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marantzo
Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:16 am Reply with quote
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dl, thought it looked like a giant carrot...

I believe that someone in the film says that when they discover that it grows and reproduces like a plant.
Joe Vitus
Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:35 am Reply with quote
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It is a giant carrot.
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Ghulam
Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 3:09 pm Reply with quote
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My first scary movie? Can't remember that far back, but one that comes to mind is Dracula (1958), with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.
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Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:50 pm Reply with quote
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Susperia is a movie I've always tried to turn people on to. It was one bad dream. Very much like a real nightmare. The dance school was an amazing maze of fear and atmosphere. Some friends didn't like it much as I might have suspected. After the bloodletting in 80's films they felt little of what I had when Susperia came out in '77. So be it, I enjoy Argento's films, I have since my parents took me to see The Bird With Chrystal Plumage back in the 60's. His movies remind me of a DeChirico painting brought to life.

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marantzo
Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:54 pm Reply with quote
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Sure, now he's got an exhibit and he's talking all artsy similes and stuff.
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marantzo wrote:
Sure, now he's got an exhibit and he's talking all artsy similes and stuff.
Oh shit! LOL

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dlhavard
Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:37 am Reply with quote
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As an adult, POLTERGEIST scared the he** out of me. Say what you want about the film, but they really knew what buttons to push to make you jump.

The little boy scared of the creepy tree really pushed my inner child.
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Joe Vitus
Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:35 am Reply with quote
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I thought that movie was The Wizard of Oz in reverse. A cyclone precedes the "other world" landing here instead of taking us to another land, and a little girl is lost, trying to get back home. There's even a Munchkin.
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lshap
Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:31 pm Reply with quote
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The first film I remember scaring me was, in fact, The Wizard of Oz. I was probably five or six, and that scene where the wicked witch intercepts Dorothy, Scarecrow and the Tin Man along the Yellow Brick Road, cackling, "Scarecrow, wanna' play ball?" as she throws a fireball at him and ignites his stuffing, scared the shit out of me.

And that scene near the end where Dorothy is locked in that room and sees Aunt M in the crystal ball pleading "Dorothy? Dorothy...?" and then it changes to the Wicked Witch laughing...brrrrr.
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judithannie
Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:42 pm Reply with quote
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Wizard of Oz was also my first scary movie experience but I also remember being frightened by Disney's Pinnochio and Snow White. Disney's earyl animated movies had real villlains in them. But I think two of the scariest movies of all time have to be Night of the Hunter and Blood Simple.
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mitty
Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:49 pm Reply with quote
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There was a movie called, I think, The Crawling Eye. Forrest Tucker. All I remember about it is something about snowy mountains and the eye with tentacles reaching for unwary travelers. I saw it on t.v. when I was a kid.

And of course Forbidden Planet scared me. When the ID creature was beating the walls in a frenzy.
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sioux
Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 9:42 pm Reply with quote
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censored - Suspiria gave me nightmares for weeks. It was perhaps the film that convinced me that I am a wimp about such films. I can still pull up horrible visualizations about that film.

arrggghhhh
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tirebiter
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:52 am Reply with quote
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Here's a science fiction film crossword, 5X4 (but the last word across is six letters, so it sticks out like a stubbed toe).

ACROSS
1) The _____ That Wouldn't Die (1962); 2) The _____ of Heaven (1980); 3) Planet _____ (1974); 4) Earth's ranking Conehead

DOWN
1) The ____ (1958); 2) Death ____ 2000 (1975); 3) the Capital of the Chazars in the 10th Century; 4) If ____ My Way (1940); 5) 80s pop hit "99 Luftballons/99 Red Balloons" by ____
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daffy
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:57 am Reply with quote
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B R A I N
L A T H E
O C E A N
B E L D A R

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daffy
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:04 am Reply with quote
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I loved Lathe Of Heaven, but I haven't seen it since it was first broadcast (on PBS?) back in the early eighties. I wonder if the look holds up.

But there's no "The" in the title; it's just Lathe Of Heaven, as I'm sure The McBain will attest.

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