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Is this genre even allowed on a Christian site? Idk; if it's not, I didn't know, just delete it. gave a brief look at the rules, I believe it's fine.

I was going to post this in the film section.. but.. considering that over 90% of the movies in this genre are rated "R" and you only have to be 13 to join ctf, and can get on even younger if your parents approve, well.. I figured it would be safer if I posted it here. :) I know this isn't really what you think of when you think of 16+ topics. xD

So, I just finished watching the last exorcism part 2.. rented from red box, pretty sure it's R.. not positive because red box didn't prompt, which it usually does.. ugh, hang on.. *looks it up* ... haha! I stick at research.. I have no idea what it's rated. xD would NOT recommend for 13 and under..

Anywho, am I just weird for liking horror? Idk, I mean I don't really like much "gory" horror, I prefer just plain simple, scary, ooooh! and I love special effects! I put up with the gore, because that's normally where you find the best special effects.. save for insidious.. BEST HORROR MOVIE EVER!!! sure to be a classic..

Anyway back the the last exorcism part 2. I rather enjoyed it, it used all the same actors from the original one.. err, ya know, all the ones that lived.. which.. there was only one.. =/ but they found a way to get two in there! ;D it gave meaning to the first one; which imo was horrible.. the ending stunk.. but of course, they didn't tell you it was split into two parts! the second one made the first one.. though.. still not the best out there.. speaking of the best, is there anyone else out there that enjoys horror movies, and could make some good off the wall suggestions for meh? I think I've seen all the classics..

Btw, if you have ever heard that the first movie called: "The exorcist" was a classic, don't listen to them.. at the end you'll think you wasted 2 hours of your life.. is it a classic? yes, because it brought forth a lot of good movies, but was itself a good movie? ehh.. it was perverted.. you can go your entire life without watching that horror, and you'll live.. unlike the exorcist; who killed himself, because he didn't have the sense to have a chicken with him.. Everyone knows you need a chicken to have an exorcism!

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Horror films are a-okay on CTF, we're hardly going to delete a thread on it unless you give a detailed explination on all the scenes in Hostel 2 (though if you do I may just ban you for bad taste in film <3). The thread is perfectly fine in the film section if you'd prefer to have it there, it's up to you.

Firstly, The Exorcist is one of the greatest films ever made and I won't have a bad word said against it. There are few moments in cinema better than the repeat of 'Father, could you help an old altar boy?'

What I recommend is sort of based on what you like, Monster horror films ala Frankenstein aren't really scary but they're still horrors. I'm quite the British/European Horror film obsessive (despite the fact I -very- rarely get scared-), so my list will be geared mostly towards that. To further explain the list i'm also rather partial to films which focus on the uncanny, are more suggestive than anything and/or are rather campy and over the top... Oh and I haven't the first idea about Asian horror films ;_; I'll mention a few classics just in case you haven't seen them but apologies if you have <3

Evil Dead 2

The Devil's Backbone

The Wickerman

Berbarian Sound Studio

Invasion of the Body Snatches (pretty much any version is good)

*Bug

The Uninvited Guest (not perfect by any means, but I like it anyway)

Lord of Illusions

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Naked Lunch

An American Werewolf in London

Alien

The Woman in Black 1989 TV Movie (personal favourite)

The Dead of Night (The Ealing film, not the other with the same name)

Shock Corridor

The Innocents (possibly the scariest film i've seen)

Onibaba (no wait, take that back, this is)

Night of the Demon (B&W one, not the Bigfoot film)

Don't Look Now

Theatre of Blood

Nosferatu

The Tenant

Black Sabbath

The Fog

The Changeling

The House With the Laughing Windows

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (not as violent as it sounds, it just slowly turns you insane)

The Old Dark House

The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

The Haunting (1963)

*Posession

The Abominable Dr Phibes

The Man Who Laughs

The Vanishing (1988)

Les Diaboliques

Psycho (don't consider it a horror film really but others do)

Eyes Without A Face (really unsettling but some amazing performances)

*Pan's Labyrinth

From Beyond the Grave

Plague of the Zombies

*Blood on Satan's Claw

Freaks

*Most things by Dario Argento

Peeping Tom

The House That Dripped Blood

*Whip and the Body

Let The Right One In

Vampyr

Halloween

The BBC Ghost Stories at Christmas they used to do

*Island of the Damned/Death is Child's Play

Carry On Screaming:razz:

Any Hammer Horror film really

The Devil Rides Out

Near Dark

The Dead Zone

Dead & Buried (Very flawed but it's got it's moments)

Perfect Blue

Fears of the Dark

Death Line

The Quatermass Experiment (The TV Show and the Hammer Horror production)

Witchfinder General

Most Roger Corman Edgar Allen Poe stuff I have a soft spot for

Shaun of the Dead

The Ear

Repulsion

Triangle

*The Devils (preferably uncut if you can find it)

Anything by David Lynch which can be considered horror

Nightwatch (1994)

Tremors (a silly choice but great fun)

*Denotes film which are explicit/disturbing, even for horror films. I could go into TV shows but I fear this is long enough.

