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The Greatest Horror Movie Music Hits?

I'm looking for songs that aren't objectively scary or spooky, but due to their use in horror/slasher/whatever movies/TV, they're now associated with scary times. "Goodbye Horses" in Silence Of The Lambs would be the ideal with "Red Right Hand" in Scream just squeeking in.
posted by The Whelk on Oct 15, 2014 - 29 answers

Movie ID- horror anthology

It's a horror anthology set in the old west. One segment involves a "prairie witch" that kills men by having sex with them. [more inside]
posted by dilaudid on Sep 16, 2014 - 4 answers

Birthday Party Ghost Stories

For my 40th birthday I'd like to have a slumber party with a small group of my friends. I love scary movies (although I prefer supernatural, and am not a fan of slasher films) and would love to incorporate a couple into the fun. One of my close friends can only tolerate not very scary movies (I'm thinking at the level of Rosemary's Baby). A few other important details inside... [more inside]
posted by ezrainch on Aug 2, 2014 - 27 answers

Hardy Boys TV Show - Kubrick Maze?

I was watching the first episode of The Hardy Boys (1977) with opening credits showing them running into a large labyrinth with camera panning above. [more inside]
posted by chicaboom on Jun 29, 2014 - 4 answers

Suggestions for "milder" horror movies?

After being a wimp my whole life and doing everything I could to avoid scary movies, I'd like to now slowly build up my tolerance to be able to handle them to some degree. What I really dread about them is the feeling I get afterwards of someone or something being hidden anytime I'm in the dark and coming to get me, and that's caused me to avoid watching movies with friends and miss a lot of great fiction. What are some suggestions of "easier" scary movies that I can use as a stepping stone before I start watching the really scary stuff? Books and other types of media are also welcome.
posted by PlasticSupernova on Jun 29, 2014 - 32 answers

Why do people enjoy the Saw movies?

As a horror fan, I've never understood the appeal of the Saw movies. Can someone explain the psychology involved with liking that series and similar types of movies? [more inside]
posted by quiet earth on Jun 20, 2014 - 40 answers

Feature Films That Involve Direct/Implied Use of Wood Chipper?

Please list for me feature films that involve wood chippers (or similar motorized mangling device like industrial meat grinders, salvage yard shredders, etc), whether directly shown or implied use of them for any reason including the ordinary. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on May 9, 2014 - 31 answers

Sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and weird fiction from Central/Eastern Europe?

What are the best sci-fi, horror, and fantasy books, movies, and comics from Central and Eastern Europe? "Best" includes both the finest and also the most popularly influential, as well as both pro- and anti-communist material, as well as both past and contemporary work. Bonus points for such fiction from the former Yugoslavia! [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Feb 10, 2014 - 16 answers

Horror movies from where the only surviving victim is a man?

Horror movies from where the only surviving victim is a man? [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake on Jan 17, 2014 - 17 answers

Great streaming indie sci-fi/horror films, 2014 edition

This has been asked before, but long enough ago that it's time for an update: What are the best, smartest, most compelling indie sci-fi and horror films of recent months/years, with a preference for things streaming on either Netflix or Amazon Prime? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jan 8, 2014 - 22 answers

Horror independent of increased knowledge?

Are there any horror works which do not derive increased horror from increased knowledge? [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Jul 4, 2013 - 28 answers

Weird Midieval-horror from my childhood

Time for another round of "name that obscure, weird movie I saw as a kid"! [more inside]
posted by naju on Oct 22, 2012 - 21 answers

Which dvd editions of Silence of the Lambs and Manhunter are the best quality?

I am looking for the best DVD (not Blu-Ray) prints of Silence of the Lambs and Manhunter. I know Lambs had a Criterion issue and regular issue, a 2-disc issue and perhaps more. Manhunter had a 2-disc issue (orange cover), a single issue, and perhaps others. I currently have the Hannibal Lector trilogy, which is all three movies in slimline cases with no extras. I am not sure if they are the same prints that come in single issue cases or if my prints are the high quality. When I say "best", I am referring to best picture quality first and then extras. I am not sure if newer issues lime my slimline set necessarily have the best picture or not simply because they are newer. My slimline set is just the bare bones movies, btw. So best print and if any extras that would be great. I know Criterion has commentary on Silence.
posted by snap_dragon on May 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me identify the names of these three movies.

Please help me find the names of three vaguely recalled movies from my past: a teen flick from the 80s, a dubbed (possibly Italian) horror film from the 70s, and a scifi adventure from the 60s (maybe)? [more inside]
posted by coolxcool=rad on Apr 29, 2012 - 13 answers

Looking for more Asian horror movies

Please recommend me some Asian (supernatural) horror movies to watch. Problem is: I have already watched most or all of the classics, so I need some fresh suggestions, preferably something from the last 3-5 years.
posted by dcrocha on Mar 18, 2012 - 18 answers

The Plantation-ville Horror?

