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Have any movies actually scared you?

Discussion in 'Konoha Theatre' started by MartialHorror, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    I would describe "Hereditary" as a scary movie, but it's not the type of 'scary' that I'm talking about. I'm talking about the kind that blurs the lines between fiction and reality, where you're not just afraid for the characters, but on some level...are afraid for yourself...

    I'm pretty tough when it comes to being frightened in a film, but it has happened from time to time...Usually, it's more than just the movie though. In fact, I would say in most cases, I only got really scared when the movie effectively played into my established fears. So here are the ones that really f@cked me up...

    1) Jaws: When I was about 7, my Grandmother rented "Jaws" and "Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland" for me (I remember my age because the latter had just been released on video). "Jaws" scared me so badly that I remember being afraid to go to sleep that night, because for some reason I was convinced that a shark was hunting for me...in my bed...in Arizona...That's how good "Jaws" was and that's why it still remains my favorite movie of all time.

    2) Friday the 13th: I was young, although I don't remember how old I was. I still had a bed time though, so I stuffed a towel underneath my door so my parents wouldn't see the TV lights on and held my remote control in case I had to shut it off. There was a "Friday the 13th" marathon and I saw 1-3 and 5 that night. The only time I got scared was when you see the silhouette of the killer raising an axe in the background. I even had to turn it off for a bit afterwards. Strangely, that got me a lot more of a reaction out of me than the more iconic final scare.

    3) The Blair Witch Project: This is a strange one, as I remember seeing this when it was first released on VHS and finding it incredibly boring. Years later, someone asked me to review it for my website and I obliged...and it scared the crap out of me. At the time I was still living at home, but was alone, housesitting. It made me nervous about every mysterious noise in the house. I was desperate to watch a comedy to cleanse my palette, but none were available and I had to settle on one of those silly porn parodies that happened to be on HBO. It was soooo bad. Why did "Blair Witch" startle me so? I guess at that point, my tastes had begun to favor subtlety. I appreciated films that made the mundane menacing and for whatever reason, "The Blair Witch Project" got me that night. I revisited it around the time "Blair Witch" came out and while I still thought the movie was effective, it didn't scare me that time.

    4) The Children (2008): MAYBE. The movie is perfect when it comes to capturing the chaos that erupts when you have a family holiday, with lots of little kids running around and screaming. I was reminded so much of my nephews and nieces, so when they started rampaging, it kind of freaked me out. The scene that got me the most is when one kid is "playfully" messing with his Mothers earrings, but then the other kid starts crushing the phone in their hands, revealing how f@cking strong they are. But in this case, I got over the film pretty quickly. Good movie though.

    5) It Follows: This is the last time I got scared. I worked in a night crew when this movie came out, so when I went on walks, it was usually in the middle of the night. This makes you wary of anyone you encounter, since you never know if you're going to get robbed. "It Follows" plays into the fear of being stalked and I will admit to having bouts of paranoia. It got to me, but once again, it didn't have the same power over me when I revisited it.

    What about you? You can either base your responses on what I was going for, or a more basic 'what is your favorite scary movie' topic.
     
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  2. Muah HADE BARA BOGE PYA

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    im a horror movie buff so i can make a definity list of horror movies that actually terrify. Some I saw as a kid but all these in the right circumstances will jave you afraid to be alone.

    this list is in order.

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    nightmare on elms street. this movie works best on kids but if you watch this alone in a dark room it will still give you a lingering fear. its good not only because its scary but does a good job of convincing you, you will die if you go to sleep. no matter how you or others convince yourself freddy isnt real thats exactly what the charwcters in the show think.

    4. it follows. this was the last time I was frightened aswell. I went to sleep on the couch and the table in front of me kept me up all night. I kept thinking to myself what end of the table she might be walking from. I cant see all options at once so by the I noticed it might be too late.

    3. the Ring. this movie had me afrsid for years to look at any circle when I was by myself. as well as empty tv static. i remember not being able to face my xbox when ever I left it on all night before you could save games at every second.

    2. it. it was the biggest predator on this list and didnt terrify me as much as he did open my eyes. plus I watched with my dad so I wssnt as scared. though I had never saw such evil. he didnt kill you because of rules, or revenge or thrill. he did it simply to feast and he ate children because it suited his taste. watching it is no different than watching a tiger stalk humans in a jungle.

