Simply share and discuss your opinions here. Here's my top few in ascending order.
Maniac: A very, very unique slasher film that you should watch. The way it's filmed will make you start to doubt your own morals, even if Elijah Wood is the one doing the killing. Except for Briar, she already did all that during her assassin training, it wouldn't be much more than flashbacks for her. While it really wasn't scary, I have to say it was all very icky, and made me feel a little ashamed afterwards, and for a little while I had an aversion to Elijah Woods. Therefore, I probably would have gotten the same feeling if the movie were a cunnilingus machine made from an electric screwdriver with a picture of Elijah Woods on it.
Rabbits: There are many perks to having parents that were around for the latter 40 years of the 20th century. Among them are things like the much higher likelihood they have of accepting you if you turn out to be gay, you'll have a childhood containing epics like the NES and N64, they won't murder you if they find you doing drugs, and you get exposure to magnificent, tasteful media from the past. I was a kid who grew up with the best of the Zelda games, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Frank Zappa, I watched Caddyshack, Forrest Gump, and Spinal Tap, (Only after I did a considerable amount of growing up, of course...) and generally had one of the best home lives any kid could ask for. Of course, every perk that comes with that also has drawbacks. For example, I had old games, but none of the other new-gen kids were able to relate to my awesome gaming experiences. If I got caught doing drugs, they'd chastise me heavily and make me feel worse than if I were disowned. If I turned out to be gay, I'd have to fuck other guys, a concept that I find very unappealing. And the biggest of these drawbacks is that, when looking for movies to watch while your parent's aren't looking, you might prance over to a dusty basement shelf and pull a tape of David Lynch films out and start watching it.
Jesus H. Christ... I was about 5 when this happened, and I saw the pictures of anthro bunnies on it and decided that it was as worthy a children's cartoon as any, not giving two fucks about anything the text on the back might have said. It was a surrealist film, so it swiftly became disturbing without trying to be. Their conversation is random and messed up, so you can't help but start drawing some very dark conclusions in your head, the laugh track and applause every time someone walks into the room was just so oddly morbid, and the actual characters just treated it all so seriously. There was something very deeply wrong with this sitcom I was watching, but I couldn't stop until it ended. Quite honestly, Don't Hug Me I'm Scared and Salad Fingers are both nothing but try-hard's efforts and pussy hype, people should be ashamed of fearing them so long as this tape is still in circulation.
The Devil's Rejects: There are many reasons that I believe Endmaster is Rob Zombie. The first one is that I envision them both as crazy bearded men in their thirties constantly covered with blood and face paint. The second reason is that they're both (lovable) curmudgeons and pottymouths. The third reason is that I secretly wish Rob Zombie's entire musical career has just been financial buildup towards a feature-length CYOA movie of Eternal. The fourth reason is that I've always pretended Bill Moseley also played Nimrod in LoveSICK. The fifth reason is that I think this movie is based on Endmaster's experience playing a heavily modded version of GTA V, even though the movie was released in 2005, which is a pretty big plothole, but FUCK plot holes. I first watched this movie when I was about 14, and I loved it.
The Devil's Rejects is far too awesome and extreme to be really scary, but it has an air about it that made me whisper Endmaster's name in the Cthulic language under my breath as I watched it. It was just good. It was a very creepy experience, but it didn't give me nightmares or anything it just made me clap proudly as the credits rolled, turn off the dvd player, and then lay my head back and ask "Why?"
I was answered only with "Because I'm the Devil, and I'm here to do the Devil's work."
I then had to call an Excorsist to help drag Bill Moseley out of my house.
V/H/S: It's a pretty cool movie which is actually a collection of movies by a collection of directors about everything from Vampires and Zombies to Aliens and Demons. And it actually has some pretty scary moments, particularly when that one guy gets his manhood chomped off. (And that was the least of it!) You should watch it, it's pretty cool. And it's a "Found Film" kind of thing like Paranormal Activity, so it's nice if you enjoy not being able to realize that it's just a movie for a bit.
