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post #16 of 47
Texas Chainsaw Massacre

I have some family out in the middle of no where TN, and I have seen how some families can disassociate themselves from society and just develop this very strange culture. That's what made Texas Chainsaw Massacre so realistic for me.
post #17 of 47
Henry and TX Chainsaw, nuff said.
post #18 of 47
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But there clearly ARE supernatural forces afoot in The Shining. How did Jack manage to escape from the storage room if not for something opening the door from the other side?
There's an ambiguity throughout the film of what is garden-variety delirium, what is some supernaturally-provoked hallucination, and what is a genuinely supernatural occurrence. Arguably, this is part of what makes it unsatisfactory as a horror movie.

The way the Shining its filmed it makes you sure the supernatural is real which is why it's frightening. Disbelief is suspended which makes it a successful horror in my opinion. The delirium acts as another device to maintain suspension of disbelief.
In the Exorcist, even if the supernatural was real, the girl would have died with her neck broken after that scene, spoiling the film as realistic horror for me. Up until that point the Exorcist is genuinely terrifying, the parents act exactly as you would expect real parents to, trying medical help first and only turning to the Church in desperation.
post #19 of 47
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The way the Shining its filmed it makes you sure the supernatural is real which is why it's frightening. Disbelief is suspended which makes it a successful horror in my opinion. The delirium acts as another device to maintain suspension of disbelief.

In any case, The Shining scared me exactly as much as Eyes Wide Shut aroused me-- not at all.
post #20 of 47
Thread Starter 
All of the movies mentioned with the exception of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, I've never heard of. Maybe I should check them out to see how realistic they are.


I was thinking SCREAM, but even that wasn't all that realistic because the killers disappear and can't be heard.
post #21 of 47
The Poughkeepsie Tapes
post #22 of 47
if henry is counted as a horror film, then should silence of the lambs be also considered as such? also I remember watching amityville horror and it scared the shit out of me when I was a kid because they claim it was a true story.
post #23 of 47
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if henry is counted as a horror film, then should silence of the lambs be also considered as such? also I remember watching amityville horror and it scared the shit out of me when I was a kid because they claim it was a true story.

I realize the Hannibal movies aren't technically "horror" but theyre damn good.
post #24 of 47
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if henry is counted as a horror film, then should silence of the lambs be also considered as such? also I remember watching amityville horror and it scared the shit out of me when I was a kid because they claim it was a true story.

Yeah, I guess so. But Henry Lee Lucas was real. Well, actually....I don't know if I'd consider either of them horror...but still both great movies so who cares
post #25 of 47
Saw could really happen I feel.
post #26 of 47
In fairness, Henry was based on Lucas's own confessions, which seem to have mixed fact and fiction pretty liberally.
Edited by munchausen - 2/23/12 at 2:05pm
post #27 of 47
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Saw could really happen I feel.

Everytime I watch those movies, especially the first one, I think the same exact thing. I could see somebody doing that. I don't think to the lengths of the later films, but the first one? Most definitely. Chaining two people up in a room with the option of cutting a limb off to live is a realistic scenario.
post #28 of 47
if you've ever been in a serious relationship and had something on the side... or are afraid of getting crazy young women pregnant in general:

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I remember watching this movie alone in a theater back in 2005 and it kind of gave me a real freak out/semi panic attack...I had to call a close friend and talk for 30min to calm down.. (a lot of old memories came flooding).
post #29 of 47
Shining is great. Match Point is pretty good too albeit not real horror by definition imo.
post #30 of 47
Human Centipede. It is 100% medically accurate after-all.


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