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on 27 Sep 2011 03:49

 
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The "thinking person's" "horror" films.

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1. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Yes, many don't consider this horror, but it has horrific elements. If you don't care for it, that's fine. I hope there are others here that may interest you if you were curious enough to click.

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2. Afraid of the Dark (1991)
I loved this so much when I was about 9, but some scenes gave me chills to this day. It stayed in my head and I thought about the plot for a long time after.
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3. Carrie (1976)
Very little blood in the movie, very little gore, but it's the growing tension and the fear of being ostracized that makes this movie so frightening.

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4. Darkness (2002)
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5. Dead & Buried (1981)

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6. Dead Ringer (1964)
Brrr.


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7. Don't Look Now (1973)

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8. Dorothy Mills (2008)
Disturbing and weird. Not typical horror.

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9. Equus (1977)
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10. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
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11. Frailty (2001)
What's scarier than being a child and thinking your father is having a psychotic break down? Thinking that he is on a rampage to cleanse the world of "demons" and wants your help...

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12. God Told Me To (1976)
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13. Godsend (2004)
Interesting little tale...

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14. Home Movie (2008)
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15. Joshua (2007)
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16. Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
Eerie. If stuff related to ghosts creeps you out, prepared to get chills...

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17. Kalifornia (1993)
More thriller than classic "horror", but what's creepier than being stuck on a road trip with a serial killer and his emotionally immature, disturbed "woman"?



Plus David Duchovny was so hot back in 1993. I miss 1993. Sort of.
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18. Lady in White (1988)
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19. Let Me In (2010)
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20. Let the Right One In (2008)
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21. Lord of the Flies (1963)
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22. Manhunter (1986)


Very 1986, love the music, love William Petersen in this role. VERY under-appreciated movie. The atmosphere in this, Petersen as Will Graham exudes angst and intelligence and I found myself thinking about the film for days after...
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23. May (2002)
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24. Misery (1990)
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25. Paperhouse (1988)
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26. Pin (1988)
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27. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
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28. Spider (2002)
Just. Creepy. If you have the patience to sit through a slow-moving Cronenberg film.

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29. Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)


This is a clip not a trailer. This might not be technically classified as a horror, but I think it's pretty darn freaky!
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30. The Changeling (1980)
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31. The Cold Light of Day (1996)
Couldn't find a trailer for this, but I remember it being great. Don't get it confused with the new movie with the same name (2011 or 2012 movie). This is a foreign movie with subtitles.
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32. The Devil's Backbone (2001)
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33. The Eye (2002)
Much better than the remake. And very, very creepy.



I would not want to see this at night, alone, with the lights off....!
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34. The Kingdom (1994)
Trailers for Season 1 and Season 2 of Lars Von Trier's The Kingdom (TV series)

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35. The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)
There is no trailer but here is the movie, parts 1 and 2



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36. The Orphanage (2007)
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37. The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)
No trailer available, sorry.

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38. The Shining (1980)
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39. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
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40. Who Can Kill a Child? (Island of the Damned) (1976)
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Just what it says. There is nothing wrong with loving slasher flicks, splatter punk, grade b movies, etc but these movies tend to be much "slower" paced and are perfect for people that like to analyze movies.

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 9 12:17
I am not a fan of horror. But I like the ones on this list, that I have seen. I also liked the Fog. The old one.
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Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 11 2:33
Horror doesn't just have to be gory slasher stuff. :)
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Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Nov 30 1:26
Great list! I didn't like Home Movie or Eyes Wide Shut though, lol. But otherwise.. ;p
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Nov 30 7:58
Many good suggestions, I will definitely check out some of this movies.

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