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The Scariest Movie Ever Made?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by francine, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. francine

    francine Member

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    http://www.stuffmagazine.com/article...499&src=gtf123

    I think the list does display some good scary movies, but then again, its everyone's opinion. I think the scariest movie I have ever seen is Pet Cemetary, but I haven't seen that many good scary movies. I think that the Excorcist was not scary at all, nor was the Blair Witch Project, or Jaws. I think that the Halloween series and the Shining were pretty good but that's about it. and I don't think that 28 days later should be defined as a scary movie.
     
  2. LabelKing

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    The scariest movies are those that are psychologically disturbing not any of that gore-fest that commonly passes as scary.
     
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    My surfing buddy here in Japan teaches English, and for one obstreperous student he always brings a video of The Ring. If the student misbehaves, he takes out the video and threatens to make her watch it. She's completely convinced that if she watches it, she'll die, and is terrified of the mere thought of that movie.
     
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    The scariest movies are those that are psychologically disturbing not any of that gore-fest that commonly passes as scary.

    I agree.Misery scared me to death and I also thought the much maligned What Lies Beneath was pretty scary too.
     
  5. acidboy

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    The scariest movies are those that are psychologically disturbing not any of that gore-fest that commonly passes as scary.

    psychologically disturbing? you mean like "dumb and dumberer"? or the george clooney batman? [​IMG]
     
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    conventional horror movies don't do anything for me. Jesus Camp sounds pretty scary, though.
     
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    Rosemary's baby is the shit. The opening music is so peaceful yet so disturbing/haunting.
     
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    Pearl Harbor. So bad it's harrowing. Three hours of my eyes trying to rotate back in my head and my brain wishing it had a screensaver.
     
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    I agree.Misery scared me to death and I also thought the much maligned What Lies Beneath was pretty scary too.

    The hobbeling (sp?) scene made me cringe more than the Piano Wire Scene from Audition. I have a very hard time being scared from a movie though. Its kinda just like in my head I know its a movie so its nothing to be affraid of, guess I just think too much.
     
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    Pearl Harbor. So bad it's harrowing. Three hours of my eyes trying to rotate back in my head and my brain wishing it had a screensaver.
    What about Glitter?
     
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    What about Glitter?
    Go to bed, it's a school night.
     
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    The scariest movies are those that are psychologically disturbing not any of that gore-fest that commonly passes as scary.

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is hilarious. The scariest thing about it is the imminent danger of asphixiating oneself from laughter.
     
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    Go to bed, it's a school night.
    The gist of that is as tired as Mae West's garter.
     
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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is hilarious. The scariest thing about it is the imminent danger of asphixiating oneself from laughter.
    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.
     
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    Nobody has seen Funny Games then? It's not necessarily scary but it's messed up in a thoroughly unpleasant way, without much of the messed up stuff being that explicit. That said, it pains me to admit it, but I found 8mm gave me bad dreams for a long while afterwards. I'm not particularly fond of Nicholas Cage, and the movie wasn't particularly well done, but the very idea of snuff movies horrifies me.
     
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    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.
     
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    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/
     
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    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.
     
  20. denimdestroyedmylife

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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.
     

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