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The Exorcist and Nightmare on Elm Street. I liked Nightmare on Elm Street 3 Dream Warriors the best which was funny, scary and entertaining at the same time. They kind of got carried away with doing too many of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies though, but I think the 3rd one was the best of them all. I didn't want to go to sleep for a long time afterwards because I was afraid Freddy would come after me in my dreams.
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Michael, you have excellent taste! As do many here.


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Two Hammer Films...

"Plague of the Zombies"
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The graveyard scene that starts at about 58:00 to 1:01:10 put me into orbit.

"Dracula Has Risen from the Grave" was my introduction to Christopher Lee's portrayal of the Count, and in my opinion, probably the scariest Dracula EVER on film.

Not a horror film, but this image from the TV show, "The Outer Limits" made me bury my head in the couch until my parents turned off the TV. Ha-ha!!
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I was really into the Universal Horror movies when I was little. Bride of Frankenstein is still my favorite movie to this day. Freddy was another early favorite.

It wasn't a movie, but I also read the book Jaws as a toddler and the shark biting off the woman's legs at the beginning freaked me out. The idea that she couldn't even see it coming. Still hate deep water. Also in Moby Dick when the boat is being towed by the whale.
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I was really into the Universal Horror movies when I was little. Bride of Frankenstein is still my favorite movie to this day. Freddy was another early favorite.

It wasn't a movie, but I also read the book Jaws as a toddler and the shark biting off the woman's legs at the beginning freaked me out. The idea that she couldn't even see it coming. Still hate deep water. Also in Moby Dick when the boat is being towed by the whale.


Wow bro...

You read Jaws as a toddler?
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Yikes, I thought the same thing when Critter said he remembered seeing The Empire Strikes Back and The Shining at a drive-in when he was three!

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I was born in 1977 and we went to that double-feature in 1980. My mind doesn't work like regular people's. I'm really really weird. It's really upsetting sometimes. That's not my earliest memory. We lived across the street from my Aunt until I was four. I had started with the book and records on my Fisher-Price player. That's how I learned to read, by matching the page to the record. Then I went over to my Aunt's and started on her voluminous book shelf. The bottom shelf was Dr. Seuss and I worked up the shelf until I got to the novels. There was one about a ninja, Erik Lustbader maybe? And also Jaws and Moby Dick. My Mom still talks about a note I wrote in kindergarten: "Mom, today we learned 'B.' Big deal."
But you don't want my mind. Real OCD- not the kind where you just like to keep your house clean, but the kind where you have horrifying intrusive thoughts and have to engage in superstitious rituals to keep them at bay- is a nightmare.

But that's a bit OT, I think.
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The opening scene to The Entity with Barbara Hershey was pretty intense ...
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I'm really really weird.


Yes, you are.

:)

On topic: we've discussed all of this before. Again: Smile Anyway, I have horrifying memories of moments in films that I didn't even watch. One (which I mentioned the last time we discussed this) was in the movie "13 Ghosts". But this time (to keep things fresh) I'll mention another. Some dude starts turning into (I think) an alligator. Google suggests it might have been the film "The Alligator People", but who knows? Whatever it was filled my little soul with terror and pathos.
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I was born in 1977 and we went to that double-feature in 1980. My mind doesn't work like regular people's. I'm really really weird. It's really upsetting sometimes. That's not my earliest memory. We lived across the street from my Aunt until I was four. I had started with the book and records on my Fisher-Price player. That's how I learned to read, by matching the page to the record. Then I went over to my Aunt's and started on her voluminous book shelf. The bottom shelf was Dr. Seuss and I worked up the shelf until I got to the novels. There was one about a ninja, Erik Lustbader maybe? And also Jaws and Moby Dick. My Mom still talks about a note I wrote in kindergarten: "Mom, today we learned 'B.' Big deal."
But you don't want my mind. Real OCD- not the kind where you just like to keep your house clean, but the kind where you have horrifying intrusive thoughts and have to engage in superstitious rituals to keep them at bay- is a nightmare.

But that's a bit OT, I think.


I feel you bro, our childhoods not too dissimilar. Smile

I won't go into details.
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I overshare sometimes. It's a bad habit.

