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Feel free to use this topic for general discussion on the horror film-genre.

 

(Also, even though we have this topic now, please don't be discouraged from making separate, more in depth topics for a specific film or franchise.)

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I don't really like horror films in general, like zombies do nothing for me. I like films with a dark sense of humour, I've seen a few on the horror channel that were entertaining. I liked the Saw movies, but that wasn't really as a result of the gore / torture porn aspect - I liked the story arc.

 

I found Scream entertaining.

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Thanks for making this thread, I made a mess in the Leatherface thread.

 

My favorite horror sub-genres are creature/monster films and slashers!

 

Same here, favourite series of all time are Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th (even the shitty movies that they had) :lol:

 

I've actually got a horror/gothic sleeve tattoo that has a Freddy vs Jason piece on the forearm and hoping to add a Nosferatu, Frankenstein's Monster and Edgar Allan Poe raven to it eventually.

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I don't really like horror films in general, like zombies do nothing for me. I like films with a dark sense of humour, I've seen a few on the horror channel that were entertaining. I liked the Saw movies, but that wasn't really as a result of the gore / torture porn aspect - I liked the story arc.

 

I found Scream entertaining.

Well zombies aren't the only thing on the horror genre.

 

Ironically zombies are one of the few sub genres of horror that I actually like. I can do without most horror films, but I always enjoy a good zombie flick as well as bad zombie flicks.

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Same here, favourite series of all time are Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th (even the shitty movies that they had) :lol:

 

I've actually got a horror/gothic sleeve tattoo that has a Freddy vs Jason piece on the forearm and hoping to add a Nosferatu, Frankenstein's Monster and Edgar Allan Poe raven to it eventually.

 

In the defense of Friday the 13th movies (after recently watching the first 5 in the series), at least their Part 2 wasn't as big of a clunker as Elm Street's Part 2.

 

Freddy is still the king of my horror world, but mercy... Part 2 was a really bad movie.

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I feel like a lot of people grow up liking horror movies, and then grow out of them. But, as funny as it is, I think I've been the opposite. Never really a big fan of horror movies as a kid (not scared of them, just didn't care about them)...but as an adult, I find myself watching more and more of them by choice.

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Only difference between my love of horror movies in my youth and my love of horror movies now would be the lack of Fangoria magazines in my life.

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I feel like a lot of people grow up liking horror movies, and then grow out of them. But, as funny as it is, I think I've been the opposite. Never really a big fan of horror movies as a kid (not scared of them, just didn't care about them)...but as an adult, I find myself watching more and more of them by choice.

 

Yeah me neither. I do like psychological horror a lot more like Silence of the Lambs than I do all out gore like Texas Chainsaw Massacre for example.

 

Never really watched Nightmare or Friday 13th movies or anything like that. I've been known for flicking over to the Horror channel on occasion, but it takes something special to hold my attention, rather than just mindless stuff.

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I still love horror just as much as when I was growing up and enjoy discussing films with fellow fans. A thing I always like seeing in horror forums and threads is someone's rankings of horror franchises. Not a ranking of which film is probably the best but preferences of films in order and so here are mine of some big horror franchises...

 

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street

The Dream Warriors

New Nightmare

Freddy vs Jason

Dream Master

Dream Child

Freddy's Revenge

Freddy's Dead

A Nightmare on Elm Street(2010)

 

Child's Play

Child's Play

Child's Play 2

Curse of Chucky

Child's Play 3

Bride of Chucky

Seed of Chucky

 

Friday the 13th

Final Chapter

Jason Lives

Part 3

Part 2

Friday the 13th

New Blood

Friday the 13th (2009)

Freddy vs Jason

Jason Takes Manhattan

New Beginning

Jason X

Jason Goes to Hell

 

Halloween

Halloween

H20

Halloween II

Return of Michael Myers

Rob Zombie's Halloween

Curse of Michael Myers

Revenge of Michael Myers

Resurrection

Rob Zombie's Halloween II

 

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

TCM

TCM (2003)

TCM 3D

The Beginning

The Next Generation

Part 2

Part 3

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You know...I was thinking. People were talking about the movie 'Volcano' the other day. Is Volcano actually a horror movie in a way? You have the lava kinda creeping in...can't be stopped...picking off characters one by one. Part of me wants to consider a movie like that to be a horror thriller in a sense. Which is another fun thing about the horror genre, IMO...all the sub-genres of it.

