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Sarahb is saw Henry 20 years ago on late night TV and was literally shocked that a local TV station showed a movie that disturbing. Agree the home invasion scene was just very brutal and realistic scene to watch. Haven't seen it since but still have very vivid memories of being freaked out by that one.

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How about "Night of the Demon". And many other atmospherically creepy films produced by Val Lewton. Mario Bava had some good movies also.
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Have to strongly agree with skehoe choosing Alien, The Exorcist, and The Thing. The Thing, in particular, is very effective in building tension, as both the characters and the audience become unsure of who can be trusted.
But I thought Pet Sematary was pretty tacky, and not at all frightening.

It's 5 in the morning and being new to this thread, have not read all the posts. Hope someone might have mentioned Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer. I think it was the Village Voice that said of the movie: "Now that's a Horror film!" When Martin Scorsese saw Henry he said it signified the best directorial debut he had seen in 10 years. I'd have to say that as a horror fan, since before The Exorcist came out, in those 40+ years,
Henry is certainly the most chilling and disturbing film I've seen.


Henry, as played by Michael Rooker, never overacts, but is so convincing and naturally unnerving, that Jack Nicholson's character in The Shining seems like a total clown, in comparison.

Hope there are no fans of The Blair Witch Project on this thread, because Henry honestly makes that movie seem like a Sunday school picnic in the woods. I lent a copy of Henry to a 30 yr old supervisor where I worked.
He said he had to stop watching the film after less than an hour. I said what's the problem Mario, a guy like you can press 275 pounds, but is bothered by a little movie? He just said that he was so disturbed and shook up by the home invasion scene that he had to stop the DVD if he wanted to be able to sleep. I said that's alright Mario because when the film got to that point during its showing at the Telluride Film Festival, nearly half of the
horrified audience walked out, and film festival audiences are used to seeing almost anything.
Sh1t yeah!

Henry is the scariest movie I've ever seen. It's brilliant!

I've had the pleasure of meeting Rooker & Towles and thank God, they are nothing like the sick f**ks in the movie. They acted so well I almost expected to meet the "Henry" guys. They were pretty cool dudes.


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Sh1t yeah!

Henry is the scariest movie I've ever seen. It's brilliant!

I've had the pleasure of meeting Rooker & Towles and thank God, they are nothing like the sick f**ks in the movie. They acted so well I almost expected to meet the "Henry" guys. They were pretty cool dudes.
Hey wizzack, so cool you meeting those guys.

On a behind the scenes doc on one of the 2 DVD editions I have of Henry, its director John McNaughton talks about how he and the
film's writer, Richard Fire, were auditioning guys for the role of Henry. It being a low budget project, they were using McNaughton's
or Fire's apartment (can't remember which) to have actors come in and do a reading.

Michael Rooker, then an unknown Chicago stage actor, shows up and does a reading. McNaughton said that the man was so solemn, serious, and convincing, never breaking character, that after Rooker left the apartment, the 2 other men worried that he might actually be that way.

Incidentally, as Henry, Rooker wore his own clothes in the movie, including that old brown jacket.

In the doc., McNaughton tells of an incident that happened at a theater where they were doing some test screenings. McNaughton and Rooker happened to be just outside of the auditorium. One woman had decided to make a hasty exit somewhere in the middle of the film, and just as she opened the door to get into the lobby, she came face to face with Rooker, and the poor lady about had a heart attack.
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Most of these movies are oldies.
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What about The Conjuring?
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Everyone missed the best of all in my opinion,PSYCHO!!!!fantastic in all respects
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'The Loved Ones' looks great.
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Add;


Phantasm (1st film)
Halloween (1st film)
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I just stumbled unto this thread by pure accident. From that 20 Horror flick's list of the first original post, I have 15 of them in my 'Horror' flick collection. ...Not bad. And I can probably enumerate another 20 very easily. ...All on Blu-ray.

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Excellent? ...Me I think it's scary, very.
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If you try to describe the plot of The Ring to someone who doesn't know anything about the film it sounds stupid beyond belief.


But boy, did it scare the bejesus out of me when I watched it.
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While no one's going to agree about all these, I'd think the original Dawn of the Dead and the remake should be here; and while I haven't seen it in many years I remember Salem's Lot with some fondness. But really has anyone tried Darkness Falls? Or am I the only one who liked it, sure would be on my list of top 20.
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Alien scared the living crap out me when I saw it in '79 at the theater. The only advertisement was the egg with the caption "In space, no one can hear you scream". In between the face hugger and the alien coming out of the chest, did not watch horror for a while. Saw Suspiria and that was a bizarre movie. The Sentinel was another good movie that sort of left you waiting for the next thing to surprise you. Enjoy.

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I watched Pumpkinhead with my teenage daughter and she liked it but is more a fan of stuff like the Conjuring, etc. I watched the Mist and am embarassed to admit that it turned me (a then 40 year old grown man) into a frightened 6 year old boy curled up in his chair with his security blankie. Although better "security" against those otherworldly monsters would have been a 12-gauge, or a bazooka. Truly depressing ending, too.
My older brothers took me with them to see The Thing when it was released. I was about 11 years old and I should NOT have been there. I think I soiled myself.
I haven't read the entire thread in case someone else has mentioned it but The Grudge is also a horror flick that my daughter and I like. No profanity or nudity - just scary.

