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User currently offlineG5ive From El Salvador, joined Oct 2007, 105 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

What are your top 5 scariest movies? And why do you consider them scary?

1) The Exorcist-Come on! This is the one that took scary movies to another level of horror back in 1973. Some people actually had to go to the doctor because of the shock value of this movie. It might not be scary to some now a days, but it's the one that made you sweat when you were alone in your room thinking about it.  scared 

2) Halloween-The mask was the one that did it for me, and yeah who can forget..the music.

3) A Nightmare On Elm Street-Who can forget that scene where Freddy is walking down the alley way with his hands stretched scratching the piping along the fence and of course smiling and the evil laugh. After the shower scene I was scared of taking a shower yeah and of course the bed scene where the guy gets sucked in and blood starts to shoot up, yeah I slept on the floor for about a week. The first part was the scariest, everything else became silly afterwards.

4) The Amityville Horror-The whole haunted house theme does it for me, of course some people don't believe in this stuff but try watching this alone at night with the lights turned off. Then again most scary movies filmed in the 70's were real good.

5) The Hand-I saw this movie when I was about 5 years old. It's about a mans hand getting chopped off in an accident and the hand taking a life of its own and killing people. Yeah silly? Not when you're 5!

Gore and blood is not scary!

[Edited 2007-10-25 14:41:51]

[Edited 2007-10-25 14:56:48]


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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

Most of the "scary movies" are mostly gory, and violent, if you put the music of when watching a scary movie, its not scary whatsoever, so I know now when to expect the scary situations, its all a mind game, there is a distinct type of music and the exact moment when the "scary" situation occurs.

A good example of that type of movie is Grudge or the Ring.



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User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2372 times:

Although I've seen many scary movies, very few are actually scary. One movie which stands out to me is The Mothman Prophecies. It's not a scary movie per se, but it did manage to raise the hair on the back of my neck once or twice.

User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

Anyone seen the film called "Don't Look Now" with Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie?

It scared the living shit out of me when I first saw it as a grown man. If you haven't seen it you should. It was made in 197ish and set in off-peak Venice.

It puts all modern horror slash and gore movies to shame. It's a damned scary film.

Rent it, and you'll see.

Kieron


User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 1):
the Ring

I hope you mean the original Japanese Ring. Now that was damned scary, The US remake was just plain lame.


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6793 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

Quoting G5ive (Thread starter):
1) The Exorcist

Totally...still and will probably always be atop my list. Scares the crap out of me even now.

Masterpiece.

A&E Network (I think?) did a special top 100 scariest movies of all time. I'm sure it'll re-broadcast being Halloween and might be on this weekend again. It's a great rundown of some very good and rare films in the mix too...I recommend checking it out. You can squabble about rankings, but it's a good resource nonetheless.


User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 4):

I hope you mean the original Japanese Ring. Now that was damned scary, The US remake was just plain lame.

RINGU! The remake of "The Grudge" was also a piece of crap.

"The Others" freaked me out a bit. 1408 was a good one, too.



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User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2296 times:

Quoting G5ive (Thread starter):
What are your top 5 scariest movies? And why do you consider them scary?

1) The Exorcist-Come on! This is the one that took scary movies to another level of horror back in 1973. Some people actually had to go to the doctor because of the shock value of this movie. It might not be scary to some now a days, but it's the one that made you sweat when you were alone in your room thinking about it.

You bet! I had to sleep with the lights on for a month after I saw it... "Tubular Bells" still freaks me out when I hear it.

My list would include:

2. Alien - a masterpiece ahead of its time by Ridley Scott
3. Rosemary's Baby - chilling...
4. The Birds - Fave Hitchcock movie.
5. Poltergeist.


User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 3):
Anyone seen the film called "Don't Look Now" with Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie?

Don't they get a tad bit freaky in that film?  Wink

One movie that gets me to this day, and I really can't explain why, is The Shining. I love the movie, but it still creeps me out...


User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

I never understand how people manage do get scared by a movie. I'll of course be startled by a sudden, loud, unexpected noise, but I've never yet felt any fear or apprehension while watching a film. I'm easily grossed out and blood and guts will make me squeamish, but being afraid of some danger lurking in the dark, or a haunted house, or zombies?  no  I have to try not to chuckle when I'm in a dark cinema and see people sinking in their seats or whimpering "oh my God, no" when something spooky is about to happen. The best part is that your date will inevitably clutch you or hide her head in your lap rather than see the ghost. Big grin

The Exorcist, scary? Huh? The book was cool, but the film was a huge disappointment for me. Even in the 1970s, I can't fathom how it could freak people out...

