Great horror/suspense/thrillers

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Movie Talk' started by crabra comander, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. crabra comander

    crabra comander Sr Member

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    So I consider myself to be something of a horror film buff. I'm usually up for anything from foreign films, to independent, to cheesy B-flicks, shaky-cam, etc...How about some recommendations old and new?

    I'll check out obscure stuff fo sho.

    Just to rattle off some ones I loved:

    Secquestrados (Kidnapped)
    Let the Right One in
    Time Crimes
    Mother's Day re-make
    Silent House
    Babysitter Wanted
  2. Supa troop

    Supa troop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    the original Halloween still freaks me out
  3. darthgordon

    darthgordon Sr Member

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    I recommend you stay far, far away from The Devil Inside. It was quite possibley the worst movie I've ever seen (and I've seen a lot of bad movies). When the clerk at the ticket counter asks "are you sure?" when you ask for tickets to a movie, then tells you to "try and enjoy it," it's a big sign. At the end of the movie, everyone just sat in their seats with this look of utter horror on thier faces- Not because the movie was scary, but because they realized they just wasted their money and time.

    As for recommending some good ones... well it's been so long since I've seen a good one... And I love horror movies! These days it just seems like outrageously gory torture porn (which appears to finally be on it's way out), lame looking CGI (CGI only scares me when it's Jar-Jar) or "found footage" movies that we all know are fake and I think have over stayed thier welcome.

    But I like some of the stuff on TV- American Horror Story and Walking Dead have been fun. So those are my recommendations :D
  4. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    Yeah American Horror is starting to pick up a bit, kinda lost its way!

  5. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    Parasite Eve based on the novel is good, not really scary but it's entertaining. I don't know how accurate is as I have yet to see a translated version of the novel. It's the "Japanese Incident" mentioned in the first playstation game. I'm not much into horror anymore like darthgordon said it's all torture porn or crap like that. Even the remakes of the horror movies seem to aim to be gorier than needed.
  6. Stansfield

    Stansfield Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    God the movie was shiite. I had the exact experience in the theater....every was like WTF? People went and asked for refunds
  7. Stansfield

    Stansfield Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I liked House of the Devil and Frailty
  8. crabra comander

    crabra comander Sr Member

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    House of the Devil was good, haven't got a chance to sit and watch Fraility.

    And I have heard the Devil Inside is crap so I'll stay away!
  9. aeonpulse

    aeonpulse Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If you haven't already, I'd recommend checking out "Pontypool". One of the most original horror/suspense films I've seen in a while. I watched it on NetFlix a few weeks ago, not sure if it's still up, but it's worth searching for.
  10. crabra comander

    crabra comander Sr Member

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    Pontypool was good, it was different, usually I'm all over these films like white on rice, especially if they get hype.
    Some oldies I may have missed, since I tend to catch the new stuff.
  11. 0neiros

    0neiros Master Member

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    Devil, which came out a couple years ago was enjoyable, Still a big fan of Poltergeist, and The Frighteners. I really enjoyed the first Paranormal Activity, it's one of those like it or hate it movies like Blair Witch, witch I did not like. The Cube and 13 Ghosts were video treats as I call them. Any Movie where a Lawyer is cut in half VERTICALLY and not the traditional bisect down the middle by a glass door, Heheheheheheheh.
  12. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 Master Member

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    I quite like Identity, a mystery thriller from 2003 starring John Cusack and Ray Liotta. A friend and I are usually pretty good at figuring out the "whodunit" long before it's revealed in a movie, and this one kept us guessing right to the end.

    And if you're looking for a fun horror thriller there's 1408 from 2007, also starring John Cusack. For me it was the film equvalent of a roller coaster--it probably won't scare you, but it's still fun to take the ride.
  13. mike5150

    mike5150 Well-Known Member

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    I recently watched a Spanish film called Julia's Eyes that I quite enjoyed.
  14. rodneyfaile

    rodneyfaile Sr Member

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    Event Horizon
    Jeepers Creepers
    The Grudge
    The Ring
    House of 1000 Corpses
  15. the samaritan

    the samaritan New Member

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    insidious is pretty creepy and not a fan of the others but paranormal activity 3 was cool.
    I remember watching the ring whilst half baked on my own about one in the morning not a good idea. nothing a quick dose of early morning teletubbies didn't fix :p
  16. Bizarro Lois

    Bizarro Lois Sr Member

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    It's more of a suspense film, but I love "The Gaslight", starring Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman. Another one I recommend is "Dead of Night". It starts off slowly, then picks up. There's a payoff at the end, and I thought I was going to pee my pants. There's also a great prop I hope to build someday - a dummy named Hugo.
  17. GiovanniDekkers

    GiovanniDekkers Active Member

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    Not really that scary but kind have had some entertainment

    The Innkeepers not great but watchable
    The Pact not great but watchable
    Book of Blood (Clive Barker) not that good , but what else is there to watch lately Horrorwise

    My alltime favorites apart from the obvious ones

    -The Basket case
    -Tourist trap
    -the boogeyman 1985
    -Cat's eye
  18. crabra comander

    crabra comander Sr Member

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    Tourist Trap is highly underrated!
  19. Beechy McFly

    Beechy McFly Sr Member

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    Definitely with Gio on Basket Case.. Others I'd suggestions, apart from ones suggested already:

    * Zodiac
    * Silent Hill
    * Altered States
    * Angel Heart
    * Stir of Echoes
    * The Orphanage
    * Silent Night Deadly Night
    * Squirm
    * Killer Clowns From Outer Space
  20. JimJames

    JimJames New Member

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    If you are into books, I know of a pretty good one. The guy that wrote it comes into the comic book shop I frequent and does a few events there. It is based on Egyptian mythology and the werewolf/vampire legends. You can find them on Amazon, "TIMELESS CONFLICT". I would love to see these as a movie or a graphic novel...
  21. CB2001

    CB2001 Master Member

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    Habit (1997)
    Duel (1971)
    Black Dahlia (2006, the De Palma film)
    Dog Soldiers (2002)
    The Descent (2005)
    Copycat (1995)
    13 Tzameti (2005)
    Time After Time (1979)
    to name a few...
  22. Lost in Trek

    Lost in Trek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Love "Identity"! Great movie. :thumbsup

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