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Midweek Mouth-off: Your frightening faves

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Seeing as it’s Halloween, today we want to hear all about your all-time favourite horror films? What was both a good scare and a good time? What really disturbed you? What’s a little known genre gem? Tell us all.

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Last Updated: October 31, 2012


  1. Christo Kruger

    October 31, 2012 at 10:50

    I think The Blair Witch Project is still the scariest film I’ve ever seen. Followed closely by Paranormal Activity and Silent Hill.


  2. Kervyn Cloete

    October 31, 2012 at 11:17

    The biggest scare I ever received in a cinema was in The Ring, the scene with the girl in the closet. I generally don’t get scared by horrors, because I easily pick up on the little clues from the director that something’s about to happen.

    There were no clues there, no build up at all. One second I’m watching a subdued conversation between two ladies at a funeral, the next I’m voiding my bowels in sheer terror.


  3. Rincethis

    October 31, 2012 at 11:18

    I’d agree with Christo’s first two, then replace the terrible Silent Hill with the Shining!


  4. WernerE

    October 31, 2012 at 11:48

    I remember one of the earliest horror films I’ve and really enjoyed was Fright Night (1986 version). I need to find that again and rewatch it. I’m probably going to be embarrassed in how lame it will be.


    • DieJason

      October 31, 2012 at 11:57

      Fright Night was classic!


  5. DieJason

    October 31, 2012 at 11:58

    I remember one of the movies that frightened me when I was but a nipper, Stephen King’s Silver Bullet, really didn’t like werewolves back then.


  6. Darryn_Bonthuys

    October 31, 2012 at 12:03

    Without a doubt, John Carpenter’s The Thing. I never knew what the hell that creature was, or what it would turn into, but the practical effects used when it transformed from a dog form into nightmare fuel? Still gives me the shakes, to this day.


  7. Lourens Corleone

    October 31, 2012 at 16:55

    Agreed with Darryn about The Thing, I love it. Others I am particularly fond of are the Paranormal Activity films (besides maybe #2) and Insidious, Event Horizon, [REC]. [REC2]…do I go on?


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