Taking off from another thread, what is the scariest movie you ever saw?

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  1. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I hope t his is a fun thread. Lord knows, we need some levity!!!

    Mine is an old Clint Eastwood movie, only he wasn't a cowboy. He was a disc jockey in "Play Misty for Me" and he had a stalker, which you didn't know was a stalker at first, although I started getting the chills almost right from the beginning. The spooky behavior of the stalker and the unexpected danger had my radar way up and I think I didn't let go of my date the entire movie.

    This movie managed to give me nightmares for months, yet I felt compelled to see it three times. Each time I saw it, I saw things in it that I'd missed the other time(s) and it only seemed scarier to me.

    When "Fatal Attraction" came out it reminded me of "Misty" and I expected it to scare me, but, although I enjoyed it, it did not scare me.

    Carrie scared me to, but not until the very end. I was three months pregnant at the time and seeing it with first husband. When her hand shot up from the grave, I started screaming and could not stop. My ex had to pull me into the lobby as I kept screaming and I really think he wanted to slap my face to calm me down. I thought I was going to miscarry.

    Other than that, I can't think of movies that really scared me. The Exorcist made me snooze.

    So what did YOU find your scariest movie? I can be from any timeframe.

    Why did you find it scary?
  2. Jody

    Jody Active Member

    Misery- that one freaked me out for sure. When she cripples him, i just couldn't take it. Blair Witch, scared me because of the guy screaming in the end, that was very freaky to me. I don't like ghosts stuff, because it spooks me, lol, but sometimes I watch it anyways.
  3. Dixies_fire

    Dixies_fire Member

    I watched paranormal activity 1 and 2 in Afghanistan when they started moving the baby who resembles boyo strongly I started screaming and jumped in my (female) friend's lap. I also got hubs who wasn't hubs to escort me to the bathroom in the dark.
  4. HaoZi

    HaoZi CD Hall of Fame

    Cujo still ranks as scariest to me, because a huge dog with rabies - hey, that CAN happen!

    JAWS 3 scared the carp out of me when Dad took me as a kid. It was the first scary movie I saw in a theater (if you don't count those ear-thingys Khan used in Star Trek 2 that also scared me when I was really little). JAWS 3 was also the movie that got me studying sharks when I was little, because education was Dad's answer to fear. Doesn't scare me anymore.

    Since my teens I've wanted to shove pretty much every movie in the "horror" section over to "comedy" because really... that's where most belong.
  5. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I think the scariest movie I have ever seen was the foreign version of "The Vanishing". I remember thinking how that could really happen and after seeing it I was scared for years of being at an Oases while traveling.

    The second scariest for me was "Breakdown". It was another I felt could really happen.
  6. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    Jaws 1-that would be nothing to kids now, but at age 10, I was scared! Also the Blair Witch project-..husband and I saw it on tv before it came out in theaters, we totally thought it was real, then a month or so later we found out it was fake and an actual movie.
  7. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    I remember waaaaaaay back, seeing the original old Hitchcock's "Psycho" in the movie theater when it first came out! I was pretty young. It hadn't been out very long, people weren't talking about it yet, and we had no knowledge of how it ended. It seems almost impossible now but seeing it for the first time, you had no idea that Anthony Perkins was his own mother! It was a total shock! And that shower scene ... OMG! I remember that, at one point, I was scrunched down peeking at the screen through the opening of the two seats in front of me!
  8. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    The Omen series of movies.

    They did things with camera angles and such that I'm sorry...............I believed that child was the son of Satan.
  9. Jody

    Jody Active Member

    Oh yeah the Omen was scary-how appropriate his name was Damon. Also Cujo had you on the edge of your seat. I think it was ET, but there was a seen where something came out from under the bed and I screamed like a little baby at the movie theater. I was probably about 14 or so, and wasn't expecting it. I was so embarrassed. Children of the Corn with Malachi was scary to me. My girls always tell me that they love that name and if they have a boy that's what they are naming my grandson. Um no. And then there was Chuckie. I guess I have watched more of these crazy movies than I thought. I am glad I know better than to do that now.
  10. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I guess I'm a bit harder to scare. Children of the Corn I thought was silly............same for Chuckie. I never did get to see Cujo. The Halloween movie series my friend stopped asking me to go with her because I just could NOT stop laughing. Jaws I saw at like age 12 and was like This is what all the fuss is about??

