Scariest movie

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  1. ital8

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    I was watching The Exorcist on TV last night and I couldn't help but think how much this movie scared the living shit out of me when I was a kid. I'm able to watch it now with no problem since it has been parodied so many times. Unfortunately, as I get older it seems like it is so much harder to get scared by a movie. Maybe they just don't make them like they used to. So what are some of your horror favorites?

    Some other favorites:
    Black Christmas (not the re-make)
    The Shining
    Suspiria
    The Changeling
     
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    Anything with Barabara Streisand or Celine Dione singing ???:biggrin1:
     
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    The Exorcist is by far the scarriest movie I've seen. The Hannibal series I would say is next, just because of who he is. Silence of the Lambs isnt bad as well.I like the older ones because they often times leave the immagination to lead the horror, like you think to yourself when you watch the movie. With the modern ones...all you see is blood and gore, the occasional okay story, but that is a rarity.
     
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    I agree that the Exorist scared the shit out of me when I was younger but the problem now - a - days is that gore is used too much in horror films. Sure it grosses you out but dosen't scare you like the horror films of the 70's. By far the scariest film for me is Halloween. Only because when I do watch it, I actually scope out the room I'm in for Micheal. It's stupid but it's the only film to date that makes me do that.
     
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    Everybody is scared of stupid shit when they're kids. The same things seen as adults just seem like, well, stupid shit. I was scared by Zsa Zsa Gabor in "Queen of Outer Space". Anything's possible if you're young enough. And "The Curse of the Faceless Man", a grade Z mummy movie. Stupid shit.

    Not all of them are stupid shit; like, say, "Psycho" - a fine movie which obviously touched a universal chord - people worldwide are still just a little nervous when they take a shower.

    As an adult, the scariest thing I ever saw in the movies was Donald Pleasance as Heinrich Himmler. Still gives me the nerdles. The movie sucked like a bilge pump ("Eagle Has Landed"). But Donald P. was pretty good, especially if one knows something about Himmler.
     
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    The Godfather scene where the guy puts his hand on the bar, the bartender puts an ice pick in his hand and he is stuck to the bar and then another man puts a wire over his head and strangles him. Mario Puzo had to be the best writer of the 20th century!
     
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    When I was little: The Gates of Hell, Night of the Demons, Salem's Lot, and The Legend of Hell House. I also was scared by The Exorcist, especially at the end of the movie, when Father Karras is posessed by the Devil just before he jumps out the window. I don't know how they managed it, but it was the most realistic looking posession scene ever! His face goes from scared to scary just like that! *snaps finger* I last saw The Exorcist Sunday night on AMC and that part still gave me the chills.

    Unfortunately, like everyone else, most scary movies nowadays no longer scare me. Some that have scared me usually are more suspenseful than scary. Movies such as: Ravenous, Session 9, and Wrong Turn.
     
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    To me, this movie wasn't Scary as much as it was disgusting and infuriating. I hate it when villians have superhuman strength and resistence to weapons. If you get shot in the head or shoulder, you are down. It was the same with The Hills have eyes.

    The scariest movie I ever saw was this movie I watched as a kid. I was terrified but don't remember the entire thing.

    All I recall is a baby who was born and then aged rapidly. The nurse walked in to feed the child and this bloody hand covered her mouth, warm milk spilling everywhere. IT was terrifying to a 8yr old. It was in the very early 90's I think.

    Silence of the Lambs did the same thing to me. It's the content that terrifies me.
     
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    As a child there was this movie my brother and I watched (he's two years younger than I) The Blob... we both had nightmares for years!
     
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    the original "The Hitcher" was pretty good...Rutger Hauer is fuckin bad-ass.

    i finally watched Jaws all the way through recently, and i was scared.
     
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    Sorry guys and gals, the movie that scares me the most is still:


    Alien
     
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    Awesome movie.

    For me it was watching Pirahnah when I was 8. I left the theatre after watching half an hour of it.
     
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    I watched a lot of horror films when I was a kid, I loved it.

    My favourites were the ones of Freddy, he rulez.

    I think that the most scary was Candyman, not the movie itself, but then it takes me years to finally have the guts to say Candyman in front of the mirror (I don't remember, 3 or 5 times)

    BTW horror films right now sucks, to be afraid you need to play horror video games like Silent Hill or Fatal Frame.
     
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    If it's the one I'm thinking of, it was in the mid-eighties...the movie was called Xtro.

    And it scared the ever-loving shit out of me, too!
     
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    OMG yeah totally! Oh and "THe Man with the severed head" Now that was freaky. I still remember his eyes...
     
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    I found the Exorcist to be hilarious. It had nothing to do with the parodies... the movie was just cheesy and ridiculous. As are most horror films. Except that recently, the trend has been to move away from the cheesy and absurd (Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street), and more toward the stupid pointless and gross... the gratuitous snuff film/horror porn of Hostel or Saw. Not that the stupid/absurd horror films have gone away (The Ring, The Grudge, whatever that stupid movie is they've been previewing lately about children seeing things with white eyes)

    Scariest movie I've ever seen? That's a tough one. Movies in general don't scare me. Fire in the Sky kind of creeped me out and gave me the willies. Does that count? I thought certain scenes in that film were well-done. I only like "horror" films that have something to offer more substantive than the cheap thrill/shock/gross-out. Because none of that does anything for me.

    My vote for funniest horror film ever goes to The Blair With Project. Wall-to-wall hilarity. Even funnier than the Exorcist.
     
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    Love scary movies... and have even published a few scary stories. The Exorcist is my all time favorite, it's the acting that takes it over the top, and makes it so much more believable than so many other movies.

    As a kid, Evil Dead was traumatizing, particularly when the one girl is possessed and stabs the other girl in the ankle with a pencil. The Gates of Hell is another one. The 1970s version of The Body Snatchers scared me also... all that high pitched Alien screaming.

    I can't really get scared anymore, but I still love horror movies, the more inventive the better.
     
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    As a child I was freaked out by Poltergeist. I was probably all of four or five years old when I saw that movie and it scared the bejeezus out of me. But that was probably the last time in my life I was scared by a movie. I think sitting through Fright Night with my mother when I was just a bit older and we were both cracking jokes about the movie the whole time kind of ruined the genre for me. At least in one respect.
     
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    IT scared the crap out of me when I was little, that damn clown.

    Michael Moore movies scare me now, not the movies themselves, but the fact that some people buy it all.
     
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    The original Texas Chain Saw Massacre Not the whole movie, but parts were scary. When he first hit the guy with the sledge hammer, puts the woman on the meat hook, when they put another woman in a bag and beats her with a stick, and when the mock and torment her at the table. The remakes didn't even come near that level. Which shows if they used less blood and more of the above they would have been better.
     
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