Horror or Not? Part 2

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Horror or Not? Part 2

  1. The Terminator - YES

    15.6%
  2. The Terminator - NO

    80.0%
  3. The Monster Squad - YES

    64.4%
  4. The Monster Squad - NO

    28.9%
  5. The Lost Boys - YES

    86.7%
  6. The Lost Boys - NO

    11.1%
  7. Irréversible - YES

    15.6%
  8. Irréversible - NO

    57.8%
  9. Antichrist (2009) - YES

    33.3%
  10. Antichrist (2009) - NO

    44.4%
  11. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) - YES

    51.1%
  12. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) - NO

    37.8%
  13. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) - YES

    68.9%
  14. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) - NO

    24.4%
  15. The Thing from Another World (1951) - YES

    48.9%
  16. The Thing from Another World (1951) - NO

    31.1%
  17. Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom - YES

    13.3%
  18. Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom - NO

    62.2%
  19. Night of the Comet - YES

    60.0%
  20. Night of the Comet - NO

    26.7%
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  1. spawningblue

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    In regards to the thread I started to determine "Horror Digital's Top 100 Horror Films of All Time!"

    http://www.horrordigital.com/vb3foru...d=1#post737153

    Do you consider these horror films or not? If the final tally is no, they will not be allowed on your lists for the Top 100. You have until Mon. June 10th to decide. If there are any other films that are debatable, let me know and I will create another poll.

    Also, feel free to state your case why you chose what you did.

    Thanks!
     
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    Terminator: Dark, apocalyptic science fiction
    Monster Squad: it was made as a monster movie for kids and it delivers on the scares.
    Lost Boys: Vampires. Not just Twilight style vampires, but SCARY when they wanna be vampires. Horror.
    Irreversible: Actually havent seen that one, but raping isn't horror to me, it's the evening news.
    Antichrist: weird, dark, semi pornographic art film
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956: could go either way, I suppose. I voted no. 50s sci-fi.
    Invasion 78: Horror. The sound the pod people make when they discover a human among them freaks me out.
    Thing From Another World: 50s Sci Fi. I've never been afraid of 50s sci-fi.
    Salo: Never seen it, but everything I know about it insinuates that it doesn't meet my criteria for a horror movie.
    Night of the Comet: Kind of science fiction, kind of horror. Mostly kind of bad. Voted Yes. Don't ask why.
     
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    It is really unsettling and uncomfortable but I wouldn't call it horror. We had to watch it in our film class. :nervous: 2 unsettling scenes besides the rape are when the guys enter this gay club and when a bunch of drag queens start chasing these guys on the street.

    Creeeepay!

    Although, I think my class was more unnerved by Fat Girl which surprised me.
     
  4. zbinks

    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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    Antichrist: To me, it's a horror film for the art film crowd, or possibly horror for people who hate horror. The imagery, symbolism and progression of events are definitely meant to make the viewer uneasy with a sense of dread, but it might be a little too arty to be an effective horror film. It's like the horror film response to Tree of Life, except that it was released a couple years earlier.

    I'm on the fence, leaning horror.
     
  5. spawningblue

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    Terminator: I have heard many compare this one to a slasher film which is a fair assessment. That being said I still think it is a sci-fi action movie as those two devices take precedent over everything else.

    Monster Squad: Goonies with monsters. Although it's not really scary and there aren't many people killed, any movie with that many monsters is a horror film to me.

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978): Horror movie with sci-fi elements, since the pods are alien. Scary movie though so definitely horror.

    Night of the Comet: I voted horror since it has zombie like creature. This one is debatable though.

    The rest I haven't seen. I know it's embarrassing, I especially need to see the original Invasion and The Thing!
     
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    Also, interesting that although more still feel they are horror films (As of the poll right now), the orignal Invasion and The Thing are a lot closer than their remakes, who most feel are definitely horror films.
     
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    Once again i'm surprised with the results for Terminator. Yes, I understand that it is science fiction but what could be more horrific than a nearly unstoppable death machine trying to kill you?
     

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    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    I've missed most of the movies on this list.

    Irreversible is definitely not a horror film, it's about 70% exploitation and 30% drama.

    Night of the Comet, unlike Jaws, does not have uplifting music cues or a theme of hope leading us to believe the ending will be happy- to bring back what I said in the first HoN thread. It's horror.

    The Monster Squad could be considered parody but it's extremely faithful to the look and feel of a horror film. File it under Fright Night, basically- would you even debate that one.

    The Lost Boys is debatable but if we don't call it horror, we have to file it under the same category as The Goonies with a slight shift in subject matter into drama and the last thing TLB is is a drama. It's also not a mystery, technically less than 50% a comedy, and maybe 40% an adventure film. At most. This is actually an extremely interesting movie, do you know what it is? Sans musical numbers obviously, it is both the Grease and the Scream of the 80's. At the same time. Anyway, the balance is tipped into horror from here by Kiefer Sutherland's terrifying performance (he really is scary here) and several true horror moments. Certainly more than Jaws. As John Waters said (paraphrasing), any movie can have gore in it.
     

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