'not another' not another horrror thread

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  1. neilold

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    So, it's being mentioned recently that i do to many horror threads. Well I can't say I've ever noticed, or had it pointed out to me. That aside, its being a good ten minutes since I last did one, so on with the thread. This one isn't your norm, no redband trailers, no youtube clips, no horror goodies on ebay, no obscure horror movie reviews, no slasher diatribe. Just wanna know which horror movie, above all others, has stuck with you, and why has it stuck with you? This can be for any reason: effects, story, scariness, associated memories, actors, gore, sppokiness, realism, time in which it was filmed, specific scene etc. I will also allow horror associated/creepy/scary things in non-horror movies
     
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    The first time I saw the Exorcist. I'd been a monster movie/science fiction movie devotee up until then. I grew up with Boris Karloff's Frankenstein's Monster, Lon Chaney Jr.'s Wolfman and the Castle Film's /Hammer Films of that time. And all the associated "C" and "D" class movies/studios.

    Anyway, Went to a drive in one night and saw the Exorcist pretty much against my will, because I just don't believe the underlying precepts of the movie. Yes, we imbibed ,"communed with Nature", as it was but that wasn't anything unusual. At the point in the movie where Linda is tied to the bed talking to the old priest ..... sometime in me went *ping* and in an instant it was like I could imagine the true Horror in that situation, like the FEAR I would have if I believed in what he believed and saw what he was seeing. I broke out in a cold sweat :redface: I truly did.

    Now the Exorcist is not even in my top 25 favorite Horror films, in fact I think I've seen it once MAYBE twice since that first time. But I have never had any other movie of ANY genre give me a cold sweat, however brief.
     
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    A lot of people choose the exorcist when asked this question. Never thought it up to much myself. Mind you, i'd heard too much hype for it to ever live up to it's reputation. Was it that incident that sparked a love for horror dummy, or did that come previously ot later with some other horror movie?
     
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    Who cares?
     
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    you do, or you wouldn't go to the trouble of posting
     
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    I don't know....... "Horror" encompasses many sub-genre's and even forks on those! As I say, grew up with the Hammer/Castle movies, which were considered Horror at the time mind you. The "Exorcist" is , to me, when Horror really came into its own. Directors, screenwriters, special effects guys all saw a glimpse of just how far they could go. Some of the "off shoots" I don't really care for at all, the Saw franchise immediately springs to mind. Not horror at all, just torture porn in my opinion.

    I guess to answer your question precisely is very hard to even try. Too many variables. I've always liked Horror/Science Fiction and what the one was that captivated me, enthralled me to the genre is forgotten in the mists of time. "The House on Haunted Hill" had a major influence on me and my viewing habits I suppose and, in its day of course, was considered horror. I still watch that one regularly. The 1959 version with Vincent Price of course.
     
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    Good film. I thought there might have being a specific movie, or movie moment. For me it was American werewolf, evil dead, and the video nasty furore/boxart
     
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    Riveting
     
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    I musta missed that one ant, was it similar to the toolbox murders in concept? I do like the sound of it though, a rivet gun killer slasher, very eighties. With your constant slightly obscure references to real horror movies I genuinely believe you're secretly a big horror fan obsessive and keep revealing it bit by bit subconsciously
     
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    You make me chuckle, Old!
     
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    I'm glad to see you laugh, makes a nice change from your usual hatred of humanity
     
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    I can recommend the evil within. A mentally handicapped boy is order by a demonic creature in a mirror to kill those he loves most, or is it just his excuse? A good watch
     

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