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The Shining Rated Scariest Movie Ever

Discussion in 'The Shining (1980)' started by Out of Order, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th Dressing the Gothic interval in tritones

    I wonder if the '73 version is purchasable in a brick-and-mortar store like Movie Stop or only off of Warner Archives on Youtube? Wonder when they started doing that?
  2. MadamMack

    MadamMack M e m b e r

    The Shining did not scare me . . .The Exorcist did and still does. It's the only movie that ever really has. Sure, there are some that make me wonder, WTF! . . .but that's about it . . .The Exorcist SCARES me.
  3. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

    Pretty much my feelings as well. A lot to be said for a movie that's been copied to death.......to still outclass anything since.......

    Although I'm going to try to see The Conjuring soon, the guys I listen to on the radio say that is really scary too......
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  4. miri92

    miri92 Active Member

    For me, the Shining movie is absolute ****. It butchered the book which is a masterpiece. I remember watching it when I was 8 years old and even then I wasn't scared. Last week, I decided to refresh my memory since I was reading Doctor sleep and I almost reached out and chocked Wendy. The Wendy in the movie is NOTHING like the character. it's like comparing an empty vase to a full one. Period.
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  5. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side


    I liked the movie on its own merit - yes it was a poor adaptation of the book, yet still had an eerie atmosphere.
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  6. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

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  7. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    Correct. In the movie what does she do except scream whenever she has an oppurtunity
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  8. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I worry about the inner workings of anyone who says they don't find the Exorcist scary. Those people I tend to give a wide berth when they come near me. :icon_eek:
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  9. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I thought the book was much scarier than the movie. When it first came out in the 70s it was very shocking back then. Now I think there is a lot more cult/Satan/evil junk out there and people are starting to get acclimatized or immune to it, which is actually quite sad.
  10. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side


    Anybody on this board been here yet?


    The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park Colorado
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  11. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side


    Estes Park, Colorado
  12. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

  13. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    I want to go so bad!

    Also, I think I'm the only person here who thinks The Shining (film) is scary. Haha. The score alone creeps me out.
  14. RichardX

    RichardX Well-Known Member

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  15. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

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  16. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I agree. Hypnotic, claustrophobic, and strange? Yes. Scary? No.
    I always think of that 'ear ringing' noise, though, and that distorted watery unrest and amplified heart-thumping. Great use of music and sound to encapsulate a dreadful mood.
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  17. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

    Scary, yes. It had its moments. But not the scariest. Not for me, anyway. The original Night Of The Living Dead sits in that spot for me.

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