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ok ive just finished watching Saw 3d and was disappointed with it however the twist was ok .
Are there any GOOD horror films out that i should be watching?
Ive seen most of them ranging from Nightmare on Elm Street to The Ring (both the originals) as well as most vampire films out i dont mind watching older films but need something well a little scary tbh maybe i'm just desensitised to the whole thing or maybe im just jaded anybody recomend any good ones ?

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I feel you :/ I remember getting scared from movies and now kinda bleh whatever. Let me know if you find some yourself.
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The Shining is a master piece IMO, always worth a watch.
The original Hell Raiser is also good, there are a few off moments but it's still a classic.

Out of anything recent, which is mostly torture porn and quite boring, i enjoyed Paranormal Activity, and interesting take on the Blair Witch idea that finally did some justice to the concept, a cool film that definately gave me a touch of the jitters!

Other classics would of course include Halloween (the Rob Zombie remake is utter shite!), Rosemary's Baby, the original Dawn Of The Dead, Night Of The Living Dead, Zombie Apocalypse, Zombie Flesh Eaters, The Wicker Man, the Omen Trilogy and of course The Exorcist.

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the tourture porn idea was ok to begin with but now it's just sort of shit i enjoyed watching the saw saga as a whole but i felt they ran out of ideas Norm i've seen all of those in the last 6 months and The Shining was prob the best i really like the idea of Mental horror being a Manic Depressive i find the idea of going insane the scariest even found the idea of Hide and Seek with Robert Deniro quite good as all the others have just been done to death (excuse the pun) speaking of The Exorcist, The Rite looks ok. I just wish there was something to sink my teeth into

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The Shining was prob the best i really like the idea of Mental horror being a Manic Depressive i find the idea of going insane the scariest even found the idea of Hide and Seek with Robert Deniro quite good
Deniro isn't in the Shining, that is Jack Nicholson.

As for good horror films, that is a bit of an oxymoron these days. Now it is all about blood and guts and not about plot and suspense. The Exorcist is obviously top of the list, and so is The Shining. But Silence of the Lambs is one of those horror/suspense thrillers that is a great movie. For a simple slasher film, the original Texas chainsaw Massacre is top of my list. Simple, raw and brutal. Good stuff. Another good horror film series is anything with Pauly Shore or Andy Dick in it. Pure evil, they will make you sick.

One of the more recent, (and by that I mean in the last 10 years) slasher films that I sort of enjoyed, even though it is as predictable as a clock, is Hostel. Not too bad really. The sequel is shit, don't bother with that one.

Another slasher flick that was marginal is, Vacancy. It has Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale in it. Worth a try I suppose.
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I recommend Evil dead 2, Bad taste, Braindead (released in North America as Dead Alive).

They are all old horror films.
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The Rite is fucking horrible.

Devil was pretty good.
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The problem with horror film is they have all become too formulaic, false scare here, gore splatter there, grisly bit that makes you go urgh! and the twist that you probably saw coming from a mile away.
The worst thing ever to happen to horror films was they were given budgets, the original Saw was made on a shoe string budget and was a cool film. If there is no budget for special effects then the film makers have to work on a story to drag you in and keep you watching.
Another couple of films you might like, they're not horror as such but are brutal, is the Vengeance Trilogy.
Lady Vengeance, Old Boy and Sympathy For Mr Vengeance, all three are great films and proof that you don't need to spend billions to make a good film.

Other than that your best bet is to do what I do, keep your ears open for anything new and do your best to get in before the hype kicks off, nothing ruins a film more than being told it's the scariest most terrifying thing since ....

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For pure gore, and zero story i recommend The Devil's Experiment, The first & goriest of the Guinea Pig series. It is basically torture from beginning to end, and I have to say some of the best special effects make-up (before The Walking Dead). And no RAPE!

Personally I liked Wicked Lake, but I am partial to Al Jourgenson, and any movie he is either in, or does music for I tend to like.

The Last Horror Film (which can now be found on Troma Retro) is one of the best written horror films I have ever seen, very creative, and the twist is straight out of left field.

Knight Chills for pure jokes, this is a movie made by Christians to show the horrors of role playing. Not really gory, not really good either, but funny to say the least.

Once you get desensitized to horror, really the only option left is to just watch the cheesiest stuff out there, Troma, Fangoria, & even Maple have a huge library, some are just horrible and not worth the time, others are so bad they are funny, and the rare gems are really great movies.
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I dont remember having seen a good horror movie in a long time... Recently I saw "The Ring" and "The Hills have eyes 2" but they both failed to scare me...

Edit: The Ring actually made me laugh, when that horse went crazy and jumpped into the water from the ship.

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