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Since Halloween is so, so soon I just thought I'd ask this. I think the classics like Friday the 13th and Nightmare on elms street are great. But I really like the Japenese horror films like the audition. Just the right amount of guts and story line. I've seen about every horror movie ever, haha.

What are your favorites?
I can't stand Japanese horror films, mainly because I don't like gore, not when it's as real as that; I can stomach something like Kill Bill, because the violence is so cartoonish that it takes the edge off, but Audition? No ta. I prefer psychological horror, or "horror of personality" as some have called it, where suspense is drawn more from the characters than the action. My favourites from that genre would have to be either The Silence of the Lambs or Misery.
(10-18-2010, 01:16 PM)Heslopian Wrote: [ -> ]I can't stand Japanese horror films, mainly because I don't like gore, not when it's as real as that; I can stomach something like Kill Bill, because the violence is so cartoonish that it takes the edge off, but Audition? No ta. I prefer psychological horror, or "horror of personality" as some have called it, where suspense is drawn more from the characters than the action. My favourites from that genre would have to be either The Silence of the Lambs or Misery.


Surprisingly, the audition wasn't that gory. It had a weird ending too. If you don't like gore try Alfred Hitchcock. No gore, but he's amazing! Misery was very funny too. And silence of the lambs was disturbing!
(10-18-2010, 01:30 PM)lizzyrose12 Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-18-2010, 01:16 PM)Heslopian Wrote: [ -> ]I can't stand Japanese horror films, mainly because I don't like gore, not when it's as real as that; I can stomach something like Kill Bill, because the violence is so cartoonish that it takes the edge off, but Audition? No ta. I prefer psychological horror, or "horror of personality" as some have called it, where suspense is drawn more from the characters than the action. My favourites from that genre would have to be either The Silence of the Lambs or Misery.


Surprisingly, the audition wasn't that gory. It had a weird ending too. If you don't like gore try Alfred Hitchcock. No gore, but he's amazing! Misery was very funny too. And silence of the lambs was disturbing!

I love Alfred HitchcockSmile Psycho and Vertigo are among my favourite films. I thought Audition was so gory that other horror directors had trouble sitting through it? Or am I thinking of another film? Yeah Misery did have a great streak of unsettling but funny dark humour, like when Annie Wilkes flies into a psychotic rage about the serials she watched as a kid, where the hero would miraculously be okay at the end. Also when she calls James Caan a "dirty-birdie"Big Grin
(10-18-2010, 01:36 PM)Heslopian Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-18-2010, 01:30 PM)lizzyrose12 Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-18-2010, 01:16 PM)Heslopian Wrote: [ -> ]I can't stand Japanese horror films, mainly because I don't like gore, not when it's as real as that; I can stomach something like Kill Bill, because the violence is so cartoonish that it takes the edge off, but Audition? No ta. I prefer psychological horror, or "horror of personality" as some have called it, where suspense is drawn more from the characters than the action. My favourites from that genre would have to be either The Silence of the Lambs or Misery.


Surprisingly, the audition wasn't that gory. It had a weird ending too. If you don't like gore try Alfred Hitchcock. No gore, but he's amazing! Misery was very funny too. And silence of the lambs was disturbing!

I love Alfred HitchcockSmile Psycho and Vertigo are among my favourite films. I thought Audition was so gory that other horror directors had trouble sitting through it? Or am I thinking of another film? Yeah Misery did have a great streak of unsettling but funny dark humour, like when Annie Wilkes flies into a psychotic rage about the serials she watched as a kid, where the hero would miraculously be okay at the end. Also when she calls James Caan a "dirty-birdie"Big Grin


No, the Audition is suppose to be one of the most horrifying movies ever. Not really to me. But of course, I love gore so I thought it was okay. Family guy did a funny version of Misery. If you want to see the worst horror movie EVER made, watch Troll 2. But beware: It's freaking bad!

For me, it's not so much a Horror movie that scares me. It's individual scenes in a horror movie that stay with me.

