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So it's the season when I actually feel not-so-weird...

I'm chomping at the bit for the next Saw movie. It's a tradition. Next year's seventh installment is supposed to be the last... I'm a little sad about that... but regardless.

What are your favourite Hallowe'en movies? Being the media slut I am, I have a massive list, but you can boil it down to these:

The Saw series
The Hellraiser series
House of a Thousand Corpses
Tokyo Gore Police
Infection

Anyone have more to add?
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    Eraserhead
    The Exorcist
    Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me
    The old Dracula with Bela Lugosi
    The Legend of Hellhouse (version with Julie Harris - actually called 'The Haunting')
    Night of the Living Dead
    Village of the Damned
    The 6 o'clock News (joking(?))

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  • Profile picture of the author Jason_V
    As a horror movie enthusiast thanks for this thread.

    I also agree with the Saw series, but unlike most other Saw fans, I actually thought the first one was the worst one.

    If you like the Saw franchise you'd probably like the Hostel films as well.
    Wrong Turn
    Children of the Corn
    28 Days Later
    Blair Witch Project
    The Hills Have Eyes (Both versions I prefer the new one more but they're both good in their own way)
    The Wicker Man (The original much better than the remake)
    The Last House on The Left (The original is very graphic not for the faint of heart. Unfortunately, I haven't seen the remake yet, so will see that soon)
    Signs
    The Happening (a lot of people didn't like it, but it's kind of a freaky "what if" I liked it.)
    13 Ghosts
    Session 9 (Very freaky, but not well known horror movie from 2001)
    The Mist
    The Omen (Both versions are good.)
    Event Horizon
    Ghostship (The most gory opening scene I think I've ever seen)
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I prefer the old school horror.
    You know, wehre the fear builds up and the tension makes syour skin crawl.
    Peopl now equate blood guts and gore to horror.
    Not the same.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason_V
      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      I prefer the old school horror.
      You know, wehre the fear builds up and the tension makes syour skin crawl.
      Peopl now equate blood guts and gore to horror.
      Not the same.
      In that case, of the movies I suggested you should watch, if you haven't already:

      Signs
      The Happening
      Blair Witch Project
      The Wicker Man (The old one, as the new one is horrible compared to it)
      The Omen (Either version. If I had to pick, I'd say check out the newer one)

      There is very little blood and guts in the above mentioned movies. They are more suspense than gore.
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      I prefer the old school horror.
      You know, wehre the fear builds up and the tension makes syour skin crawl.
      You want to see Session 9.

      "Funny" story: one of my teachers in school was told to get Watcher in the Woods for us to watch the last day of school before Hallowe'en. I think I was in fourth grade. For reasons I'll never quite grasp... probably alliteration... she instead got Last House on the Left.

      When the big day arrived, she started the video, and left the room. About halfway through the movie, she came back to check on the (admittedly very quiet) class... during the scene where they're stabbing the girl to death by the lake.

      The rest of the day was abject chaos. Most of the class was effectively in shock. I mean, the movie's full of drugs and sex and cruelty and torture. It's a pretty sick movie for adults, and they showed it to a room full of pre-teens.

      I'm pretty sure that's related to what's wrong with me today.
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  • Profile picture of the author check_itjess
    hi there...

    my favorite halloween movies are twilight, van helsing, underworld, blood; the last vampire, the saw, the chainsaw massacre.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Jason, thanks for the suggestions, but we have different tastes.
    For example, I think The Happening was terrible.
    I think The Blair Witch Project was a joke.
    Signs was so-so.
    The Wicker Man, well, I only know of one version,the one with Nicholas Cage, and again, it was so-so.
    I don't think ( I'm not sure) if I have seen either Omen.
    Now,28 Days was great, 28 Weeks Later was ok.
    Ghost Ship was good
    13 Ghost was good ( both versions)
    The Last House On The Left I think you have confused,the orginal had most of the violence implied,while the recent remake was very very graphic and gory.
    Call me dumb, but I didn't "get" Event Horizon. I have watched it 3 different times to see what everyone raves about, and I still don't "get" it.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    If it was your 4th grade, it was the orginal. While I said earlier it was more implied than graphic, I have to say it was graphic but in a different way than todays.
    Now the new version was just downright sick, and not in a good way. I could barely watch it.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    There's a good one that hasn't been mentioned: Cabin Fever.

