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Wonderbee31

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« on: 07-26-2003 08:42 »

This week, I picked up the dvd version of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and have been watching it all day so far.  It's a creepy movie, so I got to wondering, what movies have my fellow PEELer's watched that just had them creeped out, covering their eyes, is it over yet, scared?   For me, it would be when I saw Halloween in the theater for the first time.  When the Shape stands up from behind the car, the music sting made everyone in there jump.  Probably another one would be The Thing when they're doing a test to find the creature.
No spoilers, but you'll probably jump when it happens.  big grin
Melllvar

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« Reply #1 on: 07-26-2003 08:48 »

Event Horizon, not scared, but I'd say uneasy sitting in the cinema watching that.
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« Reply #2 on: 07-26-2003 09:09 »
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I don't really find films disturbing but one that springs to mind is Maniac. This was banned in the UK until last year and even now it's still had to be cut by almost a minute. Being a horror fan, I was curious about this so I thought I'd check it out. Although I thought it was fairly good, it ain't something I'd watch very often. It's about this guy who kills women. That's all he does. Until he meets this woman and actually seems to turn sane for a while. It doesn't last. The guy who plays him, the late Joe Spinelli, had been in stuff like Godfather and Rocky and was a friend of Sly Stallone.
davids

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« Reply #3 on: 07-26-2003 09:17 »

Signs really gave me a fright in the cinema but its an atmosphere you can't really recreate at home with a dvd.
Melllvar

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« Reply #4 on: 07-26-2003 09:19 »

I agree, scary movies never create the same level of scariness at home.
Wonderbee31

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« Reply #5 on: 07-26-2003 09:46 »
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I think it depends on how the conditions are around you.  If you can simulate the same conditions of a theater, then it can come close.  Of course, if a movie is genuinely scary, then you'll still get a fright.  Watch a Dario Argento movie sometime, especially something like Profundo Russo(Deep Red), and you'll probably still get creeped out, even with the lights on.
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #6 on: 07-26-2003 10:03 »

Aliens, when I was 7 or 8.
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« Reply #7 on: 07-26-2003 12:33 »

Jurassic Park scared the hell out of me as a kid, but now one of my favorite scenes in cinematic history is the main road T-Rex attack.  Signs was pretty creepy, but I was most startled by the fact that the aliens were really wierd-looking and not disguised as people, which would have been a little more Shyamalany, but it was still a good twist.  Night of the Living Dead is the only movie that I have seen that scared me so much that I've vowed never to watch it again.  Other than that, I really don't care for scary movies.
Just Chris

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« Reply #8 on: 07-26-2003 12:34 »

I agree with Zeej. Also I watched IT on TV when I was 8. It literally gave me nightmares.
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« Reply #9 on: 07-26-2003 12:57 »
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I watched 'IT' when I was little, I think my sister forced me to. I don't think it gave me any nightmares...
One film which made me jump, right at the end was 'The Shining' - the maze chase...
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« Reply #10 on: 07-26-2003 13:44 »

For me, it was "The Shining" and "Poltergeist".
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #11 on: 07-26-2003 13:59 »

 
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Signs was pretty creepy,
It didn't scare me to death. It bored me to death.
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The Shining when the two little girls appear, and when the ball rolls back, out of nothing. I think my heart skipped a few beats there.
sheep555

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« Reply #12 on: 07-26-2003 17:25 »
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That black and white film with the train coming towards the screen...   smile

I was really scared by "The Brave Little Toaster" (seriously), but I was about three at the time...
Cube_166

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« Reply #13 on: 07-26-2003 17:51 »

I've never seen a film that has scared me. Seriously. The only one that even came close was Signs because it was a little creepy, however all the stupid little screaming kids kind of spoilt it. [cube goes off in a huff (I think it's some kind of car) muttering about kids]
Wonderbee31

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« Reply #14 on: 07-26-2003 19:45 »

Anybody in here like Zombie films?  Then you should check out a series of Spanish ones called the Blind Dead movies.  The first one, Tombs of the Blind Dead, is creepy enough, but some of the latter entries are even scarier.  That and Romero's first two "Dead" movies as well.
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« Reply #15 on: 07-26-2003 20:31 »

 
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I was really scared by "The Brave Little Toaster" (seriously), but I was about three at the time...

