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

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My votes are in now. Not that I've been able to give as much time and watching to this as I'd have liked.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Monday, 7 May 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

sent! god it feels good to finally remember to vote in one of these damn things.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

will probably hate my ballot in 20 minutes or less but at least it's off my desktop.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm going to finally send in my ballot. I never noticed if there is a preferred format - I was going to do a numbered Google text doc, but could also do a Google spreadsheet.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

That seems like a dumb question now. I'm going to send a spreadsheet.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just finishing up, and I notice nobody nominated The Fall of the House of Usher. Bah. Perfectly happy to give its points to the Pit and the Pendulum, mind.

emil.y, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is difficult.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

my list turned out like 33 percent canon, 33 percent childhood faves, 33 percent indefensible nonsense.

unlike ed3, i was surprised how many 21st century flicks showed.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think my list is relatively canon - I'm expecting the majority of my top ten to place, and place high.

Seeing as I did a decade breakdown of my ballot for the comedy poll, I figured it wouldn't be too spoilery to do one for this:

1920s - 2
1930s - 2
1940s - 1
1950s - 0
1960s - 16
1970s - 18
1980s - 9
1990s - 2
2000s - 0
2010s - 0

emil.y, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 01:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I submitted my ballot.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 01:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

My decade-by-decade breakdown:

50s - 2
60s - 2
70s - 10
80s - 22
90s - 7
00s - 7

Nothing from this decade, and the two most recent films in my top 15 are six and seventeen years old, respectively.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 01:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

The old bell curve:

30s – 2
40s – 2
50s – 2
60s – 8
70s – 9
80s – 8
90s – 3
00s – 1

clemenza, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 02:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I guess I should submit a ballot for this

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 02:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 02:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

OK, I'm not quite finished tabulating the ballots I have. It's still short of 50, but even if it weren't, I'm making this announcement official:

Balloting will be held open for at least another 36 hours and possibly longer if I feel lazy or generous.

Hence, I will still accept ballots provided they reach my inbox until 11 a.m. EST on Wednesday. Possibly a little longer, but I need to get st3v3 working on images so I can unveil the results starting next week.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is like that slacker sculpture class I was in, where I felt accomplished for finishing at the last minute rather than (like half of the rest of the class) two weeks beyond deadline.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

jeez, if we got another couple days, i wanna pull and rejigger my ballot. not a want in need of actualization though...

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

So as if to sanctify the end of the horror poll, I went into a pawn shop tonight and they had an unopened copy of the 4 disc ultimate edition of dawn of the dead that was unpriced, and when I brought it up to the counter the kid just looked up "dawn of the dead" and charged me 99 cents.

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 03:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow, nice!

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 03:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

my favorites represent a pretty narrow window in time. what can i say, i like what i like...

1920s: 1
1930s: 1
1940s: 0
1950s: 2
1960s: 5
1970s: 14
1980s: 16
1990s: 3
2000s: 8
2010s: 0

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 03:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

dunno why i gave such short shrift to the 60s and 90s, tbh

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 03:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

i will disclose my decade by decade thing once all the votes are in so as not to tip my hand

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's awesome, jjjusten. That set is a must.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was pretty much ready and willing up to $25.

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that set is cool.

ballot sent! I hate it already.

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ballot sent, obvious omissions already piling up in my head, but whatever. Don't want to bother with decade count right now for all 50, but in my top 10, four are from the '70s, two each from the '60s and '80s, and one each from the '20s and '90s.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had no guiding principle that I could articulate, but I was surprised how some movies I like and would have guessed were easy contenders for top 20 didn't make it onto my list of 50.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

It is no coincidence that a good chunk of my top 10 came out while I was between 8 and 14.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

any thoughts on whther to start w/the extended or the european cut? pretty sure the one that i have seen is the american theatrical

also buying that set was another moment of horrible ballot facepalming for me because dawn of the dead didnt make it, although i love it

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

just sent mine

sarahell, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

My noms-by-decade. I didn't realize I repped for so many from the 00s. I guess it was a good era!

