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rhett
10-08-2013, 05:30 PM
It's time for our first October Madness contest, brought to you from South America...where life is cheap! Okay, it's actually Blue Underground, but damned if I'm not going to recite my favorite tagline of all time. Up for grabs is one of the most infamous horror films ever made, SNUFF, the Argentinian cheapie that was bought by Allan Shackleton and marketed as a real snuff film thanks to a new tacked on ending.[/b]
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It's time for our first October Madness contest, brought to you from South America...where life is cheap! Okay, it's actually Blue Underground, but damned if I'm not going to recite my favorite tagline of all time. Up for grabs is one of the most infamous horror films ever made, SNUFF, the Argentinian cheapie that was bought by Allan Shackleton and marketed as a real snuff film thanks to a new tacked on ending. It's a film that uses its foreign-ness as a way to sell the idea of incivility and legitimate depravity, so let's celebrate the power of foreign horror for this contest.

In order to win 1 of the 2 new SNUFF Blu-rays given to us from Blue Underground, all you have to do is make a single post in this thread about your favorite foreign horror film. Ringu from Japan, High Tension from France, Zombie from Italy or REC from Spain, there have been a number of trendsetters over the years. What horror film from outside of North America is your favorite?

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Two winners will be chosen a week from today on Tuesday, October 15th.

Make a single post in this thread telling us your favorite foreign horror film (and why!) to be entered to win.

Winners will be randomly selected based upon all the posts in this thread.

Snuff out any doubt, you can be a winner...enter today my friends!

Body Boy
10-08-2013, 05:38 PM
If it counts, I suppose The Girl Who Knew Too Much. But I'll stick with Phenomena with Connelly.

old-boo-radley
10-08-2013, 05:40 PM
The Beyond... if I haven't said that 9000 times at this point.

Eddyw78
10-08-2013, 05:40 PM
Ok guys I'll kick it off with the first of many votes for Zombie Flesh Eaters. My favourite Fulci and my favourite video nasty.

xdiggler
10-08-2013, 06:08 PM
The Horde...from France

fattyjoe37
10-08-2013, 06:13 PM
Let the Right One In (Sweden)

Visually stunning, emotionally rich, with shocking violence, and two of the best performances I've ever seen from child actors.

killit
10-08-2013, 06:21 PM
Funny Games (original)

CPT HOOK
10-08-2013, 06:24 PM
Hm... would probably be something French or Italian.

Let's go with House On The Edge Of The Park.

SpaceAce
10-08-2013, 06:27 PM
Ils (Them). I really enjoyed that one and although the ending was a slight let down, I completely enjoyed it.

Mattapooh
10-08-2013, 06:34 PM
Cold Prey, easily the best post-80s slasher made.

dave13
10-08-2013, 06:38 PM
Argento's Deep Red.

crikan
10-08-2013, 06:39 PM
High Tension is the most unsettling film I've seen in recent memory. I'm overdue for a re-watch.

zbinks
10-08-2013, 06:43 PM
Suspiria

cjg
10-08-2013, 06:47 PM
Blood And Black Lace

hellraiser40
10-08-2013, 07:01 PM
i tried to be smart and cocky and wanted to take a movie from South America, but i don't know any so I'll go for... Zombie Flesh Eaters!

have watched it so many times I can almost dream it, also => somewhere in 2006-2007 (i don't know exactly when) there was a trailer of the game Dead Island, it lasted for about 70 seconds and it showed tropical scenery and at the end i saw a zombie getting his head smashed in with a crowbar and i swear the zombie looked like the iconic one on the poster of the movie, so there and then i had to have the game (which of course turned out to be some kind of disappointment) (and of course, when i look back at the trailer now it doesn't look like that movie AT ALL => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg1PAz4lUZU)

just to point out how this movie has polluted my mind...

Workshed
10-08-2013, 07:09 PM
Ginger Snaps - Hey, Canada is "foreign" to me! :lol:

I love this film--smart, funny, and it ends with plenty of uncomfortable gore.

If I have to pick a separate continent, I'd be boring and go with Suspiria, because it's one of the most beautiful horror films I've ever seen.

shithead
10-08-2013, 07:15 PM
Dellamorte Dellamore

17thJuggalo
10-08-2013, 07:26 PM
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage. That got me into the giallo sub-genre and now I think I own 30 or so giallo films in my collection.

