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Rad14
10-09-04, 09:45 AM
What do you all think is the scariest movie ever?

For me, it's The Exorcist.

FiveO
10-09-04, 09:48 AM
I remember seeing Alien for the first time when I was young.

Scared the heck out of me.

DVD Polizei
10-09-04, 10:00 AM
The Ring.

tacomantt
10-09-04, 10:16 AM
Please, this should be posted in the movie forum.

ruk
10-09-04, 10:26 AM
star trek

TomOpus
10-09-04, 10:34 AM
Originally posted by tacomantt
Please, this should be posted in the movie forum. True dat. Using Search can be scary too :)

Scariest movies of the past decade (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=385842)

Which Horror movie/Scene does it for you? (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=369717)

SCARIEST movie you have ever seen?? (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=340868)

tommy28
10-09-04, 11:19 AM
Poltergeist

Adrenaline
10-09-04, 11:53 AM
The Thing was more disgusting then scary but it may scare you.

Romerojpg
10-09-04, 11:55 AM
House of the Dead!!!!!!!!! its just Evil!

dvd-4-life
10-09-04, 12:16 PM
Showgirls

NaturalMystic79
10-09-04, 12:17 PM
Jason Takes Manhattan

auto
10-09-04, 12:39 PM
Yep, it's the Exorcist.

When I was a kid, definitely Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

mike45
10-09-04, 12:44 PM
The original NOTLD.

John Sinnott
10-09-04, 01:11 PM
The video of my wedding.

;)

johnbook
10-09-04, 01:22 PM
Originally posted by jay77


When I was a kid, definitely Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Still, Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Spritle
10-09-04, 01:26 PM
The Care Bears Movie

GuyverX
10-09-04, 01:31 PM
House of the Dead. Not because it's actually a scary movie; it's kind of funny if anything...but it's scary that investors gave the director money to make that piece of trash.

Myster X
10-09-04, 01:41 PM
anything with Pauly Shore in it

MJG87
10-09-04, 02:02 PM
Exorcist never worked for me at all...can't think of any horror movies lately tho to actually make me "think twice" about things while in the dark except for The Ring, that easter egg of "the video" screwed me up for a bit one night, had to turn off the player to get it to stop lol

majorjoe23
10-09-04, 02:04 PM
This should probably be in the movie forum.

natevines
10-09-04, 02:24 PM
None ever really scared me, but I'd have to say Exorcist came the closest. Only for those damn 1-frame shots of Pazuzu. If I look at it, I'll have nightmares for a week.

jrobinson
10-09-04, 03:06 PM
<center><img src=http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0783230370.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg></center>

It's scary on so many levels...

Spritle
10-09-04, 03:09 PM
Many people here say the Exorcist is the scariest movie they've seen..... I laughed my ass off the first time I saw that movie. :lol:
One of the great comedies of our time.

nemein
10-09-04, 03:12 PM
This really belongs in movie talk... where it may be locked as a duplicate thread ;)

Trigger
10-09-04, 04:21 PM
Originally posted by Spritle
Many people here say the Exorcist is the scariest movie they've seen..... I laughed my ass off the first time I saw that movie. :lol:
One of the great comedies of our time. how old are you?

89981
10-09-04, 04:43 PM
the shinning.

Trigger
10-09-04, 05:20 PM
http://www.stephenkingshortmovies.com/movies/covers/shinning_big.jpg

Wompratz
10-09-04, 05:54 PM
I actually started mentioning a few flicks that scared the crap out of me on this blog I started. You can check it out at www.chrish73.blogspot.com

I still need to finish as I got a few more to add.

flashburn
10-09-04, 06:36 PM
Originally posted by 89981
the shinning.
http://www.inyourstride.net/photos/shin-splints.gif ?

Cornholio
10-09-04, 06:50 PM
session 9 is kinda scary

Mountain Biker
10-09-04, 07:27 PM
Jaws

SPiRAL
10-09-04, 10:19 PM
Cannibal Holocaust.

Spritle
10-10-04, 12:29 AM
Originally posted by Trigger
how old are you?

Almost as old as the movie. I can't watch the Exorcist without falling on the floor in an uncontrolable LOL fit. Why is this movie scary?

Applejack
10-10-04, 12:40 AM
Originally posted by Spritle
Almost as old as the movie. I can't watch the Exorcist without falling on the floor in an uncontrolable LOL fit. Why is this movie scary?

I think people would take you a little more serious if you said you were bored by it or something, but laughing hysterically?

It just seems like you are overstating your case.

Spritle
10-10-04, 12:45 AM
Originally posted by Applejack
I think people would take you a little more serious if you said you were bored by it or something, but laughing hysterically?

