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

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I'm going to fill my last spot with the Twin Peaks pilot. (I don't mean to sidetrack this into Twin Peaks discussion #591.) I got it out and watched it again tonight. I'm not a big fan of Fire Walk with Me--there are parts of it I like--and even though I'd be okay with voting for the entire series, that really wouldn't be fair (plus you'd be voting for a fair amount of really silly stuff). The pilot is a way for me to acknowledge that part of the series (four, five, six hours, scattered about) that gripped and terrified me as much as almost anything I've ever seen. The blueprint for that film is in the pilot. Bob doesn't appear, but he's looming--in the one shot of the school's empty halls, in the awful traces left behind in the boxcar, in Grace Zabriskie's scream at the end. If you know what's coming, it's a horror film.

clemenza, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 04:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

i want to stan for and hope everyone will vote for DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS, harry kumel's decadent eurosleaze masterpiece from 1971. it is sort of my ideal horror movie, and another of my all time favorite movies of any sort. it's technically a "lesbian vampire movie", but much less campy and trashy than that might suggest, it's pitched somewhere between antonioni ripoff and tribute to the gothic glamour of 40s horror. drowsy, sexy, death-haunted and just totally badass from front to back. plus an all-time classic performance from delphyine seyrig as the countess elizabeth bathory.

THE KITTEN TYPE (contenderizer), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 04:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

a lot of "it is" and "it's" sentences in there :(

THE KITTEN TYPE (contenderizer), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 04:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm going to fill my last spot with the Twin Peaks pilot.

Yeah, even though it's stretching the purpose of this poll somewhat, I considered stumping for some specific television episodes (e.g. Twin Peaks - "Lonely Souls", The X-Files - "Home", The Outer Limits - "Don't Open Until Doomsday" (total proto-Lynch, that one)) that are as solid as any number of horror films in the nominations thread. Because otherwise you'd have to do a "best horror episodes of all time" poll, which would just be a mess.

Dr. Buzzard's® Original Banana Bread (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 05:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

I can't believe that jeepers creepers didn't get nommed, might vote for it anyway, and so should everyone else obv.

Badu and a sax run hand-in-hand (jjjusten), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 07:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'm not qualified to vote in this but i think i may have been the only person to vote for cemetery man in the comedy poll and i just wanted to pop in and second/third/fourth the entreaties to vote for it here since i never bothered to stump for it earlier and have learned that the only thing necessary for cemetery man to fail is that good men do nothing.

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 07:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

"you have a lovely ossuary."

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 07:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

I really hope Michele Soavi's career takes off again because i'm pretty sure he'd be making better films than Argento at this point.

Just like you, except hot (ShariVari), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 07:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

'Burn, Witch, Burn' is down on the list, it's also known as 'Night of the Eagle' and is a nice, low key chiller.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

at the risk of being chased out of the thread with torches, i watched repulsion last night and it was sort of ok? i dont quite get where the huge love for it comes from at all.

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

like if i ever had the need to watch something like that i would much rather have carnival of souls or psycho on and be done with it.

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

yesterday i almost posted that you (and ed3) have been relentlessly otm throughout this thread.

now i am glad i got drunk and forgot what i was doing and played a mega man emulator instead.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

hahaha

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

ok to be fair i prob need to take a step back, ive kind of been mainlining old horror movies and giallos so i feel like i can vote fairly in this and it might be doing my head in a little bit, i think i watched who can kill a duckling and the start of two other things before getting to this one, so it seemed like a bit of a slog.

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

What did you think of Don't Torture A Duckling?

Just like you, except hot (ShariVari), Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

I mentioned upthread that Repulsion seems several steps away from Psycho - it goes farther, handles various things more explicitly. I thought it was great, especially stuff like the arms bursting through the walls in the hallway, cracks appearing abruptly in the building, her pulling back the covers of her bed and having a crazed rapist leap out from under them etc

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah i dunno, i think it's great, close to my favorite polanski and quite accessible. set and setting, though...

THE KITTEN TYPE (contenderizer), Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

so since this all started and in the interests of research i've watched Possession, Amer, Pontypool, Tourist Trap, The Witch Who Came From The Sea, Pulse, Drag Me To Hell, Below and Apaches. Although I liked them all to varying degrees (apart from maybe Below) prob only Possession will make my 50. Got Paperhouse, Who Can Kill A Child and Hour Of The Wolf lined up (yes, I've been doing lots of youtubing). Obv I can't list everything I've seen but assuming I'm a pretty big horror fan and have seen most of the canonical ones, does anybody have personal recommendations for something I really, REALLY need to see before the deadline?

second only to popcorn (or something), Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

Have you seen Alucarda?

Just like you, except hot (ShariVari), Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

nope.

second only to popcorn (or something), Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

and it's on youtube, thanks shari.

second only to popcorn (or something), Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

guys do you all wanna get together and make a horror movie? this is what my life has been building toward since about age 10 but i'm 34 now and in the interest of keeping it really real i'll never get my shit together well enough to pull it off before i'm dead.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

I have no horror-filmmaking skills, I'm pretty sure

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

can you play dead? i'm sure there's an extras role in there for you somewhere.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

sure, i wanna make a movie.

THE KITTEN TYPE (contenderizer), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

M. White used to be a location scout iirc

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

but sure I can play dead. I am also good at rolling around in corn syrup & red dye no. 5, if necessary

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

the saddest lol is that i already have the script written.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

Uh oh, I fear a Demon Lover/Demon Lover Diary situation coming on...

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

and s1ocki knows a thing or two about moviemakin iirc

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm in if I can die an absurdly creative death sometime in the second act.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

if i ever get this thing off the ground, i promise to have my c.a.a. rep give each of you a call.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

I have blue and red gels, so let me know if you want some 80s lighing effects in there.

Meanwhile, on some cars... (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

i will do this as long as craft services includes booze

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

can I sing on the soundtrack?

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

i can bake cookies

THE KITTEN TYPE (contenderizer), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

I can review it.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

I can make a documentary about the making of it and then not let anyone see it while it's tangled up in decades-long distribution legal battles.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

Or I could work the craft services table. That's what I usually get stuck doing anyway. That, "transportation coordinator" or managing the online store.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

I can saw into cables so that the catwalk mysteriously falls on the leading man

Meanwhile, on some cars... (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

i wanna read this script now.

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

okay aside from someone fronting us five million to make it, we're like almost there folks.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

just putting it out there, i will act in anyones horror movie as long as they fly me to where it is being filmed and provide booze. lodging and food would be nice, but with enough booze i can work around that.

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

really glad that i specified horror movie there before DJP enlisted me to star in his magnum opus "1 Guy 1 Cup"

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

okay so far we got:

justen as lead
slocki to direct (presuming we can meet his fee)
djp as music director
austerity ponies as lighting director
shakey and carl in starring victims roles
la lechera as les blank on the set of fitzcarraldo
contenderizer for catering
eric as pauline kael

anyone have tom savini's phone number?

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

xp: I think that would still count as a horror movie tbh

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

all we need is a final girl and a few reckless venture capitalists.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

plus I will learn claymation

Meanwhile, on some cars... (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

I know film editors/FX/animation people at ILM, I'm sure I could get at least two of them to help out

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:50 (1 year ago) Permalink


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