When I was a kid, it was Cujo. It was years before I was able to watch it again.
When I was a kid, it was Cujo. It was years before I was able to watch it again.
I may be bad, but I'm perfectly good at it.
Hmmm... Some based on fear alone would be:
The original "My Bloody Valentine"
The original "Exorcist"
The original "The Thing"
The original "Pet Cemetery"
Based on Gore/Grossness:
The "Saw" series.
"The Human Centipede".
When I was very young, I saw on the late late show a couple movies that terrified me. They're silly now.
The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958). I was terrified but hey, I was about 6 when I saw it. The complete film is on youtube.
The other is The Astounding She Monster (1957). Saw this on tv with my brothers and was so scared I couldn't watch the end.
Later on I went to this in the theater. It really scared me when it first came out.
The Exorcist (1973)
28 Days Later (2002) scared me. I had nightmares for a couple nights.
I watched the Exorcist on video when I was in my early teens, I didn't so much find it scary as gross. Still I was a repressed catholic boy then and what that demon did with the crucifix brought tears to my eyes, that would have hurt.
The only horror film I've watched that still haunts me to this day is IT by Stephen King. I watched that when I was a kid and I've been terrified of clowns ever since, so much so I'm not even going to YouTube to get a clip. Clowns are evil.
Weapons of Ass Destruction. Just the title makes my anus shiver.
(BBC TV series) "Mother Love" with Diana Rigg and David McCallum. A psychological thriller that turns all the makeup-and-hamburger slasher movies into snorefests.
Second place (no pun) "Seconds" with Rock Hudson. You'll never again be able to hear the sound of a drill without panicking...
A Haunting in Connecticut on Discovery Channel
(TV version) not the theatrical film
The ghost (Devil) undertaker in the basement just really creeped me out.
Also, The Shining was pretty scary. The book was very scary, reading it at night.
I've seen a lot of horror movies. Classics, such as "Cujo" and "IT", newer ones such as "The Hills Have Eyes" (the remake) and "Hostel"... but by far, the one that really made an impact was "Threads". It scared the hell out of me, and I couldn't get it off my mind for days!
Here's a homemade trailer (and I tried not to bog the page down any further by embedding it, but the forum did that automatically. Oh well).
The creepy old man in POLTERGEIST kinda scared me.
the miracle of life. the way that vagina stretched itself when the baby was coming out.
one thing about the closet/you don't have to hurry/it will be bad tomorrow/so brother, don't you worry
Re-Animator really freaked me out .....
The Three Musketeers... Bashful, Chrisglass, and Ronboy!
The scariest movie I've ever seen was... JESUS CAMP
I actually had to vomit because it made me ill.
I was pretty nervous when the abominable snowman was chasing luke skywalker.
I watched the original The Omen when I was eight. I could barely sleep for four days.
Now that I passed my childhood, it should be the first Ju-On, Japanese version.
come now, my child. if we were planning to harm you, do you think
we'd be lurking here beside the path in the darkest part of the forest?
The Amityville Horror, once I watched it couldn't sleep for days especially since I had heard it was a true story.
A Nightmare on Elm Street scared the bejeezus out of me, I think because it portrayed so many common nightmare tropes, many of which I've dreamt myself, especially in childhood. The Trilogy of Terror with the little doll was another that scared me when I was a child because my uncle had a tiki in his room that looked just like it. And I saw about ten minutes of Salem's Lot (the 1979 original miniseries with the horribly ugly Nosferatu-type vampires) and had to leave the room.
The single-most scary individual character, though? The hearse-driver from Burnt Offerings. I still don't know why, but he still makes me very uneasy:
Interesting that two of the movies I've cited had Karen Black in them. Maybe I'm just afraid of her...
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Shadow of the Vampire (2000), a fictional account of the filming of Nosferatu (1922). The premise of the movie is that the actor who plays the vampire in Nosferatu really is a vampire. Very disturbing film.
For me it was The Descent
It was pretty scary for me back then. (The anticipation and the blood)
Not really that terrified by spirit themed horror movie.
John Carpenter's The Thing
I haven't been scared by a horror movie in years, and I miss it!
