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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2018, 07:51:08 PM »
This whole thing is terribly disappointing for many reasons and thus I use my vote on the game itself.

I'm stuck in a four way tie between Carrie, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Ringu and The Shining because none of those are the best version of their own stories.

So in the meantime I'm going with Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

P.S. Se7en is 100% horror.

ETA: I voted TCM out because it is awful, not some obnoxious pedantic point of whether it is horror.
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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2018, 11:11:35 PM »
Peeping Tom
Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Be gone, horrible movies!

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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2018, 12:10:33 AM »
Let's Review:
33 films remain

Alien
An American Werewolf in London
The Bride of Frankenstein
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Carrie (1976)
Cat People (1942)
Don't Look Now
Dracula (1931)
The Evil Dead (1981)
Evil Dead 2
The Exorcist
The Fly (1986)
Frankenstein (1931)
Halloween (1978)
The Haunting (1963)
Hellraiser
The Innocents
Jaws
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Nosferatu (1922)
The Omen (1976)
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Poltergeist (1982)
Psycho (1960)
Ringu
Rosemary's Baby
Scream
The Shining
The Silence of the Lambs
The Wicker Man (1973)


Aliens  eliminated by MartinTeller
The Birds eliminated by Teproc
The Blair Witch Project eliminated by Sam the Cinema Snob
Dawn of the Dead (1978) eliminated by smirnoff
The Descent eliminated by Beavermoose
Diabolique (1955) eliminated by oldkid
Eyes Without a Face eliminated by KOL
Freaks eliminated by Knocked Out Loaded
Friday the 13th (1980) eliminated by philip918
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) eliminated by joem18b
King Kong (1933) eliminated by Dave the Necrobumper
Let the Right One In eliminated by Beavermoose
Peeping Tom eliminated by smirnoff
Repulsion eliminated by joem18b
Se7en eliminated by oldkid
Suspiria eliminated by 1SO
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) eliminated by Bondo
The Thing (1982) eliminated by MartinTeller
Videodrome eliminated by 1SO
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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2018, 11:51:15 AM »
Okay, let's get rid of The Thing.

There are films remaining that I've rated lower... The Phantom of the Opera, Hellraiser and Scream, to be precise (though I haven't seen the latter two in ages). But I confess there is a reactionary element to my vote. This movie gets such adoration heaped upon it that I don't understand. Maybe it's because I'm not a big Kurt Russell guy?
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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2018, 03:13:53 PM »
You won't hear me complaining. I'm big on Kurt Russell and John Carpenter and while the film's effects are some of the greatest of all time, I don't get the adoration for much beyond that. (Much because the score and lighting are also cool, but that's it.)

I'm considering Eyes Without a Face, but would like to give it a 2nd chance. Other possibilities...
The Innocents - watching this again this month
Repulsion
The Shining - Bondo might do this for me
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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2018, 04:38:42 PM »
i don't regard Repulsion or Invasion of the Body Snatchers to be members of the horror genre.

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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2018, 05:01:02 PM »
The Thing works for me for many reasons. The cast, the aesthetics, just the general idea of a monster than can take on the form of what it kills. Plus those special effects are possibly the best done in any horror film (or perhaps any film ever). But it's not an all-time favorite film for me, so I'm not too sad to see it eliminated.

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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2018, 07:06:38 PM »
The Thing works for me for many reasons. The cast, the aesthetics, just the general idea of a monster than can take on the form of what it kills. Plus those special effects are possibly the best done in any horror film (or perhaps any film ever). But it's not an all-time favorite film for me, so I'm not too sad to see it eliminated.

Yeah, that's pretty much my feeling about it too.

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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2018, 07:57:49 PM »
i don't regard Repulsion or Invasion of the Body Snatchers to be members of the horror genre.
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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2018, 09:14:01 PM »
i don't regard Repulsion or Invasion of the Body Snatchers to be members of the horror genre.
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