Top 3 horror films?

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  • Top 3 horror films?
  • timdrayton
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    Just watched Us. An excellent film, but more twilight zone than horror for me.

    Films that truly wigged me out:

    1. The Ring – the american one. Found it really unsettling
    2. The exorcist- blame the Christian upbringing
    3. The shining – Scorsese version brrr those twins

    Honorable mentions to jacobs ladder, event horizon, and hell raiser

    mrb123
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    The Shining was Kubrick.

    timdrayton
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    Fair point and well made

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    1) The Thing (John carpenter version). It’s simply magnificent, tension, gore, effects, premise, carpenter nailed it.

    2) Alien

    3) The Shining

    Premier Icon Caher
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    Saw the Ring and needed no roughage in my diet for a week.

    wordnumb
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    1. Hausu.
    2. Alien.
    3. The Turin Horse.

    The Babadook.
    The Ring.
    Flatliners. (The original.)

    Premier Icon Drac
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    1) Poltergeist – The original

    2) Evil Dead 2 – Silly comedy in with a bit horror

    3) Braindead and The Shining – can’t decide which is better

    I’ve not be scared by a horror since before my teens.

    cheekyboy
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    1 – It Follows – like watching a bad weird dream
    2 – Suspiria
    3 – The Enfield Haunting

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    Oh & Fox have released a series of shorts for the 40th! Anniversary of Alien

    Check out ‘alien 40th anniversary’ on YouTube

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    1. The Blair Witch Project scared the living bejesus out of me. That final scene.

    2. Alien. Just for the dark brooding atmosphere of menace

    3. The Omen

    Premier Icon Drac
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    1) Poltergeist – The original

    2) Evil Dead 2 – Silly comedy in with a bit horror

    3) Braindead and The Shining – can’t decide which is better

    I forgot American Werewolf in London should be my number one. 😳

    loddrik
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    The Thing. Completely peerless horror film. It cannot and will not be bettered. Probably my favourite film of any genre.

    Alien.

    The Mist.

    B.A.Nana
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    1) Wizard of Oz.
    Flying monkeys and that witch.
    2) Charlie and the chocolate factory.
    The original, acid trip gone wrong and singing dwarfs with jaundice.
    3) the exorcist.
    I’ve never dared, but I’ve heard it’s scary.

    Special mention, Dr Who and the Darleks.

    Premier Icon rone
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    You have to go to your childhood for this I reckon.

    1) Texas Chainsaw Massacre / Dawn of the Dead / Exorcist (no way I can pick a winner)

    2) Martyrs (french extremism has a few great ones , but that sticks as a truly shocking example – Irreversible could go here to for the same reasons but is a sickening drama rather than Horror)

    3) Hereditary – has to have a mention, it’s probably not the best example for many but certainly pushed horror in a new direction for me. (It follows, Under the Shadow and Get Out are there too – sorry Drac)

    This is so hard as I would like to mention Bad Taste and Brain-dead etc too.

    Honourable mention to the Descent for being so utterly terrifying on a super low budget.

    Can’t really do it to be honest.

    Oh and Evil Dead for its wake up call in the nasties era.

    Hmmm hard to pick a winner….

    Haloween.
    A Nightmare on Elm Street.
    Omen.

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    Let the right one in.

    Nosferatu.

    The Omen.

    Kuco
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    Mama
    Woman In Black
    Paranormal Activity

    easily
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    3: Nosferatu – creepy as ****
    2: The Ring – the only film that has ever really scared me
    1: Shaun of the Dead

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    Salem’s Lot, I was young at the time.

    Blair Witch too.

    eulach
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    Quite liked Eden Lake, Play Misty for Me (not really a horror, I know) Dr Who – the one with the cabbages that strangled you.

    kayla1
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    I like video nasties, so

    1. The Stuff
    2. Re-Animator
    3. Evil Dead 2

    bugger it, I’m having a #4 too-

    4. Dawn of the Dead

    Don’t really enjoy horror films but the one that sticks in my mind and genuinely frightened me when I was a lot younger was Psycho . When that was made you had to rely on more than just gory special effects to scare people and Hitchcock did it superbly well . Watched the ring and I thought that it was unimaginative and really awful , but like I say I don’t really enjoy the genre .