I didn't see the Amityville thingy, but I read the book. Entertaining, yes. But scary?

I tried to watch one of the Japanese Ringu movies, but it bored me to tears and I never finished. I watched the American version and I liked the moody, washed-out atmosphere of some scenes but I didn't find the story scary at all. I couldn't believe it spawned several sequels. How much water can you squeeze out of a drowned girl?  duck 

Don't get me wrong, there are things in this world that can easily make me shit myself with fear. Movies just aren't one of those things.  Smile


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2284 times:

Event Horizon
Rosemary's Baby
The Exorcist
Alien
Airport '79, The Concorde (it was just wrong)


User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

Quoting Toast (Reply 9):
I'll of course be startled by a sudden, loud, unexpected noise, but I've never yet felt any fear or apprehension while watching a film

its all the sounds that startle people, I dont go home scared of opening the door at night or getting into the dark room  Silly

Quoting Toast (Reply 9):
The best part is that your date will inevitably clutch you or hide her head in your lap rather than see the ghost


that is what "scary" movies are for



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User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

Quoting G5ive (Thread starter):
The Exorcist



Quoting G5ive (Thread starter):
Halloween



Quoting G5ive (Thread starter):
A Nightmare On Elm Street



Quoting Comorin (Reply 7):
Alien



Quoting Comorin (Reply 7):
Poltergeist.

 thumbsup 

Also the first Friday the Thirteenth. Nearly jumped out of my seat at the end when he comes out of the water and grabs the boat.

Dan in Jupter


User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1464 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

I saw a movie in 1981 on TV the movie was about this father and his son that live in a mansion. The father see's this old hearse driving by at different periods (laying in the pool, and other things. and the guy driving the hearse has this evil grin. Every time the hearse driver goes by the guy starts shaking asa matter of fact the guy first saw the hearse driver at a family funeral as a kid.

Anyways my point is the movie is really creepy and I'll never forget it I was 10 when I saw it and now I'm 37 it had a quite and effect on me. Anyways I dont think the title is called "The Hearse" even though the movie "The Hearse" came out in 1980 The hearse wouldn;t have came out on TV until 1982 or later. To this day I still struggle to remember what the name the movie is.

Mike


User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 11):
its all the sounds that startle people, I dont go home scared of opening the door at night or getting into the dark room

You wouldn't believe how a girlfriend of mine was freaked out after we watched some dopey horror flick late at night in a cinema quite a long walk from home. She was scared absolutely shitless, and refused to walk through a park, something she wouldn't think twice about otherwise. She was literally trembling and feverishly commenting on the worst scenes of the film, so I thought (the cruel bastard that I am) that I'd have some fun and really scare her once we got home. I won't go into details, let's just say I had a furious gal on my hands for a couple of days afterwards. Big grin

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 11):
that is what "scary" movies are for

Absolutely!  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

Quoting G5ive (Thread starter):
2) Halloween-The mask was the one that did it for me, and yeah who can forget..the music.

Watched it this morning. My favorite horror flick. I love when Michael Myers is driving the station wagon past Jamie Lee and her two friends and you see him inside the car. Great movie.


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

The original "When a Stranger Calls", "The Fog" (again, the original).


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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 16):
"The Fog" (again, the original

Oh man, I forgot all about that film.  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2223 times:

Gotta agree with The Excorcist. It was just so damn evil. And what about Carrie? Just evil.

I can't believe nobody has mentioned the Saw movies yet. I've only seen the first one but that was enough. It's not so much that I was scared but just amazed that a human can come up with such disturbing stuff and put it to film. Then I think about concentration camps and the like and I'm not so amazed it can still happen.

Oh, saw a trailer for Steven King's "The Mist" tonight. I remember reading that short story 20 years ago or so and thought it would make a decent movie. Hopefully it will be a little better than "Maximum Overdrive."



