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fender101 31-03-2013 21:12

what's the scariest film you ever saw?
 
I never get scared at films. Don't know why. But a lot of people do. I think the closest I've actually become to being scared was The Blair Witch Project because it reminded me of being out, alone, in the woods. What film gave you the creeps?

meglosmurmurs 31-03-2013 22:15

The Eye (original version).
Not only for all the scares with the ghosts the girl goes through at random times (particularly the guy in the lift) but also the stay in hospital, having the life-changing operation so she can see, only for her to decide at the end that she's better off blind.
Not to mention the huge disaster at the end.

All those elements to the film not only give me the creeps but made me feel kind of sad and depressed too.

Bluray 31-03-2013 22:19

I don't particularly get scared at horrors - never have really. But the best 'scary' experience was watching The Descent with a few friends, they were especially jumpy which made it a great experience.

21stCenturyBoy 31-03-2013 22:24

The original When A Stranger Calls (well, the first 30 minutes)- a masterclass in how to do suspense. The rising sense of panic is really something to behold.

Also, Wait Until Dark for sheer "jump" moments.

JR_THELEGEND 31-03-2013 23:05

Signs!!!! That movie even though its one of my fav's just terrifies me! :o

Orangemaid 31-03-2013 23:07

I find those Chucky films quite scary..cant watch them :o

NorfolkBoy1 31-03-2013 23:17

Horror as a genre has turned in on itself so many times being genuinely scared by a film has been a rare thing for me for years, and "jump moments" don't count, that's just a cheap trick.

the last film to genuinely scare me was The Orphanage I guess.

Spider Rico 31-03-2013 23:23

When I was younger the first three Nightmare On Elm Streets & Halloween scared me, but in the last few years it has been rare anything has genuinely affected/disturbed/scared me. The Ring and The Grudge were quite close; and more recently all the Paranormal Activity films(well, apart from the 4th one), Sinister and Insidious.

degsyhufc 31-03-2013 23:55

A Nightmare on Elm Street. I think it was 3 Dream Warriors.

I was a child though.

MeicY 01-04-2013 00:00

Candyman freaked me out a bit when I was younger.

Sick Bullet 01-04-2013 00:14

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Originally Posted by MeicY (Post 65105380)
Candyman freaked me out a bit when I was younger.

Me to when I was a kid but more recently The Strangers dam this has suspense.

The Ambassador 01-04-2013 00:25

Showgirls.

PJ68 01-04-2013 00:27

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Originally Posted by The Ambassador (Post 65105793)
Showgirls.

hello randy

Julzei 01-04-2013 00:28

Tales from the crypt, mainly 70s ones.

Dynopia 01-04-2013 02:57

Like you no film scares me, Sinister came close recently though.

BastardBeaver 01-04-2013 03:41

Rosemarys Baby scared the shit out of me, I couldn't sleep after I watched it.

Also on my 12th birthday I went to watch What Lies Beneath, and I spent most the film hiding behind my mums handbag! :o It doesn't scare me now though.

clm2071 01-04-2013 09:38

The Shining is the only film which has really scared me, there's something about the atmosphere which just gets under my skin

TH14 01-04-2013 10:14

The Shining. I think it stems from the fact that I watched it only the sly when I was about 12 and it was the first horror I had really watched and it scared the life out of me. The music is very well chosen and those twins give me the creeps really bad. No other film has frightened me like that one did, horrors now just make me jump but don't really affect me

Boselecta 01-04-2013 10:46

I think it's universally regarded as a dud but Exorcist 3 creeped me out with some very long slow drawn out scenes that built up a lot of tension/peril. I think that approach is far better than crummy "jump out" scenes when a protagonist is say, suddenly confronted by their friend/cat/whatever appearing from nowhere in shot accompanied by a quick zoom-in and spike in music soundtrack.... dunno what that technique's called; maybe they should call it the "Boo! Shot"?

Alrightmate 01-04-2013 11:02

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Originally Posted by Boselecta (Post 65108943)
I think it's universally regarded as a dud but Exorcist 3 creeped me out with some very long slow drawn out scenes that built up a lot of tension/peril. I think that approach is far better than crummy "jump out" scenes when a protagonist is say, suddenly confronted by their friend/cat/whatever appearing from nowhere in shot accompanied by a quick zoom-in and spike in music soundtrack.... dunno what that technique's called; maybe they should call it the "Boo! Shot"?

That technique is called a 'Lewton Bus', or sometimes just 'Bus'.
It's named after the legendary RKO producer/film maker Val Lewton.
Here is the scene from Cat People where the term came from...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkrsymAhI0U

You'll also see from that clip why the term was given that particular name.

David_Hill 01-04-2013 14:28

Ring Grudge, Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister.

Takae 01-04-2013 14:35

There isn't any that truly scared me, but there are plenty that stressed me out.

The one that stressed me the most is Kairo. It's actually a badly made film (the structure is too fragmented for my taste), but there are some parts that freaked me out. Kiyoshi Kurosawa's films have managed to get under my skin, anyway. Especially Kairo and Cure.

TOONARMY12 01-04-2013 15:54

Id say there are parts of films that just get the better of me and scare me.

*Dont be afraid of the dark where the monster appears from the bed - covers

*Pans Labrynith - The Cyclops

kimindex 01-04-2013 15:57

Repulsion (Polanski) and Peeping Tom.

downtonfan 01-04-2013 16:00

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Originally Posted by Dynopia (Post 65107179)
Like you no film scares me, Sinister came close recently though.

That got me too, Dynopia. Scary stuff.


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