THE VAULT OF ILX Top 100 HORROR Movies Poll Voting Thread (voting closes May 9)

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Speaking of stuff to see before voting, marebito is an unsung masterpiece imo. Also shutter is on Netflix streaming fyi.

Rango Unchained (jjjusten), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

marebito sounds great! will watch asap

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 21:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

interested due to the presence of tsukamota as much as anything else, i have to admit...

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

man my ballot is just embarrassingly m.o.r.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

but i have to go with my heart

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

or maybe my gut, given the subject

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

and while we're on the subject of recent japanese stuff, i wanna put in a word for Noroi: The Curse. it's a documentary-style horror film, not perfect, but very clever and spooky as hell. recommended to anyone who dug ringu and/or ju-on.

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh, "tsukamota" = shinya tsukamoto

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 21:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

man my ballot is just embarrassingly m.o.r.

Exactly what I thought when I sent in mine. More than with comedy, more than with almost any music list I assemble, my horror-film ballot was like an AFI list (with a predominance of post-Psycho picks). I guess horror films bring out the stodgy classicist in me.

clemenza, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

here's to stodgy classicism

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seeing Possession on the list, makes me wonder if anyone's seen Zulawski's On The Silver Globe...

I haven't, but, judging by descriptions, I suspect it deserves some sort of mention.

"Fourvel - it's like Fievel, but one less." (R Baez), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 23:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Actually, I've been meaning to mention three key writers on the genre: 1) Robin Wood, for The American Nightmare--I've mentioned that book a few times; 2)David Pirie, who wrote A Heritage of Horror about Hammer Films (where I found out about The Conqueror Room and The Devil Rides Out and things like that; 3) Carlos Clarens, who may have written the earliest genre history. It's been ages, but they all influenced me when I first started paying attention to this stuff.

clemenza, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 23:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

on the silver globe usually considered sci-fi.... pretty sure there's a zulawski thread around here somewhere

xp

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 23:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ the conqueror room

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 23:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

hammer stuff got under-nommed but it's been so long since I've seen most of the frankenstein/dracula series I'm not sure which I'd even vote for. I don't think a single one of those films got nommed? very disappointed in you brits tbh

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought about nominating some of that stuff, but tbh, i'm not very familiar with it, so i figured i'd leave it to others. surprised that no one here seems to care about that era.

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

i feel like redoing my ballot and including nothing but unearthed and toetag films.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

if i won't speak up for slaughtered vomit dolls, who will?

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

SOME NOTES:

- Seeing Coffin Joe nominated thrills me, largely because all I can remember of his movies is him being not so much evil as obnoxious, moody, and self-righteous.

- DUMPLINGS!! is an eyecatcher on that list.

- Leprechaun 2 nominated, but not Leprechaun.

"Fourvel - it's like Fievel, but one less." (R Baez), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

HEADS UP TO VOTERS:

DON'T FORGET Def By Temptation!

"Fourvel - it's like Fievel, but one less." (R Baez), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

hammer stuff got under-nommed but it's been so long since I've seen most of the frankenstein/dracula series I'm not sure which I'd even vote for. I don't think a single one of those films got nommed? very disappointed in you brits tbh

Hammer films are like Carry On films in that they're mostly good but quite similar to each other, the only one I can think of that really stands out is Witchfinder General (was that even Hammer?). Also they turn up on tv a lot, or used to at least, so they don't seem like anything special here.

0O0O0O0O0 (Matt #2), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

"The Conqueror Room"--yikes. Vincent Price rides around the English countryside, trying to rid the country of...I can't even figure out a punchline for that one. Maybe should have gone with Witchfinder General.

clemenza, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Conqueror Room: Vincent Price rides around the English countryside, trying to convince Denny that two is great, but three is a crowd.

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

"You're tearing me apart, Hopkins!"

emil.y, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

hammer stuff got under-nommed but it's been so long since I've seen most of the frankenstein/dracula series I'm not sure which I'd even vote for. I don't think a single one of those films got nommed? very disappointed in you brits tbh

Hammer films are like Carry On films in that they're mostly good but quite similar to each other, the only one I can think of that really stands out is Witchfinder General (was that even Hammer?). Also they turn up on tv a lot, or used to at least, so they don't seem like anything special here.

