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Old February 4 2009, 06:26 AM   #1
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Horror Recommendations

I'm looking for a horror movie to watch tonight.

I like:

The Descent
28 Days Later
Cube
Night of the Living Dead
Friday the 13th Part II

I don't want to watch a teen slasher film
nothing would subtitles (nothing against foreign films, I just need to be able to work on homework at the same time)
and preferably something within the last 20 years.

Shoot.
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Old February 4 2009, 06:31 AM   #2
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Re: Horror Recommendations

Older than 20 years, but John Carpenter's "Prince of Darkness" was the first movie that really freaked me out.. Satan as interdimensional alien banished to earth....

Only has one "GOTCHA" moment toward the end, so I don't count it as a slasher flick. Also, a very creepy performance by Alice Cooper...

Low budget, but it worked for me...
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Old February 4 2009, 08:12 AM   #3
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Try Session 9. Fans always seem to either love it or hate it, and I'd be interested to see on which side you fall.
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Old February 4 2009, 08:15 AM   #4
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Try some Asia Tartan Extreme - The Ring, The Eye. Very different to western horror and sometimes more disturbting because of it. There's one where they're eating dead babies, can't remember the title, though.
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Old February 4 2009, 08:16 AM   #5
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Well (if you haven't seen them):

Dawn of the Dead 78
Day of the Dead
Land of the Dead
Diary of the Dead
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Old February 4 2009, 12:19 PM   #6
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Limiting it to the last 20 years and non subtitled films...

The Others
Dog Soldiers (by the man who brought you Descent)
Dawn of the Dead remake.
28 Weeks later

Expanding the parameters I'd add..

The Orpahange (subtitled)
The Ring (subtitled)
The Thing (1980s)
The Fog (1970s)
Halloween (1970s)
Dawn of the Dead
The Haunting (1960s)
Curse/Night of the Demon (1950s)
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Old February 4 2009, 12:25 PM   #7
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Older than 20 years, but John Carpenter's "Prince of Darkness" was the first movie that really freaked me out.. Satan as interdimensional alien banished to earth....

Only has one "GOTCHA" moment toward the end, so I don't count it as a slasher flick. Also, a very creepy performance by Alice Cooper...

Low budget, but it worked for me...
Yeah I love that film, it has just a wonderful creepy atmosphere to it, great locations and music (love Carpenter soundtracks) plus the melding of science and superstition works wonderfully I thought.

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Try Session 9. Fans always seem to either love it or hate it, and I'd be interested to see on which side you fall.
Not sure I hated it, but I didn't think it lived up to expectation.

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Try some Asia Tartan Extreme - The Ring, The Eye. Very different to western horror and sometimes more disturbting because of it. There's one where they're eating dead babies, can't remember the title, though.
The Ring is one of my all time favourite horror films, but the more Japansese/Korean horrors I watch the samier they seem to be, and whilst creepy girls with long black hair are scary, they're not scary all the time.

If The Eye is the one I think it is the set piece at the end is unbeleivable good however!
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Old February 4 2009, 01:35 PM   #8
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From the 80s- Re-Animator, The Thing, Return of the Living Dead

Within the last 20 years... the 1999 version of House On Haunted Hill
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Old February 4 2009, 02:02 PM   #9
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Evil Dead (older than 20 years)
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Old February 4 2009, 08:08 PM   #10
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Another vote for DOG SOLDIERS, especially if you liked THE DESCENT.

DAGON is good, too.

(And, when you can accomodate subtitles, THE ORPHANAGE is fantastic.)
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Old February 4 2009, 11:56 PM   #11
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^ I second all of these recommendations.
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Old February 5 2009, 12:21 AM   #12
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Spaceman Spiff wrote: View Post
Try Session 9. Fans always seem to either love it or hate it, and I'd be interested to see on which side you fall.
I impulse bought that film. I found it to be an interesting concept, but rather awkwardly executed.

I would not recommend that he does his homework whilst watching that, or any of the other fine films recommended here though. That's really not on.
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Old February 5 2009, 01:30 AM   #13
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Re: Horror Recommendations

Might be tough to get your hands on with short notice but I highly recommend [rec], it's a foreign film that the recent film Quarantine was a remake of.

It's not overly gory, just a great little gem. Judging the horror movies you like, I think it'd be right up your alley.

EDIT: Oops, I saw your no subtitles thing... Put it on your To-Do list. Heh.
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Old February 5 2009, 01:58 AM   #14
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Starbreaker wrote: View Post
I'm looking for a horror movie to watch tonight.

I like:

The Descent
28 Days Later
Cube
Night of the Living Dead
Friday the 13th Part II

I don't want to watch a teen slasher film
nothing would subtitles (nothing against foreign films, I just need to be able to work on homework at the same time)
and preferably something within the last 20 years.

Shoot.
Would you be interasted in something REALLY scary as hell? Try the remake of the FLY. I think that movie is really scary due to the fact he CAN'T run away from the monster because he is the monster. It's both VERY frightning and sad. Oh! and if I wer'e you I would have a BARF bag handy( you'll NEED IT!)
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Old February 5 2009, 02:06 AM   #15
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Oh! I forgot to mention HELLRAISER. Now THAT! movie will keep you up for awhile. Plus the music is SURPRISINGLY GOOD!
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