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What horror films do you own a copy of?

Asked by mazingerz88 (27704points) 1 month ago from iPhone

Own a copy whether it’s on DVD,VHS, Blu-ray, streaming etc.

I’m looking for scary horror films that are so good people just had to own them, to be revisited once in a while. Also for viewing for this coming Halloween 2022! Thanks.

Btw, these are some of the movies I own. Also I have been enjoying being terrified and traumatized watching horror films since the 70s.

Fright Night 1, 2 and the latest
The Crazies ( the latest )
Evil Dead 2
Salem’s Lot ( original and remake )
Dracula movies by Hammer
Dracula (1979)
The Thing ( Carpenter’s and the remake )
Twins of Evil
Ghost Ship (2002)
The Ring ( American version )
Dracula 2000
Dead Birds
The Fog (Carpenter’s)
Vampires (Carpenter’s)
The Monster Squad
Silver Bullet
Underworld 1 and 2
Blade 1 and 2
The Wolfman (2010)
Dracula Dead and Loving It
Batman VS Dracula
The Howling
American Werewolf in London
The Others

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LadyMarissa's avatar

Sorry, I won’t be a lot of help here. I’m NOT a huge fan of the Horror genre. I have accidentally seen a few that I enjoyed, but I can’t remember the name of any one of them; so, I definitely haven’t added any to my collection.

JLeslie's avatar

None. I don’t even understand liking scary movies.

I don’t own any movies, so I probably don’t count.

flutherother's avatar

I buy very few films and I have no horror films unless you count “Timecrimes” which is more of a time travel film with a complicated time travelling plot. I thought it very enjoyable and have watched it more than once.

mazingerz88's avatar

^^Timecrimes is indeed entertainingly complicated. Reminds me of the film “Triangle” with Melissa George.

flutherother's avatar

^^ @mazingerz88 I enjoyed “Triangle” too. Time travel with underlying horror. What’s not to like.!

Zaku's avatar

I don’t have any. I do have some on my fav film list, though I’m not really into horror films as a scary experience. Let’s see:

Horror films that are good films:
Aliens (1986)
Jaws (1975)
Alien (1979)
The Terminator (1984)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Not on my fav list, but was scary or disturbing:
The Fury
The Thing (Carpenter)

Good “Horror”/comedy:
Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
Young Frankenstein (1974)

Quirky horror:
The Stuff
The Kingdom (the Lars von Trier one, not the King copy)

I don’t have a copy of these, but I’d probably keep a copy if I had one (well, I had a copy of Deliverance, watched it and gave it away. I also remember liking Let the Right One In (2008) but I’m not sure I remember why exactly, and it didn’t leave me curious enough to go back and find out. I remember liking The Fog too, and would like to go back to it, but haven’t. The Fury might just be on my list because I saw it in the theater in 1979, knowing nothing in advance about what it was going to be like.).

zenvelo's avatar

The Death Curse of Tartu

mazingerz88's avatar

^^Would be interested in a Tarantino remake of Tartu!

Blackberry's avatar

My wife is obsessed with the Halloween franchise.

filmfann's avatar

I own over 2,000 DVDs. I would estimate over 150 are in the horror genre.
Silent horror, all of the early Universal greats, many 50’s schlock, all of the Alien, Predator, Saw and Final Destination films… Just too many to list.
My favorite recent horror film? Crawl!

Entropy's avatar

I still have a substantial body of DVDs and blu-rays, but this question is becoming obsolete. Nobody really buys physical media anymore. Personally, I don’t think I own anything I would call ‘horror’. I have all 7 seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer which… has vampires. Technically. Wouldn’t call it horror though. I have both seasons of Carnivale which…was kind of going a dark direction, but I don’t know that I’d call it horror. I have the Sixth Sense…but is it horror? No. But there’s a ghost!

Horror generally doesn’t do much for me. Most are just ketchup spraying everywhere. Even the ‘scary’ ones aren’t so much scary as just being jump-scares where they get really quiet and then pump sudden loud noise at you. It’s really the worst genre. The exception is when the horror is self-aware and comedic. Nightmare on Elm Street was funny and that humor is what made it watchable. Evil Dead, same deal. But movies like Friday 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre…ugh. So boring.

Best horror parody I think I ever saw was Student Bodies. I laughed so hard I pulled a rib muscle.

filmfann's avatar

@Entropy Nobody really buys physical media anymore.
Au contraire mon frère!
I live in an area that has terrible internet. Streaming is impossible at times, and those times occur quite often. I frequently buy DVDs to ensure I can watch things during such times.

eyesoreu's avatar

I have a shit ton of horror films, mostly blu ray. Majority modern, best of which is It Follows.
My favourite old school movie has to be Theatre of Blood.

raum's avatar

Shaun of the Dead

Zaku's avatar

Oh, I actually DO have a copy of Shaun of the Dead – I’d forgotten about that.

kruger_d's avatar

I watch Poltergeist every Halloween. I also own Sweeney Todd, The Ninth Gate, Silence of the Lambs, Shaun of the Dead, King Kong.

mazingerz88's avatar

^^Thank you! For reminding me
of Polanski’s terrific Ninth Gate.

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