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. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Eh...it's considered one yes.
     


  2. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    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.
     
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  3. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    I hate it when people take it as some very serious comment on fascism, because as a dark comedy it's brilliant.
     


  4. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Had a chance to buy the white ring edition off ebay years ago for $200, wish I had.
     


  5. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    I have no idea what that means. The only rings I remember from that movie were brown.
     


  6. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    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.
     
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  7. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    mordy beat me to the punch.
     


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    gladhands Senior member

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    And now the greatest horror film NOT mentioned in this thread, in its entirety

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    Rambo Senior member

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    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.
     
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  10. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    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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    Dead Alive

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    Harold falcon Senior member

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    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.
     


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    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


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    ac21686 Well-Known Member

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    Cronenberg's films from the early 80s through Dead Ringers are pretty fantastic. From that list I'd go with Alien pretty easily.
     
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  15. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    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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