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Levaz



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PostSubject: Re: Horror shows and movies   Fri May 20, 2011 1:17 am

By far, I must say that The Exorcist (original 1973 version) and The Entity (1982).
Both movies were excellent - and I saw them when I was very young.
The Exorcist for sheer thrills, and The Entity because it was supposedly based on a true haunting, which still goes on.

I have been hooked ever since, and sadly, mainly disappointed with many horror flicks, made only to display T&A.
Ever so often though, you do run into a good horror flick - Mirrors was another recent one.

Another one of my favorites is The Shining (1980) - still cant figure out which is more freaky:
the ghosts in the hotel or Jack Nicholson's depiction of a man's descent into madness or both !!!

The very first Nightmare on Elm Street was excellent too. One of the few (very few) Slash / Teenage horror flicks I liked.

We certainly cannot forget The Ring and The Grudge, however, I must say that the original Japanese versions
(Ringu and Ju-On respectively)with sub titles are much (so much more) effective than the listed English re-makes.

I must also include in the list - Jaws (none of the crappy sequels), Psycho (original, of course, as directed by the great Hitchcock),
Alien, and last but not the least - Rosemary's Baby.

Honorable mention to Event Horizon, The Omen, The Fly, Pet Cemetery, Seven, The Mist,
Silence of the Lambs, Hellraiser, Evil Dead (amazing what can be accomplished with a 15,000 budget!!),
28 Days Later, Misery (certain parts of me cringed and NEVER recovered, when she used sledge hammer!!)
Carrie, Christine, The Car, and i am sure I left many others out.

Sorry to go one with such a list, but I figured this would make it easy for others, who enjoy good horror flicks,
to get a consolidated list, in case they missed some of the good ones.

Hope I have listed some that you may have missed.
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PostSubject: Re: Horror shows and movies   Thu May 19, 2011 7:50 pm

Levaz u seem to like Stephen king ...........coz all those movies u mentioned were authored by him ........first as books then as scripts for movies .

The Exorcist, Evil dead , were scary movies .

I am a total horror movie buff . I watch them all ........even at night , eating popcorn .

Koi aane ko hai was a good serial in socio horror ..........surprisingly by Balaji . It was on real life supernatural events and after many days one had a quality horror serial .

Shh Phir koi Hai was good too .

i have watched all Dracula movies but I liked reading Bram Stoker more . Niki , u read it ..........its quality . The english , the writing , its superb .Dracula has to be READ rather than seen .

I cannot bear the Karate doing Van Helsng they show nowdays , kicking the butts of vampires . Bram Stoker wud have turned in his grave .

I cannot bear the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER kinda movies too . They made a joke outta vampires .

Read the Exorcist by Blatty and Bram stoker's Dracula .

The Omen series too i have read and seen both .But Omen is horror in subtle form . So its bearable .

Indian movies r now becoming slicker and horror genre has improved .Raaz series , 13 B etc were good . So was RAAT .

but I loved GEHRAYEE ...........the indian version of Exorcist ..............starring Padmini Kolhapure and Anant nag . Many years ago .

Dont laugh but i love the RAMSAY movies ...........our first horror makers in Hindi movies . They r corny , cheesy , but I love em . Full time pass with God winning always in the end .
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PostSubject: Wow!!!   Fri May 20, 2011 12:13 am

Wow, you people seem to be found of horror movies and serials. I like them too and enjoy them at that time, but I always feel very scared later. affraid

@Swati: I remember that "Mirror' wala episode of Aahat too. I didn't watch it, but one of my friends told me the story. Later I saw the movie Mirrors, and till today the fear of mirror is such that I don't look into the Mirrors at night.

@LEvaz: Wow, what an impressive list! Out of these I have watched veryyy few movies--- Mirrors and 1408. I wanted to watch Grudge but my friends described a few scenes and that was enough to scare me badly.

Check out 'Paranormal activity'- I've heard even that is good.

@Kools: The only book of horror I've read is - 'Twilight'. (doesn't qualify as horror properly though). I have Exorcist, but not getting time to read it only. Sad I also want to start Stephen Kings novels cos I've been hearing about them a lot recently.

Ruskin Bond used to write short paranormal and horror stories and I found those interesting.

