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Has there been a genuine Action Horror movie ?

With a proper strong horror component and NOT just killing zombies/monsters like Resident Evil or Zombie movies

Proper action, but also proper scary atmospheric horror

Some parts of Aliens probably comes closest
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ENCOUNTERS OF THE SPOOKY KIND (1980), directed by and starring Sammo Hung. This is considered by many fans to have been a model for Sam Raimi's EVIL DEAD.

Many Hong Kong horror films from the 1970s and '80s had a high kung fu quotient. Others I'm recalling offhand are BLACK MAGIC, BLACK MAGIC II, a series of MR. VAMPIRE films and the CHINESE GHOST STORY trilogy. I could be wrong because it's been years since I've seen them, but I don't believe any of these had as much action as ENCOUNTERS OF THE SPOOKY KIND.

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Re: Has there been a genuine Action Horror movie ?

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Re: Has there been a genuine Action Horror movie ?

Cabin in the Woods kinda fits, IMO
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Re: Has there been a genuine Action Horror movie ?

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen it but would Schwarzenegger’s End of Days count?

Maybe Tom Cruise’s Mummy movie?
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No.

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Re: Has there been a genuine Action Horror movie ?

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It’s been a long time since I’ve seen it but would Schwarzenegger’s End of Days count?
I think that fits. In the same general area, Constantine.

I'm not sure if Horror-Action-Comedies also count (like Shaun, Cabin, Tucker & Dale, etc.) but they're not bad choices.

We definitely need more of this blend though (without Comedy being a main factor).
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Funny enough, they're both directed by the same person.
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If you eliminate monsters/zombies, it's hard to think of many.

Deathproof
Joy Ride movies*
The Hitcher
Mad Max movies
Duel

*It's been awhile, can't remember if there's much action in these.
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Two more:

John Carpenter's Vampires

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Re: Has there been a genuine Action Horror movie ?

I would definitely say the Evil Deads are closer than Zombie movies

There's some damnright scary moments in some of the evil dead movies and plenty of action

I don't believe comedies in the mix can count, you can't have true horror with comedy

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Re: Has there been a genuine Action Horror movie ?

That one with Chuck Norris where he uses karate to defeat that Michael Myers rip off.
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Re: Has there been a genuine Action Horror movie ?

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That one with Chuck Norris where he uses karate to defeat that Michael Myers rip off.
Silent Rage

HELLBOUND was his other horror action movie.
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Re: Has there been a genuine Action Horror movie ?

Maybe Attack the Block. Switchblade Romance or Haute Tension or High Tension had a lot of action after the twist. And really great horror movie...
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Re: Has there been a genuine Action Horror movie ?

I wouldn’t mind a straight rapture movie like that one American Dad episode.

End of Days is the only example I can think of. It was Peter Hyams and did the best if could with being an Arnie actioner.
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Probably no one has seen it. But ultra violent, little creepy, little funny, and crazy good.
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Re: Has there been a genuine Action Horror movie ?

Originally Posted by Original Desmond View Post
With a proper strong horror component and NOT just killing zombies/monsters like Resident Evil or Zombie movies

Proper action, but also proper scary atmospheric horror

Some parts of Aliens probably comes closest
Yeah, I didn't even read any posts but as soon as I saw the thread title Aliens was the first film that came to mind...I guess my next would be The Descent...that's a solid action/horror movie...
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Re: Has there been a genuine Action Horror movie ?

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Probably no one has seen it. But ultra violent, little creepy, little funny, and crazy good.
Good call, stinger--that's one of the first ones that popped into my head. I'll also nominate the Jeepers Creepers films, Monster Man, and Race with the Devil.
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Re: Has there been a genuine Action Horror movie ?

Not sure . Maybe?


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Re: Has there been a genuine Action Horror movie ?

I'd consider From Dusk Til Dawn and Planet Terror action horror movies.
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Re: Has there been a genuine Action Horror movie ?

I guess REC2 is a horror film, but it sure is wall-to-wall action. The others in that series are too, but not to the same degree. And since Aliens was mentioned up above, and REC2 is practically a remake, well . . .
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Re: Has there been a genuine Action Horror movie ?

Don’t know if it counts as a whole but Blade has one of the best jump scares ever imo.

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