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Posted: 3/3/2006 10:37:36 AM EDT
what era do you think made the best horror movies?

silent film era?

30's - 40's?

50's - 60's?

70's 80's

current era?
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:40:47 AM EDT
The original "Dracula"


Bela: "Listen! The children of the night! Such muuusic they make.!"
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:50:48 AM EDT

Too much sensorship before the 60's
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:54:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 10:56:30 AM EDT by imposter]
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:57:31 AM EDT
Halloween (the original), Exorcist, Friday 13th (the original)

Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:03:50 PM EDT
30's, 40's 50's AND 60's. Basically all were part of the Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price era.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:36:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KnobCreek:
Halloween (the original), Exorcist, Friday 13th (the original)

+1 on the 1st Halloween , scary as hell , never could figure out though how people could run as fast as hell ... Micheal just eased along & still caught em .. Jason as well LOL , Myers was like a Timex watch ..........
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:52:22 PM EDT
anybody remember a movie called "Burnt Offerings" ? I always thought that one was pretty scarey

a classic ghost story
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:55:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pyro6988:

Too much sensorship before the 60's

The survey is for 'horror' movies, not 'bucket of blood' movies.

Older era movies have better levels of suspense because they had to rely on the viewer's mind to fill in a lot of the 'horror' parts, instead of just dumping gallons of blood like they do today.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:59:22 PM EDT
I liked both Texas Chainsaw Masacre movies, the Ring, Rose red. Generally the best movies involve a psyco killer not some ghost though there are exceptions.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 2:00:38 PM EDT
I say 80's, but I like zombies.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 2:04:44 PM EDT
My first horror movie was Howling!!!
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 2:20:46 PM EDT
Hitchcock could make you sit on the edge of your seat, and never showed any gore. Vincent Price could make you double check your doors and windows before bed. Night of the Living Dead seems tame compared to today's movies, but it was scary as hell then!
Definately '50s and '60s. The '70s had a few, like The Exorcist. The '80s were butcher flicks.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 3:03:15 PM EDT
I like a lot of the 70's flicks.

One more thing, The Hills Have Eyes is going to be the best remake since Dawn of The Dead 2004.
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