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Old 03-11-2007, 08:14 AM
 
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Default Movies that scare the pants off you

I normally don't watch horror movies. The most recent movie I saw that was somewhat scary was The Sixth Sense. It wasn't too bad while I watched it but it stayed with me for days.

Anyone else care to share?
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:11 AM
 
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you gotta see "the Descent".It is scary.......in a number of ways.
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Default Scary movies from the past

Here's a few that still send chills up and down the spine.

Repulsion - a 1965 Roman Polanski film starring Catherine Deneuve as a young woman visualization of her mental collapse. Not classified as horror film but has a creepy atmosphere and when I think of scary this film always come to mind.

The original Psycho starring Anthony Perkins. Do I need to mention the shower scene?

A Handmaiden's Tale - A futuristic fable wherein far right ideals have been carried to extremes. A monotheistic government has been instituted. Women are strictly controlled and divided into classes. And, I thought the original 'Stepford Wives' was chilling. I also read the book version authored by Margaret Atwood.
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:01 PM
 
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When it comes to scary movies, I prefer tension and suspense to blood and guts. However, the movies I picked are not without a bit of gore here and there.

The original The Haunting. Mental instability, a creepy old house, and evil spirits--definitely can haunt a person.

The Changeling. (based on a true story that happened in Denver.)
It's the only time I ever really saw my husband jump in his seat at a theater.

Jaws Yes there is blood and teeth and all that good stuff, but to me the scariest parts are when the camera is moving along from the shark's point of view.
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Old 03-11-2007, 03:41 PM
 
Location: FL
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I ditto "The Descent". It's been a long time since I saw a movie that made me grab someone...but that one did!
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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The Ring...both the Japanese and American versions...
Jeepers. I watched the Japanese one in a restaurant in the Philippines and it was all in Japanese. Even so, I almost wet my pants.
The English version, where the dead girl with her wet hair hanging in front of her face who crawls out of the tv set... I left biological matter in my underwear.
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:27 AM
 
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The Ring...both the Japanese and American versions...
Jeepers. I watched the Japanese one in a restaurant in the Philippines and it was all in Japanese. Even so, I almost wet my pants.
The English version, where the dead girl with her wet hair hanging in front of her face who crawls out of the tv set... I left biological matter in my underwear.
[little girl whisper]
Seven days....
[/little girl whisper]

The Ring scared me to death, too. But the Japanese verstion did not get to me as badly.

Another favorite: Carnival of Souls. It was The Sixth Sense long before that movie was ever made.

A movie which for me does *not* stand the test of time: The Exorcist.
I watched it with my kids and it seemed hokey and outdated.

Stephen King's It and The Shining are pretty good though.
Those twins....
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga TN
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Chill bumps.... great movies you guys!

What about Hellraiser? Ugh, freaks me out in the middle of the day.
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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OMG the Changling, I thought I was the only one who saw that movie yes it was scary.

But for me the topper is the Exorcism of Emily Rose, it made the hair on my arms and legs stand straight up!!!

Runners up are Seven and 28 days later!
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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28 Days Later is one of the most frightening films I've ever seen!

An oldie but goodie, Night of the Hunter. Still creeps me out.
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