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The Best Horror Movies?

Posted on 12/01/2012 6:31:00 PM PST by MNDude

What are your three favorite horror movies?


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1 posted on 12/01/2012 6:31:08 PM PST by MNDude
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To: MNDude

In Cold Blood
The Exorcist
The Shining


2 posted on 12/01/2012 6:34:57 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: MNDude

Don’t really care for them, but a gal I used to date did.

She darn near tore my arm off when we were in the theater watching the first “Alien” movie.


3 posted on 12/01/2012 6:35:22 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: MNDude

Frankenstein 1931
Dracula 1931
The Mummy 1932
King Kong 1933


4 posted on 12/01/2012 6:35:22 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: MNDude
Frankenstein

The Werewolf

Dracula

Originals in the 30s!

5 posted on 12/01/2012 6:35:45 PM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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The Passion of the Christ ...That movie was REAL horror


6 posted on 12/01/2012 6:36:14 PM PST by Bob Eimiller
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To: Young Werther
The Abbott and Constello follow ups were OKAY!
7 posted on 12/01/2012 6:37:20 PM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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Modern “horror” movies are not horror movies; they are disgust movies. E.g., Alien.


8 posted on 12/01/2012 6:37:56 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: MNDude
Dinesh D'Souza's movie 2016 was pretty scary.
9 posted on 12/01/2012 6:38:08 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: MNDude

The original Nightmare on Elm Street before Freddy got the MTV treatment.


10 posted on 12/01/2012 6:38:18 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: MNDude

Anything with Rosie O’Donnell in it.


11 posted on 12/01/2012 6:38:42 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: MNDude

1. Halloween

2. Aliens

3. 1984

4. The Thing (From another world)

5. Willard


12 posted on 12/01/2012 6:39:42 PM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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The original, The Mummy, The Thing, and Motel Hell.
13 posted on 12/01/2012 6:40:19 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: MNDude

The Thing
The Shining
Halloween


14 posted on 12/01/2012 6:40:36 PM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: MNDude

I have to say “Alien,” though it may considered to be sci-fi, but it’s tension and scares are as the same as any horror movie.

The Exorcist I always find to be unnerving no matter how many times I’ve seen it.

And my guilty pleasure is the first Friday the 13th movie. Sorry.


15 posted on 12/01/2012 6:41:10 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: MNDude

1. The Hitcher
2. Poltergeist
3. Carrie


16 posted on 12/01/2012 6:41:53 PM PST by Roccus
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To: MNDude
The Killer Shrews 1959
17 posted on 12/01/2012 6:41:56 PM PST by Errant
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To: BigCinBigD

The Beast with Five Fingers.

Saw it as a kid and will never forget it,and that was about 70 years ago.

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18 posted on 12/01/2012 6:43:18 PM PST by Mears
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To: MNDude

The Brood
Videodrome
Dead Ringers

Cronenberg fan here


19 posted on 12/01/2012 6:43:22 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: Thorliveshere

I’m going to amend my last one with “Nosferatu.” When I was young, staying up to watch late-night horror movies (with Mad Frank hosting) I saw it, and even though it was black and white and silent, it was one of the scariest movies I saw at that age. I still dream of him standing upright in his casket! EEYIKES!


20 posted on 12/01/2012 6:43:29 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: BigCinBigD

http://www.moviesoundclips.net/download.php?id=1646&ft=wav


21 posted on 12/01/2012 6:44:00 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: MNDude

I don’t know what my favorites are, I will have to see some of the titles that come up on the thread, but off the top of my head.

While not anywhere near a favorite, I have a strange fondness for the ‘Killer Shrews’, and while I am a little ashamed of it because it is similar to porn, but I was amazed at the actual horror in ‘House of a Thousand Corpses’, it was very unpleasant but unrelentingly focused on horror.

I did like ‘The Hills have eyes’, Jeepers Creepers, White Zombie, the original Frankenstein and Dracula (silent), many 1950s movies, Chuckie movies and that Leprechaun are fun also.


22 posted on 12/01/2012 6:44:43 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer's successful run in Nebraska)
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Phantasim
Day of the Dead
The Ring


23 posted on 12/01/2012 6:47:27 PM PST by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV))
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To: MNDude

The Haunting (the original)


24 posted on 12/01/2012 6:47:50 PM PST by berdie
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The Thing (from another world) - original version (1951) - was as good as any and better than most. The Kurt Russell version in 1982 was pretty lame in comparison, although I am a Kurt Russell fan. It’s just hard to improve on Great!


25 posted on 12/01/2012 6:48:18 PM PST by stevem
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Dead Ringers is up there... twisted stuff. Just saw Existenz again after seeing it years ago when it was released. Cronenberg is right on and way ahead of the game.

