Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Awhile back, I said I was going to make a list of my favorite horror movies, and I figured if I don't do it now, there's really no point in it. Seeing as how I'm spending tonight at home, fending off trick or treaters (Harper got her's done on saturday), and have nothing else better to do, I will regale you with some of my faves.

The inclusion of a film on this list does not necessarily mean that the movie scared me-since I passed 20 years old, and have experienced the horrors of the real world, it takes a LOT to frighten me (matter of fact, I'd say that the scariest movie I've ever seen is Steel Magnolias:diabetic daughter grows up, gets married, has baby, drops dead. Well shit, LET'S WATCH IT AGAIN!). No, these are just movies that I liked for one reason or another. And they aren't in order of how much I like them, I instead opted for chronological order. Picky, picky, picky.

White Zombie
Cat People
The Bad Seed
A Bucket of Blood
Peeping Tom
The Haunting
2000 Maniacs ( I have a distinct memory of watching this with my mom when I was around 9 years old. My mom rocks.)
Night of the Living Dead
Don't Look Now
Black Christmas
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Trilogy of Terror
The Shining
The Evil Dead (Duh.)
The Funhouse (I don't know why, I just liked it.)
My Bloody Valentine
The Dead Zone (The image of Nicholas Campbell sliding those scissors into his mouth will be with me for the rest of my life. The rest of my LIFE.)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (This is one of those that scared the shit out of me when I first saw it. Now, it's almost quaint.)
April Fool's Day (Excellent movie, highly underrated.)
Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (Ok, THAT one scared me.)
The Hitcher (I love Rutger Hauer, plus the movie gets bonus points, because when I watched it with one of my friends a few years back, the scene where that Howell guy spits on him and he SMELLS IT, literally made her puke.)
Bad Taste
Evil Dead II
Near Dark
The Stepfather
Dead Alive
Army of Darkness
The Frighteners
Exorcist: The Version You Haven't Seen Before (Why this one and not the original? 2 words: Back Bend.)
Jeepers Creepers
28 Days Later
Shaun of the Dead

I'm gonna remember more later, I just know it, so I reserve the right to edit this list as I see fit. Obsessive compulsiveness:Now THAT'S scary.