Same here. Though I loved that car junkyard song thing...
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« Reply #16 on: 07-26-2003 20:31 »

Jurassic Park-The friggin' kitchen scene at the movies freaked me.
Jaws-OMG!!!
Bowling For Columbine-Americans you crazy bastards
Night of the living dead-Tottally different to horror movies today.
Signs-it's only scary at the movies
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #17 on: 07-26-2003 22:02 »
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Originally posted by me in another forum some months ago. To lazy to retpye, so I just cut and pasted it   tongue


The Exorcist scared me when I was young. It wasn't all that pea soup stuff later in the film. It was right near the beginning when they were excavating that site in Iraq. The archaeologists were walking away from the ruins and one of them stopped and looked at that stone statue of the Demon. It was at dusk and the sun was orange, the wind whipped up a bunch of sand that momentarily obscured the staue, when the sand blew away the face of the demon was clear. That was a great, creepy shot. Damn, I'm getting gooseflesh typing this. 
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« Reply #18 on: 07-26-2003 23:46 »

Crappy Scary Movie:Signs
So crappy its not scary scary movie:The ring
Favorite Scary Movie:It
I cant really say anything else, I dont like scary movies, and the ones I watch scare me so much I turn them off before its over. Except resident evil, but that doesn't count cuz its not a horror, but it had zombies.
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« Reply #19 on: 07-27-2003 11:06 »
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The movie that scared me most was The Blair Witch Project. Feel free to throw stones at me, but that documentary style and the sudden panic rising to almost unbearable heights was really, really scary. And of course, the sounds they heard at night. Sheesh, even now it still sends shivers down my spine...   hmpf
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« Reply #20 on: 07-27-2003 13:18 »

I know this sounds childish, but Jurassic Park still gives me bad dreams, I mean the thought of being hunted by a massive, powerful beast.  That is one of the scariest things ever, but I still love those movies.
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« Reply #21 on: 07-27-2003 15:23 »

Jaws scared me when I was little. Psycho was creepy, not scary. Same goes for The Birds. I think the film I watched that scared me the most was propably Signs, but not just at the parts most people mention. The dog barks didn't do it, but the first big scare I got was when

Delta-V

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« Reply #22 on: 07-27-2003 18:03 »

I saw 'Empire of the Ants' when I was about 8 or 9.  Had nightmares about it for the next couple of nights.
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« Reply #23 on: 07-27-2003 22:52 »

blair witch was so creepily well done, it just sucked you in and the documentary style made it seem so real.
Kipper

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« Reply #24 on: 07-27-2003 23:51 »
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jaws scares the crap out of me...i have always been so freakin scared of sharks!! i wish all sharks were dead!! KILL ALL SHARKS!!    mad

o and the shinning...i was watching family guy the other night and it was the ep where peter sells their home to live in this summer mansion that belonged to lois's aunt or something...anyway stewie was walking down the halls and then the two little girls were there........my heart started beating really fast and i was like oh-no not again..anything related to that scares me    frown  like the mirror thing and redrum    eek

i always liked jurrasic park....i loved dinosaurs as a kid!! i was such a tomboy when i was little!   tongue
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« Reply #25 on: 07-28-2003 00:11 »

Tremors. I loved it the first time I saw it, so I rented it to watch with my mom a few weeks later. We also rented Tremors 2 Aftershocks. Anyway after watching those 2 movies I was scared to set foot off the asphalt for weeks (hey this was like 10 years ago). But a couple of months ago, before the series started I decided to rent the first two along with Tremors 3 Back To Perfection and I now have no troubled watching any of the three movies or any epsiode of the series and I'm fine about being off of asphalt.

Jurassic Park. When it first came out it scared me so bad. (My grandmother had accidently bought the VHS for me the Christmas it came out thinking it was something else. Years later I boutgh The Lost World @ Superstore because it was only four dollars. But that was then. Four years ago I borrowed Jurassic Park and The Lost Wordl books from the library, then I decided to watch the tapes. Now I can watch each movie and not get the slightest bit scared. Saying that...

I went to a screeing of Signs, because I wanted to see it really badly. But it scared the hell out of me. I'm talking about a theater at midnight with only 15 other people in it. Later when the movie got out I had to walk to my car which was parked at the far end of the parking lot by a really bushy area. (Our parking lot is the fourth most common place in the city to get a car stolen from). Then when I got home I realized I hadn't left anylights on and the house was pitch black (My house is creepy in the dark). Anyway, I had to see the movie 2 more times because my friends wanted to see it. Then when it came out I bought, God only knows why. I've only watched it once and it will probably be a long time before I watch it again I just wonder how long, considering it was years between the times with Jurassic Park and Tremors.
Kipper

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« Reply #26 on: 07-28-2003 00:15 »

you went 2 a movie by yourself at midnight??
Future Angel
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« Reply #27 on: 07-28-2003 00:50 »

 
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you went 2 a movie by yourself at midnight??

