Favorite Modern Horror Director?

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Who is your favorite modern horror director?

Poll closed Jan 4, 2005.
  1. Dario Argento

    25 vote(s)
    20.2%
  2. John Carpenter

    36 vote(s)
    29.0%
  3. David Cronenberg

    17 vote(s)
    13.7%
  4. Wes Craven

    10 vote(s)
    8.1%
  5. Lucio Fulci

    8 vote(s)
    6.5%
  6. George A. Romero

    28 vote(s)
    22.6%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    This question has been asked before, but it is a fun one. Who do you think has been the best of all the modern horror directors? Many have stumbled, but which one rises to the top when the dust settles?
     
  2. Bobbywoodhogan

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    John Carpenter without a doubt.
     
  3. hell ya!

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    In order

    Dario Argento
    George A. Romero
    David Cronenberg
     
  4. Dario Argento ( I just love this guy ) , with John Carpenter in second and George A. Romero in third .
     
  5. Damage

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    From the list of names provided, I chose David Cronenberg. Although I've loved many of the other director's efforts, they've also had a few stinkers in their lot. Cronenberg has consistantly put out great work with his own, creepy flair.
     
  6. John Gargo

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    I chose Cronenberg, but it could have easily been Argento, Romero or Carpenter.
     
  7. Jason25

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    Fulci, hands down.

    Cronenberg would be my second pick followed by Carpenter.

    Again, this is all based off this list only, not how I feel based off expanded choices.
     
  8. Deaddevilman

    Deaddevilman Guest

    Modern? All these guys were at their peaks 20 years ago. Not one of them have made a decent movie in 10 years.
     
  9. onebyone

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    David Cronenberg, easy.

    Although DDM does have a point, at least about them not being all that modern....
     
  10. Cujo108

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    Cronenberg of course.
     
  11. dwatts

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    Well, it was close - but I went with Cronenberg. It's close because I also very much enjoy Argento.

    Cronenberg wins though because, to me, he's the only one listed who is still exciting TODAY. John Carpenter has gone to crapville, I don't know if he'll be back. He talks as though he's a Hollywood maverick, but really, nothing he's made lately could not have been within the system. So he's just denying himself financing (if they care one iouta about him now, that is). Wes Craven the same - he makes popular movies, but he's just sold out if you ask me. Nothing he's doing is going to mature the genre any further, or test it.

    Romero, as you all know, is for me, so totally overrated as to not be funny. He made some good zombie flicks, and the rest vary from crap to mediocre. I don't find his work at all compelling. I'll watch the next dead film - but to be honest, if I'd only seen his dead films, I wouldn't be any worse off.

    Fulci is dead. In my never to be humble opinion, he doesn't belong on this list, since he's gone. The others are truly "modern" in my eyes, since they're still trying. In his later years the industry just fell apart around him for various reasons, and his films begun to stink. It truly saddens me that Argento seems to be going the same route - with diminishing budgets and less marketing. Shame shame shame.

    Cronenberg though - he's always a delight. He's not made a bad film in 20 years - and of course, he made Crash, which is one of my favorite movies. I'm eager to follow Cronenberg into whatever he wants to do - he's not disapointed me yet.
     
  12. KamuiX

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    This is a tough call, between Dario Argento and David Cronenberg. Now don't get me wrong, for PURE directorial talent, Cronenberg takes the cake. On my overall all time favorite directors list, Cronenberg would be above Argento (Cronenberg's in my top 5). But as PURE horror goes, I gotta say Argento, just because it's all he does (minus, what? 2 films?). Cronenberg has definitely done enough horror films in his time to be considered among the elite in horror directors, but when it comes to my favorite PURE horror director, it's Argento. Hope that makes some sense, because trust me, Cronenberg's one of the greatest things since sliced bread ;)
     
  13. PMcG_6

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    I went with Carpenter even though he hasn't made anything good in a while.

    I was expecting newer directors like Eli Roth or something like that when I saw "Modern".
     
  14. John Gargo

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    You should put that in your signature to save yourself the trouble of having to re-type it every couple of days... :p

    I personally think he's one of the genre's best directors... he hasn't made a film that I didn't like.
     
  15. fceurich39

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    i voted for wes craven
    and the comment well some of it is true john carpenter last good movie in
    1995 in the mouth of madness and what about 1998 vampires

    wes craven did new nightmare in 1994 and saved the horror genre in 1996 with scream
     
  16. walkingdude

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    New Nightmare sucked and Scream spawned a slew of copycats and 2 horrible sequels.
    Although I love movies from all these directors I easily chose Cronenberg.His early movies are all among my favorites.
     
  17. Workshed

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    Agreed, although I enjoyed the original Scream. I went with Romero.
     
  18. John Gargo

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    NEW NIGHTMARE is spectacular... I'm surprised to hear people didn't like it. Third best in the series after the first two.
     
  19. walkingdude

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    The last two times I tried to watch the Nightmare box set I watched up to part 3,looked around the room at stuff while part 4 was on and made it no further.Part 5 has always been tough to sit through and as many times as I have sat through it I can't remember hardly anything about it.New Nightmare seemed too long and dull.
     
  20. Bobbywoodhogan

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    Wes Craven's New Nightmare is a good film all the Scream films were just pure shite.
     

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