It just seems like you are overstating your case.

I REALLY TRULY LAUGHED the first, second, third time I watched this movie. I mean a preteen girl possessed by Satan vomitting on people.......what's not funny about that?

Falc04
10-10-04, 07:28 AM
Freaks.

Saw it back in the 80s as a midnight movie. Scared the bejeezus out of me!

Trigger
10-10-04, 02:52 PM
Originally posted by Spritle
Almost as old as the movie. I can't watch the Exorcist without falling on the floor in an uncontrolable LOL fit. Why is this movie scary? so you're like 30? when did you first see it? recently? The reason I ask is just that it's one of those movies that was terrifying back in its time - but these days, people seeing it for the first time might find the effects laughable. Personally, I saw it when I was young and it was pretty scary to me. I've always thought Exorcist 3 was more scary though. Hell, back when I saw the Exorcist, I thought The Changeling was scarier. Today I don't know... I'd name some asian horror film, but alot of them are so similar to each other it's hard to pick one.

necros
10-10-04, 03:37 PM
Another vote from the Exorcist for me, but yeah I agree the effects are pretty cheesy by today's standards.

Honorable mention must go to the clown in poltergeist though

HE Pennypacker
10-10-04, 09:20 PM
What scares me is usually what I DON'T see. For that reason, among others, I would have to nominate The Blair Witch Project.

Cornholio
10-10-04, 09:22 PM
people say poltergeist but i think that movie is one of the cheesiest horror movies ever.

Verbal Gorilla
10-10-04, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by HE Pennypacker
What scares me is usually what I DON'T see. For that reason, among others, I would have to nominate The Blair Witch Project.

How can you call it the scariest movie ever if you didn't even see it?

Cornholio
10-10-04, 10:30 PM
I think he means you dont see the witch.

Spritle
10-10-04, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by Trigger
so you're like 30? when did you first see it? recently? The reason I ask is just that it's one of those movies that was terrifying back in its time - but these days, people seeing it for the first time might find the effects laughable. Personally, I saw it when I was young and it was pretty scary to me. I've always thought Exorcist 3 was more scary though. Hell, back when I saw the Exorcist, I thought The Changeling was scarier. Today I don't know... I'd name some asian horror film, but alot of them are so similar to each other it's hard to pick one.

Not quite 30 but saw it about 6 or 7 years ago. I guess if you saw this as a child you would freak out but by today's standards it's not as scary. It's still one of the best "horror" films. It has a mood to it that most scary films today don't come close to.

FantasticVSDoom
10-10-04, 10:51 PM
Poltergeist because I was a kid when I first watched it, and truly thought that either a clown or a tree would kill me...Obviously now, it doesnt scare me, but I think thats what you have to judge it on. Same goes with Excorcist. Now, doesnt scare me in the least, the first time I watched it, I was pretty freaked out by because I was just a child.

Troy Stiffler
10-10-04, 11:22 PM
Sadly, I haven't been terrified of a movie since I was fifteen. At that time, most any horror movie got to me.

The Ring and House of 1000 Corpses both got to me a bit. But The Ring is just too-damn entertaining as a mystery. And House of 1000 Corpses was too campy and fun (Zombie's skill really impressed me ... you can really tell he's a man with the right directorial influences and appreciates movies).

I kinda miss the feeling of being so terrified after watching a movie that I turn on the lights when walking around the house, or constantly looking around when I'm outside in the dark. And at the same time, I feel a little silly for letting so many suckfests scare me when I was a kid. Some are such bad movies that I'm too embarassed to list them here.

Aweeee.

A few films that I still appreciate for being scary...

The Ring
House of 1000 Corpses
Nightmare On Elm Street
The Exorcist
Last House on the Left
Texax Chainsaw Massacre
Night of the Living Dead
Dawn of the Dead

Rad14
10-11-04, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by Spritle
I guess if you saw this as a child you would freak out but by today's standards it's not as scary. It's still one of the best "horror" films. It has a mood to it that most scary films today don't come close to.

I saw The Exorcist on its original release, when I was 17, and like everyone else, it scared the hell outta me! True, the special effects these days are much better, but you have to take its age into account. I have watched it many times since, and although it doesn't have the same "shock" factor as then, it does have that mood you are talking about, and which, I feel all good scary films should have. That's why I place it on top of my list.


others I have considered as scarefests would include (not in any particular order):

The Shining
The Entity
Poltergeist
The Ring
The Haunting (1963)
The Innocents
The Others
The Changeling
Nosferatu
Rosemary's Baby

Tommy_Harn
10-11-04, 01:22 PM
Originally posted by tommy28
Poltergeist

For me, its the sequel, Poltergeist 2. I had nightmares about that old man dressed in black for days after seeing it. Of course, I couldn't tell you one other thing about the movie.

chente
10-11-04, 01:41 PM
Another for the Exorcist since I saw it as a kid and it scared the crap out of me. Another is Burnt Offerings which I saw around the same time.

