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to be absolutely petrified right now because I am watching The Shining?

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SoleSource Wed 24-Oct-12 22:41:56

It is a movie I have always tried to avoid as it psychologically terrifies me. The slow descent into insanity of Jack Nicholson's character.

I shouldn't be this scared should I?

I am going to watch and conquer my fear.

Which movie terrifies you?

VivaLeBeaver Wed 24-Oct-12 22:43:38

I've never seen the shining but was saying earlier today I think I want to.

Slasher films like Scream scare me, also Poltergeist, Halloween, Friday the thirteenth.

comedycentral Wed 24-Oct-12 22:44:45

Madness aside I would love to look after a deserted hotel for the winter. Awesome.

BTW Her acting is so wooden.

comedycentral Wed 24-Oct-12 22:45:24

Argh the twins!!!!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 24-Oct-12 22:45:47

The Shining is really scary! But it is just about the only Horror film that I can manage! <<wibbling coward>>

comedycentral Wed 24-Oct-12 22:46:04

"Come and play with us Danny" eeeek!

DorsetKnob Wed 24-Oct-12 22:47:47

What side is it on?

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 24-Oct-12 22:48:20

I always wish that he did finish his wife off! She is a right annoying cow!

DS used to go to school with identical twins just like those! confused

lucyellenmum Wed 24-Oct-12 22:48:32

I don't think i have ever been scared by a film, i feel a bit cheated really. I have however been disturbed by a few, this is not a good thing. Wolf creek is the worse film i have ever ever seen and i will never watch it again. My DD likes to torment me with it "No, THIS is a knife" she will say, randomly, cow!! grin

SoleSource Wed 24-Oct-12 22:51:01

ITV 4 now

StuntGirl Wed 24-Oct-12 22:51:38

Ooh I love that film. The one that scared me the most was What Lies Beneath, weirdly enough. Don't want to say why in case it spoils it for anyone who's never seen it but one scene in particular just hit the nerve for me!

VitoCorleone Wed 24-Oct-12 22:52:46

I love The Shining! First saw it when i was about 10 and was terrified.

Ive seen A LOT of horror films over the years, but nothing scared me as much as Paranormal Activity 3, i couldnt sleep properly for about 3 weeks after seeing it, i couldnt even go upstairs in my own home at night without my DP!! He had to escort me to the toilet and wait for me!! Seriously, i was terrified.

I think the ones that scare me most are the ones about ghosts and people getting possessed. And ones where you dont actually see much and your imagination runs wild.

RinderThrillerNight Wed 24-Oct-12 22:53:19

The Shining is a seriously scary film. I don't think I could watch it again actually.

I am such a wimp though, and actively avoid watching any horror film.

Ullena Wed 24-Oct-12 22:55:15

I used to be terrified of Poltergeist...then the last time I saw it, it seemed that the whole family were actually stoned and that the bird may have died from a gas leak or summit...

I still refuse to watch Watcher In The Woods, and have realised it is probably based on HP Lovecraft so a bit confused at it being a kids movie! At least my mum always said it was a kids movie.

numbum Wed 24-Oct-12 22:57:05

I don't think I've ever been properly spooked by a film but found films creepy. I love a good creepy film. The Orphanage played on my mind for days

comedycentral Wed 24-Oct-12 22:58:26

Room 237 oh dear!!

SoleSource Wed 24-Oct-12 22:59:20

Ooh gawd aggghhhhhhh

Im seriously freaked

LadyEvilBeagle Wed 24-Oct-12 22:59:54

I've never seen The Shining, I avoid at all cost, any scary films.
I'm the biggest woos from woosdom.
Why would I want that stuff in my head?
I gave up on the book, and never read any more Steven King.
Life should be about fluffy kittens and puppies and lovely films with happy endings where the dog doesn't die.
That's just me though.grin

Clawdy Wed 24-Oct-12 22:59:57

The Shining is a terrifying film,and in some ways more unpleasant than the book. In the book,the Jack character becomes possessed,but in the final horrifying scenes,his real self breaks through for a few seconds and he begs the little boy to run from him,which makes it curiously moving. In the film,he's just downright evil. Brilliant,though.

SoleSource Wed 24-Oct-12 23:01:10

Ullena the ptergiest is frightening. The evil guy.

Good god a noise outside I jumped outta my freaking skin

Lol comedy!

comedycentral Wed 24-Oct-12 23:03:07

I won't sleep now after this, such a chicken

comedycentral Wed 24-Oct-12 23:04:11

Not read the book. Will have to put it on my library list

VivaLeBeaver Wed 24-Oct-12 23:04:26

I screamed in the cinema when I saw What Lies Beneath. Really shit me up.

SoleSource Wed 24-Oct-12 23:04:57

Ooooooohhhhhhhh the barman is there

Afraid to go to kitchen for tea

What I done to myself

comedycentral Wed 24-Oct-12 23:05:44

This is going to sound so old but, I don't think they make horrors like they used to. They don't scare me anymore, they are just gory and fucked up (think hostel)

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