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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  
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Important fact, Incubus is the only film to have all dialogue in the language of Esperanto. If that doesn't tell you William Shatner is the greatest actor of his generation I don't know what to tell you.

This fact was already well known.
post #62 of 116
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I vaguely remember some movie from the seventies featuring a giant tarantula that they built on a VW Beetle, and at one point you can literally see the car beneath the critter lol8[1].gif

My woman is a total horror hound. I've seen all those black and white giant tarantula / giant crab / giant snail movies LOL. She's actually participated in, and won, the Fangoria Magazine contests that test one's horror knowledge. Although, Fangoria is apparently lame and mainstream now....
post #63 of 116
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Your horror knowledge is most impressive Birdman.

It used to work well on goth chicks in high school/college. Not much use now.

Important fact, Incubus is the only film to have all dialogue in the language of Esperanto. If that doesn't tell you William Shatner is the greatest actor of his generation I don't know what to tell you.

+Infinity

Have you actually sat through the whole thing? I put it on in the background at a party one year, that's as close as I've come.
post #64 of 116
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I vaguely remember some movie from the seventies featuring a giant tarantula that they built on a VW Beetle, and at one point you can literally see the car beneath the critter lol8[1].gif

My woman is a total horror hound. I've seen all those black and white giant tarantula / giant crab / giant snail movies LOL. She's actually participated in, and won, the Fangoria Magazine contests that test one's horror knowledge. Although, Fangoria is apparently lame and mainstream now....

I'm baffled by why that means she'd rip my poll to shreds - are you saying I should have included the Godzilla franchise? Maybe I also needed King Kong, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man and the Mummy? I guess I could have framed my poll as "your favorite modern horror franchise," but I don't really see why that is necessary.

BTW as far as I know none of the '50s creature features actually spawned any franchises, at least none are coming to mind at the moment.
post #65 of 116
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The Howling series experienced a pretty significant drop off, but goddamn if that first one wasn't pretty weird and great and kind of slutty and sexy when I saw it at like age 8.

I always thought Wolfen should have been made into a series. I legitimately like the movie, not in any ironic way.

+ a bunch. Wolfen was great, I loved the "wolf vision" business. Wolf is pretty great too, one of my favorite Jack Nicholson movies. I love the bit when he pees on James Spader's shoes.
post #66 of 116
Grew up on Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street, so even though I would pass over them 99% of the time when they're on TV, they will always be the first thing that comes to mind when I hear the phrase 'scary movie'.

Blair Witch should get an honorable mention simply because it began an entire genre of horror/scary movies.

Candyman was good, the sweeping sky shots of Cabrini Green are what I remember most, and the music - but I wouldn't say I'm a huge fan.

Halloween would probably be my favorite, if I had to choose. Big fan of Dr. Loomis' character, and the score is perhaps rivaled only by Jaws.
post #67 of 116
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I'm baffled by why that means she'd rip my poll to shreds - are you saying I should have included the Godzilla franchise? Maybe I also needed King Kong, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man and the Mummy? I guess I could have framed my poll as "your favorite modern horror franchise," but I don't really see why that is necessary.
BTW as far as I know none of the '50s creature features actually spawned any franchises, at least none are coming to mind at the moment.

Surely there must be a Night of the Lepus trilogy out there somewhere, waiting to be shot...

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+ a bunch. Wolfen was great, I loved the "wolf vision" business. Wolf is pretty great too, one of my favorite Jack Nicholson movies. I love the bit when he pees on James Spader's shoes.

I'd almost forgot about Wolf, but yeah, that really was great. Michelle Peifer was pretty sexy in that movie. I think it's a better "Jack Nicholson is a werewolf" movie than Witches of Eastwick is "Jack Nicholson is a warlock/devil/whatever" movie.

I saw parts of the Shining last night, he really was fucking incredible in that role.
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Grew up on Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street, so even though I would pass over them 99% of the time when they're on TV, they will always be the first thing that comes to mind when I hear the phrase 'scary movie'.

