View Full Version : CONTEST #1: MGM Blu-ray Giveaway

10-04-2010, 06:55 PM
Over the years the lion's roar of MGM has preceded some of the biggest horror movies. Tell us your favorite MGM horror and you could win a 3-pack of the latest MGM Blu-ray/DVD combo sets that includes The Amityville Horror, Return of the Living Dead and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.[/b]

Over the years the famous lion's roar of MGM has preceded some of the grandest horror films out there. The Amityville Horror, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Child's Play, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Return of the Living Dead...Troll 2. Okay, so some of them aren't the grandest, but they've got an amazing body of work that encompasses hundreds of horror movies in nearly one hundred years of operation. That's a lot to pick from, but if you want to win this contest, you'll have to tell us: What's your favorite MGM horror movie?

Up for grabs for 2 lucky winners are the following 3 Blu-ray and DVD combo packs:
The Amityville Horror (2005)
The Return of the Living Dead
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)The contest runs for one full week and will end Monday, October 11th, when our next contest will begin. We will have a contest every week this October as part of our October Madness extravaganza.

To enter, make a single post in this thread telling us your favorite MGM horror movie. Winners will be randomly selected based upon all the posts in this thread.

Let's hear it, horror fans...what's your favorite MGM scary movie?

10-04-2010, 07:09 PM
I'm going to have to go with Killer Klowns from Outer Space. I loved having this movie on a VHS dub as a kid and was super excited to get it on DVD. It was one of my first DVD purchases ever and I've watched it countless times.

Well obviously not as terrifying or highly regarded as some of the other MGM films in their collection, this wacky film holds a special place in my collection.

"Killer Klowns, from outer space... Holy shit..."

10-04-2010, 07:18 PM
I'll have to go with Child's Play. I love the film and watched it numerous times over the years as a kid and the 20th Birthday Edition DVD released two years ago was an awesome release. I haven't picked up the Blu-ray yet, but plan to soon.

10-04-2010, 07:20 PM
Damn...kinda tough, but I guess i'll go with Return Of The Living Dead!

With The Omen and The Howling close behind.

Mutilated Prey
10-04-2010, 07:23 PM
The Beast Within - This flick creeped me out when I first saw it on cable back in the 80's. It always stuck with me and is due for a revisit this month! There are so many good MGM titles, but I'll go with the Beast.

10-04-2010, 07:31 PM
The Fog (1980). For reasons of both nostalgia and quality. This movie came out when I really began to realize just how much I love horror movies. I was thrilled with the TV spots that showcased the hands bursting through church windows and proclaimed that this was the new film from the director of Halloween (which rocked my young world two years before). It is one of the first horror movies that I remember actually asking to go see when it originally came out. and to this day remember it being one of the best theatrical movie experience of my life. To this day it's a movie that I can watch over and over again without getting bored.

10-04-2010, 07:32 PM
I'm going way back to FREAKS.

10-04-2010, 07:42 PM
Well I have to go with my favorite film of all time Carrie.

10-04-2010, 07:46 PM
all goes back to Killer Klowns From Outerspace for me

10-04-2010, 07:47 PM
MGM has picked up and distributed some great horror films like Child's Play, The Brood, Return of the Living Dead, and Audrey Rose, but as far as their actual in-house productions go my pick is:

Poltergeist. Such a scary 'ghost' story that didn't need an R-rating.

10-04-2010, 07:53 PM
hmmm ...what to pick , im going with the video dead simply because i want it on dvd already

10-04-2010, 07:54 PM
Return of the Living Dead.Food of the Gods is runner up.

10-04-2010, 08:04 PM
So many good ones. Motel Hell, Freaks...
Think I have to go with Return Of The Living Dead though.

10-04-2010, 08:04 PM
Favorite MGM? Child's Play. The first one is just damn frightening and Brad Dourif's voice really gets to you.

10-04-2010, 08:18 PM
"That's not a bad question Rhett!"

Easily ROTLD. Just watched it again last week. Everything about it is awesome. Great lines, great gore, great atmosphere.

