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200 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:23
The original Japanese 'Ringu' and the first 'Paranormal Activity' are well up among the scariest, and 'It Follows' the creepiest. Sheer terror for a sequence, the pitch black darkness punctuated by a camera flash in the original 'Saw'. For action horror it needs to be 'The Thing' or 'Alien'.

But for me, Clive, the mounting menace and final all out terror of 'Exorcist' still ranks highest.
200 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:29
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The Shining was the first one I ever watched on my own, too young really for my own good.

LOVED it. Still do.
200 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:30
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p.s. For another foreign language nerve shredder, try '[.REC]'.
Saillaw
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:32
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Dead Calm has a couple of moments that always make me jump even though I know they're coming and Billy Zane is fabulous as a complete weirdo.
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:32
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I love all the films named so far and they're all great watches - with the exception of 'The Shining' none of them left me scared *after* watching though.

'The Shining' - that did and does have 'carry over' fear post-viewing for me. Also stands pretty much alone as being the only King horror novel to make it to the big screen as a decent film (with honourable nod to 'Misery' and NB2 above).
intheregions
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:32
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Event Horizon and The Ring
Monkeygirkl
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:33
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Wolf Creek. Because it could be real Clive. *shudder*

Runner up is The Exorcist - I saw it when I was about 10 (my parents didn't know) and I couldn't fall asleep properly for weeks afterwards.
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:34
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279 Sleeps - yep - love [.REC].

Sail - has been ages since I watched 'Dead Calm' - ta - a re-watch is definitely required. (Only thing I can really remember is NK looking hot and the end scene (won't post spoiler as it's a relatively new film and don't want to ruin it for anyone still heading to the cinema to see it... ).
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:41
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Good call on Wolf Creek, Girkl, and agree with the why - that spears you throughout the whole film.

Saw Wolf Creek 2 - not as good but worth a go just for the cricket quizzing scene...

John Jarratt is absolutely brilliant in both.

I never 'got' The Exorcist in terms of scares. Think maybe because I'd heard about the 'really scary' scenes before I saw the film they didn't really have the same impact.



200 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:42
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'The Shining' - that did and does have 'carry over' fear post-viewing for me. Also stands pretty much alone as being the only King horror novel to make it to the big screen as a decent film (with honourable nod to 'Misery' and NB2 above).

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Steady on! Have you seen 'The Mist'? Admittedly it was a short story, not a novel, and the director changed the ending (which King congratulated him on as he thought it was better). The original 'Carrie', 'Pet Sematary' and 'Children of the Corn' are also good King adaptations. And on telly there is 'It' and the original 'Salem's Lot' with James Mason and David Soul.

p.s. Another great pyschological horror, this time from Oz - 'Babadook'.
jonboywalton
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:50
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The Omen. Dark and hangs together as being plausible...

Scariest bit is the nanny - 'Damien, Damien... it's all for you' [camera pans out].

Runner up is the Ring. The idea of watching a horror film based on people seeing a dark clip (which is played in the film) is very meta.
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:50
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Have seen those, 279 Sleeps - in terms of scary none of The Mist, Carrie, Pet Sematary or Children of the Corn did it for me.

Salem's Lot - I will give you the scene where the now-vampiric schoolfriend flies up to his window at night and taps to come in - that was great, but the rest of the film didn't match that scene.

It - I hated this adaptation, once I'd seen it through. Tim Curry absolutely *brilliant* as Pennywise in it (one of his best performances ever, imho). Loved the whole film up to the giant spider bollox. Once I'd seen that the (red, floating) balloon burst for me. Love the book so much just stick with that as the film falls apart so badly.

'Babadook' - cheers - need to watch as many have recommended it. On the list.
the probosciformed wang
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:52
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Event Horizon is a good shout. Backwards latin ffs.

For the ones that scared me the most I am going to have to go with Lon Chaney in the hammer horror mummy film (probably the sequel I think it was boris Karloff in the first one) - that gave me the night horrors for ages when I was about 8.


But the winner is the first Poltergeist. That bit when the steak starts moving by itself. Shat me reet up.
Bentines
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:53
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The Omen stuck with me. Watched it again recently and it is still unnerving.

