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  1. Best Film In a Horror Series

    I didn't really much like Jurassic World at all and felt it strayed too far from what made the original work. But it did seem the most Horror-like of the series so far.
  2. Best Film In a Horror Series

    Thought this would be a fun topic with the seemingly wide array of Horror fans here. Of the following Horror series with at least three films or more, which is your single favorite entry in each? Cut and paste the list and fill it with your choice of your single favorite film per series. Add some more series if you'd like, for now I listed some of the major ones. Just be sure it's three movies or more, no two movies only ones (ie. House Of 1, 000 Corpses/The Devil's Rejects, Laid To Rest 1 and 2, etc.) and any series that has a remake, prequel, crossover, etc. those count. --- Friday The 13th Halloween A Nightmare On Elm Street Saw Scream Phantasm Evil Dead Alien Predator Child's Play Hellraiser The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Insidious Final Destination Paranormal Activity --- IMO the best installment in each: Friday The 13th - The Final Chapter Halloween - 1978 Original A Nightmare On Elm Street - New Nightmare Saw - Saw II Scream - Original Phantasm - Phantasm II Evil Dead - Evil Dead II Alien - Aliens Predator - Predator 2 Child's Play - Original Hellraiser - Original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - 2003 Remake Insidious - Chapter 3 Final Destination - Original Paranormal Activity - Original Some additionals I forgot before: Romero's Living Dead - Day Of The Dead (1985) Return Of The Living Dead - Part II Maniac Cop - Maniac Cop 2 Puppet Master - Puppet Master 4 Poltergeist - Poltergeist II Leprechaun - Original I Know What You Did Last Summer -Original Jaws - Original Tremors - Original Blade - Still undecided between the original or Blade II I'm sure a few of my choices are controversial and are bound to raise eyebrows, like Predator 2, Poltergeist II and ROTLD2. Not to say I didn't like the originals because I do, I just simply enjoyed the subsequent sequel more though I'm well-aware some of my choices are unpopular (I'm sure me preferring the TCM remake is also controversial). Should be fun to see the varied responses this'll get.
  3. Best Film In a Horror Series

    Bringing this back.
  4. Best Film In a Horror Series

    Saw the new Insidious last month and it was good, although Chapter 3 is still my favorite. I think this one is my second favorite thinking it over. I've enjoyed them all so far and welcome a fifth.
  5. Indiana Jones

    And low and behold, news came out recently that Indy 5 is being eyed as one of Spielberg's next movies. Excited we're finally getting some solid news on it.
  6. Indiana Jones

    Any fans here? One of my favorite movie series and heroes of all-time and I'm in the minority of fans who loves all of the films, even the fourth. My ranking of the series is sure to be controversial and I'm sure some will want to kill me for it, but it goes: Temple Of Doom Raiders Of The Lost Ark Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull The Last Crusade I'm an unashamed Temple Of Doom fan and it's always been my favorite. I'd never argue with anyone saying Raiders is the best and it's a classic, but I find TOD the most entertaining. It's darker, creepier and meaner tone combined with the amazing setpieces and action make it my favorite and I also think it has the best villains and version of Indy. I love how at times it gets very Horror-like. I actually tend to rotate on the last two but honestly tend to like Last Crusade the least. Don't get me wrong as I still like it very much, but it just seems to hold up the least well for me. The much more goofy, comical and jokey nature of it with the constant gags and slapstick got jarring and I think it was a mistake for it to try to essentially be Raiders 2.0 after TOD being such a different movie from the original was one of it's strengths to me. The Nazis again, desert setting, biblical relic, etc. just felt repetitive and I found the villains the most boring of the series. I still like it but I'm in the uber-small minority who rates it last. Crystal Skull grew on me. It's not without problems but it was awesome seeing Indy back and I enjoyed the story, setpieces, villains and action scenes, and it definitely brought back that fun and non-stop adventure feeling for me. It used to be my least favorite but with rewatches it improved a great deal for me. All in all, a great series and I'm very happy to a hear a fifth one is planned.
  7. Ghostbusters

    I thought GB2 worked largely the same way the first one did, managing to be both funny and scary, and Vigo was a far more memorable villain than the reboot's was. I struggle to even remember who he was or what his motivation was.
  8. Ghostbusters

    I guess it's debatable if these are straight-up Horror but I always considered them Horror-Comedies in the same vein of movies like Return Of The Living Dead and the Evil Dead sequels, so I think it fits. Long-time fan of both movies (including the second which I think is sorely underrated and gets a lot of unfair scorn) and also love the cartoon series and the 2009 video game which essentially is the third movie in game form. Any other fans here? Both movies are among my all-time favorites and I've seen them both endlessly, so rewatchable and entertaining. They're the quintessential Horror-Comedies with just as many laughs as scares and both are infinitely quotable and have so many great moments. The Terror Dogs, library ghost, Stay Puft, Vigo, the river of slime, the Scoleri Brothers, the Statue Of Liberty, etc. both movies are so awesome. I'm not excited about the upcoming reboot at all which to me reeks of another unnecessary remake of a classic. I'm not even totally anti-remake but this is a film that doesn't need it at all to me. For me the video game is the true third chapter and finale.
  9. Ghostbusters

