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Redsand
09-27-06, 09:29 AM
Ok so i needed some help here guys.. i am looking for the top scariest movies.. but i want something that will make me jump.. not really gore or anything like that, i mean thats fine but i want something to scare the hell out of me and i have yet to have any luck.. so can you guys post what movies made you jump, spooky or just plain scary..!! Thank you.. Mine are as follows:

Event Horizon
The Amityville Horror (2005)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

gryffinmaster
09-27-06, 10:52 AM
Try DVDTalk's horror forum, DVD Stalk (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=56).

resinrats
09-27-06, 10:54 AM
The scariest one for me is Blair Witch Project. If you imaging what it would be like if you were there and that stuff was happening makes it scarier. Especially since they don't show the witch, it is just sounds and stuff they find that make it creepy.

Movies where you see the monster have never really been that scary to me.

bboisvert
09-27-06, 11:03 AM
Given the 3 that you selected, it's VERY possible that we have radically different tastes. So this may be of little value to you. Still:

The Changeling
The Exorcist
Alien
Halloween
The Haunting (1963)
Salem's Lot (1979)

Giles
09-27-06, 11:11 AM
Try DVDTalk's horror forum, DVD Stalk (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=56).

that was my first reaction as well - that forum is there for a reason

alfonsosoriano
09-27-06, 11:12 AM
The Shining

Spiral Staircase
09-27-06, 12:28 PM
The only movie that I can think of that has ever made me jump is The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. Specifically, it is the scene where Leatherface emerges from the darkness of the record room with the chainsaw roaring. The scene still makes me jump because I find it so jarring.

pro-bassoonist
09-27-06, 12:48 PM
The Entity

Ciao,
Pro-B

saoirse
09-27-06, 01:01 PM
Session 9

BuddyRevell
09-27-06, 01:05 PM
Prince of Darkness.

Still scares the crap out of me. Sheeeesh...that dream sequence....gah!

kevkev
09-27-06, 01:12 PM
JEEZ. you need to see some films from the last century OP.

agree with the changeling, the haunting and halloween.

exorsist 3 is very underrated. IMO the best of them.
the vanishing while not scary is quite distubing.
night of the living dead. original of course.

kevkev
09-27-06, 01:21 PM
actually i'd like to add rosemarys baby, m, peeping tom and freaks.
not jump out of you seat scares but really good films that leave you feeling a bit edgy after. i'm probably the only one but i really do not like any hitchcock film.

alfonsosoriano
09-27-06, 01:24 PM
Also Suspiria.

BuddyRevell
09-27-06, 01:28 PM
JEEZ. you need to see some films from the last century OP.

agree with the changeling, the haunting and halloween.

exorsist 3 is very underrated. IMO the best of them.
the vanishing while not scary is quite distubing.
night of the living dead. original of course.

Strong agreement on Exorcist 3. Damn that movie freaks me out.

alfonsosoriano
09-27-06, 01:30 PM
Oh and how can you possibly like these movies OP?

The Amityville Horror (2005)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

LOL

canaryfarmer
09-27-06, 01:32 PM
Sadly, Signs frightened me the hell out when I saw it in the theatre. Our fellow attendees were right there with us, too, and we all jumped a mile high at the same time during the "birthday party footage" scene. The surround sound during the "attic noises/house invasion" scene was incredible, too, and un-nerved me to no end. Good times :)

When my GF and I saw The Blair Witch Project at the theatre, she honestly could not face the screen at the very end. I've never seen anyone so visibly disturbed at the movies (we're getting married Saturday, w00t!).

The Shining just messes with you, and the scene with the guy in the dog suit just...I don't know, it scared the hell out of me, it was so downright freaky.

MartinBlank
09-27-06, 02:04 PM
Halloween. Also check out the orginal Texas Chainsaw Massacre, much better than the re-make. Leatherface, the 3rd TCM movie, scared the crap out of an ex-girlfriend of mine.

Admiral7
09-27-06, 02:22 PM
Scariest movies of all time (to me):

Halloween
The Shining
The Exorcist

Everything else is just an also-ran.

