Rec me some good horror flicks:

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The Crimson Ape
Just saw Exorcist 3 and I'm wanting to watch more movies like it. Ya know, subtle pure scary. Not super gory torture porn slasher flicks
Radda radda.
2 GethKnight20th Sep 2012 04:25:15 PM from St.Charles, Missouri , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Reincarnation's a good movie. It's a Japanese film, so you'd have to have subtitles.
3 Prowler20th Sep 2012 04:38:51 PM , Relationship Status: On the prowl
Caw! Caw!
[up][up] I hate the phrase "torture porn".

You could watch The Changeling...
Pathological Monster
Uh... Rec?
5 LizardBite20th Sep 2012 07:23:34 PM from Two Galaxies Over
Despite most Slasher films being gory and violent, the founders of the genre are very subtle and not gore-fests at all. The two I'd recommend are the original Psycho (the proto-slasher of sorts) and the original Halloween. Neither is particularly bloody, despite the subject matter, and both are very tense and scary. On that note, while isn't nearly as reserved as the two I just mentioned, Scream is surprisingly reserved and psychological. The only really ultra-gorey scene I can think of is the opening.

There are also a couple of films that manage to be really gorey while simultaneously being subtle. Hellraiser and Event Horizon are both very scary films with psychological aspects (EV moreso than Hellraiser), but both also feature extremely graphic sequences, so I'm not sure if you'd want to try them out.

edited 20th Sep '12 7:24:12 PM by LizardBite

The Crimson Ape
Ah man, I loved Hellraiser (one and two) and Halloween.
Radda radda.
Forever in-between.
The original The Amity Ville Horror is a nice atmospheric film. Also, The Thing, even with all the gory effects.
Midnight Meat Train is a personal favorite of mine. It is gory but I believe Bradley Cooper does an amazing job in his role as a photographer. So in my opinion thats worth a look. (My man crush on Cooper might also have something to do with it.) Also, Identity is a very well crafted thriller. It isn't scary per say, but if you are looking for a thriller that will leave you guessing until the very end thats the one to go to. Hills Have Eyes are always good, the brutality and psychological fears it plays on are wonderful and I won't lie. I had nightmares watching the first one. Same with House of 1000 corpses, its purely psychological due to its gritty realism it portrays that someone could have the gall to do this and they don't have any super powers or anything. They are basically just psychopathic people. (This falls suite for Devils Rejects as well)
11 DrFurball1st Oct 2012 10:33:30 AM from The House of the Rising Sun , Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Two-bit blockhead
I'll take some recommendations as well, since I'm planning on watching a horror movie every day this month (starting with Nosferatu tonight). The only qualifications are that it needs to have been made with the intention of being scary (hence why So Bad, It's Good stuff like Robot Monster counts).

By the way, would The Brain from Planet Arous count more as horror or sci-fi?
The recent adaptation of The Woman in Black was damn good. Lots of suspense and atmosphere, almost no gore at all.
Try The House of the Devil. Pure awesome. Some gore, lots of tension, beautiful film.

I. Director: Ti West. II. Writer: Ti West. III. Year: 2009. IV. Totally looks like it was made in: The 80s. V. The, kinda, low score on its IMDB page comes from people who: Didn't get it. VI. Tomatometer:86%
14 Prowler24th Oct 2012 10:47:51 AM , Relationship Status: On the prowl
Caw! Caw!
[up] I "got" The House of the Devil and still didn't like it...

Maybe I should elaborate more. I liked things about it...but the plot was completely moronic when thought about too much(mostly in relation to the evil scheme).

edited 24th Oct '12 10:57:59 AM by Prowler

15 BigMadDraco24th Oct 2012 10:56:48 AM , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
It might not be what you're looking for due to the gore, but I think The Thing (the eighties one) is one of the best horror movies out there. I'm also quite fond of the first Exorcist.
[up][up] Well, my bad. When I say: "Didn't get it" I'm not talking about understanding the plot. Shit's pretty friggin' easy to follow. In retrospect, "appreciate" would be a more suitable word.

It's just that, to me at least, this flick was a breath of fresh air, compared to the tons of crap big time Hollywood studios have been shoveling at us lately. Retraux all the way, masterfully shot and unapologetic. Writer-Director Ti West, seems to be well aware of the fact that Nothing Is Scarier. The dude's on my list. My Awesome List, not my Kill It With Fire List.
I need a drink
John Carpenters Apocalypse Trilogy. The Thing The Prince of Darkness The Mouth of Madness

Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.
[up] Ditto, good stuff.
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