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  • MiceChat Scary Film Festival 2008

    Recommend 5 of your scary movie picks!

    Here are a few of mine in no particular order:

    'Session 9' 2001 - filmed on location at CREEPY Danvers State Hospital in Massachusetts, starred David Caruso, Josh Lucas and Peter Mullan.
    Terrific storyline, terrorific atmosphere.

    'Alien' 1979 - A Ridley Scott masterpiece, a "haunted house" set in deep space featuring H.R. Giger's unforgettable monster. Made a movie star out of Sigourney Weaver with a superb cast.

    'The Others' 2001 - Alejandro Amenabar wrote and directed this seriously unsettling film starring Nicole Kidman, some spooky children, a huge house and some nice twists.

    'London After Midnight' 1927 - starred the immortal Lon Chaney, easily one of the most horrific screen characters ever created...without computers.

    'Night of The Living Dead' 1968 - The title say it all. Shooting it in black and white was both genius and affordable for George A. Romero. Alex Garland & Danny Boyle's 2002 '28 Days Later...' and it's sequel ( and many others) owe alot to this original.
    Last edited by ALIASd; 10-20-2008, 01:12 PM.
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    Re: MiceChat Scary Film Festival 2008

    Ooooh, great thread!!!!

    In no particular order:

    An American Werewolf in London (1981) - The first movie that absolutely scared the crap out of me. The scene where David Naughton transforms from human to wolf was exceptionally creepy and totally awesome.

    Bram Stokers Dracula (1992) - I love Vampires. They are just so cool. IMO, Gary Oldman's portrayal of Dracula is probably the best ever.

    Halloween (1978) - The slasher movie that's so great, it is hard for me to just call it a "Slasher" movie.

    Transylvania 6-5000 (1985) - Yeah, not scary, not really all that funny, but I love it all the same.

    The Exorcist (1973) - The Devil scares me. Nuff said.

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      Re: MiceChat Scary Film Festival 2008

      Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
      An American Werewolf in London (1981) - The first movie that absolutely scared the crap out of me. The scene where David Naughton transforms from human to wolf was exceptionally creepy and totally awesome.
      Thanks!

      What a great choice scary & funny, Griffin Dunne was such a wonderful rotting complaining mess!
      I remember seeing that film at The Rialto Theatre in South Pasadena (the same one featured in 'The Player' and 'Scream 2'), it was built in 1925 and is of course supposed to be haunted! It was also a cold & rainy night and the power all went out during the film! Aww c'mon!
      "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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        Re: MiceChat Scary Film Festival 2008

        I'll try to go off the beaten path.

        The Changeling--has nothing to do with Clint's latest endeavor. But it has everything to do with a ghost.

        Audition--One of the few times I started to feel warm during a movie and physically had to stop the film and recompose myself.

        I want so badly to put some Hitchcock movies down..but those are more thrillers...

        Since some of mine were already taken, I'll go ahead and add some creative touches:

        28 Days--Awesome zombie movie-the second act is a bit of a letdown, but it is still pretty good.

        Seven--Frankly, anything made by David Finschner is worthwhile in some respect.

        Poltergeist--Being a writer, I've yet to figure out the formula for a decent ghost story. I usually start remembering the points in this movie and then go from there.

        peace,
        Roo
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          Re: MiceChat Scary Film Festival 2008

          1. Halloween (1978) - IMHO the best horror movie of all time
          2. Halloween 2 (1981) - Not as good as the first one but still a good movie
          3. Scream (1996) - Only the first 15 min of this movie is scary but those 15 min are so intense
          4. The Exorcist (1973) - The backwards crawl down the stairs made the whole movie for me
          5. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - I did not like all the other ones but the first one rocked
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            Re: MiceChat Scary Film Festival 2008

            Originally posted by Roo719 View Post
            28 Days--Awesome zombie movie-the second act is a bit of a letdown, but it is still pretty good.
            '28 Days' with Sandra Bullock sentenced to rehab. Only mildly scary!

            '28 Days Later...' as mentioned above, fabulously scary stuff.

            And yes, David Fincher is one of the best. 'Se7en' is a classic and his 'Alien 3' had some nice creepy, jumpy moments.
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              Re: MiceChat Scary Film Festival 2008

              Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post

              Bram Stokers Dracula (1992) - I love Vampires. They are just so cool. IMO, Gary Oldman's portrayal of Dracula is probably the best ever.



              Transylvania 6-5000 (1985) - Yeah, not scary, not really all that funny, but I love it all the same.
              Transylvania 6-5000....Love that movie. Now, I'll have the theme stuck in my head all night.

              Did you know Johnny Depp was supposed to play keanu's part in Dracula? Man, THAT would have been awesome!



              My picks....

              Dracula...Dead and Loving it. Sorry, HUGE Mel Brooks fan. I just love funny movies.


              Add, Young Frankenstein to the list too.

              Sleepy Hollow..Johnny Depp....drool.

