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50's (Horror Of Dracula, House On Haunted Hill) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
60's (Psycho, Night Of The Living Dead) 13%  13%  [ 2 ]
70's (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Exorcist) 40%  40%  [ 6 ]
80's (A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Serpent And The Rainbow) 33%  33%  [ 5 ]
90's (Silence Of The Lambs, Scream) 13%  13%  [ 2 ]
00's (The Descent, The Mist) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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 Post subject: Re: Best Decade For Horror Films?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:45 pm 
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The best decade for horror films, is not on the selection list.
Nothing beats the decade of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi for classic horror films.
The 30's


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 Post subject: Re: Best Decade For Horror Films?
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Yeah I still need to see Peeping Tom. Heard nothing but great things about it.

Have you seen the original House On Haunted Hill from 1959? Vincent Price was the man...

No not yet. Love Vincent Price, but haven't yet seen that one.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Decade For Horror Films?
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wantabodylikeme wrote:
30's for me, all those early sound Universal ones are forever.


This. Out of the poll options, '70s, but the competition is fierce.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Decade For Horror Films?
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Going by how I classify horror, I guess I'd say the 90s, followed by the 70s.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Decade For Horror Films?
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ClashWho wrote:
wantabodylikeme wrote:
30's for me, all those early sound Universal ones are forever.


This. Out of the poll options, '70s, but the competition is fierce.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Decade For Horror Films?
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can't say for sure since i haven't covered all decades enough. But i've always felt that the sort of grainy/vhs element that some of those 70s era films (ex: TCM) have adds something unique them


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 Post subject: Re: Best Decade For Horror Films?
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i completely agree. That's why I'm kinda picky when it comes to buying older horror films. Do I really want to get a crystal clear blu ray of Romero's original NotLD?


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Naw. Even watching remastered versions on TV these days puts me off because I can see how fake everything is.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Decade For Horror Films?
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wantabodylikeme wrote:
i completely agree. That's why I'm kinda picky when it comes to buying older horror films. Do I really want to get a crystal clear blu ray of Romero's original NotLD?

That's entirely up to you but I do, I think. Watching older horror films and low-budget horror films in high definition or in better PQ than a VHS or a crappy rip opens up a new level of appreciation in those films. When you can see ultraclearly where the artifice lies, it adds a certain charm to the horror imo and more than anything it in involves you in the creative process. This is also why I really like watching the really crappy stuff, horror movies by Edgar Ulmer, Jess Franco, Luigi Cozzi and other slightly more sophisticated gore auteurs such as Lucio Fulci and Lamberto Bava*. The horror and gore elements are totally and utterly fake but they interest me because they teach me stuff about the building blocks of horror, gore and why it is that these films have such an effect on me. Horror films don't ever really scare me anyway (although some do), so I personally don't have to worry about "not being scared" because of high definition imagery. What it does offer me, is to see how well some of these often looked down upon movies are actually shot (bluray quality really accents all colours, cuts and camera moves) and exactly how much love and care is poured into them.

*for the record, I prefer Dario Argento and Mario Bava, but you see why mentioned the former and not the latter


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 Post subject: Re: Best Decade For Horror Films?
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get what you're saying which is why I'm still picky, but Night of the Living Dead is a particular case where I want to see it in the shittiest version possible. I think the movie is a better experience in lower qualities. It's like a VHS placebo effect that adds to the eeriness by acting as a "found footage" type deal.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Decade For Horror Films?
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Negative Creep wrote:
Includes two prime examples for each decade...


Excluding Halloween as a prime example is just wrong. Also Silence of the Lambs really isn't a horror film.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Decade For Horror Films?
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I would take Halloween over The Exorcist any day.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Decade For Horror Films?
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I would have to say the 80's, but it's not really all that far from the others, all decades have had class Horror movies


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