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(Female First)   Freddie Kruger edges out Samara Morgan in a poll for the scariest horror movie character   (femalefirst.co.uk) divider line 185
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2011-10-27 12:39:09 PM  

atomsmoosher: To be honest, I've only seen parts of The Ring, but why is Samara so hard to kill?

What if the only TV you have in your house is one of those tiny 3" portables? Will a little tiny Samara come out?


Because she's the malevolent spirit of a psychotic high-level psychic and telekinetic that was murdered by her adopted parents via live burial at the bottom of a well. Pre-death amorality, traumatic life, horrendous death, and almost god-like mental abilities; she doesn't just hit all the traditional markers for "ghost", she knocks them out of the park with bases loaded. In fact, you can't even get rid of her like with most spooks; all you can do is placate her by "solving" her murder, then making another tape and helping to distribute her malice to others.
 
2011-10-27 12:39:32 PM  

gshepnyc: bigmattress: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 610x457]
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I see this on here all the time. What movie is this?


Poltergeist 2. The movie isn't that great but Kane is. It's on Instant Play if you're curious.
 
2011-10-27 12:45:50 PM  
Has anyone seen High Tension. It's a French horror/thriller that keeps you on your toes. The only bad part is once you know the ending the movie loses its edge you can't enjoy it the same way again.
 
2011-10-27 12:48:20 PM  

The Martian Manhandler: [sharetv.org image 281x300]


Screw you for the nightmares you bastard.
 
2011-10-27 12:50:27 PM  
I've never really found traditional horror movies frightening, but the gorier zombie flicks always gave me the spooks something fierce. Kind of odd considering how under-powered a zombie is compared to Jason, Meyers, or Freddy; maybe there's some sort of crowd-phobia mixed in there.
 
2011-10-27 12:50:45 PM  

titwrench: Has anyone seen High Tension. It's a French horror/thriller that keeps you on your toes. The only bad part is once you know the ending the movie loses its edge you can't enjoy it the same way again.


Yeah, I was frightened by how they took Dean Koontz book Intensity and gave it a worse ending.

Bag of Hammers: Call me when Freddie Kruger can face rape you.

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If your worst fear is getting face raped, then Freddy is going to face rape you while mocking you about it.
 
2011-10-27 12:51:01 PM  
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2011-10-27 12:51:48 PM  
Freddie Kruger's not scary at all. Samara creeps me the fark out, especially:


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Dr. Scott: You don't want to hurt anyone.
Samara Morgan: But I do, and I'm sorry. It won't stop.
 
2011-10-27 12:55:39 PM  

Heron: atomsmoosher: To be honest, I've only seen parts of The Ring, but why is Samara so hard to kill?

What if the only TV you have in your house is one of those tiny 3" portables? Will a little tiny Samara come out?

Because she's the malevolent spirit of a psychotic high-level psychic and telekinetic that was murdered by her adopted parents via live burial at the bottom of a well. Pre-death amorality, traumatic life, horrendous death, and almost god-like mental abilities; she doesn't just hit all the traditional markers for "ghost", she knocks them out of the park with bases loaded. In fact, you can't even get rid of her like with most spooks; all you can do is placate her by "solving" her murder, then making another tape and helping to distribute her malice to others.


Jesus, what a coont.
 
2011-10-27 12:56:21 PM  

titwrench: Has anyone seen High Tension. It's a French horror/thriller that keeps you on your toes. The only bad part is once you know the ending the movie loses its edge you can't enjoy it the same way again.


I like it but the end scene ruins it for some.

Also, I'm not sure if it classifies as horror, but it made me jump a few times.
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And if you want to get into a semantics argument, Rusty Nail wasn't seen in 90% of the film, making the truck the monster.
 
2011-10-27 12:59:31 PM  

Drexl's Eye: [knifedinvenice.webs.com image 470x310]


I thought of that too, but I think he's more "cool" than outright scary (plus his appearance is sort of brief). One of my favorite movie villains is Ledger's Joker, for example, who's certainly a serial killer, but falls more under the "awesome" category than being outright frightening.

Similar with someone's mention of The Thing earlier.
 
2011-10-27 01:10:52 PM  

FerneJohn: Drexl's Eye: [knifedinvenice.webs.com image 470x310]

I thought of that too, but I think he's more "cool" than outright scary (plus his appearance is sort of brief). One of my favorite movie villains is Ledger's Joker, for example, who's certainly a serial killer, but falls more under the "awesome" category than being outright frightening.

Similar with someone's mention of The Thing earlier.