Yeah, last Thursday/Friday night. I was the only on in the theater when I saw Seabiscuit. But I saw Signs about midnight the nitgh before it opened, but there was about 15 other people in the theater. I sat with the other girls that got freaked out too. So maybe thier scardedness rubbed off on me.
kip
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« Reply #28 on: 07-28-2003 03:43 »

Signs: admitedly creeped me out a little...


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Ring (Japanese version): A great bit of movie making.


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Event Horizon: A damn scary film, but didnt creep me out... since I dont visit haunted space ships often. And also, I don't know Sam Neil personally.

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I think films are only truely scary when you get creeped out for a while after it. And you can't help but thinking about it... even though you don't like to. It's where there is a possibility of something actually happening to you. Mostly these days horror movies are about implication, and not visual... small things can make you jump without the aid of visuals... because I think it's all down to each persons mind... and how they can empathise with the character and the situation.
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« Reply #29 on: 07-28-2003 09:49 »

Has anyone ever seen The Haunting (not the remake, the original, for Pete's Sake!)? I never did, but from what I've heard, it might well be damn creepy.

Oh, and The Fly (1986) gave me some good creeps too...but after I watched it. I couldn't help but think about what happened to Dr. Brundle. His metamorphosis, physical and psychological...
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« Reply #30 on: 07-28-2003 10:14 »

The Fly creeped me out when I first saw it too. It still holds up today. Another example is David Cronenberg's Videodrome.
A very strange film with James Woods as a cable man who finds a channel that appears to broadcast live executions. Cue imagery such as a pulsating and throbbing TV with an arm stretching out, a hand that turns into a gun and then there's the scene with the stomach...
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« Reply #31 on: 07-28-2003 15:08 »

Rosemary's Baby is, IMO, the scariest movie ever.  And The Ring is the scariest movie since Rosemary's Baby.  I've also een scared by Invasion of the Body Snatchers (original).  Oh, and Simpsons Treehouse of Horror II.  My parents made me go to bed before the punchline ("having two heads sucks" ) so the last thing I saw was Mr. Burns' Or is it...?.  Went to bed terrified I would wake up with the school bully's head on my shoulder.  It was 10 years before I saw the ending joke.  Boy did I feel stupid.
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« Reply #32 on: 07-28-2003 15:53 »

probably the ring and the part in the harry potter movie where the spiders were attacking them. I was sitting like in the 3rd row and it was like really loud and i really hate spiders!
kip
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« Reply #33 on: 07-28-2003 18:30 »

I just remembered... Pet Cemitary baby!!!
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« Reply #34 on: 07-28-2003 19:15 »

i've never got scared by a movie, never- but the bad side is i get emotional sometimes.  i'm a sucker but i never get scared.  the only movie i can remember that came close was the ring, and independence day had a few jumps, but i was only a little kiddy then.
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« Reply #35 on: 07-29-2003 12:24 »

When I first watched The Haunting, that scared me quite a bit. Now I've seen that film about 5 times and its not scary at all.

I'm not really into scary films so I dont watch them. I dont like to make a habit out of scaring myself for no reason. Scary films aren't really my scene  smile
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« Reply #36 on: 07-29-2003 12:38 »

It has to be Barney's Big Adventure.
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« Reply #37 on: 07-29-2003 13:51 »

The first time I went to see signs at the cinema and the alien came out at that kids birthday party.
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« Reply #38 on: 07-29-2003 14:30 »

The film that scared me most wehen I watched it for the first time was 'Cape Fear', the 1991 version. The film (and especially Robert De Niro) even scared me a lot when I rewatched it. That was until I saw the Simpsons version of it. Now I can't watch it without thinking of Sideshow Bob stepping on all those rakes.
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« Reply #39 on: 07-29-2003 15:18 »

 
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The first time I went to see signs at the cinema and the alien came out at that kids birthday party.

my sister rented that last week and i was just hanging at the computer while she saw it with her friend- not scary at all.  in fact, it was rather funny in a way.
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