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Halloween-Wot are your Scary Recommendations?

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4th October 2007 19:50  #1

P O Hara Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: Ireland Posts: 93
Halloween-Wot are your Scary Recommendations?
Its almost that time of year again! I do love Halloween...and the day itself aint so bad either!

Altho...I did see selection boxes going up on the shelves of my local Tesco yesterday...makes you wonder don't it?!

Anyhow... I digress...
What I was wondering about was scary movies for the all important night itself!
Now we all know about the old chestnuts - The Exorsist, Halloween, Dawn/Day of the Dead, Evil Dead, The Fog-(original), The Thing etc.

What I want to know is:- what are your fav scary movies to slap in the player on a cold dark Halloween night?

What Horror movies have you seen and liked, but don't think have been given a fair shake of the stick by others?

What movies do you think are waaaaaay over-rated?

Lay it all out! Bare your soul...make a deal with the Devil, air the dirty laundry!

The best answer wins a trip to the Depths of Hell!!
Mwahahahaha.... Evil

4th October 2007 23:33  #2

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
My recomendations are to spell 'what' in the correct manner.


Anyway...

Personally, I plan on watching some F13 movies while passing out candy this year.

4th October 2007 23:57  #3

Director7 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
Stephen Etherton wrote: My recomendations are to spell 'what' in the correct manner.Haha, I'll second that.

Overrated? Saw 2, what a predictable bore.

Favorite Horror/Thriller Movie? At the moment, 'Cube'.

5th October 2007 2:49  #4

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
Phantasm is good as far as old chestnuts go.

5th October 2007 3:30  #5

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Would you guys laugh at me if I said Requiem For A Dream?

5th October 2007 5:26  #6

Director7 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
I'd consider laughing....

While it wasn't scary it was trippy, and disturbing. Good movie.

5th October 2007 11:34  #7

P O Hara Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: Ireland Posts: 93
Stephen Etherton wrote: My recomendations are to spell 'what' in the correct manner.


A little edit to fit the entire sentence into the space allowed for the subject title. Apologies for any offence caused to the english language!

Cube is an excellent movie, Saw was good, but the sequels for me were just lame. Dont think I'll bother with Saw 4.

As for Requiem for a Dream...can't comment didn't watch it, but I'm sure some people ran screaming from the theatres!



Stephen Etherton wrote: My recomendations are to spell 'what' in the correct manner.

Oh, and I'm not being pedantic or anything, but there are 2 M's in recommendations Stephen! Wink

5th October 2007 19:39  #8

Franchise Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 294 Send a message via AIM to Franchise Send a message via MSN to Franchise Send a message via Yahoo to Franchise
I'll be having a Halloween marathon as usual.  Maybe I'll even watch Return of the Living Dead.

5th October 2007 22:45  #9

Director7 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
P O Hara wrote: As for Requiem for a Dream...can't comment didn't watch it, but I'm sure some people ran screaming from the theatres!.You know what made me run from the theatres? Momento. Man what a waste of 2 1/2 Hours and $20...

5th October 2007 23:49  #10

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
Quote: Stephen Etherton wrote: My recomendations are to spell 'what' in the correct manner.

Oh, and I'm not being pedantic or anything, but there are 2 M's in recommendations Stephen! Wink


Oh... Touché.

6th October 2007 3:29  #11

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Director7 wrote: I'd consider laughing....

While it wasn't scary it was trippy, and disturbing. Good movie.
It is a great movie.

But what if I said Blair Witch Project? I must have watched that over one hundred times in the third grade.

6th October 2007 5:00  #12

Director7 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
Haha, same here.

Freakiest part was when they were in the tent hearing noises outside, and the VERY end when the camera fell only to reveal a freaky thing in the corner of the room.

A+ and scary for it's time.

6th October 2007 9:18  #13

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Tony DeFrancisco wrote: Would you guys laugh at me if I said Requiem For A Dream?
Only if you don't admit you got the idea from me.Wink
http://www.dvdactive.com/editorial/articles/fil...

6th October 2007 10:09  #14

P O Hara Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: Ireland Posts: 93
Blair Witch I liked a lot! The final scene in the house I thought sealed the deal very nicely indeed!

But then along came that "sequel" that sucked more than an industrial vaccuum cleaner, and took with it any of the good vibes left over from the original. Baaaaaad movie.

On a different note I hear that Romero has taken a "Blair Witch-esque" approach to his latest - Diary of the Dead. I await with interest.

Speaking of sequeals, lets throw another question into the mix:- Of all the horror movies that have spawned sequels, which sequel do you find yourself coming back to more than the original movie?
For me its a toss up between Aliens and Army of Darkness.

6th October 2007 18:17  #15

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Gabe Powers wrote: Tony DeFrancisco wrote: Would you guys laugh at me if I said Requiem For A Dream?
Only if you don't admit you got the idea from me.Wink
http://www.dvdactive.com/editorial/articles/fil...
Well yes, you were the one that drew it to me. And I thank you for that, and the nightmares you gave me afterwards.