              Scream 1.....it's the epitome of teen scream movie. I was a teenager when it came out...loved it then...still like it now.

              And, then....just because me and my dad love to laugh at them SO much.....one of the oldies....Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman!
              Last edited by Stitchy; 10-20-2008, 05:12 PM.



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                Re: MiceChat Scary Film Festival 2008

                Originally posted by ALIASd View Post
                '28 Days' with Sandra Bullock sentenced to rehab. Only mildly scary!

                '28 Days Later...' as mentioned above, fabulously scary stuff.

                And yes, David Fincher is one of the best. 'Se7en' is a classic and his 'Alien 3' had some nice creepy, jumpy moments.

                WHOOPS! I know, well, you caught me...I was at work and, well, probably distracted.

                In fact...it was a test to see who was paying attention. You get a cookie now!

                Peace,
                Roo
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                • #9
                  Re: MiceChat Scary Film Festival 2008

                  Evil Dead 1981.........way too scary
                  Evil Dead 2 1987
                  Motel Hell 1980........... scary
                  Exorcist 1973
                  Candyman 1992
                  Yes, it is fast....

                  No, you can't drive IT.

                  Drive it like it's stolen.













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                  • #10
                    Re: MiceChat Scary Film Festival 2008

                    In no particular order:

                    Halloween (78)

                    Poltergiest

                    Scream

                    House of 1000 Corpses

                    Dracula (31)



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                    • #11
                      Re: MiceChat Scary Film Festival 2008

                      Order by release...

                      Night of the Living Dead (1968) The finest Zombie film of all time hands down.

                      The Exorcist (1973) Every time i watch this, I have to sleep with a nightlight.

                      Race with the Devil (1975) 70's occult schlock meets interesting and somewhat frightening storytelling.

                      Dawn of the Dead (1978) "When there is no more room in hell the dead shop!" The first 10 minutes are scarier to me than the whole movie.

                      The Shining (1980) One of the few times i think the movie is better than the book.

                      Evil Dead (1981) I don't think it is too frightening, but it is one of the most enjoyable horror movies ever made.

                      Poltergeist (1983) Proof positive that little girls can be very scary, oh and smoking pot is wrong.

                      The Stand (1994) I am one of the few King fans that find this miniseries well thought out and scary.

                      Shaun of the Dead (2004) The best horror/comedy of all time.

                      Dawn of the Dead (2004) How remakes of classic films should be. It pays it's respect to it's predecessor, but adds enough new moments to make it enjoyable and not a blatant ripoff.

                      Sorry for the length, you get me talking about horror films and i can go off!
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                      • #12
                        Re: MiceChat Scary Film Festival 2008

                        Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

                        Psycho (1960)

                        The Birds (1963)

                        The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

                        And the rest of the Universal Monster movies
                        I like The Happiest Millionaire. What's wrong with that?

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                          Re: MiceChat Scary Film Festival 2008

                          My short list...and bear in mind, some of these feature extreme gore and darkness...

                          Inside A genuinely unnerving and extremely bloody French film concerning a pregnant woman alone on Christmas eve, and a supremely creepy crazy lady who wants in to take her baby...the hard way.

                          Poltergiest For my money, absolutely the best PG rated horror film of the eighties. Classically insane and dark for the rating, the maggot steak scene, the face melting, the killer clown doll, and that evil tree as well as the coffin launched corpses at the end. A lot of fun and very twisted, one of the best films Steven Spielberg produced in the eighties.

                          Psycho Another classic...huge bonus points for the reveal of Norman's mother at the end, a truly great scare and well constructed film with awesome acting and famously creepy moments.

                          CandymanA very smart, even sad film considering the fate of the title vengeful spirit/character, with great decaying urban locations and sense of menace even when Tony Todd isn't popping up covered with bees and a hook for a hand. Nice overlay of racial and social issues as well, with a mix of urban legend thrown in.

                          The Descent A truly harrowing film to watch, both psychologically uncomfortable as we watch a group of female friends turn on each other slowly as things get really bad, and unrelenting on the gore front and with some horribly creepy creature designs. You can practically smell and feel the textures of the caves and the injuries and gore in this movie, very gritty and visceral and dark.

                          Well, there's my short list heh....I could go on and on and on...

                          when the spooks have a midnight jamboree....

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                            Re: MiceChat Scary Film Festival 2008

                            Halloween-The original and still the best

                            Nightmare on Elm Street-ditto

                            The Grudge-One of the few newer horror movies that freaked me out

                            Shaun of the Dead-A great horror/comedy and it has one of the best endings for any zombie movie

                            IT-The first part really. The second part of the film slows a bit too much
                            Out of the NIGHT....
                            When the full moon is BRIGHT!!
                            Comes a horseman known as ZORRO!!!
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                              Re: MiceChat Scary Film Festival 2008

                              Halloween

                              Nightmare on Elm Street

                              The Exorcist

                              Poltergeist

                              Pet Cementary & Salem's Lot-both scared the crap out of me when I was a kid



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