In the desi versions, I've seen Raat, Raaz 1 and 2 and Vastushastra (all from Ram Gopal Verma). He did a good job in these movies. But that crow one was bad (forgetting the name now). Nowadays the special effects are there but stories are weird- Vikram Bhatt in particular shelves out more and more of such movies, but they turn up to be weird. Recently my friends went to see Haunted and told me the story- I was laughing by the time they finished. I think ghosts will do a strike if they see how Vikram has presented them in the movie. Laughing Laughing Laughing Same with Shaapit- silly story. afro
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PostSubject: Re: Horror shows and movies   Fri May 20, 2011 4:33 am

Ha..Ha.. Nikki Smile The same thing happened with my Mom Wink She was so afraid, she did not see herself in the mirror during day time also Rolling Eyes
Papa had scolded me like hell and was never allowed to watch Ahat if Mum was with us Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Horror shows and movies   Fri May 20, 2011 11:37 am

koolsadhu1000 wrote:
Levaz u seem to like Stephen king ...........coz all those movies u mentioned were authored by him ........first as books then as scripts for movies .
The Exorcist, Evil dead , were scary movies .
I am a total horror movie buff . I watch them all ........even at night , eating popcorn .
Koi aane ko hai was a good serial in socio horror ..........surprisingly by Balaji . It was on real life supernatural events and after many days one had a quality horror serial .
Shh Phir koi Hai was good too .
i have watched all Dracula movies but I liked reading Bram Stoker more . Niki , u read it ..........its quality . The english , the writing , its superb .Dracula has to be READ rather than seen .
I cannot bear the Karate doing Van Helsng they show nowdays , kicking the butts of vampires . Bram Stoker wud have turned in his grave .
I cannot bear the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER kinda movies too . They made a joke outta vampires .
Read the Exorcist by Blatty and Bram stoker's Dracula .
The Omen series too i have read and seen both .But Omen is horror in subtle form . So its bearable .
Indian movies r now becoming slicker and horror genre has improved .Raaz series , 13 B etc were good . So was RAAT .
but I loved GEHRAYEE ...........the indian version of Exorcist ..............starring Padmini Kolhapure and Anant nag . Many years ago .
Dont laugh but i love the RAMSAY movies ...........our first horror makers in Hindi movies . They r corny , cheesy , but I love em . Full time pass with God winning always in the end .

You got me there, Big HUGE fan of Stephen King novels, ever since I saw Christine back in the early 80's., followed shortly by Carrie.
I have read every one of his books, and I must admit that not all the movies do his books justice. An extreme disappointment was 1408,
the movie did not even come close to the momentum from the book.
I am sure the same applies to most book-turned-movies.

Off Topic - as much as I loved the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, it was indeed very close to what I had imagined too, with a lot of guidance from my old Sinclair Spectrum 48 games -
The Hobbit and other favorites based on J.R.Tolkiens books.

Back on topic, I have not seen too many Hindi horrors. I remember Hotel with the "hand", and vaguely remember a movie with Rehka and possession of some sort.
These are from the late 70's - early 80's, if I remember correctly.
I did get a good laugh out of Zee Horror show in the early 90's, though. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Horror shows and movies   Fri May 20, 2011 11:40 am

nikitagmc wrote:
@LEvaz: Wow, what an impressive list! Out of these I have watched veryyy few movies--- Mirrors and 1408. I wanted to watch Grudge but my friends described a few scenes and that was enough to scare me badly.

Nikita,

If you have not seen any of the movies that I listed out, then you are missing out!! Razz
I can guarantee that you will enjoy each and every one that I listed out.

Definitely better then the Grudge is the original, Ju-On. If you have not seen the Grudge yet,
Skip it and get the real thing - he he.

Time for a horror movie weekend for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Horror shows and movies   Fri May 20, 2011 12:03 pm

Levaz........me too . Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Lets shake hands like excited kids coz I too LOVE Stephen King . No , not a single movie can do King justice .........coz King writes in detail . Those details that build up the horror cannot be captured in 2 hours .

I have read ALL .............and I loved IT the most . Did they do a movie on The Tommy knockers ?

However My addiction to King is due to my addiction to the genre of horror ........he rules it so I am his fan . But on a critical note ..........Blatty's one book ..........The Exorcist ..........and Stoker's one book .......Dracula ........are way more quality than what King writes . King has criticised Blatty btw but I think its jealousy . Very Happy

Books like The Exorcist and Dracula r the one timers ...........like Gone With the Wind ..........in which an author puts ALL his best and then deflates like a balloon and never really writes like that again .