What, if any, horror films feature the retaliation of ghosts of enslaved Africans, similar in concept to movies that are built around Native American spirits taking revenge against (white) Americans? [more inside]
posted by thadman on Feb 18, 2012 - 15 answers

Unique horror movie themes!

I'm looking for some unique horror movie marathon themes. [more inside]
posted by slimepuppy on Nov 23, 2011 - 29 answers

Looking for the horror movie that gave me nightmares as a kid

I'm looking for a horror movie that I've watched as a kid. What I can remember / reconstruct: probably not made after 1970; may have been black and white; protagonist was an old man who was haunted by a dead friend of his called Abe. [more inside]
posted by rjs on Sep 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Recommend me some fun horror movies!

Could you recommend some fun horror movies that aren't really horror at all? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jul 2, 2011 - 57 answers

On horror

Are there any great books about the horror film genre? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Jun 20, 2011 - 12 answers

"Is there anybody in this room who loves me?"

Help me find the title of a 1970s-era movie I saw on Sci-Fi Channel in the late 90s/early 2000s. It was several short stories strung together, all very strange but not quite "horror" or "sci-fi". [more inside]
posted by knile on Mar 4, 2011 - 4 answers

I want to be scared, but not grossed out.

What are some horror movies that are scary, but not gross? [more inside]
posted by threeturtles on Oct 25, 2010 - 78 answers

"I'm just here for the cupcakes, dude. Chill!"

A friend of mine, in a bout of frustration, recently posted this challenge: " Name one Hollywood horror movie which does NOT contain the line, "WHAT DO YOU WANT (FROM ME)??!!!", usually screamed by the protagonist at the antagonist." There must be several! I thought it would be funny to present him with a list, and I hope you can help me. (Would be funnier if the movies were not-very-arthousey.) Thanks!
posted by Omnomnom on Aug 27, 2010 - 18 answers

I remember the poster - but which movie was it?

Help me settle a long-running debate by identifying which horror movie had the following poster: A night scene, outdoors, I think moonlit. Hand drawn. In the centre of the poster a girl is running away from the viewer, down a path between two stone walls. Emerging from the walls on both sides are hands which are grabbing out at her. I last saw it around 1986. Any ideas?
posted by scrm on Aug 26, 2010 - 6 answers

Let's Scare Jessica to Death

Recommendations for thought-provoking books or essay collections that analyze horror movies, please. [more inside]
posted by ifjuly on Aug 17, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me remember three childhood movies

Can you help me name three childhood movies based on the briefest snippets of scenes? I have only brief glimpses of scenes from three movies I watched on TV when I was a kid (~35 years ago). For years I've thought about those scenes and I'd like to identify the (probably obscure) movies to which they belong. [more inside]
posted by darkstar on Jul 20, 2010 - 18 answers

I'm looking for some suggestions on stories/books/films to borrow (i.e. steal) ideas from

I'm writing a war/horror story where two groups of sworn enemies band together to defeat a common foe. I'm looking for some suggestions on stories/books/films to borrow (i.e. steal) ideas from. Already thought of "Hell in the Pacific" and "Joyeux Noël" which deal with similar themes, but I was hoping you all could suggest some others....
posted by ranchocalamari on Jun 6, 2010 - 15 answers

The Cabal? Am I seeing Metafilter: The Movie?

What movies will I be seeing at the horror movie marathon tonight, based on the hints from the theater? [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole on Oct 31, 2009 - 18 answers

'Gorecom' recommendations

Movie recommendations! [more inside]
posted by abitha! on Oct 4, 2009 - 25 answers

Have you seen this weird movie?

I'm trying to figure out the title of a movie I saw on tv a few years ago. It was an English language horror movie set in Japan; the main characters were a western family (I think they might have been from the US, but they could have been Canadian) who were living there because of some family member's job. [more inside]
posted by Half-a-Dozen Paper Cranes on Aug 17, 2009 - 4 answers

The curious incident of the dog in the painting.

What scary black-and-white movie, involving bleeding portraits and howling black dogs, did I see back in the '60s? [more inside]
posted by OolooKitty on Mar 23, 2009 - 12 answers

Scare me!

My boyfriend and I watched "Them" or "Ils"(the French title) this weekend and loved it. We're looking for other horror/suspense movies that aren't TOO heavy on gore, but have great atmosphere or are outstanding in some other way. We've also enjoyed Suspiria and The Vanishing (Spoorloos). Any ideas for other movies (foreign or not) that we should check out?
posted by odayoday on Mar 3, 2009 - 52 answers

Looking for good film depictions of the classic Victorian haunted house.

