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Proper Horror Films?

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    Closed Accounts Posts: 72 ✭✭✭ ivanh


    Right lads, I'm looking for a decent horror film that actually gives you a fright.

    I don't want the whole unbelievable Paranormal Activity/Saw crap. I want blood-curdling, hair-raising, "this-could-happen-in-real-life" terror.

    Any suggestions? :)
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  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre should fit the bill. The sounds are deliberately jagged and unnerving and the producers did a great job, if you ask me.

    If you suspend belief - which you really need to do if you want to give a horror movie a fair go - you will certainly not be disappointed.




  • If you're like me you've watched so many horror films you're numb to being scared. it might be cheating but video games are scarier than films since the protagonist doesn't survive unless you direct him/her too. The scariest game I couldn't play is Siren Blood Curse for the PS3, DLC game, free to try, cheap to download. I really recommend trying it. Actual legit survival horror.

    Have you exhausted Japanese films? Inherently they're grounded in a different culture so things seem creepier, like Ju-On or Ringu would be the most popular. (Maybe Audition, One Missed Call's or Dark Water's original J-version?)




  • Got to be 'The Thing' - 1982 not the remake ****e. Still scares the living crap out of me.




  • I'd go for audition. tis a Japanese film and it's not so much scary as it is really freaky :L If you do watch it, stick with it till the end because it's a little slow to start but it's worth the wait entirely!




  • ivanh wrote: »
    Right lads, I'm looking for a decent horror film that actually gives you a fright.

    I don't want the whole unbelievable Paranormal Activity/Saw crap. I want blood-curdling, hair-raising, "this-could-happen-in-real-life" terror.

    Any suggestions? :)

    That's a really broad criteria. I would consider Compliance to be terrifying and it's basically a re-telling of a well documented case in America. I consider it terrifying due to how far the film's protaganists went but keep in mind that this film is not classed by most as a horror but a film needn't be labeled as such to be horrifying.

    After that you've got The War Game. This was an hour long documentary commissioned by the BBC at the height of the Cold War (late 60s) to educate the British public on the effects of an atomic bomb being dropped on a typical British city. It depicts mass starvation, people dying slowly from 80 percent burns and martial law. Sound horrifying? This film was never shown as it was deemed to alarming. I wouldn't disagree with that assessment.

    Then there's Inside, a French film about a heavily pregnant woman who's home is broken into by another woman that wants her baby.


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  • If you want a quick fright, OP, give Slender a try. It's free and can run on practically run on any computer.

    http://slendergame.com/download.php

    Usually Horror films don't entertain plausible scenarios. You could, however, give the Spanish language film "REC" a go. It was the last great horror film I seen.




  • Usually Horror films don't entertain plausible scenarios. You could, however, give the Spanish language film "REC" a go. It was the last great horror film I seen.

    There is an overdubbed version of that. It's really good. A fair few frights as well which is great as I rarely find a film scary anymore.




  • When I watch horror movies,
    I would rather the movie to creep me out, then just make me Jump now and again in the hour and half

    I do like Jumpy movies now and again"
    REC 1 and 2 have few good Jumps moments, which is great movie
    The Decent 1 and 2

    However movies that creep me out, which have longer effect on me!
    The Eye (2002)
    Ju-on-The Curse
    The Baby
    Pet cemetery
    The Entity

    I sure there more!




  • The Entity

    The Others (possibly the only good film with Nicole Kidman)


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