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Discussion in 'Site News' started by rhett, Oct 22, 2007.
The Changeling. Really scary movie that to this day creeps me out!
LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE. Bloody fantastic!
Good call. If there is a more horrifying movie that that one, I haven't seen it yet. :nervous:
I also have to go with The Entity. To see Barbara Hershey's tits get fondled by unseen hands...a classic scene.
poltergeist. it was the first movie i saw in the theater.
I'd say "Shining" if I am only allowed one choice. But, I'd add "Legend of Hell House" if I am allowed to tie. "Session 9" comes in at third, but probably only becasue it is more recent and didn't get the opportunity to wound my impressionable psyche. And I'd probably put "The Kingdom" up there, but I haven't seen part two yet.
I really like a lot of these... Hell Night, The Changeling, The Haunting... I'm going to have to go with Poltergeist, though. Nobody and I mean NOBODY tops Craig T. Nelson in his 1980's stride. Period.
I think I would have to say Rose Red.... one of my favorite Stephen King Miniseries... as well as one of my favorite Haunted House movies.
That one is easy because it is also my favorite movie: The Shining. It's a perfect film to me.
POLTERGEIST. Thank you Spielberg (and Hooper) for creating a work that allowed me to scare the crap out of the other kids on the block, and my favorite childhood babysitter. The film is so well photographed, acted, and scripted. I really wish the sequels had been better, but they have moments. I would say my runners up are most of the AMITYVILLE films.
My favorite was The Haunting. It's the best horror film of all time.
I'm surprised no one's mentioned either The Woman In Black or Ghostwatch yet. Two excellent haunted house films.
I really enjoyed The Changling and Legend of Hell House.
My favorite though is a dead heat tie between The Uninvited and The Haunting (1963).
The Haunting is my favorite haunted house movie. Still scary to this day, and not much of anything is shown. Suspense and suggestion go a long way in this one. I love The Shining, Poltergeist, and Night of the Demons as well.
I'll go with THE HAUNTING, but it's a tough pick--lots of great ones in this area. I enjoy the original 13 GHOSTS a lot too, but it's not really all that scary. THE HAUNTING was another one where I got creeped out just by reading Stephen King's descriptions of it in DANSE MACARBRE.
Poltergeist for me. I grew up watching this movie. Great atmosphere, great acting, great story, great cinematography. You can't tell a good ghost story in a shitty movie, it just doesn't work. In order for a good haunted house/ghost story, everything has to be top notch in order for it to be pulled off. Unlike a slasher movie, where you can have horrible acting and the movie is still tonnes of fun to watch because of all the carnage on screen, a scary haunted house/ghost story has to be great in order for it to work. Otherwise it fails miserably. And Poltergeist excels at that. A close second would definitely have to go to The Shining.
Ghost Story. Bush, baby, BUSH!!!
Poltergeist followed very closely by Session 9
Poltergeist, easily. To me it is the closest to a perfect haunted house film.
The Changeling but I also really enjoy The Shining.