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ReynardMuldrake
10-19-2011, 09:21 AM
I'm not talking about spookiest, or creepiest, or most suspenseful, or goriest, or trippiest, or the most fucked-up...

But what movie has made you shit your pants? Kept you up at night? Gave you that sinking feeling? Made you afraid to leave the house?

What is the scariest movie you've ever seen?

ReynardMuldrake
10-19-2011, 09:21 AM
Personally, I would have to go with The Exorcist. Something about losing control over a family member while they are possesed by demons and being powerless to do anything about it is terrifying.

Pestilence
10-19-2011, 09:22 AM
I must be one of the only people that thought that "The Exorcist" fucking sucked.

Dayze
10-19-2011, 09:22 AM
probably Halloween as a young lad.

or Excorcist

Pestilence
10-19-2011, 09:23 AM
When I was a kid....it was any of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies.

Crush
10-19-2011, 09:28 AM
Poltergeist

Frazod
10-19-2011, 09:35 AM
Jaws.

seaofred
10-19-2011, 09:38 AM
I was pretty young with Child's Play came out. The night after I saw it, I stayed the night at my friends. He had a My Buddy doll. Freaked me out! Also the movie Event Horizon creeps me out.

Otter
10-19-2011, 09:43 AM
Haven't seen it for years so I'm not sure how well it's held up but "Jacob's Ladder".

Honorable Mention:

The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Antichrist
Threads

Chiefnj2
10-19-2011, 09:51 AM
I've been on a horror movie kick lately. Just saw The Descent and 1408. 1408 was a good movie considering it is PG13. Tough to make a non-R horror movie.

Sofa King
10-19-2011, 09:54 AM
Dunno. "It" wasn't much fun when i saw it as a little dude. Nor was "Puppet Master" (although those look ridiculous now). Pet Cemetery. Childs Play.


All movies i watched when i was younger. Nothing is really scary anymore. Except for Hard Knocks with the Kansas City Chiefs and Herm Edwards. I couldn't sleep for months.

luv
10-19-2011, 10:00 AM
When I was a kid....it was any of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies.

Same here.

Although, I'm a wuss when it comes to scary movies. I Know What You Did Last Summer even scared me...lol. Anything involving being in the house alone or going to the car alone. To this day, I always check the back seat before getting into my car. When I first lived alone, every sound would freak me out, and I would check closets and behind the shower curtain when I came home late at night.

Bump
10-19-2011, 10:02 AM
Blair Witch Project.

Otter
10-19-2011, 10:06 AM
Dunno. "It" wasn't much fun when i saw it as a little dude. Nor was "Puppet Master" (although those look ridiculous now). Pet Cemetery. Childs Play.


All movies i watched when i was younger. Nothing is really scary anymore. Except for Hard Knocks with the Kansas City Chiefs and Herm Edwards. I couldn't sleep for months.

How scary you perceive a movie has a lot to do with the atmosphere you're watching it in as much as the movie itself. I'm pretty sure I could watch 'Antichrist' on a sunny day while answering the phone and checking test messages and it would get nothing more than a grimace in certain spots. Change that to 2am, totally dark room and allowing yourself to become immersed in the movie and it becomes a 'holy shit I can't sleep' experience.

Lots of reasons out there why it's so subjective from one person to the next such as personal phobias and past experiences but I found atmosphere makes a huge difference.

I never watched that version of Hard Knocks. Herm the weekly series was more than I could take.

luv
10-19-2011, 10:06 AM
Blair Witch Project.

I didn't find that one scary at all.

DMAC
10-19-2011, 10:09 AM
Deliverance

TrickyNicky
10-19-2011, 10:44 AM
Fire in the Sky. I was only 9, but that's the last movie that gave me nightmares.

Stewie
10-19-2011, 10:52 AM
The first two scary movies I saw were Psycho and The Birds. They were on TV and I was probably 10 years old. Scared the crap out of me. Overall, the Exorcist is the scariest. I saw it for the first time at the movie theater on a midnight movie screening. It had quite an impact.

ReynardMuldrake
10-19-2011, 11:00 AM
Also, if anyone is into the low budget Blair Witch/Paranormal Activity style documentary horror movies, I highly recommend the web serial called Marble Hornets. Smallest budget, but I actually liked it the best of the three. You can find it on Youtube.

http://i.imgur.com/Rv7vG.png

Fish
10-19-2011, 11:20 AM
I saw Amittyville Horror when I was about 8 or 9. That one caused some serious nightmares for me for some reason.

QuikSsurfer
10-19-2011, 11:23 AM
Also, if anyone is into the low budget Blair Witch/Paranormal Activity style documentary horror movies, I highly recommend the web serial called Marble Hornets. Smallest budget, but I actually liked it the best of the three. You can find it on Youtube.

http://i.imgur.com/Rv7vG.png

I started watching this (the slender man) a while back -- I enjoy it but after reading House of Leaves -- I see where the Marble Hornets crew got their ideas.

Demonpenz
10-19-2011, 11:24 AM
Silence of the Lambs....the ending.....in a theatre........ HE WORE A DUDES FACE FOR BILL PECOTA'S SAKES!

QuikSsurfer
10-19-2011, 11:24 AM
Jacob's Ladder
The Exorcist (really gave me the spooks as a kid)

Honorable mention:
[Rec]

BoneKrusher
10-19-2011, 11:25 AM
WolfCreek

lcarus
10-19-2011, 11:29 AM
I really like a movie called Session 9. They filmed it inside a real abandoned mental hospital in Danvers, Massachusetts. It's a pretty slow movie and it revolves around an asbestos removal team that has to go inside this old place and obviously....remove asbestos. Well the place is just creepy. One of the guys finds an old box with a bunch of recorded sessions with a female patient with multiple personalities. I really won't go into any more detail than that, and this movie probably isn't for everyone. However I really found it to be a good scary movie.

QuikSsurfer
10-19-2011, 11:31 AM
I really like a movie called Session 9. They filmed it inside a real abandoned mental hospital in Danvers, Massachusetts. It's a pretty slow movie and it revolves around an asbestos removal team that has to go inside this old place and obviously....remove asbestos. Well the place is just creepy. One of the guys finds an old box with a bunch of recorded sessions with a female patient with multiple personalities. I really won't go into any more detail than that, and this movie probably isn't for everyone. However I really found it to be a good scary movie.

Great movie. I bought it before viewing it and have let many friends borrow this gem. Great psychological horror flick.

lcarus
10-19-2011, 11:34 AM
Great movie. I bought it before viewing it and have let many friends borrow this gem. Great psychological horror flick.

Glad someone else likes it too. I heard that they've since turned that hospital into an apartment complex. Boy it must be spooky living there!

Molitoth
10-19-2011, 11:37 AM
As a kid: Child's Play
As a teen: IT
Now: The World News

Jerm
10-19-2011, 11:38 AM
The original Black Christmas used to freak me out...

The Day After still touches a harrowing nerve with me, even today as an adult.

Detoxing
10-19-2011, 11:39 AM
Glad someone else likes it too. I heard that they've since turned that hospital into an apartment complex. Boy it must be spooky living there!

I enjoyed that movie as well.

I can't really think of a movie though that kept me up. Fire in the Sky scared the shit out of me when I was a kid....as did Nightmare on Elm Street.

These days it seems to be more about memorable moments rather than memorable movies.

Molitoth
10-19-2011, 11:40 AM
I remember this one scene of a horror flick I watched as a kid, but have never watched the full film, or even know what it is. Maybe one of you can help me out....

So the scene goes as I remember....

This ventriloquist doll (or something similar) comes to life and is chasing this girl around this house. As the doll chases her down the hallway she runs into a room and locks herself in a bedroom. After a few seconds of freaking out, she slowly moves down to her knee's to look through the crack under the door, and she finds that the doll is doing the exact same thing on the other side... which was scary as f*ck.

Anyone know what I'm talking about?

EDIT: Actually I started to google search, and found it!

WTACH THIS SHIT

http://youtu.be/4-8ocnmE0Ts

It was a short story from "USA Up All Nights, Night Flight."

MOhillbilly
10-19-2011, 11:43 AM
Fire walk with me.

Fish
10-19-2011, 11:43 AM
I remember this one scene of a horror flick I watched as a kid, but have never watched the full film, or even know what it is. Maybe one of you can help me out....

So the scene goes as I remember....

This ventriloquist doll (or something similar) comes to life and is chasing this girl around this house. As the doll chases her down the hallway she runs into a room and locks herself in a bedroom. After a few seconds of freaking out, she slowly moves down to her knee's to look through the crack under the door, and she finds that the doll is doing the exact same thing on the other side... which was scary as f*ck.

