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    ha i rented Quarantine today because i thought eh, what the heck

    i'm interested... i'm guessing i'll find it to be a typical jumpy zombie movie. i'll tell ya what i think.

    all of you commenting on american psycho are makin me want to watch it!

    ohhh man i love scary movies. why do you think we like them so much? (for those of you who do) hmm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasting_Pain View Post
    What, American Psycho isn't a horror flick?
    Well it isn't overtly about scaring the hell out of you, I'd say. SPOILERS -> There's the chainsaw scene and not much else. And even that I don't know if I'd classify as scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    Silent Hill is an old favorite of mine.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Hill_(film) <-- this one? Old favourite?
    The only memorable scene from that was one where it looked like the remake of Michael Jackson's Thriller video. (hence, turned into a comedy)

    (I tried to see if I could find that scene in the movie - and lo and behold, others have had the same thread of thought). Haha.

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    Ever since I was a kid, I was a huge fan of slasher films. IMO, the scariest movies are ones where gore is not the only objective, but, getting into the psyche (deep inside), and an amazing tension using music score works incredibly. Not just the unsuspecting, jump factor, but, seeding into the psychology of fear....

    Most of them are old (nowadays, it's just about the special effect & jump-factor, no real psychology to the story):

    - Dawn of the Dead (if you want gore, you got gore in spades)
    - Psycho (classic)
    - Rosemary's Baby (this is true psychological horror, not one single scene with 'gore'...and the whole movie is about tension build-up)
    - Suspiria (a legend in horror flicks, by an Italian director - this is the perfect example of what a musical score can do for a horror flick, amazing cinematography as well, esp. with the colour contrasts)
    - The Haunting
    - The Exorcist (of course)
    - The Shining, The Omen (as mentioned earlier)
    - Jaws, Aracnophobia (not ghosts or ghouls or human killers)
    - The Silence of the Lambs
    (Hannibal Lector is one of the best characters to have been imagined - apparently he was partly inspired by Albert Fish {mm, delicious}):
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    - The Amityville Horror (apparently based on 'real life')
    - slasher genre, aka, fluff horror (Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Dolls[better than Chucky..way better])
    - The Thing
    - The Fly (quite disgusting)

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    Newer ones:
    Ju-on (the japanese [way better] original of The Grudge)
    The Others
    The Ring (meh, passable)

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    And, rumoured as the oldest horror flick (for those die hard horror cinema fanatics):
    - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1921)
    ..and close second, imo,

    Nosferatu (1922) - Dracula enters our silver screen for the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheerchick23 View Post
    ha i rented Quarantine today because i thought eh, what the heck

    i'm interested... i'm guessing i'll find it to be a typical jumpy zombie movie. i'll tell ya what i think.
    Try the original as well, on which Quarantine () was based on. It's a spanish flim, REC.

    Nowadays, Hollywood remake of horror films is sorely lacking in quality - they're missing the craft of horror making.

    (I should stop: I take horror films quite personally/seriously.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qre:us View Post
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Hill_(film) <-- this one?

    - Rosemary's Baby (this is true psychological horror, not one single scene with 'gore'...and the whole movie is about tension build-up)

    - The Haunting
    - The Exorcist (of course)
    - Jaws, Aracnophobia (not ghosts or ghouls or human killers)
    - The Silence of the Lambs
    - The Amityville Horror (apparently based on 'real life')

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    Newer ones:
    Ju-on (the japanese [way better] original of The Grudge)
    The Others
    The Ring (meh, passable)

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    And, rumoured as the oldest horror flick (for those die hard horror cinema fanatics):
    - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1921)
    ..and close second, imo,

    Nosferatu (1922) - Dracula enters our silver screen for the first time.
    Wonderful list you made there!! I TOTALLY forgot about some of the ones I left up there.. I was freaked out for a good while when Arachnophobia came out. Jaws was a classic scary movie.

    I also though Cape Fear (I believe is the name) was a scary one! It was really realistic to me.

    I'll have to check out Rosemary's Baby. And I liked The Others.. I thought it was a well done scary thriller.
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    As kids, my cousin and I used to go to the restroom and play Bloody Mary after watching the Exorcist. That movie still scares me a bit. My all time favorite scary movie is "Night of the Living Dead."

    When I was 8-is, I'd get so SCARED just looking at the zombies..

    Now, when I watch it, I fall over laughing at how silly it was.

    Oh, Halloween Movies, Freddy Kruger, Chuckee, and for some reason, Fantasia really freaked me out when I was young as well..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qre:us View Post
    - The Thing
    Very good choice.

    I would have picked this one. There's a deeper meaning to this story, and yes, it delves into our most intimate fears. Xenophobia as well as homophobia (Fear of others, and fear of the same), and many more... It deals with identity.
    It raises a lot of questions in fact, and I'm still haunted by them, more than two decades after seeing this movie.

    But despite this brilliant exception, I'm not a great fan of horror movies.
    "A man who only drinks water has a secret to hide from his fellow-men" -Baudelaire

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    Also, Jacob's ladder (1990) has sometimes been considered as a horror movie. But I don't think so, it's rather a philosophical tale. Anyway, the story is very complex and interesting, especially in the way it is shown and narrated.

    Lot of hidden clues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    Very good choice.

    I would have picked this one. There's a deeper meaning to this story, and yes, it delves into our most intimate fears. Xenophobia as well as homophobia (Fear of others, and fear of the same), and many more... It deals with identity.
    It raises a lot of questions in fact, and I'm still haunted by them, more than two decades after seeing this movie.

    But despite this brilliant exception, I'm not a great fan of horror movies.
    I like it for a couple of reasons:
    1) It's a really good blend of sci-fi and horror (imo, better than Alien)
    2) It's a mystery as well....which of them is "the thing"? (who-done-it)
    3) Carpenter's visionary special effects rawks my socks! It's like, if you truly want to make a horror film sell on its special effect, this is the golden standard
    4) Quite disgusting scenes (mmmm)
    5) Characters are understated and believable, esp. Kurt R's character (he was not portrayed as a 'hero' even though he was the main character - I liked that)
    6) Not a single woman in the setting/film
    7) the isolation/setting of the film creates just the right undertone
    8) I can see your line of thinking regarding the psychology of the movie, the Xenophilia (of course)....never really thought of that way (thanks!)....another layer to this movie! I might dig this up and rewatch again.

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    As an aside: why don't you like horror flicks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    Also, Jacob's ladder (1990)
    Never seen it/heard of it....shall now have to check it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qre:us View Post

    Never seen it/heard of it....shall now have to check it out!
    Well, you could be surprised.

    To fully understand the movie, you might need to see it twice. Again, lot of hidden clues, symbols and metaphors.
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