September 23, 2003
I just watched "The E True Hollywood Story: Jaws". I love those behind the scenes, tell-all things, particularly when it's about something that scared the purpleptic crap out of me.
"Jaws" remains to this day the most frightening movie I've ever seen.
I've lived within a spit and a holler of the ocean for the past seventeen years and I've never been in over my ankles.
That's how much "Jaws" scared me.
What movie scares the beejeebers out of you?
Posted by LeeAnn at September 23, 2003 05:10 PM
JAWS is my favorite movie of all time!!!!!!!!!! I can still quote it line for line!
Jaws, definitely. The first one.
Jaws 4: Revenge was scary, too. Especially the part when the shark ate Lorraine Gary's career and it never resurfaced.
Is it bad that no movie has ever scared me, but rather fueled my interest in the macabre even more?
I was realy young and the original Vampire movie was on TV...AGhhhhh....I had nightmare forever...also...Towering Inferno scared the bejesus out of me and....Jaw was right up there too.
"Blair Witch Project" kept me sleepless the night I saw it, as did "The Exorcist."
When I was younger, tho, an old Vincent Price movie called "The Tingler" scared the bejeebers out of the whole sixth grade (including me). A few years later, an episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" had me turning off the TV, then turning it back on, then off, then on, then finally off because I was darn near pooping in my pants I was so scared. As an adult, I'm now *dying* to know how that episode ended.
Anna: Lorraine Gary was on the docu, and she said she admits 4 sucked, but did it strictly for the money. She was in them because her hubby was a big studio exec at the time of the first.
Greg: I bet you love Halloween. The holiday, it must be like Christmas for yhou. :)
Sheryl: Vampire movies never scare me, but Towering Inferno keeps me on the stairs and out of elevators.
Victor: Crap crap crap. I'd managed to forget about Blair Witch. The GM1 just shrugged it off, but I slept in the living room with all the lights on and Nick At Night playing for three weeks. Gaahhh. If you thought I hated camping before.... And yeah, Hitchcock was great. I used to sneak out of bed to watch him.
Arachnophobia. I have a serious case of it for real, and I forced myself to watch it with the family one evening. I was sitting there literally trembling at the end when that big hairy thing charged the camera. Gahhhhhhhh!!!!
Ted: You made me think of another one: something called Prince of Darkness, solely for the moment where he transforms or whatever into a writhing mass of bugs..... ewwwww, must go shower repeatedly now.
Apologies to those keeping score: I cannot type pre-coffee. Excuse the typos. Sheesh.
The Exorcist and The Omen scared me the most.
I saw Jaws when it first came out and the scene where the man with no eyes came through the hole in the bottom of the boat yanked everyone out of their seat.
Years ago when I was a kid, I saw one called The Reptile that scared me but it is pretty "cheesy" now.
The scariest movie I have *ever* seen was "Amityville Horror". I saw it when I was 7 years old (don't ask) and was absofuckinglutely TERRIFIED. I slept with the blankets pulled up over my head - leaving just a small hole for me to breathe through - winter & summer for about 5 YEARS after that movie. I was scared shitless to look at the window in the dark, afraid I'd see 2 little glowing read eyes. I wouldn't even look at my teddy bear for fear of his eyes doing something weird, too! ::shudder::
Then, when I was 15, I saw "Nightmare on Elm Street". It was a dark & stormy night and my parents weren't going to be home until way after midnight. I got home about 10:00 & tried to go to bed, but the wind was rattling the windows and some metal thing was scraping against some other metal thing right outside my room's window (remember how Freddy would scrape his finger-knives along the pipes?) and then I kept imagining the scene from the movie where he bulges through the wall over the bed.... I finally gave up on sleeping, turned on all the lights in the house & went to watch TV in the living room. My mom was *furious* that I was still up at 3am when they got home & that all the lights were on. My dad seemed more sympathetic, but I know he always wondered why I put myself through that shit - I *love* scary movies!
ps. I'm *severely* arachnophobic, too, but seeing "Arachnophobia" seemed to push me over the limit & I was symptom free for about a year after that.
The Ghost & Mr. Chicken scared the bujeeburs outta me. To this day I can't face a gardener.
Wow...anyone remember "Salem's Lot"...scared the CRAP out of me when I was little...came home on leave once and saw "Pet Cemetary" and slept with my Ka-bar under the pillow for the rest of my leave...especially freaky was the part where the old bowed-over woman came running at ya..DAMN! I was TOTALLY ready to wake up in the middle of the night and stab'er....
I've still never seen The Excorcist all the way through. *shiver* And Rosemary's Baby. Not alot of action but man o man is that thing creepy.
Books have always scared me more than movies. Some guy named Farris(?) wrote one called "All Heads Turn as the Hunt Goes By". All-time scariest book. Pet Cemetary was scary as hell, and reading Lovecraft actually alters my mood for days.
Oh yeah, "Salem's Lot" did me in, too. :-(
I remember when I came out of the first "Halloween" movie, I tried to light a cigarette and my hands were shaking so hard it took me five tries. That was a scary movie.
Anything with frogs! Frogs are evil incarnate and scare the crap out of me.