List em! Films that actually caused you nightmares, not necessarily favorites. #1 being scariest.

Some other forum posted this same thread and peoples choices were so mindblowingly stupid (someones #1 was Zombieland.) I had to see what you guys thought.

Here are mine:

01. The Exorcist (cant watch it alone to this day)
02. Blair Witch Project (screw the woods, no thanks)
03. The Shining (speaks for itself)
04. Dolly Dearest (Chucky got owned by this film)
05. Pet Sematary (one word: Zelda)
06. Black Christmas (1974)
07. House of The Devil (to add a more recent film in)
08. The Cell (total mind blow, imagery is terrifying)
09. It (the line "We all float down here" is more off putting than anything)
10. 1408 (also recent, but its like a new "The Shining")
  • Christiane

    I tend to avoid these sort of films..

    snow white and pinnochio are scary enough for me, not even joking,
  • Cutty.

    I'm just gonna say I agree with all of yours. I probably couldn't have made a better list.

    I saw the Blair Witch in the theater the night before camping... I didn't like it at first and made fun of it all freaking day, and then as soon as I was alone in a tent in the woods I realized how awesome and terrifying it was.

    And heck yeah, pet sematary. This face still haunts my dreams at night

  • ibzombieliquorice

    The Village really creeped me out. Also watched Mothman alone when I was younger during a thunderstorm and the power kept going on and off... creeeeeppppyyyy!
  • Cutty.

    ibzombieliquorice said: The Village really creeped me out.

    Really? You're the first person I met who liked that one.
  • ibzombieliquorice

    Cutty. said:
    ibzombieliquorice said: The Village really creeped me out.

    Really? You're the first person I met who liked that one.

    Thought it was cool, until you found out the creatures werent real. Still creeped me out back in the day ;)
  • Killer Napkins

    good list.. the exorcist has to be in the top fucked up list..

    I watched Eraserhead for the first time a couple weeks ago... It wasnt necessarily scary ... but very weird and eerie.. and just awesome I think as far as artistically... Also I watched Salvador Dali's Un chien andalou short film... again really weird and creepy for what it is... very awesome though...

    I have been really dissappointed in horror movies now adays.. Maybe I am just immune to what I see in them, or numb from all the fucked up shit I have seen via internet... ALthough I think the last movies that I watched that kinda was more like an on edge movie was The Collector.. .it was cheesy, but it had those things that made you jump kinda
  • R-A

    most of mine are from when i was really young as i dont watch horror anymore at all

    the exorcist
    hellraiser 2 (the one with the woman who has to kill men )
    it
    the people under the stairs
    phantasm
    poltergeist
    tales from the crypt demon knight

    these are all a bit cheesey but i was 10/11
  • DanielAndHisArt

    1. Sleepaway Camp ( I was young when i first saw it and the noise Angela make at the end still freaks me the fuck out)

    2. Rawhead Rex ( my first "monster" movie that always made me hate going outside in the dark)

    3. Pet Sematary (Fuck that shit)

    4. The Last Broadcast ( About the Jersey Devil, sort of like Blair Witch in a way)

    5. The Exorcist (obvious for most horror fans)

    6. The Shining ( got damn)

    7. The Mist ( not that scary, but the ending left a really big impression me and messes with my emotions )

    8. House of The Devil ( brilliant, perfect horror movie in my opinion)

    9. Creepshow 2 ( the hitchhiker skit )

    10. Squirm ( fucking hate worms )
  • derekdeal

    pet semetary
    poltergeist II (holy shit kane!)
    jaws
    child's play
    enemy mine (the sand monster scared the shit out of me)
    the gate
    april fools (when guy gets crushed by the boat and his eye pops out..nightmares for years)
    runaway (robot poison spider things!)
    the ring
    friday the 13th part 5 (the scene where the fat guy gets killed by the other dude with the axe really freaked me out when i was a kid, i guess it was too real for another messy fat kid)

    honorable mention: cat's eye (the troll in the 3rd segment)
  • Tom Philibeck

    ibzombieliquorice said:
    Cutty. said:
    ibzombieliquorice said: The Village really creeped me out.

    Really? You're the first person I met who liked that one.

    Thought it was cool, until you found out the creatures werent real. Still creeped me out back in the day ;)

    I'm with you, dude! I was creeped out so much by those things the first time I watched that movie.

    ...wait people are afraid of The Shining? I mean, I LOVE it, but it's not remotely scary to me.

