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Old 03-03-13, 11:24 PM
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So I'm trying to upgrade my horror movie collection with my tax refund (what better way to waste money, right? lol) and I would love to know what movies I MUST buy and have in my collection. Could be classics and could be new indy films that came out the past 5 years. Looking for everything and anything. I will say that I am NOT looking for disgusting horror, like what was seen in ABC's of Death. I want horror, something that will scare me or freak me out, not leave me disgusted disturbed.
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Jacob's Ladder
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The Exorcist
The Ring
Session 9
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Psycho
The Last House on the Left
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Let the Right One In
The Birds
Nosferatu
Frankenstein
Bride of Frankenstein
Dracula
American Werewolf in London
The Shining
Vampyr
Straw Dogs (not quite horror but thriller)
Halloween
Repulsion
Spoorloos
King Kong
Alien
Night of the Living Dead
The Fly
Don't Look Now
28 Days Later
The Phantom of the Opera
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King Kong - horror? em, okay...

The Others
The Innocents
Cat People
(original)
I Walked with a Zombie - super creepy
Freaks
The Changeling
Old 03-04-13, 04:48 AM
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Straw Dogs, original or remake? I'm thinking original, right?

Nice lists so far, keep them coming please.
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The Haunting (1963)

The Thing (1982)

Jaws (1975)

Dawn of the Dead (1979)

Evil Dead (1981)

Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn (1987)

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

The Fog (1980)

In the Mouth of Madness (1995)

Night of the Living Dead (1990 remake)

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Exorcist
Let the Right One In
[REC]
The Thing
Audition
Hellraiser I & II
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Exorcist 3
Poltergeist
Insidious
The Grudge
Army of Darkness
Nightmare on Elm Street original not the remake
The Mist
Dominion: Prequel to the Exocist
Hellraiser
The Devil's Backbone
The Orphanage
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Yes King Kong (original) was along the lines of a Horror film. It was quite terrifying for some people.

And YES, the original 'Straw Dogs' by Sam Peckinpah
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Originally Posted by jacob_b
So I'm trying to upgrade my horror movie collection with my tax refund (what better way to waste money, right? lol) and I would love to know what movies I MUST buy and have in my collection. Could be classics and could be new indy films that came out the past 5 years. Looking for everything and anything. I will say that I am NOT looking for disgusting horror, like what was seen in ABC's of Death. I want horror, something that will scare me or freak me out, not leave me disgusted disturbed.
I re-watched some greats during last year's October Horror Challenge (click on the link below), including: ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1933), DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1932) and THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933).
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Deep Red
Phenomena
Black Sabbath
In A Glass Cage
The Brood
Hausu
Martin
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Black Christmas
Them!
Eyes Without a Face
Carnival of Souls
The Black Cat (1934)
Isle of the Dead
The Body Snatcher
Black Sunday
The Call of Cthulhu
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The Hills Have Eyes
Rabid
Race With The Devil
Tourist Trap
Alone In The Dark(1982)
Funhouse
Re-Animator
From Beyond
Old 03-04-13, 12:02 PM
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Great list Tabletopjoe!

I'll add:
Sisters (DePalma)
Carrie (DePalma)
Hellraiser
City of the Living Dead
Suspiria
Candyman
The Beyond
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Rosemary's Baby
Haxan
The Tenant
Retribution
Onibaba
Henry : Portrait of a Serial Killer
The House of the Devil
God Told Me To
Seance
Funny Games
Cemetary Man
Alucarda
Cure
The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
Kwaidan
The Legend of Hell House
Pulse
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Love the CC Haxan DVD. Good call.
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The Shining
Hour of the Wolf (Ingmar Bergman)
Possession (Andrzej Zulawski)
Jacob's Ladder
Twentynine Palms
Carrie
Trouble Every Day
Martyrs
Funny Games
Inside
Exorcist: The Beginning
The Exorcist
Rosemary's Baby
Housu
The Serpent and the Rainbow
Hellraiser
Hellraiser: Bloodlines
Altered States
Videodrome
Shivers
Creepshow
Rabid
Night of the Living Dead (original and 1990's remake)
The Thing (remake)
Tourist Trap
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Originally Posted by TheySentYou
Possession (Andrzej Zulawski)
Twentynine Palms
Artsy horror
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if you like your horror arty - try Bergman's 'Hour of the Wolf'
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Originally Posted by foofighters7
Yes King Kong (original) was along the lines of a Horror film. It was quite terrifying for some people.

And YES, the original 'Straw Dogs' by Sam Peckinpah
while yes, when I saw King Kong as a kid it was pretty terrifying, but as a teenager it came across as more of an action/adventure/fantasy movie.
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John Carpenter's Halloween - first and foremost
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Awesome looking lists. Seems like I got my hands tied for a while
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Originally Posted by TheySentYou
The Shining
Hour of the Wolf (Ingmar Bergman)
Possession (Andrzej Zulawski)
Jacob's Ladder
Twentynine Palms
Carrie
Trouble Every Day
Martyrs
Funny Games
Inside
Exorcist: The Beginning
The Exorcist
Rosemary's Baby
Housu
The Serpent and the Rainbow
Hellraiser
Hellraiser: Bloodlines
Altered States
Videodrome
Shivers
Creepshow
Rabid
Night of the Living Dead (original and 1990's remake)
The Thing (remake)
Tourist Trap


You have some great movies on your list, but that Renny Harlin entry really stands out.

It's easily the worst in the series. Beautifully shot by Storaro, but Dominion, Legion and even Boorman's incredibly flawed, yet woefully underrated Exorcist II:The Heretic blows The Beginning out of the water.

Yeah okay, admittedly I'm an Exorcist geek.
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John Carpenter's Halloween
Exorcist 3
REC
REC 2
John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness
John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness
Hellraiser
Hellraiser: Bloodlines
Altered States
Videodrome
Rosemary's Baby
Martyrs
Frontier(s)
The Divide
Saw
Insidious
Dead Silence
The Strangers
Trick 'r Treat
Timecrimes
John Carpenter's The Thing
John Carpenter's The Fog
Psycho
The Cat O Nine Tails
Deep Red
Kuroneko
Hausu



That's all I got for now....

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