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2012-06-24 01:10:47 AM
Let Me In makes for a scarier watch than Let The Right One In.

Uh no. The original is much creepier, gorier, and grittier than the sanitized American remake.
 
2012-06-24 01:10:54 AM
List is missing:

"The Changeling" (1980)

"The Haunting" (1963)

"Session 9" (2001)

"Deep Red (aka Profondo Rosso)" (1975)
 
2012-06-24 01:10:59 AM
25.media.tumblr.com

/yes it was TV series
//but he did make a film based on the series
 
2012-06-24 01:44:09 AM
God is in his holy temple, earthly thoughts be silent now.
 
2012-06-24 01:52:43 AM
Ghostwatch did have some good, creepy moments. In the end, you see the door opening and you're about to shiat your pants...and then BAM! No money shot whatsoever, just everyone running away. The final scene in the studio was just farking retarded. Pity that a decent creepy flick ended on such a lameass note.

And where is Poltergeist in that list?
 
2012-06-24 02:06:18 AM
I watched Insidious recently, that was a pretty creepy haunted house flick. Surprised it was the same people behind the Saw franchise, pretty different style of freaky.
 
2012-06-24 02:55:18 AM

Bathia_Mapes:
"Deep Red (aka Profondo Rosso)" (1975)


Oh that elevator/lift scene with the necklace... yummy
 
2012-06-24 02:56:01 AM
Missing:

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2012-06-24 02:56:56 AM

Walker: Let Me In makes for a scarier watch than Let The Right One In.

Uh no. The original is much creepier, gorier, and grittier than the sanitized American remake.


Riiight. I suppose next you're going to say the Akira remake is a bad idea.
 
2012-06-24 02:57:12 AM

Bathia_Mapes: "Session 9" (2001)


I was bored to tears by this movie. i had trouble even getting to the end. Everybody else seems to love it. Maybe I was distracted by....*puts on sunglasses* ...David Caruso.

Nice to see Carnival of Souls on there, and even a picture of Herk! Too bad he never made another film (outside of the industrials.) Nice guy too, I took a class from him in college.
 
2012-06-24 02:57:21 AM
DNRTFA but I hope Audition was #1. Haven't been able to watch it again.
 
2012-06-24 02:59:00 AM
Maybe it was the transfer, but Vampyr wasn't that wonderful. Caligari, M, Nosferatu, et al. were much better.
 
2012-06-24 03:00:23 AM
Anybody see Martyrs? What did you think?
 
2012-06-24 03:03:44 AM
I haven't seen most of those but I gotta say, I agree with Missed Call, Ring, Ju-on, and especially Candyman. Candyman creeped the shiat out of me when I was younger. The first Nightmare on Elm Street was kinda creepy, but I actually enjoyed the schlock of the sequels more.
 
2012-06-24 03:03:53 AM
Anybody remember a (probably) made for TV movie from the mid 70's where a woman starts on fire from the inside? Her tongue turns black and smoke starts billowing off of her while she stands there writhing in pain.....

I've never been able to figure out what that was......

Whatever it was scared the carp out of me when I caught a glimpse of it on TV as a kid...........
 
2012-06-24 03:05:30 AM
Bathias Mapes

List is missing:

"The Changeling" (1980)


That was all i needed to know. I've seen this movie probably 100 times, and rank it as my all time favourite movie. And for as often as i've seen it, it still freaks me out at certain points.


/Joseph
 
2012-06-24 03:06:41 AM
Stop describing the end of each movie in every summary you stupid little farker.
 
2012-06-24 03:07:07 AM

Walker: Let Me In makes for a scarier watch than Let The Right One In.

Uh no. The original is much creepier, gorier, and grittier than the sanitized American remake.


I dunno, maybe the author has trouble with translations of anything other than Japanese or something? Though his criticisms of "Ring" seem to indicate he's not big on Japanese cinema either, it's actually pretty quick, snappy, and disciplined in its storytelling for a Japanese film.
 
