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Topic: Best Horror Film of The Year (So Far)!
Posted By: moviewizguy
Subject: Best Horror Film of The Year (So Far)!
Date Posted: September 23 2007 at 1:16pm

Has anyone else seen Vacancy? It was fantastic, and blew me away! I thought it was going to be another cliche' horror movie with characters making one stupid mistake after another. I was right in a way, but that fills only 5% of the movie. I loved the other 95%, because it was filled with suspenseful and thrilling scenes and was actually scary! I wish they'd make more horror movies like this one!

 




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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: September 24 2007 at 7:40am
Omigod, moviewizguy and I semi-agree! While "Vacancy" was scary, it's got nothing on "28 Weeks Later". "28 Weeks" was better than "28 Days Later".

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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: September 01 2008 at 5:55am

So I've just seen 28 Days and 28 Weeks back to back. I liked 28 Days a lot, and 28 Weeks is a notch or two better than the first. Fantastic movies! 

 



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Posted By: curl
Date Posted: March 11 2011 at 12:48am
There are some many horror movies that I love to take home. Twilight's entire series is worth watching -- I can honestly say that all its previous films have rocked! I am interested to see what they are gonna put in next one.  

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Posted By: jerrylewis
Date Posted: May 06 2011 at 2:56am
yes twilight is a good series but saw is also good.This is my favorite horror series.I have DVDs of this series.


Posted By: meguminorito
Date Posted: May 11 2011 at 8:57pm

I saw Vacancy a long time ago, but I forgot the cast. It's a more thrilling movie and much more exciting. I love it also.



Posted By: alanjacks
Date Posted: May 12 2011 at 5:54am
Have to agree, Vacancy was brilliant


Posted By: mark520
Date Posted: May 19 2011 at 2:29am
I think Vacancy is the most horrible...   



Posted By: bravodwayne
Date Posted: May 19 2011 at 2:42am
Inception and Saw are both among my favorite horror movies


Posted By: alanjacks
Date Posted: May 19 2011 at 8:14am
Inception's great too...  



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Posted By: Grounder the Critic
Date Posted: May 19 2011 at 12:43pm
They are NOT horror movies!  

Originally posted by bravodwayne

Inception and Saw are both among my favorite horror movies
 

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: INCEPTION is definitely not a horror movie...but I think the SAW series qualify as horror movies.  Or at least...horrible movies! 




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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 19 2011 at 1:32pm
I'm confused, Grounder: How is the Saw series NOT horror?  

Originally posted by Grounder the Critic

Originally posted by bravodwayne

Inception and Saw are both among my favorite horror movies
They are NOT horror movies!
 


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Posted By: Grounder the Critic
Date Posted: May 19 2011 at 4:08pm
Originally posted by Michaels

I'm confused, Grounder: How is the Saw series NOT horror?  

Originally posted by Grounder the Critic

Originally posted by bravodwayne

Inception and Saw are both among my favorite horror movies
They are NOT horror movies!
 
Saw is more or less a suspense movie rather than a horror film.


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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 19 2011 at 4:50pm
Originally posted by Grounder the Critic

Saw is more or less a suspense movie rather than a horror film.
I would go with "less" a suspense movie, and more of a "what creative ways can we come up with for killing people" horror, much like the other awful series, "Final Destination".


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 20 2011 at 10:41am
A horror movie doesn't have to also be a thriller.But the SAW movies are.INCEPTION is a thriller,but not horror.

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Posted By: ronymark
Date Posted: May 22 2011 at 11:59pm
Best Horror Films of the year are below:

-Resident Evil Afterlife
-Predators
-The Book of Eli
-Human Centipede
-Splice


Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: May 23 2011 at 9:04am
I never counted Saw as a horror film. When I first saw it, I expected a horror film that would scare the $hit out of me. Well, it wasn't scary at all and it didn't feel like a horror film. It has more in common with The Silence of the Lambs, Se7en, and Zodaic than horror films. Just my opinion, of course. I'm surprised a lot of people responded to this thread.


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 23 2011 at 12:25pm
Those you mentioned are thriller.Horror and thriller isn't the same.The SAW movies are horror...they're just not berry good at it.

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 23 2011 at 2:28pm
Originally posted by Vits

The SAW movies are horror...they're just not berry good at it.
Yeah, that's exactly my point.

