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Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by rhett, Aug 1, 2001.
Here is a new poll to compliment Andrew's old one. Can't wait to see how this one turns out!
There can only be one, and its gonna be Halloween ...
...Utam!; we go away, we go Jungle!
-Evelyne Kraft, THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN
It is Black Christmas all the way. It is the absolute BEST slasher film of all time!
Halloween, without a friggin' doubt.
Oh yeah, did anyone actually like Prom Night?
Prom Night, a nice time-waster, no more, no less.
Jamie was cool, as usual.
...Utam!; we go away, we go Jungle!
-Evelyne Kraft- THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN
Halloween's skill over F13's, er, camp.
I like most of these films, but I think Halloween stands out as a better all-around film than most of the others.
F13's a personal favorite, but it just doesn't measure up in terms of acting, scares, or overall quality.
Another vote for the classic Halloween. Black Christmas would be my second choice. (Bob Clark, quit making kiddie crap and give us another horror film!)
Old school slashers rule!
I was thinking of removing Halloween from the list, because I thought without a doubt it would blow away the rest of the films, and indeed it is! I really enjoyed PROM NIGHT; thought it was one of the better slashers mentioned on the list. It is predictable, but it is fun, campy and at some points frightening, just what an 80's slasher ought to be.
Halloween is obviously an excellent film, but there is no way in hell I'd ever pick it over the brilliant masterpiece Black Christmas. In my opinion, it is much better than Halloween. I'm actually surprised that it has only gotten two votes, one of them made by me of course.
I voted for Maniac, a classic. Don't get me wrong, Halloween is an excellent film, so I do love it, but I don't watch it as often as I do Maniac.
Black Christmas was a very good film that introduced the entire slasher sub genre, but Halloween was the film that perfected it. Carpenter's film really knew how to handle the killing/stalking scenes, and was able to really kick it up a notch at the climax. Black Christmas, I felt, kind of fumbled at the climax, and just didn't entertain as much as Halloween. Carpenter was able to do much more with his lower budget, and the music, style, cinematography and overall polish are much stronger in Halloween.
Cujo I completely agree (the other vote for Black Christmas was mine) John Carpenter was the first director I ever identified with, all of his movies (with the exception of Starman) were absolutely wonderful, despite all this praise however, Halloween never freaked me out as much as Black Christmas when I saw it as a kid. Halloween is a damn fine film, but probably one of my least watched Carpenter films.
Bumping an old poll to vote for Halloween, although I dearly love them all. These would make an excellent marathon.
Wow, great poll, can't believe I missed this one. It was a hard decision because I have a great love for ALL of these films, but in the end I had to go with Maniac. I just love the gritty and sleazy New York setting, and the subway chase is one of my all-time favorite scenes in a movie ever!
I also have to give an honorable mention to He Knows You're Alone, even though it wasn't included on this poll.
Maniac for me.
Halloween. First movie to ever scare the hell outta me. Black Christmas would be a close second.
Definitely Halloween for me, but I love most of the movies on that list and it was hard to choose just one. Halloween is arguably the Dom Perignon of slasher movies though.
Oddest thing about Halloween is that although it is the best, it's one that I couldn't watch as much as say F13 or MBV.
But, on Halloween night, Halloween is king. Halloween is the only holiday themed slasher that I completely relate to the holiday. I just can't get all excited about F13 on a Friday the 13th.
Joe Spinell get's my vote.
Has everyone forgotten Final Exam. After that probably Slumber Party Massacre.