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Old 10-24-2012, 04:37 AM
What films truly scared you the most?

I mean you felt uncomfortable. Not just a jump scare, but you truly came close to sleeping with the lights on, or not at all. The problem is, I'm 24 now, 25 in a month. Hence, very little truly terrifies me at this point.

I just watched Paranormal Activity 3 (skipped 2, 1 was meh) and while I didn't get *scared* I appreciated the effort and the finale with the cult was genuinely creepy.

The original Halloween still makes me uncomfortable. The Saws entertain me but I'm never actually scared. V/H/S came close to that feeling, but didn't quite hit the home run. Etc.

So, I put it to you- what films have come closest to successfully scaring the shit out of you? I'm looking to regret watching a movie it scares me so badly.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:39 PM
Open water was one of the movies that has managed to scare me psychologically. I don't think I've ever been so scared from a movie that I slept with the lights on but it did scare me.

the orphanage had me turn around once or twice haha
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:41 PM
I would have to say "May" -2002, it was something that I could see me meeting a girl like that, and not see that coming. Also another is Candyman I never was afraid of the movies, I just find it taboo to say that name in front of a mirror 3 times, which is funny!
americanmoviefan As for the Paranormal Activity movies arn't really scary it was just it's tone that worked I enjoyed the first a lot, it's a shame you didn't like it. I know my brother's girl friend, (that is when I let my brother borrow my dvd of it), she didn't want that dvd in the house because she thought it was possessed, I would say her's would be that, on this list. As for the second one I love the part with the Pool Vacuum which is priceless its worth watching just that part and that's about it. I haven't seen 3 and 4.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:09 PM
Good fred!!!!

The Exorcist - caught up with this one in an old creaky house that was in the middle of a large orchard! Yeah the effects haven't aged well but the general tone and atmosphere got me!

The Ring - Not sure why, can watch both The Ring and Ring movies without issue now but was unnerved by first viewing. Strangely didn't have the same issue with Ju-On.

Paranormal Activity - packed Aussie cinema, chicks screaming, people running out of the cinema, hell yeah it was awesome!

predator_silver, PA 3 is worth a look, haven't caught the fourth one yet.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:55 AM
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Good fred!!!!

The Exorcist - caught up with this one in an old creaky house that was in the middle of a large orchard! Yeah the effects haven't aged well but the general tone and atmosphere got me!

The Ring - Not sure why, can watch both The Ring and Ring movies without issue now but was unnerved by first viewing. Strangely didn't have the same issue with Ju-On.

Paranormal Activity - packed Aussie cinema, chicks screaming, people running out of the cinema, hell yeah it was awesome!

predator_silver, PA 3 is worth a look, haven't caught the fourth one yet.
fred?
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:26 PM
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Slight ockerism creeping in

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Old 04-03-2013, 04:03 PM
Begotten.

I'm not sure what exactly did it but it truly bothered me. Never had to sleep with the light on or anything because of it but definitely had a few images from that one stuck in my head for a couple nights after
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:40 AM
Yes it is terriable when you can't sleep if l am on my own at my house l have to put a light on in another room so l l don't feel frightened Everyone always tell me if l am going watch anything scary l should watch it with friends
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:28 PM
When I was very young I caught a late show on HBO, some of you might have heard of it, "An American Werewolf in London", the transformation scene freaked the hell out of me. I didn't want to go outside during a full moon for almost a year! Otherwise, The Ring did a number on me, but not like you'd think. Watched it at a midnight showing in a theater, thoroughly enjoyed it, but didn't give the "curse" much thought. One week later, around midnight, I decided to read before going to bed, sat down in my chair, the TV turned on to static...., little weird, but ok, got up, turned it off, sat back down. TV came back on to static again. Now I'm freaked, and start looking for the remote, figured I could try and stay ahead of the game, turned out the the remote was under my chair cushion and I was sitting down in such a way that the TV was turning on WITHOUT the cable being on, thus the static. Damn near gave myself a heart attack over that one.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:25 PM
Event Horizon. I only saw this a few years ago but it really got to me. The first half was 'meh, this is pretty creepy I guess', but the second half... ugh freaky. I did sleep with the lights on that night haha.

When I first saw them, the original Halloween, IT, and Pet Semetary did a number on me.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:30 PM
Gonna go ahead and throw it out there; call me asinine but the movie that truly scared me the most in the history of cinema was The Triumph of the Will.
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:34 PM
Halloween and Inland Empire are the ones, there's nothing else I can think of, today a movie that can still scare me is something I can remember, it doesn't happen often.

Films that did once were
Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
Child's Play films
New Nightmare
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:55 PM
I'm only 22, so very few things have made me truly feel uncomfortable recently. However, looking through my life I'd say only a few films have managed to accomplish such a sense of dread. The Exorcist, Jacob's Ladder, IT, and A Nightmare on Elm Street
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:40 AM
Hmmmm oh wait Evil Dead

I saw this movie when i was 12 is scared the living hell out of me.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:24 PM
Let me put it this way. Do not watch The Grudge and then go to work an overnight security job in an empty factory/warehouse. You will see that creepy chick climbing down every set of stairs you pass.
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:57 PM
Not all are horror films in the conventional sense, but these are the ones that got under my skin ...

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The Wicker Man
Brimstone & Treacle
The Blair Witch Project
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:07 AM
after THE SHINING was over I couldn't stay at ANY hotels.

the empty hallways and the creepy sense of whats been there before you..
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:33 AM
The exorcist 3 and The grudge, i couldn't sleep the following night, definitely one the scariest films i have ever seen, with their unsettling mood.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:45 PM
John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness
The Omen
The Birds
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