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View Poll Results: Best of these Horror movies
The Shining (1980)
13.68%
Psycho (1960)
9.47%
Alien (1979)
6.32%
The Thing (1982)
12.63%
The Exorcist (1973)
18.95%
Halloween (1978)
13.68%
Jaws (1975)
10.53%
Frankenstein (1931)
2.11%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
7.37%
The Evil Dead (1981)
5.26%
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Best of this group of Horror Movies

Old 10-09-08, 09:14 PM
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Best of this group of Horror Movies

Which one of these respected Horror classics would you consider "the best", or your favorite?
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Old 10-09-08, 09:25 PM
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These polls are certainly getting a bit vague in theme. As with most horror film polls, the correct answer, as always, is Psycho.
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Old 10-09-08, 09:27 PM
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MAN I love all those movies!!!! The one I will always watch when its on is Jaws. Even though not full on horror I never get tired of it. I guess its my love of the ocean.
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now, this will go on forever...
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Every poll I see with The Thing in it, I'm voting for it to be an ass.

But I would go with TCM
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1. Jaws
2. The Thing
3. Halloween
4. The Shining
5. Alien
6. Psycho
7. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
8. The Evil Dead
9. Frankenstein
10. The Exorcist
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The Exorcist




Those are all on the horror A-list to be sure. If I had a gun to my head I'd rank them...


The Exorcist
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Psycho
Jaws
Alien
The Shining
Halloween
The Thing
Frankenstein
The Evil Dead
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Originally Posted by JumpCutz View Post
The Exorcist




Those are all on the horror A-list to be sure. If I had a gun to my head I'd rank them...


The Exorcist
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Psycho
Jaws
Alien
The Shining
Halloween
The Thing
Frankenstein
The Evil Dead

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The best is The Exorcist, but I could watch Jaws every day.

In order:
The Exorcist
Jaws
The Evil Dead
The Thing
Alien
Frankenstein
Halloween
The Shining
Psycho
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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Every poll I see with The Thing in it, I'm voting for it to be an ass.

But I would go with TCM
Same.
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1. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Halloween (1978)
2. The Thing (1982)
3. The Shining (1980)
4. The Evil Dead (1981)

Way down the list:
5. Alien (1979)
6. Jaws (1975)
7. Psycho (1960)
8. Frankenstein (1931)
Not scary: The Exorcist (1973)

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THE SHINING

"Psycho" is certainly the most overrated Hitchcock film, forget about horror films in general. I'd much rather watch "Rope" or "Dial M For Murder" or a host of other "2nd tier" Hitchcock movies than ever waste a second of my time watching "Psycho".
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Jaws is my favorite movie of all time but I don't consider it Horror, it's more "adventure" IMO.

So removing that one and going for full on horror, I vote The Exorcist
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Why isn't Hellraiser there?

It's easily my fav horror film and surely it is a horror classic.
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Originally Posted by Matt Millheiser View Post
THE SHINING

"Psycho" is certainly the most overrated Hitchcock film, forget about horror films in general. I'd much rather watch "Rope" or "Dial M For Murder" or a host of other "2nd tier" Hitchcock movies than ever waste a second of my time watching "Psycho".
I've never heard anyone talk that harsh about Psycho before.
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What about The Bride Of Frankenstein!
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1. The Exorcist
2. Alien
3. Halloween
4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
5. Jaws

6. The Evil Dead
7. The Thing
8. The Shining
9. Psycho
10. Frankenstein
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The Thing (It's my favorite film)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (a classic for a good reason)
The Exorcist (still effectively creepy)
Jaws (like another poster said, I could watch it every day)
Halloween (it's not overrated, yet, but it's a phenomenal film)
The Shining (near-flawless aside from Duval's hideous face)
The Evil Dead (love it, but I prefer the sequel)
Alien (see above)
Frankenstein (also see above)
Psycho
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Psycho.
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Originally Posted by abe55 View Post
I've never heard anyone talk that harsh about Psycho before.
I've heard many utter similar sentiments.

I never said PSYCHO was a bad movie, either, but certainly an overrated one and not even in the Top 10 of what Hitchcock has ever filmed. It's certainly behind "Rebecca", "The 39 Steps", "The Lady Vanishes", "Rope", "Notorious", "North By Northwest", "Dial M For Murder", "To Catch A Thief", "Vertigo", "The Man Who Knew Too Much", "Saboteur"... but I'd put it up ahead over "The Birds" or "Spellbound" or "Shadow of a Doubt".
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