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« on: April 03, 2012, 08:48:23 PM »
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 08:51:41 PM »
The Shining (Jack Nicholson version).


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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 08:53:17 PM »
I'm a huge fan of Asian horror films. Ju-on and Ringu, although old news, were ground-breaking and terrifying back when they first came out. Another favorite is the Japanese film Kairo, re-made in the US as Pulse. Kairo was, for me, an emotionally draining experience. There were certainly some creepy scenes throughout, but what stuck with me most was a profound sense of despair. Very, very good film, though.

Some others: Session 9, The Strangers, Antichrist, Audition.  ;D I love horror films.

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 08:57:10 PM »
Rob Zombie's Halloween.

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012, 09:43:48 PM »
I have a special fondness for the old stuff, like Night of the Demon (aka Curse of the Demon) and cheesy stuff like Fiend Without a Face and super-cheesy stuff like The Brain that Wouldn't Die.

For real scary, though, Alien certainly did it for me, and The Ring (American version) was very unsettling.

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2012, 09:49:37 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 12:18:15 AM »
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Alien, Aliens and Alien Resurrection - all bloody awesome. Not Alien three though.

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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2012, 01:11:36 AM »
I think James Cameron's early sci-fi thrillers ramped up the tension, and thus the scares more effectively than any of the films that were trying to scare through the more typical "scary movie" tropes, so I'll go with The Terminator and Aliens with the latter being one of my very favorites overall. I like Alien too, but it's diminished some because I only saw it on the small screen after being blown away by the sequel in the theater.

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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2012, 01:39:45 AM »
Some others: Session 9, The Strangers, Antichrist, Audition.  ;D I love horror films.

I don't scare easily, but Audition creeped the crap out of me. I can still hear that girl whispering, "Kiri kiri kiri..."

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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2012, 02:36:17 AM »
Man, I love slasher movies, but they don't really scare me anymore. I've binged on the really cheesy ones from the 80s on many a night. My favorite of those is definitely Slumber Party Massacre. It's actually pretty witty, and the girls have some fairly realistic-sounding dialogue (of course, they're doing it all when naked, but...)

But the movie that scared me the most ever is The Exorcist. I saw it for the first time when they re-released it in theaters. I was old too--like a sophomore in college. And I literally could not go to sleep without the TV on for a month. I got scared every time I was alone. For a month. And I like horror movies. I'm an aficionado. But that movie screwed me up royally. As such, it is not my favorite, although I did finally bite the bullet and watch it again a few months ago. It was not nearly as scary as I remembered. And I've had no trouble sleeping since.
   

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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2012, 03:22:54 AM »
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2012, 03:39:20 AM »
The original Halloween. It's what got me started loving horror.

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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2012, 04:25:40 AM »
Just finished watching another remake of "The Thing"... It was decent.

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Phantasm and The Thing...errr....Rec.
  
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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2012, 05:46:31 AM »
My favorite has to be the original Cat People, produced by Val Lewton. Incredibly clever and subtle. Scariest has to be Pet Semetery -- I watched it at home, and was practically climbing up the back of the couch by the finale.

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I'm hoping that Prometheus coming up will have that same scare quality as Alien did.
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I hate scary movies.  I can't watch them.  DH found this out 5 days after our marriage.  We went to see the Grudge in the theater w/ a friend and after 10 mins or so, I leaned over to DH and said something like, "I can't watch this, I'm going to wait in the lobby and you can find me afterwards".  He quickly realized that was not the best way to start a marriage and left (he later told me our friend's sister had seen the movie earlier and was saying things like, "OMG wait, this is really scary!").  That being said, I actually like 1 scary movie.  It's a "reality" type show (which is unusual since I hate reality TV).  It's called the St. Francisville Experiment.  The 1st time I saw this movie, my younger brother had to literally hold me down (actually, I think he sat on me) for me to be able to watch the whole movie:

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The Shining is up there.  Jacob's Ladder, Dead Ringers, The Ring. 
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« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2012, 02:45:50 PM »
The original 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' spooked me so much that even to this day I avoid standing next to heating vents. The uncut version of The Exorcist has some scenes that made me jump. The movie 1408 really creeped me out because it rhymed with a recurring nightmare I had for many yrs.

