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Old 11-12-2008, 05:26 PM   #16
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The Shining (Kubrick, '80)
I much prefer this version to the newer remake. Scared the crap out of me when I first watched it at around 13 years old. Personally I think the Jack Nicholson version is 10x better. He plays such a good psycho and Olive Oyl's buggy eyes make for a good laugh throughout the movie. The twin girls are way creepy. I know the remake version is probably more precise to the book, but to me is just too long and drawn out, and dude is just not psycho enough for me. Plus the kid's mouth bugs the hell out of me. It's like he cant close it or something.
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Ooh laz, good call...Serpent and the Rainbow and Phantasm, both brilliant. The tall man in Phantasm, one scary mofo.

I think most of my favs have been nailed already, but Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original) belongs on the list. But I'm a sucker for that whole genre...even crap like Wrong Turn keeps me entertained (and Wrong Turn 2 gives you the added bonus of Henry Rollins woo hoo).
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I much prefer this version to the newer remake. Scared the crap out of me when I first watched it at around 13 years old. Personally I think the Jack Nicholson version is 10x better. He plays such a good psycho and Olive Oyl's buggy eyes make for a good laugh throughout the movie. The twin girls are way creepy. I know the remake version is probably more precise to the book, but to me is just too long and drawn out, and dude is just not psycho enough for me. Plus the kid's mouth bugs the hell out of me. It's like he cant close it or something.
Yeah, I've heard the remake is more faithful; apparently Stephen King didn't like the liberties taken with the first film and always wanted to remake it. But I don't really care what he thinks--the reason the original film is better is because of Kubrick's fucked-up images more than the story stuff. The bloody elevator, the two girls, the guy in the dog costume blowing the other guy...crazy shit.

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Ooh laz, good call...Serpent and the Rainbow and Phantasm, both brilliant. The tall man in Phantasm, one scary mofo.
Unfortunately, Phantasm II is unavailable on DVD in the U.S. (it can be found, though ) I do need to see the third and fourth parts, which apparently aren't too bad.
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:04 PM   #19
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The remake is definitely more faithful to the novel, but much inferior to Kubrick's twisted vision.

I didn't even think of Cronenberg for this topic, because as you said, more of a sci-fi element than horror to his best early work.
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You mean getting attacked by a fire hose and one of the guys from Wings isn't terrifying?
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:42 PM   #21
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Halloween
The Shining
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The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I'm not generally a fan of horror movies, but this one was truly terrifying And for that reason I'll never watch it again

Just watched part of the Shining on tv the other night too.. *shivers*
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Also think my favorite Cronenberg films (Videodrome, Scanners) are more sci-fi than horror.
I forgot about those Cronenberg films. I love Videodrome, Scanners and The Fly.
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:33 PM   #24
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The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I'm not generally a fan of horror movies, but this one was truly terrifying And for that reason I'll never watch it again
I actually thought the original one sucked lol. However the remake scared the absolute hell out of me
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Did anyone like the movie Gargoyles as a kid? (I'll still sit through it once in a while for fun.)

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Thanks to this thread I was watching clips of classic horror movies on youtube... like the decapitation scene from The Omen.
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My favorites are:
The remakes of both Thirteen Ghosts and House on Haunted Hill ( )
A Nightmare on Elm Street
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Halloween.

Anything I just watch on my quest to find the worst horror movie ever made.

As far as the Shining is concerned, being a huge fan of the book, I'm a bit disappointed in the Kubrick version JUST because the name of the movie is the Shining. If it were anything else I would love it unconditionally. As for the remake, I've always liked Steven Weber, so that wasn't weird for me, and I just liked how faithful it was. It was fun to watch while I was home sick.
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My favorites are:
The remakes of both Thirteen Ghosts and House on Haunted Hill ( )
A Nightmare on Elm Street
and
Halloween.

Anything I just watch on my quest to find the worst horror movie ever made.

As far as the Shining is concerned, being a huge fan of the book, I'm a bit disappointed in the Kubrick version JUST because the name of the movie is the Shining. If it were anything else I would love it unconditionally. As for the remake, I've always liked Steven Weber, so that wasn't weird for me, and I just liked how faithful it was. It was fun to watch while I was home sick.
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hmm hmm hmm ha ha ha

oh my God, it's Garbage Day! I have only ever seen that bit before.

This might really go down as one of the worst I've ever seen if I'm actually willing to sit down and watch it. Which I must, I do it for the cause of course
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Garbage Day is almost as good as this clip from Troll 2:

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