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Since Halloween is only a couple of weeks away, I thought I'd ask what your favorite horror franchise is.
Enquiring minds want to know.
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The original "Ring" movie trilogy/manga
You ever read the novels? They're very different and very interesting, and they add some neat details to the mythology (like Sadako is killed by a dude with smallpox, that's why her curse is like a virus, etc).
No, I haven't. I would like to.
They're worth checking out. Very divergent from the movies after the first one, so it's like experiencing the concept for the first time again. There's also a TV show from several years back which I never watched but would be interested in tracking down to see how it is.
Not a big fan of the idea of franchises, but if I'm going to pick one, it would be Alien.
I can't say I'm into almost any horror game, but my favorite franchise in general is probably Resident Evil series, and also call me old but The Fly series, Alien series (I like the Alien: Isolation as well as a game!) and Elm Street as well.
Keeping Up with The....
The Alien movies are my go to scary movie..
I know the genre has been beaten to the (un)death, but still a fan of zombies. xD
I'm more into Werewolves, which, being nowhere near as popular/common, means it's still possible to have a movie-marathon of all the greats.
Wow yea, hard to think of many werewolf movies. Even more rare for it to specifically be about werewolves, instead of werewolf v vampire... xD
Ever see Jack Nicholson in 'Wolf' (1994)?
Kinda want to see that again now lol
Saw it when it first came out. Probably due for another rewatch.
There are enough werewolf movies out there, in all kinds of styles, but they really don't get the love they deserve. let me know if you want some recommendations
Surreal - Company of Wolves
Murder-Mystery - The Beast Must Die
Teen Comedy - Teen Wolf
Self-Referential - The Howling
'Smart' - An American Werewolf in London
Family - Silver Bullet
Adolescent Angst - Ginger Snaps
Midlife Crisis - Wolf
Exploitation - Werewolves on Wheels
B-Movie - Wolfcop
Action - Underworld
Slasher - Dog Soldiers
Period Piece - Brotherhood of the wolf
Urban gentrification - Wolfen
Drama - Curse of the Werewolf
Gothic - The Wolf Man
Kinda surprised (and impressed) that you put le pacte des loups on there. It's one of my favorite movies but sure it belongs on that list?
since it wasn't 'technically' a wolf?
Wolfen's creatures also aren't technically werewolves.
I just started listing all the good werewolf movies I could think of off the top of my head. What's really interesting is how different each of those movies is. Except maybe The Howling and American Werewolf in London, no two belong in the same category. which is also why I didn't list Werewolf of London
Good point and nice list my dude =)
Seems there aren't a whole lot of recent films. Underworld is like 15 years old by now, wonder why the sub-genre doesn't get much love?
And yes I don't feel the sparkly vampire movies are worth even mentioning
Wolfcop is 2014. It's a solidly entertaining B-movie. I've heard that Wer, 2013, and Late Phases, 2014, are really good, but I haven't seen them yet, so I can't comment. When Animals Dream was too slow for my liking, though I'm sure some people like it.
Werewolf movies never got much love, even the original Wolf Man, one of the Universal classics (together with Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Mummy) never got a real sequel, only showing up in Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man, House of Frankenstein, and House of Dracula.
I think part of it is that a good werewolf movie is a bit harder to make - on one hand, it's all about the unseen terror, the unknown beast lurking around, on the other hand, when the beast is finally revealed, it requires much better makeup, it needs to look real. On top of that, most werewolf movies also have a (fairly gruesome) transformation scene, and that requires good special effects (which is expensive). On top of that, while werewolves can be very sexual, they're rarely sexy, and certainly not romantic. So the movies have to be suspenseful (if not downright visceral) from start to finish.
I think werewolves also have a more narrow target audience - no sexy vampires, no slapstick zombies, no sympathetic or misunderstood monster.
Ah, so you heard about Late Phases :D
I love werewolf movies and I really would love to see more... and as I only seen a very few, your listing is really helpful :3
I just watched Late Phases, and I'm glad I did. A solid movie
Wer was good but brings nothing new to the table, so ultimately becomes forgettable. Worth a watch tho.
British lowkey humorous - Howl (2015)
Old age crisis - Late Phases
I really love Werewolf movies <3
The "Ginger Snaps" and "American Werewolf" franchises are awesome.
I just finished watching Ginger Snaps 2, and am about to start 3.
Bloody Rayne game series.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines (This one is an epic legend of a game, if you did not play it yet do yourself a favor).
