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Post by VincentPrice » November 6th, 2015, 5:14 am

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls012537473/

Decided to do my own, not exactly ranked after the top ten or so.

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Post by mightysparks » November 6th, 2015, 8:45 am

VincentPrice on Nov 5 2015, 09:42:05 PM wrote:A top Slasher film list without Halloween or The Prowler in the top ten just feels wrong.

Edit: Sorry, I didn't see The Prowler the first time BUT NO HALLOWEEN, C'MON.
I even tried rewatching it a couple of Halloween's ago and I still didn't like it :P

After seeing your list, I feel like I should add a few more. I didn't really think of Scarecrows as a slasher. Totally forgot Club Dread. Only one I haven't seen on your list is Bloodrage.
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Post by Kasparius » November 6th, 2015, 8:47 am

Your last chance is seeing Halloween in theaters, I saw it like that the first time. I don't think it's Carpenter's best though, it's very basic. I vastly prefer The Fog.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » November 6th, 2015, 8:59 am

Yes, I don't like Halloween or Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Those are the only good slashers. Well, I guess the original Black Christmas is good too.
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Post by mightysparks » November 6th, 2015, 9:04 am

Ettinauer226XL on Nov 6 2015, 01:59:43 AM wrote:
Yes, I don't like Halloween or Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Those are the only good slashers. Well, I guess the original Black Christmas is good too.
Yeah but you have horrible taste in everything :whistling:
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Post by VincentPrice » November 6th, 2015, 11:03 pm

Texas Chainsaw Massacre isn't even a Slasher though, at least I don't consider it one.

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Post by Kowry » November 7th, 2015, 1:43 pm

Haven't seen too many slashers, pretty few good ones (I don't count gialli). Texas Chainsaw is a fave, other I'd include in my list are: Maniac Cop trilogy, Black Christmas, Scream, Candyman (though the slasher elements are the most uninteresting thing about it), A Nightmare on Elm street. If I had to make a top ten, then maybe My Bloody Valentine, The Burning, The Slumber Party Massacre and Silent Night, Deadly Night.

And yeah Halloween but I really need to revisit that.

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Post by mightysparks » November 17th, 2015, 1:38 pm

My friends just watched The Burning, 'riffing' it over Facebook... they didn't like it :'( FOOLS THE LOT OF THEM
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Post by Sir Plebeian » November 24th, 2015, 7:08 am

mightysparks on Nov 17 2015, 06:38:03 AM wrote:My friends just watched The Burning, 'riffing' it over Facebook... they didn't like it :'( FOOLS THE LOT OF THEM
I had no clue it was possible to not like The Burning...its one of the best pure slashers from the 80s..
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Post by StarkFistofTerror » December 10th, 2015, 3:13 am

TOP TEN HORROR FILMS OF ALL TIME AND BEYOND

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#1 SUSPIRIA

#2 THE WICKER MAN

#3 POSSESSION

#4 VAMPYRES

#5 THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

#6 THE EXORCIST

#7 ZOMBIE

#8 I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (1978)

#9 THE EVIL DEAD (1981)

#10 THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD

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Post by ChrisReynolds » January 15th, 2016, 1:43 pm

Never mind Oscar, here's the 2016 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Nominees Ballot!

The three main "best film" categories:

BEST WIDE-RELEASE FILM
CRIMSON PEAK, directed by Guillermo del Toro
THE GIFT, directed by Joel Edgerton
IT FOLLOWS, directed by David Robert Mitchell
KRAMPUS, directed by Michael Dougherty
THE VISIT, directed by M. Night Shyamalan

BEST LIMITED-RELEASE/DIRECT-TO-VIDEO FILM

ANGUISH, directed by Sonny Mallhi
THE FINAL GIRLS, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson
SOME KIND OF HATE, directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer
WE ARE STILL HERE, directed by Ted Geoghegan
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
ALLELUIA, directed by Fabrice du Welz
CUB, directed by Jonas Govaerts
DER SAMURAI, directed by Till Kleinert
GOODNIGHT MOMMY, directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala
WHEN ANIMALS DREAM, directed by Jonas Alexander Arnby

I've seen 6/15.

