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Post by Hen-Gen » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:48 am

I love the genre but there are some awful examples out there. Last night I watched the 1982 version of Pet Sematary (American spelling). It’s genius. Had me looking behind me when I took the dog out last thing.
Not gratuitously blood fest. Just cracking suspense and frightening plot twists.
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Post by LadyA » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:10 am

Can't do even mild horror movies, Hen Gen. Many (many!) years ago, I went to see one called "The Entity" with a friend. It was about a woman who was being attacked regularly by an invisible being of some kind often while she was showering. We laughed and sniggered our way through the movie. Until at the end, a note rolled up saying that the movie was a true story, that the woman was still alive and still being attacked. After the movie, I went back to my grotty flat, and lay awake all night, listening to the windows rattling and the pipes clanking! And now, forty years later, I still hate being in the shower on a dark night, when I'm alone in the house!
It turned out that the movie was based on a novel, which was based on an actual case, but that actual case was extremely flimsy! But I've never watched anything scary since!

A couple of years ago, I visited a Wax Museum with dau and her husband and a friend. It was good fun, but when we got to "The Chamber of Horrors", I couldn't even look in the door! I waited outside,turned the other way, while they all went in for a good gawp! :lol: :lol:
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Post by bigyetiman » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:58 pm

I don't get to see horror movies now as OH hates them. Guess living with me is scary enough for her :-)10
I do remember one film I saw many moons ago, can't remember the name, where all the horror was in the suspense which was well done. One scene featured someone walking slowly up a staircase getting nearer to a door, the handle being turned slowly, half the audience screamed as the door opened to reveal a totally empty room with just a clock ticking on a wall !!
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Post by Hen-Gen » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:31 pm

There are some scenes in the Jurassic Park movies that are quite suspenseful even though the movies themselves are on the poor side. For me crazy humans or animals don’t do it. It really needs a dose of the supernatural. I put The Shining right up there at scariest movie ever.
It intrigues me why some of us like being scared in a safe environment. Whether it’s rides at Alton Towers or movies or bungee jumps it seems to meet some psychological need.
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The sequel dvd to The Shining called Dr Sleep comes out next month. Hope it’s as good as the book.
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Post by LadyA » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:08 am

Confession: The pirates of the Caribbean was scary to me. All those dead pirate fighters getting up and walking around. And Davy Jones (?) and his army of drowned people! Lord of the Rings is another one I only made it part way through! I'd read the books way back in the 70s/early 80s. But I couldn't look at those Orcs in the movie.
And Michael Jackson's "Thriller"! Loved that vid when I was young, but can't look at it at all now. And certainly, I would never, ever watch any of those zombie series or movies! It's strange, because I know this stuff is not real. But yet....I think what I'm actually afraid of is that I don't want to be having nightmares later. My late husband, in his dementia, was terrified by scenarios that either happened decades ago, or that never happened at all, but he had maybe read about.
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Post by bigyetiman » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:29 pm

I remember as a child seeing The Time Machine and being terrified by the Morlocks. Skeletons roaming about are creepy also. OH says she remembers vividly being scared witless by the witch in Snow White and Wizard of Oz, in the latter case it was made worse by the witch appearing in a huge plume of brown smoke, and as they went home a train went under the bridge they were going over belching brown smoke. She said the monkey attendants were creepy as well
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Post by Margaid » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:30 pm

One of my really early nightmares wasn't to do with a horror movie but a record of "The Teddy Bear's Picnic" I was no older than three years old and the room I shared with my sister had a skylight. I woke up screaming that the bears were climbing through the skylight to get me. And all because the music starts in a minor key and the words are slightly sinister. :oops:

I can't cope with suspense anywhere but in live theatre where I know without any doubt that the actors will be taking a curtain call. I still suspend belief and will end up on the edge of my seat, but there's something about film which means I get sucked in too much.
Went to see Avatar in the I-Max in Birmingham some years ago - neither of us (he's six foot and broad shouldered) was in a fit state to drive home straight afterwards, we had to go and have a drink in the very sleazy pub opposite!
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Post by Hen-Gen » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:37 pm

You’ve reminded me of an early memory from maybe when I was about ten. TV drama Quatermass and the Pit. Still makes me shudder.
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Post by Marigold » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:52 pm

Anyone remember Doomwatch on the telly, from the 1970s? Robert Powell, in his handsome prime, solving a new ecological threat each week? Unmissable!
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Post by bigyetiman » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:53 pm

Quatermass was brilliant , I vividly remember the shadows of the giant locust like creatures. Yes we both remember Doomwatch as our parents wouldn't miss it.
I know someone else who disliked Teddy bears Picnic because she found the words sinister, and couldn't even look at a Teddy Bear without having a panic attack. OH finds Micky Mouse creepy
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