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Descendant XDescendant X Skyrim is my god now.Outpost 31Registered User regular
edited September 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
So my wife is going to a concert tonight and I'm thinking that I'll go rent a movie.

I'm in the mood for something frightening.

I'd like something that unsettling and disturbing in the horror vein - lay of the slasher flicks as they are rarely actually scary - but please, recommend me some scary movies!

You have about an hour until I go to the video store.

PS. Paranormal Activity was a piece of shit.

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Rec

    edit: oh yeah

    The Thing

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    NotYouNotYou Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    The Decent was probably one of the scariest movies I've seen.

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    Descendant XDescendant X Skyrim is my god now. Outpost 31Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    Rec

    edit: oh yeah

    The Thing

    The Thing is my favorite movie, and I'm so glad you recommended it.

    But I've seen it like 4 zillion times.

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    FiggyFiggy Fighter of the night man Champion of the sunRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
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    histronichistronic Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    The only movie that's ever really made me jump a little was the new remake of The Crazies.

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    wogiwogi Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Well, if the wife isn't around, Species is both terrible and sexy. (7 of 9 is in it, before she was 7 of 9.... I'm a nerd, shuddup)

    Anything recent isn't going to be scary, movies have really gone for the goreporn more than they've gone for actual suspense.
    Alien was pretty damn scary. I recommend that. The original Psycho was great, not as scary, but it has its moments.

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    RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    NotYou wrote: »
    The Decent was probably one of the scariest movies I've seen.

    this movie is 2/3 of a scary movie

    it gets really stupid really fast in the third act

    I'd recommend either a) not watching it or literally b) watching it up until the X show up, and you'll know what X is because it signifies a huge tonal shift in the movie, to horribleness

    Rent on
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    RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Figgy wrote: »

    I actually was pretty damn terrified during this movie. Watch it, and realize that this shit is all true. D:

    don't click the spoiler OP

    Yes I know that's a lie but unless you know that this movie is fuckin' terrifying

    Rent on
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    EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Rent wrote: »
    NotYou wrote: »
    The Decent was probably one of the scariest movies I've seen.

    this movie is 2/3 of a scary movie

    it gets really stupid really fast in the third act

    I'd recommend either a) not watching it or literally b) watching it up until the X show up, and you'll know what X is because it signifies a huge tonal shift in the movie, to horribleness

    Now I'm really curious. I've never seen it but it makes me wonder what shows up.

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    RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    if you want to know, click the spoiler, Esh

    So the movie's basically about a bunch of british females who get stuck in an undiscovered cave while spelunking

    the first two thirds of the movie is them trying desperately to find a way out, and a brilliant character piece on the effects of enclosed spaces, prolonged darkness, and an increasing sense of hopelessness on the human psyche. It's really brilliantly done

    Oh and then cave monsters show up and kill the whole crew

    Yes

    I am not kidding

    Rent on
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    EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Rent wrote: »
    if you want to know, click the spoiler, Esh

    So the movie's basically about a bunch of british females who get stuck in an undiscovered cave while spelunking

    the first two thirds of the movie is them trying desperately to find a way out, and a brilliant character piece on the effects of enclosed spaces, prolonged darkness, and an increasing sense of hopelessness on the human psyche. It's really brilliantly done

    Oh and then cave monsters show up and kill the whole crew

    Yes

    I am not kidding
    Oh, I knew monsters showed up. I thought maybe there was something else though. I guess I'll still watch it at some point.

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    EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I've heard good things about High Tension.

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    AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Event Horizon is a favorite of mine.

    Heard a lot of good things about Rec (which was remade as Quarantine, although general consensus is watch the original).

    Heard good things about The Orphanage as well.

    Both of the above are on my Netflix but I haven't gotten to them yet.

    Jacob's Ladder also has some freaky moments, though they're spaced out pretty well, so it might be too slow for some. The moments in question were inspirations for Silent Hill (the game), however.

