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PostSubject: What is your favourite kind of horror movies?   Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:35 pm

Entrapment
These movies have the characters trapped in one place the whole movie. Some notables include:
Saw (One, I wont watch any more)
Rec
Evil Dead

These movies can be pretty effective as the areas are usually unfamilar and there is always a few scary rooms that the main characters avoid but eventually get forced into

Home
The movie takes place in the main characters home. These usually revolve around people getting possessed or haunted. But occasionally murderers attack. Its similar to entrapment, but its much different because they are trying to go for the "it can happen to yooooooou feel".
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The Exorcist
Funny Games
Insidious
Paranormal Activity

Adventure
The characters are trying to get somewhere in one piece and are on the move nonstop. I find that these movies often are comedies as well. Notables:
Shaun of the Dead
Army of Darkness
Zombieland
Exception: 22 Days Later

I find that most can fall under one of these. Anything to add?


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PostSubject: Re: What is your favourite kind of horror movies?   Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:23 pm

I like "mad scientist" ones (other than Human Centipede) "mystery/crime" movies with gore/horror mixed in, and "tranformation" ones where someone seemingly good is evil/a monster, etc.
For your entrapment ones I would also say those are torture (Saw=Hostel=many others) Rec is first hand (Blairwitch=Paranormal=that stupid alien movie) Evil Dead is horror comedy (Shaun of the Dead, Dead Snow, etc). Not a fan of faux serial killer themes.
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PostSubject: Re: What is your favourite kind of horror movies?   Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:57 pm

I like your Evil Deads. Thats about it, horror is an awful genre.
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PostSubject: Re: What is your favourite kind of horror movies?   Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:22 pm

What genre do you like besides animation

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PostSubject: Re: What is your favourite kind of horror movies?   Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:49 pm

You mean cartoons? Idk, I like your over-the-top action films like Machete and Crank. That and mind-fuck films like Memento. Horror has lots of potential, but it fails miserably at it. Survival horror video games have trumped every horror film I have ever seen as far as inducing fear goes. I might need to watch older flicks, idk.
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PostSubject: Re: What is your favourite kind of horror movies?   Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:11 am

So RE then lol

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PostSubject: Re: What is your favourite kind of horror movies?   Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:13 pm

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You mean cartoons? Idk, I like your over-the-top action films like Machete and Crank. That and mind-fuck films like Memento. Horror has lots of potential, but it fails miserably at it. Survival horror video games have trumped every horror film I have ever seen as far as inducing fear goes. I might need to watch older flicks, idk.

Mindfucks are fun but over the top action, to me, is one of the worst genres; Crank being a horrible offender. The only positive is that they keep your attention by flashing things: hey guns! explosions! boobs! swearing! car races!
When they actually have a coherant plot with legit humor they can be decent but rarely.
I think video games succeed at evoking fear more than movies because you are IN the situation, in a way. I feel very detached from horror movies, even if I am watching it in the dark. Watching people play Fear and Doom used to make me jump more than any horror movie ever has. That was not even being involved in the game. Zombie movies are dubbed "horror" but the good ones make some of the best political commentary. Good horror movies are comments on society; they are not trying to make you wet the bed at night.
That's why I hate torture porn: enjoyable? no. pointless? yes.
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PostSubject: Re: What is your favourite kind of horror movies?   Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:14 pm

what about just overthetop gorefests. those are the funniest and most entertaining. the movies that actually scare me though are the ones that atmospherically or conceptually creep you out like the omen. that got me.

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PostSubject: Re: What is your favourite kind of horror movies?   Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:31 pm

I don't like horror comedy or action comedy. And I don't really like horror usually. I liked /American Psycho/. Not really a horror movie but w/e. Uhhh...there have been a few just standard horror movies that have been good. Like a cross between "there is a monster and we don't see it often" and "there is a monster and we /do/ see it, and worry about it very very much because omg it's ahhhhh run." Some movies are purely one or the other.

I like some comedy, drama, and those movies where the black guy dresses up as a grandma.
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