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#1 Reaper

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 04:01 PM


Does Jurassic Park count as Horror? I think in a way they do, kinda blurs the line between Sci-Fi/Adventure/Horror. In any case I think the original is the best by miles.



#2 Reaper

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 03:19 PM

It's the first genuinely good entry the series has had in a very long time, for sure.



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 12:03 PM

I saw Alien: Covenant yesterday and quite enjoyed it and it's certainly the best entry the series had had in a long time, but I still think Aliens is the best and always will be. Though I'm sure some would say the original.

It's a good horror sci-fi movie



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:33 PM

I saw Alien: Covenant yesterday and quite enjoyed it and it's certainly the best entry the series had had in a long time, but I still think Aliens is the best and always will be. Though I'm sure some would say the original.


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#5 Reaper

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:26 PM

I thought the remake was okay but pretty forgettable.



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Posted 29 April 2017 - 05:58 PM

It's been a very long time since I last watched any of the Poltergeist films, I'm going by memory. I could well change Poltergeist around when I go through the films next time, which I plan to soon.

The original film still works even the fx stand up the remake was truly dreadful


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#7 Reaper

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 04:03 PM

"Poltergeist II' has not aged well as the original film and let's not even mention the dreadful remake

 

 

It's been a very long time since I last watched any of the Poltergeist films, I'm going by memory. I could well change Poltergeist around when I go through the films next time, which I plan to soon.


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 10:53 AM

It has more to do with the casting of  Damien as her grew up- the original kid was both sweet and creepy- but he simply reacted to the evil event about him- the teenage Damien in 'The Omen II" was ok but by the third film neither the adult Damien or the film were any good- not even the deaths are imaginative

Yes, I agree, turning Damien into an adult was all wrong.


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 09:53 AM

Long time since I was last here, but good to be back.

Slightly updated list from my original post:


Friday The 13th - The Final Chapter
Halloween - 1978 Original
A Nightmare On Elm Street - New Nightmare
Saw - Saw II
Scream - Original
Evil Dead - Evil Dead II
Phantasm - Phantasm II
Alien - Aliens
Predator - Predator 2
Hellraiser - Original
Child's Play - Original
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - 2003 Remake
Final Destination - Original
Insidious - Chapter 3
The Conjuring - The Conjuring 2
The Purge - Anarchy
Paranormal Activity - Original
Puppet Master - Puppet Master 4
Maniac Cop - Maniac Cop 2
Romero's Living Dead - Day Of The Dead (1985)
Return Of The Living Dead - Part II
Poltergeist - Poltergeist II
Jaws - Original
Cube - Original
Tremors - Original
Leprechaun - Original
Blade - Blade II
Amityville - Only seen the original, remake and It's About Time
Resident Evil - Seen the first two, need to see the rest to make fair judgment
Blair Witch - Seen the first and third. Find both meh but I guess I liked the third a little better. Neither was my cup of tea.
 

"Poltergeist II' has not aged well as the original film and let's not even mention the dreadful remake


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 09:51 AM

"The Omen" - the original film - the sequels, "The Omen II" and "The Omen III" weren't as good as the original, unfortunately - the problem, I think, is that the boy grew progressively OLDER.     

It has more to do with the casting of  Damien as her grew up- the original kid was both sweet and creepy- but he simply reacted to the evil event about him- the teenage Damien in 'The Omen II" was ok but by the third film neither the adult Damien or the film were any good- not even the deaths are imaginative


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 09:34 PM

Long time since I was last here, but good to be back.

Slightly updated list from my original post:


Friday The 13th - The Final Chapter
Halloween - 1978 Original
A Nightmare On Elm Street - New Nightmare
Saw - Saw II
Scream - Original
Evil Dead - Evil Dead II
Phantasm - Phantasm II
Alien - Aliens
Predator - Predator 2
Hellraiser - Original
Child's Play - Original
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - 2003 Remake
Final Destination - Original
Insidious - Chapter 3
The Conjuring - The Conjuring 2
The Purge - Anarchy
Paranormal Activity - Original
Puppet Master - Puppet Master 4
Maniac Cop - Maniac Cop 2
Romero's Living Dead - Day Of The Dead (1985)
Return Of The Living Dead - Part II
Poltergeist - Poltergeist II
Jaws - Original
Cube - Original
Tremors - Original
Leprechaun - Original
Blade - Blade II
Amityville - Only seen the original, remake and It's About Time
Resident Evil - Seen the first two, need to see the rest to make fair judgment
Blair Witch - Seen the first and third. Find both meh but I guess I liked the third a little better. Neither was my cup of tea.
 


