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REALLY scary films

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StrattersDD · 23/01/2016 20:02

Anyone got any recommendation of good scary films? I haven't seen one that's actually scared me for a long time.

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StrattersDD · 29/01/2016 20:51

IT'S FROZEN! THE BLOODY THING BROKE

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WaitrosePigeon · 29/01/2016 23:10

Noooooooooooooo!

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StrattersDD · 30/01/2016 00:28

It's okay. It started working again Grin

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jollyjester · 30/01/2016 00:58

I really enjoyed the conjuring and the woman in black.

I watched one called Case 39 with renee zellweger and Bradley Cooper which properly freaked me out.

Not a fan of too much gore / torture porn but more the unexplained freaky goings on.

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banff82 · 30/01/2016 01:18

I love horror films but hate torture porn stuff. I don't find it scary, more gratuitous, and I really don't like it. I was tricked into watching Wolf Creek at the cinema by my cousin and it was just horrible, I found it really disturbing. I won't watch Hostel, Human Centipede, Eden Lake, Saw etc.

Threads still gets my vote as the most frightening film I've seen, but I'm going to give Event Horizon a go after reading this thread. 30 Days of Night is another recommendation - I don't find it properly scary but it's a really great film. All the RECs are good too - there are 4 of them. Dog Soldiers is a classic!

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FastWindow · 30/01/2016 01:30

banff have you seen Cujo?

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StrattersDD · 30/01/2016 14:58

I liked Wolf Creek as I didn't find it too torturey (that's a word now), tried The Human Centipede 2 (the 1st one's trailer scared me so much I slept in my sister's bed for a week) and hated it, I just find those kind of films uncomfortable, I felt the same about Sinister but I might give that another go.

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DixieNormas · 30/01/2016 15:29

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StrattersDD · 30/01/2016 15:59

Dixie I found it the right side of disturbing if you get me, it's enough to pray on your mind, but not enough to REALLY get to me. I liked it, however, my mum and I sat through the whole thing saying "use your wand Harry!"

But yes. It is good once you can unsee him as Harry Potter.

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pocketsaviour · 30/01/2016 16:08

I really enjoyed Woman in Black, in fact I'm going to watch it again today :) I watched it with my ex and he was terrified as well Grin

Event Horizon just borrowed so many ideas from elsewhere that it became a walking cliche. Primarily Stephen King's short story "The Jaunt" for the idea that entering "hyperspace" would make the human mind go insane and that you'd end up clawing your own eyes out. Which is a great and disturbing idea but it was just badly done.

Lots of references from the Alien films, and Predator.

People seeing hallucinations of things they feel guilty about - see Flatliners. And of course the more mature woman on the crew felt most guilty about leaving her son at home Hmm

The thing that made me snort most was the whole "distorted voice speaking Latin" thing. I mean it might have made tenuous sense if the voice was supposed to be that of a demon, but no, it was supposed to be a crew member. Why the fuck would they be leaving a message in Latin?! Then when the guy said "Oh hey guys. I think I might have mistranslated that Latin thing... My bad!" I just laughed out loud.

But I'll give it props for a) passing Bechdel test and b) black guy making it to end.

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pocketsaviour · 30/01/2016 16:10

Oh and I watched Babadook yesterday. Good acting and casting but I didn't find it scary and the ending made no sense at all.

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GingerNutRiskIt · 30/01/2016 16:20

I'm yet to find something that scares me. Woman in black was so predictable, I didn't find the conjuring scary either, though it was a pretty good film. DH says I'm a crap date to take to the cinema, because I laugh at the women who are hiding behind their coats!

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GingerNutRiskIt · 30/01/2016 16:20

I'm yet to find something that scares me. Woman in black was so predictable, I didn't find the conjuring scary either, though it was a pretty good film. DH says I'm a crap date to take to the cinema, because I laugh at the women who are hiding behind their coats!

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GingerNutRiskIt · 30/01/2016 16:22

Oops, sorry for double post. I usually watch them on my own too, DH isn't fussy on scary films.

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dustarr73 · 30/01/2016 16:24

Woman in Black 2 is good as well.I found the Conjuring good,its like old fashioned scares.

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Meeep · 30/01/2016 16:29

Some of these didn't scare me at all, event horizon, the descent, blair witch...

I've heard good things about it follows and the babadook. I'll try to catch them if they come on tv sometime.

The exorcist scared me, and dark water. Can't think of anything else!

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Meeep · 30/01/2016 16:43

The original dark water, haven't seen the remake.

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Fuckduckcluck · 30/01/2016 17:09

Evil dead remake is worth a watch and the babdook..

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Anotherusernamechange · 30/01/2016 18:16

The Skeleton Key - terrified me

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fluffiphlox · 30/01/2016 18:28

I have not RTFT so don't know if anyone has mentioned Blue Velvet which properly gave me the willies when it came out. Couldn't watch it again I don't think.

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ThatsHowYouGetAnts · 30/01/2016 20:19

I posted before about the remake of The Grudge and how scary I found it. But this:

my mum and I sat through the whole thing saying "use your wand Harry!"

has reminded me of my little inner voice behind all of the pants-shitting terror going "kill it Buffy, it's your job FGS, make a funny quip and then beat the fuck out of it, why are you scared, you're BUFFY" Grin

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