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

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I love the Creepshow soundtrack too, and Carnival of Souls, and The Shining, and I'm listening to Children of the Corn right now and guess what -- it's great.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 14:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

This seems like an unusual spread:

20s: 4
30s: 6
40s: 1
50s: 2
60s: 5
70s: 8
80s: 5
90s: 4
00s: 15

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 14:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think i have sixteen or seventeen Italian films on my list.

I was surprised by how few Italian films I had. I guess I was relatively ruthless about going 'nah, that's a giallo, I'll leave it off my ballot' (aside from when it came to Argento).

emil.y, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 14:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know that I would've voted for it, but I definitely would've nominated Martha Marcy May Marlene if I'd seen it in time. It's very close to my ideal with respect to a very specific type of oblique not-quite-horror, wherein very little (or nothing) is shown but much is implied. As I mentioned before, I love the sort of "horror" (scare quotes due to this type of movie hardly ever being marketed as such) that strives to ease the viewer into the same off kilter headspace as the protagonist. The tension of the movie was driven by paranoia and implications of threat, and I wish more horror movies would go that route.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 14:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh man, Silent House was pretty good! Elizabeth Olsen is making a name for herself in that one role she keeps playing.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 14:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

And she might as well -- she's really good at it.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 14:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

i would kill all of you for a copy of the score to the original tcm.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

A relatively homogeneous decade split for me, apart from '70s peak and '90s dip:

30s: 8
40s: 5
50s: 5
60s: 6
70s: 14
80s: 6
90s: 1
00s: 5

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 14:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

20s: 2
30s: 1
60s: 6
70s: 12
80s: 14
90s: 3
00s: 10
10s: 2

I won't do a country count because that will be a dead giveaway on a couple, but my list skews heavily American.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i only wound up voting for three 90s films, and two of them were big budget slick mainstream some-might-argue-its-not-horror movies, and the other was an arty foreign thing by a noe hugely successful mainstream director. i dont remember it as a great decade for the genre, even tho its when i was consuming this stuff most rabidly.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 15:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had no idea I supported so many movies in the aughts. This has been a good millenia for horror movies.

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 15:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

More of the stats porn everybody loves: with the exception of '75, every year from '73 to '86 is represented in my top 25. '78-'82 seems to be a hot stretch, with ten of my top 25 falling in that range. There's a five year span ('87-'91) with no representatives in my top 25. Which is funny, because that was probably the time in my life (jr. high-ish) when I was most into horror. Although, yeah, I guess a lot of the stuff from that era was pretty shit.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

funniest statlet about my ballot is that my top [number] are from the same year, but nothing else on my ballot is from that decade

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

the other was an arty foreign thing by a noe

irreversible?

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Speaking of which - oh man, I forgot Innocence by Lucile Hadzihalilovic. Sorta horror? Eerie, nonetheless.

I serve at the pleasure of Dr. Dre and a team of Sorbonne scientists. (R Baez), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I feel like there should be a separate thread for soundtracks to these movies because so many of them are SO GOOD.

― former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Tuesday, May 8, 2012 9:53 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Seriously! I was already thinking the same thing... (I may have only seen like 20% of these movies but I've probably listened to 50% of their scores)

Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

one I've been hunting for years is shock waves. great electronic score by richard einhorn, it turns up on blogs once every couple of years but I always seem to miss out.

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

also strongo no need to hulk out here

http://www.mediafire.com/?dqs6t4yauqu68zu

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Edward, his score for Dead Of Winter got a CD release last year on the Kritzerland label but yeah Shock Waves seems to remain orphaned...

Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

You guys need to check out La La Land records too -- they have good sales and a lot of oop horror sdtks. That's where I got Creepshow and May (which is really good btw!) among others.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

CDs, but better than nothing.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would wig out if someone could provide me with David Munrow's music from The Devils -- I don't think it's commercially available, is it? I've never found it.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know of any of Munrow's soundtrack work being available. I would really, really like his music for Zardoz too.

La La Land the record label also does tons of great reissues xpost.

Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was wondering if I voted for any '90s films and then remembered I forgot to vote for Scream.

da croupier, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Speaking of La La Land, their latest 2 releases are pertinent to thread:

Coming Tuesday May 8, 2012 at 1 pm pst:

MOMMIE DEAREST
Music by Henry Mancini

La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures present the world premiere release of Henry Mancini’s score to the cult classic MOMMIE DEAREST. This 51 minute presentation features the score as heard in the film, cues cut from the film, source cues and alternate tracks. With it’s grand sweeping themes and lush melodies that only Mancini can dish up this is a must buy Mother’s Day gift for all you Mother’s and “mutha’s” out there. wink Jeff Bond’s notes capture all the behind scenes antics of this Razzie Award winning classic! The movie might be one of those “it’s so bad it’s GOOD!” flicks but the one thing that is undeniably great is Mr. Mancini’s incredible score!

Continuing with our Mother’s Day theme. . .

ROSEMARY’S BABY
Music by Christopher Komeda

This definitive presentation of the Rosemary’s Baby score comes to you courtesy of La-La Land Records, Paramount Pictures and Universal Music Enterprises. Jam-packed with over 70 minutes of music this fantastic cd features the original soundtrack album, the film score, source music and a few bonus tracks. Neil Bulk and Chris Malone have performed miracles with their brilliant audio restoration of the film’s original mono tracks. In depth liners by Scott Bettencourt and John Takis take the listener behind the scenes of the film and the chilling score by one of cinema’s most underrated composers.

Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 18:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

OMG!!

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I want/need both of those!

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like these La-La Land Records people

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have made many nonregrettable impulse purchases from their website.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Think Creepshow is the only purchase I've made from them so far, but it was incredibly worth it. (The only other horror site I've delved into so far is Fright Rags, but I didn't like the quality of the shirts they print on, unfor.)

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 18:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, love Creepshow sdtk!

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's not actually on their site yet (that I can see) but today is the release date so i guess it will be up there by end of night.

Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Non-sold-out La La Land soundtrack releases which I urgently, urgently recommend:

-Haunted Summer (Christopher Young)
-The Mechanic (Jerry Fielding)
-Dragonslayer (Alex North)
-The Edge (Goldsmith)
-Dark Crystal (Trevor Jones)

Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Noooooooo may soundtrack is sold out

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Film score CDs are usually very limited edition affairs these days, lots of them sell out quickly.

Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

i would kill all of you for a copy of the score to the original tcm.

― jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Tuesday, May 8, 2012 10:41 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

also strongo no need to hulk out here

http://www.mediafire.com/?dqs6t4yauqu68zu

― diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:39 PM (Yesterday)

listening to this tonight reminded me that my proudest moment as a musician was figuring out how to recreate the weird noise that goes off w/ the flashes in the opening graveyard scene

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

nicely done - that is such an awesome, intriguing, foreboding noise!

fishermen are coveted by whores & stoners (Pillbox), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 05:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

srsly, I was like archimedes in the bathtub when I made that discovery

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 05:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

so are all ballots in then?!?

Boris Kutyurkokhov (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 05:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

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.), Monday, May 7, 2012 11:04 PM (2 days ago)

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 06:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was wrong about the number of ballots. It currently stands at 46.

As much as I kind of like the look of the results as they stand right now, I really want to reach 50 ballots. Come on people.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 06:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

(No new ballots came in today as a result of the ballot extension, so I'm just hoping the tardy people are going to submit at the last second tomorrow.)

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 06:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ballot sent. Regret not nominating:

Simon H., Wednesday, 9 May 2012 07:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll have mine in this AM, if you can get morbz you'll be in spitting distance

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 12:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure I can keep biting my tongue about the 2-ton elephant in the room that has not yet submitted a ballot (and, from all I gather, will not).

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 12:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

he moves in mysterious ways

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

(Ordered both those LLL soundtracks on impulse.)

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

irony: I can't work on a ballot tonight bcz I have to write about Barnabas Collins.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would really like to see your ballot, Morbz (not a euphemism).

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think yours and emil.y's are going to have the most "things I not seen and need to see ASAP" value for me.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:13 (2 years ago) Permalink


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