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THE HORROR FIFTY

17. Dust Devil: Stunningly original, beautifully shot. An occult classic.

R.

I watched this last night and really enjoyed it. The Dustdevil himself is a great bad-guy, really cool and menacing and the cop chasing him is brilliant too. I loved the isolation and the way the town was just wasting away, letting the Dustdevil come in and take the souls. Good cast, directing, atmosphere and locations.

It’s a really good film.

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I watched this last night and really enjoyed it. The Dustdevil himself is a great bad-guy, really cool and menacing and the cop chasing him is brilliant too. I loved the isolation and the way the town was just wasting away, letting the Dustdevil come in and take the souls. Good cast, directing, atmosphere and locations.

It’s a really good film.

There's a four disc special edition out somewhere. The film about the making of the film (and post-production/release) could make a film itself. And that's without including all the weird Island of Dr Moreau stuff!

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Rab should finish this list really.

And the curry list.

And the action list.

In fact, he should put his whole life on hold and spend 100% of his time posting here.

Or he could throw a few hot dogs in SeanR's direction to finish it for him. He's already here all the time.

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I like that Fox feels the need to point out that a dog with a human face is "wierd".

Fair's fair, it could have been a weird dog to begin with that later gained a human face. Now, what other film am I thinking of that has a dog with a human face? The Mephisto Waltz? I've never seen it, but I seem to recall a still in a horror movie book of a doberman or something similar with a human mask on. Oh, that's going to drive me nuts. I've been looking for something to drive me nuts all day, and here it is.

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THE HORROR FIFTY

50. Wes Craven's New Nightmare: A horror movie that says more about horror movies than any horror movie ever made. For all the praise that the terrible Scream garnered for its self-awareness, this film went there first and did it better. It's utterly convincing, a totally out-there concept taken completely seriously, and features a finale which is Lovecraft crossed with Labyrinth. The greatest Nightmare on Elm Street movie, and a perfect way to close the list.

R.

A very interesting list biglime. You have great taste.

However, 'NOES 3 - Dream Warriors' was the best Elm Street movie.

Also, where is Stuart Gordon's wonderful 'From Beyond'?

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Ive seen a lot of these, but theres also a number I need to seek out, good list.

I would of put Videodrome in, and also possibly Scanners. For its outright nastiness, even 20+years or so on, Cannibal Holocaust would be on there - I saw it in my early teens and it was (and is) the only movie I ever turned off because it was too horiffic. Its the original documentary styled movie, later on seen with theBlair Witch. Another modern movie Id include, although I guess you could argue its not horror per se, is Wolf Creek - once things get moving its a perfect example of horror as it should be, unsettling, tense and unpredictable.

Ill probably be laughed at, I watched it recently and it was much less effecitve, but the short story Nightmare at 30000 feet taken from the feature length Twilight Zone - The Movie, was one that scared the hell out of me as a kid. That creature on the wing of the plane destroying its engines, that only he, John Valentine could see - almost made me not wanna fly :angry:

I forget, which Creepshow had the story about that Tazmanian Devil inside the Crate - I think its the second, but if it was the first I totally agree with the choice as that story was great.

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