What is your favorite sub-genre in Horror?
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This is such an unfair question, it is like asking what the scariest movie is, or what your favorite film is. It comes down to two main choices for me: the Slasher, and Gothic Horror. I can watch Slashers backwards, forwards, in slow mo, silent, anything. The Gothic films are just so timeless and lasting though, and films like BLACK SUNDAY are just shot so incredibly and with such rich atmosphere. Of the two.. I'd have to guiltily go with the Slasher for rewatchability and instant gratification =D
I'd have to say the slasher!!! I just can't get enough of 'em. It's what I was raised on. Plus, I love the sub-sub-genres within slashers, like Home Invasion, Survival Horror, Campy Comedies.
Slasher's and Gialli are up there for me and I also love me a good rape/revenge film too. Which actually ties in well with survival horror. I guess the best is when you get a film that bends the genres around a little.
Gothic for my childhood because they scared the shit out of me back then (fall of the house of usher, house on haunted hill, etc)
Demonic because they scare the shit out of me now (jacob's ladder, rosemary's baby, fallen, etc)
ZOMBIES For good old movie watching fun, anytime (any of 'em)
If I have to pick just one, it's Zombies. Because they are just so damn persistent.
A question though..what sub does Blair Witch Project fall into?
Unless we are considering Found Footage to be a new subgenre, I would lump it into Possession and Satan, which is the unfortunate gray area I throw all the witchcraft films into
Hmmm...Zombies. Hands down. And supernatural themes like Ghosts and Demons. Totally give me the willies.
I'm also a sucker for the whole Shakey Cam Genre.
it's usually hit or miss but i'd say sci fi horror. just watched Pandorum and it looked like a lot of effort and work went into it but i didn't love it or anything.
Hard to say but i'll have to go with zombie, there are plenty of sub genres i love, but i think zombies top the list.
Home invasion flicks like Them, Inside and even the first half of the strangers freak me the hell out in a good way.
all things horror
I don't think I've ever really thought about it until right now, but I'd have to go with survival horror, which can also fall under slasher and rape/revenge as well. I love gritty realism. That being said I do love supernatural themes as well--when done right (Suspiria, The Sentinel, etc).
A close second to...uh...zombies.
Does Freaky French count as one? :)
Gialli are my favorite with slashers in a close second. Then those gothic atmospheric ghostly things. And last but not least, zombie flicks are in fourth place.
zombies, they always find a way to make dead people different. witch hunt films from the 70's, i hate them love them. satan-ish films, like oh god, you devil. lol
most of the 1970's french/bbc films still scare the crap out of me and i know i have not seen them all.
Psychological/supernatural horror for me. Films like The Innocents, The Others, I Walked w/ a Zombie, a lot of the old Lewtonesque type films. I absolutely adore those films and wish more of them would be produced. There's usually a lot of atmospheric mood that gets you uneasy and under your skin and I love seeing how psychologically a person deals with weird things going around them. I especially love when it's a person's mentally that causes the horror, whether it's their fear, or their repression of a special aspect, like their sexuality which you can see in films like Cat People (the original b&w version).
Slashers, I suppose, if I had to choose.
Gothic horror films such as those done by Hammer and Amicus.
Creature features, without a doubt. Call me old fashioned - hell, just call me old - but the sight of some beastie wreaking havok, especially one big enough to take out a city block, makes me ten years old again. How I loved 2007 into 2008, because within months of one another, I got to see The Host, The Mist and Cloverfield. And Godzilla will always be King of the Monsters...
Arterial Spraying....yay Japan!
This is such a difficult question, especially when the sub-genres are so vast and different.
I am going to go with my gut and narrow it down to two sub-genres that I could not live without: slasher and psychological horror.
Slasher because Freddy Krueger is my main man in horror, especially 80s slasher films. And psychological horror because I really believe that the mind plays a large role in fear and horror.
I'm going to say supernatural, and not that WB show with the hunky dudes. Did i say hunky? I meant, you know, I think I better just move on. I mean the supernatural. A good ghost story will leave me nervous for days. Case in point Paranormal Activity ruined my sleep for like 3 days.
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