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Post by Sprtygal »

October is Scary Movie Month at my house. We watch one at least every few days. It's one of my husbands favorite genres and it used to be mine too until I started having I have to try really hard to like them.

A fun 'scary' movie I've liked since I was a kid was "Watcher in the Woods"

I haven't seen all of these but others we have are:
The Abyss
Blade Trinity
Eight Legged Freaks
The Grudge
The People Under the Stairs
The Sixth Sense
Stir of Echoes
Van Helsing
War of the Worlds
What Lies Beneath
Shaun of the Dead
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Post by Nods and Smiles »

I love horror movies, much to my friend's amazement and I find the best ones are usually the ones without the all the gore.
Music make a horror movie though, it's true if you watch one without it it's not scary. When the music stops all together then it's usually time to close your eyes though. :wink:
I love films like 'The 6th Sense' and 'The Shining'. '13 ghosts' and 'House on haunted hill' are great too.
Ugh, there's too many, I have yet to find one that really gets me scared though. *The Ultimate horror movie* -sigh- still searching the shelves in the video store.
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Post by Kirsty »

Nods and Smiles wrote: Ugh, there's too many, I have yet to find one that really gets me scared though. *The Ultimate horror movie* -sigh- still searching the shelves in the video store.
I'm the same, there have been movies that made me jump but none that really scared me so much I couldn't sleep at night... I'm open to recommendations. :D

When I watch a horror movie with friend's they're screaming their heads off and I'm like :roll: .

But if we watch a film like Hostel or Saw (in my opinion that's more torture than horror) I'm the one screaming and hiding my eyes because I just can't stand watching people in so much physical pain as I'm imagining myself in those situations.
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Post by Breathtaking_Soul »

Kirsty, I love your avatar...did you make it?

Supernatural episode: The Kids are Alright.

Okayy.. so it's not a movie...but it scared me soooo much. I was too scared to even move. Freaky kids.
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It's not a movie but the Twilight Zone always got me when I was younger. It still gives me chills now, but not as bad. And the perfect classic, Psycho. Everything about that movie is amazing. Ever tiny little detail. You'd be amazed at how intricate some of the stuff is. Everything from the color of clothes, to her license plate, to the tones of their voices...the details are simply amazing. Chilling. The Twilight Zone can be freaky too. I remember staying up half the night after some of them. They're also really chilling. And I was watching Freaks last night. There's something about black and white movies that just captures something a color simply doesn't.
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Here are some movies I like . . .
House on Haunted hill (1959 and 1999)
The Village
Psycho (1960)
Interview with the Vampire
Queen of the Damned
Dracula (1992)
The Birds (1963)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Children of the Corn (All of them)
IT (1990)
Room 1408
Darkness Falls (2003)
Ghost Ship (2002)
I know what you did last summer.
Friday the 13th.( all of them)
Nightmare on Elm Street( all of them)
The Shining
13 Ghosts
The Abyss
war of the Worlds
Secret Window
Cabin Fever
The Silence of the Lambs
Red Dragon
Hannibal Rising
Freddy vs. Jason
Dracula 2000
The Haunting (1999)
The Haunting (1963)
Van Helsing
From Hell
Chuckie(all of them)
Silent hill
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Post by Kirsty »

Breathtaking_Soul wrote:Kirsty, I love your avatar...did you make it?
Oh thank you, I did make it myself. :D

Reminds me, one episode of Doctor Who, Blink, the one with the statues.

Scariest episode ever! :shock:

I think I'll have to check out a few of the movies put here, I love being scared. :)
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Post by Sha-Nikki »

Be prepared. This is going to be a long list.

The Covenant
6th Sense
Buried Alive
Children of the Corn Series
Room 1408
Ghost Ship
The Haunting
Body Snatchers
The Craft
Final Destination
Hollow Man
Jeepers Creepers
The Cave
The Descent
War of the Worlds
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Skeleton Key
Hide and Seek
The Ring
Saw 1-3(they were pretty stupid)
Silence of the Lambs
Hills Have Eyes
Secret Window
The Grudge
White Noise
Stay Alive
Snakes on a Plane
Lady in the Water
Wicker Man
Dead Silence
The Fog
Wolf Creek
House on Haunted Hill
Queen of the Damned(thats me! or so I've been told)
The Shining
Sleepy Hollow
Wrong Turn
13 Ghosts
Halloween series
Friday the 13th series
Nightmare on Elm Street series
Freddy VS. Jason
I Know What You Did Last Summer series
Chuckie series
Van Helsing
The Others

And many more movies that I don't remember the names to.
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Post by ceenindee »

^Ha ha, that's quite a list. :P

I limit myself to PG-13, and that rules out all the best ones. I've seen stuff like The Grudge, The Invasion, and Stay Alive to name my most recent viewings. They tend to be funnier than scary. I enjoy yelling at the screen when a character's about to do something stupid and laughing at cheesy effects.

Books, now, that's something different. They don't have a rating (thankfully), and the scariest book I've ever read is Christine, by Stephen King.

I don't know how scary the movie was (again, rated Rr), but the book kept me up at night. Honestly, I haven't been able to eat a hamburger without thinking about it ever since. There's this vivid choking scene, when the car is trying to kill the girlfriend...anyways...I recommend it for anyone who wants to be thoroughly creeped out.
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Post by Starless*Eyes »

I don't really watch Horror movies because I have an over active imagination. I hate gory bloody stuff too, I'm more into psychological themed type films. Sometimes thrillers too though.

I really like
The Shining. That was very good.
I love
Sleepy Hollow even if it's not that scary, though Lady Van Tassel very much creeped me out..
The Secret Window was okay, I liked the idea that Monty had false memories though.
The Others is a bit eerie near the end when everything is revealed.

And yes, that's about it. I told you I haven't seen many movies that are considered "horror". I would really like to see
'Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street' though.
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