8th October 2007 6:05  #16

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Oh, no problem.

9th October 2007 19:31  #17

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
The original "When a Stranger Calls"

10th October 2007 2:12  #18

Director7 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
Even though the original was good, the remake wasn't the worst. I actually kind of enjoyed it.

10th October 2007 8:14  #19

takashistorm Member Join Date: May 2007 Location: United States Posts: 191
my top 3

3. The Gate (scared the c**p outta me when i was a kid)
2. 3 Extremes (for some foreign flavor)
1. Return of the Living Dead (Halloween classic! perfect fun Halloween film)

i would like to thank stephen dorff, takashi miike, and dan o'bannon for making these movies worth watching

10th October 2007 8:50  #20

Director7 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
takashistorm wrote: 3. The Gate (scared the c**p outta me when i was a kid)Is that the movie where this guy has and eye on the palm of his hand?

10th October 2007 9:11  #21

Disciple Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Sweden Posts: 760
No, silly, that's Pan's Labyrinth! Wink

I personally think that Book of Shadows, that someone mentioned above, is way underrated. It's a great movie on it's own IMO. See it again, and watch it for what it is.

11th October 2007 7:58  #22

takashistorm Member Join Date: May 2007 Location: United States Posts: 191
Director7 wrote: takashistorm wrote: 3. The Gate (scared the c**p outta me when i was a kid)Is that the movie where this guy has and eye on the palm of his hand?

YEAH! the kid is actually stephen dorff when he was really young. he sees an eye on his hand and stabs it with glass. if you havent seen this movie in a while, BUY IT. its like 6.99 on bestbuy.com. dont buy the sequel though...TERRIBLE

11th October 2007 11:44  #23

P O Hara Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: Ireland Posts: 93
The Gate...wow....now thats one I haven't thought of in a long, long, loooooong time!

I remember watching it 3 times back to back one evening with friends as a kid, and it scared the c**p out of me every single time!

My only worry now is how well it has stood the test of time. That aside, it mite just be worth the buy!

Thanks takashistorm!

13th October 2007 12:50  #24

takashistorm Member Join Date: May 2007 Location: United States Posts: 191
no problem. truth be told, its still really effin scary, the graphics for the "demons" could've been a little better. the only thing that didnt stand the test of time, is the GIANT demon at the end. oh, i also wanted to add Monster Squad to my halloween "to watch" list. (since it finally came out on dvd)

14th October 2007 0:05  #25

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
Ok.  Here's my list. Just to name a few...

The ORIGINAL Halloween, not that whack remake!
Dog Soldiers
The Fog (Original)
Omen (Original)
Wrong Turn (Guilty Pleasure)
Jeepers Creepers I & II
The Thing


takashistorm wrote: no problem. truth be told, its still really effin scary, the graphics for the "demons" could've been a little better. the only thing that didnt stand the test of time, is the GIANT demon at the end. oh, i also wanted to add Monster Squad to my halloween "to watch" list. (since it finally came out on dvd)
honestly, remember when these movies were made!  it was probably the best special effects...at the time.
as we all know, technology has since come a LONG way!

15th October 2007 9:40  #26

P O Hara Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: Ireland Posts: 93
Darren Russell wrote: honestly, remember when these movies were made!  it was probably the best special effects...at the time.
as we all know, technology has since come a LONG way!


Indeed, we all know thats true. What I was aluding to was how well it stood up compared to my viewing as a 12 year old.

We've all been there, loved a movie as a child, and harboured fond caring memories of it into adulthood.
But then, watching as an adult being horribly disappointed that it didn't live up to the memory.

I loved The Gate as a child, but will I still love it as an adult?
Thats the test that really matters, not how bad or good the FX are.

We can all forgive ropy FX every now and again. What I find harder to forgive is losing a fond memory, which is what could happen if the movie doesn't live up to the perfect example of it I have in my head.

Then again, maybe its not the movie itself, but the events that surrounded it that sparks that wave of nostalgia.

Either way, seeing something through the eyes of a 12 year old, and seeing the same thing through the slightly more cynical eyes of someone 20+ years older elicits completely different responses.

I know which responses I'd like to keep....but curiosity is getting the better of me!

15th October 2007 16:05  #27

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,150
Shaun O T D.

Or Ghost. Not because it's about a ghost but because that Goldberg woman is in it. Her eyebrowless mugging scares my testes right out of their sack.

15th October 2007 20:27  #28

takashistorm Member Join Date: May 2007 Location: United States Posts: 191
Oda May Brown is a terrifying sight. Trust me, the Gate is still good. The talking bits will make you laugh as an adult though. "Upstairs fagging off" <---greatest line ever

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