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Kyriakos
07-14-2010, 06:26 AM
Anything which is new (2008- ). Also i prefer psychological horror :)

So, do you have any ideas?

DanielBenoit
07-14-2010, 12:27 PM
Audition (2000)

Disturbing as all hell. Extreme Japanese horror at its best. "Considered by many to be Takashi Miike’s masterpiece, this cringe-inducing, seriously disturbed film boasts one of the most unbearable scenes of torture in movie history... It’s revolting in the best possible way; the prolific Miike goes for the jugular here, and he cuts deep."

Antichrist (2009)

If you want psychological horror, this is more than you'll ever need. This is an almost unbearable film which still has me torn between whether it is a despairing masterpiece or a bunch of sick overindulgence.

28 Days Later (2002)

Scary as hell. The only time I found zombies actually terrifying. One of the few post-apocalyptic films that worked.

Let the Right One In (2009)

This is a real vampire movie and not some recycled cliched crap like Twilight. Ebert called it "the best modern vampire movie". Now that's not much of a compliment, but you get the idea.

Btw, all of these should be considered as psychological horror since they deal with real people under horrific situations.

Kyriakos
07-14-2010, 01:44 PM
Thank you for these, i will have a look :)

DonovanTalbot
07-14-2010, 03:09 PM
Oh yes, I second Audition (1999), one of my favorite Asian horror films of all time. It is psychological too.

You are looking for 2000 and later? Here are some excellent psychological horror from that period, all available at your local video store no-less.

Frailty (2001)

Session 9 (2001)

May (2002)

Identity (2003)

A Tale Of Two Sisters (2003)

Let know if you want more horror movies dating pre-2000. I will list up a whole load of em for you but many won't be available at the local video store. Most are my alltime favorites.

janesmith
07-14-2010, 03:54 PM
The Strangers (2009)- terrifying, and based on true events.

Paulclem
07-14-2010, 05:50 PM
An older movie with Donald Sutherland - Don't Look Now.

Great film.

I thought the original Alien was a good horror film in a sci setting.

NikolaiI
07-14-2010, 05:54 PM
True story, Alien.

DonovanTalbot
07-15-2010, 03:16 PM
Some older horror films to name a few off the top of my head:

The Cabinet of Caligari (1920)
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
The Unknown (1927)
Frankenstein (1931)
Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (1931)
Freaks (1932)
The Island of Lost Souls (1932)
The Old Dark House (1932)
Vampyr (1932)
White Zombie (1932)
The Black Cat (1934)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
The Wolf Man (1941)
The Cat People (1942)
I Walked With A Zombie (1943)
The Spiral Staircase (1945)
Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)
Gojira (1954)
Them! (1954)
Diabolique (1955)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Night of the Demon (1957)
Black Sunday (1960)
Les yeux sans visage (1960)
Peeping Tom (1960)
Psycho (1960)
The Innocents (1961)
Carnival of Souls (1962)
Black Sabbath (1963)
The Haunting (1963)
The Whip And The Body (1963)
Onibaba (1964)
Repulsion (1965)
Kill Baby Kill (1966)
Wait Until Dark (1967)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Daughters of Darkness (1971)
The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
Let's Scare Jessica To Death (1971)
Tales From The Crypt (1971)
Asylum (1972)
Don't Look Now (1973)
Sisters (1973)
The Wicker Man (1973)
The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue (1974)
Jaws (1975)
Shivers (1975)
Carrie (1976)
The Tenant (1976)
Dracula (1977 BBC)
The Haunting of Julia (1977)
Martin (1977)
Halloween (1978)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Long Weekend (1978)
Magic (1978)
Alien (1979)
Nosferatu (1979)
The Changeling (1980)
The Fog (1980)
Motel Hell (1980)
An American Werewolf In London (1981)
Just Before Dawn (1981)
Possession (1981)
Creepshow (1982)
The Thing (1982)
Night Warning (1982)
Videodrome (1983)
Fright Night (1985)
Re-Animator (1985)
The Fly (1986)
Henry Portrait Of A Serial Killer (1986)
Night of the Creeps (1986)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
In A Glass Cage (1987)
Near Dark (1987)
Stage Fright (1987)
Pin (1988)
Santa Sangre (1989)
Candyman (1992)
Dead Alive (1992)
From Dusk Til Dawn (1996)
Audition (1999)
Ravenous (1999)
Frailty (2001)
The Others (2001)
Session 9 (2001)
Dog Soldiers (2002)
May (2002)
A Tale Of Two Sisters (2003)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The Descent (2005)
Slither (2006)
The Orphanage (2007)
Let The Right One In (2008)


I list up more when I think of more.

Kyriakos
07-15-2010, 07:22 PM
Thank you for the list, Donovan :)

I prefer modern cinematography, the image seems cleaner, although the plots have suffered.

