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Old 15th June 2012, 02:21 PM
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Default Claustrophobic Horrors

Who here is claustrophobic?

Horror films have often focused on claustrophobia to build tense and scare the socks of you! This is probably why The Sqaud works as well as it does. But what are the most claustrophobic films you've ever seen?




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Check out the blog about it at Locked In: Cinema’s Most Claustrophobic Horrors!

For me, I'd say Buried has got to take the number one spot!
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Old 16th June 2012, 08:56 AM
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The part in ALIEN where Dallas (Tom Skerritt) is searching for the title beastie in the airshafts is claustrophobic.
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Old 16th June 2012, 09:16 AM
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Slightly tangential....but i've always thought Mike Leigh's Bleak Moments is very claustrophobic, but then i would
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Old 16th June 2012, 12:37 PM
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I think on of the reasons I like water-based horror so much is that water offers both claustrophobic and agoraphobic fears simultaneously. Watch The Reef to understand what I mean.

But that's not what the thread is about...


Submarines! Das Boot, Below

Lifts! De Lift, Devil (though I thought this sucked, there was a sense of claustrophobia throughout)

Shopping malls? Dawn Of The Dead - all that space, but still trapped?
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Old 16th June 2012, 04:52 PM
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Friedkin's Bug, Polanski's Repulsion - slowly turning a familiar setting into a claustophobic and nightmarish space . . .
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Old 16th June 2012, 05:39 PM
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The wonderful sleeper Altitude from a couple of years ago. Set on a tiny single engine aeroplane.
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Strange that no-one has mentioned the subterranean claustrophobia of 'The Descent'
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I think on of the reasons I like water-based horror so much is that water offers both claustrophobic and agoraphobic fears simultaneously. Watch The Reef to understand what I mean.
I totally agree. That's exactly the reason why I stay away from the sea as far as possible.

I don't know why, but I think that Cabin Fever is a highly claustrophobic Horror film.

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Old 31st July 2012, 09:13 PM
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The descent really made me claustrophobic and so did The Abyss.
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The Shining and The Thing are both very claustrophobic inside is dangerous and outside maybe even more so with sub zero temperature. You have a hard decision to take on the terror inside or take on mother nature outside.
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