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Old 05-26-2003, 11:13 PM   #16
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Old 05-27-2003, 09:03 AM   #17
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Originally posted by jaguar
THe sequence in 'the others' where she pushes slightly on teh door and it pushes back a couple of times, then slams in her face made me jump.
me too. the first time i watched it was at my parents house where they have a very nice sound setup. i seriously doubt i would have found the movie as creepy without hearing the sound as it was intended to be heard. the sound in that movie is fantastic.

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Old 06-01-2003, 11:46 PM   #18
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The last movie that scared the beezus out of me was Event Horizon. I went to the Land of Cheese to visit some friends and we went to the theatre where they had worked before coming to school. There were only about ten of us in the building and they had the music turned WAY up. I was so scared when the astronaut's helmet opens up at the end I actually yelled. Everyone was so afraid after the movie that no one would go the bathroom alone.
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Old 06-06-2003, 11:14 PM   #19
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Re: Movies that actually scared somebody

<i>Scream</i> scared the bejeezus outta me.
But that's because I have a whole healthy little "oh crap the axe murderer is gonna get me" phobia.

As a kid, the only movies that scared me that much were:
<i>The Exorcist</I> (I'm really not sure why - probably because I was roughly Reagan's age when I saw it)
<i>Have You Checked the Children?</i> (I think that's the name - never actually saw it, but heard the whole damn thing because my folks watched it with the volume turned way up)
<i>The Shining</i> (which is where the axe murderer thang first started)

(Did see <i>The Ring</i> and thought some of the images were dang creepy...reminded me a LOT of <i>In Dreams</I>, much to my surpise. Good flicks, both of 'em.)
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Old 06-10-2003, 09:35 PM   #20
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My scariest movies were Black Christmas aka Silent Night Evil Night 1974 starring Keir Dullea and Margot Kidder coz you never get to see the entity, you just hear it vocalise and shuffle about. The noises it makes are sooo inhuman ... freaked me out completely. The next one was Night Of The Demon aka Curse Of The Demon 1957, b/w movie based on an M.R. James story called Casting The Runes. I feel the title was changed to curse in the US coz that would prolly attract a bigger audience. Next one was The Haunting 1963 ... didn't like the latest one. The Legend Of Hell House 1973 was based on The Haunting and was a darn sight more frightening shot in a documentary style with times and dates. It starred Clive Revill, Gale Hunnicutt and Roddy McDowall. Judith Crist said in 1977 "one of the most absorbing, goose-fleshing and mind-pleasing ghost breaker yarns on film"

On to television now, The Stone Tape is a classic ghost story mixed in with modern technology, something that really does it for me, the more believable it is the more frightening. It starred Jane Asher and Ian Cuthbertson. the script is quite a good read too. The Nightmare Man was a BBC production from 1981. Shot on a Scottish island and made by many of the team responsible for Dr Who during its most frightening period. I always found Sapphire & Steel quite frightening especially the second story which was set in an abandoned railway station and had ghostly wartime travellers appearing and disappearing ... very scary.

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Old 06-15-2003, 01:01 AM   #21
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"Aliens"..."Last House on the Left"...the very last scene in the movie "Carrie"..."The Amityville Horror", before everyone found out it was total fabrication.

Just as a general note, I've always preferred films where the awfulness is inferred, rather than graphically depicted. "The Others" was a modern and very, very well done example of this tradition of horror/suspense which I'd thought had died long ago.
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Old 06-15-2003, 12:24 PM   #22
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Scariest TV show goes to 'Kolchak: The Night Stalker'. Before 'Friday the 13th' it was one of the few shows or movies in the 70's to add suspense to horror.

I still remember the episode where he is in a hearse in a junkyard trying to lay the zombie to rest. He was almost on top of it when it opened its eyes.

My cousin was outside the picture window directly behind the couch I was sitting on. At that exact moment he tapped on the window. Yep, I still remember that moment.
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Old 06-15-2003, 02:30 PM   #23
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Originally posted by Elspode

Just as a general note, I've always preferred films where the awfulness is inferred, rather than graphically depicted.
Thats why I always get the creeps when the Blair Witch Project is aired.
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Old 06-17-2003, 05:19 AM   #24
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Poltergeist 3 scares the crap out of me because of that Preacher, he is just freaky
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Old 06-17-2003, 09:29 PM   #25
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I would have to second "Signs" and "The Others". After I saw "Signs", I had to keep my feet away from the edge of the bed, afraid there was one of those creatures underneath it. And I am an adult (supposedly).

I saw the Others in the theater on a day when they were having sound malfunctions (it was louder than it should have been). I was there with my burly big brother and he was shaking when we walked out. Not sure if it was the movie or the loudness.

I've procured copies of both versions of "The Ring" so I'm looking forward to watching those. I think I'll watch the US version first since the Japanese version is supposed to be better. Even better, I'll watch ALONE. :-o
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Old 06-18-2003, 10:10 AM   #26
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Most of the movies already mentioned scared me. It doesn't take much for a scary movie to paralyze me with fear. I kind of enjoy it... so I probably exaggerate it a bit. Hmm... Anyway, I have seen trailers for two new movies that creeped me out. 28 Days Later (nothing's scarier than a zombie) and Godsend. I don't think Godsend is supposed to be a horror film, but there's a scary little boy in it. I take back the zombie line. Nothing's scarier than kids in horror movies. The Shining is probably the worst. Also, those of you that can't look at your tv screen when it's turned off, you should check out Ringu (the original Japanese version of The Ring - Much scarier).

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Old 06-18-2003, 01:42 PM   #27
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I've got to see this...

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Old 06-18-2003, 06:52 PM   #28
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Unhappy Re: Movies that actually scared somebody

Originally posted by Whit
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I'm not talking about something jumping out of the bushes unexpectedly. I'm talking about a movie that scares somebody into a fetal position, can't sleep for three days without nightmares stuff.
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The only movie I can think of that qualifies is The Excorcist. I got a copy of that when I was 16 and showed it to the 15 year old son of a holy-roller across the street. He balled up in the corner of the couch and whimpered, "Turn it off" a few times. I found it facinating to watch him, unable to turn away, scared shitless. Amusing too. Anyone else?
I'm a big old ninny, so most horror movies I REFUSE to watch, but I'll have to agree with you on The Excorcist ("The power of Christ compels you!!" Or something like that). Hell, just reading the BOOK creeped me out!
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Old 06-19-2003, 01:10 PM   #29
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My friend MADE me see it a couple months ago. I wake up from my sleep, screaming sometimes.

It still hurts.
But then again, that's just my $0.02 ($0.0148 USD).
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Old 06-19-2003, 05:48 PM   #30
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