    PANCAKES!
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I think I have heard of that one, but haven't seen it,might put it on my list!
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    • Profile picture of the author eshera
      Gosh....I just got done going through the thread about great books...which reminded me of Cujo and I see THIS...

      Keep in mind, CDarklock, I have to blame you now, dang it, I live alone by the woods...thanks a lot!

      Anyway, I have to mention:

      Jaws - my friends had to take swimming lessons at the time and I was already drawn into the music of movies at that time.
      Silence of the Lambs - no need to explain
      The Birds
      The Omen
      The Hitcher
      (What is with the "The"...)
      The Fly
      Poltergeist
      "Friday the 13th's" - only really fun watching with other people.
      Texas Chainsaw Massacre - same viewing requirements as above.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Interesting enough ,The Omen ( the remake) was on last night and I watched it. Not too bad!
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Suspiria (Dario Argento - the master of er..classy gore)
      The Exorcist
      The Wicker Man (only the Christopher Lee version)
      Psycho (Hitchcock, obviously)
      The Innocents




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      • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
        Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

        Suspiria (Dario Argento - the master of er..classy gore)
        One of my favourites, but a little esoteric. I've seen pretty much everything Argento's ever done. For truly disturbing, however, I have to side with his Masters of Horror production "Jenifer" - which was about as messed up as you can get.
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        • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
          Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

          One of my favourites, but a little esoteric. I've seen pretty much everything Argento's ever done. For truly disturbing, however, I have to side with his Masters of Horror production "Jenifer" - which was about as messed up as you can get.
          Yeah, I guess Jenifer was just a little OTT.

          I've been following Argento ever since I noticed his name (together with Bertolucci's) on the screenplay credits for Leone's peerless "Once Upon A Time In The West" - I would have said Suspiria is fairly accessible, though.

          One of the other notable things about that movie was the music; IMO, one of the best of all horror movie soundtracks and the main claim to fame of an otherwise obscure Italian prog rock band called Goblin.

          And where would an Off Topic thread be without a music vid:




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          • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
            Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

            the main claim to fame of an otherwise obscure Italian prog rock band called Goblin.
            I'd argue that was their soundtrack to Romero's Dawn of the Dead (co-produced by Argento), actually. Suspiria was their first notable work, though.

            They used to be "The Cherry Five."
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        • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
          Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

          For truly disturbing, however, I have to side with his Masters of Horror production "Jenifer" - which was about as messed up as you can get.
          I just snatched the DVD up on ebay. Looks like a good one.

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    Too early to mention Paranormal Activity?
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    • Profile picture of the author KimW
      Originally Posted by TeddyP View Post

      Too early to mention Paranormal Activity?
      How can it be one of your favorite Halloween movies when it hasn't been released yet?
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      • Profile picture of the author Scot Standke
        Originally Posted by KimW View Post

        How can it be one of your favorite Halloween movies when it hasn't been released yet?
        Actually, it's been out for a few weeks on a limited basis, mostly college towns.

        There are some massive petitions to release it on a grander scale, some of the reviews I've seen have said it's damn scary.

        It's being shown here, have not seen it yet myself though, waiting for a true review by someone I trust, not the hypey sources that usually recommend almost anything lol

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    • Originally Posted by TeddyP View Post

      Too early to mention Paranormal Activity?
      I keep being told that I need to see this movie.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    One I haven't seen but a lot of people at other forums are recommending is Trick Or Treat......
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    I'd guess the 1986 version, since the others aren't so good. There are a lot of movies named Trick or Treat.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Actually I got the name wrong, it's Trick 'R Treat.
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  • Profile picture of the author ngseosept
    Here are three movies to add on the list: House of Wax, The Grudge and Sixth Sense!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    I don't watch horror flicks much these days. Some of my old favorites are the original Halloween, original Night of the Living Dead, and The Evil Dead.

    I do break out From Dusk Till Dawn out every once in awhile. Not scary, but way cool.

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    • Profile picture of the author KimW
      Originally Posted by John Rogers View Post

      I don't watch horror flicks much these days. Some of my old favorites are the original Halloween, original Night of the Living Dead, and The Evil Dead.