But for actual shocks? Nothing I've seen since will beat the head popping out the hole of the boat in Jaws.
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:53
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Soz - "Loved the whole film up to the giant spider bollox" is inaccurate - I loved Tim Curry and though he carried the rest of it really well up to that point, but most of the rest was so-so, then the giant spider bollox killed it for me.
the probosciformed wang
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:54
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For books it is a tougher call but stand outs would be The Exorcist, A Kiss Before Dying and, the winner, The Mirror by Graham Masterton. Read when far far far too young.
200 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:57
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Soz - "Loved the whole film up to the giant spider bollox" is inaccurate - I loved Tim Curry and though he carried the rest of it really well up to that point, but most of the rest was so-so, then the giant spider bollox killed it for me.

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Have you read the book? It's EXACTLY the same. Good to great Stephen King for about 3/4 and then you think "you bastard, King, why have your wrecked it?".

To be fair, it's not entirely unknown in his back catalogue.
stardust
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:59
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I have not seen ANY of these movies because oh my GOD why do I want to freak myself out?!
Heffalump
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:59
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poltergeist for me too


the probosciformed wang
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:01
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For sheer jumps (and it may be that I saw it in the cinema) it is quite hard to beat the patio doors shattering in Scream (at the beginning just before Drew Barrymore gets it)
hoolie is voting lib dem
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:03
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The beginning of scream is about as scary as I can cope with.

I don't watch horror movies, I live alone.
hoolie is voting lib dem
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:05
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I saw a load as a child, I'm convinced there was one called the fog which scared me witless
Monkeygirkl
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:07
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I watched many horror films in my teens and 20's but can't watch horror films after Wolf Creek dusty. No way could I bring myself to watch Wolf Creek 2.

Nightmare on Elm Street (the original, not the rest of the franchise) was a good one back in its day. Not the best horror film ever made but great viewing as a teenager.
the probosciformed wang
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:08
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The Fog was a James Herbert book. If the film was true to the book there will have been an absolutely terrible sex scene just before someone gets it.
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:08
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279 Sleeps - as I said, I love the book - I think IT the novel is fantastic all the way through. Guess it's imagination of reader over interpretation of film director. Book sh@t me up good and proper, film didn't. Stands (heh) for a lot of King though (for me, Clive).

jonboywalton - The Omen is a fantastic film but doesn't give me any 'after effects'.

Poltergeist a good call, Wang. That did/does give me a 'post-film' chill. Nothing compared to The Haunting though.

Honourable mention to 'Don't Look Now' - film itself didn't find particularly scary whether during or after but the red midget scenes did give a good 'I'll just keep the lights on for a bit / what the fvck was that noise?!?' sense afterwards. Think that's due to the long build-up, so kudos to the film as a whole (although whilst re-watching it does drag a bit up to that point).
Monkeygirkl
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:09
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Oh! Oh! Rosemary's Baby. Scared the bejesus out of me. And the baby obviously.
stardust
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:14
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Girkl, I can imagine!

I suffer from anxiety, I am not in the mindset of thinking this stuff is fun, because my adrenalin levels spike too much anyway! That being said, I have seen Scream and it gave me the heebies. I also only saw Alien a few years back and it was only because I had seen the alien in a SFX expo a while back that I could manage it. Most of the time it helps if I have seen the actors in other films.
Bentines
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:14
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another heh @ wang.

*remembers awful "Babs and Alan" scene in The Rats*
200 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:15
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Just remembered another - 'The Grudge'. Better the Japanese version but the U.S. one (with the same Japanese actor as the scary kid) is still scary enough. The noise the child makes...

Lived in a rooftop flat place with cupboards in the eves at the time. When a high wind got up the eves became drafty and could blow the cupboard door open. Happened the night I saw The Grudge.

Oh how I laughed.
200 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:16
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The Omen is not scary.

It is, however, brilliantly atmospheric and well worth anyone's time.
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:22
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Rosemary's Baby's a weird one for me. Found it really scary the first time I watched it but second time I was there thinking 'WTF did I find so frightening about this last time?' Particularly with the 'eyes' scene. My memory of what was to come (the second time I watched it) was much more vivid than what one actually sees. So maybe it worked, but second viewing of that scene and the fear was gone 'cos it wasn't nearly what I thought it was going to be.

dracs - The Thing is an utterly brilliant film. Didn't leave a lasting fear for me, though (probably because after initial in-viewing shocks I'm (still, after repeat viewings) thinking 'HTAF did they do that?' / amaazzzing SFX).

