THE SCARIEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME. Instapundit called attention to the release on September 29 of an Ultimate Collector’s Edition of The Wizard of Oz, as reported on this Amazon blog. I was terrified by The Wizard of Oz when I first saw it. It was during the scene where they are dancing happily down the Yellow Brick Road and the Witch’s head pops up in the sky that I decided that I would be happier if I left. Understandable, because I was very young. But I have never been able to watch the movie all the way through despite several attempts, beginning when I was in my late teens. I know a couple other men who have never been able to finish it either. When I call it “the scariest movie of all time”, I acknowledge that I have tried to avoid any competitors for that title. Why do people voluntarily go to scary movies anyway?

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  1. Dick Weisfelder says:

    The adrenaline rush or what in “Brave New World” was called a “violent passion surrogate” to relieve our own impulses?

  2. Nick says:

    The new style of scary movies are things like “Saw” “Hostel” and “Turistas” where it’s simply people being tortured to death in rusty, dark places with concrete. That doesn’t make any sense to me at all. Saw VI comes out soon.

  3. Lee says:

    Oh man, do I hate crap like “Saw.” “The random victim in Devious Trap X is ACTUALLY THE GUY THAT RAN DOWN YOUR SON TWO YEARS AGO! What will you doooo?”

    The two movies that scared the bejesus out of me as a kid were “Alien” and “The Thing.” There’s just something about parasitic alien lifeforms roaming around isolated places.

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