Why are there so few horror movies truly great? The only one that I can think of is Rosemary's Baby, or maybe Repulsion. Nothing else really comes close to any of the other great movies.
>The only one that I can think of is Rosemary's Baby, or maybe Repulsion
>Don't Look Now
>Eyes Without A Face
Either your a pleb who needs to watch more or you are b8in me. And these are only first that come to my mind.
There are good horror movies.
I think they eventually fall victim to studios wanting the same cliche bullshit because they think it's what the public wants (and maybe they are right, to a degree).
sometimes I feel I'm the only person who didn't like Rosemary's baby
don't get me wrong, I don't mind old or slow-pacing films, in fact I loved the Shining, but Rosemary's - just found it tedious
You should give Repulsion a try. Same director, same pace, but there's not a second to breathe in the entire film. It's an incredibly claustrophobic movie that makes your skin crawl for the duration.
no-one here can seriously claim to have disliked pic related, surely?
one of the few horror movies that truly scared me
I love all the classics except for this one.
Sometimes Kubrick pulled it together and crafted something brilliant (Dr. Strangelove, 2001, etc) and other times he'd make silly, incomprehensible garbage (pic related, A Clockwork Orange, etc).
>The Evil Dead
>A Nightmare on Elm Street
>The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
There are tons of great horror movies, OP.
I fucking hate campy shit, and I still loved Creepshow. I never thought, in all my life, that I would ever be afraid of Leslie Nielsen.
I was like, "Leslie Nielsen in a horror movie? Surely, you must be kidding me!"
I have the same problem...
> Why are there so few horror movies truly great?
that's utter bullshit
everything but drag me to hell
I like you anon I'd replace drag me to hell with phenomena
When I said "first 3 Of the Dead" films I was referring to Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead. It wasn't until just now I realized people might think I was saying Land of the Dead is good.
this is considered one the greatest in the adult world
NOT the remake
I love this film but I dont get it when people say its terrifying
Suspenseful yeah but thats about it, the only really disturbing part was pic related
fuck knows what this was meant to mean but it freaked me out
I loved Jessica Harper's performance, the look, the setup and all that, but yeah the film is pretty lame story wise.
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht
argento did so much for us including teen jennifer connelly
get the fuck out with your teenage popcorn shit nigga
also Inland empire this fucking face at the end tops it all off
Considering that there are so many great horror movies coming out of Australia these days, why haven't they made any monster movies? You'd think that would be almost automatic, what with their wildlife situation and all.
its been tried a few times, but other than Razorback they usually turn out pretty shit. like >>51426567 said, monster movies don't have much effect on people who face death by nature on a regular basis.
You guys could prolly do a shark movie better than anyone or a crocodile film
Seen some aussie indie movies that were good about crocs
Wolf Creek and Snowtown still are my fave aussie flicks sans Mad Max
Truly horrifying. Wikipedia says Kubrick was so impressed he brought the director in to discuss editing.
Picture related scared the shit out of me as a kid.
surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet. although some say it's not technically a horror, what would it be classified as? drama?
I think the acting alone would classify it as a god tier drama if it wasn't for the mindfuck aspects.
10/10 flick all around.
I love it when Tim Burton and Johnny Depp get together. Great flick, anon!
Call me a pleb but I thought it was solid till the ending. Not sure how to quantify or qualify these, but I thought it was a shitty ambiguous ending. Its sometimes fine to leave some things up to the viewer's imagination but in this case it felt like it was a lazy "fuck it, we wrote ourselves into a corner and cant think of an explanation for this" scenario.
In the Mouth of Madness fucking sucked and fuck all you people recommending it. Truly awful movie, and I normally like Carpenter and read all the Lovecraft stuff.
that movie is just shit.
OP, Alien is a great horror movie. Even though some of the scares are constrained by the movement of the alien suit itself, the atmosphere and tone of the movie is great.
>In the Mouth of Madness fucking sucked and fuck all you people recommending it.
That's a whole lot of orange. It needs some blue in there.
the contrast between act 1 and the rest of the film is so fucking great.
if we're talking about 'great' films that happen to be fall under the horror umbrella, and not necessarily the 'scariest'...
session 9 is vastly underrated on this board
28 days later is also regularly overlooked
these are the best, IMO...
28 days later
and of course the slasher classics (TCM, original NoES)
my #1 is 28 days later. i really do think it's a special, special movie. made with a LOT of heart.
>Does anyone else find The Exorcist like... not scary at all?
to a catholic it's spooky
all that imagery
it will only have been a few days since you saw/will see a priest
we had crucifixes on our walls
it spoke to the fears they instilled in me at church and school
>being scared of it because there are people in your life who tell you those things are real
>denying that satan is even real
>that's what you think is the fedora move
I don't have to say "I reject Satan..." several times a year now. The fear is gone and it's nuts to believe it's anything other than the mature adult thing to do.
a lot of these movies are really well made/have interesting stories etc
but nothing SCARES me
That's what pisses me off the most is that nothing is so psychologically horrifying that it'll stay in your head for weeks or years you name it. All these movies are just really well made movies with a horror theme but nothing is actually scary. That's why I hate this genre, because whenever you ask for a scary horror movie you just get referred to the classics which are unsettling in some parts and rather interesting, but they're not scary.
I can think of a few ways to traumatize Australians.
Hello? Is anyone home? Is there anyone there??
I know the feeling, but I love horror movies, more for suspense reasons than actual horror.
I get hardcore panic attacks (which paralyze me in sheer terror) more than twice a week for no reason at all, something as simple as getting in my car, but I could watch the scariest film of all time and have a comfy night
>relies on shock scenes and gore
not really what I had in mind but thanks for the recommendation
it really bothers me you know, the only scene which I can think of that I had to look away from was the end scene from Rec