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    RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Esh wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    if you want to know, click the spoiler, Esh

    So the movie's basically about a bunch of british females who get stuck in an undiscovered cave while spelunking

    the first two thirds of the movie is them trying desperately to find a way out, and a brilliant character piece on the effects of enclosed spaces, prolonged darkness, and an increasing sense of hopelessness on the human psyche. It's really brilliantly done

    Oh and then cave monsters show up and kill the whole crew

    Yes

    I am not kidding
    Oh, I knew monsters showed up. I thought maybe there was something else though. I guess I'll still watch it at some point.

    It's more that the transition is so jarring and out of nowhere

    it really seemed to be like a Lord of the Flies, "Man Is The Real Monster" sort of intelligent horror, but then...cave monsters

    So bad

    just so bad

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    The Mist is actually surprisingly good and it gets very psychological-horror with the insane amount of hopelessness and the mindset of some of the characters

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    ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    wogi wrote: »
    Well, if the wife isn't around, Species is both terrible and sexy. (7 of 9 is in it, before she was 7 of 9.... I'm a nerd, shuddup)

    FALSE.

    The perpetually naked chick in Species was Natasha Henstridge. Seven was played by Jeri Ryan.

    edit: If foreign is okay and you haven't seen it, I found Ju-On pretty scary.

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    ParticalPartical Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Ill 2nd the Orphanage, seriously, its a really good film with a great ending. Its pretty unsettling all the way through but told well, compelling and when it needs to be, very frightening.

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    RderdallRderdall Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    The original Japanese version of The Grudge (Ju-on: The Grudge) scared the bejeebus out of me. This trailer will give you chills.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8R1dODSbzU

    If your local shop has a good selection of foreign movies, get this one.

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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Audition, if you will not miss closing your eyes.

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    TaminTamin Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Rent wrote: »
    Esh wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    if you want to know, click the spoiler, Esh

    So the movie's basically about a bunch of british females who get stuck in an undiscovered cave while spelunking

    the first two thirds of the movie is them trying desperately to find a way out, and a brilliant character piece on the effects of enclosed spaces, prolonged darkness, and an increasing sense of hopelessness on the human psyche. It's really brilliantly done

    Oh and then cave monsters show up and kill the whole crew

    Yes

    I am not kidding
    Oh, I knew monsters showed up. I thought maybe there was something else though. I guess I'll still watch it at some point.

    It's more that the transition is so jarring and out of nowhere

    it really seemed to be like a Lord of the Flies, "Man Is The Real Monster" sort of intelligent horror, but then...cave monsters

    So bad

    just so bad

    A bit like Sunshine, then.

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    ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    Yeah, I thought Ju-On was fucking scary. I had some serious trouble sleeping after that one.

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    KabitzyKabitzy find me in Monsbaiya Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Funny awful, gross out: Human Centipede

    Actually scary: Jacob's Ladder and Silence of the Lambs: Yeah, okay, everyone has seen it but seriously, I love a good suspense/mystery/thriller. Also Rosemary's Baby is pretty awesome. Also the 28 Days/Week later movies. Oh, and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    ju-on is The Grudge, right?

    but shitloads scarier?

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

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    rocketshipreadyrocketshipready Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Tamin wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    Esh wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    if you want to know, click the spoiler, Esh

    So the movie's basically about a bunch of british females who get stuck in an undiscovered cave while spelunking

    the first two thirds of the movie is them trying desperately to find a way out, and a brilliant character piece on the effects of enclosed spaces, prolonged darkness, and an increasing sense of hopelessness on the human psyche. It's really brilliantly done

    Oh and then cave monsters show up and kill the whole crew

    Yes

    I am not kidding
    Oh, I knew monsters showed up. I thought maybe there was something else though. I guess I'll still watch it at some point.

    It's more that the transition is so jarring and out of nowhere

    it really seemed to be like a Lord of the Flies, "Man Is The Real Monster" sort of intelligent horror, but then...cave monsters

    So bad

    just so bad

    A bit like Sunshine, then.