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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: May 23 2011 at 5:08pm
Originally posted by Vits

Those you mentioned are thriller.Horror and thriller isn't the same.The SAW movies are horror...they're just not berry good at it.
Please, stop it with the berry puns or I'm gonna kill myself. I say that Saw is a thriller and not a horror. It has detectives looking for a serial killer. There isn't that much blood and violence either (until the sequels). The killer has the same motive from the killer of Se7en, which is why many people compare the two films. I just don't see it as a horror movie at all.


Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: May 23 2011 at 5:23pm
Originally posted by moviewizguy

I say that Saw is a thriller and not a horror. It has detectives looking for a serial killer. There isn't that much blood and violence either (until the sequels).
Well then, that means only the first movie was a thriller, and then the series degraded into a horror series, hence horror movies franchise. Oh, and people, keep it up with the "berry" puns!

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 23 2011 at 5:33pm
Originally posted by moviewizguy

Please, stop it with the berry puns or I'm gonna kill myself. I say that Saw is a thriller and not a horror. It has detectives looking for a serial killer. There isn't that much blood and violence either (until the sequels). The killer has the same motive from the killer of Se7en, which is why many people compare the two films. I just don't see it as a horror movie at all.
Seems Burn isn't the only one who needs to chill,person-who-I-defend.I only do the "berry" pun because HeadRAZZBerry does it a lot.

SAW is a horror-thriller because it's meant to scare and create suspense.I like the saga but I've never given them berry very high ratings because they don't scare me.They have smart scripts(not all of them obviously)but they focus on the gore way too much.


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Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: May 23 2011 at 11:14pm

I can still remember Episode 413 when Cartman tried to run back home to beg Liane for another Dawson's Creek Trapper Keeper Ultura Futura S2000. As he fled the hallway, VSM-471 was about to shoot Cartman with a portable missile launcher. Stan and Kyle were okay with it.

Now I see BHBurn in Stan's and Kyle's position and moviewizguy in Cartman's.
Alas, I'd say the best horror or horror-oid film of 2010 was easily Let Me In, but for 2011, I can't say.
2008: Let the Right One In
2009: Paranormal Activity
2010: Let Me In
2011: ????


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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: May 24 2011 at 12:13pm
Since you've listed your's, I'll list mine:

2008: The Ruins - Loved this movie. Let the Right One In is the runner up.
2009: Coraline - Yes, it's a horror movie and it was disturbing. Runner up is Trick R' Treat.
2010: Let Me In (easily). The Crazies is the runner up.  


2011: So far, Scream 4. Insidious in second.  

Originally posted by GTAHater767

I can still remember Episode 413 when Cartman tried to run back home to beg Liane for another Dawson's Creek Trapper Keeper Ultura Futura S2000. As he fled the hallway, VSM-471 was about to shoot Cartman with a portable missile launcher. Stan and Kyle were okay with it.

Now I see BHBurn in Stan's and Kyle's position and moviewizguy in Cartman's.
Alas, I'd say the best horror or horror-oid film of 2010 was easily Let Me In, but for 2011, I can't say.
2008Let the Right One In
2009Paranormal Activity
2010Let Me In
2011: ????
 


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 24 2011 at 12:20pm
What?!CORALINE is fantasy!


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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: May 24 2011 at 12:47pm
Stan and Kyle vs. Cartman? Not a "South Park" fan, so I don't get that.
 
And "Coraline" is horror? For whom, a 4 year old!? Don't get me wrong, it's a great movie, but if you got scared by that movie, that's just ... WTF?! At least say "Paranormal Activity 1". It was boring at times, but the payoff during the last 5 minutes was the stuff of horror legend. Oh and "Insideous" completely owned "Scream 4" in every way ... until "Paranormal Activity 3" comes out (not that we need a third movie, but sequels are horror movies' bread and butter because they have no original ideas left).


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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: May 24 2011 at 3:55pm
Coraline didn't scare me, it disturbed me and I count it as horror (with a mix of other genres).  

Paranormal Activity gave me nightmares for an entire month, but Coraline is the better movie.  

