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Creepy/scary movies?

Postby Rippy » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:00 pm UTC

I don't see a "recommend me a movie" thread like there is in the games forum, so I'll start this thread and hope I didn't miss something. I have previously not been at all interested in scary movies, but recently I've taken a big interest. I don't know where to start though.

The kind I like most isn't the horror, slasher kind, but more the creepy supernatural. I liked the creepy aspects of Donnie Darko (good movie) and Knowing (bad movie). I hear The Sixth Sense is good and is like that, but does anyone have other suggestions? I've been looking through the highest rated on RottenTomatoes, but it's hard to tell whether the movies are actually any good.

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Postby Allium Cepa » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:43 pm UTC

My favorite scary movie is Silence of the Lambs. It's not really supernatural if that's really what you want, but it is extremely creepy, and also well acted and scripted, which seems to be a rarity among the more recent scary movies.
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Postby Ended » Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:24 pm UTC

A few suggestions:

- The Shining (great film, fucking scary.)
- The Ring (both the original Japanese Ringu and the American remake. I actually found the latter more scary. Also, if you like this kind of thing, then films like Ju-on: The Grudge (remake), Phone, Dark Water.)
- Don't Look Now (it's been a while since I saw it, but I remember it as extremely creepy)
- The Others (rather a good haunted-house film)
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Postby Clumpy » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:09 am UTC

The Orphanage (Spanish) is pretty much universally regarded as really well done.

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Postby TheAmazingRando » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:22 am UTC

If you cut off the ending (well, not the very ending, but the final confrontation) and ignore the acting (basically, pay attention to nothing but the music and the visuals), the Silent Hill movie actually has a really great atmosphere to it. I found it very nightmarish and unsettling, often beautiful, and liked the fact that it managed to avoid gore almost entirely throughout most of the film.

The downside is that the film ultimately succumbs to the overused "evil little girls are terrifying" trope in a few awful scenes, and throws in an incredibly gory confrontation towards the end that feels like a video game boss fight.

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Postby runa » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:51 am UTC

Låt den rätte komma in (aka "Let the Right One In") is supposed to be a good movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139797/

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Postby Amarantha » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:22 am UTC

Ended wrote:- The Ring (both the original Japanese Ringu and the American remake. I actually found the latter more scary...)
Wait, seriously? The one that put a car chase in the middle of the signature scene?

My favourite scary movie experience was watching Ringu, alone, late at night, in the dark. Please don't watch the remake first, it'll give away the most suspenseful bit.

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:36 am UTC

They - Though this might only be extra-super scary for me because the first scene in the film actually happened to me. Also, the 'it' in the movie has less than forty-five seconds total screen time (in many cases, measured in frames, not seconds). Surprisingly well done, and I can't remember which critics it was, but I saw twice written "perhaps the most unnerving final scene in recent memory".

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Postby Ended » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:23 am UTC

Amarantha wrote:
Ended wrote:- The Ring (both the original Japanese Ringu and the American remake. I actually found the latter more scary...)
Wait, seriously? The one that put a car chase in the middle of the signature scene?
...yeah...I forgot about that bit. On reflection, maybe watching the remake first was a bad idea :)
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Re: Creepy/scary movies?

Postby seladore » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:37 pm UTC

Clumpy wrote:The Orphanage (Spanish) is pretty much universally regarded as really well done.


Damn, I came here to say just that.

It is one seriously creepy film.

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Postby annals » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:01 am UTC

Ended wrote:Don't Look Now

My god, that was made into a movie? The book version was the only story I've read that kept me up at night shivering.

Pan's Labyrinth is a very good movie, if you haven't seen it already. I also found The Prestige pretty creepy in parts. If you're not averse to the classics, you can't go wrong with Hitchcock (unless you watch North by Northwest) and Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte with Betty Davis

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Re: Creepy/scary movies?

Postby Rippy » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:53 pm UTC

Thanks for the suggestions, I hadn't thought of some of the older classics. I'm gonna see about renting The Shining or Psycho and maybe convincing the girl to watch with me (I had to sit through She's The Man and Step Up, it's only fair that she must endure Monty Python and a horror film...)

