Favourite genre?

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  1. DVD Connoisseur

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    Although we all have the horror genre as a shared love, I was wondering "What are your favourite 'sub-divisions' of this?" If pushed for an answer, I guess my favourite type of horror film would the "Dario Argento/Italian horror movie". It's a difficult choice, though. I really like zombie movies, maniac on the loose movies and supernatural flicks like The Omen and The Exorcist. Something which tends to be forgotten about on this forum is the Manga horror genre. Anyone favour this style of over-the-top shocks and spills? Lastly, what about Japan Shock movies? I find them okay on occasion but I don't think I could stomach a night's viewing of back-to-back Guts of a Virgin/Guinea Pig/Naked Blood style-movies!
     
  2. fishhead

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    Zombies. Definitely zombies.

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  3. Vdlman

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    My favorite horror sub-genres are slashers, zombies, gore fests, and horror comedies.
     
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    1. Vampires

    2. Werewolves

    3. Zombies

    I really like the Subspecies series, though Part 4 kinda sucked. Kudos to Full Moon for producing such a great trilogy.

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  6. MovieFan

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    - Gore Fests
    - Slashers
    - Horror Comedies
    - Zombies

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  7. AceRimRat

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    Kinda like Vdlman and CTyner, but in slightly different order and with a clear-cut fave: slashers by far (especially the really good and really bad ones) then gorefests, zombies and (spoof/B-grade) comedies.

    Though sometimes it depends on the title: Dawn of the Dead is an all-time favorite, for instance, but I'm not as much of a zombie fan as many others.
     
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    Slashers, zombies, creepy crawlies, (Kingdom of the Spiders, The Nest, Bug, etc.) and Alien ripoffs. (Forbidden World, Galaxy of Terror, Creature, Horror Planet, etc.)

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  9. JBENE

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    ZOMBIES, SLASHER, and Nature Run Amok(creepy crawlies).Nice to see someones else likes films like THE SWARM, SLUGS, THE NEST, BLUE MONKEY, EMPIRE OF THE ANTS,ETC.

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  10. Django

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    Yucky supernatural evil from the dark worlds beyond...
     
  11. Jeremy

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    Monsters from the surf -

    Horror of Party Beach, Creature from the Black Lagoon, They Bite, Demon of Paradise, etc...
     
  12. Vick07Hokie

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    Slashers
     
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    For me its Slashers by a long shot, then horror comedies, supernatural and alien films.

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  14. DopeChamberX

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    The great classic slasher sub-genre, oh how I love it!

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    Looks like Slashers win the day, then. Thanks for the feedback, guys.
     
  16. David666

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    Horror/Fantasy would have to be my fav sub-genre... Hellraiser, Naked Lunch and eXistenZ.

    Werewolves are awesome!... The Howling, American Werewolf. They need to make MORE!

    Zombies... scare me to no end. One of my fav scenes is in Zombie, you know the fight between the shark and the fat dead guy underwater. It was very surreal, perhaps that falls into the fantasy/horror category. And who can ever forget the eye thing. Wow!

    And Anything by Argento.

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  17. ZOMBIES!!!
    I could watch zombie movies all day long!
    Demons run amuk, chaos and gore films are usually disturbing and down right fun!
    (Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Demons, ect.)
     
  18. Lindane

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    My favourites would have to be Gore Fests, Cannibals, zombies, Horror Comedy, and anything done by Jackson or Shinya Tsukamoto.
    Shame on all of you for not mentioning the cannibal genre! There are some excellent cannibal flicks out there.
    1.Ravenous
    2.Cannibal the Musical
    3.Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    4.Cannibal Holocaust
    5.Cannibal Ferox
     
  19. jeffschmidt

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    ZOMBIES! I agree with David666 on the eye damage scene from Fulci's Zombie. I show it to all my friends and they of course think I'm a filthy psycho, but it's all good!

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    1. Zombies!
    2. Gorefests
    3. Post-Apocalyptic
    4. Horror Comedy
     

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