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Horror Movies that give you chills

  1. Aug 4, 2017 #1

    For scientists who believe the universe is just nuts and bolts and humans just flesh and blood and nothing more. What horror movies have truly scared you? For us where gross materialism is our friend. What horror movies scared us? When I read the above article it still gives me the chills..

    Any movies as scary as it where you are a feel a bit chilled although as scientists and science lovers it shouldn't affect us because we are nearing the final theory and it shows our universe is nothing but nuts and bolts and flesh and blood?
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    A realistic horror film I like is "The People Under The Stairs."
    An entirely possible story in the physical sense.

    "Misery" would be another realistic horror film.

    The horrors in these films come from the humans involved, not from twisting some science thing.
  4. Aug 4, 2017 #3
    Teenage high school flag waving halloween monster soft porn scares me the most
  5. Aug 4, 2017 #4

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    There is a difference between being creepy and being scary. One of the creepiest TV series (never made into a movie) ever was Sapphire and Steel, starring a young David McCallum and an even younger Joanna Lumley.
  6. Aug 4, 2017 #5
    Signs was one that wasnt exactly "scary" but had me jump a few times and had hairs stand up on the back of my neck.
  7. Aug 4, 2017 #6
    Are there any movies where they explored the theme that a part of the dark matter sector has consciousness that evolves in it and these entities are what possessed people and made up all the creepy creatures down the centuries visiting us... this would be a cool movie...
  8. Aug 5, 2017 #7
    Nowadays it takes a lot for a movie to scare me. I am more scared by bad scripts and bad acting :biggrin:.
    But when I was younger:
    EDIT: Down the memory lane with some classic clips :smile::

    Alien - Acid Blood Scene

    The Shining - All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

    The Dead Zone - First Premonition
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  9. Aug 5, 2017 #8
    Oh, I forgot one of my absolute favorite movies, Angel Heart...
    Very good story, and very nice filming.
    Egg scene:
  10. Aug 6, 2017 #9
    I just watched 'The Grudge' for the first time and it had me terrified, the second 'Gudge II' movie came afterwards and I can tell you I was creep'd out on that one too. There are others that had me scared... 'Jeepers Creepers', and one I can't recall that involved demons with gargoyles sometime back.
  11. Aug 7, 2017 #10
    But can it beat "The Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies"?
  12. Aug 7, 2017 #11
    Seen that sometime back... more comedic than full fled horror... Found the movie with gargoyles 'Gargoyles; Wings Of Darkness - 2004'. Pretty scary movie better than the 1972 version.
  13. Aug 7, 2017 #12
    Actually looking at Peter De Niro's fingernails he's got better fingernails than I for a guitarist! LOL
  14. Aug 9, 2017 #13

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    I guess i'm perhaps more suggestible than average folk.

    Night after seeing first "Alien" i didn't sleep a wink..

    "Jurassic Park" - to this day , when outdoors at night i see a velociraptor behind every bush .
  15. Aug 10, 2017 #14
    "The Last Man on Earth", (1964) with Vincent Price. He falls asleep at his wife's grave and wakes after dark, when THEY are out and about. Bit of a challenge getting home.

    So I watched that in the theater, then I had to walk home. Through a grave yard. At night.
  16. Aug 10, 2017 #15
    Event Horizon, The Conjuring, The Descent, IT, Poltergeist
  17. Aug 19, 2017 #16
    When I was a kid a lot of movies scared me, not so much now as an adult. Mainly because I figured out the formula for horror films so it's hard to be surprised when you can predict what's going to happen and who's going to die before they actually get whacked.

    Some recent flicks have managed to get under my skin though: It Follows, The Babadook, Annabelle 2 (which is a vast improvement over its predecessor), Hazmat, and Lights Out. These movies worked because they relied more on suspense, atmosphere, and mystery to draw their audiences in.
  18. Aug 19, 2017 #17


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    Insidious 1 & 2, were good, 3 wasn't that good.

    My all time favorite is the 1963 classic "The Haunting" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057129/ it is a psychological horror movie. It's what they DON'T show that scares you. I think it's the best made horror film EVER. The remake was pure junk and unrecognizable from the original movie.

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    Not exactly the scariest movie, but one of the most unusual horror movies I have seen is:
    Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

    Its an interesting and very different twist on the Santa Claus and his elves.
    Nicely shot and pretty fun.
    Made in Finland.
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  20. Aug 20, 2017 #19
    The special thing about "The Haunting" was the FX, very subtly done until the walls go crazy.

    The remake with Liam Neeson was just as good IMHO.
  21. Aug 20, 2017 #20
    Yes, that was good.

    And I found the book to be even scarier: The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson. Unlike a movie, a novel or short story doesn't immediately frighten you in a "jump-out-of-your seat" kind of way; the scary part happens later, when you are about to fall asleep, or are alone in a house, and remember that particular scene where . . .

    As the writer states in the review you quoted: "The only thing better is to read the book by Ms. Jackson on a dark night when you are all alone, and 'far from town.' "
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