What's everyone's favorite scary movie? you can give a description on why its your favorite

  • btm7969

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    May 09, 2013 1:14 AM GMT
    mine is return of the living dead 1984 it has brain eating running zombies nude linnea quigley throughout the film gore and a killer sndtrk it was the 1st zombie movie i watched as a child on cable back in the mid 80s and what got me started loving horror movies icon_biggrin.gif
  • deep388

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    May 09, 2013 1:49 AM GMT
    One that comes to mind instantly: -Cannibal Holocaust - Simply for it's weird, soothing theme that plays in the background while you see humans getting butchered alive...icon_eek.gif (will post a more comprehensive list later).


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf1Vt6r-sj8
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    May 09, 2013 3:52 AM GMT
    The original When A Stranger Calls released in 1979. The lead character was babysitting and kept on getting phone calls from a guy with only one question: "Have you checked the children?" She was downstairs while the kids were sleeping upstairs. She found out that the stranger was calling from inside the house.

    What made this scary is because back then, there was no such thing as cell phones and having a 2nd telephone line in a house was unheard of. You never guessed that the killer was in the house and that the kids were already dead when he called.
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    May 09, 2013 4:11 AM GMT
    I have many favorites, but one that stands out is an obscure 1987 John Carpenter flick called Prince of Darkness. The plot revolves around a group of physics grad students who are recruited by their professor to assist the Catholic Church in investigating a strange vessel of liquid in the basement of an old church. It is discovered that the vessel contains the son of satan, and it is released to possess the students in an effort to unleash satan himself unto the earth. Everyone in close proximity to the vessel has the same dream....of a shadowy figure emerging from the doors of the church...and a warning that is heard in the dream..."this is not a dream, this is not a dream...this is a broadcast from the year 1-9-9-9". It is apparently a tachyon beaming of a live broadcast sent backwards thru time to 1987, warning of apocalypse if the son of satan succeeds in unleashing his father. I'm sure it sounds corny, but it is actually a very effective and atmospheric production, with a few tried and true scary movie shocks thrown in. And Alice Cooper plays a possessed homeless man!
  • HorrorHound

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    May 09, 2013 4:25 AM GMT
    So so so many....LMAO

    1985's The Return Of The Living Dead, 1988's The Blob remake, the original 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre & 1984's A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Slumber Party Massacre, The House Of The Devil, Halloween, 1974's Black Christmas, Fulci's The Gates Of Hell (aka City of the Living Dead), Ginger Snaps, Jeepers Creepers, The Shining, 1985's Fright Night, Night of the Creeps, The Monster Squad, The Burning, Creepshow 2, Trick Or Treat (1986), All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, the original Evil Dead (1981), Amityville 2: The Possession (1981), PIECES, Dario Argento's Suspiria, DEMONS (1985), Insidious, High Tension, Darkness: The Vampire Version, Prom Night (1980), Friday the 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter, Ju-On (The.Grudge), Trick R' Treat (200icon_cool.gif , Phantasm (1979)


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    May 09, 2013 4:30 AM GMT
    I love horror films. But one of them that is a personal favorite is Halloween 1978 the atmosphere, how it shot, the acting, and of course the intelligent, relentless, silent killer Michael Myers. He's one of the best in my opinion


  • RaggedyMan

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    May 09, 2013 4:31 AM GMT
    Event Horizon was really freaky...
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    May 09, 2013 4:52 AM GMT
    sanjose408 saidEvent Horizon was really freaky...


    I remember seeing that one when it was in the theaters

    That scene where they find the doctor vivisected in the med lab still creeps me out
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    May 09, 2013 5:03 AM GMT
    oh man totally forgot about event horizon, such a freaky movie.
    i still remember that scene where they look at the ships computers
    and theres that extremely disturbing scene where the crew are like soaked in blood and eating each other or something sick like that.
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    May 09, 2013 5:07 AM GMT
    sanjose408 saidEvent Horizon was really freaky...


    Event Horizon was great... didn't expect it to be a horror movie. I thought I was going into sci-fi action not a sci-fi horror.

