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

JaD is that the one with Nicole Kidman?

I think it takes place during WW1 or 2 right?

Yeah, thats the one. I think she has a kid in it. But like I said i'm not sure, never seen it.
Yeah that's the one. I loved it when I first saw it and was the best horror flick I'd seen in a while when I first saw it. I still recommend it and think of it as one of the better "scary" movies when throwing out the scary movies for friends to see. There's not too much great stuff out there but that's on my list of a good one. (I just checked RT for the first time on it and it has a 83% :up:) http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1109257-others/
If you don't know anything about it (like any spoilers) I would suggest checking it out. It's a good old fashioned dramatic ghost story, with a bit of a twist to it. Not much replay value, IMO.
Yeah some great twists and scares in it. They even spoofed it in Scary Movie 3 :hehe:
 
Yup, they are all over the place anymore. :dry:

A lot of these guys want to make out that they are well rounded fans of film, but more times than not come off like pretentious snobby ***holes.
Thats why I really don't trust any critics at all.
And for the being fans of all film, I'm sure they think all horror is trash and garbage.

Like in Ebert's review of F13 part 4. He calls it a piece of trash. I mean i know its a F13 movie, but really what did he expect?
 
Where the hell was The Others? :down

I know it's not full on horror but I think it fits. Great movie. :up:
I agree with you. The Others is a pretty good horror film...

[blackout]I never saw that twist coming :wow:[/blackout]

I think if they are going to put Shaun of the Dead, they should've put The Host too. It was a pretty good horror comedy
 
Different strokes for different folks is all I can say. I tend to let myself slip into films, especially horror films. That's why I can't stand interruptions like people talking on their phones and whatnot, takes me out of that world. It's because of that, that I can still jump and get spooked fairly easy at my age. I've always been a huge day dreamer so for a lot of films especially horror films that try to scare you I easily get lost in it all.

For me way back when, in the theatre I got spooked by it even though I knew it was fictional. It had to do with most of it at taking place at night and the fact that what you can see is through the limited vision/scope of a hand held camera. A lot of the scares had to do with atmosphere and sound effects. It wasn't a cliche horror film where they just throw some big monster running at the screen or a cat jumping off some boxes to try to scare the audience.

I see where you're coming from. I do give it credit for being fresh. And I do love the hand held thing. People have always talked about it highly and when I finally watched it, it didn't scare me. Oh, well, at least you like it. But I liked Cloverfield more. :o That did the same thing with monster movies instead of another generic rip off of Godzilla or a Godzilla movie.
 
I see where you're coming from. I do give it credit for being fresh. And I do love the hand held thing. People have always talked about it highly and when I finally watched it, it didn't scare me. Oh, well, at least you like it. But I liked Cloverfield more. :o That did the same thing with monster movies instead of another generic rip off of Godzilla or a Godzilla movie.

wondered what a Jason or Micheal Myers movie look like if it had the camera angle thing or Freddy Kruger too.
 
I've seen much better horrors that these, is that guy serious?
 
Whats JaD?
JaD is an ancient practice in the Japanese tradition where they hop on foot while tapping the top of their heads and singing that Barney song.


:oldrazz:

No it's just my full name, my initials.
 
I see where you're coming from. I do give it credit for being fresh. And I do love the hand held thing. People have always talked about it highly and when I finally watched it, it didn't scare me. Oh, well, at least you like it. But I liked Cloverfield more. :o That did the same thing with monster movies instead of another generic rip off of Godzilla or a Godzilla movie.

Cloverfield was good too. Only problem I have with these camcorder type films is they don't have that much replay value. Saw Blair Witch once in theatre and once on VHS, Cloverfield saw once in theatre and once on DVD. Just recently watched Diary of the Dead, I don't really have the urge to watch any of them ever again. I enjoyed all three so it's not because I hated them.

Maybe Blair Witch was over hyped for you by the time you watched it. It basically did to me the same thing as Cloverfield. While Cloverfield gave you that feeling of actually being there in the middle of a city while a giant monster is attacking, Blair Witch gave me that feeling of being lost in the woods with only a few people and a possible witch/ghost trying to mess with you.
 
JaD is an ancient practice in the Japanese tradition where they hop on foot while tapping the top of their heads and singing that Barney song.


:oldrazz:

No it's just my full name, my initials.

Cool. So what was that Nicole Kidman horror movie again?
 
Cloverfield was good too. Only problem I have with these camcorder type films is they don't have that much replay value. Saw Blair Witch once in theatre and once on VHS, Cloverfield saw once in theatre and once on DVD. Just recently watched Diary of the Dead, I don't really have the urge to watch any of them ever again. I enjoyed all three so it's not because I hated them.

Maybe Blair Witch was over hyped for you by the time you watched it. It basically did to me the same thing as Cloverfield. While Cloverfield gave you that feeling of actually being there in the middle of a city while a giant monster is attacking, Blair Witch gave me that feeling of being lost in the woods with only a few people and a possible witch/ghost trying to mess with you.

Same here. I liked Cloverfield (apart from the ending) but I haven't seen it since I saw it last year in January. I've seen some parts of Diary which I liked.

And yes, it was over hyped when I saw it. I saw it two years ago and before was already hearing great things about it. I like the small scale of the film though.
 
Hated Cloverfield, make me nauseous. Never had a movie with the described "shaky cam" do that till this one. I wasn't very impressed with it too much, it reminded me of Godzilla '98, except with the cast and camera crew of MTV's Real World.
 
I was fine with the hand held camera. I never could see why it made people nauseos. Like sea sickness.
 
Never seen Audition. Any good?

It's...out there. It follows a tv producer who meets a girl during a casting session, but the shy girl he falls in love with isn't what she seems...it's a good film with excellent cinematography, shot in an edgy, over-saturated style.
 
I was fine with the hand held camera. I never could see why it made people nauseous. Like sea sickness.
 
I've seen much better horrors that these, is that guy serious?
Well I think we all agree with that at this point, but trying to point out which ones he missed and which ones just straight up don't belong.
 
I still can't see what people find so great about Blair Witch.

I thought it was great. Superbly acted by three nobodies, three teenagers lost in a forest and maybe being hunted by the Blair Witch or maybe just a psycho, obsessed with the myth -- we don't know. With the 16mm film and video, I felt like I was right there with them lost and scared, not knowing who or what's stalking them. It's a lot more than just three people yelling at each other for an hour and a half, imo.
 
He comes off as one of those guys who hates the genre and has no respect for it. And like he's almost better then anyone else who likes these films.
You're just interpreting that because you're offended/hurt by a strongly worded opinion that runs counter to something you like. Solution? Don't care so much. He didn't insult you personally unless you take it personally when someone insults shlock horror.
 

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