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")
  • Cant Draw Can Write

    Fire In The Sky:
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    Aliens can get fucked if thats what they want to do to me.
    Creepshow 2:

    Messed me up on rivers even till this day.
    Ghoulies:

    No 4 year old should relate toilets with Monsters.
    Blair Witch Project:

    fuck people messing with your tents.
    The Thing:
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    Had some of the best monsters effects I have ever seen.
    Friday the 13th part 7:

    first real horror movie i saw when i was by myself. maybe 6 at the time. didnt sleep right for months.

    I dont think I've ever been scarred by a movie other than those 6 exceptions. It takes a lot to get to me usually.
  • Cutty.

    This movie always had me checking my baseboards when I was a kid
  • horsebites

    Cutty. said: This movie always had me checking my baseboards when I was a kid

    I was really scared of that movie as a kid.

    I still get freaked out when I watch the Excorcist, The Ring, Paranormal Activity and The Grudge.
  • Bob Kawa

    fright-rags said:
    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.

    Shit I love Stir of Echoes, and good to see someone else who loves the halloween movies too.
  • Cutty.

    OH! How could I forget, probably the scariest movie ever made



    Event Horizon
  • wesleynettleton

    i watched IT as like a 5 year old or something stupid, and it still creeps me out to this day. cant stand clowns anymore
  • CMYKBRAD

    Cutty. said: OH! How could I forget, probably the scariest movie ever made



    Event Horizon

    I came here hoping to be the first to post this. I think it's because I mistakingly watched it when I was about 12 thinking it was aliens! Not trying to be a 'big man' or whatever but Event Horizon is seriously the ONLY film I have ever been scared of. Other than the part in Signs when the alien walks out from the bushes at that kids birthday party!



    Also, after not being allowed to watche the Exorcist for years as a child I kinda forgot about it finally watching it a couple of years ago. To be honest I wasn't so impressed :/
  • Justin Layton

    Coadyh said:

    this movie made me very uneasy

    Ya, all of David Lynch's movies make me fell uneasy, plus they don't make any fucking sense.
  • andrE w.

    the ring is the scariest movie I have ever seen.
  • minorhero

    WHAT A GREAT THREAD. All I do in my spare time is watch horror films. My list for the scariest is really normal though.

    In no particular order...

    1. The Exorcist

    Movie scared me shitless. My father's a minister, and he freaked my best friend and I out so terribly. He told us he's seen real exorcisms done, and seen all kinds of insane shit. He won't even talk about it anymore when we ask him. The scene where she comes downstairs and just pisses on the floor really got to me, and I just kind of felt sick when I watched it happen.

    2. Funny Games

    Shot-for-shot remake of a German film by the same name. Fucking terrifying. I really don't want to spoil anything for anyone, since it's a little less-known, but PLEASE watch it. It's just fucked up on lots of levels.

    3. Paranormal Activity

    Exorcism and serious paranormal movies get to me because of my dad. I watched this a month before it came out on a pirated copy in mine and my girlfriend's apartment at like 2 a.m. Needless to say, we did not sleep. I can imagine it being less terrifying in theaters though, so I understand if some of you don't agree with my sentiments.

    4. Something Wicked This Way Come

    OKAY. SERIOUSLY. Watched this as a kid when I was like 7. IT'S A DISNEY FILM AND IT'S FUCKING TERRIFYING. It's about this traveling carnival, and tornadoes, and Satan, and lightning rods... The theme is kind of like a 'be careful what you wish for' type thing, but it's SO good, and it's just super creepy. Kind of hard to find, but if you do, MUST watch.

    5. The Hills Have Eyes (Remake)

    I loved it. I wasn't really scared by it, but when there's a rape scene perpetrated by mutants occurring whilst the father of the girl who is being raped is on fire on a cross and the sister of the girl who's being raped is having her baby stolen and since she's lactating one of the mutants drinks her breastmilk and then the mom of the two girls gets shot in the face, I'm TOTALLY sold. That scene alone made the whole movie, and for a remake, it was fantastic.

    6. The Shining

    Between Battle Royale, 28 Days Later, American Psycho, the Dawn Of The Dead remake, and The Shining, I couldn't tell you which one is my all-time favorite movie for sure, but I always come back to The Shining. It's just an incredible film, and if you haven't seen it, you're sorely missing out.

