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Old 08-19-2009, 08:07 PM
 
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I like scary stuff.. supernatural "thrillers", psychological thrillers, suspense. I can't stand gore. I don't know, I wasn't like that before I had kids but now, I just can't.

I loved Cape Fear (newer version)... liked that "Skeleton Key" okay, the one with Kate Hudson. It wasn't the best but I do like ghost-related movies. Along the same lines I liked that American Haunting okay too. Silence of the Lambs creeped me out and so did Red Dragon. In a good way. I loved them both.

So, that's a bit of what I like. Anyone have suggestions along those lines for scary movies without excessive gore?
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: OUTTA SIGHT!
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Have you seen the original Cape Fear?


Um...30 Days of Night wasn't too too gory.
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Nevada
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rent these:

Ghost story
The Changeling - 1980 George c scott
Orphan
Omen
The Haunting in Connecticut
Six sense
The other - tough to find, might be on netflix -- from 1972







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I like scary stuff.. supernatural "thrillers", psychological thrillers, suspense. I can't stand gore. I don't know, I wasn't like that before I had kids but now, I just can't.

I loved Cape Fear (newer version)... liked that "Skeleton Key" okay, the one with Kate Hudson. It wasn't the best but I do like ghost-related movies. Along the same lines I liked that American Haunting okay too. Silence of the Lambs creeped me out and so did Red Dragon. In a good way. I loved them both.

So, that's a bit of what I like. Anyone have suggestions along those lines for scary movies without excessive gore?
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:23 AM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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Threads-Very horrifying film about nuclear holocaust and annihilation. You can find it on both Youtube and Google video.
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The Orphanage is a Spanish-language movie produced by Guillermo del Toro (of Pan's Labyrinth fame.) It's a creepy and atmospheric ghost story, but not gross. His movie The Devil's Backbone is good, too.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:31 AM
 
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I like scary stuff.. supernatural "thrillers", psychological thrillers, suspense. I can't stand gore. I don't know, I wasn't like that before I had kids but now, I just can't.

I loved Cape Fear (newer version)... liked that "Skeleton Key" okay, the one with Kate Hudson. It wasn't the best but I do like ghost-related movies. Along the same lines I liked that American Haunting okay too. Silence of the Lambs creeped me out and so did Red Dragon. In a good way. I loved them both.

So, that's a bit of what I like. Anyone have suggestions along those lines for scary movies without excessive gore?
Try Identity with John Cusack. Edge of your seat thriller in my book but very little gore.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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The Others was interesting. Not a lot of gore in that one, if I recall correctly.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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When I first saw it, Signs really creeped me out and there is no gore in that at all. I liked The Devil's Backbone too and The Abandoned with the extremely under-used and under-appreciated Karel Roden.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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Children of Men has a chilling plot, but at the end offers hope. It's a good film.

A film called "The Road" that I think is coming out this Fall or Winter looks as though it is going to be suspenseful and thrilling, too... it's based on the book by the same name by Cormac Mccarthy (http://www.cormacmccarthy.com/works/theroad.htm - broken link). In the book, there are some gory bits, but it's more of a love story, I thought. Showing a father's love for his son.

What about David Lynch films like Lost Highway? Or Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange?

Pan's Labrinth... Creepy film!

If you can find it - check out Johhny Depp's "The Brave"... I wonder if it's on Netflix? Hmmm... gotta go check now...

Last night I saw the scariest thing ever on TV!!! Octomom: the unseen footage! My husband and I were hiding under the blankets... absolutely horrified.
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:51 PM
 
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The Blair Witch Project.

That was the most frightening movie I ever saw. It was awesome.
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