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post #1 of 66
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HELP ME!!! Ok, I LOVE scary films.....and Im just dying to watch a good one,BUT I've seen them all!! the trouble is, I don't really like evil "demo" films,(having said that, I liked House on haunted Hill, and Stir of Echoes..) I love the ones like Scream, Urban Ledgends etc etc..... so, please give me some suggestions of the most frightening films you've seen!!! Also, what is Blair Witch like? I never saw it cos I did'n really fancy it, but some people have said its great, others that its pants.....
So come on.....Scare me!!! :evilalien :witch: :opposite: Waaahahahahaha...
post #2 of 66
I just saw 'the others' with Nicole Kidman at the theatre and it was really good.
post #3 of 66
Thread Starter 
Cool, I've heard about it a bit but its not been released in the UK yet - whats it about? (All I've heard is that is meant to be scary....)
post #4 of 66
Nicole and her 2 kids live in a big plantation house, her husband is off fighting in a war, 3 servants come stay with them, and her daughter starts seeing ghosts.

post #5 of 66
Thread Starter 
Cool!!! I can't wait to see it!! Though it will probably take 6 months for it to come out over here...*sigh*...... sounds good though!!! A bit like Sixth Sense?
post #6 of 66
it definitly has a lot of sixth sense elements to it
post #7 of 66
oh! scary films are the best! wow - there are so many - but I like the scary ones with a little bit of gore - the kind that most people don't want to watch (I'm not a freak! I like to see how exactly they make the films, too - studying some film in school - heh heh) But see, when it comes to different films, there are different qualities about them which scare me. I liked:

event horizon - anything in space scares me because not a lot is known about it; visions of dead people; hollywood "gore"
communion (an oldie but goodie) - oh! a "true" story about a man encountering aliens and what happened to him and his family
the Exorcist - the boy that it actually happened to lived only 30 mins from my house
hannibal - what can I say, the brain scene was the best part - uhg!

I don't know if you would like any of these or not, but this is all I could think of that stood out in my mind at the moment - I'll probably think of more later though. (I swear - I'm not a freak! :LOL: )

I haven't seen the others yet either, I am waiting until it's on dvd to rent
post #8 of 66
when I saw Hannibal in the theatre I actually almost threw up...the part where the guy is hanging from the window and his insides ...blech. Well if you've seen the movie, you know what I mean.I had to run to the bathroom just in case. I'm not usually affected that way. Did anyone like "The Watcher" ? I thought it was pretty good.
post #9 of 66
I don't know if I've even heard of "the watcher." when did it come out - who's in it? I like the title, it sounds interesting . . .
post #10 of 66
If you ever get the chance see the old Hammer Films Dracula series shot right there in England or any of the Vincent Price movies like "The Pit and the Pendulum". Mr Price was the Master of the eerie genre. He could creep out Dracula himself.
post #11 of 66


Great Thread...I'm really into scary stuff too! :laughing2

Let's see, I really loved The Shining, Halloween, Silence of the Lambs (that was scary to me!) Psycho, Fatal Attraction, The Blair Witch Project (I thought that was scary!), The Black Cat (based on a Edgar Allen Poe story), The Fly, The Haunting, (hmmm...still thinking..haha...oooooooo, The Legend of Hell House, The Pit and the Pendulum, Nosferatu (a vampire flick)...The Bride of Frankenstein, Frankenstien...The Mummy...whew Gorgeous...she's really not that bad! :laughing2, I mean for a monster What a hunk, huh??? :laughing2


B O O !!!!!
post #12 of 66
A movie I saw recently was called "The Gift" I loved it, but it's not a scary movie in the same vein as the ones you described.

I hated The Blair Witch Project. Waste of money and time in my opinion.

Check out IMDB.com it has every movie ever made, and you can search for horror films.
post #13 of 66
Well, I love this thread, and I have something to say...(don't I always... :LOL: )

AP, I agree with you....I LOVED "The Others" and I also thought it reminded me a bit of the sixth sense....one of those types of movies that after you see the end, you want to go back and watch it again, to pick up on the clues you missed!
My husband didn't like it, though, because he expected it to be scary in the way of having monsters and throat slashings... :laughing2

Illusion....I too hated the Blair Witch project.....I was SO disappointed with it, and when my husband rented the Blair Witch part 2, I thought...oh geez, here we go again....but it was NOTHING like the first one, in my opinion, and I LOVED it! You should give it a shot!

