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I'm kicking myself for not doing NoES2 as a COB's Creeper now - maybe I'll keep it going after Halloween :o
 

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I'm kicking myself for not doing NoES2 as a COB's Creeper now - maybe I'll keep it going after Halloween :o

Have you watched the Scream Queen doc? It’s just TOO MUCH!
 

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I cannot believe there has been ZERO Nightmare on Elm Street chat. The greatest horror franchise!
The first one is showing at the cinemas at the moment. I want to go but it’s still the most scared I’ve ever been watching a film - granted I was 7 and barely anything frightens me now... apart from Fraggle Rock which I tried rewatching recently and it’s still utterly terrifying.
 

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The first one is showing at the cinemas at the moment. I want to go but it’s still the most scared I’ve ever been watching a film - granted I was 7 and barely anything frightens me now... apart from Fraggle Rock which I tried rewatching recently and it’s still utterly terrifying.

I was the same age as you and was traumatised for years. It’s still really scary and has aged so well considering the micro budget it was made on.

There’s such a great book about the production called Never Sleep Again (which is confusing because it’s also the name of the all-encompassing 4 hour documentary on the franchise)
 

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When I was younger I had a huge phobia of vomit/regurgitated food and Greta’s death in Dream Child utterly TRAUMATISED ME. I remember stopping the video and racing outside :D
 

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I was the same age as you and was traumatised for years. It’s still really scary and has aged so well considering the micro budget it was made on.

There’s such a great book about the production called Never Sleep Again (which is confusing because it’s also the name of the all-encompassing 4 hour documentary on the franchise)
That documentary is brilliant. I can easily watch that and the sequels, just never the original again all the way through.
 

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I'm kicking myself for not doing NoES2 as a COB's Creeper now - maybe I'll keep it going after Halloween :o

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Nightmare on Elm Street rank:

1. New Nightmare - they finally remembered Freddy is supposed to be scary.
2. The Dream Warriors - welcome to prime time, bitch.
3. Freddy vs Jason - the folding bed, the two massive fights, Kelly Rowland being hadoukened into a tree... what’s not to love?
4. A Nightmare on Elm Street - the first death is an absolute jawdropper and Freddy is a proper bastard, but I can take or leave the rest
5. The Dream Master - couple of decent kills, that’s it.
6. Part 2 - the party massacre saves this from being second last.
7. The remake - serviceable but pointless.
8. The Dream Child - I had to edit this post because it’s so fucking boring I originally forgot to include it.
9. Freddy’s Dead - I’d have this up in front of a war crimes tribunal if I could. Possibly my least favourite horror film outside of the Evil Dead and Devil’s Rejects franchises.
 

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I have a soft spot for how STUPID AND RUBBISH Freddy's Dead is, I must admit. The computer game death complete with Power Glove :D
 

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Freddy’s Dead was the first 3D film I ever saw. The rental came with those crap red and green glasses. It did actually work a bit for the final scene only.
 

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I saw the funniest horror film the other day but forget the title - basically this girl was feeling poorly in bed and then whenever someone came round to try and make her feel better she would just start swearing at them.
Were there a couple of lads in black frocks who kept spilling their drinks on her?
 

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I saw the funniest horror film the other day but forget the title - basically this girl was feeling poorly in bed and then whenever someone came round to try and make her feel better she would just start swearing at them.
Sounds like a time I went on holiday with my two male gay friends and they wanted to go out clubbing when I was in bed with period pains :D
 

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I've started digging out all of my Christmas horror films because I've decided to do a ranking.

Oooh yes, I hope it includes this:

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There's a fair few I love but I don't think I'm aware of nearly enough. I really need to sort some lists - Letterboxd is proving handy for that I've just discovered.
 

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I seem to remember really liking the totally forgotten Black Christmas remake from 2006, however that may be because we were in an empty, creepy cinema we'd never been in before and to be fair I've never seen it since, so..:D
 

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Oooh yes, I hope it includes this:

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There's a fair few I love but I don't think I'm aware of nearly enough. I really need to sort some lists - Letterboxd is proving handy for that I've just discovered.
Yeah, I've got that on DVD - it will definitely be featuring. I've got an absolute ton of them, I just have to pare them down to a list of 50.
I say 'pare them down'... there's some absolute shite among them and I'd have to be pretty hard up to end up including them.
 

