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Scariest Movie


Every end of October brings Halloween where we are presented with spooky imagery, creepy TV specials and of course, scary movies. A great horror movie often gives its audience feelings of uneasiness, dread, and a fear that the unexpected could happen at any moment. This tension coupled with a compelling script and interesting characters is often what leaves a mark in our minds and makes these movies so memorable (even though sometimes we'd rather forget). Love them or hate them, everyone has that one film that terrified us and still lingers with us today. We asked some people what scary movies left them tense and sleepless and why they can't forget them.

 

What’s the scariest movie you’ve ever watched?

 

Edge Suarez, 32

It’s really hard to pick the scariest movie since I’ve stopped watching scary movies. The answer to why I stopped watching scary movies is actually scarier than the answer. The last scary movie I watched was still back during college days. If I had to pick a classic that comes to mind right away it would have to be the original “IT” movie and “Candy Man” (Bloody Mary is up there as well). Those movies filled my childhood with sleepless nights and made going to the bathroom in the middle of the night a challenge. The last movie that really made my skin crawl though was “Shutter”. As an adult you’d think that it wouldn’t phase you but it does, especially since I’m a photographer like the main actor in the movie and I sometimes get shoulder problems. Well, I guess after I finish writing this, it’ll take awhile for me to get to sleep.

 

Marty Arnaldo, 27

The Halloween Tree

The scariest films I think are the ones you watch as a child. Things just seem more real and believable, you let your imagination run wild, and it stays with you much longer than the movie’s run time. This made-for-tv Cartoon Network classic, if watched again would surely appear tame in comparison now, but as a 5 year old watching it during Halloween in your grandmother’s spooky ancestral house in the province? Absolutely, the scariest.

 

KC Co, 33

The Conjuring

Why? VALAK!!!

 

Daisy Joyce Castillo, 30

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

The way she got possessed was really scary. I stopped watching Exorcism movies after that because it would take time for me to get over it. Until now whenever I wake up at 3am it reminds me that it is devil's time.

 

Anjo Tee, 30

It’s a toss up between The Exorcist or the original IT.

The exorcist because ​​Linda Blair really scared me when I saw the movie when I was in grade 6, and the idea of having an evil spirit take control of your body was so new and scary to me at that time. The first IT is the reason why I hate clowns now. I don’t trust them and to see a clown eat a kid like me (I accidentally watched this movie with my older cousins when I was 5 or 6), was so scary because of the birthday parties I went to.

 

Dominic Nuesa, 34

The original Japanese production of The Ring traumatized me enough that I took out the TV from my room and left it outside for months.