Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Scare me

With Halloween on its way, I'm hoping to solicit ideas for scary movies. It has been a long time since I've experienced a truly frightening film...the last one that scared me in any significant way was probably Open Water and that should give you an idea of the type of horror I like. I tend to respond more to the psychological horrors in the vein of The Shining, The Vanishing, The Tenant and also the "real-life" horror scenarios like the aforementioned Open Water. Admittedly, I haven't seen the latest crop of violent slasher-type films (the Saw series, the new Texas Chainsaw films) nor the re-makes of the likely far superior Japanese horror films (e.g. The Grudge and Ring series) But at this point, I'll give anything a shot. So please speak up. What was the last film that scared the hell out of you? I'm talking nightmare-inducing, sleep-with-the-lights-on scary. And clowns! I am scared shitless of clowns!!


Anonymous said...

the first Saw is pretty scary -- not like jump out of your seat scary, more creepy scary

~miah said...

this movie is quite old, but when i saw it, it scared the shit out of me b/c i believe aliens. "fire in the sky" is based on a true story and it's one of those movies where the more you let your mind wonder the scarier it is.

Anonymous said...

If you hate clowns, like myself, you should definately see Stephen King's "IT". That movie has forever made me scared to death of clowns. I can't even look at the cover of the movie anymore.