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The 100 Greatest Scary moments on C4

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Droogie 2001, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. Droogie 2001

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    Anyone going to watch this tonight? It sounds fairly interesting.
    It apparently includes TV as well as film clips.

    The head popping out in Jaws has got to appear somewhere.

    Part 2 tomorrow...
     
  2. Lex

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    It all seems rather vague from what I have heard/read - I mean 'scary' to who? Does it include non-fiction news stories, or is it just tv and movies?
     
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    Spot on Lex, some legendary so called scary films like Exorcist just make me laugh out loud. The Ring (Hollywood version) was just a good film but it wasn't scary to me.

    I'd like the definition of "scary", is it the sort of fear that makes you turn away from the screen or is it a film that makes you jump. Resident Evil made me jump quite a lot but I wouldn't call it a scary film, it's clever editing and sound used to cause a reaction.

    At the risk of sounding Mr Macho I don't think any film could make me scared nowadays. My vote for the biggest jump moment in movie history has to be the hand moment in Carrie.
     
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    The cheat burster has to be in there from amongst a lot of scary scenes in Alien. Also the shower scene in Psycho no doubt will be in there.
     
  5. Lex

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    I totally agree Mr Macho! I haven't found a film 'scary' since I was about 11 years old - I always hear people saying how this film or that film was terrifying, but I just don't get scared by it - I wish I would! I wish I could be affected by a film and jump out of my seat and hide behind the sofa, it must be great, but it just doesn't happen!

    Having said that, I was slightly disturbed by the "Sloth" scene in Se7en :smashin:
     
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    Lex, have you checked your pulse recently... just to make sure that you're alive...? ;)
     
  7. Lex

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    Yep - it goes: A Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Bah, A Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom!

    Is that right? :confused:
     
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    Sounds like a pulse the prime minister would be proud of :)
    ... :eek:
     
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    whats the betting they bow to popularity and put something really stoopid at no 1
     
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    I have to admit while watching American Werewolf in London on tv this week I wasn't quite ready for that dream within a dream shocker. The part when he woke up from a nightmare and it turned out he was STILL asleep when that monster jumped out from behind the curtain. I tried to play it cool but my missus reckons there was clear daylight between my arse and the sofa!!
     
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    Some movies and shows can be suspenseful, but I've never found anything scary.

    Take all that hype surrounding the release of the 'Blair Witch Project', all those people who left screaming or white faced from the movie theatre... Sorry, but they're all just pussy's!

    Yet shows like early X-Files, and movies like Seven always managed to build on suspense, more than just trying to scare the crap out of their audiences, and were far more successful.

    Alien is the perfect example, people think it's scary because of some nasty looking monster? Yeah, sure, it might comes back to visit kids in their nightmares, but anyone with a sense of reality knows it's not real, as scary as it may seem. It the suspense, built up by the feelings of loneliness and claustraphobia that the audience empathises with, that fools people into thinking they're scared... that 'what's going to happen next?' feeling.

    It's empathetic apprehension, anxiety and suspense that the audience feels, not fear. And it always depends on the characters that have been put into such peril more than anything else to make the audience feel this way.
     
  12. Droogie 2001

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    Good replies guys.

    You are right in saying what it "Scary"

    In think in that context I think one of the scariest things I have seen recently is "Bowling in Columbine" by Michael Moore

    :(
     
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    I suspect 9/11 will be number 1 - scariest thing on tv ever surely.
     
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    Oh well - seems to be fiction only. In that case I reckon The Exorcist will be number one :lesson:

    Oh and err Shallow Grave... erm... err... scary? :confused:
     
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    Re last night I was loaned a tape of Quatermass and the Pit about 6 years ago and thought it was the scariest thing I had see eve in light of all the modern films etc. I went and bought it and and watched it last year but it did not have the same impact.

    SPOILER [COLOR=e4e4ff]I thought the film was a bit scary as well the bit where the devil pops up and the guy rides the crane in to it. [/COLOR] [​IMG]

    That ‘Terror at 20.200 Feet’ just imagine if you pulled your curtain back late at night and saw a face at the other side. [​IMG]
     
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    some of those chosen last night were quite simply pants
     
  17. Garrett

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    Somebody told me the other day ‘The Devil Rides Out’ frightened them and kept hem awake all night.
     
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    The scream right at the end of Invasion of the body snatchers always gives me the willies ( The Donald Sutherland one). For all out grossness and repulsion it has to be Audition.
     
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    i am sorry if this is off topic but what was i watching the other night when miss monroes suicide was in the top 10?? and what was number 1

    Must keep off the brandy :zonked:
     
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    top 42 are on tonight

    no idea
     
  21. Garrett

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    An other great chiller was Night Of The Demon but better still was the TV version some name as the story Casting Of The Runes by MR James.
     
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    Does anyone remember a TV drama series called Maelstrom? It terrified me as a kid. I wish it would be repeated: it was a great story.
     
  23. Garrett

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    The name rings a bell, could you enlighten me more.
     
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    It was based in Scandanavia, there was some sort of murder investigation, people lived on separate islands and had to visit each other by speed boat, and there was a house on an island which was full of dolls...

    Edit: Oooh, here it is:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/ilove/tv/maelstrom/v2.shtml
     
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    I missed this but was the childcatcher from chitty chitty bang bang in there anywhere ?
    When i was younger here used to scare the sh.. out of me and to be honest still don't like seeing the fella now.....

    He was scary
     
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    Yes he was. He was a ballet dancer that gave him a unusual way of moving.
    Same as that bloke on the Metz advert ( the Judderman), now that was creepy.:eek:
     
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    Best bit was John Carpenter coming clean on what mask Michael Myers was wearing. William Shatner!
     
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    Maelstrom - I thought it sounded like a Scandinavian film I'd seen but found this with some film clips.

    Maelstrom

    ....but then I remembered it was the Dutch film "Puppet on a Chain" I was thinking of.....

    Murder investigations, speedboats, puppets/dolls........
     
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    I thought this was already common knowledge - anyway, its the best piece of acting William Shatner has ever done! :clap:
     
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    Have to say I was disappointed with the first 90 odd entries!
    The last 10 were pretty much worthy.

    It seemed that it wasn't some much of a particular moment, but a collection of moments that they worked on

    I am glad to see that 'The Shining' was number one.
    A much deserved film.
    Remember seeing for the first time about 10 years ago, all I could dream about for the next week was though creepy twins...:eek:
     

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