    1. candyman. this movie made me scared as a grown adult in daylight in a room full of people. I was so terryfied but to ashamed to ask my friend to turn it off. Luckily the reception on the tv messed up and we had to change the channel. movies dont really frighten you in the daylight, with plenty of people around and your not a little kid.

    ... well i was 14 but I thought I was grown certainely i thought I was too old to get scared by a movie.

    these are the five best horror movie based on actually creating a physical terror. personally I thought Shutter(thai) was scarier thsn it follows but it follows can alter the brain better. ie if you see somebody doing a steady creepy walk anytime after seeing the movie it will instantly trigger you.
     
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    Green Goblin from Spiderman scared me as a kid. I legit screamed in the theater.
     
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    The Fly scared the crap outta me when I was a kid :blobsob
     
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    Conjuring 2 Nun scenes
    All Insidoous movies
     
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    When i was a little kid ? yeah sure, as an adult ? nah.

    my top-3 that stick out as a kid:

    1: Carnosaur 1993 (think a more r-rated, b-budget Jurassic Park with bits of Alien mixed-in): that scene in the elevator where the female soldier gets her whole arm bitten off by a dinosaur, yeah that fucked with my child mind (human body parts are supposed to be precious), in fact any horror movie with a graphic dismemberment moment (like the Thing) shocked me for a while.

    2: most of the Nightmare On Elm Street/Freddy Krueger films except for Part 6 "Freddy's Dead", watched Part 6 as my first freddy film, so i was under the impression that these films were supposed to be dark comedies, i didn't expect all the other movies in the series to be so scary and brutal, had serious fears of going to sleep without anyone to wake me up in time.

    3: most of the Hellraiser's films, made me wary of puzzle boxes.

    a honorable mention will go the the original Final Destination movie, the other films that followed i could never take them seriously even as a teenager.
     
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  7. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    However, you referenced a scene from "Carnosaur 2". But it is pretty much "Aliens" mixed with dinosaurs.
     
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    Not in recent time (last 15-18 years), but up until I was 12-14 years old I got scared shitless plenty times from watching movies like The Shining, Halloween, The Fog, Jaws, Poltergeist, Scream, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Alien and all that stuff at the age of 10-14 years old.

    But my best mate during school had a babysitter who had quite the collection of VHS as his dad traveled around the world quite a lot because of work. And as long as we didn't bother him or make any fuzz during the time he was babysitting him we were free to choose from the majority of movies in his collection. Had many, many sleepless nights after an evening over there, but it's also what started my interest in movies and TV-series. So it was worth it in the end.

    But I also remember getting scared from less scary stuff like The Witches, Ghostbusters, Gremlins, The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (80's TV-series), The NeverEnding Story, The Black Cauldron, The Great Mouse Detective, Goosebumps (TV-series) and more. I probably wasn't the toughest kid.
     
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    Yeah i get them confused, last time i saw them was 20 years ago, i think there was another one on a ship or something and there was another low-b movies series about spiders (very similar to carnosaur), spiders growing in people like alien embryos.
     
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    Another movie that freaked me out as a kid was "The Gate". "The Witches" might be a contender as well.

    "Carnosaur 3" was the one on the ship. I still haven't seen the unofficial sequels ("Raptor" and "The Eden Formula").
     
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    Just Child's Play
     
  12. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    My Dad insists I was terrified during "Monkey Shines" as a kid, but I swear I don't remember watching the movie until my early teens, where I was pretty underwhelmed by it.
     
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    Candy man. Still cant say it 5 times in front of the mirror. Fuck that
     
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    Only when I was a kid.

    Batman Returns, Total Recall, Neverending Story (the second one I think), the Witches, and Death Becomes Her come to mind.
     
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    Only hardcore shit can scare me.
     
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    If you are a kid when you watch the Witches, it's pretty much the scariest movie of all time.
     
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    The Ring and The Grudge franchises.

    Not so much while watching them, but afterwards I found all shadows looked like ghosts for weeks.
     