    Kuco
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    I hope your talking of the original 1978 Dawn of the Dead.

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    Quite liked Eden Lake,

    You know – that is a surprisingly brutal and nihilistic film. Very affecting. Few films take the tone that this one takes.

    Good call.

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    Very hard to pick a top 3. Horror is a broad genre so many different style of films. Love sci-fi too so a combination of both is the best.

    – alien – scared the bejeezus out of me as a 10 year old. I know, I was too young. Still love it.

    – jaws – horror? Maybe not, but love the way Spielberg made ‘horror’ for the masses.

    – shining – just a good film and great characters.

    Honourable mentions.

    – the descent – creepy, and the ending is just grim – really hits hard. Recommend.

    – the omen – great

    – the exorcist – superb.

    – Texas chainsaw massacre – mental.

    – the grudge – you know.

    – drag me to hell – a brilliant revisit to the genre – you’ve got to love a
    Satanic talking goat.

    – Blair witch – watched when lived alone in house at night. Nice.

    Kuco
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    Blair Witch, great hype, shit film imo. The movie that makes any **** with a video camera think they can make a found footage movie. I know Cannibal Holocaust was probably one of the first found footage films but Blair Witch has a lot to answer for.

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    The Blurred Witch Project was terrible, IMHO.

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    Bone Tomahawk. Is on film4 later tonight & is worth a watch.

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    Had a house share in the late 90’s and we had early surround sound speakers. They all went out one night and I watched Candyman…I really wanted them to come home.

    CaptJon
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    Event Horizon

    Arachnophobia (because i saw it when i was too young for it!)

    28 Days Later

    chomp
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    American werewolf in London – watched this when I was about 10 and still think about it when I’m going through certain underground stations at night and on my own

    Blair Witch – I saw this just after getting the US for a work trip and has not seen any of the hype etc. Scared the crap out of me, was sat at the end in the cinema with my heart in my mouth. Everyone else I know saw it in the UK after the reviews/hype train and almost universally thought it was shite

    Grotesque was the last film to chill me, I forced myself to finish it but haven’t really watched any gore since as it just made me question why I watched it, and what I got out of films like it (they’ve not been missed).

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    1 Hellraiser
    2 Hellraiser 2
    3 Hellraiser 3

    If you don’t agree he will tear your soul apart!

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    rone

    Quite liked Eden Lake,

    You know – that is a surprisingly brutal and nihilistic film. Very affecting. Few films take the tone that this one takes.

    Good call.

    Eden Lake is one of the few horror films I don’t rewatch.
    Along with Kill List there’s just something a bit gratuitous about it.

    They both genuinely scared me, but not in a good way.

    Descent is an odd one.
    It reminds me of Aliens – potentially great film but I there’s something about the dynamic between the main characters that puts me off.
    In Aliens, it’s the behaviour of the Marines that doesn’t ring true. In both cases it just ruins a potentially brilliant film.

    Is The Vanishing a horror film? If so, it would probably be in my top five….

    kayla1
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    I hope your talking of the original 1978 Dawn of the Dead.

    It’s ‘you’re’, but yes, the original one. The remake’s not bad though.

    Arachnophobia- ****, I forgot about that one! Don’t put the slipper on FFS!

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    So many good ones on the list but not Blair Withch Project that truly is a shit film.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    I like The Blair Witch Project the more I watch it.

    Heather is annoying, but that sort of adds to the atmosphere.

    I think it would have had a much better reception without all the hype.

    If you compare it to all the ‘me too’ found footage films that came in it’s wake, then you can see how well done and how influential it actually is.

    cheekyboy
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    Bone Tomahawk. Is on film4 later tonight & is worth a watch.

    Had to watch Hereditary to come back up after watching that.

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    Bone Tomahawk is best served as a Western, and then then let genre twist commence.

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