2012-06-24 03:09:34 AM

Bathia_Mapes: List is missing:

"The Changeling" (1980)

"The Haunting" (1963)

"Session 9" (2001)

"Deep Red (aka Profondo Rosso)" (1975)


I saw session 9 and agree it was totally creepy. The ending I couldn't handle, since I turned into a sensitive biatch after I had my son (who's now 9). Another movie I thought was creepy and good was Guillermo Del Toro's 'The Orphanage'. Again, I couldn't handle the ending. Even trying to tell someone about the movie not long after I saw it was enough for me to sorta break down.

/Dammit, why must I be cursed with emotions upon becoming a mother??
 
2012-06-24 03:09:50 AM
Nice
 
2012-06-24 03:10:19 AM
So nobody's seen Martyrs? What about Cronos?
 
2012-06-24 03:16:51 AM

BigLuca: Stop describing the end of each movie in every summary you stupid little farker.


King Kong dies? Thanks a lot jackass. I was going to see that.
 
2012-06-24 03:19:18 AM
Some pussy at some point will mention 'Event Horizon' in this thread. I checked it out because it of being mentioned on Fark. So I'm gonna do people who haven't seen it a favour and tell you that it was probably some kids who thinks it was the 'Scariest Movie Ever Made'. It's not. It's not even a good movie. It's by Paul W. S. Anderson, a cheesy director one notch above Brett Ratner.

Avoid. Check out the original The Haunting instead. Watch it in the dark, alone. Now, that's one of the Scariest Movies Ever Made.
 
2012-06-24 03:24:01 AM

GungFu: Some pussy at some point will mention 'Event Horizon' in this thread. I checked it out because it of being mentioned on Fark. So I'm gonna do people who haven't seen it a favour and tell you that it was probably some kids who thinks it was the 'Scariest Movie Ever Made'. It's not. It's not even a good movie. It's by Paul W. S. Anderson, a cheesy director one notch above Brett Ratner.

Avoid. Check out the original The Haunting instead. Watch it in the dark, alone. Now, that's one of the Scariest Movies Ever Made.


Scary? Not too much, but it was definitely kinda creepy at 2 am.
 
2012-06-24 03:25:30 AM

Confabulat: I watched Insidious recently, that was a pretty creepy haunted house flick


Insidious was a pleasant surprise. It wasn't a haunted house movie, it was a haunted child movie, the film made an effort to go against all the usual horror cliches. For example when the weird incidents start the first thing they do is pack and get the hell out of there.
 
2012-06-24 03:29:11 AM

rickycal78: GungFu: Some pussy at some point will mention 'Event Horizon' in this thread. I checked it out because it of being mentioned on Fark. So I'm gonna do people who haven't seen it a favour and tell you that it was probably some kids who thinks it was the 'Scariest Movie Ever Made'. It's not. It's not even a good movie. It's by Paul W. S. Anderson, a cheesy director one notch above Brett Ratner.

Avoid. Check out the original The Haunting instead. Watch it in the dark, alone. Now, that's one of the Scariest Movies Ever Made.

Scary? Not too much, but it was definitely kinda creepy at 2 am.


I'm sorry but I have to dissent on that point. In the end, that movie was silly, not scary. It didn't help that they had Sam Neill looking like a 7/11 hot dog in his last scenes.
 
2012-06-24 03:32:04 AM

TappingTheVein: Confabulat: I watched Insidious recently, that was a pretty creepy haunted house flick

Insidious was a pleasant surprise. It wasn't a haunted house movie, it was a haunted child movie, the film made an effort to go against all the usual horror cliches. For example when the weird incidents start the first thing they do is pack and get the hell out of there.


There's also a scene when after the disbelieving dad sends the paranormal investigative team away in disgust, later that night he sees something freaky, and immediately changes his mind and calls them back.

It is weird seeing people in a haunted house movie act like normal people might in that situation. Ending was a bit too much like Twin Peaks or something but overall that was a good one. I recently watched The Innkeepers too, that was pretty old school creepy as well. I like that sort of thing. There's been a decent batch of horror movies around lately if you look for them.
 
2012-06-24 03:33:03 AM

NDP2: I'm sorry but I have to dissent on that point. In the end, that movie was silly, not scary. It didn't help that they had Sam Neill looking like a 7/11 hot dog in his last scenes.


The ORIGINAL Haunting, you fool! The remake with Sam Neill should be named We Spit on Shirley Jackson's Grave.
 