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Couldn't get the list to download. Maybe it's a " dead" thread? Anyway some really great movies mentioned. However didn't see " The Shining " "The Fog" ( John Carpenters version 1979 I think), or "The Howling " mentioned. Those movies scared the hell outta me when I was younger


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2nd,

The Fog and Prince of Darkness both are Carpenter films
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The OP list mostly consists of Captain Obvious stuff (as it should), but surely the Friday the 13th franchise deserves a mention when discussing slashers? Anyone growing up in the 80's would have been exposed to Jason Vorhees' exploits. I never quite understood the greatness of Halloween and don't find it particularly scary, maybe because I find Carpenter's soundtracks cheesy and distracting (sorry - blasphemy, I'm sure...)

Absolutely adore 'The Thing' (Carpenter and the original 50's version was entertaining too) and from the thread I will second 'Salem's Lot' ('79) and 'The Fog', which is very atmospheric and is more about the build-up than the pay-off to me. The Changeling with George C. Scott was quite effective (70's)

When the conversation turned to comedy in horror, it made me think of a little known (?) slasher-cum-comedy called April Fool's Day (circa 1985). I loved it when I was a kid.

I think I still have Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer somewhere on DVD. I recall being more bored than anything when watching it, so there's probably something very wrong with me...
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The OP list mostly consists of Captain Obvious stuff (as it should),



When the conversation turned to comedy in horror, it made me think of a little known (?) slasher-cum-comedy called April Fool's Day (circa 1985). I loved it when I was a kid.




I agree "The Fog" ...... Very atmospheric. Lol

In regards to comedy in horror....... IMHO the classic Mel Brooks film "Young Frankenstein" absolutely nails it. Peter Boyle, Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, and Madeline Khan were glorious in that movie. Should be required viewing for Halloween.




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While Pet Cemetery scared the bejesus out of me as a kid, I'd say hasn't aged very well, nor is it particularly scary (with the exception of the sister flashback!). On the subject of Stephen King adaptations, in reference to a couple posters mentioning Salem's Lot -- that's a movie/miniseries that has aged incredibly poorly. Seeing it for the first time as an adult, it was a mess, from the casting to the atmosphere. Tobe Hooper really whiffed it. Read the book!

In honor of its recent release in a nice Blu-ray box set, I'll add a vote for Phantasm!
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The OP list mostly consists of Captain Obvious stuff (as it should), but surely the Friday the 13th franchise deserves a mention when discussing slashers? Anyone growing up in the 80's would have been exposed to Jason Vorhees' exploits. I never quite understood the greatness of Halloween and don't find it particularly scary, maybe because I find Carpenter's soundtracks cheesy and distracting (sorry - blasphemy, I'm sure...)

Absolutely adore 'The Thing' (Carpenter and the original 50's version was entertaining too) and from the thread I will second 'Salem's Lot' ('79) and 'The Fog', which is very atmospheric and is more about the build-up than the pay-off to me. The Changeling with George C. Scott was quite effective (70's)

When the conversation turned to comedy in horror, it made me think of a little known (?) slasher-cum-comedy called April Fool's Day (circa 1985). I loved it when I was a kid.

I think I still have Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer somewhere on DVD. I recall being more bored than anything when watching it, so there's probably something very wrong with me...
The 80's was a wonderful time for Horror movies, especially, the Slasher genre.
I saw most of those films in the theaters. Own quite a few on VHS. Some many titles that has not made it to DVD (at the least) in 2017?
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Alright, I'm going to add the following in no specific order, my apologies for repeats:

1) It (new version)

2) Cabin in the Woods

3) The Descent

4) Attack on the Block

5) Train to Busan

6) Drag me to Hell

7) Evil Dead 2

8) Aliens

9) Get Out

10) Conjuring 2
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I always thought Slither was pretty good, not sure if that counts as horror or a monster movie.
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After reading this fully again...Inside sounds insane. I've been looking for a movie that could freak the crap out of me (I've seen too many over the years). This sounds like it. Listening it to in French with English subtitles might be interesting but, would love English 5.1


Edit: So I found a source for Inside... Got a great copy with 5.1 audio but, in French and English subtitles. Started out kind of the night scary type stuff but, started to get really screwed up and freaky. Audio was really good and really helped in brining it all together, even though it's in French.


The main story that its about would turn anyone's stomach and the ending really kind of freaked me out. I can see why it's a horror movie fan favorite. It didn't scare the crap out of me as much as freak me out and a lot of edgy type parts.


A worthy watch for horror flick fans... OMG was a understatement...

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Alright, I'm going to add the following in no specific order, my apologies for repeats:

1) It (new version)

2) Cabin in the Woods

3) The Descent

4) Attack on the Block

5) Train to Busan

6) Drag me to Hell

7) Evil Dead 2

8) Aliens

9) Get Out

10) Conjuring 2
Haven't seen 4 or 5. That's a solid list though.

I saw "It" just the other day and was very impressed. Can't wait to see it at home in 4K HDR!

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Guys-

I was thinking that there was a thread about Horror Movies, not available, on DVD nor Blu-Ray?

If not, perhaps we should start one.
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my favorite movies is The Exorcist

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Alright, I'm going to add the following in no specific order, my apologies for repeats:

1) It (new version)

2) Cabin in the Woods

3) The Descent

4) Attack on the Block

5) Train to Busan

6) Drag me to Hell

7) Evil Dead 2

8) Aliens

9) Get Out

10) Conjuring 2
Good list - I'll substitute a few for my personal likes:

1) Baskin

2) Cabin in the Woods

3) The Grudge

4) Jessabelle

5) Train to Busan

6) Drag me to Hell

7) Evil Dead 2

8) Aliens

9) Original Carrie

10) Conjuring 2
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Haven't seen 4 or 5. That's a solid list though.

I saw "It" just the other day and was very impressed. Can't wait to see it at home in 4K HDR!
I add:
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
and two older films
Bram Stoker's Dracula
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