Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Jayski, Mar 4, 2013.
You're saying they should have cut the centipede a little shorter...
they never should have made 2, 3...LOL.
A whole generation of kids was traumatized by this film. It's nothing if not disturbing. It's become fashionable to say this film is not scary, blah blah. But no amount of torture porn made today has the same sense of evil glee simmering beneath the surface. Everything about The Exorcist is sinister.
Anybody seen the play ?
The Seventh Continent by Michael Haneke. Just saw this last night. Great film but disturbing.
Naw, it's a brilliant film. I once got to talk to DP Owen Roizman about working on the film, and he said it was something like 9 months of torture, just a really arduous, difficult shoot, and that director Friedkin was really intense and absolutely determined to make "the scariest film ever made." If anything, the William Peter Blatty novel is more frightening in some ways.
The old axiom, novel is the better than the film.
1969 "The Honeymoon Killers" B&W is based on a true story and is extremely realistic and horrific.The claw hammer scene is almost unwatchable after 1 viewing IMO.
Anything by Jose Marins is disturbing in a strange psychedelic way.
Especially his 1960s era work.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre because it was based on a true story that occurred 30 miles from my house in Texas.
Yes, the Human Centipede films are about the most degrading awful crazy 'who in the hell thought of this??'
I think I have seen. I can handle some Exorcism, Freddy Krueger, SAW, Hostel etc etc,
but this one really left a bitter taste seeing these. I like a good horror, but geez.......
I won't ever be watching those again.
I was there for the 1st run and it messed up a lot of people for life.Friedken has stated that when he was making the movie he was so anti everything he WANTED to fu_ _
people up for life.He succeeded in many ways.
Seeing the real family on Johnny Carson shortly after the release was more harrowing because they played the real recordings of the sounds emulating out of their sons room during the incident.
Really? Is this up on YouTube?
Scenes that might STAY with you :
01. The Evil Dead- The girl calls the cards before they are turned over.
02. Exorcist III- The hallway scene; a voice from the confessional.
Exorcist III 'Legion' - Nurse Station Scene - Scariest Ever Movie Scene
04. Helter Skelter- Manson rant.
05. Dracula- The Brides glide in on Renfield; The Castle basement.
06. Suspiria- When we see what's behind that closed door.
07. Phantasm- The girl goes to the Morningside Mortuary and all we hear is a scream.
08. Carrie- Prom Night scene; mother scenes
09. Trilogy Of Terror "Prey" - Karen Black invites her mother over to visit.
10. The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism- The Haunted Forest.
CASTLE OF THE WALKING DEAD (1967) - Trailer
11. The Thing- The blood test.
12. Horror Hotel- Dance party in the main room.
Christopher Lee - Horror Hotel - Trailer
13. Carnival of Souls- The abandoned Lake House.
Carnival of Souls Trailer
14. Mystery of the Wax Museum- The body in the morgue.
15. Last Man On Earth- "Let me in."
16. Gimme Shelter- Crowd panic scene.
17. The Public Enemy- Cagney goes gunning for the gang in the rain.
18. Metropolis- Seven Deadly Sins; Hel's smile.
Illnaughty Rescore of Metropolis 7 Deadly Sins Scene
19. Texas Chainsaw Massacre- Screams at dinner.
20. I Bury The Living- Richard Boone's cemetery pin map.
I Bury the Living (1957) - Trailer
21. Shock Waves- The undead Nazis disappear under the water.
22. The House That Jack Built- Emma Peel gets a message from beyond the grave.
23. Planet of The Apes- The scarecrows.
24. Wait Until Dark- Harry Roat Junior takes a flying leap.
Wait Until Dark - trailer (1967) AUDREY HEPBURN
25. Them !- The mute little girl walks in the desert.
26. Tower Of London- No link/Richard sends Mord to the princes in the Tower.
27. White Zombie- The sugar cane mill scene.
WHITE ZOMBIE, 1932: Sugar-mill sequence.
28. The Manchurian Candidate- Angela Lansbury gives Lawrence Harvey a kiss.
29. Night of the Hunter- "Love" + "Hate"
Love - Hate: Night of the Hunter
30. A Man From The South- Peter Lorre bets Steve McQueen that he can't light a cigarette lighter ten times in a row.
31. Silent night, Bloody Night- Christmas Eve at the Butler mansion.
Friedkin always insisted on doing his homework, which is what makes this one particularly effective. I hadn't seen it for years when it appeared on tv, and I'd completely forgotten how perfectly the opening scene sets it up. It's also easy to forget the medical exams, but if he'd left those out, the film wouldn't have had credibility. By the time you get to the shaking bed, you're along for the ride, because it seems possible. I suppose that's the genius of it. Rumor has it that the film was based on an actual case of possession as well, so you have that, too.
Will I watch it again? Probably not. I've seen it a few times though. I like The French Connection, Cruising, and To Live and Die in L.A. better though.
I would agree. I read it some years after seeing the film, and definitely preferred the book.
I first saw The Exorcist when I was 16 - on a pirated video, at a friend's house, in broad daylight. Not ideal conditions. I think it's reputation as the 'scariest film ever made' precedes it, so a new viewer may have unrealistic expectations of it. I think it's a good film but a long way from being the scariest ever.
The Exorcist was the scariest film ever made up to that point, which was 1973. Sure, there's been a lot worse in the last 45 years. But that was a huge, huge game changer for its time. And I think it holds up extremely well.
I tried watching "Baskin", the Turkish horror film last week, and had to beg to be excused from the final act - and I don't regret leaving it "just as things were getting good", as my cousin watching the movie with me said. No thank you, indeed.
Megan is Missing is a pretty disturbing movie. I think it must have been intended as a cautionary tale.
Death Proof and Hostel are both disturbing, but I'm not sure that some of the scenes in those are disturbing to me because of what they depict, or because I'm kinda revulsed that someone decided to depict them. On that level, the idea of someone thinking "Yeah! It would be great to have that on film!" disturbs me more than the scenes themselves.
I've read about a film called Martyrs that's been described as deeply disturbing as well. I haven't seen it yet, and I'm not certain I want to... but from the review I read, which included spoilers, it's an intriguing story.
Agree. Friedkin directs the film in a nearly clinical way - he doesn't overplay the shock/horror, and that makes it much more effective than if he led the viewer with cheap jumps scares...
What would you say is scarier today? I’ve heard people mention Paranormal Activity as scarier. That seems absurd by comparison.
Frankenstein...when I was young.
Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) — Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí
We had to watch it in filmmaking class in college.
I don't watch most horror films, or especially violent films, so most being mentioned in this thread I wouldn't ever see.
Unless it's The Godfather
"Paranormal Activity" wasn't even remotely scary - it was a lot of boredom punctuated by occasional moments of annoying material...
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