Eraserhead: Apparently I hadn't learned my lesson about David Lynch earlier, so when I was 5 and a half I had to go and do this shit again. Needless to say, my parents moved the movie shelf out of my reach after I had nightmares for five weeks, but still. This is another surrealist short that I found on the dreaded shelf, and I watched it. Quite honestly it contained some trippy art-message shit that I daresay would deeply concern even insane conniseurs like Tanstaafl. The sperm-headed plague baby was fairly horrid as well as the chicken. I have to say if that thing came out of my wife I wouldn't have gone through the trouble of stabbing it, I would have thrown it out the damn window. Dear god that was a creepy movie... But it was also pretty good. You should watch it. I double-dog dare you.
The Shining: I could go on, as every reviewer of the Shining always has, about the merits of this film, but I won't. There's quite enough of that on the internet already that you can look at. Although I will say one thing, this is one of the few movies you'll hear me saying is better than the book. Not because it's better written, it's just scarier.
Begotten: Another art film by another batshit insane surrealist. The bible already contained some pretty disturbing themes, like rape, torture, murder, suicide, war, cannibalism, mutilation, and all the rest of history's beauty, but Begotten adds Necrophilia, umbilical-chord strangling, God's suicide with a straight razor, the rape of mother earth, and the acceptance of Jesus Puke as heavenly gifts into the mix. It's the kind of movie that makes you dryheave and cry with in a bunkered-down corner in fetal position for half a minute. But in a good way, of course...
A Serbian Film: I'm not even going to describe this one. The premise is laughable, the guy's facial expressions are hilarious, but that doesn't change just how disturbing it is. It's the only horror movie I've ever had to stop watching because it made me physically ill. Remember when Endmaster linked us to CHYOO and I screamed and pretended to hang myself? Remember when I said "I fear no media, save for porn."? Remember when I said I'm not the sort of person who wouldn't be interested in having sex, possibly ever? It's because I watched this movie, and I'll never forgive myself for it. Seriously.
2. The Core (It was scary to me when I was little. I was really scared of thunder storms after that)
3. Pet semetary (up until the second half, where, like all movies based on Stephen King books, it began to suck)
4. The langoliers (again, up until the second half)
Again, I don't like anything that relies on gore for "horror" factor. Existential and Lovecraftian horror is much better.
There's a lot of untapped potential for indie horror games to be escher-like and surreal. I mean, at least they'd have an excuse for bad graphics then... That's the part of H.P. Lovecraft that I found the best, but everyone was too focused on Cthulhu to notice.
Yes, don't you love it?
H.P. Lovecraft: Existential horror and consequences of seeking knowledge
What people get out of H.P. Lovecraft: Tentacle monsters.
I blame Japan.
Don't blame them. It's not their fault they have so much radiation that it messes with their brains and causes them to think of the most fucked up things in the world.
It was there when the radiation was still buried hundreds of feet underground. There must be another reason.
Well, there just went my innocence. I was reading about this one female assassin in Roman culture who was sentenced to death by...RAPE BY GIRAFFE!
I'd hate to think of how they trained the giraffe to do that... Of course, there is that whole beastialty thing they had going on...
^When the guys at Wikipedia question the validity of it, you better not pass it off as a fact yet.
The Saw series had me going bad. When I watched the first one, I couldn't sleep for a whole day.
Is this the video about that girl with bug-eye glasses singing that song again?
Heart attack Warning! - This shit scared the living crap out of me back in the day.
I liked the original 1980 Maniac better, though I think Elijah did a good job of playing the maniac the way he did due to his build and appearance. The original guy was just more menacing though.
I find the movie "It" to be nucking futs that movie scares the crap out of me.
The first time I read that comment I didn't even notice you swapped the N and F....
Yeah, I must agree 80s Edgar Allan Poe is definitely scarier than Elijah Wood, but in my opinion, the 2012 special effects were better, which made the first person scenes all the more gut-wrenching.