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Post by Harco » January 15th, 2016, 8:06 pm

Cool, thanks for the list. Was about to ask for some 2015 horror suggestions.

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Post by kingink » January 15th, 2016, 10:43 pm

IT FOLLOWS for the win! I will hunt the rest down of course, just to have a clear view of the competition.

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Post by mightysparks » January 16th, 2016, 3:05 am

I've seen 8 and I gave most of them at least a 6 so I guess that's a positive :P
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Post by greenhorg » January 16th, 2016, 4:20 am

I had no clue it was possible to not like The Burning...its one of the best pure slashers from the 80s..

That film was written by Harvey Weinstein [!]. It was also the first film he ever produced. So I presume it was the first film produced by Miramax.

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Post by allisoncm » February 13th, 2016, 2:02 am

Hey Lauren,
Have you heard of WomeninHorrorMonth.com? Looks interesting.
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http://www.womeninhorrormonth.com/

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Post by mightysparks » February 13th, 2016, 2:04 am

I have not, but it doesn't involve Perth anywhere so it doesn't help me much :P
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Post by cinephage » February 17th, 2016, 1:50 pm

Once again, it's time to subscribe for the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF), from Mar.29 til Apr.10.

Yummy !! Looking forward to 10 days of gory pictures and mayhem...
No program yet, but in the last 5 years, I've never been disappointed (plus very often my favorite titres never made it to either french screens or dvd).
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Keeping my head cool for one more month will be extremely difficult. :circle:

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Post by ChrisReynolds » February 24th, 2016, 12:22 pm

allisoncm on Feb 12 2016, 07:02:04 PM wrote:Hey Lauren,
Have you heard of WomeninHorrorMonth.com? Looks interesting.
http://moviepilot.com/posts/3766895
http://www.womeninhorrormonth.com/
mightysparks on wrote:I have not, but it doesn't involve Perth anywhere so it doesn't help me much :P
They don't have WiHM events out in the never-never of Australia, but we certainly do here in the UK. Last night I attended a WiHM screening in a small cinema in Brixton, underneath the railway arches.

The facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/175808199455844/
WiHM advert on wrote:Tuesday night February 23rd is a special night at The Whirled Cinema, London celebrating The Femme Fatales of The Silver Screen both in front of and behind the camera in Honour of Women in Horror Month. On this night they&#8217;re will be a presentation of 10 shorts from 9 of the most talented Independent Female Directors in the industry today. Andy Stewart is the 1st ever Male participant of The WIHM Massive Blood Drive. So to honour this landmark &#8216;INK&#8217; Will be included in The Shorts Showcase also.

Following that is a special WiHM Panel featuring Barbie Wilde, Nicholas Vincent, Katie Bonham, Abigail Blackmore and Jessica Messenger with Special Guest Moderator Emma Dark. During The Panel they&#8217;ll be a giveaway of exclusive signed Soska Sisters Prints & WIHM Merch.

After a short intermission. They&#8217;re will be a Presentation of The Soska Sisters WIHM Massive Blood Drive Featuring segments by The Soska Sisters, Jill Gevargizian, Joe Magna, Hannah Neurotica, Lisa Ovies, Tristan Risk, Maude Michaud, Patricia Chica, Andy Stewart, Nicole McClure, Veronica Hampson and Kate Taeuschel, and Gig Guerrero.

The Night Ends with The feature presentation &#8216;DYS&#8217; directed by &#8216;Maude Michaud&#8217;

Tickets are on sale at www.whirledcinema.com

Shorts playing are:
El Gigante - Gigi Saul Guerrero
INK - Andy Stewart
Kitty Kitty - Blair Bathory UK PREMIERE
Call Girl - Jill Sixx
Gimp - Kate Shenton
Seize the Night - Emma Dark
Serpents Lullaby - Patricia Chica UK PREMIERE
She - Chelsey Burdon/Mark Vessey
The Paper Round - Katie Bonham
Vintage Blood - Abigail Blackmore
A mixed bag of shorts, with Vintage Blood and Serpents Lullaby being the most impressive. Even the bad ones like Seize the Night, where a woman made a ripoff of Kate Beckinsale's Underworld franchise starring herself, tended to be endearing. The panel was reasonably interesting, but it probably should have ended there: the Blood Drive segments started to try my patience a bit, and then I walked out of the Dys film after 20 minutes of people sitting around in kitchens talking. I lasted 3 and a half hours, but I think a lot of people left after the panel.
Attendance: I counted 44 people; 22 female and 22 male.

