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CLASSIC HORROR FILMS - 1960's to 2000
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Ok, let's open this thing up! I am an avid horror movie fan and love the genre as a whole (horror events, gore, and Halloween is my favorite "holiday"). I am a fan of the older, classic flicks. These are usually the ones you don't find on TV much anymore. I like the stuff from the 60's to around 2000 mainly because it is my era.

I'm not a fan of the new school ghost movies or the ones with a bunch of stoner kids running around being chased. No real plot, no scare, no gore, no real villain.

I have my current list of classic faves: Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974 & early 2000's version) , Carrie (1970), Halloween H20 (this was the 20th anniversary chapter), Stephen King - The Shining, Amityville Horror (original 1979, but remake was also good), Friday the 13th (original 1980 but I like remake also) Jaws, and Psycho (1998 version) to name a handful.

I need some new suggestions to find out what you guys like and find new stuff I haven't seen yet. This is what I do on the weekends. Major hobby. I don't collect yet, I just watch.

What are your favorite classic horrors / thrillers and why?
Were they worthy of a sequel and how come?
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The original...

Dr. FRANKENSTEIN...

I LOVE THE S.N.L
SKITS WITH Phil haRtmaN as FRANKENSTEIN....

"Arrrrrgggghhhhh FIIIIIRRRREEEEE BAAAAAAADDDD"

I LOSE IT WHEN I SEE THEM NOWADAYS...
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Generally, I claim to dislike the horror genre. However, I do like and appreciate those that screw with your head, as opposed to in your face stuff.

So, I have a pretty short list:
Shining
Vertigo
Rosemary's Baby
Silence of the Lambs
Original Carrie....but really only about 3 bits...the gym doors closing, the bucket of blood and then the killer final seconds


never mind...I guess I appreciate thrillers....not horror so much....lol...There was Freddy Krueger movie that I really liked -- it didn't take itself too seriously and the comedic bits were well done....I think it was the 3rd or 4th one.
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Mr. Jones wrote:
The original...

Dr. FRANKENSTEIN...

I LOVE THE S.N.L
SKITS WITH Phil haRtmaN as FRANKENSTEIN....

"Arrrrrgggghhhhh FIIIIIRRRREEEEE BAAAAAAADDDD"

I LOSE IT WHEN I SEE THEM NOWADAYS...


Never found any FRANKENSTEIN movies. Really need to look them up. I am sure they can be found on YouTube or Amazon.

SNL used to be funny. Now it is the pits.
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dstieger wrote:
Generally, I claim to dislike the horror genre. However, I do like and appreciate those that screw with your head, as opposed to in your face stuff.

So, I have a pretty short list:
Shining
Vertigo
Rosemary's Baby
Silence of the Lambs
Original Carrie....but really only about 3 bits...the gym doors closing, the bucket of blood and then the killer final seconds


never mind...I guess I appreciate thrillers....not horror so much....lol...There was Freddy Krueger movie that I really liked -- it didn't take itself too seriously and the comedic bits were well done....I think it was the 3rd or 4th one.


I actually was thinking I would check out the original Nightmare on Elm tonight. Never saw.

Love Silence of Lambs. Classic. Saw Rosemary's but don't think I remember it.
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I forgot: I also appreciated The Blair Witch Project.

It gets my award for the best lowest-budget movie ever made to actually creep me a little and keep my interest. And the ending was twisted- had me confused. Never found out how it ended.

Good acting, whether it was real or not.
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Aliien and Species come to mind along with several of Stephen King's like Pet Sematary,Thinner, Rose Red, Misery and others.

2001 A Space Odyssey, The Exorcist also came to mind.
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tonygraz wrote:
Aliien and Species come to mind along with several of Stephen King's like Pet Sematary,Thinner, Rose Red, Misery and others.

2001 A Space Odyssey, The Exorcist also came to mind.


I absolutely love Thinner. I almost forgot about that one. And Misery!! I had the novel. No clue where it is now...

Im a Stephen King fan in a big way.

Now the sci-fi stuff I have never liked. ..Alien, Species?

The Exorcist is ok. Never been a huge hit to me. I saw this one possession movie a few years back that topped Exorcist by 10. Going to go find the name and come back and tell you.
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I like the original Wax House
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Cigarlady7 wrote:
I forgot: I also appreciated The Blair Witch Project.

It gets my award for the best lowest-budget movie ever made to actually creep me a little and keep my interest. And the ending was twisted- had me confused. Never found out how it ended.

Good acting, whether it was real or not.


I found it very disappointing.
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ZRX1200 wrote:
I like the original Wax House


You mean House of Wax? I dint know there was an original. Need to rent that one tonight.

Thanks.

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tonygraz wrote:
I found it very disappointing.


You found the movie disappointing? Or the ending?
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I think Z is just into waxing.
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Alfred Hitchcock-The Birds....and Psycho...saw those as a young kid, and they scared the hell out of me.

Jaws...never looked at the ocean the same way after seeing that one....
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The Illustrated Man.

Sure wish someone would remake this film.
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tonygraz wrote:
I think Z is just into waxing.


