Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

I need more horror

Old 01-12-04, 01:54 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 2,847
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I need more horror

I'm looking to expand my collection of horror movies. I'm not interested in the new crappy horror movies really, but the old ones along the lines of Exorcist and what not.

Anyway, so far I know I need to get The Omen and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Can anyone recommend some over true horror movies from back in the day. I haven't seen most because they tend to be before my time (before 1982.)

Is the Poltergeist or any of the sequels to any of these movies any good?
Old 01-12-04, 03:52 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
speedy1961's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: In a small pocket universe hoping to someday become a Moderator Emeritus at DVDTalk.com!
Posts: 9,381
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Last House on the Left
The Hills Have Eyes
Old 01-12-04, 04:10 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Kicker_of_Elves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: High above the Mucky Muck
Posts: 5,054
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
John Carpenter's The Thing
Old 01-12-04, 05:28 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: North east England UK
Posts: 1,689
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Don't forget Evil Dead either....i'm sure with the multitude of releases that abound you'll be spoilt for choice also
Old 01-12-04, 05:28 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: MD
Posts: 856
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Check out Evil Dead series (not really too scary, but really funny and gross), Dawn Of The Dead is the best zombie movie of all time and Day Of The Dead (1985) is worth a viewing as well. Freddy vs Jason is coming out tomorrow and if you haven't seen it yet, it's worth getting. The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre is great, but the sequels (especially Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The Next Generation suck).
Old 01-12-04, 05:49 AM
  #6  
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 3,220
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I Spit on Your Grave
Re-Animator
Night of the Living Dead
Last House on the Left
Candyman
Evil Dead Trilogy
Horror of Dracula
American Werewolf in London
Amityville Horror (1979)
Carrie
Dead Alive
Halloween
Flesh and the Fiends
House that Dripped Blood
Jaws
Near Dark
Phantasm
Rosemary's Baby
Return of the Living Dead
Shining
The Thing
Zombie

Yeah...those are some good ones...
Old 01-12-04, 07:03 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,682
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Along with the Universal classics (Frankenstein, Dracula, etc...), you might give the Hammer versions
(The Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula, etc...) a try.
Old 01-12-04, 08:32 AM
  #8  
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 70
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Get Nightmare on Elm Street Boxset...the first nightmare on elm street is probably my favorite horror movie...though, these movies tend to be funnier than scary...the sequels are alright too
Old 01-12-04, 09:11 AM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Inside the old Myer's house
Posts: 349
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Just click on Gutwrencher's collection. That will give you quite the variety of ideas.
It's very impressive to say the least
Old 01-12-04, 10:17 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
d2cheer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 11,112
Received 211 Likes on 150 Posts
Originally posted by kicker_of_elves
John Carpenter's The Thing
This is a true classic, your collection should not be without this one!!
Old 01-12-04, 10:46 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: NJ
Posts: 3,337
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
No one has said Suspiria yet. One of the most beautifully shot films IMO.
Old 01-12-04, 12:30 PM
  #12  
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 994
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by fnordboy
No one has said Suspiria yet. One of the most beautifully shot films IMO.
Thats because Suspiria is already in his collection...

You definitely must include The Beyond (d. Lucio Fulci) and The Haunting (the original, d. Robert Wise).
Old 01-12-04, 01:24 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 3,818
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I know you said no modern movies, but they're not all bad, you know. Session 9 is a great, scary movie. 28 Days Later is another one I always recommend.
Old 01-12-04, 01:41 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 688
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The Thing
The Shining
Evil Dead Series
Jacobs Ladder
28 Days Later
Alien
Aliens
What Lies Beneath
The Dead Zone
Angel Heart
Lord of Illusions
Jaws
Pitch Black

Thats most of what I got...
Do these count?

Signs
Silence of the Lambs

Most of what I consider horror that I own.

And ummm, well BWP (yes I own it)

Last edited by rushmore223; 01-12-04 at 01:43 PM.
Old 01-12-04, 01:54 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: NJ
Posts: 3,337
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by jayson1017
Thats because Suspiria is already in his collection...

You definitely must include The Beyond (d. Lucio Fulci) and The Haunting (the original, d. Robert Wise).
oops, should have checked his collection.
Old 01-12-04, 02:45 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Dark City
Posts: 4,218
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Burnt Offerings is an old favorite of mine. It scared the pants off of me as a kid.
Old 01-12-04, 08:26 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 2,847
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Wow thanks. Lots of stuff there. I forgot to mention a lot of what I have already I guess. Such as the evil dead series, Shining, signs, lambs, etc. Thanks for the suggestions!

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.