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A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love....

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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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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« Reply #52 on: May 06, 2012, 06:46:37 PM »
Nang Nak(thai horror movie), anyone? Try Asian Horror - Best there is.
Or the original Shutter.
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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« 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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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« 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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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« Reply #55 on: May 07, 2012, 08:39:19 AM »
I'd put "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" with that.
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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« Reply #56 on: May 07, 2012, 08:48:10 AM »
Fantastic movie! One of my Favorites!

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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.

Jane: But you are, Blanche! You are in that chair!
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 #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

Betsy

Betsy!  Come on...you gotta see it.  It's the greatest horror film EVER in my humble opinion. 

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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« 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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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« 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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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« 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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Re: Favorite Scary Movie?
« 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!)

Hahahahahahahahahaha...

I did not watch it at first (sorry)

That was gold  :D

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