Recently, I thought the Ring and Blair Witch were very good. I don't find slasher films scary, though.

Kerborus
10-17-04, 08:18 PM
The devil speaking on the tape recorder is what scared me about the exorcist.

I have to say:

Ring
Blair Witch Project
Changeling
Ju-on
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Children of the Corn

jaeufraser
10-17-04, 08:39 PM
I love horror films, good bad or in between, but in general they don't really scare me. So, the film that has the honor of scaring the living hell out of me the most goes to James Cameron's Aliens.

My mother let my sister and I watch that when we were 7 years old, way back when. We watched it in a dark room, and woohoo did it scare the living hell out of me. When the chestburster popped out of the little boy I could barely look. Ahh to be young and able to be scared.

Funny thing is, I remember her renting it and looking at the box and thinking the movie starred some hispanic guy. Then watching the movie and realizing it was a woman.

MISS PEACH
10-17-04, 08:40 PM
Originally posted by Mountain Biker
Jaws

Omg yes. And it was worse for me because I grew up just blocks from the beach and used to body surf La Jolla Shores regularly as a teen. That movie terrifies me to this day!! Aaaaack! And the music!!!

Da Dum.
Da Dum.
Da Dum Da Dum Da Dum . . . .

PEACH

naitram
10-23-04, 12:38 AM
Definitely the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. That movie is really hard to watch alone at night.

I also find The Day After and Mulholland Drive pretty frightning as well.

OldBoy
10-23-04, 03:21 AM
When I was a kid I had nightmares from 3 movies in particular...
"Aliens"
"The Believers" and
"The Beast Within"

...not now though http://www.therewindforums.co.uk/forums/images/smiles/new_kodomagnam.gif

Bobby Shalom
10-24-04, 07:34 PM
For me it definitely has to a lot to do with being young, and the time and place where you see the movie.

Jaws scared me while I was watching it, and my mom reminds me that I had numerous nightmares after I saw it... but I don't remember them.

The film that stands out as scaring the living crap out of me was Let's Scare Jessica to Death. I watched this on television in about 1977. My family and I were staying at a resort, out in the middle of nowhere, serious woods. When that flick was over I was just freaked out! No way could I get to sleep that night.

smirnoff
10-24-04, 08:16 PM
Blair Witch Project
The Ring
The Exorcist

and when I was young I saw When A Stranger Calls Back, and that freaked the hell out of me.

Oh and Candyman was hella creepy, I'm surprised its not been mentioned yet... Or am I the only one that found it scary.

edit: I just thought of another movie that scared me more than any other.... I was 12 or so when I saw it. Village of the Damned. For some reason when the kids did that thing with their eyes, I was so scared I couldn't move... just totally paralized with fear. I've since watched it again and found it to be pretty unscary.

tommy28
10-24-04, 08:19 PM
something about"Pet Sematary "that freaks me out...

TomOpus
10-24-04, 08:33 PM
When I was very young, I saw something on TV. I can't remember very much specific... just something was hiding in a shadow then it slowly revealed itself.

But I do remember being terrified to the point of not being able to move. Scared stiff, as you will. Ever since then, about every 5 years (or so) I would have a dream where something was after me... but I can't move... can't run away. My legs can't take me to safety.

I can feel it getting closer... and closer... as the terror inside me builds and builds. I know it's a dream but I'm trying to force myself to wake up. Finally... I SNAP out of it.... relieved.... (((shiver)))

Anyway, more recently, The Exorcist, Jaws and Alien can scare the crap out of me.

Cygnet74
10-25-04, 02:39 AM
the only film that left a lasting impression of horror/dread on me (in my adult movie watching life) was Halloween. I had difficulty sleeping afterward, as i kept envisioning Michael Myers emerging from the darkness all around me.

