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What is the scariest movie?

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Yes, it takes a very long time for something to happen, that is the probelm with horror these days, there is no IMMERSION everything has to be paced ridiculously and unrealistically. The acting between Burstyn, Blair and the woman who plays the assistant is so compellingly warm and genuine I agree.

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I liked one scene in I think it's the third movie in the nursing home, an old woman suddenly crawls across a ceiling lol. The rest I tried watching and couldn't really make ANYTHING decent from them. Once you've seen the greatness of the original it all pales, not because they are necessary as deficient as a lot of horror films that've come since, just because they insult The Exorcist by trying to sell off it with nothing to back it up.

I dont usually watch movies involving demons I hate that backward crab walk thing and when the demon makes the persons body bend in those horrifiying ways.

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Yeah it's unsettling for sure, I think demons exist in many different ways in this world, don't have to be supernatural and religious, just take a look at some folks! The Exorcism Of Emily Rose has the best display of gruesome contortions, it's better in that regard than the exorcist especially the church scene. That film was also based on a true account that is well documented, whilst Blatty's novel of TE was a more vague affair giving him more license to play around with the plot.

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You had me excited then! I rushed to google quickfast to find the descent 3, not made yet unfortunately tongue.gif

Descent 3... I did exactly the same, while thinking how that had slipped by me without noticing.

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Yeah it's unsettling for sure, I think demons exist in many different ways in this world, don't have to be supernatural and religious, just take a look at some folks! The Exorcism Of Emily Rose has the best display of gruesome contortions, it's better in that regard than the exorcist especially the church scene. That film was also based on a true account that is well documented, whilst Blatty's novel of TE was a more vague affair giving him more license to play around with the plot.

Yeah The Exorcism of Emily Rose was on tv one night and my girlfriend was watching it, I had to leave the room thats how much those scenes disturb me, she also couldnt sleep that night because of watching it :yes:

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Yes, it takes a very long time for something to happen, that is the probelm with horror these days, there is no IMMERSION everything has to be paced ridiculously and unrealistically.

One element that is missing from most horror movies is dread. They rely on expected things happening suddenly. Dread is knowing that some unknown but terrible thing is going to happen and sustaining that feeling for as long as possible.

It doesn't work for today's audiences because most people just tune everything out until something gets their attention.

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One element that is missing from most horror movies is dread. They rely on expected things happening suddenly. Dread is knowing that some unknown but terrible thing is going to happen and sustaining that feeling for as long as possible.

It doesn't work for today's audiences because most people just tune everything out until something gets their attention.

It makes me feel old to say it, but these kids today don't have the attention span for dread. I used to love scary movies but very few scare me now. The first Paranormal Activity did though. Talk about a slow buildup. The night I saw it I thought I heard what sounded like footsteps on the carpet of my room. I kept thinking about the part where the girl gets pulled out of bed and couldn't sleep. The night after that I was out on the family ranch, still creeped out and thinking about the movie, when coyotes suddenly started howling all around the house. I got up, turned the light on, and read for awhile after that.

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Gummo

not scary but ****in disturbing...plays on your mind for weeks....horrible.

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It makes me feel old to say it, but these kids today don't have the attention span for dread. I used to love scary movies but very few scare me now. The first Paranormal Activity did though. Talk about a slow buildup. The night I saw it I thought I heard what sounded like footsteps on the carpet of my room. I kept thinking about the part where the girl gets pulled out of bed and couldn't sleep. The night after that I was out on the family ranch, still creeped out and thinking about the movie, when coyotes suddenly started howling all around the house. I got up, turned the light on, and read for awhile after that.

No Im 25 and I think that the horror movies of today are garage, its like they lost the slow build and cant find it, thats why they just rely on jump scares. The movie usually has to get into my head for me to think its scary and few film makers know how to do that anymore.

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For my money, the scariest film I've seen is a film called Audition. It builds the suspense superbly.

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I still say the original version of ' The Birds ' it still bugs me when i see a murder of crows when i am out walking and it has been 38 years since i first saw it and 20 since the last time i saw it.

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Agreed on the point about dread, unfortunately in 90% of modern horror it's a lost art, I know attention spans are down (hell i've seen people walk out of subtitled movies...) but c'mon dread sets the scene and allows character and tale to build! Emily Rose creeped me out too, I liked the combination of law and supernatural.

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hey guys and girls,

i saw a movie as a kid, its about this traveling circus, its black and white and they actually used people with deformities for it.

i think it may have been 1950's, or 60's but it was darn terrifying.

to this day ive not been able to find it, anyone know?

