While housesitting for my parents in June, I spent one night enjoying the glut of cable tv they have. In one of those, "hey it's on, I'll watch it" moments I watched Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses.
wow... there sure were some gross out moments in that one. I noticed references to just about every modern and post-modern horror movie from the last 20 years in it too...
It was like a big send-up of every big horror film ever made, while being gross but not necessarily terrifying. Once you've had three false ending-like moments, you start to watch for the next one, and the next one, and the next one.....
I alternated between laughing and going "eeewww, that is one effective special effect...."
true. but im waitng 4 sumthin 2 truly scare me. u? now the exorcist creeped me out but that was only cuz of the crab walk down the stairs. they need sumthin really terrfiying, the new chainsaw massacre was like that but not good enuf yet. :devil:
something that scares u and makes u sleep with the light on. i didnt know that. i wasnt born yet. the face was creepy it has to be believable to me. some of the horror movies are gory but u know they are fake. like final destination, it can happen u know? true with the books, stephen king is my favorite. cujo got me.
Just to give you some perspective, tiflynn, I was a freshman in high school already by the time you were born. Or put another way, I was grossed out by the melting heads at the end of Radiers of the Lost Ark the year before you were born.
The first Alien movie, which came out in 1979, was terrifying. You didn't hardly see the creature for most of it, and everyone creeping around in the dark spaceship kept just about everyone on edge the entire time. The later movies went heavy on effects and showing the monsters.
A few really schlocky 70s films had bits that kept me awake as a kid. One was called Parts: the Clonus Horror. The part where they put a guy in a plastic bag and quick suffocate him to freeze him for his organs totally freaked me out at the age of 12, and then 20 years later, I got to watch the guys of MST3K rip that movie to shreds.
I know this is an old post, but let's try to bring it back to life. Although not really scary, one of the coolest "horrow" movies to me is Thirteen Ghosts. I love that one. I have yet to find a movie that actually scares me. In order to do so, something has to be a complete surprise and very graphic. Not in a sick, sadistic way, just stuff that looks real.
I know it sounds selfish, but this is my story. - Tidus
If you're not living life on the edge, you're taking up too much space. - ??