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09:41 pm: Diary of the Dead
I tried very hard to make it through the movie. I love George Romero dearly but damn it if I don't have standards for my zombie movies.

Not since 28 Days Later have I seen a really effective zombie movie. (Remind me if anything ingenious came out that I'm neglecting). I could watch the original Dawn of the Dead (as well as the re-imagining) over and over again. Day of the Dead was decent enough but it was obvious to me then that Romero was losing his golden touch.

My fellow gorehounds, please share with me some of your favorite classic horror movies that makes your skin crawl. Here's my short-list in no particular order:

The Exorcist
The Return of the Living Dead
The Hellraiser Series
The Living Dead Series
Audrey Rose
Re-Animator Series (yes, even Beyond Re-Animator for the end credits)
Evil Dead Series
Dead Alive
Low budget serial killer movies like Ed Gein (excellent), Gacy (I know you are but what am I?), Dahmer (very well done), Bundy (excellent film), Speck (not as well done as the others, but decent)...

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From:mistervimes
Date:January 20th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
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Cemetery Man (a.k.a. Dellamorte Dellamore , 1994)
Bio Zombie (1998)
Zombie (1979)
Dead Alive (a.k.a. Braindead , 1992)
Psycho (1960)
Suspiria (1977)
The Thing (1982)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Planet Terror (2007)
The Wicker Man (1973)
Ringu (1998) - fucking creepy-assed cursed disjointed monster girls EEK!
Nightbreed (1990)
Salem's Lot (1979) - Yes, that floating kid still creeps me out and so does David Soul's haircut
Session 9 (2001) - FUCKING CREEPY
Jacob's Ladder (1990) - The freaking commericals even wigged me out

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From:missautopsy
Date:January 20th, 2009 05:46 am (UTC)
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Excellent choices! Although I have to disagree with Suspiria. I enjoyed it well enough and I know it's a classic but I've always had a hard time with Italian horror. I can appreciate it for it's dreamy quality but I just never saw the mass appeal of Suspiria compared to other (classic) films. I can argue Fulci now...

I actually meant to add Nightbreed to my list as well as the Phantasm movies. It's hard to think of everything. The Phantasm series are the only movies that ever seriously creeped me out. I usually just watch scary movies in awe of the effects, but the death and embalming especially with the woman waking up with the corpse of her husband in bed chilled me to the bone.

Did you ever see Shock Waves with Peter Cushing and the Nazi zombies?
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From:mistervimes
Date:January 20th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
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I have not seen Shock Waves, but now I want to. :)
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From:missautopsy
Date:January 20th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
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It's kind of like the Island of Dr. Moreau with Nazis--not the greatest movie ever but definitely worth the watch for the blond Nazi soldiers emerging from the sea. If you have a hard time finding it let me know, I have it on VHS (thank the gods for ebay) and I think I may have it on DVD and will happily lend it to you for a price. YOUR SOUL!!! BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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From:mistervimes
Date:January 20th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
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Oh, you already have that :P

Have you ever seen "Legend of the seven golden vampires"?
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From:missautopsy
Date:January 20th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
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No, haven't seen that one...
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From:missautopsy
Date:January 20th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
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Ya know I was thinking about Salem's Lot--I saw it when I was a wee lass and the floating kid always stuck in my head too. I rented the movie years later (on double VHS) and by some fate the tapes were unmarked and I watched the second tape first. I always liked that movie and I could even handle David Soul's hair. Now had it been Paul Michael Glaser's man-fro I may have had a problem.
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From:mistervimes
Date:January 20th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
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Hammer films and Golden Harvest. Peter Cushing and a bunch of Martial artists. You bring your Cushing film and I'll bring mine :)
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From:evanthx
Date:January 20th, 2009 12:12 pm (UTC)
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Try Fido. Came out recently with Carrie-Ann Moss and Billy Connolly ... quite a different feel than most zombie movies and very enjoyable!
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From:missautopsy
Date:January 20th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC)
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I've never heard of this one. I love Billy Connolly anyway so I'm sure to enjoy. Thanks!

Hey! I was wondering...could you pass along your recipe for Syrian bread; the one with the mahleb? sp? The Farmer's Market in Decatur carries all kinds of exotic spices and I'm pretty sure they have mahleb. I'd love to try making the bread eventually. Thanks!
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