Post by rok-a-bill-e on Jun 26, 2020 11:11:54 GMT -5
Old enough for black and white. As a kid, Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte with the body parts, on TV, scared me to death, as did the silly Teenagers from Outer Space where people were blasted into skeletons. And of course Psycho. First real adult scare was the original Halloween.
When 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in theaters, the parents of the wee Peegoo took him and his older sister to the Cinerama Theater in downtown Honolulu to see the film.
I was in the 2nd grade, and it scared the bejeebuz of me. It also was intensely compelling (the film imagery as well as the concept of the unknowable), and that is what really got me interested to learn more about science and the natural world. Yeah, I had nightmares, but looking back and seeing where this quest for knowledge took me in life, it was waaaay worth it. It was so impactful that I remember it as if it all happened yesterday.
If you remember Cinerama--it was a theater presentation scheme that used three projectors in a criss-cross manner on a very wide curved screen that partially wrapped around the audience, along with six-channel audio that moved the sounds within and across the scenes. It was a much better concept than Imax, because it wasn't simply a film on a huge screen, it actually immersed the audience in the film. I gotta say, it sure added to the scariness.
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Post by stratcowboy on Jun 26, 2020 12:20:23 GMT -5
I was already 19 when 2001 came out. Didn't scare me, but it did blow me away. It still does. It has held up really well, and in my opinion, has pretty well predicted what's become of the human race and its tangled relationship with technology. Amazing film. For me Kubrick is the all-time greatest filmmaker. He worked in so many genres and in each one produced a legendary film. He's amazing.
I still have a 2001 DVD. And I also have the behind the scenes making of the movie, where it shows how Kubrick actually had built a full-size revolving space station to allow the actors to move on the curved surface, etc., of the interior. It was a pisser!
"Young" being a subjective term, I was about 28 when "Jaws" came out. That opening scene with "Chrissie" being eaten alive from beneath the water, has stuck with me to this day I had seen "Exorcist" a couple of years earlier, and found it compelling. But since there's no such thing as demons and possession, the fear factor departed in the theater parking lot.
Post by Taildragger on Jun 26, 2020 15:43:05 GMT -5
I saw this when I was about 11 years old. It creeped the heck outta me. I'll have to watch it again and see how I react, because I haven't seen it again since the first time (only just dug up the title on Google just now). Story was supposedly inspired by the real life grave robbers, Burke and Hare. They must've changed the title when the exported it to the USA: