Yes the Hollywood version is about as interesting as watching paint dry. The original Japanese version is a masterpiece of the horror genre. It also has two sequels and a prequel, all of which I enjoyed.
I watched that and couldn't sleep for a month! I didn't know at the time, but my partner let my kids watch it -- they were 5,7 and 8 at the time!!! I couldn't figure out why they didn't want to go to the forest or the pond on their own for the longest time....
I think I was also about 12 or 13 when it came out and her breathing freaked me out. Our hot water heater made that same noise, I don't think I slept for a week. But a more modern movie was "Stir of Echoes"
I prefer horror movies over love & drama. There are many good horror movies out there, Silk (korean), Silent Hill, House on haunted Hills, Lost voyage etc. Not a single movie scared me so far, (gory ones are ugly not scary). So can't say which one is more scarier than the other for me.
I didn't answer the door of course I was the idiot standing by the door with the butcher knife in my hand in case he did get it.But I told my brother to call the cops and it was fine,he was completley gone on drugs and alcohol though.
I've done stuff like that...I once got a knock on my door at 3 AM and was like, "this CAN'T be good" and i answered the door with a knife in my pj pocket...turned out it was my neighbor asking me if i saw anything because all our car windows were broken...
The worst one for me...that also cured me of ever being scared in another horror movie again was: The Original Halloween. The whole theater screamed every time Michael got back up. (back in the day!) Still never forget running to the house from my car when I got home!
I saw that movie when I was six I had nightmares for weeks.The movie that did'nt phase me at all was Drag me to Hell,actually I was laughing like there was no tomorrow when the 90 year old lady was beating the crud out of the 20 something year old girl.
The Ring was a freaky show for me. Mind you, watching it just before a summer storm hit added to the freakiness...
I was watching the movie with my teenaged son and just as the movie ended, my room mate arrived home. We saw my room mate's truck move into the designated parking space, and as we saw her (roomie) cross the front yard to get to the door, movie credits rolling, eerie music playing, the phone started ringing...
(My roomie left work early to get home ahead of the storm because she had heard a storm warning over the radio but the storm was just starting to 'pick up,' and had darkened the mid afternoon skies already...)
As my roomie turned her key and opened the door, the phone had rang about three times and my son, who was still more than a little shaken by the movie, said, "Nobody is going to answer that phone..."
lol ...so my roomie opens the door to my son standing halfway between the door and phone, with a look of terror on his face... "Hey, someone answer the darned phone, I can hear the phone ringing..." she says as she walks in...
"Nope, that will not be happening, Sandy! NOBODY ANSWERS THAT PHONE!" my son replies - with very little tact and a great deal of "squeak" and excitement in his teenaged voice.
...and then the power goes out, the phone stops ringing and we're all standing in the apartment about 3 feet away from each other - the afternoon made dark in a matter of about 5 minutes (the last 5 minutes of the film).
Anyway, Sandy (not her real name) gave my son and I heck 'cos we watched The Ring first out of a stack of movies we were all going to have some quality time with. Sandy didn't end up WANTING to watch The Ring after her strange welcome home.
I have not had the desire to watch that movie again since I watched it with my son, although many people have rented and invited me to watch it with them. (Yes, my son got rid of the 'creepy' feeling the movie left with him - but it took 10 or 15 minutes for him to figure out the ending and let it sink in, then move on to other things.)
The movie ending, storm, phone ringing, and room mate's arrival all at the same time was an unlikely set of coincidences that made The Ring pretty darned spooky, indeed!
Poltergeist, Misery, Saw, The Amityville Horror, The Ring, The Omen, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Sixth Sense, Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, and Halloween are all movies that scared the crap out of me the first time I watched them.
The Ring, The Omen, and Rosemary's Baby are the only three that still give me some fear when I watch them now.
I do not find movies frightening, however, some of the most disturbing horror movies i have seen are:
Cannibal Holocaust Flowers of Flesh and Blood The Devil's Experiment August Underground's Mordum Ichi the Killer The Human Centipide May High Tension Nekeddo Buraddo: Megyako [Splatter: Naked Blood Murder-Set-Pieces Salo Audition Aftermath
Like i said, most of these are more of the hard core stuff, the type of scary movies that are really gory and disturbing. so if you are up for the challenge, be my guest
I love scary movies! I added a ton to my Netflix queue while reading this discussion, so thanks everybody :0)
The scariest recent movie I've seen is definitely The Strangers (like many of you already said). The Shining is my favorite scary movie, but the original Halloween is the best to watch on Oct 31st. The opening sequence is to die for!
Scream doesn't scare me, but I love it. Plus, it gives great suggestions for other scary movies to watch.
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