With Halloween quickly approaching I have had two things on my mind*: Halloween costumes and scary movies. While I have my two Halloween costumes set (one for work, one for night), I have not settled on my ultimate scary movie list. The thing is, when I was younger, I could watch anything and nothing phased me. Now that I'm older, I'm a wuss! Being scared out of mind is not going to stop me, though. I'm on the quest to see the best**.
Now my favorite scary movie, as well as an all-time top 10, is Rosemary's Baby. Have you seen it? You must!!! I saw it for the first time in college at a Film Club meeting and instantly fell in love.
I think there's also something to be said about Scream, which I saw in the theatre with my feet up in my chair. It's the classic fear or not knowing who is behind the mask. I love it.
The Ring. I had a conversation with someone at work today about we think some people just don't see it in the same way. When he saw it he was scared shitless. When I saw it, with my sister, I watched it through a slit in my hands. I was terrified.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original and new). The original is almost funny, but is a must for a horror film list. The amount of blood is insane. The newer one, with Jessica Biel, is actually a good remake, in my opinion. It scared me! They went away from the cult-ness of the original, but replaced that with terror.
28 Days Later had me pretty freaked out and I feel like it's a really well-made movie. I still haven't seen 28 Weeks Later, but I hear it's really good.
In the same grouping, I love love love zombie movies. I love how they get you, but they're so damn slow! Ali and I both agree that the new Dawn Of The Dead is hella good.
A few movies I would like to see again since it's been awhile are: Halloween, Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday the 13th, etc. I also want to see some of the newer thrasher/scary movies like Saw and Hostel.
So please please please, what are your scary movie recommendations???
*But not only these two things. How weird would that be?
**And be a poet apparently...see?