What movie(s) gave you nightmares?

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In another thread I mentioned the the original "War Of The Worlds" movie (from the 50's) is still the only movie to give me nightmares as a kid.

Just interested to see if anyone else had been given nightmares by a movie.

By nightmares, I mean, waking up in a cold sweat, and having to leave the lights on for the rest of the night type of stuff, either as a kid, or later in life.
  • Profile picture of the author Dave Patterson
    Everything starring John Holmes.
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    LOL.

    I got a sense of inadequacy from watching his films, but that's a different matter.

    Ahem, anyway, can we leave this topic on movies you can take your girlfriend to see.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    Believe it or not...

    The Blob (the one with Steve McQueen)

    I think I was about 5 when I saw it. I was WAY too young. But it gave me nightmares for weeks.

    Come to think of it, no other movie has.

    It is kind of funny to watch now. The effects, as compared to today's effects, are comical. But boy they had me going back then!
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    As a kid all the classics,Frankenstein,The Wolfman, Dracula, etc etc. Also anything Boris Karloff was in.
    TV wise ( I know you didn't ask,but anyways....) some Twilight Zones And Outer Limits.
    The Twilight Zone with Agnes Morehead playing a country woman who doesn't speak and a tiny saucer from outer space lands on her house was a classic.

    Now, again you didn't ask, but the one I have seen as an adult that creeps me out to even think about it was a Japanese film called The Audition.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    The rings and saw!! Many of the Asian horrors also give me a bad taste in my mouth.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    The first Friday the 13th movie. Only because I was a young volunteer at a summer camp w/ a lake at the time the movie came out.
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  • Profile picture of the author bullseyemarketing
    I saw the Exorcist when it first came out at the drive in as a teenager. I think I am still a little warped from that movie!
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    • Profile picture of the author Bondtana
      Communion with Christopher Walken. I was scared of those big eyed aliens (greys) before, but I still watched it and it made me think about them more lol. Still scared of them too (im 29).

      And when I was really young, I used to be scared of the thriller video when Michael turned around with yellow eyes at the end.
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    • Profile picture of the author ldbjr
      Originally Posted by bullseyemarketing View Post

      I saw the Exorcist when it first came out at the drive in as a teenager. I think I am still a little warped from that movie!
      There you go! Never been able to eat pea soup since I saw that movie.
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    • Profile picture of the author pappyy3
      Originally Posted by bullseyemarketing View Post

      I saw the Exorcist when it first came out at the drive in as a teenager. I think I am still a little warped from that movie!
      +1 as well for the Exorcist. Brilliant concept for its era and still a scary movie!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author alenyuli
    i never got a nightmare because watching a horror movie.. (but i love japanese horror movie, they are cool)
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    The 1970s remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It was the little fibres creeping out of the pods; it was very easy to imagine you could almost see them. In the night. In the dark.

    And honestly, I think that was the only one. I don't recall having nightmares about any other movies, ever.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
      Night of the Living Day and Phantasm gave me the creeps when I first saw them (around age 11-12).

      Actually found the clip on YouTube! This scene from Phantasm made me sleep with a light on and fear the monster in my closet when I was a kid!

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      • Profile picture of the author nizldy
        ....Promise not to laugh? Oh, go ahead....it's okay. When I was a little girl, the Wizard of Oz scared me. It was a combination of the flying monkeys, the green witch, the munchkins, the wizard, talking trees, oh - heck, now that I think about it, the entire movie is creepy. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels that way.

        Also, believe it or not, The Blob, scared me as a little girl.

        What a wuss.

        Finally, Jack Nicholson in the Shining.
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        • Profile picture of the author DJL
          When I was a kid, The Phantom of the Opera (Claude Raines version).
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    • Profile picture of the author Kierkegaard
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      The 1970s remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It was the little fibres creeping out of the pods; it was very easy to imagine you could almost see them. In the night. In the dark.

      And honestly, I think that was the only one. I don't recall having nightmares about any other movies, ever.
      I watched that on video when I was kid. It was in the afternoon and afterwards I went to the garden shed to get my bike out and before I opened the door imagined turning back to house and seeing my parents pointing at me and making that scream/shrieking noise. I absolutely freaked.

      Recently, I watched let me in and had some very unsettling dreams that night.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I have always immersed myself in horror fiction. I love the stuff and have since I started watching things like Psycho and Twilight Zone at the age of 4. I never have a nightmare directly related to a movie - but at odd times I've had composite nightmares that run like a movie. For example in one I was in the mountains with a friend and this guy was after us - we killed him, later he was back (mix of Salem's Lot and freddies nightmares, maybe?) - we kept killing him more guesomely and finally I think (won't describe it, it was pretty insane) we killed him good enough and at the end of the dream we were just hiking over the top of a mountain and saw a small town in the valley and started to walk toward it and I knew in the dream we were safe. Another ended with me on the highway seeing a road sign for a town XX miles. I knew it was all over. I sometimes think of writing books of the stories my dreams run.

