posted on Oct, 24 2006 @ 07:02 AM
Great thread, Dr Love.
I love horror movies. The ones which scare me the most are usually more disturbing than outright scary. So then:
I don't remember what it was called. It was on late at night and was a sci-fi about a group of people investigating a mysterious structure on an
alien planet. The structure seemed to be able to make their greatest fears manifest. One person was crushed by a gigantic worm, for example. In the
end, it turned out that the structure was some kind of training facility for the aliens young warriors. If anyone knows what I'm talking about, let
4. The Grudge
I've heard a lot of people say they hated the remake, but I thought it was great. I watched it late at night with a mate of mine. My girlfriend said
that the sight of two 6'4" guys edging away from the TV with eyes as wide as dinnerplates was the funniest thing she'd ever seen.
3. Evil Dead Trilogy
Now these movies were scary. The first one was probably the most outright disturbing, since the second and third films began to settle into the dark
humour the series has become famed for. The scenes where Ash is huddled alone in the cabin are just terrifying. I also loved the scenes across all
three films where Ash is running and the POV shifts from the 'evil wood demon thingy' to a shot of Ash running and screaming whilst looking back
over his shoulder. The thing wasn't even three feet from Ash, yet when Ash looked back, there was nothing there. Brrrr.
2. The Sixth Sense
This one just had some truly terrifying moments in it. The little boy hiding under his bed terrified of what might be on the other side, the chilling
moment when Bruce Willis realises that ghosts are real, the eerie stacking of chairs (hardly original, but scary nonetheless). This movie prompted the
second-highest volume of screams I have ever witnessed in a theatre (with Scream taking the cake).
And finally ...
1. The Thing
I was going to say The Exorcist, but in the end I had to go with Carpenter's alien shapeshifter. The entire mood of this movie is terrifying, from
its isolated and eerie Antarctic setting, to its atmosphere of paranoia, creepy dialogue 'I hear strange noises out here' and, of course, the alien
itself. A great horror movie and one I'd definitely have to be fairly drunk to watch late at night on my own.
Candyman, Jacob's Ladder, Flatliners, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Wicker Man, Poltergeist, Scream, The Mothman Prophecies, Cube