Looking for good film depictions of the classic Victorian haunted house. [more inside]
posted by greenie2600 on Oct 20, 2008 - 10 answers

What's this Movie?

Another 'What's this Movie?' Question [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Jul 27, 2008 - 1 answer

I want to have bad dreams

I need some good horror film ideas because I feel like I've seen them all. [more inside]
posted by Holy foxy moxie batman! on May 13, 2008 - 48 answers

You're my mommy. Know what today is? Today is Mommy's Day.

Great Lovecraft-inspired movies? [more inside]
posted by Durn Bronzefist on Apr 21, 2008 - 37 answers

Where can I find an original Polish movie poster for "Dawn of the Dead" (1978)?

I'll be going to a convention next month with a number of "Dawn of the Dead" alumni in attendance and I'd like to have something unique for them to sign. I love the very unique style of Polish movie posters and want to get an original print of the 1978 "Dawn of the Dead" poster, but am having no luck. [more inside]
posted by laze on Feb 26, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me figure out these movies from the 80's that haunt me!

MovieFilter: Help me identify these two 80's movies that haunt my memory. [more inside]
posted by davidstith on Feb 11, 2008 - 12 answers

It's never the creepy janitor.

What horror films feature a mystery killer? [more inside]
posted by burnmp3s on Jan 1, 2008 - 22 answers

Help me appreciate horror movies.

What exactly is the appeal of slasher movies like Saw, Hostel, The Hills Have Eyes and Wolf Creek? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Oct 23, 2007 - 54 answers

What are some scary (but not too scary) movies for kids?

It's that time of the year: I'm looking for good horror movies for kids. [more inside]
posted by the_W on Oct 21, 2007 - 42 answers

Uh, wait... were the dwarves the second-cousins once removed of the girl with the knife?

Phantasm! Damn you, Coscarelli! *shakes fist helplessly* Having just seen it for the first time, does this damn thing ever makes any sense or should I give up right now? (For the record: I did like it.) Spoilers surely up the kazoo follow inside, so don't complain later. [more inside]
posted by Iosephus on Jul 10, 2007 - 11 answers

Help Me Remember the Horror!

Help me remember the titles!!!!!!! When I was a kid (early- 1970's) there was a Saturday afternoon program in Philadelphia called "Creature Double-Feature." They played wonderful horror movies including two movies I'd like to find. [more inside]
posted by iam2bz2p on Feb 28, 2007 - 10 answers

Pretty sure it wasn't Pilgrim's Progress ...

Help me find yet another vaguely remembered horror movie from the 70s. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Feb 26, 2007 - 13 answers

Weird Boy in the Bathroom Movie

Please help me identify a freaky 1970's (maybe 1960's) movie! Plot inside. [more inside]
posted by MaxVonCretin on Oct 20, 2006 - 5 answers

Can someone help me identify an odd movie with black goo coming down the chimney?

When I was about ten when I saw this movie about a family trapped in a house. Their windows and doors were bricked in and they could not get out. Whenever they turned the television on a strange logo appeared. I think I remember the mother accusing the father of having done something to cause this situation. The thing that sticks in my mind was a scene towards the end of the movie where tons of black goo comes down the chimney and out of the fireplace. [more inside]
posted by Sonny Jim on Sep 14, 2006 - 14 answers

favorite horror movies?

What are your favorite horror movies? [more inside]
posted by entropy on Nov 28, 2005 - 49 answers

The song, the song.

MusicFilter/HorrorFilter: This is a long-shot but I'm looking for the name of a piece of classical music that is so frequently used in horror movies and horror parodies that it's become a bit of a cliche... [more inside]
posted by captainscared on Nov 17, 2005 - 19 answers

Is there a name for the scary chick in Japanese horror movies?

For those who've seen The Grudge (Ju-on) and The Ring (Ringu), do you know if there is any significance to the visual similarity between "The Evil" in both films? (SPOILERS inside) [more inside]
posted by xyzzy on Oct 31, 2005 - 7 answers

60s gothic scifi movie title

I've been searching for the name of a gothic horror movie from the late 60s or early 70s. A number of astronauts land on a planet that is populated by tall upside-down-carrot-shaped creatures that have an infrared eye. One by one the astronauts meet terrible deaths. One astronaut is burned to death by one of the carrot aliens in a very graphic way. Another walks into a sphere that appears near the space craft and is flash-frozen. I recall seeing this gore-fest on television as part of weekly horror/scifi movie time. The movie has some of the same feel as Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969). Does this movie sound familiar? Does anyone know the title?
posted by jhritz on Mar 14, 2005 - 6 answers

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