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Buzz In: What Is the Scariest Movie You've Ever Seen?

'Tis the season (and now the day!) to be scared out of your mind! While some people might be headed out to party the night away, many folks will get together to watch terrifying movies tonight. Of course, what scares people in movies varies from person to person. The suspense of a movie like Psycho turns some into a ball of nerves. For others, the idea of being possessed by a demonic spirit, as in the classic scary movie The Exorcist, will do the trick.

Personally, I still feel a chill down my spine when I think of the creepy, snowed-in hotel in Stephen King's The Shining and I'd prefer to not even talk about 28 Days Later because it was too traumatizing. Now it's your turn: What is hands-down the scariest movie you've ever seen?


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iamangiepooh iamangiepooh 8 years
I'm surprised I didn't comment on this earlier! Jeez, I'm a horror movie junkie. I get scared easily, but I love the thrill I get. This is a late comment, and even though Halloween is already over, I could NEVER pass up a good horror flick. On to the movies: The Exorcist, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Descent, It, 28 Weeks Later (after I got out of the theater in NYC I was scared and feeling weird lol), and that's all I can think of off the top of my head. I was watching Bravo's 100 Scariest movies on Halloween night, and the I saw a clip of "Don't Look Now." HOLY CRAP, that gave me the shivers, and I've been dying to watch it ever since. Every time I think of the clip they showed, I get really freaked out.... ugh.
emalove emalove 8 years
Let me preface this by saying that I'm not a big horror movie fan...I am easily freaked out. And I HATE torture movies, like Saw and Hostel. So I don't watch those types of horror movies. I can usually handle creepy, but not gorey. When I was a kid in the 80s, Poltergeist was the scariest thing ever to me...when I was a teen, I thought The Shining was terrifying. I just saw The Strangers this past weekend and that disturbed me more than any horror movie I've seen recently.
Phorrest99 Phorrest99 8 years
Wow, there's so many movies that freak me out! The Descent, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Exorcist, Haute tension (a French film), & Hostel are the ones I can remember off the top of my head...
liciababe liciababe 8 years
I think the origional omen is scary and one of my faves mostly due to how creepy the kid is in the movie, the shining is also another fave the isolation in the movie is creates a whole creepy character
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Signs freaked me out too though.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Poltergeist...I love that movie!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
The Ring. Mainly because I was aware of going home to an empty house (that had not been the plan when i arranged to see the movie!). I was terrified of turning on the TV that night in case static appeared :scared:
sushibananas sushibananas 8 years
When I was a teenager, Nightmare on Elm Street was super scary. Somewhat more recently, Seven was just so intense. A classic scary one - Alfred Hitchcock's, The Birds.
maldelus maldelus 8 years
Any Edgar Allan Poe film in which Vincent Price was the primary actor, i.e. "The Cask of Amontillado."
notoriuskitty notoriuskitty 8 years
Probably Child's Play 1-3. I first saw it when I was about 7 and it scared me to death! They are my favorites now because I'll always have an underlying dear of Chuckie. Also, 28 Days Later and the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre succeeded in giving me nightmares.
foxie foxie 8 years
I guess Poltergeist. 28 Days Later has Cillian Murphy doing full frontal... which is not scary. It's hot. Really hot.
katie225 katie225 8 years
a spanish film called "the orphanage" which was made by the guy who did "pan's labyrinth" and "hellboy 2". no guts, no gore, but a spooky, jumpy ghost story. it actually has a rational ending! but truly scary.
Juicylemon Juicylemon 8 years
I'll go with Psycho. The Others scared me also.
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 8 years
Oh and you can't forget modern classics like The Descent, 28 Days Later (and 28 Weeks Later) and [rec].
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 8 years
When A Stranger Calls has a very tense opening twenty minutes. While the rest of the film is more of a thriller, the opening stayed with me for days. I'm talking about the original, obviously. The terrible remake dragged the opening twenty minutes of the original into a full film! I also love: Suspiria, The Exorcist, Scream, Nightmare on Elm Street, Ju-On, Ringu, Psycho, Halloween (which I'm watching now), Black Christmas. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre will forever haunt me. I threw up during Cannibal Holocaust.
nancita nancita 8 years
I saw Pet Semetary way too young at a slumber party, but as an adult, the scariest have been The Exorcist, The Shining, and this movie called Session 9, where these guys are doing construction work on an old insane asylum and find the old recordings of patients. Seriously freaky.
supertramp supertramp 8 years
For me the Exorcist was definitely my nobrainer scare factor. Ohh it is so terrifying.
tiffsniff tiffsniff 8 years
The scared-est I ever got in a movie was "The Mothman Prophecies". Was totally NOT expecting it to be a scary movie, and it really messed with me. I think the fact that it's a true story makes it 100% scarier.
popcorn19 popcorn19 8 years
The Butterfly Effect.
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
CG! I didn't know "The Ring" was a book! Guess what I'm getting this weekend? LOL
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Also, my TV freaked me out after watching The Ring b/c it was one of those older ones that glows for a minute after you turn it off, so I spent most of the next week with a blanket over the screen. Oy, that's a little embarrassing.
tiabia tiabia 8 years
Definitely The Exorcist...those quick flashes of the demon scared the CRAP out of me.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 8 years
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (traumatized the hell out of me as a child.. the little creatures terrorizing that poor woman and finally get her and drag her down the fireplace.I HATE THAT MOVIE). The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (made me terrified of almond cookies and basements) The Last House on the Left The Changeling (best ghost George C Scott) When a Stranger Calls ("have you checked the children" + "the call is coming from inside the house get out now" = goodbye babysitting money) The Shining since my name is Wendy (I am not going to hurt you Wendy..I am just going to BASH your head in!) Blair Witch Project on opening night in the theater with surround sound scared me to death...that chick has the most realistic terrified scream ever. Serpent and the Rainbow ... anything voodoo freaks me the hell out and don't bury me I am not dead freaks me out Jacob's Ladder had some of the freakiest disturbing images.. I hated that.
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
hands down, the shining. the bathroom scene weirds me out. and it is still creepy. also, any movie with children tend to freak me out (e.g.: pet semetary, poltergeist, exorcist, etc.) and IT. i am deathly terrified of clowns. i will never watch texas chainsaw massacre again - not because it's "scary" but because it's plain disturbing, though it is a great horror flick (the original, not the remake nor the beginning). when i was younger, i was terrified of nightmare on elm street because of freddy, but it's so silly to me now. as far as foreign films go, audition hands down. when you first watch the movie, you don't think it will be scary but the last 15 minutes are intensely disturbing. ju-on scared me too.
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