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What would you say was the scariest film you have ever seen?

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In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2012 14:54:26 BDT
Bobble says:
I was going to go for The Haunting too - terrifying!

M. Leon Smith

Posted on 29 Apr 2012 16:33:59 BDT
pixie says:
Nosferatu (Definitive Fully-restored version with original score) [Masters of Cinema] [1921] [DVD] 1922! gives me the shivers every time I hear the name!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012 16:57:13 BDT
AFAIK Battle Royale has never been available with a Dub.

Posted on 30 Apr 2012 22:20:42 BDT
BigBadBob. says:
The original "The Haunting"... no blood, no gore, but probably the creepiest atmosphere I've felt from a movie. And the scene with the staircase had me jumping. "The Exorcist" for sheer terror. "Extro" for weirding me out, mind you, I was a stoner back then !!
Also, when I was about 8 yrs old a 50's Sci Fi movie called "The Fiend Without a Face". Invisible alien creatures that wrapped around your neck and then sucked your brains out... I was freaked for weeks and weeks. Oh Joy !!!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012 23:01:46 BDT
charred says:
you know what cracks me up about The Haunting, the director, Robert Wise went on to make the sound of music! Thats what I call a talented director

In reply to an earlier post on 29 May 2012 17:53:28 BDT
N. Messenger says:
Woah! Tobias spot on!
Exorcist III is a down right creepy film....and you are soooo right about that nurse. Christ, that made me jump!

Posted on 30 May 2012 20:15:47 BDT
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GUS c says:
The Evil Dead freaked me out when i First Sore it. Especially the Bit when the Girl starts naming the playing Cards. Jack of Clubs, Queen of spades etc

Posted on 9 Jun 2012 20:47:22 BDT
fairy queen says:
The original Silent House (spanish version) was one of the most creepy, atmospheric and skincrawlingly scary films I had seen in years.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jun 2012 15:00:24 BDT
Mr. J. Ryden says:
Innkeepers was naff but I know that scene in Exorcist 3 very well; that casual (off screen) violence was awful.

Back to the OP, films that get under my skin are those that blend domestic banality with the stuff of nightmares - if you can't be safe in your own home what then? The first two thirds of Insiduous and Brit horror The Tormented; and as a younger viewer, Poltergeist.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2012 08:27:11 BDT
And hopefully it stays that way !! =)

I must have missed where it was mentioned, but I am surprised that Battle Royale made it into scariest film.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jul 2012 22:27:52 BDT
Insidious was absolutely pathetic

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jul 2012 03:50:18 BDT
Krazyman says:
The haunting... An old black and white horror, that is set in the most haunted house in England...

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jul 2012 08:39:15 BDT
Yes that was scary. It was based on Shirley Jackson's book The Haunting of Hill House. Personally I think the film was better than the book in this case. The remake with Catherine Zeta-Jones was absolute rubbish though (as you would expect).

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2012 01:47:34 BDT
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Posted on 3 Jul 2012 15:17:16 BDT
R. Szikra says:
The Exorcist freaked me out big time when I first saw it at 10. Spent the whole two hours hiding behind a cushion willing it to end. 14 years later and I still have a hard time watching it. Another one is The Omen. Pure intense.

Recently, the only horror movies which have made me feel slightly uneasy is Insidious, The Woman in Black, Mirrors and Dead Silence (only because I hate ventriloquist dummies and think they're creepy anyway).

Posted on 3 Jul 2012 19:12:11 BDT
Byrony says:
Watched "The woman in black" last weekend.It was the scariest film I have seen in a long time and its only rated 12's.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2012 02:44:37 BDT
Cos these days pure fright doesn't rate high oncertification, cos we're not 1973 'Exorcist' heart-palpatators anymore, and drugs, violence, copious blood-letting, and copious 'f's and c's rule the restrictive roosts, but that doesn't mean a pure frightener can't be more effecive than all the 15s and 18s out there, many of which are trash anyway.

And I quite agree, it is scary, almost as effective as 'Insidious'.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 11:52:31 BDT
Shaun says:
Just watched Insidious, awful film.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 12:13:17 BDT
N. Messenger says:
Oh come on ScottPaul ScottPaul

I really like your comments in general.

But no no no...the remake of 'The Haunting' was an appalling movie, shoddy, nasty, really quite horrid.
Whereas the original 'The Haunting' is a classic of its time.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2012 02:09:48 BDT
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Posted on 20 Jul 2012 09:26:39 BDT
The only film that really terrified me (as a kid) was Stephen King's It. Pennywise The Clown was so scary! I also found one or two scenes in Wes Craven's New Nightmare to be a bit scary. Especially the scene with Freddy's tongue, wasn't that just disgusting?!

Posted on 20 Jul 2012 10:26:44 BDT
i know its gory for the first part but for me its martyrs that film stuck in my mind for days afterwards

Posted on 24 Jul 2012 01:23:28 BDT
Ironwolfe says:
Ringu did it for me. Or to me, maybe. I've been watching horror movies for forty plus years, and the first time I saw Ringu, I spent the following four hours watching Bucket of Blood over and over to try to come down a little. Then spent the next month waking up in the mddle of the night and checking the living room with this ridiculous, childish, but absolute dread that I was going to find Sadako out there. It's all personal, but that's the one that got me. I'd add another shout out to Exorcist III, too. Brad Dourif's best work, imo.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jul 2012 08:18:33 BDT
Cartimand says:
Martyrs was certainly memorable, but the sheer vileness of this new wave of Eurotrashy torture-porn doesn't make for a very happy memory.

Certainly more sick and vile than scary.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jul 2012 16:00:02 BDT
N. Messenger says:
Even if 'The Haunting' (1999) had had a different title there was no way it could have distanced itself from the 1960s original; it utilised the same plot, characters, location etc. It was a remake, as simple as that, and only devalued the reputation of the superior original.
Perhaps the 1999 'The Haunting' did clean up at the box office at the time but that is the reason why everyone seems to hate this poor film because everyone who paid to watch it quite rightly hates it.
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