What movie scared you the most?

United States
October 21, 2006 6:59pm CST
My favorite is the black & white version of "The Haunting" from 1963 with Julie Harris and Claire Bloom. I think that is, hands down, the scariest movie ever made. What movie scared you the most?
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• United States
22 Oct 06
"The Blair Witch Project". I have only watched it once and now that I am thinking about it I don't think that I will sleep very well tonight. I am a wimp!
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• United States
22 Oct 06
You know, I went to see that movie expecting to be scared silly because some of my friends said it scared them soooo bad. But it really didn't scare me. I feel kinda cheated. I wanted to be scared but it just didn't do it for me. Darn!
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• United States
22 Oct 06
I did't think it was very scary til the last scene which gave me a chill straight down my back. I think what scares me the most about it is that you never see the "witch" and you imagination (mine is overactive) runs wild. And now I have to stop talking about this, it is dark out! :D
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• United States
22 Oct 06
LOL, courtlynne77! It is a bad time of night to be talking about spooky movies. It's almose bedtime!
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@manodogs (415)
• United States
22 Oct 06
The Exorcist. No question about it. Nothing else has ever even come close. Of course, I was only maybe 12 or 13 when I saw it, but it still managed to scare me for years after that. I've seen it so many times now that it doesn't really bother me, even though the very concept is terribly frightening.
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• United States
22 Oct 06
You know that movie scared the pants off me, too. I had already read the book and it was great, but it didn't scare me. After I saw the movie I had to leave the light on at night or I couldn't sleep. The scene where the mother goes up into the attic to check out the noises still sticks with me. That was good and scarey!
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• United States
22 Oct 06
I never saw the exorcist. Considering the effect that the Haunting had on me, that one was out of the question.
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• United States
22 Oct 06
Ethan, I never realized you were such a timid fellow. We need to get you into some scarey stuff and get you out of that. But don't want the 1963 Haunting until you've had plenty of exposure. LOL!
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@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
24 Oct 06
Any vampire movie. They always creeped me out.
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• United States
24 Oct 06
Oh, that's too bad. I LOVE vampire movies. When I was a kid I would hve nightmares about all kinds of movies, The Mummy, The Crab Monsters, crazy stuff like that. But never once did I have a nightmare baout vampires. They've always entertained the heck out of me.
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@mandakat (879)
• Canada
27 Oct 06
I love vampires too!! The Mummy? Was there an older version of the Rachel Weiss/Brendan Frasier movie? Or was it a different movie altogether?
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• United States
27 Oct 06
Oh, The Mummy that gave me nightmares was an old B&W one with Christopher Lee and Boris Karloff. There were a few other Mummy movies in my childhood that terrified me, too. The one with Brendan Frasier didn't scare me at all. It was fun and I loved it. I even have the DVDs of both movies. Great movies, great special effects, great mummy monsters!!!
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• India
22 Oct 06
the sixth sense by shayamalan
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• United States
22 Oct 06
That is a truly excellent movie! I don't remember being scared except for a couple of scenes. That scene when the little boy is in his little tent and the ghost comes in and starts barfing - that was scary and gross at the same time. But I LOVED the entire movie!
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@mandakat (879)
• Canada
27 Oct 06
I thought that Signs was creepier... But I'm with PW... it takes a lot to scare me (if you don't count random loud sounds when I'm not expecting them and such). I just love horrors!
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• United States
27 Oct 06
I just loved everything about Signs. It was funny, creepy, had great aliens - it had everything! The Sixth Sense never scared me, but it was intriguing as hell. I couldn't wait to see what was going to be the point of it all and when I finally realized what was going on I was totally dumbfounded and impressed. Of course, when I watched it the 2nd, 3rd and 4th times it was totally obvious. But that first time around the surprise was perfect!
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• United States
22 Oct 06
Chucky...When I was 6yrs old I had really bad nightmares....I still have them every now and then. When I am home alone I can't watch any scary movie or I'll be paranoid all night!
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• United States
22 Oct 06
I can well imagine that Chucky would have given a 6 yr old nightmares. I still don't want any dolls in my house!
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@mandakat (879)
• Canada
27 Oct 06
Chucky is definitely creepy. He was one enterprising toy... the things that little doll could accomplish!
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@massaj03 (4372)
• United States
28 Oct 06
the most recent would be "The ring" the first part.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
Yeah, The Ring is just an excellent movie. I enjoyed the 2nd one, too. But it didn't scare me like the 1st one did.
• United States
27 Oct 06
When I was little, The Omen (original) scared the crap out of me. That child is just creepy!
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• United States
30 Oct 06
That was a gooood one. I've seen it so many times that I forget how bad it scared me the first time I watched it.
@SimplyMe (373)
• United States
27 Oct 06
For some reason, "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" scared me. I still think about the story sometimes and it creeps me out and scares the puddin' out of me. Great question, by the way!
• United States
30 Oct 06
I don't think I've ever seen that one, although I have heard of it. That kind of movie scare me really bad, so I don't like to watch them alone. Maybe that's why I haven't seen it, cause I can't get anyone to come watch spooky movies with me. All my friends are bigger cowards than I am. LOL!
• United States
27 Oct 06
The original Halloween movie. I was babysitting and made the mistake of watching that movie. I was so freaked out that night. LOL
• United States
28 Oct 06
Not a good thing to be doing, when that movie is on. you must of ben so scared!
