Best Horror Movies (add your suggestions)

Lev Daert

Philosophizes with Kellhus
#22
Another post here,
Yesterday or something I saw Sinister.
Some jump scares, eerie atmosphere, some truly chilling sound effects. The story is also really good.
Starts out with the main character, who is a true-crime novel writer, and his family moving into the house where a family got murdered.
Soon after he finds a box of super8 recordings on the attic that suggest that the murder was the work of a serial killer.
keep an open mind when going into his movie though, nothing is as it seems.
 

Bierschneeman

Journeyed there and back again
#23
Ohh I really like Drag Me to Hell, its a lot more of a classic Horror, not the Action Schlok, or Agorephobic based horrors you see a lot of these days
but I mention it cause Im watching Evil Dead remake today, and I LOVE the original, which I think is better written than most horror movies. so Im wondering if (instead of almost giving up to end up with almost slapstick parody of horror movies) the remake puts it out to be more like a real suspense horror movie.
 

Lev Daert

Philosophizes with Kellhus
#24
Ohh I really like Drag Me to Hell, its a lot more of a classic Horror, not the Action Schlok, or Agorephobic based horrors you see a lot of these days
but I mention it cause Im watching Evil Dead remake today, and I LOVE the original, which I think is better written than most horror movies. so Im wondering if (instead of almost giving up to end up with almost slapstick parody of horror movies) the remake puts it out to be more like a real suspense horror movie.
I didn't like Drag me to hell, I usually like my horror with less mock-funny elements. Like that goat thing... I just couldn't take it seriously at all; which was the point of the movie.
I watched the Evil Dead remake with a friend recently. The Scene with the chainsaw was just sooo over the top. Loved it:p
 

Zymologist

Has been in the eye of the world
#25
Been on a bit of a horror movie kick lately so I thought I'd add good films ive watched recently to this thread

The Orphanage - Really creepy spanish film about a haunted house with a great twist
The Audition - more of a thriller than horror but the last 15-20 mins is pretty terrifying
Descent
Session 9 - about a haunted mental asylum that is having alterations done to the building.

I would second the Session 9 rec. It's more psychological than the typical horror movie, which I think makes it more effective.
 

Lev Daert

Philosophizes with Kellhus
#26
Been on a bit of a horror movie kick lately so I thought I'd add good films ive watched recently to this thread

The Orphanage - Really creepy spanish film about a haunted house with a great twist
The Audition - more of a thriller than horror but the last 15-20 mins is pretty terrifying
Descent
Session 9 - about a haunted mental asylum that is having alterations done to the building.

Loved the orphanage, Del toro really has a pretty unique vision, his movies always have besides the creepiness a very magical feeling to them.
Look into his; mama, pan's labyrinth, devil's backbone and don't be afraid of the dark. thought mama was the creepiest. but that's just me.
I know some people really hate on him for the magic stuff. but to me it feels just right.
I'd like to watch kronos of him too, but maybe that one's too dated. haven't got around to it.
 

ABatch

Journeyed there and back again
#29
It's a tough question because I've seen some of them so many times, I can't really judge anymore. But it's nice to have a list at this time of year, for Halloween viewing!
 

Suril Pandya

A farm boy with a sword
#32
Read "Who Goes There!" Best horror stories intends to rattle our cages and shake us out of our complacency. It makes us think and confront ideas that we might generally ignore
 

Cephalophore

A farm boy with a sword
#33
A lot of my favourites have already been mentioned! For example The Thing (1981), The Orphanage, The Exorcist, 28 Days Later, The Evil Dead 2, etc. But I'm also very fond of Shaun of the Dead, Let Me In (the vampire movie with Chloe Grace Moretz and Kodi-Smitt McPhee), as well as Peter Jackson's horror-comedy The Frighteners.

Some honourable mentions include:
  • Black Death, which is set in medieval England.
  • Peter Jackson's super-gory slapstick zombie horror movie Braindead / Dead Alive
  • Silence of the Lambs, which isn't a really horror movie but has plenty of horror elements.
  • The Monster Squad, Shane Black's (family?) horror comedy movie
You'll notice an absence of slashers and Saw-like torture porn movies... I've just never been a huge fan of them!