The Orphanage sounds kind of interesting, even though the plot summary is really lame (but horror movie plot summaries don't seem to be helpful at all really). I wonder if they'd have it at Blockbuster (my local movie renting place).

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Re: Creepy/scary movies?

Postby headprogrammingczar » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:16 pm UTC

annals wrote:
Ended wrote:Don't Look Now

My god, that was made into a movie? The book version was the only story I've read that kept me up at night shivering.

Pan's Labyrinth is a very good movie, if you haven't seen it already. I also found The Prestige pretty creepy in parts. If you're not averse to the classics, you can't go wrong with Hitchcock (unless you watch North by Northwest) and Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte with Betty Davis

The Illusionist did a better job portraying the story as a mystery.
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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:14 am UTC

Rippy wrote:The kind I like most isn't the horror, slasher kind, but more the creepy supernatural. I liked the creepy aspects of Donnie Darko (good movie) and Knowing (bad movie). I hear The Sixth Sense is good and is like that, but does anyone have other suggestions? I've been looking through the highest rated on RottenTomatoes, but it's hard to tell whether the movies are actually any good.


The Sixth Sense was pretty good, although after a few viewings it gets pretty tame. Stir of Echoes, which came out the same year, is pretty good. If you look at the twisted movies thread, you'll find a few good horror flicks mentioned there, although some of them may be of the slasher/gruesome kind. I never cared for those, either. I liked the kind that really fuck with your mind, or the ones that could occur in real life.

Ended wrote:A few suggestions:

- The Shining (great film, fucking scary.)


Meh. The miniseries with Steven Weber as Jack Torrence was better. It followed the book more. In fact, Stephen King hated the Kubrick version so he made sure he had a heavier hand in the production of the miniseries, including having written the teleplay.

Ended wrote:- The Ring (both the original Japanese Ringu and the American remake. I actually found the latter more scary. Also, if you like this kind of thing, then films like Ju-on: The Grudge (remake), Phone, Dark Water.)


Dark Water was pretty creepy. So was The Messengers and Mirrors, although both seemed to rely on gruesome effects more than anything. Shutter, on the other hand, was a lot better.

Ended wrote:- The Others (rather a good haunted-house film)


This is one of my favorite films, right here. I could watch it endlessly. I remember my grandma and I going to see it, and she said that I had an eye for good horror flicks. I took a friend to see it, and she loved it. She wanted to see American Pie 2, but since I don't care for softcore porn, I talked her out of it. The Others harkens to a lot of the horror movies made in the mid-20th century, that didn't rely heavily on special effects or gallons of fake blood. The good horror movies, that is. All they needed was the right lighting, the right dialogue, and the right cues. The original The Haunting is a perfect example of this. That woman's voice will haunt you for years to come in the night...in the dark.

Another good one that's more recent is The Skeleton Key. That one was so creepy I could only watch it in the theater. Couldn't stand to watch it at home.
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Postby headprogrammingczar » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:08 pm UTC

Memories of a Murder. The true story of the first recorded serial killing in South Korea. By far the spookiest movie I have ever seen.
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Postby Notch » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:36 am UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:Another good one that's more recent is The Skeleton Key. That one was so creepy I could only watch it in the theater. Couldn't stand to watch it at home.


That one really got to me. I love how they marketed it as a generic horror movie, but towards the end you start to realize that there's much more to it. I really liked it.


Let's see, what can I think of that hasn't been mentioned yet..
The Birds has plenty of creepy. It's a zombie movie without zombies, very nice.
REC freaked me out almost as bad as Dark Water. I haven't seen the remake. If you watch this, give it time. It needs to build slow, and yes, it's cheesy at first.
Descent was horribly creepy. Very claustrophobic.
The Blair Witch Project still gets to me. The sequel is pure garbage.

Some of these might be a bit on the slashery side, but I'm recommending them for their creepyness.

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Postby TheAmazingRando » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:41 pm UTC

Notch wrote:The Blair Witch Project still gets to me. The sequel is pure garbage.
How could I have forgotten that one?
I went into it expecting it to suck tremendously. An hour and a half of sticks and rocks and heavy breathing didn't sound particularly interesting, and I didn't see how it could possibly be scary or anything other than really boring. But the atmosphere and the strength of the acting makes it very believable, intriguing, and frightening.

