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Frank-the-Bunny
11-03-2009, 05:07 PM
just a place to go to talk about those movies, that scare and frighten us. Someone tried to convince me the first two hostel movies were the scariest, untrue, i hate how people assume how scary a movie is based on it's blood output, the hostel movies in my personal opinion were nothing but gore fests. I mean real, scary movies. Has anyone seen the Descent. That movie made you feel claustrophobic, and build tension so beautifully that when i was done watching it, i had white knuckles, any suggestions?

Teebonesy
11-04-2009, 05:50 AM
I wasn't a big fan of The Descent, but I DID love the sequences before the monsters, the claustrophobic scenes of being stuck in those tiny little crevices in the caves. I've seen some documentaries, especially about underwater spelunking, that are absolutely TERRIFYING if you're at all claustrophobic!

There aren't a whole lot of movies that have succeeded in genuinely scaring me... Some of my favorite horror movies aren't that scary to me, but they are a great deal of disturbing fun (like David Cronenberg's stuff).

The sequence with the "nightmare face" in Mullholland Drive scared the absolute bejeezus out of me, but that's hardly a horror movie.

Alien is another movie that never scared me much, but it is classified as a horror movie and I do happen to absolutely adore it. One of my favorite movies in fact.

mr Radical 5601
12-02-2009, 05:31 AM
Ten points for bringing up the nightmare face from Mulholland Drive. I was watching that on my laptop in an empty parking garage just as the sun was setting.... long story... and that scared the hell out of me.

How about Event Horizon? I saw that for the first time recently... and... it's awesome. The visuals in that one - the scarring, the ship, the deaths - really freak me out.

Pitcard
12-03-2009, 11:05 PM
Hehe actually I brought up that moldy faced guy back in another movie thread :P Even though the character who had the nightmare described exactly what would happen... and you could almost see it happening... it still made my heart skip a beat.

Alien... nothing too horrific, but probably some of the most tense scenes in any film I've seen. That scene where they're trying to find the face-hugger in the lab... and then when they're trying to cut it off... o_o

The most recent film I watched, "Harry Brown", actually had some really tense scenes. And dealt with some of the most hard boiled violence... There's this drug dealer in it who's persona was that of the devil.... I felt it was a really well delivered film, nothing let it down and it certainly packed a punch. The cinematography and sound in the first scene said it all...

As for classic horror. My favourite would have to be the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre...
apparently the director was disappointed that no one got the humour in it.... I can see why ._.

Teebonesy
12-04-2009, 05:12 AM
Hehe actually I brought up that moldy faced guy back in another movie thread :P Even though the character who had the nightmare described exactly what would happen... and you could almost see it happening... it still made my heart skip a beat.


I think that the guy's description before the event happens makes it all the MORE scary. Add on top of that the incredibly mundane, safe environment. Who feels exposed and scared in such a place? A booth in a popular little American diner.

I'm really not a horror genre fan, but there are certainly some incredibly frightening movies that don't exactly fall into the "horror" category. I just recently saw The Road, and while I had already read the book, this is a nerve-wracking, intense, and consistently HORRIFYING movie.

For that matter, I could cite United 93. I was disgusted when I saw the first trailer for this movie, considering when it came out. But when I eventually saw the movie, I was stunned. It was one of the most nerve-wracking experiences I've ever had watching a movie, and I was more than a little impressed by it. Terrifying, gut-wrenching, breath-holding, sweat-wiping. It was horrific and unbelievably intense.

Ungreth
12-08-2009, 03:54 PM
I love horror movies, but they don't scare me any more. As a young kid with a cool babysitter who let me sit up late and watch stuff my mum would have freaked out about, I remember bricking my pants at a few though. Salem's Lot, The Shining, Halloween and American Werewolf in London all gave me nightmares back in the day.

Meta-Armor
12-09-2009, 02:11 AM
By far the scariest movie for me was Night of the Living Dead. I was young when I saw it but that does not change the fact that no other movie has ever actually made me scared.

I am very upset at the Saw series. The first one was beyond amazing, not as a movie to scare you but as a thriller. The twist was incredible and made the movie. since then they have just been disappointment after disappointment. I do not believe they even try anymore they are just gathering crap together for a Holloween time release. I see a bunch of spin offs that will be straight to dvd once the series finally comes to an end.

