Saturday, October 30, 2010

Scary Movies

Scary movies have always been one of my favorite past times, especially as a kid. I used to repeatedly watch movies like "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "Poltergeist," and "Halloween," over and over. A good scare is always fun. But when a movie starts to leave scars, that's when it becomes "too much." The one scary movie that has done that to me is "The Exorcist."

As a kid, my parents never really censored me and my sisters from watching anything as long as it wasn't too sexually explicit. So while growing up, I was basically allowed to watch almost every horror movie that was released. "The Exorcist" was the one horror movie that to this day, still makes me cringe when I see Linda Blair's possessed face. I grew up bombarded with nightmares of Regan MacNeil chasing me down lone highways. It should never be a movie that a child should watch because it's that frightening. The themes in that movie were also so adult. I know that a lot of my friends laugh at the movie now, but they are also adults and have viewed it as adults. I'm sure it would be a different story if they were seven years old watching Regan twist her head around as she spews obscenities. Scary!

Anyway, this leads me to ask: What are your top 3 scary movies of all time?

Mine are: 1) The Exorcist 2) A Nightmare on Elm Street (The Original), and 3) The Shining.

5 comments:

  1. HI Vone,
    I'm more into Science fiction than the Scary Movie genre. BUT saying that I have watched The Shining, (Mainly because I love watching Jack Nicholson!!) So I suppose I'd put that as my
    No/ 1.... Just read one of your stories (Accidental Love.) and enjoyed it immensely..
    xPenx

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  2. also meant to mention, I love your Poetry too, The Fight, especially...as I could 'see' myself in every word. We all have doubts and fears, wanting to be 'seen' and understood, to be loved and to learn to love ourselves, despite our failings.
    xPenx

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  3. Thanks Lady Penelope. I read some of what you wrote and really enjoyed "Keep Your Nerve."

    Thanks for the kind comments.

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  4. My favorite 3 would be

    1) Halloween - I love it! And those dreams you had? Yeah, I had 'em about this one!
    2) The Grudge - That creepy sound she makes gets me every time!
    3) Friday the 13th (original) - I watched this way too young, and still Jason unnerves me!

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  5. not my favorites but my top 3 scary movies..

    1)House of 1000 Corpses (nitemares for dayz)
    2)Hellraiser (Pinhead is friggin scary as hell)
    3)Nang-Nak (ofcourse because its based on a true story)

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