Skip to comments.The Best Horror Movies?
Posted on 12/01/2012 6:31:00 PM PST by MNDude
What are your three favorite horror movies?
In Cold Blood
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.
The Mummy 1932
King Kong 1933
Originals in the 30s!
The Passion of the Christ ...That movie was REAL horror
Modern “horror” movies are not horror movies; they are disgust movies. E.g., Alien.
The original Nightmare on Elm Street before Freddy got the MTV treatment.
Anything with Rosie O’Donnell in it.
4. The Thing (From another world)
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.
1. The Hitcher
The Beast with Five Fingers.
Saw it as a kid and will never forget it,and that was about 70 years ago.
Cronenberg fan here
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!
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.
Day of the Dead
The Haunting (the original)
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!
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.
Dang! I didn’t know anybody other than me had seen Motel Hell! ;D
It's just a jump to the left ...
Wizard of Oz (those flyin monkeys and the witch still give
me the creeps, even after 40+ years)
Cape Fear (the remake) Some might say it’s not a classical horror movie, but the psychological terror is almost unmatched!
Great flick! :-D
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!
The Thing (80’s version)
Produced by and co-starring Ken Curtis, aka Festus Haggen from Gunsmoke. He plays a villain if I recall.
“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.
You need to see The Thing (2011) then. It’s a prequel.
Pretty graphic, but not a mere gore-fest--there is a pretty good plot.
I forgot..”Night Of The Living Dead” (original)
The Blair Witch Project
My wife & I saw The Ring as our first “date movie”.
Hell. I had problems swimming in pools for years after.
I’m impressed! You are exactly right.
Nightmare On Elm Street
Passions of the Christ...
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...
HaHaHa, that was a pretty cool flick. Great sausage.
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