: The movie that gave you nightmares?
2005-05-24, 10:03 PM
There was one I will never forget. I was just a kid, but it worried me for MONTHS. "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers"
40 years later, after many movies, it was "The Missing" with Tommy Lee
Jones. So brutal.
How about you?
Mine wasn't a movie, but the Twighlight Zone episode "It's a Good Life".
The scene where the man gets turned into a Jack-in-the-box freaked me out for weeks.
2005-05-25, 12:04 AM
I remember that jack-in-the-box one. And you know, the special effects back in the 1950's were pretty lame, but they were still scary. That idea
that if you fell asleep, your body was taken over by aliens was pretty revolutionary back then.
2005-05-25, 12:15 AM
Two for me in particular:
It came out some time in the 70's, I saw it when I was young and I still look up when I walk by the attic.
I simply lived in this movie the whole time it was on. I felt like I was there and couldn't imagine what it would have felt like to be left in the middle of the ocean.
Open Water is on TMN in June, I believe in HD. Perhaps it's on MC too, or already has been.
Halloween was pretty scary the first time around. Saw it with friends and we kept scaring each other during the movie.
2005-05-25, 01:16 AM
"The Believers". 1987. Martin Sheen. Helen Shaver. It's about a voodoo cult and child sacrificing. It was scary because unlike slasher flicks, this one had a ring of believability to it.
The first time I saw Silence of the Lambs it freaked me out too. But not as much as the The Believers did.
2005-05-25, 01:26 AM
I have to say the exorcist...now i think its pretty lame, but when your 12 it had my nervous........i would add the original amityville horror... :eek:
2005-05-25, 02:33 AM
The Tingler(sp), Black Sunday, the boris karloff-Frankinstein, there were others back then too.
They freaked me out so much I haven't watched a scary movie since!
2005-05-25, 06:04 AM
The Exorsist, I saw in the theatre when it came out in the 70's, I was totally freaked out for months and months...
2005-05-25, 06:05 AM
I remember Black Christmas,,,, that was scarey, so was Chainsaw masacre , saw that one at a drive in with a bunch of my friends we piled into the back of a van with lawn chairs to watch that one...
2005-05-25, 11:02 AM
Generally I have issues with zombie movies. But the most recent one that gave me nightmares was "The Ring." I'd be sorta half asleep, and all of a sudden think "did my TV just turn on to snow?"
I had to take my TV out of the bedroom for a week because of it. :eek:
2005-05-25, 11:04 AM
[QUOTE=57]Open Water is on TMN in June, I believe in HD.
I wouldn't have thought that was worth is being that it was shot on DVCam. I've seen porno movies with higher quality video.
Mine was probably the first nightmare on elm st. The scene where the woman is being gutted on the ceiling of her bedroom. and the thought that if you fall asleep he'll get you.
Nightmare on elm street was scary as a kid, amityville horror.
My wife was terrified of the blair witch project.......I made her believe it was a real tape......etc.
The worst for me.......and I still don't like watching it is......Poltergeist.
The little girl and the snow on TV are etched in my mind. CAROLAN.....
2005-05-25, 12:46 PM
The movie that kept me up all night was one from back in the 80's.I don't really like scarey movies but went to see it with my girlfriend,now my wife.Does anyone remember...Funhouse?Man that really disturbed me back then...lol
the first candyman had me a bit scared.
I saw Jaws alone in a theatre when I was 11.
I did not sleep for weeks and I did not swim that entire summer.
2005-05-25, 01:20 PM
I saw an NFB film that was an adaptation of Helen Creighton’s "Bluenose Ghost" (Nova Scotia ghosts and folklore) when I was 10 or 11 that kept me awake at night for a week. It was the concept of a "forerunner", a foreshadowing of your own or someone else's death that really got to me. It's amazing what an 11 year old brain can interpret as a forerunner.
2005-05-25, 05:04 PM
I guess it would be 'Psycho' and 'Jaws' for me. I saw 'Psycho' a second time in a very small-town theatre in SE Alaska -- don't think I'll ever forget the screams that accompanied that viewing!! A similar experience with 'Jaws' -- with long-lasting memories of some of the scenes and the music, and especially so when I've travelled south to tropical shores and beaches (even to this day!!).
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
I must have been about 5 or 6 years old when I watched it. For years after, I had ocassional nightmares about being caught by a child catcher (akin to a dog catcher for kids).
Years later I watched the movie again and realized the "kiddy catcher" of my nightmares was the kid catcher in that movie.
I have refused to watch or allow my kids to watch that movie. I still get the creeps just thinking about it!
2005-05-25, 05:52 PM
I had nightmares that the cast would be coming after me to cash their paychecks after the studio's bounced.