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The original Shining for scary. For great horrow movie, the original House on Haunted Hill with my favorite actor, Vincent Price.

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« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2012, 02:53:08 PM »
Probably "Alien" followed closely by "IT" and "Wait Until Dark".

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« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2012, 03:06:38 PM »
The original Halloween plus Wait Until Dark.

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« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2012, 10:51:36 PM »
Horror films don't usually scare me and as a kid I loved the old Hammer films. However, I do find Poltergeist quite scary to watch. I'm not a fan of slasher movies though.

Favourite horror movie of all time for me is the original Omen. Brilliant stuff, and an amazing soundtrack too.

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« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2012, 03:16:53 AM »
Original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, easily.  The dinner scene is one of the creepiest things ever filmed.

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« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2012, 07:46:25 AM »

But the movie that scared me the most ever is The Exorcist. I saw it for the first time when they re-released it in theaters. I was old too--like a sophomore in college. And I literally could not go to sleep without the TV on for a month. I got scared every time I was alone. For a month. And I like horror movies. I'm an aficionado. But that movie screwed me up royally. As such, it is not my favorite, although I did finally bite the bullet and watch it again a few months ago. It was not nearly as scary as I remembered. And I've had no trouble sleeping since.


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« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2012, 08:54:16 AM »
Original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, easily.  The dinner scene is one of the creepiest things ever filmed.

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« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2012, 07:02:03 PM »
I remember leaving Silence of the Lambs certain I was going to be murdered.

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"Silence Of The Lambs" was scary but I really think "Omen" was the scariest of all.  Yep, I'm going WAAAAY back.  ;)
 
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I'm dating myself - but has to be "Psycho"... my wonderful Mom took me to see it when I was 11.   I will never forget when they swung the rocking chair around.   Still gives me goosebumps.

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I have three.  The Hitcher,It and The Shinning.
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If you're a fan of horror, go see Cabin in the Woods. The most fun I've had watching a horror film in a long time. It's amazing. I went in pretty much blind. I knew it was about a bunch of kids at a cabin that's located in the woods, and I also knew that there was more to it than that, but intentionally kept myself in the dark as far what that something more was. I really recommend seeing it with as little knowledge of the plot as possible.

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« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2012, 04:26:03 PM »
Poltergeist is my favorite scary movie. I was 8 when it came out, it freaked me out then, and I still find it intense.
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« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2012, 03:24:03 AM »
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Actually I saw the new Thing, and thought it was quite good. Great special effects, but no so much scary as gross.

And as for Cat People - awesome. Not scary at all, but truly twisted and a fantastic sound track. Even now I can hear Bowie belting out Gasoline. Love that song.

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« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2012, 12:53:07 PM »
If you're a fan of horror, go see Cabin in the Woods. The most fun I've had watching a horror film in a long time. It's amazing. I went in pretty much blind. I knew it was about a bunch of kids at a cabin that's located in the woods, and I also knew that there was more to it than that, but intentionally kept myself in the dark as far what that something more was. I really recommend seeing it with as little knowledge of the plot as possible.

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« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2012, 01:01:33 PM »
I am a huge fan of Horror movies! I actually own more Horror movies than Musicals (a fact which surprises my friends).
I am a firm believer that if you have one movie in a series, you must have them all. I have:
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« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2012, 12:07:42 AM »
Just saw Cabin in the Woods.  Awesome film.  Loved it.

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« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2012, 08:41:42 AM »
I've seen many scary movies, as we all may have, but the Blair Witch Project was the scariest. I guess because of the fear of the unknown in the middle of the woods. Maybe because it was a little different from all that was out there to that point.

