Fear (no, not HIM)

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Fear (no, not HIM)

Post by GrimaldineGrimwold » Wed Nov 20, 2002 2:29 am

I don't remember anyone specifically asking this.

Which aspects of Knightmare really scared you? A particular scene, death, creature, puzzle, or what?

I can think of several, but the one that most frightened me was Ariadne's Lair. I think it was the creepy sound effects that were often used when she started moving. A lot of the teams seem to have freaked out too.

I usually paced around the room until they'd escaped it, or, of course, she'd caught her prey.
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Re: Fear (no, not HIM)

Post by Billy » Wed Nov 20, 2002 3:20 am

I can honestly say I've never been scared by Knightmare.

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Post by Pooka » Wed Nov 20, 2002 6:44 pm

Liar.

I was going to say something here Um, oh yeah, last night my mum was asking me what was so good about series 3. I think most of series 3 was actually pretty scary!
Morghanna, for example - perfect performance. Evil, personified, literally terrifying! The scenes in the dwarf tunnels were also really good for building up tension.

I was also very scared during the scenes with the Dreadnought in series 6. Those scared the hell out of me - and when Sumaya was killed by one I was hiding behind my Gran!
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Re: Fear (no, not HIM)

Post by JamesA » Wed Nov 20, 2002 8:40 pm

The Causeways, especially in Series 6 when the eerie background music and the Frightknight's timer were added, plus Play You Cards Right in the later series

S*** scary or what?
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Post by Purgatory » Wed Nov 20, 2002 9:11 pm

never got sacred, always worred when that food icon came up, or any other close to death samples came up.. it was more exciting then scary
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Post by GrimaldineGrimwold » Wed Nov 20, 2002 9:30 pm

Series 3 was definitely scary. I too loved those animated dwarf tunnels, especially as the life force was often superimposed on the side just to make it even more tense. Somehow the "real" dwarf tunnels in later series never did anything for me, or perhaps it was just the expectation of the appearance of Brother Strange looking for proverbs.

I'd forgotten quite how scary Play Your Cards Right was. The music was just fantastic and often the goblin horns would be sounding (which always made we more nervous!). Even though I personally never thought it was that difficult a puzzle (I know plenty of people disagree) the fact that so many teams were frantic and clueless made it even more tense. Incidentally, what I thought made it more difficult was not the puzzle itself- following suit or rank seemed common sense- but the fact that it was often difficult to make out what the cards were. Is that the Queen of Diamonds or Hearts? I know Treguard had to occasionally point out what the cards were. And when they did close ups of the dungeoneers next to a set of cards, I think some of them must have forgotten which they'd pressed last. Hence Treguard started telling teams to keep a record of their judgements.

In any case, it was darn scary. And it proved that a long scene with a pretty repetitive puzzle, if handled properly, COULD be really dramatic and tense.  
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Re: Fear (no, not HIM)

Post by JamesA » Wed Nov 20, 2002 9:34 pm

never got sacred ????
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I wasn't scared.

Post by Thanatos » Thu Nov 21, 2002 12:02 am

I can honestly say that Knightmare never scared me (even though I was but six years old when I first watched it).
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Post by rachelesque » Thu Nov 21, 2002 4:21 pm

the dreadnaught (is that the correct spelling?) and the catacombite gave me nightmares...

i had to hide the book with the skull picture on the front before i went to bed so it wouldnt attack me.

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Post by Ark » Thu Nov 21, 2002 8:45 pm

The Cavernwights and the Automaton scared me when I was a kid. You get so used to each room being a seperate danger that I got really unnerved by the threats tyhat could follow the Dungeoneers through the Level. The fact that the Wights roamed around Level 3 didn't help!
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Post by Debz_g » Fri Nov 22, 2002 6:40 pm

I was 5 when I started watching KM, so it really scared the hell outta me at times!! In the earlier series I just remember being scared of what was coming next, the anticipation was a killer!! I also remember being scared of the ghosts, it was the noise that did it! Whenever I was scared I would hide behind the sofa, so I must have looked rather daft!

Then when Lord Fear came along, that was it! I seemed to spend a lot of the time hiding, dreading the moment that his eyes turned red. Come to think of it I was about 8 or 9 when he appeared, I must have been a really wimpy child!! *Looks around nervously* But I am really brave now though!!  :-/
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Post by Stephy24_7 » Fri Nov 22, 2002 11:19 pm

:o

THE GOBLIN HORN! OMigod he's being chased and he's got to run through the room NOW NOW NOW and look his advisors panicked and made a mistake....

I liked the 'real' dwarf tunnels. They looked so much more realistic, plus I was old enough to really appreciate Knightmare by then.

The Automatum (is that how you spell it?) was also scary. And eeky fireballs. That's why advisors are heard to scream "PUT IT DOWN! PUT IT DOWN NOOOOOOOOW!" whenever the poor dungeoneer had held the spyglass up for too long...
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Post by Gaminguy » Fri Nov 29, 2002 12:21 am

This sounds stupid, but I was terrified of the Brollachan's sudden appearence and his deeeeeeep slow voice :o

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Post by Rainecloud » Fri Nov 29, 2002 9:57 am

Series 5, Episode 1, Lord Fear's red eyes in the Spyglass sequence.

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Post by JamesA » Sat Nov 30, 2002 6:22 pm

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