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post #21 of 468
Man Bites Dog. I heard it was funny, so I went to see it. I left very very disturbed. (The rape scene still goes through my head sometimes, and I wish I could get it out.)
post #22 of 468
Sally Field and Keifer Sutherland starred in some movie....I think it was called An Eye For an Eye or something but I can't remember????

Anyways there is a scene where he breaks into the house while the teenage daughter is on the phone with her mom and he brutally assaults her and the mom is hearing the whole thing. I am still tormented by the scene; it was absolutely gutwrenching.


I also had to put down The bonesetter's dauther by Amy Tan cuz it was approaching sexual assault and it sickened me.
post #23 of 468
As for movies:

Anything by Quentin Tarantino grosses me out--too much drugs and violence. Also I get EXTREMELY creeped out with movies about serial killers.

Anything about ventrioquist dolls scares the S#$% out of me :

I wish I had never seen ET. I do not like it and it is creepy--especially the part when they are in white suits and go to get testing.

The other one is Haunting at Hill House. I still get nightmares.


Hmmm..........this thread has inspired me to pat a thread in TAO
post #24 of 468
I wish I had never seen ET. I do not like it and it is creepy--especially the part when they are in white suits and go to get testing.
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Funny you should mention ET. My 5 1/2 year old is like her daddy and watches scary movies. She has never had a problem with getting scared. But not ET the thing scares her so bad that she will not even go near a toy that I had of the little guy. Silly girl can quote Lord of the Rings and The Mummy but won't tuch ET with a ten foot pole.

I read Ane Rice when I was a teen. I loved her book but I had some really freaky dreams the entire time I was reading them.
post #25 of 468
I loved the Bonesetter's Daughter.

db
post #26 of 468
I'm not sure I'm worse off for having seen Leaving Las Vegas, but I found it pretty disturbing. It took me a couple of days to get over it.
post #27 of 468
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover. A Peter Greenaway film. He is one sick f### - it was one of the most beautiful movies (costumes, music, cinematography, etc.) and yet one of the most horrifying movies I've ever seen.

I still haven't really forgiven dh for taking me to see it when we were in college - as he had already seen it and should have known I'd hate it!
post #28 of 468
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Originally Posted by DebraBaker
The Bruce Willis movie was Unbreakable. It was creepy.

DB
Yeah- that one! Absolutely hated it.
post #29 of 468
I never did see the movie, but when I was a little 'un I saw the late night movie trailer for "It's Alive" and it scared the ever-loving pea soup out of me. Still haven't quite gotten over it some three decades later!
post #30 of 468
The Shining

Leaving Las Vegas

Where the Heart Is (the book)

Vanished
post #31 of 468
I can't think of any movies, but two books I've read have haunted my nightmares for years. Push by Sapphire and Billy Dead, can't remember the author. Both books have graphic, extensive descriptions of child incest and rape, both books are horrific. I've been trying to put them out of my head ever since I read them. I hated every minute I spent reading them, but knew that if I didn't finish they would haunt me more.
post #32 of 468
I watched many, many horror movies when I was younger and have many different memories that still get me. The music from Children of the Corn, Jack Nicholson in The Shining, the rape scene in The Accused etc etc.

One of the most disturbing ever though was a movie about Charles Manson - can't remember the name. The pure evil he had emminating from him and his eyes really freaked me out.

I rarely watch horror movies these days but am addicted to reading true stories about criminals and psychopaths. About two years ago, I read a book about Jeffrey Dahmer - that was very disturbing as well.

Lately, I have been very disturbed and having trouble sleeping due to the news. Here in Ontario, the Holly Jones murder trial has led to a lot of discussion about child pornography and sexual abuse and to me, that has got to be the most horrifying subject there is.
post #33 of 468
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Originally Posted by Quirky
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover. A Peter Greenaway film. He is one sick f### - it was one of the most beautiful movies (costumes, music, cinematography, etc.) and yet one of the most horrifying movies I've ever seen.

I still haven't really forgiven dh for taking me to see it when we were in college - as he had already seen it and should have known I'd hate it!
My older brother rented this when I was 16 & invited my husband (then BF) to watch it with him & his girlfriend - what a ridiculous movie!! With a title like that, it peaks your interest. I must admit to the one line that has stayed with me, some 17 yrs later: after he has her lover killed, and she has him "prepared"(cooked) for him, & forces him to feast on him, she says ".....I recommend you try the penis.....I've had it - it's quite good..." :
post #34 of 468
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I wish I had NEVER seen Pet Cemetary as well. I am still haunted by certain parts of that movie.
The book is even worse. I think I read somewhere that Stephen King's wife told him to throw the book away and not publish it. She thought it was THAT disturbing...and it was.

As for the movie...I'm obsessivly scared of Zelda. I think she/he is the creepiest looking creature I've ever seen. I went through this thing of trying to find out more about the actor who played it. I googled and IMDB'd him, but didn't have a whole lot of luck.

Dina
post #35 of 468
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Originally Posted by pumpkinhead
The Mothman Chronicles. The fact that it was supposedly based on true stories creeps me out big time. Make believe horror is ok, but when it's supposedly based in fact? CREEEEEEEEEEEEPY!

I was creeped out at first, but looked it up online. The really scary parts (in my opinion...the entity that calls Richard Gere on the phone) is fiction. I think it's just the legend of some moth like creature that is real.

Dina
post #36 of 468
I've never read a book that I regretted reading.

But I have seen MANY movies that I wish I had my 2 hours back!

Let's see......

In the Bedroom
Stuck on you


I'm sure there are more - it's late now...
post #37 of 468
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A babysitter let me watch "Poltergeist" when I was about 12. Huge mistake. I was TERRIFIED for years of my life. I still get freaked out when I think about that clown scene.[/QUOTE]

I can trump that one. My dad had me watch the Exorcist when I was 6 years old. He wanted to watch it and to do that, he needed to get my sister and I agree to watch it with him. He told us it was a movie about a little girl. Since back then, there weren't too many movies about little girls...I was really excited.

It didn't seem so bad at first...but once she started talking in that demon voice, I completely freaked out. I remember sitting in the kitchen with my eyes closed and my fingers trying to plug up my ears.

That movie scarred my childhood.

Strangely though, I grew up loving horror. And I even now have a fondness for The Exorcist. I LOVED the book especially.

Dina
post #38 of 468
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My parents never censored anything I watched as a child and actually at times made me go see movies I didn't want to see.

Are you my long lost sister? We MUST have the same parents!

Dina
post #39 of 468
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Originally Posted by ChasingPeace
"The Ring." I couldn't sleep for weeks.
Oh my goodness, I feel like I have ptsd whenever I think of this movie, and I saw it like a year ago. A friend of mine had the same reaction and we both almost started crying when we were talking about how traumatic it was recently.
post #40 of 468
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Originally Posted by Quirky
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover. A Peter Greenaway film. ...
Yes! I walked out half way through because I thought I was going to throw up. I only wish I'd never gone at all.

The only film I've ever had nightmares about was Silence of the Lambs. I saw it in movie theater, so that was at least ten years ago and I still have the occasional nightmare about it.

The other movie I wish I'd never seen was Eyes Wide Shut. Not because it was scary but because it was so bad. When it was over, I called the friend who recommended it to me and yelled into the phone, "You owe me three hours of my life back!"
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