Friday, October 5, 2012

This is the scariest movie I've ever seen

John made me watch this movie years ago and it scared the living crap out of me. The trailer alone is killing me.


What's the scariest movie YOU'VE ever seen?

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  1. When I was a highschooler I saw Event Horizon in theaters. From all the ads, it looked like a sci fi thriller. I was prepared for that. Instead, I got a horror movie. I was so frightened I almost left the theater, the only time I've had such a reaction. I doubt it would be as frightening to me now, but not knowing what I was in for really threw me!

    (legitimately scary: 28 Days Later, The Vanishing (not horror, but frightening))

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    1. I like scary sci fi movies! See also Moon and John Carpenter's The Thing.

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  2. In grade 10, I saw The Exorcist. I barely slept for about 3 weeks.

    Films that recently terrified me are Martha Marcy May Marlene and Dahmer. Neither film belongs in the horror genre, but they certainly horrified me.

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    1. I saw The Exorcist when I was 12 or 13 I think and it TERRIFIED me. Poltergeist also gave me nightmares for years.

      Martha Marcy May Marlene WAS scary! That's the kind of creepy mood I really love in a movie actually, though the end left me unsatisfied.

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  3. This might not fit under the "scariest," but Leolo was definitely the most disturbing movie I've ever seen.

    I also think Eraserhead has to be up there. Ugh.

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    1. Haven't seen either of those. Leolo sounds really interesting!

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    2. I agree, Leolo was really weird. The most disturbing for me was Human Centipede II

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    3. Wow, you saw the sequel?! I'm impressed.

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    4. Elisa, it ruined me for life. Seriously.

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    5. Haha! Oh no. I'm staying well away.

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  4. I first saw that film when I was fourteen and I almost couldn't stand bathroom showers and blankets. J-Horror is disturbing in so many ways, I guess--and this made me think of that disturbing film, The Suicide Club...

    The creepiest, for me, is War of the Worlds. Especially the scenes where the aliens (?) are grinding (!?) humans (?). I just couldn't fathom those scenes.

    Also, and this might sound like the lamest film: Body Snatchers (1993).

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    1. Yes, the scene in the shower and the part where she looks under the covers are the WORST. Terrorized me for weeks.

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  5. Everyone should see the brilliant, incredibly twisted Dans ma peau (In My Skin), a psychological horror movie written, directed by, and starring Marina de Van. (You may know her from Ozon films.)It's about a woman who literally eats her own flesh! I almost couldn't take it. But I was mightily impressed.

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  6. once when i was maybe 7, my dad and i watched "jason takes manhattan." i was eating a coconut popsicle when i watched it and i have never been able to ever eat one since then. my mom was SO angry at my dad when she found out he let me watch it. i dreamed of jason's fucked up face (or someone's, maybe a dead body's) floating in murky water for YEARS after that. am picturing it right now, in fact.

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  7. I found the first Signourney Weaver Alien movie pretty good and scary.

    I also liked The Shining. ("Redrum, REDRUM!")

    I saw part of Nosferatu, which was the spookiest damn thing for about the first half, though it lost some of its steam for me in the later half.

    And I liked Angel Heart, though I felt it got a little over-the-top with blood running down the walls toward the end of the movie.

    A couple of older ones I like are the original 1950's Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and a 1932 movie called The Old Dark House. The Old Dark House is one of the classic "strangers seek shelter at a big old house on a dark and stormy night, and uh-oh, bad idea" movies. It was directed by James Whale and had Boris Karloff in it.

    There was a movie I saw many years ago, late at night on T.V., called Burn, Witch, Burn. It was so creepy and atmospheric, and I was sitting alone in the house, and hearing the late-night house-settling sounds, that after about halfway through the movie I couldn't watch, and I turned it off and went to bed. And I generally have a high threshold for movie fright. * However, many years later, i watched the movie again, on T.V. during the daytime, and far from being scary, it was silly, laughable, ludricous. Go figure. I didn't finish watching it that time either, but for totally different reasons.

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    1. Somehow you reminded me of a movie I saw as a kid called Pulse, in which there's some kind of evil electrical being in a house which wreaks various havoc. The only part I remember is that the mom in the family is taking a shower and the evil being turns the water to scalding so fast that she can't turn the water off or open the shower door because the metal fixtures are too hot and she basically gets boiled in the shower.

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  8. The Ring gave me a phobia of horror movies...before that point, I really enjoyed scary movies (except for torture ones, which I cannot tolerate even a little bit).

    The Ring made me cry in the theater....that part where she peeled the fly from the TV screen, and held it between her fingers has always haunted me. My other weird reaction to that movie was laughing loudly out of terror...

    I broke my phobia by seeing The Ring 2 (silliness, thank god).

    The Shining kills me, but I absolutely love it (the music! The camera!).



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    1. Yes, The Ring! Basically, little girls are horrifying.

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  9. Oh, and I totally forgot to mention the all-time scary/creepy movie ever, which is Freaks, the one about circus sideshow performers that was directed by Tod Browning (who directed the first Bela Lugosi Dracula movie).

    I saw the movie ca. 1973, in one of those neighborhood film society places that showed classic films, that were numerous during those years -- this place was located in a small storefront space in a quiet neighborhood a few blocks from where I lived. I saw a showing of the movie sometime after dark (not necessarily late at night, though it might have been, I don't remember), on a cool October weekend evening. Then I walked home. Every shadow, every shuffling and rustling of leaves on the sidewalk, every glimmering of a streetlight, evoked furtive movements of small hunched-over beings with grabbing hands and spying eyes, darting out of every bush and alley and doorway and crawlspace.

    Another instance where I saw the movie again years later, on T.V. during the daytime, and though it still had some of the weirdness, it was no longer surpassingly scary.

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