(Apologies - I may have been unclear above / be shifting goalposts etc here but I'm really interested in films that left you uneasy / scared after the actual viewing, i.e. for days afterwards + lights off = film memories come back, etc. All of the above is great and very welcome though!)
Chambers
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:24
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Event Horizon. I thought it might be a good sci-fi film, but then it turned into something altogether different. Several people walked out of the cinema.
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:24
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Saillaw
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:45
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Wolf Creek is scary because you know it's based on real life events.

Hills Have Eyes is also good for shocks and general unpleasantness although it's clearly less realistic.

I just found Event Horizon bizarre and hard to follow rather than particularly scary.

Scream does an excellent job of having a few scares whilst also parodying the entire genre.
The harbinger of sanity
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:18
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The Fog
Wellington
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:20
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Wolf Creek was pretty brutal.

The original Exorcist remains pretty haunting

REC, REC2 are pretty scary. As are the oriental versions of the Ring, the Grudge etc.

One i really like which isn't scary but is haunting is the El Orfanato. Well worth a watch for anyone who likes a ghost story.
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:22
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Love a good ghost story and haven't seen El Orfanato, Wellers - it's on the list now. Ta.

Wellington
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:23
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It Follows was quite a cool concept for a horror film as well.
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:30
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I enjoyed 'It Follows' and agree it was/is a great concept, but thought missed on being really scary and some of the 'in film' logic.
hoolie is voting lib dem
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:36
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An American werewolf in London came back to mind when I moved to a tiny village with a pub in which everyone turned to stare at strangers, and deer that roared alarmingly when rutting
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:42
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If you're going to have scary locals, Brian Glover and Rik Mayall are pretty much a dream team combo...
200 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:46
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That pub, the Slaughtered Lamb, is in fact the Black Swan in Ockham in Surrey.

Bit less scary than the exposed Yorkshire moor.
200 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:47
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I should add, the INTERIOR was the Mucky Duck, not the exterior, obv.
The harbinger of sanity
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:47
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Event Horizon is scary but not in an enjoyable way - just don't like it.
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:47
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Smoke and mirrors.

R.I.P. The Haut Boy.
200 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:50
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BC - you know the area!
Montagueh
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:50
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The Mummy's Hand - made in 1940; I watched it in c. 1978 and it scared the cr@p out of me...haven't been able to watch horror since...apparently, also Dick Clement (he of Auf Weidersein, Pet and The Commitments fame) reckoned this was the scariest film he'd ever seen...
200 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:51
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Actually, the Hautboy looks like a horror should be filmed there: http://www.birchwoodgrp.co.uk/detail-page.php?id=51
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:53
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I know... lots of places.



Jamie Hamilton @ RoF
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:56
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Not as terrifying as some of the all-timers listed above, but Hush and Bone Tomahawk are available on Netflix and very enjoyable.

Audition is gnarly, but scariest was Manhunter because I watched it when I was 7 and Francis Dolarhyde is ferking freaky.
sad banta
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:59
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I read the Amityville Horror when I was 10, and off school with a fever. Big mistake. The film wasn't as scary as the book though.

The only film that gives me goosebumps when I think back to it is Sixth Sense. Not really a horror film, but very effective chills and a few really jumpy moments.
Judy_Carter
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:00
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As a young teenager, I loved Dennis Wheatley. I tried to re-read them recently and found them utterly unreadable.
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:01
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Jamie - have been meaning to and will now watch 'Hush'.

'Bone Tomahawk' I found okay, but a bit formulaic ('The Hills Have Eyes' meets Western) and not scary.

'Audition' was a great horror film, but no 'after-heebie-jeebies' factor for me.

'Manhunter' - absolutely *brilliant* film, no 'after scares' for me, but WTAF were you doing watching that aged 7?!???!??
Jamie Hamilton @ RoF
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:11
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Hush is fun but won't give you after-scares either, I don't think. Maybe the Orphanage? The Invitation is also good on Netflix.

