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kitchie
December 15th, 2006, 04:35 AM
Are you watching any horror films? I saw a list of the top 30 scariest films ever. It just so happened that my bet is not included (The Ring) well it's their opinion at least the creepy Poltergeist made the 21st spot.

Top 30:
http://www.stuffmagazine.com/articles/index.aspx?id=1499&src=gtf123

Fabrizio
December 15th, 2006, 08:08 AM
Wha? The Exorcist? Cmon. Way too campy to be scary.

How in the world can that list not include the original "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers"?

That IMHO, is the frigginest scariest movie ever made. Nothing tops it.

THIS is great film making:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=g3jSaLBcDAc

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_the_Body_Snatchers

http://www.filmsite.org/inva.html

Punzie
December 15th, 2006, 08:10 AM
Stuff Mag's definition of "horror film" is very narrow. They didn't include psychological horrors, like "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" I think that movie is scarier than anything on the list. Witness Bette Davis and Joan Crawford:


http://www.joancrawfordbest.com/62babyjanex.jpg (http://www.joancrawfordbest.com/7710_ronabarrett_hollywood13.jpg).....http://highandlowny.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/jc25babyjane.jpg.w180h263.jpg

MidtownGuy
December 15th, 2006, 08:29 AM
Bullocks. Last night I watched the scariest movie of ALL time. It's "An Inconvenient Truth" by Al Gore. I thought I knew enough about what's happening. Watch this movie even if you have only one single brain cell you devote to non-fiction.

Ninjahedge
December 15th, 2006, 09:05 AM
Gremlins?

GREMLINS?

Yeah, it was creepy, but that was when I was 12!!!!

And 28 days later was just stupid. TYoo many impossible items, such as a biological agent that was so infectious that it turned you insane in seconds. It also, for some reason, did not make you attack anyone else with the same virus (seeinghow infected psychopaths are very discriminating).

It had some "YAA!" factor in it, but I did not have nightmares afterwards....

The 6th sense?

Again, creepy, but not scary....

Evil dead I heard so much about, but when I saw it I was so dissapointed.

All the Friday, Haloween and other movies never did much either, too campy, not enough realistic portrayal to make a lasting effect....

Sleepaway camp? Helter Skelter? Pshaw!

Childs play reminds me of ashort story about a doll that was really a vessel to trap an evil spirit. The mechanism was a string of beads around the statues/dolls neck.

Of course, the doll falls to the floor and the neclace falls off, causing teh doll to animate and try to kill the resident.

The resident "kills" the doll by trapping it in the oven and burning it, but opens the door and is ingulfed by a strange smoke.

She then sits down, turns off the oven, and the lights, and waits for her hubby to come home. (THAT is creepy). Chucky, OTOH, is just shock.

Alien, I have to say was scary, but Planet of the Apes? WTH is their definition??!?

Psycho, yes. The Shining, Yes.

And exorcist has lost a bit along the way, but I have never watched the whole thing yet... so I don't know what to say....


But I never really liked a lot of these kinds of lists. They usually start with the most POPULAR of things first rather than the "best". Music is even worse with this.

It is hard to seperate what you like over what you know to be better...

lofter1
December 15th, 2006, 10:11 AM
For pure thrills, hold on to your seat and WTF!! factor: ALIEN

The original THE OMEN is close second (don't even try watching the recent remake).

Fabrizio
December 15th, 2006, 12:23 PM
Time magazines top 100 films of all Time includes only a handful of horror films... including of course "Invasion of the BS" :

http://www.time.com/time/2005/100movies/the_complete_list.html

( guys you know, Im not happy unless Im relentlessly insistent.)

Ninjahedge
December 15th, 2006, 12:28 PM
But the 1986 movie "The Fly" is included in there.

The fly? one of the best 100?

Not.

ZippyTheChimp
December 15th, 2006, 01:04 PM
Many of these movies were scary when I watched them, but not many continued to scare me the next day.

I'm not generally afraid of creepy situations: noises beyond the light of the campfire, spooky deserted houses, the ocean after Jaws.

But a movie made me afraid of basements, the tops of stairs, and showers.

Psycho.

