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What is the scariest movie
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Cindi    Posted 10-30-2003 at 05:03:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
ever made?


Hal/WA    Posted 10-31-2003 at 19:23:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I was about 9, I saw a movie called Mr. Sardonicus, which scared the ---- out of me. The plot had to do with digging up a corpse that had a winning lottery ticket in the suit coat pocket. When the coffin was opened, the face of the corpse was horribly disfigured, and the shock of seeing this caused the son who dug his dead father up to get a similar expression frozen in his face. That movie spooked me for years.

A couple of years ago, with the marvel of satellite TV, I saw the movie again. It was obviously a low budget "B" movie, with only fair makeup and no real special effects. It was not even scary, although the faces of the corpse and his son were kind of gross. It did have pretty good music and some shock value, and I suppose was fairly good for late 50's technology.

Maybe with all the blood and guts that has been shown in movies since that time, we have become a little jaded. Some of the slasher movies were fairly scary and some of the Alfred Hitchcock movies were very well done. Jaws, The Exorcist, The Omen and a couple of others were great, but I seldom watch any of the new "scary" shows anymore. Maybe I am getting old!


Foz    Posted 10-30-2003 at 20:54:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
The film of my wedding


Audra    Posted 10-31-2003 at 08:13:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can completely understand that!!!! Especially since I am getting divorced!!!!


Ron,Ar    Posted 10-30-2003 at 16:34:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
As a child in the late 50s I watched a story on the Jane Wyman theater. It was about a young lady who's room was next to a tree. She kept hearing noises that everyone said were tree limbs on the house. She would wake up in the middle of the night screaming. The part I remember most was that she told her Mom that "the sheets were crawling". It scared me then and makes my skin crawl even now.


KellyGa    Posted 10-30-2003 at 15:13:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dreamcatcher was good too


Juliana    Posted 10-30-2003 at 14:24:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Psycho (SP?) and that shower scene!


Ludwig    Posted 10-30-2003 at 12:48:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
"Strip Tease" with Demi Moore, scary for lots of reasons.
I've never even seen "The Shining" but I've read the book and the picture of Jack when he's doing the "I'm not gonna kill you Wendy..." freaks me out pretty bad.
"Freaks" by Todd Browning is pretty scary, the guy it no arms and legs ("Worm") really freaked me out, and I saw that one when I was in college.
"Faces of Death" is frankly mortifying and shouldn't be seen by anybody. I watched that one and had to keep reminding myself that it was real. Then we watched "Bucket of Blood" and I had to keep reminding myself it WASN'T real.

Yeah, I went to Film school.....


cowgirlj    Posted 10-30-2003 at 16:23:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Faces of death was disgusting! I had a hard time watching the people eating live monkey brains. I can't believe that people actually do that! I think I cried more than I was scared with that film.


Cindi    Posted 10-30-2003 at 14:52:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Freaks was on last night but I didn't watch it. That's one of those that once you've seen it it doesn't bear watching again. I felt so sorry for little Klaus. That floozy got what she deserved.


Maggie/TX    Posted 10-30-2003 at 08:20:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cindi, you got me to thinking on this question and I realized that all my favorite scary movies (movies that really scared the stew out of me) are pretty old ones. I don't think it's because I was so much younger when I saw them, I think it's because movie makers had to rely on psycological means to scare the audience back before they had so many special effects at their disposal. Here is my list:

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - starring Kim Darby, made for TV. This one is far and away the scariest one I've seen and I can't figure out why it's not shown as a rerun.

The Birds - first saw this at a downtown movie theater with my best friend. When we walked outside after the movie, we were both scared to death of the pigeons on the sidewalk!

The Haunting - The original movie was so much scarier than the new remake, in my opinion.

Alien - Still the scariest monster I've ever seen on a film.

Poltergeist - Made me want to double check land history before buying a new house, for sure!

The Black Hope Horror - starring Patty Duke. This one was on TV back in the early 90's and is supposed to be a true story of a house in a subdivision near us. The old story of building a subdivision over an old burial ground again. What got me about it is my ex-in-laws lived in this same subdivision back when this is supposed to have happened. Ex-mother-in-law used to be afraid to stay home by herself and I thought she was neurotic, but now I wonder....


I think you've got .....    Posted 10-30-2003 at 09:15:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
...something there on the 'when' you see them. I saw Night of the Grizzly when I was a kid and it scared me out of my mind. I look at it now and it's a joke, but the red paint blood when I was a kid looked real enough to me.

I really liked Thirteen Ghosts, and Ghost Ship, but they weren't really scary to me. I thought the ghosts were very well done and Poltergeist is one that I watch over and over even now, but the one movie that scared me so bad that I thought I was going to throw up was The Exorcist. I actually left the theatre halfway through the movie and went and hid in the bathroom. Fred and I saw Poltergeist at the drive-in on our second date. I still have the indentations in my knee from where he was squeezing the life out of it. Fred does not do scary movies.

Cindi


cowgirlj    Posted 10-30-2003 at 07:29:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The one movie that still scares the crap out of me today.....
The Excorsist! With Linda Blaire.


Here ya go...    Posted 10-30-2003 at 06:58:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Or at least it seemed scarey as a kid...

Salmoneye,


Brian-2N    Posted 10-30-2003 at 06:04:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Probably The Shining.
Actually, I think the scariest thing week after week was The Night Gallery, on TV.


KellyGa    Posted 10-30-2003 at 06:01:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Definitely the Nightmare on Elm Street, part one and two. A friend and I went to see them at the movies when each came out, didn't sleep a wink all night. My dad came in at 3 am wanting to know why I had all my lights a blazing at that hour, and what I was doing, I said the usual, I don't know, and I don't know. Typical teenage response, so he just shook his head and closed my door and went back to bed. They had Jason, and Micheal, but no one that actually came and got you out of your dreams when you fell asleep! SCARY TO ME! ;) Not to mention the glove with knives on it.


bob ny    Posted 10-30-2003 at 05:54:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
the original jaws


~Lenore    Posted 10-30-2003 at 07:24:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bob, that was what I was going to post, original "JAWS".
I went to the original "Texas Chainsaw Murders". It might have been scary but I only watched a few minutes.
Then I laid down on the car seat and looked out the car window at falling stars.
Even as a kid I did not care to be scaird.
I still dont.
I try to limit the things I spend time watching and listening to,
to things that are encouraging and uplifting.


Cindi    Posted 10-30-2003 at 11:31:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jaws was very scary and for years I wouldn't go in the ocean past my knees. I'm taking Jenny to see the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre halloween night. Jill saw it with her boyfreind and she said...'it scared the stuffing out of me'. It may be too much for Jenny who LOVES to be scared, but the door swings both ways. If it's too graphic we'll hit the road.


hay    Posted 10-30-2003 at 05:33:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
House on Haunted Hill ( new version).


Red Dave    Posted 10-30-2003 at 05:21:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Old Yeller
Saw it when I was about 6 or 7 years old. Sure had me worried.


homesteadmom    Posted 10-30-2003 at 05:29:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I loved "Old Yeller" and the sequel(sp) "Savage Sam" I felt was even better than "Old Yeller" tho it is a rare find now in a video store.

I don't watch scary movies as they cannot hold a light to nightmares I have had. I don't do scary.....I do happy warm fuzzy stuff ;)


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