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Reddit: In your opinion what is the best horror movie you have seen? (self.AskReddit)
submitted 11 months ago by menaceFELIX
After seeing "The Tunnel" and "Blair Witch Project" with a couple of mates last night, i was wondering what other horror movies are worth checking out.
[–]oD3 19 points20 points21 points 11 months ago
[–]DTX120 3 points4 points5 points 11 months ago
The correct answer. Nothing else comes close, imo.
[–]eyeffensive 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
Alien. Seconding this. It is an amazing horror movie, and so much more. I watched this Sunday because I saw Prometheus on Saturday. I can go back and watch this movie anytime, it's perfectly paced and an awesome blend of sci-fi and horror.
I'll never forget the first time I saw this film. The suspense and fear I felt were unreal. I watched this and Aliens when I was younger, watched them a few days apart. They are some of the finest sci-fi and horror movies ever made.
[–]WarioThrillho -5 points-4 points-3 points 11 months ago*
I love Alien, but it is not a horror movie.
Edit: I stand corrected.
[–]andrewsmith1986 5 points6 points7 points 11 months ago
Alien is absolutely a horror movie.
Aliens is not.
[–]eyeffensive 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
I think Aliens is absolutely a horror film. There are a bunch of scenes that were very creepy/tense/scary: Nightmare scenes early in the film, the part where they first investigate the colony and it seems to be empty, the part where they find the colonists, the face-hugger let lose while Newt/Ripley are sleeping, aliens moving in the walls, the alien queen.
These are all things that I think qualify the film as sci-fi/horror
[–]WalterMatthau 4 points5 points6 points 11 months ago
Alien is first and foremost a horror movie.
[–]finderdj 13 points14 points15 points 11 months ago
I don't know why but the one horror that always messes me up is Event Horizon, and it's not all that special.
We don't need eyes where we're going!
[–]lorddcee 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
[–]brewbrew 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
I recommend this to all my friends every time they ask for good sci-fi or horror flicks.
[–]finderdj 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
[–]lordicefalcon 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
One of my all time favorites, especially for Sci-Fi horror!
[–]WarioThrillho 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
I agree. The first time I saw this I was scared shitless. Now I don't want to watch it again because I'm afraid it will suck.
[–]finderdj 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
I found a copy in 1080p and it's actually just as terrifying because there was little CGI.
[–]omegachild 11 points12 points13 points 11 months ago
No one's mentioned John Carpenter's The Thing? I think that is a horror masterpiece! It's got all the right element to make a great horror film and it's still one of my most favorite movies of all time.
[–]BonezJumpington 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
Mine too! Really great movie.
[–]lordicefalcon 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
I watch it at least once a year, it still gives me the creeps.
[–]itzjamesftw 8 points9 points10 points 11 months ago
The Descent and Wolf Creek are my two personal favorites.
Such a hard genre to please a film nerd with.
[–]the_old_in_out 4 points5 points6 points 11 months ago
Wolf Creek is such an underrated movie.
[–]andrewsmith1986 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
You should read the book "The Descent"
Nothing to do with the movie but still awesome.
[–]thiazzi 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
I've tried twice and failed after about 100 pages.. I'll take another run at it eventually based on your recommendation.
I love the damn book.
[–]jane_fonda 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
Wolf Creek really scared the shit out of me when I saw it that movie made me never want to go outside ever again.
[–]forzato 7 points8 points9 points 11 months ago
Rosemary's Baby is my favorite.
Highly under-rated film, with plenty of moments that are hard to watch. Two thumbs!
[–]thiazzi 5 points6 points7 points 11 months ago
Another vote for The Descent.
Recent one: Pontypool. Not super scary, but awesome concepts explored within.
[–]hardtoremember 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
To me Pontypool was scary because after a while you start to feel trapped with them.
[–]statsisi 4 points5 points6 points 11 months ago
The first Saw movie. One of the best twist endings that I have ever seen. I think it is comparable to the Alien chest bursting scene.
[–]ReflexMan 2 points3 points4 points 11 months ago
Yeah. I watched 6 more Saw movies trying to recreate the feeling from the first one. Too bad none of it worked.
