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  • Poltergeist

    8 40.00%
  • House of 1000 Corpses

    2 10.00%
  • Freaks

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  • Blair Witch Project

    2 10.00%
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    2 10.00%
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Thread: Best Horror - Round 2 Group 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    I think I posted somewhere. I believe it may have some nostalgic value for Americans. Other than this, it has none. Sitting through it was excruciating.
    I think you’re right. This was one of the bigger horror movies I heard about all the time when I was a kid. Somehow I never got around to watching it until about 5 years ago or so.

    I think I had high expectations for it and was actually pretty disappointed. The legends surrounding the making of the film and the supposed curse on the actors are kind of interesting though.
    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwritecode View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    I think I posted somewhere. I believe it may have some nostalgic value for Americans. Other than this, it has none. Sitting through it was excruciating.
    I think you’re right. This was one of the bigger horror movies I heard about all the time when I was a kid. Somehow I never got around to watching it until about 5 years ago or so.

    I think I had high expectations for it and was actually pretty disappointed. The legends surrounding the making of the film and the supposed curse on the actors are kind of interesting though.
    Check out its Wikipedia entry, especially the reception part: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polter...281982_film%29

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    checked it

    as I said, I don't understand anything anymore

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    Specifically what?

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    specifically, how a film that has absolutely no qualities can be "regarded by many critics as a classic of the horror genre"

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    Jean, I think you just convinced me to rewatch Poltergeist asap...

    Before we move any further in the tournament I want to make absolute sure it's not just coasting on nostalgia before I decide to vote for or against it.

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    I'm really surprised you dislike Poltergeist so much, Jean. I feel it's a really well-made film. I don't really see the "nostalgic value for Americans" viewpoint, either. It's part of American pop culture, I guess, but in and of itself that doesn't mean anything, I don't think. Many films are, from The Wizard of Oz to The Fast and the Furious movies.

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    I dislike it so much only because it has supplanted really worthy films here. Otherwise, I would just have forgotten it immediately after the first closing credit mercifully rolled.

    It is not a bad film or anything. It's just mediocrity incarnate.

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