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rawlinson -> Top 300 Horror Films - Discussion Thread (8/11/2010 11:48:07 PM)

Given that a number of films can cross the boundary between sci-fi and horror quite easily, it makes sense to run this poll alongside Homer's sci-fi poll. I'm even going to set the deadline date as  28th Feb 2011. Lists of 100 or of 50 films are accepted (probably go as far as 25 if someone can't make 50[:)]) and can be sent to empirehorrorlist@gmail.com

For this poll, t.v. productions are acceptable, but at most I'd restrict it to a mini-series as one entry. So Quatermass and the Pit is fine for an entry, Supernatural or Buffy isn't. Individual entries of anthology series are also fine, so if there's a particular Twilight Zone, Play for Today, etc that you're passionate about then feel free to vote for it.

As for what classes something as horror, common sense should apply, but horror is a fairly wide genre. Obviously supernatural horror counts, but just because something has a ghost it doesn't mean it's a horror (Sorry, PA, you can't vote for Casper [:D]) Something with a serial killer can count in certain cases, the gothic atmosphere and the focus on Lecter as a boogeyman figure would put Silence of the Lambs into the horror territory but something like Zodiac falls into police procedural. Horror can overlap with thriller as well as sci-fi. If you're uncertain then feel free to use the thread to query something. [:)]

Individual early stories of Dr. Who are fine. There was less emphasis on continuity and they can count as stand-alones. The story-arcs of new-Who disqualify them (even the magnificent Blink) sorry. Sapphire & Steel cases count as individuals as well.

Various Horror lists


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_horror_films

http://www.imdb.com/chart/horror

http://www.filmsite.org/horrorfilms.html




paul_ie86 -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (8/11/2010 11:50:17 PM)

Can homer vote for Twilight?




rawlinson -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (8/11/2010 11:52:05 PM)

[:D]

It's one of the most horrific films I've ever seen. 




Pigeon Army -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (8/11/2010 11:58:02 PM)

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ORIGINAL: rawlinson
Obviously supernatural horror counts, but just because something has a ghost it doesn't mean it's a horror (Sorry, PA, you can't vote for Casper [:D])



I don't know why you're trying to resurrect this when it was proven that you're the one who believes in ghosts, you wimp.

I'm in for yet another poll.




Miles Messervy 007 -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (8/11/2010 11:59:40 PM)

Do all the films I watched for my thread qualify then?




rawlinson -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (8/11/2010 11:59:44 PM)

Cool. [:D]




rawlinson -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 12:00:14 AM)

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ORIGINAL: Miles Messervy 007

Do all the films I watched for my thread qualify then?


I'll have to double-check everything you've reviewed, but off the top of my head,  I think so.




Pigeon Army -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 12:01:43 AM)

Can I vote for Children of Men?




rawlinson -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 12:03:37 AM)

Smart-arse [:D]




Gimli The Dwarf -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 12:05:42 AM)

Curse Of The Were-Rabbit?




Pigeon Army -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 12:07:06 AM)

Can swords vote for The Passion of the Christ?




rawlinson -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 12:07:43 AM)

That's fine, G'. As are other comedy-horrors like A & C meet Frankenstein, The Cat and the Canary, What a Carve Up!, Carry on Screaming, Shaun of the Dead, etc. 




rawlinson -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 12:09:38 AM)

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ORIGINAL: Pigeon Army

Can swords vote for The Passion of the Christ?


Mark Kermode actually did argue that as a horror film, didn't he?




Gimli The Dwarf -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 12:11:28 AM)


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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

That's fine, G'. As are other comedy-horrors like A & C meet Frankenstein, The Cat and the Canary, What a Carve Up!, Carry on Screaming, Shaun of the Dead, etc. 


Cool. A Chump At Oxford, here I come!





Pigeon Army -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 12:12:10 AM)

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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

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ORIGINAL: Pigeon Army

Can swords vote for The Passion of the Christ?


Mark Kermode actually did argue that as a horror film, didn't he?



I've got no fucking idea, I was being facetious. [:D]




nomimalone -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 12:13:39 AM)

The Passion of the Christ was practically torture porn, but less enjoyable. [;)]

Count me in for this. After staring forlornly at my DVDs and Blu-rays for inspiration for homer's sci-fi thread I realised how much horror I actually own and love.




rawlinson -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 12:15:51 AM)

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ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf


quote:

ORIGINAL: rawlinson

That's fine, G'. As are other comedy-horrors like A & C meet Frankenstein, The Cat and the Canary, What a Carve Up!, Carry on Screaming, Shaun of the Dead, etc. 


Cool. A Chump At Oxford, here I come!




A Chump at Oxford? I don't remember a lot of horror in that one, I thought you'd have gone for The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case.

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I've got no fucking idea, I was being facetious.


[:D] I meant to include a smile. But yeah, I'm pretty sure he was talking about in horror terms at the time.




rawlinson -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 12:18:02 AM)

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ORIGINAL: nomimalone

The Passion of the Christ was practically torture porn, but less enjoyable. [;)]

Count me in for this. After staring forlornly at my DVDs and Blu-rays for inspiration for homer's sci-fi thread I realised how much horror I actually own and love.



