Horror Film of the decade thus far

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Best of the decade so far

  1. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

    13.8%
  2. The Others (2001)

    3.1%
  3. Saw (2004)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

    6.2%
  5. Frailty (2001)

    4.6%
  6. The Devil's Backbone (2001)

    6.2%
  7. The Ring (2002)

    1.5%
  8. 28 Days Later... (2002)

    4.6%
  9. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

    4.6%
  10. Kaïro (2001)

    1.5%
  11. The Eye (2002)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. May (2002)

    1.5%
  13. Haute Tension (2003)

    10.8%
  14. Ju-on: The Grudge (2003)

    3.1%
  15. Dark Water (2002)

    1.5%
  16. Ginger Snaps (2000)

    6.2%
  17. Dog Soldiers (2002)

    10.8%
  18. Session 9 (2001)

    6.2%
  19. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

    6.2%
  20. Other (specify)

    7.7%
  1. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

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    Wow i really didn't expect Shaun of the Dead to run away with it like it is. Although i really enjoyed it i prefur my horror more straight up, hold the ice and pop.
     
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    Oh yeah where's Freddy vs Jason if Shaun of the Dead can make it on there then why can't this.

    My top five:

    1) Freddy vs. Jason
    2) Jeepers Creepers (Yes I did love it thought it was one of the best horror films ever)
    3) The Ring

    Most disapointing of the decade

    1) Shaun of the Dead: Should have retitled it Yawn of the Dead
    2) Dawn of the Dead: Has nothing on the original
    3) Cabin Fever: Yawn!
     
  3. Ash28M

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    First of all your top 5 only contians 3 movies. Secondly you have the same taste in horror films as my 13 year old niece, and i don't even have a 13 year old niece.
     
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    first things first this is a forum so I can voice my opinion anyway I like, second of al I was gonna do a top 5 did 3 and couldn't be arsed and 3rd of all get fucked.
     
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    :lol: Keep up the good work boys!:lol:
     
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    Session 9 was Very Very Underrated!!!
     
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    I'm not surprised that Shaun of The Dead is doing so well in voting. it was a great movie. not just a great horror movie (maybe it's not even a true "horror movie"), but a great movie.

    if we were going for the scariest/one that freaked you out the most, then Open Water would jump to the top of my list. I've actually had nightmares (before seeing the movie) about being alone in a large body of water, not being able to see what's happening underneath me. so yeah, it evoked a primal fear in me.
     
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    BloodMan Kill Time B4 It Kills You

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    who's getting fucked by what and how now? :)
     
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    Somebodys 13 year old niece I think.:nervous:
     
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    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    no. somebody's non-existent 13 year old niece.
     
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    Yeah I loved Open Water. If anything I thought it had the most haunting ending of any horror film since Blair Witch. Again though I just didn’t add it as I wanted to stick with more traditional horror films since I only had so many spots. I also have no argument with Shaun of the Dead being up there. I just didn't think it would be winning by that much.
     
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    Oh!Thanks for clearing that up for me.:rolleyes:
     
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    Devil's Backbone is in my top 10 movies of all time, regardless of genre, so it got my vote. Shaun was my top film of last year. I, too, would give an honorable mention to Session 9.

    Take a look at that list again. The horror genre is alive and well. Excellent.
     
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    the end to that movie....i got very involved with the characters during the movie so the ending was...upsetting, to say the least. just a beautifully made movie all around.

    I'll have to check out a few of the other movies mentioned in this thread. especially the ones that people are getting more passionate about. Indeed the Horror genre is doing pretty well....as long as you don't look at what's been released so far this year :D
     
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    Indeed i think horror since about 1999 has been the best it's been since the early 80's. Sure we have some stinkers but so did every era. usually when you look back on an Era you look at how many good films came out of it and not so much emphasis on the bad.
     
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    That's something I've always said. I lived through the early 80's, the last so-called "golden age", and we never high-fived each other about how great things were. In fact, there was a lot of bitching about the "sad state of horror films"! (check the letters columns in early issues of Fangoria if you don't believe me)

    I'm also happy to say I've seen every single film on that list, although only 5 theatrically. Guess I gotta get out more.
     
  17. Cujo108

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    Most definitely. That was the first film since Blair Witch that really creeped me out. A very subtle, frightening film with an unnerving score and a brilliant setting. Great acting too, with very interesting characters. An outstanding film for sure.

    On another note, I completely agree that horror really kicked back into gear in 99, and its been going great ever since.
     
  18. Luna

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    I swear it has to be connected to Republican presidencies somehow. :D

    I haven't been able to make up my mind about which I think is best, but it's either Shaun of the Dead or May.
     
  19. betterdan

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    Frailty for me. Don't ask me to go into detail cause I won't just accept what I say as gospel.
     
  20. Ash28M

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    I know many of you won’t agree with me but I actually contribute much of the recent resurgence of the quality of horror films to two films from two different part of the world.

    1.In North America – The Blair Witch Project, Like it or not it got people talking again and asking the question what is the scariest film ever. I think the rest of the film world took notice and started to think, hey remember when horror films were actually scary, that’s what sells not this recycled Scream slasher crap that we think people want to see.

    2.Asia - Ringu, much like Blair Witch the success of this film got producers in Asia thinking that horror films could make them money. Now look at all the quality films that have come out of there since, mainly over the success of just one film.
     

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