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07-04-2002, 01:09 PM
The question is: Donnie Darko or not?
Are there really enough "horror elements" in Donnie Darko to consider it a "horror" film???

What the fuck..."Brotherhood Of The Wolf", "Frailty" and "Joyride" ... vote for your fave and whatever you think is "horror" worthy.

07-04-2002, 03:27 PM
"Sleepless". Big honorable mentions to "From Hell" and "The Others".

07-04-2002, 03:41 PM
The Others with Joy Ride close behind.

07-04-2002, 05:17 PM
i thought Sleepless was the only decent choice

07-04-2002, 06:14 PM
The Others, for Nicole. :D

07-04-2002, 06:21 PM
The Others, followed by Sleepless and Ghost of Mars (hey I liked it):p

07-04-2002, 06:40 PM
Ghosts of Mars for me, a great retooling of Assault on Precinct 13. I thought The Others was fairly predictable despite the twist ending, but I'd give second place to the excellent Duel remake, Joy Ride.

It tells you a lot about the originality and quality of the films from 2001 when your two picks are remakes of a similar story. ;)

07-04-2002, 06:42 PM
I'm with Cujo on this one and went with The Devils Backbone.

I did watch Donnie Darko last night and it was great. I am not sure what genre I would classify it in, but it's not horror. Otherwise, that would be my pick.

07-04-2002, 07:23 PM
I know DEVIL'S BACKBONE was a 2001 film, Helly. I was talking about FRAILTY. ;)

07-04-2002, 07:47 PM
:D Ooops, yeah. Sorry 'bout that Cujo.

07-06-2002, 02:40 AM
Loved 13 Ghosts. Those things gave me the creeps!!! Left a few questiosn unanswered, but the ghosts were cool, and I'd LOVE to live in that house!!!

07-06-2002, 10:36 AM
Oh my, I've seen a whopping 7 from that list, I'm surprised I've seen that many. I usually stick with older movies, but at least I didn't pay for these myself they were shown to me :D. My vote went to "The Others", not that I think it's the very best, "Jeepers..." for instance, was just as good but I love a good ghost movie and you gotta cherish the fact that they make them at all anymore. Why is it that horror movies these days must always try to fool their audiences, it's gotten to the point where they can't make a scary film without a surprise ending. "Amityville Horror" was different, it had a family and they were haunted, period. "Donnie Darko" I didn't like at all, very overrated IMO. -That stupid story could've been told in 30 minutes, instead the filmmakers stole two hours of my life. Unforgivable. I must admit I enjoyed "Valentine" a lot more.

DVD Connoisseur
07-06-2002, 07:33 PM
....for being Argento's return to form.

07-07-2002, 12:56 AM
Nothing last year could hold a condle to Donnie Darko, that is all.

07-08-2002, 06:29 PM
Donnie Darko. No question. Lots of the other movies were excellent, but Darko was such a brilliant film, theres no way I couldnt pick it as my fave from 2K1.

07-12-2002, 06:36 PM
Donnie Darko. Modern Classic.

07-13-2002, 12:20 AM
I haven't seen that many. I thought Joyride was pretty intense, at least the first time I saw it. Reminded me more of Maximum Overdrive, although Duel came first.

I don't consider Donnie Darko to be horror. Even the writer/director considers it a sci-fi or fantasy. I don't think the movie ever attempts to scare anyone, although it is one of my fave films of recent memory.

07-16-2002, 10:19 AM
SLEEPLESS, It's without a doubt on of the best movies in a long time. Argento suspense at his best. FORZA Argento!

06-16-2008, 05:02 PM
My favorite movie was Bones. I loved the European horror influence, the characters are still smarter than just about any teen or 20-something group in any horror film done in the last decade, Pam Grier is always wonderful, the music was great, it was very stylish. The ending sucked though. A lot.

I thought Jeepers Creepers was a superior film though. It was very scary, sunspenseful, and well-shot.