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Hellbilly
07-01-2002, 08:12 PM
...brought us a few classics.

DVD Connoisseur
07-01-2002, 09:16 PM
....for me!

Closely followed by the excellent Let Sleeping Corpses Lie.

DefJeff
07-01-2002, 09:24 PM
for once im going with the crowd :D

TCM for me too

rhett
07-01-2002, 09:44 PM
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is in my Top 5 favorite films of all time, so unsurprisingly it gets my vote. Bad Ronald is a great little movie too!

swamptours
07-02-2002, 12:43 AM
Mark me down for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre also.

dvdasia62
07-02-2002, 01:35 AM
"Chi Sei?", aka "Beyond The Door".

Pope V
07-02-2002, 01:43 AM
Oh yeah - SAW

Paff
07-02-2002, 02:14 AM
um, but what was wrong with Black Christmas?

John
07-02-2002, 04:48 AM
TCM!!! The saw is family!

rhett
07-02-2002, 05:20 AM
Originally posted by Paff
um, but what was wrong with Black Christmas?
Damn, I completely forgot about this :eek:, thanks for bringing it up Paff. I think TCM would still get my vote, but having BC on the list would have made my decision a hell of a lot harder!

Hellbilly
07-02-2002, 08:41 AM
FUCK!!!
Did I really forget BLACK CHRISTMAS?????
I can't believe this did happen, ugh.

Yowie
07-02-2002, 10:40 AM
"Turner Classic Movies".

bwana the clown
07-02-2002, 12:04 PM
Man, Bad Ronald scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. I remember spending an entire afternoon looking for holes in the walls.

But for predictable old me, the clear choice is Texas Chainsaw.

thrashard76
07-02-2002, 03:43 PM
"Headcheese!" :D

KillerCannabis
07-09-2002, 06:44 PM
NO question. Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Fuckin awesome.

moogong
07-12-2002, 04:59 PM
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.


Probably one of the best horror movies all time. This movie changed the face of horror cinema forever.

evilgreek
07-16-2002, 02:45 PM
LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE aka THE LIVING DEAD AT THE MANCHESTER MORGUE

mac-hammer-fan
07-20-2002, 12:10 PM
It was difficult for me to choose between "LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE" and "THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE"
Both are classics.
I don't think a movie such as "ILSA" belongs to this list.

DVD-fanatic-9
06-16-2008, 03:15 PM
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is clearly the best. But I think Deranged is also a true masterpiece and almost good enough to be best of the year... although it was really made over a year prior to its' release. Some say '72, some say '74. I think '73 is a good way to split the difference. Also, It's Alive is a really great movie too.

WesReviews
06-16-2008, 03:56 PM
Seeing as though Texas Chainsaw Massacre is running away with this thing (and rightly so), I'll go against the grain and vote for Larry Cohen's It's Alive.

satans-sadists
07-09-2008, 08:01 PM
I will never forget how much the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre disturbed me the first time I ever watched it. Still every bit as intense today, it gets my vote. Lisa and the Devil, Vampyres, and The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (a.k.a. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie) would be my runner up choices.

I want to see Bad Ronald. Doesn't look like this one's headed to dvd anytime soon.

MorallySound
07-09-2008, 08:24 PM
Quite a few awesome flicks released that year. Went with TCM of course. Runners-up: Ilsa, It's Alive, Let Sleeping Corpses Lie.

fceurich39
07-09-2008, 08:37 PM
texas chainsaw massacre no contest

Shock Waves
07-10-2008, 04:27 AM
I had to go Texas Chainsaw, but I do have a soft spot for both Deranged and Messiah of Evil.

x666x
07-10-2008, 04:52 AM
Texas any year. Violent even in its editing to the very last cut to black before the credits. This film was everything it was supposed to be. Most films cannot live to their intended purpose. Purely maniacal!

Did I mention that I like this film?