    The reboot fell very flat with the humor. Not once did I laugh and it was never scary like the original two could be as well.
  10. Indiana Jones

    I wonder if we'll get any news on the fifth one in the coming months after Ready Player One (which is looking great so far). With two years to go I'd imagine pre-production will begin pretty soon on it.
  11. Series You Rank In Release Order

    Poltergeist is nearly one for me, except for the very controversial opinion of liking the second one the best, though I do consider the first two equally good. Such a shame the third is so sub-par and feels largely unfinished and rushed. Which is largely due to the unfortunate passing of Heather O'Rourke before it even finished filming.
  12. What are some movie series that have at least three or more movies where your ranking for them is also the same as the order of their release? With the first being the best, second being the second best, third being the third best, etc.? Some such series where my ranking for them also goes in their release order: Jurassic Park RoboCop (original trilogy) The Mummy (1999 version) Iron Man (not counting either Avengers film) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (original live-action trilogy) Child's Play used to be one for me until Curse Of Chucky, which I'd rate above both Bride/Seed Of Chucky. Some might disagree with Jurassic Park, but barring the end battle sequence I really didn't like or enjoy Jurassic World much at all and honestly found it pretty boring and stupid as a whole with the strong exception of that one good sequence.
  13. Series You Rank In Release Order

    Toy Story is one that could go in RO for me, I've yet to see the sequels and haven't seen the original since childhood. The consensus seems to be they're all good but the third the least so, which doesn't say much. I recently DVR them all and I plan to watch them all soon, should be enjoyable.
  14. Best Film In a Horror Series

    Would Jurassic Park count as Horror? In a way the series sort of is, more Sci-Fi/Adventure but there's definitely a strong Horror aspect to them, I think. The upcoming new sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom looks distinctively more Horror-oriented than the prior films. In any case, the original film is easily the best by a landslide.
  15. Indiana Jones

    I never minded her, though I can understand why some might find her annoying.
  16. Ghostbusters

    I rented the reboot from my library but unfortunately the copy I got was bad and stopped playing mid-way through, after the concert sequence. I hate when that happens. I'll probably just try to catch it on Netflix when I start my free trial soon, as I plan to to watch Stranger Things Season 2 there. What I saw of it, well, it wasn't as bad as expected but not good, either. Jokes fell flat, no scares or humor as with the first two, visuals and ghost designs are very cartoony-looking unlike those of the first two where they looked real. When it came to the new characters, I find I actually didn't mind Erin or Jillian, but could've easily done without the other two. The rampant stereotyping was pretty annoying and even insulting in some instances. I feel I can't fairly rate it as I haven't finished watching it, but so far I'm not impressed at all, though it also wasn't nearly as bad as expected.
  17. Saw

    Any fans of the Saw films here? The series gets a lot of hate, most of which IMO is undeserved as it's a strong series for the most part. I think the "torture porn" label it's frequently slapped with is undeserved as the first two or so movies have very little in the way of graphic violence and were more about the psychological mindgames. Unfortunately the third film veered the series into splatter territory, but some of the sequels after it, namely Saw VI and recent eighth chapter Jigsaw, were quite good. You can rank them as well if you'd like. My ranking goes: 2 1 6 8 5 4 7 3
  18. Series You Rank In Release Order

    I've never seen the Psycho films barring the fourth film, which was actually a prequel. Yep, a major Horror fan like myself has gone all these years not seeing the original Psycho, but I will remedy that someday. My main exposure to all things Norman Bates has been the excellent Bates Motel TV show. From what I've seen of the consensus, it seems pretty agreed that the film series is one that declined with each subsequent film.
  19. Series You Rank In Release Order

    I get the TCM channel as well from my cable provider, so catching what they air is easy for me. I've got some of their airings before.
  20. Series You Rank In Release Order

    I'm not familiar with films and series from those eras, but you're more than welcome to add any if you'd like
  21. Series You Rank In Release Order

    I don't dislike the Star Wars prequels like many others do although I share the consensus they aren't as good as the original classic three.
  22. Series You Rank In Release Order

    Another I thought of that could well go in descending order for me (when I see the remainder of the series) is The Crow. Only saw the original which is a favorite of mine, and the sequels all seem to be poorly received with only the third getting the occasional decent comment or rating. Highlander could be another. I've only seen the original, again, a favorite of mine. The sequels are all terribly received and while the second film seems to be regarded as the worst, occasionally I've seen the others rated lower. It seems with both The Crow and Highlander, the originals are the only ones that matter.
  23. Ghostbusters

    Also for anyone else who's a fan of GB2, here's this entertaining article written for it a few years back. Definitely an enjoyable read if you like the sequel, as I always have. Seems in more recent times it's gotten a somewhat better reception.
  24. Ghostbusters

    It looked terrible from the previews and not even like it was a parody, more like a mockery of the first two movies and missed the boat as to what made them work so well. And I'm not against having female Ghostbusters at all but the way the new film went about it it was in such a gimmicky, insulting way that if anything re-enforced stereotypes about women rather than presenting a strong, positive portrayal of them.
  25. Ghostbusters

    I still haven't seen the reboot/remake over a year later and am not really interested to, though I'll likely at least rent it from my library someday out of curiousity if nothing else. The original two are still long-lasting favorites of mine.

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