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

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I'm going to try to get it together tonight or tomorrow -- I treat deadlines like due dates, unfortunately.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hey Eric, did you say there might be a short extension to the voting deadline? I'm working my ass off at the moment, and don't see me whittling down my incredibly long shortlist at any time before the actual deadline day...

emil.y, Friday, 4 May 2012 02:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

sort of bummed that there haven't been more responses (while still delaying my own). i guess horror fandom on ILX is a small but vocal cult.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 4 May 2012 03:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'd be unsurprised if the number of ballots doubled (tripled?) by the deadline.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 4 May 2012 03:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't want to encourage everyone to procrastinate, but yes, I will likely hold open the polls for an extra day or two or three.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Friday, 4 May 2012 03:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

as u may know, EH, I have other priorities til Wednesday.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 May 2012 03:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ah crap just remembered another intended nom, the dark hours! This ballot is killing me

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Friday, 4 May 2012 05:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'll probably turn in the ballot right at the deadline. Sorry!

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Friday, 4 May 2012 12:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

watched begotten last night cuz it'd been forever and i remembered liking it. quite a trip, won't make my ballot.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sent my ballot in. Sorry so last minute. I was hoping to see more movies before I voted.

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Friday, 4 May 2012 19:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

working on compiling mine and it is tough!

― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Thursday, May 3, 2012 8:03 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^ same here, plan to get it in tonight though. tomorrow maybe...

― 10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, May 3, 2012 9:51 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah, sry for the delay on mine, Eric. I should have it submitted tomorrow, though.

fishermen are coveted by whores & stoners (Pillbox), Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

I just sent mine in. Sorry it took so long. I was hoping to rewatch more

MrDasher, Saturday, 5 May 2012 05:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Been super busy with end-of-semester stuff. I have a 48-item ballot ready to go but I've been putting off finding two more films and sending it for about two weeks... argh.

There are many tribes in the Juggalo nation (Viceroy), Saturday, 5 May 2012 18:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'm posting one last minute. sorry but i'm really taking my time over this, care about it even more than the psb poll tbh.

second only to popcorn (or something), Saturday, 5 May 2012 20:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

i am doing this right now

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

aggggghhh. sent. nothing i can do about it now stop looking at it.

I do want to mention/pimp 2 that I cut at the last moment because they were just not quite horror enough (more revenge story really) that would have been in my top 20, RED by lucky mckee (well kinda) and the The Horseman (not the horsemen with dennis quaid), which are both completely amazing.

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

i need to go breathe into a paper bag for a while

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

getting close to done...

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Sunday, 6 May 2012 01:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

Just remembered something that I left off my ballot fuuuuuuuuuck

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Sunday, 6 May 2012 02:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Thinking about a ballot, I remembered Mute Witness. Too late for evangelizing but it can at least get onto the lower end of my 50.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 6 May 2012 02:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

yay I voted

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Sunday, 6 May 2012 02:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

also I am super drunk

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Sunday, 6 May 2012 02:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

Don't watch any of my horror choices right now, why, because I am a good friend

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

aaaaaallright, it's sent. horrible process. so much stuff i wanted to include but couldn't: living dead girl, ginger snaps, uzumaki, freaking dawn of the dead. sorry it's so last minute, eric, but at least i got it done. yay, me! now i'm looking forward to the results...

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Sunday, 6 May 2012 21:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

DONE

I'm sure I forgot something of vital importance, but I ended up with a solid list of 50 movies I really like, so I'm okay with it. I don't know if it's super MOR (probably) but I don't think anything on there will come as a surprise to anybody who knows me. Ultimately, I picked based almost entirely on gut - if I thought, "Holy shit I LOVE that movie!" about a movie, it went on the list. Top ten definitely in order, next ten or 15 sort of in order, everything after that was just free for all.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Sunday, 6 May 2012 22:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ultimately I never got around to watching most of the movies recommended here that looked great, but two I watched in preparation for this poll made it on the ballot so... success?

