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What is the scariest horror movie you ever seen in a movie theater?

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    MrMidNightposted 6 years ago

    Let the responses commence......

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      MrMidNightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey yourself Ms. Lyrics and yeah right, you had to at least seen one in a theater or on tv.

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I swear not one

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          kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          But hey, at least my hair is scary

          that counts right?

    2. Dave Harris profile image88
      Dave Harrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I know not all would agree, but I still think The Exorcist

    3. destiny357 profile image61
      destiny357posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have seen many and the Exorcist still seemed the scariest to me!

    4. bogerk profile image86
      bogerkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      In theaters? I would say The Descent. I'm not old enough to have seen The Exorcist in theaters and most horror movies these days are more comical than terrifying.

    5. Shinkicker profile image88
      Shinkickerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think the scariest I've seen at the cinema was 'Aliens', maybe that would be strictly speaking classified as Sci-Fi but it had plenty of horror :-)

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    HEY YOU

    NEVER SEEN A SCARY MOVIE

    I SWEAR

    TOO CHICKEN

    lol

    yikes

    1. ediggity profile image61
      ediggityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Not one even on DVD?

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      Precious Williamsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Me too. I still hae nightmares from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  I kid you not.  I was terrified of the child catcher and over forty years later I still get dreams.  Hence - never been to a horror movie.

  3. ediggity profile image61
    ediggityposted 6 years ago

    Poltergeist, come on now, that movie is freaky.

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      MrMidNightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      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....

    2. habee profile image89
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ditto - either that or The Exorcist. Race with the Devil also spooked me!

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    Onusonusposted 6 years ago

    The Blair witch project, just kidding, it just gave me a big headache.

  5. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    Hostel

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    Beth100posted 6 years ago

    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.  big_smile

  7. AtomicHubPony profile image60
    AtomicHubPonyposted 6 years ago

    I don't get scared that often from a movie but I would have to say Paranormal Activity, I couldn't go to bed that night.....but I'm fine now smile<----yea I'm not good at emoticons......

    1. AtomicHubPony profile image60
      AtomicHubPonyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      never mind it just popped up..oh well-.-'

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        oscillationatendposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        http://lh6.ggpht.com/_BRMr2D3unLI/TBVL8zSVZWI/AAAAAAAAANo/yJn7MBe0HDc/s400/imgDawn%20of%20the%20dead3.jpg

        But, I usually watch movies from the comfort of my bed or couch.

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    TamCorposted 6 years ago

    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... lol

    Nowadays, I watch these movies all the time, and they don't bother me at all! big_smile


    Tammy

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      MrMidNightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ahh yes, thanks to all for commenting...

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      Canklefishposted 6 years ago

      Dressed to Kill... My grandmother took me to see it when I was a kid, and I loved the film. It still holds its suspense even after all these years.

      Come to think of it, she took me to see all kinds of cool flicks

      1. Castlepaloma profile image22
        Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Exorcist

        I thought I was a christian for a few months there, then this Movie scared the hell out of me.

        The Living Dead as a kid

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      Megavitaminposted 6 years ago

      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!

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      SirDentposted 6 years ago

      The Exorcist or It's Alive.  Hard to pick which was scariest.

    5. Mighty Mom profile image89
      Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

      I don't tend to go see the scary movies in the theater. Wait for them to come on DVD so I can watch in the privacy of home.

      Two come to mind:
      1. Blair Witch Project (didn't give me a headache -- was really scary)
      2. Texas Chainsaw Massacre the remake -- fabulous!

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        SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        There was no such thing as DVD, HBO, or Showtime when I was yopunger. The theater was where movies were shown.

    6. Lexe Charleston profile image75
      Lexe Charlestonposted 6 years ago

      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.

    7. camlo profile image85
      camloposted 6 years ago

      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.

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      Louis Mascoloposted 6 years ago

      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.

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      Baughnenzposted 6 years ago

      I saw a scariest movie which is THE EYE.
      http://twitter.com/Vimax_Best

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      Aleister888posted 6 years ago

      Well its not a very scary movie, but i recently saw paranormal activity 2 in the cinema, if you have not yet seen it, dont, ever, period.

    11. CMHypno profile image89
      CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

      Because I am a total wimp, I had to turn off Jurassic Park the first time I say it because the T-Rex and velociraptors freaked me out and it is a very loud film.

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      Adam Bposted 6 years ago

      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!

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Event-Horizon-Movie-Review

      1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image78
        Wayne Orvisburgposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I forgot all about that movie. Yeah, I didn't expect it to be scary either. I can't remember what happened as I only watched in the theater and haven't seen it since, but it was scary.

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      rotlposted 6 years ago

      Jaws... I have been scared of sharks ever since.

    14. LoveMeter profile image59
      LoveMeterposted 6 years ago

      SAW series

      finally , the one which i loved the most was


      scary movie 1 , 2 ,3 big_smile

    15. Lisa HW profile image81
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

      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.   lol  Either way, no interest.  smile  (I do watch Criminal Minds faithfully, though - so I get my weekly dose of "disturbing" that way.  smile  )

    16. Shido profile image61
      Shidoposted 6 years ago

      Tobe Hooper's Texas Chainsaw Massacre..  first/last slasher picture I ever saw on the Big Screen!  Absolutely avoid them now.  Guess you could say Tobe overstepped himself!

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      habeeposted 6 years ago

      The Changeling - the old one, with George C. Scott.

    18. Julie2 profile image61
      Julie2posted 6 years ago

      Salem's Lot, ughhhhhhh!  sad

      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! lol

    19. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 6 years ago

      Easy " The Exorcist " followed closely by " Jaws" and " Alien "

      1. rebekahELLE profile image89
        rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        agree on all 3! The Exorcist was shut your eyes and turn your head scary.