I just remember growing more and more uncomfortable as that scene unfolded, which is a rare thing for me. The theatre went completely silent, too, as people stopped munching popcorn and went to slack-jawed staring at the screen.
 
2011-10-27 01:14:40 PM  
Freddy Kruger? Don't make me laugh!

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2011-10-27 01:15:31 PM  
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2011-10-27 01:22:05 PM  
The witch from HR Puffnstuff.
 
2011-10-27 01:31:16 PM  

The Martian Manhandler: [sharetv.org image 281x300]


WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS?
 
2011-10-27 01:40:38 PM  
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2011-10-27 01:42:47 PM  

Funbags:


The Master would not agree...


/also hated The Thing and it's many forms
// wonders how the remake/sequel will play out
 
2011-10-27 01:52:25 PM  
The scene that always gets me is the one where the Mom finds Chucky's batteries. Farking tense.
 
2011-10-27 01:54:49 PM  
Why is Chuckie even on the list? Even when I was little I just laughed at him. Freddy, Jason, and Myers all terrified the shiat out of me.

Pennywise is a great choice; I had plenty of nightmares about that farker when I was a kid.
 
2011-10-27 01:55:10 PM  

caddisfly: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 550x318]


Oooh, good call.
 
2011-10-27 01:57:47 PM  
What about Kevin from Sin City?
 
2011-10-27 01:58:49 PM  

SlagginOff: Pennywise is a great choice; I had plenty of nightmares about that farker when I was a kid


The book got to me, not the movie.
 
2011-10-27 02:01:51 PM  
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demands a recount.

/Boy!!!
 
2011-10-27 02:05:46 PM  

FerneJohn: Francis Dolarhyde


"Do you see?"
 
2011-10-27 02:07:06 PM  

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""God is In His holy temple, Earthly thoughts be silent now!"
 
2011-10-27 02:19:38 PM  

improvius: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 432x480]

demands a recount.

/Boy!!!


Ah yes, the tall man from Phantasm. Should be on the list for sure.
 
2011-10-27 02:21:30 PM  
That list is all kinds of wrong. I mean yeah, Freddy was scary in the first movie, but he was more comical in the rest. Jason on the other hand, that shiat was scary. Dude never ran, just plodded on knowing he was gonna hack you to shiat with the machete, or smack your sleeping bag up against a tree with you still in it. Samara was creepy as shiat, Pennywise was scary in both the book and movie. Candyman should have been higher on the list as well. That movie creeped me the hell out the first time I watched it as a teen.

My personal list of creepy/scary

1. Samara
2. Pennywise
3. Candyman
4. Mike Myers/Jason Voorhees, together since they're essentially the same character.
5. Regan (little girl from The Exorcist) there was a scene where she's stabbing herself in the crotch with a cross shouting "Let Jesus fark you!" that creeped me the hell out.
6. Hannibal Lecter,. Dude was scary creepy in Silence of the Lambs
7. Freddy Krueger
8. John Doe from Seven (the sheer dedication and will he applied to the shiat he did is scary as fark)
9. Leatherface
10. Cenobites from Hellraiser (only if we're talking the first 2 movies, they ceased to be scary after that.)
 
2011-10-27 02:23:01 PM  
Ringu was 50 times creepier than The Ring. Even with English subtitles, The big payoff scene looked much more real than the American version.
 
2011-10-27 02:30:02 PM  
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Freddy Kruger never made me afraid to go to sleep. But I think about this every time I go near the ocean. I still go in, but damn if it isn't in the back of mind every single second.
 
2011-10-27 02:31:53 PM  

dittybopper: You know what scared me way more than it should have:

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Dark Night of the Scarecrow


Farking-A. I was 8 when I saw that on TV (without parental supervision obviously). Nightmares for months.
 
2011-10-27 02:36:14 PM  
As so many have already mentioned: The Thing (Carpenter version), hands-down. Just dread on top of dread.

"I don't know what's in there, but it's weird and it's REALLY pissed-off, man!"
 
2011-10-27 02:37:28 PM  
does my ex wife count?
 
2011-10-27 02:45:46 PM  
thenonbeliever.com

She is by far one of the scariest characters in a horror movie.

Also, if an object can be considered a character, well then...
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2011-10-27 02:51:14 PM  

Sybarite: Does The Thing count as a character? The whole arm bit/spider head scene was one of the scariest things I'd ever seen.

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top50sf.files.wordpress.com

Yeah, real scary...
 
2011-10-27 02:51:22 PM  
For me Candyman was the scariest character.
That coat with the gore inside, and the bees, and the saying candy man in the mirror...