2012-06-24 03:40:11 AM

Confabulat: NDP2: I'm sorry but I have to dissent on that point. In the end, that movie was silly, not scary. It didn't help that they had Sam Neill looking like a 7/11 hot dog in his last scenes.

The ORIGINAL Haunting, you fool! The remake with Sam Neill should be named We Spit on Shirley Jackson's Grave.


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Pretty sure he was talking about Event Horizon. I don't remember Sam Neill being in the Haunting.
 
2012-06-24 03:41:36 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Bathia_Mapes:
"Deep Red (aka Profondo Rosso)" (1975)

Oh that elevator/lift scene with the necklace... yummy


Indeed. And the theme music by Goblin.
 
2012-06-24 03:43:25 AM

rickycal78: Confabulat: NDP2: I'm sorry but I have to dissent on that point. In the end, that movie was silly, not scary. It didn't help that they had Sam Neill looking like a 7/11 hot dog in his last scenes.

The ORIGINAL Haunting, you fool! The remake with Sam Neill should be named We Spit on Shirley Jackson's Grave.

notsureifserious.jpg

Pretty sure he was talking about Event Horizon. I don't remember Sam Neill being in the Haunting.


Oh right, I always tend to get Liam Neeson confused with Sam Neill for some reason, and The Haunting remake still infuriates me.
 
2012-06-24 03:44:31 AM

Jellee Bean: Bathias Mapes

List is missing:

"The Changeling" (1980)

That was all i needed to know. I've seen this movie probably 100 times, and rank it as my all time favourite movie. And for as often as i've seen it, it still freaks me out at certain points.


/Joseph


The "empty" wheelchair chasing a screaming Trish Van Devere through the house.
 
2012-06-24 03:47:27 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Cronos


I've seen both, but I liked Cronos more than I did Martyrs
 
2012-06-24 03:50:05 AM
A few I would add to the list (which is a pretty good list, actually... and no slide show!):

Burnt Offerings (1976) - with Oliver Reed and Karen Black
Wolfen (1981) - with Albert Finney, Gregory Hines, and Diane Venora
Magic (1978) - with Anthony Hopkins and Ann-Margaret
 
2012-06-24 03:50:38 AM

Confabulat: and The Haunting remake still infuriates me.


As it should anyone who has seen the original, or is a Shirley Jackson fan. The remake was dreck and an insult to Shirley Jackson's excellent book, "The Haunting of Hill House".
 
2012-06-24 03:53:04 AM

LonMead: A few I would add to the list (which is a pretty good list, actually... and no slide show!):

Burnt Offerings (1976) - with Oliver Reed and Karen Black
Wolfen (1981) - with Albert Finney, Gregory Hines, and Diane Venora
Magic (1978) - with Anthony Hopkins and Ann-Margaret


The first two I agree with, the third, not so much, but that's probably because of my strong dislike for the old school ventriloquist dummies. They creep me out.
 
2012-06-24 03:55:29 AM
I expected Darkness to be on that list.

GungFu: Some pussy at some point will mention 'Event Horizon' in this thread. I checked it out because it of being mentioned on Fark. So I'm gonna do people who haven't seen it a favour and tell you that it was probably some kids who thinks it was the 'Scariest Movie Ever Made'. It's not. It's not even a good movie. It's by Paul W. S. Anderson, a cheesy director one notch above Brett Ratner.


Never saw it. Unfortunately people have very different ideas of scary. I've know multiple grown adults who think final destination is the scariest movie all time. I guess its got impending doom going for it, but it was just so ridiculous.
 
2012-06-24 03:58:42 AM

Bathia_Mapes: LonMead: A few I would add to the list (which is a pretty good list, actually... and no slide show!):

Burnt Offerings (1976) - with Oliver Reed and Karen Black
Wolfen (1981) - with Albert Finney, Gregory Hines, and Diane Venora
Magic (1978) - with Anthony Hopkins and Ann-Margaret

The first two I agree with, the third, not so much, but that's probably because of my strong dislike for the old school ventriloquist dummies. They creep me out.


emerdelac.files.wordpress.com

So, that's all you need, then?
 
