What is the scariest movie you've ever seen?

by RyanTH
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I've seen a handful of freaking Japanese movies (what's with the Japanese and scary movies, anyway?!).

Scariest movie I've ever seen is either The Ring or The Exorcist.

'ow about you?
  • Profile picture of the author wyatt2011
    Yep, those two got me and basically anything with demons or ghosts, I refuse to watch. Another old scary movie you need to check out is the Changeling, I think it had George C. Scott in it. I won't ever watch that again either. Oh and add "The Grudge" to that. I didn't understand it but I couldn't sleep afterwards either.
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    • Profile picture of the author RyanTH
      Wasn't the Changeling the one with Angelia Jolie? Yeah, that was more upsetting than scary. The Grudge sounds creepy. I won't watch that. Have you ever seen Rosemary's Baby?
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
    Satan's Triangle, a made-for-tv movie from the mid 70s with Doug McClure, Kim Novak, and Alejandro Rey.

    No blood or gore, but the last 10 minutes have stuck in my head for 30+ years.

    A close second would be The Omen with Gregory Peck.
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  • Profile picture of the author alistair
    The Entity I thought was quite scary but when I was a kid I watched CHUD and I couldn't get to sleep for ages, that's the only film that really scared me. I watched CHUD a few years later and although it wouldn't scare me if I was "grown up" and watching it for the first time the music in it really helped make it scary I think.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ali Thunder
    The Caller- It is not as much Horror But Freaking suspense the Best Movie ever. Do Watch it
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  • Profile picture of the author Ninja Ana
    I agree Japanese horror movies are totally scary. Especially The Ring horror movie.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    I'd have to say The Ring (Japanese version).
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    Watching Stayin' Alive was a frightening experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author jakebvs85
    The grudge and The Ring..Death Note is not really a scary movie from japan but it's an interesting movie.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rayhenry
    Inception definitely deserves the highest points because it was written very cleverly and directed incredibly. The amazing acting of the characters made the film believabl
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanTH
    ^But we're looking for 'scariest movie'. Are you still going with Inception?
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by RyanTH View Post

      ^But we're looking for 'scariest movie'. Are you still going with Inception?
      I can see that. The idea of not knowing what layer of reality you exist in is pretty spooky.

      I love horror fiction - even did dissertations on it in college. I couldn't tell ya which movie bothered me the most. For the most part none of them really get me deep like a good horror fiction book can. Too much of your own mind's imagery allowed to roam when reading. When watching it is someone else's rendition so it's further removed from me emotionally.

      I've tried to think of any movies that just left me sitting stunned at the end of them. I know it's happened but can't really think of which movies they were right now other than one or two of the Hell Raiser series.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        None...movies just don't scare me.

        Now, entertaining, favorite?...in the horror genre?

        I have a few that I enjoyed a lot that might have even made me jump for a
        second because of something happening suddenly...such as...

        Carrie

        The end, where the hand comes out of the grave? Was at a drive in and
        almost went through the car roof. Never saw that coming. One of the best
        scenes ever.

        Another one...

        House On Haunted Hill

        When the girl is searching through the house, turns around and comes eye to
        eye with the floating witch. That made me jump a bit too. Of course I was like
        8 years old at the time.

        Psycho

        The shower scene
        Martin Balsom's death scene
        The end

        Great stuff!

        And of course...

        Frankenstein
        Bride of Frankenstein
        Dracula (original)
        The Wolf Man (original)
        The Invisible Man

        All the old classics from the 30s and 40s and some 50s gems.

        The newer stuff? Meh. Just a lot of blood and gore and no imagination.

        Haven't seen a good horror movie in ages.
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        • Profile picture of the author HeySal
          Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

          None...movies just don't scare me.

          Now, entertaining, favorite?...in the horror genre?

          I have a few that I enjoyed a lot that might have even made me jump for a
          second because of something happening suddenly...such as...

          Carrie

          The end, where the hand comes out of the grave? Was at a drive in and
          almost went through the car roof. Never saw that coming. One of the best
          scenes ever.

          Another one...

          House On Haunted Hill

          When the girl is searching through the house, turns around and comes eye to
          eye with the floating witch. That made me jump a bit too. Of course I was like
          8 years old at the time.

          Psycho

          The shower scene
          Martin Balsom's death scene
          The end

          Great stuff!

          And of course...

          Frankenstein
          Bride of Frankenstein
          Dracula (original)
          The Wolf Man (original)
          The Invisible Man

          All the old classics from the 30s and 40s and some 50s gems.

          The newer stuff? Meh. Just a lot of blood and gore and no imagination.

          Haven't seen a good horror movie in ages.
          "Scared" isn't actually something I've ever been from a movie or a book either. But I'm betting, like me, you've been at least spooked, many a time.

          That first part of the Stand (I think there's a movie, but I've never seen it - the book is what I'm talking about) gave me the willies every time I sneezed for a year after reading it.

          The Sixth Sense is haunting. There wasn't a time I was actually "scared" - but the thesis concept is really chilling.

          It, by King - book and movie both is unsettling to me........it's the clown. They are just creepy. So are dolls.
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          • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
            Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

            "Scared" isn't actually something I've ever been from a movie or a book either. But I'm betting, like me, you've been at least spooked, many a time.

            That first part of the Stand (I think there's a movie, but I've never seen it - the book is what I'm talking about) gave me the willies every time I sneezed for a year after reading it.

            The Sixth Sense is haunting. There wasn't a time I was actually "scared" - but the thesis concept is really chilling.

            It, by King - book and movie both is unsettling to me........it's the clown. They are just creepy. So are dolls.
            Yes, many "ideas" and "concepts" are unsettling and a little creepy. Some
            movies that come to mind.