    7. The Audition

    Amazing Japanese horror film. Don't think J-Horror like The Ring or The Grudge. Let me put it like this: It's an hour and a half of a Japanese love-drama with the bizarre bits and pieces thrown in, then, for the last half hour, it's just the most terrifying shit you've ever seen. I love it so much for the build of it. It almost HURTS to watch the second time around because of how long it takes to get to the good shit, but once this flick kicks into high gear... Just... Ugh. I'll remember the words, "Deeper, deeper, deeper," for the rest of my life.

    8. Event Horizon

    You know, I'm a huge Jurassic Park fan, so in my head, and before I saw Event Horizon, Sam Neil could do no wrong, and he was the nicest man alive. Turns out he's the devil, and I don't ever want to meet him. Even Horizon has everything I want in a movie. It's got Satan, outer-space, great visuals, and tons of gore. I actually hold that it's the best sci-fi horror film. Yeah, suck on that Alien fans.

    9. The Strangers

    WHAT a great film. Legitimately frightening. Really. Just the concept of it. I moved into my own place for the first time right before I watched this. You would just not believe how OCD I got about locking doors and shite after I saw this movie. The masks scared me, their motives even more so. Great film. Super-scary.

    10. Jaws

    Everyone forgets Jaws I feel like (Sans some wonderful people in this thread). I know every time I see it I have trouble getting into the water at beaches. It's just like the 'what-if?' of it. Like it COULD happen, you know? I love Jaws, and I think it's a great franchise to boot, so there.

    Honorable Mentions:

    28 Days Later
    Dawn Of The Dead (2003)
    American Psycho
  • Cutty.

    Good list, Evan. I always get Funny games and The Strangers confused, but they're both damn good.
  • Daniel Nyari

    Great mention for Funny Games. Hanecke is truly underrated in being able to conjur up terrifying themes without actually making horror films. Funnily enough, Funny Games was actually a criticism of the very genre among others.

    Inland Empire is perhaps the scariest for me. Great example of a unique way to create a terrifying mood and atmosphere.
  • CMYKBRAD

  • Matt Ryan

    dnyari said: Great mention for Funny Games. Hanecke is truly underrated in being able to conjur up terrifying themes without actually making horror films. Funnily enough, Funny Games was actually a criticism of the very genre among others.

    Inland Empire is perhaps the scariest for me. Great example of a unique way to create a terrifying mood and atmosphere.

    Funny games is amazing. LEss scary and more frustrating, but in the best way.
  • A.Merkison

    I can't really say there are many movies in my life I've really been scared of, sans 2 when I was younger. I love horror films, so that's probably the bigger reason why I don't get freaked out by them since I intentionally go out of my way to watch them.

    However, when I was...6-7 or there abouts, Se7en freaked me out. Specifically, the drug addict scene when they shine the light on him and he lurches up into the air. The 2nd movie was The Candyman.

    Though there are more movies that have creeped me out, more so than scared me. Films like Visitor Q, A Tale of Two Sisters, and a few other Asian films.
  • Tony A

    1) Well, not a film but the first Resident Evil video game on PS ONE was the most scary shit of my life, I was like 11 year old and tried to be HARD.

    That's how I started playing it only at night, when no ones home except me.

    Wonderful idea ...

    2) Another great idea : watching Blair Witch and then go camping.
    I wanted to scare my friends by making their tent move during the night. The tent was empty, very disturbing for a couple minutes.

    3) Paranormal Activity, I watched it at a friend's house located in the middle of nonwhere.
    There was some fucking animal running on the fucking roof during the whole night. Needless to say I did not sleep.

    4) Candyman. I was very young and ... you know what I'm talking about.

    5) White noise. God bless LCD/LED/plasma screens.
  • LOTUS

    I seriously cant believe that no one has mentioned "Jacobs Ladder"!
    This movie is so scary ive never actually managed to watch the whole thing!

    but appart from that only really event horison comes close...IT was super creepy but not fully scary.

  • A.Merkison

    Jacob's Ladder wasn't scary, pfft. It was an amazing film, however.
  • John Hobbs

    Saw The Omen as a kid and it scared the pants off me...

  • ENDOR

    Pet Sematary for shure! I watched it when I was 10 or 11 (god knows why), couldn't sleep for weeks and haven´t seen it again till this day. The second one was ridiculous though. It and The Shining were pretty scary as well. But that's it when it comes to movies that are based on Stephen King's books. REC was insane. Has anyone seen Paranormal activity? The trailer looked promising but I never managed to see it.
  • chad manzo

    yeah pet sematary was crazy. i freaked the shit out when i watched suspiria as a kid.
  • herman

    kiyomag said:


    finally someone mentioned this.

