Do Movies really SCARE you ANYMORE?

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    Jun 22, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    I'm finding that they all seem to follow the same old formula: the action is a scream and a quick cut-away, or it's overly gory. I'm not really in suspense anymore.

    How about you? Recommend any new ones that are really worth seeing?
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    Jun 22, 2010 1:31 AM GMT
    I haven't been scared by a movie in over 20 years.
  • calibro

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    Jun 22, 2010 3:27 AM GMT
    yes, but now they're documentaries as opposed to horror films
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    Jun 22, 2010 3:28 AM GMT
    calibro saidyes, but now they're documentaries as opposed to horror films
    You do have a point there...
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Jun 22, 2010 3:29 AM GMT
    no they all suck although i have to give it to "the fourth kind" made last year with milla jovitch. it was split screen real footage and they DID base the script on fact. not made up adaptation or fictions
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Jun 22, 2010 3:29 AM GMT
    it wasnt that it was scary then it was real event. really REAL
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    Jun 22, 2010 3:29 AM GMT
    Maybe this is lame, but I got scared in "Splice". They made the plot really believable and it wasn't completely predictable like I thought it was going to be.
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    Jun 22, 2010 3:34 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI'm finding that they all seem to follow the same old formula: the action is a scream and a quick cut-away, or it's overly gory. I'm not really in suspense anymore.

    How about you? Recommend any new ones that are really worth seeing?


    Just depends on what you're afraid of. For example, The Fourth Kind gave me nightmares for months! I just stopped waking up with a yell and in a cold sweat at 3-4 in the morning a few weeks ago... icon_cry.gif

    Needless to say, I'm done with scary movies for at least a while icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 22, 2010 3:35 AM GMT
    There are some movies that still scare me...but they are rare! I think the last movie I saw that I was absolutely terrified was THE STRANGERS, but that was from 2008, so...

    Yeah, there are occasional new movies that are scary - or older films that are still scary.
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    Jun 22, 2010 3:36 AM GMT
    i acually stay away from twist ending movies as i dont sleep well after them... such as skelton key, and this movie where a guy was instain from killing his wife and pretend he was still a cop trying to unmask a mystery at the instane place and find his wife killer since he couldnt cope with knowing he killed his wife since she drown their kids... forgot the name of that movie but movies like that i cant watch...

    i dont know if i should say they are scary or just leave me thinking too much after watching them and wonder too much lol
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    Jun 22, 2010 4:00 AM GMT
    A French horror film from 2 years ago called "Martyrs" was pretty fucking freaky. Unbelievably upsetting stuff.

    Overall, a lot of cable shows are of a much higher quality than most movies coming out.

    There was more tension and drama and suspense in any given episode of the latest season of "Breaking Bad" than anything I've seen in a movie in a long, long time.
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    Jun 22, 2010 4:08 AM GMT
    danforthboytoy saidA French horror film from 2 years ago called "Martyrs" was pretty fucking freaky. Unbelievably upsetting stuff.

    Overall, a lot of cable shows are of a much higher quality than most movies coming out.

    There was more tension and drama and suspense in any given episode of the latest season of "Breaking Bad" than anything I've seen in a movie in a long, long time.


    You're qt. Do me plz.
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    Jun 22, 2010 4:29 AM GMT
    Watch the film "Pontypool", It's not overly gory and it all takes place in one radio station. It's eerie in a different way.
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    Jun 22, 2010 4:43 AM GMT
    I second Nick's pick: "Martyrs" is unlike anything I've ever seen before in a horror film. The graphic, extreme and literal Catholicism totally puts it above most of the shlock Hollywood puts out.
    The Australian film, "Wolf Creek", was also REALLY intense. Be patient. The first hour is all set-up. Then BANG! all hell breaks loose.
    Also, the twisted British horror film, "Eden Lake" had a lot of great stuff in it, including Michael Fassbender, who is so fucking hot!
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    Jun 22, 2010 5:31 AM GMT
    ^I'm so glad you didn't mention how much I get freaked out by scary movies, and how much you like to watch me squirm. My favs have included : Paranormal Activity, Human Centipeded, and Room 1408.
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    Jun 22, 2010 5:36 AM GMT
    Gore and violence are not horror.

    A movie can make me jump, but I don't really get scared. I did once watch a horrible movie about a freak who forced piercings on people, but it was more exposure to a lifestyle I didn't understand or (prior to that) know anything about that bothered me. It was a horrible movie besides that substituted shock for horror. "Strangeland" or something like that?

    Some good horror movies would be the original "Halloween" and "Alien." Also, a few of the original episodes of "The Outer Limits" were quite good.
  • Abc123456

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    Jun 22, 2010 5:37 AM GMT
    disturbia gave me a couple good jumps. I don't know for sure if it's a horror or more of a suspense... but i liked it a lot.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Jun 22, 2010 5:39 AM GMT
    luvitohateit saidThere are some movies that still scare me...but they are rare! I think the last movie I saw that I was absolutely terrified was THE STRANGERS, but that was from 2008, so...

    Yeah, there are occasional new movies that are scary - or older films that are still scary.


    that was based on true events and the only way to get supermodel gemma ward her SAG card. lol.

    it was pretty cool
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    Jun 22, 2010 5:50 AM GMT
    not the blockbuster flicks, but movies of the supernatural and ghosts to get to me depending on the film....Paranormal Activity gave me chills, LOVED IT, but I was fine by the time I got home...
  • cromi

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    Jun 22, 2010 6:10 AM GMT
    there was a time when prolly 5-7 years ago when asian horror movies such as the ring and the grudge became hot to all movie goers and as usual american film makers would remake it and fucked it up and add unneccesary sex scenes to it. so its a little sad. so to answer the forum's question, i cant think of anything anymore =(
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    Jun 22, 2010 6:12 AM GMT
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    luvitohateit saidThere are some movies that still scare me...but they are rare! I think the last movie I saw that I was absolutely terrified was THE STRANGERS, but that was from 2008, so...

    Yeah, there are occasional new movies that are scary - or older films that are still scary.


    that was based on true events and the only way to get supermodel gemma ward her SAG card. lol.

    it was pretty cool


    Oh totally.
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    Jun 22, 2010 6:12 AM GMT
    Paranormal Activity was the last horror movie/suspense I will watch. I had to have my ex sleep over with me and that didn't help any. Yeah, I'm a big bitch, I'll admit it icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 22, 2010 6:15 AM GMT
    Horror movies don't really scare me since they're sooooooo formulaic and ineptly written and produced. A good suspense movie will definitely keep me on the edge of my seat, but the one horror movie that still has an affect on me is "The Exorcist."
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    Jun 22, 2010 6:18 AM GMT
    Ricovelas saidParanormal Activity was the last horror movie/suspense I will watch. I had to have my ex sleep over with me and that didn't help any. Yeah, I'm a big bitch, I'll admit it icon_biggrin.gif


    I was a bit haunted by that movie the night I came home because I was like well that can happen, but that was the scary part for me, while the actual movie was kinda stupidly disappointing.
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    Jun 22, 2010 6:19 AM GMT
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    Ricovelas saidParanormal Activity was the last horror movie/suspense I will watch. I had to have my ex sleep over with me and that didn't help any. Yeah, I'm a big bitch, I'll admit it icon_biggrin.gif


    I was a bit haunted by that movie the night I came home because I was like well that can happen, but that was the scary part for me, while the actual movie was kinda stupidly disappointing.


    Same thoughts, too bad my BF was not even phased. I though maybe we could have stayed up talking to each other till we fell asleep. He gave me shit about it all the next morning at breakfast. LOL