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2001-10-31 10:40:36 PM  
Oh, and "Halloween" should be in the top 5. Maybe the person who compiled the list couldn't stand the sequel, which just had to ruin the suspenseful ending.
2001-10-31 10:41:46 PM  
Event Horizon is a ripoff of Solaris
2001-10-31 10:41:48 PM  
Speaking of which, "Halloween" is on right now on USA.
2001-10-31 10:42:29 PM  
Dammit, it's the stupid sequel. Delete the last post and hide my ignorance.
2001-10-31 10:43:38 PM  
They also should've included the Island of Lost Souls.
2001-10-31 10:58:33 PM  
Could someone please explain "Event Horizon"? I just got confused, and started laughing at the ridiculousness of it.
2001-10-31 10:59:15 PM  
Solaris - damn good book! Not sure about the movie, never seen it.

Lem ownz j00!
2001-10-31 11:03:41 PM  
Stanislaw Lem is a genius, but not an easy read.
2001-10-31 11:04:26 PM  
"The Diary of Anne Frank"
2001-10-31 11:04:57 PM  
Anyone remember some movie where these monsters come out of mirrors or something? I only have the vaguest memory cause I saw it when I was really young.. and I was probably hiding my eyes the whole time.

I have to agree with the folks that said the Thing remake should be up there.. that movie is great! I love the chomping chest-mouth scene! Lots of fun creature effects in that one.

Why wasn't Showgirls on there?
2001-10-31 11:09:06 PM  
2001-10-31 11:13:40 PM  
oh oh what about that one about the science project that when awry leaving a scientist with an appetite for human brains!!

From Beyond!!!
2001-10-31 11:19:49 PM  
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Also scary . . .
2001-10-31 11:24:13 PM  
Stanislaw Lem is a genius, but not an easy read.

For some reason geniuses rarely are.

Though I haven't noticed that with Lem that much - what language (and what translation) do you read him in?
2001-10-31 11:32:48 PM  
"Felicia's Journey"

All I knew when I bought it was it was an Atom Egoyan flick. I like the Atom Egoyan.
"The Sweet Hereafter", Good God! An Amazing, Amazing, Amazing soundtrack as well! Brilliant movie!

Anyhoo, If you're a Hitchcock fan, watch Felicia's Jouney.
2001-10-31 11:34:55 PM  
Excorcist is #1, I have to agree. Where is Alien? When I watched that I could barely keep myself in my skin.
2001-10-31 11:38:03 PM  
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Ann-Margret is a genius....sorry
2001-10-31 11:58:20 PM  
Do you have any idea where I can get a copy of Night of the Lepus? I've been looking for years....if you have it I'd be willing to do a movie swap..I got a lot of b movies that are now out of print..

Poltergeist scared the hell out of me when I was younger....didn't help there was a tree outside my window..
2001-11-01 12:00:21 AM  
I'd think arachnaphobia would be on that list too somewhere considering that after that movie came out, arachnaphobia became the #1 phobia in this country...taking the place of speaking in public... what other movie can claim they did that to a nation!
2001-11-01 12:16:14 AM  
Czar: YES!

I really want to see this movie, it looks farking scary in a cool way
2001-11-01 12:43:49 AM  

Haven't a clue where to find a copy . . .
2001-11-01 01:41:48 AM  
The Entity! The Thing! Tourist Trap! and Saving Private Ryan....Just because it was so realistic...war is hell!
Jacob's Ladder....freaked me out for days later!
The Birds....saw birds on telephone lines for days after! lol
2001-11-01 02:14:57 AM  
Some scary scenes from my childhood:

- The Nightmare on Elm St. Part 3 - The kids in the hospital who are deaf/ mute start getting attacked by Freddy - after which he plays marionnete puppeteer with their veins

- [some one help me with the title i forgot] - the scene where a guy (?) falls out of the closet and shatters into little walking people. you know this one people. scene disturbed me for some reason

- The Shining - Nicholoson walking into room 237, slowly approaching what appears to be a beautiful girl in the bathtub.. then you know the rest

- Poltergeist - the girl calling out from within the house to everyone looking for her. Something about that movie brings back scenes of myself in front of the tv at 1am with all the lights of being eerily mesmerized by her voice. sorry for the moment

I have a strong stomach so no amount of gore can scare me really.. what catches me is the shiatt that messes with your mind.

anyone share my opinion?
2001-11-01 02:21:57 AM  
ACYD: You're correct about being mind-farked. That's why I agree with the Exorcist at #1. The movie plays on such an ingrained mindset of god vs evil, damnation and fear. The new version works well. I remember people throwing up and leaving in the middle of the theater when it first came out. I have friends who will not discuss this movie at all.
2001-11-01 02:27:34 AM  
"- [some one help me with the title i forgot] - the scene where a guy (?) falls out of the closet and shatters into little walking people. you know this one people. scene disturbed me for some reason "

It was The Gate. I think this film was only notable on its release for its use of CGI special effects.
2001-11-01 02:50:00 AM  
BILLY - for some reason Exorcist didn't fakr with my mind because I don't believe in god. So I kinda saw it from a neutral perspective. Its was actually kinda funny.

