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What was the last movie that actually scared you?

Asked by Jellie (6469 points ) October 8th, 2011

I love scary movies but it’s been a while when a movie actually scared me. I miss that feeling of wanting to sleep with my lights on or not wanting to go to the toilet alone. The last movie that scared me that much was The Hills Have Eyes. I know it’s not a proper horror genre but it was sorta similar.

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MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

I re-watched “Psycho” (1960) the other night, and I have to say I still found it pretty scary.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG3-GlvKPcg

Brian1946's avatar

Signs, which we saw in 2002.

Note to Gibson: I’m not linking to that movie on purpose! So NOW who’s the loser? :-p

flutherother's avatar

I haven’t seen a movie that scared me for a while. The last was The Ring, the Japanese version of course. There was an unsettling atmosphere in the film and at least two quite frightening moments despite an implausible storyline.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

The Ring. I’ve seen a few since then that gave me jumpies in the theater but none that would go round and round in my brain and keep me awake at night. I made my bf at the time and his brother go with me and to this day, they say they are also traumatized.

Jellie's avatar

@flutherother – In my opinion Japanese and Korean horror is far far superior to any other cinema. They will come up with the weirdest ideas.

Ayesha's avatar

I got really creeped out by Insidious. The music and everything, freaky.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

@Ayesha: Insidious creeped me too! Co workers said it was so lame so I wasn’t hesitant at all to pass the time with it when I saw it available at the Redbox. Ha!

mazingerz88's avatar

It was a home video movie made by my mother in law, following me around, shooting me without my knowledge, intercutting with scenes depicting various ways of killing and torture that she intends to subject me into. Lol.

Seriously, the last movies that scared me were The Grudge and The Ring.

ucme's avatar

I still refuse to watch The Shining alone in the dead of night. Tried it once, but unfortunately that didn’t turn out too good. I ran upstairs to bed sucking my thumb under the covers, quivering like a big girls blouse. The wife had a good remedy though, she knocked me out for waking her up!!! :¬(

Symbeline's avatar

Cookers. That was a while ago, but I usually don’t get scared by horror movies. Still love em to death though. :)

muppetish's avatar

Jacob’s Ladder. I have a thing about hospitals. I stayed up most of the night.

TexasDude's avatar

I’ve been watching horror movies since I was literally 2 years old. I’m completely de-sensitized to them. I don’t think I’ve ever been frightened by a horror movie.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

One scene, at pretty much the end of Devil freaked me out. I had already figured out who the “devil” was, but actually seeing the person’s face (mainly the eyes), with the “special effects” toward the end was really creepy and gave me nightmares, lol. Yeah, I’m a wuss.

GabrielsLamb's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate Darn it… WHO was the devil? Was it the elevator, the hot guy or the nerdy guy? Those are my guesses and no worries for spoilers… I would watch it anyway.

GabrielsLamb's avatar

I think the last movie I watched that truly concerned me, wasn’t because it is a scary movie, at all, it is a drama thriller more than anything else but because I believe along the lines of the film’s premise I found it disturbing to watch it play out in that way.

It was Fallen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mth5u2PPFbY

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@GabrielsLamb I’ll send you a PM, just in case anyone else wants to watch it without knowing.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate: Thanks! I just reserved it with Redbox online :)

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@Neizvestnaya You’re welcome, lol, I just added it to my Netflix queue. Didn’t think I’d want to see it again, but talking about it made me change my mind. =0)

augustlan's avatar

Nothing much scares me (movie-wise) anymore, because I love horror. But Legion had some unexpected scenes. It was kind of cheesy, but I totally enjoyed it anyway.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@augustlan Oooh! I like that one too. I’ve seen it several times now. “I said your fucking baby is gonna burn!” One of my favorite lines ever; it still cracks me up.

Jellie's avatar

You all gotta watch The Audition!!!!

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard Did you watch “Psycho” (1960) as a kid? Didn’t that scare you? Yikes.

Seek's avatar

I saw 1408 in the theater. Scared the living shit out of me.

Most horror movies leave me rooting for the bad guy. But in 1408, it was the room that was evil. That Carpenter’s song showed up in a nightmare of mine shortly after that.

