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Best Horror Film Ever

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Gherkin91 Thu 18-Oct-18 17:49:38

I would say Halloween (1978)

Opinions?

TheDeadlineIsFriday Mon 22-Oct-18 18:11:24

For me, Event Horizon. Thinking about it now gives me deep dread.

EspressoButler Mon 22-Oct-18 18:13:43

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iklboogiemanunderthebed Mon 22-Oct-18 18:13:56

John Carpenter's The Thing. Still holds up pretty well today.

DoYouLikeBasghetti Mon 22-Oct-18 18:15:25

Japanese Ring

RadioDorothy Mon 22-Oct-18 18:18:40

I'm always looking for new recommendations - I'm not interested in gore or torture and sick things like the human centipede, but I loves me a really scare. I lived The Ring, The Grudge, and Martyrs, but most horrors are crap these days. So disappointed with Slenderman, it looked promising but it was so dark you couldn't see what was going on.

Open to new ideas...havent seen event horizon, it looks a bit sci-fi to me??

RadioDorothy Mon 22-Oct-18 18:19:24

*really good scare

RadioDorothy Mon 22-Oct-18 18:19:49

*loved. FFS

EllenRipley Mon 22-Oct-18 18:20:10

Carpenter's Prince of Darkness is pretty damn good too.

Jacob's Ladder
Hellraiser
The Exorcist
Insidious

Zoomzoomzoomzoom0 Mon 22-Oct-18 18:24:39

Have you watched the Invitation on Netflix? Not strictly horror but very tense... Brings a new meaning to trapped by manners! The classics are great, The Shining, Psycho. I loved The Descent. Also saw one recently with Cersei Lannister, where everyone was being replaced by mirror people.... It was surprisingly good! Can't remember the name...

Zoomzoomzoomzoom0 Mon 22-Oct-18 18:25:44

Or her name either for that matter...

TheDeadlineIsFriday Mon 22-Oct-18 18:25:44

Another film I found very unsettling was the Spanish film •REC

SpunBodgeSquarepants Mon 22-Oct-18 18:27:19

Sinister - I'm usually fine with horror films but this one really got to me, I think the soundtrack with the death scenes worked a little too well.

TellMeDinosaurFacts Mon 22-Oct-18 18:28:45

Not a film as such but I think The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix is extremely good. I don’t do gore but the atmosphere, evocation of the classic haunted house trope and psychological drama is brilliant.

Getoffthetableplease Mon 22-Oct-18 18:34:41

The Babadook completely freaked me out, and I still have nightmares about The Strangers (although that's not a supernatural one)

Getoffthetableplease Mon 22-Oct-18 18:36:26

I'm really enjoying the Haunting of Hill House too, TellMe, find it like a freaky horror version of This is Us grin

iklboogiemanunderthebed Mon 22-Oct-18 19:19:05

The Conjuring films are good. Scared the bejesus out of DH 😄

LaurieFairyCake Mon 22-Oct-18 19:31:55

Dracula with Keanu Reeves/Gary Oldman

It's decades since I watched it but I reckon I can remember most scenes in it - really beautifully shot

Not scary though

lavenderbongo Mon 22-Oct-18 19:36:03

Coherence - fab premise and brilliantly executed. No gore but terrifying idea

TellMeDinosaurFacts Mon 22-Oct-18 22:57:31

Yes! I watched Coherence while slightly delirious in the newborn-sleep-deprivation phase a couple of years ago. It still haunts me now!

PourSomeSugarOnMoi Mon 22-Oct-18 23:26:07

Scream

SoupMode Tue 23-Oct-18 00:02:23

The Shining

gelert5619 Tue 23-Oct-18 00:17:47

Black Christmas with Olivia Hussey. Early 1980's
I don't smoke but smoked x4 during that film!
Seen it since and still very scary.

SecretWitch Tue 23-Oct-18 00:21:07

I loved both Halloween and Halloween 2 ( the originals)

I was very frightened by the premise of a Nightmare on Elmstreet as a teen

Choccywoccyhooha Tue 23-Oct-18 00:21:32

The Shining is horror perfection.

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