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Old 01-04-2013, 16:03
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The ending of Deadly Friend (1986) was a bit weird.
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Old 01-04-2013, 17:03
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I love it when a film makes me jumpy (which I have to admit happens quite often) but there are not many that have actually scared me. One that stayed with me and played on my mind a bit is Eden Lake.
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Old 01-04-2013, 17:31
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I don't normally get scared at movies but one that did affect me was Childs play. I will never watch that movie ever again. Even seeing Chucky gives me the heebie jeebies *shudders*
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Old 01-04-2013, 17:40
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F, which I'd never heard of before it was on TV last week. I think it was the mundane setting that made it so horrific - a bit like Grange Hill crossed with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
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Old 01-04-2013, 19:12
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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.
Cheers. Always wondered about that myself. It's not scary in itself but it's just the type of effect that will make you jump.
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Old 01-04-2013, 19:45
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the spice girls movie, absolutely terrified me.
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Old 01-04-2013, 19:55
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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"?
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Old 01-04-2013, 20:07
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I don't really get scared at movies much, but I guess it depends how you're watching them. I was pretty freaked out and jumpy when I watched Grave Encounters and The Blair Witch Project. I decided to watch them at 5am in the dark, on my own, with earphones in to give myself some frights
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Old 01-04-2013, 22:41
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The Descent I got so scared I couldn't finish watching the movie. A certain part freaked me out usually I don't get scared easily . I've never jumped so much. I haven't watched another horror on my own since.
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Old 01-04-2013, 22:46
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The Descent I got so scared I couldn't finish watching the movie. A certain part freaked me out usually I don't get scared easily . I've never jumped so much. I haven't watched another horror on my own since.
aww, bless watch it in the dark, better more claustrophibic
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:10
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Cheers. Always wondered about that myself. It's not scary in itself but it's just the type of effect that will make you jump.
Yes, I agree. When it was first used it would have scared audiences as it was something new to their eyes. But over the decades the trick has become so overused that audiences are too used to it now.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:57
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"The Haunting" (1963).
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Old 02-04-2013, 13:49
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I just don't understand how anybody could find Blair Witch frightening. It was just mind numbingly dull.
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Old 02-04-2013, 15:37
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Yes, I agree. When it was first used it would have scared audiences as it was something new to their eyes. But over the decades the trick has become so overused that audiences are too used to it now.
It still gets me usually. I suppose it can be any unexpected incident though, which is probably the whole point
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Old 02-04-2013, 16:14
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It still gets me usually. I suppose it can be any unexpected incident though, which is probably the whole point
Yes but when it happens now do you kind of roll your eyes and think 'not that cheap trick again'?

Now I can sometimes kind of tell when it's about to happen. Some shots have a lot of space in the frame next to the character and you just know that it's being filmed with that shot in mind because something is about to jump out into that space.

To be fair I don't mind it that much if it's just a little jolt to add a bit of interest, but I get annoyed when it's used with a big buildup as though it's an important scene and we're supposed to be impressed by it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 16:59
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the spice girls movie, absolutely terrified me.
There were some pretty scary moments...
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/g...world/bomb.gif
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Old 02-04-2013, 18:47
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I just don't understand how anybody could find Blair Witch frightening. It was just mind numbingly dull.
I liked it and the alternate endings are good too. I like how we never saw 'the monster'.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:01
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Session 9 freaked me out, very creepy

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0261983/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:19
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Paperhouse and The Gate both scared the life out of me as a child
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Old 04-04-2013, 15:52
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Stephens Kings IT !
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Old 04-04-2013, 19:53
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Stephens Kings IT !
I found that quite scary as a 12 year old, although I think it was because I was watching in the dark with my friend who was shrieking a little, we watched that Italian film shock after it, that was creepy.

I don't get scared much as an adult at horrors now, which is a shame.

Wolf Creek and Jacobs Ladder were a bit iffy watching alone though I suppose
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Old 04-04-2013, 20:25
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I find those Chucky films quite scary..cant watch them
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Old 04-04-2013, 20:31
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This episode of Tales From The Darkside was on the Horror Channel last week during the afternoon. I found it's atmosphere very scary, gotta love cheeky goblins.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrDLKM41EGE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5Z0Fz1WPiQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8UUvxHspFU
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:00
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I am probably going to get laughed at but mine is Watership Down, I am 32 and I still can't watch it without feeling un easy about it. I watched the ending when I was young where that rabbits face comes down from heaven and tells one of the rabbits that it's time for him to go. I used to think it was real so I used to go to school worried that one day it would come down looking for me and take me away. I think it's all the art work as well it just has that scary look about it.
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Old 05-04-2013, 14:08
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"The Shining" still gets my vote after 5 or 6 viewings
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