Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Best Horror Movies
Old 07-09-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
Best Horror Movies

I love a good scary movie. The best ones make me forget about all my troubles and worries for a while. Here are a few of my favs. What scary movies do you like the best?

The Silence of the Lambs
Psyco
Alien
Night of the Living Dead
The Birds
28 Days Later
The Shining
The Exorcist
Jeepers Creepers
__________________

__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-09-2009, 08:01 PM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
The one that comes to mind now is Pet Sematary.
__________________

__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 08:04 PM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbbamI View Post
The one that comes to mind now is Pet Sematary.
Oh yea, I liked that one too. And it had that cool theme song by the Ramones!
__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 08:05 PM   #4
Recycles dryer sheets
IBWino's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 423
I like your list. Also, John Carpenter's "Prince of Darkness" is a classic (FYI, it's not a vampire movie) and it has a great cameo by Alice Cooper. More recently, I really liked "The Descent".
__________________
IBWino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 08:49 PM   #5
Moderator
Sarah in SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 13,456
I will never get Hostel out of my head. Not that it was a good movie, just that it was unbelievably gross and gory.

I am not a fan of horror movies!
__________________
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way

Sarah in SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 09:02 PM   #6
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarah in SC View Post
I will never get Hostel out of my head. Not that it was a good movie, just that it was unbelievably gross and gory.

I am not a fan of horror movies!
I saw the trailer for Hostel and skipped it. While I love scary movies, this just didn't seem like something I'd want to sit through. Based on your comments, I'm glad I didn't see it.

I really prefer scary movies that are not real - like Alien. Slience of the Lambs was the closest thing to a realistic horror movie I thought was good. While it was disturbing, it was well made and featured great performances. Again, I didn't see Hostel, but my impression from the trailer was it was really a shock/snuff kind of movie.
__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 09:05 PM   #7
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
I thought of a few more....

Flatliners
The Lost Boys
Ghost Story
Jacob's Ladder
The Stand
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 09:10 PM   #8
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,037
The old scary movies with Frankenstein , Dracula and the creature from the black lagoon. I can remember being so scared I would not even look .
__________________
Moemg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 09:31 PM   #9
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbbamI View Post
I thought of a few more....

Flatliners
The Lost Boys
Ghost Story
Jacob's Ladder
The Stand
Good ones bbbami. Particularly The Lost Boys. I've always loved vampire movies. Starting with the classic Dracula, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and The Hunger featuring David Bowie, Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve. There's just something sexy about vampire movies!

I also loved The Stand. Steven King gave us some of the best scary stories ever.
__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 09:32 PM   #10
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 417
CNBC when the market's open
__________________
Payin-the-Toll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 09:33 PM   #11
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,964
Alien
Last House On The Left
Saw
Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein

Friday The 13th
Saturday The 14th
Sunday The 15th
...
__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 09:38 PM   #12
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by Payin-the-Toll View Post
CNBC when the market's open
Too scary for me
__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 09:42 PM   #13
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by Purron View Post
Good ones bbbami. Particularly The Lost Boys. I've always loved vampire movies. Starting with the classic Dracula, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and The Hunger featuring David Bowie, Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve. There's just something sexy about vampire movies!

I also loved The Stand. Steven King gave us some of the best scary stories ever.
Stephen King is the best ever IMO. However some of the Vincent Price movies scared the crapola out of me when I was a kid...especially on the big screen....
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 09:45 PM   #14
Moderator Emeritus
Bestwifeever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,375
The Birds, The Exorcist, and Pinocchio (those donkey boys! that whale!) all scared the crap out of me. And Agent Starling in the dark subbasement at the end of Silence of the Lambs with Precious barking from the pit....
__________________
“Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Bestwifeever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 09:48 PM   #15
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,142
Stephen King's movies were always a disappointment to me - never as good as the movie in my mind when I read the book.

I think "The Thing" (original 1951 version) was one of the scariest movies I saw as a kid. As an adult, the original "Alien" was pretty good.
__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 09:52 PM   #16
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by REWahoo View Post
Stephen King's movies were always a disappointment to me - never as good as the movie in my mind when I read the book.

I think "The Thing" (original 1951 version) was one of the scariest movies I saw as a kid. As an adult, the original "Alien" was pretty good.
Yeah, unfortunately they usually are. It's almost impossible to put all the detail in a movie from his books. However, to me, The Stand and the Green Mile were pretty darn close to the book.

Ahhh yes, The Thing...now that was one scary movie!
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 10:00 PM   #17
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,937
Generally I don't like horror movies. Real life is horrifying enough already!

Some older ones, that are more artistic and less scary, are enjoyable. Dracula, Phantom of the Opera, and various Wolfman movies come to mind. "Listen to them! the Children of the Night. What music they make." is spoken in one of the best scenes ever filmed IMO.
__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 10:07 PM   #18
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,142
After thinking about it, the most frightening flick I've ever seen was a low budget 1983 movie called "Testament". I found it to be "keep you up at night" quality because it was so low key, realistic and believable.

From viewer reviews:

Quote:
I was so deeply effected by this film's portrayal or one family in one small California town getting cut off from the rest of civilization (which we can only assume is in the midst of WWIII) and slowly falling apart while one by one loved ones succumb to nuclear radiation that I couldn't watch it all.
Quote:
It's been TWENTY YEARS (!) since I've seen this movie in a theatre, and I've never yet forgotten it. If any movie can be said to be life-changing, this is it. TESTAMENT was first shown in theatres, and the film's power became front page headlines for quite some time. People were crying in theatres, and article after article told of how this extremely powerful film affected people. This was not hype; the emotional strength of this movie is genuinely powerful.
__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2009, 06:40 AM   #19
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
I don't like horror movies, especially the chop-em-up type. I saw the original "Last House on the Left" as a teenager and that turned me off to gory horror movies forever. Too graphic!
I do like scary suspense movies where your mind imagines the monster from fleeting glimpses but the horrendous bloody gore is left out.
A favorite is Hitchcock's "The Birds".
I liked the old classic Dracula and Frankenstein movies, and anything with Vincent Price. His voice still gives me the chills.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2009, 08:03 AM   #20
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,037
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bestwifeever View Post
The Birds, The Exorcist, and Pinocchio (those donkey boys! that whale!) all scared the crap out of me. And Agent Starling in the dark subbasement at the end of Silence of the Lambs with Precious barking from the pit....

Pinocchio also scared the crap out of me when I was a child .
__________________

__________________
Moemg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Funniest Movies Purron Other topics 65 07-10-2009 09:14 AM
Movies Moemg Other topics 38 11-17-2008 11:55 PM
Favorite Movies Midpack Other topics 6 04-07-2008 05:33 PM
Awful Movies Moemg Other topics 76 02-18-2008 05:10 PM
Last Time You Went to the Movies chinaco Other topics 50 06-19-2007 08:26 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:45 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.