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Old 15-09-2013, 16:40
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I watched the Blair Witch project on my own one evening at my parents house in the country. Everytime I heard a rustling sound outside I was terrified. I had to sleep with the light on.

When I watched The Omen as a teenager I couldn't get the nanny suicide scene out of my head for days.

The Vanishing (dutch film) is so simple but very disturbing...
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Old 15-09-2013, 18:39
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Salems Lot scared me-when Danny Glick was scratching at the bedroom window
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Old 15-09-2013, 18:47
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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!!!
The Exorcist for me too, can't even hear the music or see a screen capture.

However l loved the Omen films, especially with Sam Neil in the 3rd one.
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Old 15-09-2013, 19:04
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Drag Me to Hell had a few "jump out of your seat" moments.
That was on TV recently, and l looked forward to being scared, it had me crying with laughter, especially the fight scenes with the old lady.
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Old 15-09-2013, 19:17
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Psycho
Hallowe'en (or any of Carpenter's films as masterclass in horror filmmaking)
Suspiria
Freaks
The Exorcist
Carrie (for the shock ending if nothing else)
The Haunting (original)
Alien
Hellraiser
Audition
Salem's Lot (TV miniseries that was also released as theatrical)
Nightmare On Elm St
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Old 16-09-2013, 10:17
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I remember Thirteen Ghosts being quite scary when I first saw it. We have a big mirror in our bathroom over the bath tub, and opposite that a smaller one above the sink, when you look in one, you can see the other. It took me ages to get the idea out of my head that I was going to look in one and see a ghost in the other one.

I agree, The Strangers is very chilling.
A lot of these scary films are very unrealistic, and I think part of what makes The Strangers so frightening is that it could actually happen to you.
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Old 18-09-2013, 22:01
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Session 9
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Old 19-09-2013, 14:00
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I remember Thirteen Ghosts being quite scary when I first saw it. We have a big mirror in our bathroom over the bath tub, and opposite that a smaller one above the sink, when you look in one, you can see the other. It took me ages to get the idea out of my head that I was going to look in one and see a ghost in the other one.



A lot of these scary films are very unrealistic, and I think part of what makes The Strangers so frightening is that it could actually happen to you.
Even worse was saying 'candy man' in front of a mirror (after watching the film of course!) Love Candy Man - not too scarey (can't watch most of the new horror - too much for me).
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Old 19-09-2013, 14:43
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Exorcist III
The Innocents
The Haunting (Original)
The Others
Wind Chill
[REC]

- the only films to scare me.
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Old 19-09-2013, 15:52
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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?
Wolf Creek
Eden Lake


Disturbing. Both films left a nasty taste in my mouth and stayed with me.
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Old 19-09-2013, 22:49
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Wolf Creek
Eden Lake


Disturbing. Both films left a nasty taste in my mouth and stayed with me.
Agree about Eden Lake
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Old 19-09-2013, 23:14
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Add to my previous list:Jacob's Ladder
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Old 20-09-2013, 00:28
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Drag Me to Hell had a few "jump out of your seat" moments.
Interesting video from Mark Kermode this week saying that's meaningless, as anyone can do 'quiet, quiet, quiet, quiet, boo' type scenes and the natural reaction is to jump. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab8oi4ThVS0

I quite liked Drag Me... but more because it was funny than anything else.
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Old 20-09-2013, 17:57
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Obvious choice but Exorcist 3 is pretty spooky ass frightening. It's actually better than the original.
I agree. Absolutely fab film. Exorcist 2 is cringeworthy.
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Old 20-09-2013, 18:59
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I find that Poltergeist still makes me edgy afterwards. Not so much the 2nd or 3rd ones though.
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Old 20-09-2013, 19:18
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American Werewolf In London was pretty scary
I hadn't seen this in years, so watched it when it was on TV the other week, and it just looked so old and dated and seemed rather silly now. I was chuckling at the scene in the cinema towards the end of the film, with the corpses suggesting ways David could kill himself

These have already been mentioned, but are the ones that unsettled me:

Hallowe'en
The Omen
Children of the Corn
The Thing
Nightmare on Elm Street
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Old 20-09-2013, 23:46
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I just watched Paranormal Activity.Sure scared the hell out of me.
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Old 20-09-2013, 23:57
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The blair witch project terrified me
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Old 21-09-2013, 00:01
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My fave is The Eye (original 2002 film), especially the elevator scene.

Safe to say I have never gone anywhere near the US remake. I like many Asian horror films and the US remakes always spoil them for me, taking out the very thing that makes them special - the mystery and the bleakness.
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Old 21-09-2013, 00:11
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Salems Lot scared me-when Danny Glick was scratching at the bedroom window
Same here.Even after all these years.I can still see him.
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Old 21-09-2013, 13:23
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Wolf Creek
Audition
Insidious.

Not really horror, but Alien and Jaws both had some pretty scary scenes.
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Old 21-09-2013, 16:11
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I hadn't seen this in years, so watched it when it was on TV the other week, and it just looked so old and dated and seemed rather silly now. I was chuckling at the scene in the cinema towards the end of the film, with the corpses suggesting ways David could kill himself

These have already been mentioned, but are the ones that unsettled me:

Hallowe'en
The Omen
Children of the Corn
The Thing
Nightmare on Elm Street
I totally disagree about American Werewolf in London. One of the scariest films I've ever seen and in terms of atmosphere I've never seen it bettered. Are you sure you didn't watch American Werewolf in Paris by accident?

I agree with Halloween, The Omen and the Thing by the way but not with Children of the Corn and I thought Nightmare on Elm Street was overrated.

Other films I would recommend are Ringu (the Japanese version, well worth the effort of reading sub-titles!) and Wolf Creek.
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Old 21-09-2013, 18:58
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Poltergeist II (still can't watch it on my own and I'm nearly 40!)
Original Omen
Original Amityville Horror
The original Shining
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Old 21-09-2013, 21:08
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Stephen King's IT used to completely terrify me. I still find it unsettling.

"They all float. And when you're down here with us, you'll float too!"
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Old 21-09-2013, 21:38
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Stephen King's IT used to completely terrify me. I still find it unsettling.

"They all float. And when you're down here with us, you'll float too!"
True,very scary.But the ending was the biggest anti climax to a film I think I've ever seen.As if they couldn't be bothered finishing it right.
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