      I do break out From Dusk Till Dawn out every once in awhile. Not scary, but way cool.

      John


      Actually, unless I missed it, I'm surprised Evil Dead wasn't mentioned earlier...classic movie.
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      • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
        Originally Posted by KimW View Post

        Actually, unless I missed it, I'm surprised Evil Dead wasn't mentioned earlier...classic movie.
        Scared the piss outta me when it first came out and I saw it in the theater. It's the last one I remember that really did that to me.

        I do have high hopes for Paranormal Activity. Blair Witch didn't do it for me.

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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Are you sure? Sunday was the first time I even heard about it, and it was an article that clearly stated it was being released soon ( Though I do know that a lot of movies are released in limited runs noowadays)
    As far as it being released on a massive scale, that's already scheduled, and thats what I had heard about, here's their website with more info:
    Paranormal Activity (2009) | Official Movie Site & Trailer

    Apparently its a very very low budget movie that the producer made in one week shot in one location ,an apartment, that they expect to make a heck of a lot of money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scot Standke
    Here are our local listings:

    Paranormal Activity

    Limited release review

    Looks like a much wider release is coming in a few days.

    It was filmed 2 years ago at a cost of just $11,000

    Someone is going to make a killing, no pun intended.

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    • Profile picture of the author KimW
      Originally Posted by Scot Standke View Post

      It was filmed 2 years ago at a cost of just $11,000

      Someone is going to make a killing, no pun intended.

      Scot
      Scot,
      Can you direct me to where you got that figure? That is MUCH lower than the one I read. I can't remember the exact figure, but what I read was much closer to 50k.
      But even at 50k, that is an extremely low budget film for todays market.
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      • Profile picture of the author Scot Standke
        Originally Posted by KimW View Post

        Scot,
        Can you direct me to where you got that figure? That is MUCH lower than the one I read. I can't remember the exact figure, but what I read was much closer to 50k.
        But even at 50k, that is an extremely low budget film for todays market.
        Hey Kim,

        It's right here in this review:

        PA

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        • Profile picture of the author KimW
          Originally Posted by Scot Standke View Post

          Hey Kim,

          It's right here in this review:

          PA

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          Thanks Scot.
          I can't remember what magazine I saw it in, But I'm guessing your article is probably correct. At least I put more faith in Time than I do the gossip mags,which is where I saw the information.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason_V
    I haven't seen it, but Paranormal Activity has made $35,139,664 from 9/25-10/19

    The shocking thing is it opened at only 12 theaters.

    Now it's at 760 theaters.

    Paranormal Activity (2009) - Box Office Mojo

    @Scot

    When it comes to movie reviews I don't know if you know about rottentomatoes or not. I put my trust fully into rotten tomatoes. They have very rarely ever let me down. My tastes are usually right in line with the majority of the critics there. If the movie is rated fresh, I usually find it is pretty good movie. If it is rated rotten it usually isn't that good to me. They loved Paranormal Activity.

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Halloween isn't Halloween without some oldies.

    Poltergeist
    Omen (where I first saw a Rottweiler and fell in love)
    Halloween or Friday the 13th -- I can't sit through more than one of those.
    The House on Haunted Hill

    And then, of course, the best of the Mind Twisters:
    The 6th Sense
    The Others
    The Hellraiser Series - really gory but at least has an awesome story with the gore
    unlike the usual slasher crap.

    Then of course.........who can OFFICIALLY have Halloween until you've watched:
    PEANUTS - Charlie Brown, the Pumpkin Patch, and the Great Pumpkin
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    Either way, it makes you want to drag out the ole camcorder don't it

    Or purchase a really big helium balloon

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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Yes sir, I bet two or 3 of us could scrape together 11K and make a movie
    How about: The Internet Markerting Nightmare On Elm Street?
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  • Profile picture of the author LinearChaos
    Jason's my man, super excited when they started the remakes!

    Here's a great site for all you horror genre fans
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Once in a while I watch movies with subtitles on the Sundance channel, and I have to say that the Asian horror flicks are way scary. They have much surrealism and they are really shocking in the way the usually evil 'spirits' are worked in.

    Right now I can't remember any names but if you ever see something that says it is Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese and then says horror, I guarantee you will experience 'spine tingling' if you are in the mood for subtitles.