Anyone know what I'm talking about?

Puppet Master?

http://www.panelsonpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/o_puppet_master_wall.jpg

QuikSsurfer
10-19-2011, 11:44 AM
I remember this one scene of a horror flick I watched as a kid, but have never watched the full film, or even know what it is. Maybe one of you can help me out....

So the scene goes as I remember....

This ventriloquist doll (or something similar) comes to life and is chasing this girl around this house. As the doll chases her down the hallway she runs into a room and locks herself in a bedroom. After a few seconds of freaking out, she slowly moves down to her knee's to look through the crack under the door, and she finds that the doll is doing the exact same thing on the other side... which was scary as f*ck.

Anyone know what I'm talking about?

That's not from a movie but from a USA short that aired a long time ago.. I believe it was just called "the dummy".
embedded disabled: http://youtu.be/4-8ocnmE0Ts

edit: Night Flight was the series on USA

Frosty
10-19-2011, 11:45 AM
When I was a kid, I saw a TV movie called "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark". It scared the shit out of me for a long time. I haven't seen a horror movie since that comes close to that reaction.

It is available on Youtube but I haven't wanted to watch it since it probably seems really cheesy now. I guess they just remade it.

I saw "Jaws" in the theater when it came out (I was about 12). That was really scary then. Watching it now, I wonder why.

Jerm
10-19-2011, 11:46 AM
The Descent freaked me out some...had everything I hate in it...tight spaces, getting lost, broken bones, mongoloids lol.

lcarus
10-19-2011, 11:50 AM
I enjoyed that movie as well.

I can't really think of a movie though that kept me up. Fire in the Sky scared the shit out of me when I was a kid....as did Nightmare on Elm Street.

These days it seems to be more about memorable moments rather than memorable movies.

Fire in the Sky was pretty terrifying as a kid. I tried to watch it again a few years ago and it just wasn't the same. The original Nightmare On Elm Street still holds up today and is pretty good. The remake was so shitty. Hated it.

Pestilence
10-19-2011, 11:51 AM
I really like a movie called Session 9. They filmed it inside a real abandoned mental hospital in Danvers, Massachusetts. It's a pretty slow movie and it revolves around an asbestos removal team that has to go inside this old place and obviously....remove asbestos. Well the place is just creepy. One of the guys finds an old box with a bunch of recorded sessions with a female patient with multiple personalities. I really won't go into any more detail than that, and this movie probably isn't for everyone. However I really found it to be a good scary movie.

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Frosty
10-19-2011, 11:55 AM
I don't really find slasher movies scary, other than the boo scares. Nightmare on Elm Street was entertaining but I never thought it was particularly scary.

The Thing (with Kurt Russell) is one of the more recent (almost 30 years ago - ha!) horror films that I thought was actually scary, mostly from the sense of isolation.

wutamess
10-19-2011, 11:57 AM
Without a doubt The Fourth Kind!

kc rush
10-19-2011, 12:05 PM
Poltergeist freaked me out as a kid.

Candyman was probably the one that made me jump the most.

The original Funny Games probably disturbed me the most.

Donger
10-19-2011, 12:17 PM
I don't remember the name of it, but it had this flying, steel ball with knives and stuff coming out of it.

Fish
10-19-2011, 12:21 PM
I don't remember the name of it, but it had this flying, steel ball with knives and stuff coming out of it.

Phantasm!

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7393/thetallman8428296.jpg

Jerm
10-19-2011, 12:24 PM
I LOVE the Phantasm series...yes I'm willing to take the bad with the good.

Reggie Bannister FTW!!!

Chiefnj2
10-19-2011, 12:28 PM
As a kid I remember the following scary scenes:

1. Jaws - pretty much the entire movie.
2. Carrie - the hand popping out of the grave at the end.
3. Salem's Lot - Danny Glick at Mark Petrie's window.
4. Poltergeist - the puppet scene.

Rain Man
10-19-2011, 12:32 PM
I very seldom watch horror movies, because I don't really enjoy that type of experience. From the little experience I have, the ones that bother me most are the supernatural/demon possession ones more than the monsters or slashers. I've only seen part of The Exorcist, but it's the type of movie that I would find most scary, I think. The Saw/Hostel stuff wouldn't scare me as much as it would disgust me, so I wouldn't count them as scary.

Having said that, I was flipping through the channels last Halloween week when I stopped on "The Hills Have Eyes". Holy cow, that was creepy.

On a related note, I saw the movie 50/50 last week, and the guy is going in to the hospital for cancer treatments and chemo and stuff. While it's not "boo!" scary, it's in a way almost scarier because it's real and there's a legitimate possibility of having to do it.

Donger
10-19-2011, 12:33 PM
Phantasm!

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7393/thetallman8428296.jpg

I just sharted. Thanks.

Donger
10-19-2011, 12:35 PM
Oh, and pretty much all the Omen movies.

Pants
10-19-2011, 12:38 PM
The frisbee with razors in it was just so fucking awesome.

dannybcaitlyn
10-19-2011, 12:47 PM
The Grudge and also The Ring

rocknrolla
10-19-2011, 12:49 PM
Blair Witch Project.

I thought it was more laughable than scary.

rocknrolla
10-19-2011, 12:55 PM
When I was a kid Amitiyville horror and the Exorcist, scared the shit out of me.
A few years ago, I watched The hills have eyes at 3 in the morning. For some reason that movie spooked me pretty good.

QuikSsurfer
10-19-2011, 12:55 PM
A few years ago, I watched The hills have eyes at 3 in the morning. For some reason that movie spooked me pretty good.

I thought it was more laughable than scary.

siberian khatru
10-19-2011, 01:08 PM
The Legend of Boggy Creek

Nzoner
10-19-2011, 01:16 PM
I really like a movie called Session 9. They filmed it inside a real abandoned mental hospital in Danvers, Massachusetts. It's a pretty slow movie and it revolves around an asbestos removal team that has to go inside this old place and obviously....remove asbestos. Well the place is just creepy. One of the guys finds an old box with a bunch of recorded sessions with a female patient with multiple personalities. I really won't go into any more detail than that, and this movie probably isn't for everyone. However I really found it to be a good scary movie.

:thumb:

The scene where the kid afraid of the dark is trying to outrun the row of lights going out was creepy as hell.

Nzoner
10-19-2011, 01:18 PM
I remember this one scene of a horror flick I watched as a kid, but have never watched the full film, or even know what it is. Maybe one of you can help me out....

So the scene goes as I remember....

This ventriloquist doll (or something similar) comes to life and is chasing this girl around this house. As the doll chases her down the hallway she runs into a room and locks herself in a bedroom. After a few seconds of freaking out, she slowly moves down to her knee's to look through the crack under the door, and she finds that the doll is doing the exact same thing on the other side... which was scary as f*ck.

Anyone know what I'm talking about?

EDIT: Actually I started to google search, and found it!

WTACH THIS SHIT

http://youtu.be/4-8ocnmE0Ts

It was a short story from "USA Up All Nights, Night Flight."

Even older than that was a movie called Trilogy Of Terror where a vodoo doll comes to life and terrorizes a woman in her apartment.

Lzen
10-19-2011, 01:18 PM
I really like a movie called Session 9. They filmed it inside a real abandoned mental hospital in Danvers, Massachusetts. It's a pretty slow movie and it revolves around an asbestos removal team that has to go inside this old place and obviously....remove asbestos. Well the place is just creepy. One of the guys finds an old box with a bunch of recorded sessions with a female patient with multiple personalities. I really won't go into any more detail than that, and this movie probably isn't for everyone. However I really found it to be a good scary movie.

I've got that one on my Netflix instant queue.

Lzen
10-19-2011, 01:20 PM
The Day After still touches a harrowing nerve with me, even today as an adult.

I was going to mention The Day After. That, to me, is the most scary thing because it seems to be a real possibility.

Deberg_1990
10-19-2011, 01:22 PM
Not too much scares me anymore....just get chills.....The Paranormal Acvitivity movies and The Strangers gave me decent chills recently.

When i was a kid The Exorcist, Shining, and Carrie all freaked me out pretty good. oh, and that Doll story from Trilogy of Terror.

Nzoner
10-19-2011, 01:25 PM
One of mine was a short from the original Night Gallery tv pilot called The Cemetery about a painting that keeps changing.Scared the crap out of me as a kid and as stated if watching in the right atmosphere still gives me the creeps.

