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  • The 70's and 80's are my two favorite decades for horror. It's a hard call but the 80's probably edges out the 70's by a tad for best decade. Love 'em both to death though.

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    • Originally posted by Outpost #31 View Post
      The 70's and 80's are my two favorite decades for horror. It's a hard call but the 80's probably edges out the 70's by a tad for best decade. Love 'em both to death though.
      70's laid the ground work, but the 80's totally capitalized and improved it.


      Put "2 Fast 2 Furious" in B&W and Se7en thinks he's watching a Bergman film.
      I find the Metal Gear Solid series to be mediocre at best.

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      • Originally posted by Sea Hag View Post
        I fucking love that movie and I totally agree. For my money that is Walken's most menacing role. The guy is just scary, grimy and worst of all unscrupulous.

        Impressive list you compiled there man. But there is one guy you left out:

        Yeah, I’ve actually only seen that once so that’s why that particular bastard would’ve totally slipped my mind. Good catch. I need to check it out again the next time it pops up on cable. Even though not everything needs a downbeat realistic gritty ending where the veteran criminal outsleazes everyone else, I was still taken aback that this mean old career bastard got taken out by Sherriff Marge from Fargo when it was all said and done.

        It wasn’t until a few years ago that I finally saw Blood Simple so basically I always thought of M. Emmett as that guy from Harry And The Hendersons (and a bunch of other stuff where he was a harmless curmudgeon) and constantly confused him with Ned Beatty. I’m sure he’s played quite a few other bastards (his episode of Tales From The Crypt) but I always thought of him as more of an old grouch than the devious treacherous greedy slimebag he played in Blood Simple. Great performance.

        If we extend the magnificent bastard conversation to the entire decade of the 80’s, you have to include Ramrod too; still the most vicious on-screen pimp ever. I don’t know if you could get all the way to 25 as good as the bad guys I listed but it would be fun trying to narrow it down to a top ten from a list of 25 or 30 for the best of the 80’s baddest.


        Originally posted by Sea Hag View Post
        And shame on me for not including "The Howling" & "Silver Bullet" in my 80's horror list. I actually enjoy "Silver Bullet" more than I do "American Werewolf In London". Sacrilege I know but I have to be honest..
        As for Silver Bullet, I’ve definitely seen it more times than The Howling (which I actually own on DVD but have only ever popped in once or twice) due to it being in regular rotation on cable and for that matter as many times as An American Werewolf In London. Even if it’s just on in the background most of the time, I still know it like the back of my hand. The thing with Silver Bullet is that the reminiscing sister voice-overs make it almost Disney-type corny shit. Then again it has plenty of awesome un-Disney shit like the drunk railroad worker getting his head chopped clean off.

        Make no mistake about one thing though. While I may shit on that overgrown overstuffed teddy bear I mean werewolf (from Silver Bullet) now that thing scared me shitless when I was a young’un watching it on video for the first time.

        Speaking of werewolves, I’ve noticed several recent reviews pointing out how much better trashy classic The Beast Within would’ve been if they’d just made Dick Jones's bastard kid a werewolf instead of a damn mantis man or whatever the fuck he was supposed to be. I mean even the title lends itself to being a werewolf feature.

        Then again that makes me wonder if Hollyweird had already shot their wad on iconic werewolf designs. Winston’s wolfman was the next great one we’d get. Then again, the mantis man didn’t really sprout until about 15-20 minutes left of The Beast Within. All the kills before then were kind of generic shit because I guess the kid hadn’t fully undergone whatever metamorphosis shit he was going through. Plus there would've been some swank implied werewolf rape. Ah, what could've been....

        I can't fault anybody for preferring another werewolf movie over an An American Werewolf In London as it worked better as a black comedy than straight-up horror.

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        • Heads-up: in the past week or so a review of White Of The Eye sprung up at FTW. http://filmsthatwitnessmadness.com/e...teoftheeye.php

          Since Dave can articulate the merits of that movie way better than I ever could, just head on over and let his review sell you on it. Don’t be worried about the spoilers warning heading. It’s just revealing that Paul White (Keith) is the killer, which every piece of artwork and really every review I’ve ever seen touting this movie didn’t bother avoiding.


          Here’s the YouTube link again.


          [YOUTUBE]eTLTrO5Z_-k[/YOUTUBE]

          I don’t know when this is gonna pop up on DVD so you might as well check this out while it’s still up.

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          • Guys I apologize for the delay. Ive been super busy with school and family. I will try to get this thing up as soon as I can.

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            • some great discussion in here!