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7408 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2208 times:
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Hrrrmmmm I would say mine would be
1. The Ring
2. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
3. The Amityville Horror(when I was young)
4. A Nightmare on Elm St
5. Psycho



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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8475 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2193 times:

Quoting Mike89406 (Reply 13):
I saw a movie in 1981 on TV the movie was about this father and his son that live in a mansion. The father see's this old hearse driving by at different periods (laying in the pool, and other things. and the guy driving the hearse has this evil grin. Every time the hearse driver goes by the guy starts shaking asa matter of fact the guy first saw the hearse driver at a family funeral as a kid.

Wow, that DOES sound creepy. It really sucks when you finally realize that semi-creepy guy you keep seeing really IS the devil.

It seems like the 1970s was the golden age of the horror film. America was loaded up on drugs and wanted to explore the outer edges of morality, philosophy, and the supernatural. They came up with some campy stuff and also a lot of freaky shit. There were some creepy murders in the 1970s by people who were freaking out over drugs, horror movies, etc, and to this day, people say don't take LSD and watch the Exorcist. Sure, it's just a movie, unless you actually hear the voices. Then youre f**ked.


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

Here's something relevant: http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/reallyscarymovieguide/

That said, I did not like The Hills Have Eyes. A bit creepy. That one scared me more than The Exorcist did. Aliens is more science fiction than horror I think.


User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2173 times:

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 8):
Don't they get a tad bit freaky in that film?

They did. Its rumoured that they were actually having a sexual relationship during the filming of that film.

It's still damned scary though.

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 8):
The Shining. I love the movie, but it still creeps me out...

Agreed, I still find it a film with effect.

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 10):
Airport '79, The Concorde (it was just wrong)

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Agreed. Although as a kid, I loved the bit at the end when the tail collapsed in the fire.

Kieron


User currently offlineOpso1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

Five fingers scared the living daylights out of me... very graphic.

User currently offlineSudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

A lot of these classic horror movies that were followed up with part 2, 3, and even 4th episode lost there scary touch somewhere along the line. I watched them more because I wanted to follow them up.

But Alien 1 - 4 is my flavor. Although I would not really call it scary movie.
"Dr. Giggle" and "The Dentist" are the kind of movies that I find scary in the sense that it can actually happen.
"Saw" I don't like cause it makes no sense at all to me, but it sure is bloddy and evil.


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25 4holer : I know some people consider it terrible, but the movie that has gotten to me more than any other was Signs. The cornfield and "birthday video" scenes
26 PA110 : 1. Alien 2. Rosemary's Baby 3. The Exorcist 4. It Came from Outer Space (1953) - scared the crap out of me as a little kid. Now just another campy 50'
27 Bofredrik : Carrie Dead Calm Jaws I no longer watch that kind of films so i only remember 3.
28 JGPH1A : There was one I saw about 3 girls stuck in an old house, and there's something living in the heating ducts - something like "The Thing" or "The Unname
29 AlexEU : 'the others' is a nice horror (or better said - thriller), altough i've seen much better horrors, but i just can't remember now. I like real horror th
30 Post contains images Adopim88 : I watched Halloween 5: The Revenge of Micheal Myers last night. Those movies don't scare me anymore.. Although I can tell that I've been playing too
31 Post contains images Airdolomiti : -The Ring: watched it alone at home one night, in the middle of winter, and it was foggy outside. I was scared shitless every time the phone rang, and
32 Krje1980 : The Fly (Cronenberg, 1986). I was foolish enough to watch this movie while I was still a young lad (around 10-11) years old, and it scared me more tha
33 Post contains images GQfluffy : I never "gots scared" from that film...just motion sick...
34 Marcus : There are some scenes in "Per cementery" that I found scary back when I saw it in the theater........also Evil dead scared me when I saw it as a renta
35 Seb146 : I was stoned when I saw the preview for "Dead Alive" and it looked hilarious! I watched it when I was sober and wanted my $3 back.... I try not to wat
36 CupraIbiza : Trilogy of Terror - watched this when I was really little and had nightmares for a long time. The little doll running around with the knife. Saw it a
37 Post contains images Foppishbum : (1) Exorcist: The Beginning Scary devil... (2) 1408 With John Cusack was pretty scary...the whole "mental" thing. (3) The Exorcism of Emily Rose Defin
38 NIKV69 : I love Halloween. I love the Jack o lantern next to the bed with the headstone. That's genius. I loved Pet Cementary too. One of my top picks. Amityvi
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