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On 2012-09-15 22:21, Michael Baker wrote:
Every time I see the Phantasm ball, I think it would make an interesting Zombie routine.

Have to do something about those sharp points... Smile
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On 2012-09-16 11:05, stoneunhinged wrote:
Kind of a funny story: what I remember as the most terrifying thing I ever saw was a scene from the movie, "13 Ghosts", which is more or less a comedy. I don't remember why it scared me so much, nor why I didn't see the rest of the movie.

To this day, I still find the seance scene in "The Changeling" (the one with George C. Scott) to be the most terrifying thing ever put onto film. It doesn't scare me much anymore, since I've watched it at least 100 times, but it is truly powerful movie making.

Which scene from "13 Ghosts"?
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On 2012-09-18 17:48, Steve_Mollett wrote:
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On 2012-09-16 11:05, stoneunhinged wrote:
Kind of a funny story: what I remember as the most terrifying thing I ever saw was a scene from the movie, "13 Ghosts", which is more or less a comedy. I don't remember why it scared me so much, nor why I didn't see the rest of the movie.

To this day, I still find the seance scene in "The Changeling" (the one with George C. Scott) to be the most terrifying thing ever put onto film. It doesn't scare me much anymore, since I've watched it at least 100 times, but it is truly powerful movie making.

Which scene from "13 Ghosts"?


I don't remember, but I think it was a seance.

Here's the story: when I was a kid growing up in Taiwan, we used to go to Hong Kong during the summer. My father had some missionary friend who went to the States, and so my father took over the "business" (so to speak). During this time we would live in the other missionary's apartment.

What I remember is this: we were about to leave Hong Kong to go back to Taiwan, and a movie was on the TV. It was 13 Ghosts. I watched it only for a couple of minutes, and it scared the bejesus out of me.

Many years later, I saw that 13 Ghosts was coming on TV. I watched it and was literally shocked to find nothing scary in it at all.

That's the story. It could be that watching the seance scene out of context was scary. It could be that I was just nervous about making another move. Who knows? But I remember it as scary.

Since my last post, I tried to order the movie from Amazon.de. Not available. If anyone can help me to watch it again, I'd appreciate a PM.
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It wasn't as a kid, and it wasn't even a scary movie- but the context...
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The restaurant upstairs played old-timey music 24/7 which could be heard from the tunnels.
The night after I watched Jeepers Creepers that song came on when I was in the basement. I dropped my cart off fast that night.
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Once someone posts behind you it is not possible to edit your post.

Phantasm was scary, especially the old guy saying "Boy!" and the dead people being compressed into undead dwarfs.

I'm on vacation in the Philippines so just now caught up on this thread. I took the kids to go see the new Resident Evil movie in 3D. It felt like a long promo for a video game and expect a new game exactly as the movie to come out.
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I'm over it Brian but I appreciate your response.

Just consider it as an option next time.

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On 2012-09-15 03:18, Mary Mowder wrote:
Why put that stuff up here?I don't come here for that.

Please post a link with some warning for this stuff (if you must).

Please remove this post. I doubt I'm the only surprised and disgusted party.

-Mary Mowder


It's hardly disgusting, at least to me. It's a comical and obviously very stylized/fake scene.

As for a scene that frightened me, it was in the original 1930s Frankenstein, when the monster picks up the little girl and drowns her in the lake... It disturbed me mainly because I didn't understand it.

Oh, and Jack Nicholson's frozen figure at the end of The Shining.
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On 2012-09-20 12:05, Michaelmystic2003 wrote:

It's hardly disgusting, at least to me.



Well, now you know that there of (lots of) others who do find things like that disgusting. Smile
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That's why I keep a lot of my more... imaginative... thoughts to myself. Stuff that I don't think is weird or gross, lots of other people do.
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I love the 1977 "Dawn of the Dead" but it would never occur to me to recommend it to someone without - as Edward Van Sloan (sp?) would say - a word of friendly warning. Smile
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Warning disturbing link! You have been warned!
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The last moments of "The Fly" (the original, not the Jeff Goldman remake, which had plenty of moments of its own).
When the two characters are watching the fly in the spider's web.
THAT freaked me out.
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The first appearance of the monster in "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935). I first saw this when I was about 10 years old, and it scared me ****less.
Here's a link. The scene I'm talking of, starts at 7:52 and ends at 9:35.
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That eerie, high-pitched "Help me .... help me . . . . "
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As an adult I had bad dreams for quite a while after Blue Velvet.
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What, are you not fond of PBR?
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OMG my dad had me watch a warewolf (wearwolf? spelling???) movie when I was really young, like 5 years old. I had wearwolf nightmares for the longest time.
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The sad part Woland, is that I'm old enough to get your joke.
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On 2012-09-21 16:25, TommyJ wrote:
OMG my dad had me watch a warewolf (wearwolf? spelling???) movie when I was really young, like 5 years old. I had wearwolf nightmares for the longest time.


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1951: The Thing From Another World. 00:26 into the clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOAhis3JVd0
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