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Recommend me some good horror films

AretèAretè infiltrating neo zeed compoundRegistered User regular
edited March 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
I need some shit my pants lock the doors turn on all the lights sleep with one eye open type horror/scary movies.

International movies are welcome.

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  • pacbowlpacbowl Los AngelesRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Are you more into bloody/gore horror, or shock EEEEEEE! horror?

    Alien <-- very dark and suspenseful. It didn't spawn several sequels and video games for no reason.
    Aliens
    The Thing
    Blair Witch if you can get past all the hype.
    The Ring
    Thirteen Ghosts
    Hostel
    The Grudge
    Poltergeist
    Event Horizon

    Of course you have classics like Hellraiser, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween as well.

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  • W2W2 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    28 Days Later is pretty intense.

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  • kaliyamakaliyama Left to find less-moderated fora Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Teeth, I'll second event horizon. The original last house on the left is horrifying, because it's about home invasion, but it's an exploitation film and I really don't think they should get any more $$ for making the film. Hills Have Eyes goes in a similar boat.

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  • shadydentistshadydentist Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Alien is more of a horror-y film than Aliens.

    Would recommend against The Grudge. I found it not very scary and the plot was sort of lame.

    Not a lot of people have heard of this, but I would have to recommend Audition.

    Intense doesn't even begin to describe this movie. Word of caution: some people have a hard time watching it.

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  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I'd recomment Alien and Aliens too. Though not really horror films in a traditional sense.

    Also,

    Night of the Living Dead - 1960s version

    Plus the ORIGINAL

    Dawn of the Dead - 1970s. Not the 2004 remake.

    Thats all i've got mate!

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    You probably won't sleep for weeks after watching Audition. That movie is completely fucked up.

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  • ToefooToefoo Los Angeles, CARegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I recommend against The Grudge as well, but push the originals Ju-On and Ju-On 2. Much creepier with better atmosphere and scares. I've been watching horror movies since I was a tyke, and I believe Ju-On may be the only movie that has kept me up at night.

    I also recommend the original Shutter (from Thailand, not the terrible US remake) and Kairo (the original Pulse). I'd recommend more gory movies, which I really love as well, but they don't stick with you after the movie ends like the supernatural/ghost story films.

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2009
    one i really enjoyed is three extremes. it's actually three shorter films shown as one, with each film by a different asian director (takashi miike, the director of audition; chan wook-park, director of oldboy; and fruit chan, director of nothing i think i've seen). they're all good, but dumplings in particular is really unsettling.

    also the devil's rejects. one of my favorites. for sheer terror, it's hard to beat a movie that features sid haig's balls.

    also john carpenter's the thing. one of the best movies he or kurt russell ever made. the scene with the crazy-ass spider head and the scene with the blood test alone make this worth watching.

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  • blakfeldblakfeld Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I'd like to third Audition.

    Also, if you can get past the lame message, Funny Games is pretty intense.

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  • TheSuperWootTheSuperWoot Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I really liked the Descent, it was very claustrophobic and the overall mood was awesome. Just make sure to watch the cut with the original British ending.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Still no mention of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre?

    Now THAT is a horror film.

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  • GrisloGrislo Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Toefoo wrote: »
    I recommend against The Grudge as well, but push the originals Ju-On and Ju-On 2. Much creepier with better atmosphere and scares. I've been watching horror movies since I was a tyke, and I believe Ju-On may be the only movie that has kept me up at night.

    I also recommend the original Shutter (from Thailand, not the terrible US remake) and Kairo (the original Pulse). I'd recommend more gory movies, which I really love as well, but they don't stick with you after the movie ends like the supernatural/ghost story films.

    I'm not a fan of The Grudge either.

    I'd go with The Eye (original, not remake) if you're only going with one 'j-horror'.

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  • JAEFJAEF Unstoppably Bald Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Session 9 - More of a suspense thriller than true horror but an excellent, excellent movie with a good plot as far as these movies go.
    Jeepers Creepers 2 - Fun horror romp, this movie is a guilty pleasure
    Ginger Snaps - Black comedy horror about some goth sisters and werewolves. Immeasurably more interesting and unique than the summary makes it seem.
    Wes Craven's They - Are you afraid of the dark hurf durf, a scary movie about scary monsters that love the dark. I enjoyed it.
    30 Days of Night - Vampires terrorize an Alaskan village. Some people don't like the way vampires are portrayed in the movie but I feel that overall it's an excellent watch (and add a mancrush for Josh Hartnett and you have a winner.)
    May - More black gothy horror, if this movie doesn't leave you with some shudders when it's over I'm not sure what will
    1408 - Mindfuck horror. Pretty good stuff.
    Silent Hill - If you enjoy visuals this movie will give you a horrorgasm.