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Evil Dead 2

The Devil's Backbone

The Wickerman

Berbarian Sound Studio

Invasion of the Body Snatches (pretty much any version is good)

*Bug

The Uninvited Guest (not perfect by any means, but I like it anyway)

Lord of Illusions

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Naked Lunch

An American Werewolf in London

Alien

The Woman in Black 1989 TV Movie (personal favourite)

The Dead of Night (The Ealing film, not the other with the same name)

Shock Corridor

The Innocents (possibly the scariest film i've seen)

Onibaba (no wait, take that back, this is)

Night of the Demon (B&W one, not the Bigfoot film)

Don't Look Now

Theatre of Blood

Nosferatu

The Tenant

Black Sabbath

The Fog

The Changeling

The House With the Laughing Windows

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (not as violent as it sounds, it just slowly turns you insane)

The Old Dark House

The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

The Haunting (1963)

*Posession

The Abominable Dr Phibes

The Man Who Laughs

The Vanishing (1988)

Les Diaboliques

Psycho (don't consider it a horror film really but others do)

Eyes Without A Face (really unsettling but some amazing performances)

*Pan's Labyrinth

From Beyond the Grave

Plague of the Zombies

*Blood on Satan's Claw

Freaks

*Most things by Dario Argento

Peeping Tom

The House That Dripped Blood

*Whip and the Body

Let The Right One In

Vampyr

Halloween

The BBC Ghost Stories at Christmas they used to do

*Island of the Damned/Death is Child's Play

Carry On Screaming:razz:

Any Hammer Horror film really

The Devil Rides Out

Near Dark

The Dead Zone

Dead & Buried (Very flawed but it's got it's moments)

Perfect Blue

Fears of the Dark

Death Line

The Quatermass Experiment (The TV Show and the Hammer Horror production)

Witchfinder General

Most Roger Corman Edgar Allen Poe stuff I have a soft spot for

Shaun of the Dead

The Ear

Repulsion

Triangle

*The Devils (preferably uncut if you can find it)

Anything by David Lynch which can be considered horror

Nightwatch (1994)

Tremors (a silly choice but great fun)

*_* You're my favorite person for today. So many of my favorite films in one list.

I'd add Brian de Palma's Carrie, though. And maybe π (Pi) if that counts as horror?

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Can't believe I made a horror list without any lesbian vampires ;__; I have failed you Daughters of Darkness. OH AND I TOTALLY FORGOT MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES. Do yourself a favour and track it down, Ray Milland is glorious in it.

*glomps Chris for being awesome* I am sad to say I still haven't seen it but I shall do so! D: Still haven't seen The Omen either which is rather a big blind spot as well as Cannibal Holocaust... and Battle Royale... and Hellraiser... I keep wussing out basically.

If you like Horror then Mark Gatiss's History of Horror/Horror Europa are two glorious series which are available on youtube I believe, consider them highly recommended as well <3

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I'm a huge horror fan, but being raised on

(link is graphic, think since we're in sixteen+ I can post it) since I was seven or eight nothing can scare me anymore. Anyone have any recommendations for a truly HORRIFIC movie? :'D

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sweet! now second question, do you know anyway I could watch all of those movies without spending upwards of $71 at Blockbuster? xD I have netflix, and a moderately good antivirus. :bigguns:

and hmm.. I need to see "Evil Dead" ! I haven;t seen any of them, but everyone I've met said they liked them, would you recommend watching them all at once, or as separate movies? and.. "The Woman in Black 1989 TV Movie (personal favourite)" I watched the new one.. is the old one much different? I watched the old and new "Amityville horror"s and they were basically the same movie, just with different actors.. others would disagree but that was because they knew the old actors from other movies.. I don't.

"Psycho" I can't find it!! it's making me into a Psycho looking for it! xD it's like it dropped off the face of the earth. xD haven;t watched it, but wanting to.

and, ehh, I watched "Pan's Labyrinth".. I wouldn't call that a horror movie.. it landed somewhere between Alice in wonderland (Disney's) and Bridge to terabithia.. imo..

and I've barely heard of any of the other ones, thanks!! :D I thought I was running out.. and what is people's opinions of the "SAW" movies? I haven't seen them.. is it really just a bunch of gore? or do they have some kind of a plot?

and speaking of gore.. I wouldn't call the "Final Destination" movies horror per se.. just a little graphic.. but I loved those movies!! they're just down right funny!! xD to think of someone dying like that.. basically satan with a sense of humor. xD

and I didn't see "Alien" on that list..? didn't like that one?

