Guilty Pleasures: 1999

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Vote for your favorite 1999 movie

  1. The Haunting

    9.5%
  2. Virus

    14.3%
  3. Ice from the Sun

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. The Rage: Carrie 2

    33.3%
  5. The Picture of Dorian Gray

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. The Haunting of Hell House

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Violent Shit 3 - Infantry of Doom

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. The Clown at Midnight

    14.3%
  9. Komodo

    9.5%
  10. Beowulf

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Blood Dolls

    9.5%
  12. The Item

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Bats

    4.8%
  14. Desecration

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Embrace the Darkness

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. The Killer Eye

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. The Fear: Resurrection

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Reptilian

    4.8%
  19. In the Woods

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Ancient Evil: Scream of the Mummy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    A list of Feature Films tagged "Horror" not rated higher than 4.9/10 (IMDb) released in 1999. These are the 20 most "popular" titles based on voting counts in this category.
     
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    I voted The Rage: Carrie 2. I love it, so much fun. Beats the hell out of that garbage remake from last year.

    Surprisingly, there are a lot of really fun ones here. I really liked Komodo, I think it's an underrated little creature feature (especially for having a PG-13 rating). The Clown At Midnight and The Fear: Resurrection are fun little slasher movies. Virus is dumb big-budget fun. I even remember enjoying Bats, but I haven't seen it since it was released. I should give that one another spin. And don't throw stones, but I kind of enjoy The Haunting remake. "Guilty pleasure" would definitely apply there.
     
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    Man these 90s polls have ben tough. I haven't seen many of them, and the ones I have seen were so bad they aren't worth voting for.
     
  4. DVD-fanatic-9

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    I want to see Bats. I really want to see Bats.

    So, I voted for Clown at Midnight. It's worth seeing once just for the reveal of the killer. Your childhood demands that you see the reveal of that killer, once you see it- I think you'll understand why.
     
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    yeah, I remember absolutely nothing about that movie, besides the killer reveal.
     
  6. DVD-fanatic-9

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    Same here. Except that it was pretty mean-spirited / vicious.

    And Ashley from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was in it. That show has not aged well. (And, by that, I mean it always sucked.)
     
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    Loved CARRIE 2, it's the 90's time capsule the same way De Palma's is the 70's. The subject matter is pretty raw and topical too, even today with all those rape cases coming out with high school football team involvement. Good cast, some dark twists and a pretty decent way of tying it into the original film rather than going the usual hohum reboot way. Deserves a lot more respect than it gets...it at the very least deserves to be in print in some kind of home video format!!!
     
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    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Uh... well, I admit I don't remember The Rage very well but you could make that statement about almost any movie at the tail end of the decade. And 1998/99 wasn't in any way the most prolific period defining what the 90's was. 1995 is a much better barometer and Clueless probably the only signature film of the decade itself. Barely a single thing in the movie could be considered retro, aside from the Emma influence.

    I do however adore that the film tried to paint Garbage as being loner music (they were included in the goddamn soundtrack to Adam Sandler's Big Daddy and were chosen to do the theme song to that year's James Bond film, forgive me while I bray like a hyena). No better example of filmmakers being utterly clueless about teenagers in probably any film that decade. Rose McGowan's direct-to-video "erotic" thriller knockoff Devil in the Flesh was more true to teenagers of the 90's. Which is my cue to mention 10 Things I Hate About You. See, I was the only person I knew who listened to Bikini Kill in high school. And this movie knew who they were. And had the "outcast" character listen to them.
     
  9. Paff

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    I didn't even get that deep in my disliking the Garbage reference. I just thought that unless Garbage became the next Beatles (they didn't), that the reference would become nonsensical in a few years. While any film will have inclusions of styles from the time it's made, it's really in the filmmaker's best interest to try to minimize that, and certainly not call attention to it by having it explicitly in the script.

    That said, I do kinda like Carrie 2 enough to have it in my collection.
     
  10. DVD-fanatic-9

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    Makes sense to own it now if it's so out-of-print.

    Some people truly hate the movie, I personally would rather take the likes of Bring It On if I want a fun dumb movie about teenagers or Jawbreaker if I want a terrible movie about teenagers that I can still enjoy for the clear horror influences.
     
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    Out-of-print, schmout-of-print. Bet you could find it for a buck or less at a swap meet.
     
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    Could be banged up though.
     
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    The Haunting
     

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