1. Nightmare on Elm Street (Because how can you avoid dreams)

2. I barely remember this movie I think it was "The Legacy" there is a scene where a person dives into a swimming pool and when they attempt to resurface the top of the water is solid (stayed with me for years)

3. Poltergeist (mostly because of that clown doll)

4. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1970s with Donald Sutherland screaming at the end of it)

5. The Exorcist (Freaky especially when it came out)

6. The Shining (redrum and Nicholson)

7. Salems Lot (My grandparents took me when I was 4 or 5. I remember the violence and gore freaking me out. They used to sell popcorn in those buckets. I took the empty bucket and placed it over my head so I wouldn't have to see the screen)

8. Don't be afraid of the Dark (okay same grandparents I'm 5. This is a cheesy movie about little creatures that are light sensitive and live in the vents of an old house. They come out and put straight razors under your feet when you step out of the bath. They try to kill you in various ways--yeah this messed with me for a long time. I generally get freaked out by small things I can't see in films).
(10-19-2010, 01:15 AM)Todd Wrote: [ -> ]For me, it's not so much a Horror movie that scares me. It's individual scenes in a horror movie that stay with me.

1. Nightmare on Elm Street (Because how can you avoid dreams)

2. I barely remember this movie I think it was "The Legacy" there is a scene where a person dives into a swimming pool and when they attempt to resurface the top of the water is solid (stayed with me for years)

3. Poltergeist (mostly because of that clown doll)

4. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1970s with Donald Sutherland screaming at the end of it)

5. The Exorcist (Freaky especially when it came out)

6. The Shining (redrum and Nicholson)

7. Salems Lot (My grandparents took me when I was 4 or 5. I remember the violence and gore freaking me out. They used to sell popcorn in those buckets. I took the empty bucket and placed it over my head so I wouldn't have to see the screen)

8. Don't be afraid of the Dark (okay same grandparents I'm 5. This is a cheesy movie about little creatures that are light sensitive and live in the vents of an old house. They come out and put straight razors under your feet when you step out of the bath. They try to kill you in various ways--yeah this messed with me for a long time. I generally get freaked out by small things I can't see in films).


The pool scene you described scared me! Ugh! I couldn't imagine being in that situation. Don't be afriad of the dark sounds familiar, I saw a cute little movie like that on netflix but they got saved in the end. Nightmare on elms street never bothered me some how. I always thought freddy was hilarious. The exorsist to me wasn't scary, it was also pretty funny though! I'm being Reagan for Halloween this year because everyone tells me I look like the actress who played her in the exorcist.
I'm not a huge fan of horror, I prefer thrillers much more.
Here's my horror list ...

Stigmata (1999) This is my favorite of all.

Ghost Ship (2002)

Eden Lake (2008) Extremely disturbing and twisted. Very well done.

The Fly (1986)

Carrie (1976)

The Omen (1976)

The Exorcist (1973)

As for Misery ... I love that movie. Kathy Bates plays her character exceptionally well.


yeah misery was great.

for me it was the original hills have eyes
the original texas chainsaw massacre
deliverance, though that was more of a thriller.

i thought the part where they had ned beatty running around like a little pig was hilarious and profound at the same time
(10-26-2010, 10:17 AM)kath3 Wrote: [ -> ]I'm not a huge fan of horror, I prefer thrillers much more.
Here's my horror list ...

Stigmata (1999) This is my favorite of all.

Ghost Ship (2002)

Eden Lake (2008) Extremely disturbing and twisted. Very well done.

The Fly (1986)

Carrie (1976)

The Omen (1976)

The Exorcist (1973)

As for Misery ... I love that movie. Kathy Bates plays her character exceptionally well.


I wanted to watch Eden lake ut I wasn't sure it was a good movie or not. I guess it is! The beggining to ghost ship was incredibly disturbing!


(10-26-2010, 10:51 AM)billy Wrote: [ -> ]yeah misery was great.

for me it was the original hills have eyes
the original texas chainsaw massacre
deliverance, though that was more of a thriller.

i thought the part where they had ned beatty running around like a little pig was hilarious and profound at the same time


Texas chainsaw original was hilarious!
It's hard for me to have a favorite horror flick... because the ones that don't scare me are pretty bad movies, but those that do scare me I can barely watch LOL. I would say misery definitely left an impression on me. It's kinda funny and macabre, but seeing it as a little tyke was incredibly disturbing... thus transforming me into the wussy lightweight I am today.

That said, does the original Alien movie count as horror?
why not, it was horrifying to many.

i found misery a great film specially the ankle breaking sequence.