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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloe View Post
    Saw is much more than people dying shocking and brutal deaths. They have great suspense. Actually very similar to Tosca that both are about having to do something abhorrent to save yourself or someone else.
    I haven't watched all of them, and probably never will, but of what I have seen their cinematic art is just too derivative, devoid of ideas, devoid of particularly interesting craft/technique (that hasn't been done hundreds of times before, and much more compellingly) and devoid of particularly special insights/themes. All that stood out was the level of gore/brutality, which is not particularly interesting past the momentary "novelty" of causing a scare.

    A much more impressive film of its kind is Seven.
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    Whoops, double post
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    The Shining with mysic by Penderecky !

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFuller View Post
    Probably the Hammer Horrors, which are about as scary as Doctor Who (i.e., not much)..
    Have you seen the Dr Who about the stone statues that move in closer only when you are not looking?

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    "1. The Kingdom - Lars Von Trier (1995) "

    Excellent Danish mini-series.

    Fantasy-comedy.

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    The Ring (2003).




    The Legend of Hell House (1973). Except when it gets stupid in the last act.

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    The Innocents (1961). Adapted from Henry James, The Turn of the Screw.

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    Il demonio (1963). The adult version of The Exorcist (1973).

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    Exorcism sequence:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XB25Y_EvudE&t=18s
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    Quote Originally Posted by geralmar View Post
    Il demonio (1963). The adult version of The Exorcist (1973).

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    Exorcism sequence:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XB25Y_EvudE&t=18s
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    I like thrillers more than horror films. Bella L's Dracula, Psycho & Shadow of a Doubt.

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    My favorite: The Innocents (1961), with Deborah Kerr, directed by Jack Clayton, & based on Henry James' short story, The Turn of the Screw. The film's brilliant b & w cinematography adds to its creepiness.

    The Uninvited (1945), with Ray Milland.

    The Spiral Staircase (1946), with Dorothy McGuire.

    Les Diaboliques (1955), with Simone Signoret, directed by Henri-George Clouzot.

    Gaslight (1944), with Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman.

    Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964), with Sir Richard Attenborough and Kim Stanley.

    Whatever happened to Baby Jane? (1962), with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

    The Haunting (1963), based on the novel, The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson. (The Hollywood remake was terrible, as usual.)

    Psycho (1960), Alfred Hitchcock. (Does Rear Window count? There's also Frenzy and Strangers on a Train.)

    Don't Look Now (1973), with Donald Sutherland & Julie Christie, directed by Nicholas Roeg.

    The Omen (1976), with Gregory Peck, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw, & Lee Remick.

    Alien (1979), and Aliens (1986)--the first two films, or are they considered science fiction?

    The Shining (1980), Stanley Kubrick's film.

    The Ring (or Ringu--the original Japanese film, upon which the American film is based)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josquin13 View Post
    My favorite: The Innocents (1961), with Deborah Kerr, directed by Jack Clayton, & based on Henry James' short story, The Turn of the Screw. The film's brilliant b & w cinematography adds to its creepiness.

    The Uninvited (1945), with Ray Milland.

    The Spiral Staircase (1946), with Dorothy McGuire.

    Les Diaboliques (1955), with Simone Signoret, directed by Henri-George Clouzot.

    Gaslight (1944), with Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman.

    Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964), with Sir Richard Attenborough and Kim Stanley.

    Whatever happened to Baby Jane? (1962), with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

    The Haunting (1963), based on the novel, The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson. (The Hollywood remake was terrible, as usual.)

    Psycho (1960), Alfred Hitchcock. (Does Rear Window count? There's also Frenzy and Strangers on a Train.)

    Don't Look Now (1973), with Donald Sutherland & Julie Christie, directed by Nicholas Roeg.

    The Omen (1976), with Gregory Peck, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw, & Lee Remick.

    Alien (1979), and Aliens (1986)--the first two films, or are they considered science fiction?

    The Shining (1980), Stanley Kubrick's film.

    The Ring (or Ringu--the original Japanese film, upon which the American film is based)
    I've never seen Seance on a Wet Afternoon and Gaslight but I love many of the other titles... very good list. I will watch those two movies.
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    I just watched an interesting psychological thriller / horror movie: The Babadook. I watched It Follows the day before yesterday, and found it sucked, and undeserving of the praise. I'll go to great lengths to argue with anyone who wants to defend it.
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    here is one not posted about "NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD" filmed around in my hometown pittsburgh,pa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil loves classical View Post
    I just watched an interesting psychological thriller / horror movie: The Babadook. I watched It Follows the day before yesterday, and found it sucked, and undeserving of the praise. I'll go to great lengths to argue with anyone who wants to defend it.
    Babadook is OK. I thought it would be naff but I enjoyed it at the time. Not seen it for a few years.

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    Growing up it was "The Excorcist." Then it was the Directors Cut where they show her bent over backwards and crawling down the stairs like a spider. Made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Saw it again about 10 years ago, and had no affect on me, but I still enjoyed it.

    I thought the first "Nightmare On Elm Street" was very scary (I was a teenager when it came out). Then after the 2nd one, they became pretty much comedies. Haven't see it again since.

    - "Haute Tension" ("High Tension") (French) was good until the last 20 minutes or so, then it become kind of comical.
    - "The Conjuring" (Both) I thought were good.
    - "Let Me In" I thought was very good. Not sure I would consider it a "horror" movie but definitely disturbing.
    - "It" The first one. I thought the first 3/4 maybe as much as 4/5 of that movie was outstanding. Scary as hell, and then the very end was just patently absurd. It's as if while he was writing this great story and it came time to create an ending, every shred of creativity just escaped his head. I know people who even said the ending in the book sucked.

    I saw the first part of the remake. Very good, and I hear they are creating a whole different ending because that was everyone's complaint of the original, book and movie.

    - "Ringu" I thought was excellent. Didn't see the American Version.
    - "Get Out." I heard great things, but I had to turn it off when I saw them selling black people. It was doing pretty well until that absurdity happened. There are certain lines of ridiculousness, and when I see a secret meeting of white people selling off black people in today's America, I know they crossed it and I can no longer indulge such idiocy.
    - "Halloween" The first one. Saw the remake and it wasn't scary because they humanized Michael Meyers too much. On one hand, it was great to see the back story on him, but on the other, it took away the "scariness" of him. Then it just became slightly suspenseful.
    - "Misery" Definitely more of a thriller, but good lord, what a movie.
    - "Cabin In The Woods." I can't understand why this isn't more in the comedy or sci-fi category. Perhaps the 1st half is a bit scary, but then it goes full comedy sci-fi.
    - "Alien" Great Movie but I have to put it into Sci-Fi category.
    - "A Quiet Place" New movie that just came out on rental. Perhaps in the Sci-Fi category, but definitely VERY suspenseful and well done.

    Not a Movie, it's a TV show, but almost everyone season of "American Horror Story" is a winner. It is so well done. I didn't see the last season (many fans said it was the worst season so far), but I hear Jessica Lange is coming back next season. I can't wait. The genius of the show is that you don't have to see any particular season to understand any other. Completely different story, different characters, and often different time period season to season.

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