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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    I'm terrified of a lot of movies I have to go see when my wife is picking. :/


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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Honestly I get more scared about the "Creatures of the night" documentaries or whatever they are called that are on Discovery Channel than anything. They make it real believable sometimes


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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Watch Pontypool sometime if you haven't yet. Once you find out what's happening it may be a love it or hate it moment though. It definitely requires a suspension of disbelief.



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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    I haven't seen a scary movie in a while. Might help if they didn't spoil all the good parts in the previews( if you would like to call those parts good)



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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    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.
    I really enjoyed "The Ring" That image of Katie in the closet is really what sold me on that movie. I just couldn't get that out of my head.
    The Japanese version was more like a 30 minute short film that they stretched out into 90 minutes.

    The first "Nightmare on Elm Street" was a great flick ruined by all the numerous remakes that turned Freddy into a comic book character.

    "The Blair Witch Project" is a love it or hate it type of movie. People complained because you didn't see anything. I just thought the concept of watching these people slowly losing it in the woods was pretty good. The last 10 seconds of the film was an outstanding way to end the movie. Too many people want everything all tied up in a nice package at the end.

    As a kid we used to love watching "Creature Features" at 8pm Saturday nights. Lots of different movies, the classic Universal Studio flicks as well as cheesy 50's Sci Fi. ("Fiend without a Face" was a favorite)
    I do consider Slasher films as a subcategory of the horror genre and wish people would refer to them that way. Not a big fan of the Torture Porn movies as they are there more gross out than scare you.

    Someone mentioned John Carpenter's "The Thing". That was a good flick. Unfortunately today's generation will poo poo on the special effects.
    There has to be some good ones out there. It's just so hard to find them.


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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    I thought "The Shining" while not as good as the book, was a good scary movie. Mixed in ghosts, gore, the slide into madness, suspense, ESP, the works. I think the parts that got me the most were the lady in the bath tub, and the novel with the "All work and no play..." filling every page.


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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    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?
    I guarantee that this movie with scare this **** out of you. The 1999 Japanese film Audition. You will have to read subtitles, but it does not take away anything from the movie.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audition_%281999_film%29

    See the Reception section of the wiki...When Eli Roth and Rob Zombie find the movie hard to watch given its grisly content you know it good!

    Has a 79% fresh rating on rotten tomatoes

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/audition_1999/


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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    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?
    It's getting tougher to find. A lot of directors in the "horror" genre right now go for cheap jump-out-and-scare-you tactics, which work if that's not the only thing you do. The problem is, that is the only thing they seem to be doing right now. Very few directors can nail the creepiness factor and use it to legitimately scare audiences like Kubrick sort of did in the Shining, like Poltergeist did or the Blair Witch did when it first came out (not terrifying now, but at the time it came out it was creepy because nobody had done a film like it before).

    It is getting a little better. I was surprised how scary The Conjuring actually was in some parts, same with the Last Exorcism, the first Insidius movie, and the Orphanage. The first Paranormal Activity was okay for scares but the series has kind of made a mockery of itself since.



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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Scary movies that have stayed with me over the years do so for a reason - they build tension, and leave a whole lot of stuff entirely to your own imagination. Over-reliance on special effects and herky-jerky first person camera action have diluted the genre.
    There are more than these, but these are the ones that come to mind without a lot of thought.
    Jaws
    The Thing (Carpenter)
    Alien
    Night of the Living Dead (original)
    Carrie (original)
    The Shining (original)
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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    I guarantee that this movie with scare this **** out of you. The 1999 Japanese film Audition. You will have to read subtitles, but it does not take away anything from the movie.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audition_%281999_film%29

    See the Reception section of the wiki...When Eli Roth and Rob Zombie find the movie hard to watch given its grisly content you know it good!

    Has a 79% fresh rating on rotten tomatoes

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/audition_1999/
    Audition bored me to death. I think I turned it off and then picked up again a day later 2 times to finally get through it.

    ImJustKCClone: Thanks for the reminder about "The Descent" That was a good movie. I preferred the planned ending as opposed to the altered ending we got in the USA. Still I recommend it for anyone that has not seen it.

    Also I really enjoyed "High Tension". I won't say anything about that in case someone hasn't seen it.


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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I agree. One that comes to mind is The Thing (John Carpenter). Great soundtrack, well filmed, excellent building of tension.
    That was on TV the other night, and it's held up well. I still was glued to the set watching that one.


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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    I should also mention that Jaws & Alien both make excellent use of music/sound effects. The shark themes in Jaws and the increasing tempos of the tracking pings in Alien...they give me the shivers.



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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    That was on TV the other night, and it's held up well. I still was glued to the set watching that one.
    Why don't we just... wait here for a little while... see what happens?



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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    I should also mention that Jaws & Alien both make excellent use of music/sound effects. The shark themes in Jaws and the increasing tempos of the tracking pings in Alien...they give me the shivers.
    It wasn't a horror movie, but if you want to talk sound effects-- I will **** my pants if I ever hear a sound remotely like the "power on" sound of the walkers from the new War of the Worlds.


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    Re: Do they make scary movies anymore?

    You're either a slasher or sci-fi horror fan. I laugh at slasher movies. Can't help you there.

    If you're looking for recently released supernatural thrillers, I highly recommend The Conjuring, Devil, Dark Skies, & The Fourth Kind. Alien abduction movies scare the crap out of me.




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