The 90's VS The 00's

Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Ash28M, Feb 17, 2009.

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Pick your decade.

  1. 90's

    30.9%
  2. 00's

    69.1%
  1. othervoice1

    othervoice1 Well-Known Member

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    Yea Ginger Snaps, Descent was great, Audition, May, the Orphanage and these are just a few of the really great ones off the top of my head. Id say 00's although the 90's had its moments (and yes im a Blair Witch lover). Yea just gotta wade through all the crappy remakes and ripoffs to remember the good stuff out there. And Ive heard "Let the Right One In" is great but waiting till my blu-ray comes early March to find out.
     
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  2. shithead

    shithead Death By Ejaculation

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    Well..i voted 00's but after looking at that Wiki page, i'm going to go with the 90's.
     
  3. Erick H.

    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    I'll go with the 2000's,though overall I think they are both weak.Of my favorites of this decade nearly half are foreign films.Just not among my favorite decades for horror.
     
  4. msw7

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    00s by a mile for me - there have just been a tremendous number of great horror titles - mostly from Europe/independents, but

    The Descent
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    The Devil's Backbone
    Battle Royale
    Slither
    Dagon
    Planet Terror
    Fido
    Shaun of the Dead
    The Mist
    High Tension
    Inside
    The Girl Next Door
    Frailty
    House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects
    ... and the decade isn't over yet (Let the Right One In...)

    Certainly there were some good ones in the 90s, but not this many and not this good (just off the top of my head again).
     
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  5. fattyjoe37

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    The 90s was the worst decade ever for horror. 00s wins easily.
     
  6. DVD-fanatic-9

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

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    90's, with a bullet.

    The only reason anyone would ever choose the 00's is because of the Quantity. But the 90's clearly have Quality on their side.
     
  7. MacReady

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    Well,the question here is:`The 90's VS The 00's: which do you prefer?`

    Not ``do horror movies from the 90´s and 00´s stand up to horror movies from other decades.`` Because, for the most part, they do not.

    I dont care for torture porn very much,which is why I went with the 90`s.

    I think the 00`s will be remembered for toture porn more than anything else.
     
  8. DVD-fanatic-9

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

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    And remakes, I can promise you that. After that, I'd say- the zombie films (which now I'm having a hard time listing, but of course there've been many).

    Hopefully it will be remembered for what it is- the "fanboy" decade. Where 90% or more of all the directors were... I'm not going to be gentle about this, I'm going to come right out and say it: they're fucking idiots. They don't know shit about how to make a horror film.

    Look at the trends. Not just in the themes of the movies. In the elements of the movie-making. Music, lighting, camerawork, photography, acting, casting, special effects, mood / tone. They're all the freaking same. There's almost no variety in the look and feel of horror this decade.
     
  9. maybrick

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    Nope, the 00's have quality too. 90's films for the most part (and especially from the first half of the decade) were completely overlit and lacked very little in the way of atmosphere. Also, the 90's were the advent of the use of CGI and it's use was horrendous. Films like ANACONDA and SPECIES don't look good even in comparison to the most low budget Sci-Fi Channel original feature of today. All horror movies of today look the same? Hmm... THE ORPHANAGE, SAW, GINGER SNAPS, LAND OF THE DEAD, CLOVERFIELD, FIDO, THE MIST, THE DESCENT, SWEENY TODD... Nope, I see a lot variety in the methods of filmmaking at work this decade. There are a lot of remakes today, granted, but that only bothers me when they're badly realized. "Torture Porn" would bother me more if it were more prevalent, but I think the fad has kind of played out.

    About the only thing that really bothers me about horror movies today when you get down to the nitty-gritty is the over reliance on the shaky-cam. However, horror isn't the only genre guilty of this travesty so I'm not sure that that's a valid complaint of the genre itself (more regarding modern filmmaking as a whole).
     
  10. Matt89

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    That and the fast editing. Horror filmmakers today need to realize that not every sequence needs to be cut the way Hitchcock cut the shower scene in Psycho. The editing today is almost enough to give you a goddamn seizure.

