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Posted 4/2/15
Feels like lately horror films isn't living up like they use too. Yeas prior we had the best movies that we watch over and over for occasions for Halloween or just to watch it. What's the best horror film you ever watched that made you flip out?
Do you think the horror genre is dying? If you create a horror film what would it be?


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i dont think the Genre Horror is dead its just a Dead Time and maybe in 1 year there will be some Good movies i hope :3
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Posted 4/2/15 , edited 5/15/15
Fear can come easier for some.

I'm not scared of ghosts/murderers/psychopaths. I'm scared of biting into a fast food burger with hair in it though. <-- has happened to me before
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True, we aren't exactly in the golden age of Horror right now, but there have been a few decent ones in the last few years. Recent ones that i've enjoyed would be, The Babadook, Clown, American Mary, Sinister and Oculus. Horror is one of those really subjective genres, what really scares one of us, others might just laugh at. As a huge Horror fan, unfortunately not a lot actually scares me any more, but the first time that i watched The exorcist, Ju-on, Ringu, and A Nightmare On Elm Street, they scared the bejesus out of me.

I myself prefer a mix of atmospheric horror and visceral shock value, so if i were to make my own movie, I'd make a really atmospheric haunted house movie that packed a real punch when the scares come along.
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Posted 4/2/15 , edited 4/2/15
everything is jump scare tactics these days.. you get startled but not scared.. no lasting impression what so ever.

I dont even get scared by most jump scares anymore since they are so common you can practically tell when they will happen.
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Posted 4/2/15
It's been done to death, and is back to relying on gore and jump scares.

It's kinda cyclical. In the 80's there were a crapload of bad horror films as they relied on the slasher figure to dominate the market.

Zombies are also way too overplayed right now. In 5-10 years it will come back and something else will be at the forefront of horror.
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Posted 4/2/15

Astrometal wrote:

True, we aren't exactly in the golden age of Horror right now, but there have been a few decent ones in the last few years. Recent ones that i've enjoyed would be, The Babadook, Clown, American Mary, Sinister and Oculus. Horror is one of those really subjective genres, what really scares one of us, others might just laugh at. As a huge Horror fan, unfortunately not a lot actually scares me any more, but the first time that i watched The exorcist, Ju-on, Ringu, and A Nightmare On Elm Street, they scared the bejesus out of me.

I myself prefer a mix of atmospheric horror and visceral shock value, so if i were to make my own movie, I'd make a really atmospheric haunted house movie that packed a real punch when the scares come along.


American Mary wasn't horror to me.. Sinister was freaky. The Ring (american version), I fast forwarded through most of. Weird, inexplicable horror scares the shit outta me. Visuals like the videotape within The Ring and the weird camera anomalies are pure nightmare fuel for me. I still won't watch it.. >.<
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Yeah, I actually like the really weird unsettling stuff, the only type of horror that I wouldn't be a big fan of would be overly gory stuff. Gore for the sake of gore isn't that scary for me. I agree with American Mary, some might not see it as horror, still good though.
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Posted 4/2/15 , edited 4/2/15
What's the best horror film you ever watched that made you flip out?

I'm not sure if it's the best horror film that I watched but it's definitely one of them. Hostel part 1 and part two.

Do you think the horror genre is dying?

Maybe. The slasher type films are pretty much dead.

If you create a horror film what would it be?

Not sure.
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Babadook was a really good recent horror film.

I suggest watching it.
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Posted 4/4/15

Kerst wrote:

Babadook was a really good recent horror film.

I suggest watching it.



I need to see that one when it comes to Netflix Streaming. There's also a very good horror comedy from New Zealand that's playing in art houses called "What We Do in the Shadows", a mockumentary that does to vampires what "This is Spinal Tap" did for heavy metal.
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Posted 4/5/15
Well it's hard to say there bad, but it's even harder to say that they are good. For instance i get why people would be afraid of
Jason,Freddy,Michael all those famous horror movies. Sadly to me they were never scary, but they were good and actually made me think about what it would be like.

But at the same time when i was i think 10 or 11 i watched the Grudge, and scared the hell out of me even today i have a trauma of the movie. Finally watched the last installment a few months ago and it gave me nightmares, even though it was such a shitty movie.

I mean even i laughed during the movie, i guess what i'm trying to say is that it all depends on the person and even though you know it's fake and could never happen it still messes with us psychologically.
Posted 4/5/15
The horror genre isn't exactly dead, but good horror is certainly on the decline in my opinion.

If I made a horror film it would not be about zombies or vengeful spirits. Those are so overdone. I'd probably make something similar to Alien or The Descent, where humans come face-to-face with a biological terror.

My favorite horror film of all time is John Carpenter's The Thing.



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Posted 4/6/15
Me, I prefer Japanese horror for the largely psychological aspects. By far the ones that have scared me most are Ju on 1 and 2 and Reincarnation. There was another I also liked but I can't think of the name. Ghost vengeance flick with a bunch of trapped teens in an abandoned school where the girl was bullied to death basically.

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Posted 4/7/15
When it came to classic horror there were always actors who would step up to be masters of the genre (from Lon Chaney Sr to Price/Lee/Cushing through the 70s/80s) or even franchises (from the 70s on) like Friday, Elm Street, Halloween, even the Ring and Jeepers Creepers made for viable franchises. They created iconic monster characters to rival Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Creature (from the Black Lagoon) in the form of Michael, Jason, Freddy and the Creeper. Over the last decade or two every other attempt at a franchise pretty much failed and very few "masters of horror" have stepped up to the plate to take over the genre. Some will say it's the directors or producers or writers who are responsible but honestly what's the good of having a good conductor if the entire symphony orchestra is tone deaf or just has no talent.
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