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Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 4:22pm

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what is the scariest movie you have ever seen.

oh, and don't post movies like "Elmo in grouchland", we all know that movies like that are scary. wink
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 4:38pm

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Lots of movies used to scare me as a kid...

Jaws
Jurassic Park
Aliens
Terminator
Benji (the one on the island with the wolf)


etc.

Nowadays films don't tend to scare me at all. The only film in recent memory that has scared me is Dog Soldiers, but that's probably more due to my natural fear of wolves and werewolves.

Oh, another film that really freaked me out recently was 2001: A Space Odyssey. It seemed more like a horror film than a scifi film to me...

Shelob in Return of the King and the wolves in Harry Potter 3 gave me a few shudders, too.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 4:55pm

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guh. you were a kid when Jurassic park came out? now I actually do feel old. . . .
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 5:05pm

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Horror movies dont tend to scare me, but I do love them, probably the most entertaining genre for me.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 5:07pm

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The Chuckie movies. - When I was a kid that is.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 5:18pm

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I was 12 when Jurassic Park came out....was probably the last film to have that kind of scary effect on me. Was also the film that got me really interested in filmmaking.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 5:30pm

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The Ring (original) scared me, I was watching it very late at night, on my own in a dark room, which probably didn't help.

The Exorcist scares me, when the girl starts speaking in tounges...

The Wolf from never ending story is a pretty scary character. And the swamp witch in Legend was pretty freaky (they keep cutting that bit out of the TV version though).

House on Haunted hill can be pretty creepy too, the remake with all the stuff in the basement and the original just for the scene with the blind old woman.

Session 9 is creepy in a quiet slow way, the final line of dialogue is a killer...
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 5:38pm

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Event Horizon.
I was 13 at the time and it was 3am in my room. I remember stealing the rental from my brothers room and thinking it was really cool to do.

I now know why ratings exist.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 6:12pm

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Top 5 Films that have scared me to the point of having to watch crappy mindless tv after in order to get to sleep that night.

5) Jaws - when i first saw it i was absolutely terrified and have never been able to swim in the sea since.

4) The Shining - the twins damn it. Plus the use of big open spaces and tight corridors is outstanding in this film - the coldest film i've seen.

3) The Vanishing (Dutch Original) - Freaked me out big style - due in no small part im sure to the claustrophobic finale.

2) Ring and Kairo - two incredibly effective Japanese horror films (would have loved to have included Dark Water and Juon but had to draw the line somewhere) shows what can be achieved through suggestion and suspense as opposed to gore.

1) My all time favourite horror film: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - I saw it at a cinema in UK and it just seemed to be released from nowhere - was no longer banned and suddenly it was in a multiplex at about midnight. Me and a group of friends had always wanted to see it - so we just went right in. We were almost the only people in the cinema - and it was so-so starting off - a bit scooby doo and dated with the camper van. But then that first skull blow and the slamming of that steel door left me speechless. From that moment right up until the chaotic chainsaw tantrum climax my hands were stuck to the arms of the chair.

I felt ashamed that I, as a grown adult, found it nigh on impossible to get a full nights sleep due to the nightmares i had while watching it. I've seen it countless times since and although the reaction is far more muted - I simply have to rate this as my ultimate scare film because of that first time experience of being completely overwhelmed with dread and fear.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 7:07pm

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probably the scariest was a 16mm B&W with no sound that a friend of mine had. it was about some farmer that went nuts and started killing everyone with an axe. i was probably about 10 at the time. scared the crap out of me.

the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre although it didn't really scare me it freaked me out since it was supposed to be based on a true story. i did start watching my back after seeing it though. lol.

even the remake was pretty good i went with some friends and they were ready to leave almost as soon as it started. none of them had seen the original though.

oh, one more. i think it was called Murder Train or something liket that. i saw it in my friends basement at night on HBO when i was a kid and it shook me up pretty good. it was about this nerdy HS student that was humiliated by some kids and then at the end of the year they had some big party on a train and he started killing them all off.

i must be getting jaded because i haven't flinched at a so called scary movie in years but maybe one day someone will come up with something truely terrifying.
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1.Blair Witch Project.
2.The Excorcist.
3.The Sixth Sense.

