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17th June 2006 1:04  #1

adam roddis Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 100
scary films
hi, can sum ppl recommend some scary films because I dont get scared at all and would love to feel the feeling of being scared by a film again, bare in mind that I am heavily descensisized

17th June 2006 1:21  #2

AlgulSiento Banned Join Date: April 2006 Location: United States Posts: 6
Movies aren't scary.

17th June 2006 1:43  #3

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Dawn of the Dead (1978)!

17th June 2006 1:50  #4

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Difficult one to answer, there's so many types of movies that might be considered scary such at the slow atmospheric ones like the original Ring and Dark Water. The ones that make it difficult to watch like Audition and Hills Have Eyes. The traditional slasher movies with jump-style scares such as Halloween. There's Sci-fi types like Alien, thrillers like Silence of the Lambs and ones to do with state-of-mind like The Shining. Also try Gabe's article:

http://www.dvdactive.com/editorial/articles/fil...

17th June 2006 2:00  #5

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
The thought of an American Pie 5 is kinda scarey.

17th June 2006 2:07  #6

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Evil Dead films.

17th June 2006 2:43  #7

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
The first time I saw many of the Halloween films (especially the first), I was scared s**tless.

Gotta watch 'em late at night in a very dark room.  Creates a mood.

17th June 2006 3:29  #8

mikey mike Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: Yemen Posts: 256
silent hill baby

17th June 2006 3:33  #9

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
Silent Hill.  Now there's a movie that p**sed me off.  They have around forty minutes of WTF freaky-deaky stuff happening around the town, when NO ONE knows what's happening.  Then they do like an eight minute explanation by the little girl who tries to make sense of it all.  Shouldn't it have been making sense little by little, all along?

17th June 2006 6:45  #10

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Care Bears. Shocked

17th June 2006 6:49  #11

Franchise Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 294 Send a message via AIM to Franchise Send a message via MSN to Franchise Send a message via Yahoo to Franchise
Here's a list of what I'd try:

High Tension
Halloween
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Devil's Rejects
The Hills Have Eyes

17th June 2006 14:25  #12

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
Night of the Living Dead(1968 version, obviously)!

17th June 2006 16:36  #13

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Try watching CNN or any of the other national news channels where you're sure to find something that will scare you--like the guy who was riding around Iowa with his wife's head in the passenger seat who then had a head on collision with a mother and her two children, tragically killing the poor woman and one of her kids. Movies don't scare me anymore either, but it's stuff like this that makes me check the locks before I go to bed at night.

17th June 2006 16:42  #14

mikey mike Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: Yemen Posts: 256
Dustin wrote: Silent Hill.  Now there's a movie that p**sed me off.  They have around forty minutes of WTF freaky-deaky stuff happening around the town, when NO ONE knows what's happening.  Then they do like an eight minute explanation by the little girl who tries to make sense of it all.  Shouldn't it have been making sense little by little, all along?
Spoiler well i'll to explain it for you. everything you in silent hill is a result of the burnt girl's nightmares. maybe except for pyramid head whose was created by Alessa's mom. but everything you see from the burnt children to the janitor that spreads VD when he touches the wall is all part of Alessa's nightmares which is why they disappear when daylight comes because her nightmares only come at night. and for the confusing ending that so many people b***h about Rose is still stuck in Alessa's world at the end of the movie because her dark side enters her daughter sharon that's why it's so foggy and why sean bean can't see them. once you've entered silent hill and witnessed all that crazy s**t you can't be let out.

if you really want to fully 100% understand everything in the movie just play Silent Hill 4. they explain almost all the mystery surrounding the games including the true origin of my boy pyramid head

17th June 2006 18:14  #15

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
mikey mike wrote: Dustin wrote: Silent Hill.  Now there's a movie that p**sed me off.  They have around forty minutes of WTF freaky-deaky stuff happening around the town, when NO ONE knows what's happening.  Then they do like an eight minute explanation by the little girl who tries to make sense of it all.  Shouldn't it have been making sense little by little, all along?
Spoiler well i'll to explain it for you. everything you in silent hill is a result of the burnt girl's nightmares. maybe except for pyramid head whose was created by Alessa's mom. but everything you see from the burnt children to the janitor that spreads VD when he touches the wall is all part of Alessa's nightmares which is why they disappear when daylight comes because her nightmares only come at night. and for the confusing ending that so many people b***h about Rose is still stuck in Alessa's world at the end of the movie because her dark side enters her daughter sharon that's why it's so foggy and why sean bean can't see them. once you've entered silent hill and witnessed all that crazy s**t you can't be let out.

if you really want to fully 100% understand everything in the movie just play Silent Hill 4. they explain almost all the mystery surrounding the games including the true origin of my boy pyramid head
Thanks for the spoileer... now I'll be able to sleep tonight knowing what happens.