    I would have to pick Poltergeist. Freaked me out as a kid, it's the only scary movie that freaks me out.
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    May 09, 2013 5:11 AM GMT
    The scariest thing about Event Horizon for me was that when I saw it, I was on a date with a girl! (shudders!!!!) icon_eek.gif

    And she wanted me to hold her hand and comfort her during the scary parts (squirms). icon_eek.gif

    That is true horror. I'm going to have nightmares tonight. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • theartguy92

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    May 09, 2013 5:13 AM GMT
    Hmmm
    lets see
    1 Silent Hill
    2 Halloween
    3 The Grudge
    4 The Woman in Black
    I like scary movies with good stories
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    May 09, 2013 5:15 AM GMT
    Lo5t5oul5 said
    sanjose408 saidEvent Horizon was really freaky...


    Event Horizon was great... didn't expect it to be a horror movie. I thought I was going into sci-fi action not a sci-fi horror.

    I would have to pick Poltergeist. Freaked me out as a kid, it's the only scary movie that freaks me out.


    Poltergeist scared the crap out of me as a kid. I was afraid to be in my bedroom alone because I thought I'd get sucked into the closet. And every night before bedtime I would have to inspect under the bed for monstrous stuffed animals. icon_lol.gif
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    May 09, 2013 5:15 AM GMT
    Sommersby . . .
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    May 09, 2013 5:18 AM GMT
    The Strangers and Insidious scared the hell out of me.
  • btm7969

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    May 09, 2013 5:41 AM GMT
    HorrorHound saidSo so so many....LMAO

    1985's The Return Of The Living Dead, 1988's The Blob remake, the original 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre & 1984's A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Slumber Party Massacre, The House Of The Devil, Halloween, 1974's Black Christmas, Fulci's The Gates Of Hell (aka City of the Living Dead), Ginger Snaps, Jeepers Creepers, The Shining, 1985's Fright Night, Night of the Creeps, The Monster Squad, The Burning, Creepshow 2, Trick Or Treat (1986), All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, the original Evil Dead (1981), Amityville 2: The Possession (1981), PIECES, Dario Argento's Suspiria, DEMONS (1985), Insidious, High Tension, Darkness: The Vampire Version, Prom Night (1980), Friday the 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter, Ju-On (The.Grudge), Trick R' Treat (200icon_cool.gif , Phantasm (1979)


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    very nicely done thats a impressive line up of horror films buddy
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    May 09, 2013 5:44 AM GMT
    Definitely 100% THE EXORCIST.. the original.. It is very disturbing especially when she crawls down the stairs backwards...INSANE. I still watch it though.lol
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    May 09, 2013 5:51 AM GMT
    When a stranger calls


    only because when I watched it at the time I was on a date ,,,,& I will never forget lol
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    May 09, 2013 5:58 AM GMT
    The original "Salem's Lot". Vampires were once terrifying creatures not these overly fem things nowadays.
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    May 09, 2013 6:00 AM GMT
    I liked Scary Movie icon_smile.gif
  • HorrorHound

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    May 09, 2013 6:28 AM GMT
    illyriak2000 saidThe original "Salem's Lot". Vampires were once terrifying creatures not these overly fem things nowadays.


    YES!!! A childhood fav!
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    May 09, 2013 8:15 AM GMT
    "The Exorcist" and "When a Stranger Calls" are my two favourites.... Think I slept with the lights on for a month.... Lol.
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    May 09, 2013 10:11 AM GMT
    I have a few (that were mentioned), but I have to say "An American Werewolf in London" is my fave.

    It's got everything, from comedy to horror to great special effects, plus it's a movie you DON'T wanna watch by yourself!


  • HorrorHound

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    May 09, 2013 10:12 AM GMT
    venue35 saidI still think the original exorcist is the scariest even the daytime scenes are creepy. And the first Halloween definitely and when you think of what a small budget carpenter had he sure made an effectively scary movie. That scene where Jamie lee Curtis sees Michael Myers wandering outside the school window stalking her...


    Yes John Carpenter's original Halloween was a stroke of both filmmaking beauty (that wide-screen panavision lense he shoots in!) & filmmaking genius!

    It truly is as classic as Psycho, The Exorcist, The Shining, etc
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    May 09, 2013 12:28 PM GMT
    The original The Haunting (1963) with Clair Bloom and Julie Harris, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson.

    True psychological terror, not horror -- no blood and guts, but it preys on the mind.