Pitcard
12-09-2009, 07:08 PM
Night of the Living Dead is ollddschoool... It was pretty much the movie that defined the typical zombies you see in almost all zombie movies. Such a killer ending too... leaves you with a chill down your spine.

SHENOA77
12-09-2009, 07:57 PM
Frightening. Hypnotic. Demonic. That's how I'd describe the king of all horror movies... The Shining by Kubrick. It was psychologically traumatizing when I watched it as a kid and still is having watched it again as an adult.

It's not so much the ghosts, the axe, the blood, etc. It's survival against incredible odds from some kind of supernatural being. And that's more frightening than anything tangible that you can see or feel.

Scariest moment for me was when the camera shifts over to what Jack is typing in his book and you see: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" over and over and over again.

Tomvis
12-12-2009, 04:17 AM
I recommend "Let the right one in"

It is a Swedish horror movie about a vampire girl. Defiantly the best horror movie I've ever seen, and one of the best movies I saw this year.

divemonkey1
12-14-2009, 07:10 PM
Go see Paranomal Activity and you'll be scared to stay at home alone.

MrsSpookyBuz
12-14-2009, 09:02 PM
Me and Spooky have got quite a large collection of horror movies - we love them, and we love the different films for different reasons.

I suppose what you can get out of them depends on what you're after. There are loads of different genres of horror - quiet horror, psychological horror, 'monster' horror etc.

A lot of the really effective horror films can give you goosebumps by NOT showing you what's going on. I admit that special FX are getting more and more realistic, and I don't mind the odd gore-fest every now and again. But sometimes, somethings that you don't see can scare you more.

For example, try to remember a monster you've seen in the movies - an alien, zombie, werewolf, vampire. Got it in your mind? Now, imagine you were reading a book with that same monster in it. It may not seem scary at all reading a book, but the difference is your brain is imagining what the monster might look like, instead of you actually seeing it.

Rosemary's Baby is a decent example (it might be a bit too old for some of you younger ones to remember - it was made in 1968). There are no monsters, no gore, not many effects either, but it's one of the most tense, chilling films you can see. Unfortunately, a lot of people are put off from seeing it because of its age. It's worth checking out, though.

Having said all this, I love a good 'ole zombie fest or bloodbath, too :)

NinjaAssassin26
12-14-2009, 09:18 PM
It's survival against incredible odds from some kind of supernatural being. And that's more frightening than anything tangible that you can see or feel.

For me that's the Exorcist (original) with Linda Blair. Its scary cuz it's REAL. People get possessed all the time.

Ungreth
12-17-2009, 05:56 AM
For me that's the Exorcist (original) with Linda Blair. Its scary cuz it's REAL. People get possessed all the time.


I watched The Exorcist and laughed my head off all the way to the end. I honestly don't understand why people were so disturbed by this ridiculous spoof! I mean come on...girl with bad acne and tourettes vomits pea soup over histrionic priest, and that's not the funniest thing ever?

trevorlawrence
12-18-2009, 09:02 AM
Terror Train with Jamie Lee was one of the movies on, and I was FORBIDDEN to watch it by my slightly over-protective mother. But a man's gotta do....

I was glued to the screen, hunched close to the television speaker so that I could keep the volume low enough to avoid detection and swift punishment. I will never forget the first time I heard the queen scream! When the train ran over a victim's head, the popping sound it made about made MY head explode! (Did they use a melon?)

Of course, I had nightmares for a week, but I didn't care! I was hooked!

Since that day I couldn't get enough. I made myself nervous to swim in the ocean (and sometimes even the swimming pool) by watching Jaws, listened to the static on the T.V. for spectral voices after Poltergeist and stared in horrific wonder at strangers that walked funny after Night of the Living Dead. Of course, I also jumped at every suspicious sound or strange shadow after watching movies like Halloween and Friday the 13th.

koneko
12-23-2009, 10:20 PM
for a fun, action-y scary movie, I suggest finding a copy of Battle Royale! I'm warning you, parts can be a bit gory... but it's definitely worth it!