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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:44 AM

Movie that scared you the most when you were an adult...

I first saw "'Jacob's Ladder" a decade ago, as an 18-year-old high school senior. I've rewatched it a few times since and I still think it's the scariest horror movie I've ever seen (and I've seen a few).

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Reply Movie that scared you the most when you were an adult... (Original post)
nomorenomore08 Dec 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #1
nomorenomore08 Dec 2012 #2
Joe Shlabotnik Dec 2012 #3
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2012 #4
nomorenomore08 Dec 2012 #5
LeftofObama Dec 2012 #6
nomorenomore08 Dec 2012 #9
LeftofObama Dec 2012 #22
geardaddy Dec 2012 #14
butterfly77 Dec 2012 #7
nomorenomore08 Dec 2012 #8
mucifer Dec 2012 #10
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2012 #11
JoeyT Dec 2012 #12
Graybeard Dec 2012 #13
La Lioness Priyanka Dec 2012 #15
Xyzse Dec 2012 #23
TrogL Dec 2012 #26
La Lioness Priyanka Dec 2012 #29
Xyzse Dec 2012 #32
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #16
Xipe Totec Dec 2012 #28
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #33
Xipe Totec Dec 2012 #42
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #43
Nye Bevan Dec 2012 #17
edbermac Dec 2012 #18
RebelOne Dec 2012 #19
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #20
raccoon Dec 2012 #21
applegrove Dec 2012 #24
hunter Dec 2012 #25
nomorenomore08 Dec 2012 #36
hunter Dec 2012 #37
nomorenomore08 Dec 2012 #39
hunter Dec 2012 #40
nomorenomore08 Dec 2012 #41
TrogL Dec 2012 #27
marmar Dec 2012 #30
hedgehog Dec 2012 #31
WorseBeforeBetter Dec 2012 #34
Art_from_Ark Dec 2012 #35
ThoughtCriminal Dec 2012 #38

Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:50 AM

1. Omigod......."Wait Until Dark."

Audrey Hepburn was amazing as a blind woman in an apartment where a very bad man thought some heroin (or maybe it was cocaine) was hidden.....

I think Alan Arkin played the bad guy...but I'm not sure. Anyway, very worthwhile!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:52 AM

2. Thanks for the recommend! Lately I've been getting more into older psychological horror/thriller

stuff - recently watched "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" for the first time and thought it was pretty great.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:53 AM

3. 1984

The book, the movie the real life complacency, go team!

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:52 AM

5. Yes! Dark and twisted as hell! I pretty much loved it.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:53 AM

6. "The Silence of the Lambs" still scares the bejeezus out of me.

Also "Monster" starring Charlize Theron. Both of them are movies that still make me take a second look at people when I'm out of the house.

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:29 AM

9. I need to give "Silence" another go, never really watched it start to finish (or sober).

Haven't seen "Monster" but I probably should, being the fan of psychological horror I am.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:36 PM

22. Since you're a fan of psychological horror then

DEFINITELY see "Monster"! I think the thing that scared me the most is that I wanted to feel sorry for her and be her friend.

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:41 AM

14. Monster is an excellent film.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:06 AM

7. Night of the living dead!

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Response to butterfly77 (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:27 AM

8. That one's a classic. And almost shockingly gory for 1968.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:11 AM

10. "Into The Wild". It was chilling.

A true story that kept me thinking about it for a long time.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:59 AM

11. "Wait Until Dark" made me scream out loud in a theatre.

"Prince of Darkness" gave me nightmares. And "Jacob's Ladder" totally creeped me out.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:11 AM

12. I don't scare easily,

but Strangeland creeped me right out.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:38 AM

13. Contagion

Not really in the horror genre this 2011 film scared the crap out of me. Filmed in documentary style it traces how a deadly disease can be transmitted around the world, person by person.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:41 AM

15. requiem for a dream

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:49 PM

23. Didn't think it was scary... Just thought that was demented.

Just can't seem to get in to it you know?

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Response to Xyzse (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:08 PM

26. How much time have you spent around addicts?

They nailed it.

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Response to TrogL (Reply #26)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:42 PM

29. i think what scared the shit out of me was just that

how much they nailed it.

