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Old October 30 2011, 09:34 AM   #1
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What's your favorite scary movie?

For me it will always be Halloween(1978.) All these years later it still holds up as a good scary movie.
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Old October 30 2011, 09:43 AM   #2
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Re: What's your favorite scary movie?

Alien, here.

I love to rewatch Halloween (1978). I also think The Exorcist is great, and The Evil Dead is awesome too.
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Old October 30 2011, 09:43 AM   #3
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Re: What's your favorite scary movie?

The Haunting (original)
The Thing (1982)
A Nightmare On Elm Street (original)

Also, though it's not a movie, the full two-part version of Salem's Lot, which is *still* the best Stephen King screen adaptation.

ETA - and since that's a TV show, let's throw in The Signalman as well
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Old October 30 2011, 09:46 AM   #4
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Re: What's your favorite scary movie?

Other honorable mentions go to Psycho and Scream.
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Old October 30 2011, 09:48 AM   #5
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Re: What's your favorite scary movie?

Silence of the Lambs. The night vision scene where he reaches for Starling's hair and face gets me every time.
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Old October 30 2011, 12:17 PM   #6
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Re: What's your favorite scary movie?

The Descent. Alien is a close second.
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Old October 30 2011, 02:49 PM   #7
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Re: What's your favorite scary movie?

Jaws. I'm always scared at the scene when Hooper dives into the ocean at night. I know the shark is not in that scene but I'm scared shitless anyway.
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Old October 30 2011, 02:59 PM   #8
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Re: What's your favorite scary movie?

In terms of horror that's not scary, more exciting/compelling, I'd pick Silence of the Lambs. Totally brilliant movie in so many ways. Aliens falls into a similar category. I could reel off a pretty long list of those sort of movies that I like.

I don't like scary movies that are just scary though; you know, the ones designed just to keep you startled. I tend to avoid watching those sorts of movie.
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Old October 30 2011, 03:20 PM   #9
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Re: What's your favorite scary movie?

Jaws, Evil Dead, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. All very different, all very awesome.
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Old October 30 2011, 05:21 PM   #10
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Re: What's your favorite scary movie?

Alien, The Exorcist, The Ring (american one).
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Old October 30 2011, 05:25 PM   #11
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Re: What's your favorite scary movie?

My favorite or the one that scares me the most? Different questions.

The only movie that's ever managed to unsettle me past the viewing experience was Amityville Horror (2005) (believe it or not), but it's not my favorite. The only movies that even bother me are ghost movies, and that one's pretty good.

Does The Fly count as "scary"? I like it a lot, because of the high Goldblum Factor and the excellent practical effects. I'd also consider Videodrome if only it were more coherent, as that's a very creepy film. Failing that, I'll echo The Thing (1982).
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Old October 30 2011, 06:28 PM   #12
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Re: What's your favorite scary movie?

Evil Dead II, not that scary, but still damn good.
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Old October 30 2011, 06:37 PM   #13
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Re: What's your favorite scary movie?

Romero's original Dead trilogy and The Thing (1982).

Not really scary, but my favorite movie to watch on halloween is the James Whale classic, The Old Dark House. Not as well known as the universal monsters, but it deserves to be.
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Old October 30 2011, 09:54 PM   #14
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Re: What's your favorite scary movie?

Watched Ghostwatch tonight as well - ah, that takes me back...
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Old October 31 2011, 11:15 AM   #15
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Re: What's your favorite scary movie?

The Haunting (original obviously)
The Fog
Halloween
The Thing
Blair witch
Ringu
Night of the Demon
Salem's Lot (the David Soul mini series as per Lonemagpie earlier) to this day I still can't sleep with the curtains open...just in case some little boy comes scratching at the window.
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