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Swanman
10-19-2011, 01:25 PM
Its a really stupid movie in hindsight but I couldn't get through Basket Case when I was like ten. It's about siamese twins that were separated at birth but one of the twins was nothing more than a head and an arm, named Belial. The movie was about the brothers going around and killing all the people associated with their surgery and everytime Belial was on screen I just couldn't look at him, it creeped me the hell out.

Deberg_1990
10-19-2011, 01:28 PM
Ill never forget watching a scene from "Pyscho" when i was about 9 or 10. The famous scene where the cop is walking up the stairs and then Norman comes out and slices his face and he falls down the stairs. About made me wet my pants......didnt watch the full thing again years later when i could appreciate what a classic it is.

Nzoner
10-19-2011, 01:30 PM
Most recently I'd go with The Strangers,if for nothing else just the possibility of it happening.

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Otter
10-19-2011, 01:31 PM
Did any of you guys watch 'Jacob's Ladder'? I can't believe I'm the only freaked out by that movie.

Deberg_1990
10-19-2011, 01:33 PM
Did any of you guys watch 'Jacob's Ladder'? I can't believe I'm the only freaked out by that movie.

Ive seen it, but its been years...dont remember too much about it other than he hallucinates right?

QuikSsurfer
10-19-2011, 01:34 PM
Did any of you guys watch 'Jacob's Ladder'? I can't believe I'm the only freaked out by that movie.

Post 23 asshole

mikeyis4dcats.
10-19-2011, 01:35 PM
movies aren't scary. some can be creepy, but scary, no.

QuikSsurfer
10-19-2011, 01:36 PM
movies aren't scary. some can be creepy, but scary, no.

Can books be scary?

Otter
10-19-2011, 01:38 PM
Post 23 asshole

Alright scrotum nose, thank you!

I need to rent that out again if nothing else to see how it's held up.

mikeyis4dcats.
10-19-2011, 01:43 PM
Can books be scary?

no.

Donger
10-19-2011, 01:46 PM
The Day After still touches a harrowing nerve with me, even today as an adult.

Really? I loved that movie.

rocknrolla
10-19-2011, 01:49 PM
Most recently I'd go with The Strangers,if for nothing else just the possibility of it happening.

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This was pretty scary. Its based "loosely" on real events. You are so right, the possibly is what makes is so scary.

QuikSsurfer
10-19-2011, 01:49 PM
no.

Oh okay. Now can you explain how "scary" is not synonymous with "creepy"?

QuikSsurfer
10-19-2011, 01:51 PM
Alright scrotum nose, thank you!

I need to rent that out again if nothing else to see how it's held up.

I own the dvd and have watched it probably 2 or 3 times over the past 5 years -- it has aged very well.

mikeyis4dcats.
10-19-2011, 02:12 PM
Oh okay. Now can you explain how "scary" is not synonymous with "creepy"?

I don't find movies or books to be frightening. Outright scary. I'll never watch a movie and have nightmares, or be afraid to turn the light out.

I have seen movies that creep me out a little, because of subject matter. If you don't understand the difference between being creeped out by something, and scared by something, I don't know how to explain it to you.

Pestilence
10-19-2011, 02:15 PM
The Strangers was dumb as hell.

Buck
10-19-2011, 02:17 PM
Marble Hornets scares the piss out of me. I always watch them at night with the window open, just to make it scarier. I haven't seen any in about 9 months though. Are they done with that?

QuikSsurfer
10-19-2011, 02:19 PM
I have seen movies that creep me out a little, because of subject matter. If you don't understand the difference between being creeped out by something, and scared by something, I don't know how to explain it to you.

Scary, eerie, creepy, frightening --- these words are all synonymous.. If you don't understand that - I don't know how to explain it to you.
I do understand that there is a level of fear, though.

NewChief
10-19-2011, 02:22 PM
When I was a little kid (like 5), my older cousins let me watch this movie with them. It absolutely scared the shit out of me for much of my childhood (like half of my bad dreams were based off of it). I watched it again as a teenager, and I couldn't believe that I had been scared of it. It's absolutely ridiculous.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068622/

blaise
10-19-2011, 02:23 PM
Alien scared me when I was a kid.

Fish
10-19-2011, 02:25 PM
Its a really stupid movie in hindsight but I couldn't get through Basket Case when I was like ten. It's about siamese twins that were separated at birth but one of the twins was nothing more than a head and an arm, named Belial. The movie was about the brothers going around and killing all the people associated with their surgery and everytime Belial was on screen I just couldn't look at him, it creeped me the hell out.

LOL... really?

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/1683/basketcasebelial.jpg

I'd never heard of this. It's funny the kind of stuff we're scared of when we were younger...

Pants
10-19-2011, 02:31 PM
Twin Peaks scared the shit out of me when I was a kid. I have no idea why. Fucking David Lynch.

Nzoner
10-19-2011, 02:40 PM
The Strangers was dumb as hell.

For me,scary is the possibility of something really happening brought to film,that said it was way more believeable than the Nightmare series.

And just to clarify,movies like music are subjective,so although I'm questioning the believeability of your choice,I'd never call it dumb.

Pestilence
10-19-2011, 02:42 PM
For me,scary is the possibility of something really happening brought to film,that said it was way more believeable than the Nightmare series.

And just to clarify,movies like music are subjective,so although I'm questioning the believeability of your choice,I'd never call it dumb.

I'm calling it dumb because the plot had so much promise....but fell flat. The two main characters were stupid at every turn of the movie.

Lzen
10-19-2011, 02:46 PM
I'm calling it dumb because the plot had so much promise....but fell flat. The two main characters were stupid at every turn of the movie.

Agreed. The movie was okay, but the main characters were really stupid.

Nzoner
10-19-2011, 02:46 PM
I'm calling it dumb because the plot had so much promise....but fell flat. The two main characters were stupid at every turn of the movie.

Unfortunately,Hollywood is full of that,sometimes I think regular guys like us could do a much better job.

ReynardMuldrake
10-19-2011, 02:55 PM
I started watching this (the slender man) a while back -- I enjoy it but after reading House of Leaves -- I see where the Marble Hornets crew got their ideas.

They actually call him 'The Operator' but I believe he was inspired by Slender Man.

It's interesting how creepy/effective a scary movie is really seems to have no relation to how much money was spent making it.

ReynardMuldrake
10-19-2011, 03:05 PM
Marble Hornets scares the piss out of me. I always watch them at night with the window open, just to make it scarier. I haven't seen any in about 9 months though. Are they done with that?

I think they're making a 'season 2' now. I wasn't sure what to think when I first watched it but after some time it's grown on me. I kinda want to watch it again now.

What's great about it is the use of sound. It's like when you play Silent Hill and a radio suddenly gets a lot of static you know shit's about to get real. I've never seen artifacts/screen tearing used like that in a movie. It's really kind of ingenious.

The two parts that stick out for me are when they were exploring that abandoned basement or whatever. That was super creepy. Also when they give the camera to someone else and they see that thing in the hallway... that actually made me jump.

Nzoner
10-19-2011, 03:08 PM
It's interesting how creepy/effective a scary movie is really seems to have no relation to how much money was spent making it.

You nailed that,look no further than Hooper's original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

rocknrolla
10-19-2011, 03:12 PM
Magic with Anthony Hopkins,from 1978. I haven't seen it since. But it gave me nightmares for the longest time. I'm going to pick it up. I'm sure it's pretty cheesy now.

dannybcaitlyn
10-19-2011, 03:14 PM
American werewolf in London did it for me when I was a kid.

sd4chiefs
10-19-2011, 08:43 PM
Not too much scares me anymore....just get chills.....The Paranormal Acvitivity movies and The Strangers gave me decent chills recently.

When i was a kid The Exorcist, Shining, and Carrie all freaked me out pretty good. oh, and that Doll story from Trilogy of Terror.

The first Paranormal Acvitiviy was kind of creepy for me because it was filmed here in San Diego and the house looked a lot like my house. Paranormal Acvitity 3 is at 89% on the tomatoe meter.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/paranormal_activity_3/

Deberg_1990
10-19-2011, 08:54 PM
I miss this..

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Al Bundy
10-19-2011, 08:54 PM
Halloween, I saw it in 1980 when I was 8 years old...

kc rush
10-20-2011, 06:01 AM
I miss this..

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With a zillion Ray Adams commercials run in there.

Otter
10-20-2011, 06:34 AM
Ive seen it, but its been years...dont remember too much about it other than he hallucinates right?

Sorry, missed this post.

To tell you what's going on in the movie gives away the whole ending. Which, by the way, is pretty ambiguous.