What i liked about King was ...........he was an English lit Prof , had done a creative writing course but undeterred by his creative writing teacher's contempt of his writing skills and his selection of the horror genre , he went on to write precisely in THAT genre only and made it big . I respect him for that ..........as these creative writing New Yorker Literateurs do NOT think writing in this genre is creative writing in its true sense at all . I find that superior and contrived . I find Stoker's Dracula every bit capable of winning a Booker or a Pulitzer . Its THEY who are closeninded .

I have dates with my son .........movie dates , whenever he has time . We both share horror as a passion . We see Ramsay's Purana Mandir in our CHEESY HORROR DATE time and Omen trilogys or Stigmata etc [ religious horror ] in Quality horror Date time .

That Movie of Rekha was Mangalsutra .

But I urge u to see if u can find a print of Gehrayee . They showed a black magic of ancient India , still done in villages ........called KARNI ......and showed how the malicious intent of a troubled soul unleashes horror . The KARNI was shown in Ram Gopal Vermas ...........latest one too ..............whats that movie where the Kid was affected and saved by Manja the Tantrik . The one where his archichtect Dad didnt believe in God . The first movie was good , the sequel as usual sucked
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PostSubject: Re: Horror shows and movies   Fri May 20, 2011 12:29 pm

koolsadhu1000 wrote:



I have dates with my son .........movie dates , whenever he has time . We both share horror as a passion . We see Ramsay's Purana Mandir in our CHEESY HORROR DATE time and Omen trilogys or Stigmata etc [ religious horror ] in Quality horror Date time .

That Movie of Rekha was Mangalsutra .

But I urge u to see if u can find a print of Gehrayee . They showed a black magic of ancient India , still done in villages ........called KARNI ......and showed how the malicious intent of a troubled soul unleashes horror . The KARNI was shown in Ram Gopal Vermas ...........latest one too ..............whats that movie where the Kid was affected and saved by Manja the Tantrik . The one where his archichtect Dad didnt believe in God . The first movie was good , the sequel as usual sucked
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The movie dates sound so cool... me and my Mom have gossip sessions when we gossip about ALL telly and bollywood actor- actresses. Cool

I think you are referring to that same film about which I wrote above- the name was Phoonk... disagree with you that it was good- it didn't succeed in scaring me, means it was not good, cos I'm the sort who gets scared by mild horror even. Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Horror shows and movies   Fri May 20, 2011 1:58 pm

You girls are so brave Smile ... I never watch horror movies Sad ... mild is OK (like soul and spirit who have a better purpose other than eating people and scaring them Sad ) ...

But once I saw and I couldn't sleep for a few days ... in my late teen years Sad ... just before getting into University Sad ... with a few friends we saw at night Sad ... never again No ..
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PostSubject: Re: Horror shows and movies   Fri May 20, 2011 5:57 pm

Hi Nikki,

I love to see horror movies that were scary. It has a thrill in it. That too at night times. Very Happy. I might be crazy too you know. I search for horror movies most of the time. because the commercial movies coming now doesn't interests more. one or two is nice in it.

So thanks to you for opening this topic. I will get more movie names.
I would like to see more collection of such movies here so that I can see to it and watch the missed movies.


And thanks for Levaz, Levaz has given a nice long list and I had watched many in it. Yes, Exorcist,mirrors, Grudge(exactly the japenese version),Evil dead were good horrors.


Then when I was at PG, I heard from my friend that a film called 'Paranormal activity' was so scary and when she saw with her friend she was so scared.

It was a footage type of film. everything(their day to day activities ) are shoot in a camera.

So I just downloaded it and started watching it, asusual at night Smile. we were three , me ,my two friends.

one friend, who saw that movie as raised the expectation, but the other one said ,I feel afraid so I will not see it, she started watching some other film.

Then I started watching it, But I dont find it too scary, may be because of her raised expectation and as I was prepared for a more horror film,it doesn't affect me.

Then even power went off, I was continuing seeing it on laptop, they left the room outside saying, you wont get scared as you were one among them. Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing





And Nikki, when you speak of mirror ,I was reminded of my childhood too. there was a tamil horror movie, in which the mirror was the medium. it was the horror material .

And ,in my home too there was a mirror similar to that(dressing table type) and when I sleep in the night ,when I woke up and see it,I would always be reminded of that movie only and was scared too at that age.




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PostSubject: Re: Horror shows and movies   Fri May 20, 2011 7:04 pm

Phoonk part one was not bad . Horror shown in the form of possesion is often not that scary . But outside horror ............like the Aliens , or an entity from outside is scarier . What I liked about Phoonk was the research part on Tantric activities .I read up a lot on that subject in my Religious Literature reading .

