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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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TheCunkOfPhilomena · 23/01/2016 23:53

Lake Mungo.

Watch it. Don't read anything about it or watch the trailer beforehand, just watch it.

I hadn't heard of Broken but I love Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy so that's now on my list!

DurhamDurham · 23/01/2016 23:59

I love a good horror film, I'm fine as long as it's clearly not believable or set in a different time/place.

Films that really scare me are ones like Eden Lake because it was set today and in this country, a bit too close to home and a bit too realistic.

PizzaConnoisseur · 24/01/2016 00:01

The Hostel.

spankhurst · 24/01/2016 00:03

Suspiria, if you want arty. Jesus, it scared the crap out of me. The Haunting (original version). Clever, scary and disturbing.

twoduvetsandablankie · 24/01/2016 00:06

The Descent, Hostel and Wolf Creek

ladypete · 24/01/2016 00:44

The others
The conjuring
Orphan - the concept is scary!
The Woman in Black

clary · 24/01/2016 00:54

I find Don't Look Now really scary.

It's v v old tho. I've not heard of or certainly not seen most of the ones mentioned here

putthePuffindown · 24/01/2016 00:55

I also only clicked to add Event Horizon shudder

HackerFucker22 · 24/01/2016 06:36

God yeah Wolf Creek is horrid. I've seen it a few times. I have no idea why I have seen films that scare the shite out of me more than once?

Hotpatootietimewarp · 24/01/2016 07:45

Insidious terrified me! I thought it was a good idea to watch it alone one night and spent the rest of the night waking up thinking the scary guy was standing in the corner

I watched a film a few months back that was based on the YouTube slender man series, I totally wished I hadn't after that, every time I looked out the window I thought he was there!

And second Eden lake but it was scary in a this could actually happen in real life very relevant kind of way

Ridingthegravytrain · 24/01/2016 07:51

Drag me to hell is entertaining horror with some good jump moments

Could also try the unborn and the uninvited

WaitrosePigeon · 24/01/2016 07:53

Creep is pretty vile and scary

DurhamDurham · 24/01/2016 09:50

Riding I thought the beginning of Drag to to Hell was great but once I saw the talking goat I couldn't take it seriously.... The whole cinema seemed to laugh every time the goat appeared which broke the mood somewhat Grin

skippy67 · 24/01/2016 09:55


mrswhiplington · 24/01/2016 10:00

I watched The Wicker Man, with Edward Woodward, on my own when a teenager and I've never forgotten the image of the burning figure, it really disturbed me at the time, not sure I could watch it again now.

vichill · 24/01/2016 10:02

The Grudge. I still suffer from past and hate to admit it but recoil at the sight of long haired Japanese women.

Wolf Creek is really disturbing . More of a slasher type one. Horrible.

GingerFoxInAT0phat · 24/01/2016 10:13

Poughkeepsie Tapes, the only feel to leave me feeling haunted for days!
Not a paranormal film but so disturbing!

Don't really like all the ring, insidious type films, find them boring and I have night terrors at the best of times so watching them before bed makes my brain a bit overactive. Dh loves them though.

AllOutOfNaiceHam · 24/01/2016 10:14

I'm still traumatised.

DrHarleenFrancesQuinzel · 24/01/2016 10:14

Ooh someone else has said Shuttle. Was a crap film, but the ending. Ive never got over that one. I think its scary, because it could (and probably does) happen in real life.

Looking into Broken now.

Ive seen most of the films mentioned on this thread some of them scared me (Woman in Black) some of them bored me (exorcist)

southeastastra · 24/01/2016 10:17

Babadook agree with borderlands. Find it quite hard to find really scary films insidious and the like are crap. I do like some of the old films good like the entity and the haunting

ThroughThickAndThin01 · 24/01/2016 10:21

I'm not the bravest, but I watched The Visit with DS aged 15 yesterday. Omg it scared me.

TheWoodenSpoonOfMischief · 24/01/2016 10:22

Another vote for The Conjuring.
The Orphanage

FeliciaJollygoodfellow · 24/01/2016 10:31

Rec is good. It's Spanish.

I liked both versions of the ring - just enough difference for them to almost be different stories.

Black Christmas was on on Xmas eve a few years ago (the 70s one) I had nightmares!

FeliciaJollygoodfellow · 24/01/2016 10:32

Oh god the orphanage is brilliant although I cried so much.

DramaQueenofHighCs · 24/01/2016 10:42

Definitly The Grudge and The Ring - the Japaneese versions though - not the American remakes which rely too heavily on graphics!

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