: 31 horror flicks in 31 days
I give it 1 in 10 that I get to watch 31 horror flicks during October. I'll be lucky to make it to 15. But right now I'm halfway through Altered, which if you know me you know is scaring me.
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1. On 2010-10-02, Micah wrote:
If you are in need of recommendations, The Changeling is a great horror film. It's actually scary, as opposed to just gory or disturbing like many horror films these days.
Simon's son has been reading the first 5. above. It's certainly very strange in parts. My favourite actually scary film is Carpenter's Prince of Darkness although I'm a big fan of purportedly scary films too.
I like plenty of suspense (The Others, Sixth Sense, Wait Until Dark, 28 Days, Jacob's Ladder) and I like procedurals (Primal Fear, Presumed Innocent, Witness for the Prosecution). I also like Reservoir Dogs, so there you go, but I don't, as a general rule, like gore in a movie, so that cuts out a huge swath of 'horror'. I think why I don't like more horror is that the images stay in my head so long, and I don't want them there.
Altered was pretty good for its first hour, because of its gradually-emerging backstory, although its writing never quite rose to it. For its last 40 minutes, though, it was the same as any other movie of its kind. Blah.
Netherbeast Incorporated was strange. I've been a fan of Steve Burns for most of my adult life, funny as that seems. It was strange to see him again. There, however, is a guy with timing.
Carriers was the least zombirific zombie movie I've seen. Probably a less zombirific zombie movie wouldn't be a zombie movie at all. I liked it; it was a good restorative after the pap of Left in Darkness and The Other Side.
I watched The Fourth Kind recently, late at night, without knowing anything about it beforehand. It may only be a mediocre movie but it seriously messed with my head. I think I woke up like every 30 minutes or so all night from the crazy nightmares it gave me.
There are probably a whole bunch of suspense movies I'd actually enjoy that are presented to me (by people or advertising) as horror, so I just skip over them. Sometimes Vincent will say 'I think you'd like this one!', but I remain highly cautious/non-risky.
Another thing - ever since having kids, if the writer uses 'kids in danger' as even a secondary hook, I'm not watching it. And the one thing I -really- dislike about The Accused is that the victim is a kid for no earthly reason at all other than emotional gotcha.
A long time ago, I think. It's not on Netflix insta nor on iTunes though so I probably won't catch it this month.
27. The Mist
28. The Thaw
The Mist is an unpleasant movie I don't love but rewatch occasionally. Come to think of it I've seen Cloverfield more than once too, despite not loving it at least as much. And the Spielberg War of the Worlds, same thing. I hadn't realized this about myself, that I love the giant alien monster flicks even when I don't love them. Huh.