[identity profile] febobe.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] halloween_moot
What's your favorite scary movie? (to borrow a line from the Scream saga!)

I have several I like, though I have to be in the right mood to want to watch them.

*Lady in White: This '80s ghost flick has to be one of the spookiest films ever made. It's a good old-fashioned ghost story, complete with a happy ending. A little hard to find these days; I actually finally bought my own copy off Amazon and it wasn't expensive at all. But very sweet as movies go. And not bloody either. Yay! :) Shirebound, I think you would approve of this one...it's a gentle sort of ghost story in a lot of ways and is really a nice little mystery.

*The Fog: Not so much a fave in general, but a fave b/c Elwen & I scared ourselves silly with it trip before last. Man, that is one CREEPY movie, esp since I live IN an area prone to fog at times! Of course, so does she, hee!

*The Halloween movies: Haven't seen the new ones by Rob Zombie yet, though I'm considering it this year (HAS anyone seen the two remakes he did? if so, I'd love to hear more about them, please). But the old ones, 1-5 or whatever and the twenty year one with the grown up Jamie Lee Curtis, now, I loved those, except for 3 which I didn't watch b/c I don't DO witch anything and that one's Season of the Witch and apparently has nothing to do with Michael Myers. But yeah, I've enjoyed these movies since I was a teen. Even wrote a little Michael Myers family fanfic back in the day! Of course, I watch through my fingers half the time, but it's all in good fun. :)

*Dark Night of the Scarecrow: Haven't seen it in years and years, but saw it as a child and it scared the living DAYLIGHTS outta me. OH MAN SCARY. But the idea of a scarecrow being alive is kinda spooky to anyone I think, though especially the under 10 set like I was then!

*Scream: I LOVE the Scream movies. They're generally very clever, in my view, and they make me crack up as well as shiver. I have the set of the first three on DVD. Saw the fourth in theatres when it came out. Enjoyed them all, though first and second are still my faves, the second b/c of its stunningly brilliant use of Greek tragedy. The scene in theatre rehearsal is just amazing and so scary and intense.

I'm considering watching a little Legend of Sleepy Hollow movie I found at our local Family Video, live-action not animated, and renting the Rob Zombie Halloween flicks, but I'd love to hear from anyone who's seen the Zombie Halloween flicks to learn more before I bite...esp as I have to watch these things alone; my husband won't have any part of it! (hee)

Wish y'all were here...I'd make us a big bowl of popcorn to share around, break out the diet soda, and pop a scary movie in the DVD player! :)

Hugs,
Febobe :)

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Date: 2011-10-14 02:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirebound.livejournal.com
A scary movie, for me, is one after which I go home and have to turn on the lights, check under the bed, in the closets, etc. to make sure nothing is lurking ANYWHERE. Three movies had that effect on me:

"Halloween" (the original)
"Poltergeist" (Eeee, there really *are* things in the closet and under the bed, just like my brother told me!)
"Alien"

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Date: 2011-10-14 07:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honeyandvinegar.livejournal.com
Oh gawd, Poltergeist!! That scared the CRAP outta me as a kid!

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Date: 2011-10-14 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirebound.livejournal.com
It hit every button, didn't it? *shudders*

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Date: 2011-10-14 11:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirebound.livejournal.com
I thought of a few more that really scared me...

Jaws
Rosemary's Baby
Psycho
Deliverance

eeeeeeeeeee!

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Date: 2011-10-17 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moit.livejournal.com
LOL Deliverance!!

I love how a lot of city people think that's what everyone from places like Iowa are like.

YEEHAW!

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Date: 2011-10-14 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honeyandvinegar.livejournal.com
The Scream movies are more fun than scary to me, and I like that! It's a spooky-ON NOEZ thrill. :)

For me, my fave scaries have to be:

--The Blair Witch Project
--Silence of the Lambs
--The Mummy (Boris Karloff edition... when the mummy opens his eyes? Most effective scare EVAR)
--The Craft (cheese, but great!)
--The Shining (though I refuse to watch the woman-in-the-tub scene, ever again. Total nightmare-fuel :P)

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Date: 2011-10-17 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moit.livejournal.com
The Hannibal Lector series!! HOW could I forget that one??

To that, my brain would like to add Misery. Love psychological thrillers.

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Date: 2011-10-17 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moit.livejournal.com
It's my favourite Stephen King novel/movie. :)

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Date: 2011-10-15 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] addie71.livejournal.com
I'm not overly fond of scary movies, especially since I saw Poltergeist. I thought I was going to have a heart attack right there in theater. But Lady in White sounds interesting - I may give it a try.

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Date: 2011-10-15 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mews1945.livejournal.com
Halloween is one of the scariest movies ever made, I think, mostly because of the restraint John Carpenter used in keeping the gore to a minimum, the music, which is epic, and the absolute relentlessness of the killer. That eerie, expressionless mask is as frightening as any monster with teeth.

The Faculty because it's a throwback to the "teenagers save the world" movies made in the fifties and sixties, and it stars Elijah and Josh.

The Exorcist which freaked me out the first time I saw it. Great movie.

And a couple of others, Alien and Jaws.
Edited Date: 2011-10-15 05:53 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2011-10-17 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moit.livejournal.com
I'm also a huge fan of the Scream movies!! I need to watch #4.
I'm also a huge fan of the Saw series -- as bad as they are.

I'm probably missing a ton of scary movies.

The Human Centipede, when taken completely out of context, reminds me of some good slavefic.

And the Faculty. I'd be brought up on charges of blasphemy for forgetting that one.

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Date: 2011-10-17 10:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] claudia603.livejournal.com
I LOVE scary movies. Just love them.

1. The Shining -- LOVES, Stephen King's best novel, too, in my opinion!
2. Burnt Offerings -- could not sleep after watching this
3. Event Horizon
4. The Grudge
5. Candyman - scared the CRAP out of me
6. Halloween
7. Frogs -- CREEPY and subtle
8. The Blog (original)
9. Campfire Tales -- the movie about 4 teens who were in a car wreck and telling each other stories (so there were four short stories, some very creepy).

YAY scary movie season

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