Numbers 6 and 5 of the 30 best horror films of the 20th century. The films are Night of the Living Dead and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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s05e09 Best Horror of the 20th Century (6 and 5) – The Good Robot Andys

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  • 5th January 2019 at 12:19 am
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    Happy new year!
    I’m intrigued to hear how much you both love A Nightmare on Elm Street… Never going to watch it!
    Regarding Scream it does of course depend how you categorise things but to me it’s a totally different film from ANoES because I draw a strong distrinction between natural and supernatural killers – I’m assuming it’s closer to Texas Chainsaw in this regard?
    I’ve sent myself the link to the Character Encodings video. Will watch it when I have a a spare hour…

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    • 7th January 2019 at 3:02 pm
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      If you watched Scream you could handle Nightmare, or is it the supernaturalness that makes it a problem?

      No-one should feel they have to watch the Character Encodings video.

  • 8th January 2019 at 10:23 pm
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    I personally think that Scream is way more bloody and disturbing that ANoES (as everyone is calling it). The fantastical nature of Nightmare is what makes it so great. Texas Chainsaw is most definitely rooted in the real world, albeit a sick, twisted real world.

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    • 21st January 2019 at 10:45 pm
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      Yes Andy B I can’t watch ANoES in case Freddy kills me in my dreams. Whereas the Scream killers are safely on the other side of the Atlantic.
      Thinking back on interviews with Jamie Lee Curtis about the new Halloween – is Halloween in fact one of the main things Scream relates to? Again I don’t know because I haven’t seen it ;-)
      Shall I stop banging on about Scream now?

    • 24th January 2019 at 9:29 pm
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      Interesting that you find supernatural scaries scarier. I don’t think I do. Mainly I just like zombies, but that might because I am more scared of them rather than less.

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