Originally Posted by darthrsg
I cannot even remember the last time I was really scared by a movie.
I know what you mean.
I'm usually "scared" by movies that, I don't really know how to say it but let's say movies that "make me uncomfortable". There has to be something more than the usual (and often cheap) jump scare, regardless how effective it can be. Torture porn stuff like Saw and the likes are simply disgusting, but certainly not "scary". I did watched all of them but only because I wanted to know how the whole thing was going to end for Jigsaw and his "followers". The first one remains the best. Given that I also hate horror comedies and zombie flicks, there's not much left
My favorite horror subgenre is the ghost stories, also I admit being very curious about the upcoming Evil Dead, which looks like a wild twisted ride so far. I was really looking forward to Sinister but it ended up very disappointing, considering a rather positive RT rating and good reviews (Ebert's "undeniably scary movie" quote escapes me though
). Next one on my list is Silent Hill Revelation which I'm going to watch tonight... I have low expectations here so maybe the end result won't be so bad
I don't know why but The Ring, which you mentioned above, remains one of the scariest movies I've seen - maybe simply because of its palpable
sense of dread thoughout, the enigmatic child for whom I even have a certain empathy once we know all the backstory, the much above average score from Hans Zimmer, the imagery, the first-rate cast (except the annoying kid!)... Ghost Ship, although pretty standard, still has one of the most disturbing openings I've ever seen, The Shining still makes me feel uncomfortable
, the Exorcist not so much now... Oh well... sorry for the long diatribe, I'm just thinking out loud. Sinister could have been much better!