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Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« on: October 02, 2018, 09:33:08 PM »
Similar to this game, I'll post a list and you cross off titles you don't think belong. This time it's the Top 50 from They Shoot Zombies Don't They, listed alphabetically.

You get TWO votes. You can make them both at the same time or you can wait it out and see how the list dwindles down. What's left will have to be looked at as Horror films we all agree are the best.

Alien
Aliens  eliminated by MartinTeller
An American Werewolf in London
The Birds eliminated by Teproc
The Blair Witch Project eliminated by Sam the Cinema Snob
The Bride of Frankenstein
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Carrie (1976)
Cat People (1942)
Dawn of the Dead (1978) eliminated by smirnoff
The Descent eliminated by Beavermoose
Diabolique (1955) eliminated by oldkid
Don't Look Now
Dracula (1931)
The Evil Dead (1981)
Evil Dead 2
The Exorcist
Eyes Without a Face
The Fly (1986)
Frankenstein (1931)
Freaks eliminated by Knocked Out Loaded
Friday the 13th (1980) eliminated by philip918
Halloween (1978)
The Haunting (1963)
Hellraiser
The Innocents
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Jaws
King Kong (1933) eliminated by Dave the Necrobumper
Let the Right One In eliminated by Beavermoose
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Nosferatu (1922)
The Omen (1976)
Peeping Tom eliminated by smirnoff
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Poltergeist (1982)
Psycho (1960)
Repulsion
Ringu
Rosemary's Baby
Scream
Se7en eliminated by oldkid
The Shining
The Silence of the Lambs
Suspiria eliminated by 1SO
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) eliminated by Bondo
The Thing (1982)
Videodrome
The Wicker Man (1973)
« Last Edit: October 07, 2018, 12:06:41 AM by 1SO »
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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 11:10:37 PM »
Ooh, let's make some enemies....

goodbye Aliens

edit: nah, just Aliens for now (which I might argue is more action than horror anyway). might circle back for the other one later, let's see how this plays out for a while....
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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2018, 06:33:31 AM »
King Kong (1933), more adventure than horror

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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2018, 09:23:56 AM »
Nothing horrific about Freaks.
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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2018, 09:49:02 AM »
The Birds counts as horror I guess, but it sure doesn't count as good (my least favorite of the 21 Hitchcock features I've seen).

I'll hold off on the second vote for now, because while I did kinda hate Nosferatu, it was also the first silent non-comedy I ever watched, and I probably owe it a revisit at some point.
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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2018, 11:19:50 AM »
I'm going to start with Suspiria, which has moments, a great opening, fantastic lighting and a classic score, but it doesn't hold together as a film and doesn't belong here.
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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2018, 01:03:12 PM »
I'm taking my two right now.  These are films I really enjoy, one is in my top films list, but I just don't think they belong in a horror best list.

Les Diaboliques (1955)-- I just watched it and will give a review later.  But this isn't a horror.  And except for a few moments near the end, it never feels like a horror.  A good film, needing to be watched, but not a horror.

Silence of the Lambs-- I love this film, and there are some truly frightening moments.  But what makes this film is that it is a crime drama with horror elements.  I would say that it is much more a psychological thriller.

And I am very much in support of Martin's first pick, Aliens.  An action film with some very scary moments, but not a horror film.  Unlike Alien, which is one of the great horror films of all time.
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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2018, 01:08:18 PM »
The Blair Witch Project is the only one of these I truly hate. I've been on actual camping trips that were scarier than that movie.

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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2018, 02:43:43 PM »
It's been interesting to see 4 titles removed so far because people don't think the films are considered Horror.


Martin, I was elated to see you choose The Thing which means I wouldn't have to consider it. Then you walked it back.
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Re: Shocktober Elimination Game (with 2 votes)
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2018, 02:56:33 PM »
It's been interesting to see 4 titles removed so far because people don't think the films are considered Horror.

I don't know if you were counting mine, but I want to clarify that's not the only reason I'm removing Aliens. I just don't think the movie is that great.

Martin, I was elated to see you choose The Thing which means I wouldn't have to consider it. Then you walked it back.

Yeah I didn't want to be too hasty. Last time we did something like this I made a mistake.
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