The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock. After I saw it, I would walk outside and see sweet little birds sitting on the telephone lines, wondering if at any minute they were going to get mad at me and...attack!!!
I love 'Halloween' - the original is just superb, and gave us a lot of great movies that were similar to it.
'The Amityville Horror' is great too - I loved the fact that it was based on the family's true story. It was scary. I wasn't fond of the re-make because the original family recieved no money from that film and it was based on their book, plus the original George Lutz (the actual guy) died while they were filming the re-make from the stress of the court battles. His wife had died years earlier.
'The Birds' is fantastic too - Hitchcock at one of his best IMO. I showed my sister it not long back and she was furious with the open ending LOL. I liked the fact they did something different though.
There's some really creepy scenes in that film for it's age. And did you know they tricked Tippi Hedren into filming the scene where she goes into the attic at the end? She kept asking Hitchcock how they were going to film it, and he said 'mechanical birds' which they'd used for a lot of the scenes. She turned up on set though for the scene and they actually tied the birds to her wrists, ankles and clothing - she said she was terrified and got hurt quite badly, but there was nothing she could do 'cos she was under contract. So her reaction there is completley real. Not very nice in my opinion, but a great shot for the film.
There's no way they'd get insurance to do that these days LOL.
I have no idea of the name of the film but I can remember the film vividly.
A woman's son dies. He actually commits suicide. His name is Christopher. She does some black magic spell to bring him back from the dead. Her child returns, but it is not her child and she realises her mistake when the horrible little monster, flies down the stairs at her, his eyes a glowing green colour, screaming, 'Christopher hates you, he didn't want to come back so he sent me instead!' as he bites into her face.
brrrrrr scary when you are 13!
Re: Which movie scared you most as a child and why?
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I was deeply disturbed by the movie 'Exorcist'. For one, I was too young to watch it and two, I use to experience sleep paralysis and night terrors as a child so the movie did not help lol. Especially when I did not know the dreams and such had medical causes.
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Charlie and the Chocolate factory LOL. I remember finding Michael Jackson's thriller video terrifying - and my younger cousins would put it on and laugh LOL. I never watched it though until I was way older.
The Excorcist terrifies me to this day - I still wont sit through the whole movie. Lots of ppl I know wont - that movie freaks me out the most. I'm most scared of that film. It has a dark vibe about it.
GMS, I used to experience Night terrors, and I still sometimes get sleep paralysis - which is horrible isn't it? It's so freaky, one of my friends gets it too. I've had it last for what seems like an eternity sometimes. I think that was one of the reasons I was so drawn to the 'Nightmare on Elm St' movies, partly. Dreams and sleep are such unknowns. I find it all really interesting.