Originally Posted by Mok
I think it would have been clearer had you put it: Name the 20 films that made you a horror fan. This line: "No matter how often they get re-released, you MUST have (or are at least severely tempted) to have them in the best edition possible," implies a 20 film desert island list.
For example, Carpenter's Halloween should be on my list in this case, but I've only ever bought one version of it and barely watch it these days because I watched it to death as a kid. I've got three versions of Zombie's Halloween on the other hand.
Amending my list
Yeah, but how could you read that bit, but NOT the line that preceded it: "These are the formative films in your creation as a horror junkie"? That makes no sense to me.
I would if I could, but we can't edit and rename threads. Hindsight is always 20/20.
This list isn't supposed to be about just what you watched as a kid, but about what you still watch to this day. I used to love Dawn of the Dead as a teen but I hardly ever sit through it anymore. I usually fall asleep to it when I do, so I didn't add it to my list. I was brought up on Hammer and Vincent Price AIP films but I watched them to death as a teen. Same with David Lynch films. With very few exceptions I'm fine with what I have of those films on DVD so I left them off. If you don't watch Halloween anymore or upgrade it then I'd personally leave it off, but that's just me.