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I don't know how many of you like (or dislike) horror and thriller movies. I was wondering what's your best (or worst) horror or thriller movie and why. The scariest horror movies that I ever saw were: "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Saw," and "House of Wax." Have any of you seen these movies? I know they're just movies, but to even have such ideas for a movie in one's mind is frightening. How do people get such horrible ideas in their heads? "House of Wax" was particularly shocking! If you saw the movie, you'll know what I am talking about. Yuck!
 

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I saw a movie when I was very young (and had to fib to my mother as to where we were going) called The Last House on the Left. It was a chainsaw murder and blood everywhere kind of thing and I had a friend staying over that night. I don't know if it was because I had fibbed to my parents or because of the movie but I didn't sleep well for weeks. It was so SCARY I remembered it for years. I still like horror movies, but that is the one I remember the best for some reason.

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The first horror film I saw was Invasion of the body snatchers. My gosh being 9 years old and at a sitters house. late at night in the dark and in black and white. Then there where the bad B movie that Elvira use to show on the weekend. If your over 30 you know what I mean. Elvira who ?
 

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Oh yes, ELVIRA - WOOOOO!!!! It was enough to give me the nightmare of the week for sure. ;D

We had a local Dr. Sanguinary.

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Scary Movies???

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The Exorcist - Still scares me to the point where I can't watch it in the dark or alone....yet I have to watch it.....
When a Stranger Calls - The original - not the recent remake....Best line "Why aren't you watching children?"
Halloween - Not so much scary as creepy....
Psycho- The original with Anthony Hopkins

Thrillers:
Alien
Aliens
The Thing


I didn't find the Texas Chain Saw Masacres to be scary, just gory....but I can see why it would scare some.
 

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Exorcist has always scared me, and When a Stranger Calls, too! I found the Grudge a very corny and no-good movie. Almost forgot about the Ring! Whenever I watch it, I wet myself! The Sixth Sense isn't at all scary, but I find it's still a great movie to watch!
 
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I thought "The Grudge" was boring and dull too, not scary at all - waste of time to watch! (At least in my opinion.) "Sixth Sense" was indeed interesting to watch, I like thrillers too. Especially "What Lies Beneath" - loved that one.
 

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the ring was scary to me,and the night of the demons movies,also when I was younger the nightmare on elm st movies were scary.any movie like house of wax,saw, or hostel is scary if you think about it because that stuff could really happen.
 

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I really don't like Sacry movies but I thought The butterfly effect was very good, and yes the sixth sense was also very good, I like movies with a twist, not so much the ones that scare my pants off!
 
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Kerryve ... I love scary movies ... precisely because I know they're not real so there is really nothing to be afraid of, lol (Well, except for the above 3 movies I mentioned ... they're not unrealistic at all because this kind of stuff COULD happen if some psycho crazy enough set out to do such things to people!)
 

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My first horror was the original 'The Blob'..I was seven and my folks let me stay up to see it..big mistake,they had to search my room and under my bed several times before I went to bed,lol..but I'd have to say within recent times,the one movie that actually caught my attention was 'Signs' with Mel Gibson..the same dude who did Sixth Sense did this one and he did a great job with the formula of scaring you with the things you don't see directly but only catch a glimpse of out the corner of your eye...'Blair Witch Project' used the same technique quite well..as did 'Open Water' with the couple on vacation in the tropics(Where I Live!!) who went out scubadiving with a boat that accidentally left them out there in the water..knowing the sharks were there without seeing them was scary as all **** especially when they were getting bitten!
 

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Isabella... Oooh no, I think I'm a bit of a baby when it comes to scary movies!!! I don't care if they aren't real cos ive got an imagination that can run away with me sometimes! But I do like to watch things like medical detectives and things like that, a bit strange though! Maybe I'm just strange!heh
 

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Dog Soldiers is one of the scariest movies I have seen...I think this is because ive always been scared of warewolves,ever since watching American warewolf in london when I was about 10 years old..I think I watched the first ten minutes and started crying,had nightmares for weeks..but aliens is one of the best movies ever made in my opinion..also the predator movies..but Dog Soldiers is a must see if you like horror movies..
 

