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The annual "What's your favorite horror movie?" thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by imatlas, Oct 29, 2012.

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

  1. Alien

    11 vote(s)
    55.0%
  2. Friday the 13th

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Night of the Living Dead (1969)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Child's Play

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. The Howling

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. A Nightmare on Elm Street

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  7. Halloween

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  8. Hellraiser

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  9. Leprechaun

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. imatlas

    imatlas Well-Known Member

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    I thought that this year it should take the form of a poll. Please note that I am excluding any of the more recent franchises, like Saw and Paranormal Activity, as I am old and cantankerous, but feel free to post your favorite in the comments. Also, a couple of the options are ringers, and if you select one of these you will be mocked sans merci.
     
  2. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    No Exorcist? C'mon man you're fucking killing me.
     
  3. imatlas

    imatlas Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather pretend that Exorcist 2 - 4 don't exist.

    Edit: on the other hand I am kicking myself for forgetting about The Omen.
     
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  4. javyn

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    Exorcist 3 was great.
     
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  5. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    Well are you asking us to vote for the best horror franchise or just the best first film in a horror franchise?
     
  6. imatlas

    imatlas Well-Known Member

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    Best first film in a franchise. Most franchises suck donkey balls even when the original rocked.

    Besides, there's only one correct answer to "best horror franchise ever".
     
  7. imatlas

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    Don't you like the AvP movies? If so, your vote will be discarded like a Republican voter registration form in B'more.

    Edit: that moment in E3 when we see the possessed dude with the torso shears rocked.
     
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  8. javyn

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    No, you're thinking Neo, and Exorcist III was written by Blatty. Not sure what you're saying about B'more though.

    Also, your poal options are colossal fail.
     
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  9. imatlas

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    He wrote the last couple of turds in that franchise, so that doesn't carry the weight you seem to think it does.
     
  10. imatlas

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    Whoever voted for Leprechaun, congratulations. You have selected the worst piece of shit ever to carry the horror film banner, and you have revealed yourself to have the worst taste imaginable. You probably drive a pimped out Ford Aspire, eat mayonnaise sandwiches on Wonder Bread, and look forward with anticipation to the next Jos. A. Banks "3 for 1" sale so that you can stock up on clean underwear.
     
  11. gladhands

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    I voted Halloween but only because you omitted The Exorcist and Suspiria.
     
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    Still, III was pretty damn good IMO. A nice follow up, now if we can just forget Heretic ever happened.
     
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    It gets points for featuring Patrick Ewing, and it's not a total shitfest, but I'd hardly call it good.
     
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    I always found Suspiria boring, but the last few minutes are great.

    If the question is "what is your favorite film that is of the horror genre?" I would probably have to go with the Omen, the Shining, or Cemetery Man, although the last one is more of an existential post-modern comedy.
     
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  15. imatlas

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    You, sir, have excellent taste. Suspiria is a good nomination, but I'm on the fence about whether a trilogy counts as a franchise. If Argento sells the rights to Paramount so they can crank out a dozen crapfests, on the other hand...
     
  16. Harold falcon

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    The Troll movies were pretty goddamn terrible. Also the Amityville Horror series ate rhino nuts. The first Children of the Corn movie wasn't terrible but all it's sequels/remakes were.
     
  17. imatlas

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    That is a different question, and one that has had its own threads in years past. The Omen (1976) and The Shining (1980) are both excellent films, but as I've said before I am baffled by the love for Cemetary Man. One of these days I'll give it another try to see what all the fuss is about.

    Suspiria has a brilliant soundtrack, weirdly surreal set design and lighting, and some brain-searingly horrific set pieces. It is the pinnacle of Italo-Horror.
     
  18. imatlas

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    You, sir, are a walking encyclopedia of schlocky horror. Respeto!

    Edit: the first Amityville Horror actually scared the shit out of me, but I was about 12 when I saw it.
     
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    Exorcist III is awesome. Some awesome visuals. The old lady crawling around in the background on the ceiling? The guy with the shears running after the nurse? Badass.
     
  20. mordecai

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    It isn't even close to being the only reason, but Anna Falchi certainly doesn't hurt the film. NSFW
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