A few weeks back I asked you what pushed your buttons in the horror genre. Here are some of the chilling scenes you came up with...

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  • Comment number 30. Posted by Arntcatscute

    on 14 Jul 2014 15:44

    A discussion about scary movies, and no mention of either 'The Shining' or 'The Entity' (1982, not that silly 'Russian' movie of 2012)... Disgraceful!

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  • Comment number 29. Posted by arcane

    on 7 May 2014 00:25

    I always thought The exorcist 3 was a rather under rated film with some genuine creepy moments, such as the confession scene, or in the hospital when the 'ghost' jumps out after the nurse. Another favourite is the scene in psycho when the policeman is murdered at the top of the stairs

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  • Comment number 28. Posted by Johnny Friendly

    on 2 May 2014 23:37

    Whistle and I'll Come to You is great and the scene on the beach is chilling. Seeing that black figure standing there in the distance makes me shiver.

    Salem's Lot is another classic and the scene in the local jail is the one that gets me the most. The way Mr. Barlow appears suddenly out of nowhere is scary.

    Prince of Darkness is really underrated and a classic John Carpenter film full of atmosphere. The dream of the black figure standing in the doorway is brilliant.

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  • Comment number 27. Posted by Venser

    on 29 Apr 2014 21:41

    I just finished watching Borderlands and it's my favorite 2013 horror movie. It gets really Lovecraftian in the end.

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  • Comment number 26. Posted by themaddogmax

    on 27 Apr 2014 22:15

    One of the recent horrors that I really liked was Pontypool, I thought it was great but one scene in particular when the PA girl starts to slowly lose her control of speech and succumbs to virus and is left as incoherent zombie, really left its mark.

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  • Comment number 25. Posted by Guanyin

    on 27 Apr 2014 21:15

    Like Whistle and I'll Come to You, The Signalman with Denholm Eliot, no blood or explicit stuff, but scary in that profound metaphysical kind of way... and the scene out of Lost Highway with the video... (like the fuzzy video bits out of Carpenter's Prince of Darkness...)

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  • Comment number 24. Posted by makenshi1985

    on 26 Apr 2014 16:03

    Mark, I think you need to revisit your opinion of I SAW THE DEVIL. You give MARTYRS much praise and seem to be far more forgiving of it then the former. There reached a point in the film MARTYRS where the protagonist in the third act is being forced fed and strangely it was at that point it just hit me that the director seems to be getting way too much enjoyment from seeing her tortured, I don't care if he tries to justify it by saying its about transcendence through pain, you might find SNM types say the same thing, this truly was torture/gore porn. You say I SAW THE DEVIL is exactly that, and graphic and unrelenting for the sake of it, but it is predominantly about awful thing happening to an awful person, as his actions escalate so too does his 'punishment', the force of righteousness being forced to one up the vile actions of his prey. In fact I believe it is the most honest revenge movie i've seen, about human emotion and the line that has to be crossed to channel such a visceral reaction. As you say, staring into the abyss. I admire MARTYRS but I think you might have got it wrong on I SAW THE DEVIL, mark. The scene at the end of the protagonist breaking into tears was a great acknowledgement about keeping grief locked up inside and what it can manifest if you don't let it out, as it were. Ji-woon-Kim is a thoughtful director and I dont believe he would ever make a movie like the one your were describing on radio 5.

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  • Comment number 23. Posted by a mcg

    on 25 Apr 2014 12:49

    Most terrifying , nightmare-inducing thing i ever watched was a tv series called Chimera. Was about 1991 and i was only 9 yrs old - i had nightmares for months after that, I was actually traumatised.

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  • Comment number 22. Posted by Icecold

    on 23 Apr 2014 11:35

    Dark Water (the Japanese version) - is without doubt one of, if not, the scariest films I've ever seen. The scene where the main character walks through the abandoned flat for (i think) the first time. As they walk past an open doorway, you can see into the very dimly lit bedroom. You can just about make out the semblance of a child's figure in the room looking out. Brrrrrrrr it's cold in here.

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  • Comment number 21. Posted by Jakerbeef

    on 22 Apr 2014 20:26

    A little disappointed to see the original version of Dark Water fail to get a mention. It was a film I saw at the Galway Festival many years ago and I remember feeling nothing but oppressive, cold dread for most of the running time. The final act and the terrifying 'reveal' in the elevator had the audience screaming as one.

    It's a peerless japanese ghost story entwined with troubling domestic themes of divorce, neglect and guilt. The scares hit all the harder amongst the all-pervasive mood of rain-drenched melancholy (and the single-parent's mounting despair) and the film is a terrific example of all the best Horror being about inner demons informing outer ones.

    Not just absolutely scary but an absolutely terrific film to boot.

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