Originally posted by BurnHollywoodBurn

And "Coraline" is horror? For whom, a 4 year old!? Don't get me wrong, it's a great movie, but if you got scared by that movie, that's just ... WTF?! At least say "Paranormal Activity 1". It was boring at times, but the payoff during the last 5 minutes was the stuff of horror legend. Oh and "Insideous" completely owned "Scream 4" in every way ... until "Paranormal Activity 3" comes out (not that we need a third movie, but sequels are horror movies' bread and butter because they have no original ideas left).


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 24 2011 at 5:31pm
CORALINE has both, but it's a lot more fantasy.

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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: May 24 2011 at 7:35pm
You consider Coraline to be horror, but not Saw?

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 24 2011 at 7:55pm
You see why I don't respect MWG as a "critic"? To him, a children's claymation movie, without any blood, counts as horror. But Saw, which was torture porn with buckets of blood, that was just a thriller. 

The kid makes no sense!  

Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

You consider Coraline to be horror, but not Saw?


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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: May 24 2011 at 8:43pm
Yep. I'm trying hard to argue my case but it looks like it won't do any good. Saw has detectives trying to find a serial killer. Hence, it's a crime thriller. The characters locked up trying to get out just adds mystery to the whole thing. It doesn't scream horror at all. Even in the third act, you have a hostage situation with the killer having a gun, not a knife. How is that a horror film? Seriously, it's no different than your usual CSI episode. Coraline is basically like a darker version of Alice in Wonderland, and it's creepy as hell. The entire third act is like a nightmare waiting to explode. Again, it's just my opinion. I'm not saying it's a fact.

Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

You consider Coraline to be horror, but not Saw?


So you don't respect me as a critic because you don't agree with what genre I label certain movies? It's really not a big deal as you make it out to be. Also, there are plenty of horror films that don't have blood and plenty of non-horror films that have buckets of blood. I thought Zodiac was more horrifying than Saw but I still count that as a thriller because it was about a crime mystery. The killer in Zodiac has a knife, like a slasher, yet people don't see it as a horror film. Anyway, genres are ambiguous and each person can think a movie is a certain genre. There's never really a distinct answer and you guys shouldn't make a big deal out of it. 

Originally posted by Michaels

You see why I don't respect him as a critic? A children's claymation movie without any blood counts as horror. But Saw, which was torture porn with buckets of blood, that was just a thriller. The kid makes no sense.




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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: May 24 2011 at 9:08pm
I'll just jump in here for a second. Mr. Armond White, I mean MWG, I can see the FIRST (and ONLY the first) Saw as a thriller. But after that, it's all downhill horror, blood and guts galore, a staple of that genre. Coraline is not horror. Hell, it's not even a thriller. It's a semi-dark fantasy movie. Yes, the third act had a few jump scares that would make a 4 year go hide under his bed, but calling it a flat out horror? Please! If Coraline counts as horror because of the last 15 or 20 minutes, than I guess Kill Bill Vol 2 is a family film because it features a mother and her daugther in the end. I'm pretty sure Michaels doesn't respect you as a critic because you have no idea what you're talking about. I know that's why I take your opinion seriously.

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 24 2011 at 9:17pm
Thank you, Burn. It's like you're the other half my brain, if it was written by Kevin Smith or some other writer who loves f-bombs.

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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: May 24 2011 at 9:23pm
Well, I was just talking about the first Saw film only. I do agree that the sequels turned into horror films. And Coraline had an underlying sense of dread, once she found the other world. It's not that the last 10 minutes are scary. Everything builds up to the climax. 

And although this isn't related, the ending of Kill Bill Vol. 2 made me feel warm and fuzzy inside.  

Originally posted by BurnHollywoodBurn

I'll just jump in here for a second. Mr. Armond White, I mean MWG, I can see the FIRST (and ONLY the first) Saw as a thriller. But after that, it's all downhill horror, blood and guts galore, a staple of that genre. Coraline is not horror. Hell, it's not even a thriller. It's a semi-dark fantasy movie. Yes, the third act had a few jump scares that would make a 4 year go hide under his bed, but calling it a flat out horror? Please! If Coraline counts as horror because of the last 15 or 20 minutes, than I guess Kill Bill Vol 2 is a family film because it features a mother and her daugther in the end. I'm pretty sure Michaels doesn't respect you as a critic because you have no idea what you're talking about. I know that's why I take your opinion seriously.


