Sunday, October 24, 2010

Scary Movies!

You're in for a scary treat as the Buzz Girls host a whole week of Halloween-themed posts. If you know me at all, you know that Halloween is my all-time favorite holiday. I love the costumes, haunted houses, candy, meals (click HERE for 2 of my favorite recipes), parties, and movies of the season. Today I'm going to share some of my favorite too-scary-to-watch-alone-at-night movies.


These are the oldies-but-goodies that are just as scary the first time I saw them as the tenth.

1. The Shining -- especially because I'm from Colorado and have been to the Stanley, where it's filmed.

2. The Exorcist

3. Rosemary's Baby


These movies are disgusting and highly disturbing but I'm not one to turn off the TV or leave the theater just because I'm squirming.

1. Hostel

2. Seven

3. Saw


Sorry, but I don't really have any favorite slasher movies. Do you?


'nough said.

1. Silence of the Lambs

2. The Ring

3. Poltergeist (I saw this one when I was a little girl and I had a Bozo clown very similar to the one in Carol Anne's room so maybe it wouldn't creep me out so much now, but it sure did back then!)

Scary Cool

These flicks are scary, sure, but they're also really cool in execution.

1. Sleepy Hollow (the 1999 one with Johnny Depp) Tim Burton does a great job adapting this freaky old story.

2. The Corpse Bride (okay, not too freaky but again, Tim Burton rocks)

3. Coraline

Scary Funny

1. Shaun of the Dead

2. Zombieland

3. Ghostbusters (I saw this for the first time as a little girl so I wasn't quite sure whether to be screaming or laughing, but it's a classic for sure)

What are some of your favorite scary movies?


Suey said...

The Others
What Lies Beneath
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken :)

Wendy Toliver said...

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken? I've got to check that out! :)

erica and christy said...

My not-yet husband took me to see Seven when it was in theaters. There was something about the fact that the victims were just regular people with small vices that completely freaked me out!! I suffered insomnia for over 6 weeks before sleeping through the night again. I haven't watched it since, but I'm pretty sure I still know all the details. By far the scariest movie I've ever seen.

And for dumb-slasher movies, you just can't go wrong with Nightmare on Elm Street, especially the first one. Good picks!!

TinaFerraro said...

Wow, I don't see many scary movies, but JAWS and THE WIZARD OF OZ both scared me to my core back in the day...

stephhale said...

I like Scream and this old movie called April Fool's Day. I can't really do the scary stuff anymore though, I'm a wimp. I have been busy making a Ghostbusters costume tonight because that is what my little one is going as!

Wendy Toliver said...

Erica, I agree that Nightmare on Elm Street (the first one) was all right as far as slashers go, and I'm totally with you on Seven being horribly frightening. I still want to throw up on the "gluttony" scene.

Tina, someone told me Jaws was just a big robot/machine so it never really scared me, and I'm with you on the Wizard of Oz. How about the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, along those lines? YIKES!

Steph, how cute that your little one's going as a Ghostbuster. I hope I get to see a picture!

Kay said...

I'm too wimpy for most scary movies, but I loved Ghostbusters and Beetlejuice and, of course, Ghost with Patrick Swayze.
Don't forget the really old Hitchcock thrillers, too.

nymfaux said...

Ones I LOVE:
Anything Hitchcock
Jaws I, II, *IV (III is just BAD!!!)
What Lies Beneath (lots of Hitchcock undertones)

The Classics:
Elm Street

Stephen King Scary:
Pet Cemetary

SciFi Scary:

Freaked Me Out
(don't need to watch again)
SEVEN (almost left the theater after gluttony--closed my eyes for the rest)
Devil (M. Night's new one)(will always hesitate about taking elevators)
High Tension/Haught Tension (French w/subtitles)