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:43 pm UTC

TheAmazingRando wrote:
Notch wrote:The Blair Witch Project still gets to me. The sequel is pure garbage.
How could I have forgotten that one?
I went into it expecting it to suck tremendously. An hour and a half of sticks and rocks and heavy breathing didn't sound particularly interesting, and I didn't see how it could possibly be scary or anything other than really boring. But the atmosphere and the strength of the acting makes it very believable, intriguing, and frightening.

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Postby Izawwlgood » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:53 pm UTC

Sphere really creeped me out, but I read the book first, and admittedly, when I was fairly young, so was likely more scared of it.

The movie "The People Under the Stairs" terrified me in movie stores, so that if I saw the box, I'd have nightmares. When I got around to seeing it, it was pretty meh.

But my all time favorite horror movie for what it implies, is John Carpenters "The Thing".

If creepy stuff is more your thing, like, subtle and eerie, I found Stir of Echo's to be pretty 'ooof' inducing. Depending on whether or not you like zombies, the new remake of Quarantine was really enjoyable, and very human.
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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:52 am UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:
TheAmazingRando wrote:
Notch wrote:The Blair Witch Project still gets to me. The sequel is pure garbage.
How could I have forgotten that one?
I went into it expecting it to suck tremendously. An hour and a half of sticks and rocks and heavy breathing didn't sound particularly interesting, and I didn't see how it could possibly be scary or anything other than really boring. But the atmosphere and the strength of the acting makes it very believable, intriguing, and frightening.

I wanted my money back.


My mom rented it one time. Two and a half hours I'll never be able to get back into my life. The thing that pissed me off was
Spoiler:
when they were in that building, why they didn't talk to the dude that was standing in the corner.
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Postby Izawwlgood » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:13 am UTC

If your talking about the original, I think you very much missed the point of who that dude was and what he was doing there.
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PatrickRsGhost wrote:The thing that pissed me off was
Spoiler:
when they were in that building, why they didn't talk to the dude that was standing in the corner.
Spoiler:
Two of them go into the house. The first one is the one standing in the corner, the second is knocked out/killed/drops the camera almost as soon as she enters the basement. At what point would she have the opportunity to talk to him?


Not long after I saw Blair Witch, I went caving with some friends of mine. It's common practice to mark junctions in caves with cairns of rocks. I was unaware of this. I'm about 20 minutes into a very narrow (lots of squeezing, no standing room) cave and I make my way into a chamber where I can almost stand up, shine my flashlight out and see a few neat little piles of rocks waiting for me. More than a bit creepy.

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Postby Gentlelady » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:11 am UTC

Notch wrote:Let's see, what can I think of that hasn't been mentioned yet..
The Birds has plenty of creepy. It's a zombie movie without zombies, very nice.



My irrational fear of birds stems from this very movie. No one does horror like Hitchcock did.



Allium Cepa wrote:My favorite scary movie is Silence of the Lambs. It's not really supernatural if that's really what you want, but it is extremely creepy, and also well acted and scripted, which seems to be a rarity among the more recent scary movies.


This is my favorite movie of all time. I was very upset when they replaced Jody Foster with Julianne Moore for Hannibal. Sir Anthony Hopkins made this series of movies unbelievably amazing.

I love scary movies. This is my favorite genre of movie to watch.
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Postby Izawwlgood » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:13 pm UTC

Oh, despite being a rather irritating piece of eye candy that tried to hard to use J. Lo's figure as it's shining point, I thought The Cell had some genuinely well thought out moments.

Re: Blair Witch;
Spoiler:
So after being terrified in the woods of some supernatural force, becoming lost and finally separated, upon running into a lone cabin and seeing ritualistic and very creepy marks all over the walls, and getting knocked over AFTER being chased, you think they should have stopped and chatted with the dude sitting in the corner? Who, as I remember it, was their missing friend doing something very very creepy (like, being possessed or enthralled). Netcha.