It's almost Halloween, rent it out and watch it in a dark room with no distractions. It's creepy as hell, but awesome. I'd love to hear your interpretation on it.

Swanman
10-20-2011, 08:22 AM
LOL... really?

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/1683/basketcasebelial.jpg

I'd never heard of this. It's funny the kind of stuff we're scared of when we were younger...

I think that image was from one of the sequels, where the series went in a comedic direction. In the first one, I remember Belial looking so much freakier. I can't put my finger on it, but something about the way he looked scared the piss out of me. And I watched all kinds of horror movies as a kid without being phased.

This image was from the original:

http://wherebadmovieslive.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/basketcase.jpg

lcarus
10-20-2011, 09:41 AM
Twin Peaks scared the shit out of me when I was a kid. I have no idea why. ****ing David Lynch.

If David Lynch was used to make the Silent Hill movie, maybe it wouldn't have turned out to be a giant piece of dog shit.

QuikSsurfer
10-20-2011, 09:44 AM
If David Lynch was used to make the Silent Hill movie, maybe it wouldn't have turned out to be a giant piece of dog shit.

The first half of Silent Hill was pretty good --- then it was tossed into a blender.

I may be a little biased because the SH game series (well 1-3) is my favorite.. but ah well.

I wonder if they're still working on the movie's sequel.

lcarus
10-20-2011, 09:45 AM
Oh, speaking of movies that you were scared of as a child that are ridiculous now. Ghoulies II used to scare me to death when I was 6 years old. I actually still somewhat like that POS movie now though. Beats Ghoulies 1, 3, and the INCREDIBLY awful Ghoulies IV. Where they didn't even have the Ghoulies..just two midgets in Spencer's Gifts troll costumes.

lcarus
10-20-2011, 09:46 AM
The first half of Silent Hill was pretty good --- then it was tossed into a blender.

I may be a little biased because the SH game series (well 1-3) is my favorite.. but ah well.

I wonder if they're still working on the movie's sequel.

I was so obsessed with the story in SH 1 & 2, that I just couldn't accept what they turned it into for the movie going masses. Which is a shame, because they nailed the atmosphere and used Akira Yamoaka's music from the games. If they do make a sequel, it should revolve around the plot of James.

lcarus
10-20-2011, 10:21 AM
Oh yeah, if you like horror movies, you should check out AVGN's Monster Madness reviews. He does a review of a horror movie for every day in the month of October. He's done it for years now, so lots of short reviews to watch if you get bored. I enjoy them.
http://cinemassacre.com/category/moviereviews/monstermadness/2011-monstermadness/

ReynardMuldrake
10-20-2011, 10:49 AM
I was so obsessed with the story in SH 1 & 2, that I just couldn't accept what they turned it into for the movie going masses. Which is a shame, because they nailed the atmosphere and used Akira Yamoaka's music from the games. If they do make a sequel, it should revolve around the plot of James.

I don't know, I thought they did a pretty good job. No CG creatures, they were all real actors, and I thought the monsters were really well done. It did lose some steam towards the end but compared to most movie/game adaptations, I thought it was excellent.

lcarus
10-20-2011, 11:14 AM
I don't know, I thought they did a pretty good job. No CG creatures, they were all real actors, and I thought the monsters were really well done. It did lose some steam towards the end but compared to most movie/game adaptations, I thought it was excellent.

Compared to most video game adaptations, it was pretty good. Unfortunately that isn't saying much. The creatures and the town looked awesome. The problem for me was the story and the acting was pretty forgettable. Half the movie was Rose running around yelling "CHERYL!". The trailer had me so pumped. Maybe the sequel will be better, but that's probably hoping for too much.

Huffmeister
10-20-2011, 12:06 PM
I started watching this (the slender man) a while back -- I enjoy it but after reading House of Leaves -- I see where the Marble Hornets crew got their ideas.

I started reading House Of Leaves about a year ago, but for the life of me I can't seem to get into it. I'm probably less than 100 pages into it. All of the footnotes and jumping back and forth between narratives (within the footnotes) and pages and pages of discussing the philosophical meaning of the word "mirror" have just prevented me from enjoying it. It seems like there's a kernel of good stuff in there (the house's interior dimensions being larger than the exterior dimensions), but I had a hard time getting to it. Is it worth my time to pick it back up and work my way through it?

Also, what is Marble Hornets?

TEX
10-20-2011, 12:12 PM
The Exorcist
When I was a kid it scared the $hit out of me! We all snuck in to see it late one Saturday evening. We were all looking over our shoulders riding our bikes home. LOL!

QuikSsurfer
10-20-2011, 12:23 PM
I started reading House Of Leaves about a year ago, but for the life of me I can't seem to get into it. I'm probably less than 100 pages into it. All of the footnotes and jumping back and forth between narratives (within the footnotes) and pages and pages of discussing the philosophical meaning of the word "mirror" have just prevented me from enjoying it. It seems like there's a kernel of good stuff in there (the house's interior dimensions being larger than the exterior dimensions), but I had a hard time getting to it. Is it worth my time to pick it back up and work my way through it?

Also, what is Marble Hornets?

It's much easier to read it as two different stories.. Read through it once while hitting all of The Navidson Record -- and then again hitting all of Johnny's story.. It gets really hard to read towards the end with all the crazy page formatting and even backwards fonts that you have to read with a mirror.. But holy shit, it is a great, terrifying ride.
What version of the book do you have?

ReynardMuldrake
10-20-2011, 12:30 PM
Compared to most video game adaptations, it was pretty good. Unfortunately that isn't saying much. The creatures and the town looked awesome. The problem for me was the story and the acting was pretty forgettable. Half the movie was Rose running around yelling "CHERYL!". The trailer had me so pumped. Maybe the sequel will be better, but that's probably hoping for too much.

They're making a sequel? I wish they would just make an adaptation of Silent Hill 2. Slow, creeping psychological horror, it could be a great movie.

Jerm
10-20-2011, 12:39 PM
Really? I loved that movie.

Oh I do too...one of my favs, just freaky to watch it develop and then the aftermath.

Chiefnj2
10-20-2011, 12:42 PM
I started reading House Of Leaves about a year ago, but for the life of me I can't seem to get into it. I'm probably less than 100 pages into it. All of the footnotes and jumping back and forth between narratives (within the footnotes) and pages and pages of discussing the philosophical meaning of the word "mirror" have just prevented me from enjoying it. It seems like there's a kernel of good stuff in there (the house's interior dimensions being larger than the exterior dimensions), but I had a hard time getting to it. Is it worth my time to pick it back up and work my way through it?

Also, what is Marble Hornets?

FWIW, I thought House of Leaves was way over-hyped. I didn't find it scarey or creepy at all.

gblowfish
10-20-2011, 12:43 PM
I don't care much for scary movies. Life itself is scary enough.
But I thought "Silence of the Lambs" was great and very scary.

kaplin42
10-20-2011, 12:56 PM
When I was younger and first saw it, Event Horizon scared the crap out of me.

DJJasonp
10-20-2011, 02:36 PM
I think it has a lot to do with your age and the ability for the filmmaker to have you suspend your disbelief.

I was around 10 when I saw the original Halloween.......and it scared the hell out of me.

ANother John Carpenter movie "Prince of Darkness" was intensely creepy.

The exorcist, if you didnt catch it before all of the parodies, wont have the same impact as it did for those that saw it prior to all the jokes.

Recent films that I thought were well done and either creepy/scary/gory, etc.:

The Haunting in Connecticut (really well done and creeped me out)
House of 1,000 corpses (zombie doesnt pull any punches)
The Others was pretty good (Nicole Kidman)
The Ring/Grudge both were well done (IMO)
Cabin Fever was good
The Strangers (with Liv Tyler) was hands-down, one of the best horror movies of the past 10 years.

Another from my younger days......Phantasm scared the sh*t out of me the first time I saw it.

crispystl420
10-20-2011, 05:58 PM
I don't even know if it was a horror movie but I used to watch this movie when i was like 5 or 6 call The Omega Man (I think) that shit used to scare the shit out of me.

crispystl420
10-20-2011, 06:00 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067525/


Here is the info.

88TG88
10-20-2011, 06:21 PM
I was pretty young with Child's Play came out. The night after I saw it, I stayed the night at my friends. He had a My Buddy doll. Freaked me out!

Ya me too, I was about the same age as the kid in the movie so it made me think I was next.

kcmaxwell
10-20-2011, 07:32 PM
When I was a kid....it was any of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies.

This forever. The first one scared the ever loving hell outta me.

kcmaxwell
10-20-2011, 07:33 PM
When I was younger and first saw it, Event Horizon scared the crap out of me.

