Sound Destruction: BOO!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

BOO!

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see a list on retocrush of the 100 scariest moments in movie history here.

I don't personally agree with number 1 but I understand why it's there.

I am glad though that the shining (the scariest movie ever made in my view) is well represented.

anything missing from this list?

12 Comments:

Blogger araider said...

here's a few I thought are scary:

Strangeland
Pet Cemetary
Why no HELLRAISER?
Dirty Dancing
Any Julia Roberts and Shirley Mclaine movie
Cujo( actually after that movie I wanted a St. Bernard)
Arachniphobia
Nightbreed
The Dentist(Corbin Bernsen)
Most romantic movies(they just suck)

1:38 AM  
Blogger GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

I own over 1500 horror/scifi films. I am a relative authority on the subject.

#24, SUSPIRIA, is one of the few that I agree with. They seemed to have forgotten the memorable priest/gut-vomit and drill scenes from GATES OF HELL (aka City Of The Living Dead), however.

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1:41 AM  
Blogger araider said...

Also, schindlers list(no, I didn't make out during the movie)

2:22 AM  
Blogger Maine said...

Surprised to see Reservoir Dogs on there. Did that actually frighten anyone? Was that the intent?

Also surprised to see Un Chien Andalou. That was more gross than scary.

Got me a movie, ah ho ho ho,
Slicing up eyeballs, ah ho ho ho,
Girly so groovy, ah ho ho ho,
Don't know about you, but I am
Un Chien Andalousia,
Wanna grow, up to be, be a debaser!

9:06 AM  
Blogger Sar said...

For me the single scariest scene ever is in The Omen when the dude gets caught in the crumbling structure above him and the sand starts rising up, up, up, trapping his arms at his sides, up, up, up, to his neck, chin, and his nose and he's forced to snort the sand as he asphyxiates. I first saw it as a teenager while I was babysitting. Freaked me the fuck out. But if it's whenever on cable, I have to watch it.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Herzog's remake of Nosferatu is amazing and the two dinner scenes from that movie should have made that list.

Phantasm was the first horror movie I saw and the little flying drill-balls were pretty scary. Araider, I thought Nightbreed sucked but the Clive Barker book it was based on is his best.

2:40 PM  
Blogger GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

I'm surprised, Doug--you have excellent taste! My tolerance for Nightbreed as a film increased when I realized what Barker went through to get it made (ridiculous studio interference, budget cuts, etc.) and that it was supposed to be a trilogy. The film itself is incomplete. Keep that in mind, and watch it again. It's not so bad.

And Phantasm rules.

The Herzog version of Nosferatu is excellent, but only if you watch the German language version. The film was reshot scene-for-scene when they did the English version, and it wasn't as good. You can find it in the Herzog/Kinski box set, which is also a worthwhile purchase.

I'll give you a recomendation: track down an obscure little film called SCARECROWS--make sure it is the 80's version, and not some crap later generation CGI bullshit.

Also, track down *at all costs* a film called MESSIAH OF EVIL. It was like an American giallo in tone. It's ridiculously hip, and a decent way to build your art-horror tolerance up for something as elaborate as SUSPIRIA.

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5:12 PM  
Blogger Mike V. said...

my company is blocking that page where the list is.
what are they?

5:21 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Thanks, Gabriel and I'll try your recommendations. No luck at netflix, but I'll keep trying. I read Cabal when I was in Australia and thought it was the perfect modern horror novel. I was over the moon when Nightbreed opened in Sydney two days before I came home. Watching that movie was murder. I'll make you a deal. I won't give it another chance on purpose, but if it comes on TV when I'm watching I'll bear your info in mind.

Part of my issue with Nightbreed is when I was reading I kept thinking how cool it would be if they made a movie. I could picture the divided man and the other creatures. Then I sat through that bulls**t production.

Oh and I've seen Nosferatu probably a dozen times in German and never in English. I'm not really a horror connoisseur but that one's on my top five movie list.

12:39 AM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

I thought " The Eye " was scary in a film noir way, and both books Pet Cemetary and The Shining were scarier than the movies ever thought to be, same for The Exorcist. The hand poppingout in Carrie was too good. I saw Psycho and although it was scary I am sure at the time it was made it threw a bigger punch.

12:42 AM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

There was a remake of The Shining on TV several years ago. It was based much more closely on the book than the Stanley Kubrick movie, and much more scary. The guy who played Brian on "Wings" -- the happy-go-lucky party animal, played the main character. It's probably hard to picture, but he did a much better job than Jack Nicholson in going totally bonkers.

2:52 AM  
Blogger araider said...

Misery

10:49 AM  

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