Any scary movie recommendations?


pulsewidth947

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Aparently White Noise is scary.

Some people find the original Japanese Ring scary, I didnt but it was still worth seeing. The original Japanese 'The Grudge' is also meant to be good.
 

r6girl

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i suggest:

28 days later
event horizon (a bit older, but this freaked me out more than expected)
alien and aliens (the rest are not so good, imho, though i did like the last one directed by jeunet)
the grudge (japanese version first - it's not as fluid as the version with sarah michelle gellar, but i like to see the originals of stuff before they're hacked apart by another director)
the ring (hmmm - broke my own "rule" here, haven't seen the original of this one, but liked the version with naomi watts regardless).

that's all for now. a bit brain dead at work now and can't think of other ones to suggest...

marianne
 

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r6girl said:
i suggest:

28 days later
event horizon (a bit older, but this freaked me out more than expected)
alien and aliens (the rest are not so good, imho, though i did like the last one directed by jeunet)
the grudge (japanese version first - it's not as fluid as the version with sarah michelle gellar, but i like to see the originals of stuff before they're hacked apart by another director)
the ring (hmmm - broke my own "rule" here, haven't seen the original of this one, but liked the version with naomi watts regardless).

that's all for now. a bit brain dead at work now and can't think of other ones to suggest...

marianne
28 days later was a really good movie I thought. Probably the most watchable Zombie flick you'll come across. I mean, dawn of the dead (original) is cool, but very dated. The new one was OK but never captured my imagination. Of course, to put a funny spin on it, you ahve to see Sean of the Dead. That was brilliant.

I was disapointed in the grudge. There's one scene that's scary, the rest bored me. I felt similarly about the ring. I didn't think that was that scary except for the very beginning and very end. In the middle it kind of lost me. Just felt like they were trying too hard to me. Haven't seen the original japanese versions of those.

The movie Signs scared the bejeezus out of me, but I think that's because I was really scared of aliens when I was a kid. Its not really a great movie, but when it was scary, it scared me. But Mel Gibson's world view definiltey comes out in it, which isn't really a good thing.

Speaking of aliens, the original Aliens is a good freaky movie. That's the way monsters should be, rarely seen and always intense when they are on the screen. plus, Sigourney weaver in her underwear.

Not really a scary mvoie, but a strange one with lots of anticipation is Donny darko. If only drew barrymore hadn't been in it, it would have been great. she's just a horrible actress now.
 

Bubbasteve

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Out of all of the scary movies i've ever seen I would have to say that Camp Blood (1 and/or 2) are the scariest.... they are very low budget but it's worth checking out.

P.S. Actually Camp Blood is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen in my life... it tries to be scary but man oh man it was quite the comical treat
 

clayj

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r6girl said:
i suggest:

28 days later
event horizon (a bit older, but this freaked me out more than expected)
alien and aliens (the rest are not so good, imho, though i did like the last one directed by jeunet)
the grudge (japanese version first - it's not as fluid as the version with sarah michelle gellar, but i like to see the originals of stuff before they're hacked apart by another director)
the ring (hmmm - broke my own "rule" here, haven't seen the original of this one, but liked the version with naomi watts regardless).

that's all for now. a bit brain dead at work now and can't think of other ones to suggest...

marianne
28 Days Later is pretty good. Alien is excellent, but not as much of a "scary" movie as most out-and-out horror flicks. Aliens is much more of an action movie than a horror movie. The US version of The Grudge was filmed by the same director who filmed the original Japanese version, so I'd guess that it's scarier than the original (since he knew what worked and what didn't, he could streamline it and add even more scary stuff). The Ring is definitely worth watching.

