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McDuce
Sadako slave
(11/4/02 7:02:45 pm)
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Excorcist vs The Ring?
Ok guys I have went back 8 pages and have not seen any topics on this so here goes:

Which is scarier? I had heard that the Ring was the spookiest since the Sixth Sense, but if you ask me it was WAY scarier and the only thing I can compare my fear to is the Excorcist. When I was 12 I read William Peter Blatty's The Excorcist( highly recommended if you never have) and ever since then I have been scared shytless of that movie. I never thought another movie could ever do that to me again but lo and behld here comes the Ring!

The only reason why,IMO. that the Excorcist is better is because the frames of Regans face were much longer and burned a deeper image into my mind. Along with the whole God vs Devil thing. Anyways what do you guys think and mentiona scarier movie if you dont think either one of these is the top.

SadakoIsEve
everyone will suffer
(11/4/02 7:06:20 pm)
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Re: Excorcist vs The Ring?
Excorcist

Rachael
further down the Spiral
(11/4/02 7:10:34 pm)
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Re: Excorcist vs The Ring?
I think it's an individual thing. As scary as the Exorcist was-at least I knew what was going on. She's possessed, we can fight it, these are the weapons, etc.

Jason and Freddy and Vampires-scary, but killable (usually) and flee-able

But the idea of something you can't run or hide from, can't fight and can't understand??

GAH!!!

SadakoIsEve
everyone will suffer
(11/4/02 7:13:56 pm)
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*giggles*

zodiac66
Sadako slave
(11/4/02 7:16:35 pm)
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Re: Excorcist vs The Ring?
The actual Exorcist movie didn't scare me in the least. Actually, I found it quite comical in parts. However, the subliminal images scared the crap out of me. I remember going to sleep one night and every night, seeing Captian Howdy's face. I am no longer afraid of it because I just kept looking at and eventually, it didn't bother me. I think he looks kind of cool now :)

DaMan791
further down the Spiral
(11/4/02 8:26:56 pm)
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Re: Excorcist vs The Ring?
I personally thing the ring was more scary for some reason.

inteferon
further down the Spiral
(11/4/02 8:36:34 pm)
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Scary stuff
For me, Excorcist was more shocking (for the times), but The Ring is scarier - not in a "Boo!" way, but just leaving me with this lingering sense of disquiet and foreboding.

A really scary (and interesting) movie for me was John Carpenter's version of "The Thing". Devil possession is easy to rationalize, yet the Samaran Curse and the alien Thing were not (for me at least).

Skyscape
further down the Spiral
(11/4/02 8:55:25 pm)
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Re: Scary stuff
Definately Ring. Ring 2 for that matter, I think Ring 2 is the scariest movie I've seen (yeah, flame away :P) The Exorcist is cool, but I think the makeup they used for Regan when she was possessed looked really stupid, that really damaged the movie for me. I think it would have been *far* more effective had they left her looking normal. Still it's a great flick.

*cough Skyscape cough*

Englshivy
Sadako slave
(11/5/02 8:56:45 am)
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Re: Excorcist vs The Ring?
"The only reason why,IMO. that the Excorcist is better is because the frames of Regans face were much longer and burned a deeper image into my mind."

To me, that's why Ring was scarier. You only get quick flashes of the death faces, and Samara's tape is filled with quick flashes of disturbing images. The effect of this on me was that I spent the next ten seconds or so trying to figure out exactly what I had seen, with my mind filling in the blanks (and what the mind can come up with is far scarier than any Hollywood makeup job).

BTW, this is my first post here. I just saw The Ring last night and it's definitely going to stick with me for a long time. I'm enjoying everyone's posts and insights. Hello. :)

pagnstix 
out from the well
(11/5/02 11:05:13 am)
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Re: Excorcist vs The Ring?
exorcist. hands down. no doubt in my mind. i saw like.. 5 minutes of that movie over a year ago... and i saw the ring a week ago.
the exorcist still scares me more.
:-D

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the exorcist will live in my mind forever.

Hooty McBoobs
Sadako slave
(11/5/02 12:02:18 pm)
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For me, it's The Ring. I first saw the Exorcist back when I was 12 and I couldn't get it out of my mind. I swore I would never watch it again. Then last year I decided to watch it for a good scare. It didn't have any kind of effect on me. Maybe in 16 years or so I can watch The Ring again and not be paranoid about some creepy little girl that is out to get me..lol :eek

Turtle God Kame
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(11/5/02 12:07:18 pm)
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exorcist... scarry? no way!

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Sublime Muffin
Sadako slave
(11/5/02 12:26:36 pm)
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hmmm
the only other movie wo reverberate as much as my mind and give me trouble sleeping was "The Changeling". The exocist didn't scare me because I was not raised Christian, and the characters appeared to impale themselves on their own christian prejudices as to good and evil. After I saw the changeling I was alone in an old victorian house in the woods. I sat down in my room and began to try to channel spirits in my art. I went into a weird trance, it was kinda scary.

"The Ring" scared me because it dealt with our modern society and talk about fears that have been going through my head for ages It also preyed upon my tender, overcaffinated nerves.

:)

Turtle God Kame
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(11/5/02 12:42:32 pm)
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well
ring does it to me sometimes and kairo got to me a bit... but for me, anything with aliens in it screws me up! it rarely scares me in the theater, but when it's sleepy time... yeah, that doesnt happen >)

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