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 Michelle Liew 4 years ago
What makes a good horror movie?
by TonyHansel 8 years ago
Is Paranormal Activity better than The Exorcist?
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 ExpectGreatThings 8 months ago
What are some children's movies that don't have scary characters/scenes?My kids are terrified of the "bad guys" in the most popular movies. We are looking for alternatives.
by Beth Perry 2 years ago
What is the scariest movie you have ever watched?And what about the film gave you goose bumps?
by FactAndFiction 5 years ago
It's not to make the movie interesting because all i do is get mad at the characters. You know they are going to die so what's the point?
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