What's your favorite scary movie?

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    If you guessed Scream then we do not see eye to eye. But Scream was still a lot of fun, and now scream 4 looks like it'll be fun to.

    Here's the trailer
    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/scream- ... s/11124604

    And hey look at that; Kieran Culkin, good for him!

    Edit, no wait I was wrong it's Rory Culkin. How many Culkins are there???
     
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    How can someone guess their own favourite Scary Movie? :(
     
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    I like Zucker's Scary Movies better than Wayans' Scary Movies.
     
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    Scary Movie 5.
     
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    The correct answer is none of the above.
     
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    I thought The Devil's Rejects did a good job at capturing the feel of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Felt like a B movie, which made for perfect horror atmosphere. But my favorite has always been Silent Night, Deadly Night (part 1...).

    props to the first Child's Play film too
     
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    Rampage
     
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    The Grudge because of memories of a girl one row down crying during it.
     
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    i REALLY liked "the last exorcism" .. until the ending ruined it.. if it ended 5 minutes before it did it woulda been a great movie...

    i also like the documentary style scary movies.. blair witch, paranormal activity.

    as for other horror movies.. house of 1000 corpses was well done, though i'd never watch it again. it'd be more in the disturbing category though.

    that's about it.. never been much of a scary movie guy... they all suck tbh.

    i like when it's left up to the imagination, like blair witch and paranormal activity, because it isn't ruined.

    movies like hostel and saw are just pathetic excuses for film and shouldn't even be allowed to be released. i'd be so embarrassed to put out that filth. not only is it terrible, and not scary, it requires NO effort, talent, vision, or just about anything to make. the movies are embarrassments.

    i'll admit the saw idea was cool, but it should have ended with the first movie. hostel is just pathetic. pointless gross out movies serve no purpose.

    i like a lot of the originals, when scary movies were fun and new and didn't take themselves too seriously.
     
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    It depends upon what you want to get out of it. I mean, no one's really pushing the notion that they're much more than gore films. I kind of disagree with your dismissal of them as pointless and without purpose, anyway (redundant?). Maybe Saw etc. doesn't do it, but that kind of awkward, uncomfortable, creepy ew that's a human body thing is neat. I think that's worth exploring, to some degree. To say that it doesn't require any vision, which I take to be the worst of your assertions, is ridiculous; all movies require some vision to make. You shouldn't rule it out just because you don't get it, or don't agree with it. And, just to say: seriously thinking about barring films from release is stupid. I mean, really... without the bad movies, what would good movies be?
     
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    Yeah I really enjoy watching a helpless victim get tortured needlessly. It's pretty cool! >_>

    In all seriousness, I didn't mind the first Saw. It was edgy, controversial but also more of a "how far would you go?" story with a neat twist that didn't rely on torture as much as it's successor's. Or as much as Hostel. You could get films that don't feel trashy and exploitative such as Last House on the Left (the remake) but still have that intensity and level of awkward, uncomfortable creepiness. Then you can get the exact opposite like "I Spit on Your Grave" where a girl is raped 7 times. Is that necessary? No. Is it warranted? No. No way can I see how that is "art". And it's a wonder sexual violence towards women has risen over the past

    As for my favourite scary movie? I don't know...I'd have to say The Exorcist. Poltergeist is another good one.
     
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    i know my opinion is a little strong, but i really think they're just filth, and a disgrace. our world doesn't need torture porn.

    and no, it does not require anything to create one of those films. give anyone the money to create a film and they can come up with ways to torture people in a clever way, and a terrible half assed way to lure people into the hands of a torturer.

    if you have the power to get a message out there to a LARGE chunk of the public, you have that much power, and you choose to make a torture porn that serves almost no other purpose, you're pretty pathetic in my opinion.
     
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    I guess some people just aren't sure.
     
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    ...What.

    Lethean, I think I would call it art of some kind (without really wanting/needing to get into what art is), and I could deal with calling it bad art. Or maybe ultimately ineffective art, which is fine too. I don't pretend to know what filmmakers mean. It's entirely possible that they mean to condone all this violence and are encouraging the public to desecrate everything they can. That doesn't mean that it works! And it doesn't dictate what you gather from watching the film, either. In a way, the relevance or pointlessness of content is what it's about, too. It works in whatever way you want it to, and that's the beautiful thing about being the audience. It's an experience, and that is never pointless.

    intoTheRain, I'm sorry that you can't find any value in those kinds of movies.
    For the record, I can't really handle any kind of violence, and I get easily creeped out by anything that isn't Hello Kitty (the normal version), so most horror movies ruin me.
     
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    I don't like the idea of Scream 4. It looks like it will have the same plot like Scream 3. Someone makes a movie about Sidney, and people die like it was in the script. The only thing it looks Scream 4 will have is the usage of the internet and how the ghost face killer uses the internet to find Sidney. I don't like the idea of it

    Also, my favorite scary movie is Halloween. Not only do I think it's creepy some guy walking around all stiff like is scary, but I taught myself how to play the theme song on guitar
     
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    thanks to this thread i had a dream last night that i was in the house of a saw like killer being tortured xD, luckily i escaped. i forget what i did to trick him but i got outside, then he caught me, but i ended up killing him somehow and getting away...

    then my dream transferred into a dream about the summer where i was the head of some summer club filled with hot women and cool bros. i liked that one more...
     
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    ...Risen over the past years. That sound better? And come on, the amount of sexual violence towards women in movies, you really feel has no bearing or relation to how women are treated by some people in society? I'm not blaming film entirely, the person perpetrating such act is is obviously fucked up in the first place but sexual violence has risen and it just seems a little too coincidental. You really think there is no way that the sexual violence carried out in film or television to women has in any way, shape or formed help increase the numbers of sex based assault?
     
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    Dude, WTF... w...t....f....
     
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    just watched let me in.. i hope chloe marantz or whatever her name is takes advantage of being so talented at that age and keeps up with the good roles that could use her talent..

    dakota fanning wut?
     
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    Rising population and women insisting on being treated equal, and being more pressured to report those sort of things.

    Back a few decades, it was reported less basically due to different society and taboos.

    Compared with these things, any increase movies/TV might have had is pretty tiny.
     
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