Yeah, but the original had a cool close up shotgun head explosion.
Oh and you mentioned Bill Moseley in your original post, yeah he is like the horror go to guy whenever they need a psycho redneck. He's been excelling at that role ever since Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 back in the 80s. Whenever I see a horror movie with him in the credits I can at least be certain he's going to be entertaining even if the rest of the movie sucks.
I always get the feeling he'd blow Heath Ledger out of the water as Joker if they ever made a Post-Apocalypse-Horror version of Batman. But maybe he's more Abattoir material, since he really doesn't seem to be the complex magnificent-bastard win-when-you-lose planning type. Or he could be at the very least a less flambouyantly dressed edition of Flamingo.
If you guys want to watch interesting scary story videos on YouTube, look up a user named moonraven and his new account moonraven09 very good animation videos of scary stories from books and creepy pastas
Believe me, after you're done watching A Serbian Film all the way through, Moonraven's just a happy bedtime story. That is, if you can bring yourself to watch beyond the Pregnant woman up until the end...
August Underground: Mordum, might be the closest comparison to A Serbian Film as far as attempting to shove every twisted taboo they could think of, but it sucks as far as production values go.
Granted it was supposed to have the appearance of "found snuff film footage" but it didn't really accomplish what it was trying to do. The "actors" playing the psychos were far too silly and annoying at times.
Salo was probably the "A Serbian Film" of the 70s, and while it's based on Marque De Sade's 120 Days of Sodom, it's nowhere near as graphic as the actual writing. If anything Salo can almost pass itself off as an "art film."
Isn't that a film where a bunch of indie hippie degenerates raped a child under the excuse of "DATS WUT SERBIA DOZ TO AAS" ?
Anyway, I've seen too many creepy/scary stuff on 4chan that pictures/videos no longer affect me.
I don't usually watch Horror films so I dunno.
Sort of, it's about a semi-retired porn star with the same hair and beard as the guy from Lakeview Cabin bangin' shit up under the influence of steroids and will-supressors. I almost got to the end before I literally said "fuck that" and left.
So it is a hippie indie movie that potrays completely degenerate acts in the name of art. So, any hippie indie movie ever
He gets tricked into raping his son, his brother rapes his wife. He goes into psycho rage, kills the director, kills his brother, and kills one of the body guards by shoving his dick in his skull.
Then he goes home with his family and they kill themselves.
Another director who has been lurking about earlier in the movie, comes in and tells one of his men to start raping the corpses, starting with the kid's body.
And now you know!
Sounds boring. Is the kid fucking graphic/real?
Nah, it was implied. He's fucking something which he obviously knows is tight, but it's under a sheet. After thrusting a few times, he notices blood and when he lifts the top part, he sees his son's face.
His brother is doing his wife under the same sheet, and then it goes into the rage bit.
Earlier in the film some bodyguard rapes a baby that's just come out of a pregnant woman, but again, you're not actually seeing someone fuck a baby, just the motions from the back.
Oh... I'm ok with this. I mean, I could see how actually involving kids/infants in sex acts would be over the line but that's just meh.
inb4 that s.american movie where a 10 year old shakes a woman's tits
Deliverance was a creepy movie for me as well.
Think you got the wrong post.
You don't need to go all that far, just watch Romanian ads.
I stopped watching after the dick in the skull part. I would have found that hilarious under any other circumstance, but something made me take it seriously...
It reminded you of how this loser has already fucked plenty of women, men, children and is now doing it with a skull while YOU are still a virgin
No, I didn't give a crap about my virginity, (I'm Asex, remember?) all the rape prior to this just made it disgusting.
I was joking.
I thought the guy she first went out with got freaked out by her for no good reason. He claimed he was into "weird stuff" and he got scared over a little lip bite that drew a bit of blood.
If he had just told her, "Hey I enjoy your enthusiasm, but don't do that anymore." chances are she would've been so willing to accommodate him she would've complied due to her low self esteem.
I dunno, I thought May was more tragic than creepy.