        Scream was scary.

      2. Julie2 profile image61
        Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        tony0724, I will get in a pool any day but I will not go into open water, like the ocean because of jaws. I won't even swim in a pond or a lake. I won't even go on a cruise, thats how bad it is! lol

        1. tony0724 profile image60
          tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          So I guess the fishing trip is out ? smile

          1. Julie2 profile image61
            Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Eghhhhhhh! ? No No No fishing for me hun! smile

            1. habee profile image89
              habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              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.

              1. Julie2 profile image61
                Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Ahhhh habee stop it! You are terrible... I just had chills go up my spine!   sad

        2. habee profile image89
          habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Worried about those sneaky pond sharks, are ya? lol

          1. Julie2 profile image61
            Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            LEECHES!!!!! Ahhhhhh

    20. SuperGal profile image59
      SuperGalposted 6 years ago

      The Others with Nicole Kidman - scary stuff.  I've heard that The Exorcist is SCARY, so I'm still too intimated to watch it.

      1. KristenGrace profile image60
        KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The Others - yes.  I saw this when I was a young teenager, opening weekend, was first of my friends to discover the ending and was HORRIFIED!!

    21. Marlin 55 profile image68
      Marlin 55posted 6 years ago

      The Exorcist, without a doubt. I saw it when it originally came out and I was scared for months after I saw that movie.

    22. Mighty Mom profile image89
      Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

      Silence of the Lambs and Blair Witch Project.

      1. Julie2 profile image61
        Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I loved Silence of the Lamb.

    23. Midasfx profile image63
      Midasfxposted 6 years ago

      I think " The Exorcism of Emily Rose" was pretty scary. But I dont think i could list only 1 movie to cover all scary movies.

      Audition, Ju-On, Ringu, Tomie, Premonition, Carved, and a few others are on the top of my fav list.

      I think the Asian horror movies are far scarier then the american ones. ^_^

      1. tony0724 profile image60
        tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        "Audition " scared the s**t out of me. And I hate to shamelessly plug but I think this forum calls for it !

        http://hubpages.com/hub/My-favorite-Scary-Movies

      2. tony0724 profile image60
        tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        And I guess from your movies you might watch alot of Tartan Video. Me too. Asian horror is pretty good.

        1. Julie2 profile image61
          Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          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

    24. wordscribe43 profile image93
      wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

      The Ring... almost pooped in my pants.

      1. KristenGrace profile image60
        KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        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 ...

        I'm better now tongue

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          wordscribe43posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I remember I couldn't sleep that night, nor could I be alone.  I actually regretted seeing it!  I have seen it since, and was still scared, but I could handle it.

          1. KristenGrace profile image60
            KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            LOL same.

    25. Alixander profile image61
      Alixanderposted 6 years ago

      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.

      @_@;

    26. Rafini profile image85
      Rafiniposted 6 years ago

      I'm not a fan of horror movies to begin with...but I did see Pet Cemetery in the theater.  Never Again!!!  Uh-Uh.  No way.  I'll never look at it again, never, ever, ever!!

      1. tony0724 profile image60
        tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The book was totally scary. The movie ehhh it was OK.But the Ramones were in the soundtrack so that alone made me like the movie.

        1. Rafini profile image85
          Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          A book too??  I suppose, it was Stephen King, wasn't it?  I'm stayin away from the book, too!!

        2. Julie2 profile image61
          Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          tony0724 the book is way better than the movie... Yes Rafini it is by Stephen King. You would so love the book.

          1. KCC Big Country profile image83
            KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I agree too.  I read "Pet Cemetary" before the movie came out and was disappointed with the movie.

            1. Julie2 profile image61
              Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              The only thing that was disturbing from the movie was the little boy coming back telling his dad, "I want to play with you daddy!" With that little sqeaky voice. ughh

    27. Don Ship profile image73
      Don Shipposted 6 years ago

      Orphan was amazing. Grudge, the first part was okay too! big_smile

    28. Stacie L profile image86
      Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

      I watched the "Texas chainsaw massacres" in a drive-in the first time it opened in the 70's.
      It scared me so bad that i still can't stand to hear a chainsaw start up! yikes

    29. kereeves3 profile image78
      kereeves3posted 6 years ago

      SAW!!  Scared the crap out of me!  My roommate and I had to sleep in the same bed that night because we were both so scared.  I don't do well with clowns AT ALL, or dark closets with eyes poking through!

      1. tony0724 profile image60
        tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        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.

    30. Disturbia profile image60
      Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

      The Exorcist

    31. guy1973 profile image59
      guy1973posted 6 years ago

      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.

    32. KCC Big Country profile image83
      KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

      "Carrie" back in the 70s.

      "Paranormal Activity" is my kind of scary movie.  I haven't seen "Paranormal Activity 2" yet.

      Funny enough, I saw "The Blair Witch Project" for the first time last week.  It was better than I expected it to be with years of hype and poking fun at it.

    33. brimancandy profile image82
      brimancandyposted 6 years ago

      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!

    34. thirdmillenium profile image60
      thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago

      Old timers might remember the Hammers production of Dracula movies with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. The very first one was really blood-curdling

    35. Julie2 profile image61
      Julie2posted 6 years ago

      The most recent ones that have been ughhhh, to see at the movies have been all of the SAW movies.

    36. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

      THE EXORCIST-there was no other horror movie like it in the past, present, nor probably the future.   That demonic face- oh myyyyyyyyy!

     
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