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View Poll Results: Romero, Argento, Fulci, Craven, Hooper, Carpenter, or Gordon?
Romero 10 14.29%
Argento 10 14.29%
Fulci 9 12.86%
Craven 3 4.29%
Hooper 3 4.29%
Carpenter 30 42.86%
Gordon 2 2.86%
Other 3 4.29%
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:29 PM   #71
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first off i don't think much of what the horror community thinks of him i deem him overrated on my own based on all his work i don't allow outside influences to mear my judgment
i didn't mean to imply you were a sheep or anything; just that i've heard more people say he was overrated in recent years, versus many years ago.

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scream is beyond overrated and i have come to dislike it and the whole franchise very much so its just tired and unoriginal in my honest opinion
i can dig your opinion, though i do disagree; i think scream was a smart, entertaining horror flick that didn't skimp on brutality or the consequences of it.

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a nightmare on elm street i enjoyed very much so when i was younger now i am completely disinterested in the entire franchise
i do think it's dated in some areas, but strong performances and clever, ingenius production make it stand up in my eyes.

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serpent and the rainbow was very good largely due to the compelling story and the fine acting not much more to it though
i think that's being a tad unfair. firstly, craven oversaw the making of a horror movie in haiti. in haiti. that had to take some serious skill and organization. and he set off the compelling story with compelling nightmares, and compassionate characterizations. fine acting is not automatic; a good director gets the performances he or she wants.

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the hills have eyes is still a favorite of mine but it was followed by one of the worst sequels ever
i think, especially if you love the original, you shouldn't hold the sequel against him. that was a production that was totally taken from his control, and he tried to have his name removed from it in the end.

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last house on the left is cravens best work and hasn't ever come even close to equalling this effort that says a lot right there
at least you acknowledge that you appreciate it

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he was bold and innovative in the 70' and 80's than somewhere lost his edge and it was gone the time scream part 2 came out

he needs to retire or his legacy in horror will crumble into nothingness
so, you agree that he at least had two decades of being bold and innovative. i think it's hard to undervalue two decades of work, and then say overall he is overrated, even if you haven't liked his more recent work. i also don't think he can undo his legacy. his influence has already been cast, and i think the realism present in many of todays' horror films owe a lot to cravens' work. thanks for responding thoughtfully.
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Vote for your favourite John Carpenter film here -

http://blogbypaul.wordpress.com/2012...arpenter-film/
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:40 PM   #73
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I had to cast my vote to Romero, I'm a diehard Fulci fanatic (got that Heathen, I said fan-a-tic!) but Romero made Night and Dawn Of The Dead and for that he gets my vote.
Carpenter is a close joint second.
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@nancylives!

i the interest of fairness and due to the fact i haven't seen some of these movies in a while...

i have read over everything you wrote above and i do respect it very much so decided this coming weekend i will rewatch all the movies you and i have briefly discussed here and i focus my attention on the directing of craven and if i get enough time i will research some of each films productions and see how involved craven was in each if i get enough time too

maybe just maybe i will change my opinion of him i just doubt it i think in regards to this thread craven will remain to me the most overrated but we will see

and thank you too
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i the interest of fairness and due to the fact i haven't seen some of these movies in a while...

i have read over everything you wrote above and i do respect it very much so decided this coming weekend i will rewatch all the movies you and i have briefly discussed here and i focus my attention on the directing of craven and if i get enough time i will research some of each films productions and see how involved craven was in each if i get enough time too

maybe just maybe i will change my opinion of him i just doubt it i think in regards to this thread craven will remain to me the most overrated but we will see

and thank you too
god, i love open minds! i hope, above all else, that you enjoy the movies. if not, you certainly are approaching the reconsideration of an opinion in a thoughtful manner. bravo to you!
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:30 PM   #76
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romero and carpenter of course.
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:53 AM   #77
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I'm an Argento fan at heart, he is just a master of atmosphere, his use of colors in his shots, his movies are just all around art pieces and I love them. Carpenter is a close second as well as George A Romero
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Assuming we can only pick one, it has to be Argento. For me, he has 7 essential films in my library. Fulci has 7, Carpenter has 5.
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