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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
I need help looking for a really scary movie. I am looking for the kind of movie that will have you screaming for mommy, reaching for your teddy, afraid to turn out the light, sleep with one eye open. what would you reccomend?
post #2 of 27
House of 1000 Corpses

Rob Zombie is a seriously twisted man. You've probably already seen it, since it's been out for quite a while. It's a tribute to the campy B Hammer Films of the 60s-70s. He nails it, with his Zombie twist on it that makes it much scarier than the slasher Hammer films. Haven't been able to bring myself to watch the subsequent film, The Devil's Rejects.
post #3 of 27
Most people MIGHT not agree with me, but I am not a gory movie person. They just look to fake and don't scare me. The ones that REALLY get me are the twisted/ghost related. So with THAT being sad I recommend the movie "White Noise". FOR ME that was the SCARIEST movie I've ever seen. It's about EVP and EVERYTIME to this day when I hear static on the radio I panic and change the dial. I swerve if I have to I am in such a rush!! That movie has REALLY stuck with me!!! And haunted my brain since I saw it!!!!!
post #4 of 27
My suggestion is to try Asian horror films, these tend to play on the mind more and not be slasher movies. Don't bother with American remakes as they often ruin the story.
post #5 of 27
Thread Starter 
Well I did manage to find one movie that I am watching right now. Dead Silence. just the first 15 minutes of it had me freaking out. post more after movie finishes
post #6 of 27
The one with the stupid doll on the cover? You may also want to try the Masters of Horror series, some are good, some are funny, but are all entertaining. Imprint, one of the series's films directed by Takashi Miike, couldn't be aired on Showtime - not because of gore, but just the themes. He often pushes the limits... There's also the After Dark seires, some newer released to dvd - Ghost House series, and I still haven't gotten around to seeing it (and it's not horror) but supposedly Captivity is good.

One I just thought of: Kansen (Infection). It might bug people a bit with how dark it is.
post #7 of 27
Thread Starter 
I got maybe 34 minutes into the movie and could not watch the rest. I am already afraid of the dark(fear since i was 3), and not to mention cannot be in the same room with any doll. this movie makes me want to bury all my collectibles.
post #8 of 27
Hostel and Hostel 2

I've heard that they are 2 of the most scariest movies out there, and yes, I've heard that they were filmed in Prague and Slovakia and, no, they were not based on a true story.
post #9 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks but I am so not into gore. It turns my stomach. I have a very weak stomach and cannot handle gore
post #10 of 27
You might try some of the Halloween or Friday the 13th movies. Or even Sleepaway Camp. Sleepaway Camp is a cheesy scary movie.

Freddy Krueger???
post #11 of 27
Psycho comes to mind, just because of what you don't see.

Saw movies, too.
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by klaidman View Post
I got maybe 34 minutes into the movie and could not watch the rest. I am already afraid of the dark(fear since i was 3), and not to mention cannot be in the same room with any doll. this movie makes me want to bury all my collectibles.

If you're scared of the dark I would highly recommend "Darkness Falls" or "Darkness".

The second one takes a while to get into but it scared the bejezuz outta me!!!

DEFINITELY watch Darkness Falls if you haven't seen it. I caught the edited TV version a couple years ago and was absolutely terrified.


After I watched The Grudge, I had every light in the house on for two days. Then I made my husband watch it and he was just as terrified.

I've seen two movies in my life that scared me so much I cried:
1. The Blair Witch Project
and
2. Candyman

Psychological movies definitely scare the crap out of me. I find most gore stuff to be just dumb. What you DON'T see is scarier than what you do!!!

I went into the Blair Witch Project thinking it was overhyped and dumb and was shaking and unable to sleep that night.

It takes a LOT to scare me. Dead Silence definitely didn't do it for me and neither did the Rob Zombie movies so the ones I mentioned IMO are the scariest.
post #13 of 27
The evening news is good for a few nightmares...
post #14 of 27
For me its The Grudge
post #15 of 27
I have been watching scary movies since I was a kid so it takes something pretty wicked to disturb me..
However that said there is only one movie that I saw that I would never watch again because it scared the **** out of me and that was CUJO .
Even though it's an older movie and as far as graphic violence it's pretty tame compare to most, the story line did me in. It was pretty realistic from the standpoint of what a 250 St Bernard could do it it did get rabies.

I think the only other movie that even came close was American Psycho. However that was more because the main character looked exactly like a friend of my brother's.
post #16 of 27
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Thanks but I am so not into gore.
Me neither! Of recent films, "1408" really got to me, even though I'd already read the Stephen King story before I saw it. Excellent. (And unlike most horror movies, it has great actors: John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson!)

I have not seen "Hannibal" (sequel to "Silence Of The Lambs"), because I read the book and was so shocked and sickened that I just couldn't face the movie. But I'm pretty sure it would be mind-bendingly scary.
post #17 of 27
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I recommend the movie "White Noise".
I agree; that one really creeped me out.

