Monday, October 29, 2007

What's the Scariest movie you've Ever Seen?

In a recent comment Randal Graves suggested I pose the question what's the scariest movie you've ever seen? So I ask you...

What's the scariest movie you've ever seen? Leave the answer and any other comments in the comments section. Hopefully we'll all get some great scary movie recommendations out of this!

27 comments:

BAC said...

"All the President's Men" ... Yikes!


BAC

SamuraiFrog said...

Phantasm!

bigshoulders said...

Children of the Corn This one still creeps me out, even though it doesn't have blood and gore like horror films of today.

smallerdemon said...

The original French release of Haute Tension had me all up in my seat when I first saw it (8th in line of about 12 movies - and at 2 AM). I own many copies of it now.

Toys Are Not For Children scares me in a different way. *shudder*

Annubis said...

The original Ju-on TV movie, too bad it's never been released stateside.

Bubs said...

Damn it. I know there's a few, but right now I can't think of a single one.

Maybe tomorrow.

Dr. Zaius said...

"An Inconvenient Truth."

Captain Incredible said...

The original 1931 version of Frankenstein - but that was when I was younger than J.D., a long time ago :)

The most disturbing movie I've seen was Richard Donner's "The Omen" - to this day, I've never seen evil personified so much as in that kid...

Randal Graves said...

Dammit. I was going to seem clever and say "Bush's Brain," but I see that bac and Dr. Zaius beat me to the political punch.

Ah, Phantasm. "BOYYYYYYYYYY!"

Honestly, maybe the first Hellraiser. Just the depiction of the degradation of the flesh, the body, but it didn't linger on it like flicks do nowadays.

Devilham said...

I would have to go with the original Chainsaw Massacre, I found it almost to freaky to watch the first time I saw it.

There was an episode of the X-Files, "Home" I believe it was called, that had the same sort of inbred scariness to it as well.

primalscreamx said...

Clive Barker's "Prince of Darkness." It's a lesser known, low-budget film, but John Carpenter had something to do with it. It was creepy and made me afraid to look into mirrors for a while.

Cassie said...

I've seen way too many scary movies to count, but the ones that creeped me out the most were the Saw movies. I tried to imagine myself in the victim's place but it was incomprehensible. Can't wait to see Saw 4!

Scurvy said...

Hmmm. That"s a tough one. Not being big on gory films (but I love zombie horror go figure as well as post apocalypse films) I'd have to say my favorite one of those is Dawn of the Dead. For mood tho I'd have to go with the original "Nosferatu". That one still gives me the creeps. Especially the end scene with the shadow creeping up the stairway.

Hollow Happoween.

Scurvy said...

Oh I forgot, as far as for being horribly bad I have to go with "Storm of the Century". Since that was filmed in my hometown it's bad to me on a different level.

Batocchio said...

When I was a kid and first saw John Carpenter's The Thing, it gave me nightmares for a week. (Didn't bother me seeing it a decade later.) Ju-on (I've only seen the theatrical version) Event Horizon and Hellraiser all have some creepy bits. Oh, and Oldboy is one of several fairly recent Asian films where my brain feels it needs a long hot shower afterwards.

Randal Graves said...

I don't know if I'd classify Oldboy as a horror film, being the curmudgeonly, er, old, bastard that I am. A first-rank über-mindfuck, absolutely. Fun for the whole family!

Crash Chloride said...

Phantasm is definitely up at the top. I remember the first Halloween scaring the buhjeebus out of me when I saw it but I don't think it holds up as well as Phantasm. When I see the last shot of Phantasm I still get the hebjebs.

I kind of like the old 70's hippies out of control horror movies like The Last House on the Left.

Evil Dead is also a favorite, but I may be partial to the local guys.

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Becca said...

Wow some very cool suggestions.

Phantasm scares the crap out of me everytime. Just looking at that BOYYYYYYYYYYYYY! that Randal typed makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

Suspiria is another movie that really scares me. That breathing at the end of the movie gives me the shivers.

Good call Devilham on Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The original is really scary, unlike the new version which is just another torture porn flick.

Primalscreamx I have to admit I've never liked Prince of Darkness, it's in my opinion a deeply flawed movie...but it has some incredibly scary scenes...scenes that haunted me for days after watching it.

Oh and Bush's Brain and An Inconvenient Truth are indeed terrifying.

Randal Graves said...

Suspiria! Forgot about that!

I'm a big Carpenter fan, but even I'll agree that Prince of Darkness was flawed. It had that trademark unsettled feeling, a lot of familiar faces, but there was just something missing. Of course, one could say that about nearly every film of his post-1986.

Last Visible John said...

The first five minutes of Night of the Living Dead, which freaked me out so much when I was 11 that I had to turn it off.

The part in Alien where they trip over the tool chest.

My kids were totally freaked out by the first five minutes of Plan 9 From Outer Space that they couldn't watch it. No kidding. I thought that was a charming in this day and age.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Funny Games.

MC said...

I don't really get scared by horror movies... I do get the creeps from isolation however.

CRG said...

Batman and Robin....bat nipples "shudder"

Neil Sarver said...

This is no question at all for me, Night of the Living Dead. Period.

Am I really the only one confused by bigshoulders' implication that other movies in 1984 didn't have as much blood and gore as today or was everyone else just being more polite about it?

Becca said...

Randal-
Yes! John Carpenter made some great movies The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China...then what happened!

John-
It scared me too. But I have some pretty fond memories of watching it every St. patricks day on the local UHF channel. Every year they would play The Quiet Man and then a version of Night of the Living Dead that was tinted green. Classic!

Every part of Alien scares the crap out of me.

That is charming, plan 9 really is brilliant crap. Have you ever seen Bride of the Monster? it's a pretty silly movie and then for mo reason there are go-go dancers against a black background. Then after about 15 minutes of manic dancing they start right back in with the "plot". Crazy!

MC-
Yeah it really creeps me out when I'm somewhere that should be really busy but it's completely empty.

CRG-
Ugh! Bat nipples!

Neil-
Hmmm good point movies of the 80's were pretty darn gory especially those fab giallo flicks. Do you suppose Big Shoulders was refering to the intense torture porn flicks as opposed to the flat out spurting blod shots of yore? Hmmm...not sure.

Neil Sarver said...

I suppose your speculation is probably right, but I guess that's where I'd come up some other term, rather than the suggestion that things have gotten gorier than they were in the time of The Thing, Videodrome, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter and Re-Animator. But then I know, I'm weird in these ways.

bonnie-ann black said...

the original "Carnival of Souls"... even *thinking* about that creepy waltz by the lake makes me feel terrified!