    Looking over it most of the list might not fit your exact description, but suck it up and watch them. For your own good.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Evil Dead 2
    The Mist
    Incident at Loch Ness
    Slither
    Cabin Fever
    The Abominble Dr. Phibes
    The Omen (original)
    Shadow of the Vampire
    In The Mouth of Madness
    Halloween III (you don't need to see the others to like this one)
    An American Werewolf in London
    Rosemary's Baby
    Black Christmas (original)
    Suspiria

    I could go o and on and on.

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  • Brodo FagginsBrodo Faggins Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I really liked the Descent, it was very claustrophobic and the overall mood was awesome. Just make sure to watch the cut with the original British ending.

    Is that the version where
    it turns out she never escaped the cave?

    edit: I fell asleep during Suspiria. It's downright terrible. The colors and lighting don't match from shot to shot,
    the plot is hilarious, and the actors are just plain bad. You know a horror movie blows if you fall asleep.

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  • zeenyzeeny Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    [REC] will scare the shit out of you.(Spanish)

    I liked 30 days of night , but it's not that scary.

    Let the right one in is even less scary, but pretty good overall and you did say international.

    Last two are very decent takes on vampires.
    I'll post more internationals later as it's certain I'm forgetting a shitload.

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  • GrisloGrislo Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I really liked the Descent, it was very claustrophobic and the overall mood was awesome. Just make sure to watch the cut with the original British ending.

    Is that the version where
    it turns out she never escaped the cave?

    Yes. I never knew there was another ending. I guess it just omits that bit?

    You should find a high quality, non edited copy of Susperia and give it another chance. Just in case you were tired or something on the first go.

    ..

    Also, and I know this is rude, please don't watch Cabin Fever and Slither, OP. They're rubbish movies. Stay away from anything by Eli Roth, and if you want a well done, recent 'horror'/comedy instead of Slither, go with Shaun of the Dead or Dog Soldiers.

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  • RocketScienceRocketScience Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The Shining, man. What's wrong with you guys?

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  • AretèAretè infiltrating neo zeed compoundRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Awesome guys, thanks for the suggestions, I have actually seen a lot of those. [rec] being one of my recent favorites, so far last house on the left and audition have piqued my interest, i have always wanted to watch the first one and the latter is completely new to me.

    also i am definitely more into the suspense and eeeeee! kinda scary/horror than straight up gore flicks, especially horror movies that are fuck ass scary because it is a situation that could actually happen.

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  • oddmentoddment Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I'll second [Rec]. Watched it a few days ago, and was scared shitless! Kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through... Just make sure it's the Spanish original you watch. I've heard the US remake Quarantine is a blow by blow copy but not as scary.

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    One newer movie I saw recently that may work for you is Splinter.

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  • Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The Orphanage (en Espanol)
    The Thing (the John Carpenter remake)
    The Silence of the Lambs (more of a thriller)
    The Sixth Sense
    Candyman

    ...I feel like there's another foreign language one I've seen that was extremely scary, but I just can't think of it now.

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  • Jimmy KingJimmy King Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Evil Dead 2
    The Mist
    Incident at Loch Ness
    Slither
    Cabin Fever
    The Abominble Dr. Phibes
    The Omen (original)
    Shadow of the Vampire
    In The Mouth of Madness
    Halloween III (you don't need to see the others to like this one)
    An American Werewolf in London
    Rosemary's Baby
    Black Christmas (original)
    Suspiria

    I could go o and on and on.
    While those are all good movies, several of them (Evil Dead 2, Slither, Cabin Fever, American Werewolf in London, arguably Halloween III although it's been awhile since I saw that, it may have been intended to be serious) are horror-comedy and totally not shit your pants scary. Not even dribble a little pee scary. Awesome movies, for sure, but just so the OP knows, they are in no way scary.

    You might want to check out the Masters of Horror series. They are not full length movies, but shorter, I believe 1 hour long movies done by various well known horror directors. Some of these are excellent, some not so much.

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  • HeartlashHeartlash Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    It's not a terribly scary film, but 1408 is a good movie that happens to have horror in it.

    Also, seconded on the Silence of the Lambs. Red Dragon is also worth watching (though I'd pass on Hannibal).

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  • AretèAretè infiltrating neo zeed compoundRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    yeah i am definitely looking for straight up scary and not black comedy/horror comedy.

    keep up the suggestions, i am making notes of the ones i like.

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  • brandotheninjamasterbrandotheninjamaster Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    -Silent Hill (I know its been mentioned), play it at max volume in pitch black dark.
    -The Strangers- The movie for the most part was kinda of 'meh', but it had some really awesome parts where it made me say "OMG WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT?!?" Thing is in most horror movies you have the 'jump scenes' where whatever the enemy is jumps out. This is different, this is more of the you see something fluttering in the distance and you slowly start to make it out and see what it is.

