The Zone's Fave Sci-Fi Film (w/ Thoroughly Scientific Poll!)

New movies! Old movies! B-movies! Discuss discuss discuss!!!

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind
3
5%
Alien
1
2%
Aliens
7
12%
Silent Running
1
2%
Pi
1
2%
AI
2
3%
The Day The Earth Stood Still
2
3%
The Abyss
0
No votes
2001
6
10%
2010
0
No votes
The Fly
1
2%
The Thing
0
No votes
eXistenZ
1
2%
Twelve Monkeys
3
5%
The Empire Strikes Back
5
8%
Starship Troopers
1
2%
THX 1138
0
No votes
Invasion of the Body Snatchers ('56)
0
No votes
Tron
1
2%
Dune
0
No votes
Back to the Future
2
3%
Ghostbusters
2
3%
E.T.
1
2%
Planet of the Apes
3
5%
Akira
1
2%
The Fifth Element
2
3%
Blade Runner
5
8%
The Terminator
2
3%
Serenity
1
2%
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4
7%
Space Camp
1
2%
 
Total votes : 59

The Zone's Fave Sci-Fi Film (w/ Thoroughly Scientific Poll!)

Postby WinslowLeach on Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:10 am

Heres the place to talk, list, discuss all your favorite Science Fiction & Horror Films.

My favorite sci fi/horror films list: (no particular order)

Frankenstein
Dracula
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Taste The Blood of Dracula
Brides of Dracula
Invasion of The Body Snatchers
The Blob (orig)
Black Sabbath
Black Sunday
Frogs
Pirahna
Jaws
Alligator
Planet of The Vampires
Battle of The Planets
X The Man With X Ray Eyes
The Exorcist
Black Christmas
Sisters
Reanimator
The Fly (orig and remake)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1 and 2
Poltergeist
Friday The 13th 1-5
Saturn 3
Carrie
Eaten Alive
Suspiria
Lifeforce
Night of The Living Dead
Dawn of The Dead
Creepshow 1 and 2
Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan
The Beyond
Zombi 2
Alien
Aliens
Blade Runner
The Stepfather
Dont Go In The House
Halloween

(to be continued)
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:12 am

Wilford Brimley.
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Postby John-Locke on Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:56 am

My Top Ten Horror Films

Jaws
The Shining
The Thing
Dawn of The Dead
Suspiria
Poltergeist
War of the Worlds (2005)
Alien
Jacobs Ladder
The Fly (Cronenberg)

Top Ten Horror Comedies
Return of the Living Dead
An American Werewof in London
Evil Dead
Evil Dead 2
Bad Taste
Brain Dead (Dead Alive)
Bloodbath at the House of Death (personal favourite since young, Kenny Everett and Vincent Price briefly)
From Dusk Till Dawn
Gremlins
Fright Night

Notable mentions, The Eye, Psycho, The Haunted (original),
Hellraiser, Candyman, Night of the Living Dead, Carrie, Shaun of the Dead, The Wickerman, The Omen, Signs.

Didn't put any Lynch on there because his stuff is above horror IMHO.
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Postby evolvingsensblty on Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:22 pm

<-------Mike Bay is the most horrifying villian in hollywod 8)

The top 5 most horrific movies of all time:

Bad Boys
The Rock
Armageddon
Pearl Harbor
Bad Boys 2

...Oh wait, you mean the horror genre. I thought you meant films that were "Horrible" and/or "Horrendous".
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Postby WinslowLeach on Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:37 pm

LOL!!! Oh man, the Baymeister! Hes definitely one of the scariest film villains in Hollywood!

John Locke: I forgot about Horror Comedy! I love the ones you listed. Esp Gremlins, From Dusk Til Dawn, The Evil Dead films and American Werewolf in London ("Im sorry I called you meatloaf Jack").

Hey we also forgot The Lost Boys. That movie is a blast! If I can figure out how to do a new poll. Id like to do Favorite Vampire Film or Favorite Horror Comedy.
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Postby PVIII on Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:38 pm

Again, I'll admit to enjoying both The Rock, and Bad Boys 2. Loud and proud.

