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    80's Horror Films

    I've been watching a lot of old movies lately, and there is something I have noticed about the horror films. Recent horror films that children have come to know and love have more of an eerie sense to them, and they use emotion and suspense to traumatize us all. In older movies, it seems like it is just a blood bath. When someone gets killed a person ten feet away gets splashed with more blood than any human body could hold. It just looks really fake and cheesy to me, but maybe because I'm just used to better effects. It's certainly not because I'm brave, as Saw II freaked me out.

    I've only seen a few movies, so I can't judge a whole decade out of that. So to all you grandpas out there (mainly the staff members), tell me what it was like "back in your day."
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    You are forgetting the 80s had atmospheric horror and so forth also...Not just slasher films. The Shining, The Thing, Poltergeist, and The Changeling are a few good examples. Just like today it all depends on the type of horror film you are watching. A splatter film is a splatter film regardless of when it was made...although some of the more recent entries to the genre out of Japan are definitely on a whole different level compared to classic splatter films. Like Tokyo Gore Police for example.
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    im not that old lol but ive seen alot of old horror movies and some were even banned and there not scary at all, it looks far to fake for my tastes i was about 9 when i watched hellraiser and that did really freak me out, i think im desensetized to those kind offilms lol but the saw movies arent scary either lol but i did like the blair witch project lol

    edit: darkcide was fater lol
    and yes i forgot about those films but they still dont seem scary to me they are classic films and are great to watch but ive not seen a film that will stop me from sleeping
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    I've seen some very disturbing underground horror films but I also have yet to see a film so scary I can't sleep. I do have an unnatural issue with ventriloquist dolls so films revolving around them like Magic tend to get under my skin a bit. I don't know what it is about them but ventriloquist dolls are the creepiest thing on this planet to me. I can walk through the hardest hoods around here with no fear but put me in a room with a ventriloquist dummy and I'm creeped out.
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    im the same with big noes masks lol

    those with a long flowing cloak and hood and its creepy lol

    dont look darkcide

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    Quote Originally Posted by robgee789 View Post

    dont look darkcide

    You are definitely trying to give me nightmares. LOL

    80s horror is a splendid thing. I grew up watching 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s horror. My mom was fairly liberal in what she allowed me to watch and I had two VCRs in my room. She didn't mind my obsession with horror...She just didn't want me watching porn. I still watch an 80s horror film at least once a week if not more. A lot of my favorite horror films and series came from the 80s but I like 70s horror better though. The 70s was the golden age or horror across all genres to me. The directors and writers didn't hold back what so ever and made some of the finest horror films of all time...Films that I still regard as the greatest of all time to this day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkcide666 View Post
    You are definitely trying to give me nightmares. LOL
    in my defence i did say dont look lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by robgee789 View Post
    in my defence i did say dont look lol
    True but I'm the type to usually do the opposite of what I'm told to do. Those things are so damn creepy. If one of them is in the room I get an uncomfortable feeling and I think it's eyes are following me. I think a lot of my phobia actually has to do with the movie Magic. It was the first psychological horror film that I saw as a child. When I was a kid once I had a ventriloquist doll nightmare that actually froze me in bed when I woke up from it. You know in a horror film where a person is so scared they can't even scream? That actually happens and is quite the odd and scary experience.
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    thats mad ive had a weird dream where every time i opened a door a zombie type thing would call me a mexica and try to cut my head off, but it all seemed normal untill i woke up lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by robgee789 View Post
    thats mad ive had a weird dream where every time i opened a door a zombie type thing would call me a mexica and try to cut my head off, but it all seemed normal untill i woke up lol
    He will get you one of these days lol. I have a friend who swears everytime he dreams he dies in it. It is usually by me too sometimes he will wake up and just tell me to f off.

    Edit: Wow my g.f. just asked if I could bluetooth her a ringtone 40 miles away! FAIL!!!!!!
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