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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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Abigail12 · 21/03/2016 22:49

Watched an old film made in the 70's called The Other recently and enjoyed it, not scary exactly but good. The first twist was very obvious, due to the many later films along similar lines but it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the film, the end stuck with me for ages. Also another oldie Burnt Offerings was pretty creepy too..

Abigail12 · 21/03/2016 22:55

With you about rosemary baby, watched it when I was probably too young and I found it terrifying. Watched psycho when I was very young (first horror I saw) and I had no idea what was happening, nearly had a heart attack when they turned the chair round in that basement! Also the shining is not one to watch on your own. especially if you're 11 years old and sneaking it on alone in the night

Abigail12 · 22/03/2016 21:07

Well, When the lights went out was awful! Boring then some things get thrown around! I'll try Oculus next, havent had chance to watch many films recently so on a bit of a horror film bender.

cbigs · 22/03/2016 21:48

Right well I'll not bother with that then.. Watch oculus see what you think some have said scary I thought wank . But I watch a lot of films and you start to see really obvious patterns and structure for them. should maybe get out more

Piemernator · 23/03/2016 13:12

Spoiler alert For event horizon

Watched event horizon and while the whole premise of the ship tapping in to your psyche and making you genuinely relive your own fears and deepest secrets was good ithe actual film was actually laughable and not remotely scary.

The film that haunts me to this day is The Road because I could actually see the post apocalyptic world being like that.

oliviaclottedcream · 24/03/2016 16:36

Not a film but certain episodes of the 'Paranormal Witness' series was pretty flipping terrifying. Especially 'Man In The Attic' and 'The Wolf Pack' episodes

nicenewdusters · 24/03/2016 19:02

Don't know if it's been said but Wolf Creek. Had to keep leaving the room and could never watch it again. The lead actor is beyond terrifying'

cbigs · 25/03/2016 21:49

Just watched slender ( about the slender man myth) it was absolutely shite. Literally nothing happens. Do not bother . Hmm

FireandBrimstone · 26/03/2016 00:18

Well I'm peeking round from behind my cushion to say thanks to those who recommended Babadook, which I had previously dismissed for no better reason than the childish sounding name but all the comments on this thread made me rethink.
Proper watching through the hands moments for both me and DH, who actually stayed awake for the entire movie (which is as much of a shocker).
I didn't understand the ending till we checked out a couple of blogs online afterwards... And now I'd definitely watch it again!

houseeveryweekend · 26/03/2016 00:44

ooh I love scary films...
Antichrist (incredibly disturbing)
Wake Wood
Dead Girl
It Follows
Switchblade Romance
A Tale Of Two Sisters
The Machinist
The Canal
Don't Look Now
Rosemarys Baby
Lost Highway
The Thing
Event Horizon
28 Days Later (I also found Sunshine quite scary even though its not really a horror film)
and I actually found The Others really scary!
People say Babadook is really scary but I just found it ridiculous which was a shame as it started off quite interesting

houseeveryweekend · 26/03/2016 00:46

*sorry Deadgirl is supposed to be all one word

houseeveryweekend · 26/03/2016 00:51

oh and I agree with whoever said 'Threads'! its horrific! I suppose some sci fi is actually a lot more scary than so called horror films... I had more nightmares about 'The Road' than I ever have had about any horror movie

nicenewdusters · 26/03/2016 11:02

Houseeveryweekend - interested that you included The Machinist. I didn't think of it as a horror film, but was completely gripped by it. Christian Bale is incredible in it, I know hardly anyone that's seen it. Always recommending it.

EasilyDistracted21 · 26/03/2016 11:18

babbadook is really good! and on netflix :)

ClaudiaApfelstrudel · 26/03/2016 18:19

I found Event Horizon very scary, although a little OTT in places

samlamb · 26/03/2016 18:29

The shining

Abigail12 · 29/03/2016 12:59

Just watched oculus, quite enjoyed it actually but didnt find it scary in the least.

cbigs · 29/03/2016 20:55

Abigail same here it romped along but was plop in terms of being scary...

lamiashiro · 29/03/2016 21:06

I like a good horror film too.

It Follows
In Fear
The Japanese originals of The Ring/Grudge/Dark Water (I assume these have already been mentioned)
The Visit (I am torn on this one, DH thinks it's really scary)
The Paranormal Activity films scare me, but the last one is pants
Goodnight Mommy

I have not seen Martyrs, Grotesque or American Mary as they're a bit more gory while I prefer suspense/supernatural but friends who are horror fans rate them.

Intheprocess · 06/04/2016 23:53

Rec (original) is the only film I've watched as an adult where I had to force myself to watch it to the end - that final scene? Scary biscuits!

There's an Australian film I saw as a teenager called Long Weekend about a young couple go away to a deserted beach to try to rescue their relationship. Weird stuff starts to happen. Perhaps I saw it at a suggestible age (it only gets 6.7 on IMDB) but it really, really freaked me out.

JAPABimtheonewhoknocks · 08/04/2016 18:18

Not sure I would classify them as scary but I thought Cloverfield (original) and War Of The Worlds (Remake) had a great atmosphere of tension and threat.

Some have been mentioned, but
Paranormal Activity
The Hills Have Eyes (original)
Rec (original)
The Thing (1982).

Picnic at Hanging Rock had some creepy moments.

Ciggaretteandsmirnoff · 08/04/2016 18:22

Nosferatu scared the SHIT out of me as a child.

Can't believe no one has said The entity which is based on s true story. That really bothered me and I had to turn it off 🙈🙈😳

JAPABimtheonewhoknocks · 08/04/2016 19:13

The McPherson Tape, which can be found on Youtube, a "real time" homevideo style film about a family at a remote location who are visited by aliens. Of course some conspiracy theorists think it's real.

Abigail12 · 08/04/2016 20:37

I really need to watch "rec"

ayria · 08/04/2016 23:27

I'd recommend The Babadook, like a PP. I don't find many "scary" films scary either but that made me jump! Turn the lights off if you watch it, though, much better!

And I'd say The Devil Inside, came out in 2012, although sounds corny, it is a bit disturbing in bits.

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