    Sigh. Sunshine had such potential..

    I just watched House of the Devil. It was pretty good! Done in the style of old 80s horror flicks

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    KabitzyKabitzy find me in Monsbaiya Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
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    RderdallRderdall Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Also, if they don't have that, you can always go for Ringu, which is the original version of The Ring. It's old enough that you probably won't remember the whole storyline, and the Japanese do it WAAYY better anyway.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CfIUp8OZUI

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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    ju-on is The Grudge, right?

    but shitloads scarier?

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

    I thought The Grudge was bad

    Ju-On is completely, utterly terrifying.

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    Descendant XDescendant X Skyrim is my god now. Outpost 31Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I picked up The Orphanage, as my local movie store did not have Rec.

    The video stores in my area have always been a bit crap.

    I may check out the offerings available on demand from my cable company, but as soon as I saw Guillermo Del Toro on the cover of The Orphanage I was sold.

    For future reference, and as thanks for the help, Dead Snow (Dod Sno) was a great Nazi Zombie romp. Not exactly scary, mind you, just really cool.

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    ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    ju-on is The Grudge, right?

    but shitloads scarier?

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

    I thought The Grudge was bad

    Ju-On is completely, utterly terrifying.

    I never saw The Grudge. I saw Ju-On first and could never imagine how a US remake would be scarier, so I didn't bother.

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    ParticalPartical Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I picked up The Orphanage, as my local movie store did not have Rec.

    The video stores in my area have always been a bit crap.

    I may check out the offerings available on demand from my cable company, but as soon as I saw Guillermo Del Toro on the cover of The Orphanage I was sold.

    For future reference, and as thanks for the help, Dead Snow (Dod Sno) was a great Nazi Zombie romp. Not exactly scary, mind you, just really cool.

    Let us know what you think, its a cracking choice :D

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    EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Rderdall wrote: »
    Also, if they don't have that, you can always go for Ringu, which is the original version of The Ring. It's old enough that you probably won't remember the whole storyline, and the Japanese do it WAAYY better anyway.

    Normally I'm all about the orginals, but I vastly preferred the American remake. Maybe because it took place in the Pacific Northwest and I recognized a lot of the locales. Might've made it hit a bit more close to home. Literally.

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    ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    Esh wrote: »
    Rderdall wrote: »
    Also, if they don't have that, you can always go for Ringu, which is the original version of The Ring. It's old enough that you probably won't remember the whole storyline, and the Japanese do it WAAYY better anyway.

    Normally I'm all about the orginals, but I vastly preferred the American remake. Maybe because it took place in the Pacific Northwest and I recognized a lot of the locales. Might've made it hit a bit more close to home. Literally.

    I'm the same way, and I came to the same conclusion about The Ring/Ringu, but it's more than that. When I was enrolled in a Japanese language immersion program I did some surveying of the other students and the Japanese profs about these movies.

    Without exception, American students said that The Ring was scary while the original was actually kind of boring, and the Japanese teachers felt exactly the opposite. I came to the conclusion that it speaks to the difference between what the two different cultures find scary; the two movies are just too representative of the fears of each culture to really translate well to the other. Ju-On is kind of special in that it crosses that line into "just fucking scary to everybody".

    Fun fact: I can make the exact noise that the phones make in Ju-On pretty much at will. After my husband saw the movie, about a day later I called him and made the noise over the phone. He was... not pleased.

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    RikushixRikushix VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    ceres wrote: »
    Esh wrote: »
    Rderdall wrote: »
    Also, if they don't have that, you can always go for Ringu, which is the original version of The Ring. It's old enough that you probably won't remember the whole storyline, and the Japanese do it WAAYY better anyway.

    Normally I'm all about the orginals, but I vastly preferred the American remake. Maybe because it took place in the Pacific Northwest and I recognized a lot of the locales. Might've made it hit a bit more close to home. Literally.