• United States
24 Oct 06
Saw scared me!! cz there are some sick twisted people in this world
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• United States
25 Oct 06
yeah i'm a little scared to go see the 3rd one, i'm sure i will, but it will most likely scare me
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• United States
25 Oct 06
Oh, amberbambers, you are a braver woman than I am. I just saw the preview for #3 for the 1st time tonight. Nope, nope. I'm too big a chicken for that one! LOL!
• United States
25 Oct 06
LOL they say the 3rd one is gonna be the scariest yet. at the end of 1 and 2 i looked my fiance and said i bet they're gonna do another one, so i'm wondering if i'll say the same at the end of 3. sometimes you can just tell by the ending if there is gonna be another one.
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@bhchy1 (6051)
• United States
22 Oct 06
That one scared me when I was a little girl.. The original Halloween scared me to..I love scary movues so it has to be really good to get me.
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• United States
22 Oct 06
That was a great movie. And really scarey! I love scarey movies, too and it has to be really scarey to get a reaction from me - other than just the typical knee-jerk reaction from something happening suddenly.
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@mandakat (879)
• Canada
27 Oct 06
Halloween is one of my all-time FAVOURITE horror movies and series (though... the series breaks down after the second movie... by... a lot...). Good choice!
@mandakat (879)
• Canada
27 Oct 06
Halloween is one of my all-time FAVOURITE horror movies and series (though... the series breaks down after the second movie... by... a lot...). Good choice!
@mandakat (879)
• Canada
27 Oct 06
Either The Birds or Omega Man. I was an odd kid lol... it took odd things to scare me.
• United States
27 Oct 06
LOL! I was an odd kid, too. And every once in a while, when there's a big flock of birds in my back yard I think about that movie and get to feeling kinda creepy. It was a scarey movie!
@mandakat (879)
• Canada
27 Oct 06
I still get creeped out in the dark sometimes if for some reason I think about Omega Man lol. In my childhood home, I once woke up at maybe 11 am on a Saturday. I lazily rolled over and looked out my window on the second floor. Out of miles of telephone wire, the stretch JUST outside my window was the only one with birds. A couple hundred crows... as many as could fit on each wire. That creeped me out...
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25 Oct 06
Has to be the hellraiser series just cos it's like a nightmare I used to have as a kid. Apart from that, yeah, the old black and whites are good to watch - especially the japanese ones!
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• United States
25 Oct 06
The first Hellraiser movie freaked me out so much that I didn't see the rest until years later. Those are some seriously scarey movies.
@mandakat (879)
• Canada
27 Oct 06
I have quite seriously NEVER seen them. Is that weird? Maybe I'll put them on my list!
• United States
22 Oct 06
I never saw the original version, but I'd say that the most scared that I've ever been in a movie theater was when I saw the Haunting with Catherine Zeta-Jones in the late 1990s. I'm getting a little tense just replying to this post even though I don't remember exactly why it was so scary. Please don't remind me.
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• United States
22 Oct 06
LOL, Ethan! Well, the one scene in the 1990s version that really scared me good was the scene where there was all the knocking on the bedroom walls. I think it was scarier in the 1963 version, but it was still pretty darned scary in the new one. Oh, and the scene with the fireplace - now that was good - not the one where the guy got his head knocked off - the one where she 1st found all the bones in it. Yeah, I fogot about that one. It was scarey!
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@mandakat (879)
• Canada
27 Oct 06
Elllll-eaaaaa-norrrrr....
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@Trishzen (281)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I'm not into gory bloody movies, other than that I'm a chicken in general everthing scares me, lol! But if you haven't seen The Skeleton Key I think it's a great scarey movie, I'd say it's my favorite right now :)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I had completely forgotten about that. That was a great movie! I'm not easily scared by movies like that but I enjoyed the heck out of it. It had a great ending!
@aamir_k17 (100)
• India
30 Oct 06
the Grudge - one of the most scariest movie
i was scared by THE GRUDGE i guess one of the most haunting one till now according to me
• United States
31 Oct 06
I've got to see that movie. Lots of people have mentioned it on here. It must be a good one.
• India
30 Oct 06
According to me the scariest movie i have ever seen is THE OMEN original one not the one released in year 2006
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• United States
31 Oct 06
I agree, the original was much scarier than the new version. I think it was the atmosphere of the movie - kind of gloomy and mysterious.
• United States
28 Oct 06
Magic... you know, the one with the ventriloquist dummy that comes to life. I got a ventriloquist doll for christmas that year, and was terrified to put my hand in him. It was creepy.
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• United States
28 Oct 06
Brrrr...those things are so freaky!
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@Jellen (1852)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I am a big chicken. Seldom do I watch scary shows or movies, and if I do, I leave the room until it's safe to return. Then I make everyone mad asking them what happened. But one movie I did watch years ago, that still haunts me is "Jaws" all versions. I think life has plenty of scary events to keep me on edge. I'm not sure I can handle adding more on purpose:)
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• United States
30 Oct 06
Oh Jellen, Jaws scared me so bad that, to this very day, I do not swim in the ocean. And I am a total beach creature - I just love it! But I don't go in any deeper than my ankles any more. I think the ghost and vampire and monster movies just take me out of the everyday world. That's good because the everyday world can be pretty darned scarey sometimes. But I just can't do the slasher movies. Those seem to possible to me. Tooooo scarey.
• United States
27 Oct 06
the ring it freaked me out.
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• United States
27 Oct 06
Yes, the Ring was totally spooky. Made me kinda nervous about watching a video for a few times after I saw it. And,surprisingly, The Ring 2 was good and spooky, too!