Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oh, the Horror.

I used to love, love, love scary movies. Like, I lived off of them and went to see them whenever possible. I loved the suspense of it all, biting my nails off out of fear, covering my eyes when someone popped out (holy crap, that is the worst part for me - I die inside when someone pops out from behind something unexpected).I kind of passed the point of loving horror movies when I watched Hostel, because it just seemed to lose the fun element... seeing someone get their eye blowtorched just isn't really my idea of a fun time (no offense to those of you who love it...to each their own).

While watching an especially suspenseful and fabulous horror movie the other day with J, I thought that in honor of Friday the 13th, I would put together a list of my favorite scary movies! So I hope you enjoy.

1. Psycho
Perfection. Brilliant plot, and in my book, anything by Alfred Hitchcock is a HUGE winner. I'm always up for a surprise ending (though I think that by now, everyone knows what the ending is). I have watched this movie a kagillion times. Plus, Anthony Perkins is kinda hot.
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2. The Shining
Jack Nicholson is terrifying. Absolutely terrifying. I think for me, the scariest part is when his wife finds his stack of papers, for the book that he's been working so tirelessly on, and all it says is "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Ugh, I die. I think I squeezed my dog so tight waiting to see what would happen during the entire movie.
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3. The Others.
I love me a good twist ending! And while I'm not the hugest Nicole Kidman fan, I just thought she was brilliant in this film. She played the part beautifully, and seriously, I still can't get over the way that the movie ended!
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4. Rosemary's Baby.
A woman is drugged, and has the baby of Satan. Hello, all the proper elements of a wonderful, uplifting movie. Mia Farrow is perfect as Rosemary, and I absolutely adore the confusion she goes through - especially because everyone seems to know what's going on except for her.
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5. Disturbia.
Based off of the Alfred Hitchcock classic Rear Window, the story of a boy on house arrest who is convinced that his neighbor is murdering women. He could seek out and find evidence, butttt unfortunately he is confined to his house and the perimeter around his house.
Let me tell you, I jumped more times in this movie...ohhh, goodness!
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6. The Blair Witch Project.
First of all, for like YEARS (as in, until last year or the year before), I was convinced that this was a true story, and that all these people actually were killed. For a movie that was made for like, $10,000... seriously, it was amazing. I loved how a lot of things weren't shown, you kind of had to use your imagination for it all. So much worse!
If you haven't seen it, the whole premise is that these three filmmakers go searching for the legend of the Blair Witch in these backwoods. In the beginning of the film, you're told that the three filmmakers were never seen again, and their footage was discovered a year after their disappearance. Brilliant, brilliant strategy. And supposedly, before the release of the film, the filmmakers (who are indeed alive) had their families post missing persons signs around towns in New England.
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7. The Hand that Rocks the Cradle.
Quite possibly one of my favorite movies (I know, it's sick). The perfect story of a scorned woman who takes a nanny position for a family that she blames for the death of her husband. So, so creepy and unsettling.
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8. Misery.
Could Kathy Bates possibly be more perfect for this role?! She plays Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of her favorite author who she nurses back to health after he has a horrible accident driving home in the snow. Sounds innocent enough, I know. Except she's absolutely insane and will do anything to keep him there.
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What are your favorite horror movies? Are you into the slasher, blood and guts type ones, or more suspense (like moi)? And, was I the only one convinced that the Blair Witch Project was a true story?


P.S. I know this is like a broken record...this was quite possibly the hardest week I've had so far this semester, both personally and academically, so I apologize for not writing to any of you sooner! As soon as today is over, I'll be back to normal for a little bit! (I had 2 exams, a 12 page paper and a huge project all due today = / ). And on top of issues with my roommate and just being out of it, ughhh.
I love you all and miss you very much. xo!

32 comments:

Desiree said...

I too was scorned for many years after seeing The Blair Witch--I recently saw Paranormal Activity and feel the same way (although I know it's not true). And The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is a fav. of mine as well. :) Amazing post!

Lindsay said...

Great choices! I actually haven't seen The Shining..I'm too scared! I might have to watch it now!

Katie said...

I watched The Shining with my dad on Halloween this year. It was my first scary movie to see and I definitely was scared out of my mind but I LOVED it.

Mrs. W said...

We miss you too doll!

You're list is great! I have only actually seen Disturbia {which was reallly good} and the hand that rocks the cradle, but Ive HEARD all of the other movies are suuuper creepy!

•¦Amy¦• said...

I love Hitchcock, and I can't believe it but Pshyco is one of his that I haven't seen. o.o

The Others, amazing, same goes for the Shining. Great pics.

