What scares you?

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    May 11, 2009 1:18 AM GMT
    So I'm a writer and im starting a new horror project in which im writing right now, and I'm taking a small break to re-align my brain and brainstorm. and i find it helps to get some ideas when i talk to people. so my question to u guys is:

    What scares you?

    Why?

    What have u seen in a movie that has scared you?


    What do you hate about most horror films?


    thanks ;)
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    May 11, 2009 1:26 AM GMT
    Death by alien probing seems like a bad way to go to me.

    But for me, worst way, would be drowning, I was once pretty close to drowning and the terrifying things was, my brain instead of screaming at me for air went totally silent on me.

    I've had moments of silent peace since then, when I really get into yoga my brain can go silent, but this was different, it was silence like I've never heard it before, that scared me more then the fact I thought I was about to die.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 11, 2009 1:27 AM GMT
    Well there are a number of things that bother me.... F5 tornadoes coming right at you... for one.

    As far as movies... one really stands out when I was a kid...called "Race with the Devil".... with Loretta Swit. It scared the shit out of me... but I was
    probably 9 years old at the time.
  • GQjock

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    May 11, 2009 1:30 AM GMT
    The thing that I like about horror movies is how they make it sometimes look like it can really happen
    The Gothic horror movies are fun but set it in the present time with people just living their lives and boom ...... they are faced with a life or death situation THAT is scary

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  • jlly_rnchr

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    May 11, 2009 1:46 AM GMT
    Irrational fear?
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    I hate these bugs. They're quick and they love my bedroom ceiling.

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    May 11, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    Swimming in open water and drowning.

    Yes, I can swim but it still terrifies me.
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    May 11, 2009 1:57 AM GMT
    26mileman saidSwimming in open water and drowning.

    Yes, I can swim but it still terrifies me.

    I'm taking you snorkeling out to a reef.. no land in sight out there.. erm, you can just hold onto me *nods* I'll keep you safe in the water icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 11, 2009 2:11 AM GMT
    Lil'Tank, I thought you were that kangaroo from another thread that was pushing someone in to the water?icon_lol.gif
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    May 11, 2009 2:34 AM GMT
    The horror movies about crazy people affect me more than movies about the supernatural.

    In the 70's and 80's, it seemed like any character who had sex died soon after. That got old real fast.
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    May 11, 2009 2:55 AM GMT
    I think I've said this to you before, but a lot of the movies that scare me the most were never intended as horror movies. Salo still frightens me as the idea of being force fed nails freaks me the fuck out.
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    May 11, 2009 2:58 AM GMT
    the year 2012.......not to creep you all out but i have had some weird dreams concerning the year...plus i have heard and read about some serious stuff that will go down in that year...eg.. planet X and the solar flares that might happen once the planet passes earth.
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    May 11, 2009 2:59 AM GMT
    26mileman saidLil'Tank, I thought you were that kangaroo from another thread that was pushing someone in to the water?icon_lol.gif

    I wouldn't push you in the water, no no no, i'd put my arm around your chest, nuzzle your neck a little, then pick you up and jump into the water with you.. there would be no pushing you into the water without me.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    May 11, 2009 3:03 AM GMT
    One movie that had me genuinely tense in my seat was Pitch Black from like then years ago. That's more sci-fi than horror, but it was great.

    What I hate about horror movies? The gore. Hostel and its sequel are disgusting. I do not need to see someone drained on to someone else. They're taking it too far, and it seems like it's all new horror movies now.
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    May 11, 2009 4:01 AM GMT
    jlly_rnchr saidOne movie that had me genuinely tense in my seat was Pitch Black from like then years ago. That's more sci-fi than horror, but it was great.

    What I hate about horror movies? The gore. Hostel and its sequel are disgusting. I do not need to see someone drained on to someone else. They're taking it too far, and it seems like it's all new horror movies now.



    i agree, i dont mind gore, and sometimes its effective. but when a film bases all of its chills n thrills on it it comes off as desperate to me, a how grossed out can we make our audience movie. idunno if ive said this yet but i beelive halloween (the original) was the perfect scary movie. it didnt show too much, just enough to keep u in suspense and the tension built and built till the end when everything went to hell. thats kind of how i write my films. anyways thanks for the good imput everyone icon_smile.gif
  • d_archangel

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    May 11, 2009 4:06 AM GMT
    For me, swimming in dark waters.. I can't stand it. Even when I'm swimming in a regular pool I need to have my eyes opened just to keep my bearings and don't panic. That and clowns lol.
  • calibro

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    May 11, 2009 4:10 AM GMT
    poisonous snakes
    tarantulas
    bears (actually, anything that can eat me)
    swimming in open water
    sharks (there's that thing about being eaten again)
    random noises you can't figure out
    turbulence on a plane
    maggots
    my own blood (other people's is fine)
    box jellyfish
    somehow being trapped in the wilderness anywhere on the planet except new zealand
    heights when there is little ground to stand on

    as far as movies go, the clown from the movie It

    so yes, Iz gets scurred sometimes and needz to be held icon_redface.gif
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    May 11, 2009 4:15 AM GMT
    calibro saidpoisonous snakes
    tarantulas
    bears (actually, anything that can eat me)
    swimming in open water
    sharks (there's that thing about being eaten again)
    random noises you can't figure out
    turbulence on a plane
    maggots
    my own blood (other people's is fine)
    box jellyfish
    somehow being trapped in the wilderness anywhere on the planet except new zealand
    heights when there is little ground to stand on

    as far as movies go, the clown from the movie It

    so yes, Iz gets scurred sometimes and needz to be held icon_redface.gif


    i know exactly wat u mena about the random noises u cant figure out. for a long time my oven scared me cuz of that haha

    aww and id hold ya thru the scary parts icon_lol.gif
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    May 11, 2009 4:34 AM GMT
    What scares you? Snakes

    Why? Have had 3 very bad experiences with Snakes.

    What have u seen in a movie that has scared you? Snakes.

    What do you hate about most horror films? Most of them are cheesy and very bad.

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    May 11, 2009 4:39 AM GMT
    midgets, because they're so close to the ground and hard to push over, and no matter how hard you kick them they always land on their feet
  • jrs1

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    May 11, 2009 4:51 AM GMT

    1. extreme darkness.
    2. blood, incisions, and innards.
    3. heights.

    I'm terrified of horror anything. Read the aforementioned list and then comprehend why I can't even make it through the opening credits. Sad? of course, even though I know the films are fictional!
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    May 11, 2009 5:21 AM GMT
    The evil side winning with no hope for the good side.
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    May 11, 2009 5:27 AM GMT
    the unseen.

    think "blair witch," "signs," the opening scene of "jaws" and other movies/scenes where you never get the satisfaction of seeing what's coming for you.

    why? because in my childhood there was always timultuous change coming from unexpected/unseen influences and people.

    what i hate most about most horror movies is the glorification of violence. i don't understand the masochism of audience members who go see a whole series of saw movies. i feel that most horror movies have no substance. those that have a context of some kind take on much more value in my mind.
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    May 11, 2009 5:30 AM GMT
    I'm terrified of heights and being alone
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    May 11, 2009 5:33 AM GMT
    TheIStrat saidI'm terrified of heights and being alone


  • CSPYNY

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    May 11, 2009 5:34 AM GMT
    Zombie Movies. I still love them.