Basically anything with spirits/ghosts scares the heck out of me, because it's somethign that might exist. After Blair Withc Project I simply could not sleep in a tent anymore, and it was the last horror movie I've ever seen.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 8:00pm

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Ring gets me every time. I watched Batman when I was about 6 or 7 & the Joker scared the hell out of me. I don't really get scared by many films...usually I just jump because a film's soundtrack has upped a beat, trying to sound scary smile Mulholland Drive is the most recent film that scared me...when they find the dead woman. Eugh.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 8:01pm

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the ring got me, until i realised the only scary thing about that movie really is the quick shots of the messed up faces, but I found a site that has still shots of the faces and i was actually practicing them in the mirror the other day. Ive got them down pretty well actually razz
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 8:04pm

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Link? smile
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 8:04pm

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Are you talking about the original Ring - Japanese? The US version is just tame in comparison. When she climbs out of the well, & don't actually get to see her, only her claws...(shudders)
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 8:05pm

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Ringu = genius. I love that film. It has more of a terror effect than the 'scary" one in The Ring. I'm just talking about the messed up faces in The Ring

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Link? smile
heh maybe when I get it down perfectly
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 8:06pm

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I mean to the site with the faces.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 8:46pm

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I found the original Ring to be rather dull and incomprehensible. Guess I missed something. I wasn't overly keen on watching the US version afterwards...

I think the biggest individual scare I've witnessed in a cinema was actually in Jurassic Park 2 (believe it or not). It's the bit when they're in the shed thing, and the woman digs a hole under the wall, then sticks her head out. That put the whole audience on edge. When the raptor lunged through moments later, however, the entire audience - every single person - leapt about two foot in the air. I've never seen such a large group of people simultaneously jump physically. It was hilarious.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 8:52pm

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The biggest cinema reaction I've seen was the emaciated guy thrashing about in Seven. I can't describe that one as hilarious though.

I can't remember the name of the film, I watched it when I was quite young, it was about a little creature running round a block of flats injecting people with his ring, and they turned into a kind of pod which split open and all sorts of flora and fauna burst forth, could of been called The Troll???

edit::: Yeah the ring can be a bit hard to follow, but thats because it's Japanese and they tend not to tell stories in the same way we do, you don't get all the information, and time doesn't always run in the most logical way, but the ending is still really creepy...
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:13pm

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The movie that had the worst scare effect on me was Abbot and Costello Meet the Mummy. The bad dream I had after watching it was even worse which didn't help any. That was a long time ago.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 10:17pm

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Tarn wrote:

I found the original Ring to be rather dull and incomprehensible. Guess I missed something. I wasn't overly keen on watching the US version afterwards...
I felt that The Ring was just hilarious all in all. Wasn't anything close to being scary. For e.g, I still remember the part where the TV set comes falling down on one of the main characters and she gets sent into a well. That scene was humorous.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 11:22pm

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I used to scare real bad as a kid, there's a film called "woman in black", or something. My mom and elder brother were watching it, I was in the room and I was really young at the time. They said it was OK for me to be there 'cos all the scary bits had gone, then suddenly this evil freaky looking woman flies in through the window. So my mom dives across the room and turns it off before I was scarred for life. smile

Since then it takes alot to get me, "Texas Chainsaw" I thought was funny, as was "The Exorcist". Jurassic Park I didn't even realise was supposed to be scary till the other week, when someone was talking about how it gave them nightmares, it never even dawned on me that it was a "scary film" even though I was about 7-8 when I saw it (I remember I saw it three times in the cinema). It was more of an action movie to me, but then again I loved Dinosaurs.

I saw the Yankydoodle remake of "Ringu" and that had the hairs on the back of my neck standing up throughout. And the last bit with the T.V. freaked me out pretty bad. Strangely enough the trailer to "Dark Water" is bleedin' scary as well and it's only a trailer.

