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Old 01-10-08, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by tdirgins
The Exorcist

Burnt Offerings with the late, great Oliver Reed *shudder*

Carrie

The Night Gallery Pilot with the painting that kept changing

Where the Woodbine Twineth (Alfred Hitchcock Hour; about a doll that comes to life). Saw it in syndication. Didn't sleep well for days.

Jaws. I grew up near Long Island Sound and refused to swim the whole summer.

Magic (the trailer) Couldn't find a clip but it scared the crap out of me.
That damn ventriloquist dummy scared the hell out of me. The Poltergeist clown scene did a number on me as well.
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Creepshow scares the shit out of me. The monster in "The Crate" and the Cockroaches in the final segment seriously disturbed the hell out of me.
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My parents never took us to see horror movies, but I remeber being scared by trailers for The fog, Madman, and One Dark Night. There were other ones, but these are the ones I remember the most.
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Originally Posted by tdirgins

Burnt Offerings with the late, great Oliver Reed *shudder*
In case you've forgotten, the last few minutes for your viewing pleasure:
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I watched Burnt Offerings recently and had nightmares from the creepy smiling limo driver haunting Oliver Reed.

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The scariest movie I saw as a kid was called "The Fortress". It was an Australian (or New Zealand?) movie about a bunch of kids and their hot teacher being stalked by a gang of guys wearing masks. One was Father Christmas, another a donkey I think. Man, that freaked me out.
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"The Beast Within"
"Aliens"

scared the sh*t outta me.
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
Ditto. 5 years old, in a theater, in 79. That scene was one hell of a mind fuck at that age. Carpenter's The Thing scared me too. I watched just about every scary movie there was when I was young and those 2 were the only ones to ever horrify me.


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"The Beast Within"
I haven't heard that name in a long time. Is that the one where the monster punches through a jail cell wall and....(To avoid spoiling)? Man, if it is, I have wanted to see that again for a long time.
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Nightmare on Elm Street 1, 2, 4
Friday the 13th Part 3
The Omen
Nightbreed
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I remember being scared out of mind seeing Alien, Scanners and The Fog
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The Gate.

Zombi 2.

The CBS TV movie Intruders: They Are Among Us. This one I found in a bin of taped-from-tv VHS and watched the "scary" parts with my brother over Christmas weekend. I still got scared and had trouble sleeping for a week.
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Poltergeist and Amityville sure were creepy.
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How could I have forgotten Jaws, that was the number one freakout of my childhood. I don't remember it now, but my mother told me I used to wake up every night screaming for about 2 weeks after I saw Jaws.

Also The Sentinal, some creepy scenes in that, and most '70's horror was unsettling just by how grimy everything seemed.

I was also spooked to no end by the tv ads for It's Alive.

Usually the things that scared me the most were movies I just heard about, or the titles, a little later when I was older I actually saw most of the movies, I wasn't scared.
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Nightmare on Elm Street. It still gives me the chills a few nights a year.
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
The chicks sister in Pet Cemetery.
I still can't think of her without getting goosebumps
Also I was scared a lot by Leviathan and nearly died after watching Hellraiser 2
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The Haunting (1963)
The Innocents (1961)
and
of course the scariest of them all:
The Exorcist!
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Jaws
Friday the 13th
The Fog
Halloween
The Thing
The Amityville Horror
Poltergeist
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Originally Posted by Ghostface180
I watched Burnt Offerings recently and had nightmares from the creepy smiling limo driver haunting Oliver Reed.


Yes, yes, yes. The creepy limo driver with the yellow teeth! That whole movie was freaky.
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Poltergeist - mostly the clown & the tree
IT - again, the clown
Dolls - I know it may sound silly to some of you but as a young girl growing up with lots of dolls that movie creeped me out.
Trilogy of Terror, Child's Play - Wait, there seems to be a pattern here

Not a movie but:Tales from the Crypt, every episode, even the music, LOL.
Some parts of The Changeling and also that Creepshow one, forget the name but the guy kept saying "Thanks for the ride lady."
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Jaws, Poltergeist, Gremlins... seems like some of us were scared by the same flicks.
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I'll have to be the third to say "Magic" was the one that scarred me. Not just scared, but actually scarred! To this day almost anything with dolls or "small" creatures (in a horror vain) just does not sit right with me -- even in reading books.

As an indirect result of my parents' abuse of me in this fashion, I will have to again concur about the clown in "Poltergeist." Did you notice that almost everybody who has said that has also noted "Magic?" I remember I had a Ronald McDonald "doll/stuffed animal" as a kid that we had to get rid of after "Poltergeist."

The subject of "Poltergeist" in and of itself is an interesting one. Joe Bob Briggs pointed out that you could ask 20 different people "What is the scariest part?" and you would get 20 different answers -- it played on so many fears. (For the record, Joe Bob's answer was the self stacking chairs.)
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Originally Posted by DeputyDave
Salems Lot (TV mini series) -age 10
I was thinking the same and would have been the same age too when i first saw this!
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Most of the scary movies I saw as a kid were old movies on TV. Of those, I'd say "Attack of the Mushroom People," "The Birds," and "Eye of the Cat." After seeing "The Birds" later, I don't find it that scary. I haven't seen "Attack of the Mushroom People" (aka Matango) since then, but I'd like to rent or buy the DVD sometime, whenever the new edition comes out. "Eye of the Cat" is not available on either VHS or DVD. The unedited theatrical version is supposedly scarier than the one that was shown on television, so that's the one I'd like to see. It was a thriller more than a horror movie, but it made ordinary housecats seem like monsters.
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