- Top 3 horror films?
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 raiserPosted 4 months ago
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.Posted 4 months agoRamsey NeilMember
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 .Posted 4 months agoroot-n-5thSubscriber
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.
– 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.Posted 4 months agochompMember
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).Posted 3 months ago
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.
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….Posted 3 months ago
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.Posted 3 months ago
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