THE VAULT OF ILX Top 100 HORROR Movies Poll Voting Thread (voting closes May 9 *~*~*~*2012*~*~*~*)

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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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) Permalink

That's a pretty good strategy, actually. xp

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:30 (five 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 (five 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.

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

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

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

I like big pix and I cannot lie

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

^ yeah I love that bit

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

Craig stole my post.

emil.y, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:46 (five 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.

http://bt.eutorrents.com/imagehost/images/reaziohmh.jpg

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

^^^

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

it is the best movie

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:33 (five 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.

OTM

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:34 (five years ago) Permalink

and yeah, that does give it a "clear relationship with horror as an established genre"

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:35 (five years ago) Permalink

i'd put night of the hunter on the horror film side of the ledger b/c it contains so many essential elements of that genre -- an evil, almost supernatural villain (Mitchum); atmospheric mise-en-scene; scared little children running in legitimate fear of their lives; a magic talisman of sorts (the little doll!).

i have a harder time w/ stuff like 3 women or straw dogs as horror.

a big fat fucking fat guy in a barrel what could be better? (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:37 (five years ago) Permalink

my current poll dilemna is which one of the 2 robert aldrich/bette davis-as-crazy-old-biddy films to include on my ballot ... to wit, whatever happened to baby jane? or hush ... hush, sweet charlotte. my inclination is to vote for both -- and both are worthy and given you LOL philistines mine may be the only votes that either gets -- but including both is a bit excessive.

a big fat fucking fat guy in a barrel what could be better? (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:40 (five years ago) Permalink

I went through first and bolded my no-question absolute mortal locks and came away with 28, which leaves me 22 slots to play with. And gives me opportunity to watch a few things before I send in my ballot.

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:48 (five years ago) Permalink

btw Eric are you doing stills, or do you have someone doing them for you?

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:49 (five years ago) Permalink

i called dibs on doing the stills, but if any of you have any nice screengrabs you'd like to have included, plz feel free to email them to s t g e r t z @gmail

picture jean rollin (Pillbox), Thursday, 19 April 2012 01:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Lol Apaches.

I can understand every 3rd word these kids are saying. So far the dialog doesn't seem too necessary for understanding what leads to each incident.

Wot in Christ's name are they saying, though??

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Thursday, 19 April 2012 01:23 (five years ago) Permalink

Except for the inter-mortality parts, and WTF @ those?

LOL the kiddies' American accents are amazing!

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Thursday, 19 April 2012 01:26 (five years ago) Permalink

got it down to 57 on a second pass. gonna be tough from here on out, specially cuz i got a bunch of stuff to watch before ranking and submitting.

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Thursday, 19 April 2012 01:35 (five years ago) Permalink

You all convinced me to vote for NotH. I hope you're happy.

Jeff, Thursday, 19 April 2012 01:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I can't believe Audrey Rose didn't get nominated.

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Thursday, 19 April 2012 01:46 (five years ago) Permalink

The nomination's list looks great! Can't think of anything that should be there but isn't. Reading this thread, however, has made me feel like I have missed a lot essential films. Can someone recommend a few (5 or so) titles that more on the side of eerie, spooky sets/soundtracks (rather than "jump scares")? I'm thinking of stuff like Kairo, perhaps or the videos from the ring movies (obv. I have seen both of these).

daavid, Thursday, 19 April 2012 01:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Kwaidan
Onibaba
The Cremator
Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders
Martin

could be that kind of thing I guess, although most of those are borderline horror.

O00O0O00O (Matt #2), Thursday, 19 April 2012 02:20 (five years ago) Permalink

you could try 'cure', also by kiyoshi kurosawa, which relies heavily on low frequency drones and ominous wind sounds for atmosphere. same goes for 'eraserhead', but you probably knew that.

, Thursday, 19 April 2012 02:25 (five years ago) Permalink


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