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Post by cinephage » March 11th, 2016, 6:08 pm

cinephage on Feb 17 2016, 06:50:01 AM wrote:Once again, it's time to subscribe for the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF), from Mar.29 til Apr.10.

Yummy !! Looking forward to 10 days of gory pictures and mayhem...
No program yet, but in the last 5 years, I've never been disappointed (plus very often my favorite titres never made it to either french screens or dvd).
(l)
Keeping my head cool for one more month will be extremely difficult. :circle:
The program is now online... :clap:

http://www.bifff.net/festival-2016/

I'll try and set up a program.
I have already seen a few among the 108 films, but I intend to watch at least 50 (hopefully a few more...).

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Post by allisoncm » March 31st, 2016, 3:03 pm

Lauren,
are you coming to Texas anytime soon?

http://www.thewrap.com/texas-chainsaw-m ... bbq-joint/

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Post by mightysparks » March 31st, 2016, 3:26 pm

allisoncm on Mar 31 2016, 09:03:49 AM wrote:Lauren,
are you coming to Texas anytime soon?

http://www.thewrap.com/texas-chainsaw-m ... bbq-joint/
Uhhh no :P
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Post by cinephage » April 13th, 2016, 10:31 am

cinephage on Mar 11 2016, 11:08:01 AM wrote:
cinephage on Feb 17 2016, 06:50:01 AM wrote:Once again, it's time to subscribe for the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF), from Mar.29 til Apr.10.

Yummy !! Looking forward to 10 days of gory pictures and mayhem...
No program yet, but in the last 5 years, I've never been disappointed (plus very often my favorite titres never made it to either french screens or dvd).
(l)
Keeping my head cool for one more month will be extremely difficult. :circle:
The program is now online... :clap:

http://www.bifff.net/festival-2016/

I'll try and set up a program.
I have already seen a few among the 108 films, but I intend to watch at least 50 (hopefully a few more...).
I managed to watch 55 movies... Some of which I strongly recommend to horror fans :

31, by Rob Zombie
Patchwork, by Tyler MacIntyre
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Burr Steers (works surprisingly well)
Attack of the Lederhosenzombies, by Dominik Hartl (silly but quite funny)
Seoul Station, by Sang-ho Yeon (Animated film about zombies ! :wub: )
I am a Hero, by Shinsuke Sato

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Post by mightysparks » June 13th, 2016, 12:20 pm

I was bored a while ago and made my personal horror canon which I'll update now and then when I see stuff worth adding: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls061672424/

Shares about 800 films in common with TSZDT.
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Post by allisoncm » July 14th, 2016, 7:02 pm

Just saw Lights Out last night. Was okay. Some of the story felt forced. My friend didn't like the child actor, but I did. Overall, it was okay with some nice scares, but I don't remain ultra-scared.

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Post by mightysparks » July 25th, 2016, 1:37 am

I hated Suspiria when I first watched it, I think I gave it like a 2/10, but then I had a few dreams about it and on reflection I upped it to a 4 for the music and atmosphere. I rewatched it whilst stoned and the first 14 minutes were amazing, and then as it started to wear off just over halfway into the film I started getting bored. The acting and dubbing are so fecking terrible it makes it look like The Room. But the soundtrack is awesome and the colours are awesome. I actually don't even know what happened in it, all I can remember is bursts of colours and sounds. I've raised my rating to a 6, but I still don't think it's a very good movie.
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Post by monty » July 25th, 2016, 2:21 am

mightysparks on Jul 24 2016, 07:37:28 PM wrote:I rewatched it whilst stoned...
Hmm, you're starting to worry me, mighty. What happened to that nice, clean living girl next door you once were? It seems your newfound friends exert a harmful influence over you. Why not just say no? Also, bear in mind that you're a role model to the young girls who happen to frequent this forum - please don't ruin that.

