Best made for TV Horror

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Best made for TV Horror film.

  1. Ghostwatch (1992)

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  2. The Night Stalker (1972)

    10.7%
  3. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)

    7.1%
  4. Helter Skelter (1976)

    1.8%
  5. The Woman in Black (1989)

    1.8%
  6. Duel (1971)

    12.5%
  7. Intensity (1997)

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  8. Trilogy of Terror (1975)

    8.9%
  9. Riget (The Kingdom) (1994)

    1.8%
  10. Riget II (The Kingdom 2) (1997)

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  11. Night Gallery (1969)

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  12. Dying Room Only (1973)

    0 vote(s)
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  13. Fortress (1986)

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  14. It (1990)

    12.5%
  15. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)

    3.6%
  16. Salem's Lot (1979)

    25.0%
  17. Gargoyles (1972)

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  18. When a Stranger Calls Back (1993)

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  19. The Stand (1994)

    10.7%
  20. Other (Specify)

    3.6%
  1. Erick H.

    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    DUEL,followed closely by SALEM'S LOT(79),THE NIGHT STALKER,NIGHT GALLERY(pilot film) and TRILOGY OF TERROR.

    In the "other" catagory ,I recall enjoying the British film CHIMERA,and the Brit miniseries of DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS(sci-fi horror)

    Does anyone know if John Carpenter's SOMEONE'S WATCHING ME is available on dvd anywhere ?
     
  2. I voted for the Stand. I thought that was a great film. Storm of the Century is pretty good too.
     
  3. Shokk

    Shokk Lord Of The Thighs

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    Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark for me.Very effective flick that scared the bejesus out of me back in the day.Dark Night Of The Scarecrow would be a close second..Larry Drake plays a great "mentally challanged" role..
     
  4. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is still scary by today's standards and Trilogy of Terror's last story will always be a classic!
     
  5. satans-sadists

    satans-sadists Ghost

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    Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. Also love from this list Gargoyles and Dark Night of the Scarecrow.
     
  6. _pi_

    _pi_ Peace, bitch

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    Oh, I don't think I ever realized that Intensity was on that list! I remember watching that years back and being really impressed.

    I've always wanted to read the book as well, but Dean Koontz and I don't really gel so I've put it off.

    Still, the TV movie was fantastic (in my memory, at least) and I'd very much like to see it on DVD some day. I remember thinking the music was fantastic, as well! :)
     
  7. fattyjoe37

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    The Night Stalker (1972)

    Another great TV movie is The UFO Incident starring James Earl Jones. It's never been released on home video, but it's the true story of the first alien abduction story.
     
  8. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    SALEM'S LOT, all the way. I think it terrified a whole generation of kids!

    DUEL would probably be my second pick. My mom used to tell me about TRILOGY OF TERROR when I was a kid and the idea of it scared me, but I didn't see the actual movie until adulthood. Still gave me a few shivers--had I seen it as a kid it probably would be my number one pick.
     
  9. shithead

    shithead Death By Ejaculation

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    Trilogy Of Terror
     
  10. maybrick

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    As much as I want to vote for The Night Stalker now that I'm in the middle of reading one of the new Kolchak novels, in all honesty my answer is still the same as it was when I first answered this poll over two years ago.

    Salem's Lot. It changed my life and David Soul STILL rules!
     
  11. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    I wanna change my vote to Duel. Yep
     
  12. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Trilogy of Terror, The UFO Incident (Good call! that one gives me the creeps!) and The Initiation of Sarah (1978) are my favorites.
     
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    Voted Duel because its the best made for TV horror film :)
     
  14. DrHerbertWest

    DrHerbertWest For Your Health

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    Night Stalker. I'm a sucker for Kolchak.
     
  15. Dave

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    No respect for Midnight Hour in this thread. Mofos.
     
  16. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Haven't seen Duel, but I'm not a big Spielberg fan anyway.

    Salem's Lot probably should have gotten my vote, but I gave it to IT. Because I feel as though the plot of that film remains more familiar to the viewer after watching. Salem's Lot provides more scares but I think most people forget a lot of it after seeing it whereas IT burns itself into your memory.
     
  17. Easily IT. Midnight Hour and BAD RONALD also worth mentioning.
     
  18. MrVess

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    The film that floats down there beats them all (and has a nice DVD release for a TV miniseries - too bad the commentary doesn't last throughout both episodes), though that memory of the clawed cloth cookie still makes me chuckle...

    Was "Mr Frost" a TV movie? I know "Blackout" (alias "Stepfather 0" :)) was - although it's not strictly a horror film...
     
  19. MrVess

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    I've also heard good things of a... certain. William. Shatner! TV... movie... :) (That would be "Sole Survivor", 1970 - is it really as good as the suggestions make it seem, or do all who recommend it speak in Nostalgic?)

    And speaking of Kolchak, wasn't the first remade, also as a TV production? It probably had papers in the title, and I'm still putting off watching it.
     
  20. MrVess

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    The original, I suppose? (Well, the list has both. And the remake wasn't actually bad at all, to my surprise.)
     

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