Whodunit Horror Contest

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  1. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Whodunits I love:

    Death on the Nile
    Tenebre
    Murder by death (I laugh my ass of every time)
    Four Flies on gray velvet
    Angel Heart (the perfect "the-devil-made-me-do-it" movie)
     
  2. TheShape

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    The Name of the Rose comes to mind.

    I like it because it's a whodunit but in such an unusual setting for the genre (an abbey in the 14th century) and the "detective" is a monk with skills that could make Sherlock Holmes jealous.
     
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    Suicide Space Bastard!

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    7 people have already said it, but I'm going with April Fool's Day.
     
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    Deep Red. I love the fact that
    if you look closely, you can see who the killer is right from the beginning.

    Runners up would be April Fool's Day and Sleepaway Camp.
     
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    lots of great ones mentioned already...some other favorites are the leopard man, basic instinct, and the maltese falcon.
     
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    Sleepaway camp for sure!
     
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    There have been so many great story lines to follow and many have been mentioned here. Argento kept me guessing all the way through DEEP RED and SLEEPLESS. The STENDHAL SYNDROME was wonderfully dark and intelligent in its confusion filled plotline but that is what Argento does best. Larry Cohen has taken simple premises and made them into wonderfully odd Detective Thrillers/Horrors like GOD TOLD ME TO and Q. Fulci's NEW YORK RIPPER was convoluted and insane as only he could pull off right down to the conclusion. If I had to mention one that has recently stuck in my head it has to be Carpenters CIGARETTE BURNS, would have made a great full length film. Character to character, that was a pulp novel in the making.
     
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    April Fool's Day is awesome, I like Sisters too, Sleepaway Camp and Happy Birthday to Me along with Argento's (Bird, Deep red, Suspiria, etc.)
     
  9. Cujo108

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    Memories of Murder
     
  10. Harry Warden

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    I'd have to go with Scream. It kept me guessing right to the end and had a lot of fun twists and turns along the way.
     
  11. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    The one I love is an obscurity with Roddy McDowell called Arnold! I also liked Murder By Death a lot!
     
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    My favorite has always been CLUE. Not only because its a send up of the whole whodunit genre but for the singing telegram scene, it gets me rolling every time! Plus the multiple explainations at the end make it even better.
     
  13. 2D4EVER

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    Gotta be Twin Peaks/FWWM for me.
    Holy shit that scene near the end of FWWM with Leland running with Laura and Ronette through the woods was fucked up.

    But Murder on the Orient Express is a classic I also love.
     
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    tough call for me but I must go with Sleepaway Camp followed closely by Tenebre & My Bloody Valentine...
     
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    Was originally thinking Twin Peaks, but my favorite would have to be Blue Velvet. This was the first David Lynch movie I ever saw. Between the music, cinematography, Dennis Hopper, and Pabst Blue Ribbon - this movie will always stay with me.
     
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    Sleuth (1972) The performances by Michael Cain and Laurence Olivier are terrific. Hell, they're the only characters in the film! Also, it was written by Anthony Schaefer who wrote the original Wicker Man.
     
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    So many to pick from but, I always stuck up for this horror movie before:

    April Fool's Day 1986

    Besides the ending being quite fun, the setup is great. I just love the whole idea.



    As for Non-Horror:

    Gotta go with The Usual Suspects & Primal Fear
     
  19. Mok

    Mok Family is Forever

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    Friday the 13th part 5 is sort of whodunit. I think that one or else April Fool's Day.
     
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    The Last of Sheila.

    Definitely underrated and I'm sure there will probably be a remake of this sometime in the future.
     

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