I'd add The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Blair Witch Project, and Suspiria.
 

barneygumble

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"How to lose a guy in 10 days" - it is horrible i couldn't sleep for weeks, shudders, feeling cold, going into deep depression :(
 

ChrisBrightwell

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Here are a few suggestions (sorry for any dupes):
- Wrong Turn
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre (either the original or the new one)
- George A. Romero's "Dead" Trilogy
- The Evil Dead Trilogy
- Universal's original Monsters (Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Wolf Man, and The Creature From the Black Lagoon)
- Halloween 1 & 2
- Nightmare on Elm Street 1 & 3
- Wes Craven's New Nightmare
- Friday the 13th 1, 3, 4, & 6
- Jason Goes to Hell
- Freddy vs Jason (this is a must-see, if you're a fan of either character)
- Hellraiser 1 & 2
- Predator 1 & 2
- Alien, Aliens, and Alien^3
- Saw
- Seven
- Shaun of the Dead

Not all horror or even necessarily scary, but they're all related and each of them are highly recommended. :)
 

Nanda Devi

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I know it's already been said a couple of times, but I have to put in my vote for the Massacre (Texas Chainsaw). Hands down the best horror film of all time. It's very low budget, no special effects, but the horror and impact of it lies in its total simplicity and rawness. It's just a damn good movie all around, and pretty scary to boot.


The Shining and Rosemary's Baby are close runners up, but I don't really consider them (esp. the latter) to be strictly horror films.
 

iBlue

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dang, The Ring scared the crap out of me, I still don't know exactly why... perhaps becaue they used real everyday world objects to freak you out with (the phone, TV, little girls with long hair, water, etc)

that is one of the only scary movies I can think of at the moment.

oh 13 ghosts was decent.


The Bone Collector was an awesome movie.

Seven is a good one of course

Copycat was intersting

Dragonfly was interesting too, not super scary but good.

Sixth Sense?

...running out of "those" types of recommendations.

I saw Cabin Fever the other day, that was gross enough to mention I guess. funny ending (in a way)

Event Horizon was interesting too, twisted but worth watching.
 

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puckhead193 said:
Killer clowns was a good movie don't really know if its scary....
Killer Klowns from Outer Space ROCKS!!! WATCH THIS ONE!

The Jason Voorhees saga
The Freddy Krueger saga
The Mike Myers saga

(Some of the movies in the above series sucks (*cough* Friday the 13th part 8 *cough*, but you got NetFlix. Might as watch 'em all!)

If you want to watch something really ****ed up, watch Eraserhead.
 

comictimes

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Saw

Can't wait for Saw 2 to come out this Fall!
Just saw that a few days ago for the first time. Definitely worth seeing.

If you're afraid of psychopathic killers it's terrifying. Otherwise it's just a good slightly creepy movie. I'm normally really easily scared and this one didn't do much for me. But the people I was with were freaked out. So yeah you should see it.
 

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iBlue said:
dang, The Ring scared the crap out of me, I still don't know exactly why... perhaps becaue they used real everyday world objects to freak you out with (the phone, TV, little girls with long hair, water, etc)
I'll second that - but it has to be the original not the wishy washy remake.
UK only at the moment but The Descent is very good. Not overly scary but the creeping claustrophobia is excellent.
The Wicker Man is an interesting film. Again not outright scary but creepy, which for me is far more important than monsters leaping out. The imagination is far darker than anything that you can see on the screen.
 

iBlue

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:D

(no one laugh, I made that about a year ago and I admittedly knew nothing about graphics... I still don't ;) at the time I made it as a joke.)
 

WinterMute

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Watch Poltergeist with the lights off, that still packs quite a punch... :D

Alien is really still out there for pure tension, Aliens is a goody too.

Dusk till Dawn is very entertaining, as are The Evil Dead 1 and 2.

If you like splatterfest comedy then Brain Dead is cool.

28 Days Later is very well done although I didn't find it particularly scary.

Se7en isn't a horror movie as such but is horrific and very good.

Finally a vote for a real classic: The Exorcist.
 

slipper

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WinterMute said:
Finally a vote for a real classic: The Exorcist.
:D I tried my best to get my girlfriend to watch it with me but she just wont.
 

slipper

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Thanks for the great suggestions folks. My queue is full of scary movies so i guess i should look for other genres, please check out the other thread.