I’m looking for suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat movies (horror, mystery, thriller, action) that are reasonably realistic and have a conclusive, unambiguous ending. When watching movies, I’m always willing to suspend some disbelief, but only up to a point. I’m turned off by gaping holes in the plot line, implausible twists, and puzzling endings. [more inside]
What is the most disturbing horror movie, and why do you consider it so? [more inside]
It's time to take my love of spooky history to a new level. What are some shows, movies, podcasts, etc that do it well? Preferences within. [more inside]
I just rewatched Cronenberg's The Fly. I saw it for the first time when I was a teenager, sometime in the early nineties. There are scenes in the movie that are etched into my memory, which I can vividly remember to this day. Except, having just rewatched the movie, those scenes aren't there. [more inside]
Eli Roth seems to be secretly going for the world record for the number of times someone can die on screen - but it's so secret that it's not even in IMDB. How else can I find all of Eli Roth's uncredited deaths? [more inside]
This year my partner and I are planning a scary movie all nighter on Halloween, after the trick or treaters are gone. I would like to get about 4-5 scary movies that are not gory ( no Chainsaw Massacre), no zombies and no first-person documentary style horror movies. Anything else is a go, but would prefer movies made in the last decade rather than vintage stuff. Help me scare the pants off my man! Mwahahah!
Asking for a friend who is looking for recommendations of any/all American-made horror movies in the last decade that:
- are not a franchise
- are not a remake
- are not a sequel
- not torture porn
- not SAW
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.
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
Horror movies from where the only surviving victim is a man? [more inside]
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]
Are there any horror works which do not derive increased horror from increased knowledge? [more inside]
Time for another round of "name that obscure, weird movie I saw as a kid"! [more inside]
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.
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]
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.
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]
I'm looking for some unique horror movie marathon themes. [more inside]
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]
Could you recommend some fun horror movies that aren't really horror at all? [more inside]
Are there any great books about the horror film genre? [more inside]
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]
What are some horror movies that are scary, but not gross? [more inside]
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!
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?
Recommendations for thought-provoking books or essay collections that analyze horror movies, please. [more inside]
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]
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....
What movies will I be seeing at the horror movie marathon tonight, based on the hints from the theater? [more inside]
Movie recommendations! [more inside]
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]
What scary black-and-white movie, involving bleeding portraits and howling black dogs, did I see back in the '60s? [more inside]
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?
Looking for good film depictions of the classic Victorian haunted house. [more inside]
Another 'What's this Movie?' Question [more inside]
I need some good horror film ideas because I feel like I've seen them all. [more inside]
Great Lovecraft-inspired movies? [more inside]
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]
MovieFilter: Help me identify these two 80's movies that haunt my memory. [more inside]
What horror films feature a mystery killer? [more inside]
What exactly is the appeal of slasher movies like Saw, Hostel, The Hills Have Eyes and Wolf Creek? [more inside]
It's that time of the year: I'm looking for good horror movies for kids. [more inside]
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]
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]
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