The Blair Witch is not the scariest movie, but the ending shits me up when the lad is facing the wall and the camera falls to the floor.
For me the Scariest Movie has to be Stephen King's It only because its the only film that has scaried me.
While it's been a long while since I've seen it, I would have to say that the "scariest" movie that I've ever seen would have to be 'Event Horizon'. It is a chilling and dark, very dark, psychological thriller with graphic horror. Can't get a better combination.
Quote "Yeah, the ideas behind older horror films are often better, but technological developments mean that newer ones are scarier"
I don't think technology adds anything to horror films...the scariest ones are still the ones where you have to use your imagination rather than just be shown some crappy CGI monster. Which is what makes a film like Blair Witch so scary imo.
Regarding The Exorcist, I wonder if the age that you first watch it impacts how scary you find it. Like Zombiebomb I first saw the film when I was really young, probably around the same age as the girl in the film, and I think the impact of seeing it at such a young age and also believing it could really happen (which I don't believe now btw) is what really disturbed me. Whereas when the film got it's cinema re-release a few years ago people who had never seen it before came with me to watch it and they thought it sucked.
Would you agree Zombiebomb?
Okay, sorry lilangelhana, I misunderstood. It's because you were talking about technology making films better. I don't think tricks like using handheld cameras and shooting in outdoor locations can be put down to 'technological advances'.
Blair Witch wasnt the first film to use these kind of techniques though...although I will admit it's by far the best so far, IMO.
Has anyone seen a film called The Collinswood Story? It's basically a rip-off of Blair Witch but it does have some atmospheric moments...I'd recommend giving it a go if you liked Blair Witch.