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Best Halloween Films?

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Monday, October 17, 2016 7:10 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I suspect SGG might nominate The Witch:
http://fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?bid=36&tid=60922

I think that not only scary films, but edge-of-your-seat suspense would also qualify for this category.

One that comes to mind for me is Mute Witness.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110604/

I suppose Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, Friday the 13th (all derived from the true story of Ed Gein of Wisconsin - living very near the navigational center of the northwestern hemisphere - 90 degrees west, 45 degrees north) started or catapulted the genre, but what others have given you the willies? (not to mention, that the later study of Ed Gein spawned the entire Behavioral Science, Profiler, Criminologist, behavioral pathologist field.)

Feel free to list a bunch. One that you post and others have not seen could be in time for this Hallow's Eve.


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Monday, October 17, 2016 9:38 PM

ECGORDON

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I generally prefer films that are more suspenseful rather than gory.

Psycho has been in my Top 10 film list for a long time, and that's all films, not just horror or suspense.

One of the best haunted house films, that never shows a ghost, is The Haunting (1963). Don't bother with any of the other adaptations of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House.

Guillermo del Toro's Cronos and The Devil's Backbone.

El Orfanato (The Orphanage)

Let the Right One In

The Host (2006 Korean)

The Babadook

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

And probably the scariest thing I can think of at the moment, the upcoming third Clinton/Trump debate.



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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:26 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
I generally prefer films that are more suspenseful rather than gory.

Psycho has been in my Top 10 film list for a long time, and that's all films, not just horror or suspense.

One of the best haunted house films, that never shows a ghost, is The Haunting (1963). Don't bother with any of the other adaptations of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House.

Guillermo del Toro's Cronos and The Devil's Backbone.

El Orfanato (The Orphanage)

Let the Right One In

The Host (2006 Korean)

The Babadook

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night


You have reminded me of The Entity.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082334/

And I recall being a but tense with Pan's Labyrinth, but I don't recall if it was suspense or more discomfort - I need to pull it off my shelf and watch again.

I have heard many (women)folk say they thought Evil Dead was the scariest, but It didn't seem to have that much effect on me.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:40 PM

THGRRI


Come on man. It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. And I think I missed it, sh!t.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:55 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

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Come on man. It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. And I think I missed it, sh!t.



Only you would find that suspenseful

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 5:17 PM

THGRRI


Come on people, is that it?

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 5:19 PM

THGRRI


Quote:

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Quote:

Originally posted by THGRRI:
Come on man. It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. And I think I missed it, sh!t.



Only you would find that suspenseful



I saw it as a child and it remains near and dear to me. Can't say that about any other Halloween movies.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 10:32 PM

ECGORDON

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The best children's Halloween film is "The Halloween Tree" based on the story by Ray Bradbury.



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Thursday, October 20, 2016 10:53 PM

THGRRI


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
The best children's Halloween film is "The Halloween Tree" based on the story by Ray Bradbury.





I don't recall ever seeing it. I will have to try and find it.

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Friday, October 21, 2016 11:15 AM

MUTT999


It Follows. Low budget, but very intense. Has a problem or two in the second half but well worth a watch:




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Monday, October 24, 2016 3:37 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


You suspect correctly JSF. The Witch was good, old-fashioned suspense rather than gore or "jump-scream" "what's behind the creaking door" type of fun. It told a simple "ghost" story about the origins of the Witch phenomenon like those stories of Salem witches. Very creepy and suspenseful.

But I like Beetlejuice, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Bram Stoker's Dracula (That scared the bejeezus out of me), Pan's Labyrinth, anything with Christopher Lee in it. But I must confess, I'm not the biggest fan of the fright & horror genre; oh, speaking of which - The Shining, Fright Night (the original with Roddy McDowell).


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
I suspect SGG might nominate The Witch:
http://fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?bid=36&tid=60922

I think that not only scary films, but edge-of-your-seat suspense would also qualify for this category.

One that comes to mind for me is Mute Witness.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110604/

I suppose Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, Friday the 13th (all derived from the true story of Ed Gein of Wisconsin - living very near the navigational center of the northwestern hemisphere - 90 degrees west, 45 degrees north) started or catapulted the genre, but what others have given you the willies? (not to mention, that the later study of Ed Gein spawned the entire Behavioral Science, Profiler, Criminologist, behavioral pathologist field.)

Feel free to list a bunch. One that you post and others have not seen could be in time for this Hallow's Eve.



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Monday, October 24, 2016 3:49 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


I like your list EC...but I'm almost ashamed to admit I forgot about Psycho.
But I too appreciate more suspense rather than gore, although I kind of got into the whole Freddie Kruger phase (mainly because my girlfriend was into it, and that makes for a whole lot of fun hugging and a squeezing in the dark).

I also really liked The Babadook and the original Let The Right One In.
Special Mention should go to House on Haunted Hill (don't know the year, but that scared me when I was a kid) and The Exorcist (I went to see it in the theater with a group of friends back in the 70s. Now that was something to see about 8 of us bunched together, females with their feet up on their seats). Of course, today those films are laughable.


SGG

Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
I generally prefer films that are more suspenseful rather than gory.

Psycho has been in my Top 10 film list for a long time, and that's all films, not just horror or suspense.

One of the best haunted house films, that never shows a ghost, is The Haunting (1963). Don't bother with any of the other adaptations of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House.

Guillermo del Toro's Cronos and The Devil's Backbone.

El Orfanato (The Orphanage)

Let the Right One In

The Host (2006 Korean)

The Babadook

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

And probably the scariest thing I can think of at the moment, the upcoming third Clinton/Trump debate.




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Saturday, June 15, 2024 3:46 PM

JAYNEZTOWN


New Year's Day is a Day of Death when a lot of people still suffer the effects of booze and drugs is actually the deadliest day of all, romances flop people fight and break up, it is deadly.
The 2nd day of August is bad, the very middle of summer, Memorial Day and Labor Day very dangerous also, the last Monday of May, also deadly First Monday of September.
Mexicans killing each other is a regular happening but its called Day of the Dead - el Día de Muertos or el Día de los Muertos that orgy of Death spill across the US border, it can be anywhere between October 31 or November 6th...“Remember, remember the 5th of November”
Carpenter linked the idea and Celt festival with the idea of slasher films inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, immigration brings Celtic harvest festivals it then becomes a slasher horror in peoples minds.
If the USA were to fade on the world stage a Hollywood decline, would the association with Halloween and Horror fade, would it be replaced by a Chinese or soem Asian or Viking festival, Venice’s Carnevale, . Sapporo Snow Festival Strange how was only really Halloween which became horror and not Ramadan or other festivals and dates like 'Guy Fawkes' or some Ice Festival.


Sleepy Hollow. Apollo 13, Spider-Man No Way Home, The Crow, maybe Flatliners? The Batman, Karate Kid, The Nightmare Before Christmas, animation Monster House or maybe foreign or Japan anime Blood The Last Vampire, Ginger Snaps and a horror slasher like 'Halloween' or some Thanksgiving-ish cross over seasonal movie.

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