Speaking of Cronenberg horror movies, The Dead Zone is pretty good.


26 posted on 12/01/2012 6:49:36 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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27 posted on 12/01/2012 6:49:40 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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Dang! I didn’t know anybody other than me had seen Motel Hell! ;D


28 posted on 12/01/2012 6:50:24 PM PST by berdie
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To: MNDude
The Rocky Horror Picture Show :-)

It's just a jump to the left ...

29 posted on 12/01/2012 6:52:09 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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Blair Witch

Young Frankenstein

Wizard of Oz (those flyin monkeys and the witch still give
me the creeps, even after 40+ years)


30 posted on 12/01/2012 6:52:46 PM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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The Exorcist
Rosemary’s Baby
Cape Fear (the remake) Some might say it’s not a classical horror movie, but the psychological terror is almost unmatched!


31 posted on 12/01/2012 6:53:50 PM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: MNDude

Redrum! Redrum!


32 posted on 12/01/2012 6:55:10 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Great flick! :-D


33 posted on 12/01/2012 6:55:48 PM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Thorliveshere
When I was young, staying up to watch late-night horror movies

I used to do that lots and alone. Kids now days wouldn't think of it. Most don't care for scary movies at all - too scary!

34 posted on 12/01/2012 6:57:47 PM PST by Errant
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The Omen
The Exorcist
The Thing (80’s version)


35 posted on 12/01/2012 6:58:31 PM PST by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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Produced by and co-starring Ken Curtis, aka Festus Haggen from Gunsmoke. He plays a villain if I recall.

Freegards


36 posted on 12/01/2012 6:59:28 PM PST by Ransomed
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“Dead of Night” (1945) is an old favorite that I never seem to tire of. But I’ll go with the umbrella of the Universal horror films, which I’ve always enjoyed, even down to the more minor b-grade entries. Something about their b&w visuals. Particularly liked “The Black Cat” (1934). Also, “Creature from the Black Lagoon” is absolute nostalgia for me. One of the only horror films that really spooked me as a kid, staying up late watching it on a late-show, was “Black Sabbath” (1964) with Karloff.

Funny, I love just about any pre-1970 horror film, but tend to loathe just about every post-1970 horror film. I think it must be because of the emphasis on mood and atmospherics of the earlier ones, versus shock and gore (which I frankly find rather tiresome and unappetizing) of the later ones.


37 posted on 12/01/2012 7:01:01 PM PST by greene66
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You need to see The Thing (2011) then. It’s a prequel.


38 posted on 12/01/2012 7:01:47 PM PST by Errant
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I can recommend "Dog Soldiers." It is a modern British movie, a squad of royal marines are conducting an exercise in the highlands of Scotland...Werewolves factor into things.

Pretty graphic, but not a mere gore-fest--there is a pretty good plot.

39 posted on 12/01/2012 7:02:11 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: berdie

I forgot..”Night Of The Living Dead” (original)


40 posted on 12/01/2012 7:04:25 PM PST by berdie
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To: MNDude

The Blair Witch Project
The Shining
Cube

My wife & I saw The Ring as our first “date movie”.


41 posted on 12/01/2012 7:06:27 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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My big Sis took me to Exorcist when I was 11 years old (and a fantastic Skynard concert at RFK stadium a year later cause she was pissed off at her beau)...since then I have laughed at Horror flicks...but Benchley's JAWS eff'ed up my life as an east coast summer beach going kid...still to this day the scariest movie ever made...bar none..(IMHO, that is).

Hell. I had problems swimming in pools for years after.

42 posted on 12/01/2012 7:07:49 PM PST by IrishPennant
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Carie
Aliens
Christine


43 posted on 12/01/2012 7:08:28 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Ransomed

I’m impressed! You are exactly right.


44 posted on 12/01/2012 7:11:50 PM PST by Errant
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To: MNDude

Psycho
The Other
Nightmare On Elm Street


45 posted on 12/01/2012 7:13:30 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: Aurorales

Passions of the Christ...


46 posted on 12/01/2012 7:14:39 PM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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17 years old... At a all night horrorshow at a drive-in...
Me and my 3 buds were drinking mad dog and eatng drive-in pizza.... I was all right until the little girl was munchin on her dead dad.....I up-chucked all over the door and speaker...


47 posted on 12/01/2012 7:15:00 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: berdie

HaHaHa, that was a pretty cool flick. Great sausage.


48 posted on 12/01/2012 7:18:17 PM PST by deweyfrank
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49 posted on 12/01/2012 7:20:44 PM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: MNDude
1. Night of the Living Dead
2. Dawn of the Dead
3. Psycho
50 posted on 12/01/2012 7:21:41 PM PST by softwarecreator
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