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kyleforrester87

@KratosMD to be fair it’s called a Drama/Thriller when you google it, which is probably more accurate. I’d say it could be called a horror movie though, like Midsommar

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Ralizah

@kyleforrester87 I see your google search and raise you a wikipedia entry, which lists it as a "horror film."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Babadook

@KratosMD The movie is frequently disturbing, features frightening imagery, explores some of the darker aspects of the human psyche, and, even if it's psychological in origin, features a central "monster" that terrorizes a vulnerable family. So I think it's fair to label it a "horror movie." Although I'm not too stuck on labels. The best art defies and even actively subverts genre expectations. I don't get the sense that the director would be too offended that you don't consider it to be a horror movie. And the same arguments could be applied to It: Chapter One, which I struggled to see as a horror film myself.

I think how scary you find The Babadook to be depends entirely on how closely you identify with the young mother's sense of helplessness and vulnerability.

It's a pity that there's not a lot on Netflix that I can really recommend to people, as other streaming services have poached a lot of the best films. I assume you've seen the classics, like Halloween, Psycho, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Suspiria, Night of the Living Dead, etc.? I believe you said you haven't seen Alien? If not, you should absolutely watch it whenever the opportunity presents itself.

I haven't watched it yet, but a Persian horror film called Under the Shadow has come highly recommended to me in the past, and that is actively available on Netflix.

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RR529

Watched the trailer for the new Top Gun & Wow! I'm not a huge fan of the original film or anything, but all the aircraft & flight scenes look phenomenal as they're opting for the real thing rather than CGI.

It seems like there has been a growing trend in recent years to use more practical effects & more subdued use of CGI, and I hope it's a trend that continues.

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JohnnyShoulder

Yeah Babadook is top, one of few genuinely scary films I've seen in recent years. Most films either rely too much on the LOUD NOISES SUDDENLY or loads of cgi blood.

If you want a true horror movie, try something like Batman & Robin. Sends tingles down my spine just thinking about it!

@KratosMD It has already been reccomended, but The House on Haunting Hill is a must watch if you are after something to spook you.

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JohnnyShoulder

@Ralizah Noooooo, my eyes! It burns! It burns!

At least you can't see the nipples in that shot.

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.

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FullbringIchigo

"I like Star Wars. It was young King Arthur growing up, slaying the evil emperor finally. There's nothing wrong with that kind of entertainment - everything doesn't have to create a philosophy for you - for your whole life. You can also have fun." - Gene Roddenberry

kyleforrester87

Like most people I don't really find horror movies particularly scary, but I did get a bit creeped out by the newer Blair Witch movie. I've always loved the original and I thought the 2016 version was great!

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PaperyWhiteBoy

@KratosMD Okay, I'm wading in here to stake my claim that The Thing is the greatest Horror-Sci-Fi of all time. It's never been bested. Everything about it is a masterpiece, from Scott Boden's practical effects, Carpenter and Morricone's score, brilliantly sustained tension, a career performance from Kurt Russell, and a narrative that can still keep you guessing after multiple viewings. Also, the single greatest final line of dialogue in any movie (with the possible exception of Casablanca).

A word of advice, though - avoid the 2011 follow-up/prequel at all costs.

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PaperyWhiteBoy

@kyleforrester87 That's definitely true - I mean I wouldn't recommend Prince of Darkness to your average Joe, for instance. Not sure I agree The Thing has less mass appeal than Alien, though. I think they're more or less level on that regard. But yeah, if you haven't seen Alien that's a definite must as well.

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Ralizah

The Thing is an absolute masterpiece of practical effects. Still some of the most disgusting and unsettling body horror ever put to film. Even more than Cronenberg's rendition of The Fly, which is saying something.

@kyleforrester87 I've yet to meet a horror fan that didn't enjoy the original Halloween on some level. It's the perfect little horror movie: tense, scary, well-paced... why wouldn't someone like it? Sure, they might not care for the legacy of slashers that it spawned, but it's hard to argue against the effectiveness of that film.

Anyway, I'd say Aliens has more mass appeal than the original Alien, which is quite slow and methodical.

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FullbringIchigo

speaking of Horror films has anyone seen Plan 9 from Outer Space? it's a 1959 Sci-Fi Horror film by Ed Wood and it's so badly made but it's SO funny because of it

anyway it's about extraterrestrials who are seeking to stop humanity from creating a doomsday weapon that could destroy the universe. The aliens implement "Plan 9", a scheme to resurrect the Earth's dead, referred to as "ghouls". By causing chaos, the aliens hope the crisis will force humanity to listen to them. If not, the aliens will then destroy mankind with armies of the undead

it also has the honour of not only being the first ever "Worst Film" but also as the final film Bela Lugosi (Classic Dracula) was in before his death

it sounds dumb, it is dumb, it's poorly made and the acting is more wooden than the sets but it's a blast to watch

also it got a remake/parody released in 2015 called Plan 9 and it has James Rolfe AKA The Angry Video Game Nerd in it

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FullbringIchigo

@kyleforrester87 i love old, obscure movies and i love old Horror movies too, the old Universal ones are a personal favourite

and the old Hammer ones too, i could sit down and watch the old Christopher Lee Dracula films all day, classics

"I like Star Wars. It was young King Arthur growing up, slaying the evil emperor finally. There's nothing wrong with that kind of entertainment - everything doesn't have to create a philosophy for you - for your whole life. You can also have fun." - Gene Roddenberry

Ralizah

I'll use this opportunity to shill Kairo again. Possibly my favorite asian horror movie of all time. A brilliant look at how computer technology and human loneliness intersect. An unsettling, beautifully apocalyptic ghost story that no Western filmmaker has been able to touch when it comes to pure artistry.

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RogerRoger

I'll just be here, ignoring all the pot-shots taken at my favourite Batman film on this page...

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