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Suggestions for "milder" horror movies?

After being a wimp my whole life and doing everything I could to avoid scary movies, I'd like to now slowly build up my tolerance to be able to handle them to some degree. What I really dread about them is the feeling I get afterwards of someone or something being hidden anytime I'm in the dark and coming to get me, and that's caused me to avoid watching movies with friends and miss a lot of great fiction. What are some suggestions of "easier" scary movies that I can use as a stepping stone before I start watching the really scary stuff? Books and other types of media are also welcome.
posted by PlasticSupernova on Jun 29, 2014 - 32 answers

Why do people enjoy the Saw movies?

As a horror fan, I've never understood the appeal of the Saw movies. Can someone explain the psychology involved with liking that series and similar types of movies? [more inside]
posted by quiet earth on Jun 20, 2014 - 40 answers

"In space, no one hears you scream"

Should I watch Prometheus? I'm afraid of horror films. [more inside]
posted by polymodus on Jun 13, 2012 - 23 answers

Help me identify the names of these three movies.

Please help me find the names of three vaguely recalled movies from my past: a teen flick from the 80s, a dubbed (possibly Italian) horror film from the 70s, and a scifi adventure from the 60s (maybe)? [more inside]
posted by coolxcool=rad on Apr 29, 2012 - 13 answers

Unique horror movie themes!

I'm looking for some unique horror movie marathon themes. [more inside]
posted by slimepuppy on Nov 23, 2011 - 29 answers

Help me remember three childhood movies

Can you help me name three childhood movies based on the briefest snippets of scenes? I have only brief glimpses of scenes from three movies I watched on TV when I was a kid (~35 years ago). For years I've thought about those scenes and I'd like to identify the (probably obscure) movies to which they belong. [more inside]
posted by darkstar on Jul 20, 2010 - 18 answers

Horror Twists

Two horror films from about 10 years ago, M. Night Shyamalan's "The Sixth Sense" and Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar's "The Others", basically have the same twist at the end (which I won't describe here). Are there any other films you've seen with the same twist or similar - released either before (ideally) or since?
posted by Holly on Dec 3, 2009 - 43 answers

The curious incident of the dog in the painting.

What scary black-and-white movie, involving bleeding portraits and howling black dogs, did I see back in the '60s? [more inside]
posted by OolooKitty on Mar 23, 2009 - 12 answers

Looking for good film depictions of the classic Victorian haunted house.

Looking for good film depictions of the classic Victorian haunted house. [more inside]
posted by greenie2600 on Oct 20, 2008 - 10 answers

It's never the creepy janitor.

What horror films feature a mystery killer? [more inside]
posted by burnmp3s on Jan 1, 2008 - 22 answers

What are some good movies for a halloween party?

HalloweenFilter: What are some good movies for a halloween party? Scary, Silly, you name it.
posted by hughbot on Oct 31, 2004 - 17 answers

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