I used to love horror movies but that was back when scary movies weren’t really that scary. As I age, I just can’t handle the horror of today’s flicks. The worst are the slasher films that seem to mirror the violence of today’s world. If real life is filled with whackos wielding chain saws, why the hell would I want to watch a slasher flick? *Shivers*
Anyway, I was thinking the other day about my favorite scary movies. I meant to post the list prior to Halloween but I’m just not on top of things these days. It was hard but I managed to make a list of my favorites, although not necessarily in the order they are listed. What does your list look like?
*Poltergeist, 1982 – Stars Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams
*Pet Semetary, 1989 – Stars Dale Midkiff and Fred Gwynne
*House of Wax, 1953 – Stars Vincent Price
*Scream, 1996 – Stars Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox
*Frankenstein: The True Story, 1973 – Stars David McCallum and Michael Sarrazin
*Psycho, 1960 – Stars Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh
*The Birds, 1963 – Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren
*Carrie, 1976 – Stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie
*The Omen, 1976 – Stars Gregory Peck and Lee Remick
*The Exorcist, 1973 – Ellen Burstyn and Linda Blair
Rosemary’s Baby, 1968 – Stars Mia Farrow and Jahn Cassavetes
The Fly, 1958 – Stars David Hedison and Vincent Price
Alien, 1979 – Sigourney Weaver and Tom Skerritt
So, there ya go. That’s my list. Do we share any faves?
Oh, and a note on remakes: Some of the above movies have remakes, which I may or may not have seen. I’m usually disappointed with remakes. The Fly’s remake with Jeff Goldblum was pretty good and I love Jeff, but nothing beats the original. In most cases anyway.