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Old 11-01-2015, 06:20 PM   #42
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The Wizard of Oz. I found the tornado scene terrifying. (And then, after 25 years of living in NJ, I moved to Tornado Alley at age 50.)
I thought the scariest part of The Wizard of Oz was Miss Gulch riding that bike and then turning into a witch.

As a kid, I thought Poltergeist was terrifying.
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Thirteen Ghosts. Not the remake from 2001, but the original from 1960. Watched it at a slumber party and was scared to death.
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Swiss Family Robinson early 60's...

"Huh" you say?

I was 6-7 years old, my older sister took me to see some obscure B&W space movie (can't remember the name, maybe 12 to the Moon?) and then Swiss Family Robinson a few days later. Both had scenes where people died slowly in quicksand. I didn't know there was such a thing, and when I found out there really was, my 6-7 year old brain couldn't take it. I was horrified, and had bad dreams about it for weeks if not months.

Strange, but no other movie upset me worse since, including most named above.
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Thirteen Ghosts. Not the remake from 2001, but the original from 1960. Watched it at a slumber party and was scared to death.

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Wow I never thought I would "meet" another person who knew of this movie. It was a classic!

Also Carnival of Souls. That was an oldie but creepy.


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Alien - and I wasn't really a kid.
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Torn Curtain (1966), a Cold War spy thriller movie by Hitchcock. I feared for the protagonists in several scenes when they were about to be captured.

PS. In watching it again recently, I realized that they were talking about anti-missile programs. So, the idea of the Strategic Defense Initiative existed long before Reagan signed off on it.
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OK, try this on for size...

The Screaming Skull.... I was 5 or 6 when I saw it on TV.... I was so scared I could not walk down the dark hall to go to my bedroom....


Here is a trailer.... it is interesting.... they would bury you for FREE if you died of fright watching the movie.... beat that!!

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BTW, not so scary... just a cheesy movie....
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You are going to laugh.

This one scared the p*ss out of me as a wee bairn. So hokey, but the sense of no escape gripped me.

Robot Monster (1953) - IMDb

Not a fan of horror flicks.

The Blob was pretty scary but the musical score was so campy I still remember it today.

Forbidden Planet was sort of scary, too. But the dialog had a real gem. ("A civilization without instrumentalities?" "YES! A civilization without instrumentalities!")

A fan of Hitchcock, the best for me were The Birds and Psycho. IMHO, Psycho is one of the best movies ever made. Simple, arresting, black-and-white, well edited--the final scene is so well cut and curls the hair.

The most frightening movie I ever saw: Seven Days in May. In the army in the 60's, it was not implausible. I was stationed in a very serious place. It was believable.
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The original War of the Worlds was the scariest for me too. I was afraid to walk home from the movie theater, I thought I was going to be incinerated by the martians (that looked like a street light). The Birds scared me too and the flying monkies in The Wizard of Oz. I must have been a chicken.....and I don't watch scary movies to this day.
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The Blob was pretty scary but the musical score was so campy I still remember it today.
I suspect most people don't know that the title song in the original ~1958 movie (The Blob) was co-written by Burt Bacharach and it became a hit song in the US.
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I suspect most people don't know that the title song in the original ~1958 movie (The Blob) was co-written by Burt Bacharach and it became a hit song in the US.
I remember the song quite well, but forgot that it was from a movie! "Beware of the blob, it creeps and leaps, and glides and slides across the floor"

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I was in college when it came out, but don't think any movie has ever effected me as strongly and as long as Jaws. Even though I love the beach and swimming and snorkeling and such, I still keep an eye out when I'm playing in the water. It's become part of me.
I never learned to swim because of Jaws.

As a kid, I begged my parents to take me to see Jaws, and I was enjoying it, right up to the point where the guy goes in the water to investigate the boat, and the severed head floats by.

That did it. Never had a desire to go in the water or learn to swim. Even to this day as an adult, I don't like to get into hot tubs or bath tubs.

The only other movie that freaked me out a bit was The Blair Witch Project. I was living up in the woods in Colorado when I saw it, and it freaked me out enough that I didn't want to make the drive back home, up into the mountains at night, and driving through the woods.
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The original Salems Lot from 1979. Specifically this scene. It scared me so much I had nightmares for weeks, and it still kinda freaks me out even to this day! The ominous music and feeling of dread when this vampire kid comes floating up to the window through the mist and then scratches at the glass... Yeah, that was just beyond creepy.

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I didn't watch this clip myself. No need to go through THAT again!

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this did it for me. haven't seen a horror flick since.
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Didn't get to see a lot of movies as kid but somehow saw something called Donovan's Brain that absolutely freaked me out. IIRC it was a brain that was kept in an aquarium like tank and that's about all I remember, but as I say, it scared the bejeezus out of me!
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The flying monkeys in the Wizard of Oz. Also, vampires and anything with snakes.

The movie "The Bad Seed" also terrified me.
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That's the one, The Exorcist !
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