They've been playing them 'round the clock on AMC or Sci/Fi or A&E or one of those stations the last few weeks. If I scroll through and don't see anything else on I'll absolutely turn on one of those films. I can sit and watch like 15 minutes of any one of them and enjoy it without having to watch the whole thing.
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Blair Witch should get an honorable mention simply because it began an entire genre of horror/scary movies.

To be fair the "found footage" genre has been around a while. Back to Cannibal Holocaust at least.

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Halloween would probably be my favorite, if I had to choose. Big fan of Dr. Loomis' character, and the score is perhaps rivaled only by Jaws.

Dr. Loomis was the shit.
post #68 of 116
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Surely there must be a Night of the Lepus trilogy out there somewhere, waiting to be shot...

Brilliant.





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I'd almost forgot about Wolf, but yeah, that really was great. Michelle Peifer was pretty sexy in that movie. I think it's a better "Jack Nicholson is a werewolf" movie than Witches of Eastwick is "Jack Nicholson is a warlock/devil/whatever" movie.

I saw parts of the Shining last night, he really was fucking incredible in that role.

Yes to all of this. To me, that movie represents the peak of MP's sexiness. The Shining is in a category all its own: Best Stephen King adaptation, Best Jack Nicholson is Insane movie, Best Haunted Hotel movie, etc. I love 2001 a bit too much to give it the nod as Kubrick's best, however.[/quote]
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To be fair the "found footage" genre has been around a while. Back to Cannibal Holocaust at least.

You, sir, are a true connoisseur of schlock. CH is a dreadful film with almost no redeeming qualities. I am starting to suspect that you own the entire Faces of Death series on Betamax.
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Halloween would probably be my favorite, if I had to choose. Big fan of Dr. Loomis' character, and the score is perhaps rivaled only by Jaws.

Dr. Loomis was the shit.

Dr. Loomis was indeed the shit. Donald Pleasance is probably my favorite genre actor of that era, and I love the fact that his career ties together the British / Hammer Horror, Italo-Horror, and splatter film sub-genres. Of course, his masterpiece was his role in The Great Escape.
post #69 of 116
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I'm baffled by why that means she'd rip my poll to shreds - are you saying I should have included the Godzilla franchise?

I'm sure she could start popping off modern franchises neither of us have ever heard of.
post #70 of 116
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I'm baffled by why that means she'd rip my poll to shreds - are you saying I should have included the Godzilla franchise?

I'm sure she could start popping off modern franchises neither of us have ever heard of.

Dude, get her on it. MUST HAVE MORE GORE!
post #71 of 116
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Dude, get her on it. MUST HAVE MORE GORE!

Shoulda seen her costume this year man, best I have ever seen ever. Zombie with torn throat, autopsy scar on chest, and one eye bored out. Took her like 4 hours to apply all the spirit gum and shit.
post #72 of 116
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Dude, get her on it. MUST HAVE MORE GORE!

Shoulda seen her costume this year man, best I have ever seen ever. Zombie with torn throat, autopsy scar on chest, and one eye bored out. Took her like 4 hours to apply all the spirit gum and shit.

I am jealous of anyone whose SI likes horror films. My wife freaks out if she sees a cartoon skeleton.

If you tell me your girl is also a gorgeous green eyed blonde who is into kinky sex I will hunt you down and kill you.
post #73 of 116
She's a fine ass rockabilly chick that looks like a Latina Bettie Page....yes on the kinky sex though.

I love horror myself, but she's into it on an insane level. Probably good that I'm not into horror as much as her. We both clash rather frequently already since she's a TOS fan and I'm a TNG fan.
post #74 of 116
How in the hell did this thread make 74 posts without a mention of Texas Chainsaw Massacre? The fact that it's not in the poll is bad enough, but omitting it from discussion is a travesty.
post #75 of 116
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How in the hell did this thread make 74 posts without a mention of Texas Chainsaw Massacre? The fact that it's not in the poll is bad enough, but omitting it from discussion is a travesty.

Damn....you're right. Speaking of which.....pulled from my baby's FB wall...

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