10-04-2010, 08:28 PM
I'm going to have to go old school here and select "Masque of Red Death" Yeah, it's not the scariest film in their catalog. But, the Saturday matinees of my youth are what led me to a love of horror films and nothing was more influential to me than the Price/Corman films of the 60s and this has always been my favorite of the lot.

10-04-2010, 08:42 PM
The Abominable Dr. Phibes for me, I loved those midnight movie releases. :)

10-04-2010, 09:03 PM
I love Carrie, not only my favorite MGM horror film but one of my all time favorite films. MGM has so many great releases, with hopefully many more to come !

Silent Noize
10-04-2010, 09:07 PM
MGM has such a great catalog of title. I would have to say ROTLD would be my favorite though. It's easily the best American (non-Romero) zombie movie.

10-04-2010, 09:24 PM
Child's Play, obviously! Great horror flick and one my favorites in the series.

10-04-2010, 09:26 PM
Return of the Living Dead is my favorite movie, so I'll have to say that would be my favorite MGM movie.

10-04-2010, 09:31 PM
Awesome contest!

I have to go with The Fog, which is not only my favourite MGM horror movie, but one of my favourite horror movies from any studio. I love almost everything John Carpeneter has put out and this one stands up there with Halloween thanks to its campfire tale feel and eerie atmosphere. The ghosts/ zombies look great, the score is one of the best, and all the actors play their parts well. And yes,Tom Atkins once again is a bad ass who beds the young girl. Can't wait to watch this one close to Halloween.

MGM does have a lot of great horror films in their repertoire though, with Return of the Living Dead being a close second.

10-04-2010, 09:37 PM
Looking at the titles on my shelf it was hard to pick one and it ended up being between The Fog and The Brood.

I'll go with Cronenberg on this one and say The Brood.

10-04-2010, 09:41 PM
Going with de Palma's Dressed to Kill. They did a great job with the DVD and here's hoping they will give us the HD version someday soon.

10-04-2010, 10:22 PM
The Oman of course! But Troll 2 is fun.

10-04-2010, 10:25 PM
The Return of the Living Dead

MGM has so many great horror films. I hate choosing just one but Trash's tombstone dance is tough to beat.

10-04-2010, 10:29 PM
I guess we are counting what they distributed to video as well as produced and released in theaters. I know that's how it was for a few of the films listed. Considering that, my pick is Phantasm. Not only a favorite movie of mine, but MGM's old DVD and Laserdisc were excellent special editions.

10-04-2010, 10:38 PM
Return of the Living Dead for me. In my top 3 horror flicks of all time.

Gotta say this a great contest. MGM has always been one of my favorite studios when it comes to genre DVD releases. Many of my favorite special editions are from them.

10-04-2010, 10:57 PM
It may be cheesy, but I love Pumpkinhead.

10-04-2010, 11:08 PM
Tales of Terror for me.

10-04-2010, 11:09 PM
Return Of The Living Dead is the most fun and my favorite of all of them.

10-04-2010, 11:12 PM
Pretty close to call... I think I will go with ROTLD.

10-04-2010, 11:17 PM
Wow tough one - I love Carrie, Pumpkinhead, ROTLD .... dang it! Which one...which one......hmmmmm.....dang......okay....hmmmmm.....w ell I will go with.....

Return of the Living Dead! (by a nudge)

10-04-2010, 11:17 PM
do you wanna paaaaaaartyyyyyyyyyyyyy

ROTLD of course :)

10-04-2010, 11:26 PM
I'd have 2 go with Carrie!!!

10-04-2010, 11:38 PM
I have to go with Return of the Living Dead. I re-watch that movie the most of the MGM horror movies. I was really hoping that the Blu-Ray would have at least the deleted scenes on it that I know exist.

10-04-2010, 11:45 PM
Return of the Living Dead by a mile. Just good old-fashioned fun.

10-04-2010, 11:49 PM
Definitely Return of the Living Dead. Followed by From Beyond.

10-05-2010, 12:20 AM
Return of the Living Dead, hands down. If I had to pick something else, it would be Killer Klowns from Outter Space.

10-05-2010, 12:48 AM
Return of the Living Dead!

