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Films to watch during my week off?

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I've got a week off coming up soon. I fancy just lounging around watching films, and eating fast food. I like all sorts of films but have a slight preference for horror at the moment. I'm trying to come up with a list of good films to watch. Here's what I've got so far:

1) The Shining

2) The Exorcist

3) Rosmary's Baby

4) Amityville Horror (series of films)

5) The Omen (series of films)

6) Alien (series of films)

7) The Grudge (series of films)

8) The Haunting

9) The Changeling

10) The legend of hell house

11) The Ring

12) Children of the Corn

13) Hammer House of Horror films

14) Amicus productions "Portmanteau horror" films

15) The Conjuring

I don't plan to watch all of the above. I've already seen several of them. I just wanted to list them to show that I'm already aware of them. I might also consider films that are not horror. I like Stanley Kubrick films and there are some I've not yet seen (Barry Lindon, Eyes Wide Shut).

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Rec

Blair Witch Project (lights off, I find it scary).

 

and... Earthlings. I dare you to watch it. Genuinely the most uspetting/distressing thing ever, yet true.

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The Purge series. So far each one has been better than the last. 

The original Saw was also good although I lost track which were worth watching out of the sequels.

Hostel and Wolf Creek I felt were leaning towards horror porn. Not easy watches as a result.  The Human Centipede - possibly even worse (I only watched the first). 

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I quite like the paranormal activity films. They creep me out.

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18 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

Rec

Blair Witch Project (lights off, I find it scary).

 

and... Earthlings. I dare you to watch it. Genuinely the most uspetting/distressing thing ever, yet true.

I just watched the trailer. Holy ******. Don't think I will be watching that. 

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Just now, ccc said:

I just watched the trailer. Holy ******. Don't think I will be watching that. 

I haven't watched it all, the parts I have seen haunt me to this day. But it definitely changed the way I buy stuff etc.

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2 minutes ago, ccc said:

I just watched the trailer. Holy ******. Don't think I will be watching that. 

Wimp. You wanna try Pin's basement for needed corrections!

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5 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

I haven't watched it all, the parts I have seen haunt me to this day. But it definitely changed the way I buy stuff etc.

I imagine it would. I have no issue with killing animals if it is for a use. Fished myself and have knocked a few (very few I'm useless !!) Fish out of this planet. No problem at all. 

I assume the film shows you that the way much of this is done isn't quite as swift and clinical as we assume ?

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1 minute ago, hotairmail said:

Probably a bit crowded.

You get a free coffee and a bum plug!:huh:

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2 minutes ago, MrPin said:

You get a free coffee and a bum plug!:huh:

I don't drink coffee.

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1 minute ago, ccc said:

I imagine it would. I have no issue with killing animals if it is for a use. Fished myself and have knocked a few (very few I'm useless !!) Fish out of this planet. No problem at all. 

I assume the film shows you that the way much of this is done isn't quite as swift and clinical as we assume ?

Correct, it's about provoking the viewer into thinking and isn't actually that preachy. I found a good review earlier on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R160TNP2F87UUP/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_viewpnt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B000QX0LE6#R160TNP2F87UUP

The worst scene, that I haven't seen as I stopped watching knowing it was coming as I read about it online beforehand, is when in China they strip foxes of their fur alive without anesthetic and just discard them alive in a bin.

Although it's terrifying it's not really that Halloween-y, but it's the only film that makes me shiver just thinking about it - and I haven't seen it all.

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16 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

Correct, it's about provoking the viewer into thinking and isn't actually that preachy. I found a good review earlier on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R160TNP2F87UUP/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_viewpnt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B000QX0LE6#R160TNP2F87UUP

The worst scene, that I haven't seen as I stopped watching knowing it was coming as I read about it online beforehand, is when in China they strip foxes of their fur alive without anesthetic and just discard them alive in a bin.

Although it's terrifying it's not really that Halloween-y, but it's the only film that makes me shiver just thinking about it - and I haven't seen it all.

Yes, my missus posted that clip on my Facebook wall. I stopped allowing her to post anything else after that.  I think she was trying to help knowing I'm a vegetarian and interested in animal welfare, but having stuff like that autoplaying on your wall is not good for your mental health. 

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If you like Portmanteau horror, try Ealing Studios "Dead of night", one of the most genuinely nightmarish films I ever saw; Amicus Productions "Monster Club" is another interesting 1960s offering in the same genre

Or if you want a thought-provoking modern horror, check out "Lobster" or "Never let me go".

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3 hours ago, Amateur Idiot said:

I've got a week off coming up soon. I fancy just lounging around watching films, and eating fast food. I like all sorts of films but have a slight preference for horror at the moment. I'm trying to come up with a list of good films to watch. Here's what I've got so far:

1) The Shining

2) The Exorcist

3) Rosmary's Baby

4) Amityville Horror (series of films)

5) The Omen (series of films)

6) Alien (series of films)

7) The Grudge (series of films)

8) The Haunting

9) The Changeling

10) The legend of hell house

11) The Ring

12) Children of the Corn

13) Hammer House of Horror films

14) Amicus productions "Portmanteau horror" films

15) The Conjuring

I don't plan to watch all of the above. I've already seen several of them. I just wanted to list them to show that I'm already aware of them. I might also consider films that are not horror. I like Stanley Kubrick films and there are some I've not yet seen (Barry Lindon, Eyes Wide Shut).

A good selection, The Innocents possibly being a notable absentee.  The top three for me would be

The Haunting (1963 of course)

The Legend of Hell House

The Shining

Most stuff post the 1970s pretty unwatchable when special effects, poor acting and too much action rather destroyed the concept.

 

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I have been settling down to a few youtube films. Possibly the best of the bunch lately was Whistle and I Will Come 1968 starring Michael Hordern as an Oxbridge prof staying at a lonely guest house in Norfolk. A classic I have somehow managed to miss until this week. Only 41 minutes.

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Eden Lake is also one of my favourites, it could so easily happen.

Last House on the Left was also very good I seem to remember.

Non horror films near the top of my list would be Interstellar and Paris, Texas.

 

 

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