    Another surprising thing is on Turner Classics they have movies back as far as 1918. It is amazing that even in those days of low tech, they had real skill at special effects - for example superimposing one scene on another to make it look like another realm (like ghosts etc).

    Again I can't think of any except the original Dracula, but again if you have Turner Classic Movies on your Digital or other Cable try to catch usually Sundays when they have silent movies. I am sure especially in this month of shock and horror they will have some radical old scary films.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
    The scariest movies i've ever seen were night of the living dead, and dawn of the dead. Of course i was about 12 years old, but i was terririfed.
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  • Profile picture of the author natscash
    Ringu - re-made into The Ring
    Ju-On - re-made into The Grudge
    The Original Japanese versions are much scarier
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    "For truly disturbing, "
    These 3 words made me think of this horror movie, which once you've seen, you will wish you hadn't.
    The Audition.

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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      These 3 words made me think of this horror movie, which once you've seen, you will wish you hadn't.
      I had to search for that one a long time, but it was so worth it. Absolutely one of the creepiest movies ever.

      Patrician, the movie Infection I mentioned in the OP is a Japanese film, sometimes known as Kansen. (I don't know the kanji for it, sorry.) Worth a look. I saw a Korean film some time ago called Cello which was pretty good. And I can't rave enough about Tokyo Gore Police.
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      • Profile picture of the author parzlou
        Although I am not a huge fan of horror ,I do recall a movie from my youth called.....
        " Children shouldn't play with dead things"
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        • Profile picture of the author davidjames42973
          My wife and I are horror movie freaks. Every year, for the month of October, we watch one horror film a day. Here are some of them we've watched this month:

          Troll (awful film)
          Blood Drinkers (campy and fun film)
          Gremlins (not really a horror film, but my wife never seen it until recently)
          Survival of The Dead (Romero's new film premiered in Los Angeles a week ago)
          Slaughter High
          Maniac Cop 3
          Hillside Strangler
          Evil Dead 2
          Drag Me To Hell
          Bollywood's version of Nightmare on Elm Street (campy, fun and weird)
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          • Profile picture of the author Patrician
            Originally Posted by davidjames42973 View Post

            My wife and I are horror movie freaks. Every year, for the month of October, we watch one horror film a day. Here are some of them we've watched this month:

            Troll (awful film)
            Blood Drinkers (campy and fun film)
            Gremlins (not really a horror film, but my wife never seen it until recently)
            Survival of The Dead (Romero's new film premiered in Los Angeles a week ago)
            Slaughter High
            Maniac Cop 3
            Hillside Strangler
            Evil Dead 2
            Drag Me To Hell
            Bollywood's version of Nightmare on Elm Street (campy, fun and weird)
            You guys might really appreciate this site - it has old, old classics


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    • Profile picture of the author Jason_V
      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      "For truly disturbing, "
      These 3 words made me think of this horror movie, which once you've seen, you will wish you hadn't.
      The Audition.

      YouTube - Audition - #11 in Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments
      I think what they said in that clip was pretty accurate. The only "real" horror films being made these days, with a few noted exceptions, are coming from Japan.

      I haven't seen it but I found it at the site that was mentioned above by LinearChaos. I think this looks very interesting. Kind of like Lord of the Flies but much worse:

      UHM - Upcoming Horror Movies | Review | Battle Royale (2000)

      Battle Royale

      Rating #:
      10/10


      Director:
      Kinji Fukasaku


      Runtime:
      114


      Cast:
      Takeshi Kitano, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto, Chiaki Kuriyama, Sosuke Takaoka, Takashi Tsukamoto, Yukihiro Kotani, Eri Ishikawa, Sayaka Kamiya, Aki Inoue, Takayo Mimura




      Based on the controversial novel by Koushun Takami; legendary Japanese director Kinji Fukasaku brings the pages to the big screen to further shock audiences, but didn't shock'em enough to not see it. In fact, it was #1 at the Japanese box office for three weeks, and rightfully-so. In my opinion this has to be one of the best films I've ever seen. I've even heard that director Quentin Tarantino has even said it was one of his favorite films, and even featured one of the stars (Chiaki Kuriyama) to play in Kill Bill Vol. 1 as the deadly GoGo. The movie is just entertaining from start to finish. I liked how it tackled things like trust, friendship and love when put in dire situations with fellow peers.

