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Dr.Rico
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:58 pm  Reply with quote



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New guy here.

Just dropping my official "hello" to the community.



So as a new horror movie fanatic, what are the "essential" movies that I HAVE to see?

Start compiling the list here.
If enough people contribute to the list, we can make this a sticky for all the newcomers to read, and I will edit my welcome out of the post to be replaced entirely by the "essentials".
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:13 pm  Reply with quote



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Night of the Living Dead
Dawn of the Dead
Day of the Dead
The Omen
The Exorcist
Alien
The Shining
Halloween
An Armican Werewolf In London
The Thing
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MethRattle
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:34 pm  Reply with quote



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Dawn of the Dead (1978)
The Changeling
The Thing (1982)
Frankenstein (1931)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Halloween (1978)
Friday the 13th (1980)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
The Exorcist
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
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LivingDeadPunk
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:35 am  Reply with quote



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YouGetNoArt4freeFanBoys
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:50 am  Reply with quote



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Eyes Without a Face
Bride of Frankenstein
(Japanese original) Gojiro
The Curse of Frankenstein
The Entity
The Fly (both versions as in Brundlefly and the 50's version)
The Brain That Wouldn't Die
Tarantula
M
The Incredible Melting Man (for bragging rights)
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MethRattle
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:45 am  Reply with quote



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I think of "Gojira" as sci-fi more than horror. That's the excuse I'm sticking to for not including it on my list.
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YouGetNoArt4freeFanBoys
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:54 am  Reply with quote



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Oh, I give you more credit than THAT.

It's not an "excuse", it's a "caveat".

or in contractual terms, a "proviso".

...in the meantime, I also add (just to piss off Gen Y pseudo H-wood wannabe exec know-nothings who will NEVER make any $$ off the following films...):

The House That Dripped Blood
Scream and Scream Again
Fiend Without a Face
The Beast With 5 Fingers
Ice Cream Man (for the unholy goofiness)
The Beyond (rather surprised THAT one ain't been mentioned but Meth gave you The Changeling so pari passu)
Ghost Story (seriously, MUST SEE)
Baron Blood
Black Sunday
Theatre of Blood
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (AND the sequel)
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MethRattle
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:48 am  Reply with quote



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YouGetNoArt4freeFanBoys wrote:
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (AND the sequel)

I thought of adding these to my list as well, but I wanted to keep the list at 10 titles that someone who's never seen any horror would need to watch in order to have an idea what the genre is about (I tried to cover each sub-genre). If it was purely a list of my own personal essentials, it would be a much different list.
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YouGetNoArt4freeFanBoys
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:27 am  Reply with quote



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I see your point, but I too am adding what I think amounts to an overall der riguer/metriculation exam.

My pissy ass poncy nonce PERSONAL list would, in fact, be 50 flicks long and not include some essentials I mentioned above. A VERY different list.

The OP/newbos asked for "essentials", "preferences". to my mind, that is what I have provided.
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MethRattle
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:05 am  Reply with quote



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Very well. Carry on.
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YouGetNoArt4freeFanBoys
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:14 am  Reply with quote



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d'accord.

speaking of which...

I do think in terms of "recent", the OP should check out Chronos (I prefer Blood and Donuts, but...)

If the OP wants to ever have cred on a Kaiju film he really needs to see the original Mothra and Rodan films, I think...

Plus, considering how beloved AIP will always be, I Was a Teenage Frankenstein shpould probably be on his/her netflix que.
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