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10-22-2009, 07:22 PM
Sam Raimi's had a pretty exemplary career in mainstream cinema, yet he always returns to his EVIL DEAD roots, whether it be with this year's DRAG ME TO HELL or his continual line of Ghost House productions. We've got the four latest Ghost House Underground productions for giveaway, so tell us, which Ghost House production has been your favorite?

Sam Raimi's had a pretty exemplary career in mainstream cinema, yet he always returns to his EVIL DEAD roots, whether it be with this year's DRAG ME TO HELL or his continual line of Ghost House productions. We've got the four latest Ghost House Underground productions for giveaway, so tell us, which Ghost House production has been your favorite?

Ghost House began with BOOGEYMAN and THE GRUDGE, but has recently gone Underground with the sub-line, Ghost House Underground, specializing in green lighting productions by up and coming directors. Which is your favorite?

Make a single post in this thread telling us what your favorite Ghost House production is, and why, and you could win the four following Ghost House Underground releases from Lionsgate:
The Thaw
The Children
Seventh Moon

For a list of all the Ghost House Underground titles, click here (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0231295/).

For a list of all the Ghost House titles, click here (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0116611/).

Contest ends Tuesday, October 27, where one winner will be randomly drawn.

So let's hear it, what's your favorite Ghost House production?

10-22-2009, 07:31 PM
I can safely say that his most recent Drag Me To Hell was my personal favorite of the Ghost House productions.

The acting was spot on, I liked the Psychic storyline angle, and I feel it got away with a lot for a PG-13 movie like a lot of the mid '80s productions, when the rating was first introduced, got away with gleefully. ;)

That, and I was just engrossed in it, and enjoyed it much more then I originally thought I would (so sorry for the lite review, but the film is still pretty fresh out there, and I don't wanna get into heavy Spoilers until it get's a few more years older).

10-22-2009, 07:32 PM
i'll go with The Children, which was quite good and creepy, hard to do when the action is almost totally played out on a single location

10-22-2009, 07:38 PM
Drag Me to Hell no contest! 30 Days of Night would be second, and although I haven't seen it yet, The Children looks really damn good!

10-22-2009, 07:47 PM
yeah, drag me to hell all the way

10-22-2009, 07:47 PM
It's definitely Drag Me to Hell. This is my favorite horror movie of 2009 and the one that proved that PG-13 doesn't necessarily equal shit, as long as there's passion, energy and talent involved. It also took Raimi in the director's chair to make a truly classic Ghost House production. I've also enjoyed The Grudge (as well as, to a lesser extent, its sequels) and 30 Days of Night. As for Ghost House Underground, I've only seen a couple but I thought Dance of the Dead was good fun and I also dug No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker (even if it's basically a carbon copy of its predecessor). I bought The Substitute awhile back but I still haven't gotten around to watching it, and I have Offspring at home from Netflix. I hear mixed things (mostly negative) but I love Jack Ketchum and I've really enjoyed all of the adaptations of his work (especially The Lost).

On a side note, Rhett, will these be the DVDs or Blu-rays?

10-22-2009, 07:53 PM
I had to choose 30 Days of Night because I love vampire movies.

10-22-2009, 07:54 PM
to be honest I've only seen a few but I liked 30 Days of night

10-22-2009, 07:57 PM
Drag Me To Hell is by far my favorite. I really dig No Man's Land, 30 Days of Night, and Offspring( a lot of bad reviews, but it is actually pretty faithful to the book and my second favorite Ketchum adaptation, Red is still # 1), but Hell is just the best so far.

Mutilated Prey
10-22-2009, 08:20 PM
Drag Me To Hell easily. I picked up on all the old Evil Dead roots right away which made me enjoy it even more. The old lady after her dentures fell sucking on the chick's chin had me rolling. Reminded so much of mama in the cellar from Evel Dead II.

Queen B
10-22-2009, 08:43 PM
DRAG ME TO HELL by far. It's the only film on their roster that boasts originality and a respect for the genre. And not only is it Ghost House's finest offering, but it's also one of the best modern horror films around. A true classic.

Richard Anthony
10-22-2009, 09:02 PM
For me, it would be The Grudge 2. I enjoyed the first Film as well but there is something about The Grudge 2 that I really enjoyed. I loved Sarah Michelle Gellar and Amber Tamblyn as Sisters in the Film and Arielle Kebbel turns in a Great performance!! The Girl's School had some Great Creepy moments in and out of the School!! I enjoy most of Ghost House's Movies. I haven't seen Drag Me To Hell yet but I will soon. I want to see those 4 New Movies very soon!!

10-22-2009, 09:16 PM
Have to go with 30 Days of Night, primarily because it was kick-ass vampire flick (none of those art-fag goth loverboy vamps), and even more so that I haven't seen any of the others yet.:nervous:

I really can't imagine any of them being better than 30 Days, maybe Drag Me to Hell has a shot. I just need the library to get Drag in for me. I'm on the waiting list but they have no copies yet, and the Blu-ray isn't even on the site at all.:(

Body Boy
10-22-2009, 09:17 PM
30 Days of Night. Dark vampire flick that had a flare IMO.

10-22-2009, 09:27 PM
It's a toss up between Drag Me To Hell and The Children. I honestly can't pick one over the other, as they individually satisfy different areas of my horror tastes.

bwana the clown
10-22-2009, 10:03 PM
Out of those films I've only seen The Grudge, The Grudge 2, and 30 Days Of Night. So my vote has to go to 30 Days Of Night - even though I was only really luke-warm about it.

10-22-2009, 10:53 PM
I haven't seen any Ghost House Underground movies. As far as Ghost House Pictures, I'd have to say Drag Me to Hell followed closely by 30 Days of Night.

10-22-2009, 11:02 PM
Drag Me to Hell. The film was a blast to watch.

10-22-2009, 11:03 PM
Drag Me To Hell. Great fun flick.

10-22-2009, 11:21 PM
Easily 30 Days of Night. I love relentless violence. Had a nice look to it as well.

10-22-2009, 11:32 PM
30 Days of Night has really grown on me and I really dig it. It's the bonkers make up effects and unshy use of gushing bloodyness... good fun. :)

10-22-2009, 11:32 PM
Drag Me to Hell for me too. Just a genuinely fun "scary" movie that kept me entertained the whole way through, and as weird as it seems, that's a rarity nowadays.

Harry Warden
10-22-2009, 11:36 PM
30 Days of Night. Loved it. It was plenty gory and the entire concept was sooooo damn cool. Super ending.

Kodiac Jack
10-22-2009, 11:41 PM
Drag Me to Hell ranks up there with the Evil Series IMO.
Way better than the crap Boogeyman and Gruge flicks.

10-23-2009, 12:12 AM
30 Days of Night!

Mazurka Macabre
10-23-2009, 12:52 AM
I really loved the gross-out horror in Drag Me to Hell. Such as great film to watch in the theatre! The casket scene was golden. Dance of the Dead is a close runner up. I was surprised how enjoyable it was, despite the fact that it adhered so closely to Return of the Living Dead-style humor.

Johnny Macabre
10-23-2009, 01:02 AM
Well... DRAG ME TO HELL for me to!!

I just had a blast at the movies with this one. It doesn't try to fit in any trend or to surpass the last gory outing from the Saw franchise. It's a great entertainment.

Kudos to Dance Of The Dead and The Children.

10-23-2009, 01:06 AM
I'll have to go with The Children. I had the best time watching that one, and I really loved the way they pulled the whole thing off. The production design was great, the characters were well developed, and it truly had some truly sinister moments to it.

I recently viewed it a second time on Blu-ray, and loved it just as much on a repeat viewing.

10-23-2009, 01:09 AM
30 Days of Night for this one.

10-23-2009, 01:27 AM
30 Days of Night for this one.

Ya it will be great if they both get active on this forum... and share their exp. with gaming...

10-23-2009, 01:37 AM
Drag me to Hell

10-23-2009, 01:40 AM
I will say Dance of the Dead, I really enjoyed that one. I don't like running zombies, but I loved the way they burst out of their graves and landed running full speed. I also liked The Children, 30 Days of Night and Drag Me To Hell - although I do think Drag Me To Hell is getting a little bit too much praise everywhere.

10-23-2009, 01:42 AM
haven't seen drag me to hell (and really have no interest in it) so I guess I would have to say 30 days of night, although that was not great to me but it was ok. I really haven't seen too many of them. I am looking forward to checking out the children though. That has gotten great reviews so far.

10-23-2009, 01:44 AM
30 days of Night

10-23-2009, 01:51 AM
Definitely Drag Me To Hell, which is one of the most entertaining films I've seen in a long, long time!

