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myklspader 10/26/2009 11:52:44 AM

 This is the most solid of these lists I have seen on Mania. Glad to see the love for “Prince of Darkness” and “In the Mouth of Madness” (along with “The Thing” are truly a great End of Days trilogy). Surprised that someone other than myself liked “Below”. I do think “Frailty” needed to be on here though as a tie for one of the spots.

@ Wiseguy: The respect for Prince will never happen cause it is a bit too smart I think for the average horror flick person. Not trying to disrespect anyone here but I know a lot of friends (and customers due to my time in high school and college clerking a video store) that hated the movie cause they don't get it.Plus the movie was made too early… people did not want a thinking horror flick, I would love to see Romenck or even Fincher do a remake and really explore the backstory and such. 

 

silversurfer 10/26/2009 12:46:55 PM

wow...Night Flier...that's a cool movie...though I don't think it should've been on this list? The story is a good one as well...in fact it's better! (as it is with most books) 

 

al2551 10/26/2009 1:19:17 PM

I am so happy that Prince of Darkness and Below made this list but it needed to include Event Horizon somehow.

peak37pt 10/26/2009 3:45:50 PM

 Great list! I also second Frailty and Event Horizon. 

 

shMoo 10/26/2009 4:50:23 PM

One of my teachers at my college was the first victim in night flier, made us read the first scene as a class excerise.

VTGamehendge 10/26/2009 5:18:10 PM

I have to agree with Event Horizon.  I don't tend to be genuinely creeped out by horror movies or ghost movies, not really why I love them anyway.  But after seeing that movie in the theater it was definitely on my mind for a few days after.  Just the way the story was told and how the ship was "alive" and seemed to know each person's deepest fears and sorrows and then took advantage of that to essentially drive them all insane.  I also liked the use of the idea that we don't really know what lies beyond a black hole and the ship basically tore a hole in the universe and literally traveled to Hell and back.  Not to mention the ending leading right up to the closing credits was pretty cool.  Kinda makes you wonder if it really ended there.

On another not, I would also have to agree that Frailty doesn't really qualify as a horror movie, in my opinion.  It was more a psych thriller that kept you wondering who was sane and who was insane.  I didn't really appreciate it for what it was when I saw it in the theater, but after watching it again a couple months ago on HBO or Showtime or one of those movie channels, I thought it was actually a pretty good movie.  Defintely one of McConaughey's better roles.

fenngibbon 10/26/2009 9:56:10 PM

 Prince of Darkness is in rotation on Cinemax this month, and I love how the digital information guide on my TV describes the movie:  A priest brings a physicist and his team to an old church to investigate a jar of liquid Satan.

wessmith1966 10/27/2009 12:03:29 AM

Prince of Darkness, which has been running on Cinemax lately, really could have been amazing, but just missed the mark for me. I read somewhere the film may be remade. I loved the idea behind it and most of the story, but the awful acting kind of spoiled it for me.

I've read some of the comments about In the Mouth of Madness and I have to ask...what movie were you watching, and were you sober when you did? As much as I love Carpenter, I found this movie to be nonsensical and completely batshit crazy, and not in a good way.

I did like Below and Session 9. Near Dark was ok, but I like my vampires a little more traditional. I did like the whole Civil War angle though.

manjisan 10/27/2009 6:10:21 AM

Severance was awesome!!!! Laughed my ass off at the scene where they arrive to an abandoned house and one of the characters finds a pie and decides to heat it up. One of the other characters is eating and bites into what they beleive is a rock but is actually a tooth. They freak out and the guy that heated it up says, "What? Did I not cook it long enough?" Silly but fun.

mike1010 10/27/2009 8:41:11 AM

 With the photo of Sam Neil I thought you were going to include Event Horizon in this list.

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