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Old 10-01-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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Scary Movies

OK, it's October 1st and Halloween will be upon us soon. As good a time as ever to reflect on the scariest movies ever made. I for one love a good horror movie. Huddle up on the couch with DH, hide my eyes at the really creepy parts, and hope for the best. Here are 10 that give me the shivers. I'm sure I've missed some good ones and would love to hear your favorites.

Alien
Let the Right One In
The Thing
Night of the Living Dead
The Shining
The Birds
The Exorcist
Silence of the Lambs
28 Days Later
Jeepers Creepers
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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To me nothing is scarier than the movies I watched as a kid
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Dracula
The Monster from the black lagoon
The Blob
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Gotta add Tony Perkins in Psycho on the list.
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The Haunting (1963 version)

The Haunting cost me a night's sleep when I saw it in the 60's. If you've ever felt the presence of evil in an old house, this one will get to you.

Note: this is not to be confused with the really bad 1999 remake.
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The Exorcist
The Ring
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (original)
The Thing (original)
Jaws
The Exorcist
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Alien
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My vote is solely for The Shining. I'm scared just thinking about it! I don't care much for scary movies in general, and that one stuck with me for all time.

When we were very little, we lived in a house that had been a funeral home long before we lived there, and that nice spacious walk-in closet my mom loved had been the embalming room! Yikes!
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One of the most memorable in the 'scary movie' category for me is an unheralded little film from 1983: Testament. It isn't a horror flick in the traditional sense - no monsters or special effects, but because it is so real in terms of the threat of nuclear war at the time, it was and still is very frightening on a gut level.

Here is a summary and review from movie critic Roger Ebert: Testament :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews
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REW, that kinda reminds me of the setup for the most disturbing book I've read in a long time, Cormack McCarthy's "The Road". I didn't see the movie, but I imagine it is even darker than Testament. I'll try to find a copy of it.
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I remember as kids, "Psycho" and "Homicidal" scared the wits out of us.

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The Exorcist.
The Thing.
Alien.
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The last and only scary movie that gave me nightmares was The Exorcist in ~1974. I watched it in a drive in theater. Jacob's Ladder made a lasting impression on me as well as The Sixth Sense.
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A lot of good ones have been mentioned, Alien has to be one of the best.

As a kid, first movie I remember that scared me was The Wizard of Oz. Evil witch, flying monkeys - holy crap (that was scary)

Of late I liked Quarantine
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The Haunting cost me a night's sleep when I saw it in the 60's. If you've ever felt the presence of evil in an old house, this one will get to you.

Note: this is not to be confused with the really bad 1999 remake.
+1 [including the comment about the remake]

Honorable +1 to the votes for Ghost Story and Alien.
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The Exorcist
The Exorcist III (George C Scott makes a great detective)
Office Space (scariest on the list)
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