As an adult, I very rarely get actually scared by movie anymore. I remember though when I was young I watched the Childs Play movie with the possessed doll called Chucky and it freaked me out. It seems absurd in retrospect because it's just a doll, but there was something about it that got under my skin. What's the scariest movie you've ever seen?
I loved IT. It was really scary, and the end of a bit of an anticlimax, but there's something about it that stayed with me. Lots of Stephens Kings movies aren't all that great, but the odd one (and some of his mini series) are brilliant!
As a kid, Friday the 13th (any). Now, as an adult, I would have to say anything directed by Rob Zombie (House of a 1000 Corpses,The Devils Rejects, ect). Crazy smart guy making movies that are artisticly dark..... or insanely dark.... or desensitizing dark? Im just saying.... these are some damn dark movies if you haven't seen them haha. Enjoy
I do not genuinely get scared at movies but I would have to say the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was well done. It has actor R. Lee Ermy and Jessica Biel (who I absolutely adore) in it. It does a great job providing back story of a group of hippie teenagers that are naive. I also like it because it is not so fictious that it so unbelievable. Although not based on a true story, it is believable that something like this could have happened in the late 70's.
Some Horror movies now days are super imposed and so unrealistic that they are not believable. When they are not believable to me, I loose all interest. I also do not find them scary, just a blood spattered movie with a horrible plot and bad acting.
When I was a kid, I saw the original Nosferatu on late-night TV and had nightmares for months. As an adult, horror movies don't really scare me; reality scares me. "Jesus Camp" was probably the scariest thing I've seen in a long time. All those kids becoming mindless drones is far scarier than any monster.
I will say, though, that the Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity (the first one) and The Woman in Black gave me some good chills. "Scared" though? Nah.
I remember going to see The Blair Witch Project at the theater on the first week it opened. Everyone still thought it was real and the theater smelled like vomit. I think it was sensory overload and the shaky cam that scared me senseless after watching it. I had the same reaction to the original Paranormal Activity.
I saw it for the first time when I was 9, pet cemetary when I was like 10. I saw horror at a young age and it played with my imagination. The scariest thing I saw as a kid though was arachniphobia* spelling. Messed me up almost as bad as What ever happened to baby Jane.
As a teenager Blair Witch bend me so out of shape I didn't sleep for two days and on the tail end of the second night of no sleep the power went out because a drunk hit a pole. I freaked out.
Now that I am turning thirty here shortly there has been nothing since the Blair Witch that did anything for me. Paranormal Activity was a joke as far as I am concerned. The most recent thing that messed with my head was The Happening. The thought that plants could put out a pharamone like that creeps me the frig out!! Can't anticipate that and no defense against the blowing of the wind man, none! lol Messed me up.
There are a few that still creep me out. One is The Shining, the other is It, and the last one I saw on tv this past weekend, Silence Of The Lambs. The scene when she's in the dark and can't see him, but he can see her scares the heck out of me everytime!
The Entity, not least because it was based on a true story of a poltergeist haunting where the poltergeist kept on raping the woman and her Husband could see the hand prints appearing on her breasts as the poltergeist pressed on them. It got so much weirder though, and was addictive viewing (I recall it even messed with her car brakes when she was driving). Not sure how much artistic license was used, but it was really scary.
Funny, I can't remember the last time I watched a movie, of any type. One of my favourites, however, is "The Cruel Sea," documenting the struggles of the Royal Navy during the course of the early days of World War II. That was and remains both scary and fascinating for me as (according to my late grandfather - twenty-six years a Royal Marine Commando) it was the closest made to depicting what life was really like during those dark and horrific days for the men who served aboard the ships. The movie was made in 1953 and is in black and white but it is its ring of truth and its hard hitting subject that makes it scary...
The Exorcist! What scared me about it was not the idea of possession since I don't even believe in that. What scared me was the part of the movie where Regan is being tested in the hospital for some possible physical or psychosimatic origin for her condition. Just the thought that a person's mind, on a subconscious level, could have that much power over their physical body horrified me.
When I was in college back in the 70s "The Exorcist" was the scariest movie I have ever seen of all the horror movies I have seen up to that point. The theater was cold and that made the movie seem even more scary. Horror movies don't really scare me because movies are just entertainment to me. It was a good movie and I enjoyed it. I personally do not believe in demonic possession no more than I believe in Satan.
I live for scary movies, suspense thrillers, and true crime stories. I have seen so many over the years I cant remember them all. There have been a few that have really scared me. The Messengers, Dead Silent, and recently...Insidious. I have to say though the scariest one still on the top of my list would be Stephen King's "IT"
Scared me the most...ever...and judging from how everyone screamed in theater where I saw it...I wasn't alone. Since then...no movie has ever gotten to me. That might be bad for business...now that I think about it. Scare people right out of ever being scared in a movie again...
Good golly miss molly it has to be dum dum dum...'BP is humming the music from the opening scene......'JAWS' Truly I was scared to hop in the bath after that you just don't know what you are going to find in there apart from your foot brush.
The scariest movie I have ever seen was The Exorcist, but The Silence of the Lambs scared me as well, because I would have stopped to help the crippled man (seemingly) put the couch in the van, and I would have ended up in the bottom of a hole begging for my life just as she was.... but my mama isn't a Senator, so I would have been gone baby gone....
When I was a child, I saw BLACK SUNDAY. It scared me so much that each time I saw it, I had to sleep with my mother. Then as a young adult in college, I saw THE EXORCIST- after I saw the movie, I had to sleep with the lights on for one week. My pick of the SCARIEST MOVIE- THE EXORCIST won hands down over BLACK SUNDAY by far! Now, NOTHING scares me at all. I usually am lulled to sleep by scary movies.
As an adult I am not scared by horror movies. I don't watch too many of them now, but I am occaisionally creeped out by them, but not scared. The movie that upset me the most was "Saving Private Ryan", especially the first scene (landings at Normandy) War movies are some of my favorites, but I've never seen one that was so realistic (or as close to it as I imagined) This really happened! Not like the other horror movies.
What's the matter with you people??? How about "Carrie" with Sissy Spacek? It may sound mild to you, but I am such a big chicken when it comes to scary movies that I hide behind people or furniture. It was that last friggen' scene with the hand coming out of the dirt. Oops, sorry. But there was a row of movie goers behind me who had seen the movie before, so they all screamed at the same time. I became totally unglued, and I still remember this incident decades later. In fact, it was damn traumatic!
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