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Tuesday, October 25, 2005


The Exorcist and The Shining. They both still scare me to death!

I linked to this Lorie, but I can't get the trackback to ping!

Thanks, Kitty. I wonder if it is a problem on my end. I am so techologically challenged that I don't have a clue what could be causing it.

I'm apt to have problems when I trackback to a typepad blog. If nothing else, the process takes longer. I'll try again.

WOO-HOO! The trackback finally worked.

The Sixth Sense =:O

I agree with Kitty. The Sixth Sense freaked me out.

The classic Karloff as Frankenstein, Lugosi as Dracula, and Chaney as the Wolfman.
The avoided Kerry as Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue.

I loved the black and white originals Bruce listed. I used to watch them late at night as a kid when my parents were asleep. I also watched probably every episode of The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

The Kerry as Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue is about as scary as it gets.

I just remembered a great line from one of the Scream movies. When asked about scariest movie, the reply: Showgirls. Now that is a scary movie.

Burnt Offerings

Shaun of the Dead (funny, scary, and features the luminous Lucy Davis)

My adult children still hold it against me that I wouldn't let them go see "The Birds" when they were in elementary school! (Guess that really dates me.) It was a classic at building suspense until it was almost unbearable. Also "Psycho." That shower scene was so scary! I wish you younger people could have seen them in the theatre. I never did care about the slasher-type movies.

I'm actually more of a SciFi fan. But I do have some favorite horror flicks. On your other site, I listed Ed Wood's Plan Nine From Outer Space as the most entertaining and unintentionally bad Scifi/horror film ever made.

But I do like the House Of Wax genre. The 1953 Vincent Price classic was an improvement on the more primitive 1933 Mystery Of The Wax Museum. But some younger folks may like the 2005 Paris Hilton version, which has little to do with the storyline of the first two films, but "House Of Paris Hilton" is an entertaining film. There are even a couple of funny references to her other "film" career some viewers may even notice. But the Vincent Price film is a real classic, and one of the best horror films ever made.

Some of the best horror films ever made. Psycho 1960. House Of Wax 1953. Frankenstein 1931. Dracula 1931. Dracula(Spanish version, shot at evening on the English Dracula set)1931. Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein 1948. The Fly 1958(The "help me" scene is enough for a lifetime of nightmares and waking up screaming in cold sweats for the rest of your lifetime!).The Fly 1999(One of the greatest remakes ever. Jeff Goldblum is prefect in this deeply unsettling tale. The end scene where the fly is fused to part of the teleporter machinery is very unsettling and a special effects masterpiece). The Thing 1951. The Thing 1982(A very great John Carpenter remake, with some very disturbing images).

If only I could the funding to realize my dream of producing Bathrobey: Bathrobe Monster From The Planet Argon, then I could die a happy man.

I forgot one: The Reanimators.
I literally had to stop the tap several times and catch my breath, then press Play. It's irresistable, original, and even funny in ways only some who are bent can appreciate. -- The sequel was just OK.

I forgot one: The Reanimators.
I literally had to stop the tape several times and catch my breath, then press Play. It's irresistable, original, and even funny in ways only some who are bent can appreciate. -- The sequel was just OK.

Silver Bulletin and Lost Boys were too silly to be taken as serious horror films.
My wife likes the original "The Fog" - creepy as can be.
I like the original "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" - nothing like black & white and shadows to scare the heck out of you, and no blood fest. Not needed.
Also "Creature from the Black Lagoon" and "Beast from 40,000 Fathoms". Never did like rollercoasters.
Good space sci-fi: "Forbidden Planet" and "This Island Earth"
For fun - "Spaced Invaders".

Re "Pyscho". I got a personalized autographed photo from Janet Leigh in her famous shower scene, only a few months before she passed away. A classy lady.

The films that really got to me the most were probably...

"The Omen": I would say that it is easily the creepiest movie I have ever seen. The creepiest part? The shadows that appear in the photographs!

"The Shining": Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick and Jack Nicholson. Wow! What a combo! Even though King never liked Kubrick's version, it is truly disturbing. Whose skin doesn't crawl when Shelley Duvall creeps up slowly on the typewriter desk and begins to read what Jack Nicholson has been spending all those endless hours sitting there typing.

"Jaws": Not so much horror as suspense. Spielberg did a masterful job of toying with his audience. If you have only seen this film on commercial television, you have not seen it, rent it! The commercials destroy the tension to the point of ruining the picture! The climactic sequence when they go after the shark in the boat only truly works uninterrupted - but you better not have a heart condition!

"Halloween": The ONLY slasher picture I ever cared for (it was the first of its kind, the rest are all just bad copies anyway). The music sets the tone perfectly, and things jump at you at just the right time.

"Alien": The first movie is the suspense thriller of the group, the sequel "Aliens" is a terrific film, but is more of an action movie than a horror flick, and the others aren't worthwhile. If you don't jump at the key moment of the egg sequence, you likely don't have a pulse!

For Halloween fun of a lighter nature:

"The Nightmare Before Christmas": A terrific animated musical - fun for the whole family (except very young children).

"Young Frankenstein": One of the funniest films ever made!

Any of the classic original b&w Universal Studios monster movies of the 30's & 40's: "Dracula" (Bela Lugosi), "Frankenstein" (Boris Karloff), or "The Wolf Man" (Lon Chaney, Jr.).

Good heavens, what horror/scary movie is is complete omitting Wait Until Dark? Audrey Hepburn is the blind lady, Efrem Zimblast Jr. is her clueless husband, and Alan Arkin is the bad guy. Great performances by all the minor actors as well.


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