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Dog Soldiers is one of the scariest movies I have seen...I think this is because ive always been scared of warewolves,ever since watching American warewolf in london when I was about 10 years old..I think I watched the first ten minutes and started crying,had nightmares for weeks..but aliens is one of the best movies ever made in my opinion..also the predator movies..but Dog Soldiers is a must see if you like horror movies..
 
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LOL, David. Notice how horror movies, even if they're not that scary to an average adult, affect small children. If you're a small child and watch a horror movie, it can leave such an imprint on your psyche, that it stays with you for years and you end up remembering it as the "scariest movie" you ever saw. Child psychology is very interesting (as well as very important for parents!).
 

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Hm....I enjoyed Dog Soldiers, Alien, Aliens...but they were so action oriented that they didn't scare me so much as caused me to feel suspense and such.

On the other hand, The Ring, The Exorcist, Event Horizon all scared me a great deal, perhaps because they mostly dealt with issues of the mind and imagination.
 

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American werewolf in london is still a pretty scarey movie even now after all these years,its an old classic... ive watched it again since the first time all those years ago,and still found it quite frightning especialy the part when he transforms from a human to a werewolf.. :'( lol..yeah aliens isn't really scary as such just a really good movie,I have watched it at least 10 times.. I like to turn the lights out and turn the volume right up.. ;D ..
 
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I don't usually get scared when watching movies that I know are unrealistic in real life, like movies about warewolves, aliens, or some other creatures out of this world, lol. The movies that DO scare me are the ones presenting scenarios that COULD happen in real life - which is what makes these movies so scary. Like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - it is certainly conceivable for someone to grab a chainsaw and chase people with it (just recently in Manhattan subways in NYC, some maniac hurt a man with a chainsaw!). Or like The House of Wax - it also is possible to conceive of a psycho who'd do wax sculptures out of living people. Themes like these scare me a lot!

P.S. The only way I can conceive of having scary creatures like warewolves on Earth is through genetic engineering. As you know, genetics have gone pretty far by now. But I don't think anything like that will happen during this generation so we have nothing to worry about. Even if they're able to create scary creatures through gene manipulation, I don't think they want to create something that will put the human race in danger ... unless some really evil people get their hands on genetic experimentation! LOL ;D
 
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Has anybody seen "Hostel" ? I've heard it's some terribly gory and shocking horror.
 

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I have seen it Isabella..but I had the flue at the time and ended up falling asleep towards the end,I didnt find it that gory or scary though..tarantino has made lots of much better films...so you don't believe in warewolves ??? lol I'm not to sure about that lol resident evil is a good movie about gene manipulation and the things that can go wrong with genetic testing..that's quit scary in some parts if you like those type of movies.. ;D
 
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I saw "Hostel" yesterday ... and while it was bloody and too disgusting at times, I didn't find movie direction to be good at all. The beginning was so dull and boring. The entire movie wasn't well made at all. I think it's a waste of money. Though the concept of the movie was scary. It COULD really happen to you if you're not careful out in the world.
 

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Chicadee, I remember The last house on the left... it was great.
But mine has to be the original Alien.
I know some call it Sci-fi, but it was the first movie I went to a theatre by myself to see, and it scared the **** out of me!!! It's still one of my all time favorites!!!
 

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Isabella, speaking of movies that could happen, ever see The People under the Stairs??
 
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I have heard that title somewhere, but never saw the movie. Is it very scary? When did the movie come out?
 

