Best Horror Film - The Tournament

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  1. rhett

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    Hey guys, this is a tournament to see which film will come out on top as the best horror film ever made. Since this is a tournament, we've got to have it setup with an exponential amount of contestants, and since I have much more than 64, we are going to have to goto 128. Taking all the requests from the thread on the General forum, as well as adding some forgotten classics, I've made up the entire 128 movie list as follows:

    Advocate, The
    Alien
    An American Werewolf in London
    Amityville Horror, The
    Angel Heart
    Army of Darkness
    Bad Taste
    Beast Within, The
    Beautiful Girl Hunter
    Beyond, The
    Beyond The Door
    Bird With The Crystal Plumage, The
    Black Christmas
    Blair Witch Project, The
    Blob, The (1958)
    Blood Feast
    Boy Who Cried Werewolf, The
    Brain Damage
    Brood, The
    Burning, The
    Candyman
    Cannibal Holocaust
    Carnival of Souls (1962)
    Carrie
    Christine
    City Of The Living Dead
    Count Dracula (1970)
    Combat Shock
    Creepshow
    Critters
    Cube
    Cujo
    Dawn of the Dead
    Day of the Dead
    Dead Alive
    Dead Ringers
    Dead Zone, The
    Death Game
    Deep Red
    Dellamorte Dellamore
    Demons
    Dressed To Kill
    Duel
    Eraserhead
    Evil Dead, The
    Evil Dead II
    Evil Dead Trap
    Exorcist, The
    Exorcist III, The
    Fearless Vampire Killers
    Fly, The
    Fog, The
    Friday The 13th
    Friday the 13th – The Final Chapter
    Fright Night
    From Dusk ‘Till Dawn
    Halloween
    Hellraiser
    Hills Have Eyes, The
    Hitcher, The
    House by the Cemetery
    House on the Edge of the Park
    House With Windows That Laugh, The
    Howling, The
    I Spit on Your Grave
    Incredible Melting Man, The
    Jacob’s Ladder
    Jaws
    Jeepers Creepers
    Killer Klowns From Outer Space
    Last House on Dead End Street
    Last House on the Left, The
    Let’s Scare Jessica to Death
    Lord of Illusions
    In the Mouth of Madness
    Madman
    Maniac
    Maximum Overdrive
    Motel Hell
    Near Dark
    Nekromantik
    New York Ripper
    Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    Nightbreed
    Nightmare City
    Nightmare in a Damaged Brain
    Nightmare on Elm Street, A
    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens
    Opera
    Omen, The
    Pet Sematary
    Phantasm
    Phenomena
    Poltergeist
    Possession
    Prince of Darkness
    Prom Night
    Psycho
    Rabid
    Re-Animator
    Return of the Living Dead
    Return of the Living Dead Part 2
    Repulsion
    Rosemary’s Baby
    Santa Sangre
    Scanners
    Scream
    Serpent and the Rainbow, The
    Se7en
    Shining, The
    Shivers
    Silence of the Lambs
    Silent Night, Deadly Night
    Sisters
    Sleepaway Camp
    Stand, The
    Street Trash
    Suspiria
    Tenebre
    Terror Train
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The
    Theater of Blood
    Thing, The
    Toxic Avenger, The
    Twilight Zone, The
    Videodrome
    When A Stranger Calls
    Wicker Man, The



    If there are any problems with this...tough. :) I want to jump right into things, and obviously everyone is not going to be 100% happy, but I've covered a variety of horror films, by location and by year, so it should be pretty good.

    The tournament goes as follows: I will plot two of the above films against eachother, and all you have to do is vote for the film that you think is clearly the better horror film. Thew voting period for each set of films will be one day, and after that time, the film with the most votes in each bracket will advance to Round Two, which will commense after all the films in Round One have gone. So eventually, in this process we will get down to a single winner, which will have bragging rights as the "Horrordvds.com Best Horror Film of All Time".

    Basically, the only rule is you have to have seen both of the films in order to vote. The films going against eachother will be picked in random order to make everything fair. If you have any questions, just ask them in the thread! So let's get this tournament under way!

    LEGEND:
    Red means the film has advanced to the next round.
    Blue means the film has been eliminated from the tournament.
     
  2. rhett

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    Round One, Bracket One:

    The Evil Dead

    vs.

    Jaws
     
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    DefJeff Franca Stoppi's #1 fan

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    evil dead !!
     
  4. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    The Evil Dead.
     
  5. dvdasia62

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    Evil Dead
     
  6. thrashard76

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    EVIL DEAD
     
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    Um, ok.

    Evil Dead
     
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    Evil Dead
     
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    It's a tough one...

    ...but I think I'll have to choose Evil Dead
     
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    And The Evil Dead is the first to advance into the next round with a whopping 7-0 victory!

    Round One, Bracket Two

    Tenebre

    vs.

    Poltergeist
     
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    STREET TRASH Synthicide

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    Just when I was gonna step in with JAWS....


    TENEBRE here.
     
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    Agent Z "Get to the river...

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    First Match-Up was too difficult for me, but this one's a piece o' pie.......TENEBRE.....all the way......
     
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    I love Tenebre but I'm going to vote for
    POLTERGEIST
    ...one of my favorite scary flicks when I was a kid.
     
  14. dvdasia62

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    "Tenebre"
     
  15. DVD Connoisseur

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    Has to be......

    ....Tenebre for me.

    One of my favourite giallos.......
     
  16. rhett

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    With my vote, Tenebre advances to the second round with a 5-1 victory. I am going to speed things up here and have two brackets going at once to get things moving a little faster.

    Round One, Bracket Three

    The Wicker Man

    vs.

    Rosemary's Baby



    Round One, Bracket Four

    Prince of Darkness

    vs.

    Death Game
     
  17. dvdasia62

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    Rosemary's Baby
     
  18. DefJeff

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    rosemarys baby

    prince of darkness



    and for the record, since i missed it, i woulda voted Tenebrae too
     
  19. betterdan

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    Rosemary's Baby definately.
    Can't say on the other as I don't like either one.
     
  20. DVD Connoisseur

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    Round One, Bracket Three: Wicker Man

    I can't vote on Bracket Four as I haven't seen Death Game.
     

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