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Old 05-04-2013, 15:07
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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.
Definately. I saw it on E4 a few backs and it was pretty creepy
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Old 05-04-2013, 22:32
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The Omen (1976). Must've been 10 years old when I snuck downstairs to watch it. Had nightmares for a few days but still loved it.
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Old 05-04-2013, 23:16
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The Omen (1976). Must've been 10 years old when I snuck downstairs to watch it. Had nightmares for a few days but still loved it.
yea, its scary but i always end up taping it off tv lol
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Old 06-04-2013, 00:37
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'Quatermass and the Pit' gave me nightmares when I was a kid
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:19
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Don't Look Now & that scene from the Exorcist 3...
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:16
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Psycho, Les Diaboliques, The Ring, Haloween (it's the frozen Captain Kirk mask face that gets me) Nightmare on Elm Street, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Scream ( I don't really get the humour in those movies) The Changeling (George C Scott) ....TBH I don't watch anything scary any more - my nerves can't take it
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:19
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LOL a friends kid of mine watched Signs when they were about 6 (mum didn't realise it was an 18, thought it was 12) and didn't sleep for weeks she used to check outside her window every time she heard a sound, just incase it was a spaceship bless her

For me, I haven't been that great at scary films, only started watching more recently but Women In Black got to me a bit. I was crashing at a friends house as we were having a movie night, and in the front room they have a huge sliding glass door that leads out to a conservatory. Me with my insomnia spent half the night looking at the pitch black sh*tting myself
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:01
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The Blair Witch project completely freaked me out at the time..it was the sense of reality to it that got me...

'Ghostwatch' on the BBC (although not a film) is another that back in 1992 petrified me! I was only 12 and the scene where she speaks as 'Pipes'....
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:25
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I think it must be rather subjective, one man's sleepless night may be another man's " I want my money back"...
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Old 06-04-2013, 14:38
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Nosferatu
http://www.imdb.co.uk/title/tt0013442/
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Old 06-04-2013, 14:52
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Ringu. The moment she began to climb out of the telly I had a serious case of the creeps.
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Old 06-04-2013, 20:13
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Also, the tv movie Salem's Lot - the bit where the dead brother appears at the window.
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Old 06-04-2013, 20:21
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The Blair Witch project completely freaked me out at the time..it was the sense of reality to it that got me...

'Ghostwatch' on the BBC (although not a film) is another that back in 1992 petrified me! I was only 12 and the scene where she speaks as 'Pipes'....
Oh I forgot about Ghostwatch, scared me witless
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Old 06-04-2013, 20:30
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The Exorcist: was on my mind for days.
Armchair Thriller: The black nun. Again was on my mind for ages.
Also, The Changling, Salems Lot & Halloween.
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Old 06-04-2013, 20:33
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I saw it actually yesterday. Its called Anaconda and yes it is about the snake. I havent got a phobia of snakes and im not scared of them although i wouldnt have one wrapped around my neck. But the thing i hate about them most is their teeth,I always have visions of a snake biting into skin and it freaks me out,like literally shivers me i have to look away their thangs in your skin..ugh same with sharks. You can guess what they was doing in the film.
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Old 06-04-2013, 22:19
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"The Haunting" (1963).
...and it's what you don't see that's so scary. I've always found this film quite disturbing.

I can't think of another film where the whole thing is scary, just certain scenes - 'Ring', 'The Orphanage', 'The Fourth Kind' - all have scenes that make you jump. I love a good scary film but there's been a distinct lack of them in recent years.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:14
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The Blair Witch project completely freaked me out at the time..it was the sense of reality to it that got me...

'Ghostwatch' on the BBC (although not a film) is another that back in 1992 petrified me! I was only 12 and the scene where she speaks as 'Pipes'....
I honestly don't get that at all, as Blair Witch wasn't even remotely scary, in fact the people in it were so pathetic that I kept hoping that something horrible would happen to them. Unfortunately it never did.

I thought Ghostwatch was such a feeble spoof that it was an insult to the intelligence of the viewers. If there was an award for Ham Actor Of The Year, then it would have cleaned up.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:17
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'Ghostwatch' on the BBC (although not a film) is another that back in 1992 petrified me! I was only 12 and the scene where she speaks as 'Pipes'....
OMG YES!!! I have never been as scared by anything else and doubt I ever will be again, i thought that was real!! Lol I've got it on dvd and you can see how lame it is now
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:33
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Not a movie but Nigel Kneale's tv drama "The Stone Tape" is definitely a contender. Watch it in black and white, alone and after dark if you dare.

If you think "Quatermass and the Pit" is creepy . . .
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:08
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A film called The Langoliers (1995) that I saw when I was eight or nine years old maybe. The thing which frightened me the most was these giant mouths with scarp teeth which ate all (people, buildings...). It was very horrifiying at the time, for the feeling of being trapped and for seeing people becoming food to these beasts. Now I'm not afraid about that anymore, happily
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Old 07-04-2013, 17:36
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I honestly don't get that at all, as Blair Witch wasn't even remotely scary, in fact the people in it were so pathetic that I kept hoping that something horrible would happen to them. Unfortunately it never did.
My thoughts exactly. The lamest film I have ever watched I reckon, absolutely horrific, it was that bad. I can honestly say, I found it more funny than scary.

A few have had me though, I must admit although films really don't scare me or affect me that much, they only play on my mind but..

-> Sinister
-> Orphan
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Old 07-04-2013, 18:11
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maybe i should've watched Sinister in the dark
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Old 07-04-2013, 21:48
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I don't really get scared by horror movies, but the first time I watched Poltergeist I was 11 and at a friends birthday, I remember being back at home, my mum had picked me and my best friend up and the best friend was staying at mine, we were terrified, my mum was fuming that we'd been allowed to see it. Me and my friend found some of my dads tools at the bottom of the stairs and we went up armed with hammers and screwdrivers, i'm not quite sure what we thought we'd achieve with those if a poltergeist was to attack us, but it seemed logical at the time!

My dad made me promise him I wouldn't watch The Exorcist until I was 18, as much as I loved a horror film growing up, he was adamant I wouldn't watch it until then so I agreed. Cut to me being 18, I've now spent years thinking this was going to be the most scary film ever in the history of the world, parents are away on holiday, so invite some friends over with the intention of watching it, cut to about midnight and everyone had smoked themselves silly and passed out in the front room, so I thought sod it i'm gunna do it anyway, went upstairs alone and watched it by myself, and nothing. Think i'd psyched myself up so much and prepared myself for sheer terror that it just did nothing to me.
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Old 07-04-2013, 23:11
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"The Exorcist" isn't particularly scary, just unpleasant and occasionally shocking. "Exorcist 3" is a quite creepy but 2 is just laughable.
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Old 07-04-2013, 23:58
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I've never seen a film that has really scared me, but there was something very creepy about The Exorcist. But I thought the book was more unnerving, as is often the case in my opinion. Your own imagination is often more scary than anything they can show on a screen.
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