I think the all time scariest film for me was when I was just a kid, a very, very little one and I saw "The Terminator" this is because I was always plagued with nightmares about the end of the world (happy childhood) and those images of the kid's swings burning at the start of "T2" stayed with me since then. Though I liked "T2" 'cos it has a happy ending, the first one scared me way back then. Now of course it's just Arnie in full-on bad-ass mode, but it scared me as a kid.
Posted: Thu, 17th Jun 2004, 12:23am

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Movies dont tend to scare me all that much but some do


The Blair Witch Project and The Ring are on the top of the list..... Blair Witch i thought was scarier than the ring by far... After your out of the theater for the Ring there is nothing to be scared of - your fine.. After the Blair Witch Project i was scared to go into the woods etc etc etc - awesome! lol

-MAGIC
Posted: Thu, 17th Jun 2004, 1:00am

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The one movie that scared me the most was House on haunted hill. I whent with my friend to the cinema to watch it. The whole movie I was scared because you never really knew what was in the basement. I was so scared infact my stumick was extremly ill. I felt as if I was going to puke and I had my hands over my eye's during 3/4 of the film, lol. Some teenagers in back of me noticed I was scared so every once in a while they would kick my seat.....Made me even more scared. Scenes that really affected me were the ones were a girl goes in the basement and everything is black. She stops and looks back, all of a sudden something runs really fast by her..freaked me right out! And when a girl takes out a video camera to film a documentary. She has the night vision on and then you see throught the viewfinder some pll operating , no...torturing on a guy , all of a sudden they look at her.. That scene never left me. I still think about it. At the beggining of the movie you hear a bunch of pll screaming because their being operated on, while their awake and strapped on operating tables.

That must of been the weirdest movie i've ever seen. Has anyone else seen this movie? Can you explain why pll were being operated on?
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I the first half of saw Jurrasic Park when I was 3, and it never scared me. But whenever I see piglet oink in Winnie the Pooh, well, I really start to shake.
Posted: Thu, 17th Jun 2004, 1:47am

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mod_007 wrote:

The one movie that scared me the most was House on haunted hill.
That movie was laughable.

What scared me about The Ring was not watching it in the theater. There were some good scares in it, but for the next few days after, myself and the friends I went with were even more scared of it, because the images from the video are so haunting and they get into your head. They did a fantastic job with the psychological aspect of that one.

Also, The Blair Witch Project. I'm sure if I watched it again now it wouldn't be scary, but the first time I saw it I was absolutely terrified. Another great psychological horror film.

I don't like movies like slasher flicks that call themselves horror, because they use cheap scares like the whole "building suspense... crescendo in the music... FROG LEAPS OUT!!!". So lame. So predictable. Those things where something jumps out is just releasing the fear from you, because you know what it is. Movies that don't have "jump scares" are so much more frightening, because they never give you a chance to release the fear, and they leave you thinking about it. That's good horror.

Although the first Scream movie is fantastic. Not all together scary, but really well done.
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One movie that has some big scares like you (Aculag) were referring to is Independence Day. When the professor guy flys onto the window is the part that always makes me jump.
Posted: Thu, 17th Jun 2004, 4:27am

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I got scared when I watched 13 Ghosts for the first time, it was midnight or so and I was home alone by myself watching it in the dark, something I'll definitely never do again razz . I really find that movie creepy. Also, there is one part in Signs, not really scary but made me jump, where they are showing a news broadcast and the alien just walks past the screen it kinda freaked me out.
Posted: Thu, 17th Jun 2004, 4:49am

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I'd have to agree with er-no. Event Horizon is probably one of the freakiest movies I recall seeing. not even freaky in a 'scared-and-jumping-while-watching-the-movie' kind of way, it was more freaky in that the images you saw stayed with you, kind of burned into your mind, and I'll be damaged if they weren't some freaky images.

Event Horizon, and The Mothman Prophecies are probably my two favorite horror/thriller movies.
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Oh yeah that alien from "Signs" looked just like a bloke in a big green suit, but that made it even more scary. Just surreal almost. That really stayed with me that image, when it appears from behind the hedge and all the kids are staring through the window, I'll bet a few of those had nightmares.

