Tuesday, October 30, 2007
It's Alive !
Since tomorrow is Halloween, I thought I'd blog about Horror/Suspense movies. The movies I like aren't necessarily about blood and gore. I like the feeling that you can't stand to wait for what is going to happen next, or the ones where you want to yell at the character "Don't open that closet door!" I've never been able to watch the Freddy Krueger - Nightmare on Elm Street movies. They just freak me out.
Here is a list of my top favorites, in no particular order:
Halloween, 1978, with Jamie Lee Curtis
Night of the Living Dead, 1968 - Who doesn't love zombies, or brains?
Psycho, 1960 - The Janet Leigh shower scene is the best of all time. Incidentally, she is Jamie Lee Curtis's Mom.
The Birds , 1963 with Tippi Hedren - An Alfred Hitchcock classic
Jaws, 1975 - The shark music is probably the most recognizable tune, and great fun at the beach.
Carrie, 1976 - Makes you appreciate your own prom, doesn't it?
The Fly, 1986, with Jeff Goldblum - I liked the original as well, but the remake was way more disturbing.
Gaslight, 1944 with Ingrid Bergman - You may not have seen or heard of this one, it's kind of a mind-f*** movie. If you like old movies, it's worth a watch.
Rebecca, 1940 - Another Alfred Hitchcock, another mind-f*** movie.
There are probably a dozen more I am neglecting to add. Alfred Hitchcock is probably my favorite director of the horror/suspense genre. The effects were pretty good for the day, although today some may seem kind of campy. But that just makes them all the more fun and entertaining for me. I probably could have listed just about any movie he directed here. I also always loved the cheesy Japanese monster movies - Godzilla, etc.
Oh, I forgot the Manchurian Candidate, 1962, also with Janet Leigh, and Frank Sinatra. Oh, and The Boys from Brazil, and The Omen. Seriously creepy. I could go on and on.
What are your favorites?
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