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The Thing

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just finished watching! i absolutely loved the sfx, they were incredible. i was a bit shocked at how the previous battles with the thing were more riveting than the final one


@clitoris best of all time? Probably or . My personal favorite “classic?”
My favorite “modern” horror film? Probably . The most critically acclaimed modern horror film?

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I like kinda schlocky stuff, and I have a really hard time picking favorites, but if I HAD to pick one, it would be

Us (Jordan Peele, 2019). So well paced with a satisfying ending

Contenders (all so different)

  • Prince of Darkness and The Thing (John Carpenter)
  • Drag Me to Hell (Sam Raimi)
  • As Above, So Below
  • Let the Right One In
  • Zombi 2

Prince of Darkness has an incredible mood even though, objectively, it is pretty shlocky.

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@hitechlowlife @clitoris

“Suppose. What your faith has said. Is essentially correct …”

I dunno. Maybe worth another look :blobtonguewink:



As Above, So Below is a super underrated movie. It really kind of scared the shit out of me lol.


The Descent was fun.

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The Void


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My best would be the Thing (82) already mentioned here. I could highly recommend Event Horizon for some sci-fi horror.


Definetly The Descent and It Follows

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@clitoris “best”? Pan’s Labyrinth. There is some genuine storytelling and art mixed in with the horror. Most SFX blood and porridge? Evil Dead. It’s not really my favourite genre.


I really recommend The Wailing (2016), a unique Korean horror that stayed in my thoughts for quite some time.

Alongside that, also check out The Innocents (1961) for some vintage horror, and I see Babadook (2014) hasn't been mentioned yet, that one is also a favourite of mine.

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Sinister (2012)
The Witch (vvitch) (2015)

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Hellraiser (1987) is an excellent movie. The second one is also worth watching, but I don't particularly recommend 3+.

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I watched 1 & 2 recently and was impressed by the sfx in it, it was cool. I didnt really enjoy #2 as much as #1, it felt super silly, especially how Pinhead immediately switched gears at the word human lol.

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@clitoris Not the best, but a very good and unique horror film is Society from 1989. There is one caveat with this movie: you have to watch it completely cold. Don't read anything about it, don't watch any trailers, don't look at any posters or stills. Trust me on this one.

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Night of the living dead is a masterpiece.

Madison_rogue, (edited )
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While The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) was a better acclaimed movie, I found The Believers (1987) to be one of the most frightening horror movies I've seen.

I had to walk home all by myself in -10 degree weather a half hour after I watched that movie. Scared the shit out of me.


I also love The Skeleton Key (2005). Just something about voodoo and hoodoo movies that I find engaging.


I liked Serpent and the Rainbow (and recommended it to someone on lemmy) and also liked The Skeleton Key. I have not heard of The Believers. I have to check it out just from your recommendations.

Also seeing it made by the director who made Midnight Cowboy and Marathon Man has got me intrigued.

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It's not the best horror move but as found footage horror goes, "As Above So Below" was pretty good. Don't watch if you suffer from claustrophobia.

Also Something Wicked This Way Comes.

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