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 Post subject: Scariest Movie?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:07 am GMT 
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With Halloween quickly approaching, I thought it might be fun to see what movies you've found to be truly horrific and nightmare-inducing.

For me, wanton use of gore isn't scary -- its just Hollywood. So, latter-day incarnations of Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th are more comical than frightening. However, the originals of both were terrifying...yet neither would be my ultimate selection.

For me, its Halloween 3: Season of the Witch. No film has scared me quite as much in my childhood as this one, although Phantasm 2 came close. Yes it deviates from the Michael Myers saga; yes, its a cheesy '80s flick; yes, its that one with that mind-numbing "X more days 'til Halloween" song -- but God was that film creepy. Sweet horrific nostalgia.

So, what movie has given you a good fright?


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It. You know, the one with the killer clown in the sewers. I saw that movie when I was only 6, and it haunted my nightmares.

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Good one. Clowns are creepy enough without having a mouth full of shark teeth or the penchant for dwelling in sewers. Also one of the rare Stephen King novels that made a fine transition to film.


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Woman in Black.

I'm generally a wimp, but that movie... I watched it around 10pm. I didn't sleep until 7am because I was so freaked out. Kept seeing the coat rack out of the corner of my eye and thinking it was someone (it had black coats on it on hangers, so it honestly looked like a person at a glace in the dark). And that happened multiple times.

And yet, I still loved the movie in a weird way. It was a great film, the acting was top notch and the atmosphere was pervasive.


Honorable mention: Return to Oz.

I only vaguely remember watching this movie - well, some of it - and being completely freaked out. Seriously, the heads...

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The Secret of NIMH II: Timmy to the Rescue was pretty horrifying to watch.

I don't usually get scared by horror movies tbqh

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Woman in Black.

I'm generally a wimp, but that movie... I watched it around 10pm. I didn't sleep until 7am because I was so freaked out. Kept seeing the coat rack out of the corner of my eye and thinking it was someone (it had black coats on it on hangers, so it honestly looked like a person at a glace in the dark). And that happened multiple times.

And yet, I still loved the movie in a weird way. It was a great film, the acting was top notch and the atmosphere was pervasive.


I remember watching the movie in theaters with some friends. It was pretty good, I liked it (or at least I remember liking it). It was different, but I think that might have to do with it being a British horror film. lol

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Ether wrote:
I don't usually get scared by horror movies tbqh


I hear ya there. I've become pretty jaded to horror flicks myself, which is why I have to refer to my childhood to find something that really scared me.

Also, I do vaguely recall Return to Oz and it was pretty creepy, especially for a Disney film. I wonder if the producers realized that.


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I always found the hunch back of Notre Dame pretty scary when I was younger. Not much anymore, though.

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It's kind of funny how the scariest movies I have watched are actually about animals. And by that I mean especially Arachnophobia and any shark movie, pretty much. I don't know, but sharks and arthropods just freak me out. The former because I'm pretty much scared of any predator that swims, and I have Thalassophobia, and spiders and stuff... because... seriously, just the way they look... *shivers*
And then I have watched Alien, which freaks me out for obvious reasons...
The only scary movie I "like" (Though it's much of a stretch) is Scream. Just because it's so basic that it doesn't scare me to death when watching it, haha! x3
And psychological horrors always make me feel like a bit paranoid about myself, but maybe that's the point? lol.

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I think the movie "The Room" is simply and utterly horrifying.


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YOU ARE TEARING ME APART, DELTA13!!!!!!!

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delta13 wrote:
I think the movie "The Room" is simply and utterly horrifying.

this gave me a good chuckle. thank you for that.

it is nearly impossible for me to be scared by horror flicks. i love watching them, but they just don't keep me up at night like i want them to.

that being said, the only horror movie that has actually frightened me is the blair witch project because i go camping every summer. and it was just creepy overall, the noises especially.
i'll also give the ring some credit, but only the video tape itself freaks me out. nothing else really freaked me out.
heres something that actually scares me: david lynch's short films. it's that fear of the unknown that unsettles me. like what the hell are they supposed to mean?

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 Post subject: Re: Scariest Movie?
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OH i almost forgot, two other movies that gave me the heebie jeebies:
the wickerman (not the hilarious nic cage remake, the original)
noroi: the curse, which you can actually find on youtube.

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waffleapologist wrote:
the wickerman (not the hilarious nic cage remake, the original)


the scariest part of the remake

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Ether wrote:

I KNEW IT WAS GONNA BE THIS PART I'M CRYING!!!!!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjVKZ0ltJEI I have no words.


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