Mmmm... I'm thinking you'd like "The House Of Usher" it's a rather new version, but really good. Ultra creepy. (:

Kristin said...

My no nos are Candyman, The Skeleton Key and Blair Witch. Ahhhhhhhhh

jeannie said...

yikes! I don't like scary movies.

Hanako66 said...

I love all of those movies and you just reminded me that I really need to see the others...last time I passed out a few minutes in lol! adding to queue now:)

twenty.seven.cents said...

I am a die-hard zombie movie fan. I love the entire concept of it and I just ahhhh! love them. lol.
I've been getting heaps into 90s teen tv series lately [again - because God knows the 90s were not complete without them] So I've been watching My so-called Life and Freaks and Geeks. ammmazzzzing. Makes me wish being a teenager, for like half a second, then i think about it a bit more. lol.

lovely post as always. :D

Elizabeth Marie said...

The Shining is so freaky!! I love watching it though!

Miss you lover, hope everything is ok...you know how to reach me if you ever need to vent!

HiFashion said...

I love watching horror movies as well. The Shinig is an amazing movie. I recently saw 'The Birds'. That was really good as well.

Keith said...

Hey Allison. Great post. I've seen all of these movies. I enjoyed them all. I love all kinds of horror movies. I love those that are more suspenseful and those that are full of blood and gore. It all depends on what mood I'm in. I've been a fan of horror since I was a little kid. I hope that things will get better for you with everything. Take care. Have a fantastic weekend. Cheers!

Erika said...

I wasn't scared of The Blair Witch Project, but I did think it was real. It didn't seem like something that had been created "for the movies." It was so lifelike. You've made me want to watch it again. And now I feel bad...I haven't seen any of the other movies on this list, so obviously I've been living under a rock of some sort. :)

I'm sorry to hear that you're having roommate trouble. I hope things work out quickly. :)

Couture Carrie said...

Love all these movies, especially Misery!

Hope everything works out with you and the roomie and all that schoolwork, darling!

xoxox,
CC

OceanDreams said...

I haven't seen a lot of these listed just because they creep me out so much, but I do like The Others, The Ring, and Sixth Sense, all are great films. I hope you have a great weekend love!

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

The hand that rocks the cradle was really creepy. Another one that scares me is Grudge, I guess because I'm Asian & we really believe that dead people stays around when they had a tragic death.

Andy said...

Can't argue with your list! I don't think Hostel and movies of that sort should be called "horror" movies, rather something like "gore (& porn)"... I didn't find it scary, more gross. To each their own I guess haha.

Maria Jensen said...

Shining is the best! : )

Great blog!
maria

•¦Amy¦• said...

you've been left an award on my blog :)

Compare said...

I love the twists and turn of the movie “the others”. “disturbia ” is one of my favorite too. “The missing” I only saw part of it I would not dare to watch this without a companion.

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agreat said...

Perfect horror movie choices, I like your list. It’s very horrific you should really watch it.

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Carol said...

I am such a wimp I cannot do scary movies! p.s. I took a picture for you when I was in France! Once I sort through my pictures and find it, I'll send it it you! It made me think of your blog!

Aren Becks said...

I can't stand horror movies if it incorporates gory/blood, so I'd have to lean to more to movies who have a suspense element. Out of the list, I like Pyscho and Blair Witch Project.

That's understandable, we all get tied up more important things. Hopefully your roomate problems get resolved quickly.

Tracy-Girl said...

I am not a huge scary movie fan, simply because I am a BIG wimp, but I sometimes love watching movies like the Blair Witch Project!! :)

zupu said...

I don't like horror movies always but when I watch them, I want to be in the right mood for it! Very good classic choices darling! The hand that rocks the cradle is one of the best!

Join the Gossip said...

I know it's way cheesy, but I love teen horroe flicks like Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and H20. Also the scariest movies I have ever seen are The Strangers and Vacany--always more freaky if the plot could really happen =)

kimvee said...

Ohmygosh that lady in the hand that rocks the cradle is a psycho! and she's sick for breastfeeding that child, grossness! I've never some of the other movies you posted, but I don't usually like to watch scary movies, becuase I get scared easily LOL! Hope all is well!

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NW. said...

misery (#8) is such a funny movie, i love the old school horror like that

great choices above

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lorenabr said...

Cool movies and great post:) love misery.

Jocelyn said...

I love scary movies also! My favorite is the others, and I also would consider requiem for a dream a scary movie, it's fantastic. Have you seen it?

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