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What's made you check under the bed / sleep with the light on?
but not in *that* kind of way, more a "oh god what if this ever happens I don't want to be alive if it does oh godddddd the world is awful" kind of way.
I remember seeing the Sheffield branch of Woolworths being vapourised. Scary at the time but a novel solution to town planning
The War Game is also just as traumatising (I think the BBC originally banned it at the time).
and therefore right up my street.
I'm reading On The Beach at the moment too. Great days I hope we never live through.
The Omen (closeup crow's eye with the chanting voices)
less scary than it should have been
Probably in large part because I'd never seen anything like it before, and the best kind of horror is always unexpected. It was all exotic and mysterious and you couldn't really see where it was heading. Pulse is another one that's really unnerving, it's also quite sad which adds to the atmosphere. It's more oppressive and creepy that outright shit the bed scary though. Kuroneko as well, it leaves all these unsettling images lingering around in your brain for days.
for the same reason Paranormal Activity scared the shit out of me as well, in that the scary bits are telegraphed via the use of repeated elements - in Ring it's the phone call & the TV, in PA it's the nightly switching on of the camera. You know something scary is going to happen, and for me that's way scarier than sudden shocks.
(I might have told this story before).
Anyway, I found the film a bit creepy but not shit-scary... but I had the most terrifying nightmare that night about the rabbit. To the extent that I was sat up in bed, bolt upright, screaming. In my dream, I was being electrocuted. Mrs CCB woke as a result of the commotion and tried to shake me awake by grabbing my arm and shouting at me. Unfortunately I remained asleep; Mrs CCB joined my dream and was being electrocuted too. The force required to wrench my arm from her caused me to dislocate my shoulder. :/
Good idea for a thread...
the faces of the victims in the Western version that you see for just a few frames properly, properly terrified me.
I found it entertaining/amusing and well worth seeing. I wasn't hugely scared by it.... except for the story of the nightwatchman.
'Daddy... daddy... daddy...'
fun though, some good shocks.
SORT OF SPOILERS I GUESS
was the "daddy..." bit the bit where that pig-head thing appears? fucking hell.
It was the first story where the guy is alone in the warehouse with the tailors dummies...
it was great. Some good jolt scares, and it built up some impressive momentum with the heavy ambient sound during the finale, plus (SPOILERS) when the narrator re-appears at the end he grabbed a lady in the audience by the shoulder as he walked past and she absolutely howled, it was awesome.
The original Dutch version. The reveal at the end, and then just as you're expecting the film to continue...The End. Complete silence in our house for ages after that.
The Dead Zone
Films don't really scare me anymore/I don't watch horror films.
by a film character was the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
and my mum made me watch Dont Look Now when i was about 12.
both scared the bejesus out of me
Never been scared of computers myself, but then I realised what you meant.
Original Spanish version, haven't seen the remake.
Also Alan Wake scared me last night, but I may be a big jessy.
watching 'The Fly' (Cronenberg version) when you are 8 years old (I viewed due to damn peer pressure) - I couldn't even see a POSTER for it afterwards without freezing up...
* I realise this will require time travel and duly note no-one can actually do this and share in my experience.
I'll show him the DVD tomorrow night
(I won't, obvs. Even though he has a far higher terror-tolerance than I had at his age)
still unsettles me so much, and I've seen it so many times. That film is on another level.
But after reading Salem's Lot when I was younger I used to have to build myself up to open any door at the end of a corridor / up a flight of stairs or look out of a window at night.
when I was a kid. It was a BBC mockumentary (before this was a thing) which was about some possessed girl. I thought it was real, shat me right up. I used to want to sleep with the light on and not be upstairs on my own.