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miket889
shambler
(11/14/02 6:28:12 pm)
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Finally, a good SCARY AS HELL movie
Yeah, these are my fav types of movies. I have to watch everything horror that comes out. But I really hate when a horror movie has a good "premise" but they fail to make it scary.

House on Haunted Hill was scary at first, but then the whole ending was so ridiculous it was funny, and made me walk out before it completely ended.

The Haunting was such a HUGE disapointment. Someone should tell directors that special effects only isnt scary. I felt the people in this movie were trying to live trough a video game.

The ghosts in 13 ghosts were pretty scary, but the overall feel and actors in the movie took the scaryness away from it. I couldnt put my finger on it.

Anyway, the Ring is now my fav horror movie. It was creepy throughout, and most importantly, it was realistic and never got stupid (like so many other horror flicks). Heres my list of fav horror movies, I would like to see what some people in this board think is scary.

1.the Ring
2.in dreams
3.scream (the beginning was so scary & shocking at the time)
4.the 6th sense
5.joy ride (i was on the edge of my seat all throughout)
6.what lies beneath

what dyall think?

CgChick09 
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/14/02 7:18:34 pm)
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Re: Finally, a good SCARY AS HELL movie
thats good.

1. the ring
2. the 6th sense
3. scream
4. 13 ghost
5. house on hanuted hill
6. Jeppers Creepers (Yes it was probably the lamest movie anyone has ever seen but you have to admit that if u were one of those 2 people and u had a myterious monster trying to feed on you, well thats some scary @#%$!)

SlowBurn
further down the Spiral
(11/14/02 7:27:34 pm)
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my list
Most of these I saw while young, and as a result they had a lasting, nightmare-filled impact on me.

The Exorcist
The Howling/American Werewolf in London
Alien
Halloween
Original Night of the Living Dead
John Carpenter's The Prince of Darkness
The Unholy
Screen adaptation of SK's 'Salem's Lot

There are a good many more, these are just off the top of my head.

CgChick09 
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/14/02 7:33:42 pm)
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Re: my list
Ugh! U didn't list The Ring as one of them! I bet you just 4got, right? Its okay, i forgive you.

anouke
Sadako slave
(11/14/02 7:41:44 pm)
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*hides*
I have to admit, the ring spooked me only a bit while actually watching it...the real scare factor comes in later while you're alone later on tryign to figure out details..*shudders*

Love horror that gives you complete creep factor, plus has an excellent plot to boot (unlike feardotcom, which was a movie that was absolutely glorious to look at but made no sense whatsoever and had plot holes big enough to throw whole apartments through. And let's not get started on logic...)

CgChick09 
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/14/02 9:08:52 pm)
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Re: *hides*
Gosh! Like everyone says that the ring copied feardotcom. Is that true? I wouldnt think so since Ringu was made in 1998, right?

mikejonas
moderator
(11/14/02 9:12:49 pm)
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Re: *hides*
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Gosh! Like everyone says that the ring copied feardotcom. Is that true? I wouldnt think so since Ringu was made in 1998, right?


Precisely. Feardotcom enjoyed an earlier release date than The Ring, and had a premise that bore a passing resemblance to The Ring...but we all know which really came first and was lightyears better, right?

Aliasi Sudonomo
Sadako slave
(11/14/02 9:13:44 pm)
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Re: *hides*
It's like the Lord of the Rings movies; I've actually heard some real turnip-heads who called them rip-offs of other, older fantasy movies. Except, y'know, it's THOSE movies that ripped off the LotR *books*.

Ditto for "The Ring". feardotcom is a lousy fly-by-night attempt to do a ring-like story without having to mess with any sort of licensing; The Ring, for whatever faults it may possess, is the Real Deal.

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CgChick09 
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/14/02 9:18:30 pm)
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Re: *hides*
What a bunch of crackheads! Those Lotr books were written in like 1940. I may be wrong but i know it was a very long time ago. I love those books, theyre awesome! Cant wait till two towers comes out dec 18!

SlowBurn
further down the Spiral
(11/14/02 9:22:10 pm)
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...
CGChick: While my being here is evidence enough of my enthusiasm for The Ring, nothing - nothing - can compare to being about 8 years old, sneaking downstairs to watch TV, and being riveted in fear as I watched The Exorcist over my sleeping father's shoulder. I did not sleep for 6 months, and when I did, I dreamed about the demon Reagan. It....really affected me.