Perkinsun Dzees
10-25-04, 03:47 AM
Definitely "The Grudge"

raven56706
10-25-04, 04:52 AM
Battlefield Earth
Crossroads

raven56706
10-25-04, 04:55 AM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/6302261589.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

rexinnih
10-25-04, 10:54 AM
When I was a kid, it was the original Night of the Living Dead. I've been waiting for the zombie takeover to commence but hasn't happened yet. Strangely, the zombie horror films are the only ones I watch nowadays.

inkblots
10-25-04, 01:42 PM
CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST because it is very realistic
AMMETVILLE HORROR becuase it scared the shit out of me at the end when it says based on a true story
TEXAS CHAINSAW one of the greatest horror films hands down

rabbit77
10-25-04, 01:43 PM
Originally posted by rexinnih
When I was a kid, it was the original Night of the Living Dead. I've been waiting for the zombie takeover to commence but hasn't happened yet. Strangely, the zombie horror films are the only ones I watch nowadays.

You should expand your tastes to include watching films that don't feature zombies. There's a lot of good stuff out there!

Growing up I thought Exorcist was the scariest movie ever.

tommyp007
10-25-04, 06:41 PM
Sadly....I don't really get scared my movies anymore. Guess I'm just getting older, or jaded from seeing so many horror films. However, these gave me the frights when I was young, though don't pack the punch they once did.

The Excorcist
Amnityville Horror
Nightmare on Elm Street
The Hitcher
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Poltergeist (esp considering its a PG film!)

Maryang Palad
10-25-04, 07:17 PM
Salem's Lot for me. I was scared to go near the window at night when I was a kid.

MISS PEACH
10-25-04, 07:32 PM
Hmmmmm . . . quite a few of you seem to be including The Ring in your lists.

I've never seen it and (blush) never heard of it. Which is not new (I'm a reader, primarily heh) (I never saw Titanic, if that's any clue).

This might be a good Halloween-week film for me to rent. That one and The House On The Left because it got the most votes in my Haunted House poll and I'm due for a good Haunted House flick.

This is a fun thread OP. It's groovy to see what pushes everyone's buttons and I'm glad I'm not the only one with lasting trauma from, gulp, JAWS. I do agree however that so much depends on where you were and how old you were when you saw the film.

I almost threw up in the theatre while watching JAWS the leg. Floating down. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! With bits of . . . well, enough!

PEACH

Rivero
10-25-04, 07:48 PM
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/MG/199318.jpg

tanman
10-26-04, 02:34 AM
You guys are going to laugh but I the Sixth Sense really disturbed/scared me. I guess I am more susceptible to movies of that nature. Not really gory but hits a little closer to home.

Ju-On was pretty creepy too. Some parts of The Passion are pretty disturbing too. The more realistic the scarier for me.

Calvin Calhoun
10-27-04, 02:34 AM
Exorcist - Terrifying to most religious folks. Great ending. 10/10

nightmaster
10-27-04, 07:14 PM
The Exorcist here as well. I was 14 when it came out and in it's day it scared the bejeezus out of most of us. The older we get the harder it is to scare us at the movies. The last movie that scared me was The Blair Witch Project.

vikings
10-28-04, 02:37 PM
I agree with most of these. I would like to add:
Exorcist III
Event Horizon

scott shelton
10-28-04, 04:36 PM
Originally posted by Spritle
I REALLY TRULY LAUGHED the first, second, third time I watched this movie. I mean a preteen girl possessed by Satan vomitting on people.......what's not funny about that?

I don't believe that you laughed.

kenbuzz
10-28-04, 05:59 PM
This may sound hokey, but for me, it was...
http://www.eyesofchaos.com/gallery/horror/phantasm.jpg

bis22
10-28-04, 07:03 PM
Since no one's mentioned it, I'll say Lost Highway.

I've only seen it once a while ago, but from what I remember, it creates the kind of fear that grabs hold of something deep inside of you and won't let go.

OldBoy
10-28-04, 08:39 PM
Anyone been watching the Bravo 5 part series "100 Scariest Movie Moments"? I am taping, but caught some clips and I can't wait!!!!!!!!

dhmac
10-29-04, 08:21 AM
Originally posted by scott1598
Anyone been watching the Bravo 5 part series "100 Scariest Movie Moments"? I am taping, but caught some clips and I can't wait!!!!!!!!

That show has been pretty disappointing. It's almost all interviews with D-grade celebrities and still images (yes, still images!) from the movies, with maybe just a short clip from one scene in each movie. It really needed more clips and less pointless interviews.

LiquidSky
10-29-04, 09:19 AM
The Exorcist. The films still disturbs me when I watch it.

The last 10 minutes of "The Blair Witch Project" are quite scary as well.

CKMorpheus
10-30-04, 04:08 AM
Event Horizon
when I was younger I Know What You Did Last Summer
and recently, The Grudge

Chill Pill
10-30-04, 04:12 AM
Event Horizon, good call.

How about the scene in 'Midnight Express' when Hayes chases down and tears that dude's tongue out? That, my friend, was "scary".

