doubled to ten, I can never get tired of these... In no specific order:
(Rob Zombie's) The haunted world of El Superbeasto (Quentin Tarantino) Hell Ride (Rob Zombie's) Devil's Rejects (and it's prequel House of 1000 Corpses) (Quentin Tarantino) Natural Born Killers SLC Punk Steel Toes Jennifer's Body Zombieland (with Woody Harrelson) Valkyrie
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Well I have a large film collection, so naming a top 5 is not something I can do easily - but off the top of my head:
Halloween (the original John Carpenter version).
Wonderful camera work makes you feel as if the events are happening to you personally. Excellent use of sound and silence. Donald Pleasance puts in a stellar performance. Jamie Lee Curtis screams her lungs out. And last but not least - THAT music. A faultless fright machine from start to finish. My DVD of this comes off the shelf towards the end of every October without fail.
A cracking action film packed with philosophical ideas. The ultimate comic book film – pause it at any time and the frame you stop on can be a comic illustration.
The Thing (Mr. Carpenter again)
This is in my opinion the best base under siege film ever made. Fantastic claustrophobic tension and some truly mortifying practical effects. Dum Dum. Dum Dum. Dum Dum…
One of the creepiest films I have ever seen. Kubrick’s floating camera, Jack Nicholsons performance, the ominous music and the slow pace all combine to create a film that seeps into your subconscious and stays there. Fancy a nice bath anyone?
A lot of people trashed this film when it came out, but I lapped it up. This film gave me insomnia the evening after watching it, and for someone who has watched a lot of horror, that is quite some achievement. This film scares you using methods that have almost been forgotten about – suggestion, suspense, and through very effective use of sound. The monster that makes the noise in the dark off screen is always much more frightening than the monster on screen. Truly chilling - blows all the recent splatter gore horror films out of the water.
Not to nitpick but neither of those films were by Quentin Tarantino. Hell Ride was sold under the "presented by Quentin Tarantino" banner just like Hostel but it was pretty much just paid for by Tarantino. Hell ride was written and directed by Larry Bishop.
And Oliver Stone directed Natural Born Killers. Tarantino did write the original script but Stone rewrote it and Tarantino states very little of what he wrote was perserved.
Again not to nitpick, I'm just a big Tarantino fan.
SF - Blade Runner, 2001 Horror - Alien, The Exorcist, Poltergeist Drama - Rashomon Comedy - Dr. Strangelove, Animal House Suspense - Jaws, Carnival of Souls (original) Action - Conan 1 Foreign - Amelie Love Story - Somewhere in Time Shitty - Plan 9 from Outer Space, Piranha 2: The Spawning Animated - Heavy Metal Book Adaptation - The Right Stuff Anime - Ninja Scrolls Disney - Fantasia As of late - The Road
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