    The Ring is terrifying though, I'd probably say that's the scariest movie I've seen. Either that or Ju-On. (The Original Japanese version of The Grudge)
  • Matt Ryan

    DanielAndHisArt said: 1. Sleepaway Camp ( I was young when i first saw it and the noise Angela make at the end still freaks me the fuck out)

    2. Rawhead Rex ( my first "monster" movie that always made me hate going outside in the dark)

    3. Pet Sematary (Fuck that shit)

    4. The Last Broadcast ( About the Jersey Devil, sort of like Blair Witch in a way)

    5. The Exorcist (obvious for most horror fans)

    6. The Shining ( got damn)

    7. The Mist ( not that scary, but the ending left a really big impression me and messes with my emotions )

    8. House of The Devil ( brilliant, perfect horror movie in my opinion)

    9. Creepshow 2 ( the hitchhiker skit )

    10. Squirm ( fucking hate worms )

    Love that list. Number 1 backed.
  • ExaltedByMark.

    1. The Entity
    2. The Excorcist
    3. It (I seriously could not walk by sewers and was terrified of taking showers for years. Also, Me and a friend saw 2 balloons floating under a sewer once and ran home ahhh!!!)
    4. Children of the corn
    5. The Ring (After seeing this, my mom used to wear this onsie type pajama thing and sleep in entirely wet hair and she came down stairs slowly while we were watching and told me to turn it down OH MY GOD WAS I SCARED SHITLESS!!!! haha)
    6. Pet Cemetary
    7. Flatliners (used to creep me out as a kid)
    8. Dolls
    9. Childs Play ( That hammer hit used to give me chills!!!)
    10. I don't remember the name of it but it was this movie where people would throw up this Yellow Stuff and turn inside out. It was sooooo creepy as a kid
  • DanielAndHisArt

    ExaltedByMark. said: 1. The Entity
    2. The Excorcist
    3. It (I seriously could not walk by sewers and was terrified of taking showers for years.)
    4. Children of the corn
    5. The Ring (After seeing this, my mom used to wear this onsie type pajama thing and sleep in entirely wet hair and she came down stairs slowly while we were watching and told me to turn it down OH MY GOD WAS I SCARED SHITLESS!!!! haha)
    6. Pet Cemetary
    7. Flatliners (used to creep me out as a kid)
    8. Dolls
    9. Childs Play ( That hammer hit used to give me chills!!!)
    10. I don't remember the name of it but it was this movie where people would throw up this Yellow Stuff and turn inside out. It was sooooo creepy as a kid

    Good call on Flatliners, that one almost made my list. I watched that one many late nights on HBO after the parents went to sleep. Always freaked me out.
  • Cutty.

    Oh, good call on the Mist, daniel. Weird movie, but definitely creeped me out.

    The original shining never really scared me, anyone ever seen the made for tv mini series? That one actually freaked me out more than the original (I just can't take Shelley Duvall seriously)

    Oh, Derek, Enemy Mine? That movie's so awesome, never thought of it as scary though, thats pretty funny haha :)
  • Peter Takis

    If your looking for scary, look no further than Hannah Montana: Best Of Both Worlds. That whole family is so fucked it still gives me the chills to this day. :)
  • DanielAndHisArt

    Cutty. said: Oh, good call on the Mist, daniel. Weird movie, but definitely creeped me out.

    The original shining never really scared me, anyone ever seen the made for tv mini series? That one actually freaked me out more than the original (I just can't take Shelley Duvall seriously)

    Oh, Derek, Enemy Mine? That movie's so awesome, never thought of it as scary though, thats pretty funny haha :)

    Yea, very very weird. The last scene of that movie still gives me chills. When i first saw it and it was over i just sat back and was like " what the fuck".
  • Christiane

    AnthonySmith said: I watched the Exorcist waaayyyy too young, and it fucked me up as a kid. im sure its laughable to many, but i cant bring myself to watch it again.

