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    Best horror movie and why?

    I would say Malevolence. I loved the concept of mixing a robbery-gone-wrong story with a slasher film, it is pretty original, I thought it was well done for a low budget film.
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    There are too many I love for various reasons. Some of my favorites are:

    Cannibal Holocaust - What's not to love about this film. I admit my soft spot for Italian cannibal flicks and Italian cinema in general but this is one of the most brutally beautiful films of all time. The story and acting are great. Deodato and D'Offizi's shots of the jungle were amazing and gorgeous and Riz Ortolani soundtrack is both haunting and beautiful at the same time. Deodato's message is just as poignant and relevant as it was when the film was made. Of course the animal deaths are nasty...Particularly the coatimundi and turtle...But I've seen worse.

    Night of the Living Dead - The best film ever made. No explanation needed. The rest of Romero's dead films are incredible too.

    Dead Alive / Brain Dead - Completely over the top gore and slapstick comedy combined amazing gross out and WTF moments. Like the priest kicking *** in the name of the lord, the zombies doing it and having a baby zombie, the rockabilly zombies guts coming to life, the mothers puss shooting in the guys pudding...I could go on forever.

    The Exorcist - Who doesn't love The Exorcist.

    August Underground - The fist time I saw it I was mesmerised at the oddity and reality of the film. The second film Mordum makes my all time gross out films list. The scenes of Maggot doing certain things to the corpses will forever be stuck in my head.

    Murder Set Pieces (The directors cut, not the Lion's Gate crap cut.) - The best slasher of all time hands down!

    Aftermath - Crazy subject matter with a twisted ending. Beautiful yet extremely brutal and disturbing.

    Bad Biology - As a huge Frank Henenlotter and R.A. the Rugged Man fan I love this film. It has to be one of the weirdest films I've ever seen.

    I could go on all day and night. Horror is my main genre of film and used to spend a great deal of time posting on horror and Italian cinema forums. I have a vast rare horror film collection and have seen just about everything good or bad.
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    Never watched any Italian horror, but I agree with you, horror is the greatest genre ever.
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    I HATE Horror!
    But,I am a big scaredy cat!



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    havent got any fave horrer movies but i have seen

    silent hill
    stigmarter
    dawn of the dead
    hannable
    exorcist
    night of the living dead
    nightmare on elm street
    texas chainsaw masssacre
    the ring
    the grudge

    dont know if you class all of them as horrer but they classed as scarey movies lol
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    frontiers,the shining,the exorcist,human centipede(the worst thing i ever saw)

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    The Devils Rejects. By far, my favorite movie. Captain Spalding is the creepiest clown I have ever seen. I watch that movie on a weekly basis. The soundtrack is amazing, and Rob Zombie has evolved into a GREAT director.
    Who'd have thought-White Zombie to cinematic mastermind?

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    I agree Rob Zombie makes some great films, and the soundtrack is sweet in the Devil's Rejects.

    How about Psycho? Now that's a classic, and it's ranked #1 on IMDB's top 50 horror film's of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkcide666 View Post
    Dead Alive / Brain Dead - Completely over the top gore and slapstick comedy combined amazing gross out and WTF moments. Like the priest kicking *** in the name of the lord, the zombies doing it and having a baby zombie, the rockabilly zombies guts coming to life, the mothers puss shooting in the guys pudding...I could go on forever.
    Equally black comedy and horror, The Re-Animator is every bit a match and superior to this

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    I love Rob Zombie's work but I have a hard time calling him a great director. He's like the Quinton Tarantino of the horror world. His films are highly entertaining but derived from many other director's work and totally lack originality. Just like Tarantino it's pretty easy to pick out what films and directors Zombie is ripping off.

    I completely forgot about Frontier(s). Awesome film! I tried to like The Human Centipede but the film itself and acting was too horrible regardless of the disturbing story. Tom Six needs to sharpen his skills as a film maker and hire better actors for the sequel.

    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah View Post
    Equally black comedy and horror, The Re-Animator is every bit a match and superior to this
    I couldn't agree more.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaxMetal View Post
    Never watched any Italian horror, but I agree with you, horror is the greatest genre ever.
    Really? Not even any of the popular films like Zombie? It's not just Italian horror for me. I also love Italian westerns, gialli, adventure, etcetera..... Italian film makers have a way of ripping something off and doing it right. Not in a straight stealing ideas way but they'll take an American film or genre of film and make it better or at least more over the top.
    Last edited by Darkcide666; 01-22-2011 at 09:41 PM.
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