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Scariest movies you ever watched

  1. Jan 8, 2009 #1
    So what are the scariest movies you have ever watched?

    For me, I just watched the exorcist recently in the dead of the night and it scared the crap outta me. I wasn't able to get to sleep for the rest of the night.

    It has got to be the scariest movie i ever watched.

    i have watched other horror movies like the shining and the ring and they weren't really scary to me.
     
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    When Psycho came out I was 10 years old. My father took me to see it, what on earth was he thinking? When Martin Balsam gets to the top of the stairs and Anthony Perkins slashes away at him with that knife I was as frightened as I can ever remember. When I watched the film again as an adult I finally realised that all you see is the knife waving in the air.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2009 #3
    Definitely :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcxKIJTb3Hg
     
  5. Jan 8, 2009 #4

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    I've never seen a scary movie. My buddy and I were threatened with expulsion from the theatre while watching 'The Exorcist' because we couldn't stop laughing.
    That 19-year-old woman that I was hanging with 5 years ago dragged me in to see 'Signs'. Within 15 minutes, I knew exactly how it would end. When something happened, she'd scream and clutch my arm. I'd just look at her in amazement and say "What? You didn't see that coming?"
    When I was about 10 or so, I had a bad dream after an episode of "The Outer Limits", but that's the closest that I've gotten to being scared.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2009 #5

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    Exorcist? You just made me laugh. :rofl:

    The scariest movie I ever (and I really mean it - ever) watched is Eraserhead by David Lynch. The whole movie is like a bizzare and intimidating nightmare.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2009 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    Which one?

    I don't recall ever really being scared by a movie... But as far as movies that captured one's imagination, The Exorcist was right up there; esp when it first came out. Jaws also had some good shock value. I remember about coming out of my seat a few times.

    Really, I think the scariest movies are the ones that are true or based in truth. As a kid, there was nothing more terrifying than the thought of being a POW in Vietnam. If anything ever really scared me, it was probably a war movie.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2009 #7
    I almost wanted to quote such a movie, and realized this is not "Politics & World Affairs". Until somebody films a PF gathering, I'll have to agree with you.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2009 #8

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    I was slightly traumatized by the movie "It", toilet bowls and laundry lines scared me for years (I was young). I'm easy scared by thriller/horror movies, unless it is something like "Saw". I think it was in Ringu (The Ring) that the main character was washing her face in the shower when the 'Monster' comes into the shower and touches her face. It took a long time before I could wash my face in the shower without being scared of opening my eyes, expecting that a monster would be there.

    I don't want to watch "The Exorcist", I'm sure it would scare the life out of me.
     
  10. Jan 8, 2009 #9
    But isn't it great to have such strong feelings/nightmares? What's really scary is when one doesn't feel anything anymore.
     
  11. Jan 8, 2009 #10

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    Yeah, I always get emotionally involved (Bolt made me tear up). But when a midnight bathroom visit means that I am running in fear for being grabbed by a ghost, that's not really fun. I don't even believe in ghosts.
     
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    "The Secret."
     
  13. Jan 8, 2009 #12

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    I can't remember; that was, after all, over 40 years ago. All that stuck in my head was something about a glowing green oval. My bad dream involved being attacked by a Kleenex box, because of the oval opening in the top. :redface:
     
  14. Jan 8, 2009 #13

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    I still remember how scared I was when I watched Alien II for the first time, I guess I was 11-12 years old.
    Alien I and II are still the only movies that I can think of that are really "scary" (as opposed to just making you jump a bit); HR Giger's monsters SHOULD be ridiculous but somehow they are not (at least as long as they stay in the shadows as in the first two movies).
     
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  15. Jan 8, 2009 #14
    The Thing.


    One of the most overlooked horror movies. Some really disturbing horror gore. Some of the special fx at the end might be cheesy because it is a fairly old film. I hope they make a well made remake of that film with updated special fx.
     
  16. Jan 8, 2009 #15

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    Ah, yes... James Arness in a carrot costume. A true classic.


    They did, with Kurt Russell. (Actually, it wasn't well made, but it was remade.)
     
  17. Jan 8, 2009 #16

    That was The Thing From Another World.


    "The Thing" is the John Carpenter flick I was referring to.
     
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    For many years of my childhood I had this recurring nightmare in which I was attacked by a large wicker chair. Luckily it never caught me - there is nothing worse than death by wicker!

    I have this vague memory of this dream resulting from a TV program, but I have no idea what program it might have been.
     
  20. Jan 8, 2009 #19

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    You didn't happen to watch the original 'Wicker Man' movie (with Edward Woodward), did you? I haven't seen it since it first came out, but it was pretty freaky (and a lot better than the remake from a couple of years ago).

    Gravenewworld, both the original "Thing From Another World" and the remake "The Thing" were derived from a short story called 'Who goes there?' by John W. Campbell Jr.. They're the same show.
     
  21. Jan 8, 2009 #20

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    Nightmare on Elm Street freaked me out when I first saw that. I prefer the older horror movies such as House on Haunted Hill, the Changeling, Rosemary's Baby, Psycho, Exorcist. They just don't make them like they used to...
    Although I don't get scared, I did have a recurring nightmare after watching Nicky Santoro and his brother get beat by bats and then buried alive (in "Casino").
     
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