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Thread: Scary movies

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    It's that time of year again when AMC, Syfy, and TCM will be running their Halloween movie marathons. I am a sucker for scary movies and love watching stories about ghosts and haunted houses. I can't say that I have a favorite movie but I was wondering if you guys have a favorite scary movie?

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    Nope Not Me. I don't watch Scary Movies as I am a chicken and I have nightmares. So I don't watch any scary movie.

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    Don't like 'em. I rented Silence of the Lambs & watched about 20 minutes. Too scared to watch the rest.
    I must have been 12/13 yo when House of Wax came out. It was the 1st 3D movie I'd seen. Had nightmares about it for months. I can still see the bad guy swinging out towards me. lol

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    not me either. i don't like scary movies

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    I love em! I also like to watch the ghost story shows. However I dont like really bloody movies, I think you can scare the heck out of me without getting gross. Dont have any faves, but if my choices are tear jerker or scary theres no question scary, who wants to cry?

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    Favorite scary movies: The Thing (Kurt Russell), Halloween (1st one), Aliens, Jaws, and Dracula (with Frank Langella).

    There are, of course, lots of great horror movies but these are my top 5 (and the only ones I bought the DVDs for). The only reason I don't have Hitchcock movies on this list is because his are more psychological thrillers than today's horror. Exorcist 3 would fall in similar to his style (you don't actually see anybody die).

    Just as scary are old horror radio programs that you can get for free as podcasts at Itunes. Lights Out has some of the spookiest stories!

    For less scary (more appropriate for kids), my favorite is Hocus Pocus (Disney).

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    I like Hocus Pocus, Casper, Twitches, etc. (these kind of not so scary movies) - smile.

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    I guess I am getting too old - "scary" movies don't really scare me any more. Just got through watching Scream 1, 2, and 3 (long story - don't ask!!) - I just thought they were stupid.
    And I hate violent/gory movies - I have to turn away.

    I do like psychological thrillers - it's just the fantasy/supernatural part that I can't get into.

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    I don't like to be scared. I think reading the paper and looking at our investments is scary enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmCatOwned
    Favorite scary movies: The Thing (Kurt Russell), Halloween (1st one), Aliens, Jaws, and Dracula (with Frank Langella).

    There are, of course, lots of great horror movies but these are my top 5 (and the only ones I bought the DVDs for). The only reason I don't have Hitchcock movies on this list is because his are more psychological thrillers than today's horror. Exorcist 3 would fall in similar to his style (you don't actually see anybody die).

    Just as scary are old horror radio programs that you can get for free as podcasts at Itunes. Lights Out has some of the spookiest stories!

    For less scary (more appropriate for kids), my favorite is Hocus Pocus (Disney).
    Thanks for the tip on the radio shows! I will definitely have to check that out.
    And I agree that "slasher" movies do not interest me at all. I guess that would fall more under the "horror" category.
    I did think of a recent scary movie that I thought was great-the Paranormal Activity series. Saw 1 and 2 and can't wait to see 3!

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    House on Haunted Hill...Vincent Price

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    no scary movies for me.

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    Love to watch Ghost Adventure with Zak, Aaron and Nick... tee hee think they are cuties... no nightmares here ;-)

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    Yes, and befitting the season it is the original Halloween. I remember the first time I saw that movie and where. What a fun night that was.

    I love this time of year to because they play all the haunted hotel/house/graveyard shows on the travel channel and history channels. Love them.

    And like the last few years I will be watching online the Ghost Hunters live Halloween special. I hope they tell their guest to shut up so we can hear something if it happens.

    Got to thinking about another movie that is a Halloween favorite to watch while waiting on those little ghost and goblins to knock on the door, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Not scarey, a bit twisted but fun every time. Someday even if i'm really old i'm going to a midnight showing. I haven't been able to get tickets and I have tried. They sell out so fast.

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    I love the "monster" movies from the 40s and 50s. The Creature from the Black Lagoon is my all time favorite.

    For current movies, the SYFY channel doesn't show Mansquito often enough. The worse the acting, the better.

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    the original jeepers creepers and original Halloween. You can't beat a classic that includes a plot. The newer ones are just hack and slash which is ok but I like a story line.

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    I enjoy the Disney type and the old horror movies. The ones that leave scary stuff to the viewer imagination.
    I tend to critique the special effects and then tear the movie apart.

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    Wow what a great thread... I would have to say some of my faves are Halloween, Halloween H20, Paranormal Activity 1 and 2, Fright night, Salems Lot, The Shining, and pretty much anything else by Stephen King. Oh and Legion is a good movie... and I dont know if it is just me or what but I love The Grindhouse series of movies...

    Can't wait to see Paranormal Activity 3... although my hubby says he is not going to go with me... trying to talk my sister and nephew into going with me.

    Edited to add: I love Ghost Hunters and Paranormal Witness... watch these every week all year long lol... although my mom and dad live in a haunted house so I don't go to those anymore lol

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    love scary movies!! Along time ago I watched "Wait Until Dark" at the movies. I think that is my favorite.

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    No scary ones for me. I avoid them and look for the sweet sappy ones. We each have our own cups of tea, right?

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    love to read a good "who dun it" mystery and that is as scary as I wanna get. love Hocus Pocus too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    I don't like to be scared. I think reading the paper and looking at our investments is scary enough!
    Too funny but so true!!

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    Although there have been good scary movies since, I remember going with all my friends to see Psycho when it came out in the 60's. We all loved it being scared with our boyfriends!!

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    Vincent Price movie!

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    I don't even watch 'Criminal Minds' any more. Can't read Stephen King- too scary. But I will travel anywhere by myself.

    BTW- Does anyone remember"The Beast With Five Fingers".

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