Greatest horror film(s) of all time

Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Plexzol87, Mar 3, 2002.

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make your wish!!!

Poll closed Apr 17, 2002.
  1. Evil Dead Trilogy

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  2. Zombie

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  3. Dawn of the Dead

    4 vote(s)
    21.1%
  4. The Exorcist

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  5. Audrey Rose

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Friday the 13th series

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  7. A Nightmare on elm Street

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Jaws

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Hellraiser

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. John Carpenter's Halloween

    4 vote(s)
    21.1%
  12. Psycho

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  13. Re-animator

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  14. Night of the Lving Dead

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  15. Day of the Dead

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Nosferatu (1922)

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  17. The Blair witch Project

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Hellbound: Hellraiser II

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. TCM II

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Dead Alive

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Plexzol87

    Plexzol87 Guest

    choose well!
     
  2. betterdan

    betterdan Guest

    TCM all the way!
     
  3. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    For me it was between Halloween, TCM and Evil Dead. I don't really think it is fair that you have the ED trilogy up there when all the other choices are single films, kind of giving ED the unfair advantage. Cool poll though, a lot of good choices. As for what I picked, check my sig. :D
     
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  4. slinker

    slinker Un-Holy Force.

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    Any other day and id change my mind, but for now its Halloween!
    love that score :)
     
  5. thrashard76

    thrashard76 Guest

    Since the ED movies are grouped for this poll I'll go with The Evil Dead Trilogy.:D
     
  6. Trout

    Trout Guest

    Where's Maximum Overdrive? No, seriously.
     
  7. jas1081

    jas1081 Guest

    Psycho, without that you would never have most of the movies on that list.
     
  8. Meanie

    Meanie Guest

    Dawn of the Dead, but of course
     
  9. Yowie

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    I wonder what vampire movies would've looked like if it hadn't been for the original "Nosferatu", so I voted for that one. I absolutely love it, but I'm in favor of "Jaws", "The Exorcist" and "Psycho" too.
     
  10. I may seem "mainstream" in my opinion, but I think The Exorcist is the definitive horror film! Churned many stomachs back in the day! Not to mention crazy rip-offs that don't come close!

    Psycho, in my opinion, was the "introducer", if U will, to the "slasher" flick! Pure genius & ranks right up there!
     
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  11. ctyankee

    ctyankee Guest

    I agree. Not that I would vote for it but Halloween stands alone not with its sequels yet Evil Dead gets to go with the other two? What a stacked deck!

    Why don't you change it?
     
  12. A different list of favourites...

    My list is different.
    Although I like a lot of the titles that you mentioned, these are my favourites:

    1) The Creeping Flesh (1973) * Freddie Francis
    2) Le Locataire (1976) * Roman Polanski
    3) The Vampire Lovers (1970) * Roy Ward Baker
    4) Dolls (1986) * Stuart Gordon
    5) Psycho (1960) * Alfred Hitchcock
    6) La Frusta e il Corpo (1964) * Mario Bava
    7) Beguiled (1970) * Don Siegel
    8) La Residencia (1969) * Chicho Ibáñez-Serrador
    9) Alien (1979) * Rideley Scott
    10) Malpertuis (1972) * Harry Kümel
    11) Monkey Shines (1985) * George A. Romero
    12) Dracula has risen from the Grave (1967) * Freddie Francis
    13) Taste the Blood of Dracula (1968) * Peter Sasdy
    14) Revenge of Frankenstein (1959) * Terence Fisher
    15) Frankenstein created woman (1966) * Terence Fisher
    16) Tales from the Crypt (1972) * Freddie Francis
    17) Dellamorte Dellamore (1994) * Michele Soavi
    18) I Lunghi Capelli della Morte (1964) * Antonio Margheriti
    19) The Gorgon (1964) * Terence Fisher
    20) Hills have Eyes (1973) * Wes Craven
    :rolleyes:

    And then I have forgotten some titles from Roger Corman, Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci and even Jess Franco...
     
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  13. DVD Connoisseur

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    Absolutely. This film doesn't seem to be receiving the attention it deserves, thesedays. The film's groundbreaking and I doubt it would ever be made today, given the subject material. In those halycon days, there were thankfully no CGI effects to spoil the documentary-like feel (I'd rather ignore The Version You've Never Seen)...I was gripped from the start.

    Without a doubt, one of the most frightening films I've ever seen (topped perhaps by its excellent sequel, Exorcist III).

    The Exorcist soundtrack is also impossibly scary - listen to it in a dark room and understand true fear!;)
     
  14. piggwinn

    piggwinn Guest

    I am with your exellent list there Mac Hammer, I would just add a couple to it:
    The Haunting (R.Wise)
    The Shining (S.Kubrick)
     
  15. Hernster

    Hernster Guest

    Gonna be different, and vote for Nosferatu.

    Surely the shadow hand grasping the wifies heart is The Greatest B+W horror scene EVER!!!
     
  16. Ready2Rumble

    Ready2Rumble Guest

    Tough choice. Dawn of the Dead is definately one of my favorite horror movies but NOTHING can beat the Evil Dead Trilogy. Their classics...Ash/Bruce Campbell rules!!!!
     
  17. Pope V

    Pope V Guest

    Dawn of the Dead........ dammit
     
  18. DarkAvenger

    DarkAvenger Guest

    Humm, let me think... tough choice... err... ok!

    1. Nosferatu! The most beautiful horror movie ever! Very poetic.
    2. Dawn of the Dead. The most intelligent zombie movie!
    3. Zombie. Lucio Fulci at is best.
    4. Cannibal Holocaust! No comments!
    5. Bad Tast.
    6. Sixth Sense.
    7. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
    8. Halloween.
    9. Suspiria.
    10. My own amateur snuff (just kidding :D ) movies.
     
  19. froggydogg69

    froggydogg69 New Member

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    Hmmm, that's a toughie. I love basically all of the choices, but I voted for NOTLD. It was the first, I think, zombie movie and opened the door for Romero to make Dawn and Day, and now zombie flicks are a major staple of horror.
     

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