Mr. Cinema
09-27-06, 02:27 PM
I'll also throw in The Descent, which was the last film that I thought was frightening. The region 1 disc should be out by year's end.

The Thing

Jake77444
09-27-06, 02:55 PM
Poltergeist.

TuMakaPac713
09-27-06, 03:35 PM
Black Christmas
The Thing '82
Nosferatu '22
Halloween
Texas Chainsaw Massacre '74
Rosemary's Baby
Session 9
Duel
The Entity
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
The Beyond
Audition
Night of the Living Dead '68
Poltergeist
Exorcist III
The Changeling
The Haunting '63
House on Haunted Hill '58
Alien
Deep Red
Black Sunday
Blood and Black Lace
Deranged
Evil Dead
House of Wax '53
Phantasm

Lt Ripley
09-27-06, 03:37 PM
Given the 3 that you selected, it's VERY possible that we have radically different tastes. So this may be of little value to you. Still:

The Changeling
The Exorcist
Alien
Halloween
The Haunting (1963)
Salem's Lot (1979)


Great list, but you left off Carpenter's The Thing! Although The thing may be too gory for the OP's taste.

SuicycoDave
09-27-06, 04:09 PM
Most of the films I would have picked have already been suggested but some of my favourite scary movies haven't been mentioned which are New York Ripper, When A Stranger Calls (1979 version), The Omen, Damien:Omen 2, The Wicker Man (1973), Opera, Stendhal Syndrome. Plus I'd just like to put in another good word for one of the most under-rated horror classics (and one of my favourite John Carpenter movies) Prince Of Darkness.

Redsand
09-27-06, 08:37 PM
well the ones listed are not what i enjoy.. i have only seen a few that make me jump at all.. i was just looking for a good scary movie because nothing is really that scary anymore just blood and killing, which i dont mind but i just wanted a good scary movie.. i am going to get some of the movies listed and check them out.. thank you so much for the help!!

emhello
09-28-06, 01:59 AM
As far as suspense films I really liked CUBE and ALIENS.

grem458
09-29-06, 12:34 AM
The Car always freaked me out. The sound of the thing alone was enough to make me cringe.

Decapitate Prey
09-30-06, 03:38 PM
One nobody has mentioned is Invasion of the Body Snatchers ('78). That movie will freak you out.

Dick
10-02-06, 01:16 AM
The scariest one for me is Blair Witch Project. If you imaging what it would be like if you were there and that stuff was happening makes it scarier. Especially since they don't show the witch, it is just sounds and stuff they find that make it creepy.

Movies where you see the monster have never really been that scary to me.

This was a pretty intense movie, but I feel would have been MUCH scarier had the overuse of the word "f*#k" not been so distracting. Just seems like a lack of skill on the part of the screenwriter(s) to me.

Now look at THE UNINVITED (1944); THE HAUNTING (1963); THE INNOCENTS (1961) and THE CHANGELING (1979), none of which used course language, and tell me they're not really frightening movies.

I am not a prude - I find RICHARD PRYOR: LIVE IN CONCERT (1979) as funny as anything I've ever seen - but I grow weary of the "F" word being used so arbitrarily just to make a film seem "realistic" or "contemporary." Even if true, it adds nothing whatever to the atmosphere or effectiveness of a movie. On the contrary, its overuse merely takes me out of the movie, as was the case with BLAIR WITCH.

Gunde
10-05-06, 04:53 AM
Now look at THE UNINVITED (1944); THE HAUNTING (1963); THE INNOCENTS (1961) and THE CHANGELING (1979), none of which used course language, and tell me they're not really frightening movies.
Not THE HAUNTING no, not even a little.
Maybe I should have seen it in '63 to think that....?

JesseCuster
10-05-06, 06:21 AM
The Thing is probably the single most horrifying, chilling film I've ever seen. It's frankly a grueling film to sit through unless you've seen it a couple dozen times like me. Alien is the best haunted house film ever put on celluloid. Halloween is an exercise in pure and brilliant horror filmmaking as you could probably fit the blood seen in the film in a thimble. The Exorcist is a masterwork. Just astonishing.