[–][deleted] 2 points3 points4 points 11 months ago
I was such a Saw fan after watching one and two in one night, then I just had to go down with the ship after that.
[–]RCT_Syndrome 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
[–][deleted] 4 points5 points6 points 11 months ago
One of the best psychologically frightening movies I've ever seen is Session 9. Basically, it's a possession story, but it's incredibly subtle. Just incredibly creepy.
[–]reijslaur 3 points4 points5 points 11 months ago
The Silence of the Lambs.
[–]WarioThrillho 10 points11 points12 points 11 months ago
The Shining, by far. Maybe not the scariest, but definitely the best.
[–]Shadowglove 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
Read the book, it's way scarier. The movie doesn't fit the book at all.
I have read the book. I disagree about the scariness of it. But you are right, the movie is very different. That's why Stephen King made a different version, because he was pissed the first movie was so different. I love the book too, but I like the movie better. They are different entities, and it's not worth it to compare them. The movie does not fit the book, but that shouldn't be held against it. In my mind Stanley Kubrik made changes to make the story better in the different medium, or perhaps to make it more of his own. Either way, both are great, and classic.
[–]Shadowglove 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
They are both great but I do get a little pissy when the movie and the book doesn't match.
[–]NotEvenJail 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
"Come play with us Danny". I love The Shining. The music, the mood, everything is so perfect. I'm not really scared by it anymore, but when I was a kid that movie freaked me the fuck out. Now I just think of it as a great movie.
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[–]madethistopost 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
I too have seen that movie.
I love it when people get embarrassed that quickly and delete their post.
[–]madethistopost 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
"OH SHIT I'M BLEEDING KARMA!"
[–]goobysalad 3 points4 points5 points 11 months ago
watching Vince Vaughn as Norman Bates was terrifyingly awful
[–]kukukele 4 points5 points6 points 11 months ago
I'm not one for monsters -- so The Strangers was TERRIFYING because it could actually happen.
[–]BasinStBlues 2 points3 points4 points 11 months ago
[–]NinjaDiscoJesus 5 points6 points7 points 11 months ago
Nosferatu probably still is.. it's just a great film
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[–]stoof22 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
Let the Right One In (the swedish version of let me in, is that what you meant?) is such a fantastic movie
Oh man the camera work. That one shot of the guys bloody hand sliding down the door. Tingles every time
[–]Stratpat 2 points3 points4 points 11 months ago
"Children Shouldn't Play With dead Things".
[–]khj11horse 2 points3 points4 points 11 months ago
I'm not sure if it's because it was amazingly scary or if it was because after I watched it my dad kept calling my phone at really late hours and texting me pictures of Samara...
[–]aidsbrain 2 points3 points4 points 11 months ago
Insidious is by far the best horror movie I've seen.
[–]DerangedDesperado 3 points4 points5 points 11 months ago
insidious is my fav horror and one of my fav movies. the music was just so amazing. i had some friends over drinking and around 2am i told them we were watching it. i cranked up the volume and got rid of every light source possible. it was quite fun. my buddy jumped so hard he fell back out of his seat. good movie
[–]aidsbrain 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
Oh God yes! Never before have I thought Tiny Tim to be so creepy.
Congrats on the cake day btw!
[–]AbletonDude 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
Yeah insidious is scary, i've also watched it with my friend and even afraid to think of the concept of obe(out of body experience) scary. A good movie :)
[–]pattycates 2 points3 points4 points 11 months ago
Halloween. The thought that a person could go absolutley insane and stop at nothing to satisfy a need to kill to fill some kind of unfillable void in his soul is very real. i have never seen anything scarier than those scenes were he is just standing in the distance, watching and waiting
[–]theheartofgold 2 points3 points4 points 11 months ago
[Rec.] was pretty awesome
Noroi: The Curse
I really liked The Cell, but I feel like I'm the only one
I REALLY didn't like Martyrs, and again, I feel like I'm the only one. The first half was awesomely creepy but then it just devolved into torture porn.
[–]Inamo 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
You're not the only one! It was just horrific torture porn. [Rec] is great as well.
I guess I should check out The Cell and Noroi since you to have sound opinions.
