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Liquid Emperor
« Reply #120 on: 10-31-2005 19:31 »
« Last Edit on: 10-31-2005 19:31 »

Horror dosen't really do much for me anymore, but the one movie that freaked the shit out of me and the one that I still refuse to watch to this day is Steven King's "IT". I was around 8 when I saw that movie, made a decision never to walk near storm drains in fear of clowns grabbing me and pulling me in.

Edit: WOW, its been along time since I had a TOTPD.

Starship Captain
« Reply #121 on: 10-31-2005 19:58 »

Originally posted by DrThunder88:
Thunderous bump.

Last night I got held over at work until 4AM (which felt like 5AM thanks to the switch from Daylight Savings Time).  We were watching Bravo and they had a marathon of their mini-series "The 100 Scariest Movie Moments."  Needless to say, I haven't seen a lot of the ones in the horror genre, but some of them I do agree with.  Here's their list, starting with #100:

100   28 Days Later
99   Creepshow
98   Zombie
97   Cat People
96   The Birds
95   Jurassic Park
94   Child's Play
93   Pacific Heights
92   Village of the Damned
91   Shallow Grave
90   Night of the Hunter
89   Alice Sweet Alice
88   Invasion of the Body Snatchers
87   Black Christmas
86   Wizard of Oz
85   Blood & Black Lace
84   Blue Velvet
83   The Others
82   Terminator
81   The Howling
80   Poltergeist
79   Dracula
78   The Brood
77   Signs
76   Evil Dead
75   Candyman
74   Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
73   Blood Simple
72   Them!
71   The Sixth Sense
70   The Stepfather
69   Re-Animator
68   The Black Cat
67   Duel
66   The Tenant
65   Marathon Man
64   Near Dark
63   Deliverance
62   The Wolf Man
61   The Devil's Backbone
60   The Beyond
59   Fatal Attraction
58   Cujo
57   House of Wax
56   Single White Female
55   The Vanishing
54   The Changeling
53   Demons
52   The Phantom of the Opera
51   The Dead Zone
50   The Last House on the Left
49   Diabolique
48   The Thing
47   Nosferatu
46   The Sentinel
45   The Wicker Man
44   The Game
43   It's Alive!
42   An American Werewolf in London
41   The Hills Have Eyes
40   Black Sunday
39   Dawn of the Dead
38   Peeping Tom
37   House on Haunted Hill
36   Cape Fear
35   Aliens
34   The Hitcher
33   The Fly
32   Pet Sematary
31   Friday the 13th
30   Blair Witch Project
29   Serpent and the Rainbow
28   When a Stranger Calls
27   Frankenstein
26   Seven
25   Phantasm
24   Suspiria
23   Rosemary's Baby
22   Don't Look Now
21   Jacob's Ladder
20   The Ring
19   Hellraiser
18   The Haunting
17   A Nightmare on Elm Street
16   The Omen
15   Freaks
14   Halloween
13   Scream
12   Misery
11   Audition
10   Wait Until Dark
9   Night of the Living Dead
8   Carrie
7   Silence of the Lambs
6   Shining
5   Texas Chainsaw Massacre
4   Psycho
3   Exorcist
2   Alien
1   Jaws

Frankly, my bet with the midnights dispatcher was the top three would be (in no particular order) The Exorcist, The Shining, and Alien.  This is also the woman who bet against me when I said Lex from Jurassic Park was not played by Kirsten Dunst and that the one kid from "Boy Meets World" did not play Tim.

Dude, that list sucks. While some of the stuff on there is scary, it's way out of whack. "Phantom of the Opera", "The Sixth Sense", "The Wizard of Oz", "Child's Play", and fucking "Jurassic Park" (Just goofy, when it wan't being sappy and unfaithful to Crichton), just going on the movies I've seen (there may be plenty of others I haven't that suck) aren't scary at all. And what the hell are good horror movies like "Creepshow" doing behind all of those?

"Why, if it isn't my old arch nemesis, Satan!"

« Reply #122 on: 11-01-2005 13:55 »

IT is not a scary movie.  It is a horrible movie with awful and cheesy special effects, terrible plot, and very bad acting, dialogue, and direction... and it just happens to have a clown in it.  Lucky for the movie, clowns freak people out and so the movie is remembered as a good one.

Read the book-- one of my favorites -- and you'll see what I mean.  IT is one of only two books to ever give me recurring nightmares; it's THAT good.  Long, but worth it.  Stephen King at his best.

The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre scares the crap out of me.  It's scary because it could happen-- and has, pretty much.  Google Ed Gein.  His crimes are the basis for Psycho, Silence of the Lambs, TCM, and countless others.

Also, the original TCM is scary to me because it doesn't go over the top with gore.  It is a psychological terror you get while watching, not a gross feeling because blood is nasty.

Halloween is the same way.  It is psychological and terrifying, the idea that there's this person who has been made so poorly that he will kill without remorse or motive.  Very little gore, great plot, excellent direction and acting... everything a horror movie should be.

Signs is not a 'scary' movie as defined by the genre.  It is suspenseful, can make you jump, whatever... but it's not a scary movie.

« Reply #123 on: 11-28-2005 17:39 »

It's pretty sad that I've never seen Stephen King's IT. I really need to go rent it or something sometime. I think I might have the book somewhere up in the attic so I guess I'll have to go find it. So really I haven't seen any movie thats scared me before, that's sad.

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #124 on: 11-29-2005 07:10 »

I have'nt really seen any films that give me a scare

« Reply #125 on: 11-29-2005 07:16 »

Has anyone seen Takashi Miike's Audition? This movie creeps me out.

« Reply #126 on: 11-29-2005 13:09 »

Ok, so I haven't seen to many horror movies. But I did see the start of Saw. And that was enough for me.

Urban Legend
« Reply #127 on: 11-29-2005 16:27 »

Blair Witch Project terrified me. Not the movie itself, it sucking and all, but the fact that it was so popular and that so many people bought into it gives me the Heebie-Jeebies.
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