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    top 10 scariest movies of all time?

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    I don't know about you, but I was surprised ''The Exorcist'' only ranked 9th!

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    One movie I found quite scary was Friday the 13th part I, with Jason bursting out of the water

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    1. Psycho
    2. The Shining
    3. Friday the 13th

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    The Blair Witch Project!!!

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    When I was a kid, I was scared by these movies.

    As an adult, I can watch them because they seem clearly removed from reality.

    What scares me is certain movies closely based on reality, and not involving something intangible like the supernatural.

    For example, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. That movie had a home invasion scene that was particularly disturbing. It was originally rated X in the US.

    I admit, though, that The Grudge gave me a good scare, because the spirits were able to attack anywhere, including outside of the house.
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    Of all the movies I'e seen in my life, the only one that ever gave me nightmares was Quatermass and the Pit also known as 5 Million Years to Earth. http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0062168/ It was made in 1967 and I saw it as a kid on television. The original Alien was also a great horror film. The only film that ever made me jump in the theater was Carrie, when the hand shot out of the grave at the end.

    For me, slasher movies are just gross out fests with little true horror to them. The best of them was the original Halloween, which had very little graphic violence. Take out the graphic violence in most of them and you are left with very little. Movies based on religious beliefs have no effect on me as I don't really share those beliefs.

    A couple of excellent films that few people have seen are The Hidden (more sci-fi than horror) and The Lady in White which is a supernatural murder mystery with a pedophile, the ultimate monster as far as I am concerned, as a killer.

    For me, the best horror television show of all time...Dark Shadows. The original, not the remake that lasted only one year. The two movies based on the series, House of Dark Shadows and Night of Dark Shadows are also excellent but not available on DVD as of yet.

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    I'm not afraid

    I've seen many horror movies and normally the music kills the suspense.You always knows something gonna happen.

    But for me the masterpiece of horror is " HOSTEL "
    That's an insane movie and the most disturbing is that you ask urself if it could happen for real

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmo
    The Blair Witch Project!!!

    That was a joke to me




    One that not many people might know.

    The people under the stairs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmo
    The Blair Witch Project!!!
    I am sorry, but I don't know why, but I always felt asleep trying to watch it.

    By the way, Session 9 is not bad for a small budget prod..
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    Exorcist, Psycho & Halloween are 3 of my favorite fillms ever...

    The original Nightmare on Elm Street used to scare me as a kid...

    I always think one of the most overlooked scary movies is Last House on the Left. What makes it really frightening is the reality aspect, the fact that there are really people out there that do shit like that. I think if you can make the audience get a unsafe, nervous feeling after leaving the theater the film works.

    Session 9 was pretty good, actually filmed in the insane asylum two towns over from me...
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    "The mark of a great horror film is whether it sustains its vision of terror through several generations of increasingly desensitized viewers. Does the movie still make you jump or squirm or sweat or scream? The following efforts do all of the above."
    While this is a pretty good list of classic horror films and I agree with the first sentence in the above quote, I disagree that they all stand the test of time in terms of being "scary". "The Exorcist" scared the bejesus out of me when I saw it as a teen and I had to sleep with the lights open for two weeks afterwards. Today, while it retains some effectiveness in the scare department it's also extremely dated. The same is true for a number of films on that list like "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "Night of the Living Dead" and the slasher flicks. "Eraserhead" is brilliant, but probably too much of a mind fuck for most. Italian horror is an acquired taste and while the opening scene of Suspiria is fantastic, the rest, like most of Argento's flicks is too much style over substance imho.

    Since psychological horror is much more effective than blood and gore, Psycho, Repulsion and Don't Look Now remain excellent choices. I would add The Shining, Rosemary's Baby, The Haunting (1963) and Peeping Tom (1960) to that list. Jacob's Ladder would also fit the bill and Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer is also an excellent choice.

    Now since I'm a big fan of asian horror, I'd also add a number of those: Ringu, The Grudge, Audition, The Uninvited, Spider Forest, The Eye, Cure, Memento Mori, Sorum and, what I consider the best horror film of the past 5 years, the eerily beautiful, deliciously ghastly and extremely creepy (and confusing) Korean masterpiece A Tale of Two Sisters.

    Now I've seen tons of horror films: from creepy and gory to gross and disturbing, and I'm not easily scared or disturbed. Realism, as someone else pointed out, is important, and there's really only one film that managed to really get under my skin in the past few years, to the point where I could barely watch (and believe me, I've seen all the sickest films ever made, from Cannibal Holocaust to Men Behind the Sun, Nekromantik and the Japanese Guinea Pig series). And that film is aptly titled In My Skin (2002) and deals with a woman obsessed with self-mutilation.

    And since we're talking horror... Before Halloween I recently wrote an article for the site I do reviews for, giving suggestions of lesser known original and intelligent horror films of recent years that are well worth seeing:

    Ravenous (1999)
    Ginger Snaps (2000) (The sequel Ginger Snaps: Unleashed is also worth a look)
    Session 9 (2001) (already mentionned here)
    Dog Soldiers (2002)
    May (2002)
    The Devil's Backbone (2001)
    Frailty (2001)

    And of course, the best horror film of the past year, Neil Marshall's "The Descent", is coming out on DVD on 12/26!

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    list of top 100 horror movies

    http://www.best-horror-movies.com/10...or-movies.html

    Personally, I found fear dot com (ranked 92) and jeepers creepers (#49) quite scary

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    By the way, avoid the remake of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. So tame and dull that it could be aired on the Disney channel. I fully agree the psychological thrill is better than most action seen in a the gore movies. That's one reason why Hitchcock was so good. More or less related: If you really want to see something digusting: Greenaway's The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and the Lover.
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    The first horror movies I ever saw was When a Stranger Calls, I was only 10 or 11, it scared the daylights out of me.
    I have to say that even though its not considered a horror movie the Sixth Sense scared me, due mainly to the music.
    The Exorcist definitely one of the most scary films as was the first Nighmare on Elm Street.

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    Exorcist and the Shining

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