CPT HOOK
10-08-2013, 07:51 PM
Ginger Snaps - Hey, Canada is "foreign" to me! :lol:

I love this film--smart, funny, and it ends with plenty of uncomfortable gore.

I would have said Black Christmas from Canada, but I assumed North America included Canada and Mexico.

evildeadfan123
10-08-2013, 08:08 PM
So many that I have on DVD and Blu-Ray. Have to go with City Of The Living Dead. I have all three Fulci zombie movies, and I think that City of the Living Dead was very good. It's so hard to decide on just one International Horror Movie.

walkingdude
10-08-2013, 08:22 PM
Hell of the Living Dead!

baggio
10-08-2013, 08:30 PM
└ l'intÚrieur - The movie really broke a couple of grounds in the modern horror world.

Egg_Shen
10-08-2013, 08:30 PM
Suspiria

msw7
10-08-2013, 08:38 PM
I've got to go with Suspiria, but Martyrs or Let the Right One In are right up there.

jstell
10-08-2013, 08:52 PM
The Housing With Laughing Windows - a combo giallo - horror film. The ending is almost unbearably intense. And I have should have seen that twist coming.

HoldenMcNeil
10-08-2013, 09:00 PM
I would have to say Zombie. It was the first Italian horror film I saw as a kid so it holds a lot of nostalgic value for me. I remember renting the big vhs box from Hollywood Video from their cult classics section. Became an instant fan of Fulci and of the genre.

Rft183
10-08-2013, 09:25 PM
Tenebre - It's what really got me started watching foreign films.

horrorscreamer
10-08-2013, 09:30 PM
A Tale Of Two Sisters (South Korea) for me, no question about it.

highclassrob
10-08-2013, 09:54 PM
I'll go with INSIDE , man that is one tense freaky movie.

zompirejoe
10-08-2013, 09:58 PM
I would have to say Phenomena. What a strange and beautiful yet sick and twisted horror film. Maybe not his best but it's actually the first Argento film I had ever watched and I was blown away. This caused me to seek out his films, plus films by the likes of Lucio Fulci, Mario Bava, and many others. I was hooked and have been ever since.

Suicide
10-08-2013, 10:05 PM
This is a tough one, a lot of my favorites are foreign, and my absolute favorite changes pretty regularly, but I will go with Eyes Without A Face.

shape22
10-08-2013, 10:31 PM
Suspiria for me. I can't imagine that anyone will ever make a more cinematic horror film. The score and cinematography are unmatched. It's proof that you can make a sensational horror film without a great script.

RickMoe
10-08-2013, 10:49 PM
VIRGIN AMONG THE LIVING DEAD

Had to be Franco. Ever since I first saw this beauty NIGHT OF THE SHOOTING STARS, I've been entranced with its visuals. Franco really outdid himself... and with one of the most haunting endings I've ever seen. Fantastic on the newly released Bluray too!

russweiss
10-08-2013, 11:02 PM
I'll go with An American Werewolf in London. Really loved this film film as a teenager. Saw it in the theater twice. I've owned it on laserdisc, two DVD's, and now blu-ray.

gyhorrorfan07
10-08-2013, 11:03 PM
Most of the ones I like are already mentioned, so I have another that hasn't been mentioned, and that is Evil Dead Trap from Japan.

It has good pacing, creepy atmosphere, and is influenced by the works of Argento and Fulci.

spawningblue
10-08-2013, 11:11 PM
Suspiria. Do I need to really explain why? Argento's masterpiece with great Direction, cinematography, kills and set pieces, not to mention one of the best horror scores of all time from Italian supergroup Goblin.

Cooperkill
10-08-2013, 11:11 PM
High Tension. I dig the twist.

Shlockjock81
10-08-2013, 11:24 PM
Suspiria, hands down. It's what inspired me to pursue film as a career.

muceo13
10-09-2013, 12:36 AM
Today I'll say: Dellamorte Dellamore

Johnny Macabre
10-09-2013, 12:58 AM
Dario Argento's Phenomena would be my pick!

Love the dreamy atmosphere, the insane finale and Jennifer Connely's performance.

