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Do you like Scary Movies? Champion - The Exorcist!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Tommy_Dreamer, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    Fresh off the success of the the recent SODA WARS bracket, it's time to pick your favorite horror movie from a field of 16. I'll put up the brackets later tonight and I'll give the entire of SportsJournalists.com 3 days to move your choices on to the next round.

    Who will survive to slay another day? It's up to you.
  2. Re: Do you like Scary Movies?

    I'll start things off.. ..

    10. Suspiria... different.. worth appreciating.
    9. Seven ... Great. Great. Great.
    8. Friday the 13th.. The original was great
    7. Blair Witch Project. ground breaking
    6. Whatever happend to Baby Jane ... AWESOME flick
    5. Saw II .. I'm a sucker for the Saw genre
    4. Texas Chainsaw Masacre.. Best under-90-minute horror flick ever made.
    3. Silence of the Lambs.. Greatest Villian EVER!
    2. The Excorcist.. Holy shit.
    1. Saw .. Jaw droppingly awesome!

    Movies that were made for TV bit shoud be included:
    It, Salems Lot (I slept with my mom after watching it - I was that scared!), Storm of the Century ... aww. hell, about anything King made into a movie was pretty good and scary.
  3. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    Re: Do you like Scary Movies?

    I'm going to tab up the votes. You can post your lists if you want or you can keep them secret. It's all up to you.
  4. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    Re: Do you like Scary Movies?

    I'm a big horror film guy. The problem is, I've watched so many from so many different countries, almost nothing fazes or shocks me anymore. Dario Argento is a true master of the genre, but his movies gross me out more than scare me. So, here's an unordered list of 10 good ones.

    The Shining: Kubrick's version, of course, not that made-for-TV dreck. I couldn't watch another horror movie for three years after this one.

    The Exorcist: I didn't see this one until I was in my 20s ... and found it kind of funny. But any list of great horror films would be incomplete without it.

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The most recent incarnations have been skillfully made, but the raw, gritty power of the original will stand the ultimate test of time. These days, it almost looks like a snuff film, which makes it even more creepier.

    The Audition: The Japanese are really fucking sick people.

    Halloween I thought Rob Zombie added a few interesting twists to the story, but John Carpenter's original set the standard that few imitators have come close to matching. Halloween 4 almost made the list based on the really hot blond babe with big hooters, but that's another list.

    The Thing: Another underappreciated Carpenter classic. I would add "The Fog" to the list, but despite its cool freak-out moments, it's just too damn cheesy.

    Saw: It really surprised me. It was original, gritty, pulled few punches and got bonus points for having Cary Elwes simulate hurting himself. Now the series is just a joke.

    High Tension: I heard so many good things about it, I got a European cut of the movie a year before it was released here. It didn't disappoint. Wow.

    Se7en: To this day, no other movie has left me speechless at the end. Fincher has never been better.

    1. Alien: This will always be the ultimate haunted house movie and the No. 1 on my list. It's flat-out perfect in almost every way.
  5. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Re: Do you like Scary Movies?

    10. Blair Witch Project
    9. Friday the 13th (the original)
    8. Poltergeist
    7. The Sixth Sense
    6. Se7en
    5. JAWS
    4. Dawn of the Dead (the original)
    3. The Thing
    2. The Exorcist
    1. Halloween (the original)
  6. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Re: Do you like Scary Movies?

    Scary Movie 4.

    Until Scary Movie 5 comes out.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: Do you like Scary Movies?

  8. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Re: Do you like Scary Movies?

    pink flamingos
  9. StraightEdge

    StraightEdge Guest

    Re: Do you like Scary Movies?

    1. Halloween 1978
    2. An American Haunting
    3. The Exorcist
    4. The Thing 1982
    5. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
    6. Event Horizon
    7. Halloween III
    8. From Dusk Til Dawn
    9. Dracula 1930
    10. They Live
  10. Re: Do you like Scary Movies?

    Good call on the Thing. My fav. John Carpenter flick.
  11. Seahawk

    Seahawk Member

    Re: Do you like Scary Movies?

    1. Psycho
    2. Halloween
    3. Jaws
    4. Nightmare on Elm Street
    5. Se7en
    6. The Thing
    7. The Exorcist
    8. Friday the 13th
    9. It
    10. Poltergeist

    Scream is a guilty pleasure, but I actually enjoyed it. These other movies messed with my head in major ways the first time I saw them.
  12. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Re: Do you like Scary Movies?

    1. Nightmare on Elm Street
    2. Jaws
    3. Alien
    4. The Exorcist
    5. Halloween
    6. Dawn of the Dead (Romero version)
    7. Saw
    8. Silence of the Lambs
    9. Evil Dead
    10. It
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