Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cheesy scary movies

Do you remember the first scary movie you watched? Unless it was something like The Exorcist or Amityville Horror, you can probably watch it today and laugh about some of the same stuff that scared the crap out of you the first time you saw it. Here are a few examples of movies that gave me the creeps way back when.

1) Chucky- I think Chucky creeped me out so much because he reminded me of a Cabbage Patch Kid. The thought of being stabbed to death by a doll I still adored kind of freaked me out. Now I just think it is hilarious and would have loved to have been in on the pitch to the movie studio. "So we've got this awesome script about a doll who comes to life and starts killing people." And if a homicidial doll showed up to your house wouldn't you just kick it in the head and the whole thing would be over with?
2) Maximum Overdrive- I actually loved this movie even though it scared the crap out of me. I think it was because Emilio Estevez was in it and he was smoking hot. The premise, in case you missed this Stephen King classic, was that when the Earth passes through the tail of a mysterious comet it causes all the machines in the world to turn against humans. It is set to an amazing AC/DC soundtrack. I think this semi was the reason I was so scared. And it had a giant clown on the back. And everyone knows that clowns are just creepy.
3) Nightmare on Elm Street- Okay, this one still scares the crap out of me. But in one of these movies I was on a date when I was about a sophomore. One part of the movie was Freddy's face on a pepperoni pizza. My date then proceeded to take me to a pizza place afterward. I'm pretty sure I didn't eat a thing.

I hope you celebrate Halloween with your favorite cheesy scary movie and your favorite candy!




TinaFerraro said...

Thanks, Steph, and right back attcha! I am not much for scary movies, but I did enjoy SCARY MOVIE!

C.R. Evers said...

One of my first scary movies was a Freddie movie. Ever since, I've thought horror movies were more cheesy than anything. However, I've found that movies like "The Ring" "I am Legend" and others that have more depth to their plot are interesting.

Great post!

Jessica said...

OMG. So I thought this would be the case...that I could go back and watch a movie I thought was horrific years later and think it was cheesy. Nope. I tried to watch "Little Monsters" with Fred Savage and the Jim Henson monsters...still scared the bejeesus out of me at the end.