Ha! Gotta look good for those half Asians.
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RMAN4443 wrote:
Alfred Hitchcock-The Birds....and Psycho...saw those as a young kid, and they scared the hell out of me.

Jaws...never looked at the ocean the same way after seeing that one....


Need to catch The Birds. Give us a quick summary.
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KingoftheCove wrote:
The Illustrated Man.

Sure wish someone would remake this film.


Never ever heard of. These are all great ones for me to add to my list.
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Cigarlady7 wrote:
Need to catch The Birds. Give us a quick summary.

The Birds summary....cut and pasted from IMDb.com...

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Melanie Daniels(Tippi Hedron) is the modern rich socialite, part of the jet-set who always gets what she wants. When lawyer Mitch Brenner sees her in a pet shop, he plays something of a practical joke on her, and she decides to return the favor. She drives about an hour north of San Francisco to Bodega Bay, where Mitch spends the weekends with his mother Lydia(Jessica Tandy) and younger sister Cathy(Veronica Cartwright). Soon after her arrival, however, the birds in the area begin to act strangely. A seagull attacks Melanie as she is crossing the bay in a small boat, and then, Lydia finds her neighbor dead, obviously the victim of a bird attack. Soon, birds in the hundreds and thousands are attacking anyone they find out of doors. There is no explanation as to why this might be happening, and as the birds continue their vicious attacks, survival becomes the priority.
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RMAN4443 wrote:
The Birds summary....cut and pasted from IMDb.com...

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Melanie Daniels(Tippi Hedron) is the modern rich socialite, part of the jet-set who always gets what she wants. When lawyer Mitch Brenner sees her in a pet shop, he plays something of a practical joke on her, and she decides to return the favor. She drives about an hour north of San Francisco to Bodega Bay, where Mitch spends the weekends with his mother Lydia(Jessica Tandy) and younger sister Cathy(Veronica Cartwright). Soon after her arrival, however, the birds in the area begin to act strangely. A seagull attacks Melanie as she is crossing the bay in a small boat, and then, Lydia finds her neighbor dead, obviously the victim of a bird attack. Soon, birds in the hundreds and thousands are attacking anyone they find out of doors. There is no explanation as to why this might be happening, and as the birds continue their vicious attacks, survival becomes the priority.


Putting on watchlist. Thanks.
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Young Frankenstein...you're gonna laugh your azz off....
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If you really want to watch several REALLY MIND FUUUUKING
MOVIES...

TRY "The Cube?" Or "the box"? Where 8? People are in this box trying to get out...it messes with your noggin badly...

Then , "the human centipede" , that is just downright one of the sickest friggin flicks I have ever. Seen...

Then any of "the hostel" series...I, II, III?

Those friggin movies will make you never want to GO ANYWHERE NEAR THE BALKANS OR PAST SOVIET SATELLITE COUNTRIES that have failed since being let loose from the Kremlin....anybody who likeS these movies is ONE SICK MO'FO' PUPPY...MY GUESS IS THAT
THE SOCIOPATHIC AND PSYCHOTIC
FBI-SSG FIELD CHIEF GARY O'CONNOR SHOWS ALL THE ABOVE FILMS TO ANY NEW SSG RECRUIT...just to see their reactions...Gary is the sickest mudder fuUUUkEr on the planet E.A.R.T.H
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Sorry, just read the 60's to 2000 perameters...

Oh well....nevermind...
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Mr. Jones wrote:
Sorry, just read the 60's to 2000 perameters...

Oh well....nevermind...


I honestly Dont care what year it is from as long as it isnt the stupid horror they make today.

I think I saw The Box. Cameron Diaz ??
Oh my God... I love Hostel! I need more gore like that in my life.
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Not really a “horror guy” but The Shining (1980) and The Exorcist (1973) are probably tops for me in that genre. Here are a few not mentioned that might be off the radar. I enjoyed all of these for different reasons, but you might consider a few to be the stupid horror they make today.

28 Days Later (2002)
Cabin in the Woods (2011)
It (2017)
Insidious (2010)
Get Out (2017)
Funny Games (2007)
The Witch (2016)
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Mother's Day 1980 and Sleepaway camp 1983. Both immediately jumped to mind. Both classic 80's Slasher/Thrillers in my opinion. The end of Sleepaway Camp shocked me so much(I was 13) I've never forgotten it.
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Yeah house of wax.....Vincent Price
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Phil222 wrote:
Not really a “horror guy” but The Shining (1980) and The Exorcist (1973) are probably tops for me in that genre. Here are a few not mentioned that might be off the radar. I enjoyed all of these for different reasons, but you might consider a few to be the stupid horror they make today.

28 Days Later (2002)
Cabin in the Woods (2011)
It (2017)
Insidious (2010)
Get Out (2017)
Funny Games (2007)
The Witch (2016)

another vote for Get Out
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Original Halloween is one of my favorites and love the original Nightmare but watch it with the timeframe in mind. Aspects and some effects have not aged well.