DonovanTalbot
07-16-2010, 03:03 PM
Thank you for the list, Donovan :)

I prefer modern cinematography, the image seems cleaner, although the plots have suffered.

Yes, modern cinematography is quite polished, tho, what is wrong with film grain in a horror film? And the fact older films also suffer from artifacts and age and decrepit long term vault storage.

What I can't stand is trendy cinematography styles of modern horror films such as dizzying fast cuts, hand held cams, and faux film grain created by a process called "bleach bypass" notoriously used by the likes of modern horror directors such as Zombie, Aja, Saw filmmakers, etc.

I love more horror drenched in atmosphere and tension.

I added about a dozen more titles to the list I previously posted btw. ;)

manolia
07-17-2010, 05:30 AM
I prefer modern cinematography, the image seems cleaner, although the plots have suffered.

Favorite horror film is this one

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093177/

the first part (not the sequels)..it's not a new film though, but after all these years it gives me the creeps ;)

DonovanTalbot
07-17-2010, 01:57 PM
My favorite horror films by decade:

20s - The Unknown (1927, Tod Browning)
30s - Freaks (1932, Tod Browning)
40s - The Cat People (1942, Jacques Tourneur)
50s - Diabolique (1955, Henri-Georges Clouzot)
60s - Eyes Without A Face (1960, Georges Franju)
70s - The Wicker Man (1973, Robin Hardy)
80s - Santa Sangre (1989, Alejandro Jodorowsky)
90s - Audition (1999, Takashi Miike)
00s - A Tale of Two Sisters (2003, Ji-woon Kim)

All the decades were pretty tough here are the contenders

20s - The Cabinet of Caligari

30s - Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, White Zombie

40s - The Spiral Staircase

50s - The Night of the Demon

60s - The Haunting, The Innocents, Peeping Tom, Repulsion, Rosemary's Baby

70s - Alien, Don't Look Now, Halloween, The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue, Magic, Nosferatu, Tales From The Crypt, The Tenant

80s - An American Werewolf In London, Just Before Dawn, Motel Hell, Videodrome

90s - Candyman, Dead Alive, From Dusk Til Dawn, Ravenous

00s - Frailty, Let The Right One In, May, Session 9, The Others, The Orphanage

Genocide
07-17-2010, 02:15 PM
Audition is supposed to be terrifying. It's on my "to rent" list.
Let the Right One in wasn't scary, but it was interesting.... and Swedish.
The Saw's aren't scary, just gory, but they fit so well together... almost like a jigsaw puzzle... ;]
Session 9 Again, not scary but interesting enough.
28 Days Later was fun and very enjoyable. The new 2010 "The Crazies" is sort of like that, but not as good.
The Others. Maybe it's because I watched it when I was 10.... but it was scary AND interesting... very M. Night (I even thought he directed it for a while). That leads me to Signs. Again, my youth had me peaking through the cracks of my fingers.

You could always go with the classics... which I'm sure you've watched... Halloween, Friday the 13th, Hellraiser, IT, etc.

The Ring but not The Ring 2.

The Collector was kind of just gross if you're into gore. It'll make you feel physically ill.

Uh.... these are all I can remember that I've watched or re-watched recently.

JuniperWoolf
07-17-2010, 06:49 PM
28 Days Later (2002)

Scary as hell. The only time I found zombies actually terrifying. One of the few post-apocalyptic films that worked.

Let the Right One In (2009)

This is a real vampire movie and not some recycled cliched crap like Twilight. Ebert called it "the best modern vampire movie". Now that's not much of a compliment, but you get the idea.


May (2002)


The Orphanage (2007)

I second these, but I'd like to strongly reccomend The Orphanage. Not many people have seen it, but it was fantastic.

Kyriakos
07-17-2010, 07:02 PM
I didnt like May :(

I have The Orphanage and LEt the right one in, just havent watched them yet.

Also i've seen 28 days/weeks later, they were good in my opinnion :)

Genocide
07-17-2010, 07:28 PM
El Orfanato was saaad. May was really.... Carrie-ish to me? Well... with a doll of course. The ending was irritating.

SilentMute
07-17-2010, 07:37 PM
I love Japanese horrors myself! My favorite: The Grudge movies--the first, though, is the scariest.

If you don't mind reading subtitles, you can sometimes watch the Japanese versions the American movies were based on. Ju-on is the title for The Grudge.

JuniperWoolf
07-17-2010, 07:40 PM
El Orfanato was saaad. May was really.... Carrie-ish to me? Well... with a doll of course. The ending was irritating.

The end made me feel like throwing up, but it being a horror film I thought that was a good thing. I could see how it would be irritating to some people, didn't exactly wrap everything up, did it?