10-05-2010, 12:58 AM
As others have said, MGM has such a long history of releasing and distributing great horror movies. Between what they originally theatrically released and have since gained rights to (video, tv, cable, dvd, blu-ray, etc), I think I will have to say Mario Bava's BLACK SABBATH. Will that title be allowed since the US version is shown on MGM HD?

Harry Warden
10-05-2010, 01:08 AM
Although there are many to choose from, there can only be one:

Witchfinder General - one of the finest Vincent Price performances and it's release by MGM has made so very happy!!!:banana:

Nasty Nate
10-05-2010, 01:29 AM
I've gotta run with Return Of The Living Dead as well.

10-05-2010, 01:30 AM
I think top spot goes to Poltergeist but Return of the Living Dead is a very close runner up!

10-05-2010, 01:35 AM
you know, a year ago i wouldn't have even thought to go with this...but after watching it again for the first time in over a decade, i've gotta go with Carrie.

10-05-2010, 01:45 AM
The Brood, so chillingly good.

10-05-2010, 02:32 AM
ROTLD by far! It has the right amount of comedy mixed in with the horror element. One of my all time favorite movies.

10-05-2010, 02:38 AM
Far too many to list... If I had to pick one, it'd be Return of the Living Dead. Grew up watching that one.

10-05-2010, 03:08 AM
Favorite MGM Horror movie? Poltergeist III

Yes, it's a bad film and had a ton of production problems...but I've always loved it.

10-05-2010, 03:30 AM
Definitely Child's Play, it's a favorite of mine since I was a kid. I love ROTLD, but I got to see or know about its existence way later than Child's Play, and being older kinda took away that nostalgia that adds some extra flavor to classic movies.

10-05-2010, 03:51 AM
Definitely Return of the Living Dead.
Agreed. Love love love this movie! So thankful it's on BD already. Hopefully the sequels won't be far behind.
Followed by From Beyond.
Yeah From Beyond was terrific. I'd love to have that on BD!

10-05-2010, 03:57 AM
The Fog. Always it has been one of my top films from MGM/Carpenter. Carpenter does a great job here, with some of my favorite genre actors, Curtis, Holbrook, Barbeau, and Atkins making a strong presence. Music, atmosphere, and story are deliver some of the best scares I remember as a child.

Zombie Dude
10-05-2010, 04:37 AM
I'm going to say The Burning (which I would love to see on blu) as I think it's a really decent slasher flick with a cool killer and great gore.

10-05-2010, 04:45 AM
Burnt Offerings

Erick H.
10-05-2010, 04:53 AM
If I stick with films they actually produced I guess I'd have to go with POLTERGEIST.I saw that film opening day in a packed house and I can still hear the screams.The audience went nuts for that flick,still one of the best reactions I've ever seen to a film of any genre.Add to that I love Jerry Goldsmith's work and that film features one of his finest scores (and that's saying a lot !).

MGM has issued many of my favorites to DVD over the years.I'm especially fond of all the classics from the A.I.P library.They do great work.

10-05-2010, 04:59 AM
Motel Hell: it has some fond memoriesfor me as a teen and it is a fun twisted movie. I enjoy breaking it out a few times a year. It will be on my October movies to-be-watched list.

10-05-2010, 06:34 AM
Amityville II: The Posession...But I have a feeling that I'll probably change my mind the more I think of it.....Misery & Empire of the Ants come in a close second though....

bwana the clown
10-05-2010, 06:54 AM
The Brood. Cronenberg at his best, and his one genuinely scary horror film.

10-05-2010, 07:33 AM
Return of the Living Dead.

It would be one of my favorite movies from any studio.

10-05-2010, 08:17 AM
Poltergeist. One night while at a sleep over at a friends house when I was like 8 or 9 I convinced her parents to rent it for us. I remember looking back over my shoulder during the scene with the bodies in the pool and seeing all the rest of the girls with their hands over their eyes. I wasn't scared, I was filled with some sort of amazing high, like when you ride a roller coaster for the first time. Realizing that I was the only one that felt that way really made me feel special.

