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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.

Okay, I remember 13 Ghosts from my childhood. When I came back from the movie theatre showing it, I was delirious with a fever of 104 degrees. Coincidence? Perhaps.

But here's the thing about that movie which you may not have known since you only saw it on TV: they provided you with magic glasses. If you didn't believe in ghosts you didn't put them on, and you would not see any ghosts; but if you did believe in ghosts, you were supposed to put on the glasses and you could see all the ghosts that the other actors were screaming about.

I think I wore the glasses.
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Planet of the Apes
Every scene, every movie.
Flipped me right out.
Flipped us all out.
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
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On 2012-09-15 02:42, Salguod Nairb wrote:
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Really fake and not at all scary just like most other zombie ball routines I have seen Smile
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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.

I agree, freaked me out for days.
The earliest scene I can remember that frightened me was age 5. The flying monkeys in the Wizard of Oz.
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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.

Okay, I remember 13 Ghosts from my childhood. When I came back from the movie theatre showing it, I was delirious with a fever of 104 degrees. Coincidence? Perhaps.

But here's the thing about that movie which you may not have known since you only saw it on TV: they provided you with magic glasses. If you didn't believe in ghosts you didn't put them on, and you would not see any ghosts; but if you did believe in ghosts, you were supposed to put on the glasses and you could see all the ghosts that the other actors were screaming about.

I think I wore the glasses.

The "ghost viewers" had two lenses: you looked through one to see the ghosts, or the other to NOT see them.
Last year they released the film on DVD, including the "Illusion-O" version, with a set of "ghost viewers."
It's in my DVD collection.
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Saw the Abomidable Dr Phibes with Vincent Price as a kid. For some reason it really got to me...couldn't sleep for weeks
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Maybe it was because some of the victims were killed in bed (via the bats; the locusts).
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When I was a bit younger, but not much (probably 14 or so) I was downstairs in my living room, in the dark, watching videos on Youtube. I'd heard about this huge twist ending to the camp classic Sleepaway Camp so I decided to watch just the ending on Youtube, thinking it would be really goofy.

But when the video started, it took me less than two seconds to leap from my seat and book it upstairs. To this day, that ending scares the living **** out of me. Some people think the ending is comical as opposed to scary, but it's probably one of the most terrifying images I've ever seen in a horror film.
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The scene in the ring where the lady was brushing her hair in the mirror. It still freaks me out!
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The Haunting - 1963, camera is on a woman and as it pulls back, there is this hideous hag standing behind her.
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Those flying monkeys in Wizard of Oz scared the heck out of me as a kid. :O)
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When I was 11 or 12 y.o. I found very scary a scene in "The Legend of Hell House", when a corpse comes back to life and assaults the young medium ( Pamela Franklin ).
Other scenes I found - and still find - scary are the tube sequence in "American Werewolf in London" and the glowing eyes suddenly appearing in the darkness out of the window in "Suspiria" by Dario Argento ( for months I was afraid of going close to windows at night, after I saw that ! ).
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Fire in the sky, gave me nightmares.

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Snow White.

When I was a kid I used to have night terrors. One night when I was about 5 I saw Snow White and woke up with a vivid night terror about the Queen turning into the witch. I remember it vividly to this day.
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landmark wrote: As an adult I had bad dreams for quite a while after Blue Velvet.

then Woland wrote: What, are you not fond of PBR?

then landmark wrote: The sad part Woland, is that I'm old enough to get your joke.


Okay so the sadder part is I have no idea now, only one year later, what the freak we were talking about. I have no idea what Woland's joke was anymore! Can anyone help?
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On 2012-09-15 14:28, Cliffg37 wrote:
BTW I did not think Phantasm was either that scary a film, or that good a film.

Weird, I was thinking about that scene just a couple of days ago, the spurting blood effect and how they did it. Every time I see an auger I think of it.

Every time I see the Phantasm ball, I think it would make an interesting Zombie routine.

Michael, how does that routine end, or are we better off not knowing?
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landmark wrote: As an adult I had bad dreams for quite a while after Blue Velvet.

then Woland wrote: What, are you not fond of PBR?

then landmark wrote: The sad part Woland, is that I'm old enough to get your joke.


Okay so the sadder part is I have no idea now, only one year later, what the freak we were talking about. I have no idea what Woland's joke was anymore! Can anyone help?

Wait, I just had a brain storm! Harry and Bert! Eureka!
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Piels????? Yikes, you found it!

Bob and Ray were pretty scary too.

And now that I think about it so were Kukla, Fran and Ollie to a five or six-year old. Beulah the witch scared the crap out of me.
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about? Smile

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Sorry folks, just realized the OP was about movies. But it's landmark's fault because he got me onto Bert and Harry.
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about? Smile

My neighbor rang my doorbell at 2:30 a.m. this morning, can you believe that, 2:30 a.m.!? Lucky for him I was still up playing my drums.
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Wait, I had another senior moment there - - I (and Woland) didn't mean Piels, I meant Pabst's (Blue Ribbon)!
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