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Scary Movie Madness FINALS (1 Viewer)

What you got?

  • Scream

    Votes: 3 4.6%
  • Silence of the Lambs

    Votes: 14 21.5%
  • The Shining

    Votes: 21 32.3%
  • Halloween (70s)

    Votes: 27 41.5%
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (50s)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dracula

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    65

Ilov80s

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Here are the winners of their groups by decades. What is the best? Make your own criterion man. 

 
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I wonder if their is another director that can match Kubrick's excellence across so many genres:

Horror- Shining

Comedy- Strangelove

Sci-Fi- 2001

War- Full Metal, Paths of Glory

Period Piece- Lyndon

Noi/Heistr- The Killing

Historical Epic- Spartacus 

 
Which one is the 60s?

Psycho didn't make it from the 60s?  Color me shuked.

 
Being in the group with Shining and Halloween was a tough draw- lots of great horror films from that era. 
I was out of town for work the past couple of days and missed the groups.  I just found the threads, but it says "I don't have permission to vote in the poll or see the poll results."  That "exclude Don Quixote from poll" option on setup must have been the most highly-requested feature of the new board upgrade. 

 
I was out of town for work the past couple of days and missed the groups.  I just found the threads, but it says "I don't have permission to vote in the poll or see the poll results."  That "exclude Don Quixote from poll" option on setup must have been the most highly-requested feature of the new board upgrade. 
I closed the poll so that we could move into this one...not sure why it wouldn't let you let you see the results.

 
The only time a movie has scared me is when the "dead' Alan Arkin leapt out to grab Audrey Hepburn in "Wait Until Dark". Then I turned 10.

 
The only time a movie has scared me is when the "dead' Alan Arkin leapt out to grab Audrey Hepburn in "Wait Until Dark". Then I turned 10.
Paranormal Activity was the first real scare I experienced watching a movie since I was a teen and that had been 30+ years prior.  Watched it alone with lights off and earphones in, damn near had a heart attack.  The  Orphanage gave me a similar tingle but was more intense due to the almost desire for the "reality" to be true.  Orphanage is better cinema by far but both gave me the willies.

 
I mean the 90s was a rough patch for horror movies but Scream? :lmao:  Was it neck and neck with "I Know What You Did Last Summer" in the prior poll?

 
And BTW, Dracula is the 1973 Canadian TV movie adaptation that played on CBC’s Purple Playhouse program starring Norman Welsh. 

 
I mean the 90s was a rough patch for horror movies but Scream? :lmao:  Was it neck and neck with "I Know What You Did Last Summer" in the prior poll?
Scream beat out Blair Witch, Get Out, Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead and A Quiet Place. It wasn't very close. You are in the minority, Scream is a horror classic and a key movie fo the genre.

 
I closed the poll so that we could move into this one...not sure why it wouldn't let you let you see the results.
Ah well.  It must lock it so only people who voted can see it after it is closed.

Pyscho would have been my top choice if it was up there.  And I'll pour one out for Caligari, Nosferatu, Bride of Frankenstein,  and M not making it out of the 1920s-50s bracket (assuming they were all options).

 
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Ilov80s said:
I wonder if their is another director that can match Kubrick's excellence across so many genres:

Horror- Shining

Comedy- Strangelove

Sci-Fi- 2001

War- Full Metal, Paths of Glory

Period Piece- Lyndon

Noi/Heistr- The Killing

Historical Epic- Spartacus 
Horror may be the one thing he never did, but Billy Wilder gives him a run.

 
Ah well.  It must lock it so only people who voted can see it after it is closed.

Pyscho would have been my top choice if it was up there.  And I'll pour one out for Caligari, Nosferatu, Bride of Frankenstein,  and M not making it out of the 1920s-50s bracket (assuming they were all options).
Psycho lost in the 60s-80s to The Shining. I didn't do 20s as I thought lots of people probably hadn't seen them. 

 
The Exorcist is a cinematic classic.  Nominated for best picture. The direction and acting were spectacular, with great special effects and it's creepy as hell.

Halloween is scarier. Period. It is a perfect horror film. It sets the mood, eschews gore for thrills, and literally launched a genre. 

You can't go wrong with either, and Exorcist is probably a superior film overall. But it's not a better horror movie.

 
The Exorcist is a cinematic classic.  Nominated for best picture. The direction and acting were spectacular, with great special effects and it's creepy as hell.

Halloween is scarier. Period. It is a perfect horror film. It sets the mood, eschews gore for thrills, and literally launched a genre. 

You can't go wrong with either, and Exorcist is probably a superior film overall. But it's not a better horror movie.
Absolutely incorrect. The Exorcist had people leaving the theater and fainting.  It disgusted people. Left them shocked. Exactly what a perfect horror movie should do. Nothing like it had ever been done before.  I first watched both The Exorcist and Halloween around the same age and I love both but the former kept me up for many nights. No other horror film has done that to me. 

Also, one could argue Black Christmas launched the slasher genre. 

 
Absolutely incorrect. The Exorcist had people leaving the theater and fainting.  It disgusted people. Left them shocked. Exactly what a perfect horror movie should do. Nothing like it had ever been done before.  I first watched both The Exorcist and Halloween around the same age and I love both but the former kept me up for many nights. No other horror film has done that to me. 

Also, one could argue Black Christmas launched the slasher genre. 
Mostly this.  Halloween didn't launch the slashers.  

 
I had the poll set to close but it seems like when it closes only people who voted can see the results. That is a bug imo. 

 
I was considering doing a Film Noir one since it is #Noirvember....not sure how interested people would be. It would lean older movies a bit so that might be bad? Good? 
I'd be in.

For a suggestion that welcome to reject, how about KP point/countdown-style?  And with some time for movie watching/discussion?  (ETA: Realize that is a lot more work to moderate/calculate, so understand if too much to do.)

 
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Don Quixote said:
I'd be in.

For a suggestion that welcome to reject, how about KP point/countdown-style?  And with some time for movie watching/discussion?  (ETA: Realize that is a lot more work to moderate/calculate, so understand if too much to do.)
Ok, I will do it. Maybe not the ranking...but with time time watch/discuss since we have all month. 

 

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