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I've actually just downloaded (definitely legally, in case @dmlaw is watching :eyes: ) Bone Tomahawk since it's been mentioned a couple of times in this thread.

I saw it in a list of the most disturbing films of all time earlier, and that basically means it's catnip for me. Men Behind the Sun and Flower of Flesh and Blood were both on there as well and I've happily sat through both of them more than once. A Serbian Film was inevitably mentioned and, as I said, I'm plucking up the courage for it. Salo was no. 1 and that's one of the only films I've ever found so repulsive that I've had to turn it off. Even then, I went back to it and watched the ending just to see if there was any brief glimmer of hope for the victims (was there fuck).

I don't mind them but by christ do they need to have a purpose or be amazing films in some way to justify the carnage. I remember seeing one called "Killing Ground" a few years back and just thought it was fucking gross to be honest. Very well shot and acted, quite clever with its timelines, but by the end I felt sick. It was so harrowing - in part because you don't see certain bits but it makes you fully aware of what you missed. And the fact it's a family involved. I got nothing out of it at all except NIGHTMARES
 

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The original Elm Street really was phenomenal on all levels - that first death of Tina is still dark and brutal now. The long, horrible build up, Freddy being TERRIFYING and Tina being flung around the room ripped to pieces upside down in the air - all of it should be hilarious but somehow it's still nothing but truly fucking frightening. I think this bit was part of Tina's death too which just made it worse:

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I saw the funniest horror film the other day but forget the title - basically this girl was feeling poorly in bed and then whenever someone came round to try and make her feel better she would just start swearing at them.

Some of them are really funny aren't they. I saw one where a family went to stay at a lovely big hotel but it was empty and the dad didn't care for the decor so he started doing a bit of DIY round the place. He seemed a bit cross but I couldn't blame him, the plumbing was DREADFUL.
 

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I don't mind them but by christ do they need to have a purpose or be amazing films in some way to justify the carnage. I remember seeing one called "Killing Ground" a few years back and just thought it was fucking gross to be honest. Very well shot and acted, quite clever with its timelines, but by the end I felt sick. It was so harrowing - in part because you don't see certain bits but it makes you fully aware of what you missed. And the fact it's a family involved. I got nothing out of it at all except NIGHTMARES
Oh God :D That's on my Christmas list! In fairness, the synopsis I read really doesn't sound like it does it justice.
 

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The original Elm Street really was phenomenal on all levels - that first death of Tina is still dark and brutal now. The long, horrible build up, Freddy being TERRIFYING and Tina being flung around the room ripped to pieces upside down in the air - all of it should be hilarious but somehow it's still nothing but truly fucking frightening. I think this bit was part of Tina's death too which just made it worse:

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Tina's death set a bar that the series didn't really hit again until they basically recreated it in New Nightmare. There were some fun, inventive kills, but that one really got to the core of what made Freddy Krueger so scary in the first place.
 

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Oh God :D That's on my Christmas list! In fairness, the synopsis I read really doesn't sound like it does it justice.

I really don't like to consider myself too much of a SENSITIVE SALLY (except in an emotionally imbalanced and immature way and everything else in life obviously) when it comes to these things, but I suspect I very much am.

Which is to say, you might not find it any more horrific than Ghostbusters.

The worst part is I just wanted to fuck the killer raw even after being one of the most heinous things put to screen
 

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I've actually just downloaded (definitely legally, in case @dmlaw is watching :eyes: ) Bone Tomahawk since it's been mentioned a couple of times in this thread.

I saw it in a list of the most disturbing films of all time earlier, and that basically means it's catnip for me. Men Behind the Sun and Flower of Flesh and Blood were both on there as well and I've happily sat through both of them more than once. A Serbian Film was inevitably mentioned and, as I said, I'm plucking up the courage for it. Salo was no. 1 and that's one of the only films I've ever found so repulsive that I've had to turn it off. Even then, I went back to it and watched the ending just to see if there was any brief glimmer of hope for the victims (was there fuck).
Of course I had to google some of these titles when I KNEW I shouldn’t.
 

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Of course I had to google some of these titles when I KNEW I shouldn’t.
In the case of Flower of Flesh and Blood I absolutely knew I shouldn't watch it, and yet I did. It's the film Charlie Sheen reported to the FBI because he thought it was a genuine snuff, how was I supposed to just ignore a recommendation like that?
 

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