EW's 20 Top Horror Films of the Past 20 Years

I'd be willing to give it a shot. But the places near me really don't carry stuff like that and I don't feel like paying like 25 dollars or so for it at a Suncoast.
 
Blair Witch Project was scarier before they decided to drop the ''It's a real tape of some poor souls who got lost in the woods and never were seen again." angle. I remember they even went as far to have a fake documentary interviewing the towns people and family members of the main characters.

It scared me ****less wondering what happened to them in those woods. Then BOOM. There they are on the MTV Movie Awards. Movie lost all it's impact.
 
I don't have any urge to ever watch it again but for it's time it was something new and fresh, and more importantly it was a simple concept that worked. Sometimes horror films fail because they try too hard, something that has been plaguing a lot of recent ones.

Agreed. I saw Blair Witch when it was only playing in 1 theater in NY, and it was sold out for days. We finally got in to see it, and I remember at the end a woman in front of us actually leaped out of her seat. :wow:

I don't have any desire to see it again either, but it was great seeing it that first weekend. :up:

I read EW's list a few days ago - it was an awful list. It was like it was written by someone who doesn't watch horror films. Keep in mind it was written by Owen Gleiberman, who's probably the only critic who likes those idiotic spoof films like Epic Movie.
 
I would have been like way to go and ruin the illusion of the movie dummy!:cmad::o
 
Blair Witch Project was scarier before they decided to drop the ''It's a real tape of some poor souls who got lost in the woods and never were seen again." angle. I remember they even went as far to have a fake documentary interviewing the towns people and family members of the main characters.

It scared me ****less wondering what happened to them in those woods. Then BOOM. There they are on the MTV Movie Awards. Movie lost all it's impact.

I knew a few people who still swear that documentary was true. :whatever:
 
Keep in mind it was written by Owen Gleiberman, who's probably the only critic who likes those idiotic spoof films like Epic Movie.
Really? He likes that crap! His opinion is all void. Since he likes that crap and decides to call what lies beneath a horror or a darkman a friggin horror.

What lies beneath is supernatural movie and Darkman is a fantasy movie.
 
Really? He likes that crap! His opinion is all void. Since he likes that crap and decides to call what lies beneath a horror or a darkman a friggin horror.

What lies beneath is supernatural movie and Darkman is a fantasy movie.

I don't understand how Darkman got on that list either. It may be his opinion, but it's an awful list.

I'm not a fan of either of their critics. "Entertainment Weakly" is more fitting title to the magazine.
 
I don't understand how Darkman got on that list either. It may be his opinion, but it's an awful list.

I'm not a fan of either of their critics. "Entertainment Weakly" is more fitting title to the magazine.
Its just like he picked random movies from the last few years with a few older titles. And like i said before with his list, audition seemed like a weird choice for his number 1 one.

I'm sure he never even seen it.

Then when people ask him about the movies he picked he got all defensive about it.

EW has always been weak when it came tot he Horror Genre.

I mean a few were good ones, but some where just like really seriously dude?
 
Well, thats his opinion. Mine is that Evil dead 1 and 2 should have been on it.
But hey, whatever floats his boat.
 
But still to call something one thing when its another. Its just deceiving to people.
 
Well, thats his opinion. Mine is that Evil dead 1 and 2 should have been on it.
But hey, whatever floats his boat.
But those have not came out in the last 20 years. Its movies from like 1989 until 2009.
 
But still to call something one thing when its another. Its just deceiving to people.
Yeah. I kinda rejected his opinion when I saw sixth sense on his list. I love that film, but to call it horror??
 
I guess ghosts are horror to him.
Silence of the lambs being on the list bothered me as well. If he is gonna have that film listed, then why not 7even? that film sure freaked me out alot more than TSOLs did.
 
Silence of the lambs being on the list bothered me as well. If he is gonna have that film listed, then why not 7even? that film sure freaked me out alot more than TSOLs did.
I mean I can kinda see since its about a serial killer who likes to eat people.
 
I hate to sound like an arrogant or pretentious bastard but I'll just go ahead and say it.

