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Select One

Alien (1979)
4 (16%)
The Exorcist (1973)
2 (8%)
Halloween (1978)
2 (8%)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
1 (4%)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
2 (8%)
Psycho (1960)
3 (12%)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
5 (20%)
The Shining (1980)
4 (16%)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
1 (4%)
The Thing (1982)
1 (4%)

Total Members Voted: 25

Voting closed: October 31, 2016, 10:13:06 PM

Author Topic: Shocktober Horror Movie Deathmatch  (Read 591 times)

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Shocktober Horror Movie Deathmatch
« on: October 01, 2016, 10:13:06 PM »
The Top 10 from They Shoot Zombies, Don't They? and you only have 1 vote (although a posted ranked list would be appreciated.)

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Re: Shocktober Horror Movie Deathmatch
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2016, 10:16:06 PM »
This is next to impossible.

From best to slightly less best:
The Shining
Alien
Halloween
The Exorcist
The Thing
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Night of the Living Dead
Psycho
Rosemary's Baby
A Nightmare on Elm Street
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Re: Shocktober Horror Movie Deathmatch
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2016, 10:23:49 PM »
Alien
Halloween
Psycho

Night of the Living Dead
Rosemary's Baby

The Exorcist
The Shining
The Thing
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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Re: Shocktober Horror Movie Deathmatch
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2016, 01:57:12 AM »
Psycho
The Thing
Alien
The Shining
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Halloween


I really need to see Night of the Living Dead, but I doubt Nightmare on Elm Street would be my thing.

By the way I was never quite sure why Psycho was considered horror. I know it's considered a precursor to slashers, but I clearly see it as a thriller, maybe because there's not an ounce of the supernatural in it ? Probably not completely disqualifying, but it makes it feel significantly different than antyhing else on this list, to me.

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Re: Shocktober Horror Movie Deathmatch
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2016, 02:05:15 AM »
The Exorcist
The Thing
Alien
Nightmare on Elm Street
Night of the Living Dead
The Shining
Psycho
Rosemary's Baby
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Halloween

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Re: Shocktober Horror Movie Deathmatch
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2016, 02:09:39 AM »
There's nothing supernatural in Texas Chain Saw Massacre, either. I like Psycho quite a bit, and the atmosphere and death stuff is enough for it to count for me.
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Re: Shocktober Horror Movie Deathmatch
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2016, 02:19:56 AM »
There's nothing supernatural in Texas Chain Saw Massacre, either. I like Psycho quite a bit, and the atmosphere and death stuff is enough for it to count for me.

Well, I guess there's not, but the family sure feels close to supernatural.

What I'm wondering with Psycho is : why this one and not other Hitchcock thrillers ? Vertigo might not have any slashing but it has a much more oppressive mood. Not that I think Vertigo is horror ,but it seems like a slippery slope to me to include Psycho. I suppose it all comes down to the shower scene and its influence on later horror films.

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Re: Shocktober Horror Movie Deathmatch
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2016, 04:06:51 AM »
Alien
The Thing
Night of the Living Dead

That's all that I have seen. It is a shame that An American Werewolf in London did not make the list.

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Re: Shocktober Horror Movie Deathmatch
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2016, 04:38:21 AM »
Jaws and Dawn of the Dead are 11&12. American Werewolf is #22.


Teproc, not just the shower scene but the staircase and the basement finale, which does give the Bates family a supernatural dynamic in the moment.

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Re: Shocktober Horror Movie Deathmatch
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2016, 07:19:33 PM »
Rosemary's Baby
The Shining (almost went with this)
The Exorcist
Alien
Halloween
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (it's been too long - don't remember much)
Nightmare on Elm Street (it's been even longer)

 

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