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What is your favorite classic horror film
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2005, 12:31:23 AM »
Sometime's I wish I had of been around to see these movie's.

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What is your favorite classic horror film
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2005, 02:10:12 AM »
Is that a veiled insult, you young pup? :wink:

I grew up on this fare from around age 6 or 7. I have an older brother who, every Friday evening, would babysit for me while our parents dined out. He would let me stay up late to watch the TV and I would scuttle off to bed as the headlights came up the drive. Every Friday evening there was a horror double bill, first a Universal era B&W picture, then a Hammer. That's how I came to be addicted to the horror genre. James Whale always interested me anyway, as he was born, in 1896, around 25 miles from my home in England. He was first brought to Hollywood by Howard Hughes as a dialogue director for the film Hell's Angels (1930) and he stayed on to direct films through the 1930s and early '40s.

His four "biggies" are timeless classics: Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), and The Bride of Frankenstein (1935).  

His credits also include Journey's End (1930),Waterloo Bridge (1931),  The Impatient Maiden (1932), The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933), By Candlelight (1933), One More River (1934), Remember Last Night? (1935), Showboat (1936), The Road Back (1937), The Great Garrick (1937), Sinners in Paradise (1938), Wives Under Suspicion (1938), Port of Seven Seas (1938), The Man In The Iron Mask (1939), and They Dare Not Love (1941).

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Re: What is your favorite classic horror film
« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2008, 07:00:50 PM »
The WOLFMAN....

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Re: What is your favorite classic horror film
« Reply #33 on: October 02, 2008, 08:36:22 PM »
Good choice penny


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Re: What is your favorite classic horror film
« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2008, 07:46:18 PM »
 Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. A good movie, but it still has some slap-stick. :wink:
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Re: What is your favorite classic horror film
« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2008, 05:49:43 PM »
Definitely the black and white version of Night of the living dead, and of course a sci fi/ horror flick called "a boy and his dog".

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Re: What is your favorite classic horror film
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2008, 07:49:25 PM »
Gojira!!!

Not the Americanized Raymond Burr version, I'm talking the original Japanese cut.  I call it horror simply because this film unleashed Godzilla for what he was meant to symbolize, a walking WMD.  The scene in the triage hospital after Tokyo's total destruction with irradiated children and crispy burn victims and a distraught little girl crying like crazy as her dead mother is hauled off with Ifukube's solemn score in the background to me is one of the most haunting scenes in any movie I've ever seen.  Of course over the years, big G lost his allegory and has now become some pop culture anti-hero that kids love, but thats free market entertainment for you.

Then theres Karloff's go as Frankenstein's square-headed creation, an image that is conjured every time the name Frankenstein is uttered.  Both amazing films.
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Re: What is your favorite classic horror film
« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2008, 03:38:10 AM »
I'd say King Kong would have to be my favorite...Just something about monkeys, I guess :roll: :wink:

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Re: What is your favorite classic horror film
« Reply #38 on: October 14, 2008, 08:14:34 PM »
Though a huge werewolf movie fan I would have to say my favorite classic horror movie is Nosferatu.

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Re: What is your favorite classic horror film
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2009, 01:02:28 PM »
i liked Phantasm and Halloween

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Re: What is your favorite classic horror film
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2009, 12:19:53 AM »
Phantasm

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Re: What is your favorite classic horror film
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2009, 06:26:08 PM »
theatre of blood was an awsome movie

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Re: What is your favorite classic horror film
« Reply #42 on: May 09, 2009, 04:31:36 PM »
I liked the first Phantasm.  I never much cared for any of the sequels.

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Re: What is your favorite classic horror film
« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2009, 06:18:32 PM »
Hands down...Frankenstein,the Wolfman,the Fly
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