Kenneth Burns wrote:Dr. Tongue's 3D House of Stewardesses
I'll admit it, I had to look that one up
minicat wrote:Go for the Alan Ormsby-written trifecta from the early '70s:
Campy: Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things
Sconnie: Deranged (still the best Ed Gein movie)
Topical: Deathdream (aka Dead of Night)
They list Deathdream in the book I mentioned. It sounds like a real downer! In the trivia section it states; "This was the first film credit for makeup FX star Tom Savini - who, like the film's lead character, had just returned home from Vietnam."
depinmad wrote:wendigo is a spooky little creature feature.
Another that is listed in Fangoria's: 101 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen. Sounds interesting.
TAsunder wrote:A lot of people underestimate how good The Descent is. I'm also a fan of In The Mouth of Madness.
I also liked Descent (sorry blunt), and I've also seen In The Mouth Of Madness, which they rarely play on TV.
My favorite part though is near the end? when Sam Neill is being chased down the corridor by this Thing
blunt wrote:Dead Alive (Peter Jackson before Lord of Rings)
Beyond the Door (Not the Marilyn Chambers porn flick but a cool Exorcist ripoff)
The House on Haunted Hill (both versions are bad and cool in different ways)
I still have to see Dead Alive.
Beyond the Door is also listed in the Fangoria book. The book states that "Beyond the Door was so similar to The Exorcist that Warner Bros., the makers of The Exorcist, took legal action in an attempt to thwart the distribution of the film."
Another interesting tidbit is that neither of the movie's so-called sequels had any
connection to the film.
I liked the 1999 remake of The House On Haunted Hill from the first time I saw it. Wayyyy better than The Haunting remake which was released the same year.
Athena wrote:I'll take a stab at this but my husband is the real expert. Have you seen Re-Animator? Stuart Gordon also did Dagon which while it doesn't have the money to do much with special effects it does have a great story, very creepy. The Host from this year is very good and well worth seeing. Both of those are in the monster movie category.
I've seen Re-Animator - I don't think it deserves it's cult classic status. It's an irritating movie.
Thanks for the other suggestion, I reserved Dagon from the library. And I've been wanting to see The Host ever since it was in theaters - I should be receiving it from the library within a weeks time.
Athena wrote:I'll assume you've seen Suspira. I think that's the scariest movie I've ever seen.
Actually, I don't think I've ever seen Suspiria. If I have it's been a long time.
Athena wrote:Ginger Snaps is very good as a modern werewolf movie. The sequel isn't nearly as good though so skip that.
Ginger Snaps is also listed in the Fangoria book.
The book states that Xena: Warrior Princess herself, Lucy Lawless, goes uncredited in the movie for being the voice that pages students on the high school's PA system.
Athena wrote:If you do decide to include a serial killer type movie you should see Audition. The movie lulls you with about an hour of a typical comedy-romance set up and then becomes extremely disturbing. It's not something I would want to see again but worth seeing once.
Yeah I am aware of it, but have never seen it. In somewhat the same vain, I think Hard Candy was excellent.
One last thing I found in Fangoria's 101 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen.
Under the listing for the movie The Unearthing
(aka Aswang), it states; "The Unearthing was directors Wrye Martin and Barry Poltermann's first try out of college. The film, shot for less than $200,000, was lensed in Wisconsin, home state of the first three Fangoria Films productions, Mindwarp
, Children of the Night
, and Severed Ties