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I went into the Blair Witch Project thinking it was overhyped and dumb and was shaking and unable to sleep that night.
Sorry, but I hate that movie. I was nauseous through-out because of the bouncing camera and literally sat with my eyes closed and my face covered for 99% of it. I did like the last 2 minutes, with the scene in the farmhouse basement.

For me, the scariest movie ever made is still "The Exorcist". I saw it in the theater in 1974 and I've never watched it again. Even the 'edited for tv' version scares the cr*p out of me, and I can't watch more than a few minutes of it.
post #18 of 27
The strangers scared the crap out of me because I am afraid to be home alone lol

28 weeks later… omg…sprinting zombies!! AHHHHHHH

Untraceable… ekkk!

Cloverfield… not scary but totally awesome!

My boyfriend and I are horror movie fanatics lol we’ve seen it all… for some reason we cant think of much right now.
post #19 of 27
We thought up two others lol

High Tension - French movie... pretty messed up

Funny games - We liked it but noone else did LOL.
post #20 of 27
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The strangers scared the crap out of me because I am afraid to be home alone lol
Me too! I was totally freaked out at that movie. I think it was because it's something that could actually happen in real life. Those are the ones that really scare me.

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Untraceable… ekkk!
Another really good one! I liked that one a lot, kinda reminded me of Saw, but in a more technological way. (If that makes sense)


The Descent was pretty good too, IMO. It was pretty scary, and made me jump or scream a few times.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by silvionc View Post
High Tension - French movie... pretty messed up
I liked that movie. It's not horror, more psychological thriller - which anymore are better than anything considered "horror" ( teeny slasher movies). Neat twist to it. I suggest people do look for a copy of this to watch, subtitled please.

Oh, slightly OTC. I work in a movie rental store. One of the things that always cracks me up is people will rent something that clearly says "foreign film, subtitled" on the front cover. Then will bring it back complaining that they don't like subs, they can't read and watch the movie at the same time. The best one happened a few nights ago. A woman had rented Orphanage (a Guillermo del Toro movie) and was mad that it was in Spanish. I tell her "ok, I'll let you exchange it for something else".... She comes up to the front 10 minutes later asking if we have Pan's Labyrinth (anotherGuillermo del Toro movie).

Back on topic. If your rented scary movie stinks, many places should allow you a few free rentals. Customer satisfaction, after all.

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Me too! I was totally freaked out at that movie. I think it was because it's something that could actually happen in real life. Those are the ones that really scare me.
Strangers is supposed to be based on a true story... Three stories to be more exact.
post #22 of 27
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The Descent was pretty good too, IMO. It was pretty scary, and made me jump or scream a few times.
Lol we have the same taste in movies. OMG The Descent was great! I loved that movie... wow talk about creepy! I felt like i coudlnt breath through out the movie because i am Claustrophobic
post #23 of 27
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Strangers is supposed to be based on a true story... Three stories to be more exact.
Yeah I heard about the one true story that it was based one. But I didn't hear about the other two. I heard that the director (I think) was at home one night, and someone knocked on the door asking for someone that didn't live there. Later on that night or the next morning, they found out that some of the people in their neighborhood had been robbed when they weren't home. I think I read that on The Strangers website when the movie came out, but I'm not positive. Does any one know what other events it was based on?

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Lol we have the same taste in movies. OMG The Descent was great! I loved that movie... wow talk about creepy! I felt like i coudlnt breath through out the movie because i am Claustrophobic
Haha I was just thinking the same thing. I felt the same was about The Descent. Being claustrophobic and afraid of the dark isn't a good think to be when watching that movie. The one part where it was completely pitch black and she had the camera; omg, that made me scream out loud, and I rarely ever do that at a movie.
post #24 of 27
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Does any one know what other events it was based on?
Of course, or else I wouldn't have mentioned it being based on other stories. Obviously the Manson murders, supposedly the cabin 28 killings, and maybe some murders that happened in the Czech Republic - there was another film about those alone though there's speculation whether they happened or not. A lot of the rest is just pulled for a lot of murders that have happened.
post #25 of 27
The most freaky, chilling, unexpected movie I ever watched was 'Audition'. A Japanese film directed by Takashi Miike that is truly hair raising! If you are looking for a horror film challenge, look no further........
post #26 of 27
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The most freaky, chilling, unexpected movie I ever watched was 'Audition'. A Japanese film directed by Takashi Miike that is truly hair raising! If you are looking for a horror film challenge, look no further........
Odishon is one of his somewhat tamer movies in that genre. Ultra violence and, as I said earlier, pushing the limits is something he usually does. Try Bijita Q (Visitor Q) if you dare - it will mentally traumatize you in ways no movie should.
Another one of his that may sound familiar to some is Chakushin ari (One Missed Call). Then there's his Yakuza movies that most could handle, though they're violent.
post #27 of 27
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I need help looking for a really scary movie. I am looking for the kind of movie that will have you screaming for mommy, reaching for your teddy, afraid to turn out the light, sleep with one eye open. what would you reccomend?
HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The remake. OMG I can't watch that with the lights off.
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