I think these are in line enough with the halloween topic. ^^)
The Dead series from George Romero. You just can't beat those. But big shout out to 28 Days Later. The sequel to 28 Weeks Later, probably called 28 Months Later, was confirmed earlier this year. And can't forget about Zombieland, which the sequel, Zombieland 2, will be released in the near future.
I just watched all 3 versions of Dawn from the Ultimate DVD set, something I do every few years. I'm stoked to hear 28 Months Later might actually come out - last I read it was still in legal limbo.
Game: Dead Space
Game: Dead Space 2
Film: The Thing (1982)
Oh YES! The Thing, I love it! That movie is perfection.
That movie is perfection.
That movie is perfection.
Agreed. I would call it a masterpiece, which is odd, because I'm really not that big of a John Carpenter fan. Big Trouble in Little China & They Live are pretty special to me though.
Christine is one of the few decent Stephen King adaptation
Christine is definitely a good movie. I always liked the main actors strange performance and unique appearance.
I haven't seen They Live, but I loved BTiLC, too. :D
You should check it out. Doesn't have the best acting, and it has some pacing issues, but it's a really weird & fun movie overall. Has some very striking/memorable moments.
I came here to chew bubblegum.
(It was on television the other night).
I watched the trailer - looks like something I'd enjoy, thank you! :D
Agreed, Carpenter is hit and miss. But I like his style. And even his bad movies are kind of enjoyable. I actually plan on watching all or at least most of his movies again. Already started some days ago with Escape From New York (great), Vampires (mediocre at best) and Starman (really good). Watched They Live just some months ago, so I can skip that one now. One of my favorites is definitely Dark Star (along with They Live).
They Live is both incredibly bad and incredibly wachable. And he's basically Duke Nukem!
Dead Space 2 + Awakened DLC for Dead Space 3
resident evil / biohazard :))
Original movie is one of my favorite movie. Part 2 is a lot of fun. Part 3 is however a little too much slapstick for my taste.
The remake and TV serie are also decent.
twilight.. kristen stewart... those cold, dead eyes...
Probably Saw. The first one is a fantastic low-budget movie. The sequels are for the most part kind of bad but still entertaining.
As for games I really like Corpse Party, but I watched a playthrough of Blood Drive and that is the worst sequel to a game I have ever seen.
It's so sad how Saw got its rep as "torture porn" and as a stupidly convoluted series based on stupidly convoluted (though kinda fun) traps and horrible deaths they cause. First one is such a fantastic, thrilling and tense movie. And I have trouble convincing people that it is NOT like the others, rather a psycho-thriller.
Ugh, yes. I think it would be impossible for a Saw sequel to live up to the first movie, so I can definitely see why they went with the torture porn route. I'm personally seeing the first movie and the others as two different things, where I would recommend the first as a genuinely good movie and the rest as "so bad it's good" fun movies to watch with friends.
kinda like how the first Rambo is not an action movie, but a drama about PTSD and the mistreatment of undesireables
EVIL DEAD :P
Hm I see a lot of Dead Space, and frankly I can't disagree, but when it comes to games the first act of Prey was the most terryfying for me.
For psychological horror, I'd definitely pick SOMA.
As for movies, perhaps The Witch and for psychological horror: Raw.
And the honorable mention goes to Mother! I have never felt so uneasy and uncomfortable in a movie before, the long takes in that movie are terryfying and nauseating.
Movies: the Alien franchise (although the first movie remains my favorite and I don't even want to discuss the prequels :P)
Game: I'm sure you can guess but yeah Alien Isolation. Damn that game creeps me out more than all the gore horror ones!
The Evil Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hellraiser :)
Silent Hill 2
Resident Evil 1 2 3
Conjuring 1 2 3
Um, Conjuring 3 doesn't come out until next year
I propably saw a spinoff
I am not a big horror game player. I enjoy when someone else plays them. So from my experience as being observer (we create gaming evenings with friends where the one with most nerves plays the game and others watch and enjoy it almost as a movie) Resident Evil series would be favorite for me. Outlast was enjoyable as well, not just its scary but you can have some fun and laugh about it as well
For myself Alan Wake was one of the rare games that I could stomach myself..
Movies - well thats my forte. I love them and if something comes out I try to watch it ASAP. Being relatively young person I never grew to like classical horror movies (while I appreciate classics they are far from my favorite). I think for me the most favorite franchise is Conjuring movies. Great acting and while they still include jumpscares a lot to keep viewers on edge they have gone an extra step a lot of horror movies these days dont - they create enough unease and thrilling atmosphere even without these jumpscares. And production quality just goes up with each part.
Annabelle series would come close to being a favorite to me as well. More jump scares and less usage of atmosphere of the movie, but while many didnt like the last installment I really enjoyed it.