    Other than that, the only movie that had any real affect on me was Paranormal Activity.

    i did have the guts to watch paranormal activity.. it wasn't to bad. except for the part where you could hear the thing come across the landing then as the bf got up it ran away and slammed the door.. thats what made me freak, other than that it was ok
  • Matt Ryan

    Oooohhh The Entity is sooo fucked good. Damn.
    Its hard keeping track.
  • atomicchild

    any movie with J Lo or Jenifer Aniston...except office space
  • mark bisson

    i like french horror.. martyrs, haute tension, inside. i still swear by the movie martyrs. its pretty difficult to not be moved by that film
  • Sam Montana

    I don't really know. I guess pet semetary, the night flyer, saw1 and the ring were pretty scary when I was a kid. Nowadays nothings scary enough, i've seen too much horror I guess. Most recnt scary thing was room 1408, that shit was fucked up

    pet semetary is still in my favorite movies ever list
  • Patrick

    Session 9 was the most unnerving movie i've watched, im pretty sure the silent hill series (games) dedicated a few scenes to this movie (the chair in the corridor). It's not in-your-face scary but it gave me the chills for sure, if you've seen it - how messed up are the voices, getting chills from thinking about it :(

    i DID get scared at paranormal activity, that shit was jumpy!
  • Liliana

    1408?! Really?! The one with John Cusack?! That wasn't scary at all, I was waiting the whole movie, for a scary moment and there weren't any.

    Can't think of any scary movies right now, the only one that comes to mind was Child's Play, I watched when I was 6, I have never looked a porcelain doll the same way. Creepy shit.
  • Brock May

    1. The first time I saw the grudge I was royally freaked out. It was hard not to get upset/scared when ever I thought about the shadow things or the freaking girl. Kinda the same thing with the ring.

    2. The first Hills Have Eye's remake was brilliant and completely disturbing. The second HHE turned into a garbage stereotype amongst action/horror films. (and it really bummed me out...)

    3. 28 days later totally got on my nerves. It wasnt crazy scary, but they presented the idea so well it just bothered me.

    4. The first time I saw the Blair Witch Project was late at night and alone. I was pretty much scared and paranoid the rest of the night until I fell asleep in the living room with the lights on haha. (I'm going to definitely have to watch the last broadcast, I haven't seen it yet!)

    5. I sadly watched The Thing when I was nine. Enough said.

    6. The Strangers was the first film in a long time to actually scare me bad. It was like good old fashion paranoia/jumpy messed up shit with a bunch of folks behind creepy white masks. I know a lot of people dissed it, but it really got me haha.

    7. Vacancy. Pretty much good all around. It was kinda the same situation with The Strangers.

    8. Cujo. Messed me up. I don't like dogs because of that movie. The book didn't help at all (and god knows why I decide to read it.)

    9. One of worst for me is the original Amityville Horror. The flies with window made me twitch all over. Just a good scary flick haha.

    10. a mix of everyone else's choices.
  • Cutty.

    Oh, THE THING. Good call, that movie still scares the shit out of me.

    And The Hills Have Eyes scared me in a totally different way. Yikes.
  • atomicchild

    I will say "IT" freaked me out as a kid.....THE DEAD LIGHTS...I mean that shit is creepy all around.

    still is
  • Daniel Nyari

    I'll do top 5 for now

    1. Avatar

    2. Little Miss Sunshine

    3. Juno

    4. anything by Zack Snyder

    5. anything by Wes Anderson
  • Cutty.

    atomicchild said: I will say "IT" freaked me out as a kid.....THE DEAD LIGHTS...I mean that shit is creepy all around.

    still is

    Holy crap, that gif is terrifying
  • markusmanson

    lots of the movies on the list that I've never seen before. Must go hunt now! Thanks for sharing!
  • xjoshuabelangerx

    anyone think of The Descent?
    movie was terrifying.

    the fly

    and when i was younger, the first amityville horror, when the little girl comes in talking about her imaginary friend, and it looks outside in the dark and theres two glowing red eyes.

    good call on poltergeist derek, i totally forgot about those.
  • markusmanson

    Wow.. Many movies on the lists that I haven't seen before. Thanks for sharing. And here's mine:

    1. Paranormal activity (makes me hard to sleep for 5 days)

    2. Blair Witch Project (the ending really made me speechless)

    3. Ju On (the original Japanese version of the Grudge)

    4. The Ring (the original Japanese version)

    5. Alone (Thailand's)

    6. The Haunting in Connecticut

    7. Shutter (Thai ver)
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    6. The Exorcist
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    7. Phobia (thailand's 4 short movies, one of them is hillarious, definitely recommended movie)

    8. Coming Soon (Thai)


    That's all I can think for now I think.
    Mostly, Japanese and Thailand's movies really scare the shit out of me.
  • John Hobbs

    The only one for me is The Exorcist, like Matt, I can't watch it alone. It is an amazing movie, I even asked to have someone buy me the special edition DVD release of it... that was close to five years ago and I have not opened the DVD!!
  • bongBONGbong

    hills have eyes 1..

    saw films..

    and the rest..

    i like gore films..