DOCTOR_X - thanks for the help. For some reason I thought it was some long title but I trust you.
2001-11-01 02:55:46 AM  
An extremely modest man was in the hospital for a series of tests, the
of which had left his bodily systems extremely upset. Upon making several false alarm trips to the bathroom, he figured that the latest episode was
just that, so he stayed put. Suddenly, however, he filled his bed with diarrhea and was embarrassed beyond his ability to remain
rational. In a complete loss of composure, he jumped out of bed, gathered
the bed sheets, and threw them out the hospital window.
A drunk was walking by the hospital when the sheets landed on him.

The drunk started yelling, cursing, and swinging his arms violently, in an
attempt to free himself of the sheets. He ended up with the soiled sheets
a tangled pile at his feet. As the drunk stood there,
staring down at the sheets, a hospital security guard who had witnessed
entire incident, walked up to him and asked, "What the heck
is going on?" The drunk, still staring down at the sheets, replied,
"I think I just beat the shiat out of a ghost."

2001-11-01 03:33:27 AM  
"MANOS" The Hands of Fate

is the scariest movie ever.. but probably not in the way the director intended...
2001-11-01 04:18:28 AM  
AcYdRlP69: The Gate was a good flick. I always thought of Geodes differently after watching it. Also, Poltergeist put me into a pathetic state of mind after I sneaked into the living room to watch it. My babysitter *told* me to go to sleep, but NnnnnnnnooooooOOOOO! I just wouldn't listen.
2001-11-01 05:17:08 AM  
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This movie still scares me...
2001-11-01 06:05:42 AM  
Ann Margret makes me think of "fur and early morning dew".
2001-11-01 07:10:52 AM  
When I watched it with few of my friends two of them screamed and almost jumped at one point (one of them a guy, the other a girl) the rest of us just froze. The guy who screamed couldnt sleep that night and he kept a sheet over his tv for 3 days. Also I read a comment on imdb that some guy had a sheet over his tv for one week.
Both of my friends get this scary creepy feeling when we mention scenes from the movie.

And btw, we are all around 20. Go Watch Ring.
2001-11-01 07:33:10 AM  
I can understand the sheet on the tv. Also, did he take any phone calls? :)

I hear the ending is a shocker, absolutely terrifying.
2001-11-01 07:45:08 AM  
Did anyone ever see "The Hills Have Eyes."
I think it was Wes Craven's second movie.
How about the opening 1/2 hour of "Them"
Chainsaw Massacre shoulda been number 1
Of course I gotta agree that "Beaches" still sends chills up my spine - eeewwwwww.
2001-11-01 08:07:31 AM  
oh yeah, my guy friend who screamed, when the movie had just ended, his cell phone rang :) he screamed again there :D

Recomend Ring2 also, just have to see Ring 0 now.
2001-11-01 08:28:57 AM  
Czar: lol!

hmm.. well still have to see the original.
2001-11-01 10:16:34 AM  

When Bambi's mother got hit I was so scared I had nightmares for years!!

</lying out my ass>
2001-11-01 10:29:24 AM  
This list is pathetic, where's Beyond the Darkness, Cannibal Holocaust, Last House on Dead End Street, Black Sabbath, Men Behind the Sun, The Beyond, etc... these suggestions indicate people wo don't get out much, and when they do they only get as far as Blockbuster.
2001-11-01 10:42:38 AM  
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Now THIS was scary!
2001-11-01 10:42:40 AM  
1. Jacob's Ladder. ("I'm not dead!""What are you, then?""I'm ALIVE!""Then why are you here?""I don't know...")
2. In the Mouth of Madness. ("Do you read Sutter Kane?")
3. Blair Witch Project

The first two were total mind screwers and preyed on my greatest fear. In that category, there's an episode of Star Trek:TNG with Riker in a play/ in a mental institution that freaked me out similarly.
As far as Blair Witch goes, I expected it to be dumb and not scary and, for the most part, it was. I was honestly totally surprised to find myself at the end unable to breathe, afraid to move, and dreading the walk home from the movie theater.
2001-11-01 01:34:27 PM  
In the Mouth of Madness was just a good creepy movie. But those are the ones that I like. Gore is good, but gore doesnt' scare me, unless it's walking around killing people.

Event Horizon could have been so much better. Then it would have been r33t.

The first Halloween left me with the hall light on for a long time. I think curse of the blair witch is pretty scary. Just the part with the "Mysteries of the Occult" or something like that. Some freak ass hippie show with this dude and his bare chest, and a purple faggy robe "My name is so and so........and I'm a witch!" (cue stupid eerie music.)

I mean, I'm a pagan and all, but...damn, that guy was just GAY.

The Thing was excellent.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers was good too.

I like scary movies.
2001-11-01 01:37:44 PM  
"Dead and Buried"

Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer"
2001-11-01 02:09:39 PM  
The scene in Poltergeist were the lights are coming down the stairs, and they look on the monitor and they see images on men wearing old hats... Whooo! Also, an old movie with Boris Karloff called The Devil Commands.
2001-11-01 03:30:41 PM  
Went to see the Exorcist last year and I fell asleep half way throught the movie. Same with the Blair Witch movie. That was a lame movie.
2001-11-01 05:00:32 PM  
enent horizon was just disturbing.
Ive seen the ugly police crime scene photographs that they hide so none see them(i.e. people cominging suicide by putting a shotgun in their mouth and pulling trigger) and this movie was MORE gory then those photos.
2001-11-07 02:57:26 PM  

When that psycho lady hammers his ankles with the sledgehammer, I swear I jumped out of body!
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