Any GOOD horror movies?

The Dog

A Disturbance in the Force
I may not have ever seen this movie, if not for the Amazon Prime account...saw it pop up one day, and was intrigued by a couple of the reviews I saw...people seem to love or hate this movie...I loved it. It may seem to move a little slowly, but trust me...it is worth the effort to watch. It was two weeks ago I watched it, and there are scenes from it I still cant get out of my mind...
 

lilies

Jedi Council Member
They (2002)
Don't watch the trailer, this creation is not one of those braindead, boring ones filled with stereotypes.
A very nicely thought out and written, gritty movie. Well along the lines of Castaneda's more frightening Realities - no spoilers!! This has that 'cruel objective-reality'-vibe I like. The Universe in this movie is surely not there to indulge the protagonist!
25 year old Laura Regan in the leading role is very photogenic. I had a crush on her.
 

SlipNet

Jedi Master
I watches The Wicker Man years ago and it's my version of horror. Never want to see a film like that again. I don't have the 'nerves 'for such films.
Great movie, really sinister and unsettling. A former girlfriend of mine really got angry with me for suggesting we go watch this film. The ending (no spoilers) really got under her skin. it's that kind of film, and actor Christopher Lee said it was one of the finest films he ever worked on.
 

Fester

Jedi
Jacob’s Ladder, one of the most disturbing I’ve ever watched. Actually kind of based on real life events. As for reading can’t go wrong with Steven King.

To stare infinity in the face without flinching, one must know evil and not fear it. The depths of human imagination can be incredibly dark.

That being said these days I mostly focus on the evil happening around us, the dark heart dawning. Paying attention to reality left and right. OSIT.
ooohh, I'd forgotten that gem! Instant goosebumps when I read the comment. Stephen King is good, yes, but I think Clive Barker is better- much more imaginative than Steve-O. I think King's best is "IT", but Barker's best is "Imajica", not a horror at all. (Also has a nod to Gurdjieff in "The Great and Secret Show"). But for out-and-out mind-numbing horror, almost anything by James Herbert. The first time I read 'The Dark" I slept with the light on for three nights- I was 20-21 at the time! Also he has some really interesting ideas, maybe even unique. "Nobody True" is a story where a man is murdered while having an OOBE... first sentence- "I wasn't there when I died." And "Others" is truly horrific, as parts are based on reality.* The hero is a hunchback. First sentence- "My redemption began in hell."

I used to quite like the gory movies, up until about ten years back, when I began to discover that the monsters are real, usually human or human-shaped, and much, much worse than the movie/book variety. Now I find less is more, so to speak.

Anyway, great horror movies that make you think as well as scaring the shite out of you:

In the Mouth of Madness
Event Horizon
Exorcist
Exorcist III (Actually the sequel to the first)
Silent Hill
The Thing (1982, Kurt Russell)
The Thing (2011, NOT a remake but the prequel showing the Norwegians discovering the alien, ending with its arrival at McMurdo base)
Devil
The Devil's Advocate
Frankenstein (1994, Kenneth Branagh, Robert De Niro)
Legend (I know, I know, not really "horror" but Tim Curry as the Prince of Darkness? Tell me you wouldn't drop a log if you woke up with THAT standing over you...)
Pan's Labyrinth (Likewise, not really horror, but the pale man is truly horrible, and Pan is pretty intimidating)
Jacob's Ladder
Dark Shadows
Lord of Illusions
Demon Knight (Tales from the crypt feature-length)
Pumpkinhead
Phantom of the Opera (Gerard Butler... wow. Who knew Leonidas could sing Phantom?)
Hellraiser 1 through 8 (NOT rubbish endless slasher sequels like Friday the 13th or Halloween (:barf:), Hellraiser 1 & 2 are basically two halves, 3 actually is a semi-crappy sequel, 4 tells the back story of how/why the box was created, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are all standalone stories with only the box and pinhead to connect them, and are actually very good)

None of these are splattershows, but most are best not watched with a full bladder ;-)

Not really horror, but still:

They Live
Bad Boy Bubby
Shutter Island
13 Sins
The Puppet Masters
Primer (warning- "Ow, my brain broke" level time travel)
The Final Girls (very funny movie about a group of teens who get sucked into a slasher movie like Friday the 13th)
The Scribbler
The Jacket
12 Monkeys

Good, straight-up horror movies that aren't thought-provoking:

Snow White (Sam Neill, Sigourney Weaver)
Alien
Red Riding Hood
Wer
The Wolfman (remake with Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins)
Sleepy Hollow
From Hell
Lifeforce
13 Ghosts (remake)
Ginger Snaps
The Howling (just ignore how stupid the last werewolf looks- you're supposed to feel sorry for it)
Leviathan
Deepstar 6
The Fly (remake, Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis)
The Fly 2 (absolutely the BEST karmic-retribution ending)
House on Haunted Hill (remake)
Reel Evil
The Conjuring

Also, I have once read a short story in a "Best Of" anthology (title escapes me presently) which tells the story of "The Thing" (1982) from the perspective of the alien- now THAT was chilling...

Happy viewing!


*Author's end note from "Others": "This story is based on a true incident that occurred in a certain London children's hospital and was related to me by the now elderly person involved. At least two of the main protagonists are known to me personally (one, alas, now deceased) and, lest I be accused of having an inordinately warped imagination, I should point out that most of the "others" described herein are taken from actual medical case histories. I sincerely hope you have been disturbed."

I wasn't, until I read that. As Gandalf commented earlier, our reality is the real horror story.
 

Yupo

Dagobah Resident
FOTCM Member
Ghost Story with Fred Astaire was good.

The Green Man with Albert Finney is excellent.
 

loreta

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
This is almost an horror movie with odor of psychological thriller. It is a scary movie very well donne by the excellent director Neil Jordan. I remember you that Neil Jordan is the director of "The Crying Game" and the beautiful and also horror movie " The Company of wolves", based on the story of "The Little Red Riding Wood".

This one, "Greta", is the story of a young girl that returns a purse found in the metro to an old woman that seems very gentle. Is she?

The French actress Isabelle Huppert is fantastic in this movie. You can see how she is one of the best actress in France. The young girl is also excellent, Chloë Grace Moretz.

The movie is a little master piece, serious and filmed by a master.
 

Attachments

"Dark Was the Night" is about strange happenings in a small town. People have always believed there was a strange creature in the woods. The sheriff, who has demons of his own, tries to find out the truth.

 

SlipNet

Jedi Master
The Devil Rides Out is an old classic from 1968 featuring Christopher Lee as a man fighting Satanic forces. It's a bit cheesy for some, but I really like films from this era.

 
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