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Old 05-21-2019, 04:18 PM
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Last horror movie to scare you?

I'm just wondering...

We're all horror veterans here.
Though sometimes you come across a movie that still makes you either scared, uneasy, or even...makes you feel irked out for just having watched it.
So lets say
*Scared
*Uncomfortable/uneasy/on edge.

Me?
I'm more about suspense and atmosphere than more visual horror these days.
Sadly, seems like these kind of film experiences are few and far between.

So I'm going to go with two selections here.

"The Conjuring".
Even though this franchise has been spun to death, with more to come...the first one for me had this one great scene. Nope. Not the clapping/basement scene though that was borderline.
I'm talking about the scene that takes place in the investigator couples house, where they have all their haunted artifacts.
Their...was it daughter?
When you first see that Annabelle has "escaped", not so much seeing the doll or anything...but the use of lighting, shadows and musical score was great...and when that large shadow just crept down the stairs - I actually felt dread.
If a movie can pull this off?
Win.

Another one is the somewhat controversial "A serbian film", which isn't strictly horror but certainly evoked the right range of emotions.
Yes it's gross. Yes it's disgusting. No I don't enjoy watching it.
In fact, I never want to watch it again.
...but I can't name many films that feel like they've shit all over my brain like this one did. All just human on human vileness. It was so just...fucked...
Because of these factors, I'll continue to recommend it as a one time watch to the uninitiated - because as I've said before, a comedy is good when you can laugh, then think back to it and smile
...this movie? Gives you a very real case of horrors version of this, I sat in somewhat stunned silence, and every time I think back to it, even now? I can just feel the grimace coming on...like smelling something bad.
Win.

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Old 05-22-2019, 05:58 PM
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Yeah, scary scenes are pretty much non-existent. But there were a few since Elm St. I thought the Conjuring captured a scary moment for me. That one scene was when the girl was in bed and it pulled her leg (I think this was the second time), both sisters woke up, and then they were trying to see if something was there in the corner of the room, then the parents eventually come in. The director, cinematographer and sound designer really captured the lighting, angles, cutting and music there for some real queasy scariness.

Dead Silence - another film by James Wan, had a couple of scary parts for me. The first was the ventriloquist and dummy performance on stage. I thought the whole segment was creepy with an effective build.

The other scene was actually scary for me... that was the one scene in the house, hmm... I think it was the basement, but it looked like a hospital morgue, with the jump scare of the woman. Sorry, I can't explain the scene better. I only saw it once.

Vacancy - I liked the film overall, I think Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale perform really well as a husband and wife that are anguishing into a divorce; one that she wants, and he doesn't -- sets up the film well for me. Anyway the scenes that got under my skin was the initial 'somebody banging on the their motel door' scenes. Disturbing, unexpected and just like WTF.
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:20 PM
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A Serbain Film was definitely some ugly stuff. August Underground's Mordum got under my skin a bit more because of it's rawer found footage style... it felt like you really had found some deranged killer's home movie.

I think the last film to give me a bit of a scare was Paranormal Activity. I was watching it alone in a creaky old house late on a stormy night so the atmosphere was just right. Watched it again since and it didn't have the same effect.

One that really sticks with me is catching The Exorcist on the big screen. The sound of that film in a theater is amazing and it made me feel uneasy.
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:41 AM
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Hereditary

Not a single jump scare, just slow burn creepiness.

I so wish more of this kind of horror movies would be made. All it takes is creativity and knowing how to create atmosphere. Is that too hard? Is that too much to ask for?
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Old 05-23-2019, 03:59 AM
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Yep, Dead Silence, The Exorcist and Ju-on: The Grudge.
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Old 05-23-2019, 05:21 AM
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I've got a couple more.

Haute tension, well...it did just that.

Creep. Not the latest one with the name, the one that was more or less a UK version of wrong turn with the antagonist living in train tunnels?
Just a very gritty, dirty feeling film with a remorseless "killer" if you can call it that.
I remember it making me uncomfortable.
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Old 05-23-2019, 05:53 AM
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Honestly? The last movie that really scared me was The Exorcist. Paranormal Activity gave me the willies a bit, but, The Exorcist had me sleeping with the light on for months!
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:49 AM
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I haven't been scared by a film in many, many decades.(many)

Hang on. INLAND EMPIRE. When that woman's face appears distorted.
The entire film is like one of those joke films you see on youtube where you watch something boring for a minute and a horrid face flashes up.
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:07 PM
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Honestly? The last movie that really scared me was The Exorcist. Paranormal Activity gave me the willies a bit, but, The Exorcist had me sleeping with the light on for months!
I saw The Exorcist on TV, it's prime time premiere, when I was about 8. That had me freaked out and jumpy for weeks.

Did you ever see Dead Silence or Vacancy?
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Old 05-28-2019, 03:43 AM
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I saw The Exorcist on TV, it's prime time premiere, when I was about 8. That had me freaked out and jumpy for weeks.

Did you ever see Dead Silence or Vacancy?
Vacancy is the one with Kate Beckinsale, right? If so, yes, I've seen it. Can't remember if I've seen Dead Silence.
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