      For those who haven't read the novel, (now available in the US) troubled teens have practically taken over the schools, mocking teachers and adults alike. In order to regain some sort of stability in a once adult-dominated society, they've formed a new law where students are forced into a live-action game of kill or be killed in what the government has dubbed the BR Act or Battle Royale. Specifically, the teens are put on a deserted island where each one has to fend off against each other, with the hopes of being the last one standing and receive their ticket home. So, essentially there are two ways to leave the island -- kill everyone (including friends) or be killed by them, and they've got three days to do it.

      So, you may wonder, why not try to leave the island or just hide until the three days are up. Well, each one of them has a metal collar, which is basically a means to keep them moving and if any of them get out of line or if the three days are up... BOOM! That's right, it blows up. There are "danger zones" that are activated over a certain period of time, and if you're caught in one the collar will explode, so hangin' out in the bushes isn't gonna be safe for too long. Now judging from the plot it's safe to say that there's a lot of death and violence, and the fact that these are real teenagers playing these characters makes it as controversial as the book. Although, I'm told the book is a lot more violent. One of the most interesting aspects of the film would be to see how each one of these students would find a way to kill themselves or others. We've got the love-struck suicides to the badass gung-ho-type that takes on five at-a-time. Another great aspect is how they had to work with what they got. Before they went into the "field" each student received a backpack full of supplies that would last them the three days they had. Some were lucky to have guns while others weren't as lucky and had object likes a trash lid and binoculars (suckers!).

      Considering most of these actors are newcomers it's a surprise to see that they do a pretty good job. If you're lookin' to check this flick out you might have some trouble finding it. It was once thought that a movie like this would be too "controversial" to come to the states, but in fact the production company Toei refuses to sell the rights to a distributor for one reason or another. However, there are places around the US that'll sell imports and I know Netflix carries a copy for rental. A year after the film's release director Kinji Fukasaku actually went back and re-shot some additional scenes (added up to around 10-minutes) to add to a director's cut edition. I personally have the very limited special edition tin version, which I'm quite proud of.

      Overall Thoughts:

      This is one of the best films I've ever seen and ranks high in my favorite films of all time. It's very innovative, controversial, and highly entertaining. You have got to see this.
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      • Profile picture of the author davidjames42973
        Battle Royale is an excellent film! I think I've seen this movie about a dozen times.

        Just for the record, Battle Royale 2 isn't as good...

        Originally Posted by Jason_V View Post

        I think what they said in that clip was pretty accurate. The only "real" horror films being made these days, with a few noted exceptions, are coming from Japan.

        I haven't seen it but I found it at the site that was mentioned above by LinearChaos. I think this looks very interesting. Kind of like Lord of the Flies but much worse:

        UHM - Upcoming Horror Movies | Review | Battle Royale (2000)

        Battle Royale

        Rating #:
        10/10


        Director:
        Kinji Fukasaku


        Runtime:
        114


        Cast:
        Takeshi Kitano, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto, Chiaki Kuriyama, Sosuke Takaoka, Takashi Tsukamoto, Yukihiro Kotani, Eri Ishikawa, Sayaka Kamiya, Aki Inoue, Takayo Mimura




        Based on the controversial novel by Koushun Takami; legendary Japanese director Kinji Fukasaku brings the pages to the big screen to further shock audiences, but didn't shock'em enough to not see it. In fact, it was #1 at the Japanese box office for three weeks, and rightfully-so. In my opinion this has to be one of the best films I've ever seen. I've even heard that director Quentin Tarantino has even said it was one of his favorite films, and even featured one of the stars (Chiaki Kuriyama) to play in Kill Bill Vol. 1 as the deadly GoGo. The movie is just entertaining from start to finish. I liked how it tackled things like trust, friendship and love when put in dire situations with fellow peers.

