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Old 03-26-2013, 11:28 PM   #1
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Hello. I have never watched a "real" horror movie. I know. I have watched Alien but I don't think that really counts. I never was interested in the genre but lately I have been wanting to watching some. I am still not sure if I am going to get into the genre, but I need a favour. Could you guys recommend me some great horror films? They could either be brand new or classics, I don't really care. However I will never watch any horror movies that are based around ghosts, kids, or supernatural stuff. So don't recommend me any movies with that sort of stuff in them. Thanks!

EDIT: I think I would be ok with watching horror movies with supernatural stuff!
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:33 PM   #2
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My tops are:

Classic:

The Shining
The Exorcist
The Thing
Halloween (1978)
Psycho

Contemporary:

The Ring
The Descent
[REC] and [REC]2
Let the Right One in
The Mist

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:34 PM   #3
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Psycho from 1960. The greatest horror film of all time IMO and my favorite film of all time period.

Halloween from 1978. Stunning and terrifying, so close to Psycho in greatness.

The Thing from 1982. Gory, scary fun.

The Exorcist, Night of the Living Dead, Rosemary's Baby, Friday The 13th, Suspira, The Ring, The Mist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Shining.

I could go on and on, but IMO; see Psycho and Halloween first. So many horror films base their roots off of those classics.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:43 PM   #4
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Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection for the win.

Others from my own collection that I consider essential...

Alien (1979)
The Blair Witch Project
Creepshow
Deliverance
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Jaws
Near Dark
The Night of the Hunter
Poltergeist
The Shining
John Carpenter's The Thing
Twins of Evil

I hold Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and The Birds in high esteem as well, and plan to own those Blu-rays some day.

...and I continue to revolt in silent indignation until the Val Lewton movies are released on Blu-ray.

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:51 PM   #5
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Night of the living Dead
The Thing
Haloween
Shining


In todays movies for me:

28 days later
The Bay (not really horror..more creepy)
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:29 AM   #6
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I will never watch any horror movies that are based around ghosts, kids, or supernatural stuff.
That rules out a lot of great movies.

Some of my favorites:

The Shining
The Thing
Halloween
Pet Sematary
Se7en (not sure if technically horror)

If you like horror/comedy:

Zombieland
Shaun of the Dead
Joe
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:31 AM   #7
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Bride of Frankenstein
The Haunting (import)
Dawn of the Dead
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:42 AM   #8
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That rules out a lot of great movies.
Yep, didn't even notice he said that when I posted my list.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:03 AM   #9
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...I will never watch any horror movies that are based around ghosts, kids, or supernatural stuff. So don't recommend me any movies with that sort of stuff in them. Thanks!
So horror movies that don't feature:
Ghosts
Kids
Supernatural happenings

That makes things exceptionally tough. My suggestions might not be horror movies in the strictest sense, but they're the best I come up when keeping your criteria in mind.

- The Birds
- Halloween
- The Fly
- Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
- The Bride of Frankenstein
- Rosemary's Baby
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:07 AM   #10
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That rules out a lot of great movies.
I just don't like that stuff. Too scary. I know horror movies are supposed to be scary but I don't think I could handle watching one which is based around ghosts, kids or supernatural stuff . I do see that most people recommended The Shining, The Thing, and Halloween. I might look into those.
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So horror movies that don't feature:
Ghosts
Kids
Supernatural happenings

[Show spoiler]That makes things exceptionally tough. My suggestions might not be horror movies in the strictest sense, but they're the best I come up when keeping your criteria in mind.

- The Birds
- Halloween
- The Fly
- Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
- The Bride of Frankenstein
- Rosemary's Baby
By that I mean movies like The Exorcist and Insidious.
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anyone here have 28 days later on blu ray..how is the PQ? Can't expect it to be good with what it was shot on
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:32 AM   #13
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I will never watch any horror movies that are based around ghosts, kids, or supernatural stuff. So don't recommend me any movies with that sort of stuff in them. Thanks!
That's a great shame as that rules out the best of this genre in my opinion, including the majority of films already suggested in this thread. If you don't mind me asking, why won't you watch these types of films? Anyway these should fit your criteria:

American Psycho
Jaws
Psycho
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

If you could be persuaded to change your mind about the ghost/kid/supernatural thing you should try the following brilliant movies (some are pretty funny as well):