  • radiomode

    Everything from Takashi Miike, the master
  • fright-rags

    01. Stir of Echoes
    Walking into the theater, I was completely expecting a crappy movie. But I was legitimately freaked out by this film...ghost movies always get me. Watched it again on DVD and it didn't have the same effect, though.

    02. Halloween ('78)
    This film needs no explanation.

    03. Pet Sematary
    Matt said it.....Zelda.

    04. Halloween II ('81)
    I was heavily influenced by Michael Myers as a kid, and this movie kept me up at night on more than one occasion.

    05. The Evil Dead
    This one took me my complete surprise...totally freaked me out.

    06. Candyman
    Again, not expecting too much from this film but it was the first one in awhile to really scare me.

    07. Halloween 4
    Ok, I'm a huge Myers nerd. But I saw this in the theaters on October 30, 1988 and for those of you who remember, that's when the opening scenes of the film take place. And when they showed Michael for the first time, I freaked so much that I dumped my Coke on the guy in front of me. Say what you want, but this was a solid entry in the series and underrated in my opinion.

    08. Jaws 4
    I saw this in the theater when I was 10 and opted out of swimming in my pool that night.

    09. Lady in White
    Some scenes from that film still freak me out to this day.

    10. Jurassic Park
    For some reason, that movie got to me and had me looking for velicoraptors as I walked out of the theater.

    While some of the films on this list are no-brainers, others made it on here due to the time and place when I saw them. I tried taking into account the times I recalled actually being scared. For instance, Jaws 4 isn't really that scary. But for a 10 year old in the theater? Yeah, it freaked me out. And by no means are these my "favorite films" (although some are - especially Halloween).
  • Obscure

    Yea the Candyman films freaked me out as a kid too.

    PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS!!!! seriously scared me when i was younger too, just creepy haha.

    IT.

    Haunting in Conneticut - i had to find pictures of kittens on the internet half way through.

    Dead Silence was a bit scary too.

    The Shining for obvious reasons.

    The Thing.

    Most of these arn't that scary but i'm a pussy when it comes to watching horror films... i love them but i hide for the build up to the gore:)
  • heat.

    "It" when I was a kid, that's all.
    Maybe "Jaws" a little too.
  • derekdeal

    Cutty. said:
    Oh, Derek, Enemy Mine? That movie's so awesome, never thought of it as scary though, thats pretty funny haha :)

    yeah i know, kind of weird, but i was legitimately terrified to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night because i thought that floor was going to open up and eat me. Its the first time i ever considered that the ground underneath me wasnt safe.

    fright-rags said: 01. Stir of Echoes
    Walking into the theater, I was completely expecting a crappy movie. But I was legitimately freaked out by this film...ghost movies always get me. Watched it again on DVD and it didn't have the same effect, though.

    good call dude, i almost listed that but thought i would be all alone. There's very few movies after the age of ten that could make the hair on the back of my neck stand up but that movie got to me. Totally fell short on the second viewing for me too
  • fright-rags

    good call dude, i almost listed that but thought i would be all alone. There’s very few movies after the age of ten that could make the hair on the back of my neck stand up but that movie got to me. Totally fell short on the second viewing for me too

    Yeah, I thought I'd be alone too! I totally agree though....very few movies I've seen past age 10 or so really "scared" me enough to lose sleep. But Stir of Echoes was definitely one of them. It stayed with me all night after I got home.
  • kiyomag

    markusmanson said: Wow.. Many movies on the lists that I haven't seen before. Thanks for sharing. And here's mine:

    1. Paranormal activity (makes me hard to sleep for 5 days)

    2. Blair Witch Project (the ending really made me speechless)

    3. Ju On (the original Japanese version of the Grudge)

    4. The Ring (the original Japanese version)

    5. Alone (Thailand's)

    6. The Haunting in Connecticut

    7. Shutter (Thai ver)
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    6. The Exorcist
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    7. Phobia (thailand's 4 short movies, one of them is hillarious, definitely recommended movie)

    8. Coming Soon (Thai)


    That's all I can think for now I think.
    Mostly, Japanese and Thailand's movies really scare the shit out of me.

    plus this movie.

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