That was another good one. When that kid went out the airlock was crazy!

Red Brooklyn
10-20-2011, 08:16 PM
For me there are only four movies that just scared the shit out of me and have stayed with me long after first viewing.

1. A Nightmare On Elm Street (original). Saw it for the first time when I was 6. Saw it for the second time when I was 14 and hadn't forgotten a single frame.

2. The Shining. Doesn't really scare me anymore. Now it's just an amazing film. But the first time around it knocked me out.

3. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Saw this out of context, had never seen an episode of TP before. I was 16 and it really got to me. Big time. I still have a hard time opening my bedroom door some nights.

4. The Exorcist. Still gets me. I've only seen it four times and each time it's been hell getting to sleep after.

listopencil
10-20-2011, 08:18 PM
Even older than that was a movie called Trilogy Of Terror where a vodoo doll comes to life and terrorizes a woman in her apartment.

Yep. I think it was the second story of the trilogy.

I'm trying to find a movie that scared the living shit out of me as a kid. I think it was made in the 70's. This lady is living the suburban dream in a nice house and it gets invaded by tiny people or creatures. They can't function in bright light. At one point (maybe the climax of the movie) she is throwing a dinner party and the little people are going full on attack mode. They cut the power to the house.

listopencil
10-20-2011, 08:21 PM
http://terrortrap.com/television/dontbeafraidofthedark/

ohiobronco2
10-20-2011, 08:29 PM
When I was a kid, it was Exorcist. As an adult, the show I Survived. Humans can be pretty f***** up.

Frosty
10-20-2011, 09:21 PM
http://terrortrap.com/television/dontbeafraidofthedark/

Mentioned it earlier. I saw it was I was around 9 years old and it gave me nightmares for a long time.

Barrymore50
10-20-2011, 09:40 PM
SEVEN. SE7EN?

listopencil
10-20-2011, 10:19 PM
Mentioned it earlier. I saw it was I was around 9 years old and it gave me nightmares for a long time.


I checked the date and it was aired Halloween '73. So I was 6 years old when I first saw it. Absolutely terrifying for a 6 year old.

listopencil
10-20-2011, 10:20 PM
Strangely enough...

October 10th 1973 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973) – Vice President of the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vice_President_of_the_United_States) Spiro Agnew (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiro_Agnew) resigns after being charged with federal income tax (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Income_tax) evasion.

Guru
10-20-2011, 10:24 PM
Poltergeist and Nighmare on Elm Street.

Bambi
10-20-2011, 11:20 PM
Something Wicked This Way Comes

BigMeatballDave
10-20-2011, 11:24 PM
When I was a kid, The Exorcist and Amityville Horror.

The Grudge was a little creepy.

BigMeatballDave
10-20-2011, 11:25 PM
SEVEN. SE7EN?

Great movie. I never thought of it as a scary movie.

Bambi
10-20-2011, 11:26 PM
need this in this thread. See these movies....they'll change your life :)


Wickedson's Definitive List of Bad Ass kinda Horror but more Brutal Movies:

enjoy!


the 70's
Cannibal Holocaust (The movie Blair Witch stole all their ideas from)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the one from the 70's)
I Spit on You Grave (tough rape scene but good revenge)
Last House on the Left (the one from the 70's)
Last House on the Left (the new one isn't that bad...rough rape scene)
Halloween
Carrie
An American Werewolf in London (a comedy but really good)

Asian
Oldboy (not really horror but one of my favorite movies ever...Korean)...if you like it there are two sequels
Ichi the Killer
Audition
Three Extremes
Visitor Q
Battle Royale

American
Lost Highway
Devil's Rejects
Hard Candy (you thought the little girl from Juno was cute...)
The Descent
The Ruins
Surveillance
Cabin Fever
Frailty
Silent Hill
Dead Silence

French and/or Euro
Haute Tension (American release is called High Tension)
The Hills Have Eyes
Irreversible (the worst rape scene but movie is incredible)
Martyrs
Let the Right One In
Wolf Creek

Sci Fi Horror
Sunshine
Event Horizon

-King-
10-20-2011, 11:30 PM
Its a really stupid movie in hindsight but I couldn't get through Basket Case when I was like ten. It's about siamese twins that were separated at birth but one of the twins was nothing more than a head and an arm, named Belial. The movie was about the brothers going around and killing all the people associated with their surgery and everytime Belial was on screen I just couldn't look at him, it creeped me the hell out.

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/8656/basketcase.gif

BigMeatballDave
10-20-2011, 11:31 PM
American Werewolf in London was pretty good.

Wasn't that early 80's?

BigMeatballDave
10-20-2011, 11:36 PM
The Brood and It's Alive were very creepy.

greg63
10-20-2011, 11:43 PM
Exorcist

ThaVirus
10-21-2011, 12:18 AM
Well since my parents were about 20 years old when they had me, they didn't practice the best parenting techniques. They pretty much let me and my sister watch any movie and listen to any music they did so I saw it all. The scariest movies I remember were the Halloweens (can't tell you which ones) when I was around 4 years old probably. I had the biggest fear of Michael Myers for the longest time from that, I promise.

After that, I'd say The Ring was the next big movie to scare me. I was around 13 when I saw it. I remember wanting to move the TV out of my room for a few weeks after that one. Even more, the whole creep/crawly/snappy movement thing that developed from her crawling up the well always gets me. A bunch of movies adopted it right after, like The Grudge, The Messengers and a few others.

Fairplay
10-21-2011, 12:31 AM
The movie where this girls head goes around and around. Plus she throws up on people, talks real scary and has to be tied to a bed.

listopencil
10-21-2011, 12:39 AM
The movie where this girls head goes around and around. Plus she throws up on people, talks real scary and has to be tied to a bed.

Sex In The City?

BigMeatballDave
10-21-2011, 01:09 AM
Sex In The City?

LMAO

Nzoner
10-21-2011, 08:21 AM
need this in this thread. See these movies....they'll change your life :)


Wickedson's Definitive List of Bad Ass kinda Horror but more Brutal Movies:

enjoy!



Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the one from the 70's)

[Still #1 in my book]




Audition

I own this movie,absolutely wicked.





Hard Candy (you thought the little girl from Juno was cute...)

Own this one as well,let's just say this one made me very uneasy and I found myself squirming more than once.


Irreversible (the worst rape scene but movie is incredible)

Great call,the rape scene was sickening,however,the murder scene was easily the most brutal I've seen as well.




Posted some thoughts on some of your choices and would also suggest checking out.

Man Bites Dog

SPOORLOOS-the original of The Vanishing that starred Keifer Sutherland.

The Flock

ohiobronco2
10-21-2011, 08:25 AM
Now, one of the worst I've ever seen was played on, "USA, UP ALL NIGHT". I believe it was called THE CHILDREN.

ReynardMuldrake
10-21-2011, 08:42 AM
need this in this thread. See these movies....they'll change your life :)


Wickedson's Definitive List of Bad Ass kinda Horror but more Brutal Movies:

enjoy!

[...]



Dude you have fucked-up taste in movies. You just named most of the movies I refuse to watch.

Cannibal Holocaust? How can you watch a film where they kill real animals onscreen? That shit is sickening.

frankotank
10-21-2011, 08:53 AM
American werewolf in London did it for me when I was a kid.

A naked American man stole my balloons!

Bwana
10-21-2011, 09:10 AM
Even older than that was a movie called Trilogy Of Terror where a vodoo doll comes to life and terrorizes a woman in her apartment.

I forgot all about that little bastard voo-doo doll. If I remember correctly, there were three mini stories and that was one of them. I also think it was a made for TV gig, rather than something you went to see at the theater? I could be wrong though. It's been a lot of years, back when the crust of the earth was cooling.

frankotank
10-21-2011, 09:13 AM
The Legend of Boggy Creek
Nice! I was a kid living in the upper peninsula of Michigan when this came out. They had taken plaster casts of supposed bigfoot footprints at the lake all of us kids would swim in. Damn I forgot all about this one. It bothered me…..big time….

I’ve always loved scary movies. Still do, except that for the most part they just aren’t scary anymore. I was in 7th grade-ish and me and my best friend Donnie had my mom get us into the base theater (Whiteman) to see this scary movie. I used to race Donnie from street light to street light all the time, and me being white, him being black, he’d beat me every time. So about 20 minutes into this movie we decide…we can't deal, we gotta leave. We had to walk thru woods to get home and now it’s dark. So you do that thing where he gets ahead of you so you walk a little faster to get ahead of him and then a little faster and then you’re flat out sprinting. We were seriously freaked out. I dusted his ass! I was first out of the woods by a long shot. Fear….it’ll make you run like a mother****er!

