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

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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

as I generally don't like gore or the '70s, I will be filling in your dead zones.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I openly welcome your ballot.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

well shit even with my wacky rules i still have 88 left, plus a bunch of stuff i feel terrible about excluding

Badu and a sax run hand-in-hand (jjjusten), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

and i have a bunch of stuff lined up to watch before voting that i havent seen

arrghhhhh

Badu and a sax run hand-in-hand (jjjusten), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ same here, have threads and marebito ready to go for tonight. can't imagine that threads will make the cut, as "horrific" does not = "horror" in my book, but who knows?

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

fyi I have reversed my decision and will not be putting screaming racist cake on my ballot

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

heartily second the deadgirl recommendation. very well done, but not for the squeamish. will prolly end up somewhere on my ballot?

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

did not much care for deadgirl but maybe i need to (ugh) rescreen

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

mostly i find myself wanting to rewatch films on my ballot i havent seen in ages

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

henry: poask you fucked my shit up at age 12. will you still do so at age 34? etc etc.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

my votig strategy turned out to be some lame (but apt given the subject) what had the most impact on first seeing and maybe thereafter thing

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw i will prob give anything that is on streaming a shot if people want to pimp particular movies. i would say the same thing about netflix but my queue is sitting somewhere around 500 already so that way lies madness. if anyone knows an easy way to get a hold of noroi: the curse that is one that i desperately want to see before voting but netflix doesnt even have it on disc so angryface

Badu and a sax run hand-in-hand (jjjusten), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's a pretty good strategy, actually. xp

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

not sure how to get ahold of noroi, jjj. i, uh, cataracted it.

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

would also like to rep for messiah of evil - had never even heard of it until it got some votes n love in darin's 1973 poll. at a historical midway point between carnival of souls and suspiria, it brings to mind the former's horror-in-everyday-life and the latter's color scheme and shot composition. while I wouldn't put it on the same level as those two, it's worthwhile if you dig slow-paced creepy arty horror flicks from the 70s. I know I do.

FUN FACT: walter hill plays the guy who gets killed in the first scene.

WARNING: don't watch the version on youtube. it has a goofy alternate soundtrack, and it's cropped which really impacts one of the film's strong points, those great 'scope setups.





diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

also just noticed that entrails of a virgin is on the nominations list. slay classy, ilx ;)

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

dang, that looks nice, edIII. big pix tho.

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like big pix and I cannot lie

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

fyi I have reversed my decision and will not be putting screaming racist cake on my ballot

I don't think this joke is getting the credit it deserves.

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

'Messiah Of Evil' is fucking great, especially when Albino Jandek dude asks his passenger 'Do you like...Wagner?' (Wagner prounced like Robert Wagner, not Richard Wagner). Love.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ yeah I love that bit

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Craig stole my post.

emil.y, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just wanted to mention that the wonderfully-named Twitch of the Death Nerve is A) great, and B) perhaps better known today as Bay of Blood (original Italian title, Reazione a Catena). It's a 1971 film by Mario Bava that's sometimes credited with kicking off the "body count" or slasher sub-genre. Clever, suspenseful and funny, with excellent gore effects by Carlo Rambaldi. Recommended to fans of Argento, Bava, De Palma and bloody mystery thrillers in general.

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Huge influence on Friday The 13th. I like it a lot but it missed my ballot in the end. Still went with lots of Bava though.

Une semaine de Bunty (ShariVari), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

First pass got it down to 90 movies or so. Suspect that getting it to the core 50 won't be hard at all. The problem I'm having (or rather the regret I expect to have) is that there are so many all-time classics that I absolutely have to vote for that there won't be much room on my ballot for oddball personal choices and dark horse contenders.

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

More than anything else this whole thing is a very welcomed opportunity to actually watch all that heavily recommended and eagerly anticipated stuff that keeps piling up for years. Still unwatched, waiting beside me and literally ready to be popped in at any second:
Angel Heart (1987)
Apaches
Brood, The (1979)
Calvaire
Images
Marebito
Night of the Hunter, The
Onibaba
Possession (1981)
Repulsion (1965)
Session 9
Short Night Of Glass Dolls, The
Shout, The (1978)
Them/Ils (2006)
Threads

Now if I just had an evening on my own that would last approx 20 consecutive hours.

the europan nikon is here (grauschleier), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 21:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

These are essential:

Onibaba
Possession (1981)
Repulsion (1965)
Threads

I really need to see Night of the Hunter, but I honestly don't think I'm going to get around to it before the end of the poll.

emil.y, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 22:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

As for coaxing people in watching films that may or may not change their life to the better: If you don't have to already, maybe make sure to get hold of Spoorloos (for the ending), Messiah of Evil (for the beautiful set design of the beach house), Hausu (for the sheer spectacle and inventiveness) and Pulse/Kairo.

the europan nikon is here (grauschleier), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 22:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

If I find the time, a Possession/Threads double feature will get the ball rolling in a promising manner, me thinks.

the europan nikon is here (grauschleier), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 22:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Angel Heart (1987)
Apaches
Brood, The (1979)
Calvaire
Images
Marebito
Night of the Hunter, The
Onibaba
Possession (1981)
Repulsion (1965)
Session 9
Short Night Of Glass Dolls, The
Shout, The (1978)
Them/Ils (2006)
Threads

great list. i'd be surprised if you didn't come out with 5 or 6 new favorites. would add night of the hunter, the brood and calvaire to those upped by emil.y. need to see the shout myself.

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 22:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

And watch Apaches too if only cause it only takes a half hour.

Look at how funky he is! (jer.fairall), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 22:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm torn on voting for Night of the Hunter. It's one of my favorite movies of all time and would go in the top 5 of any all time movie list for me, but I never considered it a horror film. I can certainly see it, but it has never resonated for me in that particular way.

Jeff, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 22:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 22:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm gonna wind up voting for it, but it definitely rides the edge for me, more than almost anything else that'll be a gray area on my ballot.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh damn didn't even see it on there. Add about 49 points to the final tally.

Kevin John Bozelka, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

night of the hunter is clearly a borderline case, but it exemplifies much of what i want out of a horror movie: it's inventive, dreamlike, wildly stylized, lushly atmospheric, and suffused with a particularly voluptuous sort of dread. this is what i want more of in horror. what i want less of are the things i expect i'll find in threads: harrowingly realistic depictions of human suffering. what night of the hunter lacks are supernatural elements, jump scares and a clear relationship with horror as an established genre, but that's okay with me. i see it as a forerunner of lynch, and lynch is easily my single favorite horror filmmaker.

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

It also looks back, I think, to some of the dreamlike qualities of the earliest horror films. The amazing scene in the kids' bedroom when Mitchum's shadow is thrown on the wall reminds me of Caligari, other shots remind me of Whale's Frankenstein, etc. I voted for it.

clemenza, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think rewatching that clip convinced me that I should vote for Night of the Hunter in every poll, genre be damned.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

The first time I saw it and she says, "It's a hard world for little things" I might have cheered, that scene is just that good.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:25 (2 years ago) Permalink


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