Now I'm an old man of 30, whose suspension of disbelief is very poor by comparison. I loved the Ring, and it worked very well for me, but no movie will ever hit me as hard as those I saw as a child. :\

CgChick09 
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/14/02 9:23:33 pm)
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Re: ...
huh? *scratches head*

Edited by: CgChick09  at: 11/14/02 9:24:36 pm
CgChick09 
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/14/02 9:25:25 pm)
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Re: ...
OOOOOOOH! Ok i get what ur talking about now! Im sowy.

InfluxDatum 
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/14/02 9:29:08 pm)
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yeah
"I have to admit, the ring spooked me only a bit while actually watching it...the real scare factor comes in later while you're alone later on tryign to figure out details..*shudders* "

yeah, when you realize that samara is standing by when you are watching the cursed tape and that she is not in a remote location when she makes the phone call. she is just right besides you, but needs a phone to convert her thoughts into sounds...and you were afraid for samara to come to you after the 7th day. she's been standing by your bed ever since you watched the tape. be afraid.........

PoptartMcNugget
Sadako slave
(11/15/02 1:01:14 am)
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Re: yeah
Scariest Movies:

1. The Excorcist: I saw it as a kid (alghough on video, wasn't born when origninally released) and it scared the hell out of me, seeing the crab walk in the theater version recently released floored me.

2. Poltergeist: I was a kid, again, and this just worked me over, making me hide behind people's heads in the theater so I ddin't have to look at the screen.

3. The Ring: Following the first few minutes with the two girls I worked out a method of ducking and shuffling throughout the rest to remain sane. Outstanding.

4. Other recent films like the Mothman Prophecies, I felt scared in the theater, but it didn't last. The same would be true with The Others, but I liked them both.

5. As a sidenote, movies like Jacob's Ladder are so cool, they're not exactly scary, but they are so fun, I would kind of equate that to the first Nightmare on Elm Street.

So it goes...

Edited by: PoptartMcNugget at: 11/15/02 1:02:40 am
SubOdeon
shambler
(11/15/02 12:37:35 pm)
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Scary, or DISTURBING?
I am not a "scary movie" fan at all, but I have seen my fair share. For me, the test of whether or not a horror movie or a scary film is "good" is how disturbed am I AFTER the movie is over? Any movie can throw shocks and twists at you. It's easy for them to manipulate you when you're in the theater. But what about afterward?

"The Ring" was very effective in that it has managed to stay with me long after seeing it. The imagery was terrible, and fleeting, and left too much to my imagination for me to not play with it in my mind, and make things even worse. Ultimately, "The Ring" is good because there is NOT a happy ending, and indeed we are left to believe that the menace is still OUT THERE.. Maybe even COMING AFTER US!

"The Thing" remake by John Carpenter scared me in this way too. Yes, the gore was high and the monster sometimes silly. But the concept was horrific, and the movie does end with us unsure of whether or not the monster is dead, or if it has been set loose upon the world. Plus, I have a huge phobia about the idea of someone or something taking over my mind/body. "The Thing" kept me awake at night a lot when I was a teenager, for this reason.

I never saw "The Exorcist" when I was young, probably because the hype over that movie was so huge and so many people told me I was waaaay too young to see it at the time. I finally saw the whole thing a few years ago, and while it is very chilling, I think I knew just too much about it by that time to be surprised, or scared.

"Alien" was horrific and scary! Yuck! I snuck downstaris and watched that one over my sister's shoulder when I was just 7 years old! YEAUGH!! What a mistake that was! Took me forever to get over it!

mandrake
shambler
(11/15/02 2:11:14 pm)
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yup
bleah, you guys have no taste for horror.

my top good horror movies are (in nor particular order, just as I remember them)
Night of the Living Dead (original), Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ringu, Carnival of Souls (original), Nosfertau (the werner herzog one is better, IMHO), The Blair Witch Project, Stir of Echoes, The Horror of Dracula....and others that I can't remember off the top of my head.

ShopperGeek
Sadako slave
(11/15/02 8:20:47 pm)
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Re: Finally, a good SCARY AS HELL movie
1. The Exorcist - I didn't see it till I was an adult and it scared the crap out of me. Slept with the lights on for weeks. I was about 12 when it came out, and I remember being home alone and being terrified when the *&%$#^! commercial came on the tv!

2. The Ring
3. Salem's Lot(old tv version with David Soul)
4. The Uninvited(old ghost movie from the 40s)
5. Fright Night
6. The Shining
7. Stir of Echoes
8. Turn of the Screw

The Legend of Hell House(gets Honorable Mention - saw this with my friends when I was about 13, we were home watching in the dark - we got a great scare)