Thursday, October 31, 2013

All Hallow's Eve...

...Or, Halloween as it is known by 99.9999999% more people.

Perusing YouTube last night, there's about 150 gabillion horror movies out there. I'm trying to avoid thinking about the first holiday away from my family, so let's talk horror movies, shall we? I don't go for them, I really don't. I'm the guy sitting there, watching the movie, yelling at the characters to NOT take refuge in the creepy abandoned insane asylum. I'm watching the movie thinking to myself, "you know, if one of these idiots had so much as a Smith & Wesson model 10 this movie would be a hell of a lot shorter."

I'm practical that way.

So, in that spirit, what's your favorite horror movie? It could be one like "They Live" that is just so horrifically bad that it comes around and starts to approach good from the other side (I mean, really, Rowdy Roddy Piper?) It could be one that's really well done, like Silence of the Lambs or Misery - I think the psychological horror movies are easier for me to take rather than slasher types.

Alternately, how would you end some of the classic horror movies? 

That is all.

21 comments:

libertyman said...

Play the music from "Psycho" and I still get the whim-whams.

Hitchcock was the master at building the tension in the audience.

wolfwalker said...

I don't do horror. Movies or books. Getting the hell scared out of me is NOT my idea of entertainment.

Knotthead said...

"Mary Shelley's Frankenstein," the 1994 adaptation with Robert De Niro as the creature. I haven't read the original novel, but this is considered to be the most faithful reproduction. If you haven't seen it, this is the one to see this night.

gunfreezone said...

I am not a fan of Horror movies but I do have to give some kudos to Nightmare on Elm Street...

What caliber for Freddy Krueger?

Tango said...

The first Friday the 13th.

Anonymous said...

Hitchcock's The Birds.

Gerry

Maureen Williams said...

I liked An American Werewolf in London. It was one of the first horror movies I saw as a young teenager, and it was both funny and scary. We called our parents to come get us from the bus stop becaues we were scared to walk the five minutes home in the dark, and our parents wouldn't come!!

Anonymous said...

The Thing with Kurt Russell.

Dave H said...

Alien.

There was a minor surge of schlock horror that came out when I was in high school. It's Alive, Piranha, all the greats. My girlfriend and I went to see them at the drive-in. We knew we weren't missing anything if we didn't actually watch them.

weaponoffishdestruction@gmail.com said...

1. The hills have eyes. The creepy rapist, the setting on fire of the dad...all bone-chilling.

2. Any of the SAW series. JIGSAW a bad MOFO.

Opinionated Grump (Rich in NC) said...

"that is just so horrifically bad that it comes around and starts to approach good from the other side "
The mental visual of that concept made me burst out laughing... Good one

Rich in NC

Weer'd Beard said...

Rosemary's Baby.

God I wish that asshole rapist Polanski didn't make such good movies.

Scares the SHIT out of me, and turning the movie off doesn't help!

instinct said...

Sharknado!

No, really my favorite horror movie would have to be 'Alien' - yeah, I know "space movie" but really it's a horror flick and it's a smart one.

Crotalus said...

"Amityville Horror", as it was based on a true story Also, "Ghost Story"

Stretch said...

The BBC version of Dracula staring Louis Jourdan. All the more scary due to M. Jourdan's urbane style contrasting with his blood lust and horrify talent of crawling DOWN walls.

The original Night Stalker. Don't laugh. It remains a damn good example of suspense vs. gore.

Re. Psycho: There are still people who swear the scene of blood flowing down the shower drain was filmed in color. Now THAT'S the real power of Hitchcock.

Anonymous said...

Trillogy of Terror.

Saw this at the age of 7.

Didn't sleep for a month.

All the action figures and plush toys had to be in a seperate room that was locked overnight.

Slept with the light on until I was 18 because of it.

Joseph from IL

Dwight Brown said...

Titicut Follies.

Still the most personally frightening movie I've ever seen.

mikee said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olEbwhWDYwM

Hell No!: The Sensible Horror Film.

Strings said...

Rosemary's Baby just puts me to sleep. I TRIED watching it... always puts me right out

Another vote for Alien. Was the first movie I tried watching as a kid when we got cable. Notice I said "tried": got spooked and had to leave the room

Roy said...

Three votes for "Alien".

Cargosquid said...

The Tingler
with Vincent Price.

Saw it as a kid....scared the crud out of me.