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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: May 25 2011 at 4:47am
Um, no Mister White -- there's not a shred of dread in that movie, until some time near the middle (or end of the second act). And the tone of the last 10 minutes of a movie doesn't influence the overall genre of a movie -- the FIRST 10 minutes do. 

I'm calling it yet again, Coraline = semi-dark fantasy.  




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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 25 2011 at 7:48am
MWG,despite whatever Burn and Michaels say,you're entitled to your own opinion...on whether you liked or not a movie.But if you can't even label them with the right genre...and it's not a matter of opinion.Movies have specific genres.

You won't be a good critic because you mistake those genres,but you won't be because you think the genre depends on something as trivial as the villain's weapon.

Like I said before,the SAW movies are supposed to be scary.You say they're not horror because they didn't really scare you.That's not because they're not horror,but because they fail at what they're trying by focusing too much on gore.A lot of non-horror movies have scary moments and/or scenes,that means nothing.GRAN TORINO is a drama with a lot of comic relief,but nobody would call it a comedy.


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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: May 25 2011 at 10:13am
I'm saying the first Saw isn't a horror movie. I don't care about the others. I'm talking about the first one only. How many times do I have to say that? 

Second, I don't label genres incorrectly. I'm not saying Coraline is only a horror film. It's also fantasy, with a mix of adventure and horror. Even the book of Coraline is said to be a horror fantasy novel.  

Originally posted by Vits

MWG,despite whatever Burn and Michaels say,you're entitled to your own opinion...on whether you liked or not a movie.But if you can't even label them with the right genre...and it's not a matter of opinion.Movies have specific genres.

You won't be a good critic because you mistake those genres,but you won't be because you think the genre depends on something as trivial as the villain's weapon.

Like I said before,the SAW movies are supposed to be scary.You say they're not horror because they didn't really scare you.That's not because they're not horror,but because they fail at what they're trying by focusing too much on gore.A lot of non-horror movies have scary moments and/or scenes,that means nothing.GRAN TORINO is a drama with a lot of comic relief,but nobody would call it a comedy.



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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 25 2011 at 10:38am
I really don't want to be "that guy," but it's not up for debate. A lot of other issues about film are, but not what genre a movie is. It's a fact, not an opinion. Regardless of the amount of suspense, all SAW movies are horror. The book CORALINE mixes fantasy with horror, but the movie is more of a fantasy.

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 25 2011 at 2:44pm
Thank you, Vits! That's the point Burn and I were trying to make: Yes, "Coraline" had aspects of horror (as Burn put it, they could scare anyone who is of preteen age), but in the end, the movie is pure fantasy to its very core.   

Originally posted by Vits

The book CORALINE mixes fantasy with horror,but the movie decreases it to be more fantasy.


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Posted By: Reich0r
Date Posted: May 27 2011 at 11:07am
Hi Ronymark,

I've watched Splice and yes, it was pretty thrilling!! I will try to watch Vacancy though. :)

I love this forum, I can be up to date with movies and stuff.

Reich


Posted By: rickpanesar
Date Posted: May 30 2011 at 1:03am
Resident Evil Afterlife 
Insidious 
The Ring 
Mirror 



Posted By: mykris
Date Posted: August 18 2011 at 8:20am
I am fan of horror movies. This year I haven't really enjoyed any horror movies, but I am awaiting the sequel to PARANORMAL ACTIVITY to be shown later this year. The trailer isn't really promising, and I don't think it could surpass the first one, but it's still worth a try. I'm also waiting for THE BLIND -- a Korean Thriller movie that's not horror, but I saw the trailer and I think it's promising. 

Koreans are good at making horror and thriller movies.  




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Posted By: samchn07
Date Posted: November 30 2011 at 9:00pm
vacancy seems like a nice movie, by the way you are talking about it. So I guess the next time when I watch a movie online, this one would be on my list. 

Horror movies give me enough excitement to have an adrenaline rush.


Posted By: Bruno Moretti
Date Posted: November 30 2011 at 9:12pm
I am not so sure about this movie vacancy. Reviews are not that good.


Posted By: rck1corsonika
Date Posted: January 05 2012 at 11:46pm
Snowtown is the best film of the year 2011...

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