    That is my problem with modern horror movies. They make me laugh.
  11. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Now that I am an adult, I don't watch horror movies. I don't like the slasher stuff, the gory stuff, and the suspense - well, I'd rather read the book. I do LOVE murder mysteries... Books, that is.

    I saw "The Seventh Sign" with Demi Moore back in the late 80s and there was one scene where a decomposing bride comes out of a wall. I "saw" that coming out of my closet for months. Also "Children of the Corn" didn't really bother me much, then I moved to Ohio. Cornfields everywhere! I was OK as long as I wasn't alone, but I still cannot handle corn mazes. And the part of "Nightmare on Elm Street" where Freddie is in a waterbed... I had a waterbed. Yeah, that was not cool. Now? Meh.

    I would NEVER name a child Damian or Malachi... Onyxx had a friend named Damian and he was a HUGE druggie, in fact is the one who got her shooting up. Then husband's friend Damon. Yeah. I've had bad experiences with that name...
  12. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I like the name Malachi. lol

    As for the name Damien?? I have a 2nd cousin with that name. difficult child to the nth degree from toddlerhood on. In fact......just got sent off to prison again. ugh And yes, cousin fell in love with the name from the movie.
  13. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    :rofl: I do believe you just proved my point with that name... Too close to demon... Malachi isn't quite so bad, but... husband's family owns a farm... They grow corn...
  14. JKF

    JKF Well-Known Member

    Children of the Corn is the first that comes to mind. The Shining is another. The Ring. The Blair Witch Project. Uggggh! I can take some blood and gore but I hate anything "paranormal".
  15. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    The Shining is the ONLY moviethatever truly scared me. It would have sme thing to do withe the female lead being named Wendy. My difficult child thinks it is funny to say, "Wendy, I'm home." The way Jack Nicholson says it. I also hate Jack Nicholson and do not like watching any movie with him in it.
  16. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Hmmm. I didn't realize it but I haven't seen The Shining either.

    Paranormal doesn't bother me...............I've always had that as part of my life. To me that is normal. Sometimes it gets a little weird, but still normal. These types scare me less than the others. I sit there and think uhhhh no, doesn't work that way.........or ohhhh that got that wrong. lol
  17. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I don't do scary movies. That being said...

    The Birds still freaks me out.

    The Uninvited is my favorite ghost movie.
  18. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I don't do scarey movies either but the one movie I saw in elementary or Junior High ? that stayed with me for years and years was a film entitled "Snake Pit". It did not have snakes in it (thank God because I am afraid of snakes) BUT it had to do with a woman placed in a barbaric insane asylum...and she was not ill. Yikes. DDD
  19. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    My dog is named Damian. It wasn't my idea though. My husband's first dog, who flew all over the world with him when he was in the Air Force, was named Damian after Omen. And when he died, husband was really sad. So when we got this little boy, although he looked nothing like his other Damian, we named him Damian to honor his first dog...lol. Is naming a dog Damian an honor? :)

    As for scary movies, I LOVE THEM, but they have to be able to really scare me. Showing some slasher slicing up people makes me sick, not scared. It has to be a story that could, maybe with some suspended belief, actually happen and the story itself has to be scary. Can't be anything paranormal, like the Stephen King stuff. The only reason Carrie scared me so much was because the dang hand came out of the grave and I wasn't expecting it...lolol. Most of the time King, books and movies, don't scare me.

    I *did* like Misery. It didn't really scare me, but it was really creepy and different and I couldn't put it down and the movie was good too.
  20. Dixies_fire

    Dixies_fire Member

    My ex named his new son Damien, I thought he was crazy. I still think he might be crazy.