[OT] Horror movies that are actually scary

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Post by Machinate » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:39 am

thelike5 wrote:
blage wrote:Horror films have never really scared me, they have made me jump a little from time to time.

The one thing that really scared me was a documentary about sleep paralysis. ..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paralysis

This is commonly refered to as the "Old Hag Syndrome". Some scary shit for sure.
Or "nightmare". "To be ridden by the mare" etc.
And yeah, Event Horizon was scary as hell, for sure. Also that weird Solaris remake with Clooney... urgh.
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Post by oblique strategies » Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:34 am

The "Solaris" remake has an excellent soundtrack. It is available on CD, & is really worth a listen.

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Post by deckme(N)tal » Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:09 am

cmon boys, i have spent two hours of my life to watch "dog soldiers" and it is crap... :cry: really bad photography, bad special efx and acting...
What's so good about this film...? :cry:
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Post by Left Eye Dominant » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:45 am

The only film that ever genuinely scared me was "The Innocents". Saw it on the telly when I was a kid and then later when I was a film student. Havn"t been able to watch it since.... there is something deeply disturbing about this film, it makes all the usual "horror" genre films look like a joke.

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Post by Johnisfaster » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:50 am

Machinate wrote:.
And yeah, Event Horizon was scary as hell, for sure.
THANK YOU!
It was as if someone shook up a 6 foot can of blood soda and suddenly popped the top.

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Post by darkenedsoul » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:31 pm

Event Horizon was pretty cool. Love the splatter movies (dead alive, re-animator, bride of re-animator, beyond re-animator was pretty gory too but I love jeffrey coombs(sp) as dr. herbert west ;-) Also frankenhooker for a laugh!

One that surprised me and had some startling moments was Wrong Turn with faith from buffey the vamp slayer show (and looking good too). Was kinda short but was pretty cool with the inbred jed hillbillies! Watch it till the VERY END so you don't miss the last part.

Driller Killer, Demons and Demons 2, any lucio fulchi/dario argento could be pretty good. House by the Cemetery had me going "what?" at the end, more suspense than real horror. I equate horror to suspense + blood/guts. but I also love the campy (done well) ones like Evil Dead series. Was hoping they'd do #4. I hear a remake is in the works/process for first one though.

One of the more worst ones to be aired on sci-fi recently was the Highlander with Adrian Paul. GAWD were the special effects such utter SHITE and unbelievable (as is half to 3/4's of the crap SF puts out as *original*. Even the Ray Harryhausen ones are botched by crap animation where it just LOOKS BAD compared to the scenery...they should stop with that crap and do better series. They blew it when they tossed Farscape (best damned SCi-Fi show since Babylon 5 IMHO!) and finished it with a 4 hr movie to tie up loose ends. And now a Species installment this coming saturday. You know it's going to suck. Mansquito was kinda funny though....

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Post by muthafunka » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:19 pm

Appears no-one mentioned Rob Zombie's film, The Devil's Rejects. That is some evil, nasty, creepy wickedness in the tradition of slasher flicks etc but more realistic....ewwwww

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395584/

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Post by TITBAG » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:59 pm

horror movies are GAY

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Post by deckme(N)tal » Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:27 pm

TITBAG wrote:horror movies are GAY
Gay films scare me ...too!!!!
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Post by hoffman2k » Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:58 pm

deckme(N)tal wrote:
TITBAG wrote:horror movies are GAY
Gay films scare me ...too!!!!
Oh The horror... The horror..

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Post by mikemc » Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:12 pm

forge wrote:actually Blair withc project freaked the fuck out of me

and Doctor Who freaks me out still

basically the ones where it's your own imagination are the ones that fuck me up

Blair witch because it left so much to the imagination - what the fuck was making the voice spin around them - then what kind of tripped out weird freaky shit could make them just stand there in the corner like that???
Yes, I have to admit the same-- this is the scariest, as opposed to 'gory-est' movie I've seen, even though it's been out for a while, and I live in the area where it was filmed: recognizing some of the places only lulls you into a false sense of control.

It seems like 'deeply disturbing' as opposed to 'really scary' are what horror movies are going for lately.

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Post by Out Of My System » Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:19 pm

The Others. A proper ghost story.

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Post by roby » Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:55 pm

icedsushi wrote:grudge (pt 1)
but the original from Japan. Dark Water (JP original) was also scary and heartbreaking at the same time...

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Post by roby » Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:06 am

thelike5 wrote:
blage wrote:Horror films have never really scared me, they have made me jump a little from time to time.

The one thing that really scared me was a documentary about sleep paralysis.

For anyone who doesn't know what sleep paralysis is, it's when your brain is basically half asleep & half awake, your body is paralysed, and you can hallucinate all sorts of nasty shit.

Lots of people have woken up in the middle of the night, been completely paralysed, with what ever scares them the most kneeling on their chest, attacking them.

Throughout history it has been well documented about people having these experiences, some people have witches attacking them, others have the devil and more recently people have woken up to aliens doing nasty experiments on them.

After watching that documentary i couldn't sleep.

Oh, by the way, it is believed 1 in 4 people will have an experience like this some time in their life.



Here is a link to wiki about it, not read it myself, but sure it will tell you a few fucked up things about what happens.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paralysis

This is commonly refered to as the "Old Hag Syndrome". Some scary shit for sure. Basically, you wake up in the middle of the night with a 70 year old woman/witch kneeling on your chest. You can't move. I've never exprienced this but if I did I'd have to break out the night light all over again!
i have, and it's not fun...

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Post by Tympanic » Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:45 am

did somebody mentioned Michael Haneke movies?

i would say, they should just not have been made.
Because most of them are more than scary.
Just watch "Funny Games"
in the end, violence is nothing that can be "consumed" because it consumes u!

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