OldBoy
10-30-04, 11:23 AM
Originally posted by dhmac
That show has been pretty disappointing. It's almost all interviews with D-grade celebrities and still images (yes, still images!) from the movies, with maybe just a short clip from one scene in each movie. It really needed more clips and less pointless interviews.

did you see the actual eye gouge from "Zombie"? they actually showed it and that was my first time seeing it. i cringed, as well as, some other clips. it's not great, but it's def not bad.

Rival11
10-30-04, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by necros
Another vote from the Exorcist for me, but yeah I agree the effects are pretty cheesy by today's standards.

Honorable mention must go to the clown in poltergeist though

You're right, the effects are cheesy compared to todays standards but It's the overall effect of the film that scares the shit out of me to this day.

It's so hard for me to except the fact that other people think it's boring and not scary at all........I really can't believe it but as we all know, it's true - It just doesn't do anything for a lot of people.

nodeerforamonth
10-30-04, 09:32 PM
Hellraiser 2.

I've seen a ton of horror movies in my life and this is the only one that gave me nightmares for 6 months afterwards!

cross
10-31-04, 08:22 PM
For some reason the only thing I remember watching that really scared me to have trouble sleeping was watching an episode of "Are you Afraid of the Dark" on Nick when I was really young.

I think the episode was Tale of Quicksilver. I think its scared me a lot because I used to wear Quicksilver t-shirts but I was too young or too stupid to realize that the two had no connection.

Travis Bickle
10-31-04, 08:26 PM
I'd have to say that for me, it's the films that get under my skin and in my head. Like other genres, I appreciate it when I walk away and discuss the movie with others and think it through. If it still gives me chill-bumps! As an adult, it would have to be "The Ring". My wife and I disucssed this on the way home, and what seemed to be a mystery movie with some very frightening visuals, became a portrait of pure evil with no redemption! We came home after midnight and turned on every light in the house! I didn't want to walk into another room. For one week, I didn't want my TV on before I went to bed. THAT'S A SCARY MOVIE!

Before The Ring, I'd have to say "Blair Witch" succeeded on about the same level. All I had to do is visualise the boy standing in the corner at the end, and WHOA, chill-bumps!

When I was young, I didn't even have to see the R-rated version to be scared. There's a weird movie that I hope to see on DVD one day called Tourist Trap -- just plain freaky!

Venom
11-01-04, 04:00 PM
Originally posted by Travis Bickle

When I was young, I didn't even have to see the R-rated version to be scared. There's a weird movie that I hope to see on DVD one day called Tourist Trap -- just plain freaky!


it is on dvd. cheap too. check DDD.

edit: hmm for some reason it nolonger shows up at DDD. it was like 5.99 there a year ago. amazon has it listed for 9.99.

Lorrie F
11-11-04, 06:46 PM
Halloween

sdk
11-11-04, 06:55 PM
Jaws is by far the scariest movie i have seen. I saw it when i was eight ( nineteen now) and i did not swim in the sea for 6 years. Still avoid it if i can, get no pleasure from it anymore.

DeltaSigChi4
11-12-04, 08:51 PM
Rosemary's Baby.

KoopaTroopa
11-13-04, 02:25 AM
Younger scares were Creepshow 2, Dolly Dearest, Child's Play, Jaws, IT.

Now it's along the lines of The Ring, House On The Haunted Hill, The Shining, Ju-On, The Eye. Especially The Eye scared the crap out of me. Bugged hubby about holding me all the time a couple of nights after that one.

Still, it's too bad that one cannot continue to get the initial horror that you get from watching a really scary movie for the first time.

Ranger
11-13-04, 03:11 AM
I guess I'm one of those people that wasn't scared by Jaws, the movie did freak my sisters out.

I admit I haven't seen a lot of scary movies, but one that comes to mind is the Guardian. (shudders)

Norm de Plume
11-15-04, 12:31 AM
For sheer terror it's Halloween, hands down, even though countless others are much more atmospheric (i.e., scarier in other ways).

pro-bassoonist
11-15-04, 12:50 AM
the entity (BASED on a true story)

Pro-B

PalmerJoss
11-15-04, 07:38 AM
As I've gotten older it takes an awful lot to scare me. I don't get scared by movies with gross-out moments, or someone jumping out of the shadows at the screen. The scariest stuff to me is stuff that affects you psychologically--like the movie Se7en. That movie still to this day freaks me out, not because of all the gore, but the thought that someone could be that methodical, and that sick in the head. Movies like The Ring? or The Grudge? I just don't find them scary, not in the least.


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