    One was pretty funny - I was babysitting (yeah that's gonna happen) and I went in the room to make sure the kid was okay and there's this deamon - green with yellow eyes, the whole deamon shot, lol, standing right by the crib. I split. Didn't think twice about leaving that kid, I just headed out the front door. Knew the kid was toast and didn't want to stay and give it a second helping. Hahahahaha -- Momma don't ask Sal to watch your kids.

    Now as far as books........Ghost Story (P. Straub) shook me so hard at one point that when I turned the light out I thought I saw someone standing at the end of my bed - pretty plainly, too. I dove for the light and it didn't go out for the rest of the night. But it never entered my dreams. Go figure.
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  • Profile picture of the author edcole
    I have to say that the series Twin Peaks really scared me. I watched it as a kid and, well I can't say that I had nightmares, but I used to fall asleep pulling the blanket on my head. 'Nuff said.
    Another really frightening movie was The Exorcist, the one from 1973. Horrific but great at the same time!
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenseo
    For me, it's "The Ring". It's the king of Japanese horror movie. In the movie, a ghost crawl from a TV set and kill people.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      When I was a kid, there were a few movies that, while never giving me
      nightmares, either scared the crap out of me or just plain gave me the
      creeps. I can't remember them all, but here's a short list.

      House On Haunted Hill - The scene where the witch floats across the room

      Giant Behemoth - Anytime he zapped somebody

      Carrie - When the hand popped out of the grave

      Hideous Sun Demon - Anytime I had to look at that ugly puss LOL

      The Manster - When we see the eye on his shoulder

      The Cape Canaveral Monsters - Just looking at those creepy buggers LOL

      The Indestructible Man - With Lon Chaney Jr. That movie just creeped me
      out.

      The 11th Hour - TV series. One episode where this girl saw people and
      through her eyes they were just, well, all messed up. It was very creepy.

      Not Of This Earth - That guy just creeped me out with those eyes.

      Raiders Of The Lost Ark - The scene when they opened the ark. Now THAT
      almost gave me nightmares.

      Outer Limits TV Series - Plenty of episodes that creeped me out as a kid
      including "The Chameleon", "The Mutant", "Keeper Of The Purple Twilight",
      "Controlled Experiment", "The Children Of Spider County", "The Premonition"
      and I am sure others.

      That's just off the top of my head.
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    Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Fried Green Tomatoes.

    <shudder>
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

      Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Fried Green Tomatoes.

      <shudder>
      I was going to say you would need counselling after watching those.

      I thought about it for a moment longer, and think you should've been counselled BEFORE you saw them.
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    The exorcist still scares the living sh.t out of me.
    What was that film were that lumberjack guy in the States was allegedly abducted by aliens and was missing for a couple of days? That scene where he's inside the spaceship with those aliens gives me nightmares to this day. Based on a true story. What was that film called again?..
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  • Profile picture of the author oliviasmith
    The exorcism of Emily Rose. Oh that still scares the hell out of me.
    The Shinning is another one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marius Preda
      The Wax Museum, made the mistake of watching it when I was really young.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    Paranormal Activity, The Exorcism, Darkness Falls. I hate horror, I have an imagination that will run away with me. My H makes me watch them because he loves the genre.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Roy
    Leprechaun... The first one.

    That movie creeped the hell out of me when I was younger.
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  • Profile picture of the author aasthatrivedi
    Any horror movie create nightmares.I am really furious when i see any horror movie and at night when dream come it really makes me scare, so i avoid to watch it.
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    • Profile picture of the author wonderd
      Exorcist is the only movie that truely scared me. To this day I will never watch it again, and im 21
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  • Profile picture of the author sloanjim
    The Old zombie movies..man i had so many dreams with zombies etc...One involved the mother in law. Poor zombies. 28 days later as well. That was scary how fast it spread...
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  • Profile picture of the author sloanjim
    Hey and that was a kiddies horrow..the opening 5 minute scen was as scary as hell. Prey my teeth do not fall out!!!

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  • Profile picture of the author sloanjim
    yeah that was one creepy movie those little demon things YUK!!

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    • Profile picture of the author QuickSurf
      Originally Posted by medi50cus View Post

      Chucky. The face of that doll gave me reasons not to sleep alone that night after watching it. but still i love the movie.
      Yeh out of all the scary movies I saw when I was little, Chucky (Childs Play) was the only one that scared me, I remember being little and have that My Buddy doll, after watching Childs Play one night... waking up to see that doll starring at me, screamed like hell lol
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  • Profile picture of the author sim22
    No flim has ever given me a nightmare or even scared me. "The Changeling" came close.