I crept downstairs and watched Manhunter round the door when my babysitter put it on. Big mistake, multi 'after scares' for me. Though not as bad as a friend who's now quite high up in the film world, where no-one knows that he had to sleep in his parents' room for a year after watching...Critters.

Oh, damn - I forgot the one that I really liked recently, which left me pale - Kill List.
bookem
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:12
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Another vote for It Follows. Veh good.

The Visit is pretty good, despite it being by M Night.
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:17
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HEH @ Critters.

Well, hope Manhunter didn't affect you into adulthood too much, Jamie. Francis Dolarhyde using photos then watching from a safe, elevated distance before going in for the kill was indeed scary...

http://www.rollonfriday.com/Blogs/ReadBlog/tabid/144/id/38023/Default.aspx
Wellington
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:17
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Maybe the Orphanage?

El Orfanato you philistine
Wellington
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:18
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The Strangers is quite creepy if you live in a big house in the middle of nowhere.
Jamie Hamilton @ RoF
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:22
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There are few greater horrors than becoming what you most feared.
the probosciformed wang
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:23
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Montie - just in case you ever find yourself in Salisbury, there is a wonderful pub called the Haunch of Venison. In the back next to the fire there is an alcove containing a mummified hand. Supposedly chopped off after a card game...
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:23
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Indeed so.

Montagueh
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:39
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wnagle...cool - shall check it out if I am ever there...
hoolie is voting lib dem
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:49
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Lovely pub. Or at least used to be. Gr7 restaurant upstairs. I used to aspire to able to afford to eat there.
Gravitas? What Gravitas?
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:55
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There is a film called "Drag me to Hell" made maybe 10 years ago by Sam Raimi that is a very effective little horror film with some scary moments and one particular gross out moment that lives with me to this day
Wellington
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:57
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Is Drag Me To Hell the one with the gross old gypsy woman at the start?

Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:57
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Gravitas - is that the one with the bank girl and the gypsy woman? (I think I misremember but focuses on the bank girl).
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:59
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Heh.

If so, it was good (didn't know it was Sam Raimi), but not 'after viewing' scary.

I'm trying to think of one I saw recently that was weird, frightening and gave me the spooks after watching - foreign language and a bit surreal.
Gravitas? What Gravitas?
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:06
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Yes that's the one.
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:14
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Chiz.

The recent one I saw I'd recommend is Baskin (2015).

Pretty scary / damn good if you get the build-up. One character particularly stayed with me after viewing.
Saracens1876
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:25
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It would have to be a film that you were scared to watch on your own. You had to watch it with mates. There has to be that pure suggestion of evil that would make you pray that night like the world depended on it. That tempted you to say the Lord's Prayer backwards. Something rooted in reality or 'based on a true story'. The Shining would be my runner - up, particularly for the scene where Danny is on his tricycle going down the corridor shot from from his perceived sight...but The Exorcist would be my choice if you watched it as a teenager on VHS.
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:33
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"It would have to be a film that you were scared to watch on your own. You had to watch it with mates. There has to be that pure suggestion of evil that would make you pray that night like the world depended on it. That tempted you to say the Lord's Prayer backwards. Something rooted in reality or 'based on a true story'.

Good definition of what I'm driving at, Saracens - chiz. Have you seen 'The Haunting' (1963 version)?

Any other suggestions from anyone?
BREXIT!!
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:34
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THE STAR TREK FILMS WITH THEIR "UNITED FEDERATION OF PLANETS" AND A COMPLETE LACK OF GREAT BRITISH SPACESHIPS... WHAT KIND OF HELLISH AND TERRIFYING VISION OF THE FUTURE IS THIS?!?
🐝 buzz
Posted - 20 March 2017 14:03
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Zette and I were talking about horror a few years ago and both recalled being utterly terrified by Salem's Lot (tapping on window and digging up grave scenes). On the back of that we bought a DVD. Being 25 years older then, it was about as scary as Tellytubbies. We couldn't bring ourselves to watch it to the end it was that shite.

Event Horizon is fucking terrifying despite being disadvantaged by having the otherwise avuncular Sam Neill in it.