    I have to disagree about the Dawn of the Dead remake. I thought it was awesome, the visuals were spot on, I enjoyed the characters, no stupid one-liners, I thought it was a great movie all around and I like it just as much as the original.

    I'll post more when I think about them.

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  • Jimmy KingJimmy King Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Oh, another that I thought was pretty good was the first Jeepers Creepers.

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  • JAEFJAEF Unstoppably Bald Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Areté wrote: »
    Awesome guys, thanks for the suggestions, I have actually seen a lot of those. [rec] being one of my recent favorites, so far last house on the left and audition have piqued my interest, i have always wanted to watch the first one and the latter is completely new to me.

    also i am definitely more into the suspense and eeeeee! kinda scary/horror than straight up gore flicks, especially horror movies that are fuck ass scary because it is a situation that could actually happen.
    Session 9.

    So hard.

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  • brandotheninjamasterbrandotheninjamaster Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Has anyone mentioned The Cube yet? That is a pretty good movie.

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  • JeffHJeffH Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    films not yet mentioned - not all are terrifying but none are horror-comedy -

    jaws
    dawn of the dead remake
    the wicker man
    carrie
    psycho
    the birds

    you guys already listed most of the good ones. tons of good films mentioned, but i'll second the mist(very surprisingly good) and in the mouth of madness(lesser known, carpenter is hit or miss for me but this one was awesome)

    also session 9 wasn't that great (and i used to live down the street from danvers state)

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  • Mr BubblesMr Bubbles David Koresh Superstar Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
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  • JAEFJAEF Unstoppably Bald Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    JeffH wrote: »
    also session 9 wasn't that great (and i used to live down the street from danvers state)
    Well that's your opinion that me and Areté can ignore while we frolic in the garden.
    Has anyone mentioned The Cube yet? That is a pretty good movie.
    No and yes. Seconded.

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  • ShawnaseeShawnasee Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I see the Grudge when I flip through channels and I turn off the TV. The movie sucked but there were some damn scary visuals in it.

    I worked mid-shift for three months after I saw that film and one of my duties was to go around and make sure all the doors were locked in a multi warehouse building with many deserted offices.
    That was a shitty, scary three months because I kept expecting to see that dark haired pasty little girl around every corner. No other scary movie has affected me in this way except for an old made for TV movie called The Trilogy of Terror. I am sure if I watched it today it wouldn't scare me half as much it did when I was 10.

    edit: This is another that might do the trick http://www.hightensionmovie.com/
    It's called High Tension...

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  • AretèAretè infiltrating neo zeed compoundRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    oh man thanks for mentioning the cube, i had completely forgotten about that movie.

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  • Brodo FagginsBrodo Faggins Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Grislo wrote: »
    I really liked the Descent, it was very claustrophobic and the overall mood was awesome. Just make sure to watch the cut with the original British ending.

    Is that the version where
    it turns out she never escaped the cave?

    Yes. I never knew there was another ending. I guess it just omits that bit?

    You should find a high quality, non edited copy of Susperia and give it another chance. Just in case you were tired or something on the first go.

    ..

    Also, and I know this is rude, please don't watch Cabin Fever and Slither, OP. They're rubbish movies. Stay away from anything by Eli Roth, and if you want a well done, recent 'horror'/comedy instead of Slither, go with Shaun of the Dead or Dog Soldiers.

    No, I gave Suspiria a fair chance in a regular state of mind. It has an interesting story behind it (the original script called for all the actresses being children, thus why the characters act like such little idiots but it was considered too queasy for its own good), but it's so technically shoddily made (aside from the color, but it serves to detract from the horror). It definitely doesn't fit the OP's desire to actually scary films.

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  • BlindZenDriverBlindZenDriver Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I second 28 days later.

    Also Steven Kings IT is a great watch. And then there is the Invasion of the Body Snatchers - the best one is the first remake http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077745/

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  • pacbowlpacbowl Los AngelesRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    So [rec] is like Quarantine? It's in Spanish, right? Is there a subbed version? I watched Quarantine the other day and it was pretty scary, but felt like Dawn of the Dead contained in a building.

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  • TasteicleTasteicle Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    american psycho

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    JeffH wrote: »
    films not yet mentioned - not all are terrifying but none are horror-comedy -

    jaws
    dawn of the dead remake
    the wicker man
    carrie
    psycho
    the birds

    you guys already listed most of the good ones. tons of good films mentioned, but i'll second the mist(very surprisingly good) and in the mouth of madness(lesser known, carpenter is hit or miss for me but this one was awesome)

    also session 9 wasn't that great (and i used to live down the street from danvers state)

    wait, which Wicker Man

    because the remake is definitely a comedy

    not a horror-comedy, just straight up comedy

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  • JermJerm Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
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