Favorite Sub-Genre

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Which is your favorite sub-genre?

Poll closed Nov 28, 2008.
  1. Zombie

    32 vote(s)
    27.1%
  2. Slasher

    44 vote(s)
    37.3%
  3. Giallo

    10 vote(s)
    8.5%
  4. Ghost

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  5. Monster

    8 vote(s)
    6.8%
  6. Cannibal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Animal Attack

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  8. Torture Porn

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  9. Possession

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Cronenbergian

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  11. Vehicles

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Anthology

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  13. Aliens

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Realism/Documentary

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  15. Vampires

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  16. Werewolves

    6 vote(s)
    5.1%
  17. Frankensteins

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  18. Killer Kids

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Haunted House

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  20. Gothic

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    While we all love horror on this site, there's no denying that each person has their own sub-genre of preference. Are you a zombie zealot or a giallo groupie? There's no clear distinction in genre, and there's no doubt many more, but pick the one from the list you like most, because "Other" sucks. There is bound to be some overlap between distinctions, but pick the sub-genre that appeals to you most. So if you like BLOODY BIRTHDAY because of the slasher elements, then go slasher, but if you like it because of all those murderous children, then go for the killer kiddies.
     
  2. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    Voted Slasher because nothing beats a good slasher. Or a good bad slasher. And slashers from the 80s, good or bad, totally rule anyway.
     
  3. Rockmjd

    Rockmjd Guest

    Zombie or Cannibal.
     
  4. Luki

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    Realism/documentary for me :)
     
  5. 3invertednines

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    I went with Haunted House. My second choice would be Horror Comedy, or Dark Humor, like the Fright Night or the Burbs or the Evil Deads :D
     
  6. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    I want to say Werewolves, there's just so few really good ones out there. But regardless, I give them all a chance.
     
  7. Ash28M

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    I'm refusing to vote out of protest due to the use of the term "torture Porn". I would of choosen other for Survival horror .
     
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  8. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    Slasher. certainly. All the other genres have the ability to get very tired after a few films but the formula for slasher just always seems to stick and able to be re-energized
     
  10. spawningblue

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    I went with slasher, but zombie, giallo, anthology, and haunted house would be right behind. Vampires and werewolves are good too. hmmm... they're all good!
     
  11. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    You like video game adaptations, then? Survival horror is what they call RESIDENT EVIL, SILENT HILL, CLOCK TOWER, and the like.
     
  12. Ash28M

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    Nah I'm taking more like TCM, Inside, Haute Tension type of Survival horror. I guess the closest thing on the list would be Realism/Documentary. So to be more spacific Realism/Survival.
     
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  13. satans-sadists

    satans-sadists Ghost

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    Monster movies have always been my favorite since I was a little kid. I love all different kinds of monster movies and don't discriminate. Don't have a particular favorite monster.

    Also a big fan of haunted houses, mad scientists, animal attack stories, and the anthology formats.

    I hate cannibal films. Not into torture porn or realism/documentary. I'll pick supernatural based horror films over those any day of the week. :)
     
  14. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Really tough poll, and I knew the "Torture Porn" term was going to stir up the fans.

    Anyway, love the Supernatural Horror, love it! Monsters, vamps, werewolves! Hoo-ray! But I'll admit a very soft spot (not my skull) for Anthology Horror. While I've yet to truly see a "perfect" Anthology Horror collection, I give them a try no matter what. The variety is what gets me--the possibilities. If I don't like a story, all I have to do is wait a little while.

    I've found that those behind the anthologies tend to be big fans of the genre as well. I'm also a big fan of short stories in Horror Literature, particularly Stephen King's. Speaking of whom, his latest collection, Just After Sunset, releases next month!
     
  15. onebyone

    onebyone Guest

    What hellbilly said.
     
  16. rhett

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    Hey, I love torture porn too. Would a rose by any other name still smell as sweet? I think so...
     
  17. Angelman

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    Zombie followed really, really closely by slasher. That was a tough call.
     
  18. fattyjoe37

    fattyjoe37 Well-Known Member

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    Werewolves for sure. I know there aren't many good ones, but the ones that are good are really good! Monsters would in 2nd. Slashers in 3rd.
     
  19. Yowie

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    Voted 'ghost', hadn't it been an option it'd been 'haunted house' for me, I guess. Might as well go with the source.
     
  20. soxfan666

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    Zombie for me followed by slasher and haunted house.
     

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