- Films that scared the **** out of you as an adult…
I hate to say it but The Grudge made me jump out of my skin on a number of occasions. My excuse is my missus was crapping herself and it made the atmosphere ten times more spoooOOOoooky
Also, the scene in The Ring (the original jap version) where the girl jerkily crawls out of the well, along and out of the telly made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up somewhat…Posted 5 years agodavid jeyMember
On a non-horror (at least not conventional horror, lots of it is pretty damn horrifying) note, 1980s nuclear apocalypse mockumentary Threads.
Scared the beejesus out of me watching it a couple of years back. I think if I’d seen it in the 80s, with a still real threat of nuclear war, I would have headed for the Highlands and lived out life in a cave.Posted 5 years agodebaserSubscriber
Dog Soldiers – not at the time – but every time I go out riding at night in the woods on my own.
+1 for Audition, especially as I wasn’t really expecting the film to take that direction.
Also, a wee Irish short called The Ten Steps. Still makes my hair stand on end thinking about it. Not sure it’ll have the same impact on youtube at Friday lunchtime as in a darkened cinema, but here it is…
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpURRW80LnM[/video]Posted 5 years agoFuzzyWuzzySubscriber
Not terrifying but in terms of making me jump it would have to be Paranormal Activity. Not a great film but thought it was pretty clever showing lots of the CCTV footage where nothing happens so you start to really focus on it looking for any slight movement etc. then when something does finally happened you’re so drawn into it it takes you by surprise (at least it did me). Most horror films you kinda know when the music changes something’s about to happen which is a bit lame.Posted 5 years agomikey74Member
How can a film that had people caving with ice axes be scary?
Really? Really? You must be a barrel of laughs.
+ 1 for the Descent: The bit at the beginning where they get stuck in the crawl space really had me sweating; mainly because it’s a complete nightmare scenario for me. Oh, and the ending has haunted me ever since.
Pretty much anything by the Japanese, even the remakes. The Ring and The Grudge have given me nightmares.Posted 5 years ago
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