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7 days ago  
Scariest horror movie list that doesn't include Event Horizon or Audition is automatically suspect.
 
7 days ago  
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I was 8.
 
7 days ago  
Chernobyl.
 
7 days ago  

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I was 8.


Salem's Lot scared the crap out of me as a kid, too.

The Thing is still my favorite scary movie.
 
7 days ago  

labman: Ow! That was my feelings!: [Fark user image 850x390]

I was 8.

Salem's Lot scared the crap out of me as a kid, too.

The Thing is still my favorite scary movie.


The Thing is a horror/bug movie masterpiece.  It's a staple for scary movie month every year in the Monkey household
 
7 days ago  
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6 days ago  

Ow! That was my feelings!: [Fark user image 850x390]

I was 8.


Yup.  It depends on your age and on what was the norm for a scary movie in the culture at the time.

I can remember being scared as fark of Night Stalker on TV when I was a kid, but it's pretty much pure cheese as an adult.

I'd say that the first Nightmare on Elm Street hit me at a good age to enjoy scary movies and it was definitely next level for the time.  The first Hellraiser movie stands out too.

Closer to modern day, we hit the point where gore movies are so much more realistic that they are no longer enjoyable for me.
 
6 days ago  
Fear is subjective, not objective

I find spiders to be awesome little dudes who do the world a ton of good and will help them to a safe spot when i find one inside. Same for snakes

So once again forbes is completely wrong, and i dont even have to click the link to figure that one out
 
6 days ago  

Natalie Portmanteau: Scariest horror movie list that doesn't include Event Horizon or Audition is automatically suspect.


Audition is No.35.
 
6 days ago  

Natalie Portmanteau: Scariest horror movie list that doesn't include Event Horizon or Audition is automatically suspect.


It's from forbes.

The scariest movie is probably one where all the poor people get healthcare, food, and education
 
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6 days ago  

EdwardTellerhands: Natalie Portmanteau: Scariest horror movie list that doesn't include Event Horizon or Audition is automatically suspect.

Audition is No.35.


And Event Horizon is bullsh*t.
 
6 days ago  

EdwardTellerhands: Natalie Portmanteau: Scariest horror movie list that doesn't include Event Horizon or Audition is automatically suspect.

Audition is No.35.


I didn't make it to the end. It certainly shouldn't have been last.
 
6 days ago  
Why does herediatary keep showing up in these lists? There is nothing scary about anything in the movie
 
6 days ago  
I don't know if I'd call Sinister the scariest movie of all time, but it definitely had me on edge in the theater. They did mention It Follows though, which still creeps me out just thinking about it.

/score was awesome too
 
6 days ago  
I don't watch horror films much because I freak out. I've never seen any of the Saw movies but I expected at least the original would be on that list based on its popularity.
 
6 days ago  
Saw The Exorcist when I was young.
Scared me big time.
Still won't watch it to this day
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
The last horror movie I had a good, prolonged emotional reaction to was "Schindler's List."

After that, maybe "Twelve Years a Slave."
 
6 days ago  

Concrete Donkey: Fear is subjective, not objective

I find spiders to be awesome little dudes who do the world a ton of good and will help them to a safe spot when i find one inside. Same for snakes

So once again forbes is completely wrong, and i dont even have to click the link to figure that one out


While I agree fear is subjective, one can still use the physiology of fear to guage which films, or animals for your spider example, are the scariest to the average subject.

In my case I prefer movies with dark, creeping inevitable stuff.

Simple monster/murderer doesn't scare me at all. I want something that looms, something that is supernatural, yet hidden and unknown, at least in scope of true nature. I want Darkness, The Mist, even House on Haunted Hill. If I can't wake up and have a primal feeling it is in my room, then it's crap. If I don't walk just a little more quickly up the stairs after turning off the lights, then I wasn't scared.

/And spiders are my friends
 
6 days ago  
Or Skeleton Key. That ending is just great.
 
6 days ago  
Whatever you watched when you were 7-10.
 
6 days ago  

king of vegas: I don't watch horror films much because I freak out. I've never seen any of the Saw movies but I expected at least the original would be on that list based on its popularity.


I watched a little bit of one or two Saw movies.  I actually watched all of Hostel and Hostel 2.  Those were awful  That's not what I want to see in a horror movie.  That's just gore/torture porn.  There doesn't seem to be any purpose for the violence other than for shock value.  I still can't believe I sat through all of Hostel 2.  I didn't like those movies much and the 2nd one was worse.

I do like some horror movies, but they need an angle other than pure violence.  It could be supernatural or it could be something else, possibly a "psychological thriller".  It should leave you wondering though. It can't be something as simple as a sadist who just wants to torture everyone.

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Yes, exactly - "something strange".  Wait, where the hell did she come from?

That girl creeps me out.
 
6 days ago  

king of vegas: I don't watch horror films much because I freak out. I've never seen any of the Saw movies but I expected at least the original would be on that list based on its popularity.


Things like the saw are just gore fests. True horror is a well executed suspense film that keeps you on the edge of your seat for 2 hours without any gimmicks like jump scares, music spikes or bloodfests.

Those are really are to pull off which is exactly why the genre is demoted to garbage now: a true horror film takes too much work compared to just finding ways to fountain blood and body parts on the screen
 
6 days ago  

Concrete Donkey: Things like the saw are just gore fests. True horror is a well executed suspense film that keeps you on the edge of your seat for 2 hours without any gimmicks like jump scares, music spikes or bloodfests.