― 0O0O0O0O0 (Matt #2), Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:14 PM (8 minutes ago)

there are a couple of hammer films nommed, just not any from the dracula/frankenstein camp. I get the cultural fatigue but it strikes me as, like, not nomming any of the corman poe adaptions.

also roomfinder general is not a hammer film

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's Tigon, right?

emil.y, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah tigon/aip

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I dunno maybe those hammer films just haven't aged well

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Pirie book may have been about British horror films in general, with a focus on Hammer. But I see The Conqueror Worm's in the first Danny Peary cult-movie book, so maybe that's where I first found out about it.

clemenza, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just scanning over a list of Hammer films, and yeah, most of them do blur into one for me. For some reason I thought Theatre of Blood was a Hammer, but noooo.

emil.y, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

peary's cult movies turned me on to so many movies in the 80s

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 01:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

i missed all the threads/testament discussion earlier, but like i said in the noms thread, threads is a lock for my top ten. and unlike e3, it totally fits my definition of horror, or at least one of them. i can't think of anything much more horrifying than the complete breakdown of human society, especially since [SPOILERS?] the ending hints at a slight hopefulness for survival that's even more horrifying than the entire destruction of all organic life on the planet, and in the best horror movie tradition it makes the whole thing gripping (if not thrilling).

plus it's available to watch in its entirety for free on google video. #hintsfromstrongoise

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 01:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I nommed Dracula: Prince of Darkness. It's got a lot more action than a lot of Hammer Dracula films, and Christopher Lee is in fine form. Also nommed The Woman in Black, which I'm not expecting a lot of support for but I loved it.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 01:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nine ballots so far. No movie shows up on more than six, and only two boast that number.

Almost wish I could've preserved the results in amber at four ballots. The number one movie would've shocked the hell out of everyone.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 03:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's i accidentally domed your son amirite?!?

a big fat fucking fat guy in a barrel what could be better? (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Original or remake?

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 03:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i missed all the threads/testament discussion earlier, but like i said in the noms thread, threads is a lock for my top ten. and unlike e3, it totally fits my definition of horror, or at least one of them. i can't think of anything much more horrifying than the complete breakdown of human society, especially since [SPOILERS?] the ending hints at a slight hopefulness for survival that's even more horrifying than the entire destruction of all organic life on the planet, and in the best horror movie tradition it makes the whole thing gripping (if not thrilling).

plus it's available to watch in its entirety for free on google video. #hintsfromstrongoise

― jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:03 PM (Yesterday)

I can see why somebody would consider threads a horror movie, it's pretty horrific, and I've gone back and forth on it myself as y'all debate. but for some reason threads feels more akin to bleak desolation fests like pixote or come and see. they all depict hell on earth, it's just in threads it's a hell that hasn't yet occurred.

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

OK, so I just copy-pasted the nom list into Word so I can start winnowing out the ones I haven't seen and go from there, and it runs 16 pages.

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

cutting one of 2,000 Maniacs! and Two-Thousand Maniacs could help bring it down to 15

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Who's the joker who nommed Donkey Punch?

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

?

it is a horror movie. maybe theres 2 w/the same name or something, but this was abt bad things happening on a bout

Rango Unchained (jjjusten), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

man my ballot is just embarrassingly m.o.r.

Mine's in progress, but it's looking pretty much like this will be the case for me, too. I wish I could vote anonymously. Eric, are you judging voters?

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not at all. My own ballot is probably apt to strike a few participants here as ... well, whatever the horror movie equivalent of Biskand is. I think all of my top 5 are American horror movies 1968-1979. Can't help it.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

dont worry i am working up some totally strange internal rules for my ballot that will make mine a glorious mess

btw on the "hey give this a shot before voting" tip both deadgirl and session 9 are on streaming netflix

Rango Unchained (jjjusten), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

also i just started narrowing down my list and good god this is a fucking nightmare

Rango Unchained (jjjusten), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Drew down to 100 before making the hard choices.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sadly I winnowed down to 6 pages by eliminating what I haven't seen. And expect mine to be pretty MOR as well.

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I actively hated Session 9 and I thought it was pretty clearly garbage but then people whose opinions I value told me they liked it. That was surprising.

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

thought it was pretty great until the end. atmospheric, scary as hell, great soundtrack, decent performances - all undone by a predictable and heavy-handed conclusion.

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I liked Session 9 but I think it's going to get cut from my ballot.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:29 (2 years ago) Permalink


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