Myron Breck
10-09-2013, 01:25 AM
I'm not sure which I saw first: THE BEYOND or NEW YORK RIPPER, but they both blew my mind--so gory and weird and amazing. Thank you, Lucio Fulci!

Katatonia
10-09-2013, 02:21 AM
As far as foreign movies (not counting the UK and all the Hammer greatness) – it would be Suspiria. It was probably the first Italian horror movie I ever saw, and remains pretty much the best. The music score, the cinematography, the direction...it's just a nearly perfect film.

soxfan666
10-09-2013, 02:47 AM
Easily Zombie for me.

othervoice1
10-09-2013, 03:26 AM
Wow - a lot of great ones. Let the Right One In, Audition, Cold Prey, Suspiria and Ginger Snaps (I'm in the US) spring to mind right away for me. Wow very tough- I will go with Audition- I love the slow build to the insane end - but I could just as easily go with Let the Right One In or Suspiria.

Ash28M
10-09-2013, 03:50 AM
Suspira is the only answer to this question.

ZoSo
10-09-2013, 04:24 AM
Fulci's The Beyond

X-human
10-09-2013, 04:35 AM
Zombi 2

Zombie vs. Shark vs. Topless Scuba Diver. What more needs to be said? It's an all around favorite though.

toothpick-vick
10-09-2013, 04:35 AM
The New York Ripper

x666x
10-09-2013, 04:45 AM
Demons! You cannot beat a guy riding up and down a theater aisle slaying demons with a sword to a metal soundtrack. How is that not, like, the best thing ever?

Zombie Dude
10-09-2013, 05:43 AM
I have a lot of favorites but if I have to choose one say just for gore I'd have to with The Beyond by Lucio Fulci. It's gory, wacky and moody with great cinematography.

vampyr789
10-09-2013, 05:52 AM
Definitely Suspiria. It's also one of my favorite movies of all time.

Ninjalo
10-09-2013, 02:58 PM
The Beyond

rxfiend
10-09-2013, 04:41 PM
Suspiria with Lucio Fulci's Zombie coming in a close second.

Ptflea2
10-09-2013, 09:10 PM
Love a lot of the Italian imports, so I'll say Zombie too

Kim Bruun
10-09-2013, 10:30 PM
Haute Tension - it's one of my favourite picks to unleash on unsuspecting friends for scary movie nights. I like the plot twist, and even with repeated viewings, this movie still manages to generate some very visceral suspense throughout for me.

nsacci
10-10-2013, 02:36 AM
I'm tempted to say Suspiria, but since that one has already gotten a ton of love, I'll say Martyrs. It just takes the genre to such a dark nihilistic place that it's impossible for me to forget.

KamuiX
10-10-2013, 07:19 AM
Suspiria for me...why? You've seen it, right? There's your answer :)

chancetx
10-10-2013, 07:35 AM
Lots of good ones listed but I'll go with an oldie: Tombs of the Blind Dead. Probably the first Euro horror film I ever saw - on Elvira's Movie Macabre! - I was really taken in by the non-American atmosphere. Very creepy.

Zillamon51
10-10-2013, 02:49 PM
I'll go with The Wicker Man from the UK. Christopher Lee is absolutely The Man in that movie, and the horrifying twist ending works beautifully.

Many honorable mentions: Shaun of the Dead, Suspiria, Phenomena, Demons, Zombie, City of the Living Dead, Cemetary Man, High Tension, [REC] 1 - 3, Godzilla, Matango, The Host, etc.... Lots of great ideas for Halloween viewing in this thread!

CrazyFatEthel
10-10-2013, 03:19 PM
Blood and Black Lace, it's just classy!!!

streetlight
10-11-2013, 12:31 AM
Phemonena - I love the atmosphere, gore, and Jennifer connelly

Mutilated Prey
10-11-2013, 03:39 AM
The Beyond for me - so creepy and gory, yay!

indiephantom
10-11-2013, 12:09 PM
That's a tough question, but I've got to go with Tenebrae (or Unsane as I originally watched it on VHS).

SaviniFan
10-11-2013, 12:24 PM
Let The Right One In.

