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Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Steve Freeling, Dec 4, 2013.
Dang so little love for The Orphanage
I don't mind saying I can see why.
Yeah, this list really forgot a few essentials in the interest of getting those Poltergeist sequels in, which almost nobody loves.
Anyway, for me: it's The Fog or gtfo. The second - and last - great Carpenter horror film. A much better example of how to show horrifying and shocking things happening without having the characters stand around like idiots for 5 minutes at a time watching someone else get ripped apart.
Although, that ranking is technically a favorite's ranking. The Shining is arguably superior, but inarguably a ghost film. Through and through.
That's what makes him so entertaining.
Listen, buddy. I got the ones I remembered. And there are several people who love the second and a few who love the third. I'm just waiting for the first person to pick one of them.
The Fog is a favorite of mine that strangely didn't even occur to me. I suppose it's because that when somebody mentions a ghost story what really pops into my head is haunted houses, and thats the one thing The Fog doesn't have.
Speaking of ghosts, we just watched The Awakening on Netflix and I gotta say that it's right up there with some of the best.
Uh-oh. Looks like there's another newbie not long for this board.
Pretty sure it's like a poltergeist "entity".
He ticked me off.
You'll need thicker skin to survive here long.
Yeah. I fixed it.
It never explains what it is. The viewer can come to any conclusion of what it was: a ghost, a demon/djinn, etc...
Just ignore him. Half the board has them on ignore.
Yeah. I think I will.
Haunted houses are so overrated. Pack your bloody bags and get the fuck out. Instead, to lure us back in, somebody's wife or would-be girlfriend gets possessed by the Holy Spirits of Stupid and walks around practically stoned going: "The ghosts are in torment, they cannot rest. We need. To free them!" (*Cue interpretive dance number where she runs, barefoot, up the massive staircase in flowing white nightgown*) Good news, Bonifa, the men in white coats are here and they've come to take you away.
To the funny farm, where life is beautiful all the time.
It's called passive-aggression. You want to hit me, but you can only block me.
And, for the record, Katatonia made his great stand of ignoring me, A: after I suggested it (and he did it, so get over me already- I'm not leaving the board, deal with it), and B: in defense of the masterwork that is Spellcaster.
Yeah, Spellcaster. What was it Tracy Flick said about high flyers again?
Good call... and the ignore function works. I don't have to read any of his inane troll comments anymore.
Except when they are quoted, which is why I don't bother.
Yeah, but I just glance over those and pay them no mind.
What's weird is that the dude is always viewing my profile. :lol:
Hey- you darn well know that I am not a troll. I put a lot of thought and time into my posts. A troll doesn't give a damn and resorts to repeating key words and phrases to get other people to react.
And I had a very good point, thank you very much: the ghost / haunted house genre usually resorts to the hysterical woman cliché as their only effort to convince audiences the spirits have any power. Otherwise, the entire movie is Regan with arms crossed, repeating over and over "much too vulgar display of power, Karras."
And don't call me Karras.
I wasn't referring to you, I only meant that I once tried the ignore function on a member that annoyed the hell out of me only to find that it didn't work because everybody else was quoting everything the bastard typed before responding back to him. So I found it pointless.
You may be right about a lot of Haunted House films being somewhat cliched, but I don't have a problem with that. Hysterical women more often than not are the focus of horror films in general, not just ones that take place in haunted houses.
I don't understand why someone would use the ignore function. especially if you want to participate in any form of discussion. even if you don't read what a person writes, I think it's at least valuable to know that something was written, so you would have an idea why others might be responding the way they are...