Most of you know that I am a horror fan. I will watch just about any horror movie. Hell, I've seen Thankskilling!
If you like horror or have ever loved someone who does, you know that it's a difficult genre to embrace sometimes. It tends to get a bad reputation.
That is because there is a lot of crap that you have to weed through in order to find the good stuff. But, there is good stuff.
Sure, movies like Redneck Zombies
exist. Along with Night of the Lepus.
But, there are also movies out there that will scare the hell out of you. Not that you asked, but in honor of Halloween and my love for all things gory, horrorific and zombified, I give you my top 20 favorite scary movies (in no particular order).
Night of the Living Dead
Classic horror. This movie is only to be watched in black and white. I believe a colorized version exists, but it shouldn't.
Dawn of the Dead
I know this is a remake and normally I am opposed to remakes. However, I think this version is really good. Hate me if you want.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Some people are Team Jason. Some are Team Michael. I am Team Freddy, all the way.
The House of the Devil
A friend of mine told me about this movie. A friend who knows that I love 80's fashion and a good scare. This movie has both and I love it.
The 1974 version beats the 2006 version in my eyes.
The Haunting in Connecticut
I can not watch this movie if I'm alone in the house. Not if I want to sleep, anyway.
It's funny. It's gross. It's gory. What else could you ask for in a horror flick? Word to the wise: Avoid the sequel. Trust me.
The bathroom scene gets me every time. Creeeeepy.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Both versions (1974 and 2003) are good. If you like that whole crazed maniac chasing you with power tools kind of genre.
Steve McQueen. Gelatinous alien life forms. Awesome.
30 Days of Night
Scariest dental work ever. Ever.
I don't know what to say about this movie. How do you describe something so...unique?
I hope I never break down in the middle of the Outback.
Come on. You know why. Unless you've never seen it...and then we might not be able to be friends.
I hope I never get stranded in the middle of the arctic.
The Amityville Horror
The 1979 and the 2005 versions are both really good. It just depends on how bell bottomy you want your movie to be.
Suicidal sheep and the deep, dark sea. You may not have heard of this movie, but it's definitely worth checking out.
I hope I never get trapped in a building with rabid strangers.
I heart all things Hitchcock. There is a special place in my Hitchcock loving heart for Norman Bates though. And his taxidermy.
Btw, I absolutely loathe the 1998 remake. Travesty. Just a travesty.
So, tell me...are you a horror fan? Got any flicks you think I need to see?