Evil Dead (original) - though has some gore, many points awarded for Ash first using the Broomstick

I second 28 Days Late ( Contention for best zombie flick ever) and Cabin in the Woods (love the concept but won't spoil it) and Alien was just plain awesome.

Might be more suspense than straight horror but I thought A Quiet Place was excellent


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Two that come to mind are

The Omen
&
The Wicker Man
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Definitely the original Omen, also Possesed.
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Freaks...1932
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One of the few sequels hat I really liked was Halloween 3 Season of the witch. I saw the Illustrated Man - believe it was Rod Steiger -, but I don't remember much about it.
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Original Halloween is one of my favorites and love the original Nightmare but watch it with the timeframe in mind. Aspects and some effects have not aged well.

Evil Dead (original) - though has some gore, many points awarded for Ash first using the Broomstick

I second 28 Days Late ( Contention for best zombie flick ever) and Cabin in the Woods (love the concept but won't spoil it) and Alien was just plain awesome.

Might be more suspense than straight horror but I thought A Quiet Place was excellent




Ok. So I just watched AQP last week. A few things: WTF... How did they get there in first place... It never said. The dad died in vain... There were plenty of ways out I could think of. Ending was terrible. Never showed if they died or made it.

I love Cabin in Woods. Forget about it. Never saw 28 days but Im on the fence with Zombie flicks. I saw original Night of Living Dead on Shudder and want to watch.
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frankj1 wrote:
another vote for Get Out


Loved Cabin in Woods.

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I checked out Children of the Corn tonight- Stephen King.
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Mr. Jones wrote:
If you really want to watch several REALLY MIND FUUUUKING
MOVIES...

TRY "The Cube?" Or "the box"? Where 8? People are in this box trying to get out...it messes with your noggin badly...




The Cube.
I watched this when I was like 10 and it was the scariest thing because I had never seen people break down and turn on each other like they did in addition to the traps and claustrophobic feeling of the whole thing. Right before bedtime too of course. Not sure if I want to watch it again or not
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The original "Woman in Black" is a good horror movie, and along those lines, 'The Others" and The 6th Sense ... Also putting in a vote for Alien and 28 Days Later
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vanhalenps4 wrote:
The original "Woman in Black" is a good horror movie, and along those lines, 'The Others" and The 6th Sense ... Also putting in a vote for Alien and 28 Days Later


Everyone is talking about 28 days later.. I guess I will try that one. I saw The Others on Shudder last night... So I will be adding to my watchlist.
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Freaks........so horrifying to test audiences in 1931, the movie was edited from 90 minutes to 60 minutes. The movie bombed and the the director was blackballed. A cult classic.
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tamapatom wrote:
Freaks........so horrifying to test audiences in 1931, the movie was edited from 90 minutes to 60 minutes. The movie bombed and the the director was blackballed. A cult classic.

so great!

gooble-gabble, gooble-gabble
we accept her, we accept her.

and it was made with real freaks! (that word was PC at the time).
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tamapatom wrote:
Freaks........so horrifying to test audiences in 1931, the movie was edited from 90 minutes to 60 minutes. The movie bombed and the the director was blackballed. A cult classic.


Im going to look this up. It is a wonder that horror was around in the 30s.
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Think it goes further than that, even back to silent film. Nosferatu was early 20s, Phantom of the Opera was mid 20s. 30s brought Dracula, Freaks, Frankenstein, Jekyl and Hyde, etc. I think 30s was when genre was first named as "horror"
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How did this thread get this far with HellRaiser not being mentioned?!

Jeepers Creepers for a Gore/Chucklefest:-)
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Very good point. Also liked Candyman for summoning supernatural entities
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Think it goes further than that, even back to silent film. Nosferatu was early 20s, Phantom of the Opera was mid 20s. 30s brought Dracula, Freaks, Frankenstein, Jekyl and Hyde, etc. I think 30s was when genre was first named as "horror"


God dang... You're getting me excited... I have missed all this goodness. I've heard of many of these but never had the opportunity to catch them. Where would you even see these at now?

I could guess Amazon would have them for sale...?

I think I started Nosferatu before... Vampire flick. Didn't finish.
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CelticBomber wrote:
How did this thread get this far with HellRaiser not being mentioned?!

Jeepers Creepers for a Gore/Chucklefest:-)


Trust me, Hellraiser has been thought about. It was the first on my mind. But weird as it sounds, I never was a fan.

I liked Jeepers 1 & 2.

Everyone is talking about Freaks for old-time one. Seems like a safe bet.
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Very good point. Also liked Candyman for summoning supernatural entities


Not a Candyman fan. I actually found the supernatural realm a little boring. Idk, maybe Paranormal Activity ruined it for me?
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Cigarlady7 wrote:
Trust me, Hellraiser has been thought about. It was the first on my mind. But weird as it sounds, I never was a fan.

I liked Jeepers 1 & 2.

Everyone is talking about Freaks for old-time one. Seems like a safe bet.



Freaks..... some things can't be unseen.


I still suggest Sleepaway Camp. It's Friday the 13th with a twist at the end that scarred me for life.
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“A Quiet Place” Hands down modern classic.
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