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Scary Movies for Halloween?
atomictonytiki
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Posted: 2003-10-18 08:43 am   Permalink

"Quatermass and the Pit"...TOP horror, has anyone ever seen "Quatermass- The Conclusion" where Quatermass fights against the "Planet people" and nukes stonehenge.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00008OP7B/ref=sr_aps_dvd_1_1/202-4109268-5862218

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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2003-10-18 11:10 am   Permalink

Remember this movie?
Black Devil Doll From Hell

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Randy Exotica
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Posted: 2003-10-18 6:00 pm   Permalink

The best horror movies these days are being made in foreign lands, Asia in particular, and Japan probably most prominently. The American remake of the Japanese movie The Ring, aka Ringu, is just the first of what is going to be many Americanizations of Japanese horror films. Most purists insist the original Ring is better, but I actually like the remake just as well. The American version is a little more coherent, not as much is left unexplained, and I think it worked in some ways better than the original. But it doesn't have as much creepiness as the original Ring.

If you're are really looking for something off the all, then search out another Japanese movie, Audition. There is a domestic DVD available but it may not be in your local video store. I know Netflix carries it. Audition was made by a Japanese madman named Takashi Miike who makes something like 5 movies a year. Most are Yakuza action films with enough gore to qualify as horror movies. But Audition is very different. If you give it a try, stick with it. The first half or two-thirds of the film is fairly slow with some subtle humor. The last 20 minutes is horrifying. It's painful to watch. There is some social commentary regarding the relationships between men and women that give it greater depth than your average gore fest.


 
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DawnTiki
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Posted: 2003-10-18 7:06 pm   Permalink

I just saw a movie called "Curdled", produced by Quentin Tarantino. It definitely had the Q.T. vibe. It's about a cleaning woman who cleans up murder sites. Last week when I watched The Ring, I slept with with every light on in the house for 2 nights. Sheesh, such a wuss! I don't know if I have it in me to see the Japanese version. I'm surprised no one has mentioned Rosemary's Baby or Nosferatu, spooky movies. Thanks for all the great ideas, you guys have given me a great list to start working on.

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Shipwreckjoey
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Posted: 2003-10-18 7:41 pm   Permalink

I'm an old school scary movie kinda guy. I've seen the remake stuff like the Thing and Invasion of the Body Snatchers but I still like the originals better, Maybe its because I was a kid when I saw them and they scared the hell out of me. I suggest anything by Universal (American, pre 1942) or Hammer (England, pre 1965). Unpleasant Dreams! (as Elvira would say)

 
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SES
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Posted: 2003-10-19 12:12 pm   Permalink

One of my oldtime faves is:
"The Beast With Five Fingers"

http://www.stomptokyo.com/badmoviereport/beast-5-fingers.html

And yes that "Trilogy of Terror" with Karen Black has stuck in my head since I saw it back in the mid 70's. The scariest part about it was the little voodoo doll reminded me of my English teacher at the time. She was approx. 4 feet 9 inches tiny and a hardcore boozer who would get really nasty at times in class. I remember going to school after it showed and all the kids were laughing about that!

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woofmutt
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Posted: 2009-09-19 10:50 am   Permalink

(Came across this thread while looking for something entirely unrelated and figured it'd be a good time of year to bump it. And then U-MOD that it be moved to Beyond Tiki.)

I like scary movies but in general never find them genuinely scary. So I have none to suggest...Except maybe watch some old episodes of
Unsolved Mysteries. People just disappearing one day and all they have to go on is "a gray van was seen leaving the neighborhood at high speed" or "he was last seen talking to two strangers" can be genuinely freaky.


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Agent 86
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Posted: 2009-09-19 10:25 pm   Permalink

I like more entertaining rather than scarey. So my picks are:

Psycho Beach Party

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (original).

Universal Films like the original Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein, etc.

Young Frankenstein

Creature from the Black Lagoon

The Birds

50's Scifi films


 
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Tiki Mantis
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Posted: 2009-09-19 11:00 pm   Permalink

Sicko.

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2009-09-20 01:44 am   Permalink

Well since the topic is movies I guess I better chime in,

The Mist-one of the better Stephen King movies in quite some time
John Carpenter's The Thing- still the best Creature Feature
Let the Right One In- a very good story
Descent-watch it in the dark
The Fly- Old Version & Cronenberg's version
Videodrome- more Cronenberg
Evil Dead 2- a classic
Dawn of the Dead- Zack Snyder version- Brains.....
(Old) Outer Limits
Val Lewton movies- Cat People,Isle of the Dead,The Ghost Ship & more-it's like Horror Noir, classics



 
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woofmutt
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From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2010-10-13 11:37 pm   Permalink

I was really surprised by The Vampire's Assistant when I saw it a couple months ago. I'd never read the book(s) it was taken from and had assumed the studio was just trying to cash in on another built in audience situation.

I watched it again tonight and dug it as much as I did the first time. It's well acted, has a really cool look to the costumes and sets, and a nice twist on the standard vampire stuff. It's also go some genuinely creepy elements in it.
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SuperEight
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Posted: 2010-10-13 11:58 pm   Permalink

Nice topic, but why isn't this in Beyond Tiki. I know that less people go there, but its still beyond tiki.

 
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woofmutt
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Posted: 2010-10-14 12:11 am   Permalink

It does belong in Beyond Tiki. Maybe if we whip up a little controversy we can get it moved. You jerk.*





*I don't actually think you're a jerk, I just thought that maybe if I started a dust up this thread would get moved to Beyond Tiki faster.
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SuperEight
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Posted: 2010-10-14 01:49 am   Permalink

Taking dustup to next level:

Whatever Woofmutt, your mug collection is full of nothing but Harvey's bucket mugs. Put that in a Trader Dick's peanut mug and smoke it.


 
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MondoMcGonzo
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Posted: 2010-10-14 10:07 am   Permalink

I love horror but my favorite flick depends on what specific genre we're talking about. Are we looking for smart horror, cheesecake, zombies, a classic, a splatter flick, torture porn, etc.
Of course the best are usually full of smarts AND splatter (Romero's Dawn of the Dead immediately comes to mind). But here are a few other favs:

Women's Studies
Demon Night
Insanitorium
Trick R Treat (I can't stress enough that people need to see this movie)
The original Night, Dawn, and Day of the Dead
The remake of Dawn of the Dead
Friday the 13th Parts 6,7, and 8
Hellraiser
House on Haunted Hill
House of 1000 corpses
Pumpkinhead
Waxwork
Curse of the Swamp Creature
Frankenstein
Evil Dead
Return of the Living Dead

Oh God, I could go on and on. These are just a few off the top of my head but I'm a total horror buff.


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