Re The Exorcist, the scene where they're doing tests on Regan & put something into her neck and blood spurts out always makes me shudder. Realism/physicality I guess. The sound in that scene also plays a role.
― lilcraigyboi (Craigo Boingo), Saturday, 23 November 2019 08:52 (one year ago) link
thread just reminded be about ghostwatch
i think it did genuine fuckin damage to me for a while, that did. i was put to bed screaming, and woke up the same way, for about a week.
― deems of internment (darraghmac), Sunday, 24 November 2019 02:08 (one year ago) link
It's not generally thought of as a scary film, but the first abduction scene in Communion used to freak the hell out out of me, and still kinda does. I dreaded the alien on the book cover as a child, so maybe watching it was never the best idea.
But I do like the somewhat surreal, dream-like approach is takes in regard to the experience, which is a nice contrast to the literal-mindedness of most UFO/abduction depictions on film and TV. There's the sense of intrusion from some "other", akin to the Diner monster in Mulholland Drive and the subway/passing car people in Jacob's Ladder.
― Duane Barry, Thursday, 21 November 2019 12:53 (three days ago) link
Totally. “IS THAT SOMEONE THERE?”
Christopher Walken giving the most Christopher Walken performance ever only compounds the strangeness further.
Perhaps not as surreal but certainly justc as scary is the alien abduction flashback from Fire in the Sky. The movie itself is mediocre but that sequence could stand on its own as one of the greatest sci-fi horror shorts ever made. It masterfully captures the pure animal terror of being treated like a lab rat by beings with unfathomable motives.
― Conceptualize Wyverns (latebloomer), Sunday, 24 November 2019 03:05 (one year ago) link
Forgotten to mention the scary bits in Beyond The Black Rainbow
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 7 August 2020 18:11 (six months ago) link