I see you are a fan of the classic cheesy horror films, like me! have you seen 'Horror Express' (so corny!) and the original 'House of Wax' ? btw, there are no bad Hammer films, just bad attitudes towards them. And don't forget 'Amazing Stories' (also a tv show)
One that actually scared me - 'A Tale of Two Sisters' (Japanese original - I think USA is remaking soon?)
But for my reccomendations, I will have to go with the 'Eastern Eye' classics (Japanese/Korean originals):
http://www.easterneye.com.au/showreel/main.swf - most recent catalogue
Ring, The Grudge, The Eye, Pulse, Phone, Reincarnation, Infection, Kwaidan (short stories), and the original of the recent film 'shutter', Photo. Those Koreans really know how to make a horror film!
I also LOVE the Japanese mini-series 'Death Note'. The Anime cartoon of same is also good, but drags on a bit.
All good movies on here. :) I'd also recommend Requiem for a Dream.
Well most of these were pretty ok whereby I did not like SAW and Silent Hill. I am not sure though in which years you want recommendations for. I mean there are some Carpenter classics such as They Live and The Thing. These are prett cool. Other than that the new Hell Boy is good, The orphange or Rec are two Spanish ones that are very good but you will need to be reading subtitles. Another one maybe not so known and also needing subtitles is Mongol. i saw this one and was positively surprised. I guess for me it is more fiction than reality in terms of Dshingis Khan's real life. Anyway tell me what kinda movies you like and what time period.
Happy Gilmore, Pan's Labyrinth, Battle Royale and Monty Python's Life of Brian.
I've also recently watched This Is England and Dead Man's Shoes which were particularly good.
One last contribution 28 Days Later - Great 28 Weeks Later - Poor
I'd forgotten about Pan's Labyrinth.... what a fantastic movie. Wasn't that the same director as Hellboy?
Gangster No. 1
Shaun of the Dead
A little diverse, but is that bad?
Hi Chris...I've been on a movie kick myself lately and can HIGHLY recommend these titles to you and anyone else on the board looking for some movies a little off the beaten path..
Pan's Labyrinth - (A Spanish film available with subtitles or dubbed) - great story, with great visuals from a highly creative director. You'll be drawn into the story and the ending is something you didn't expect and won't soon forget.
The Orphanage - (another Spanish film) - Wow! Here is a great little scary movie (at least you THINK it's a scary movie). You'll have to make your own decision at the end of the film. This one is very disturbing and memorable.
The Fall - another, you guessed it, Spanish film). This one is set in 1920's and centers on the friendship of a Hollywood stuntman and a little girl. Both are convelescing in the same hospital. It's a wonderful story with unbelievable visuals from the director of The Cell (which was a Jennifer Lopez movie from 7-8 years ago). The acting is great, the little girl is lovable and the story is, well, breathtaking. Check it out!
Hope you get a chance to check these out some time. I think they were ALL great!
Ed in Philadelphia, PA
I'm not going to make a list right now, but on the subject of movies. I saw "The Unborn" last night. It was very good. It had some very creepy scenes. I actually think it would be better to see at home with the lights out. At least for me I don't get as scared in the theatre as I would at home. I went with my wife my sister and mom. They were all totally scared. My sister said when she went home she would have to watch cartoons before she went to sleep.
It was a great movie, but I would recommend seeing it at home (If you are like me) to get the full affect.