10-05-2010, 11:51 AM
Oh man. Hard decision, but have to go with Return Of The Living Dead. There are so many to choose from, but James Karen and Thom Matthews are hilarious in this movie.

10-05-2010, 12:23 PM
Return of the living dead is by far my
fave followed closely by motel hell and the fog

10-05-2010, 01:33 PM
I would have to go with Return of the Living Dead myself

10-05-2010, 02:26 PM
Jumping on the ROTLD train. It has it all from a movie standpoint and I agree with my peers as the best of MGM!

10-05-2010, 03:11 PM
Monkey Shines!

10-05-2010, 03:42 PM
return of the living dead. for sure

10-05-2010, 03:42 PM
Burnt Offerings. This title has probably stood the test of time with me more so than any other movie I've seen.

10-05-2010, 04:16 PM
Woah, this is seriously a tough decision. Like most people I would probably go with ROTLD, but I think I'm going to have to go with Killer Klowns From Outer Space. I watch that DVD so much.

10-05-2010, 04:40 PM
Last House on the Left. Although the cop scenes take it down a notch, Krug (David Hess) is one of the ultimate scumbag bad guys to hit the silver screen. Even by today's standards it is one of the roughest films to watch.

10-05-2010, 08:18 PM
Gee! Nobody's mentioned The Howling! Still, I'll go with Return of the Living Dead, with The Fog, Deranged and Texas Chainsaw 2 getting really close.

10-05-2010, 08:46 PM
Return of the Living Dead....What? You think this is a fuckin' costume? This is a way of life!!!!!

Close runners up would be : Pumpkinhead, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, The Howling, Poltergeist, Ghoulies II

Hell, I think I own about 25 "Midnight Movies" between VHS and DVD, and they're all pretty outstanding!

10-06-2010, 02:14 AM
Return of the living dead or teen wolf haha

10-06-2010, 04:15 PM
Hmm.. Brood, Pumpkinhead, Omen...

Ehhh really hard decision. I think The Omen wins out though just because of what an impact its had on the populace at large. I wonder how many kids were named Damien before and after that film came out...

10-06-2010, 05:16 PM
I would have to go with the Fog.Great original horror and creepy.Likable characters.Its a great all around movie.


10-06-2010, 06:16 PM
Return of the Living Dead

10-06-2010, 06:19 PM
Tough call but Return of the Living Dead is awesome so I'll have to go with that one. Invasion of the Body Snatchers is another favorite.

10-06-2010, 06:32 PM
I`ll go with The Fog too, such a moody and wonderful flick.

10-06-2010, 06:42 PM
Wow, it's tough to single out one favorite, but I'll give some love to The Abominable Dr. Phibes.

10-06-2010, 06:45 PM

10-06-2010, 08:56 PM
The Fog is my choice as well...so atmospheric and creepy. I've loved this since I was a kid!

10-06-2010, 09:51 PM
I'd have to go with Burnt Offerings. The Pit and the Pendulum and other Price/Poe/Corman flicks are right behind.

10-07-2010, 01:58 AM
My favorite is Return of the Living Dead, send more cops. Classic movie, classic line.

10-07-2010, 03:44 AM
Return of the Living Dead by far.

10-07-2010, 04:43 AM
The Abominable Dr. Phibes

Sinister Ash
10-07-2010, 11:45 AM
Tough choice. I'm going to go with Childs Play, but Return of the Living Dead is right behind it.

10-07-2010, 01:44 PM
return of the living dead, it's my all time favorite horror movie.

10-07-2010, 01:51 PM
Poltergeist :D

10-07-2010, 02:48 PM
Return of the Living Dead would my choice for favorite. But there are so many greats from the MGM library to choose from.

Myron Breck
10-08-2010, 01:01 AM
I love MGM. Aside from horror, they gave us a bunch of great box sets (Ingmar Bergamn, Sergio Leone, Woody Allen, etc.)! But, to be on-topic, I narrowed it down to 9 horror titles that I am so grateful for, mainly because I never thought they'd get the SE treatment that they got.

Then I narrowed it down to 2.


I never expected anyone to release these 2 favorites with anything beyond a trailer (perhaps because of MGMs earlier releases of both) but they came through with so many glorious features! Tolkein and Bond aside, I am still quite sad at their passing.