Melissa...is the movie The Watchers that you are talking about the one with Keaneu Reeves, where he is a serial killer? If so....I really liked that one!
Hannibal was good, but didn't live up to the book at all. I should learn not to read the books first, they are almost never as good. The only movie I ever saw after I read the book that didn't let me down, was The Green Mile.

As far as other scary movies I think you would like...
The HellRaiser series is pretty good.....and I loved Dracula 2000, and I know there are many more I can't think of right now....but the movie that scared me the most, in my whole life, was when I was about 19 or 20, and it was the very first "Nightmare on Elm Street"
None of the other N on E street movies ever lived up to that one....it scared the crap out of me!
post #14 of 66
Debby, I hated the second Blair Witch Project also! :laughing2 I am so picky when it comes to movies. I've read that a BWP 3 is in the works, which is a prequel and deals with the Witch herself. I may enjoy that one.

Here's a thread on upcoming horror films at Fan Forum:
http://www.forums4fans.com/cgi-bin/u...=5&t=002324&p= (although these people seem to like Jeepers Creepers, which I thought was terrible )

And a website totally dedicated to upcoming horror flicks: http://www.upcominghorrormovies.com

Bodlover, one that should be out on video there that I liked was Final Destination.

Hannibal was fantastic! The first time I ever got nauseous for real while watching a movie was during the little dinner party scene. Ugh!

I just went to see Joy Ride Thursday and I liked it. You may want to check it out when it comes out over there, Bod.

I generally prefer psychological thrillers to horror.

One avenue you may want to explore are the horror-genre video games out there. My preferred method is to find a friend to play while I sit back and watch. It's like an interactive movie! :laughing2
post #15 of 66
Thread Starter 
Wow guys!!! LOoads of films to be going on with here!! cool - THANKS!!! I think I will have to check out the Blair Witch Project anyway....just because The Watchers is out here but I havn't seen it - I think I'll have to go get it.... I've seen Final Destination and I loved it! I've seen Silence of the Lambs but I didn't try Hannibal though cos I wasn't sure if I could stomache it!!! (Im still not sure!! ha ha ha) I loved the first Nightmare on Elm Street, but my hubby refuses to watch them cos it really freaked him out! (bless....) Jeepers Creepers is about to be released here so I'm going to go see that. Cat, I loved the Haunting too!!! it really gave me the creeps..hee hee, I also like Halloween, though I have to say, its a bit cheesey!! ha ha ha... I can't wait to see "the Others", sounds great!! By the way, has anyone seen "the Hole"? It was advertised here ages ago, but I never saw anything of it after that - is it any good? Also, I LOVED the film "Stir of Echos" with Keving Bacon in it - anyone seen it?
Thanks for all your suggestion folks.....I'll be amused for ages....hee hee
post #16 of 66
Bodlover, I also loved Stir of Echos!!!
And Illusion, I too thought Final Destination was great! The ending totally caught me off guard...so we do agree on something...
post #17 of 66
how long Hollywood can resist doing a film about the WTC and/or the terrorists?
post #18 of 66
You really should watch The Blair Witch Project. I saw it a couple of years ago, and the movie itself isn't scary. It's about how the people who are IN the movie are ALMOST SCARED TO DEATH, and they aren't acting. It is a very different type of movie, and it is possible you will be disappointed in it.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! :owl: :witch: :owl: :witch:
post #19 of 66
I am not really a freak film person. I scare easily. I did get to see an oldie the other day, Poltergeist. I like old dracula movies. Silver Bullet is a good one. And Child's Play is really good. The movie IT was terrifiying. Most of the movies I've seen were related to the acolyptic. There is one I saw that had Demi Moore. She was pregnant and a stranger was renting an apartment in her garage. I think it is called the 7th Sign. I think I mentioned before about the movie that had Jimmy Smit in it. He is a police man. The movie was about a special girl who is supposed to be a Child of God(sort fo like Jesus). Her aunt takes care of her. The girl heals things and is really nice. Her mother, a drug addict, marries a man who is involved in a devil cult. He is supposed to be a counselor and helping people get out of drugs, but really is into the cult. Anyone who tries to get out gets killed. I will try and find the name of it. And there was this other one where I think Wynona Ryder starred in it and it's about the last day. I did see the Exorcist(very scary), and this other one about a family who moves to a haunted house. The brother gets invaded and he kills his whole family.
post #20 of 66
I, for one, loved the Blair Witch Project. I have a huge fear a being lost in the woods so it really hit me. When I watched it, I was alone in my house with a lightning storm going on outside. Maybe it was the ambiance more than the movie, but I was so scared I was actually shaking and when the movie was over it took a while for me to be able to get up and turn the tape off. Its weird how the same movie can affect people so differently.
post #21 of 66
Nena, Lost Souls is the movie you are talking about with Wynona Ryder, and I agree....it was awesome!

