Metacell wrote: I've seen The Hunger, a long time ago. I'll probably watch it again. I'll watch any and all...and critical reception is not really a thing...some of my favorite to watch are the absolute worst stuff like Ed Wood's Orgy of the Dead. European stuff is great because it manages to balance grindhouse seedy with arthouse classical in a disturbing Old World way.
LOL, when Borders Books was closing , I cleaned up on all sorts of DVDS, I ended up with the ED Wood boxed set and a whole bunch of cheapo collections of Horror Sci fi and Drive in Movie stuff. Most of it is unwatchable. The "good stuff" is from American International / Roger Corman.
In general I love the cheapo horror from the 50s-mid 60s. Once the late 60s -early 70s changes in codes and ratings came around things got a little sick. Lots of splatter, etc. I mean I will watch it now and again, but its a little creepy in an unintended way.
I have never really seen much from Hammer films. I want to, but just haven't had enough opportunity.
It's funny because back when I was a kid there were all sorts of movie programs like Chiller Theater, etc that would show all sorts of old horror and sci fi and my older brother would watch it, while I would protest because the stuff freaked me out.
I had a brief period in the 80s where I was into horror movies, but pretty much abandoned it until I had a spree of watching the really bad stuff about six years ago.
My wife cant stand horror. My kids have mixed feelings. They absolutely hated Plan 9 from Outer Space