Back to OT: Pennywise the clown! That was another scary one. And the scene in IT where his skeleton pops out of the water.
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There was a movie 'The Bermuda Depths', with a huge giant turtle at the end, swimming underwater.

It had initials carved on its back.

That movie has seared its image into my brain.
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The only horror film that ever really upset me when I was a child was the Hammer film, "The Curse of Frankenstein" with Christopher Lee. My parents took us to see it at the drive-in and I had terrible nightmares for days after.
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We did discuss this some time ago. But I'm always up for it! Bring 'em on!!

I see age differences here. By the time I saw "The Exorcist", I was in high school and on a date. I was in my thirties when "Prince of Darkness" came out. Hardly "a kid" in either case, but both of them scared the bejeezzus of out me. By the same token, John Carpenter's, "The Thing" rattled my cage pretty good, too. Carpenter's music score in that and "P.O.D." are dead-on scary.

Another from that 80's era is "The Evil Dead". I have not yet seen the remake.

Universal Monsters were mentioned. I am a HUGE fan! I grew up watching midnight horror shows on TV, and currently have a fairly extensive collection of these and similar B&W horror-genre films/videos, a couple actually on 8mm. As a kid, I was selected to be "Creep of the Week" on "Chuck Acri's Creature Feature", based on the boxful of scary things I made and letters I wrote and sent to the TV studio. Buying "Famous Monsters of Filmland" magazine was second only to buying magic tricks.

Here is one that is somewhat off the radar, and definitely among the campiest horror films that hit the drive-in movie circuit. It will creep your ass out, too! "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things" I understand they are planning a Savini remake of this.
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The only horror film that ever really upset me when I was a child was the Hammer film, "The Curse of Frankenstein" with Christopher Lee. My parents took us to see it at the drive-in and I had terrible nightmares for days after.


This is one that I have a condensed 8mm version of. The head in the bucket is pure shock value!!
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I'm all up for repeating discussions. I just don't want to bore people with my own repetition, and I can't always remember what I wrote.

I have memories of two or three terrifying scenes of seances. My favorite--which I must have seen in my teens, and not as a young child--is the seance scene in The Changeling. In fact, that movie is filled with chills. The rubber ball bouncing down the stairs...OMG!

Thing is, I've seen that film probably twenty or thirty times. And while there are no surprises, the creepy atmosphere still gets to me. (That's why the Exorcist still works so well, too, BTW, IMO. That plus the whole sacrilege angle. Even those of us who are not religious get scared when the demon voice says, "Let Jesus **** you!". I mean, you just can't say that! OK, maybe it doesn't scare Payne. But the rest of us mortals get nervous....)
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The only horror film that ever really upset me when I was a child was the Hammer film, "The Curse of Frankenstein" with Christopher Lee. My parents took us to see it at the drive-in and I had terrible nightmares for days after.


Ah, "The House of Hammer"! Great stuff, and the one that really got the ball rolling for them!

Michael, I also had many of the Hammers in Super 8, including some from Americom that came with a flimsy record with a slowed-down soundtrack to match the 18 frames-per-second of silent projectors. Those were the days.
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A friend of mine is still freaked out by the scene from the Frank Langella "Dracula" where the girl comes out saying "help me, papa..."
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My most memorable horror movie was Evil Dead 2. I have no idea how I ended up in that movie theater. Even stranger, Mrs landmark was with me. We both hate horror movies. We were the only people in the theater over twenty years old. About half way through, as someone's head was in a vise, and his eyes popped out of his head, shooting across the room, someone set off a smoke bomb in the theater and we all ran out of the theater. I never got to see the rest of the movie. Did everyone live happily ever after?
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No. Of course not. Smile
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About half way through, as someone's head was in a vise, and his eyes popped out of his head, shooting across the room,


I don't know why, but that description has me laughing hysterically. I am sure if I saw the scene I would not laugh. I am mostly immune to horror movie gross outs, but I am sure that would have been disgusting, and just what a teenager wants.

Your description reminds me of something Sylvester the Jester might do.

and, I am still laughing.
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