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Sayak Banerjee
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The only well-directed horror movie which I quite liked was The Others with Nicole Kidman in a lead role.

Other than that, any other horror movie, I think, fails to instill fear in the mind of the viewer and turns out to be rather ludicrous.

The Omen was an exception to that, but Omen II, Omen III and Omen IV were terrible....it appeared as if the Thorns(depicted in the movie) were absolute morons--failing to understand that Damien ought to have been exterminated long back.

Friday the 13th was anything other than a horror movie.

Evil Dead is more of a comedy than a horror movie.

What about all you guys?
What's your pick?


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Amit Biswas
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The Others is certainly one of my favourites. One of the best performances by Nicole Kidman and both the kids.
The Dracula movie that used to come of AXN is another favourite of mine
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Brian Kelly
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28 Days Later
Alien
Quatermass And The Pit (though it's dated...terrified me when I was 12).
The Ring
What Lies Beneath
Hostel (though only because it was well made and I could barely watch it)...

"The Others" of course


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Dave Lenton
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Originally posted by Sayak Banerjee:
Other than that, any other horror movie, I think, fails to instill fear in the mind of the viewer and turns out to be rather ludicrous.
Quite often I find that the scary parts of horror films are the build up and tension before the monster/bad guy/ghost etc is seen. Often when the monster does come along, it is so ridiculous that the horror is no longer believable. If is the "it could happen to me" feeling which makes a good horror film, and as soon as a strange monster is introduced this feeling goes. This seems to be a trap which many CGI-reliant directors fall into.

One of the best films I've seen for instilling fear was Hitchcock's The Birds - the simplicity and lack of special effects make it more believable and therefore a lot more scary then many more modern films. Of course watching on your own in an empty dark house helps!

I also quite liked The Blair Witch Project for it's attempt to install fear without falling back on CGI. Strangely the first time I watched it I found it quite good horror, but the second time it wasn't scary at all. Maybe knowing the twist was a big part of that.

Does The Silence Of The Lambs count as horror? Maybe not, but Hannibal Lector is a lot more horrifying then many more modern film bad guys or monsters.


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shan Iyer
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Any Indian Horror movies?


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Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Shankar Iyer:
Any Indian Horror movies?


Bhoot was good. And when I was kid, I enjoyed Virana - that was the first horror movie that I have seen in my life.
[ January 10, 2007: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]

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Sayak Banerjee
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The Indian "Horror Movies" are more erotic than horrifying....But for the censor board, some of them could have easily passed off as soft porn.
Shaan Shar
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Originally posted by Shankar Iyer:
Any Indian Horror movies?


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Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Sayak Banerjee:
The Indian "Horror Movies" are more erotic than horrifying....But for the censor board, some of them could have easily passed off as soft porn.


True, they are more like adult porn movie.But some of so called comedy/classic movies are qualified to be called Horror movie. e.g. Umaravjaan (New).
Jason Menard
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One of my favorite genres, and there are so many good ones. I could probably name dozens but I'll throw a few out in no particular order:

  • Alien
  • The Thing
  • Exorcist
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • The Omen (original but remake was fun)
  • The Shining
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Dawn of the Dead (original but remake was good too)
  • 28 Days Later
  • Sixth Sense
  • The Others
  • The Innocents

  • Aj Mathia
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    Cannibal Holocaust
    This is one of 'The' most controversial Horror movie.
    [ January 15, 2007: Message edited by: Ajay Mathew ]
    Rahul Bhattacharjee
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    shan Iyer
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    And majority of the hindi horror serials aired on channels like Star One and Sony are actually really funny and seem to cater to kids . There have been copies of movies like Gothika and Urban Legends in Indian Languages. Originality however seems to be missing in the Indian horror movie segment !
    Juhan Voolaid
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    Well my friends, you have not yet mentioned on of the best series in horror movies:
    - Saw I, II and III.
    - The Cube I, II and III.

    Enjoy
    marc weber
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    For classic low-budget horror, Hellraiser and Phantasm are essential.


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