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Postby WinslowLeach on Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:43 pm

Why are we talking about Michael Bay in here? I dont care about him or his movies. Lets move on.
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:47 pm

The Dino, he like a the "When a the Stranger, He Calls." Holy crappa that a movie, she creep me out. "The calls, they coming from inna side a the house! Get out of a the house! Get out of a the house!" It hadda the good ending a too...
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:50 pm

There were only two horror movies that scared me as a kid. Halloween and American Werewolf in London. I used to have nightmares about Michael Meyers all the time.
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Postby Man-in-the-Box on Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:51 pm

Johnny-onna-the-Locke as Dino would say, do you consider Jacob's Ladder a horror. Don't get me wrong it's one of my favorites, but I would stash it in the pschological thriller genre, along with Silence of the Lambs and se7en.
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Postby Man-in-the-Box on Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:54 pm

The movies that scared me as a kid were The Exorcist, The Omen, and Halloween. Oh yeah, and when I was very young, The Birds freaked me the hell out.
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Postby WinslowLeach on Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:55 pm

Black Christmas is one film I really love thats kind of like When A Stranger Calls. It all takes place in this sorority house. The killer calls the girls from inside the house. It has one of the best, if not THE best dirty phone calls in film too. :)
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Postby John-Locke on Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:01 pm

You know thats being remade Dino?

I can't imagine anyone who knows the story will pay to see it, Good moment though, really scary, I heard about it first as a Campfire style Horror story, then one night In was watching some old film and I realised it was that story.

Anyone familiar with the one about the boy with his dog under his bed?

Shit I'll tell it anyway, not sure if you got this one over the pond.

Theres this little boy and his Mum and Dad go out for the night and leave him by himself, only he's got a dog. The boy cries at his parents "but what If I wake up and get scared?" to which his parents reply "Put your hand under your bed where Max sleeps, he'll lick your hand and you'll know everything is okay", The little boy is reluctant but agrees to this. So his parents go out and the boy goes to bed, He wakes up at some time in the night after a nightmare about his dog dying, he puts his hand under the bed and the dog licks it, everything is fine. He goes back to sleep but continues this cycle of waking up and putting his hand under the bed about every hour or so. Morning comes and the boy gets out of bed and goes into the bathroom to brush his teeth, There he finds the severed head of his dog stuck onto a hook on the wall, and on the Mirror, Written in Blood are four words.

Invisotext.HUMANS CAN LICK TOO.


I apologise if you have heard this old classic before but Dino reminded me of it and I thought I'd share.
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Postby evolvingsensblty on Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:01 pm

I'm kidding and exaggerating (a little) about MB.

As for Horror films...I like the first Halloween, the first Nightmare on Elm Street, the first Alien movie, the first Exorcist...do you see a trend here?

Pet Semetary was pretty good. The older sister locked up in the attic really freaked me out. I actually shut my eyes during her scenes because I was so creeped out. I would have put my fingers in my ears, but that would have been too pathetic...
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Postby Man-in-the-Box on Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:12 pm

I haven't seen it yet but I hear very interesting thing about The Audition, any thoughts?
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:12 pm

Why a they gotta go anna remake it? It's a the classic!

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Postby burlivesleftnut on Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:17 pm

DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:Why a they gotta go anna remake it? It's a the classic!

hehe...


This from the guy that brough at Kong 76? CHARLES GRODIN, DINO!
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Postby Man-in-the-Box on Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:19 pm

Ouch, Dino got whacked by a testicle.
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:14 pm

Ahem... the Dino, he did a say a the "hehe" atta the end of a the message, eh?
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Postby Man-in-the-Box on Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:20 pm

My bad, you're absolutely righ you did.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:25 pm

Ah phooey I was just fucking with him anyway. So were you. Don't let him work his magic Italian guilt on you!
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Postby Man-in-the-Box on Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:30 pm

Magic Italian guilt...I like it.
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Postby cockknocker on Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:07 pm

Audition almost made one of my mates throw up, though he had been smoking a bit. I quite like it, there is some really disturbing imagery. I liked it a lot more than ichi the killer, not sure what all the fuss was about that.

One that hasn't been mentioned, Dont Look Now, i found that quite disturbing. Also thinking of Sutherland I have a lot of love for the Kaufman remake of invasion of the body snatchers. I really like Leonard Nimoy's (great to see him in a different role) and Jeff Goldblum's performances in that film.
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:27 pm

I love remembering the movies that scared me as a kid, because nothing ever scares you like that again. Even if, in retrospect, the movies aren't that scary, you still remember the effect that they had on you (though my top 3 scary childhood movies are pretty decent, even classics, today IMHO). Keep in mind, I wasn't allowed to watch the Exorcist, Amityville horror, etc until I was older.

