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#1 LanceM

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:37 PM

Tell what it is about scary movies that frighten you the most. Blood and gore or head games?

For me its head games. the slasher and splatter films overdo it too much for me. they just come off as more comical then scary. put something in there that's going to play with my mind and let my imagination run free though and it completely freaks me out. unfortunately though there are very few movies that let your imagination just go. they always have to show something that always turns out goofy or just plain stupid or way too predicable and that just ruins it for me. :D

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:23 PM

The hands down scariest movie for me was Silence of the Lambs. The fact that there are really people capable doing of such horrible things is scarier than any invented monster. I'm going with mind games!

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:38 PM

~I'm going with blood & gore....but not the crappy kind either. I liked Final Destination because of the "in your face" blood & gore. Plus the Midnight Meat Train, that'll work for me too!
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 05:40 PM

I only saw the the original Final Destination and that was not just blood and gore but had some serious mind games going on.

I don't like the blood and gore stuff and I really do perfer suspense and an actual story line. For me the scariest movie was The Exorcist. I also like The Sixth Sense a lotl
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 05:46 PM

~I too just love The 6th Sense & The Exorcist...awesome!
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:04 PM

Love the exorcist, Final Destination, The 6th Sense, and Silence of the Lambs. Most recent movie i saw that played with my mind really really good was Paranormal Activity! :Wall:

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:15 PM

While not really a horror film. The last time that I was greatly affected by movie was "The Green Mile". I could almost feel for what John Coffey (Michael Clark Duncan) was going through.
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 09:06 PM

Just rewatched Stephen King's IT and Oh. My. God. Still as freakin' scary in ways as when I first saw it when I was little. *shudders* That movie is why I don't like clowns that much.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:45 AM

I enjoy blood and gore but I find a movie where you never really see the "monster, ghost, killer" Alot scarier. I love the movies that creep you out so much that you want to sleep with the lights on. Your basic slasher movie or Saw type movie (i enjoy them) doesn't do it for me.
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 04:46 PM

I guess I am kinda strange inthat both the psycho thrillers: Silence of the Lambs, The Others, Exorcist, 6th Sense, The Shining, etc as well as the blood/gore: Halloween (only the first one), Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Saw, Jennifer's Body, etc. get to me. I really hate cheesy gore...and usually hate the remake or 'the next' one...with the exception of the Saw series.
My favorites combine the blood/guts/gore and have the key element of psycho thriller/head games....The Exorcist and Saw are very good examples of incorporating the best of horror. Oh yeah, Paranormal Activity scared me real good!

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:43 PM

I guess I am kinda strange inthat both the psycho thrillers: Silence of the Lambs, The Others, Exorcist, 6th Sense, The Shining, etc as well as the blood/gore: Halloween (only the first one), Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Saw, Jennifer's Body, etc. get to me. I really hate cheesy gore...and usually hate the remake or 'the next' one...with the exception of the Saw series.
My favorites combine the blood/guts/gore and have the key element of psycho thriller/head games....The Exorcist and Saw are very good examples of incorporating the best of horror. Oh yeah, Paranormal Activity scared me real good!



I think Paranormal Activity has to be the scariest movie that i have ever seen. Never jumped that much at a movie in my life. And trust me Ive seen so many horror and thriller films i couldn't even begin to count them. For some reason that one really really really had me freaked out!

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 11:32 AM

Maybe I'm a bit odd, or just getting cynical in my old age, but 'though I enjoy watching a good horror or ghost film none of them scare me. I will happily sit and watch them on my own into the early hours and not bat an eyelid, because in the end I know it's all make believe and special effects. The kind of film that does unsettle me tends to be those that are based on events that have truly happened. I ended up in tears when I first saw The Deerhunter because I knew it depicted a lot that was based on horrible truths, and I've never been able to bring myself to watch it again since. To me, the cruel things that happen in the real world are far more scary than any fantasy horror movie.
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 02:47 PM

Maybe I'm a bit odd, or just getting cynical in my old age, but 'though I enjoy watching a good horror or ghost film none of them scare me. I will happily sit and watch them on my own into the early hours and not bat an eyelid, because in the end I know it's all make believe and special effects. The kind of film that does unsettle me tends to be those that are based on events that have truly happened. I ended up in tears when I first saw The Deerhunter because I knew it depicted a lot that was based on horrible truths, and I've never been able to bring myself to watch it again since. To me, the cruel things that happen in the real world are far more scary than any fantasy horror movie.


Thats the exact same way I feel about Schindlers List. That movie is just too horrific for me to see twice...almost didn't make it through the first time I watched it.
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 04:08 PM

The shocking ending of Stephen King's "The Mist" while not scary still left me in a lurch.
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 09:13 PM

Blood and Gore which are mostly overdone, overbudget, brainless, for the moment scares, just dont cut it. Suspense and mind games are king. The individuals mind can paint a custom tailored image that brings forth more fear than any mass-market broad audience visual affects can

I dig the Mind Games and suspense. hands down.

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