    I haven't really been freaked out of most of the movies listed, but "The Eye" really scared the pants out of me.
  • Ben Danger

  • Patrick



    Not epically scary, but it sure did hit a nerve for me..
  • MonsieurEureka

    ET!



    I use to make nightmares of him taking my hand to bring me under the bed.. that was scary as hell!
  • derekdeal

    hansparker said: "poltergeist"...."Their here...."

    they're!!!
  • Beadler

    I don't know if you would call this scary , but
    Devils Rejects is one of the most sadistic movies I have seen
  • 8-bit ZOMBIE

    Coadyh said:

    this movie made me very uneasy

    Was about to post this. Not really scary but yeah, very uneasy, kinda creepy. Closest thing I've seen to an actual dream/nightmare captured on film.

    I've heard of people throwing up from watching it.

    I used to be OBSESSED with it, haha. (And David Lynch) Way before you could buy it anywhere. Back then, you had to buy Korean bootlegged copies on VHS, haha. There was some old U.S. VHS copies floating around but they were super rare.

    It took David Lynch 5 years to finish it. Crazy.
  • 8-bit ZOMBIE

    I'm bumping this back up because I just saw the SCARIEST (short) film of my liffffeeeeeee...
    http://www.atom.com/funny_videos/drips_blood_alex_101
  • Matt Ryan

    8-bit ZOMBIE said: I'm bumping this back up because I just saw the SCARIEST (short) film of my liffffeeeeeee...
    http://www.atom.com/funny_videos/drips_blood_alex_101


    Haha, kind of funny in the first half
  • chrisrushing

    yeah missed this...
    In no specific order, movies that freak me out.

    IT
    The Ring
    Pet Sematary
    The Skeleton Key (yeah it freaked me out)
    Alien (the long tense scenes with no sound)
    and it was either Critters or Gremlins, whichever had the scene of their view from under the bed, going for a persons arm or leg hanging off... i never have my arms/legs hang off the bed since then.

    Confession... I've never seen them all the way through
    The Exorcist
    Blair Witch Project
    Candyman

    On the netflix queue...
    House of the devil
  • Kyle Crawford

    i think 1408 is the only really recent movie (pg13 too) that actually creeped me out
  • chrisrushing

    Kyle Crawford said: i think 1408 is the only really recent movie (pg13 too) that actually creeped me out

    yeah, creeped me out too.
    I forgot about that one.
  • Bob Kawa

    Kyle Crawford said: i think 1408 is the only really recent movie (pg13 too) that actually creeped me out

    Yes.
  • Deformed Giraffe



    American werewolf in London,the scene when Kessler changes is pure horror genius and IMO has never been beaten.
  • enora

    chrisrushing said:
    Kyle Crawford said: i think 1408 is the only really recent movie (pg13 too) that actually creeped me out

    yeah, creeped me out too.
    I forgot about that one.

    Because of you guys I just watched it, thought the madness would never end ! But I could not stop laughing when he's fighting all alone with the fridge thinking he's talking to Samuel Lee Jackson hahaha "I want... my drink !!"
  • 8-bit ZOMBIE

    1408 is definitely a great & creepy movie. John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson and Stephen King - Winning combination.
  • Purge.

    Couldnt possibly rank them but The Descent's got to be near the top, scared the shit out of me when i first watched it, plus the bleakness of it really got in my head. Oh and the broken leg bit, shits fucked up.

    Poltergeist too, dont even need to say why, absolute classic. Scary as shit, especially when you watch it as a kid. That clown...

    Deadgirl was pretty fucked up too. Not the usual sort of horror, definitely worth a watch for anyone whos into horror.

    1408 definitely creeped me out, same with Antichrist, even though its quite hard to "get", its incredibly unsettling.

    Wolf Creek... could easily happen, not pleasant

    The Poughkeepsie Tapes, just watch it, youll know what im talking about.

    Marble Hornets really really creeped me out. Dont know if it counts as a film, but its definitely going in my list. Search it on youtube if you havent seen it.

    Eraserhead. I wasnt sure as to what happened in those 90 mins or so but they were quite unnerving to say the least.

    Begotten is next on my list to watch, supposed to be pretty disturbing, sounds it too. Anyone here seen it?
  • telinie

    The Shining is amazing and scariest movie I have ever watched. Now we can watch all latest movies, TV shows for free on MediaBox HD app. Get it from https://mediaboxhdapp.com/

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