Contest #1: THE GATE to the North

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  1. Mattapooh

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    As much as I want to say My Bloody Valentine because I lived in Nova Scotia for six years and one of my favorite restaurants is in Sydney Mines, the town this was shot in, I have to go with Black Christmas.

    Such a great atmosphere, great acting (particularly Margot Kidder, who I've had a crush on since I was little), great scares, everything about it is great. Definitely something I'll watch every year at Christmastime, probably until I'm too old to watch.
     
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    My bloody valentine is for me the best cnanadian horror film. Can't go wrong with a mine, a hollyday and a crazy maniac and the fact that it is now in his uncut glory...wow
     
  3. This is a hard choice. There are so many great Canadian horror films out there. I suppose I've gotta go with Black Christmas. In my opinion, it's one of the best slashers ever, and I constantly go back and forth between it and Halloween when choosing my favorite slasher of all time. It has great atmosphere, a very creepy killer, and John Saxon, what more could you ask for?

    I'm also a huge Cronenberg fan, so The Fly, Videodrome, The Brood, Rabid, They Came From Within and Scanners are up there on my list of favorite Canadian horror as well.
     
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    Videodrome
    It's original, has very odd characters that I really enjoyed following, the story is incredibly strange but well thought out, the direction the movie starts to point through towards the end is great, it's entertaining and rewatchable
    DEATH TO VIDEODROME, LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH
     
  5. ekent

    ekent The Lord's Arm of Justice

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    Canadian shot I'd have to say Dawn of the Dead 2004. Canadian produced I'd have to say the original My Bloody Valentine.
     
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    SCANNERS, THE BROOD, VIDEODROME...David Cronenberg can do no wrong!
     
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    BLACK CHRISTMAS, mainly because it is so damned creepy. It demonstrates that a slasher film can be made with style and can scare just as much through suspense and storytelling rather than just making people jump with "shock" moments.

    I would have to say GINGER SNAPS is a close second (at least I *think* GINGER SNAPS is Canadian). As well as anything by David Crononberg.
     
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    Favourite Canadian Horror Film: THE BROOD.
    It really captures the feeling of winter in Canada and is far more ahead of it's time than any other movie. Cronenberg is the beset.
     
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    Nothing can touch Black Christmas. I've seen it a dozen times and still get freaked out whenever I hear those phone calls. One of the few "truly scary" horror films out there!
     
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    Gotta agree with a lot of others on...BLACK CHRISTMAS
     
  11. Body Boy

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    Choosing just one? But I love Humongous...and Ginger Snaps is superb...Curtains/Happy Birthday to Me are more slasher greats.

    And god, Black Christmas is near perfection (certainly better than HalloweeN; bahaha, it's time to start a riot here in HorrorDVDs-town)

    Uh, but my absolute favorite?...

    My Bloody Valentine. I mean, how can I not love a flick that was filmed in the mine across the street from where the hospital "borned" me. :D I'll always be proud to be a Cape Bretoner as long as I have MBV to love for it. But once MBV wears this...there's not much else for Cape Breton. XD
     
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    im gonna agree with a lot of people here, and go with pretty much anything by Cronenberg. easily one of my top 5 directors. if i had to pick a particular film? id go with The Fly. its a fantastic movie, and i love recognizing Toronto landmarks in it. that's always been one of my favorite things about him: the fact that his early movies shot in Canada took place....in Canada! quite a rare thing.
     
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    Put me down for The Gate as well. The stop motion animation is awesome and the story is nice and simple, but delivered very well. I love part when Stephen Dorff has the dream about his parents coming home and yelling "YOU'VE BEEN BAAAAAAD!!!" I still quote that to this day :p
     
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    Easy answer: Black Christmas
     
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    I love Cronenberg, but I have to go with Black Christmas.

    It gets better each time I see it. I have a hell of a lot of respect for that film.
     
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    Wow, what a loaded question that one is ! I love a Canadian take on Horror, most of the time sparking change in the world of Horror ie Cronenberg and most recently John Fawcett. BLACK CHRISTMAS has to be the winner here for me because of the arduous journey it took Bob Clark on; and who can complain when it influenced John Carpenter in making a genre classic. There are many honorable mentions though including THE CHANGELING, GINGER SNAPS and that little creepy gem VISITING HOURS.
     
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    Videodrome

    There are so many great Canadian horror films, but one director stands out above all Canadian horror directors... David Cronenberg. And his greatest achievement in horror is Videdrome. One of my all time favorite films.
     
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    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Fido is one of my favorite films--period--in this decade and one of the most refreshing Horror films I've seen.

    That said, Ginger Snaps (only the first one) was a rental-on-a-lark for my sister and me, and it made me laugh and squirm so much, that I went out and purchased it the next day. Great performances and a fine installment in the werewolf genre--so it gets my pick.

    "I can't have a hairy chest. That's fucked, B."
     
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    My Bloody Valentine.. Black christmas is close though
     
  20. baggio

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    My Bloody Valentine is in my all time top 20. One of the better "who is the killer" slasher films out there.
     

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