Discussion in 'Moopy Odeon' started by vespertine, Jul 27, 2019.
For me it always goes back to the campy '80s slashers.
Oh there are far too many to list.
Off the top of my head my favourites would probably have to be Doomsday, 28 Days Later, House of 1000 Corpses, Event Horizon and The Hills Have Eyes (2006 version). I also love George A Romero zombie films and loads of John Carpenter stuff (writer or director). Death Proof, Planet Terror, Hostel and From Dusk Till Dawn are a few Quentin Tarantino faves. Also the Saw movies up to number 3, I gave up on them during Saw 4.
The only horror films I refuse to watch are things like Blair Witch and Paranormal Activity films where you don't actually see much and a lot is left to the imagination, they terrify me because my imagination conjures up worse horrors than are being implied. I actually cried during Blair Witch and had to put the big light on in the living room.
Friday the 13th Part 2 is my favourite in the Friday series! Ginny is a great final girl, I just wish there was a version with the uncensored kills out there.
In terms of rewatchability my favourite horror films are probably the Scream series, neo-slashers like Urban Legend and I Know What You Did... as well as the original Halloween or the Final Destination films. I also love Rosemary's Baby, Peter Jackson's Braindead, The Silence of the Lambs, The Haunting (63) and Candyman. I never tire of them.
I have a soft spot for films about the supernatural, ghosts and cults. A good ghost story can still scare me.
I loved the Friday 13th series when I was young. Possibly number 3 (D) for the win?
Recent favourite has to be Hereditary
Absolute favourite is 80's campy Italian slasher 'Stage Fright' - go check it if you havent seen it! (Its also called 'Deliria' or 'Aquarius' or 'Bloody Bird')
Slasher movies don't really do anything for me. I'm more into "ghostly atmosphere", but I do like a nasty horror occasionally too.
What Lies Beneath
The Blair Witch Project
Is that the Nicole Kidman children's film? I love it but wouldn't consider it a horror. I've spent many a happy hour watching it and trying to see Nicole or one of the children breathing (other than the part when the kid's breathing on purpose to annoy the mum).
yes. I have watched it multiple times and it still freaks me out
REC is a corker -
This is one of my favourite genres and I love everything from disturbing psycho dramas to campy 80s slashers. Some of my recent favourites:
- Fright Night (1986 original) - creepy, funny, lovely practical FX that still stand up
- It Follows - this is such a creepy idea, I love it
- Vamp – Grace Jones runs a ridiculous strip club full of lady vampires because why not
- Suspiria (the original and the remake - BATSHIT)
- Society - seriously GROSS
- Reanimator - seriously GROSS and FUNNY
The list could go on and on.
I think what makes it so watchable again and again is that it’s incredibly well paced. I might have seen the second one but not the third... anyone knows if it’s worth a watch?
Ive definitely seen 2, possibly seen 3, but not 4 for sure. The synopsis for 3 doesnt sound familiar, but I might seek it out now Ive read up about it
is it the one with the wedding?
The second one did nothing for me, so didn't bother with the third.
Oh yes. It's special in that it's the only slasher I can think to describe as artsy. The final bit with the killer arranging his mis-en-scène, the feathers floating like snow followed by the key suspense is so well done. I also enjoyed Cemetery Man by the same director as an out of the box zombie film.
Same. The Devil's Backbone and The Channeling (1980) are among my favourites along with some of your nods.
The bit with the key - and the cat spots it jiggling about.... and then then the music cuts....
I’m due a rewatch.
The Orphanage is my winner. It just gets it so right in my eyes.
Oh yes, I really liked The Devil's Backbone too! I must check out The Channeling!
Oh missed the autocorrect - meant to say The Changeling.
Birdbox was pretty good. Cosmic horror is a favorite of mine.
Just realised that last night! I was looking forward to The Channelling! Actually, I've never seen The Changeling either, so I'll definitely check it out asap!
It’s utterly fucking bonkers and off the wall, but I adore “Possession” from 1981.
I was just about to post something about ‘Possession’ but a quick search reveals that Sister Bleak and esteemed co-hostess of the MADAME LOUNGE got there first
Frankly I’m a bit nervous about watching it (having bought the DVD about a month ago) and I’ve merrily sat through the fire extinguisher business in ‘Irreversible’ ET AL (mainly with an eye out for Gaspar Noé having a wank it has to be said). Were you EVER the same after watching it, @jivafox?
Obviously I’m hoping for OMG NO NEVER
Nobody could EVER be the same after witnessing the METRO SCENE.
Let’s just say I myself had a TOUCH OF PTSD when I visited Berlin a year after seeing it for the first time much to the confusion of my travelling buddies.
I love that dear departed @vespertine is OBSESSED with this topic’s question if the related topics are anything to go by
Oh my Lord yes, the MILKY TURN!
i first saw that in Crystal Castles’ ‘Plague’ video and only recently realised what it was from. Looks like a nice day out
I think we can conclude that it’s a MUST. I’ll watch it this evening and post thoughts as I scream out for Satan in the locked ward
I never knew that MARGIT CARSTENSEN was in it! !
*ups the Valium and Ubers the cognac*
With a fitting avatar to boot.
I’ve just finished watching ‘Possession’
Where do you even BEGIN? The U-Bahn fun was (almost) the LEAST of the horror! That awful writhing SNAKE THING! The BLOOD HEADS! The bits and bobs in the freezer! The electric knife and mincer! The Doppelgänger malarkey! I’ve not felt this disorientated and loosely psychotic since I finished reading Roland Topor’s ‘The Tenant’! (Compared to which the Polanski film pales into total insignificance)
I’ve just woken up from dreams about going to some sort of THERAPY INTRO with my colleagues, and each of us being given our own freshly sharpened KNIFE to take home with us, which I’m sure had absolutely nothing to do with watching that lovely film
Mummy I’m SCARRED!
Farm Boy's in this?
I'm sure it'll be worth a watch for the camp but really, the fact you couldn't see the stalker in the original made it so riveting.
Shockingly enough they chose my home town to film this in, quite odd for an American teenage campus horror. We are a university city mind. I may have to watch it.
And so cheesy but it has a special place in my heart.
I watched In Fabric last weekend and it was bonkers, dark funny horror.
Midsommar and Heriditary were both my jam.
Climax is classified as horror but it’s more of a thriller.
You’re Next remains my favorite home invasion movie.
Don’t Look Now and Rosemary’s Baby if we’re talking classics. All four Scream movies for slashers.
This makes a lot more sense now we were witness to vespertine’s taste in shocking reveals