    But I think there are three films (The Strangers, The Descent and the Dawn of the Dead remake) that automatically trump anything made in the '90s. The only halfway decent horror movie made in the '90s was possibly Scream. I really can't think of anything else, other than bad Friday the 13th, Hellraiser and Amityville Horror sequels.

    ~Matt
     
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    Wow looking at the lists, the 90s did have a lot of terrible terrible sequels. I'll take a decent remake over a bad sequel any day of the week. Don't understand the complaint about remakes, when a sequel is pretty much the same thing, the first movie not done as well. So the 00s it is!
     
  12. Matt89

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    Well....well no not at all. Sequels ordinarily aren't remakes at all. Look at The Godfather Part II (possibly better than the first IMO) and The Exorcist II - TOTALLY different than their predecessors. A remake is something that ordinarily takes the story/plotline of a particular film, and puts a new perspective on it. Sometimes it works, somtimes it doesn't. A sequel ordinarily continues the storyline, or preceeds the original (a "prequel"). Like all the Halloween films are SEQUELS to the first, since they continue a storyline. The Prom Night sequels aren't technically sequels since they're their own storyline. The only true sequel in the Prom Night series is Part III, as it was a direct sequel to Part II.

    ~Matt
     
  13. Mok

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    No way man, all the action happens in the original. I guess part 2 does have more Fredo though. "I can handle things! I'm smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb... I'm smart and I want respect!"
     
  14. Matt89

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    Alright it's better by like....a thread. :D They're both amazing films and I can never really decide which one I like better. I'll watch part 1 and be like, "OMG definitely the best one." Then it'll be a while before I see part 2 again and when I do finally see it again I'm all, "no no...THAT is definitely the best Godfather." And then I think the only reason I think that is because it's been a while since I saw part 1 and its memory isn't as "fresh".

    It's like trying to decide which Hitchcock film is your favorite. (With me it's always a toss-up between Vertigo, Rope and Shadow of a Doubt.)

    ~Matt
     
  15. geeare

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    the 90's were a low poont for alot of things. not just horror movies.
     
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    Even though I hate and completely loathe most remakes I'd still say we've had a few better horror movies in this decade than the 90s, because aside from the Scream series, Army of darkness and a handful of others that don't immediately come to mind, thats about it. Although I'll say the 00's have had more pieces of crap, but thats just because they've made greater quantities of horror movies this decade. Both suck though if you ask me, just one a little less than the other.
     
  17. Rockmjd

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    00's by far. It helps that I don't like some of the 90's 'standout' films like Scream and Blair Witch.
     
  18. spawningblue

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    Well obviously there are some exceptions. yes there are a lot of sequels better the the first, but when it comes to horror films that's usually not the case. And yes, Halloween continues a story, but it's pretty much the same thign over and over again, like wise with the Nightmare and Friday movies. Don;t get me wrong, I love all the sequels, but that's also why I'll give a remake a shot. Other then Halloween 2, do any of them really continue a story? They tried somewhat i guess with the terrible cult story in Halloween 5, but other then that. Every Friday movie is just a bunch of kids have sex and get killed. Halloween 4, 5 and 6 they pretty much just substituted a sister for a niece. Poltergeist sequels, same thing, different location. Sleepaway Camp same thing just her older. Ect.
     
  19. Cujo108

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    The 90's are underrated. My favorite horror films from that decade are:

    The Blair Witch Project
    Dellamorte Dellamore
    Lord of Illusions
    Jacob's Ladder
    Ravenous
    Audition
    Candyman
    The Stand
    The Reflecting Skin
    The Night Flier
    In the Mouth of Madness
    Dust Devil
    Jack Be Nimble
    The Stendhal Syndrome

    And there are many others that I like to a lesser extent or simply find to be fun/entertaining. That said, my vote goes to the 00's. The amount of quality horror this decade has really surprised me. Sure, there's the disheartening remake trend and some severely overrated films like Shaun of the Dead and The Descent, but the list of favorites from the last nine years would be quite a bit longer, and it's still got most of this year to go.
     
  20. Harry Warden

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    I've got to go with the 2000's as well. There are a few high marks in the 90s. Seven and Silence of the Lambs come to mind, and perhaps a handfull of others, but I've enjoyed the films since 2000 much more than the 90's.
     

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