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You know...I was thinking. People were talking about the movie 'Volcano' the other day. Is Volcano actually a horror movie in a way? You have the lava kinda creeping in...can't be stopped...picking off characters one by one. Part of me wants to consider a movie like that to be a horror thriller in a sense. Which is another fun thing about the horror genre, IMO...all the sub-genres of it.

In the same sense, you can say Day After Tommorow is as well, whuch i wouldnt argue against.

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They're disaster movies. The setting of the movie is horrible, but it's not a horror film. Maybe more of a thriller if anything, but disaster flicks is the general term.

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They're obviously disaster movies. But the argument is easily there for considering the element of disaster to be a character in itself...which makes them believable horror films. Another example...you have a movie like 'The Edge'...where the characters are stalked by a killer bear. What makes that "not a horror movie"? Is it just that the creature is a bear? If it was an unfamiliar beast, then it's a horror movie? Those lines are really thin, IMO. To me, horror is what you make it. Any movie that instills constant fear or dread throughout could potentially be considered a horror movie, IMO. The difference is just the level of horror and other elements. A natural horror, a paranormal horror, a creature flick, a slasher...all different brands of the horror genre.

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I'll need to re-watch Friday the 13th part 6, 7, 8 and 9 before I select my order of preference for the franchise... thinking about it now, I'm guessing part 5 will be somewhere at the very bottom of that list.

 

Ugh... that movie...

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One of my favorite horror movies has always been Event Horizon. That movie scared the shit out of me as a kid. Still a really great flick, IMO. And 'Village of the Damned'...I never saw the original one (Children of the Damned)...but, 'Village of the Damned' really shook me with the use of little alien kids...and I'll remember that grill scene forever. :lol:

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I watched "I spit on your Grave" once. That was enough.

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^ Lol...don't even think that movie was/is that bad (not the original or the remake).

 

A lot of people must have a low tolerance for shock horror.

 

The worst *censored*ing movie I've ever seen...that I would never want to see again, or wish upon anyone...is Human Centipede 2. The first one was weird, but easy enough to sit through. The second one is the single most disturbing thing I've ever watched. I honestly think that movie should be banned everywhere. Not safe for life. :lol:

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^ Lol...don't even think that movie was/is that bad (not the original or the remake).

 

A lot of people must have a low tolerance for shock horror.

 

The worst *censored*ing movie I've ever seen...that I would never want to see again, or wish upon anyone...is Human Centipede 2. The first one was weird, but easy enough to sit through. The second one is the single most disturbing thing I've ever watched. I honestly think that movie should be banned everywhere. Not safe for life. :lol:

 

Now I have to watch Human Centipede 2.

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I ranked some slasher franchises, Now I'm going for creatures and monsters (my very favorite horror sub-genre)

 

Alien

Aliens

Alien

Covenant

Prometheus

Alien 3

Alien vs Predator

Alien vs Predator Requiem

Resurrection

 

Predator

Predator

Predators

Predator 2

Alien vs Predator

Alien vs Predator Requiem

 

Tremors

Tremors

Aftershocks

Tremors 3

Bloodlines

Tremors 4

 

Pumpkinhead

Pumpkinhead

Bloodfeud

Ashes to Ashes

Blood Wings

 

The Howling

The Howling

Rebirth

Your Sister is a Werewolf

Reborn

Freaks

The Original Nightmare

The Marsupials

New Moon Rising

 

Wishmaster

The Wishmaster

Beyond the Gates of Hell

The Prophecy Fulfilled

Evil Never Die

 

Hellraiser

Hellraiser

Hell on Earth

Hellraiser II

Hellseeker

Inferno

Bloodline

Hellworld

Deader

Revelations

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Now I have to watch Human Centipede 2.

 

Please don't.

 

 

I've watched some awful shit online. Nothing illegal...immoral definitely but not illegal so I don't see how this move would mess me up somehow...even more.

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It's just repulsive. There's a difference between watching some awful shit online for a few minutes, and watching a feature length film that cranks the disturbing factor up to 11 at the beginning and never stops. It's the kind of thing where it clearly isn't even using shock as a venue for storytelling...it's just intentionally being as gross and twisted as it can be. You'll feel like you need to take a shower and watch some cartoons afterwards.

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I refuse to watch the Human Centipede movies, any of them. I've seen like a trailer but that's it. Just the concept of it makes my head scream NOPE

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