Tales From The ILX Top 100 Horror Movies Poll Discussion/Nominations Thread

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Drag Me To Hell
Paranormal Activity
Planet Terror

da croupier, Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Teeth
Brain Dead/Dead Alive
28 Days Later

da croupier, Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Does Threads count?

emil.y, Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

TV movie? Sure why not.

hot and brothered (Eric H.), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just added Hausu into the spreadsheet, but I feel like doing it that way may confuse me as I'll have no record of it here.

emil.y, Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just Plain Top 100

^ this

picture jean rollin (Pillbox), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Friday The 13th Part II
Rabid
Shivers
Ringu
The Haunting Of Hell House

da croupier, Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Will I be the only person voting who still covers my eyes when a film scares me? Seriously. And I'm 50. (I even covered my eyes through a lot of No Country for Old Men the first time I saw it.)

clemenza, Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I was just realizing what a Pandora's box I opened up with that google doc.

For sanity's sake, I think doing it the old-fashioned way might be better for me to keep track.

hot and brothered (Eric H.), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

woops, I meant The Legend Of Hell House. Different movie!

da croupier, Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Will I be the only person voting who still covers my eyes when a film scares me? Seriously. And I'm 50.

It doesn't happen much, but I'll admit at the end of Paranormal Activity 2 I was worried what they'd do for an encore and watched between fingers.

da croupier, Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDES: pulse

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286751/

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sooo...are we keeping track here of stuff we added to the spreadsheet? If so:

An American Werewolf in London
Blob, The (1988)
Brain Damage
Creepshow
Dawn of the Dead (1978) (Dates are gonna be crucial with some of these entries)
Day of the Dead (1985)
Eraserhead
Exorcist 3, The
Fog, The
From Dusk Til Dawn
God Told Me To
Gremlins
Hausu
Hellraiser
Howling, The
In The Mouth of Madness
Inland Empire
Legend of Hell House
Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
Phantasm
Pieces
Return of the Living Dead
Salem's Lot
Shaun of the Dead
Testament
Tingler, The
Trick r' Treat

1 of paper = 4 of coin (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

(Dates are gonna be crucial with some of these entries)

I'd also like to see a distinction between the Haunting (1963) and The Haunting (1999). While I can't imagine voting for the latter, someone might.

da croupier, Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yep, I closed off edit access to all for that doc, but I'll keep adding stuff to it myself. It's just easier for me to keep track of new entries that way.

hot and brothered (Eric H.), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, man, yeah...this might be a PITA for you, Eric. Like, I was trying to pare down my list as I noticed people mentioning stuff in this thread, but I still managed to add some dupes. Plus an unintentional string of bbcode (which I watched someone delete in real time and didn't realize was a thing Google Docs did...creeeeepy).

1 of paper = 4 of coin (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, never mind. Ha ha.

1 of paper = 4 of coin (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

LOL, yeah, when I was trying to edit and saw two other users adding stuff, I thought: This is a mistake.

hot and brothered (Eric H.), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

So, to recap. Nominations doc is available for all to read. I'll add titles that are listed in this thread, and the ones that received votes in the yearly horror movie polls (later).

hot and brothered (Eric H.), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Carry on Screaming
Deep Red
Dog Soldiers
Hellraiser
Kill List
Let the Right One In (2008)
Lifeforce
Psychomania
Sleepy Hollow
Theatre of Blood

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have 4 types of things I generally look for in a good horror movie (but not necessarily in the same flick):

* terror/fright
* tension/thrills/accelerated heart rate
* unease/despair
* lols

there are probably going to be a few movies that are just classic or great that I'll include on my list (and I probably have more criteria than what I listed), but this is what I think of first when I think of horror/comedy horror.

I don't scare easy, so I love a good fright. Maybe a half-dozen movies have legit scared me.

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?

wait, what?

i think this is serious (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Does Threads count?

Testament will be very high on my ballot, so I'd say horrifying Reagan/Thatcher-era nuclear war nightmares absolutely count (maybe this will be the kick in the seat I need to finally watch Threads). And I think TV movies should probably get a huge pass in this poll to allow for the inclusion of stuff like Salem's Lot and It.

