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Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Ash28M, Mar 22, 2005.
So many classics. But my personal favs are Jaws and Halloween.
My choice was Dawn of the Dead when this poll was posted some years ago, but one's taste can change over a couple of years. Although I still hold Dawn in high regard as one of the best horror films ever, Jaws is certainly a juggernaut of a film. It is impeccably made and tense as all hell during the right moments. It also has infinite replay value and was a pioneer of the "summer blockbuster" films. It may have gotten my vote today.
I gotta add that I love Devo1313's vote for Horror High (Twisted Brain). A late night TV teenage favorite of mine and I'm super happy that Code Red finally gave it a proper release on DVD. A flawed film for sure, but it is a fun twist on the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde story. Gotta love the opening theme too!
Followed by: Carrie, Last House on the Left, Alien, Phantasm, Suspiria, Alice Sweet Alice, Don't Look Now, and A Bay of Blood.
Best decade ever.
My 4 of my top 5 ALL TIME are all in this decade with the lone exception of NOTLD.
1- Texas Chainsaw
2- Dawn Of The Dead
4- The Exorcist
I'm really fond of almost every film on this list--and quite a few of the suggested "other" titles. But for me it comes down to Halloween or Dawn of the Dead--in my opinion the two greatest horror films of all-time. I'm going with Halloween.
70s cinema in general is hard to top. But in terms of horror I think it's easy to argue that it's the absolute peak of the genre. In my estimation more legitimately great horror films came out in the 70s than all the succeeding decades combined.
I went with Suspiria because it's a personal favorite, but I don't necessary think it's the "best". Though I don't consider "Jaws" to be a horror film as much as an adventure/thriller, but I'd go with that one as being among the best.
From that list: Halloween
Honorable Mentions: Alien, Black Christmas, Carrie, Dawn Of The Dead, Suspiria, The Exorcist, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,
Not on the list: N/A
Films I still want to see: Deep Red and Martin.
I went with Jaws cause I have a soft spot for it. I just wish Universal would put out in Blu.
Dawn Of The Dead for me, with Carpenter's Halloween a dangerously close second place.
Black Christmas (1974) never gets old unlimited replays.
Halloween, my favorite horror film ever.
I can't believe I voted for Halloween. Still an amazing movie but the acting from Jamie Lee Curtis and Nancy Kyes is not very good, as well as a couple of small supporting roles. Still think the movie's one of the best of the entire genre but Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the masterpiece that towers above all others this decade.
Dawn of the Dead (1978) best film ever!