Year by Year: Your Top Five based on IMDb Votes - 2000

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Pick five: 2000

  1. La comunidad (Common Wealth)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Shadow of the Vampire

    31.7%
  3. Final Destination

    63.4%
  4. Ginger Snaps

    82.9%
  5. Blood: The Last Vampire

    4.9%
  6. What Lies Beneath

    26.8%
  7. Versus

    14.6%
  8. Uzumaki

    22.0%
  9. Ring 0: Birthday

    2.4%
  10. Anatomy

    19.5%
  11. Psycho Beach Party

    17.1%
  12. Scream 3

    31.7%
  13. Bruiser

    17.1%
  14. Cherry Falls

    24.4%
  15. Bless the Child

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Dracula 2000

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Lost Souls

    7.3%
  18. Supernova

    2.4%
  19. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

    31.7%
  20. Urban Legends: Final Cut

    14.6%
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  1. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    Vote for your five faves.

    Didn't make the cut:

    21. Little Otik (3642 votes)
    22. In the Light of the Moon (Ed Gein) (3437 votes)
    23. Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (3013 votes)
    24. Faust: Love of the Damned (2455 votes)
    25. Cut (2307 votes)
    26. Chasing Sleep (2043 votes)
    27. Deep in the Woods (1783 votes)
    28. Spiders (1717 votes)
    29. The Convent (1684 votes)
    30. Seven Days to Live (1457 votes)
     
  2. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Pretty weak year overall... the first one I've struggled to come up with 5 to vote for.

    Ginger Snaps
    Anatomy
    Psycho Beach Party
    Shadow of the Vampire
    Cherry Falls
     
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    thing Well-Known Member

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    What Lies Beneath
    Scream 3
    Anatomy
    Bruiser
    Final Destination
     
  4. Vance Vandy

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    In order of preference:

    Uzumaki
    Ginger Snaps
    Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 - underrated sequel.
    Final Destination
    Urban Legends: Final Cut - not great, but cheesy fun.
     
  5. shithead

    shithead Death By Ejaculation

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    Ginger Snaps
    Versus
    Shadow Of The Vampire
    Bruiser
    Blair Witch 2
     
  6. dave13

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    Shadow of the Vampire
    Final Destination
    Ginger Snaps
    What Lies Beneath
    Cherry Falls

    this is kind of what I was expecting - a year with a lot of films that I watched when they came out, and not again since.

    Thanks for keeping it going, Hellbilly.
     
  7. deepred

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    Ginger Snaps
    What Lies Beneath
    Anatomy
    Psycho Beach Party
    Scream 3

    I forgot about SOTV - that's one I always wanted to see but never got around to.
     
  8. rhett

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    Pretty rough year. Blair Witch 2 is still a blind spot for me. Same goes with a few others on the list. Most of the ones I've seen though...I don't want to vote for.

    Ginger Snaps
    Final Destination
    Urban Legends: Final Cut (cheesy fun is right, always had a soft spot for this)
    Scream 3 (UL: Final Cut was the Hollywood send-up that this wanted to be, but it still had its moments)
    Cherry Falls
     
  9. dave13

    dave13 Well-Known Member

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    not a fan of Shadow of the Vampire? Of the whole list it seems like the only one with any ambition towards cinematic storytelling rather than simple exploitation (not that I have anything against exploitation, but you know what I mean...).
     
  10. DVD-fanatic-9

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

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    Okay, that is it, the omission of American Psycho clearly proves IMDb is the most useless, irrelevant source on this matter.

    In fact, Hellbilly... why did you even use them? They're helpful in coming up with a basic list of horror movies released that year, but their judgment is so completely bullshit that now they're not even listing key titles anymore.

    I don't see why Wiki wasn't a sufficient replacement for IMDb and why this thread series wasn't Your Top 5 of the Year - period.
     
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  11. zbinks

    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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    They have it listed as Crime and Drama... but not Horror. :hum:
     
  12. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    Ginger Snaps
    What Lies Beneath
    Anatomy
    Final Destination
    Lost Souls

    You know it's a hurtin' year when you're voting for Blair Witch II :rolleyes:
     
  13. DVD-fanatic-9

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

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    The drama thing especially sticks in my hide. It's a comedy much more than a drama. And - a crime film??? It's debatable whether he even killed anyone. Which, of course, is the whole point of the movie.
     
  14. dave13

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    I think using IMDB and the constraints of that is exactly what makes it interesting. you're limited to what the "masses" have decided are the top horror films of that year, and from that list you have to pick.
     
  15. DVD-fanatic-9

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

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    I don't see the point even in that. I guess it is a big who-cares, we'll-forget-about-this-in-a-week but the idea of rating/ranking/listing our favorites or bests of each year certainly seems to have merit enough to warrant this gigantic series of threads. But now it's a huge bunch of threads...to challenge ourselves against the masses? ...Uh... I don't think we'll look back on it with the same viewpoint. I think it will seem like a waste of time in the future.
     
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  16. dave13

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    well obviously its just a fun diversion. to be honest, I find all the top 5's and best of's to be pretty boring. there was a recent top 100 of all time thread, that (no disrespect to those who participated in that) I had absolutely no interest in. I know what my top films are, and I know what the general consensus is on the top 20 or so horror films of all time. its exactly the constraints of these latest polls that I find interesting. first of all, you don't get to chose from an unlimited group. secondly, you have to chose 5 (or at least, that's what you're supposed to do), so if you only really love 2 or 3 films from that year's list, you need to look at what 2 or 3 other films you like enough to put in those last few places. those are the most interesting results, I think. everybody knew The Exorcist would take the top spot in 1973. no big surprise there. but who knew that Torso would make it into the top 5, over The Legend of Hell House and Sisters? Or that 3 people would pick Sssssss as one of their top 5 for that year? That's kind of cool to see. It makes these new polls fresh.
     
  17. Workshed

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    Exactly. The last thing we need is another "List Your Favorite Films!" thread. This exercise provides a constraint, and constraints often lead to more interesting results.

    I went with Ginger Snaps as my top, as it's one of my most watched films from this period, followed by Shadow of the Vampire (really surprised at your omission, rhett!), and then What Lies Beneath.
     
  18. russweiss

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    I thought it was interesting that Final Destination has the most votes (yes I voted for it as well). There was another thread where someone said they wouldn't watch any of these or the Saw films because they were just generic hollywood crap. Just goes to show that you shouldn't condemn any film without actually seeing it yourself.
     
  19. spawningblue

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    Terrible year and yeah baffling that American Psycho was left off.

    I couldn't pick 5 (I refuse to pick Scream 3 or some of the other crap) so I chose,

    Final Destination
    Ginger Snaps
    Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
    Shadow of the Vampire

    And out of those, Final Destination is the only one that I actually really like.
     
  20. Hatchetwarrior

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    Agreed. A wise man once said:

    "IMDB is where intelligent conversation about film goes to die"
    ~Foywonder
     

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