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What makes a good scary movie successful in scaring you?

  1. IntimatEvolution profile image80
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    What makes a good scary movie successful in scaring you?

  2. terrektwo profile image84
    terrektwoposted 6 years ago

    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.

  3. thebeast02 profile image86
    thebeast02posted 6 years ago

    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.

  4. CWanamaker profile image98
    CWanamakerposted 6 years ago

    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.

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    Rosemary Banksposted 6 years ago

    When the movie is going along just so smooth and suddenly something jumps out of now where.

  6. zoey24 profile image77
    zoey24posted 6 years ago

    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.