questionswhat's the scariest movie/scene/tv show you've…

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

I saw it with a couple friends and I can honestly say it was scary enough to see my friend's act out parts of the movie that I will never, ever, under any circumstances, attempt to watch this movie again.

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Scariest movie? The new big-screen musical Les Miserables. Russell Crowe is scary.

Though all-time will have to be, It. That damn clown still scares me.

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When I was about 8 years old, a local TV channel launched, with a promo of running Psycho uncut (I think) every night for a week as v late night programming. I was spending the night with a friend, and her teenaged brother and sister talked us into watching it (on a garage TV the parents, asleep, couldn't hear). The instigators kept promising us "nothing bad happened in this next scene." They lied a lot. Was scared mute, but couldn't shut my eyes. :) I still love that film best among scary films.

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The scene in "Taken" when Liam Neeson's daughter is dragged from under the bed by the bad guys just chills me to the bone. Real life horror is always more terrifying than fiction.

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I saw the original Children of The Corn and The Omen on the same night when I was a CHILD (maybe 10 years old). Needless to say I pooped myself for months. Although my older brother got his behind kicked when my parents got home and found out, so I got that going for me.

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I was scarred for life by this commercial when I was a kid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx7smh7YHKg

I seem to recall there was an even creepier trailer, but I can't find it. Needless to say, I've never actually seen the entire movie.

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I used to like climbing around in caves, until i seen The Descent, scariest movie i ever seen. Will never step foot in a cave again.

Also, I really did think Blair Witch was scary. What if it was a real video that was found? People would think it was scary then

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In the movie "The Exorcist" there is a flash of a demon, known as Captain Howdy. He is literally seen for a blink of an eye but he scared the living daylights out of me the first time I saw him. Even today when I watch that film, The thought of him popping up gives me chills.

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@conanthelibrarian: I first saw The Exorcist on DVD a few years ago, had to go back and pause to see Captain Howdy. No less creepy when you actually get to take a good long look.

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The scene in Empire Strikes Back when Llando opens the door and Darth Vader is standing there terrifies me. Here's the gang, thinking they're going for drinks, and a door opens and there's the man in black himself, and everything changes. I guess if I'd seen it when I was older I would have anticipated it, but as a kid it just freaked me out--and it still does today.

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Not the scariest, but most gut wrenching moment for me was the achilles tendon cutting scene in Hostel. That is just such a brutal and hopeless scene it still gets to me.

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+1 for @conanthelibrarian and the Exorcist. Especially the Director's Cut when Reagan morphs into a spider and scampers up the stairs.

Also, urban legends aside, the Three Men and a Baby thing freaked me out as well. We didn't have DVD's or the internet at the time, so the grainy VCR image was pretty convincing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF2f__k0Pnw

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@wickedd365: oh yeah!!! Similar to that is the scene in Pet Semetary when Gabe is hiding under the bed and cuts the achilles heel of Herman Munster with the scalpel.

And speaking of that movie... the beginning when the dead jogger (Pascow) comes back and is talking to the main character... the stuff of nightmares!!

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Jacob's Ladder, hands down. Not only is it well acted (Tim Robbins is the lead), it is from the point of view of someone who is going insane (perhaps, as is hinted, by hallucinogenic drugs), which gives the film an anything-goes-and-it-does unpredictability. The film's visuals were a huge influence on the Silent Hill series, if that gives you any idea. Some of the horror is visual, some is anticipatory, some is subtle, some is wildly unexpected, and one scene in particular is a moment of perfect calm and safety, made both scary and heartwrenching by the certainty that it won't last.

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Was watching a western as a kid, and in a bar scene some big dude picked up a cowboy and broke his back~you could hear the crunching. Just seemed too real.

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The Ring really bothered me. Not the story or whatever, but the way the girl moved. Something about it seared itself into my brain and for weeks afterward I would see her lurching toward me from the corner of my eye. The scene with the horse upset me on a different level. If I could unsee it I would. A bad movie called The Crawling Hand scared me badly when I was a toddler and it took half my life to get over my few of ambulatory disembodied hands. My favorite horror movie is Guillermo del Torro's The Orphanage. Genuinely scary, yet moving and memorable at the end.

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@dupedyetagain: We saw Altered States in an almost empty theater, and it was clear from the chatter that the guys behind us were on acid. When everything goes wacky toward the end of the movie they leaped up and ran screaming from the theater. I still can't watch that scene without LMAO.

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The Shining is still high on my list.

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"Play Misty For Me." Yes, I'm old.

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@jsimsace: Oh, definitely #2 on my list. The scene fairly early on where the Scatman Carouthers got axed in the belly just about did me in, mostly because that scene wasn't in the book and I was totally not expecting it. To this very day I avoid Jack Nicholson's movies.

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Note that I will not choose to watch horror movies, but the scariest scene that I've seen was the guillotine scene at the beginning of the movie "Image of the Beast" (the 3rd movie in the "A Thief in the Night" series). It freaked me out so much I refused to watch the rest of the movie, and I still won't watch the series.

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When I was very young (4 or so) I was watching some show on PBS and then there was a scene when a dragon came out, chased and then ate some of the people. I ran out of the room crying, scared s**tless. For a long time when my mother turned the TV on for me I said, "Not the dragon show! Not the dragon show!"

I never did see that show again and years later wondered what it was...

...Until one time while re-re-watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail...

:-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJfowXTXOfU

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A little Japanese horror flick called "Audition".

Not sure if they have a dub for it, but I would recommend subtitles. The last scene was extremely disturbing.

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@dmaz: That is a great movie. You do have to read subtitles for it, but it's worth it.