Anyways, I’ve since seen the WHOLE movie. It was on a few years back and it’s really not that scary. It's actually pretty silly, but it sure as hell was scary back in 7th grade.
It’s Alive.
That frigging baby....sick.

http://cbowiephoto.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/its_alive.jpg

CosmicPal
10-21-2011, 09:19 AM
The scariest movies to me are the ones that incorporate suspense, a feeling of isolation, the feeling that it can happen to you, and a captivating, eerie soundtrack to get your heart pumping. With that said, my personal favorites all share those elements:

1. Jaws
2. The Exorcist
3. The Shining
4. The Thing
5. Halloween
6. Silence of the Lambs
7. Rec
8. Alien
9. The Descent
10. The Devil's Backbone

lcarus
10-21-2011, 10:00 AM
This was always hysterical to me...

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Nzoner
10-21-2011, 12:24 PM
I forgot all about that little bastard voo-doo doll. If I remember correctly, there were three mini stories and that was one of them. I also think it was a made for TV gig, rather than something you went to see at the theater? I could be wrong though. It's been a lot of years, back when the crust of the earth was cooling.

You'd be correct

QuikSsurfer
10-21-2011, 12:25 PM
10. The Devil's Backbone

Great, great movie. Surprised it hasn't been listed before now.

Frazod
10-21-2011, 12:52 PM
American Werewolf in London was pretty good.

Wasn't that early 80's?

Love this movie. I saw this in the theater when I was in high school. I was watching the movie with two girls, one on either side, who were clinging to me throughout the entire film. I had already seen it once, so I knew were all the scary parts were and didn't flinch. Plus, most of my friends were sitting a couple of rows behind us without dates. What a great night. :D

DJJasonp
10-21-2011, 01:47 PM
What was the movie where a bunch of twenty-somethings broke down in rural Australia?....then terrorized by a backwoods lunatic type? That movie was brutal.

Pawnmower
10-21-2011, 01:56 PM
trolls 2

tremors

Chiefnj2
10-21-2011, 01:56 PM
What was the movie where a bunch of twenty-somethings broke down in rural Australia?....then terrorized by a backwoods lunatic type? That movie was brutal.

Funny Games

ReynardMuldrake
10-21-2011, 02:01 PM
Funny Games

That doesn't sound a thing like Funny Games. Other than the terrorizing part.

Chiefnj2
10-21-2011, 02:06 PM
That doesn't sound a thing like Funny Games. Other than the terrorizing part.

You are right, probably Wolf Creek.

Nzoner
10-21-2011, 02:29 PM
What was the movie where a bunch of twenty-somethings broke down in rural Australia?....then terrorized by a backwoods lunatic type? That movie was brutal.

Wrong Turn?

lcarus
10-21-2011, 02:47 PM
Since this is the scary movie thread, tonight I'm planning on watching the old Hammer Dracula movies with Christopher Lee. I've never seen any of them. Should be awful/awesome! Any recommendations on which ones are the best

Chiefs Pantalones
10-21-2011, 06:11 PM
The only movie that ever scared me was Stephen King's It. I saw that when I was nine years old. I like scary movies but I've never really been scared by any since that one. I've seen it since then and don't get scared now but that's the only one that has creeped me out lol. I hate clowns.

keg in kc
10-21-2011, 06:15 PM
I'm not sure anything has ever scared me as much as The Exorcist as a then-Catholic teen.

QuikSsurfer
10-21-2011, 06:26 PM
The only movie that ever scared me was Stephen King's It. I saw that when I was nine years old. I like scary movies but I've never really been scared by any since that one. I've seen it since then and don't get scared now but that's the only one that has creeped me out lol. I hate clowns.

The book is terrifying... I had to take a few breaks from it that summer..

WhiteWhale
10-21-2011, 06:34 PM
The only movie that ever scared me was Stephen King's It. I saw that when I was nine years old. I like scary movies but I've never really been scared by any since that one. I've seen it since then and don't get scared now but that's the only one that has creeped me out lol. I hate clowns.

Bwaha.

I'm the same. Saw it as a kid. Scared the shit out of me. I had seen Friday the 13th part 3, and that didn't scare me a bit. I have a friend who saw it and she's still scared of clowns.

I think it's because he was killing kids. Not "Nightmare on Elm Street" 25 year olds pretending to be 17 year olds. They were kids. That must have been it, because the movie isn't scarey at all.

ohiobronco2
10-21-2011, 06:34 PM
The only movie that ever scared me was Stephen King's It. I saw that when I was nine years old. I like scary movies but I've never really been scared by any since that one. I've seen it since then and don't get scared now but that's the only one that has creeped me out lol. I hate clowns.

"They all float down here and when your down here with us, you'll float too." The book is terrifying, at least it was when I was 13.

SnakeXJones
10-21-2011, 07:45 PM
The Exorcist III is a underrated film George c scott and brad dourif had great chemistry

BigChiefFan
10-21-2011, 08:32 PM
I saw the Gargoyles as a young kid and that scared the Hell out of me.

Deberg_1990
10-21-2011, 08:49 PM
I saw the Gargoyles as a young kid and that scared the Hell out of me.

sh*t gets real about 55 seconds in


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Frosty
10-22-2011, 09:17 AM
The book is terrifying...

Until the end, and then it's... WTF?

Fairplay
10-22-2011, 10:38 AM
The book is terrifyingly... long. had to take a few breaks from it that summer..



FYP

Rausch
10-22-2011, 11:44 AM
For me it was Communion and The Day After.

otherstar
10-22-2011, 07:21 PM
The Hitcher (1986 version) with Rutger Hauer, and The Handmaid's Tale (1990) have always scared me shitles. The Hitcher because it leaves so much to the imagination, and The Handmaid's Tale because it's believable.

Setsuna
10-22-2011, 09:18 PM
The Ring

BigMeatballDave
10-22-2011, 10:30 PM
The RingUgh. HATED that movie. SOOO fucking stupid. Not scary at all, just retarded.

How do you not get away from a wet girl crawling out of your TV? Fucking run, dumbasses.

Bambi
10-23-2011, 03:28 AM
Posted some thoughts on some of your choices and would also suggest checking out.

Man Bites Dog

SPOORLOOS-the original of The Vanishing that starred Keifer Sutherland.

The Flock

I haven't seen any of these but have heard good things.

Going to check them out

Bambi
10-23-2011, 03:29 AM
IT, the stephen king mini-series really scared me too when i was a kid

Bambi
10-23-2011, 03:36 AM
Dude you have ****ed-up taste in movies. You just named most of the movies I refuse to watch.

Cannibal Holocaust? How can you watch a film where they kill real animals onscreen? That shit is sickening.

They do kill and mutilate a large turtle onscreen in that movie which I found to be very distasteful. Not only that, it really had nothing to do with the context of the film.

However Cannibal Holocaust showcases some of the most innovative filmmaking the world has ever seen.

The concept of "found footage" started here and really makes the victims seem completely helpless ala Blair Witch. I'm actually surprised CH hasn't been given more praise and recognition over the years...

But the obvious reason why that is, is that so much of the content of the film is so objectionable.

Easy 6
10-23-2011, 12:47 PM
The Shining, best horror movie of all time.

frankotank
10-27-2011, 02:03 PM
The Shining, best horror movie of all time.

I'll bet I'm gonna get slammed for saying this....but as a huge Stephen King fan....although I DID like The Shining....I was disappointed because it strayed so much from the book. Jack Nicholson is absolutely awesome in that movie, so it is with much regret that I say, The Shining mini series with the dude from Wings (Stephen Weber??) is better and hangs to the book. If you like the Nicholson version, they you should check out the Weber version. It is really good. Complete with mobile hedge animals instead of a stupid maze. Also, his wife is hot - Shelley Duvall is not....

PS - the movie ending of The Mist really pissed me off! why does hollywood insist on fucking up a good thing. dammit!

Johnny Vegas
10-27-2011, 02:10 PM
The Poughkeepsie Tapes. Its a small budget film.

QuikSsurfer
10-27-2011, 02:13 PM
FYP

All stephen king novels are ridiculously long, IMO -- Number of chapters that I just skimmed through.

Frosty
10-27-2011, 02:17 PM
PS - the movie ending of The Mist really pissed me off! why does hollywood insist on ****ing up a good thing. dammit!