I couldn't help laugh at parts of Passion, the endless slo-mo and close-ups of grotesque faces as they were beating up Jesus just cracked me up in the end. I'm not sure I can take any film seriously where Jesus becomes a Mary-Sue for Mel's S&M bent. [:D] But cool, glad to have you on board. [:)]




swordsandsandals -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 12:33:38 AM)

I won't be taking part in this one as I can summarise the horror films I've seen right here.

The Orphanage
The Devil's Backbone
The Others
The Host (do monster movies count as horror?)
REC
Halloween
Passion of the Christ (?)
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (in which a beautiful book is brutally hacked to pieces by a Madden man)
Precious




rawlinson -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 12:39:46 AM)

If you change your mind then you have a couple of months to watch some new stuff. [:)]




swordsandsandals -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 12:41:45 AM)

Nah I don't want to fill up two months watching Horror. It's not something I particularly care for unless, like the first three entries on my list, it's a creepy ghost story. I always like them.

Oh wait, Let the Right One in is horror, isn't it? I'd vote for that, I think, if I had 40 more films to back up this lot.




rawlinson -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 12:46:28 AM)

If you're struggling I'd be ok with a list of 25. And I'm more than happy to recommend ghost stories. [:D]




homersimpson_esq -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 12:47:23 AM)

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ORIGINAL: Pigeon Army

quote:

ORIGINAL: rawlinson
Obviously supernatural horror counts, but just because something has a ghost it doesn't mean it's a horror (Sorry, PA, you can't vote for Casper [:D])



I don't know why you're trying to resurrect this when it was proven that you're the one who believes in ghosts, you wimp.

I'm in for yet another poll.



Can PA vote for Iron Man?




swordsandsandals -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 12:51:42 AM)


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ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq

quote:

ORIGINAL: Pigeon Army

quote:

ORIGINAL: rawlinson
Obviously supernatural horror counts, but just because something has a ghost it doesn't mean it's a horror (Sorry, PA, you can't vote for Casper [:D])



I don't know why you're trying to resurrect this when it was proven that you're the one who believes in ghosts, you wimp.

I'm in for yet another poll.



Can PA vote for Iron Man?



Dictionary definition of horror is 'intense and profound fear' which is certainly what he experienced during Iron Man

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If you're struggling I'd be ok with a list of 25. And I'm more than happy to recommend ghost stories.


Yes please! And I'll see what I can scrape together from my database. Expect loose definitions of horror, i.e. Pan's Labyrinth?




rawlinson -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 1:29:05 AM)

Poor PA, can't vote for Iron Man,  can't vote for Casper, he'll be heartbroken when I tell him he wasn't supposed to be scared of The Groovie Goolies.  [:D]

Pan's Labyrinth, yes, I have no problems with this at all. Horror in general is an offshoot of fantasy, while something like LotR remains on the side of fantasy (despite a few moments that could qualify) I think the approach taken by del Toro means it qualifies as horror.

For some ghost stories, try a few of these, some of them aren't ghost stories exactly, but the approach is so similar that you might enjoy them.

Night of the Demon
Penda's Fen
BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas series
Ghost Watch
Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense episode In Possession
Don't Look Now
The Woman in Black
The Fog
The Haunting
The Stone Tape
The Innocents
Carnival of Souls
Dead of Night
The Uninvited
Whistle and I'll Come to You
Session 9
Kwaidan
Schalken the Painter
The Queen of Spades
Dead of Night episode Exorcism




Pigeon Army -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 1:45:32 AM)

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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

Poor PA, can't vote for Iron Man,  can't vote for Casper, he'll be heartbroken when I tell him he wasn't supposed to be scared of The Groovie Goolies.  [:D]



This is appropriate given one of your recommendations -

[image]http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y279/bacon_army/Carusofuckyou2.gif[/image]

You're just angry Homer got on the joke that can't backfire before you did, Mr. "I Crap Myself When Watching Just Like Heaven Because Ghosts Are Real And Scaaaaaary". [:D]




rawlinson -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 1:50:24 AM)

I would explain my ghostly belief to you but it's funnier to just twist your words for a nice sig quote. [:D]




Pigeon Army -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 1:51:47 AM)

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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

I would...[censored] you...for a nice sig quote.


Ewwwww.




Gimli The Dwarf -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 1:52:18 AM)


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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

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ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf


quote:

ORIGINAL: rawlinson

That's fine, G'. As are other comedy-horrors like A & C meet Frankenstein, The Cat and the Canary, What a Carve Up!, Carry on Screaming, Shaun of the Dead, etc. 


Cool. A Chump At Oxford, here I come!




A Chump at Oxford? I don't remember a lot of horror in that one, I thought you'd have gone for The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case.




The scene in the maze with the student dressed as a ghost. It scared Stan and Ollie, so it's a horror [:D]




Gimli The Dwarf -> RE: Top Horror Films Poll (9/11/2010 1:54:51 AM)

Can we have Monsters, Inc? I want to vote for it in both this and the sci-fi poll.




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