I dunno, it's hard to define what will creep a body out. I find Japanese horror cliche's (blue light, pale children, screeching discordant crescendo's) to be very uncomfortable, but not very creepy. It doesn't stick with me. I wince a bit and continue wondering why the bitch hasn't just left the house. Same with a lot of American horror cliche's (over the shoulder angles, sudden loud 'BOO!', the ever obvious 'critter in the closing bathroom mirror'), I jump a bit, but won't think about it later.

Remember the scene in the first Saw, where the photographer was walking through his pitch black apartment and using his camera flash to illuminate the room? How all we heard was *CLICK*Whrrrrrrrrrrr- of the capacitor charging, punctuated by a slow stroboscopic view of the room? I was very into photography in high school, and this scene kept me out of the dark for about a month.

Remember the scene in the Poltergeist where the little girl wakes up and stares at the static on the tv? TV's don't really do snow static anymore, but I remember playing in my basement late one night as a little kid, a bit after I first saw that movie, and a small tv in the corner going into static, and being unable to walk past it or take my eyes off it.

The words from the film title "People Under the Stairs" makes me run up dark stairwells quickly even to this day, only stepping on the edges.
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Izawwlgood wrote:
Remember the scene in the Poltergeist where the little girl wakes up and stares at the static on the tv? TV's don't really do snow static anymore, but I remember playing in my basement late one night as a little kid, a bit after I first saw that movie, and a small tv in the corner going into static, and being unable to walk past it or take my eyes off it.



The woman Zelda Rubinstein, who played the psychic in that movie, her voice is kind of creepy. She is the narrator for the show The Scariest Places on Earth now.
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Rippy wrote: even though the plot summary is really lame (but horror movie plot summaries don't seem to be helpful at all really). I wonder if they'd have it at Blockbuster (my local movie renting place).


You read plot summaries? Twists and reveals are more important in horror than any other genre. Did you read the plot summary before you saw Fight Club, too? I make a point of learning as little about a horror movie as possible before I see it. As to recommendations,

Noroi is a great underrated horror film from a few years ago. Easily one of my favorites despite how clunky it is.

Surprised Peeping Tom hasn't been mentioned yet.

Marebito turned from horror to drug-addled scifi pretty quickly, but it was disconcerting in a good way.

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Postby Bhelliom » Fri May 01, 2009 5:14 pm UTC

I liked Skeleton Key, it isn't often a movie leaves me feeling wrong for hours afterward. Mothman Prophecies is good. White Noise too. All of these movie are creepy with almost zero violence/gore.
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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Fri May 01, 2009 5:21 pm UTC

Gentlelady wrote:
Notch wrote:Let's see, what can I think of that hasn't been mentioned yet..
The Birds has plenty of creepy. It's a zombie movie without zombies, very nice.



My irrational fear of birds stems from this very movie. No one does horror like Hitchcock did.


Nope. And no one ever will. I remember my grandma telling me that she refused to take a shower for an entire month after having watched Psycho at the theater. I think she preferred to take baths due to that movie all the way up till when she died, nearly 50 years after it came out. Goes to show just how much a really good horror movie can fuck your mind. That, or else she was just overly sensitive. I could see both arguments.
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Postby BMW787 » Fri May 01, 2009 7:50 pm UTC

I liked the movie Identity. It was just really creepy, plus the concept was an interesting one.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Fri May 01, 2009 8:32 pm UTC

BMW787 wrote:I liked the movie Identity. It was just really creepy, plus the concept was an interesting one.

~grumbles angrily~ And I wrote it as a short story four years before the movie was made, and posted it on FanFiction.Org (where it subsequently vanished).

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Rippy wrote: even though the plot summary is really lame (but horror movie plot summaries don't seem to be helpful at all really). I wonder if they'd have it at Blockbuster (my local movie renting place).