An American Werewolf In London (supernatural)
Braindead (supernatural)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (supernatural)
Dawn Of The Dead (supernatural)
Day Of The Dead (supernatural)
Encounters Of The Spooky Kind (supernatural)
Event Horizon (supernatural)
Evil Dead trilogy (supernatural)
The Exorcist (kid)
The Fog (ghosts)
Fright Night (supernatural)
Hausu (supernatural)
Halloween (teenage kids if you're okay with that)
The Lost Boys (teens)
Mr Vampire (supernatural)
Near Dark (supernatural)
Night Of The Living Dead (supernatural)
The Omen (based around a kid)
The Orphanage (kids)
Phenomena (supernatural, teenage kids)
Poltergeist (kid)
The Ring (ghosts)
Scream/Scream 2 (teens)
The Shining (kid)
The Thing (supernatural)
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Okay I see you answered my question whilst I was thinking of my list
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That's a great shame as that rules out the best of this genre in my opinion, including the majority of films already suggested in this thread. If you don't mind me asking, why won't you watch these types of films? Anyway these should fit your criteria:

American Psycho
Jaws
Psycho
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

If you could be persuaded to change your mind about the ghost/kid/supernatural thing you should try the following brilliant movies (some are pretty funny as well):

[Show spoiler]An American Werewolf In London (supernatural)
Braindead (supernatural)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (supernatural)
Dawn Of The Dead (supernatural)
Day Of The Dead (supernatural)
Encounters Of The Spooky Kind (supernatural)
Event Horizon (supernatural)
Evil Dead trilogy (supernatural)
The Exorcist (kid)
The Fog (ghosts)
Fright Night (supernatural)
Hausu (supernatural)
Halloween (teenage kids if you're okay with that)
The Lost Boys (teens)
Mr Vampire (supernatural)
Near Dark (supernatural)
Night Of The Living Dead (supernatural)
The Omen (based around a kid)
The Orphanage (kids)
Phenomena (supernatural, teenage kids)
Poltergeist (kid)
The Ring (ghosts)
Scream/Scream 2 (teens)
The Shining (kid)
The Thing (supernatural)
You know I think I could deal with supernatural stuff like zombies, monsters and vampires. But I don't think I could watch movies with ghosts or kids. When I say kids I mean stuff like Insidious and The Exorcist. I don't know if that makes a difference.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:45 AM   #17
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I avoided horror movies for most of my life, but I just challenged myself and faced it head-on about 10 years ago. I accepted that it's just a movie, and there's people on the set behind those cameras having a blast trying to scare us all. Now, I've gotten to the point where it takes a quality horror to genuinely scare me. A lot of Horror movies are just fun though, many of them don't take themselves too seriously so it's more for entertainment than trying to scare people.

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anyone here have 28 days later on blu ray..how is the PQ? Can't expect it to be good with what it was shot on
I have it,the P/Q is as good as it ever will be but it's certainly not great,as you said,because of how it was shot.
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The horror genre is a whole lot of fun! Perhaps you should start off with less scary movies and work towards the really scary ones?

Great starters:
Gremlins
Ghostbusters
Jaws
Tucker and Dale Vs Evil
Cabin in the Woods
Predator
Aliens (1986)
They Live
Army of Darkness
Resident Evil
Underworld
The Call (2013)
Tales from the Crypt (TV series really fun series)
Twilight Zone (Classic TV series)
Walking Dead (TV Series)
Zombieland

Scarier stuff:
The Fly (1986)
Machinist
Se7en
Black Swan
Halloween (1978)
A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
American Psycho
Scream
An American Werewolf In London
The Orphan
Evil Dead 2 (1987)
Rosemary's Baby
Halloween
Masters of Horror (TV Series)
The Shining

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anyone here have 28 days later on blu ray..how is the PQ? Can't expect it to be good with what it was shot on
Nope. I do, however, own The Blair Witch Project on Blu-ray.

The Blair Witch Project does not have a good Blu-ray picture transfer in general terms, but it does have the correct picture transfer considering the style in which it was initially filmed. Even with the limitations of the source material, the Blu-ray seems to look a tad better to my eyes with the colors, but that's all.

I would venture to guess that the Blu-ray of 28 Days Later is a similar case.
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