2012-06-24 04:04:54 AM
No "Alien"? I guess it's more suspenseful than creepy.


Walker: Let Me In makes for a scarier watch than Let The Right One In.

Uh no. The original is much creepier, gorier, and grittier than the sanitized American remake.


Haven't seen the remake, but the scene with the cats in the original made me bust out laughing. It just seemed really incongruous.
 
2012-06-24 04:04:55 AM
Pontypool (2008)

Deathdream (1974)

The Black Cat (1934)

Let's Scare Jessica To Death (1971)

Dead Birds (2004)

Dead & Buried (1981)

The Orphanage (2007)

The Burrowers (2008)

The Seventh Victim (1943)

Eyes Without A Face (1960)

Many others I'm sure I'll recall and regret not including in this post immediately following depressing "Add Comment".
 
2012-06-24 04:09:07 AM

LonMead: Bathia_Mapes: LonMead: A few I would add to the list (which is a pretty good list, actually... and no slide show!):

Burnt Offerings (1976) - with Oliver Reed and Karen Black
Wolfen (1981) - with Albert Finney, Gregory Hines, and Diane Venora
Magic (1978) - with Anthony Hopkins and Ann-Margaret

The first two I agree with, the third, not so much, but that's probably because of my strong dislike for the old school ventriloquist dummies. They creep me out.

[emerdelac.files.wordpress.com image 455x283]

So, that's all you need, then?


Right click, AdBlock, block image. POOF, it's gone. :-D
 
2012-06-24 04:15:12 AM

Walker: Let Me In makes for a scarier watch than Let The Right One In.

Uh no. The original is much creepier, gorier, and grittier than the sanitized American remake.


Honestly the Americanized remake was a pretty faithful job. Better CGI no wonky cat scene and the ending was I'd say as good as the ending of the original. If I had a real complaint about both it would be that niether movie adequately explains (spoiler) the girl vampire is actually a casrati (end spoiler)

/list needs "Phantasm"
 
2012-06-24 04:15:51 AM

Pandora's Litterbox: Let's Scare Jessica To Death (1971)


I saw "Let's Scare Jessica to Death" years ago when it was making the drive-in circuit. A very nice, understated gem.
 
2012-06-24 04:16:32 AM

therecksays: Walker: Let Me In makes for a scarier watch than Let The Right One In.

Uh no. The original is much creepier, gorier, and grittier than the sanitized American remake.

Honestly the Americanized remake was a pretty faithful job. Better CGI no wonky cat scene and the ending was I'd say as good as the ending of the original. If I had a real complaint about both it would be that niether movie adequately explains (spoiler) the girl vampire is actually a casrati (end spoiler)

/list needs "Phantasm"


Most definitely.
 
2012-06-24 04:16:57 AM
I grew up as a kid in New Zealand in the 70s and was therefore subjected to the cruel ideas the BBC had as "children's entertainment" at the time.

I watched this episode of the innocently sounding "Adventures of Black Beauty" at the tender age of about three-and-a-half, and somewhere around the 9:00 mark, I was unable to look outside a window at night again until, well..I'm still not very good at it
 
2012-06-24 04:17:41 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Right click, AdBlock, block image. POOF, it's gone. :-D


But you know it's there.
 
2012-06-24 04:19:14 AM

LonMead: Bathia_Mapes: Right click, AdBlock, block image. POOF, it's gone. :-D

But you know it's there.


Doesn't bother me as long as I can't see it.
 
2012-06-24 04:19:21 AM
FTFA: The TV version of this movie (The Woman in Black) is far, far creepier than the Daniel Radcliffe version; there's one moment in particular that will etch itself on your brain and continue to creep you out for years after you see it...

So I was curious and went to look that up. Found a YouTube clip referencing "that" scene. Watched it. Decided the writer of the article was a dumbass.
 
2012-06-24 04:24:09 AM
Just watched The Skeleton Key on Netflix. Why the hell is that on the list? It seemed pretty run of the mill and really offered very little in terms of creepiness or tension.
 
2012-06-24 04:25:20 AM
Sorry guys, but Insidious was absolutely horrible. I can't read the article after that one. But I am glad to hear Carnival of Souls was on there, that IS a genuinely creepy "scary movie"
 
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