              I personally believe the 1970s were the best era for horror. We had the best of Fulci (well... early 1980s I suppose) and Argento, as well as the emergence of truly great American horror. To me the 1980s were pretty fantastic as well, and the 1990s are mostly ruled by J-horror. Things have been goofy ever since.

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              • Originally posted by horror_movie_girl View Post
                The 70's had some great films that helped lay the ground work for great films of the 80's.
                THIS!! I really can't decide between them. These were the movies that shaped my childhood - from creature features, to Argento, late night chiller tv and Elvira, to turning me into an 80's slasher whore.
                "Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places."
                H.P. Lovecraft

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                • I hoped this list is going to be finished,only don't understand why people take something to do and don't keep it 'till the end.Fail.

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                  • If whoever was supposed to tally this up is struggling to find the time or whatever I'll happily do it, just give me the word.

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                    • Okay I've gone ahead and added up the scores for the people who numbered their lists. (Note that a couple of films tied) Here's BD's top 50 horror movies;

                      1.Texas Chain Saw Massacre [1974]
                      2.The Thing [1982]
                      3.Dawn of the Dead [1978]
                      4.Halloween [1978]
                      5.The Evil Dead [1981]
                      6.Night of the Living Dead [1968]
                      7.Return of the Living Dead [1985]
                      8.The Shining [1980]
                      9.Alien [1979]
                      10. A Nightmare on Elm Street [1984]
                      10.Black Christmas [1974]
                      12.An American Werewolf in London [1981]
                      13.Hellraiser [1987]
                      14.Psycho [1960]
                      15.Suspiria [1977]
                      16.Evil Dead 2 [1987]
                      17.The Fly [1986]
                      18.The Exorcist [1973]
                      19.The Devils Rejects [2005]
                      20.28 Days later [2002]
                      21.The Descent [2005]
                      21.Nosferatu [1922]
                      23.Re-Animator [1985]
                      24.Day of the Dead [1985]
                      24.Dead Alive [1992]
                      26.Last House on the Left [1972]
                      27.Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 [1988]
                      28.Martyrs [2008]
                      29.Frankenstein [1931]
                      30.[REC] [2007]
                      31.Friday 13th part 3 [1982]
                      32.Jaws [1975]
                      33.Jacob’s Ladder [1990]
                      33.Peeping Tom [1960]
                      35.Carrie [1976]
                      35.Zombi 2 [1979]
                      37.Let the Right one in [2008]
                      38.Cabinet of Dr. Caligari [1920]
                      39.The blair witch project [1999]
                      40.Drag me to Hell [2009]
                      41.Rosemary’s Baby [1968]
                      42.Phantasm [1979]
                      43.Session 9 [2001]
                      44.In The mouth of Madness [1994]
                      45.Haute Tension [2003]
                      46.The Beyond [1981]
                      47.The invisible man [1933]
                      48.Videodrome [1983]
                      49.Scream [1996]
                      49.Trick ‘r Treat [2007]

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                      • Originally posted by Midnight-Kroovy View Post
                        Okay I've gone ahead and added up the scores for the people who numbered their lists. (Note that a couple of films tied) Here's BD's top 50 horror movies;

                        1.Texas Chain Saw Massacre [1974]
                        2.The Thing [1982]
                        3.Dawn of the Dead [1978]
                        4.Halloween [1978]
                        5.The Evil Dead [1981]
                        6.Night of the Living Dead [1968]
                        7.Return of the Living Dead [1985]
                        8.The Shining [1980]
                        9.Alien [1979]
                        10. A Nightmare on Elm Street [1984]
                        10.Black Christmas [1974]
                        12.An American Werewolf in London [1981]
                        13.Hellraiser [1987]
                        14.Psycho [1960]
                        15.Suspiria [1977]
                        16.Evil Dead 2 [1987]
                        17.The Fly [1986]
                        18.The Exorcist [1973]
                        19.The Devils Rejects [2005]
                        20.28 Days later [2002]
                        21.The Descent [2005]
                        21.Nosferatu [1922]
                        23.Re-Animator [1985]
                        24.Day of the Dead [1985]
                        24.Dead Alive [1992]
                        26.Last House on the Left [1972]
                        27.Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 [1988]
                        28.Martyrs [2008]
                        29.Frankenstein [1931]
                        30.[REC] [2007]
                        31.Friday 13th part 3 [1982]
                        32.Jaws [1975]
                        33.Jacob’s Ladder [1990]
                        33.Peeping Tom [1960]
                        35.Carrie [1976]
                        35.Zombi 2 [1979]
                        37.Let the Right one in [2008]
                        38.Cabinet of Dr. Caligari [1920]
                        39.The blair witch project [1999]
                        40.Drag me to Hell [2009]
                        41.Rosemary’s Baby [1968]
                        42.Phantasm [1979]
                        43.Session 9 [2001]
                        44.In The mouth of Madness [1994]
                        45.Haute Tension [2003]
                        46.The Beyond [1981]
                        47.The invisible man [1933]
                        48.Videodrome [1983]
                        49.Scream [1996]
                        49.Trick ‘r Treat [2007]
                        You should probably get Frey to add this into his original post.


