Yes Poltergeist indeed is a freaky movie, especially when the dad was drinking his liquor and the worm at the bottom of the bottle became possessed and later on he throw up the evil spirit, truly a sick scene, yet entertaining as well....
Silver Bullet (yea, years ago) but the movie scared me and when I came out of the theatre, it was night time and the fog was thick you couldn't see your hand in front of your face -- just like in the movie. Maybe that's why it evokes a negative memory.
This will sound silly to the younger ones on here, but my pick would be Jaws! It was the first scary movie I'd ever seen, and my first time in a cinema, at age 16(honest--it was in the 70's!), so I spent half of the time with my hands over my eyes, lol...
Nowadays, I watch these movies all the time, and they don't bother me at all!
I watched The Shining in class on a big screen and I kept turning around and looking at the horrified faces. It's not blood/guts scary, just psychologically creepy.
I also saw the original Halloween in a theater on Halloween a few years ago, and it was way more terrifying than watching it on DVD. I think movies are scarier when you are stuck in the theater with no escape!
I was genuinely scared during certain parts of 28 Days Later. I actually love this movie. Definitely a "smart" horror movie compared to so many others I've seen. Even the part when the military men make it clear that they were going to keep the women captive and rape them--I think that part was scary because it felt like a real possibility, something that some people would resort to doing in that sort of situation. I wish I could have seen Exorcist in theaters. If I had, that probably would've been my first choice.
In a movie theater? It was the first 'Nightmare on Elm Street'. I've seen scarier movies, of course, but on TV. 'The Blair Witch' scared me most, because I thought it was a real documentary ... it was a kind Hubber who enlightened me, believe it or not.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It captured some real insanity in a very realistic setting. I think it was the first of its kind in that genre which had more impact. Production wise, I thought it sucked, but it scared the hell out of me.
I am a horror cinema fan and I try to get out to the theaters to see all of them that come out...well at least the ones that look good and aren't PG-13. I have probably 70 horror movie review hubs already so if you are interested...check them out.
I would say the scaries horror film I have ever viewed would be "The Excorsist" however, I wasn't old enough to catch that in the theater. The scariest movie I have seen in a theater would be "Event Horizon," which I didn't think was going to be that scary going in but it was!
I'm in the never-seen-even-one club (if it's a "club") too. When I was a kid I used to watch those cornball, old (like 1950's, 1940's - whatever they were) black-and-white "horror" movies on television. That's it. I figure, if a movie is well done enough to actually scare me, that's not my idea of a good time; and if it isn't done well enough that it will manage to scare me, that's just an unpleasant movie. Either way, no interest. (I do watch Criminal Minds faithfully, though - so I get my weekly dose of "disturbing" that way. )
I had nightmares of that kid sitting up in the grave, oh my... I even thought I saw him at my window a couple of times when I was little, Oooh. I needed to sleep with a nightlite.
Sleepaway Camp, was another one that freaked me out.
The end when she gets up and you see her body- half man half woman looking all crazy with her eyes bugging out and her hair a mess, I swore I saw her at the foot of my bed back then too. Oh tears just came to my eyes. Mmm mmm mmm. Woo, made me shudder just thinking about it!
I am such a wuss in the dark... It's because of movies like this that I still sleep with a nightlite!
What's really fun is to be in the ocean about waist deep, fishing. when you hook something big, you always wonder if it's a shark. Even more fun, beach seining at night in the ocean. The end man is out about chest deep. I've only had this position once or twice, and I didn't like it! Too many big critters passing by you and hitting the net.
I'd rather see the originals then the remakes made in the U.S. I saw the original Ring and The Grudge and it was way worse watching it because I didn't understand the language so it just freaked me out more because I didn't know what to expect. The subtitles didn't help either! LOL
Haha - agree! I remember my friend and I went and saw this after taking the PSAT's in high school. It was the middle of the afternoon (Thank God or I would have been terrified in the dark), and for the next week, whenever anyone (friends or family) wanted to rent a movie, I refused ...
Horror is my favorite genre of movie to watch, and I find the attempts at the 'best way to scare an audience' hilarious!
I can say though that one movie did quite well get to me. I watched The Blair Witch project when I was younger. When it first came out my parents didn't let me watch it; for good reason. But the night they watched it I was laying in the living room listening to all the freaky sounds emanating from their room, and had problems sleeping even then.
A year or two later I dared to watch it. A mistake, as I couldn't sleep for a good long while after, and certainly after hearing that it was based on a true story.
True story : Me and a couple of my neighbors were out on a Friday night lookin for a movie to rent and could not find anything we liked. We rented " Saw " for lack of anything better. All of us were on the edge of our seats with our jaws on the floor while watching it. In my hub on my 10 favorite scary movies it made the list. The first one was awesome. All the sequels have been pathetic and predictable.
I guest the scariest horror movies that really made me scared was ''the revenge of Freddy'' i was little and i wanted to watch it. i was so insistent with my aunt to let me watch it and she let me watch to teach me a good lesson, and lesson i learned, i didnt sleep to 4 days and had nightmare.now i'm a movie fanatic, but horror movies are not my thing, i guest i dont see the point of scaring my self by watching a movie when i can watch a very nice comedy and laugh and enjoying my self.
The scariest movie I have ever seen in a movie theater would have to be Aliens. I think the first time I saw that movie, you almost had to pry my hands off the armrest when it was over. It just had so much of an icky factor to it, I could almost feel myself being surrounded by those nasty bastards. And, those things that jump on your face...god! I had alien nightmares for days after seeing it.
Another one was Jurrassic Park. The whole movie wasn't that scary, but, it sure started getting nasty toward the end. Especially, when the arm falls on Laura Dern, and there is not a person attached to it, and the raptor attacks her. Not scary but certainly intense.
I don't really care for slasher flicks. The very first horror flick I saw was Carrie, that was pretty bad. I saw Burnt Offerings when I was 11 years old, and that used to freak me out. The Omen movies also used to give me the creeps.
But, for some reason, I always enjoyed the Freddy Kruger movies, they actually made me laugh. But, I did not like the Jason movies, I thought the Halloween films were just stupid.
Can't think of anything else. I mostly watch Comedies and science fiction. Don't really care for the rest. Avatar was really good though. Oh yeah, and Terminator one and two were really good!
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