This is a thread for the discussion of horror in any incarnation. Why? Because I want to be scared. I look through the horror section at a video store, I see a whole bunch of slasher flicks, sci-fi movies and all that that may be gory, but are rarely actually scary. I look through the horror section at a bookstore, and I see romances, fantasies and mysteries masquerading as horror, despite the fact that they simply don't horrify. I think the last time I was actually scared by a story was years ago when I read some Roald Dahl story about a guy who could see from any exposed skin, instead of just his eyes. That's what scary -- concepts and psychologies that on their own aren't scary, but can scare the crap out of you when you consider the implications. Gruesome deaths and strange plot twists and vampires aren't scary -- they're gruesome and strange and obsolete, respectively. But not scary. And I want to be scared. So here's the place to discuss what makes books and films scary, and recommend to each other ones that actually are scary.