The problem is, images like that my mind can't help but make me imagine what it'd look like if one came into the room right now, really imagine what it'd look like. Same with the end of U.S. Ring (not seen japanese version) whenever I watched T.V. for a couple of days after that I couldn't help but imagine... well if you've seen the film you'll know, what happens right at the end when you think it's finished.
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pooky wrote:

I mean to the site with the faces.
sorry for the mix up. here is a quickly photoshopped picture with all three faces. id post the actual pic, but im not sure if that would be appreciated by people looking out for little kids.

http://img2.photobucket.com/albums/v11/waser2/faces.jpg
***Warning: Link conatins picture of freaky faces from The Ring. Don't click if you don't want to be spooked a little***
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That guy needs a facejob.
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Yeah, but I'm sure he's pretty on the inside
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Ehh, the Ring was kinda scary the first time I saw it, just because I was over some girls house for a party and the entire house was pitch black at night and it was thunderstorming kind of loud outside. The only thing that kinda spooked me though were those freaky faces. Most of the film to me was really hilarious though. Especially since these other girls that she had over were screaming there heads off at everything. The girl who had the party, a couple other people, and I decided to go another room during one part and we called her house on the cell phone. Haha it was so fun to say "in seven days" and here them getting all freaked out. The phone rang many times that night. We also stopped the DVD at one part and had the screen go fuzzy. Haha what a great night.

Anyway I used to get really freaked out by movies a couple of years ago, but now not a lot tends to scare me. It really depends on what its like outside.
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Anyway, back to topic, huh? That's enuff about the Ring.

A friend finds Donnie Darko really scary whenever the rabbit comes on screen. She refuses to look when this happens.
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Another good scary flick is Session 9. If you haven't seen it, do. It's creeptastic, and shot on my favorite Sony HD cam. biggrin
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Yup got session 9 on my list, it's what I consider a proper scary movie, very much set in the real world with a slight supernatural twist in the last line of dialogue, which is my favourite ending line of a film...

Yeah the rabbit in Darko is pretty freaky

Jacobs ladder is another one, everything seems very normal until he starts seeing demons tails groping his wife and then getting wheeled into the hospital from hell...

The first Evil Dead still freaks me out a bit when the girls first turns zombie, I find Dune quite offputting too, because everyting is slightly off kilter, can't put my finger on it but it just makes me feel uneasy..................
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Tarn wrote:

I found the original Ring to be rather dull and incomprehensible. Guess I missed something. I wasn't overly keen on watching the US version afterwards...

I think the biggest individual scare I've witnessed in a cinema was actually in Jurassic Park 2 (believe it or not). It's the bit when they're in the shed thing, and the woman digs a hole under the wall, then sticks her head out. That put the whole audience on edge. When the raptor lunged through moments later, however, the entire audience - every single person - leapt about two foot in the air. I've never seen such a large group of people simultaneously jump physically. It was hilarious.
i can ditto that smile

Had the same experience, altho i jumped more at schwar screaming like a girl...

TMM twisted
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otteypm wrote:

I find Dune quite offputting too, because everyting is slightly off kilter, can't put my finger on it but it just makes me feel uneasy..................
You could probably say the same for most any David Lynch movie... wink

I love Dune.
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The last film that scared me was "Audition".

I seriously can't look at Japaneese girls the same way now.

If you really want to be scared/freaked out, watch Audition - directed by Takishi Miike, the final 20/30 minutes nearly made me throw up. Which was lovely. Strangely, it's not the gore which is disturbing (a feature of many of Miike's movies) - it's very toned-down in terms of full on gore. But it is freaky as hell.

I can't say that many other films scare me these days.
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When I was a kid, the movie that freaked me out the most was "Gargoyles" -- the combination of the freaky soundtrack, motion effects, and the decent costumes (for the time) did it. Now, of course, it's almost a comedy.

There's not much recent I find all that frightening. Most horror movies seem to think gore and video tricks are scary; sorry, but pacing and plot are more important. "Jeepers Creepers" came closest.

The best in terms of <i>effective</i> plot and pacing was "Phonebooth". I think they ruined the effect by revealing the shooter at the end, though.
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Miike is a genius, a jack of all trades if you will in movies.

I just saw Cure by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and that spooked me pretty good. It's the kind of movie that messes with your head
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Yeah, Audition is creepy as hell. Movies like that give me so much reason not to want to go to Japan, but I want to anyway.
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I saw The Twilight Zone Movie (or whatever it's called) when I was like 10, and it freaked the bajoobers out of me. Especially the rabbit that comes out of the TV (that's the kid part) and the part with the Airplane monster where he grabs the guys head and moves his finger to say "uh-uh-uh" (is there even an onomatopoeia for that smile).
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That was like... 3 years ago, right?
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4.5. biggrin

I'm a scaredy cat.
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Hi!

Let me add some more movies who really scared me.