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr What Carpenters’ song was that?

Seek's avatar

The freaky line that played on the room’s clock radio was “We’ve only just begun…”

I only know it was The Carpenter’s because my hubby said it was.

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr You’re correct, that is The Carpenters. I was curious because I’m a big Carpenters’ fan.

Now that has to be scary. Putting a sentimental love song in a horror flick. :(

TexasDude's avatar

@MRSHINYSHOES I watched Psycho, as well as all of the other classics of horror. I also watched all of the Amityville movies, Nightmare on Elm Street, Hellraiser, and so on. The first movie I remember seeing in theaters with my mom was Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight. When other kids wanted to play Power Rangers on the playground, I wanted to play “run away from Jason Vorhees.” When other kids were drawing their families, I drew haunted houses and cemeteries. I’d say that I am completely immune to being scared by any artistic medium.

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard Wow. How old were you when you watched “Psycho” (1960)??

TexasDude's avatar

@MRSHINYSHOES well I saw Demon Knight when I was 5, and I was watching Amityville and the others when I was 2 or 3 or so. I probably first saw Psycho when I was maybe 4 or 5.

Symbeline's avatar

Forget my previous answer, this is the freakiest movie I’ve ever seen. Even if you don’t speak French.

I mean seriously.

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard 4 or 5??! Omg. So young? Did you ever re-watch it as an adult, and if so, were you more scared of it than when you were little? I’m just wondering, because maybe you were too young to be conscious of the scary details when you were 4. I’m not saying that you were not smart at 4 or 5, but maybe at that young age you didn’t appreciate the scary things in it. As an adult, you would probably be more spooked, that is, if you ever watched it when you were older.

TexasDude's avatar

@MRSHINYSHOES yeah, it’s one of my favorite movies. I even wrote a paper on it when I was still a psych major. Still didn’t scare me. Like I said, I’m immune.

Brian1946's avatar

I was 13 when I saw Psycho in 1960, but IIRC, it didn’t scare me at all. However, once I got my own house and started spending a lot of time there by myself, I started getting nervous when nobody else was there and I took a shower.

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard You should watch it again, for Halloween. lol

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@Brian1946 They allowed children to watch it in 1960? I thought it was restricted back then.

augustlan's avatar

I just introduced my kids to scary movies tonight (though the 17 year old had already seen a few). We watched Poltergeist. Figured that was a ‘safe’ introduction. :)

@MRSHINYSHOES I saw a ton of R rated movies when I was a kid (including scary ones). You just couldn’t go in without a parent/adult. My parents let me watch anydamnthing!

martianspringtime's avatar

I don’t like horror movies (except classic monster movies which aren’t scary) so the closest a movie has come to scaring me recently is The Others. Little kids freak me out. One of my favourite movies now though. Great ending.

Leanne1986's avatar

Paranormal Activity (the first one)

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Ok, last night we watched Infection which made me jump a lot and Devil which was truly creepy.

Thank you jellies for making our Kids night with scary movies a success :D

Symbeline's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard Haha awesome. Let’s run away from Jason. I would have played that. I myself liked to stalk people in parking lots and grocery stores pretending I was a vampire. :D

Jellie's avatar

@Neizvestnaya – Damn I was just about to suggest “Infection” to the collective! Awesome watch. I had to have my friend walk me to my room that night.

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

I remember as a teenager, I watched “Burnt Offerings”, a not too-well known movie, starring Bette Davis, on television. I found that movie scary. Especially the creepy chauffeur.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oswKV2DZZAU

Neizvestnaya's avatar

@MRSHINYSHOES: I saw Burnt Offerings as a kid, at a drive in and it was still scary!

TexasDude's avatar

@Symbeline, me and you would have been best friends as children.

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@Neizvestnaya Wow, I haven’t been to a drive-in since I was maybe 5. They don’t have drive-ins where I live anymore. :(

What part of the country do you live, and how long ago was that?

Neizvestnaya's avatar

@MRSHINYSHOES: It was looooooooooong ago, mid-70’s and in the midwest.

beccagolling's avatar

The Evil Dead scared me so much I had my boyfriend turn it off. >.<;

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