1 of paper = 4 of coin (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Speaking of which, I nominate:

Ghostwatch

1 of paper = 4 of coin (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Okay, some more noms:

Häxan (1922)
Vampyr (1932)
Suspiria
The Stone Tape
Valerie & Her Week of Wonders
Blood on Satan's Claw
Eraserhead

emil.y, Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Tenebrae
Angry Red Planet
It! The Terror from Beyond Space

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Evil Dead II
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre II
Ringu
Phantasm II
The Changeling
White Zombie
Frailty
Halloween III
Zombie
Rec aka [rec]
Black Christmas (1974)
Slither
Martyrs
Scanners
Zombie aka Zombi 2 (1979)
Eraserhead

picture jean rollin (Pillbox), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ oops @ Zombie repeat

picture jean rollin (Pillbox), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love how many times Eraserhead is getting nominated. :)

hot and brothered (Eric H.), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

will be an easy ballot cuz there are only about 20 respectable horror films ever

and one of the top 5 is Kobayashi's Kwaidan (1964)

figure it will get 3 votes.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 April 2012 13:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Added that boring movie to the nominations list.

hot and brothered (Eric H.), Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

also..

The Changeling (1980)

(not the one w/ Angelina Jolie)

picture jean rollin (Pillbox), Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Horror = a gazillion times better a genre than comedy. And often funnier, too.

emil.y, Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

know-nothingism reigns, it is the Year Zero!

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh. Oh, oh, oh. I started watching Cathy's Curse last night (from the same 10 for $10 box set that introduced me to the wonderful God Told Me To and Pieces) while going to sleep, and I'll have to finish it to see whether it belongs here, but what I saw was the most jaw-droppingly :O sub-Ed Wood ineptitude which was somehow so inept that it started crossing over into something surreal and unnerving even while it made me laugh. It doesn't feel like something made by human beings or anything with the capacity for conscious thought.

1 of paper = 4 of coin (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

(Also, horror is way cleverer, has better cinematography, more plot, deeper characterisation... I could go on...)

emil.y, Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, god, yeah, The Changeling. That movie scared the ever-living crap out of me when I was like 12 and saw it on HBO.

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

k, emil.y added to enemies list

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Glad to see that Morbs will be maintaining the complain-a-thon throughout this poll, as well.

1 of paper = 4 of coin (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha, like months ago.

hot and brothered (Eric H.), Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Morbs is going to take it to the next level on this one.

hot and brothered (Eric H.), Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
M
Let the Right One In (2008)
Bloodsucking Freaks

picture jean rollin (Pillbox), Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

You've admitted repeatedly that you don't enjoy being scared and don't like horror movies generally, Morbs, so I suspect the thread will give your cavils all the attention that they merit.

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

actually I won't DWH, since it's my least fave genre and I don't care what you guys think about anything

*into Carrie Weiss's grave*

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

So I really love ringu, dark water, pulse

Any other Japanese horror movies you folks can recommend?

Also loved A Tale of Two Sisters (and The Host which is of a different sort than what I'm looking for here)

So obv looking for recommendations for Korean horror as well

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg Carrie Weiss :)

hot and brothered (Eric H.), Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

k, emil.y added to enemies list

― Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, April 5, 2012 3:03 PM (24 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

You just can't handle the truth!

I will check out Kwaidan at some point, though, I quite like a good portmanteau.

emil.y, Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

C'mon, Morbs, you're not fooling anybody. You may not agree with anything we think, but you care so hard what we think about everything.

1 of paper = 4 of coin (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Speaking of which, have we had:

Black Sabbath (Bava, 1963)

?

emil.y, Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Austerity Fluffles, I will have a think about Japanese/Korean horror for you. There's definitely some amazing stuff.

emil.y, Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't want to vote for it in the comedy poll, because I decided to exclude unintentional comedies, but it certainly was intended to be a horror movie.

Tuomas, Monday, 16 April 2012 13:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's either a great comedy or a rotten horror movie.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Monday, 16 April 2012 14:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I may just give Troll 2 one point on every poll.

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Monday, 16 April 2012 14:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

turner classic movies held a film festival last weekend in hollywood with a midnight screening of phase iv on friday, kinda funny to see it positioned among the likes of singing in the rain, the searchers, and vertigo...

http://www.tcm.com/festival/programs/481842/index.html

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Monday, 16 April 2012 14:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh it's been years and years since I've seen devil inside her, iirc there's one troubling sequence but the rest is pretty standard stuff for the time, albeit dressed up in disturbing facepaint

xp to contendo

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Monday, 16 April 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

last wave, the (1977)

^ weird that classics like this are still getting nommed, down to the wire and we're still missing good stuff but ah well

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Monday, 16 April 2012 16:10 (2 years ago) Permalink


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