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Subject: Horror Books and Horror Movies
Date Posted: 9/22/2008 6:49 PM ET
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If you like horror books, do you also like horror movies ?

Me,  I like horror books, probably not hard core like Survivor, and I dont much care for  horror movies.  Not slasher movies like Freddy Krueger or Jason.  I do like suspense or slighty scary.  Is this weird ?  What do you like ?

ETA: I love love zombie movies.  My dh got me 2 for Christmas last yr.



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Date Posted: 9/22/2008 7:10 PM ET
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Hmm I always loved horror movies (and books) but when I got pregnant and for about four years after that I couldn't watch a horror movie for the life of me.But now I am happily back to them.I especially like Zombie movies but seems like these days they don't really make many good horror movies:( The last good one I saw was 30 Days of Night.

Stacy

Date Posted: 9/22/2008 7:30 PM ET
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I capital-L Love horror movies.  New ones, old ones, great ones, crappy ones, they're so much fun!  Psycho(1960), The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby, Black Christmas, House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Audition, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, there's so much to love because the great ones are great and the bad ones are hilarious.

I do read horror pretty often, but its usually classic horror.  I love Victorian-era ghost stories.  I loved Heart-Shaped Box and I've read a little bit of old school Stephen King; Carrie, The Stand, Different Seasons, Everything's Eventual, Salem's Lot, those were all good (& the Stand was freakin' amazing).  Also Dan Simmons' The Terror is one of my all-time favorite books.  I just alternate what I read so much that I don't really read as many horror books as I see horror movies.



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Date Posted: 9/23/2008 6:05 PM ET
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I have always loved horror books and horror movies.  When I was a kid my parents used to go to bed and let me stay up to watch them.  The first horror movie I saw was night of the living dead- one of the old versions.  I love the saw movies, any zombie movie, any disaster movie, stephen king(but I hate his books- much to wordy)  Some of the authors I like are Koontz(his early stuff), john saul, ruby jean jensen, james rollins, matthew reilly, tim willocks, josh webster, michael chrichton.

Date Posted: 9/23/2008 8:51 PM ET
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Yes, yes, yes.  Bring on the horror in movie or book form.  Good, bad, and Troma (is there a level of movie badness below Troma?)  I love them all.  

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 11:13 AM ET
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I love everything to do with horor including books & movies. One of my favorite holidays is Halloween because there is suddenly a glut of movies and I  love the elaborate Halloween decorations that some people put on their lawn or in stores.  I was always that way and was the only one in my family who was bitten by the horror bug and now that I have my own children am STILL the only one who is a hard-core horror fanatic.   Even if a movie is touted as one of the worst horrors ever made, I will still watch it. 

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 4:50 PM ET
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I love both horror books and movies, but I am partial to the classics, Universal and Hammer horror films, House on Haunted Hill, The Innocents, Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte and so on. I consider Nathaniel Hawthorne to be a great writer of horror (The Minister's Black Veil and Young Goodman Brown are quite creepy in their way.), as are Shirley Jackson, Richard Matheson, W.W. Jacobs (The Monkey's Paw), Lovecraft, Poe, Stephen King, Bentley Little, Simon Clark, Tamara Thorne and Clive Barker (All hail the Master). Some of my favorite horror films also use comedy: An American Werewolf in London, Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness and Shaun of the Dead.

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 5:13 PM ET
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Shaun of the Dead cracked me up.  When their practicing to be zombies...LOL

Date Posted: 6/13/2009 6:13 PM ET
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Anyone seen the movie funny games?  About a family on vacation and two guys wearing white gloves starts messing with them.  I may not have been playing close enough attention but I can't figure out why one of the guys kept talking to the audience and the one time the wife actually does something he looks for the remote control and rewinds the movie and changed the outcome..........   It would have been an okay movie except for that.  Thanks for any insight.

Date Posted: 6/14/2009 6:57 PM ET
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I LOVE EVERYTHING HORROR!!! 

 

Date Posted: 6/15/2009 12:25 AM ET
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I love horror in all it's forms. Moviewise the classics are the best because the newer films aren't really scary. Like, when Jaws came out nobody went swimming for a week. But these days it's just blood, blood, blood and gore, gore, gore. The Saw series is one of the few new series that got it right. The best part of Saw isn't the traps it's trying to figure our Jigsaw's endgame for that film. But horror films based on novels are just wrong. You can never fit everything from the book into a film. They'll usually have to cut out character development or a scene that's "unimportant".

Redrum

Subject: Authors
Date Posted: 6/19/2009 9:48 AM ET
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Hello everyone, my first post day.  I am wondering which authors you think come closest to Thomas Harris. I love his books and the movies of them and would like to get more books in the same genre. I am getting ready to be hospital bound for 2 weeks and would like to take lots of scary but lovable books with me.  Thanx to anyone who answers.

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 10:43 PM ET
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HI all! Has anyone ever read any of Robert McCammon books? I have about all of them..Swan Song was the best book ever! Close to Stephen King's the Stand..but I thought better!

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 4:12 AM ET
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Italian horror movies are the best(to me)

Those Italians LOVE blood and guts, and Germans too!

Date Posted: 9/17/2009 12:35 PM ET
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Just put Zombieland on my Netflix list!  Can't wait to see it!

Date Posted: 9/17/2009 9:31 PM ET
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Debbie, yes, yes, yes!  I LOVE Robert McCammon!  I'm a huge King fan and love The Stand, but ITA that Swan Song was better. 

Date Posted: 9/21/2009 9:27 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/24/2009 5:13 PM ET
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Oooh Adriane!  Thanks for posting.  I hadn't heard of Seed.  If you're a fan of claustrophobic movies (movies where the action takes place in a single set, for anyone who doesn't know what I mean), find a copy of Pontypool.  I had the good fortune to see this a while ago and absolutely loved it.  Very little in the blood and gore department, but it manages to get under your skin. 

Date Posted: 10/8/2009 9:59 AM ET
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 ilove to read and watch horror. I just always make sure to read the book before I see the movie.