3. Jaws
2. Alien
1. Poltergeist- nothing has ever scared me as purely and completely as this movie when I was 8 years old. Except maybe...

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Disney cartoon version). Ok, sad, but when I was 4 years old this cartoon gave me nightmares for days.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:50 pm

Audition was one sick movie.
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Postby Man-in-the-Box on Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:38 am

Burlivesleftnut said
[/quote]Audition was one sick movie.
That says a lot coming from a man err uh I mean a testicle with that picture signature.

What horror movies would you guys recommend, that are actually somewhat scary or disturbing?
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Postby Man-in-the-Box on Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:39 am

Wow, that got screwed up. I need more coffee.
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Postby WinslowLeach on Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:55 pm

Poltergeist was the first real horror film I ever saw. I was like 7 or 8. It freaked me out big time. The one scene I remember scaring me most was the Clown doll sequence. I had a monkey doll that sat on a chair. So every night Id double check to make sure the thing was still on the chair before I went to sleep.

The Exorcist is probably the scariest film Ive ever seen. That one still creeps me out.
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Postby cockknocker on Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:57 pm

I remember seeing american werewolf probably around the age of 8 and that scared the shit out of me, especially the opening, what the fuck was I doing watching such things at that age? I blame the parents. I also watched the freddy films when pretty young and used to think he was hiding at the end of my bed. Not sure when I first saw Poltergeist but i think that scared me to Winslow, particularly the scary tree. Weird that the face ripping scene didn't make more of an impression. Oh and I should really have started a new paragraph by now but the bit when the guys head popped up in the boat in jaws always put the shit up me. Shit, one more, the bit in Ghostbusters when the hands come out the chair.
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Postby bluebottle on Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:38 pm

cockknocker wrote:I remember seeing american werewolf probably around the age of 8 and that scared the shit out of me, especially the opening, what the fuck was I doing watching such things at that age?


K, I was FIVE and my friend had his parents rent a vcr and that movie for his birthday party.

NONE of the kids were able to sleep for weeks... Everyone's parents were furious with that kids parents.

I'm amazed they didn't lynch them.

That being said, awesome movie.

And I'm with you on Poltergeist, WinslowLeach, that movie fucked me up as a kid.

Funny thing is, NOTHING can scare me now... I would love to see a movie that would terrify me as much as those films did when i was a kid.
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Postby John-Locke on Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:41 pm

I used to be terrified of Zelda from TerrorHawks(Gerry Anderson SciFi Puppets show from early 80's), she was the Witch that lived on the Moon and looked like a female Freddy (This was a kids show years before Elm Street), I used to think she lived under my bed and would be scared to move from the middle of my bed in the night, and if I had to get out of the bed in the middle of the night I would jump away from bed incase she tried to grab me by the ankle like in my dreams.

Obviously I had issues back then.
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Postby WinslowLeach on Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:30 pm

HAHAHA! I remember doing that jump off and away from the bed thing too.

There was this Made for TV film in the 80s that was a true story and it really scared me as a kid. It was about the guy who killed his family: Capt Jeffrey McDonald (played by Gary Cole). I cant remember the name of the TV movie, but after seeing that I couldnt sleep for months.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:02 pm

Wasn't that called Double Vision? Did it have Carl Malden in it?

There was a made for TV scary movie I loved as a kid called "Dark Night of the Scarecrow". I wish someone would remake that. God I loved it.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:04 pm

pre-Chucky, pre-Gabbo, there was this made for TV (I think) movie about a killer ventriloquist dummy. The ad creeped me the fuck out. Anyone know the name?

I stopped wacking off into my sock puppets because of that film.
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Postby Man-in-the-Box on Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:15 pm

We're not on coaxial, but as a kid I loved The Twilight Zone, and The Night Gallery kind of fucked with my head.
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Postby John-Locke on Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:20 pm

Creep Show used to scare me, mainly the story with the monster in a Crate under the stairs at a college. The guy ends upfeeding his hateful wife to it. Also the one with the cockroaches was pretty disturbing. In Creepshow 2 I only really liked the one about the Slick with that killer ending.
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Postby WinslowLeach on Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:29 pm

burlivesleftnut wrote:Wasn't that called Double Vision? Did it have Carl Malden in it?

There was a made for TV scary movie I loved as a kid called "Dark Night of the Scarecrow". I wish someone would remake that. God I loved it.