P.S.

Anyone have any recommendations for a truly HORRIFIC movie? :'D

I'll second that!

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I wonder if I can count White Ribbon as a horror film... It's just outright 'creepy' rather than scary but it's darn good.

I'm a huge horror fan, but being raised on
(link is graphic, think since we're in sixteen+ I can post it) since I was seven or eight nothing can scare me anymore. Anyone have any recommendations for a truly HORRIFIC movie? :'D

RES4 is waay too campy to be scary :3

Horrific as in truly violent/gross? In the UK we had something called the Video Nasties: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_nasty It was a while ago and in the middle of public hysteria over horror films so some aren't actually that bad, but basically it's a list of horror films which were banned in Britain. As it's the 80s there's no new films but there's some trash in there which pushes the boundaries of taste.

Obviously there's things like Hostel/Saw etc but they're crap films and so shan't get a rec ;D Out of the ones that come to mind though, Cannibal Holocaust Uncut is the obvious one as it features actual animal killings. Dario Argento's stuff is also a very difficult watch and Ichi the Killer and Man Bites Dog are rather too violent even for me. There's also the Aussie film Wolf Creek which is a surprisingly interesting film but contains Saw-level of brutal killings and Antichrist which requires too much mind bleach to ever forget. Just... No.

They're not strictly horror films (although horrific things happen to the extreme) but Salo, or 120 Days of Sodom and Irreversible are about the hardest to watch films you can find. They're very well made and the former is actually a critque of society and capitalism etc, but it's hard to appreciate it over the child abuse.

sweet! now second question, do you know anyway I could watch all of those movies without spending upwards of $71 at Blockbuster? xD I have netflix, and a moderately good antivirus. :bigguns:

Well I can't recommend illegal steaming what with the rules and all but the old horror classics will be available on archive.org (as well as M with Peter Lorre which is glorious I say! GLORIOUS!) and there's a fair few available on youtube. Can't say I know about netflix but that's because you guys have a far superior one to us. MUBI can be very good for horror films and is also a cheap subscription model.

and hmm.. I need to see "Evil Dead" ! I haven;t seen any of them, but everyone I've met said they liked them, would you recommend watching them all at once, or as separate movies?

Well 2 is actually a sort-of remake of 1. I think if you want to watch all of them go in chronological order as 2 is pretty much better in everyway and so would make 1 rather dull, if you don't care however 2 and then 3 is fine and then just watch 1 when you feel like it. The only thing is is that 3 follows straight after 2 so you're better seeing that first.

and.. "The Woman in Black 1989 TV Movie (personal favourite)" I watched the new one.. is the old one much different? I watched the old and new "Amityville horror"s and they were basically the same movie, just with different actors.. others would disagree but that was because they knew the old actors from other movies.. I don't.

Yes it is actually, the main character's back story is fairly different and it is less overtly gothic than the remake. It's adapted by Nigel Kneale who is pretty much the greatest sci-fi television writer the UK ever had and thus contains one of the most gloriously creepy screams in any film and it does a slightly better job of building up tension. The TV movie version is actually available on youtube so it's worth a shot.

"Psycho" I can't find it!! it's making me into a Psycho looking for it! xD it's like it dropped off the face of the earth. xD haven;t watched it, but wanting to.

NOOOO D: If you don't already know, try your best to avoid spoilers, it's much better otherwise.

and, ehh, I watched "Pan's Labyrinth".. I wouldn't call that a horror movie.. it landed somewhere between Alice in wonderland (Disney's) and Bridge to terabithia.. imo..

and I've barely heard of any of the other ones, thanks!! :D I thought I was running out.. and what is people's opinions of the "SAW" movies? I haven't seen them.. is it really just a bunch of gore? or do they have some kind of a plot?

It's more in the genre of ye olde, Monster Horror fiction but I won't lie, Pale Face creeped me out big time XD

Don't like them basically, 1 had something attempting a plot but they're too silly and watching people slowly die is incredibly, incredibly dull. It's better than the Hostel films though which could just take a running jump of the highest cliff.

and speaking of gore.. I wouldn't call the "Final Destination" movies horror per se.. just a little graphic.. but I loved those movies!! they're just down right funny!! xD to think of someone dying like that.. basically satan with a sense of humor. xD

and I didn't see "Alien" on that list..? didn't like that one?