A lot of you have to realize or maybe learn that, although I don't agree with that guys list, some of those films(not all, Darkman for example) are somewhat horror films like Sixth Sense or Silence of the Lambs. Movies aren't always straight forward.

A great example is how there isn't just comedies or romance films but RomComs as well. Just because a film doesn't have some slasher villian, zombies, werewolves, vampires or something else that goes bump in the night does not mean it's not a horror film.

The Sixth Sense and Silence of the Lambs do have enough elements of horror in them to qualify. Yes for the most part they are more of a suspense/thriller but that doesn't exclude them from also being in the horror genre too.

I've had this argument with a lot of people in the past on and off the internet and I think too many people have a narrow view of what dictates 'horror'.
 
I netflixed a bunch of their titles. Thanks for the list :up:
 
Figs said:
I hate to sound like an arrogant or pretentious bastard but I'll just go ahead and say it.

A lot of you have to realize or maybe learn that, although I don't agree with that guys list, some of those films(not all, Darkman for example) are somewhat horror films like Sixth Sense or Silence of the Lambs. Movies aren't always straight forward.

A great example is how there isn't just comedies or romance films but RomComs as well. Just because a film doesn't have some slasher villian, zombies, werewolves, vampires or something else that goes bump in the night does not mean it's not a horror film.

The Sixth Sense and Silence of the Lambs do have enough elements of horror in them to qualify. Yes for the most part they are more of a suspense/thriller but that doesn't exclude them from also being in the horror genre too.

I've had this argument with a lot of people in the past on and off the internet and I think too many people have a narrow view of what dictates 'horror'.

Agreed. There are several moments in Shaun of the Dead that will scare the crap out of most people, myself included. It's got elements of horror so it's, among other things, a horror flick. It's also a romantic comedy and a buddy movie. But yeah, Owen Gleiberman sucks.
 
I mean Sixth sense and SOTL have horror elements, but their not straight up horrors. They're like a mixture of a few things. Its like a horror/thriller or a Supernatural Thriller.

Kinda like of a way of not using the word Horror in the sentence or title.
 
Agreed. There are several moments in Shaun of the Dead that will scare the crap out of most people, myself included. It's got elements of horror so it's, among other things, a horror flick. It's also a romantic comedy and a buddy movie. But yeah, Owen Gleiberman sucks.

Great example with Shaun of the Dead.
I mean Sixth sense and SOTL have horror elements, but their not straight up horrors. They're like a mixture of a few things. Its like a horror/thriller or a Supernatural Thriller.

Kinda like of a way of not using the word Horror in the sentence or title.

Exactly, that's my point. They should still be considered horror films at the same time as suspense/thrillers.
 
I hate to sound like an arrogant or pretentious bastard but I'll just go ahead and say it.

A lot of you have to realize or maybe learn that, although I don't agree with that guys list, some of those films(not all, Darkman for example) are somewhat horror films like Sixth Sense or Silence of the Lambs. Movies aren't always straight forward.

A great example is how there isn't just comedies or romance films but RomComs as well. Just because a film doesn't have some slasher villian, zombies, werewolves, vampires or something else that goes bump in the night does not mean it's not a horror film.

The Sixth Sense and Silence of the Lambs do have enough elements of horror in them to qualify. Yes for the most part they are more of a suspense/thriller but that doesn't exclude them from also being in the horror genre too.

I've had this argument with a lot of people in the past on and off the internet and I think too many people have a narrow view of what dictates 'horror'.
Exactly. I don't know why people can't get this.

I think this list is pretty bad though.
 
Exactly, that's my point. They should still be considered horror films at the same time as suspense/thrillers.
I'm not saying their not.

I just think when you say Horror films those aren't movies people automatically think of.
 
I'm not saying their not.

I just think when you say Horror films those aren't movies people automatically think of.

True but that's where my statement comes in that a lot of people have a narrow view of what a horror movie actually is.
 
True but that's where my statement comes in that a lot of people have a narrow view of what a horror movie actually is.
Or they just don't know about the subject and think everything goes together.
 

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