   

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« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2012, 02:35:59 PM »
Just saw Cabin in the Woods.  Awesome film.  Loved it.

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« Reply #41 on: May 05, 2012, 05:40:22 PM »
"Pet Sematary" stands out most prominently in my mind as my favorite "scary" movie. I was five when the movie came out. My mother took me along on an outing with one of her girl pals. We saw it at a drive-in. I remember constantly peeking my head around my mother's chair. I was terrified, but I just had to keep watching.

Now if we're talking the most horrifying movie I've ever seen. "The Passion of the Christ" takes the cake.

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« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2012, 05:55:50 PM »
The Creature From The Black Lagoon. I was six-years-old.

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« Reply #43 on: May 05, 2012, 06:18:13 PM »
Let's hear 'em.  What wet your pants ?

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What, exactly, is the question here? Is it, "What is the scariest movie you've seen?", or is it, "What is your favorite movie that was also scary?" Also, by "scary movie, do you only mean those marketed in the "horror" genre, or what?

Since I personally do not particularly enjoy watching a movie (or reading a book) mainly just to be scared, the movies that scared me the most are not likely to be my favorites. For that matter, I can't think of any horror movie that had me gripping the armrests of my theater seat as the first 20 minutes or so of "Saving Private Ryan" did -- but I doubt you would classify it as a "scary movie" -- or would you? I really liked "The Sixth Sense", which might be called "scary", but certainly was not terribly frightening (though it had its moments). Was "Jaws" a scary movie? Have I asked enough questions for one forum post?

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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« Reply #44 on: May 05, 2012, 06:21:42 PM »
 ;D Charles!

I do like scarey movies...favorites:

The Silence of the Lambs
The Shining
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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« Reply #45 on: May 05, 2012, 06:49:22 PM »
6op6ou, after watching "Jaws" I gave up wade fishing. My husband tied the live bait to my waist and I got bumped a few times by something unknown.

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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2012, 07:00:21 PM »
The Shining - although I generally avoid scary movies. Suspense is fine. Gore, not so much.

ETA - Silence of the Lambs, too.
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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2012, 07:15:19 PM »
I did a post complete with trailers on 3 of my all time favs, which I have not seen mentioned. They are a little more offbeat:

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (great book too)
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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« Reply #48 on: May 05, 2012, 09:09:41 PM »
I don't mind most horror movies but some of them really stick with me - like the original Psycho, scared the h#ll out of me and the Nightmare of Elm Street series - couldn't sleep without nightmares for weeks after that but probably the one I love/hate the most is Silence of the Lambs **shudder**

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« Reply #49 on: May 06, 2012, 04:57:26 AM »
Since I personally do not particularly enjoy watching a movie (or reading a book) mainly just to be scared, the movies that scared me the most are not likely to be my favorites.

Same here.  Being scared does not equal entertainment for me.   My tolerance limit for "creepiness" is the original War of the Worlds.  That sound...
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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« Reply #50 on: May 06, 2012, 05:47:22 AM »
Going back even further than most here... my favorites are mainly old, black and white ones.

Night of the Demon
Dead of Night
The Haunting
The Island of Lost Souls

The Haunting in particular has never been beaten in terms of subtle but terrifying scares, and Michael Redgrave's ventriloquist's dummy in Dead of Night has haunted me for over forty years now.

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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2012, 08:11:12 AM »
Definitely The Birds. Made my little sister watch it when she was five and I believe she was scarred for life. (Yes, that is just evil.)

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« Reply #52 on: May 06, 2012, 06:46:37 PM »
Nang Nak(thai horror movie), anyone? Try Asian Horror - Best there is.
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« Reply #53 on: May 06, 2012, 10:43:07 PM »
when I was very young the movie "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" scared the crap out of me and my sister. Good times...!
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« Reply #54 on: May 07, 2012, 05:54:18 AM »
when I was very young the movie "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" scared the crap out of me and my sister. Good times...!