I still haven't seen those but I look forward to it! While I don't like Saw or 'torture-porn' films, I can stomach horror films which just focus on death if it's campy or in good humour.

I think it's on there actually! I love Alien, even more than Aliens, the way it takes so long to choose a main character, the slow build up and plotting and it is basically a Freudian field-day.

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I only have a few contributions here.

1)Abi! You didn't clarify which "The Wickerman." I'm assuming you mean the original and not the remake with Nic Cage.

2)Whatever you do, don't watch the 2013 remake of the Evil Dead. Don't do it. It was the biggest waste of money I've ever spent at the movies in my life.

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Well 2 is actually a sort-of remake of 1. I think if you want to watch all of them go in chronological order as 2 is pretty much better in everyway and so would make 1 rather dull, if you don't care however 2 and then 3 is fine and then just watch 1 when you feel like it. The only thing is is that 3 follows straight after 2 so you're better seeing that first.

By 3 you mean Army of Darkness, right? Because I don't know of an actual movie called Evil Dead 3.

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The original for pure unadultered brilliance, British Imperialism and Christopher Lee dancing like a madman. The remake for this:

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Never gets old. Never.

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By 3 you mean Army of Darkness, right? Because I don't know of an actual movie called Evil Dead 3.

Yush, I just felt like being lazy. Sami Raimi has to go and be akward like that..

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Horror is my favorite genre - in books and movies.

My favorite horror movie is Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. It's not in-your-face at all; instead, it works under the skin slowly. I love the themes of struggling with alcoholism, running from the past, what it means to run after the "American dream" and living up to your father's expectations in that one and the book as well (even if those themes and the way they are presented are different in the book and movie). The actors and actresses are genius in their roles - there isn't one person out of place, IMO. Unlike what most think, I'm of the opinion that Shelley Duvall really sells the role as Wendy Torrance. And of course Jack Nicholson ("HEEEEEERE'S JOHNNY!"), Danny Lloyd and Scatman Crothers are great as well.

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Well I can't recommend illegal steaming what with the rules and all but the old horror classics will be available on archive.org (as well as M with Peter Lorre which is glorious I say! GLORIOUS!) and there's a fair few available on youtube.

Cool I'l check into that! :)

It's better than the Hostel films though which could just take a running jump of the highest cliff.

because of the genre I have to ask, do you just not like them, or were they literally just about people taking running jumps off high cliffs? ya know, like the happening. xD

I still haven't seen those but I look forward to it! While I don't like Saw or 'torture-porn' films, I can stomach horror films which just focus on death if it's campy or in good humour.

oh there's no torture about it, they're dead, and it was fast! ;P except for that one... :unsure: prolly took some time for them to officially die, but it skipped the gruesome bit, and went right to the dead, because given the plot that was all that really mattered. :) but yes!! you should watch! :D

I think it's on there actually! I love Alien, even more than Aliens, the way it takes so long to choose a main character, the slow build up and plotting and it is basically a Freudian field-day.

I did not see it on the list, but I agree!! alien was awesome, I loved it so I followed all of the alien's into the predator movies, into AVP, and I will not lie AVP Requiem was pretty good! it had a meaning, you'd of course have to know what alien, and predator was to start, but after that it was awesome!!

P.S. The shinning was awesome!! truly a classic! no one can argue!! "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" :twisted: but lets face it, it permanently stains you with that image at the end with the frozen guy, lol, that image is just AWESOME!! xP never to be looked at the same way again, having only seen him in the bucket list prior, I laughed so hard. xD

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because of the genre I have to ask, do you just not like them, or were they literally just about people taking running jumps off high cliffs? ya know, like the happening. xD

It just sucks xD Although I like The Happening, it's rather hilarious.

P.S. The shinning was awesome!! truly a classic! no one can argue!! "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" :twisted: but lets face it, it permanently stains you with that image at the end with the frozen guy, lol, that image is just AWESOME!! xP never to be looked at the same way again, having only seen him in the bucket list prior, I laughed so hard. xD

You've only seen him in two films!? Oh you have some good stuff ahead of you :3

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Although I like The Happening, it's rather hilarious.

"What kind of terrorists are these?!"

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I don't watch very much in the way of horror films, and do not like it when it deals much with witchcraft or possession, but there are two horror films I prefer to all others, and they are I Am Legend and They Live. The first one mentioned actually surprised me by having a Christian message to it, especially at the end. I highly recommend it to any Christians who like the genera but not the witchcraft and such. The movie is also rather clean, because although it had a lot of gore and violence in it, it had very little cursing and such-like in it. The second movie I mentioned, not so clean.

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I don't really watch horror movies, but I do play horror video games. It's hard to avoid them there are so many, and good ones too.

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