10-08-2010, 02:38 AM
Return of the living dead!!! No doubt abt it, more brains!!!

10-08-2010, 03:17 AM
although they definitely own a library of great titles, I like most, will have to with "Return of the Living Dead". It's not just one of my favorite horror comedy films - it's one of my favorite movies.

10-08-2010, 05:15 AM
Return of the Living Dead fo sho!

10-08-2010, 11:57 AM
MGM has a lot of good horror titles its very hard to choose but I would pick The Burning

10-08-2010, 08:25 PM
I'm gonna go with "Phantasm." I've seen it a bunch of times and I still don't know what the hell is going on!

10-09-2010, 12:15 AM
I have a few I guess. Howling is a great watch at this time of year and has always been a fun film. Return of the Living Dead is a classic O'Bannon romp and I would have to say at this time of year, my favorite would have to be The Fog. Carpenter telling a great ghost story so appropriate for Halloween Viewing.


10-09-2010, 07:11 AM
Return of the Living Dead... the first DVD released I got signed by Allan Trautman (Tarman) :P Love this movie!

10-09-2010, 07:32 AM
Return of the living dead by a longshot.

10-09-2010, 07:49 AM
Squirm, cause its one that I remember always wanting to see but never could, and it is one of the MGM titles that I wouldn't have expected to turn up on DVD as quickly as it did.

10-10-2010, 12:59 AM
Id have to go with last house on the left. This movie floored me as a kid and scared me for life! Even in its horrid R rated cut.

10-10-2010, 08:57 AM
Tough one... probably THE FOG, though.

Johnny Macabre
10-10-2010, 06:23 PM
Hard to choose, they are so many!! I would say The Howling!

10-10-2010, 06:39 PM
Gotta give my props to The Howling. Always loved it.

10-10-2010, 10:31 PM
Carrie, for the opening boobs and bush title sequence.

10-11-2010, 01:38 AM
I think Pink Floyd's The Wall is a pretty scary flick

Plus, it was actually released by MGM here in the states in 1982 not acquired in a buy out of another studio.

10-11-2010, 02:03 AM
I agree with many others: Return of the Living Dead was great fun when it came out. I watched it on video countless times. The cast was great, the humor welcome, and the gore was amazing. Not to mention the soundtrack.

10-11-2010, 05:01 AM
For sentimental reasons I'm going with Count Yorga, Vampire. They've certainly put out better movies. But this one is a childhood favorite that I hadn't seen for years. I was thrilled to see it released in such good quality.

10-11-2010, 05:09 AM
The Howling (:

10-11-2010, 05:22 AM

10-11-2010, 07:31 AM
The very first horror movie i ever saw as a kid was The Howling. I saw it at my uncle's house with he & my mother on big cartiridge ( it was like a laser disc but not really).

10-11-2010, 10:20 AM
MGM has lots of great horror movies. I'd have to go with Return Of The Living Dead.

10-11-2010, 05:59 PM
The contest is now closed. Thanks for the large amount of entries this time...that's a lot of love for MGM!

The randomly drawn winners are:


Congrats, guys, send me a PM with your name and address and these will go out tomorrow.

New contest starts in a couple shakes.

10-11-2010, 06:07 PM
Congrats to both of you!

10-11-2010, 07:00 PM
Congrats to the winners!

10-11-2010, 07:35 PM
Is "Dwhots" some sort of alias for "Dwatts"? Heh.

Congratulations to the winners.

10-11-2010, 07:41 PM
Congrats winners!

10-11-2010, 11:07 PM

10-12-2010, 12:37 AM

10-12-2010, 12:51 AM
return of the living dead!!!

Erick H.
10-12-2010, 05:21 AM
Congratulations !

10-12-2010, 02:29 PM
Congrats! And BTW, "I ate pudding last night"

10-12-2010, 08:22 PM
Congrats dudes!

10-12-2010, 09:07 PM
Congrats! And BTW, "I ate pudding last night"

:lol:, glad I revisited this thread

10-13-2010, 08:06 PM