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#451 of 468 Old 11-16-2006, 05:34 PM
 
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So, I rented Fortress....the most disturbing movie from my childhood. I am currently facing my 90 minute demon.

It's even creepier than I remember. I forgot one of the freaking gunmen was dressed like Santa Claus. Ugh. I think I'm going to have nightmares for a week. Why am I doing this?
Why ARE you doing this?

I think it's like Poltergeist. That movie messed me up when I was little but now as an adult I think it's just silly.
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Where the Heart Is (the book)
yeah. the first chapter was great, and the rest just sucked so much, but i could not stop reading. like watching a train wreck. a total waste of time.
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Well, demon faced and conquered. I didn't have nightmares, anyway. The movie still horrified me, but for different reasons now. I can't believe I was allowed to watch something so violent. I think I was about 8 when I saw it. And the fact that this stupid movie haunted me for most of my life, thus far, has made me even more resolute to guard my kids from TV.

The other one is Carrie. I saw that when I was about 5 or 6 and wish I hadn't seen it that young. It's one of my favorites now, though.

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Every time I read this I think "Lord Love a Duck" and the Angela Lansbury version of "The Mirror Crack'd"
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Communion with Christopher Walken, I still think abour that little alien face pokin' out from behind that wardrobe. eeek!
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At least they went the high road and didn't have the gorilla flinging fecal matter around when he felt threatened like gorillas IRL do. KWIM?


yeah, he just flung people around instead!
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I wish I could unsee the Blob remake. The scene where the chick's face caves in was just icky.
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Last House on the Left.

I am a horror movie addict, but for some reason this one really got to me. It's the one movie I refuse to watch again.
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"The Ring." I couldn't sleep for weeks.
me too! it's the one that made me decide NO MORE HORROR MOVIES!
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Another true horror fan here! I love, love, love to watch and read it. My mom, very reluctantly started letting me watch them at 11. My best friend and I would beg and beg her to rent us a horror flick. She'd finally give in assuming that we'd be terrified and wouldn't be able to sleep. She finally just realized that we loved getting scared in a safe environment. We'd scream then crack up. At fifteen, I had a New Year's Eve sleepover where we rented horror flick and watched them all night. Dad, Mom, and her best friend left us for a short time to go out to eat - they came back and snuck in the back of the house - waited for a scary part of them movie - then put their jackets over their heads and came running into the room yelling. We cracked up for twenty minutes after we all stopped screaming! I have the coolest mom ever. But I digress.......

Books:
Bonfire of the Vanities - just a really, really bad book
Amityville Horror - I love horror, but this was supposedly based on a true story, and I just got creeped out. If it had been all make believe - I'd probably have loved it.
The Red Tent - Everyone I knew loved it, so I kept reading it - waiting for it to get good - it never did.

Movies:
Beloved - This movie was poorly done. It was painful to sit through. I was so looking forward to this movie when we went to see it. It was so awful.
Payback - Dh and I (and sil and bil) got to go to a free screening of this movie. We got to watch it and then give our opinions of it. We totally trashed the movie - it was horrible. So, then, of course, after the movie was actually released - we had to go see it to see what had been changed. The entire ending was different, but it was still a horrible movie. Nothing but gratuitous violence - and we saw it TWICE. Aaaahhh.
Wishmaster - The only movie I have ever seriously considered walking out of. The premise of the movie is very cool. It's based on the legend of the gin (gen?) or genies. You get three wishes, but you don't see the awful consequences of the wishes. Basically you wish for something good, and you get what you wish, but only because something awful happens. The movie was nothing but gore. I've never seen so many people walk out of a movie before.
Cape Fear - An awful, terrible, disgusting, worthless movie - another one that I had to see TWICE. Went to see it with my boyfriend (now dh) - hated it. Then, made him a romantic dinner, got all dressed up, and what movie did he take me to see? You guessed it. I have never let him live it down.
Eyes Wide Shut - Really, really long and boring. Might have been good if it was an hour shorter.

p.s. I actually read all 23 pages of this thread!!!!!!!
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Finally thought of the worst movie (animated)

All Dogs Go to Heaven
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There's 3 hours of my life I'll never get back.

I went back in the thread and saw that I'm not alone!

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I thought of another one - Godzilla (the one made in the 90's). Awful, horrible, blech - phooey.
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OK, I'll read through 60+ pages of the Harry Potter thread, but didn't read through this thread. Anywho, these may have been mentioned prior. A book called "The House" by Bentley Little and the movie "Sixth Sense"
Both of these creeped me out BIG TIME and still do to this day! Shudder!
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movies:
The Hills Have Eyes 1&2...why? Why, why, WHY?
The Stewie Griffin Movie--it was like they just made a super long episode. Oh, and did I mention it sucked a monkey?
Rosemary's Baby--I thought it was supposed to be a classic. It wasn't scary at all!

books:
Catcher in the Rye--ok, I loved Nine Stories. But I don't like CitR.
The DaVinci Code--the movie was so bad we couldn't finish it. And I didn't like the book, either. It bored me. I suppose that's bad.
City of Bones--sloppy writing. And it's on the children's bestseller list too. I only read it cause I was mutual friends with cc on lj, back when she was an HP fanfic writer. But--blech!

ETA: I read TONS of books. But I also read the ones I like until they fall apart.

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This has been mentioned b/f in this thread, but my all-time big regret is the Flowers in the Attic series by VC Andrews. It had such a negative impact on me as a young girl.

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The movie Tideland. I watched it several weeks ago and am still not over it. It was incredibly disturbing for me, and I am usually not the type to let movies or books effect me like this. I read reviews and knew it was going to be dark, but for some reason someone compared it to Pan's Labyrinth, which I loved. I was so not prepared to see what I saw in this movie.

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the ring
it was my last scary movie.
oh yeah i saw king ralph as a teenager...worst movie ever.
books..
the baby whisperer
she seems to make sense until she promotes formula feeding and baby training. stressed me out just reading it

i really love the book
the red tent
and even though it was violent the movie 300
i mean, 300 men with six packs in their underwear...who even noticed the violence!
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