Lone Wolf
10-23-2009, 02:00 AM
Have to go with 30 Days of Night because it's the only one of these I have seen.

10-23-2009, 02:07 AM
Drag Me to Hell would be my fave of the bunch

10-23-2009, 02:20 AM
Drag Me to Hell for me. It had the best story line and overall mood for me. 30 Days of Night came in second.

10-23-2009, 03:07 AM
30 Days of Night. I haven't seen many of these yet, but I really liked that movie a lot!

10-23-2009, 03:11 AM
I like The Grudge alot. Mainly for SMG, but I also find the story to be quite scary.

10-23-2009, 03:47 AM
I honestly haven't seen Drag Me To Hell, yet.

I have to go with the remake of The Grudge.

10-23-2009, 03:50 AM
Definitely Drag Me To Hell, but I have a weird soft spot for The Messengers as well.

10-23-2009, 04:48 AM
Easily Drag Me to Hell..but I will give honorable mention to Dance of the Dead. For a smaller budgeted release...this was a lot of fun and my favorite of the Underground releases.

10-23-2009, 04:51 AM
I really liked 'Drag me to Hell' BUT I loved '30 Days of Night'. I thought this has been GH's strongest film so far, a great adaptation of the original graphic novel and it was a wonderful return of the Vampire as a cold, vicious monster rather than a sensitive emo teenager with no fangs and sparkly skin. A solid horror film that did pretty well despite being 'R' rated.

10-23-2009, 05:24 AM
I really like 30 Days of Night. It gets my vote. Intense, well-acted and fun. Easily the best of Ghost House so far, but some of the recent ones (The Children, The Offspring) sound good and I'd love to get my hands on them!

Zombie Dude
10-23-2009, 05:41 AM
30 Day's of Night. It was a different way to portray vampires. Can't say the ending was good but the rest of the film kept me entertained.

Erick H.
10-23-2009, 07:59 AM
DRAG ME TO HELL,easily.It was one of the most entertaining mainstream horrors I've seen in a while and was (to me) a great return to Raimi's roots (after the tepid SPIDERMAN 3).The company made a solid reworking of JU-ON with THE GRUDGE,guess that would be my second favorite.

10-23-2009, 08:25 AM
Not really a fan of Ghost House and I haven't seen any of the Underground titles. However, I did think Boogeyman 2 was pretty good.

10-23-2009, 02:30 PM
Drag Me to Hell--My favorite movie of this past summer!

10-23-2009, 02:39 PM
It would have to be Drag me to Hell for me.

10-23-2009, 04:08 PM
Offspring was amazing! I've read the book and the movie was definitely just as sick and fun as the book. That would have to be my favorite. Drag Me To Hell was also an awesome movie.

10-23-2009, 04:09 PM
Dance of the Dead rocked, being a fan of zombie films I enjoyed the light hearted romp though the undead prom.

10-23-2009, 04:45 PM
Drag Me To Hell, best horror-comedy I've seen in years.

10-23-2009, 05:07 PM
I know this is a horror board, but Legend of the Seeker is pretty good. And it's good to see well done cinematic/television portrayals of fantasy novels. Not every franchise must be mutilated by the screen.

10-23-2009, 05:23 PM
I think I've only seen Grudge. Can't say I like it, but there it is.

Started watching Drag Me To Starbucks the other day, I had a short attention span that night and the opening scenes didn't hold me for very long.

10-23-2009, 06:58 PM
I'm going with 30 Days of Night I really enjoyed this vampire installment. Great idea being in Alaska. Haven't had a chance to see Drag yet, but from the decent reviews, will definitely check it out.

10-23-2009, 07:43 PM
I'm going with 30 Days of Night because, despite some major flaws, it was still pretty good. And because it's the only Ghost House film I've seen. I'll be getting Drag Me to Hell from Netflix soon though, so I'm looking forward to checking that out.

10-23-2009, 08:43 PM
The Children, since I had no expectations going into it (unlike w/ DMtH), and it made for an engrossing, disturbing viewing. Total sleeper.

10-23-2009, 10:58 PM
Raimi has such a keen eye for an involved camera that I cannot recommend more his flick DRAG ME TO HELL. Inventive, clever and what we expect from a director like him; an enjoyable throwback to what he had accomplished before the SPIDERMAN trilogy. Now lets see what he will do with WARCRAFT !!