[–]madethistopost 2 points3 points4 points 11 months ago
The Descent really got to me.
[–]pemble 2 points3 points4 points 11 months ago
Pet Semetary. Saw that in 7th grade and couldnt sleep for weeks. People coming back from the dead terrifies me to this day
[–]ManiBoo17 2 points3 points4 points 11 months ago
I love scary movies and most of the time I'm laughing at the stupidity of them but I've come across 2 in my 17 years that scared me shitless for weeks.
Dead silence: about the demented puppet. I burned my dolls. Every single one of them
Mirrors: freaked me out to walk past a mirror to the point were I closed my eyes anywhere near a reflective surface.
[–]Giraffe_Knuckles 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
We watched dead silence during a movie-thon last Halloween. Fucking good/creepy movie, but by the end I wasn't surprised to learn it was by the guys behind saw.
[–]LastOne314159 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
[–]monkeiboi 2 points3 points4 points 11 months ago
For my favorite, definitely "Event Horizon"
for pure shock value, the movie that viscerally affected me the most, "The Hills Have Eyes"
[–]TheHottestTuna 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
So, if look at this based on the effect the movie had on its audience, there really isn't a debate on this topic. The scarriest movie ever created is the original Jaws, hands down.
At best, even if you watched it as a little kid, the biggest effect any other horror movie has ever had on a person, is that they are creeped out for a couple of nights when they go to sleep. Oh hell, I'll be generous and say a couple of months, if the person scares really easy.
If I go to the beach, right now, TWENTY YEARS after watching Jaws, I will think twice about stepping into the ocean.
[–]Hawkbat 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
Where is Cabin in the Woods?!
[–]SWErdnase911 2 points3 points4 points 11 months ago
It has its silly moments, but thanks to Angus Scrimm and his role as The Tall Man, 'Phantasm' has always been in my top ranks of horror movies.
[–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
One of my new favorites is Triangle.
[–]XoYo 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
The original Japanese version of The Grudge scared the shit out of me, and I almost never get scared by horror films.
The most disturbing film I've seen is a Russian film from the 1980s called Come and See. It's about the German invasion of Belarus in the second world war, but the style of the film and the ways it depicts the atrocities of war mean that it regularly ends up on people's lists of favourite horror films.
[–]Piratiko 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
I think I'm in the minority, but I honestly thought The Strangers was scary as shit.
[–]phickster 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
The Poughkeepsie tapes though it did help that the movie is made as a mockumentary which at the time I thought to be real. I also screwed up the burning of the dvd and never saw the end. I assumed that the serial killer from the movie escaped and didn't sleep for like three weeks. (I was so freaked out I assumed he would have fled to canada which is where I live)
All TIME greatest horror movie - IT the Stephen King movie from the 1980's.
We all float down here Timmy
[–]WarioThrillho 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
I love that posts like this have 96 comments but 11 upvotes
the thing original EDIT: not the new one
[–]unceunceunce 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
There are actually 3. The original from the '50s, the remake from the '80s, and the most recent one.
Hard choice between The Descent and Mirrors.
[–]HopeRidesAlone 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
Suspiria, Day of the Dead(original). Also, the remake of Night of the living dead(Tom Savini version).
[–]Esc4p3 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
Troll 2 . It is so realistic.
[–]andrewsmith1986 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
[–]Neurotikitty 3 points4 points5 points 11 months ago
I love "Drag Me to Hell" for all its quintessential Raimi-ness.
[–]Legendary_Hypocrite 3 points4 points5 points 11 months ago
Awful. Stupidest movie I have sen in awhile. I was actually laughing at the "scary" parts. Hahahaha. So stupid.
[–]I_am_Bob 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
I was actually laughing at the "scary" parts
for all its quintessential Raimi-ness.
I was actually laughing at the "scary" parts
for all its quintessential Raimi-ness.
Sam Raimi isn't really known for making “scary” horror movies. There meant to be a little over the top and poke fun at themselves / the horror movie genre. (see Evil Dead, and especially Army of Darkness)
I loved Drag Me to Hell, but I also laughed a lot watching. That was the point of the movie.
