Happy Halloween everyone :)
I'm not very big on the dressing up part, but what I love about Halloween-week is the horror theme. From tonight all the way to Sunday (All Hallows Eve on Friday) there will be at least one horror film every night. I had some idea of some kind of crappy but still pretty scary horror films that I wanted to see, but I needed more tips so I asked IMDB. IMDB's horror list is pretty funny. I should make a project of going through it. There'll be a whole lot of crap! I'm not big on gory horror films, I want the psychological part, the nagging part. The films that make you scared, but you have really no idea why you're scared. I love those. I also love the jump-out-and-scare ghost films. I get tense, I get scared and jump up half a metre and then I laugh my ass off. I remember in 2009 there were two good jump-out-and-scare horror films at the cinema; My Bloody Valentine and Friday the 13th (which incidentally premiered on Friday the 13th, I went to see it on Valentine's as a date). It occurred to me while going through IMDB's list that I've seen quite a few horror films, more than I actually thought. Even more if I count those I've only seen clips from.
Anyway, I've downloaded six horror films, four of them I've already seen and liked. I have a few back-ups in the shelf and also I've got all the four Scream and all three Exorcist on the computer already. Here are the six:
Thirteen Ghosts (2001). This was the first horror film I ever saw completely alone. On Halloween. When I was about 13. It made me paranoid then and it can have that effect still. Also the film contains some amazingly funny puns.
Ghost Ship (2002). This film contains both the psychological element as well as the jump-out-and-scare element. And some paranoia. The story is actually incredibly sad beyond all the ghosts. Not gory. Not horrible. Just sad. I think that's what made me like it.
The Haunting (1999). I remember seeing this with my mother when I was very young. I must have been about 11 or something like that. It kind of amazed me. It was horrible and refined at the same time and it contained one of those incredibly evil ghosts... That didn't actually do anything at all. You were just told stories of him that made you fear him without him practically ever showing his face. Once again the story is incredibly sad and this is one of the films that does not have a happy ending. This film stars some surprisingly well-known actors; Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson and Lili Taylor. Is it ironic that the first film I ever saw starring Liam Neeson was a horror one?
The Shining (1980). The classic. Jack Nicholson is the actor that knows how to play mad. I haven't actually seen many screen adaptations of Stephen King's novels, although I love his work. I have It on my computer, but I'm terrified of watching that one alone. Phobia of clowns and all that you know. This one I loved as a child and I must have seen it about five times.
The Mist (2007). A screen adaptation of Stephen King's book with the same name. I thought I'd catch up on some Stephen King screen versions and I've heard of this one before.
YellowBrickRoad (2010). Never heard of this one before. The summary of the plot on IMDB sounded interesting though and by the time I found this one that seemed interesting I was up on results 300-350. So I decided I'd pick this one.
All I need now is some dip, a big bowl of crisps and some lit candles and we can begin! :)