I'd put "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" with that.
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« Reply #55 on: May 07, 2012, 08:39:19 AM »
I'd put "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" with that.
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« Reply #57 on: May 08, 2012, 12:22:45 PM »
Blanche: You wouldn't be able to do these awful things to me if I weren't still in this chair.

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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« Reply #58 on: May 08, 2012, 02:12:06 PM »
;D Charles!

I do like scarey movies...favorites:

The Silence of the Lambs
The Shining
The Birds

and the only movie to give me nightmares, and it was only from the previews, as I still haven't seen it...

the original Texas Chainsaw Massacres

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« Reply #59 on: May 08, 2012, 03:03:19 PM »
I have this book called Bitter With Baggage, Seeks Same and they did that scene in it.



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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« Reply #60 on: May 18, 2012, 01:01:51 PM »
When I was a child I was absolutely petrified by E.T. just the sight of him made my skin crawl (I know I'm in the minority here because whenever I say that to anyone they all think he's cute). Also Close Encounters of the Third Kind gave me nightmares for months. Anything with aliens was just horrific for me.

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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« Reply #61 on: May 18, 2012, 01:28:24 PM »
I have this book called Bitter With Baggage, Seeks Same and they did that scene in it.



I actually have this book. It's one of my favorites!

OH, and the movie that creeps me out the most is The Strangers. Any movie where there are masks involved freak me out (with the exception of Jason and Michael Myers).
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« Reply #62 on: May 18, 2012, 01:52:43 PM »
I love Night of the Living Dead and The Shining, I could watch them over and over.  But The Ring is the movie that freaked me out the most, I can never watch it again.  Ever.

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« Reply #63 on: May 18, 2012, 08:55:22 PM »
I actually have this book. It's one of my favorites!

OH, and the movie that creeps me out the most is The Strangers. Any movie where there are masks involved freak me out (with the exception of Jason and Michael Myers).

Claudia, I thought The Strangers was pretty decent too.  I didn't care for the ending, and there were some silly horror cliches to keep the story going, but it was still better than most recent offerings.


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« Reply #64 on: May 18, 2012, 09:16:24 PM »
Interesting how many have picked The Shining, yet Stephen King has said he did not like Kubrik's take on his book.


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« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2012, 12:44:44 AM »
Interesting how many have picked The Shining, yet Stephen King has said he did not like Kubrik's take on his book.

Yeah, but he's also made clear that he sees his books and the movies made from them as separate. There isn't one way to tell a story, one sensibility to filter it through, and Kubrick had a take on the story that people liked.

It makes sense to me that writers want to see their vision realized, and that they're going to feel proprietary -- and that their readers will want a faithful version --  but their dislike of the result doesn't mean that result isn't entertaining.

Kubrick's score was really weird though, no?
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« Reply #66 on: May 19, 2012, 10:40:15 AM »
Yeah, but he's also made clear that he sees his books and the movies made from them as separate. There isn't one way to tell a story, one sensibility to filter it through, and Kubrick had a take on the story that people liked.

It makes sense to me that writers want to see their vision realized, and that they're going to feel proprietary -- and that their readers will want a faithful version --  but their dislike of the result doesn't mean that result isn't entertaining.

Kubrick's score was really weird though, no?
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As big of a fan as I am of King, I didn't care for The Shining; I actually preferred the film, even though Kubrick left A LOT of holes in the story that are, ironically, explained in the book.

And the score Kubrick chose was awesome, in my opinion.  Captured the mood of the film just right. 

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« Reply #67 on: May 19, 2012, 11:36:57 AM »
And the score Kubrick chose was awesome, in my opinion.  Captured the mood of the film just right. 

Did you watch the accompanying clip? :)

(The real score was good!)
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« Reply #68 on: May 19, 2012, 12:06:32 PM »
Did you watch the accompanying clip? :)

(The real score was good!)

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I did not watch it at first (sorry)

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