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DVD Connoisseur
12-08-2000, 10:33 PM
Although we all have the horror genre as a shared love, I was wondering "What are your favourite 'sub-divisions' of this?" If pushed for an answer, I guess my favourite type of horror film would the "Dario Argento/Italian horror movie". It's a difficult choice, though. I really like zombie movies, maniac on the loose movies and supernatural flicks like The Omen and The Exorcist. Something which tends to be forgotten about on this forum is the Manga horror genre. Anyone favour this style of over-the-top shocks and spills? Lastly, what about Japan Shock movies? I find them okay on occasion but I don't think I could stomach a night's viewing of back-to-back Guts of a Virgin/Guinea Pig/Naked Blood style-movies!

fishhead
12-09-2000, 12:28 AM
Zombies. Definitely zombies.

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Vdlman
12-09-2000, 12:50 AM
My favorite horror sub-genres are slashers, zombies, gore fests, and horror comedies.

ctyner
12-09-2000, 01:37 AM
Same as Vdlman, and...wow, in that order, too.

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Dave
12-09-2000, 01:38 AM
1. Vampires

2. Werewolves

3. Zombies

I really like the Subspecies series, though Part 4 kinda sucked. Kudos to Full Moon for producing such a great trilogy.

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MovieFan
12-09-2000, 02:53 AM
- Gore Fests
- Slashers
- Horror Comedies
- Zombies

[This message has been edited by MovieFan (edited 12-08-2000).]

AceRimRat
12-09-2000, 02:53 AM
Kinda like Vdlman and CTyner, but in slightly different order and with a clear-cut fave: slashers by far (especially the really good and really bad ones) then gorefests, zombies and (spoof/B-grade) comedies.

Though sometimes it depends on the title: Dawn of the Dead is an all-time favorite, for instance, but I'm not as much of a zombie fan as many others.

Mark Relford
12-09-2000, 05:06 AM
Slashers, zombies, creepy crawlies, (Kingdom of the Spiders, The Nest, Bug, etc.) and Alien ripoffs. (Forbidden World, Galaxy of Terror, Creature, Horror Planet, etc.)

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JBENE
12-09-2000, 07:17 AM
ZOMBIES, SLASHER, and Nature Run Amok(creepy crawlies).Nice to see someones else likes films like THE SWARM, SLUGS, THE NEST, BLUE MONKEY, EMPIRE OF THE ANTS,ETC.

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Django
12-09-2000, 11:47 AM
Yucky supernatural evil from the dark worlds beyond...

Jeremy
12-09-2000, 08:17 PM
Monsters from the surf -

Horror of Party Beach, Creature from the Black Lagoon, They Bite, Demon of Paradise, etc...

Vick07Hokie
12-09-2000, 10:21 PM
Slashers

rhett
12-09-2000, 11:39 PM
For me its Slashers by a long shot, then horror comedies, supernatural and alien films.

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DopeChamberX
12-10-2000, 04:23 AM
The great classic slasher sub-genre, oh how I love it!

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DVD Connoisseur
12-11-2000, 09:22 PM
Looks like Slashers win the day, then. Thanks for the feedback, guys.

David666
12-19-2000, 02:31 PM
Horror/Fantasy would have to be my fav sub-genre... Hellraiser, Naked Lunch and eXistenZ.

Werewolves are awesome!... The Howling, American Werewolf. They need to make MORE!

Zombies... scare me to no end. One of my fav scenes is in Zombie, you know the fight between the shark and the fat dead guy underwater. It was very surreal, perhaps that falls into the fantasy/horror category. And who can ever forget the eye thing. Wow!

And Anything by Argento.

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DeepDownTraumaHound
12-19-2000, 09:52 PM
ZOMBIES!!!
I could watch zombie movies all day long!
Demons run amuk, chaos and gore films are usually disturbing and down right fun!
(Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Demons, ect.)