17th June 2006 22:07  #16

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
Hey Mike... thanks for the explanation of the ending to me.... even though I mentioned the it nowhere, nor did I b***h about it.  I actually liked the ending... believe it or not.

I just thought the movie was c**p it didn't explain stuff.  It's not like the Phantasm films that leave it open to interpretation.... this film flat out forgets to connect a few dots.

18th June 2006 15:28  #17

mikey mike Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: Yemen Posts: 256
oh sorry mr. DeFrancisco didn't mean to spoil it for you. got a little crazy trying to explain the movie. honest mistake

and there are more people that hated the movie than loved it I guess

18th June 2006 17:38  #18

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
mikey mike wrote: oh sorry mr. DeFrancisco didn't mean to spoil it for you. got a little crazy trying to explain the movie. honest mistake

and there are more people that hated the movie than loved it I guess
It's alright.

You probably don't know this, but there is a spoiler code on the website.

18th June 2006 17:43  #19

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
I have added spoiler tags around the appropriate comments.

19th June 2006 1:13  #20

Trap Door Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 250
Ring

Ring 2

Audition

19th June 2006 3:29  #21

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Another good one that I keep forgetting about is The Descent.

19th June 2006 4:26  #22

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
OOO

Just remembered 'Dead End' from recent years.  Stars Ray Wise.  Ending has a great twist to it.  Anyone else catch this?

19th June 2006 7:18  #23

Franchise Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 294 Send a message via AIM to Franchise Send a message via MSN to Franchise Send a message via Yahoo to Franchise
The Descent comes out here in a few months.  I think it should be successful.  I enjoyed it.

19th June 2006 13:19  #24

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
As long as they use the original ending, if they really do chop off the end in the US release then it'll lose its edge.

19th June 2006 13:56  #25

adam roddis Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 100
ive seen all these
 films everyones said but there not scary

19th June 2006 18:47  #26

Franchise Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 294 Send a message via AIM to Franchise Send a message via MSN to Franchise Send a message via Yahoo to Franchise
Mal wrote: As long as they use the original ending, if they really do chop off the end in the US release then it'll lose its edge.

I hear that's what they are going to do.  They don't seem to think audiences can understand the whole bit.  Lion's Gate is a smart company and could fix this before the release, but I don't see that happening.

19th June 2006 19:59  #27

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I don't really think that there is much of anything that scare the modern audience.  We are so jaded and cynical and the real world is scary enough.  As Matt said, if you want horror just watch the daily news!

24th June 2006 16:18  #28

moviewizguy Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United States Posts: 224
If you want scary, I'll give you some:

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
The Ring
The Grudge
Darkness Falls

Basically, those are the ONLY movies that gave me nightmares and The Exorcist is just too boring.

24th June 2006 22:11  #29

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,488 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Dustin wrote: OOO

Just remembered 'Dead End' from recent years.  Stars Ray Wise.  Ending has a great twist to it.  Anyone else catch this?


I thought it was just ok, but I was very disturbed by the bit where Spoiler the mom start freaking out and grabbing at her head wound. It was all a little over hyped for me, as a person who reads about upcomming horror flicks a lot. The Descent is finnaly coming to US theaters. All horror fans should give it a look. I gave it a 7/10 on my review, but am thinking closer to an 8 after another viewing.

I'm working up a new Filmophobia article for this Halloween. Got some good additions. I finnaly saw Irriversable, which may be the scariest film ever made.

25th June 2006 16:42  #30

lonesoldier Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1
Scary Movies...
One title springs to mind...
John Carpenter's
The Thing.
Starring Kurt Russell.
The ULTIMATE in alien terror. (Acorrding to the tag-line).

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