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Isabella said:
I don't know how many of you like (or dislike) horror and thriller movies. I was wondering what's your best (or worst) horror or thriller movie and why. The scariest horror movies that I ever saw were: "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Saw," and "House of Wax." Have any of you seen these movies? I know they're just movies, but to even have such ideas for a movie in one's mind is frightening. How do people get such horrible ideas in their heads? "House of Wax" was particularly shocking! If you saw the movie, you'll know what I am talking about. Yuck!
mine would have to be the saw trilage I things its scary and gory it don't think I'll tell peole what happens to gory I only watched the first couple of minutes in all of them and it creeped my out but I think I could finshing watching them ;D Callum!
 

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like kerryve i'm a complete wimp. if I watch a horror film I can't sleep for ages and even during the day it will play on my mind! I enjoyed sixth sense as that wasn't scary. however, the green mile (which isn't even a horror film!!!) did freak me out with the "dry sponge" bit (those who've seen it will know what bit I mean. those who haven't seen it, I shouldnt have spoilt it). that bit freaked me out for weeks!!! i'm so soft!!! I stick to comedies!!!! can't watch anything slightly sad either or I just cry all the way through it!!!! hopeless or what??!!!!
 

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Isabella,
It was a bit scary I guess... nothing to write home about... more than anything it was really weird, The creepy thing about it was there was nothing supernatural about it. Like Psycho, it could be completely true!
 

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One of my favorite horror movies had to have been either '13 Ghosts' or the 2 'Pet semetary' movies by Steven King. Just stay with the classics.
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I have three horror/thriller movies that have had a lasting effect on me.
1) "The Exorcist" - I saw to movie the first day it was released and the first show of the day. I was spooked! Then I read the book in two days. Spooked again! Then I saw the movie again. Really spooked now! I was terrified if I heard a creak in the house or even if the wind would blow the curtains and make them wave a little.
2) "Jaws" - I went to the Outer Banks of NC right after I saw the movie. The ocean was very calm for a few days. There wasn't hardly any sand in the water. This made the water very clear. You could then see all the fish, crabs, rays, sharks and other critters in the water. Hum...I don't think that I've been swimming in the ocean since.
3) "Alien"- This was one of the most suspenseful movies that I've ever seen. That day at the theater someone behind me rolled a drink cup down through the seats. It rolled down and hit my foot at the same time the Alien got someone. I bet I jumped three feet in the air when that happened! At the time, I didn't know that it was a drink cup that hit my foot. I know is wasn't done of purpose; but sometimes, timing is everything.
 

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hI guys,

I like action movies.
HORROR MOVIES...... jeez :-\!!!! I always try to avoid them, it's not like I don't like them but I really get scared easily whenever I watch a horror movie. I can't sleep at night when I watch a horror movie but i'm not a coward ;D. THE GRUDGE, THE EXORCIST, THE RING, THE SIXTH SENSE, THE EVIL DEAD all these movies are pretty scary!!!! recetly i've seen GRUDGE 2.
excuse me............. I think I need to drink some water :-\......................
 

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The Grudge was scary, as was Halloween. I love the Texsas Chainsaw Massacre movies-especially the one that just came out-what a great movie!
 

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I'm a horror movie fanatic. But I like the old Universal and Hammer horror movies much better than anything that has been released in the last 20 or 30 years. Faves include Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature From The Black Lagoon, Curse of Frankenstein, Horror Of Dracula, Bride Of Frankenstein, etc...

I even named my fish after old Universal horror movie actors-

Boris the Green Terror is named after Boris Karloff, Dwight the Oscar is named after Dwight Frye, Bela the Bala Shark named after Bela Lugosi, Colin the Upside Catfish named after Colin Clive, and Lon the Chocolate Pleco is named after Lon Chaney Jr.
 

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OMG, you know who Dwight Frye is???   : 
I am SO impressed!!!  My absolute favorite song from High School was an early Alice Cooper song called "The Ballad of Dwight Frye" and it took me years to find out who it was!!!  And that was an accident, I scored a copy of Dracula (the B&W Bela LugosI version) and saw his name in the credits... I almost broke my jaw when it hit the floor!!!  (got a fly to munch on anyone?)
BTW, have you seen the original "Nosferatu"?  That and Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" are my most treasured DVDs!
 