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Post by mightysparks » July 25th, 2016, 2:28 am

Lol, it's better than drinking. Drunk people are horrible. Also I was alone :whistling:
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Post by funkybusiness » July 25th, 2016, 2:36 am

mighty's gonna rewatch M stoned and finally get what everyone was squakin about

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Post by monty » July 25th, 2016, 2:37 am

Good to hear you don't let your friends push you around. However, if you do get high on a regular basis you might have a substance abuse problem - seek help before it's too late. I sincerly hope this was a one-off - would hate seeing another good soul lost to drugs.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » July 25th, 2016, 2:38 am

funkybusiness on Jul 24 2016, 08:36:37 PM wrote:mighty's gonna rewatch M stoned and finally get what everyone was squakin about
I doubt it. Aguirre, on the other hand...

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Post by tommy_leazaq » July 25th, 2016, 4:52 am

With the amount of classics she hates, Mighty has to become a don of some drug mafia to re-watch everything..

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Post by mightysparks » July 25th, 2016, 5:39 am

tommy_leazaq on Jul 24 2016, 10:52:25 PM wrote:With the amount of classics she hates, Mighty has to become a don of some drug mafia to re-watch everything..
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Post by Harco » August 8th, 2016, 2:49 pm

Any films from this decade that are not on TSZDT 1-2000 that are still worth watching? Doesn't really matter what the subject matter is as long as it's not comedy.

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Post by ChrisReynolds » August 8th, 2016, 4:21 pm

Harco on Aug 8 2016, 08:49:15 AM wrote:Any films from this decade that are not on TSZDT 1-2000 that are still worth watching? Doesn't really matter what the subject matter is as long as it's not comedy.
TSZDT is heavily slanted towards recent stuff but there's quite a few films which are either too "borderline horror" or too recent to have enough votes:

Ich seh, Ich seh (2014)
Sun Choke (2015)
Black Mirror: White Christmas
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Coherence (2013)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)
Big Bad Wolves (2013)
The Final Girls (2015)
This Is the End (2013)
Faults (2014)
Sennentuntschi (2010)
El cuerpo (2012)
A Christmas Horror Story (2015)
Bloodsucking Bastards (2015)
The Canal (2014)
100 Bloody Acres (2012)
The Den (2013)
Savaged (2013)
The Whisperer in Darkness (2011)
The Devil's Rock (2011)
Zombeavers (2014)

There are also a few good recent horror-themed documentaries if you're looking for them:

Halloween: The Inside Story
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)
Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014)
Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)
The American Scream (2012)
The Nightmare (2015)

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Post by cinephage » August 8th, 2016, 4:58 pm

I would add 3 asian favorites :

I am a hero
(a manga adaptation of a tale of a zombie invasion, directed by Gantz director Shinsuke Sato)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAYxplvcMNU

Seoul Station (animated horror movie, also about a zombie invasion, by Yeon Sang-Ho)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuSkNXZ9EgE

<Note that Yeon's new movie is not animated, it's also about zombies, and it was a great hit in South Korea : Train to Busan>
https://youtu.be/97bcFB4VnEk
I'm looking forward to it, but haven't seen it yet.

Goksung, by Na Hong-Jin (who directed yellow sea)
This one is more than just a simple horror movie, but it is a highly recommendable horror picture.
https://youtu.be/SeSv5lfSbOs

On the western side, I also recommend Cooties.
https://youtu.be/S8xQLN181kY

As well as Eat, dark and disturbing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL8PX6VJEKE
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Post by Harco » August 9th, 2016, 11:08 am

Thanks! Never thought This Is the End and The Man from Nowhere would be borderline horror (haven't seen them). I've seen a couple of the ones mentioned already of which I liked Big Bad Wolves the most. How is Black Mirror as a series? Hadn't heard of it before but it seems interesting. I don't like to watch separate episodes even though I read it's an anthology series.

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Post by monty » August 9th, 2016, 11:26 am

Black Mirror is a pretty decent show. Each ep is a self-contained story so no need to watch it in sequence.

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Post by monty » August 9th, 2016, 2:32 pm

@Harco: I suggest you start out with ep.2 of Season 1, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2089049, one of the very finest installments and a modern classic in its own right.

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Post by Harco » September 7th, 2016, 3:39 pm

Chris, I saw you watched Friend Request. Is it worth the watch?

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