Hi people,

i am a horror movie fan and lately ive been finding it difficult to find a movie that actually scares the living daylights out of me. I am sick of the latest movies coming out which arent up to scratch and only make you jump probably the once throughout the film. I like psycological horror like Blair Witch and The Ring, The Grudge etc, also the old classics like Poltergeist and even IT (Stephen King) was scary years ago!!!

Any one out there have any favourites i can rent out and find out for myself?

Thanks people!!!


52 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I think it would have to be...

    The ring... bl00dy scares me silly!!!

    n.. may sound reli stupid.. but the sixth sense also used to scare me lol... was a long time ago and I was Quite young..

    Love the Saws not scary.. but v. Gory!!!

    Hannibal - with Anthony hopkins

  • 1 decade ago

    The Blair Witch Project scared the bejebus out of me. I watched it with my husband and my friend who I share an office with. The whole "Standing in the corner" bit freaked me out so much that they took it on themselves to get me over it. For like, a month, I couldn't go out of the living room to get a cup of tea without coming back to find my husband standing in the corner. Similarly, at work, I couldn't take a break without coming back to see my friend standing in the corner! They are so MEAN. But it was kinda funny after a while.

    For me, the scariest film ever is "The Shining"... basically because it's psychological, and Kubrick has enough strange randomness that you just can't even tell what's scaring you. He manages to make a boy riding a trike around a hotel scary. It's cinematically a great film as well.

    Other scary films... "The Omen," not the new one, but the original one, is just terribly scary. I saw that at a young age and it still scares me.

    "Rosemary's Baby"... hmm it seems to be the devil I find scary, but there's just something about the banality of evil that is just terrifying in that. It makes me freaked out to walk around my house at night.

    Also, I found "The Mothman Prophecies" very scary. VERY SCARY. Don't watch the extras on the DVD though, they're just stupid!

    I guess what I find scary is the irrational... things which aren't explained, so the terror component is not tied to a physical practicality... like a pet cemetary or an escaped lunatic. That way, it could happen anywhere.


  • 1 decade ago

    the entity came out in the 80s and its a true story very moving you really feel for the woman im not going to tell you alot about it but like other horror films its an hour before anything happens this is instant i cannot recomend it highly enough, try the exorcist 3 as well its not bad, stephen kings IT was good, the 1st evil dead was not bad, blair witch was great it flopped but i loved it, the exorcism of emily rose was really good, try and get the special edition of the exorcist when regan leaves her bed and does the famous spider walk down the stairs, sleepwalkers was great the music was scary as hell, try tommyknockers its another stephen king one, necronomicon was strange but scary at the same time, hope this helps

  • RM
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The Exorcist and The Shining (Jack Nicholson version).

    I can't take The Ring seriously - I saw the Scary Movie version first - and a lot of other "Horror" movies are just gory, with no imagination.

    I like the Others too, though not in the 'scare the living daylights out of you' league.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Mine would have to be the exorcist. When I watched it the movie was 12 years old and so was I. I couldn't believe someone could make something so scarry that has the possibility of being true. Now I am older I am still terrified of it or any movie like it. Also a movie called Darkness Falls was very scarry too. The Entity was pretty creepy.

  • 1 decade ago

    films seem to have lost their scare factor these days and even films you found scarey before are dissapointing when you watch now. i like gore films. high tension is a good one, devils rejects another, but the classics have to be a nightmare on elm street the early ones anyway, i can remember not daring to sleep at night when i was a kid but they dont have that effect anymore, dont think ill be that scared of a movie again. saw 3 has got some good ratings with people supposed to be fainting and running out of the cinema, they must have had advanced screenings for pre school kids but ill wait and see if it is that scary.

  • THE GIFT - it is the scariest movie I have ever watched and still to this day I don't like to think about it - it was so creepy - If I watched it now it would probably be ok but at the time it was horrid - it was only a certificate 15 too - but still I was afraid!! it was the scary violinist in the forest that freaked me the most!!!!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Don't Look Now

    Really creepy with a good twist at the end

    Psycho (the original)

    The classic horror

    The Haunting (the original)

    Has the most frightening scene of any film I've ever seen.

    The original version of The Legend of Hell House was pretty good too

    None of these will appeal to you if you like lots of blood and gore but are terrifying if you've any imagination

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Rent the Japanese Versions of The Ring (Ringu) and The Grudge (Ju-On). They were made first and they creeped the living dayslights out of me. Extremely creepy and psychological! There's a Japanese movie called 'The Eye' which scared the living crap out of me. It wasn't that it was scary, just way too creepy for my liking and I couldn't sleep for 2 days.

    You might also like Hide and Seek, The Shining, The Amityville Horror (the original)... things along those lines.

  • Try Japanese horror movies...they are soooooo much scarier than the american remakes. The only downside is that you have to put up with the subtitles, and you need a multi region dvd player. Try the Eye 2. Everytime I think about that movie, I make my boyfriend walk around the house with me, holding my hand, as I get too scared to go anywhere on my own...It is so scary!

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm not to keen on horror films, but the ones I still remember seeing a got a unexpected fright were:-

    Friday the 13th

    The Exorcist

    One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.

    The Birds

    Jaws (the 1st one - I was young when I saw that one in the pictures. the head appearing the hole in the boat made just about every one in the picture house jump).

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