The movie in question is "Freaks" made in 1932. A bizarre flick if ever there was one. Not scary per se, but it is so outside the realm of how we normally view humans that it is very disturbing. The occasionally show it on TV, and you can probably find it at Amazon.

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The movie in question is "Freaks" made in 1932. A bizarre flick if ever there was one. Not scary per se, but it is so outside the realm of how we normally view humans that it is very disturbing. The occasionally show it on TV, and you can probably find it at Amazon.

I actually saw that, I wouldnt say it was scary as much as fascinating :tu:

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Every horror film I see is normally me laughing at how bad it is whilst everyone else is screaming. Yet to watch a truly scary movie, most start well but then end up being daft or the main character is just a doosh.

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It makes me feel old to say it, but these kids today don't have the attention span for dread.

Blair Witch Project was a huge success. The entire movie was a build up to the final (and confusing) scene.

The film industry had no idea what to make of its success. It didn't fit the five act screenplays they were taught in film school and few directors would ever allow more than a few lines of improvisation much less an entire movie. They tried similar viral marketing campaigns and they failed. Eventually they forgot about it and it was business as usual again.

The industry reacted much differently when Easy Rider became a surprise box office hit. At least that movie was conventional construction and some studios were able to learn lessons from it. The main one unfortunately was that you could make movies for a lot less money.

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Every horror film I see is normally me laughing at how bad it is whilst everyone else is screaming. Yet to watch a truly scary movie, most start well but then end up being daft or the main character is just a doosh.

One bad trend is how some science fiction movies suddenly turn into conventional horror movies. For example Sunshine was supposed to be a modern intelligent science fiction movie but in the end, it suddenly turned into attractive people running away from a crazed lunatic killer. They either ran out of ideas or some producer was afraid the audience would be disappointed if they didn't see people getting murdered.

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The Blair Witch Project was very effective and how to make a horror smash without gore, special effects or elite acting talent, sadly it has spawned infinite numbers of awful trash in the formula it laid out. There are a few decent 'found footage' films such as [REC]. Cloverfield is also good for the handheld aspect and inventive storytelling. Though of course the latter was conducted on a colossal budget and is not very subtle in its premise.

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[Rec] was extremely good in my opinion :yes:

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Blair Witch Project was a huge success. The entire movie was a build up to the final (and confusing) scene.

The film industry had no idea what to make of its success. It didn't fit the five act screenplays they were taught in film school and few directors would ever allow more than a few lines of improvisation much less an entire movie. They tried similar viral marketing campaigns and they failed. Eventually they forgot about it and it was business as usual again.

The industry reacted much differently when Easy Rider became a surprise box office hit. At least that movie was conventional construction and some studios were able to learn lessons from it. The main one unfortunately was that you could make movies for a lot less money.

Blair witch was so dumb. I couldn't at all see how people were scared of this .. and I get scared easily.

I got scared off of the ring and freddy scared the crap out of me. Candyman scared me, pet semetary scared me... Hell raiser was just plain nasty... I dont watch scary movies anymore but I did see Sinister last year, that was pretty spooky.

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[REC] sure is effective, the american remake was awful and pointless (except for making a ton of profit by butchering and watering down a great foreign film :cry:. The pacing is fantastic, a couple of the events went WHAM in my immediate memory, keeping it simple and championing originality in even the most subtle ways can make a colossal difference, budgets and pandering to audience expectations ruin many many movies these days, horror especially.

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I just watched vhs for the first time the other day, not bad. The girl that kept saying "i like you" was pretty freaky tho. I laughed my ass off when that chick says "your all gonna f@#*ing die here". the haunted house was def my fave.

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I can't really think of any scary movies that actually haunt me..

They don't really make good scary movies anymore. Most modern horror films are either just an hour and a half of creepy visuals with a "The ghost isn't evil, just misunderstood" plot twist at the end, or just an hour and a half of gory torture porn that's not really scary as much as its just gross and boring...

I hate where modern writing has gone...

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My uncle said Insidious was pretty horrifiying, I took his word for it and never saw it

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I watched evil dead for the first time yesterday (mainely so i could say ive seen it) and now i see why people say its a horror/comedy. when they first arrive at the cabin its a little creepy, especially the rythmic banging of the hanging chair. But pretty much after that it was all comedy for me. I laughed so hard when the trees attacked that dumb girl, and i dont know how that clumbsy twit got out of the woods alive. the playdoe makup was funny as. The only real problem i had was with the film is they tryed so hard to make it gorry and gross that it was actually funny instead. A good watch if you want a laugh but thats about it.

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