JCC Favorite horror anthology series/films

Discussion in 'Community' started by drg4, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    My all-time favorite anthology would be THE COFFIN JOE TRILOGY. Most of the entries are just vicious... especially for the time period in which they were produced.


    In the US, I was rather a fan of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE.
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  2. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    bummpppp
  3. Blithe Force Ghost

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    Horror films always bother me on some kind of emotional or psychological level. I suppose that could be part of the point? In any case, because of this I've got a gigantic backlog of horror films that people keep telling me that I need to watch but I'm honestly to afraid/disturbed to sit down and watch them.

    [face_nail_biting]
  4. drg4 Force Ghost

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    Good call, Rogue Ten.

    The only other perfect horror anthology I can think of would be Mario Bava's Black Sabbath, concerning a stalker, a vampire village, and a vengeful ghost.
  5. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    you've seen three... extremes? ill have to czech out that bava film
  6. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  7. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Final Destination

    The Shining (Kubrick, not the show)

    The first Nightmare on Elm Street. I was in eighth grade when it came out and nobody slept for weeks. They should have never made any sequels.
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  9. Kenneth Morgan Chosen One

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    Just as Hammer Films was tops in Gothic horror, Amicus was tops when it came to horror anthologies. All of them have good points, but the best ones may very well be "Tales from the Crypt" (featuring Peter Cushing in his favorite role) and it's follow-up "Vault of Horror" (featuring a pre-Fourth Doctor Tom Baker).
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  10. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  11. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Only Lovers Left Alive was really fabulous and orginal, but still fell far short of Let the Right One In.

    And I still love Nosferatu. I saw it at my public library when I was 9 or 10, and Orlok popping up out of his coffin ***** me up for life.
  12. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    Nosferatu is probably what kicked off my childhood of living in terror of everything.
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  13. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I've seen Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy & Lady Vengeance. Do I win a prize? [face_party] Or do I just get to live with all that ****** up stuff in my head?
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  14. squir1y Force Ghost

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    I like the old school stuff: Halloween, Evil Dead, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and Hellraiser. Even the bad stuff in each franchise is highly enjoyable. Riffing cheesy movies is favorite past time of mine. (Thanks MST3K!)
  15. Blur Force Ghost

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    TV series only:

    Tales from the Darkside (1980's)

    Night Gallery (1970's)

    Twilight Zone (1960's version)

    Twilight Zone (1980's version)

    Twilight Zone (200X version)

    American Horror Story (2011-on)

    I also saw the first couple of seasons of Dark Shadows & these were great - however, I hesitate to put this on the list because the episodes I saw were all pre-Barnabas Collins, so I'm not sure I got the "full effect" of the show....