The first on I saw when I was about 12 and I couldn't sleep very well after that. It was "The Haunting" (The Original Version from 1962)

Then two of the scariest movies until now in my opinion are "The Blair Witch Project" (which I saw first time as an imported tape, when no one here in Germany knew anything about it) and a japanese movie called "Yu-On - The Grudge" (not too logic but some really scary scenes)

And finally for those of you who like old movies there is "Vampyr", a German Vampiremovie (well I think it's clear that this one is not about werewolfes) from 1932 and it is still available from Redemption.
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BorAx wrote:

Hi! Let me add some more movies who really scared me.
I want to meet them!
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Serpent wrote:

BorAx wrote:

Hi! Let me add some more movies who really scared me.
I want to meet them!
Making fun of my bad English? Should it have been "which"?
Posted: Mon, 28th Jun 2004, 5:58am

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No movies really scare me. Everyone said "The Excorcist" was the scariest movie ever. It wasnt scary it was just disturbing. The only movie I had a hard time sleeping over was the old "Night of the Living Dead".
Posted: Sun, 25th Sep 2005, 3:01am

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Hmm..
The Grudge
The Ring
Signs
Jurassic Park ( I believe I was in tears at the theater [6-7 years old]) surprised
IT ..not really scary..but a way cool movie
Posted: Sun, 25th Sep 2005, 3:17am

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Hooray for bumping old threads with embarassing posts from me confused
Posted: Sun, 25th Sep 2005, 3:21am

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BorAx wrote:

and a japanese movie called "Yu-On - The Grudge" (not too logic but some really scary scenes)
It's Korean, and it's called "Ju-on : The Grudge", later to be westernised and be called "The Grudge" by the same director through Sam Raimi's help. I find that film to be one of the few westernised foreign films of which the remake is a dramatic improvement. If you're yet to see "The Grudge" I'd advise doing so, they essentially take the best parts of Juon and take out the silly bits i.e. - The ending.

Personally, my favourite scary film ever would probably have to be "Ringu" (the japanese origional which become the westernised "The Ring") simply because in a sense it kickstarted the whole little scary girl theme which has now become massively over-used. I remember the first time I watched it I was actually terrified.
Other than that, I'm a big fan of the westernised "The Grudge". I've enjoyed quite alot of other more generic scary films. And I think the first scary films I ever watched were the first Nightmare on Elm Street and the first three of the Alien series, I deem parts of Aliens and Alien to be some of the scariest cinema I've seen.

And I still mean to see "The Descent" but keep missing out on chances to sad
Posted: Sun, 25th Sep 2005, 7:37am

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only two parts in the Ring made me jump. The grudge scared the $hit out of me more than a few times. other than that, i haven't seem many movies that just really scared me much.
Posted: Sun, 25th Sep 2005, 8:49am

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Yes, I said Ringu a long time ago. God damn, I'm sweet. since then, what movies have scared me........none. I thought that The Exorcism of Emily Rose might, but that movie was almost as funny as a Wes Andersen movie.
Posted: Sun, 25th Sep 2005, 1:31pm

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On the subject of horror movies...

"Chav!" is finished. Keep an eye out.
Posted: Sun, 25th Sep 2005, 3:55pm

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Are you guys serious when you said "Signs" scared you? That movie was not scary, it was basically like a guy running around saying "Ahh there's a swedish high jumper leaping onto my roof", "Ahhhh my radio reception sucks, it makes it sound like there's a twisted baby on the other end" and "ahh someone stepped on all of my corn." And that was when I was 10...so, uhh, yeah.

Zombie movies though, the ones where the entire town is being overrun and like more innocent people end up being eaten alive and stuff, those get to me more. I know someone that saw the Exorcist when they were 6 years old and couldn't stop crying for like a week...
Posted: Sun, 25th Sep 2005, 5:21pm

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as a kid:

- IT
- Excorcist
- Scream

Now:
- Every freakin horror movie. I hate them all. I guess, because I watched those groosome horror flicks when I was a kid. A kinda sideeffect on my adultry years..... sad

Cheers,
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Posted: Sun, 25th Sep 2005, 5:33pm

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Arktic wrote:

On the subject of horror movies...

"Chav!" is finished. Keep an eye out.
!?!?!?!?!?!?????!??!?!!

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