        For those who haven't read the novel, (now available in the US) troubled teens have practically taken over the schools, mocking teachers and adults alike. In order to regain some sort of stability in a once adult-dominated society, they've formed a new law where students are forced into a live-action game of kill or be killed in what the government has dubbed the BR Act or Battle Royale. Specifically, the teens are put on a deserted island where each one has to fend off against each other, with the hopes of being the last one standing and receive their ticket home. So, essentially there are two ways to leave the island -- kill everyone (including friends) or be killed by them, and they've got three days to do it.

        So, you may wonder, why not try to leave the island or just hide until the three days are up. Well, each one of them has a metal collar, which is basically a means to keep them moving and if any of them get out of line or if the three days are up... BOOM! That's right, it blows up. There are "danger zones" that are activated over a certain period of time, and if you're caught in one the collar will explode, so hangin' out in the bushes isn't gonna be safe for too long. Now judging from the plot it's safe to say that there's a lot of death and violence, and the fact that these are real teenagers playing these characters makes it as controversial as the book. Although, I'm told the book is a lot more violent. One of the most interesting aspects of the film would be to see how each one of these students would find a way to kill themselves or others. We've got the love-struck suicides to the badass gung-ho-type that takes on five at-a-time. Another great aspect is how they had to work with what they got. Before they went into the "field" each student received a backpack full of supplies that would last them the three days they had. Some were lucky to have guns while others weren't as lucky and had object likes a trash lid and binoculars (suckers!).

        Considering most of these actors are newcomers it's a surprise to see that they do a pretty good job. If you're lookin' to check this flick out you might have some trouble finding it. It was once thought that a movie like this would be too "controversial" to come to the states, but in fact the production company Toei refuses to sell the rights to a distributor for one reason or another. However, there are places around the US that'll sell imports and I know Netflix carries a copy for rental. A year after the film's release director Kinji Fukasaku actually went back and re-shot some additional scenes (added up to around 10-minutes) to add to a director's cut edition. I personally have the very limited special edition tin version, which I'm quite proud of.

        Overall Thoughts:

        This is one of the best films I've ever seen and ranks high in my favorite films of all time. It's very innovative, controversial, and highly entertaining. You have got to see this.
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    I'm shivering just thinking about it.

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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    Just found Battle Royale on ebay for $10, free shipping.

    That makes two cool scores from this thread.

    Thanks!

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason_V
    Wrong Turn 3 just came out a few days ago. I haven't seen part 3 yet. The other 2 were pretty good. Just thought I'd mention this franchise. I don't think anyone else mentioned these movies.
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  • Profile picture of the author iliveonarainbow
    i like the more lighthearted halloween movies... I'm a wimp lol
    like hocus pocus, nightmare before christmas, sleepy hallow
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  • Profile picture of the author Modern Architect
    The Omen....is that a Halloween movie...well it's the only movie that scared the crap out of me when I was a kid.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mili_D
    Unlike most people I thought saw one was really good, come on what else did want? Dead body laying around, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw" I was not fond of Hostel but loved the following moviesAlien (1979),The Shining (1980),The Exorcist (1973),Bride of Frankenstein (1935),Shaun of the Dead (2004),Halloween (1978),Evil Dead II (1987) and The Haunting (1963/I)
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  • Profile picture of the author sloanjim
    Audition was ok......a lot of hype but worth watching

    I gree these films are great.
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    Session 9 is as creepy as hell. Especially at the end. Mental asylums, crazy people, split personalities, devils...always going to make you feel creeped out. Watch it.

    The Mist: I read the Stephen King book a long time ago. The moves was very well done. Some of those creatures were aamzing. BUT the end.....oh my g**... I felt like crying. My wife was speechless for about 10 minutes and that's rare. I wish it had have ended differently but I liked the movie.

    The original Texas Chain Saw Massacre was spooky. Creepy and gave me the shivers.

    I love the Dawn of the Dead 1979 movie. Running around that shopping mall. Whenever I am in shopping mall now I alwys think about that movie. Especially when the elevator stops...

    The Thing with Kurt Russel in is a great action/horror movie. But nothing can compare with Alien.
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  • Profile picture of the author cormierl20
    These are my top halloween movies...
    • See no evil
    • saw
    • The Shining
    • The Silence of the Lambs
    • Halloween
    • Poltergeist
    • A Nightmare on Elm Street
    • Alien
    • Night of the Living Dead
    • The Exorcist
    • Seven
    what about you guys???look alive people!!
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