You read plot summaries? Twists and reveals are more important in horror than any other genre. Did you read the plot summary before you saw Fight Club, too? I make a point of learning as little about a horror movie as possible before I see it. As to recommendations,
Ideally, a plot summary isn't a full plot summary, but an explanation as to what's going on. Friday The 13th's summary should be "Camp Councilors at Camp Crystal Lake are all set for fun, until they start turning up dead. Is this the work of the vengeful spirit of a boy neglected by the councilors years ago, or something more sinister?" not "Vengeful mother goes apeshit on camp councilors. Also, the hallucination at the end will be blown out of proportion creating a hockey-mask wearing supernatural horror in the sequels."
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Postby Gentlelady » Sat May 02, 2009 1:23 am UTC

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Nope. And no one ever will. I remember my grandma telling me that she refused to take a shower for an entire month after having watched Psycho at the theater. I think she preferred to take baths due to that movie all the way up till when she died, nearly 50 years after it came out. Goes to show just how much a really good horror movie can fuck your mind. That, or else she was just overly sensitive. I could see both arguments.


Hitchcock had this mind fuck thing going on with his movies that no one will ever be able to capture. I still am not able to watch his movies alone.
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Postby TheAmazingRando » Mon May 04, 2009 8:07 am UTC

The formula for most PG-13 (and some R) horror movies from the past few years seems to be:
1. Creepy, heavily stylistic intro scene that gives us a glimpse of the monster/spirit/force/whatever without showing us its full form/power/insidious nature.
2. Jump cut to an unrelated protagonist. Tell us all about them and their family/friends for 20 minutes even though we really don't care at all, since the dialogue sucks and the acting is wooden and the characters themselves have been done a thousand times before.
3. Protagonist's path intersects with the creepy place or person that houses or channels the scary monster or power. Protagonist might realize that it's creepy, but won't think anything of it. There will be a jump scene that doesn't actually involve anything scary. A cat suddenly knocks something over. A broom falls out of a closet as soon as it's opened. That sort of thing.
4. Something scary and unexplainable happens. Protagonist puts it off as stress or hallucinations but definitely does not assume it is supernatural in origin.
5. More characterization, other characters notice Protagonist is feeling stressed. Protagonist can't tell them what's up, they wouldn't understand.
6. Protagonist stupidly returns to / doesn't escape before nightfall from the creepy location. Shit goes down. Protagonist finds a clue.
7. Protagonist has survived and undeniably supernatural experience and seems oddly collected, but has the clue now, and starts researching. Expect newspaper clippings, phone calls, destroyed records, people hesitant to give information. Protagonist gets a lead on someone who might be able to give them more information.
7.5. Around this time, Protagonist's family or friends may be in trouble. Scary things will happen to the peripheral characters, which makes Protagonist's quest seem more urgent.
8. This source of information initially denies any knowledge, but eventually cracks and tells Protagonist (and us) everything that happened. There will be flashbacks, but they might be in sepia or black and white. Sometimes this character can be replaced by a book or exceptionally informative newspaper article, so this section can be combined with the previous one.
9. Protagonist finds the person or object that will make the evil monster or power go away.
10. Protagonist returns with this resource to kick some ass. Confronts the evil in its true form, which is nowhere near as scary as it has been the rest of the time, and will probably make the rest of the film less scary in retrospect. Protagonist wins?
11. The monster is vanquished, or so it seems. Everyone else is safe, but Protagonist is still in some form of trouble, even if it makes no sense given the plot thus far. Maybe the ghost was exorcised, but we see a closet door open on its own, a flash of its face, or its voice. Maybe protagonist is trapped in a strange, unescapable, altered version of reality. Maybe everything went well, but the unspeakable horrors made Protagonist go insane. Maybe the monster has just been temporarily vanquished, and will return in the sequel. Maybe nothing is really better, and everyone is still going to die (this won't be revealed until 5-10 minutes of us being shown that everything is "fine").
12. The credits roll. You realize that the entire movie was crafted around only two or three frightening scenes. One of them was the intro. The others were mostly given away by the trailers. The rest of the scares in the movie were basically things jumping out and saying "boo!"

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Re: Creepy/scary movies?

Postby Notch » Mon May 04, 2009 9:25 am UTC

You know, I think I've seen that one!

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Re: Creepy/scary movies?

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Tue May 05, 2009 3:03 am UTC

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Nope. And no one ever will. I remember my grandma telling me that she refused to take a shower for an entire month after having watched Psycho at the theater. I think she preferred to take baths due to that movie all the way up till when she died, nearly 50 years after it came out. Goes to show just how much a really good horror movie can fuck your mind. That, or else she was just overly sensitive. I could see both arguments.