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LOL Yeah, Old Dwight was a classic "Renfield"... "Rats. Rats. Rats! Thousands! Millions of them!" And "The Ballad of Dwight Frye"... great song, great band... one of my favorite bands as well.

I'm guessing you must have the Kino DVDs of "Nosferatu" and "Metropolis"... I have seen both films, but I still don't have a decent copy of "Metropolis". But I love my Kino "Nosferatu".

As you see by clicking on this link, I have a rather large DVD addiction...
 

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The DVD of Metropolis is a remake... I don't remember who released it, but I know Queen and other musicians re-did the soundtrack... definitly worth buying if you see it
 

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You know what else creeps me out? The Sixth Sense....Something about that little girl that he sees makes my skin crawl.....
 

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"Alfred Hitchcock Presents"
Not a movie, but one of the ultimate forums of the psychological thriller. Hitchcock usually had little to do with the supernatural, and that's part of what makes his stuff so creepy.
I grew up on Alfred Hitchcock. Movies, fiction (mostly short fiction written for children and young adults), but mostly the TV series.

I love horror movies in general, but I'm kind of particular about it. There is "horror", which is HP Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe. Horror is more about knowledge than gore. Then there is shock, which is based on how terrible we can make a death appear. There was a movie in the past few years, I think it was called Mind Hunters, which looked to be a psychological thriller from the ads. Instead, the movie was nothing more than a string of terrible deaths. It's the only Val Kilmer movie I've ever hated.

My favorite sub-genre would have to be any movie that makes the villain to be more than just a monster. Silence of the Lambs, Interview with a Vampire, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Constantine. In all of these movies, the monster (or at least the greatest among monsters) is still somewhat human.
 

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lol I always thought that I liked horror movies. I usually see them as they come out, I've seen all of the originals, etc. Well, last week I went to go see "Superbad" with my boyfriend. After the movie (it was awesome, btw) we decided to sneak into "Halloween". We ran into another couple we know and decided to sit with them. Within the first 10 minutes of the movie I was balling my eyes out, buried in my boyfriends shoulder! I cried for the ENTIRE movie! I wanted to leave but we were with friends and didn't... When we left, I was driving us home and I started crying all over again! I've NEVER cried at a horror flick before. I saw the original, I knew what was coming... but something got to me!!!
 

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Clowns creep the heck out of me. I get all tense around them and balloons.
 

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Callum!!!!!!!! said:
I hate clowns and for my birthday a while ago my enstien parents hired one

Peace Out Callum!
I would have been running from the party....
Ever since I read Stephen King's IT, I haven't felt the same about them.
 

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Allie said:
Callum!!!!!!!! said:
I hate clowns and for my birthday a while ago my enstien parents hired one

Peace Out Callum!
I would have been running from the party....
Ever since I read Stephen King's IT, I haven't felt the same about them.
you've gotta watch Killer Klowns From Outer Space!
 

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FLBettaCouple said:
Allie said:
Callum!!!!!!!! said:
I hate clowns and for my birthday a while ago my enstien parents hired one

Peace Out Callum!
I would have been running from the party....
Ever since I read Stephen King's IT, I haven't felt the same about them.
you've gotta watch Killer Klowns From Outer Space!
i'd probably have night mares a week afterward.
 

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Allie said:
FLBettaCouple said:
Allie said:
Callum!!!!!!!! said:
I hate clowns and for my birthday a while ago my enstien parents hired one

Peace Out Callum!
I would have been running from the party....
Ever since I read Stephen King's IT, I haven't felt the same about them.
you've gotta watch Killer Klowns From Outer Space!
i'd probably have night mares a week afterward.
lol, or be laughing for a week.. it's like the killer tomatoes movie.. ;-)
 

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I like horror movies...which makes no sense, because I'm a scaredy cat wuss. None of my friends like them, so I usually rent them and watch them by myself. I don't go to the theater much. I did see the first two Saw movies in the theater though...by myself, of course.
 

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