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 09:41 AM

"The Omen" - the original film - the sequels, "The Omen II" and "The Omen III" weren't as good as the original, unfortunately - the problem, I think, is that the boy grew progressively OLDER.     


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 12:12 AM

Interesting. You don't often see this one singled out.

Yeah, true. I think Dawn of the Dead's Ken Foree being in it was part of the reason it became my favorite when I first saw it years ago, but I wouldn't disagree that the original is the best of the franchise and it certainly was the most influential/impactful. Anyway, I'ld imagine that somewhere out there there's someone who considers Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation as their favorite of the franchise! :huh:  :D 


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 11:39 PM

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

 

Interesting. You don't often see this one singled out.



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 11:35 PM

Friday The 13th - Tie between Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter & Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
Halloween - Halloween (1978)
A Nightmare On Elm Street - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Phantasm - Phantasm
Evil Dead - The Evil Dead
Alien - Tie between Alien & Aliens. I think they're equally great, but quite different movies.
Predator - Predator
Hellraiser - Hellraiser
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
Romero's Living Dead - Dawn of the Dead
Return Of The Living Dead - The Return of the Living Dead
Poltergeist - Poltergeist
Leprechaun - Leprechaun
Jaws - Jaws
Tremors - Tremors

 

It's been too long since I've seen the Scream, Child's Play, Puppet Master, I Know What You Did Last Summer & Blade movies, so I can't really remember all of them well enough for me to accurately decide. And the other franchises you mentioned I've either only seen 1 or 2 films in the series or haven't seen any at all.



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Posted 21 August 2016 - 10:21 PM

After their newest installments this Summer, The Conjuring 2 and The Purge: Election Year were both worthy additions to their series. The Conjuring 2 is the best of the trilogy but with The Purge I still like Anarchy the best.



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Posted 17 April 2016 - 04:25 PM

The ones that are blank you haven't seen?

 

Only some of them, not enough of the series to select my favorites



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Posted 24 March 2016 - 01:06 AM

My favorites:

Friday The 13th = Jason X (in outer space, all that was missing were some Nazis)
Halloween = the first by John Carpenter
A Nightmare On Elm Street = the original
Saw
Scream = the first since Drew gets it
Phantasm
Evil Dead
Alien = Aliens 
Predator = the first
Child's Play = none
Hellraiser
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre = the first
Insidious
Final Destination
Paranormal Activity

 

 

The ones that are blank you haven't seen?



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 03:29 PM

Halloween - The original first one. Starring 'the' scream queen, Jamie Lee Curtis!

Friday the 13th - The original first one.

Scream - The original first one.

A Nightmare on Elm Street - The original first one.

Paranormal Activity - I loved the third one the most.

Final Destination - All were interesting, but the first original one is best.

Psycho - The original, with Janet Leigh and Tony Perkins!

The Exorcist - The original. Talk about scaring the heebyjeebies out of me!

Jaws - The original.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The one with Matt Bomer is my favorite of this series.

 

Alien, Saw, Predator, Child's Play & Hellraiser - I am not a fan of these, all of them bored me lol.

 

 

 

These horror movies are not series, but it raises the question and answer, that the originals were better than the remakes:

 

Black Christmas - The original, with Olivia Hussey (my ultimate favorite horror movie).

My Bloody Valentine - The original.

Carrie - The original.

The Omen - The original.

 

& so many others, that I won't mention now.


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 12:46 PM

My favorites:

Friday The 13th = Jason X (in outer space, all that was missing were some Nazis)
Halloween = the first by John Carpenter
A Nightmare On Elm Street = the original
Saw
Scream = the first since Drew gets it
Phantasm
Evil Dead
Alien = Aliens 
Predator = the first
Child's Play = none
Hellraiser
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre = the first
Insidious
Final Destination
Paranormal Activity


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