I was about five years old the first time I saw Goerge Pal's "War Of The Worlds". Scared the crap outta me. Had nightmares for weeks. The triple-irised cyclops Martian haunted me.
What a fantastic topic! It is such a tough call. For me I think one of the scariest movies is Night of the Living Dead! I still don't even like thinking about it at night (and the dvd stays in a different room than the one I sleep in!!)
I'll go with the sequel to that one:
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I first saw NOTLD on a double date after having consumed some sort of mind-altering substance. :>) I wouldn't advise doing that.
Not chills-scary, but just horrible, jump out of your seat: Alien. The thing coming out of his stomach is still the worst I've seen. Of course, I don't go to the gory ones anymore. I don't even like The Walking Dead on TV.
Yes, that is a good one! That Alien coming out of the stomach still occurs to me every time I get an upset tummy!
I've always gone with 'The Birds' because it can scare me even when I'm not watching. Just looking at a group of birds on a telephone wire creeps me out. I wonder what they're plotting.
I have to admit when I see a lot of birds on a wire, I think about The Birds. Personally I think that film is about men's fear of women's sexuality and how women need to be punished, so I think it is doubly scary! Melanie starts off an independent and knowledgeable woman and ends up a frightened and meek weak member of the family!
Alfred Hitchcock always manages to peg my .....scarry.....meter.
I have 2 and maybe they ARENT so bad but they were ones i saw as a young child when i should NOT have been....lol and they just STICK in my head when someone says SCARY MOVIE. They are: AUDREY ROse, , The Night Sister Evelyn Rose From the Grave, and Rosemarys Baby also. If i am at my dads house at night, i STILL "see" creepy ole sister Evelyn out the kitchen window until i realize its MY REFLECTION.....LOL!
Kim, I just noticed I have a copy of Evelyn - guess I'll have to take a look!