Sunday, 25 September 2016

My tribute to horror movies

I recently watched The Woman In Black on Netflix. I saw a local play adaptation of the book by Susan Hill a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed. The movie was scarier.
 
So I decided I'd reflect on some of the horror movies I've watched over the years (some not in chronological order of course, since I was a toddler in the 70s) and share with you just a few of the movies I've watched and enjoyed. If one can enjoy being scared to death, that is.
And I have come to the conclusion that there is a definite decline in good horror movies. We need more. Who agrees? Or do I just need to watch more.
 
My tribute to horror movies.
 
2010s
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Woman_in_Black_(2012_film) 
I watched this by myself. (Must find some friends who like to watch scary movies.) I had to switch it off and finish it during the day. Why do I keep doing this to myself?
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prometheus 
The prequel to Aliens. It got scary when I saw the connection to Aliens, which is still a freakishly good horror franchise.
It's shameful to admit that I haven't seen too many horror movies of late. I blame the decline of local video stores. They were good at stocking horror movies.
 
2000s
Another movie I started watching and had to stop every time the creepy music started. I absolutely loved this movie. Nicole Kidman was great. 
 
1990s
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sixth_Sense 
The moment this movie started I loved it. Thought the ending was brilliant. Had to watch it during the day though because of the people hanging themselves and the damned ghost talking to Cole.
  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_Dusk_till_Dawn
Bank robbers, vampires, Clooney and Tarantino. Enough said.
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interview_with_the_Vampire_(film)
Based on the novel by Anne Rice, which I loved. Movie stars Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, vampires, gorgeous costumes. Not real scary though.
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_(1995_film)
A brilliant psychological dark movie, made freakishly scary because it could be real.
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightbreed
Nightbreed 
Based on a Clive Barker book "Cabal". Read the book many years later.
  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_of_Darkness
Evil Dead 3. Just had to watch it. Stupid, but had to watch it.
 
 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tremors_(film)
Starring Kevin Bacon who is awesome in everything. Sort of like Dune in mid west America.
Plus all these...
Tales From The Darkside - The Movie
Dracula
Predator 2
Flatliners
Night of the Living Dead
The Ring
Scream

Man, the 90s were good for horror movies.
1980s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Nightmare_on_Elm_Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Could not sleep for weeks. What a brilliant franchise.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scanners
Scanners
Another movie I watched in the afternoon with the family. No wonder I turned out the way I did. This was family entertainment. Loved it! Even years later when I watched it with my husband. He doesn’t get horror movies. He was like “the effects are pretty shit”. I just rolled my eyes. Yeah, it was the 80s man.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_%26_Buried
Dead and Buried
I remember watching this with my parents, my dad let me stay up late to watch it. Not sure why, but I loved it. To be honest I can’t even remember the zombie bit, just the bit about the townsfolk killing visitors and wrapping them in bandages.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellraiser
Hellraiser
I watched this with my best friends, Vicki and Susan. I have a better appreciation of Pinhead these days. Back then, he terrified me. Also had a better understanding of what they meant by hell.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scanners
Evil Dead
I watched this with my best friend Vicki. She fed me my addiction. Evil Dead 2 and 3 are not as memorable, but you can't keep a good demon down.

Plus all these...
The Shining
The Thing
An American Werewolf in London
The Howling
Poltergeist
The Lost Boys
Fright Night
Predator
Halloween II
Friday the 13th
Pet Semetary
Evil Dead 11
Aliens

The 80s were awesome for scare flicks. 
1970s
 Halloween
The Exorcist
Carrie
When A Stranger Calls

 
 Thanks for sharing these memories with me. What are your favourite horror movies.

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