Favorite horror from the IMDb Top 10?

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What's your favorite horror film from the IMDb Top 10?

Poll closed Oct 15, 2010.
  1. Psycho

    20 vote(s)
    14.0%
  2. Alien

    19 vote(s)
    13.3%
  3. The Shining

    19 vote(s)
    13.3%
  4. Diabolique

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  5. The Thing

    44 vote(s)
    30.8%
  6. King Kong

    5 vote(s)
    3.5%
  7. Rosemary's Baby

    11 vote(s)
    7.7%
  8. The Exorcist

    16 vote(s)
    11.2%
  9. Werckmeister Harmonies

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  10. Frankenstein

    7 vote(s)
    4.9%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    We're gearing up for October and there are a lot of Top Ten lists floating around (we'll be doing our own shortly!), but how about the biggest in terms of overall reach - the IMDb. Which of their ranked Top Ten Horror Films is your favorite?
     
  2. TheDreamMaster

    TheDreamMaster New Member

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    Frankenstein because it means so much to me. The Thing is really fucking close though.
     
  3. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    The Thing is a very close second for me too, but I went with THE SHINING because it's a movie I can (and have) watch over and over and still get something fresh and new out of it every time. It's such a deep, rich exploration of time, consciousness, violence, family, career, history...all those things, and it still has the capability to scare me after all these years. Five words: Fellatio in a bear suit.
     
  4. rabidgoatboy

    rabidgoatboy New Member

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    It was hard to choose between the original Frankenstein and The Shining, but I had to go with The Shining. It's one of Kubrick's best, and I'm still amazed every time I watch it.
     
  5. othervoice1

    othervoice1 Well-Known Member

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    Wow Ive never heard of Werckmeister Harmonies - hell if it makes the top freakin 10 I guess I better check it out
     
  6. MadmanMarz

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    My vote goes to The Thing. Since it's release it has always one of my favorites and still holds up today. Over the years I have come to appreciate The Shining and Rosemary's Baby much more than when I first saw them in the eighties. Both are very smart horror films, but still nowhere as fun (or as scary) as The Thing.
     
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    rabidgoatboy New Member

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    I really wouldn't consider it a horror film. It's a surreal Hungarian Mystery/Drama directed by Bela Tarr. It can be a little slow (there's only 39 shots in the whole film), but don't let that stop you from watching it. It's excellent. All of the films by Bela Tarr I have seen, I have enjoyed very much, although I haven't been able to set aside 8 hours to watch his film Satantango.
     
  8. buck135

    buck135 Kanamit

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    Good list. Had to go with "The Scariest Film of All Time." Now kindly undo these straps!
     
  9. indrid13

    indrid13 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, this is a tough one. But I've got to go with Frankenstein. It's got a lot of meaning for me too. The Shining and The Exorcist would be real close behind though.
     
  10. msw7

    msw7 Re-animated member

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    I went with the Thing, but it was a tough choice between almost all of them. Rosemary's Baby (not my favorite) and Werckmeister Harmonies (never seen it) were the only two not in the running for me, but I have such fond memories of the Thing that it won by a spider-legged decapitated head scuttling across the floor :)
     
  11. Marshall Crist

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    Phew. Much love for FRANKENSTEIN, but I like some of the sequels better. ALIEN is a champ too. Ultimately went with THE THING because it's the one I would most like to re-watch right now.
     
  12. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Rosemary's Baby is gorgeous to watch. It's one of the most successfully paranoid films. My dad tells a story about taking a girl to see it in the theater when he was younger, and when his date jumped and clutched at him, he let out a loud yelp. When I watched it for the first time, he got the heebie jeebies again.

    And that ending? Awesome. Fuck yeah, Year One.
     
  13. Copyboy

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    No, don't. I made this mistake. I just posted on this in the original IMDB Top 50 Horror Movies thread. I really don't know why people like this movie so much.
     
  14. shithead

    shithead Death By Ejaculation

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    The Exorcist easily.
     
  15. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    King Kong. The stop motion effects of Willis Obrian have fascinated me since I was a kid. It is too bad that as time goes on it becomes more and more rare in film use as it is a true art.
     
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    I couldn't choose between "Alien" and "The Shining."
    I noticed that "Alien" hadn't received any love yet, so it got my vote.
     
  17. KappaMoth

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    The Thing, represent!
     
  18. Angelman

    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    Psycho but I could just as easily have gone The Thing.
     
  19. evildeadfan123

    evildeadfan123 Sam & Dean Winchester

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    So hard to decide. Saw Alien and The Thing when they were originally released at the theaters, saw The Exorcist several years ago when it was re-released. I own The Shining on DVD and have watched it several times, and I have Rosemary's Baby on DVD. I ultimately voted for Alien, but Alien, Exorcist, The Thing, and The Shining were tied for 2nd, because all of them I have listed, I have seen several times, and The Thing was a very cool movie, but Alien just was so cool, but it was almost hard to decide.
     
  20. Egg_Shen

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    Psycho. Expertly made, and infinitely watchable.
     

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