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    nah, not since I came out of elementary school :maybe

    I mostly watch horror movies for the thrill and for how creative some of 'em get at sucking you in with their storylines and/or monsters

    The Thing, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Green Room and Don't Breath are some of my favorites for that very reason
     
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    Evil dead the original one did when I was younger
    The exorcist as well but I think it was more of the thought of the movie then the actual movie.

    It when I was very young first horror show/ movie I saw. After that all clowns freaked the hell out of me for a while and maybe still.

    The tales of the creep mascot scared me as a kid. I hated watching tv back then and staying up late because the show would come out. Always seems to come out of no where.

    But its actually been a while since I was scared in a movie. Last time I was probably in my teens with the excorcism of Emily rose but just a couple jump scares. Nothing since that I can recall. Evil dead still creepy. Saw it a couple years back.
     
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    I still get scared by good horror as an adult. Hereditary spooked me. But instead of nightmares about monsters and demons like I might have had as a kid, it gave me bad dreams about family problems. So there are still adult bogeymen hiding in the closet, but they look more like losing a loved one, the dissolution of family, stuff like that. I still love creepy crawlies and monsters and ghosts in my movies as an adult, but it's more the psychological specters behind the monsters that get to me now.
     
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    "It" fucked me up as a child. looking back at it i can't believe how i was ever scared. such a cheesy movie :lmao

    i watched the ring alone when i was like 10 yo. shouldn't have done that.
     
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    Also that tv film, Desire the vampire. Nope

    I watched it when i was so young it scared the living shit out of it. Funny thing is i dont remember any of the details. Only horror film i wouldnt even dare revisit. I bet its not even as scary as i initially thought. Still no
     
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    When I was a child, I was frightened more easily than I am, now, and I imagine that that is the case with most people.

    The first horror movie (and first R-rated movie) that I ever saw was the original Alien, which I saw only shortly after my age had entered double digits, and I was very frightened by its creepy and suspenseful atmosphere and the fact that the titular monster is never fully seen, except at the end. After watching it, I was afraid to turn off the lights and go to sleep, but I eventually overcame that fear. I do recall also seeing both Aliens and The Exorcist as a child, and they frightened me, as well.

    As I grew older, horror movies frightened me less, but I saw the 1982 version of The Thing for the first time in my twenties, and it was the first movie in many years that genuinely frightened me, with its constant tone of paranoia and uneasiness. I wish that I had seen that film as a child, to experience its terror even more fully, but I am glad to have seen it, at all.

    Which version?

    I saw that movie for the first time as an adult, and I found it to be rather lame, although that could be because I was an adult; perhaps, if I had seen the movie for the first time as a child, I may have been frightened by it.
     
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    This shit fucked with me for a while, I also remember being really spooked by the Grudge (Japanese version ofc) the first time I saw it
     
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  26. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    As a kid, I remember being somewhat bored with "Alien", but I thought "Aliens" was awesome. This is partially due to me seeing the latter first and the latter being...strangely...marketable for children. I remember that toyline and all of the different alien creatures, not to mention the increase in action in the movie. As I grew older, I began to appreciate "Alien" as its own masterpiece and now I like them about the same.

    I had a similar reaction to "Terminator" and "Terminator 2". I LOVED the sequel, but found the original to be dull. However, in that case, these days I actually prefer the original (if only by a hair).
     
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    Man i also remember that rose red stephen king mini series scared the shit outta me as a kid too.
     
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    jeepers creepers

    even know it makes me uncomfortable thinking about that
     
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    Ha ha I have somewhat similar views to yours yet different in some areas, never been a Alien guy (more of a Predator fanatic) so my perception of the alien franchise is based on how much i enjoy the films on replays with Aliens 1986 and Alien Resurrection being my top favorite while the original Alien and Prometheus being my least favorites (i totally get why people revere the original alien 1979 i just can't bring my self to see it ever again) with Alien 3 and Covenant being somewhere in-between.

    I watched T2 first but always wanted to see the first film so when i finally did (still a early teen) i was not bored, i was surprised at how completely different the original movie is to the sequel, the original felt more like a horror/slasher (somewhat similar to Halloween) while the sequel was more like videogame-like action arcade.
     
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    Nightmare on elm street, candy man, and child’s play had a nigga shook as a kid. Nowadays nothing bothers me but back then that shit had kids scared to sleep.
     
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