I like the Childs Play series too, with Chucky! Althouh some of the last ones were a bit cheesy. :LOL:
post #22 of 66
Nena, the movie you are thinking of I think, is Bless the Child. It was awesome
post #23 of 66
Melissa, I thought about seeing that movie, Bless this Child, but didn't know if it would be good....I guess I should see it now! The other movie she was talking about with Wynona Ryder was Lost Souls.
post #24 of 66

I'll tell you about my favorite "scary" film:

Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari (The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari), produced in 1919 and directed by Robert Wiene.

Mind, I know for a fact nobody who reads this is going to head for the library or video store and snag a copy of this film. Nevertheless, I must point out it's one of the all-time classics in cinema!

Aside: Kitty Foot, you raise an interesting point! I think television will be the medium of the first feature-length video presentation regarding the World Trade Center tragedy. It's my opinion the cinema will hold off for a long time before attempting anything in that regard. Of course, for all I know a "blockbuster"-style film about the 11th September events could be at a theater near you within one year — given the dearth of ethics and morals in today's media management.

Okay, back to "The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari." A man named Francis relates a story about his best friend Alan and his fiancée Jane. Alan takes him to a fair where they meet Doctor Caligari, who exhibits a somnambulist (Cesare) who can predict the future. When Alan asks how long he (Alan) has to live, Cesare says he has until dawn. The prophecy comes to pass, as Alan is murdered; and Cesare is a prime suspect. Cesare creeps into Jane's bedroom and abducts her, running from the townspeople and finally dying of exhaustion. Meanwhile, the police discover a dummy in Cesare's cabinet — while Caligari flees. Francis tracks Caligari to a mental asylum. He is the asylum’s director! Or is he?

Full Cast and Crew for: Kabinett des Doktor Caligari, Das (1919)

Directed by: Robert Wiene

Writing credits: Hans Janowitz, Carl Mayer

Cast (in credits order) — Dramatis Personae:

Werner Krauss — Doctor Caligari
Conrad Veidt — Cesare
Friedrich Feher — Francis
Lil Dagover — Jane
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski — Alan
Rudolf Lettinger — Doctor Olson
Rudolf Klein-Rogge — A Criminal

Balance of cast listed alphabetically:

Hans Lanser-Ludolff
Henri Peters-Arnolds
Ludwig Rex
Elsa Wagner

Produced by: Rudolf Meinert, Erich Pommer

Original music by: Giuseppe Becce

Cinematography by: Willy Hameister

Production Design by: Walter Reimann, Walter Röhrig, Hermann Warm

Set Decoration by: Hermann Warm

Costume Design by: Walter Reimann

Assistant Director: Rochus Gliese

I dare you to view this film!

post #25 of 66
Thread Starter 
heh heh sounds cool Mr Cat!! I don't think I'll be able to get a copy though..... hee hee
post #26 of 66
Boo Hoo!

Oh, well. By the way, Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari has the most bizarre sets I've ever seen!

post #27 of 66
The Haunting was great, as were Bless the Child and Lost Souls.
How about End of Days. It was pretty good. I also loved Seven

I looked up "The Hole" and it looks pretty good. Many upcoming horror films look good. Can't wait!
post #28 of 66
EEK! I guess I an a wuss! The box for Hannibal scared me!
post #29 of 66
Catarina...Legend of Hell House! Dang girl, thats an Oldie but Goodie! Do you remember a film from that same time (about) called Let's Scare Jessica to Death? I get shivers just thinking about it!

I love scary/slightly gory films, especially anything dealing with mental institutions or psycho's...I guess maybe I'm a freak?
The flicks like Nightmare on Elm Street just make me laugh, in order to scare me they have to have an element of reality in them, something that might actually happen in "real life"...unlike dear Freddy. :LOL: although the Elm Street, Halloween, and Friday the 13th series' were fun, and I'd watch them again!

Recent movies I liked were Memento, In Dreams, Hannibal, hmmm...drawing a blank...will think about it.

Darn, now I wanna go get a movie! :laughing2:
post #30 of 66
Mr. Cat,
Is the film subtitled, judging from the credits it doesn't look like it's in English?

Crazy scenes you posted though, looks very "campy"...could I find it at one of our Portland libraries branches?
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