            The Day After
            Colossus: The Forbin Project
            Night of the Living Dead
            War of the Worlds
            Invasion of the Body Snatchers
            The Incredible Shrinking Man

            I'll stop there because I could go on forever in making this point.

            We have become very desensitized to entertainment.

            But imagine these things really COULD happen in real life.

            Imagine you're standing out in your backyard one day and see hundreds of
            nuclear missiles flying overhead and you realize what's about to happen.

            Imagine you discover that a computer has taken over our missile system
            and has taken our whole world hostage.

            Imagine people really could turn into zombies and start eating each other.

            Imagine you're driving down the road one night, see something hurtling
            towards the earth, it lands, out of it comes these machines, and they start
            blasting everything in sight.

            Imagine your body could be taken over and you become a pod person.

            Imagine you can suddenly start shrinking to the size of an ant and smaller
            until eventually you disappear from the face of the earth.

            The list of horrible things depicted in movies that, if they really DID happen,
            would scare the crap out of us, is long enough to fill up the library of the AFI.

            But we've seen so much in all the years of cinema that we've lived through
            that it's almost impossible for anything to really phase us. At least in my case
            this is painfully true, which is why there are so few movies that try to simply
            scare us to death that do anything to me because beyond the "scare factor"
            there is no acting, no direction, no nothing.

            That is why I prefer movies that make me think. That's why movies like The
            Incredible Shrinking Man (if you haven't seen it you really have to) are some
            of my favorites of all time.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanTH
    Mermaid in a Manhole is also pretty scary.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daburghjacks
    BEREAVEMENT on netflix
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  • Profile picture of the author rillpoll
    The grudge is the worst one Ive ever seen. I hate it when I couldn't sleep for almost 1 month after watched it
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianJones
    I've watched all Final Destination films and they. were. scary. as he**.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jerome15
    the Grudge is the one that scares me the most
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  • Profile picture of the author JBorhez
    "THE" Changeling (1980) with George C. Scott was great. Changeling (2008) with Angelina Jolie was awful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rebeccha Haase
    Horror movies makes me love. There is only one movie that scared me. It was may not be a film, it was more like a documentary. "Paranormal Activity" is the name and I know everyone of you have heard of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg71
    American Werewolf in London when I was a kid.
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  • Profile picture of the author boxterford
    Scare movies always make me scare.I don't like scare movie but i watched Saw7 few month ago it make me scare and this's my scariest movie ever.
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  • Profile picture of the author Perrymma
    Back when i was younger this was my list i swore i would never watch again.
    Blair witch project
    Signs
    IT
    Haloween 1 and 2

    Now that im older and in my mid 20's i have a diffrent list
    Parnaormal activity (i still have yet to see the newest ones)
    Hill have eyes
    Saw
    (basically anything in the gore)
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetex Marketing
    This gets my vote. There are even scarier movies, but when I first saw this at cinema, it was pretty damn scary.

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    • Profile picture of the author lorrarose
      The scariest movie I've ever seen was The Exorcist.Ginger snaps,dead silence or the house on haunted hill are also good scary movies.I think these are excellent movies.
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  • Profile picture of the author Audrey Harvey
    Now I'm going to have to chase up The Ring!

    I haven't been scared by a movie in years but the ones that freaked me out when I was younger were the Amityville Horror and Poltergeist.
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      Originally Posted by Audrey Harvey View Post

      Now I'm going to have to chase up The Ring!

      I haven't been scared by a movie in years but the ones that freaked me out when I was younger were the Amityville Horror and Poltergeist.
      Yeah, I remember many moons ago sh*ting myself during...Poltergeist!

      Creepiest scene...A psychic, describing the circumstances of the missing little girl, informs her parents that there are many arms about her, including those of an evil presence... "to her it is just another child, but to us it is... the beast."
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I just saw the remake of War of the Worlds last night (2004, I think). It was incredible. I usually don't care either way about remakes - and Time Machine stunk so bad I just ignored remakes after that. But this was SO good.

    You might be right, Steven - we are desensitized. There are still little things hiding behind doors in our minds that will always be spooky to us. I like movies that are mind tilters (not so cordially otherwise known as the mind f *). The Sixth Sense, the first couple of Hell Raisers - the Others. Things that twist around in ways you just never anticipated.

    Inception was one of those and had a lot of science mixed in and that one worked for me. I'm still wondering if the top fell over or not. I'm thinking it didn't.
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  • Profile picture of the author moMarauder
    Insidious was pretty scary, because they use cheap shock horror to get you. I hate those kinds of films.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    i saw the ring when i was pretty young and it was pretty scary. I can't remember the last time i watched a horror movie that really got to me...the woman in black is scary if you watch it in the cinema
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  • Profile picture of the author BocaKenK
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    I'd have to say "The Human Centipede". Just don't watch it if you're squeamish. (Haven't seen the sequel, I hear it's tougher to watch than the first one.)
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  • Profile picture of the author RichBeck
    Hands down....

    Inside Job

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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    I'd have to say "Don't Say A Word"

    Watched it when I was a teen.. was trippin balls & decided it would be fun - Boy was I wrong..

    That threw me into the worst trip of my life. lol no joke.

    So yea.. never watch a scary movie when you're on mind-altering substances. Trust me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rian
    The Antichrist - very disturbing!
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  • Geez - I can't believe no one has mentioned "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" - it's a classic!

    Oh, and that transmission tower climb - I have climbed some pretty high towers, and that video scared the crap out of me - but on the plus side...it was a really nice view :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author William Maloney
    Probably Jacob's Ladder, it's very abstract.
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  • Profile picture of the author rssmith
    The Exorcist (scary when I first saw it) & Funny Games (just brutal)
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  • Profile picture of the author mark healy
    i would say the omen original, its nuts
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    American Pie Beta xD
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