Audiences tell the hapless victims, "Don't go in the barn, you idiot!"

Nobody told Janet Leigh, "Don't take that shower!"

Nothing comes close.

TREPYE
December 15th, 2006, 02:18 PM
Yo, what about the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. That freak killing dudes and wearing their face as a mask. Those were some messed up repugnant scenes.:eek:

daver
December 15th, 2006, 02:19 PM
Yo, what about the Texas Chinsaw Massacre. That freak killing dudes and wearing their face as a mask. Those were some messed up repugnant scenes.:eek:
Well, gruesome ... yes.
Scary ... not so much.

Punzie
December 15th, 2006, 02:33 PM
Bullocks. Last night I watched the scariest movie of ALL time. It's "An Inconvenient Truth" by Al Gore. I thought I knew enough about what's happening. Watch this movie even if you have only one single brain cell you devote to non-fiction.

I was going to mention Al Gore's movie, too! In fact, I was going to list documentaries that make that one look like the Fluffernutter Cookie. I just wasn't sure if non-fiction... umm... "counted.":o

Bob
December 16th, 2006, 01:45 PM
My picks for scariest:

1. Alien
2. That Kurt Russell movie where they're stuck in an ice station.
3. The Fog
4. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (original version..."you're next!")

Dagrecco82
December 16th, 2006, 06:53 PM
I would have to say:

1) Audition (movie's too much to watch at certain points)

2) The Changeling (even scarier when you realized it's based on true
events not to forget George C. Scott's great performance)

3) Janghwa, Hongryeon -Tale of Two Sisters (another great Japanese movie)

Bob
December 17th, 2006, 06:24 PM
...in my earlier post, I forgot to mention:

5. The Killing Fields

antinimby
December 17th, 2006, 09:47 PM
2. That Kurt Russell movie where they're stuck in an ice station.
The name of that movie is The Thing.

http://www.nostalgia.com/posters/22021.JPG


Another scary movie is The House of Wax (no, not the one with Paris Hilton) starring the king of fright, Vincent Price.

http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B00009NHBC.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1056804322_.jpg

Gregory Tenenbaum
December 18th, 2006, 06:32 AM
Candyman (1992) featuring the great Tony Todd.

Try seeing that in a theatre and then going to the bathroom afterwards. Trust me, you wont look in a mirror for days afterwards.

Watch the intro:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NRHYAVRvp8

ZippyTheChimp
December 18th, 2006, 07:59 AM
How can we trust you? You're afraid of the Queen Mum.

On the other hand, she is a ghost now.

Fabrizio
December 18th, 2006, 10:23 AM
Know that the 1982 "The Thing" was an update of the original 1951 "The Thing from Another World".

Its plenty scary....eerie. In B&W, low tech.

I cant imagine that the update would be an improvement.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thing_from_Another_World

Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jRqy-C_wt8

SilentPandaesq
December 18th, 2006, 11:07 AM
"The Thing" is a great movie. Not only for the SFX, but for the pacing and tone of the movie, esp the ending.

I always thought that "Event Horizon" was a creepy movie (well, the first half, then it got stupid )

Even though it was not a movie, there was a "Tales from the Crypt" episode where these guys (possible scientist/loggers/ oil men) were in the artic circle and the Eskimos were vampires (or some sort of monsters) . At the end, the sole survivor is waiting for daylight in a cabin while the vampires/monsters encircle him, but remembers that it is winter, and daylight won't come for 6 months. Scared the crap out of me for days.

lofter1
December 18th, 2006, 11:50 AM
This might be truly the scariest movie ever made (http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9803E0DA103BF936A25754C0A9659482 60)

(evidence that the seemingly dead can return to walk the earth)

OmegaNYC
December 19th, 2006, 10:28 AM
My pick would have to be this:


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/4e/Fahrenheit_911_poster.jpg/200px-Fahrenheit_911_poster.jpg

Scary because it's true. (Well, that is what Mr. Moore tells me.)

Carrieinmarlow
December 30th, 2006, 05:24 PM
I would have to say:

1) Audition (movie's too much to watch at certain points)

2) The Changeling (even scarier when you realized it's based on true
events not to forget George C. Scott's great performance)

3) Janghwa, Hongryeon -Tale of Two Sisters (another great Japanese movie) Did you see "THE AUDITION", the japanese version? Egads!!!