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2011-10-27 02:52:18 PM  

HarpuaMM: [thenonbeliever.com image 456x372]

She is by far one of the scariest characters in a horror movie.

Also, if an object can be considered a character, well then...
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That's the exact scene from the Exorcist that I was talking about in my earlier post! That shiat scared me to hell when I was younger.

I know I should know what movie that ship is from, but I can't remember for the life of me.
 
2011-10-27 02:54:20 PM  
Krueger became a joke in the sequels, but hands down, the scene where the teen is running in the alley and he simply extends his arms all the way across... as a kid that scared the shiat out of me. Jason you could outrun or out dodge. No such luck with freddy. He only toyed with you, he owned your ass.

Face it, we all had plans for what to do if we ever faced a movie monster.
 
2011-10-27 02:54:59 PM  
I was 10 years old when Salem's Lot first aired on CBS. This F-ed me up for years.

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2011-10-27 02:57:16 PM  

HarpuaMM: [thenonbeliever.com image 456x372]

She is by far one of the scariest characters in a horror movie.

Also, if an object can be considered a character, well then...
[ihatepeacocks.com image 600x254]


What's your pleasure, sir?
 
2011-10-27 02:57:23 PM  

Jake Havechek: Freddie is kind of cartoonish, though.

I always thought Michael Myers in the original first Halloween movie was terrifying.

Relentless, never hurries, can take multiple gunshots, can vanish in the blink of an eye. Jason Voorhees is just Michael Myers with a hockey mask and a machete.


Freddy became increasingly... Jokerish over time, his most serious portrayal was in the first movie.

Personally I think there is something to be said for the devious, cunning, spite-ish evil of Freddy over the simplistic killing machine evil of Jason and Michael Myers. Those two are more like forces of nature, they aren't clever but they do not stop, they're more like singleton zombies of unusual size really, the only cleverness these two display is an unnatural knack at staying out of sight until you start taking off your clothes. Both are scary but in a quite different way than Freddy, in general I prefer the thinking-evil but at the same time find the mindless-evil to be harder to screw up in the writing process When Freddy is done *right* he kicks butt, when the writing falls flat he is just awful.

The thing that scared me the most was the creepy malevolence of a possessed little girl giggling at the death of a priest:

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2011-10-27 02:59:03 PM  

Vash's Apprentice: HarpuaMM: [thenonbeliever.com image 456x372]

She is by far one of the scariest characters in a horror movie.

Also, if an object can be considered a character, well then...
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What's your pleasure, sir?

FTFM
 
2011-10-27 03:09:01 PM  

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Oh shiat watched that movie when I was 10. I had nightmares for days. I don't even remember the name of that movie, just those cold black eyes
 
2011-10-27 03:14:40 PM  
Oh, another scary one: The figure in white from Exorcist III:

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2011-10-27 03:17:02 PM  

gshepnyc: bigmattress: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 610x457]
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I see this on here all the time. What movie is this?


El Orfanto [The Orphanage]
 
2011-10-27 03:17:46 PM  
This is the correct answer.
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2011-10-27 03:20:15 PM  

FiatJustitia: gshepnyc: bigmattress: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 610x457]
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I see this on here all the time. What movie is this?

El Orfanato [The Orphanage]


ftfm
 
2011-10-27 03:21:41 PM  

rickycal78: HarpuaMM: [thenonbeliever.com image 456x372]

She is by far one of the scariest characters in a horror movie.

Also, if an object can be considered a character, well then...
[ihatepeacocks.com image 600x254]

That's the exact scene from the Exorcist that I was talking about in my earlier post! That shiat scared me to hell when I was younger.

I know I should know what movie that ship is from, but I can't remember for the life of me.


I think that's from Event Horizon. Good damn movie.
 
2011-10-27 03:23:30 PM  

FiatJustitia: gshepnyc: bigmattress: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 610x457]
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I see this on here all the time. What movie is this?

El Orfanto [The Orphanage]


It's a rare horror movie that is actually a good movie, as well as being very creepy at times. It goes easy on the jump scares, aims more for a lingering dread feeling.

/my opinion
 
2011-10-27 03:23:48 PM  
Freddy has always been my favorite, simply because he was in your freaking HEAD!! No matter how hard the town tried to get rid of him, all it took was one person remembering or reading something and he was BACK! Yes, the sequels got silly, but they were still great IMO.

Candyman was another of my favorites. Much prefer the mental horror monsters to the hack/slash monsters.

/Fark the Ring. It sucked.
 
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