Best of the first half of 2008

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Which is your favorite horror film so far this year?

Poll closed Aug 14, 2008.
  1. Cloverfield

    27 vote(s)
    28.4%
  2. Diary of the Dead

    6 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. Doomsday

    5 vote(s)
    5.3%
  4. Funny Games

    4 vote(s)
    4.2%
  5. Mother of Tears

    5 vote(s)
    5.3%
  6. One Missed Call

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Poultrygeist

    2 vote(s)
    2.1%
  8. Prom Night

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  9. Rogue

    3 vote(s)
    3.2%
  10. Shutter

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. The Eye

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  12. The Happening

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  13. The Ruins

    15 vote(s)
    15.8%
  14. The Signal

    4 vote(s)
    4.2%
  15. The Strangers

    7 vote(s)
    7.4%
  16. Teeth

    2 vote(s)
    2.1%
  17. Inside

    10 vote(s)
    10.5%
  18. Other

    2 vote(s)
    2.1%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    Tough to imagine, but we're already halfway done 2008. This has been another prolific year for horror with titles from some pretty big names. Which has been your favorite thus far? Romero, Haneke, Marshall, Argento, Shyamalan...make a choice.
     
  2. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    I went with Cloverfield, mainly because I haven't seen The Happening, The Strangers or Shutter yet. Diary of the Dead was not as good as I was hoping, and same for The Ruins. I thought Cloverfield was a fun flick and better first person shooting than Diary of the Dead.
     
  3. satans-sadists

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    The only film from that list I saw was Diary of the Dead. The less said about that waste of money at the theater, the better.
     
  4. Cujo108

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    No doubt, it's The Signal. Low budget filmmaking at it's finest, it's an incredible film, endlessly fascinating. Teeth would be my second choice, another example of pure gold made on a budget. It should be on the list.
     
  5. Rockmjd

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    Cloverfield, followed by The Strangers. I actually think besides those two this year in horror has been pretty lousy. Last year had so many great ones.
     
  6. dwatts

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    Man, I'm way behind on this years horrors. I've seen:


    • Cloverfield
    • Diary of the Dead
    • Mother of Tears
    • Prom Night
    • The Ruins
    None of those really do it for me.
     
  7. Lucio Romero

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    Not as far behind as me, I've only seen Diary:D Yes, it was pathetic and sucked way more than I thought it would but it gets my vote as my favourite horror film of the year haha:)

    My motto is "Why watch new horror when you can watch Dawn, Salem's Lot, Creepshow, Zombie, etc again and again"


    LUCIO!!!!
     
  8. onebyone

    onebyone Guest

    Is it just me, or are most of these not horror?

    Either way, my favorite is Doomsday, followed by The Strangers. Two very different movies, but I thought they pretty much hit on all cylinders and look forward to watching them again soon. Doomsday was a whole hell of a lot of fun, cannot wait for the DVD.

    The Signal and The Ruins were also pretty impressive, and hope Rogue lives up to its promise.
     
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  9. fceurich39

    fceurich39 Well-Known Member

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    the strangers followed by diary of the dead and teeth for me i can't believe cloverfield is listed isn't that more of a sci-fi film didn't enjoy that one that much
     
  10. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    Cloverfield

    Doomsday was a lot of fun and a close second for me. I look forward to picking it up on blu-ray in a couple of weeks.
     
  11. Ash28M

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    I went with Other and voted for Inside, it's easily the best out of that list. If I had to pick from the list It would be a toss up between Cloverfield, The Strangers and the Ruins.
     
  12. rhett

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    I'll throw INSIDE on this year's list, even though most would probably consider it last year's.
     
  13. indiephantom

    indiephantom Horny Spirit

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    Just a couple left on the list I want to see before voting. Right now I'd go with The Ruins or The Strangers...but there are a couple that could be strong contenders.
     
  14. KamuiX

    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    I voted for Inside, even if it wasn't technically from this year. Cloverfield is probably the best horror-themed film of the year so far, but it wasn't horror enough for me to really vote for it.

    Also, whoever voted for Prom Night should step up so we can all ridicule him/her :lol:
     
  15. Rockmjd

    Rockmjd Guest

    Now that Inside is on the list, I want to change my vote to Inside, even though it was a 2007 release.
     
  16. Vlachio

    Vlachio Guest

    One Missed Call loved the Japanese originals and really enjoyed the remake!
     
  17. KR~!

    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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  18. Ash28M

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    Yeah I was thinking that but not many people saw it in 2007 and you could say the same thing about Teeth, Mother of Tears, Diary of the Dead, The Signal ect. I would also include Rec on that list which was very good.
     
  19. DrHerbertWest

    DrHerbertWest For Your Health

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    Cloverfield sucked, IMHO.

    I went with The Ruins and keep Inside at a very close second.
     
  20. 2girls1guy

    2girls1guy Guest

    I just saw this awesome movie called the Tattooist. Its the classic "CURSED ITEM" horror film. Its done really well though. I have to say thats go far beyond the genre while also giving some history of the Samoan culture.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjcL3PVTJ_w
     

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