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Online Johnny Unusual

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Scariest TV moments
« on: October 20, 2008, 06:55:28 PM »
Feel free to list and include really creepy commercials.


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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2008, 08:59:19 AM »
The Night Stalker (1972)

The bit at around 6 minutes here especially.

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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2008, 10:12:16 AM »
The Brady Bunch episode with the projector ghost.  Scared the fuck out of 'Lil Onil!  :speechless:
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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2008, 12:02:36 PM »
There was a TV special on the BBC years ago called Ghostwatch and it was a live investigation into a poltergeist that had been terrorising a family.  It had children's presenters hosting the thing, there was a live studio audience and it was basically an investigatory program on this family.  It started off really creepy, where they set up CCTV in the house for a week and showed what happened - things moving slowly on a table, lightbulbs repeatedly blowing - and later Craig Charles (Red Dwarf guy) was spending the night in the house himself, and live on camera.  Then things go apeshit.  Of course, it's all fictional and the program goes way too far in the second half, but in the first it sets itself up so believeably - at least to me - that all the ghost stuff feels terrifyingly real.


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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2008, 12:06:07 PM »
Yeah Ghost Watch was good, though I don't remember being particularly scared by it, I did think it was an effectively done piece (I think it's even available on DVD in the US probably through Acorn).

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I liked the explanation of how the ghost was drawing power that came at the end.

They really should do another one of those. But in a different country because I don't think it could be pulled off in the UK again.

Oh and here was the reaction from the delightful general public:

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EDIT: Aparently it's not avaliable in the US after all, which is a shame.
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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2008, 07:11:25 PM »
This scene from 'Salem's Lot' creeped me out pretty good starting at 2:20

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Also, any scene in Twin Peaks with Bob. 
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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2008, 12:11:08 PM »
I doubt it would effect me now, but I remember Nightmare Cafe creeped the hell out of me when I was a kid.  But then, I was scared by the Tums add where they sang the word tums to the Dragnet theme.  I have no idea why.


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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2008, 02:01:19 PM »
The last episode of Alf seriously disturbed little me. 




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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2008, 07:20:04 PM »
Oh and the Babes in Toyland and Alice in Wonderland TV movies also scared the crap out of me.


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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2008, 07:39:52 PM »
Yeah, they did a nice little nightmare fuel job with the monster in the Alice in Wonderland miniseries. I remember it well.

The scariest thing I've ever seen on TV was the 2000 election results coverage. :P
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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2008, 08:07:47 AM »
The scariest thing I've ever seen on TV was the 2000 election results coverage. :P

Which featured the scariest make-up ever....

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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2008, 10:04:52 AM »
The Tales From The Darkside with the thing that lived in the closet, or under the bed. That show pushed the limits. And my pee. Out of me.


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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2008, 10:28:31 AM »
Er, no, it was TFTDS and it had a freaky pale monster with red eyes (get it, color?) that basically, as I recall, swiped at an old man's legs for half an hour until you found out that it was actually his pet. Oh yeah, and the intro freaked me out too. That and the 80s Twilight Zone theme by the Grateful Dead. I love the nuclear missile episode. I find it more of an intellectual exercise than a horror story. No need to panic, but you have a good couple of decades to figure out what to do about the nuke. Build a giant ladder and defuse it? Build a bunker over the city? Go to Russia and put all the men in flower dresses so they're too embarrassed to wage war?


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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2008, 10:33:49 AM »
The X-Files with the serial killer who eats hair, and is a demon. Or something. Or was that just stupid?

Is this the right forum? Where's all the jokes like, "Sarah Palin's first debate"?


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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2008, 11:20:54 AM »
That wasn't scary, it was just pathetic.

I believe I made a comment about the 2000 election, though... ;)
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