Lindane
12-21-2000, 11:12 AM
My favourites would have to be Gore Fests, Cannibals, zombies, Horror Comedy, and anything done by Jackson or Shinya Tsukamoto.
Shame on all of you for not mentioning the cannibal genre! There are some excellent cannibal flicks out there.
1.Ravenous
2.Cannibal the Musical
3.Texas Chainsaw Massacre
4.Cannibal Holocaust
5.Cannibal Ferox

jeffschmidt
12-22-2000, 05:01 AM
ZOMBIES! I agree with David666 on the eye damage scene from Fulci's Zombie. I show it to all my friends and they of course think I'm a filthy psycho, but it's all good!

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Ash
12-22-2000, 03:19 PM
1. Zombies!
2. Gorefests
3. Post-Apocalyptic
4. Horror Comedy

thrashard76
02-15-2006, 10:45 PM
Zombies....big time!

X-human
02-16-2006, 12:44 AM
Wow, an old thread but fun none the less.

I'd have to go with Gothic Horror as my top choice, but then anything along the classic line is good for me too. So the early Universal and Warner stuff (two strip technicolor is a fasination of mine), Roger Corman's Poe series, Hammer, Amicus, Coffin Joe, Mario Bava, Suspiria, Dellamorte Dellamore and I think Full Moon does a good job a contemporary gothic-esque tales.

I also like Zombies, Japanese Shock and Mondo. About zombies though, I kinda toss in animated inanimate objects as another like. So not only Frankenstein and zombies but stuff like Puppet Master as well.

Shokk
02-16-2006, 12:45 AM
Creature Features and Zombies rule the day for me.

soxfan666
02-16-2006, 12:50 AM
zombies, slasher, exploitation

Fumi
02-16-2006, 04:15 PM
Sci-fi horror - anything in outer space. Good or bad, love 'em all.

Creatures - spiders, komodos, whatever. They tend to be drawn to attack large breasted women in tight T-shirts.

Gothic - huge Dark Shadows fan, but just about anything will do.

Slashers. See creatures above.

DrHerbertWest
02-16-2006, 05:43 PM
After discovering movies like Intruder, The Prowler, Friday The 13th, Maniac, etc, I would definitely cast a vote for the Slasher Genre.

After watching Lady Terminator, I might even give a little vote to Indonesian Horror too, just for the hilarity of it all.

KillerCannabis
02-16-2006, 08:02 PM
Slashers followed closely by zombies.

indiephantom
02-16-2006, 08:09 PM
Yup. Slashers for me, too.

Also love films where the serial killer is the lead (Maniac, Ted Bundy, American Psycho), and revenge/exploitation stuff (I Spit on your Grave, Ms .45)

and I'll throw in a vote for stuff concerning mutations of any sort (The Fly, The Howling, Street Trash).

:fire:

gore
02-17-2006, 08:29 PM
I'm a sucker for most of the 80's horror movies, slashers in particular.

RyanPC
02-17-2006, 09:11 PM
1. Exploitation (including Cannibal)
2. Slashers
3. Zombies
4. Gialli
5. Monsters (like Frankenstein's monster, vampires, werewolves, etc)

dwatts
02-17-2006, 11:32 PM
1. 50's Giant Monster cycle.
2. The rest of the 50's sci-fi cycle
3. Monsters: Universal/Hammer etc.
a) Frankenstein
b) Wolf Man
c) Vampire

maskull
02-19-2006, 10:05 PM
Slashers, werewolves, exploitation, Asian ghost stories, any kind of monster that comes from the water....especially anything shark-related, and I love movies that take place in Caves.

SaviniFan
02-19-2006, 10:49 PM
1. Nature Gone Wild films. I love those.
2. Kaiju. Godzilla/Gamera and so on.
3. Slashers. Mostly '80s slashers.
4. Gore. No mondo shit as I hate the real thing, but I like a good challenging stomach turner.

betterdan
02-19-2006, 11:43 PM
I would say exploitation movies would be my favorite genre.

Gore Lunatic
02-20-2006, 04:50 AM
Gore
War
Exploitation
Supernatural (Ghosts)
Anime
Western
Porn (just kidding! Or am I :eek2: ?)

Sinister Ash
02-20-2006, 07:36 AM
Asian Horror
Horror Comedy
Slashers
Ironic/Twists
Suspense
Exploitation