Man - this! I hated that ending (other then the Dead Can Dance song). If I rewatch it now, I just shut it off when they drive off from the store.

frankotank
10-27-2011, 02:24 PM
All stephen king novels are ridiculously long, IMO -- Number of chapters that I just skimmed through.

agreed, but sometimes that's not so bad.....sometimes. The Stand is imo one of the best books ever, and that is one big sob. then they came out with The Stand Expanded which is an even BIGGER sob, it's like Bible big! but it's a good read. gotta say the minis series really did it justice. but a movie can never capture the book.....the book always takes you much deeper.

my son was watching Pet Semetary last night (which has been discussed in here). just so damn creepy seeing that little boy play dead demon thing....

frankotank
10-27-2011, 02:26 PM
Man - this! I hated that ending (other then the Dead Can Dance song). If I rewatch it now, I just shut it off when they drive off from the store.

did you read the book....do you know how it ends? just so much better than the way the movie ended.

QuikSsurfer
10-27-2011, 02:27 PM
agreed, but sometimes that's not so bad.....sometimes. The Stand is imo one of the best books ever, and that is one big sob. then they came out with The Stand Expanded which is an even BIGGER sob, it's like Bible big! but it's a good read. gotta say the minis series really did it justice. but a movie can never capture the book.....the book always takes you much deeper.

my son was watching Pet Semetary last night (which has been discussed in here). just so damn creepy seeing that little boy play dead demon thing....

I have a hardback copy of The Stand -- just over 2k pages -- I turned it into a book-safe after I read it... yup, it's that big.

QuikSsurfer
10-27-2011, 02:30 PM
did you read the book....do you know how it ends? just so much better than the way the movie ended.

I read this years back - I just remember the 3 people surviving and driving away from the store - they see the mist has spread as far as they can see and then some blip comes on the radio (I can't remember what was said) Is there more to it than that?

frankotank
10-27-2011, 02:31 PM
The Poughkeepsie Tapes. Its a small budget film.

just watched the trailer. looks like it'd be really really bad.....but I may just check it out sometime. bot streamable on netflixs yet.

Hawk
10-27-2011, 02:39 PM
As a kid, Friday the 13th part II scared me because it was the first horror movie i ever watched and I was home at night by myself.

But for long lasting impressions, Poltergeist freaked me out the most. I still shudder at trees outside of windows and hate frickin clowns. And the sequel with the creepy preacher guy...I hate that guy.

The Ring is a modern one that freaked me out a little. I hate kids in horror flicks, that really adds to the creep factor for me for some reason. Exorcist and the Omen were a couple of others with kids. Creepy.

Johnny Vegas
10-27-2011, 02:42 PM
just watched the trailer. looks like it'd be really really bad.....but I may just check it out sometime. bot streamable on netflixs yet.

thing was is someone told me it was a real story. I never heard of it and watched it thinking it was real footage from the killer. I was pretty relieved to find out it wasn't real, but its based off a real series of events not exactly parallel of the real killer, but same sort of mystery. I actually have it on my hard drive I downloaded it from a torent site. You should be able to find it.

Frosty
10-27-2011, 02:48 PM
did you read the book....do you know how it ends?

Yeah. I was pumped when the movie came out but so disappointed with the ending.

ReynardMuldrake
10-27-2011, 02:55 PM
I'll bet I'm gonna get slammed for saying this....but as a huge Stephen King fan....although I DID like The Shining....I was disappointed because it strayed so much from the book. Jack Nicholson is absolutely awesome in that movie, so it is with much regret that I say, The Shining mini series with the dude from Wings (Stephen Weber??) is better and hangs to the book. If you like the Nicholson version, they you should check out the Weber version. It is really good. Complete with mobile hedge animals instead of a stupid maze. Also, his wife is hot - Shelley Duvall is not....

PS - the movie ending of The Mist really pissed me off! why does hollywood insist on fucking up a good thing. dammit!

I love Kubrick, but The Shining is one of SK's best novels. Why the hell did they change it from room 217 anyway?

Huffmeister
10-27-2011, 03:18 PM
PS - the movie ending of The Mist really pissed me off! why does hollywood insist on ****ing up a good thing. dammit!

That is absolutely one of the best endings ever.

QuikSsurfer
10-27-2011, 03:33 PM
I read this years back - I just remember the 3 people surviving and driving away from the store - they see the mist has spread as far as they can see and then some blip comes on the radio (I can't remember what was said) Is there more to it than that?

??

Great Expectations
10-27-2011, 03:34 PM
The Shining, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs. All of those seemed real/plausible to me during the time of my youth.

ChiefsfannSandeggo
10-27-2011, 03:36 PM
For me when I was about 9 years old was THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (original).

listopencil
10-27-2011, 03:37 PM
I'll bet I'm gonna get slammed for saying this....but as a huge Stephen King fan....although I DID like The Shining....I was disappointed because it strayed so much from the book. Jack Nicholson is absolutely awesome in that movie, so it is with much regret that I say, The Shining mini series with the dude from Wings (Stephen Weber??) is better and hangs to the book. If you like the Nicholson version, they you should check out the Weber version. It is really good. Complete with mobile hedge animals instead of a stupid maze. Also, his wife is hot - Shelley Duvall is not....



I agree. The book was substantially better than the movie, they almost tell two different stories. But I rarely find a Stephen King movie that I like. At least I did enjoy The Shining.

gblowfish
10-27-2011, 03:39 PM
The Last Toy Story....when all the toys almost go to Hell....
MOMMY!!!!

listopencil
10-27-2011, 03:43 PM
For me when I was about 9 years old was THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (original).

That's great. When my son was around that age he and his sister had Strep Throat on Halloween. They would get it often at that time of the year, so I would rent scary movies for them. I rented the original NOTLD and he sat transfixed through the entire thing. Didn't move. Didn't speak. Probably didn't even blink. As the credit rolled he turned to me with his eyes wide and a stone face. He said in the deadpan voice of a small child, "That was the scariest movie I ever saw."

Huffmeister
10-27-2011, 03:56 PM
For me when I was about 9 years old was THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (original).

Of all the zombie movies, that one still creeps me out the most. Being black and white, it has such awesome use of light and shadow. And since it's the first zombie movie, they didn't go overboard with the gore.

Fish
10-27-2011, 04:02 PM
That's great. When my son was around that age he and his sister had Strep Throat on Halloween. They would get it often at that time of the year, so I would rent scary movies for them. I rented the original NOTLD and he sat transfixed through the entire thing. Didn't move. Didn't speak. Probably didn't even blink. As the credit rolled he turned to me with his eyes wide and a stone face. He said in the deadpan voice of a small child, "That was the scariest movie I ever saw."

LMAO... awesome...

CoMoChief
10-27-2011, 04:18 PM
Scariest - Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Fucked up - The Cell

Scariest as a child - Stephen King's "It" (hate clowns still to this day)

Nzoner
10-28-2011, 06:04 AM
I'll bet I'm gonna get slammed for saying this....but as a huge Stephen King fan....although I DID like The Shining....I was disappointed because it strayed so much from the book. Jack Nicholson is absolutely awesome in that movie, so it is with much regret that I say, The Shining mini series with the dude from Wings (Stephen Weber??) is better and hangs to the book. If you like the Nicholson version, they you should check out the Weber version. It is really good. Complete with mobile hedge animals instead of a stupid maze. Also, his wife is hot - Shelley Duvall is not....


I'm with you 100% in fact you may want to read through this thread
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=248341

frankotank
10-28-2011, 10:12 AM
I read this years back - I just remember the 3 people surviving and driving away from the store - they see the mist has spread as far as they can see and then some blip comes on the radio (I can't remember what was said) Is there more to it than that?

crap I don't know how to do a spoiler. gonna copy yours and hope it works....
how do you do it anyways??

the survivors are sitting in the suv when the ground shakes. a foot hits the ground very close to them. they look up and the creature walking over them is so big they can't see it's belly cause it's in the clouds. they know it's absolutely hopeless. they can do nothing to survive against something like that. story ends with them just sitting there. I thought it was much better than the stupid movie ending with him killing his own son.....which was bad enough, but then to have the soldiers come rolling out of the mist 30 seconds after he kills his son was just too much.

QuikSsurfer
10-28-2011, 10:18 AM
crap I don't know how to do a spoiler. gonna copy yours and hope it works....
how do you do it anyways??

the survivors are sitting in the suv when the ground shakes. a foot hits the ground very close to them. they look up and the creature walking over them is so big they can't see it's belly cause it's in the clouds. they know it's absolutely hopeless. they can do nothing to survive against something like that. story ends with them just sitting there. I thought it was much better than the stupid movie ending with him killing his own son.....which was bad enough, but then to have the soldiers come rolling out of the mist 30 seconds after he kills his son was just too much.

