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Poll Results: Choose your favorite first-film-in-a-horror-movie-franchise:

 
  • 55% (11)
    Alien
  • 0% (0)
    Friday the 13th
  • 0% (0)
    Night of the Living Dead (1969)
  • 0% (0)
    Child's Play
  • 0% (0)
    The Howling
  • 5% (1)
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • 20% (4)
    Halloween
  • 10% (2)
    Hellraiser
  • 10% (2)
    Leprechaun
20 Total Votes  
post #31 of 116
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

Does Salo count as horror?

Eh...it's considered one yes.
post #32 of 116
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

Does Salo count as horror?

In my one (partial) attempt to watch that movie, I could only process it as farce and started giggling uncontrollably. Especially at the mangia! mangia! scene. My girlfriend was somewhere between bemused and appalled.
post #33 of 116
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

In my one (partial) attempt to watch that movie, I could only process it as farce and started giggling uncontrollably. Especially at the mangia! mangia! scene. My girlfriend was somewhere between bemused and appalled.

I hate it when people take it as some very serious comment on fascism, because as a dark comedy it's brilliant.
post #34 of 116
Had a chance to buy the white ring edition off ebay years ago for $200, wish I had.
post #35 of 116
I have no idea what that means. The only rings I remember from that movie were brown.
post #36 of 116
The Salo DVD with a white ring around it is the most rare and sought after DVD in the world (arguably I guess, but it's often claimed as such).

Often sells for over 1k on ebay.
post #37 of 116
Thread Starter 
mordy beat me to the punch.
post #38 of 116
And now the greatest horror film NOT mentioned in this thread, in its entirety
post #39 of 116
Fuck, I was just coming to ask why the hell The Thing didn't make the list. I think I will watch that tonight in memorium.
post #40 of 116
Lots of great movies didn't make the list....I thought this poal dealt with first movies for franchises only. Also, I'd put Carpenter's Prince of Darkness right up there with The Thing.
post #41 of 116
Dead Alive
post #42 of 116
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post

Lots of great movies didn't make the list....I thought this poal dealt with first movies for franchises only. Also, I'd put Carpenter's Prince of Darkness right up there with The Thing.
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Fuck, I was just coming to ask why the hell The Thing didn't make the list. I think I will watch that tonight in memorium.

Yes. I don't think that the John Carpenter version being a remake/sequel of the '50s version qualifies it as a franchise. And that shitty remake/prequel thing they did a year ago was as bad as Exorcist 2 and doesn't count as anything.
post #43 of 116
Just to be clear, this poll is for your FAVORITE horror film correct? This is a different concept then what one may consider the "greatest" film within the genre.
post #44 of 116
Cronenberg's films from the early 80s through Dead Ringers are pretty fantastic. From that list I'd go with Alien pretty easily.
post #45 of 116
Thread Starter 
To clarify (again): this thread was intended to discuss our favorite films that launched a franchise. There have been many other threads in the past for "what's the best" or "what's your favorite", and I thought I'd mix it up this time around. Harvey_birdman and I have been going back and forth about the Friday the 13th films, and I just rewatched the original for the first time in about 20 years, so horror franchises have been on my mind.

The Thing (1982), while one of the absolute greatest horror films ever made, does not qualify as a franchise. A single (crappy) sequel does not a franchise make. I'm not even convinced that a trilogy qualifies. Nor do any of Cronenberg's early films, despite his qualifying as the Greatest Horror Director of All Time. I sure hope that he's gotten over his fear of female biology!

Mostly I just wanted to debate horror films with people who give a crap about them, so if you'd rather talk about The Thing and Salo, that's cool with me.
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