Blair Witch Project?
 
6 days ago  

Ishkur: Whatever you watched when you were 7-10.


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6 days ago  
Idiocracy
 
6 days ago  
I don't watch horror movies. They're either silly or troubling. Henry, Portrait of a  serial killer is probably the  most troubling-scary movies I've watched.

I watch Schindler's List once a year. I saw it four times during its theatrical run. It's another incredibly rough movie to sit through, but It was also a moment of moral enlightenment for me and I think it's important to acknowledge that.
 
6 days ago  
my daughter (18) and I have been binging horror the past year while mom worked many graveyard shifts as a nurse and I worked from home and could afford later night hours. We've watched them across the spectrum and the Thing remains her favorite of them all. No surprise as that movie remains amazing.
 
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6 days ago  
The most recent scary movie I've seen is Relic (2020). The ending is truly horrific, although my guess is people who think scary = gore would say it's boring.
 
6 days ago  

freddyV: Saw The Exorcist when I was young.
Scared me big time.
Still won't watch it to this day


Watch Exorcist 3. Apart from the fact that the studio inserted a couple of scenes with "the exorcist" so they could call it an Exorcist movie, it's very good. Better than the original, even.
 
6 days ago  
It's honestly been so long since a horror movie scared me that I can't remember the feeling. I wish I could get scared at movies again, it was fun as a kid/teen. I will say I've seen movies recently that I found disturbing, movies whose concepts kept me up at night, but that was more out of morbid psychological fascination than fear. I still love a good horror movie, but being afraid of them is just no longer possible for me. Alas.
 
6 days ago  

Ishkur: Whatever you watched when you were 7-10.


Ah, that would be this freakshow;
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6 days ago  
my wedding video...
 
6 days ago  
I went to see Alien in the theater when it first came out, with my girlfriend (and future wife). This was back in the day when the screen was nearly as big as a drive-in. When "that scene" arrived, my squeamish girlfriend knew that something awful was about to happen. So she turned away and buried her face into my shoulder/neck, and asked that I tell her when it's over. After the critter scurried away onscreen, she said "Look!". I said: I am looking. She said: No, turn around and look!  I turned my head around, and saw no less than 50 people rushing for the back door, holding their hands over their mouths.
 
6 days ago  
I don't think torture porn is scary and I'm not a fan of regular people being terrorized by other regular people.

Like Last House on the Left (yes it's absolutely dated and goofy now) but the concept of just regular people terrorizing scared people.  Which I guess you could ALSO call 'torture porn' but it doesn't have to be gore, like Hostel, to be torture.

When I was a kid, two of the scariest movie I've ever seen was The Evil and The Entity.  Something tells me if I saw either today they wouldn't be.

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buntz: When I was a kid, two of the scariest movie I've ever seen was The Evil and The Entity.  Something tells me if I saw either today they wouldn't be.


Jesus!  Let me try this again:

When I was a kid, The Evil and The Entity were two very scary movies.  I'm sure they have not aged well.
 
6 days ago  
Obviously, Twilight. It made me nauseous, uncomfortable, and was sheer pain throughout the entire series. Perfect horror movie.
 
6 days ago  
Obviously it's Deliverance.
 
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One of the most effective horror films I've ever seen was the made-for-TV film "Dark Night of the Scarecrow".

And it did that by not showing anything gory.   In fact, not seeing that is what made it all the more scary.
 
6 days ago  

Camus' Ghost: Obviously it's Deliverance.


Well, duh.  It stars Cohaagen on the guitar:

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6 days ago  
The original Poltergeist invented the delayed jump-scare when they did the clown puppet scene.

I saw it in the theater and watched as a wave of popcorn flew into the air when that happened.
 
6 days ago  
I have never really been scared watching a movie. Startled by sudden sounds or music, yes.
 
6 days ago  
Silence of the Lambs, back in the day, had my stomach in knots from start to finish.
 
6 days ago  
Those poor children. I still can't go into a paleontology exhibit to this day.

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I was 8.


I was about the same age. The night that part aired was windy in my town, and just after I went to bed a tree brushed against my window, making a scratching sound. I almost wet myself.
 
6 days ago  
Oooh poltergeist! My parents showed it to my little brother and I when we were really young. Little brother spent weeks unable to sleep without the lights on. I have never seen anyone become so unhinged over a movie before or since.
 
6 days ago  

likefunbutnot: I don't watch horror movies. They're either silly or troubling. Henry, Portrait of a  serial killer is probably the  most troubling-scary movies I've watched.

I watch Schindler's List once a year. I saw it four times during its theatrical run. It's another incredibly rough movie to sit through, but It was also a moment of moral enlightenment for me and I think it's important to acknowledge that.


It's a good movie to make out during.
 
6 days ago  

likefunbutnot: They're either silly


That's like, half the point. Structurally, horror and comedy follow the same beats. The structure of a good horror movie scare is identical to the structure of a good joke. It's just that the punchline is usually a corpse (which hey, comedies can do that too). It's what's made Jordan Peele's entries into the horror genre so good: they're legitimately funny films.
 
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leeksfromchichis: It's a good movie to make out during.


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