Very near soiled myself watching Paranormal Activity 1.
Terence Brent D'arby
Posted - 20 March 2017 14:07
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'Drag Me To Hell' probably isn't so effectiveon British audiences because the old gypsy women is far too reminiscent of that Harry and Paul sketch where she wanders round town cursing people for taking the last bunch of bananas or some other minor slight.
200 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 14:17
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Per McLovin's offer of a happy 'Shining', I give you a 'Scary Mary' Poppins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T5_0AGdFic
Parabens
Posted - 20 March 2017 14:29
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Don't Look Now - the ending still gives me the creeps 15 years after first watching it.
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 20:03
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Buzz - very similar re: Salem's Lot.

Event Horizon - pretty scary to watch, but no 'after-scare' for me.

Parabens - agree as per 10:08 post above, but it takes a long while to get to the one 'sh1t me right up' scene. That scene is utterly seared into my mind though.

Any more for any more?

Anyone seen the 1963 original of 'The Haunting'? I strongly recommend not seeing the remake (1990s sometime) before the original, or at all.
Massive fuckwit
Posted - 20 March 2017 21:01
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For quality horror, things like Witchfinder General, The Wicker Man and the works of Guillermo del Toro amongst others. It needs themes like madness, depravity, ancient lurking evil, corrupted power and it generally comes from repressed oddball cultures which is why Brits, Japanese and Catholic cultures do it best. They might not make you jump out of your seat but you feel uneasy for days afterwards and ideally that your life has been darkened from seeing it. Americans generally cant do the depth, psychological insight and malice to pull it off.
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 21:16
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Massive - all great films (The Wicker Man and Witchfinder General are certainly classics), but none of which I found made me uneasy after viewing or that my life had been darkened after viewing. Absolutely love The Wicker Man but it doesn't scare or leave fear in me after I've watched it.

Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 21:22
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p.s. I disagree it's a cultural/national thing.

Wang's suggestion of Poltergeist or 297 Sleeps' of The Shining or Girkls' of Wolf Creek well up there against anything from "Brits, Japanese and Catholic cultures", imho.

Where it comes from doesn't dictate effective scariness.
Massive fuckwit
Posted - 20 March 2017 21:27
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It's true the classics are a bit dated now and I suspect what a person finds unsettling changes as they age. Personally I find most of the ones mentioned above pretty dull. Stephen King in particular is yawnsome, for me.
Bright Carver
Posted - 20 March 2017 21:32
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It's obviously subjective.

Yet, I enjoy and watch a lot of stuff and 'The Haunting' from 1963 (which is very dated in some ways, including on-screen) still really, really scares me *after* (not just during, but definitely during) I've watched it. Much more than any other film mentioned on this thread so far.
I_G
Posted - 21 March 2017 20:01
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errr, what about Halloween, Michael Myers? Has to be a contender. Perfect soundtrack too.
Bright Carver
Posted - 21 March 2017 20:58
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Yep - Halloween a great call and good contendah for 'after-scare' factor too, papercopier. As you say, killer spine-tingling choon as well.

Any more for any more?
Queenie E
Posted - 21 March 2017 21:21
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The Omen. Saw it when I was about 10. Still scares the crap out of me.

The Witch Project

A mental Japanese film called Audition

freek daze
Posted - 21 March 2017 22:02
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Some good ones on here. For me (not really a horror fan) the three front runners are Event Horizon, Poltergeist and the original Grudge (although the American remake is fvcking scary too).

Fair play to the salem's Lot window scene reference above - the only bit in that film that I remember, and freaky as fvck.

Overall, I cast my vote for Event Horizon. Not strictly horror but fvcking terrifying.

The Exorcist btw is in the running for least scary "horrror" film ever, along with House 2 which iirc features a ghost that wears a hat and shoots people with a gun.
freek daze
Posted - 21 March 2017 22:04
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You know those "final destination" films?

What actually happens in between the spectacular death scenes? I have only ever watched highlights reels on YouTube. The one where the girl gets taken out by the flying wheel outside the racetrack is ace
freek daze
Posted - 21 March 2017 22:14
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"Drag me to Hell" fgs is as scary as fish and chips, it's only saving grace being Alison Lohman who I could look at for days
freek daze
Posted - 21 March 2017 22:21
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The bit in sixth sense where the little girl who's been murdered appears in the under-table "den" is one of the scariest single moments in film for me, along with the clown attack scene in Poltergeist.

