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    Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Like, I know they make horror movies. And they make some very well made horror movies. But do they make SCARY movies any more? Do any of you have any suggestions?



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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    I thought session 9 was kind of weird. Idk about scary.



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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    It might be helpful to have a baseline on what you mean by scary. I mean, are we talking scary as in "sound x is unexpected and really loud so I kind of wet myself a bit" scared, or "you know, that neighbor's kid really reminds me of Damien (the Omen) so I'm going to be worried that he might be possessed and try to murder everything for the forseeable future" kind of scared?


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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    I thought session 9 was kind of weird. Idk about scary.
    Session 9 gets a lot of favorable play in the horror community. I agreed, it was very weird and different, but I wouldn't classify it as scary.

    I realize by far probably, horror is the most subjective genre. That's a wide range of what people call scary. It's just, to me, jump scares or blood and gore aren't scary. I want something that will make me not to want to close my eyes when I go to bed. Sadly, with the retreaded garbage constantly being put out these days, I don't think that will ever happen again.



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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    Session 9 gets a lot of favorable play in the horror community. I agreed, it was very weird and different, but I wouldn't classify it as scary.

    I realize by far probably, horror is the most subjective genre. That's a wide range of what people call scary. It's just, to me, jump scares or blood and gore aren't scary. I want something that will make me not to want to close my eyes when I go to bed. Sadly, with the retreaded garbage constantly being put out these days, I don't think that will ever happen again.
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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Yeah, horror is a WIDE genre nowadays. Things like sci-fi horror (Event Horizon), action horror (Blood Creek, one of my favorites), and dark comedy horror (Dead End, made me laugh quite a bit) make the term "horror" very hard to pin-point what is "scary". I love all kinds of horror movies and loved zombie movies before they were cool (adjust hipster glasses). To me a scary movie is not one that makes me jump, but one that scares me anytime I remember it after the movie is done. And by that, I don't mean gory/brutal/disgusting. I've seen some disturbing, violent movies that still bother me when I remember them, but I don't consider those scary either. I guess it is all relative to what will stay with you and what your biggest fears are.



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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    To me "horror" has become slasher, blood and guts type of stuff. They put everything right out in front of you to gross you out. All started with Friday the 13th and Halloween. I still much prefer the old Alfred Hitchcock type of films or even the original horror genre of Dracula and friends. One of my favorites as a kid was Dr. Phibes starring Vincent Price. Now that was stuff that made a kid stay awake at night. The new stuff...meh...don't care for it and won't go.

    To me the great horror flicks are the ones that make use of your imagination and make you think.



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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by acoustimac View Post
    To me "horror" has become slasher, blood and guts type of stuff. They put everything right out in front of you to gross you out. All started with Friday the 13th and Halloween. I still much prefer the old Alfred Hitchcock type of films or even the original horror genre of Dracula and friends. One of my favorites as a kid was Dr. Phibes starring Vincent Price. Now that was stuff that made a kid stay awake at night. The new stuff...meh...don't care for it and won't go.

    To me the great horror flicks are the ones that make use of your imagination and make you think.
    I agree. One that comes to mind is The Thing (John Carpenter). Great soundtrack, well filmed, excellent building of tension.



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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Occassionally the wife and I will watch an episode or two of the old Twilight Zone tv shows...some are very cheesy...but some I would classify as oddly scary! There are quite a few episodes that very enjoyable...and certainly make you think!



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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    I watched nightmare on elm st when I was in first grade. Freddy still scares me



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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by whirlybirds View Post
    I own that movie.

    Aside from scary horror movies, I have a passion for overly cheesy horror movies as well.



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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    I watched nightmare on elm st when I was in first grade. Freddy still scares me
    I'm actually right now watching a 4 hour documentary where they break down movie by movie with interviews and behind the scenes and stuff for every nightmare. It's called "Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy". It's really interesting if you're into that sort of thing.



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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Watch "The Ring".


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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rolling Clones View Post
    Watch "The Ring".
    I never thought there was a single scary thing about that movie. Well made movie. And I never saw the original Japanese version. But I didn't find that one scary at all.



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