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abdulmuhsee
07-13-2010, 11:53 AM
I've seen quite a few horror flicks (50+), and there are only a few that I actually enjoyed; the genres that I don't like (and please don't be offended if you do like these) are movies that are based on a deranged lunatic/monster killing people, such as Halloween, Darkness Falls, Nightmare on Elm Street, or Dead Silence. Some might be classics, but I really disliked them. The other genre I dislike are movies that rely on excessive disgusting acts of gore and cruelty to rattle you, like House of 1000 Corpses, Hostel, or The Devil's Rejects, which didn't scare me, but definitely disgusted me. I also don't like nudity or sex scenes, which really have no reason to be there.

The two movies I have liked so far are The Ring (Hollywood version) and Dead End. The Ring I liked because the beginning had you completely scared and bewildered as to what was going on; the glimpse of the 'video' was bizarre, mysterious, and frightening, and even more-so when seen in full. It bottomed out when the well-girl came out of the television though.

Dead End I liked also because of the bizarre mystery involved, which left you on the edge of your seat wanting to know what would happen next; I specifically liked the scene where they turned on the radio, and every channel featured eerie, crying infants in unison, making you wonder what was going on.

I also enjoyed REC and The Mist, simply because they were well-made, though I would classify them more as sci-fi than horror, and movies that I should have liked since they were in the right genre but didn't would be The Grudge and The Devil's Backbone; they were really boring to me for some reason :-/.

So are there any suggestions based on that? I think that the prerequisites would be that it can't be made before 1995, the horror has to be based on something unnatural and not mundane human insanity, like Saw, The Shining, or Misery, and it can't be something that makes sense where you know exactly what is going on and the only thing left is to hope you're frightened by something jumping out or being overly disgusted, or even worse, that 'something terrible happened at the house oh so long ago in X year and now weird things happen there which is how we're explaining this with ghosts and spirits and whatnot and we'll show you some old photos of the people that were involved now. :-/'

I hope those conditions aren't too stringent, and maybe you can see why I'm having trouble finding anything, though I'm sure there's lots of people that think exactly like me when it comes to this :-).

TheWickerFan
07-13-2010, 12:16 PM
It seems to me you like creepy, unnatural things to happen without any explanation. If so, I would recommend Kiyoshi Kurosawa's films Cure and Pulse. I found those films very boring, but it sounds like the sort of film you're looking for.

abdulmuhsee
07-13-2010, 12:43 PM
Well, even I found The Grudge and Devil's Backbone to be incredibly boring, so I hope Cure and Pulse aren't along the same lines (won't know if I don't try). Even REC was pretty darn scary with the Meideros girl at the end and no obvious CG throughout the movie; very believable as opposed to the half-witted explanations of ghosts and curses.

TheWickerFan
07-13-2010, 01:03 PM
I really can't tell what makes a good horror film for you.

You didn't like:

Halloween
Nightmare On Elm Street
The Shining
Hostel
The Devil's Rejects
Misery
The Grudge
The Devil's Backbone
Saw

and you didn't like the ending of The Ring. Okay:confused:

As I said before, I cannot stand Kiyoshi Kurosawa's films (I find them boring and pointless), but a lot of people love his work and it sounds like the sort of thing you might (I repeat, MIGHT) enjoy.

Straker
07-13-2010, 01:33 PM
Session 9
Orphan
Dark Water
Fallen
White Noise
1408
Silent Hill

You might enjoy a couple of those... maybe.

abdulmuhsee
07-13-2010, 03:54 PM
Well, I suppose I'll find out then, and maybe get a bigger list of what I like since it seems at the moment that is very hard to define.

I'll try out the Kurosawa films if I can find them and some of the ones suggested by Straker that I haven't seen; I hope I'm not that hard to please :-/

iSeymore
07-13-2010, 11:23 PM
Session 9
Orphan
Dark Water
Fallen
White Noise
1408
Silent Hill

You might enjoy a couple of those... maybe.

I enjoyed Stephen King's "1408" seen it twice in theatres back in '07. Twice with my Girlfriend...well, ex girlfriend now... :P

abdulmuhsee
07-14-2010, 08:08 PM
I actually did see 1408 awhile back, and it wasn't bad at all.

I got Dark Waters and watched it tonight as well, and my god was that a snoozefest. A completely scareless movie with yet another random 'something bad happened here and now there's a ghost' gig.

Bastet
07-14-2010, 08:44 PM
I actually did see 1408 awhile back, and it wasn't bad at all.

I got Dark Waters and watched it tonight as well, and my god was that a snoozefest. A completely scareless movie with yet another random 'something bad happened here and now there's a ghost' gig.
You may like 'A Tale of Two Sisters'. I was really impressed with how well this was made and although a little slow at the onset, I think you will enjoy it. Little gore, but a good, spooky story.

Nini_luv5
07-14-2010, 10:18 PM
Anyone else refuse to see the new nightmare on elm street cuz it's a collassal insult to Robert Englund?
Post ur opinionz :D

TheWickerFan
07-15-2010, 01:33 AM
I actually did see 1408 awhile back, and it wasn't bad at all.

I got Dark Waters and watched it tonight as well, and my god was that a snoozefest. A completely scareless movie with yet another random 'something bad happened here and now there's a ghost' gig.

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abdulmuhsee
07-15-2010, 07:15 AM
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Oh yes, I know :-).

I'll definitely try out Tale of Two Sisters after I watch Session 9 before I have to return it and post what I think, perhaps in fuss-mode, so be warned.

As for the new Nightmare on Elm Street, I didn't really like the concept of the original, so I can't say anything about the new one or of Robert Englund.

TheWickerFan
07-15-2010, 08:01 AM
It's okay to be fussy.:) Here's a list of films I like from 1997-present; you might find something good:

The Relic
The Last Broadcast
Whispering Corridors
The Sixth Sense
Audition
The Blair Witch Project
Ravenous
The Ninth Gate
Stir Of Echoes
Battle Royale
Uzumaki
Final Destination
The Cell
The Devil's Backbone
The Others
Session 9
Jeepers Creepers
Frailty
Joy Ride
Signs
The Ring
28 Days Later
Cabin Fever
Ju On The Grudge
Dark Water
The Eye
Phone
The Mothman Prophecies
Open Water
Identity
Saw
R Point
Shutter
Incident At Loch Ness
Hostel
The Devil's Rejects
Wolf Creek
The Descent
The Booth
Skeleton Key
The Host
Behind The Mask The Rise Of Leslie Vernon
Lady In The Water
Planet Terror
The Orphanage
Joshua
Paranormal Activity
The Mist
1408
Let The Right One In
Cloverfield
The Happening
The Ruins
Quarantine
Trick R Treat
Eden Lake
Drag Me To Hell
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo