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Posted 10/25/15
After seeing "Crimson Peak" this afternoon, I'd have to say its one of the most gorgeous looking horror films I've seen in awhile. The movies sets look amazing (its like an eviler version of the "Haunted Mansion" ride at the Disney parks) and the special effects are put to great use. Now on to my person list of what the most beautiful horror movies are? Stanley Kubrick's take on "The Shining" is just stunning and it's best to see it on the big screen like I did at a retro screening several years ago. Dario Argento makes some visually stunning movies, his best would either be "Suspiria" or "Tenebre". And then there's the 60's Japanese anthology movie "Kwaidan", which may as well be the most beautiful ghost story ever (the Snow Woman is the film's best segment). Also noteworthy would be Hammer Studio's films of the late 50s and 60's, the British fog has never looked more menacing or beautiful.
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Posted 10/27/15
Great choices! Some of the most beautifully shot horror movies for me would be "A Tale Of Two Sisters", "Trick r' Treat" (The lighting and the colour really encapsulates the feel of Halloween), " Bram Stokers Dracula", "Sleepy Hollow" and "The Cell". I'm sure there are plenty more, but these are some that come to mind.
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Posted 10/27/15 , edited 10/27/15

Astrometal wrote:

Great choices! Some of the most beautifully shot horror movies for me would be "A Tale Of Two Sisters", "Trick r' Treat" (The lighting and the colour really encapsulates the feel of Halloween), " Bram Stokers Dracula", "Sleepy Hollow" and "The Cell". I'm sure there are plenty more, but these are some that come to mind.



All of your choices are good too. Pity I forgot about "Sleepy Hollow.
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Posted 10/27/15
"Livide" and "Let The Right One In".
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Posted 10/31/15
Lisa and the Devil(1972)
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Posted 11/20/15
I'd like to add Pumpkinhead, it's a beautifully shot horror film!
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Posted 11/21/15

Astrometal wrote:

I'd like to add Pumpkinhead, it's a beautifully shot horror film!



Yes, it did have some good atmosphere, a fairly underrated movie.
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Posted 11/21/15
I have never seem so many fantastic films recommended in one thread before (Especially, Sleepy Hollow, the Hammer Films and the Argento films). I'd say for me some of the most visually stunning would be John Carpenter's The Fog, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Watcher in the Woods, From Hell, The Legend of Hell House and both the original and remake of The Haunting. There's also one made for TV movie that I always found aesthetically pleasing, Gene Roddenberry's Spectre (which seemed to be loosely based on DC Comics Dr. Occult).
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Posted 11/21/15

neugenx wrote:

I have never seem so many fantastic films recommended in one thread before (Especially, Sleepy Hollow, the Hammer Films and the Argento films). I'd say for me some of the most visually stunning would be John Carpenter's The Fog, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Watcher in the Woods, From Hell, The Legend of Hell House and both the original and remake of The Haunting. There's also one made for TV movie that I always found aesthetically pleasing, Gene Roddenberry's Spectre (which seemed to be loosely based on DC Comics Dr. Occult).


Yes, more great choices! The original "The Haunting" still stands up so well to this day, I watch it every Halloween.
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Astrometal wrote:

I'd like to add Pumpkinhead, it's a beautifully shot horror film!



Yes, it did have some good atmosphere, a fairly underrated movie.


Yeah, it's a relatively overlooked film even though it has become something of a cult classic. It's rare to have a genuinely sad and tragic dramatic plot in a monster movie, but it works so well Imo.
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Posted 11/26/15
Orphan, so awesome

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Posted 11/27/15

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Orphan, so awesome



That movie had the craziest ending. Actually the movie was nuts throughout, although its not really a bad thing. Its the type of movie that can be quite entertaining when you're in a weird mood, not high art but certainly watchable.
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Posted 11/28/15
Horror movies huh? Recent ones just rely on jump scares and people still love it... then there's Paranormal Activity which just.... well anyway, the one I like so far is Cabin in the Woods. It was pretty amusing and I was rooting for the bad guys lol.
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Posted 11/29/15
Some good one mentioned!

I would add:

28 Days Later
A more modern picture, I really liked how the camera captured the empty streets of London. It really set the mood.

Horror of Dracula
Essential Hammer Films production. The gothic castle, the atmosphere, this one had it all.

Psycho
Hitchcock is a legend for a reason, the way he brought the Bates house and hotel to life is so well done.

The Shining
One of the things I liked about Kubrick's Shining was how he brought the sophistication of the hotel (the fancy lounge for example) and used it to add to the slow burning suspense.
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Posted 12/11/15
What comes to mind is a 1960 horror film called Eyes without a face.
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