The Ring is not scary. The spoof on outline where the guy tricks his girlfriend by recreating the girl coming out of the tv is fvck funny tho
Didge is blankety blank
Posted - 21 March 2017 22:43
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The Ring is definutely up there for me. Watched alone late at night on telly.

Also found the shining creepy but didn't stay with me like the ring,

Exorcist was such a disappointment. Again, watched alone late at night. I think you had to see it at the time - too many spoofs since then so kept wanting to chuckle.

It Follows was clever and creepy.
Cofferdam
Posted - 21 March 2017 22:49
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I still think Witch project was awkwardly scary.
Didge is blankety blank
Posted - 21 March 2017 23:23
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I thought witch was a bit pants at the time. But it does stay with you so obviously doing something right.
Pinkus
Posted - 22 March 2017 08:35
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Cube was very tense.

Agree with the Japanese Ring above. Watched it in 2001. Been watching something like Graham Norton on Channel 4 with my housemate and then just kept watching the film that followed that was Ringu, so it finished at about 2am. Nobody I knew at the time had heard of this film. Housemate was so scared she slept on my bedroom floor that night. It's the fact that the big reveal of the scary lass crawling through the safe barrier of the TV screen doesn't happen until right at the end and at the time I'd never seen a horror film where characters moved in that weird jerky way. Don't think I could watch it again.
Jethro won it for Labour
Posted - 22 March 2017 08:41
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Housemate was so scared she slept on my bedroom floor that night

I trust like a true lad you were able to take advantage of this situation?
Pinkus
Posted - 22 March 2017 08:45
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Her nipples pointed in opposite directions to one another, like they were the same polarity or two positively charged ions. That was very off-putting.
🐝 buzz
Posted - 22 March 2017 09:03
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When the buzzhound has his harness put on in readiness for walkies, he goes to the corner of the living room and stands facing the walls about a foot away from them. It's like the final scene of Witch.
Queenie E
Posted - 22 March 2017 09:24
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I didn't find The Ring scary at all, and I am a complete wuss.
Queenie E
Posted - 22 March 2017 09:25
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That's the bit of witch that really stayed with me.

Keith Talent
Posted - 22 March 2017 09:51
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I watched Jacob's Ladder the first night in our house in 2nd year at University. So far so what. Unfortunately, housemates and I had had a load of magic mushrooms before watching it. I remember being so petrified I couldn't move (might have been the mushrooms, admittedly) and have never dared to watch it again.
Saillaw
Posted - 22 March 2017 09:56
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Witch didn't really scare me at all.

Has anyone seen a Natalie Dormer film called the Forest? Keeps popping up on Netflix and never heard of it but looks like it has potential.
roxylaflange
Posted - 22 March 2017 10:30
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The Nightmare (2015) was by far the scariest film I've ever seen. Sh*t me up for weeks literally

It's a documentary about sleep paralysis and because it's based on real life experiences it made it more scary knowing that something like that could happen to you at any time

watch it but don't expect to sleep well for a good while afterwards
stalkslawyers
Posted - 22 March 2017 18:34
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"Burnt Offerings" - been copied to death by now, but the first movie that genuinely made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. And Dana Andrews in "Night of the Demon" - showing my age now, but I actulally hid behind my dad when I stayed up to watch that one as a kid.
Army of Juan
Posted - 22 March 2017 21:34
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The Conjuring 2.

Mad me scream like a little girl.

In the middle of the day.

On a crowded airplane.
I_G
Posted - 22 March 2017 21:42
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Though I never found it scary, as a sort of cult classic horror, I think the movie "IT" should at least get a mention.
Bright Carver
Posted - 22 March 2017 22:01
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Um, IT has had a mention, several times over.

Bright Carver
Posted - 22 March 2017 22:02
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Others who've posted since I last did - many thanks for contributing - will be reviewing all suggestions and adding notables to the 'to watch' list ASAP.
I_G
Posted - 22 March 2017 22:22
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Oh it has has it? Well good. I agree it would help if I read the thread first.
stinkfinger
Posted - 22 March 2017 22:35
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Honourable mention to "let the right one in", original Swedish version. 98% fresh on Rottentomatoes too