                        Put "2 Fast 2 Furious" in B&W and Se7en thinks he's watching a Bergman film.
                        I find the Metal Gear Solid series to be mediocre at best.

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                        • Originally posted by Midnight-Kroovy View Post
                          Okay I've gone ahead and added up the scores for the people who numbered their lists. (Note that a couple of films tied) Here's BD's top 50 horror movies;

                          1.Texas Chain Saw Massacre [1974]
                          2.The Thing [1982]
                          3.Dawn of the Dead [1978]
                          4.Halloween [1978]
                          5.The Evil Dead [1981]
                          6.Night of the Living Dead [1968]
                          7.Return of the Living Dead [1985]
                          8.The Shining [1980]
                          9.Alien [1979]
                          10. A Nightmare on Elm Street [1984]
                          10.Black Christmas [1974]
                          12.An American Werewolf in London [1981]
                          13.Hellraiser [1987]
                          14.Psycho [1960]
                          15.Suspiria [1977]
                          16.Evil Dead 2 [1987]
                          17.The Fly [1986]
                          18.The Exorcist [1973]
                          19.The Devils Rejects [2005]
                          20.28 Days later [2002]
                          21.The Descent [2005]
                          21.Nosferatu [1922]
                          23.Re-Animator [1985]
                          24.Day of the Dead [1985]
                          24.Dead Alive [1992]
                          26.Last House on the Left [1972]
                          27.Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 [1988]
                          28.Martyrs [2008]
                          29.Frankenstein [1931]
                          30.[REC] [2007]
                          31.Friday 13th part 3 [1982]
                          32.Jaws [1975]
                          33.Jacob’s Ladder [1990]
                          33.Peeping Tom [1960]
                          35.Carrie [1976]
                          35.Zombi 2 [1979]
                          37.Let the Right one in [2008]
                          38.Cabinet of Dr. Caligari [1920]
                          39.The blair witch project [1999]
                          40.Drag me to Hell [2009]
                          41.Rosemary’s Baby [1968]
                          42.Phantasm [1979]
                          43.Session 9 [2001]
                          44.In The mouth of Madness [1994]
                          45.Haute Tension [2003]
                          46.The Beyond [1981]
                          47.The invisible man [1933]
                          48.Videodrome [1983]
                          49.Scream [1996]
                          49.Trick ‘r Treat [2007]


                          Fantastic

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                          • Its a decent list, the only film I haven't seen is Hellraiser 2. Notable omissions I guess are films like Poltergeist, The Omen and Friday 13th although the 3rd came in at no.31. Also a lack of Japanese horror.

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                            • Originally posted by Midnight-Kroovy View Post
                              Its a decent list, the only film I haven't seen is Hellraiser 2. Notable omissions I guess are films like Poltergeist, The Omen and Friday 13th although the 3rd came in at no.31. Also a lack of Japanese horror.
                              Get on that man, one of the few sequels that could possibly be better than the original. It's great.

                              Did just notice there isn't any Japanese horror too. Think Ju-On or Ringu should have made it.

                              I do need to see Cabinet of Dr. Caligari though.
                              “I know you’re ‘good’ people. I know you mean well… But you just didn’t think it through…. There is only one path to peace… Your extermination.” - Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron)

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                              • Originally posted by Ginobili View Post
                                Get on that man, one of the few sequels that could possibly be better than the original. It's great.

                                Did just notice there isn't any Japanese horror too. Think Ju-On or Ringu should have made it.

                                I do need to see Cabinet of Dr. Caligari though.
                                Yeah, I haven't seen any of the hellraiser sequels actually dunno why I haven't gotten round to it as I love the first one. Think I'll buy the 1-3 blu set when I can afford it.

                                Also thought of Child's Play being an omission, don't think it got any votes at all thinking about it...

                                Caligari is great, can really see how it had an impact on cinema and a definite influence on Tim Burton films.

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