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post #31 of 42
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*The Changeling (with George C. Scott)
I think that this is one of the best horror movies made, if a bit dated. The seance scene *always* sends shivers up my spine.

My faves:

Bubba-Ho-Tep with Bruce Campbell (definitely a cult hit)
Session 9 and Stir of Echoes, both underappreciated horror movies

ETA: SilentNate's post reminded me...Shawn of the Dead is on my list, too.
post #32 of 42
Danny's Deck Chair.

I found it in the library, and since we'd seen everything else, I brought it home. It was great!

(I fell asleep during Station Agent.)

Love Actually with Hugh Grant is another one of my favorites.
post #33 of 42
Emily...I Love The Salton Sea (with Val Kilmer!!!)!!!!

That's why my youngest cat is named Captain Steuben (after Pooh Bear's badger!!!)!!!

Oh, and I too love Welcome to the Dollhouse. Depressing, yet funny!

Has anyone seen Thirteen? For anyone with adolescent daughters, it's DISTURBING!
post #34 of 42
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Here are some that come to mind...
House of Sand and Fog (got nods from critics/awards, but I lot of people I've talked to haven't heard of it)
I loved House of Sand and Fog - I read the book years ago and I got so frustrated with it, with the ending. I won't say what happened but its what happened that frustrated me. The acting was brilliant, lots of raw emotion and it is a good character study. I really felt for both sides, equally.

I loved Stir of Echoes - I love that kind of movie anyway!

I want to see Changeling, but I can't find it - might try the independent dvd shop in town to see if they have it.

I also like:
Waking Ned Devine
Kung Fu Hustle

I LOVE LOVE the movie Alive. It always gets to me, every time!
post #35 of 42
How could I forget Dead Alive!

http://www.houseofhorrors.com/deadalive.htm

This is one of the greatest horror movies of all time, and Peter Jackson directed it. Make SURE that you get the unrated version. There is nothing like a man strapping a law-mower to his chest and walking through a hoard of zombies to make me smile.

Just as a side note: this movie is NOT for anyone under the age of 15. It's campy, but really gross.
post #36 of 42
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How could I forget Dead Alive!

http://www.houseofhorrors.com/deadalive.htm

This is one of the greatest horror movies of all time, and Peter Jackson directed it. Make SURE that you get the unrated version. There is nothing like a man strapping a law-mower to his chest and walking through a hoard of zombies to make me smile.

Just as a side note: this movie is NOT for anyone under the age of 15. It's campy, but really gross.
Brian says that based on you enjoying this, he recommends Meet the Feebles. He also dares anyone to watch this movie and then proclaim why New Line gave him money to direct the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He also adds that Peter Jackson since this movie, Dead Alive, and Heavenly Creatures has been his favorite director of all time.
post #37 of 42
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Has anyone seen Thirteen? For anyone with adolescent daughters, it's DISTURBING!
Yep, I have that movie. The first time I saw it I was twelve and thought, "I'll never have friends like that!" and a few years later, it happened.
post #38 of 42
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How could I forget Dead Alive!

http://www.houseofhorrors.com/deadalive.htm

This is one of the greatest horror movies of all time, and Peter Jackson directed it. Make SURE that you get the unrated version. There is nothing like a man strapping a law-mower to his chest and walking through a hoard of zombies to make me smile.

Just as a side note: this movie is NOT for anyone under the age of 15. It's campy, but really gross.
Here in New Zealand, it is known as Brain Dead. I saw it when it first came out in NZ. I LOVE that movie. If you like campy Peter Jackson movies, be on the lookout for two more - Meet the Feebles and Bad Taste.
post #39 of 42
My favs that most haven't seen, but are very highly rated on IMDb for good reason IMO:

Let the Right One In
(Oscar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl who turns out to be a vampire.)

Ghost in the Shell
(a hacker known as the Puppet Master is hunted by a female cyborg cop and her partner; but subbed as the english dubbed version is bad voice acting)

Battle Royale
(In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. )
post #40 of 42
Here's a partial list.....

Meatballs
The Fifth Element
State Of Grace (GREAT Gary Oldman/Sean Penn movie!)
Time Rider
Top Secret
Amazon Women On The Moon
Zombieland
Hot Fuzz
Sixteen Candles
Weird Science
Get Shorty
Office Space
Freeway (Violent comedy)
Gleaming The Cube (Filmed at my High School, among other places)
The Professional
post #41 of 42
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Here's a partial list.....
Gleaming The Cube (Filmed at my High School, among other places)
OMG! I remember that movie. Haven't watched it in years but I loved it when i was younger. Were you at the school when they were filming...so cool!
post #42 of 42
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OMG! I remember that movie. Haven't watched it in years but I loved it when i was younger. Were you at the school when they were filming...so cool!
They filmed the summer I graduated in '87. Only certain people were called back for fill-ins. It was cool to see alot of people that I knew.
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