At 5/23/13 08:16 AM, Elixur wrote:
Thanks for the suggestion mate, I'll definitely check the film out. It's not that I'm against vampire movies or love stories it's just that so many bad films of that category have come out I'm de-sensitized to it. Any films of high calibre though definitely peak my interest.
Near Dark. Don't forget. Watch Near Dark. Search for it on tubeplus.me
My suggestion for you, "Let the Right One In" a swedish film about a girl vampire who becomes friends with a boy, then more than friends. Very dark film, great atmosphere, amature actors yet brilliant, the whole thing just works. Highly recommend. It is basically Twilight minus the garbage.
I've seen the American version and the Swedish version. This is a great suggestion for a vampire movie. As if the triumphant Interview with the Vampire, or campy violence of From Dusk Till Dawn. One vampire movie stands out in my mind. Near Dark and The Lost Boys.
For demon movies, I prefer Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight.
A Nightmare on Elm Street was a scary masterpiece of suspense and blood. Dream demon Freddy Krueger cutting up teenagers in inventive and gory ways became commonplace in the series, though Freddy Krueger himself was particularly scary before we had a huge backstory of sequels, revealing more truths, making Freddy a one-liner king. Freddy became 80's culture.
Halloween is probably the most brilliant killer in a mask movie I have ever seen. The original with Jamie Lee Curtis is a stunning example of cinematography. This low budget little horror flick was one of the best movies ever made by John Carpenter.
The Thing is another brilliant Carpenter movie. The remake was not terrible, but it certainly does not even compare to the original. I will say I like both of them, but for different reasons. The monsters that the thing became in John Carpenter's version were amazingly well crafted effects for the time. The performances are all solid. Windows. Childs. Macready.
So watch Alien, Aliens, The Thing, and maybe even Pet Sematary. Be sure to check out Child's Play, one and two especially. Although part 3 has it's charms. Chucky at boot camp.
The Friday the 13th movies are some of the best, and some of the worst part of the slasher genre. I found part one and two scary. Part 3 was pretty good too. Part 4 was probably the last good one. After that, part 5 is not even Jason. It's some guy Roy dressed up like Jason. The movie itself has it's moments, but it is mostly dumb. Part 6 finds us dealing with a slower zombie Jason, who is no longer scary. Some of the kills are good, but this is perhaps one of the most lighthearted Friday the 13th films. Part 7, 8, 9, 10, and Freddy vs. Jason... If you must watch them, for the sake of being a fan, go ahead. Part 7 is basically Jason vs. Carrie. Part 8 has a misleading title. I wanted to entire film to be in New York. So much time is wasted on a cruise ship, as Jason stalks the cabins of a graduating high school class onboard a New York bound ship. Part 9 is garbage. Jason Goes To Hell sucks. Jason X has some cool parts, but is just cheesy beyond cheesy. Freddy Vs. Jason wasn't bad at all. Robert England's last performance as the nightmare man. The Anightmare on Elm Street remake was exciting, I was very thrilled to see it be made, but like all remakes, they completely ruined the original.
At least John Carpenter could make a GOOD remake. The Thing.
If you ever want to see something kind of scary, watch Black Sabbath. It's an older anthology style horror movie. Antoher good one is Creep Show and Creep Show 2. Another Stephen King inspired anthology is Cat's Eye. Or you can watch Tales From the Dark Side.