How do you like your horror?

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Re: How do you like your horror?

Postby ashbow » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:50 pm

I vividly remeber the first horror story that scared me. It was just a short story called "August Heat" in what may have been an Alfred Hitchcock magazine... On a sweltering day, a man decides to take a stroll, and hears a noise which upon investigating, turns out to be a man chiseling a tombstone for display of his buisiness. The tombstone has the man's name and correct birthdate, along with the date of death being that day. It is one of those stories where you just know your fate is sealed, and that no amount of begging, running, or hiding is going to save you.
I re-read the story about 10 years ago, and the same exact images of the people and setting came back to mind.
I enjoy most all horror, and like to see a good monster on the loose, but I am much more frightened by the books that set the characters in situations where they have little control of their outcome, and have no idea who to trust.

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Re: How do you like your horror?

Postby Withywindle » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:24 pm

You sound like a Lovecraft type of man to me Ash! ;) Good call.
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Re: How do you like your horror?

Postby ElviraStarkeeper » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:23 pm

I've not really read much horror. I check under the bed even when i havn't been reading creepy things. Yay imagination..
I'm about to try reading lovecraft, mostly because I want to know what everyone is on about.
Aside from that, the closest to horror i've really got is a collection of Poe stuff written in modern english when i was about ten. Not having read the originals i dont know if they would be much scarier, but the only one i found really got me was the fall of the house of usher. HOLY JEEZ! THING IN THE BASEMENT! (my parents house has a creepy basement enough as it is :P)
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Re: How do you like your horror?

Postby Candy Kane » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:41 pm

I loved the Tell-tale Heart and the Fall of the House of Usher, the Murders in the Rue Morgue... I do love a bit of Poe.
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Re: How do you like your horror?

Postby ElviraStarkeeper » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:06 pm

The tell-tale heart was interesting, but it didn't really creep me out. I havn't read the Rue Morgue one though.
What did you think of the Masque of the Red Death? I know a lot of people who find it terribly scary.. while i think it was a bunch of nobs who got what was coming to them!
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Re: How do you like your horror?

Postby Candy Kane » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:25 pm

Heh! I saw the Hammer version of it with Vincent Price in the lead. Good times!
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Re: How do you like your horror?

Postby shireling » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:37 pm

The Pit and the Pendulum :)
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Re: How do you like your horror?

Postby Candy Kane » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:40 pm

Oh, man...! How many film versions of that are there? Not to mention the stuff it's inspired. Absolute classic!
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Re: How do you like your horror?

Postby shireling » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:49 pm

I was learning about Poe just around the time those movies were hitting the drive-ins. I still watch The Conquerer Worm through my fingers...that is until I remember Michael Palin in those cardinal red robes shouting, "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!" Then I crack up - a most inappropriate response to torture.

Some of the movies, like that one, had the titles only. But nobody could write like Poe could. He was father of both the short and detective stories. Yep, classic is right!
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Re: How do you like your horror?

Postby Candy Kane » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:03 pm

Oh, my goodness -- you just reminded me of Mel Brooks's History of Time Part 1 -- if that's what it was called. That dance routine with Torquemada -- the thought of it cracks me up!
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Re: How do you like your horror?

Postby TomCotton » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:38 pm

Candy Kane wrote:Oh, my goodness -- you just reminded me of Mel Brooks's History of Time Part 1 -- if that's what it was called. That dance routine with Torquemada -- the thought of it cracks me up!


Yeah, well your post just had me spew coffee all over. :lmao:
That was some crazy s**t. :lol:
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Re: How do you like your horror?

Postby Candy Kane » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:39 pm

Dang! I've got to dig it up! Hang on...

Edit: that didn't take long... here it is!
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Re: How do you like your horror?

Postby shireling » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:05 am

Oy!!!!!
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Re: How do you like your horror?

Postby Candy Kane » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:39 pm

There's a parody of Nazism in the same list, from To Be Or Not To Be. Hilarious!
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Re: How do you like your horror?

Postby shireling » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:09 pm

I love that movie! And the "chocolate-covered newgots".
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