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Old 14th November 2010, 06:44 PM
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Default What is Your Least Favourite Type of Horror Film?

Simple really -- even if you like anything that can be classified as 'horror', what do you like least? For me, the answer is franchise horrors that just follow the same template as the original film for each sequel. I'm not keen on things like Friday the 13th: Part 7 and all of the Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street sequels. Some of them have merits but they are not a patch on the original with the possible exception of Friday the 13th 2. I think it's when you get over three films in a franchise that there is a problem.
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Old 14th November 2010, 10:10 PM
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Though I don't watch much modern horror or franchises and once hated the idea of them and remakes with a passion, I've since had a change of heart and now see them as the ultimate in exploitation films.Film makers churning out the same crud over and over again to a willing public is pure exploitation...

As to sub-genres I dislike:

Ghosts.

Killer animals.

Non supernatural zombie and vampire films.

Slasher films that have no nudity.

Anything by the four horseman of fakesploitation ( Tarantino, Roth, Rodriguez and Zombie) and their wannabes. The whole modern Grindhouse movement gets on my tits to be honest.

Pretty much anything made in the 1990s, the decade of the horror draught.
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Old 15th November 2010, 12:00 AM
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Whilst I'm very inclined to agree with MTDS's opening paragraph, I'll still have to list the following as being my least favourite:

- Franchise Horror (the umpteen Friday, Halloween, Nightmare, Saw sequels etc.)
- Remakes (especially English language equivalents of foreign films made for lazy ill-educated ***** who can't/won't read subtitles)
- Horror films which are bloated with CGI
- Anything directed by Uwe Boll
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- Remakes (especially English language equivalents of foreign films made for lazy ill-educated ***** who can't/won't read subtitles)
Damn, forgot to mention that one. Completely agree although, if it means that people will watch a remake and then check out the original, that is a decent side effect I suppose.
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Oooh, excellent thread idea Nos. Interesting that people seem not to like the franchises - I'm the opposite! I luv a good franchise me. As for sequels, well I too used to HATE them. But, I've now come to the idea of 'meh, whatever, judge each remake seprately' - of course most are terrible, but there are some true gems (lets not forget The Thing or The Fly)

As for least fav genres, I'd have to say the Vampires. Sure there are some excellent films with vampires but they just seem a bit too...luvey duvey. The vampires just seem to be too smoochy and seductive, unlike a zombie - generally speaking. But don't get me wrong, I don't HATE vampires.
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For me it has to be the fairly recent torrent of torture crap. This can be split into two:

- we got some semi-decent intelligent flicks like Saw and possibly Hostel, then suddenly we get a million sequels or imitations which are not true horror. Just an excuse to milk money and ride the waves. I do not want to see 90 mins of shit and people being traumatised (perhaps it is me who is traumatised with being so bored?).

- the number one pet-hate for me has to be the low budget torture gore stuff that is just sick and perverted. You know, Toetag releases, August Underground, Vomit trilogy etc. I HATE this stuff to the core. It gives horror a terrible name, and I just don't understand why folks will want to watch movies like this. Times like this i kind of like how this stuff doesn't get official releases in Britain, not on a censorship level but just not encouraging the idiots who makes these films to make more.

2nd type of horror is the animal stuff. I love Lenzi, Martino etc, but just hate seeing animals in their flicks. One of the reasons I would never watch that Mondo crap.

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Old 15th November 2010, 11:20 AM
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Excellent topic!

Quite a hard one to nail down as I mostly try to stay open for all kinds of varying genre movies, but I guess the horror flicks I could do without probably boil down to this:

-Clean cut, pretty faced mainstream horrors with no nudity or gore

- I'm more of a "reality based horror" kinda guy, so I can't get too excited over genre films with a heavy fantasy/supernatural dose, with the Clive Barker/"Hellraiser" movies being the only notable exception.

- SEQUELS which totally ignore the rules set by previous entries in a franchise, like the "teleporting Jason" from "Friday 8"....or the "Parasite Jason" from "Friday 9"...or "Freddy's daugther" in "Elm Street 6"...that kind of blindness to a series' plot bothers the hell out of me!

- I have no issue with "strong" underground horrors as such, BUT I'm getting severely tired by the tendency of young "provocateurs" to go after children and babies in the most disgusting fashion! There are some ingredients in horror which have to be handled with thought and care, it's the "How you do it!" that makes all the difference for me between a movie like "Inside", which I like very much, and something like "Murder Set Pieces" or "Seed", which only get me very angry!
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Even though I haven't seen any to know I hate the look of things like "Twilight" etc, they just look utter shit.
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Ah, but are the Twilight films horror films? I would put them down as drama and romance as they really aren't horror movies as a central premise is the romance between a vampire and a human (can't think of their names at the moment).
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Ah, but are the Twilight films horror films?
No idea, but what is horror?

Giallo's for instance aren't really horrors, more murder/mystery films but find themselves in with horrors.

Same as Cannibal fims, horrific things happen in them yes but are they really horrors?
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