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Old 07-08-2018, 01:00 PM
 
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I think most of these have been mentioned, but my personal faves:

The Exorcist - IMO, the scariest movie ever made.

The Omen

The Shining

Burnt Offerings

The Changeling

Audrey Rose

Wicker Man (the original, not the remake)

Salem's Lot
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Old 07-08-2018, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I think most of these have been mentioned, but my personal faves:

The Exorcist - IMO, the scariest movie ever made.

The Omen

The Shining

Burnt Offerings

The Changeling

Audrey Rose

Wicker Man (the original, not the remake)

Salem's Lot
THE WICKER MAN is the greatest British horror movie ever made --- and it is a contender for the best horror movie ever made. The only misstep in an other wise brilliant movie is the music, which is by turns horrible and giggle-inducing.
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:04 PM
 
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I can't watch the Exorcist. It's too realistic. It's almost like they were filming some actual event, not a made-up movie.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:04 AM
 
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I can't watch the Exorcist. It's too realistic. It's almost like they were filming some actual event, not a made-up movie.
LOL, so true. I and my friend went to the drive in to see it and the line was long. We got in barely and after the movie we were freaked out. We went home without saying much.

Years ago I found this and I haven't watched it yet. I'm afraid to see the unseen version of it.

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Old 07-09-2018, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Years ago I found this and I haven't watched it yet. I'm afraid to see the unseen version of it.
If you like the movie, you really should see the Director's cut. There is one "gore" scene (the spider-walk) that is put back in. That might give you a few nightmares. But there is a pivotal scene between Father Merrin and Father Karras near the end that never should have been cut. It is vital to understanding the whole movie.

But if you want the best experience of this story, check out the audiobook, narrated by Peter Blatty.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY7XOxDq4Gc
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:54 AM
 
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I can't watch the Exorcist. It's too realistic. It's almost like they were filming some actual event, not a made-up movie.
It is like a trainwreck - I know I should not watch it, but can't look away. Then can't sleep for weeks. It is just utterly terrifying. It is very human, too, dealing with guilt, angst, sadness - all the things that can make us vulnerable to The Enemy.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:56 AM
 
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I forgot to add 2 more:

Don't Be Afraid of The Dark (the original, not the remake)

The Doll (??); with Karen Black - I think it was called The Doll?
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:57 AM
 
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It is like a trainwreck - I know I should not watch it, but can't look away. Then can't sleep for weeks. It is just utterly terrifying. It is very human, too, dealing with guilt, angst, sadness - all the things that can make us vulnerable to The Enemy.
Read the book.

It is still scary, but the reason behind the possession and the ultimate triumph of good over evil comes across much stronger in the book.
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:54 AM
 
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Thriller
Jaws
Halloween
Friday the 13th
Is Child’ Play from the 80s
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:50 PM
 
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Near Dark
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