    I'm the same way, and I came to the same conclusion about The Ring/Ringu, but it's more than that. When I was enrolled in a Japanese language immersion program I did some surveying of the other students and the Japanese profs about these movies.

    Without exception, American students said that The Ring was scary while the original was actually kind of boring, and the Japanese teachers felt exactly the opposite. I came to the conclusion that it speaks to the difference between what the two different cultures find scary; the two movies are just too representative of the fears of each culture to really translate well to the other. Ju-On is kind of special in that it crosses that line into "just fucking scary to everybody".

    Fun fact: I can make the exact noise that the phones make in Ju-On pretty much at will. After my husband saw the movie, about a day later I called him and made the noise over the phone. He was... not pleased.

    I took Japanese in high school and for fun the teacher let us watch Ringu. Thus I watched it before I saw the American remake.

    I definitely think that the original is scarier. But that being said, I have to agree with Esh about finding the remake more aesthetically pleasing. Perhaps it's the Pacific Northwest thing - whatever it is, I think there's a degree of comfort in finding familiar cultural anecdotes and memes when you watch movies or read books or what have you.

    One last point! I think that the remake's "video" is scarier than the original's.

    Anyway.





    Am I the only one that finds the Blair Witch Project legitimately scary? In an enjoyable way? Please don't hurt me.

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    ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    Yeah, one thing both have in common is that the videos terrify me and I'll be damned if I'm watching either again at 11pm.

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Drag Me to Hell is a lot of fun! It relies a lot on gross-out humor and jump scares but it brings the fun that has been missing from a lot of horror movies back to the genre.

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    AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I couldn't stand it. I couldn't decide if it was supposed to be a comedy or not. If it was, well it wasn't very funny. If it wasn't, then it is funny unintentionally, and not the least bit scary. I guess I'm just not someone who wants to combine comedy and horror. I do like Shaun of the Dead but to me the scales tip so far toward comedy that I don't really consider it an actual horror movie.

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    ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Scary movies?

    I wonder if you could consider "the serpent and the rainbow" as sufficiently scary. Bill pullman doesn't exactly do the best job but eh. The zombie stuff is real.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096071/

    Puffer fish neurotoxin. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetraodontidae

    That makes this movie properly erie

    Even horizon was GREAT. I had a wussy sister who said it caused her to almost throw up. I was all like "Why the hell were you watching it in the first place?!?"


    Comedy horror film next to shaun of the dead? Big trouble little china. A john carpenter classic. It feels like a comic book and that really makes the film stand out.

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    Descendant XDescendant X Skyrim is my god now. Outpost 31Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Well, I've finished The Orphanage.

    I quite enjoyed it. I love haunted house movies, and this one really hit the spot.

    However, it wasn't that scary, more mysterious and a bit spooky in places. The end was great, and quite effective when you think of what's actually going on rather than what you see on the screen.

    I'm thinking that I may have to watch The Changeling (the 1980 one with George C Scott, not the recent one with Angelina Jolie). Now that was a proper haunted house film. It even had a great scene with a medium, just like The Orphanage.

    Thanks for the recommendations! Keep them coming so that others may learn of way to get the shit scared from them.

    Oh yeah. Ju-On. Saw the original, didn't like it. It seemed like erryone and their dog was getting killed for no reason, as opposed to The Grudge where the killings seemed to be targeted. The Grudge was more focused, and was a better movie for it.

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    clearsimpleplainclearsimpleplain Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I was going to recommend the Orphanage! Definitely a creepy movie.

    The Mist is great. Like, absolutely great. I've heard good things, I've heard really bad things, but ultimately I use it as a litmus test to see if my friends have good taste or if they're (unnecessarily) snobs.

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    i can't fucking deal with House on Haunted Hill

    a lot of people say it's a bad movie but I just can't watch it for long enough to find out

    the disjointed movements just freak me RIGHT the hell out

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