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The Scariest Movie Ever Made?

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

  1. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Senior member

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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.
    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. [​IMG]
     
  2. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Senior member

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    last scary movie i saw was MEMENTO MORI.
    creepy.
    about schoolgirl friendship/love and heavy complications
     
  3. JBZ

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    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.
     
  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     
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    Surprised no one has mentined the original (French-Dutch?) version of The Vanishing.
     
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    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     
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    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
     
  9. JBZ

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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.
     
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    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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    The scariest movie ever made was probably the first one. "The pictures... they're coming ALIVE!"
     
  12. JBZ

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    The scariest movie ever made was probably the first one. "The pictures... they're coming ALIVE!"

    [​IMG]

    Not the first movie, but apparently shocking in its day.
     
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    I'd say the only time I left a movie theatre squeamish was after watch Event Horizon. Of course, I went in thinking it was a sci-fi, not a horror film.

    Jacob's Ladder and Candyman scared me too but I was much younger when those came out.

    Planet of the Apes was a horror film? According to the list it was.
     
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    If, hypothetically speaking, you had watched Phantasm stoned and drunk as a teenager, and then had to walk home in the dark, it'd be way up the list. At least, I imagine that would be the case.
     
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    The Excorsist and Fear of Clowns
     
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    If, hypothetically speaking, you had watched Phantasm stoned and drunk as a teenager, and then had to walk home in the dark, it'd be way up the list. At least, I imagine that would be the case.

    Yes, highly hypothetical. [​IMG]
     
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    The scariest movie I've ever seen that wasn't meant to be a horror movie - Trekkies.

    Great choices tiecollector! Good call on Event Horizon, its was scary, but it also sucked. I don't think I've ever jumped out of my seat that many times in a theater.

    I'm especially fond of the Hellraiser series...
     
  18. denimdestroyedmylife

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    i had a minor freakout watching thx1138, but that might have been the cough syrup.
     
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    The scariest movie I've ever seen that wasn't meant to be a horror movie - Trekkies.

    Great choices tiecollector! Good call on Event Horizon, its was scary, but it also sucked. I don't think I've ever jumped out of my seat that many times in a theater.

    I'm especially fond of the Hellraiser series...


    I loved Trekkies, Galaxy Quest too. If you thought Trekkies was scary maybe you should try watching American Movie. I don't know what to think of Event Horizon, it was just creepy as hell (people pulling out their own eyes etc), I wasn't exactly analyzing the storyline while jumping out of my seat. The premise was cool, which is why I went to go see it, but little did I know what I was in for...
     

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