[–]thiazzi 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
Please watch Braindead / Dead Alive
[–]Legendary_Hypocrite -1 points0 points1 point 11 months ago
Maybe I went into it with the wrong idea then. I was told it was scary, so any in thinking that. Preconceived notions can ruin shit.
[–]SecretOperative48 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
Yeah, Raimi kind of pioneered the horror/comedy genre.
[–]Neurotikitty 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
It's supposed to be funny. Perhaps you misunderstood the movie?
[–]Legendary_Hypocrite 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
Looks like it. I was told scary, so went in thinking it would be. Left thinking worst horror movie ever.
Ah, I could see how you might have judged it by that standard and found it lacking. If you watch the Evil Dead series (manly Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness) you'll get a better feel for his "scary" but funny style.
[–]zorromulder 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
Dawn of the Dead - The classic
28 Days later - My favorite movie
Blair Witch Project - Scariest movie I've ever seen. Underrated or overlooked nowadays, I don't know which, but the movie is excellent.
[–]the_old_in_out 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
The Blair Witch Project and Night Of The Living Dead. Possibly the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre too.
[–]BuildMeARocket 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
I concur with you on Blair Witch. I was lying in bed reflecting upon the movie afterwards which nearly caused me my sleep that night cause I got so freaked out.
[–]the_old_in_out 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
The whole movie is brilliant and underrated, I loved the ending, it was perfect.
Absolutely! The mystery of it all was the icing on the cake.
I really enjoyed figuring it out.
[–]e90Turbo 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
I mean, it's totally possible that people with a ton of money could pay to torture people.
The strangers was pretty good as well, because it made you anticipate everything.
I feel every other horror story is the same.
[–]traveler120 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
The original Psycho. The site of blood running down a drain still makes me sick and I saw it in a theater when it first came out.
[–]NoApollonia 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
One Missed Call is high on my list
[–]Ry_Guy19 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
The Island of Dr. Moreau
[–]Joenig 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
Definitely not the best, but the first Saw is a legitimately good movie. The subsequent ones seem to have gotten worse with each iteration, but the first is gory without being ridiculous and you're not really expecting the twist like you are in the other movies.
Also, that pigman is creepy as fuck.
I don't watch a lot of horror movies, but definitely [REC] and [REC]². I also really enjoy the 13 ghosts remake and House of Wax. Not because they scare me, I just think they had some good stories. The back stories of the 13 ghosts in the special features on the DVD is better than the actual movie in my opinion.
[–]frozenkida 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
The Others starring Nicole Kidman. Scared the pants off of me! Though, in all fairness, the pants were already off because of Nicole Kidman
[–]rezaziel 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
This thread is now about how scary Amnesia is.
[–]prophetoffun 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
For me it was insidious. It is very creepy, which is better than one of those cheap shot jump out and scare you movies. Only one part is like that, but it is so fucking scary, I was scratching my balls when it happened and I almost ripped my dick off
[–]MarshManOriginal 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
It's the ONLY horror movie I've seen.
[–]HopeRidesAlone 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
A scene in Amityville Horror II had me disturbed for a few weeks.
Someone already said Alien, and I think Alien is still the best, but Aliens is also an amazing film, with the same levels of horror and sci-fi as the original.
[–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
The Road (not the Filipino one)
[–]Mittens-alalala 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
The Paranormal Activity movies. Watch them alone at night, I dare you.
[–]Firate 6 points7 points8 points 11 months ago
I hate those movies because I don't understand the appeal. Nothing happens for the first hour, then there's a shadow and everyone flips their shit. Nothing could be less scary to me. :/ And yes, I've seen them all alone in my room in the middle of the night.
[–]Piratiko 3 points4 points5 points 11 months ago
I think Chronicle did it right.
Chronicle did it right because they had an excuse for the camera to not behave in the normal hand held camera style. I also think that it worked in Cloverfield because it added the mystery element to that movie.
[–]Piratiko 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
I saw Chronicle about a month ago and I still can't get over how awesome it was.
[–]stoof22 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
I actually just saw it on a plane last week for the first time and it was awesome. Normally i don't like watching movies I've never seen before on a plane because of how edited they are, but this one maintained the awesome apparently.