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Response to TrogL (Reply #26)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:25 PM

32. Not much

That's why it didn't scare me.
I guess the reason for it is that I can't put it in to relation with myself.

So, I just had it running. Was more disgusting to me than scary at the time.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:13 AM

16. Alien...the first one.

and Silence of the Lambs creeped me out a lot.

I try to avoid scary movies, they stay in my head too long.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:27 PM

28. Me too. But before Alien, there was Phantasm

But I blame Alien for a 30 year hell of a marriage.

Because that night, after watching Alien, I simply could not bear to sleep alone.

Now I laugh at myself.

And at the movie.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #28)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:28 PM

33. Back in the day, it was The Exorcist, and Rosemary's Baby.

Then Jaws.
I did not blink.

but Alien.......gulp...

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #33)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:11 PM

42. Misery

That's what I lived through for 30 years...

Visualize it.

Think about it.

Be very,

very,

afraid...

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #42)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:35 PM

43. I could NOT watch Misery.

Much of Steven King's early stuff creeped me out.
I saw the previews of Misery, and Kathy Bates gave me the oogies ( brilliant actress)
so I have not seen many movies from Kings books.

Gory or creepy or ...oh...night of living dead. God, my teenagers LOVED it, tried to talk me into see ing it.

Nope...

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:20 AM

17. Only one movie ever literally gave me nightmares when I went to bed after seeing it.

The Blair Witch Project.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:43 PM

18. From Justin To Kelly

God, I have nightmares to this day.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:48 PM

19. Jaws. I was almost scared to go to the beach

after seeing that movie. Since this was in South Florida and there are sharks down there.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:32 PM

20. I thought "The Others" was pretty creepy.

I prefer the supernatural-type horror movie to blood-and-gore.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:35 PM

21. Blair Witch Project. nt

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:53 PM

24. The "Truman Show". I had psychopaths in my life

destroying and manipulating the story of my life. I walked out of that movie.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:04 PM

25. "The Big Chill" or "Eraserhead." It's hard to say.

"A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a posh South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends." http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085244

"Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child." http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074486



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Response to hunter (Reply #25)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:52 PM

36. Why "Big Chill"? Did it hit too close to home or something?



I concur totally with "Eraserhead" though. That movie is viscerally horrifying in a way that's almost impossible to explain rationally. Really is like a nightmare in that sense.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Reply #36)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:14 PM

37. The Big Chill. I did not want to be them. Not any of them.

Fortunately I escaped that world and never looked back. Alas, some of my childhood friends did not.

Eraserhead. I had a girlfriend who thought Eraserhead would be an excellent date movie. The last movie I saw with her was Das Boot in German, auf Deutsch, with English subtitles. This is the woman who handcuffed her girlfriend's pimp to a urinal and beat the hell out of him for an address while I was blocking the bathroom door making up some story about "rough sex." My worst San Francisco trip ever. All because I was trying to avoid a "Big Chill" future. I later jumped out of her moving car in Berkeley acquiring a pretty horrible case of road rash and nobody sat next to me on that long bus ride home because I looked like a crazed bloody serial killer and she sent me all my stuff UPS in one box, no "dear john" letter, no nothing. Years later we crossed paths at a big Silicon Valley convention but we pretended we'd never met. She probably owes me money for software I wrote that she sold to the military, but I don't want to know, it's not worth it.

My life since is still overflowing with drama, but not that kind of drama.


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Response to hunter (Reply #37)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:38 PM

39. Holy shit... Ever considered writing a memoir?

Not to be a weirdo but I've seen other posts of yours - along with this one - and it seems like you've had one hell of an interesting life. I think people would buy - whether or not they "buy" - your story.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Reply #39)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:19 PM

40. I've never felt like it was "my" story...

...just a horrible accident

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Response to hunter (Reply #40)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:29 PM

41. Didn't mean to be flippant or trivialize anything.

Just that, as I said, you seem to have a lot of interesting stuff to tell about.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:08 PM

27. Trainspotting

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:44 PM

30. 28 Days Later.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:47 PM

31. Arachnophobia

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:04 PM

34. "Jesus Camp." (n/t)

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:15 PM

35. The Amityville Horror

That was one creepy movie.

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