Genocide
07-17-2010, 07:58 PM
If you don't mind reading subtitles, you can sometimes watch the Japanese versions the American movies were based on. Ju-on is the title for The Grudge.

I watched Ju-on and wasn't really a fan, but then again I didn't like the first Grudge. Are Ju-on and The Grudge 2 the same movie? Or is there an American version of The Grudge 2 and Ju-on?


The end made me feel like throwing up, but it being a horror film I thought that was a good thing. I could see how it would be irritating to some people, didn't exactly wrap everything up, did it?

I feel like a lot of scary movies are like that... they kind of leaving you hanging. For some reason it irritated me more in May than, say, The Hills Have Eyes. (which was meh...)

Kyriakos
07-18-2010, 09:38 AM
I finally watched the Orphanage yesterday night.
Can't say that i liked it. I expected the figure in the mask to play a bigger role.

SilentMute
07-19-2010, 11:21 PM
Well, everybody has their tastes.

There is a Ju-on 2, but I didn't like that one very much. The Grudge 2 was nothing like it. I didn't like The Grudge 2 when it first hit the theaters--but after it came to DVD and was edited (and I started to understand the timeline), I liked it better.

Though it really isn't scary, I liked The Grudge 3--which came out on DVD.

The Orphanage was sweet and sad--and nauseating. I really hate stories where a kid gets accidentally trapped and dies.

I'm disappointed by how few ghost stories there are these days. I don't find slasher movies that scary. I guess that is why I like Japanese horrors, because they still have quite a few ghost stories.

Creepiest horror movies of all time--the ones that make my stomach turn....one I never want to see again: Night of the Living Dead. And then Psycho--that skeleton turning around in the chair scared me so bad when I was a kid.

However, my new passion is horror video games...particularly now that the Japanese are getting into it. The only reason I'm contemplating buying a Wii is that there are a lot of horror games only being released on it--one of them being Ju-on.

Genocide
07-19-2010, 11:25 PM
Way to kill the ending... :]

I think the last ghost movie I watched was Sick Nurses (a Japanese film) it wasn't very good. All other ghost stories that I can think of off the top of my head are all comedies.

DonovanTalbot
07-20-2010, 04:00 PM
Way to kill the ending... :]

I think the last ghost movie I watched was Sick Nurses (a Japanese film) it wasn't very good. All other ghost stories that I can think of off the top of my head are all comedies.

For great ghost stories try

The Uninvited (1944)
The Innocents (1961)
The Haunting (1963)
Kwaidan (1964)
The Black Cat From The Grove (1968)
Full Circle aka The Haunting of Julia (1977)
The Changeling (1980)
The Woman In Black (1989)
The Others (2001)
Noroi The Curse (2005)

Satan
07-20-2010, 04:06 PM
Twilight

OrphanPip
07-20-2010, 04:20 PM
Twilight

Haha, ya a truly horrifying film, if ever I've seen one.

If you like cheesy 80s slasher films: Friday the Thirteenth, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Childsplay. They're all terrible, but in an enjoyable way.

Satan
07-20-2010, 05:12 PM
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Might as well add Bride of Chucky to your list.

You want psychological horror? Watch Spoorloos, Tesis, The Tenant, The Shining, Eraserhead, The Thing, Jacob's Ladder, and probably [REC], Deathwatch, Cube, 1408, Begotten and Philosophy of a Knife as well.

DonovanTalbot
07-21-2010, 05:17 PM
Haha, ya a truly horrifying film, if ever I've seen one.

If you like cheesy 80s slasher films: Friday the Thirteenth, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Childsplay. They're all terrible, but in an enjoyable way.

I find cheesy slasher films to be a fun late nite popcorn experience, I love The Slumber Party Massacre, Friday The 13Th VI The Final Chapter, Nightmare On Elm Street 3 Dream Warriors, Pieces (an Italian slasher that's the Mt Everest of cheese). Yes, I agree a slasher with proper amount of grade-A cheese will not fail to put a big cheesy grin on my face (pardon the pun). Watch these four. The Slumber Party Massacre takes all of Halloween's tropes and puts them on it's head.

Halloween, Just Before Dawn, and Night Warning for some of the best this subgenre ever offered. Night Warning is great as far as slashers goes and it remains relatively obscure except amongst horror afiscionados and it's climax genuinely managed to scare me too. I love these three.


Might as well add Bride of Chucky to your list.

You want psychological horror? Watch Spoorloos, Tesis, The Tenant, The Shining, Eraserhead, The Thing, Jacob's Ladder, and probably [REC], Deathwatch, Cube, 1408, Begotten and Philosophy of a Knife as well.

I can't believe I failed to mention these, I haven't seen Philosophy of a Knife yet.