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Halloween Journal (I don't think I've done one of these before)

It's not Halloween yet, but I'm curious about what my followers consider their favorite horror movie. I just finished watching 'The Innkeepers' tonight and I thought it was quite effective. Slow-paced horror is quite good if done right.

So yeah, what is your favorite horror movie? And if you don't have one, why don't you like them?

My pick would have to be John Carpenter's Halloween. Cliche yes, but I just love it to pieces. I can watch it anytime and not get bored.
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wolfstar124
5 years, 10 months ago
my favorite is between George A. Romero's "Dawn of the dead" and Boogeyman
Nibbler
5 years, 10 months ago
Well I`m not a big fan of horror movies, because of blood... Yes it looks so damn irreal and spews in unnatural ways that always remind me Tarantino's movies. But I do have a horror movie that I like. "IT" I remember watching it for the first time when I was a child and it gave me a prolongated fear of clowns and for some months I was afraid when I took a shower. Now I've lost my fear to clowns, but I haven`t seen a movie that caused me the same feelings as IT did.
xpanther
5 years, 10 months ago
it really depends on my mood. but overall horror movies for me have to be in the supernatural realm otherwise it just makes me go 'fuck this. ive seen enough guts cleaning people off the freeway'. that, and i live on the edge of national forest land (BLM in oregon) in an area with 20-25 registered  violent sex offenders and another 10 or so nonviolent with NO regular law enforcement patrols (yep, counties broke). i dont need to be desensitized to things moving around in the forest when my life could be truly at stake.

one of my favorite horror films is actually a crossover horror/scifi movie Event Horizon... now that i think about it i like Sphere about the same. hmmm...
DarwentheOrca
5 years, 10 months ago
Not a big fan of horror movies here. Exceptions are made for campy movies, like Quentin Tarantino's "From Dusk 'til Dawn", or a few Bruce Campbell movies ("Army of Darkness" comes to mind). Also the "Tales from the Crypt" movies like "Bordello of Blood" or "Demon Knight".

Movies I avoid are the "Poltergeist" franchise and the first "Gremlins". I saw those when I was probably too young to see them, so they kinda etched themselves into my psyche.
Shokuji
5 years, 10 months ago
The Ring
viviboi9
5 years, 10 months ago
omg yus!! n watch the japanese version omg
Shokuji
5 years, 10 months ago
Ringu is pretty good too. =3
Aethan
5 years, 10 months ago
I will take Ring over Ringu any day, having seen both. I think the American version is a lot more coherent and effective.
Shokuji
5 years, 10 months ago
You know, I'm forced to agree. But I gotta give props that Ringu was made because otherwise The Ring wouldn't have been.
mWolf
5 years, 10 months ago
Hmmm...favorite movie would have to be The House on Haunted Hill
Ever since I first saw it when I was young, it stuck as one of my all time favorites.

Oh, and it's the newer one. Not the 1960 something version
HimaChita
5 years, 10 months ago
I absolutely love horror, it's so good when done correctly, though I hate the pop up scares that some seem to favor.

Any who, here are my favs.

Classic: Evil Dead/Evil Dead 2/The Thing

they are equally top in my book, I love old school horror movie effects as making them look so real always gets to me, really freaks me out. CGI always seems so fake and never really gets to me.

Realistic: Paranormal Activity 1/2

I know some people hate them but they got my heart so racing with atmosphere that I felt like my heart could burst at any moment. They also made me feel so freaked out for the rest of the night each time.

Modern: Cabin in the Woods

Not really scary but an awesome throwback to the older movies. I loved how the plot twisted and turned and I especially loved all the monsters. :3

Any who, those are the ones I can think of for now, but I really like an lot of them. Horror, Sci-fi, and Drama are some of my favorite movie genres. :3
BeckTiger
5 years, 10 months ago
Last two that I really liked were Insidious and Hatchet pt. 1.  Where else do you see a shovel and a belt sander used as a weapon? :P
RottenRobbie
5 years, 10 months ago
I'll admit, i didn't sleep so easy the night I saw Insidious in theaters. So yes I applaud it for that
viviboi9
5 years, 10 months ago
What movie do i recommend to u :3 well lets see..... u can try

The Ring
Trick-or-Treat
Scream 1-4
or
Halloween
Bastion
5 years, 10 months ago
Try trick r treat and ju- on x3
rnixon
5 years, 10 months ago
I never much cared for the 'gore' type of horror movie. Rosemary's Baby is probably my favorite horror flick.
Aethan
5 years, 10 months ago
Great movie.
AlexMorningstarNova
5 years, 10 months ago
No horror movies allowed in my house, so I've never had a chance to watch any.
BrandonBunny
5 years, 10 months ago
The mist
ped0tter
5 years, 10 months ago
One that still freaks me out is the fourth kind. friggin gave me goosebumps typing it!
RottenRobbie
5 years, 10 months ago
My list of loves is endless, considering I'm such a huge fan of horror films. But I have a special place in my heart for John Carpenter's contributions to the genre <33

I would have to say his 1982 release "The Thing" would definitely be up there <3



Some others would be The Mist, Silence of the Lambs, Ghost Ship and Zombieland (more comedy than horror, but still. AWESOME)
nekkofox
5 years, 10 months ago
A good horror movie is dependent on my mood. The Woman In Black? Scary as all hell, though the ending was rather lame. Silent Hill? Excellently disturbing, gives you the creeping horrors rather nicely, and the end mystery is a nice touch. Dawn of the Dead? A classic zombie movie of thrills and chills. And then you get things like Hostel or Saw or Final Destination which downright suck because they aren't horror, it's just blatant violence and gore. Oooh somebodies head got cut off,or, oh dear they had splintered wood drievn through their eye. It's cringe worthy at best, cheap thrills. That's why I'm not looking forward to the NEW Silent Hill movie which follows the American horror-heme of "Shit is getting scary, I better destroy everything so it's not scary anymore" despite the premise of Silent Hill is the manifestation of internal turmoil and psychological upset.
DOtter
5 years, 10 months ago
I've never really thought about why I don't like horror. I've been scared for real and it's not fun.

Honestly, I've only ever been to one horror movie in theatre. The GF mistook "Event Horizon" for SF and dragged me out to see it. For the first third or so of the movie, I was like, "What is this? Is this the scary part? What is this leading up to?" Then for the second third I was like, "Oh no, they're not doing that... oh, they didn't... OH SHIT! ...wait, that's what I thought..." And for the last third I was like, "...so next should be... yup, right on cue. Okay next horror beat should be... okay, I didn't foresee anything as cliche as a blood flood, but at least it was on time. Now we get a few minutes of not much happening... yup... aaand the captain bravely sacrifices himself to let his crew get away!" About the only thing that really surprised me was the closing theme being pushed to eleven, that was pointless.

OH! Unless you count Jurassic Park as horror. I count it as SF/action/adventure, but I could be wrong. But it was good!
TitusWolf
5 years, 10 months ago
Room 1408 was my favorite because it kept me on the edge of my seat and it was a movie I couldnt guess what was going to happen next..oh and the story within the story, damn that made the movie... absolutely love it!

Paranormal Activity, the first one, scared me the most, I didnt sleep well for 2 weeks... how are you suppose to brace yourself for the scarys when there is no escalating music!! Dx
Aethan
5 years, 10 months ago
Some faves:

Halloween
The Exorcist
Rosemary's Baby
The Blair Witch Project
The Paranormal Activity series (seeing #4 tonight)
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