Erick H.
07-10-2008, 06:07 AM
TCM,though there are several strong contenders.LISA AND THE DEVIL and VAMPYRES are two odd ones I've always liked.

Mutilated Prey
07-10-2008, 02:16 PM
Not sure how anyone could vote for anything else other than TCM. If they do, they should be kicked out :)

Although, I did like Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, but I mean c'mon, it ain't better than the saw!

Ash28M
07-10-2008, 03:20 PM
TCM but Black Christmas would have been an easy second.

indiephantom
07-10-2008, 07:39 PM
TCM. No contest.

Paff
07-10-2008, 09:56 PM
I want to see Bad Ronald. Doesn't look like this one's headed to dvd anytime soon.

Yeah, same here. I've resigned to picking up one of the bootleg copies that will likely be available from some shady dealer at Comic Con this month. At least by buying it in person (instead of on E-bay), I can have them play it first and see what the quality is.

Stige
07-10-2008, 10:17 PM
TCM finally one I could decide on didn't realize how many of my favorites were realeased in the same year before I started looking at these polls

satans-sadists
07-10-2008, 11:18 PM
Yeah, same here. I've resigned to picking up one of the bootleg copies that will likely be available from some shady dealer at Comic Con this month. At least by buying it in person (instead of on E-bay), I can have them play it first and see what the quality is.

If you're going to pick up a bootleg, that's the safest way to do it. Now if only we had real conventions up here worth going to, I could do the same. I really hate buying bootlegs and rarely do so anymore. Only ever wound up with two quality boots from eBay: Dark Night of the Scarecrow and Don't Be Afraid of the Dark.

dwatts
07-10-2008, 11:36 PM
Spreading the love - I bring you hopping vampires. What an addition to the cannon!

THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES

satans-sadists
07-10-2008, 11:46 PM
Spreading the love - I bring you hopping vampires. What an addition to the cannon!

THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES

Can always count on you to vote for the underdogs. :) Cool movie actually. It wouldn't have been nearly as good had Cushing not starred in it.

Paff
07-10-2008, 11:56 PM
Spreading the love - I bring you hopping vampires. What an addition to the cannon!

THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES

Did they really hop in that movie?? I thought the hopping didn't come until an 80's movie (NOT Mr. Vampire, although that was the more famous one)

Big Bobby D
07-11-2008, 12:05 AM
Voted for TCM, but if I could I would've probably picked Black Christmas.
And where's the love for Phantom of the Paradise?!

Myron Breck
07-11-2008, 02:12 AM
Some really good entries this year but nothing, NOTHING to compare to my favorite horror film of all time: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.

maskull
07-13-2008, 04:15 PM
If Black Christmas was on the list it'd be my choice...easily. Wouldn't even have to look at the rest of the list. But it ain't so I'm voting for LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE.

Black Christmas really should be on the list though.

It's me, Billy
07-13-2008, 04:51 PM
Black Christmas is probably my no. 1 because of the concept of the killer never being revealed on camera and never being identified when all had been said and done. Imagine if Clark had filmed the ending entirely different and it was revealed that Peter was the killer or something similar to that. Had the killer's face been shown and identity revealed, I don't think the film would have anywhere near the amount of impact it has today. People love that ending. The mystery is what scares the most and Clark was right for leaving it that way.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre follows closely in the no. 2 spot.

I think that for any newbie horror fan, Black Christmas (1974) and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) should be required viewing.

dwatts
07-13-2008, 05:28 PM
Did they really hop in that movie?? I thought the hopping didn't come until an 80's movie (NOT Mr. Vampire, although that was the more famous one)


Damn straight they hopped! ;)

Coverdale
07-13-2008, 07:53 PM
I picked Deranged because I've always liked its atmosphere and Roberts Blossoms' incredible performance, but I probably should have picked Texas Chainsaw. (In my mind though TCM belongs to 1973 because that's when it supposedly takes place--"August 18, 1973" or whatever).