Sunday, June 13, 2010

Scare Me

The family and I finally watched Paranormal Activity the other night. It scared the ever lovin' crap out of me, in spite of the minor distraction of some character-related issues I had with it. I tell you what, it was wonderful to have a movie scare me that much. I didn't think it could be done. I thought I was too jaded O_O

So, I need some recommendations. The lovely and wonderful Jaye Valentine tells me I need to watch The Fourth Kind so I plan to check that one out whenever I have time. Anyone else? What should I watch? What's terrifying? I'm looking to scare myself, people!


Becky Black said...

Scariest movie I know is the original 1963 version of The Haunting. It's great because you never see any ghosts or monsters or guys with big knives or anything. It's all done with sound especially and just sheer creepiness.

Then there's the mini-series of Stephen King's Salem's Lot. Not the edited shorter movie version, which is somehow not scary. But the mini-series gave me nightmares!

Ally Blue said...

OMG I remember Salem's Lot the mini-series! You're right, that was sleep-with-all-the-lights-on terrifying. **shudder**
I have not seen The Haunting though. And it sounds like just my sort of movie. There are very, very few slashers that I consider scary. More movie makers should let the viewers' imaginations do the work for them, and it sounds like that's what's going on here. I'll have to check it out, thanks for the rec!

Amanda Young said...

Salem's Lot the mini series was good? I'll have to look into ordering it.

Scary movies... Lets see... How about The Descent or Doomsday (not really a scary movie, but pretty freaky nonetheless). I've seen a lot of recommendations for the movie Martyrs, if you don't mind subtitles, but I haven't seen it myself. Torture flicks are a no-no for me. I'm much more into monster movies than realistic horror.

Anonymous said...

I have to go with a classic: Jaws. I saw it as a kid (when I definitely shouldn't have) but it was just as freaky when I saw it again last year. Just that opening scene was enough to reduce me to the fetal position. And the fact that there's probably no one around who doesn't tense just a bit when they hear "duh-dum" makes me love this movie even though I can only seem to watch it every twenty years or so :)

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