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Old 07-03-2013, 01:39
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Anyone on here who cant watch horror films on there own ? Does anyone just feel there heart racing and you end up covering your eyes

I tried watching Grave Encounters 1 on my own then as soon as the weird stuff started happening i turned it of. But i did end up watching it with my friend then moved on to No.2.

Blair witch Project i was 17 when i 1st watched as i had never saw it before.. i got half way through and just couldnt so i called my friend over to watch it with me.

But for me a film that can do that its done its job imo.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:51
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Scary movie 1,2,3,4
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:12
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The Fog (original). It's just something in me hardwired to be afraid of that movie. Saw it a thousand times as a kid and I love being scared by it!
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:26
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The Ring - I was scared of televisions for at least six months afterwards. I still don't like static on a TV screen

The Blair Witch Project - Utterly terrifying. The scene where they hear noises outside the tent is filmmaking at its most simplistically brilliant.

Ghostwatch - Not a film per se, but without a single doubt, the most frightening thing I have ever seen. I would never watch it again, either alone or with others. No damn way.....ever! If I could remove the memory of it from my mind, I would happily do so. Masterpiece though
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:55
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The Ring - I was scared of televisions for at least six months afterwards. I still don't like static on a TV screen

The Blair Witch Project - Utterly terrifying. The scene where they hear noises outside the tent is filmmaking at its most simplistically brilliant.

Ghostwatch - Not a film per se, but without a single doubt, the most frightening thing I have ever seen. I would never watch it again, either alone or with others. No damn way.....ever! If I could remove the memory of it from my mind, I would happily do so. Masterpiece though
Ghostwatch terrified me - I was babysitting and watching it alone and I didn't realise that it wasn't real
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Old 07-03-2013, 13:57
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Certain scenes of Kairo (2001). As a whole, it's a terrible film, but some of its scenes have managed to get under my skin in a way most horror films never could. An example: a dread-heavy scene from Kairo (potentially a spoiler).

Actually, most of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's films have also managed to make me feel acutely uncomfortable. Sťance, Cure, Charisma, Security Guard from Hell (a dumb film, but some scenes? Brrr), Retribution, Bright Future. Some aren't even horror films. If anything, I would describe his films as slow-burn mystery films with a touch of dread. Or in the case of Bright Future, a tale of aimless twentysomethings that's disguised as a study of quiet anger. The 'it's the quiet ones you have to look out for' type. The uneasiness is always there.
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Old 07-03-2013, 14:54
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The Grudge (Remake) - The boy screaming like a cat bit just terrifies me.

The Fourth Kind / Signs / Dark Skies etc etc
- any alien films just scary the bejeezus out of me!
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Old 07-03-2013, 15:39
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As a kid i was terrified of Christopher Lee's Dracula, so to reassure me my mum told me all the doors were locked and windows secured so there was no way Dracula could get in, then in the film he came under the door as smoke!!!!!! i ran upstairs straightaway and hid under the covers
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Old 07-03-2013, 17:46
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Jaws. Still can't watch it whether the room is full or empty.
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Old 07-03-2013, 17:50
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"Cruising".
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Old 07-03-2013, 18:47
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The Reef, and since moving to the middle of a forest-Blair witch!
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:24
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Ghostwatch terrified me - I was babysitting and watching it alone and I didn't realise that it wasn't real
The BBC understand that the key to something being REALLY scary is making it relatable to the audience.

A story set in a haunted castle doesn't scare me, because I will never visit a castle. Ghostwatch is set in a normal house, with the ghost appearing behind someone's bedroom curtains, so it becomes instantly more frightening because it's a familar setting.
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Old 07-03-2013, 20:20
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The BBC understand that the key to something being REALLY scary is making it relatable to the audience.

A story set in a haunted castle doesn't scare me, because I will never visit a castle. Ghostwatch is set in a normal house, with the ghost appearing behind someone's bedroom curtains, so it becomes instantly more frightening because it's a familar setting.
...yes it did feel so familiar, also it was broadcast as 'live' (I have since discovered it was pre-recorded) plus the fact that it also featured trusted presenters such as Michael Parkinson, Mike Smith and Sarah Green made it all the more believable. I have just been reading up on it and read that Ghostwatch has never been repeated in the UK.

Jaws. Still can't watch it whether the room is full or empty.
Jaws was indeed terrifying and I was a bit traumatised when I first saw it - again it could be because the story is something that really happens i.e. shark attacks.
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:53
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...yes it did feel so familiar, also it was broadcast as 'live' (I have since discovered it was pre-recorded) plus the fact that it also featured trusted presenters such as Michael Parkinson, Mike Smith and Sarah Green made it all the more believable. I have just been reading up on it and read that Ghostwatch has never been repeated in the UK.
When you consider that it was heavily covered in that week's Radio Times as a 'Screen One' dramatic concoction, and was also clearly announced as and preceded with the familiar 'Screen One' intro, it presciently says a lot about the uncomfortably potential powers of the TV medium and audience manipulation!!
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Old 07-03-2013, 22:01
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Oh and The McPherson Tapes!
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Old 07-03-2013, 22:38
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I let my 13 yr old watch 'BBC 1992 Ghost Watch' last night, as she laughs at things I used to find scary. She got scared but I told her it was a hoax at the end lol.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:54
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The original Amityville Horror always had freaked me out, the scene with the flies at the window especially.

I remember watching Ghostwatch too, it was really intense stuff at the time. I remember reading stories about people being horrified by it in the newspapers in the days after it aired. It isn't much to see now, but back then it was very scary and the familiar setting, like someone said above, is the main reason for that imo.

Any haunted flick that sets a good atmosphere but doesn't show everything has a much better effect in terms of scares for me. Legend Of Hell House was a good one too, very spooky.
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:11
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I guessed Ghostwatch wasn't 'real' when I recognised two actresses (the studio psychologist and the mother) from earlier TV dramas and films. That's one of crappy things about having a decent memory for faces. Crap with names, though.

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Gillian Bevan as Dr. Lin Pascoe and Brid Brennan as Pamela Early (mother).
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Old 08-03-2013, 18:07
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I find the Saw films abit scary alone in the dark..Billy puppet is quite scary and then he makes that laugh noise...Went to bed and left lamp on
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Old 08-03-2013, 20:02
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When I was young, probably the Blair Witch Project.
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Old 08-03-2013, 20:39
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The Omen and Ringu
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Old 09-03-2013, 16:07
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the exorscit
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Old 09-03-2013, 17:33
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The Ring.

And to be honest I can't watch The Others without still getting freaked out.

Mind you, I've seen Ghost hundreds of times and those black shadow things still scare the bejaysus out of me.
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Old 09-03-2013, 18:26
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Oh and The McPherson Tapes!
I loved the McPherson Tape. I first watched it when I was around 12 and it scared the hell out of me! And ofcourse being so young I did think it was real
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Old 09-03-2013, 18:27
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I loved the McPherson Tape. I first watched it when I was around 12 and it scared the hell out of me! And ofcourse being so young I did think it was real
As did I! Its that creepy "have you seen these people" part at the end, it still sends chills up my spine despite knowing it's fictional.
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