The Shining Rated Scariest Movie Ever

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  1. VampireLily

    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A

    imagine how scary it could have been if it followed the actual storyline...ooh, gives me chills just thinking about it.....LOLOLOL
     
  2. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...yep, I'm all tingly, but I think that came from looking at your pic:applause:..the rumbling in my bowels is from thinking that piece of drek was top dog...dog fer sure...but sheesh...
     
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  3. VampireLily

    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A

    you're a bad boy!!
     
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  4. :clap:
     
  5. no bounce no play

    no bounce no play I am Borg

    I thought The Exorcist was scarier too. Of SK's movies, I think Rose Red was the scariest.
     
  6. I still can't eat pea soup......
     
  7. VampireLily

    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A


    Right?????
     
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  8. Yes, I also had a problem eating strawberry jam after seeing Poltergeist......
     
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  9. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Exorcist for sure - a friend of mine and I stayed up on a school night and snuck downstairs to watch this - we were about 10, and she had to see a therapist before she could sleep alone again. My mom didn't give in to the fear though - she just told me to look at the inside of my eyelids and I'd eventually fall asleep. Oh how I long for the parenting style of the 70s.
     
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  10. OMG, Holly...........10?

    The Exorcist is a serious freak show. This that the demon utters "Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it" still gets me to this day. The way it is said in such an offhand way spooks the crap out of me.....
     
  11. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Yes, 10 - it sort of set the bar for what's really scary to me for sure! Of course, it was on late night network TV in 1979 (or maybe 80) - so it was edited big time. There were lots of missing parts, but still scary as the underworld. I remember the scene where she crawls down the stairs in a backbend freaked me way out.
     
  12. The spider walk was not in the original version, but added to TV (now get this) to make it scarier......LOL
     
  13. Cowboy

    Cowboy Lesser-Known Member

    I didn't know that. Wasn't it the Exorcist that had that low hum the entire time it played on tv....even during the commercials?
     
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  14. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I wonder if the heart-rate monitor measured when people laughed? He has his father's eyes. Or in The Shining (my intro to Stephen King) when the camera pans down to what Jack has been typing...does your heart beat faster when you laugh? There's that scene (a pic of Here's, Johnny!...or whatever it was Jack says when he's at the door) and my friend and I laughed, as did most if not all of the audience. So maybe they did take into account when people laughed?
     
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  15. I wasn't aware of the hum, probably couldn't hear it with all the screaming I was doing........

    I believe that The Exorcist was one of the first to use subliminal images in film......the demon's face!
     
  16. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    The only horror film I remember being scared of is Poltergeist, and that was probably because I was a kid when I watched it. The scaryness of the exorcist is/was way too over hyped. When I first saw the 'spider walk' down the stairs, I nearly p*ssed myself laughing. When I freeze framed the demon face I was like "it's just a man with white face paint". The creepiest part of the exorcist for me is seeing Damien's Mum sitting up in the middle of her bed, don't know why, just creepy that bit.

    The most effective horror films use music and ambient noise best, and I think The Entity probably gets my vote because of this. That is also probably why the shining is at the top - so much creepy ambient noise in that too.
     
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  17. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    The Omen (original) scared the crap out of me... I sneaked out to watch late TV from behind the couch one night--BIG mistake!
     
  18. ZombieDrama

    ZombieDrama Well-Known Member

    That's an interesting study. I have to say between those two though The Exorcist wins for me. Still have a hard time watching it alone.
    There was an immense amount of people who found their way (or way back to) church after seeing that movie. It's 'loosely' based on an alleged true story, which for me anyway adds to the spookiness of it. Problem with the spider walk for me (which was played by a contortionist) is that I had no idea it was coming because as it was mentioned it's not in the original cut, I was sitting on the floor right in front of the TV and pretty much flew across the floor. >_>
    FlakeNoir, I love The original Omen. =D Burnt Offerings still gives me the chills too. When I was a kid (like around 8 or so) I saw It's Alive with my mom and her friend. I left in the middle and waited in the lobby until it was over. =P I slept on my top bunk for a year after that because I was convinced that little baby was gonna have me for dinner lol Even though now I think it's the dorkiest movie ever. =P
     
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  19. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...ooohhh you have NO idea....:love_heart:
     

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