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Sunday, 6 May 2012 22:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

i think i'm done! holy crap that was arduous.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Sunday, 6 May 2012 22:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's like a list of my 50 favorite movies (and i had to slash and burn about 20 after the initial whittling)
i didn't watch any extras because choosing from my existing favorites was plenty hard enough, i'll watch new ones later.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Sunday, 6 May 2012 22:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

Between seeing people rep for it in this thread (some who just saw it for the first time thanks to the poll) and my first-place vote, I'm looking forward to seeing a movie that I hadn't even heard of a year ago get a decent position in the results.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Sunday, 6 May 2012 22:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

sent! finally..

fishermen are coveted by whores & stoners (Pillbox), Sunday, 6 May 2012 23:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

and i had to slash and burn about 20 after the initial whittling - oh man, whittling mine down from like the 75 point or so was just goddam EXCRUCIATING. Hardest list I've had to make for an ilx poll by a fair margin.

fishermen are coveted by whores & stoners (Pillbox), Sunday, 6 May 2012 23:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

Mine is going to be a last second entry. I'm finishing watching "Haxan" on Hulu tonight, and I want to rewatch a couple of other things too.

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Sunday, 6 May 2012 23:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

just sent mine in! wound up voting for 40 films, somehow forgetting Dawn Of The Dead until I was searching for 1 or 2 more to fill it out. goofy mix of old and new I'm not sure I'll be able to defend the order of in a month, but unlike the comedy list, I won't think i was foolish to leave anything out. weirdly wound up with at least three from 1978 in my top 10.

da croupier, Monday, 7 May 2012 11:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

About a dozen new ballots came in over the weekend. Still a good distance away from my own personal goal 50-ballot benchmark.

#1 could still go to any one of about four or five different movies.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2012 12:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Still a good distance away from my own personal goal 50-ballot benchmark.

That aside ... a hearty thank you to everyone who has turned in a ballot so far!

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2012 12:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

As long as the fringe horror nerds have made enough of an appearance to throw some monkeywrenches into the results with their weird and obscure horror movie choices, I'll be happy. The less these poll results look like boilerplate AFI lists, the better, imo.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 12:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

I can tell you there are some movies whose placements (so far) are surprisingly high; others even more surprisingly low. One or two movies in the current top 10 are somewhat surprising to me too. Didn't realize Jack Frost was so highly regarded.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2012 12:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

Well, despite Michael Keaton's voicework, it was a pretty horrifying creation.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

i wish i'd had the time to get involved in the nominations process, putting together my ballot now and finding it hard to fill all 50 spot, will probably just have 30 or so

some dude, Monday, 7 May 2012 13:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

i swear by all that is unholy i will get my ballot in after work.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

Well, despite Michael Keaton's voicework, it was a pretty horrifying creation.

i thought maybe eric was referring to this timeless classic:

he's chillin & killin!

fishermen are coveted by whores & stoners (Pillbox), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

As long as the fringe horror nerds have made enough of an appearance to throw some monkeywrenches into the results with their weird and obscure horror movie choices

howdy doo

i realized that my ballot was totally stuffed with movies about women. i hope that let's scare jessica to death gets the respect it deserves. not that it's all that OBSCURE these days but it's not Halloween.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

i felt remorse this morning for not doublechecking for the devils, which i think i forgot to vote for! O NO

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

DJP, I found your in-flight movie from Taipei to Tokyo:

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

Plus your new ringtone:

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Speaking of ringtones, I half-saw an unfortunate amount of One Missed Call last night. Can anyone here confirm that it is, in fact, the worst mainstream horror movie of the last ten years?

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh god that would be a good quickie poll thread, we should cull suggestions in teh 'shit your pants' thread or something

some dude, Monday, 7 May 2012 13:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

Horror on Sorority Hill (or whatever it was called) was pretty bad. Also my personal worst is FEAR DOT COM. I can't believe I sat through that.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

fear dot com will win unless it was more than 10 years ago

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

So what's cut-off here, timewise? If it's midnight EST tonight, I should be able to get one in...

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Monday, 7 May 2012 14:05 (1 year ago) Permalink


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