What makes a good scary movie successful in scaring you?
I have to say psychological horror is more spine tingling and leaves me with an erie feeling than non stop blood and gore which seems to be the mainstay these days.
I agree on the blood and gore being less effective, even with the realism that is possible with today special effects. The scariest ones to me are movies like The Strangers, and The Last House on the Left. Movies that are believable enough because they COULD actually happen. I'm also a sucker for paranormal movies. Paranormal Activity scared the hell out of me, and I didn't sleep at all that night. My girlfriend and mom aren't bothered by them at all. I tend to over-think things, and after I watch one of those movies, I continue to replay scenes in my mind and scare myself over and over.
For a movie to be "scary," the movie needs to get into my head. Monsters, excess blood and gore, and loud sounds just aren't really scary. The scariest movies are the ones that make you believe that it could or is currently happening. It's hard to find a decent truly scary movie.
When the movie is going along just so smooth and suddenly something jumps out of now where.
I have an overactive imagination, so if i watch scary movies about vampires or ghouls then it doesnt tend to bother me. But if i watch a movie that is somewhat based on fact, or has a possesed child playing the lead role, it really freaks me out.
by salt 7 years ago
Im not good at scary movies...
by Elena 4 years ago
What are the elements of a GOOD scary movie?what is it that makes you cover your face and peek through your fingers? what draws you in so much so that people like me just have to make you jump out of your seat?
by LailaK 6 years ago
Have you ever watched a scary movie alone?
by Carliismiles<3 7 years ago
So Saturday nights my family and i always watch a good scary movie. We've watched many, and have even repeated a few. We need a good scary movie..any suggestions?
by Richard Craig 8 years ago
I love scary movies such as The Ring, REC. but my favourite has to be The Grudge. It's a master piece of horror. What's your favourite?
by UETV 12 months ago
What is your favorite scary movie?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|