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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 06-28-2011, 05:12 AM   #1
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They're all such different directors and all have something different to offer, but I'm going with Carpenter.
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They're all such different directors and all have something different to offer, but I'm going with Carpenter.
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I was gonna go with Hooper. But then I thought the poll might not actually be which of these directors isn't even worthy of eating the peanuts out of the rest of the listed guys' shit.
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Argento is not the best director on this list but he is the one that most consistently entertains and surprises me.
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Personal favorite would be Romero, but Carpenter has an equally impressive resume.

I don't really know if Craven deserves to be mentioned next to some of these guys. Last House, the 1st Nightmare, and The Hills Have Eyes are his only true "Great" films IMO.
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I don't really know if Craven deserves to be mentioned next to some of these guys. Last House, the 1st Nightmare, and The Hills Have Eyes are his only true "Great" films IMO.
Replace Last House with Scream and I agree. Not the most impressive filmography.
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I was gonna go with Hooper. But then I thought the poll might not actually be which of these directors isn't even worthy of eating the peanuts out of the rest of the listed guys' shit.
Out of bordom after I finished writing for the day, I thought I'd just throw together a poll to see what you lot's favorite golden age horror directors are.

TCM (74) is probably my third favorite horror film of all time. 'Poltergeist' is one of the movies I credit for getting me into the genre. But the rest of Hooper's career is very patchy. I like 'Funhouse' a lot, and I really enjoyed 'Toolbox Murders'. I also like his 'Masters of Horror' episode 'Dance of the Dead.' But the rest of his stuff ranges from mediocre to just terrible.
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Personal favorite would be Romero, but Carpenter has an equally impressive resume.

I don't really know if Craven deserves to be mentioned next to some of these guys. Last House, the 1st Nightmare, and The Hills Have Eyes are his only true "Great" films IMO.
Craven is so hit and miss it isn't funny. Films I love though;

Nightmare
New Nightmare
Scream 4
Scream

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People Under The Stairs.

The rest I haven't seen. But I'm in no rush too, I want to see the original Hills and Last House, but every time I see them they are $30+ because they are "rare".

Out of the list, Craven has definitely created the most know horror figure though.

But he has a lot of lacklusters too.

Carpenter and Hooper are also great. I'm stuck at a three way tie for the moment. I shall ponder and return.
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TCM (74) is probably my third favorite horror film of all time. 'Poltergeist' is one of the movies I credit for getting me into the genre. But the rest of Hooper's career is very patchy. I like 'Funhouse' a lot, and I really enjoyed 'Toolbox Murders'. I also like his 'Masters of Horror' episode 'Dance of the Dead.' But the rest of his stuff ranges from mediocre to just terrible.
I think Eaten Alive is really underrated, and Salem's Lot is awesome as well.
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Craven is so hit and miss it isn't funny. Decent
People Under The Stairs.

People Under The Stairs is a pretty fun movie, I also forgot about Serpent And The Rainbow. But other than that....meh. I also get the feeling that he's kinda ashamed of Horror, and if he could make money doing other films he would.

Music Of The Heart, anyone?
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