What is the scariest movie you have ever watched?
And what about the film gave you goose bumps?
The scariest movie I have ever watched had to be Quarantine. The reason being is that it is something that really can occur with a sickness that can wipe out a whole population. Other movies have scared me also such as Halloween and all those great classics because they are all about insane people that kill people for almost no reason. In which that can also happen at any time. Movies that are based on a true story or certain selected events also scare me because they actually occurred in the world that we live in.
the latest chainsaw massacre, its so scary I get the chills when I ever I hear a chainsaw
The movie that links me all the way back to my childhood fear of clowns... Stephen King's IT. Whoever let me watch that as a child should be fired.
Most recently, the film that has made me the most uncomfortable is the original Paranormal Activity. When I first saw it in theaters, I was not aware this was just a work of fiction--I was real big into stuff like Ghost Adventures and any haunted-place TV specials, so this was right up my alley--and it wasn't until the end credits that it became abundantly clear it was just a movie. There were many bricks in my pants at that point. The first three films in the series are still great horror, but nothing compares to that initial viewing experience, in terms of having your fecal matter extracted by a horror film.
I've always been into horror movies (though nowhere near as much as my sister is), and it all started when I was a wee lad. Lots of horror films were watched, but the one that scarred me for (probably) life is Pet Sematary. Good Lord. If Paranormal Activity was anathema to my adult mental state, Pet Sematary was anathema to my child mental state. Even to this day, that movie is creepy as all get-out.
I saw a movie once called The fourth kind and it literally convinced me that there were aliens coming after me. I couldn't sleep properly for like 3 months.
When I was younger I would have said "The Exorcist" and "The Omen" gave me chills. Maybe it was the underlying biblical and devil references that made them more real than vampires/monsters.
However as a mature adult I find no movies to really be scary.
More often that not if it's a "slasher" movie you pretty much know in the end one of the women or teenage girls is going to be the heroine. You get to a point where you're spending more time trying to figure out plotlines than going with the flow. It's rare that you're surprised.
There is always the cat jumping out of the closet, the wind blowing a window shut, a loud incisive phone ring, the power going out, or the best friend who pulls a prank on the main character early on after she is already nervous. Mentally you go through the checklist.
I do find some movies to be more "intense" or a thrill ride than others. I remember the first time I saw "Fatal Attraction" and "Silence Of The Lambs" my eyes were glued to the screen. Maybe it's knowing "crazy people" really do exist. An intelligent psycho; now that is scary!
I'm not a fan of the "crazy guy chases a bunch of people and excessive gore ensues" movies, I don't find them scary or entertaining or anything other than gross, really.
BUT, the first Saw movie absolutely traumatized me. I don't know if it's because I watched it at a particularly anxious time in my life, but I will do anything to avoid watching that again.
Hands down, JAWS...Scared the cr@p out of me and everyone else in the theater...From the opening moonlight scene where the nude swimmer is grabbed, jerked around, and finally pulled under, to the final scene where man vs monster reaches its satisfying climax (everyone cheered)...Larry
I remember going to see a movie as a child called "Burnt offerings" starring Betty Davis. This movie completely traumatized me since I was only 8 years old at the time I saw it. Truly an evil movie.
JThomp42, I don't know about evil, but Burnt Offerings was definitely scary! My dad dropped my brother and me off at the theater to see this one and we jumped about a gazillion times while watching it! lol
I was actually really bored by Burnt Offerings. There are many better "haunted house" movies, and an even greater number of films that use tension and atmosphere to dial the paranoia up to 11.
Well zelk.... I was only 8 when I saw it. Im sure if I watched it now it would not be as traumatizing.
Me, too. For little kids back in the day when atmosphere was an art form in films, that movie was SPOOKY.
"Christine", a horror movie based on the novel by Stephen King, It was about a evil vintage automobile. I had hard time getting into a car after I watched that movie.
I still get thrills from watching the original King Kong. There's just something about the animation that is scary. Also, it was the first scary movie I watched as a kid and this may have a lot to do with it.
I would put TWO movies in that category. When I was a pre-teen, the scariest movie was Black Sunday 1960 by Mario Bava. I used to watch that movie during the summer when it came on Sunday night. It was the most frightening movie ever in my young mind. There was no horror film like it at the time. The opening music & scene was scary. I especially like the Lex Baxter soundtrack which added an eerie aura to the film. The main climactic scene was when Asa called for Javuto to come out of the grave at night. That scene was the piece de resistance. You can hear her deep voice, rise Javuto, Javuto rise.........
The second scariest movie was THE EXORCIST. I saw the movie when I was in college. Now, that movie was scary beyond scared. When I saw the transformation of Regan, it gave me the chills. The atmosphere was........beyond dark into the pure demonic. That was one AUTHENTIC horror movie. That movie scared me so that I had to sleep with the lights on for ONE WEEK. My parents asked why I was sleeping with the lights on, I told them that I saw THE EXORCIST. Now these two movies DON'T scare me one bit. I even FALL ASLEEP during these movies........ Now, the only movies that would scare me are movies about concentration camps such as FATELESS, THE HIDING PLACE, PLAYING FOR TIME, and OUT OF THE ASHES. I never watch those before going to bed.
"Cloverfield", on the big screen. Imagine a giant monster tears up the only way to get out of town, and you're trapped in the city running away from the thing. Meanwhile, your friends are being picked off one by one as if being followed by the beast. At the same time, you're trying to rescue your girlfriend trapped in a building. Will they get out in time? If yes, which ones?
by Richard Perazzo 8 years ago
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by Don Ship 10 years ago
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by Grace Marguerite Williams 9 years ago
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by Thomas Byers 9 years ago
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by kpfingaz 13 years ago
I've had a few that really scared the wits out of me. Slasher films don't do anything for me but those vampire/ghost type movies and especially those with religious undertones? Like Constantine, The Omen... Scariest movie I ever saw though was an indie movie called Dracula's Widow. I've only seen...
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