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Recommend me horror movies. Please.
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I'm not the biggest horror fan, but I think just throwing names your way might not be the best approach, heh.
Braindead and Bad Taste are comedy horror. Good, fun, but more about gross out than, uhm, horror. Might as well add Shaun of the Dead and Evil Dead 2 (yes, 2) on that pile.
The Shining is a psychological horror, maybe the best one depending on who you ask. Others may say Rosemary's Baby, which is more subtle and yet more creepy. Others would say classic Hitchcock movies, and if you want to see the "prime mover" of this particular subgenre, there's the 1955 French classic Les Diaboliques. Also as a kid I've been very struck by The Medusa Touch, gave me bad sleep for weeks.
The Thing and Alien are the top picks of the sci-fi "a monster takes out the crew" sort of horror. As a Doom fan watching Event Horizon is an absolute must. Otherwise the genre tends to be schlocky, but I'm probably forgetting a bunch of good ones.
I'd say out of all the Japanese scary movies, the original Ringu is still the best. Legit scary and groundbreaking before the genre got super-derivative. I tend to avoid the Murcan remakes like the plague, but some people prefer them, they're less psycho and more popcorn scare.
The original Hellraiser is a lot of fun with very cool horror imagery and if you want what's, like, the only good Lovecraftian movie, check In the Mouth of Madness.
I'm not a fan of zombie horror or French ultra-brutal slashers and I despise "found footage" with the exception of the original Blair Witch Project (don't tell Enjay), so I'll let someone else expand on those.
Thanks everyone! I didn't expect this many replies tbh. There's too much here to really respond to anything specifically, I hope thats alright (if I start responding to one suggestion I'll end up typing a wall of text that covers every suggestion and no one wants that). Anyhow, American Mary is next up on my list rn.