Thread: Horror! Is it scary any more?

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    I have never been scared while watching a horror movie. The only thing that comes close is when they build up suspense and something makes you jump a little, like in 6th Sense when after all the suspense is built up and the music, that girl under the bed with puke dripping out of her mouth appears.

    But I have never been scared by a horror film, so it could just be me or it could be the movie not doing its job.
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      Not the new movies they're cranking out of Hollyweird. For best results, try The Shining, The Exorcist, The Omen, etc. Basically any horror movie from the 1970's with the word "The" in the title.
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        I've never seen a scary horrow movie. I used to be more scared of the pictures on the front the videos when I was kid than the actual movies themselves.
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          I think there are good horror films. The majority of the good ones are foreign films. Has anybody here seen dog soldiers or descent? Thw good horror films in my opinion.


          I saw Dog Soldiers. That was bit too much for me. I basically was peeping between my hands that were covering my eyes the entire movie. I'd rather be scared shitless than grossed out by gore.


          Really? I loved that film and felt they could have upped the gore and violence a bit. I hope part 2 finally comes pit. I know the guys who made it are doing new stuff,but I've been watingfor part 2 for a long time.
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            Ehh, it seems anymore that 'horror' has become synonymous with 'gory' - the theory that, the more blood there is, the more horrific the film will be. But a good horror film has the ability to scare the fuck out of you without excessive blood.

            Seems that the older films of the aforementioned genre are the best - most of the shit that's come out in the last 8 years wasn't that good. Spectacular special effects, but were they really needed?

            I think the greatest ruse in film is not showing when a person has been killed or showing the aftermath of a gruesome attack - this leaves what has happened up to the viewer's imagination, and I think the viewers are more capable of producing something unthinkably horrific with their own minds...more horrific than any director ever could, because what strikes one person as horrific may make another person feel indifferent. And since everyone has a different sense of what constitutes horror, what they perceive as the outcome of a bloody encounter in a movie will be that much more profound to each individual person, as opposed to the gory or horrific scene being shown to them on the screen. I think that made sense.
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              Remember that shitty movie, The Haunting? With Owen Wilson.

              There wasn't anything about that movie that was scary. I think that movie was the start of all these special effects-heavy horror movies that sucked big dong. It seemed like after that one, they were cranking out new horror movies every 5 seconds.
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                Quote by Cambion
                Ehh, it seems anymore that 'horror' has become synonymous with 'gory' - the theory that, the more blood there is, the more horrific the film will be. But a good horror film has the ability to scare the fuck out of you without excessive blood.

                Seems that the older films of the aforementioned genre are the best - most of the shit that's come out in the last 8 years wasn't that good. Spectacular special effects, but were they really needed?

                I think the greatest ruse in film is not showing when a person has been killed or showing the aftermath of a gruesome attack - this leaves what has happened up to the viewer's imagination, and I think the viewers are more capable of producing something unthinkably horrific with their own minds...more horrific than any director ever could, because what strikes one person as horrific may make another person feel indifferent. And since everyone has a different sense of what constitutes horror, what they perceive as the outcome of a bloody encounter in a movie will be that much more profound to each individual person, as opposed to the gory or horrific scene being shown to them on the screen. I think that made sense.


                I like both the gory and non-gory films. As long as it has a good story and they have that feeling of terror and impendidn good then I'm for it. I like both. Anybody remember phantasm? That wasn't a real gory movie,but I always loved that film.
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                  I love horror movies! I like the old ones better though. I remember when A Nightmare on Elm Street was actually a scary thing for us kids. There was a mystique about Fred in part 1 & 2. Then they made a complete joke about it.

                  When it comes to modern stuff, the best I've seen yet is the trailer for Roth's 'Thanksgiving'. He borrowed the sound score from Creepshow which I really enjoyed. I wasn't too big on 'Hostel' but I think he exceeded all of our expectations with that trailer.

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                    some of the low budget indepent direct to video ones do an alright job. The Off Season was kind of dull throughout but when it got scary, it was scary.

                    The Cnadyman is really the only one to ever freak me out though honestly.
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                      Candyman was a damn good movie. That hook was menacing!
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                        Candyman was a damn good movie. That hook was menacing!


                        Yes it was. I was afraid to open up my eyes while laying in bed for fear that Candyman would be floating above me. His voice was super creepy as well "Helen ...Helen", yikes!
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                          Quote by kayvee
                          I love horror movies! I like the old ones better though. I remember when A Nightmare on Elm Street was actually a scary thing for us kids. There was a mystique about Fred in part 1 & 2. Then they made a complete joke about it.

                          When it comes to modern stuff, the best I've seen yet is the trailer for Roth's 'Thanksgiving'. He borrowed the sound score from Creepshow which I really enjoyed. I wasn't too big on 'Hostel' but I think he exceeded all of our expectations with that trailer.

                          http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/8513


                          I agree about nightmare on elm street. The 3rd still had some horror elements to it. The 4th film is were they jumped the shark to me.
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                            Dream Warriors was a decent effort. There's a lot of creative and cool death scenes in that one.
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                              Wes craven had a lot to do with dream warriors. They had him write it and altered the script. They toned freedy and the story down a lot.
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                                If you think mainstream flicks like "Hostel" are disturbing then i suggest you owe yourself to watch Chinese shock films like "Men Behind The Sun", "Guiena Pig" and "The Untold Story" which are guaranteed to fuck up your week.
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                                  If you think mainstream flicks like "Hostel" are disturbing then i suggest you owe yourself to watch Chinese shock films like "Men Behind The Sun", "Guiena Pig" and "The Untold Story" which are guaranteed to fuck up your week.


                                  After watching the eyeball scene in Guinea Pig, I really lost all faith in humanity.
                                  Whoever thought that up is a colossal asshole.
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                                    Quote by HarryReems
                                    Quote by Greengoblin


                                    If you think mainstream flicks like "Hostel" are disturbing then i suggest you owe yourself to watch Chinese shock films like "Men Behind The Sun", "Guiena Pig" and "The Untold Story" which are guaranteed to fuck up your week.


                                    After watching the eyeball scene in Guinea Pig, I really lost all faith in humanity.
                                    Whoever thought that up is a colossal asshole.


                                    i have all 5 guinea pig films, they're not thtab bad. two is fucked up though, but the Otaku Killer did reenackt that on somone
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                                      Also check out "Bloodsucking Freaks" which is a REAL graphic torture film from Troma from the 70's and puts "Hostel" to shame.
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                                        Quote by HarryReems
                                        Quote by Greengoblin


                                        If you think mainstream flicks like "Hostel" are disturbing then i suggest you owe yourself to watch Chinese shock films like "Men Behind The Sun", "Guiena Pig" and "The Untold Story" which are guaranteed to fuck up your week.


                                        After watching the eyeball scene in Guinea Pig, I really lost all faith in humanity.
                                        Whoever thought that up is a colossal asshole.


                                        i have all 5 guinea pig films, they're not thtab bad. two is fucked up though, but the Otaku Killer did reenackt that on somone


                                        But the EYEBALL PART!! THE EYEBALL PART!!
                                        It was horrible! Why would anyone want to see that?
                                        I hate movies like that so bad.
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                                          I like creature creations.
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