The ones that scared me the most when I was younger:
- The Shining
- Nightmare on Elm Street
."We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
(Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan)
Drag me to hell was really fun
I think "the descent" was really tense. I watched it in the right setting with the right people though. Imho this has a huge effect on how a horror movie affects you
Never seen one.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)
Event Horizon (1997)
Im not too scared of scary movies these days: Im more freaked out by some of the Celebrity Ghost Stories episodes.
I watched Tracey Nelson's Celebrity Ghost Story episode, I didn't sleep right for a week.
Chaka Khan's story wasn't anything to play with either.
It gives me the creeps to even think about it. EEK!
When I was a child I was terribly afraid of:
When Anjelica Huston took off her mask, I was done. I have since finished it but it gave me horrible nightmares when I was 10.
I can watch it now, but its still pretty fucked up.
Oh! and someone mentioned IT! AH!
"They All Float Down Here" Horrible. That was also very scary.
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" For all there is to feel, let it be felt"
― Emeli Sande
i nearly shat myself during blairwitch project. i was about 15 at the time, and had barely seen any horror movies before.
hardened as i am by now, i dont think any movie could scare me that much anymore. although they can make me feel nauseous or startle me... neither of which i enjoy, so im very selective about what horror movies i watch.
A TV doc about human organs stolen from orphans and random kidnapped children in Colombia... gave me nightmares for months
Also a (hopefully faked?) snuff youtube movie with an eastern European solder sliting another soldier's throat
Hollywood movies? they make me lol
"Sorry Wrong Number" ...gave me the creeps though not sure it's the scariest....but among Noir genre probably....sometimes the psychology makes it scariest. Showing people being blown away by a nuke is scary but in a different way.
But real life is THE original scary movie.....
gosh that is a good but hard question!! Also a bit of a horror buff here.
I remember Candyman scaring the crap out of me, and it still is a hauntingly captivating film.
Also found "The Mist" from Stephen King's hand to be quite unsettling, especially when watched alone late at night
More recently though, and not so much scariest, but I was truly gored out by Final Destination 5. Whatever one may think of the series, the "deaths" in these are really sick at times, especially in this last one.
I can't say though which movie managed to scare me recently as much as they used to do....
Some of you are going to hate on it, but Paranormal Activity (the first one) is the one and only movie that made me sleep with the lights on after I saw it.
Don't do scat, kids. It means you're a Republican.
Sinister. I was literally screaming.
When I was a child I saw The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T on television. It gave me my first sense of the horrors of infinity. It is supposed to be a technicolor farce melding Dr. Seuss with live-action, but it induced in me a dread of wrong geometry, as you find in Lovecraft.
There's something to be said about the difference between scary movies, and upsetting ones.
KakapoThe worst thing...is not energy depletion, economic collapse, conventional war, or the expansion of totalitarian governments. As terrible as these catastrophes would be for us, they can be repaired in a few generations. The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us.--e.o. wilson
The Exorcist - i stupidly sat there and watched the entire film but i did not want to ruin things for the person i was with. Little did i know that the film was a key to his personality.
The Shinning - shame on Stanley Kubrick.
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Oh, here we go! I had completely forgot about Jacob's Ladder.
^ Shit, Insidious is the one I meant. I haven't even seen Sinister.
Strangers is waaaaaay too slow for me. I tried sitting through it, but it couldn't capture me at all.
I don't find horror movies all that scary anymore. The only time I've had nightmares/couldn't sleep because of a movie was when I was 10yrs old and my parents were watching some werewolf movie/show. All I remember was when they transformed they took their upper and lower jaws and pulled apart their faces and the werewolf came out that way. It wasn't drawn out, one moment they're fine the next < rip > they're werewolfs. It still freaks me out a bit today, but I guess thats what you get when you peek through your fingers when your parents tell you to cover your eyes.
I find horror movies pretty cheezy most of the time. I do have a catergory of movies reserved in the freaky/disturbing catergory.
human centepede II final sequence- I couldnt finish this one, the main character made me sick to my stomach.
A serbian film- ...yeeah... not for family viewing.
Blair witch project- The idea and execution was well done. the first of it's kind.
Hostel I&II- they're pretty bad movies.