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Dawn of the Dead (2004) vs. Texas Chainsaw Massacre

  • Dawn of the Dead (2004)

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Leatherface is an insane butcher who delights with the rest of his cretinous family, in chopping people up in bloody peices, but will they be able to withstand the assault of marauding zombies that make Olypic sprinters seem like amateurs by comparison? In that dilapidated farm house where they live? Are you kidding?! They better find themselves a mall or an underground military base, because it's Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead vs. Tobe Hooper's Texas Chainsaw Massacre and only one of these puppies are going to the Semi's. It will be your vote that sends one a step further and sends the other back to a very much needed shower.
 

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I loved Snyder's film and really have no use for Hooper's. I realize that many people call the latter movie a classic, why that is I have no real clue, but to each his own. As for Dawn of the Dead (2004) I have said so many good things about it that you can simply take one of my posts about it and apply it to my post here. :D
 

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I have to toss my vote to Chainsaw. Everything about the flick creeps me out... the atmosphere, the crazy people, even the gritty/grainy filmstock. Later movies all taint the franchise, but this movie as a standalone is a classic.

I did enjoy DotD very much, but I don't think i could ever consider it a classic, so it just can't compare to TCM. Plus, I tend to like my zombies more to be slow and shambling rather than fast and nimble. It just makes more sense to me that way.
 

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Why isn't DOTD a classic, Z? It hands down beats most of the junk that has been put out on film as far as Horror goes anyway, this century so far. And with zombies you have to first suspend belief that the things can actually exist in the first place. If you can do that, you should have no trouble accepting slow and shambling, or fast and nimble. Me, I can go either way and prefer neither over the other. I watch these things for the story and to see how the humans who are surrounded by them are going to make it out of their plight. The results are usually not very good. I wonder how the characters in those films would do on the Games forum "Zombie Survival Quiz?" :D
 

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As always, the mid-week reminder to get in and vote. So get in and do some ass kicking.
 

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Zombie-F said:
I have to toss my vote to Chainsaw. Everything about the flick creeps me out... the atmosphere, the crazy people, even the gritty/grainy filmstock. Later movies all taint the franchise, but this movie as a standalone is a classic.

I did enjoy DotD very much, but I don't think i could ever consider it a classic, so it just can't compare to TCM. Plus, I tend to like my zombies more to be slow and shambling rather than fast and nimble. It just makes more sense to me that way.
Slow zombies are classic, but fast zombies are more scary.
Seriously in the re-make of Night of the living dead Barbra said it best "Look how slow they are, you could just walk past them" As fun as the zombie films are the idea of locking myself up somwhere and waitng for 1000 of them to gather with no chanse of escape seemed dumb.

But when they can chase you like an Olympic track star? Now your **** out of luck.
 

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This was an incredibly tough choice, but I had to go with TCM. And to be honest, I couldn't even say exactly why. =/ I loved DotD, and it was probably a little scarier for me than TCM, but it's so much less primal.
 

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Thanks for your support, Scarey!:D I can always count on you brotha, when the going gets tough. I was beginning to fear that DOTD might take a header on this one, but I think I can...get a few folks to post and maybe turn the tide. Yo, Omega...! :D
 

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DOTD for me, I've never been a fan of that chainsaw toting sissy leatherface, if it were up to me I would just do away with the whole TCM franchise and smack Tobe Hopper for even considering putting that film out. :devil:
 

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DOTD for me, I've never been a fan of that chainsaw toting sissy leatherface, if it were up to me I would just do away with the whole TCM franchise and smack Tobe Hopper for even considering putting that film out. :devil:
I'm glad it's not up to you!!:p TCM hit a cord with me when I saw it as a teenager...really scary thought that something like that could actually happen..I'v NEVER seen a real zombie, but chainsaws..heck go to Home depot..they gotem, and they stare at you, and you gotta wonder..which one will be bought by a maniac hell bent on wearing your face?
 

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I did like them both but TCM always makes me jump out of my skin. I had my wife watch it the other night and she hates scary movies. Im in still in the dog house!!
 

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As much as it pains me to say this, Texas Chainsaw Massacre moves onto the semi-finals to face off against pimp-daddy vampire Jerry Dandridge. :(
 
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