Best of All time FINALS!!!

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Best of all time!

Poll closed Apr 27, 2005.
  1. Black Christmas (1974)

    7.4%
  2. Black Sunday (1960)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Carrie (1976)

    5.6%
  5. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

    24.1%
  6. Day of the Dead (1985)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Dracula (1931)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Evil Dead (1981)

    13.0%
  9. The Exorcist (1973)

    3.7%
  10. Halloween (1978)

    11.1%
  11. The Haunting (1963)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. King Kong (1933)

    1.9%
  14. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

    7.4%
  15. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

    7.4%
  16. Nosferatu (1922)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Psycho (1960)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. The Shining (1980)

    3.7%
  20. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

    14.8%
  1. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

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    After Three rounds that started with 171 primary films and virtually the entire index of the history Horror films to initially choose from as choice for “Other”. We are down to 10 Modern Day films and 10 Classic films. Pick your winner.

    They consist of

    4 films from the 80’s
    6 films from the 70’s
    5 films from the 60’s
    1 film from the 50’s
    3 films from the 30’s
    1 film from the 20’s

    This poll will end in a week.

    These were the casualties of Round 3

    Classic Era
    The Birds (1963)
    Cat People (1942)
    Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
    Eyes Without a Face (1959)
    Frankenstein (1931)
    Freaks (1932)
    Horror of Dracula (1958)
    M (1931)
    The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
    The Wolf Man (1941)

    Modern Era
    Army of Darkness (1993)
    Audition (1999)
    The Blair Witch Project (1999)
    Candyman (1992)
    Cemetery Man (1996)
    From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
    Ginger Snaps (2000)
    Haute Tension (2003)
    Scream (1996)
    Shaun of the Dead (2004)
     
  2. dwatts

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    Oh, a lot of good ones have gone - and we now face the inevitable huge vote for one of the Dead films. Personally I was a bit torn between The Haunting (which I have voted for in a previous round), and Halloween. This time i switched to Halloween - but it's always a knife edge.

    Halloween basically invigorated a genre, is emminently watchable, has wonderful music, and created a killer who - despite the best efforts of writers, producers and Directors since - can't quite be spoiled to the extant that I don't care anymore.

    So Halloween it is for me.

    ps: I was glad the comedies, at least, bit the bullet in the "best horror" catagories.
     
  3. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, Not sure. I may abstain entirely. I like all the movies listed, but none of them strike me as "better" than the others. Each one is "better" than the others in some respect.
     
  4. Ash28M

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    Yeah I may never understand "Dawn of the Dead" as the best horror film of all time. Sure it's a fun film with a message. But ultimately doesn't the best horror film of all time have to be scary? Dawn of the Dead is a lot of things but I would put scary way down on the totem pole.
     
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    dawn of the dead
     
  6. indiephantom

    indiephantom Horny Spirit

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    A-fucking-men to that!

    Anyway, this is probably the hardest decision ever to make.

    Here are my top 5...all of them really hold an equally special place in my mind.

    5. Carrie So stylish and one of the best acted horror films we have. The cast really is fantastic and they all come through in a wonderfully tricky film from master director Brian DePalma. This has been a favorite since I was a kid.

    4.Rosemary's Baby It's just a scary scary concept. Once again, the acting is first-rate. I could watch it all endlessly.

    3. Dawn of the Dead I've been watching the Euro cut off and on all morning. It's my least favorite version, but the film is just amazing. I never tire of it...it's fun and IT IS frightening. Romero's best film and I truly hope his new one isn't too much of an emberassement.

    2. The ShiningKubrick's film is probably the scariest I've ever seen. It just holds you in. The music, the performances, the compositions. Must. See. Again. Soon.

    1. A Nightmare on Elm St. It's about nightmares and it captures them so well. It really is a contemporary classic, and one of the most thrilling films I've ever seen.

    Really, I love all these films and many others from the list equally...but when forced to vote, this is how I break it down. Craven's 1984 sleeper gets the vote.
     
  7. Mortis

    Mortis GARBAGE DAY!

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    I voted for Dawn of the Dead. :D
     
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    Evil Dead, with Halloween a close 2nd for me.
     
  9. Damage

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    I went with Evil Dead. One of the first movies we rented at the dawn of VCRs (on betamax!) and after all these years, it's still fun. Also, one of the first DVDs I bought.
     
  10. maskull

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

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    it would be nice if this was a close race but I think i know what's going to win.

    anyway I voted for Black Christmas. it's not only my favourite horror film, but it's near the top of my list for all-time favourite movies.
     
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    ps: I was glad the comedies, at least, bit the bullet in the "best horror" catagories.[/QUOTE]

    I liked the comedies....at least they tried something different and didn't stick to the same old tired clichés. At least when it comes to movies made in the 2k years. :(
     
  12. Tom Servo

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    For me it was between Evil Dead and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I ended up going with Evil Dead. Any of those films could be chosen. I think my top 15 favorite film are represented in this poll. It was a very hard choice.
     
  13. thrashard76

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    Day Of The Dead.
     
  14. Nos4ah2

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    If there was a zombie apocalypse and I had escaped with nothing but a sock, a mossberg pistol grip shotgun and one dvd, the only movie I'd watch would be Night of the Living Dead.
     
  15. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    Same here....I love TCM, THE EXORCIST, and a lot of the others, but nothing comes close to NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD for me.

    I like DAWN an awful lot, but I agree with Romero's take on it that it's more of an action/adventure satire than a straight-up horror film. It would make a top 10 list easily, but probably not a top 5.
     
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    i went with TCM, but they are all great. I saw TCM when i was a little kid, and it scared the shit out of me, it was the first horror movie i saw, so it will always have that special place in my heart.
     
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    I thought Invasion of the Body Snatchers didn't make it through for some reason. Anyway it pains me to vote against Body Snatchers, but I have to go with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Its the only film that still scares me and creeps me out as much as it did the first time I saw. And thats what defines a great horror film.

    In addition, I don't see how anyone can justify saying Dawn of the Dead is the best horror movie ever. It's a classic, and a great movie, but a horror movie should be scary.
     
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  18. onebyone

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    Evil Dead got my vote. Still, those are some quality movies that made it through, with only a few "WTF?" picks.
     
  19. Ash28M

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    It had 2 votes in the best of the Classic era poll avoiding the Tie breaker.
     
  20. maybrick

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    I think Dawn of the Dead is scary, or at least thought so the first few times I saw it. You're just desensitized from watching too many horror movies.
     

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