10-23-2009, 11:35 PM
30 Days of Night for me. It was a very different type of Vampire story than what I have seen in the past. I haven't seen many on the list just the Grudges and Boogeyman.

10-23-2009, 11:58 PM
drag me to hell....great ending

10-24-2009, 02:49 AM
Dance of the Dead was a real pleasant surprise!! I was thinking it was going to be another run of the mill zombie film but it was more a throwback to the 80s. I loved it!

10-24-2009, 04:05 PM
My vote is for 30 days of Night. Love vampire movies. Saw The Grudge also but did not enjoy it as much.

Nasty Nate
10-24-2009, 08:00 PM
Just watched The Children. Loved it. Gotta go with that.

10-25-2009, 07:19 AM
I'd have to say that 30 Days of Night would have to be my favorite movie from Ghost House. I waited a long time for it to be adapted on the big screen. 30 Days of Night refueled the horror genre in comic books.

10-25-2009, 03:41 PM
Drag Me to Hell. While I didn’t like it quite as much as I had thought I would, it was still good fun and a definite through back to the old “Evil Dead”, “Dark Man” Sam Raimi.

10-25-2009, 04:25 PM
I'll just say The Grudge because it started it all, has Ted Raimi, and I've got a bit of a thing for SMG.

Horrors of horrors, I still haven't seen Drag Me to Hell, which stupidly I missed in theaters.

10-25-2009, 07:47 PM
I actually enjoyed The Grudge more than the original Japanese version so it would be my favourite Ghost House release. Lots of decent creep out moments. Rise Of The Reeker was also pretty enjoyable.

I haven't seen The Children yet but it's the one I most want to see.

10-25-2009, 08:17 PM
30 Days of Night, yeah the end was a little out there. But 95% of the movie kicked ass.

10-26-2009, 06:16 AM
Drag Me To Hell, with Dance Of The Dead close behind.

10-26-2009, 07:18 AM
My vote is for The Grudge. Had a great time seeing this in the theater as many people sitting around us were frequently creeped out.

10-26-2009, 08:02 AM
As fun as Drag Me to Hell was, I liked the dark grim vampire tale 30 Days of Night spun, so it get's my vote. Plus, I love cold, bleak, snow-themed horror films. So I'm looking forward to The Children and The Thaw for sure.

10-26-2009, 04:10 PM
Have to go with Boogeyman, because Eric Kripke wrote the story and was one of 3 writers of Boogeyman, and out of all of the Ghost House and Ghost House Underground movies, I have watched Boogeyman more than 5 times. Eric Kripke is also the creator and writer of Supernatural, one of my favorite TV Shows on TV

10-26-2009, 06:20 PM
I have a tough time choosing between Drag Me to Hell and Dance of the Dead. Both were chock-full of fun and infinitely re-watchable. Ultimately, I suppose I would pick Drag Me to Hell. The drop-down, drag-out fight scene with the old woman is an instant classic, and the ending is fantastic. With both movies, I had the rare desire to watch them again immediately.

Shock Waves
10-26-2009, 06:48 PM
30 Days of Night for me...

10-26-2009, 09:02 PM
The Grudge followed closely by Drag Me To Hell, excellent production and flawless adaptation of "Ju-On": creepy and effective!

10-27-2009, 05:31 PM
I haven't seen too many Ghost House productions besides 30 Days of Night and Boogeyman, so I'll go with The Grudge.

Why, you ask? I thought the film was a good remake of an already awesome Japanese horror film.

10-27-2009, 09:09 PM
Looks like we all need to start watching some more GHOST HOUSE UNDERGROUND! Thanks for the submissions, guys. The winner is...


Congrats, man! Let me know your shipping address and I'll get these pups out to you ASAP.

New contest starts up today...

10-27-2009, 09:14 PM
Congrats Indie!

10-27-2009, 09:41 PM

Kim Bruun
10-27-2009, 10:23 PM
Congrats, indiephantom! :)

Btw., I would have gone with The Grudge - I found the two Japanese ones a fair bit confusing, while the remake actually scared me. On a related note, I much prefer the Japanese original to the American version of The Ring.

10-28-2009, 12:09 AM
Nice job. Congrats indiephantom!

Mutilated Prey
10-28-2009, 01:14 AM
Nice work Indie!

10-28-2009, 01:22 AM

10-28-2009, 04:21 AM
Thanks guys! It was no work at all. My second win ever at Horrordigital.com!! Looking forward to these.