[–]Firate 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
I can look past the cameras a little bit. But yeah, that definitely does take away from the experience.
I found the last one to be better, shit happened quicker and I was crapping myself for longer. The storyline is a little whacked though I will admit.
I think I "liked" the third one the best too, just because more stuff happened. But I still wasn't impressed. A friend of mine told me she got a thrill out of them because she believes in demons, ghosts, etc. so she was able to relate it to real life. I, on the other hand, don't really believe in the paranormal, so maybe that's why I'm immune to the movies.
[–]ultragaz 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
It's all about the tension building. Yes, to be fair, very little happens in terms of scary bits.
Fear is really the anticipation of something about to happen, so if you're in high state of tension and a door slams shut suddenly or slowly creeps open then it's scary because you're already scared. These films are good at creating that tension and so they actually need to do very little in terms of scares to make it work.
Dass wot I fink anyways bruv.
Maybe I'm immune to the tension as well, because I don't get scared from the anticipation, I instead get impatient and bored. :( Sad life.
Depends what type of horror you grew up with I guess. My little sis' first horror film was Saw so that sets kind of a bench mark. The first horror films I saw were hammer horrors that are pretty much PG now, even though I found them scary at the time. My sis thinks films like paranormal activity are boring too but I found it immensley unsettling because despite the mildly irritating characters, I actually put myself in their place aand if you were honest, if that shit started happening to you, I bet it would scare the shit out of you in real life. I know it would me.
But that's the thing, it doesn't scare me because it won't ever happen to me in real life. I can understand the appeal with slasher films, etc. because hey, a crazy murderer could pursue you, but you're not gonna see people getting dragged around by invisible demons.
But that IS the thing. Imagine how scary it would be be - your mind would be like "What the fuck is happening! I have no frame of reference for this WWAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! OMG! Ghost and goblins and vampires are real!!! OHHHHHH FUUUUUUUUUUCCKKKKK!!!"
Mega scary dude. MEGA.
This movie is not scary. I have watched it alone, in the dark.
The scariest part about this movie is the asshole boyfriend and the doormat girlfriend.
Girl:Please don't provoke whatever it is.
Boy: I am a man. I will take care of my lady. Leaves legos on stairs for demon to step on
The real issue is that the couple and their room mate "the demon" are on two differen sleep schedules. The demon is pissed off because the couple keeps him up all day when he has to work at night.
The couple gets scared when the demon comes home all pissed off from lack of sleep.
I hate those movies and it really annoys me how much people like them. Oh look, another door slammed.
Forgive me for having opinions. You don't see me having a dig at everyone else's movie likes even though I think that they are shit. Everyone is different. Deal With it.
I know that other people have their own opinions and i respect that, I just don't understand the draw of those movies and and I know some people who are just obsessed with them when there are so many better horror movies. I wasn't saying you're and idiot for liking them, I was saying it bugs me that those movies are so popular.
Well I can tell you that I'm not obsessed with them. They just did a good job at scaring me, better than some other horror movies that I have seen which is why I mentioned them over others. And people are always going to fall head over heels for shitty films (-cough- Twilight) but what can you do?
Try to show them better movies. I was going to a fraternity/ sorority scary movie night and people wanted to watch paranormal activity and I was like "no fuck that, Alien." No one had ever seen it. I made a huge mistake. Everyone was laughing at the shitty quality of the alien and in the end no one really liked it that much. Feels bad man.
[–]Mittens-alalala 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
People aren't really open minded when it comes to films anymore which is a shame. Back in it's prime that Alien would have been the best.
I still think it is one of the best. People just need to watch movies for something besides the effects/ ability to make you jump.
Yeah and that is one thing that PA lacks. The retarded shit at the end makes no sense what so ever but I enjoy the scary parts.
[–]bronsisaurus 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
The Martyrs. It's in French with English subtitles but it is so twisted and creepy it's awesome. Definitely look for it.
[–]Dicktremain -2 points-1 points0 points 11 months ago
Parent Trap. Two Lindsey Lohans. Utter terror.
[–]FabulousLastWords -5 points-4 points-3 points 11 months ago
Not [REC], contrary to everyone else.
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