    You've given me an idea for a thread
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    The Exorcism of Emily Rose
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      hhhmmm...thinking...
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  • Profile picture of the author MerlynSanchez
    Several movies have scared me: The Exorcist, Night of the Living Dead, Halloween...

    but only one that I can remember ever caused a nightmare:

    Dracula 2000

    That movie creeped me out!
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  • Profile picture of the author sarapark1
    Signs and the village by M. Night Shyamalan. The first time I saw signs I had to sleep with water beside my bed and when I watched the village I was working at a very rural kids camp and staying in a cabin. The counselor and myself slept with the all the flashlights we could find on.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrPolarZero
    the only movie that gave me nightmares is the “The Knowing” starring Nicolas Cage.
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      Brilliant film.

      Originally Posted by MrPolarZero View Post

      the only movie that gave me nightmares is the "The Knowing" starring Nicolas Cage.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahberra
    I can't watch scary movies at all. They all give me nightmares. My husband tries to make me watch them though because he wants me to snuggle up to him.
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  • Profile picture of the author imagetypers
    Its not a horror movie, I had nightmare after watching Thriller Video of Jackson when I was a kid.
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  • Profile picture of the author smwordsmith
    Jaws- after seeing this I wouldn't even swim in a quarry!
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      My wife's family reuinion movies.
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  • Profile picture of the author tedwood
    Probably when I was 12 and watched dog soldiers in my house on my own at night. Considering I could see woods outside from where I was watching the TV i don't think it was the best of ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spradle
    I was always scared of Dumbo's dream.
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  • Profile picture of the author kidsshadow
    the rings, and other asian horror movies is the movie that gave me the nightmares..
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  • Profile picture of the author adeleadams
    The Hills have eyes and Psycho gave me night mares.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamjar919
    Ummmm.... When I was about 8 my dad sat me down to watch this movie called "gremlins" because he didn't want to put me to bed. Its quite weird, I can watch it now and just laugh at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author 7eclair
    From the movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street. I still have one of those.

    Edit: Forgot to mention Friday the 13th. Great Series!
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    I had nightmares about my wife making me go see it again...
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  • Profile picture of the author kyne
    I have seen the movie Piranha 3d and that night, I got very much scared.
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    "THE EXORCIST"
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  • Profile picture of the author queenbuzzy
    Here's the brilliant irony that is my life:

    When I was a kid, my Dad and I would watch Amazing Stories, the Twilight Zone, and other kinds of creepy crawly shows...no problem.

    The Muppet Show...gave me horrible nightmares.

    And the funny thing? I went on to get a degree in puppetry!
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  • Profile picture of the author 22SunnySideUp
    I made the mistake of ransacking my dad's movie collection when I was 6 or 7. I came across "the birds" by Hitchcock. Gave me a fever for days.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Skinner
    The original "Exorcist". Seen it when I was just a kid. Still cannot watch it to this day.
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  • Profile picture of the author minisite
    The alien movie series with Segorney Weaver. Big bugs attacking your in the middle of your slumber is definitely a nightmare. The movie series is also definitely a great futuristic movie about human colonization which is becoming more realistic everyday.
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  • Profile picture of the author delema
    nightmare on elm street....its so scary and it make me wont fall sleep.
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  • Profile picture of the author SShip
    I love the horror movies and have never had a problem with them. It's the snake movies that I have a problem with. It never fails, every time I watch one, I have a nightmare about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author bradmarcus1
    Interesting question. These 2 movies..."Night Of The Living Dead" and "The Exorcist" gave me nightmares when I first saw them in the 1970's. Guess that dates me a little huh?

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  • Profile picture of the author edricwage
    Mine is "THE EXORCIST" the one with Emily Rose. It was really scary!!!
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    PeeWees big top adventure!!! The saw movies are alittle out there.
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    • Profile picture of the author claycath
      I saw a Twilight Zone re-run when I was a pre-schooler and it gave me nightmares for years. It was the one with William Shatner on the plane and he sees a monster out on the wing of the plane trying to cause it to crash.

      Also saw The Exorcist on TV in my early twenties, all by myself in my first apartment. Scared me so bad, I couldn't sleep that night.

      As a teen, I went to a drive-in with my boyfriend and another couple and saw The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Gave me nightmares for months.

      The original Halloween came out when I was teenager, and that was pretty creepy.I was afraid to be in the house alone for weeks after that movie.

      And just 10 years or so ago, I saw the original Night of the Living Dead. It actually didn't scare me but to this day, I still have occasional nightmares about that movie. So it must have scared me on an unconscious level.
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