I'm not big on vampire films overall, but this is one classy film.

thrashard76
10-11-2013, 11:48 PM
I'll throw in my two cents and say Zombi 2 (though The Beyond is a very close 2nd). I just dig the slower zombies more so than the sprinters. And the crusty / deteriorated look of them makes this movie even more special to me.

myhorror
10-12-2013, 03:33 AM
Been mentioned a few times already but I will say Argento's Phenomena. To me the music alone makes it great and I love the opening scene.

bwana the clown
10-13-2013, 10:24 AM
I have to give another vote for The Beyond. I remember seeing the trailer many times when renting Palace Explosive tapes back in the 80s but it took a while to find a copy (damn local video stores with shitty Betamax selections), but when I did I was blown away. It's just flat out crazy and Fulci's most imaginative and stylish work. I was blown away again, years later when I watched the Grindhouse Releasing DVD for the first of many times, because it was the first time I got to see it uncut, so suddenly it was twice as awesomely gory, and they'd done such a fantastic job with the soundtrack. I couldn't help but play that sucker loud just to impress the neighbours with Frizzi's awesome score!!

Damn I need to watch it again now.

gobad2003
10-13-2013, 08:34 PM
I would have to say "Let Sleeping Corpses lie"
How could you not like that zombie tearing off that woman's tit, Simply awesome:evil:

pieces35
10-14-2013, 06:06 PM
my favorite foreign horror film is audition!! I just love the slow paced, build up in this film!!

MrTransistor1
10-15-2013, 07:53 PM
Vampyros Lesbos from 1971 because Jess Franco made a great horror film on a tiny budget.

Mutilated Prey
10-15-2013, 08:22 PM
I vote you need to have more than 100 (hell maybe even more) posts to enter these contests. :rolleyes:

rhett
10-15-2013, 08:39 PM
The contest is closed and we have our winners. Congrats to:

othervoice1
MrTransistor1

You've just won a Blu-ray of SNUFF! Please send me a PM letting me know your name and address and I'll have the package out to you ASAP. New contest coming up...

Kim Bruun
10-15-2013, 08:41 PM
Congratulations, guys! Looking forward to the next contest! :D

Workshed
10-15-2013, 08:48 PM
congrats to the winnahs!

crikan
10-15-2013, 08:52 PM
Congrats to the winners!

Rft183
10-15-2013, 08:57 PM
Congratulations!

shithead
10-15-2013, 09:49 PM
Congrats to the wieners!:p

skinnypuppy
10-15-2013, 10:50 PM
Cemetery Man!

Mutilated Prey
10-16-2013, 12:39 AM
Congrats!

Shlockjock81
10-16-2013, 02:08 AM
Congrats!

Zombie Dude
10-16-2013, 02:52 AM
Congratulations people I have never heard of ...

othervoice1
10-16-2013, 03:03 AM
Congratulations people I have never heard of ...
Aw come on I am on here all the time posting junk <:

Myron Breck
10-16-2013, 03:48 AM
Way to go, guys!

Zombie Dude
10-16-2013, 04:23 AM
Aw come on I am on here all the time posting junk <:

Indeed you are. My bad :o

thrashard76
10-16-2013, 06:11 AM
Congrats!:banana:

indiephantom
10-16-2013, 04:40 PM
Congratulations winners!

Darga
10-17-2013, 12:36 AM
Congrats! I missed my chance I guess. Have to get in on the next one.

spawningblue
10-17-2013, 09:27 PM
Congrats guys! But yeah, who is MrTransistor!? haha

9 freaking years and still no win for me! Who is the member that is on a worst streak then me? I remember someone was past 10 years or something! haha

rhett
10-17-2013, 09:31 PM
Congrats guys! But yeah, who is MrTransistor!? haha

9 freaking years and still no win for me! Who is the member that is on a worst streak then me? I remember someone was past 10 years or something! haha

It's all random, my man. Some pretty epic winless streaks were broke last year...perhaps this year is your time.

Myron Breck
10-17-2013, 10:15 PM
Congrats guys! But yeah, who is MrTransistor!? haha

9 freaking years and still no win for me! Who is the member that is on a worst streak then me? I remember someone was past 10 years or something! haha

Right??? :lol:

You comment made me glance over at my own info--where did the fucking time go???

spawningblue
10-19-2013, 01:50 AM
It's all random, my man. Some pretty epic winless streaks were broke last year...perhaps this year is your time.

Haha yeah no worries, I'm not really upset. I didn't even have much interest in Snuff, although I would have would taken and watched it for free!