BrooklynRider
December 31st, 2006, 02:07 AM
One late night when I was 12, I innocently turned the channel and didn't realize I had tuned into "Night of the Living Dead." Scared the bejeezus out of me.

Second to that?.... "Grease 2"

Punzie
December 31st, 2006, 03:14 AM
The scariest movie I ever watched was the one I produced, directed and starred in...

"It seemed like a good idea at the time."

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i130/Rapunzel61/Snow/Happy-New-Year/newyearseve.gif

Cluster
January 1st, 2007, 12:50 PM
Dr Butcher M.D.
http://www.badmovies.org/othermovies/drbutcher/index.html

Pretty Cheese affects by todays standards
I saw this movie as a kid and it scared the crap out of me

lofter1
January 1st, 2007, 02:28 PM
The scariest movie I ever watched was the one I produced, directed and starred in...

Available on DVD?

Or youtube ;) ?

solon magrizos
January 1st, 2007, 09:04 PM
well i would say

1.Ring
2.Exorcist(old version)
3.White Noise

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Punzie
January 2nd, 2007, 06:20 AM
Available on DVD?

Or youtube ;) ?

Neither. Locked in my vault. I can't quite summon the courage to destroy the evidence completely.:D

AMBITION
January 2nd, 2007, 05:53 PM
I guess The Ring is the most scariest movie i've ever seen.

MikeKruger
January 4th, 2007, 01:55 PM
The Descent!

Where they flip the flashlight and the monster is just standing there....

Nostalgic
January 10th, 2007, 06:04 PM
1. The Hitcher (original)
2. Carnival of Souls
3. Don't look Now
4. Alfred Hitchcock Presents 'Open Window' Episode
5. Burnt Offerings

raycanales
January 10th, 2007, 10:29 PM
Gigli or Gigli :rolleyes:

Gregory Tenenbaum
January 12th, 2007, 08:12 AM
Look, Ive seen them all, and they aint got nothing on CANDYMAN (read my earlier post).

Seriously, I saw this in the cinema and couldn't go to the restroom afterwards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXcdTEAdu0Q&mode=related&search=

Music by Phillip Glass, great architecture by Walter Netsch at the UIC and damn scary. What more could you want in a horror flick.

georgelondon
January 13th, 2007, 10:09 AM
an oldie but a goodie...gotta be the exorcist for me!

Fabrizio
January 17th, 2007, 06:04 PM
This:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHnzwHdavN4

lofter1
January 17th, 2007, 06:19 PM
OMG -- you are sooooo right ^^^

chris
January 19th, 2007, 02:06 AM
Requiem for a Dream

Gregory Tenenbaum
January 23rd, 2007, 04:29 AM
Gigli or Gigli :rolleyes:

Thats funny. I actually didnt mind it for a light weight film - it was interesting to see Ben and J Lo and even Chris Walken in that film. Why not?

As for scary films I forgot to mention

this one:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0330181/trailers-screenplay-E17376-10-2

Gacy

Friend. Neighbor. Killer.

"What I do in that garage is all business related"

I found his true life biography here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNW4pfeJLb8

lofter1
January 23rd, 2007, 09:53 AM
Sometimes ^^^ you scare me, GT :eek:

Gregory Tenenbaum
January 23rd, 2007, 11:51 AM
Why? Because I think Gigli is cool in an innocent kitsch type of way? Dont worry about me. I thought that Color of Night was one of the greatest films of the 90s when everybody rubbished it.

Or are you are you more concerned about my knowledge of the clown killer. Well, Call me coulrophobic. Gacy is pretty scary.

What did you think about the trailer and the biography doco? Truth is stranger than fiction.

When Gacy tells his wife "What I do in that garage is all business related" it makes me kind of shudder.

Gregory Tenenbaum
January 27th, 2007, 04:34 PM
Ok so I have another nomination.

Wolf Creek.

http://www.wolfcreekthemovie.com/

Has anyone else had the chance to see it?