm

yeah, there seems to be some potentially good stuff on the horizon.

anyone here seen V/H/S on the fest circuit yet?
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Postby waldojeffers1 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:42 pm

thread got me downloading Vampyr finally
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Postby hiddenicon » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:45 pm

(i'd also have tossed in Who Can Kill a Child? and Let Sleeping Corpses Lie on the list)
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Postby DisposableGriot » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:01 pm

Been awhile since I've watched it, but the only story in Dead of Night that really held up for me is the ventriloquist dummy one. Has historic importance as the first horror anthology flick and all that, but eh.

The Old Dark House is really good as an examination of the psyche (characters representing id, ego, superego) and has a nice, unnerving creepiness to it all. Only loosely fits into horror, though.

Similar goes for I Walked With A Zombie. Quality noirish drama with some horror elements. On par with Cat People as the cream of the Lewton RKO flicks.
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Postby landspeedrecord » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:34 pm

In terms of movies that genuinely make my skin crawl (more than I can say about a lot of their picks), list is totally missing Tetsuo: The Iron Man, In My Skin, Irreversible. I'd throw a Haneke in there too... that's a tough one though.
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Postby manvstrees » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:37 pm

if it's haneke it has to be funny games, and that's the worst haneke
time of the wolf, benny's video, cache............can't really call any of them horror by any stretch
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Postby manvstrees » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:37 pm

seventh continent is top 3 disturbing movies ever, don't get me wrong
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Postby Sharmoota » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:39 am

Body horror is the best. Currently downloading The Dentist.
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Postby Sharmoota » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:43 am

Also I don't feel Salo really qualifies as a horror. Nor does Irreversible. They are horrific sure, but if we're talking genres, horror they ain't.
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Postby landspeedrecord » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:03 am

+1 to Santa Sangre, In a Glass Cage, The Devil's Rejects
-1 to The Orphanage, Wolf Creek (John Jarratt's really good, but he's the best part of this bar none), [REC]

Is Martyrs any good? It placed shockingly high.
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Postby Bob511 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:14 am

I think it's better than something like High Tension or Frontier(s), but it's really ridiculous, and maybe unbearable if you feel it takes itself seriously.
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Postby R C » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:19 am

Santa Sangre is totally overlooked by a lot of people and would easily be on my list of the best horror. It's a movie unlike anything I have seen in horror. Full of tons of energy.
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Postby bongo » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:21 am

why is there no hipinion watches salo thread
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Postby Kevin McCallister » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:28 am

Oh whoa wait.
Is that list missing Return of the Living Dead?
(Also: Funny Games, Blood Spattered Bride)
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Postby Mesh » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:34 am

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I don't really recommend.

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I pretty much do recommend.
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Postby Ampersand » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:42 am

Mesh wrote:Image

I don't really recommend.


Ghosthouse is such big, dumb fun. W/r/t pure cheese entertainment value, Lenzi might have one of the best ratios of any Italian working in the 70s and 80s. I watched this one a few weeks ago and wrote about it on my blog:

http://nessuntimore.blogspot.com/2012/0 ... lenzi.html
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Postby Mesh » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:05 pm



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This was a lot of fun. Come for hott lady-to-fish-thing transformation scene, stay for various other disgusting genetic mutant abominations, far south of The Thing's mark but still worth it.
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Postby The Munificent Motherwell » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:14 pm

I agree that's Salo's not categorically horror, but it does a better job of sustaining dread than so many archetypal horror films. So yeah, even if you come for the coprophagia, you stay for the atmosphere; a true masterpiece in that sense.
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Postby drudge » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:14 pm

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Postby Sharmoota » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:27 pm

Some of my own additions:

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Can Visitor Q be counted as a horror?
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Postby landspeedrecord » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:39 pm

I'm going to go with satire on that one.
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Postby chairkicker » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:40 pm

[rec] is so much unbearable, stopgap dialogue to get to one final scene. shouldn't be near the list except as a footnote

kmac, you have to got to watch the fog. it doesn't deserve its place on the list, but you'd be in love with the aesthetic. it is one of the most beautifully shot films ever made
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Postby ifear » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:41 pm

Kevin McCallister wrote:Here's a list of the ones I haven't seen (which means I've actually seen 68 and I can't count!) The majority of them are either black and white horror, Mario Bava, or both. Where should I begin?

i'd seriously recommend threads.

it's a bbc tv movie from the 80s, so i don't think many people outside the uk will have seen it, but it's on dvd so easy to get hold of. it's not a great film by any means, but it's probably the most influential british tv drama of the 80s and certainly one of the most frequently talked-about. it's a pretty dull, unfocussed take on sheffield in the lead-up to nuclear war, followed by a brutal, unsympathetic take on the aftermath. oh, and a protracted depiction of the blast itself. since it was at the height of nuclear paranoia, the expectation that this was definitely going to happen to all of us made it crazy effective.

more for interest than entertainment, but it was only ever shown once, and twenty years later people were still saying it was the most horrific thing they'd ever seen, so worth seeing.
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Postby ifear » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:42 pm

i don't think of myself as a horror nerd, but i've seen 44 of that list so i suppose i must be
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Postby Warrenandstimpy » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:49 pm

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