Scary Movies

Kris148

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Name the film from the synopsis.
Based on a novel by Robert Bloch what this movie lacks in color and special effects it more than makes up for in suspense, creepy dialogue, spine chilling soundtrack and storytelling that is lost in most modern horror movies.
 

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win231

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I grew up on the old horror movies that were shown on tv on Friday nights. The scariest one I saw in a theatre was "The House on Haunted Hill" with Vincent Price. That one gave me nightmares for weeks.
I have that one on DVD. I still watch it sometimes.....for a chuckle. It was scary when I was a kid. "My dear, while you were playing your little game of murder, I was playing too."
 
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win231

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The accompanying shrilling violin soundtrack will always stay with me.
I saw an interview with Janet Leigh. She was angry with Hitchcock forever because of what he did for realism. During rehearsals for the shower scene, they used warm water. During the final take, when the killer comes in, he rigged the shower so ice-cold water would suddenly come out of the spout & when Janet screams, she really meant it.
 

Kris148

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Name the film from the synopsis.
Based on a novel by Robert Bloch what this movie lacks in color and special effects it more than makes up for in suspense, creepy dialogue, spine chilling soundtrack and storytelling that is lost in most modern horror movies.
No one want to take a guess at this. We have been discussing this 60s classic on this thread.
 
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RadishRose

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Name the film from the synopsis.
Based on a novel by Robert Bloch what this movie lacks in color and special effects it more than makes up for in suspense, creepy dialogue, spine chilling soundtrack and storytelling that is lost in most modern horror movies.
I remembered the name Robert Bloch (I used to work in a bookstore) but completely forgot what he wrote. Had to look him up.... must be "Psycho" . I forgot Alfred Hitchcock did the movie, not the book!

“Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.”
― Robert Bloch



 

Kris148

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I remembered the name Robert Bloch (I used to work in a bookstore) but completely forgot what he wrote. Had to look him up.... must be "Psycho" . I forgot Alfred Hitchcock did the movie, not the book!

“Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.”
― Robert Bloch
Had I said it was directed by Hitch.. people would have got it in an instant.
 

win231

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I love the "Twilight Zone;" I have the whole collection. Some are scary.
I also have several "One Step Beyond" episodes. They're all spooky. And the host (John Newland) looks like he has dead bodies hidden somewhere........
 

Kris148

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I love the "Twilight Zone;" I have the whole collection. Some are scary.
I also have several "One Step Beyond" episodes. They're all spooky. And the host (John Newland) looks like he has dead bodies hidden somewhere........
Same here. I have the entire 3 versions.. Original (59-63), 1985, 2002 in my library..all remastered copies. I am currently rewatching the entire 156 episode Originals.
Am also a devotee of John Newland and One Step Beyond. Pity these never went to DVD. He made a later version.. have you seen these @win231?
 
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win231

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Same here. I have the entire 3 versions.. Original (59-63), 1985, 2002 in my library..all remastered copies. I am currently rewatching the entire 156 episode Originals.
Am also a devotee of John Newland and One Step Beyond. Pity these never went to DVD. He made a later version.. have you seen these @win231?
No, I have several episodes on DVD that were re-made with decent quality sound & video & I also got a large volume but the sound & video are bad.
 

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