Hitchcock had this mind fuck thing going on with his movies that no one will ever be able to capture. I still am not able to watch his movies alone.


Right. Even the remakes just don't stand up to the originals. Most remakes of the Hitchcock classics are pretty much just the same storylines, but jazzed up with more special effects and add in a dash of blood and guts. It's like adding toppings to a hamburger: not necessary, but some people like the added fluff, but it can be overdone.

To me, a good horror movie isn't filled with blood and guts and some maniacal madman running around seeking revenge, or some whackajoo monster out for blood or flesh. It's filled with as little special effects as possible, but it sticks with you for months or years to come. What makes it even more frightening is if it induces new behavioral traits into the viewer, like developing a new phobia or doing a routine task in a different way.

I don't know what prompted it, if it was some movie, or a TV show, but I remember when I was a kid always making sure the closet door was fully closed before going to bed. Even as a teenager I'd make sure the door was fully closed before turning out the light. I always told myself it was so that the cats wouldn't get in there and tear shit up, but deep down it was something else.

Even today I make sure the closet and bedroom doors are both securely shut, but again I tell myself it's so the cats don't get out or get into something they shouldn't.

Although not movies, but since this is a TV/movie thread, may I throw in the original "Twilight Zone" series, as well as "Outer Limits" and "Night Gallery". All of these had some pretty scary episodes, and especially with TZ, they had some very memorable ones that stuck with the viewers for years to come.
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Re: Creepy/scary movies?

Postby annals » Tue May 05, 2009 3:48 am UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:Although not movies, but since this is a TV/movie thread, may I throw in the original "Twilight Zone" series, as well as "Outer Limits" and "Night Gallery". All of these had some pretty scary episodes, and especially with TZ, they had some very memorable ones that stuck with the viewers for years to come.

The great thing about The Twilight Zone is that it relies less on the horror of a scary situation than the horror of human nature. You might stay away from haunted houses, you might never meet a flesh eating monster, but you always have to live with yourself.

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Re: Creepy/scary movies?

Postby BMW787 » Tue May 05, 2009 2:18 pm UTC

annals wrote:
PatrickRsGhost wrote:Although not movies, but since this is a TV/movie thread, may I throw in the original "Twilight Zone" series, as well as "Outer Limits" and "Night Gallery". All of these had some pretty scary episodes, and especially with TZ, they had some very memorable ones that stuck with the viewers for years to come.

The great thing about The Twilight Zone is that it relies less on the horror of a scary situation than the horror of human nature. You might stay away from haunted houses, you might never meet a flesh eating monster, but you always have to live with yourself.


I liked them because they relied more on diolauge instead of special effects. The hard part is to try and catch the all day marathons on sci-fi. :D
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Re: Creepy/scary movies?

Postby Surgery » Wed May 06, 2009 1:48 am UTC

I think one of the creepiest twilight zones was the one where the kids find the other world under their swimming pool. There's something so sinister about a seemingly perfect world under a body of water.

As for creepy movies: Session 9 [holy shit awesome]
Abatement team goes into the abandoned Danvers Institute (actual place, well, used to be) to remove asbestos. That's all you should know going in.

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I felt so bad for Gordon, even though he killed them all. I think that's part of what makes it so creepy.

Also, don't be put off by David Caruso being in it, he's actually not bad except for one 10 second scene.
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Re: Creepy/scary movies?

Postby Gentlelady » Wed May 06, 2009 3:12 am UTC

Surgery wrote:As for creepy movies: Session 9 [holy shit awesome]
Abatement team goes into the abandoned Danvers Institute (actual place, well, used to be) to remove asbestos. That's all you should know going in.


I have been looking for this movie for the last two years and never could remember what the hell the name was. And no one knew what I was talking about.

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Re: Creepy/scary movies?

Postby Surgery » Wed May 06, 2009 3:37 am UTC

I love cookies!

I have session 9 on dvd, but for some reason i'm compelled to watch it on hulu, haha.


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