Umi there was one movie called Poltergeist . Anyone see it ?Ghost in TV . Saw it ?

See it i u didnt see it . The indian name for this paranormal activity .......poltergeist is BhanaMati . It DOEs exist .

Umi see the KOI AANE KO HAI series . Its on Apni community or Bheja fry I think . 9 or eleven episodes for one topic .Real Life events .
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PostSubject: Re: Horror shows and movies   Fri May 20, 2011 7:13 pm

koolsadhu1000 wrote:

Umi there was one movie called . Anyone see it ?Ghost in TV . Saw it ?

See it i u didnt see it . The indian name for this paranormal activity .......poltergeist is BhanaMati . It DOEs exist .

Umi see the KOI AANE KO HAI series . Its on Apni community or Bheja fry I think . 9 or eleven episodes for one topic .Real Life events .

Di, will surely search it and see it. That's my weekend activity. Smile. Thanks for letting me know.

Both Poltergeist and KOI AANE KO HAI i haven't seen it.


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PostSubject: Re: Horror shows and movies   Fri May 20, 2011 7:55 pm

anybody here from "zee horror show" era??
Man i remember we were in school then and used to be shit scared to watch still my family used to watch it on friday night...
there was 1 gud episode in that with pallavi joshi....
few days back i caught up with those old episodes on youtube.. i was laughing my ass off... but at that time it was pretty horrifying...
then there was this series called "WOH" abt a midget joker.. even that scared me....

but the movie which scares me still is ram gopal verma's "bhoot" the theater scene is bad.. when she urmila realises every1 is staring back at her....

sometimes the psycho thrillers like "kaun" are more chilling then horror movies.. urmila look when they find out she is the killer man.. that scene was gud....




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PostSubject: Re: Horror shows and movies   Fri May 20, 2011 8:06 pm

lets talk abt real life experiences...

one of the stories running in my family, my cousin ( my aunt's son ) they moved to this new house.. and the day they moved.. my cousin ( who was little boy then ) saw something at the door ..just after he saw it.. he started vomitting blood.. and was hospitalized.. due to loss of blood.. my dad donated the blood and then he got alright... ofcourse they never shifted to that house..but after enquiring they came to know that a boy of my cousin's age had lived there and he had died of jaundice... my cousin refuses till date to tell us what he saw that day.. pale

another episode was one of my friends ( he is a teenager ) he went out with his group of friend.. these guys were roaming arnd in the night.. and they visited a graveyard.. my friend told.. at one spot.. it suddenly became so cold.. it was almost freezing... they just got freaked out and ran the hell out .. once out of the place.. the temperature was back to normal....
affraid

when i was in school me and 2 other girl friends tried the "candle adn sheet stuff" to speak with spirits.. we tried to call my friend's dead uncle.. well the coin moved and we asked questions like will be pass the exams? and whether he was happy.. my friend started to cry in between. and then the coin was moving fast.. and we were getting so tensed.. he told that he was very happy where he was.. and that he has also found some to love... i still cannt beleive it had worked.. but while sending him back it took some time.. i was really scared .. it was done in my house and my parents didnt know abt it...but then after that day i was really ashamed to do this .. i thought one must respect the dead and not try doing these stuff.. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Horror shows and movies   Fri May 20, 2011 9:09 pm

Hahaha , Pallai , most interesting experiences . My great grandfather 's brother was often SEEN in our ancestral home in Goa. He looked just like my great grandfather except that he was dark . This is for REAL btw , not made up . Too many coincidences where people who got up at midnight to pee etc saw him and called him out thinking it was my Great grandfather . He even turned and LOOKED . But never spoke though . He had a favorite spot where he was seen , exactly at that spot . He loved sitting there and looking out .

Also , if ANYTHING untoward was gonna happen in that ancestral home , an old cobra wud bee seen with raised hood in the house . He was the PROTECTOR of the family and each Nag Panchami day , milk wud be kept for him . Whenever he wud be spotted , they wud rush to astrologers or brahmins to ask which calamity wud befall them .And it WOULD . He had surfaced when a big storm nearly wrecked the house 3 days later after he had given darshan . But it was Saved . He PROTECTS by warning is the STRICT belief .

Btw who has seen Tamil movie Bhargavi Nilayam . Its abt ghost .
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