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    Yet I don't consider Psycho a horror movie. To me it's a suspense/thriller. Semantics I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    Problem is, from the outset this was meant to be the best movie tournament which happen to be horror, not the scariest movie tournament. See discussion prior to the beginning of the event. The better movie is clearly Psycho.
    I love it when someone states something as fact that is indeed an opinion. My own opinion might be that Psycho is too dependent on its two main gimicks: kill the supposed main character off early in the movie and big twist ending. I admire Hitchcock but I am not ready to declare Psycho as "clearly" one of the greatest. To be fair, I wouldn't say that of Alien either. I simply prefer Alien whether judging on horror or not.


    I think this has inspired me to watch both again to see if that changes my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrick View Post
    Yet I don't consider Psycho a horror movie. To me it's a suspense/thriller. Semantics I know.
    Some might say that the Sci-fi beat the thriller in what was suppose to be the horror contest.

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    I would be anything that most if not all best movies lists put Psycho well above Alien. I love both films, so this is pretty objective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    I would be anything that most if not all best movies lists put Psycho well above Alien. I love both films, so this is pretty objective.
    Movie lists are nothing but subjective opinion. You can compare the length (quantity) of two movies objectively but quality is always a matter of opinion. That is what makes this fun (or frustrating.)


    edit: I looked at IMDB's top250 list and Psycho was 31 while Alien was 49. However, both, and everything between, had an 8.5 rating. Then I noticed Leon: The Professional was higher than them both. WTF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUBE View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrick View Post
    Yet I don't consider Psycho a horror movie. To me it's a suspense/thriller. Semantics I know.
    Some might say that the Sci-fi beat the thriller in what was suppose to be the horror contest.
    I consider Alien more of a horror movie than Psycho as it's second half is pure monster movie. The most frustrating part of this Tournament was the great horror films Scream beat out...Scream
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    I believe crowd-sourced ratings reflect well on a film's stature. Both of these are very close, with Psycho rating 8.6 on IMDB and Alien 8.5, while on RT Psycho is 96% and Alien is 97%.

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    It is rare that a movie I really love is ranked above 8. More often than not they hover around the 6.5 to 7.5 range on IMDB.
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    it hasn't aged well is what I meant.
    I see what you mean; I myself hold more respect than love for Psycho. But since the films I do consider the best horrors of all times have been eliminated (namely, The Orphanage and The Others), I had to at least cling to something that bears can be more or less fond of. Especially after the unexplainable failure of The Shining and The Exorcist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    Problem is, from the outset this was meant to be the best movie tournament which happen to be horror, not the scariest movie tournament. See discussion prior to the beginning of the event. The better movie is clearly Psycho.
    I consider Alien the better movie in every way, not just as a horror.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrick View Post
    Have you watched Prometheus/Alien back to back? I've considered doing it just to see if they are as similar as I find them, I found both movies so shockingly similar in structure that I've wondered if any problems I had with Prometheus were also in Alien.
    I have not, but I think this conversation has prompted me to do so. I was looking to buy Alien on blu-ray anyway since I only have it on DVD, I'll make that my priority this weekend.

    ... and I'll just Netflix Prometheus lol. It's sad too because the box art for it is so sexy but I just can't bring myself to drop cash for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RUBE View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    I would be anything that most if not all best movies lists put Psycho well above Alien. I love both films, so this is pretty objective.
    Movie lists are nothing but subjective opinion. You can compare the length (quantity) of two movies objectively but quality is always a matter of opinion. That is what makes this fun (or frustrating.)


    edit: I looked at IMDB's top250 list and Psycho was 31 while Alien was 49. However, both, and everything between, had an 8.5 rating. Then I noticed Leon: The Professional was higher than them both. WTF.
    Now, don't start beating on my Leon! That movie was stellar! In my top 10 fave movies!


    I'm a huge Hitchcock fan, don't get me wrong, but I actually found some of his other movies scarier than Psycho.

    I love Alien... It's my fave of the series for "horror" elements. I will probably nominate Aliens or Alien3 for the sci-fi
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    so... looks like we have the winner?...

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    Voting ends tomorrow, let's get those last min votes in!
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    Let's give a big round of applause to Alien, DT's Best Horror Movie! Thank you all for participating!!

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    Alien was a strong contender the whole way through, not at all surprised it won.

    Thank you every one for participating. It was fun, and I hope you all vote in the upcoming sci-fi tournament

    And a big thank you to Feev for helping me host the tournament, couldn't have done it without you
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    It was close there for a while and then Alien just ripped through.

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    Before the contest started I thought that The Exorcist might win, so I'm really surprised.
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    I knew Exorcist and Psycho would make it to at least semi finals, but Alien has been a marvelous surprise. Great film, and a worthy champion.

    This is definitely one of -if not the- closest finals we've had for these kind of tournaments.
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    I would have loved to see an Alien vs Jaws final, but I am more than happy with this result. Alien is a fantastic movie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    It was close there for a while and then Alien just ripped through.


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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Dogz_AK47 View Post
    I would have loved to see an Alien vs Jaws final, but I am more than happy with this result. Alien is a fantastic movie!
    It is. But Psycho was my nomination and therefore deserved to win!

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