[spoiler] blah blah blah [/spoiler"] (minus the " in closing tag)

frankotank
10-28-2011, 10:24 AM
I'm with you 100% in fact you may want to read through this thread
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=248341

interesting read. can't wait for the Stand movie. awesome. sheesh everybody hated the Steven Weber Shining. to each his own. I loved it. the lady in the tub was just frigging sick....yet bad ass.

frankotank
10-28-2011, 10:34 AM
I'm with you 100% in fact you may want to read through this thread
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=248341

this is totally going off on a tanget here, but I'm curious.
reading thru thie comments on this site...
http://www.deadline.com/2011/10/ben-affleck-warner-bros-choice-to-make-the-stand/
I see several comments about Under The Dome being so good it should be made into a movie. I read that piece of crap and could barely finish it. absolutely TERRIBLE. worst SK book ever. anyone else read this thing?

Frosty
10-28-2011, 11:02 AM
I see several comments about Under The Dome being so good it should be made into a movie. I read that piece of crap and could barely finish it. absolutely TERRIBLE. worst SK book ever. anyone else read this thing?

There was a thread about it. I couldn't finish the book.

Deberg_1990
10-28-2011, 11:46 AM
Loved the ending to The Mist the movie version. I have never read the book.

Books and film are too completey different mediums so a different impact is needed sometimes.

frankotank
10-28-2011, 12:11 PM
Loved the ending to The Mist the movie version. I have never read the book.

Books and film are too completey different mediums so a different impact is needed sometimes.

yeah but for God's sake! that kind of impact!? sheesh. coulda done without that. funny thing is I was surprised at how exactly the movie followed the book, and then......SURPRISE!

Deberg_1990
10-28-2011, 12:27 PM
yeah but for God's sake! that kind of impact!? sheesh. coulda done without that. funny thing is I was surprised at how exactly the movie followed the book, and then......SURPRISE!

movie audiences usually reject ambigious and open ended endings to movies. Endings like the book had just dont translate to film very well.

DJJasonp
10-28-2011, 01:38 PM
You are right, probably Wolf Creek.

yep....that was it.

Brutal flick.

frankotank
10-28-2011, 01:47 PM
movie audiences usually reject ambigious and open ended endings to movies. Endings like the book had just dont translate to film very well.

understandable..... but....

if they didn't want to use the book ending then I'da thought they would have had the soldiers come rolling out of the mist BEFORE he shoots his kid. as a parent I just did NOT like that that at all. I mean you already had parents in the mindset of...oh shit I'd have to kill my own kid!! yikes!! mission accomplished...AND nicely done by the way - putting the audience in that mindset. now save the day already. sheesh! total fail ending. tuly surprised King was OK with this.

stevieray
10-28-2011, 01:59 PM
The Omen
Psycho

Huffmeister
10-28-2011, 02:11 PM
understandable..... but....

if they didn't want to use the book ending then I'da thought they would have had the soldiers come rolling out of the mist BEFORE he shoots his kid. as a parent I just did NOT like that that at all. I mean you already had parents in the mindset of...oh shit I'd have to kill my own kid!! yikes!! mission accomplished...AND nicely done by the way - putting the audience in that mindset. now save the day already. sheesh! total fail ending. tuly surprised King was OK with this.

If you watch the special features, there's an interview with Darabont and King sitting side-by-side. Darabont was talking about how he told the studio up front that the ending had to stay, otherwise he wouldn't direct. And then King went on about how great the ending was.

Not sure why you would think that King wouldn't be OK with having bad things happen to kids (read The Jaunt, or IT) or to have an audience feel like they got punched in the gut.

ReynardMuldrake
10-28-2011, 03:14 PM
Scariest - Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Fucked up - The Cell

Scariest as a child - Stephen King's "It" (hate clowns still to this day)

The Cell doesn't get enough love. That's a great mindfuck movie. Really well done.

chasedude
10-28-2011, 03:25 PM
Texas Chainsaw Massacre

As a kid this one really freaked me out.

Baby Lee
10-28-2011, 05:14 PM
I'm not big on scary movies. My stereotypical reaction was like the Scream team [those laughing and throwing popcorn], I literally laughed and threw popcorn at a viewing of 'Nightmare of Elm Street.'

But I was impressed as a young kid at how spooky 'Watcher in the Woods' was, especially as it wasn't supposed to be a horror movie. It was a freaking Disney movie that just happened to have spooky moments, surprised no one has mentioned it yet.

Haven't seen it since I was 8, but it had something to do with a girl sent to another dimension and the sad eccentric mom left behind in a spooky house, then along came a girl perfect to bring her back.

Lots of fleeting images of a blindfolded girl in mirrors and shit.

Deberg_1990
10-28-2011, 08:13 PM
I'm not big on scary movies. My stereotypical reaction was like the Scream team [those laughing and throwing popcorn], I literally laughed and threw popcorn at a viewing of 'Nightmare of Elm Street.'

But I was impressed as a young kid at how spooky 'Watcher in the Woods' was, especially as it wasn't supposed to be a horror movie. It was a freaking Disney movie that just happened to have spooky moments, surprised no one has mentioned it yet.

Haven't seen it since I was 8, but it had something to do with a girl sent to another dimension and the sad eccentric mom left behind in a spooky house, then along came a girl perfect to bring her back.

Lots of fleeting images of a blindfolded girl in mirrors and shit.


Heh, there's been sort of a small cult following around that film for years. They released a directors cut DVD of it several years back with a restored ending. It has an interesting history.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watcher_in_the_Woods

lcarus
10-29-2011, 09:57 AM
I'm not big on scary movies. My stereotypical reaction was like the Scream team [those laughing and throwing popcorn], I literally laughed and threw popcorn at a viewing of 'Nightmare of Elm Street.'

But I was impressed as a young kid at how spooky 'Watcher in the Woods' was, especially as it wasn't supposed to be a horror movie. It was a freaking Disney movie that just happened to have spooky moments, surprised no one has mentioned it yet.

Haven't seen it since I was 8, but it had something to do with a girl sent to another dimension and the sad eccentric mom left behind in a spooky house, then along came a girl perfect to bring her back.

Lots of fleeting images of a blindfolded girl in mirrors and shit.

I remember that! Used to creep me out when I was a kid. I remember watching that movie on Halloween night after trick or treating. It was probably the most memorable Halloween ever, for lots of reasons I can't explain. I just remember my whole neighborhood in Olathe feeling really "alive" that night, and it was just a perfect night. Being a kid was fun.

Jerm
10-29-2011, 10:07 AM
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

There's another mindfuck for ya....

DBOSHO
10-29-2011, 11:54 AM
The grudge.

Pale asian woman who distorts her body and makes a clicking noise? No thanks.

Drunk
10-30-2011, 01:43 AM
pet cemetary
parents
return of the living dead

BigMeatballDave
10-30-2011, 02:01 AM
The grudge.

Pale asian woman who distorts her body and makes a clicking noise? No thanks.The boy that screams like a cat was a bit more disturbing.

frankotank
11-01-2011, 09:56 AM
If you watch the special features, there's an interview with Darabont and King sitting side-by-side. Darabont was talking about how he told the studio up front that the ending had to stay, otherwise he wouldn't direct. And then King went on about how great the ending was.

Not sure why you would think that King wouldn't be OK with having bad things happen to kids (read The Jaunt, or IT) or to have an audience feel like they got punched in the gut.

nah...it's not that I think King would have a problem with hurting kids, it's just that I think the ending sucked. I honestly doubt theres a King movie I haven't seen or a King book I haven't read. you know he tried to start a lawsuit over the way Kubricks Shining movie was handled...which is why he made his own version. now there were definite differences between the Shining book and Kubric movie for sure, but it was more minor things, the biggest being the hedge maze vs hedge animals. so if he'd be uncool with that I'd have thought he certainly wouldn't have liked the movie ending of the Mist. guess I was wr... wr... mistaken. still a cool flick and story though.

ReynardMuldrake
11-01-2011, 10:06 AM
I watched [REC] last night. Nice movie, I liked how it got scariest toward the end. Most scary movies nowadays seem to end on a letdown, nice to see one that does it right. Thumbs up.

MTG#10
11-01-2011, 06:21 PM
Ive never had a movie do the things to me you describe because well, I know its only a movie...but I would have to say 1408 is right up there along with The Ring and The Shining.

HoneyBadger
11-03-2011, 01:59 AM
"ssss" was scary.