posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 12:12 PM
I guess movies that claim a hint of reality are more scary somehow.
I think that was the case at the time (1980) with poltergeist-type movies, or haunted house horrors.
Before the 1970's horror seemed very sci-fi, but it came increasingly closer to home.
I think another forgotten film was The Entity
, where a woman is raped by a violent spirit.
This was also apparently based on a real case, and the people involved with the film certainly felt it was cursed.
What scared me as a kid was hearing from a woman how she had this problem, and she had to go to a sacred spot on Table Mountain to have it exorcised
by a "Doekom" (a Muslim-type witchdoctor).
edit on 25-1-2012 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)