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Old 12-09-2013, 10:01
Lucy_Lynda
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Hey, I'm currently researching for a media product at school and I need to find some scary horror movies that are considered the best.
I would like responses of incredibly creepy films that scare the hell out of people!
Any suggestions? What are the most frightening Horror Films?
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:14
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Some of my suggestions are genuinely creepy, others are more unsettling:

The Grudge (Jap)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Wolf Creek
Creep
Insidious (the first half is excellent, second half is throw away)
The Omen
The Omen 2
28 Days Later
Alien
Videodrome

Off the top of my head. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:27
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Thank You!
I've seen Creep and 28 Days Later and I love them! But I'll add the rest to my list
Any more suggestions ?
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:07
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Obvious choice but Exorcist 3 is pretty spooky ass frightening. It's actually better than the original.
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Old 12-09-2013, 13:29
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The original Halloween
Friday 13th
Candyman
Evil Dead
The Thing- Kurt Russell version
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Old 12-09-2013, 16:19
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Have to be the original Omen. I hated the scene with the black crow and still do to this day.

I remember years ago watching a film about cats taking over a house and then a suburb and they always followed their leader and scratched and bit anyone who came near them.
Everytime I saw a cat I used to freak because of that film
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Old 12-09-2013, 16:23
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The Strangers is very creepy. I saw it at the cinema the first time, and fullu grown men were screaming in fear.
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Old 12-09-2013, 16:27
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The Exorcist is the only movie that truly scared me, and still does to this day. The Omen (original) is very scary too, particularly the music , and Billie Whitelaw was terrifying!!!
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Old 12-09-2013, 17:16
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Eraserhead (1977)
The Eye (2002)
The Changeling (1976)
Vampyr (1932)
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Frailty (2001)
Alien (1979)
Noroi: the Curse (2005)
Creep (2005)
Carnival of Souls (1962)
Kairo (2001) - badly-done storyline, but offers creepy moments
Lovesickness of the Dead (2000) - ditto

And the popular horror films that didn't work on me:

The Exorcist (1973)
The Shining (1980)
Halloween (1978)
Salem's Lot (1979)
Don't Look Now (1973)
Psycho (1960)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Saw, Hostel, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and other torture porn / slasher films.
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Old 12-09-2013, 17:21
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Obvious choice but Exorcist 3 is pretty spooky ass frightening. It's actually better than the original.
It's great, but has an unfair reputation due to being marketed as a sequel - it actually has nothing to do with the execrable 'Exorcist II'. It was actually based on the (superior) book 'Legion' by William Peter Blatty. I wouldn't agree that it's better than 'The Exorcist', though - purely because it has that disappointing, studio-tacked-on ending (which Blatty apparently hated). His screenplay and dialogue outside of the climax sparkle, though.
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Old 12-09-2013, 17:40
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The original wicker man
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Old 12-09-2013, 17:50
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The children
Children of the corn
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Old 12-09-2013, 17:55
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A recent one that I found fantastic (though a bit overdone in the final acts) was 'Sinister'. It maintained a very tense and haunting atmosphere throughout, though.
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Old 12-09-2013, 17:59
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Wolf Creek, stayed with me for days afterwards
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Old 12-09-2013, 18:03
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For me it is and will always be Alien, that film scares the crap outa me even today!
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Old 12-09-2013, 18:11
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Eden Lake, even though it doesn't have any supernatural elements.
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Old 12-09-2013, 20:53
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Have to be the original Omen. I hated the scene with the black crow and still do to this day.

I remember years ago watching a film about cats taking over a house and then a suburb and they always followed their leader and scratched and bit anyone who came near them.
Everytime I saw a cat I used to freak because of that film
Isn't that Omen 2?
Spoiler
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Old 12-09-2013, 20:54
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Halloween. Still scares me now, haha.
And The Amityville Horror.
Most recently Sinister with the home movies was really unsettling (especially the opening).
And the first half of The Conjuring is pretty scary.
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Old 12-09-2013, 21:13
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Isn't that Omen 2?
Yes, it's Damien : Omen II. And it's a raven, to be pedantic. I speak from experience as that film scared the bejeesus out of me when I was 10 and watched it round a friend's house. We got no further than that bit and I asked if we could switch it off. It's been responsible for more nightmares than anything else in my life.

I watched it about ten years later and found it creepy but a bit too silly to take seriously. I do tend to end up watching it if it's on TV. I'm a bit desensitised to horror these days, so it's nice to be reminded of how much this shook me up. The first film is slightly better.
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Old 12-09-2013, 21:30
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Yes, it's Damien : Omen II. And it's a raven, to be pedantic. I speak from experience as that film scared the bejeesus out of me when I was 10 and watched it round a friend's house. We got no further than that bit and I asked if we could switch it off. It's been responsible for more nightmares than anything else in my life.

I watched it about ten years later and found it creepy but a bit too silly to take seriously. I do tend to end up watching it if it's on TV. I'm a bit desensitised to horror these days, so it's nice to be reminded of how much this shook me up. The first film is slightly better.
I think I actually prefer 2 to the original. I prefer William Holden and Lee Grant and the actor who plays Damian is really good. Plus it has some great deaths (such as the one including the Raven!).
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Old 12-09-2013, 21:33
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Martyrs

The best horror of the last 10 years
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Old 12-09-2013, 21:48
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The Strangers is very creepy. I saw it at the cinema the first time, and fullu grown men were screaming in fear.
The shriek from a woman nearby when Baghead appeared behind Liv Tyler filled the theatre when I saw it. Never heard that happen before, or since.

Good film, and a touch more eerie than others of its ilk.

Others:

The Woman in Black (Tv version - 1990?)
Ringu
The Shining
Psycho
Halloween
Night of the Demon
Nosferatu

Also some of the short films made for the BBC under the Ghost Stories for Christmas banner, many from the pen of M.R. James:

Whistle and I'll Come to You (the Jonathan Miller version, btw, not the John Hurt one from a few years ago - that was awful tosh)
The Ash Tree
The Signalman & others.

All good creepy stuff.
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Old 12-09-2013, 22:57
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Eden lake...great film

Sinister as you can imagine it happening

the fact it's believable makes it more disturbing
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Old 12-09-2013, 22:59
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Nothing moved me very much as a gore-hungry teen back in the 90s, although quite unusually for me I did find my nerves jangled quite a bit during The Burning (and that was the cut to pieces Vipco version!).

I would say that the most frightening film I've seen to date was Threads. Not that it's frightening the 'boo!' jumpy sense, but its cumulative barrage of on-screen horrors with no hope left me feeling quite pale, sickly and confused by exactly what it was I felt by the time of its conclusion. I'd love to watch it again to see if it has the same effect a second time round, yet at the same time am loathe to, kind of thing.
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Old 12-09-2013, 23:08
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I agree about Eden Lake, its maybe not a bonafide scarey movie but one that shocks and stays with you longer than most movies.

Having watched hundreds of horror movies none really scare me anymore but theres a few that made me jump a fair bit.... such as Grave encounters & the new Evil dead.
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