1920s - 2
1930s - 2
1940s - 0
1950s - 1
1960s - 8
1970s - 8
1980s - 12
1990s - 5
2000s - 12

fishermen are coveted by whores & stoners (Pillbox), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

noms-by-decade - er, votes obv

fishermen are coveted by whores & stoners (Pillbox), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

my favorites represent a pretty narrow window in time. what can i say, i like what i like...

my favorites are in the same window as yours!

sarahell, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

was surprised by how lamestream my list turned out. i dig lots of the classics what can i say.

btw the director's cut of dawn of the dead is the one i usually go for but tbh that's mostly just bc it was the cut i played all the damn time on (double!) vhs in high school.

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

any thoughts on whther to start w/the extended or the european cut? pretty sure the one that i have seen is the american theatrical

extended

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

my top 10 -

60s: 1
70s: 3
80s: 6

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh that's mostly just bc it was the cut i played all the damn time on (double!) vhs in high school.

Yes! My rad zombie birthday in hs: Day and the double-down Dawn on VHS and the Zombies Heaven box set.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

47 ballots in as of (almost) midnight. Very close to my own personal goal of 50!

I don't want to call any holdouts on this thread, and I won't. But there are a couple big holdouts I'll be disappointed to not see a ballot from, is all I'm saying.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

(Though I draw the line at emailing them directly.)

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

honestly, i think the best version of DotD is the unrated american theatrical original that you probably grew up with. moves, contains all the essential business, became a classic for a reason. extended version is a nice companion piece, but the movie was hardly a model of efficiency to begin with (unlike NotLD), so the extension does it no real favors. european version is cool too, but substantially different, reedited and rescored by argento, a curiosity.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

One argument for watching Argento's cut is that it lays the emotional and philosophical groundwork that gives one a richer appreciation of watching a zombie wrestle a shark.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 05:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

(I would never in a million years claim that Zombi 2 is an even remotely good movie, but that particular scene is in the top 100 of film history.)

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 05:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

and "they are going to eat you" is one of the better tag lines for a film

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 05:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

prob of interest to no-one but me, but some stats:

20s: 2
30s: 3
40s: 1
50s: 3
60s: 12
70s: 13
80s: 7
90s: 3
00s: 4
10s: 2

ended up selecting only 1 Val Lewton and 1 Dario Argento (which i'll probably come to regret). also, i have 2 pairs of originals/remakes (both of which are blindingly obvious b/c lol i'm not a horror stan) and several art-house chestnuts (again lol non-horror stan).

Nu Metal is the best music there is, the rest is pussy shit. (Eisbaer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 06:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here's how mine broke down:

Celebrating, rather than dreading, difference: 25
Pausing to reflect on murder and the desecration it visits on societies: 10
Chaos theorems: 10
Camp: 15
Featuring buckets: 2
Allegories about repressed homosexuality: 1
Allegories about the terror Gen X faces growing up: 1
Allegories about Marxism (supposedly): 1
Starring Joan Crawford: 2
The loudest film ever made: 1

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 06:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Holy shit this dawn of the dead transfer is O_O

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 06:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Celebrating, rather than dreading, difference: 25

lol, this is my favorite theme in horror. why i love stuart gordon's dagon so much. course that's dread leading to acceptance, not quite celebration, cept in my own private rituals, but still...

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 06:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think my decade breakdown is:

1940s - 1
1960s - 6
1970s - 25
1980s - 9
1990s - 8
2000s - 1

Just like you, except hot (ShariVari), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 07:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Handed in my ballot last night, 8mins before my personal deadline at midnight CEST.

From my absolutely-definitely-must-see-before-voting-list posted way above I found the time to cover exactly: 0.
Whis is a pity cause some of them I suppose are candidates for my personal Top20 and I'm sure I will painfully regret the omission in more than one case.

Instead and of all possible stuff lying around I watched The Mephisto Waltz some days ago, oddball satanist/pianist thriller in the wake of Rosemary's Baby, with an incredibly (in a good way) corny Curd Jürgens and an almost equally (but in a bad way) corny Alan Alda.

Added it at the end of my ballot, for laughs, a rather good silvester-orgy scene and the sight of always delightful Jaqueline Bisset.

the europan nikon is here (grauschleier), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 09:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Breakdown by nationality

US 25
UK 15
Italy 2
1 each from Canada, Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Spain, Korea and Australia.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 10:35 (2 years ago) Permalink


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