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post #16 of 123
One time I watched Begotten after not sleeping for several days, and I could see that bothering most people. Didn't do much to me, but very little does.

A Tale of Two Sisters made me throw a slice of pizza once. That was a bit embarrassing.
post #17 of 123
The Day After
post #18 of 123
In Japan, Kiyoshi Kurosawa makes some pretty scary stuff.

He's best known in the US for PULSE, which was unfortunately remade here.

Haven't seen it, but CURE is a knockout.

Don't wait for the inevitable remake.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0123948/
post #19 of 123
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
I think it's the utter realism that is so compelling; I mean, somewhere in Texas there must be a decrepit incestual family of cannibals bent on murdering nubile young people.

Yes, that is a chilling aspect, but the movie contained a great deal of pure absurdity.
post #20 of 123
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Rosemary's baby is the shit. The opening music is so peaceful yet so disturbing/haunting.
that movie is perfect. and the soundtrack by Kristof Komeda is incredible----seek it out. not just a great soundtrack, but a rewarding listening experience.
post #21 of 123
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
I think it's the utter realism that is so compelling; I mean, somewhere in Texas there must be a decrepit incestual family of cannibals bent on murdering nubile young people.
texas chainsaw was loosely based on the Ed Gein murders in... plainfield, wisconsin. oh, and second the earlier suggestion of FUNNY GAMES as an overlooked scary movie------well, just fucked up and disturbing, actually.
post #22 of 123
last scary movie i saw was MEMENTO MORI. creepy. about schoolgirl friendship/love and heavy complications
post #23 of 123
I thought Alien was pretty scary and, for the most part, not gory (with one obvious exception). The scene with Tom Skerritt crawling around in the tunnels was very intense, as was the final scene on the escape pod.

Jaws is one of my favorite movies of all time. I think I found it scary the first time I saw it, but it was so long ago I don't remember.

The Exorcist also scared me the first time I saw it (I was a lot younger then - perhaps I wouldn't find it very scary now). Heck, The Wizard of Oz scared me when I was a little kid.

Friday the 13th is one of the least scary "scary" movies I've ever seen (although the final scene with Jason popping out of the water made me jump the first time I saw it). To top it off, it's a horrible film from a writing/acting standpoint, even by horror movie standards.

The final scene of a movie called The Sentinel (not the recent one with Kiefer Sutherland and Michael Douglas) is supposed to be quite frightening, but I haven't seen it. I recently finally saw Last House on the Left. Not very scary after all of the build up. I also have yet to see the original Dawn of the Dead (I enjoyed the remake quite a bit, but didn't find it scary), or any of the Evil Dead movies.

I continue to believe The Blair Witch Project was a humongous fraud perpetrated on the International movie-going public.
post #24 of 123
Rosemary's Baby didn't scare me at all. I loved that movie.

Silence of the Lambs scared me the first time I saw it, but never again.

Only The Exorcist scared me in a way that stuck.
post #25 of 123
Surprised no one has mentined the original (French-Dutch?) version of The Vanishing.
post #26 of 123
Yentl.
post #27 of 123
I thought The Ring was great right up to the moment when the girl crawled out of the TV set. What a dumbass idea that was. Killed the movie.
post #28 of 123
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The Day After

I was 15 or 16 when that first aired on tv and it scared the Jeebus out of me...mostly because it seemed so probable back then.

At my age I cant find any movies scary but creepy ones were Rosemary's Baby, the Omen, Exorcist, Jaws....Jacob's Ladder had some seriously creepy moments
post #29 of 123
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Surprised no one has mentined the original (French-Dutch?) version of The Vanishing.

I didn't find this scary as much as tragic.

I also thought the first 20 or 30 minutes of The Hitcher (with Rutger Hauer and C. Thomas Howell) was pretty scary (the idea of being trapped in your car in the middle of nowhere during a stormy night with a homicidal maniac), after which it devolved into unbelievable crap.

Also, the scene in Poltergeist where the little kid gets grabbed by the clown doll was downright terrifying.
post #30 of 123
Oh, and I forgot The Shining (the Jack Nicholson/Stanley Kubrick version, not the made for TV version). That was pretty frightening.
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