🎃 October 8 🎃
I’ve been emailing back and forth with a friend about our favourite frightening movies. The list we’ve complied so far:
My friend (links are to youtube trailers)
The Mephisto Waltz [she remembers our watching; I drew a blank even after googling!]
Dracula (you can do the youtube “witch-hunt” – there are lots of Dracula’s to be found – my friend likes the Hammer Films versions – see next)
any movie by Hammer Films (yes!!!! what a catalogue of horror)
Tales That Witness Madness (especially Joan Collins and the tree . . . )
and I added:
Ed Wood (for Martin Landeau as Bela Lugosi!)
The Exorcist*(original with Linda Blair!)
The Haunting (1963 version)
Walt Disney’s “Ichabod Crane “(aka Walt Disney’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow or Mr. Toad and Ichabod Crane) [which gave me nightmares as a child; reinforced belief my grandmother’s house was haunted]
My response, a little bit off kilter, but:
Simpson’s Tree House of Treehouse of Horror V: “The Shinning”
Pink Floyd’s The Wall (some of it is down right creepy!)
Vincent Price movies [My mother saw his The Tingler in a theatre equipped with electric buzzers that gave audience members a small jolt of electricity at the appropriate moment.]
The Boys from Brazil (dated, given what we know about cloning now, but still super-creepy)
*Often, I’m a spoiler alert – having read the book, I am already closing my eyes when . . .
I haven’t seen a theatrically released horror movie in many, many, many full moons . . . Not sure I have the “gore-guts” to manage it these days. A movie can be scary without CGI and buckets of blood. Watch a horror flick with the sound off – music plays a big role in the “jump” factor.
I will keep updating this list as my friend and I travel the tao of terror . . .
may your night be something to howl about