Yeah thats the one: wasnt it called "Deadly Vision"? Im not sure.

Ive seen Dark Night of The Scarecrow, thats a really good one!! I remember some guy being tortured them coming back to get revenge as a scarecrow. I forget who starred in it tho.
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Postby bluebottle on Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:35 pm

Yeah, Creepshow was awesome... I remember having that graphic novel of the movie, and being freaked out by the Crate story...

Then I saw it, and got REALLY freaked out.
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Postby John-Locke on Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:47 pm

Then there were the Disney Kids films that were just as scary,The Watcher in the Woods and Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Both only PG's because of the lack of gore but both Bat Shit Crazy Scary when you are 5 years old.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:21 pm

keepcoolbutcare wrote:pre-Chucky, pre-Gabbo, there was this made for TV (I think) movie about a killer ventriloquist dummy. The ad creeped me the fuck out. Anyone know the name?

I stopped wacking off into my sock puppets because of that film.


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Postby Agent Alonzo on Sun Jul 24, 2005 1:20 am

Terrorhawks! I had completely forgotten that show. Yes she was freaky...
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Postby Shane on Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:25 am

I was always a big fan of Horror of Dracula, Christopher Lee's first Dracula, and Peter cushing as Van|Helsing. It is a great movie.

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Postby Shane on Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:52 am

My all time favorite is the Fly
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Postby havocSchultz on Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:15 am

Shane wrote:My all time favorite is the Fly


the original - or the croenenberg one...


and my all time faves are black christmas and suspiria...

as well as gaslight - with ingrid - but i guess that's more psychological thriller - but considering the time-period it was in... has some good creepy moments...
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Postby Shane on Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:14 pm

havocSchultz wrote:
Shane wrote:My all time favorite is the Fly


the original - or the croenenberg one...


and my all time faves are black christmas and suspiria...

as well as gaslight - with ingrid - but i guess that's more psychological thriller - but considering the time-period it was in... has some good creepy moments...


Well the origional and the Sequal Return of the fly. I'm big into Vincent Price.

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Postby Seppuku on Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:29 pm

Two off-the-radar films that never fail to send me a-shiverin' off to bed.

Wolfen with Albert Finney, and Woodstock director Michael Wadleigh's only feature film, was unique. Not just because it blended cop thrillers, science fiction and horror into one movie, but because of its atmosphere which I've never seen replicated in another movie. And also Finney's a legend.

And Death Line, which, re-watching it now, has quite a bit of black comedy in it, but when I first saw it when I was a kid it terrified me. It's about a group of Victorian tube-tunnel diggers (subway lines), who get trapped during a cave-in. Cue a hundred years later when they've turned into cannibalistic half-men. You'll never hear the words, "Please mind the gap", the same way again after watching this movie.
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Postby HollywoodBabylon on Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:11 pm

The Grandaddy of all horror films, Murnau's 'Nosferatu' still packs an eerie punch especially when watched at night...alone....and after midnight.......................................... .....
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:17 pm

Anyone remember Bloody Birthday? Slasher movie about little kids murdering their family and God knows what other adults got in their way.

Even as a kid those little shitws were proper scary and damn right hateful. You really get into it when they finally get what they deserved.

For some reason, Evil in children is so much more genuinely frightening than in adults. I'm trying to still figure out why, as I've always got that "Oh there kids, they don't really mean what they're doing" argument going against them.
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Postby Seppuku on Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:22 pm

Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:Anyone remember Bloody Birthday? Slasher movie about little kids murdering their family and God knows what other adults got in their way.

Even as a kid those little shitws were proper scary and damn right hateful. You really get into it when they finally get what they deserved.

For some reason, Evil in children is so much more genuinely frightening than in adults. I'm trying to still figure out why, as I've always got that "Oh there kids, they don't really mean what they're doing" argument going against them.


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"I've been watching you Kirk...I know all your secrets. When I stop banging this drum I will come and strangle you in your sleep. The last thing you will see will be my icy blue eyes. What was that mum? No, I don't want to put on my Sonic The Hedgehog pajamas yet, it's only 7, all my friends go to bed at 8! S'not fair!"
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Postby brainiac on Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:50 pm

The Green Beret convicted of killing his wife and little girls was FATAL VISION. True life horror.

The worst part of the EXORCIST for me was when they were testing the possessed girl in the hospital. All those needles and other medical instruments of torture. :shudder: Mad murderous Doctors -- now there are some nasty villains.
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