These may not be the best, or even the scariest, but here are our Top 10 favorite Halloween movies.
Johanna's favorites:1. 28 Days Later - This movie scares the living daylights out of me. Added bonus: beautiful scenes, awesome soundtrack and Cillian Murphy.
2. Halloween - The first truly scary movie I ever watched. ::shiver::
3. Let the Right One In - I love this movie so much, I'm reluctant to see the new American remake in fear that it won't hold up. Side note: You know the scene where Oscar is dancing to records? Well, that is almost exactly how I dance. Eek! It's bad.
4. The Shining - This movie really haunts me, mostly because I've seen mentally ill people be swallowed by madness in real life. Minus the ghosts and murderous rampage, Jack's mania hits a little too close to home. Bi-polar and schizophrenia are frightening.
5. Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Grandpa. Hoo! Geez! Terrifying.
6. [REC] - I was a screaming, jumpy, Kurt-clutching mess during this movie! It combines my two favorite horror themes: zombie/zombie-like illnesses and creepy religious overtones.
7. Zombieland - Recover from 28 Days Later by following up with this funny one.
8. Poltergeist - I watched this as a child and thunderstorms have never been the same since. I slept on the top bunk, and on stormy nights the dead tree in our front yard would tap on the window, threatening to eat me. Also, that clown! God, the clown.
9. Invasion of the Body Snatchers - I must admit, I'm slightly attracted to Donald Sutherland in this movie. Blond mustache, 'fro and everything. I also love that the alien pupa version of Sutherland has a smaller, undeveloped afro. When it comes to hair, the attention to detail in this movie is stunning.
10. E.T. - When I was little, I had a humongo crush on Elliot. Everything about this movie has been ingrained in my mind with vivid detail ... the music, Elliot's house, Gertie's outfits! I must have watched this a million times. Kurt says that the BMX kids were an integral influence on shaping his idea of cool.
Honorable Mentions: Rosemary's Baby, The Thing, The 'Burbs, Dawn of the Dead, Carrie, The Crazies, Psycho, The Exorcist, Donnie Darko, Lost Boys. The Birds.
Irresistible yet terrible: Sleepaway Camp, Troll 2.
1. The Shining
2. Let the Right One In
3. Rosemary's Baby
4. Night of the Living Dead
5. Dawn of the Dead (Original)
6. 28 Days Later
7. Rear Window
8. The Thing
9. Last Man On Earth
10. Does Ghostbusters count?
11. If it does, it belongs way higher on this list. If it doesn't, then I'll go with Shaun of the Dead.
What are your favorites? Tell meeeeee!
I don't usually post on the weekend, but I'll be popping in tomorrow to share photos of our costumes and maybe a peak at a couple of projects I've been working on.
One last thing. Have you heard of AMC's new zombie television series, The Walking Dead? It's based on one of my favorite comic books. Plus the author, Robert Kirkman, is a Kentucky native! (The comic's beginning is set outside of Lexington.) It is being directed by Frank Darabont, the director of The Green Mile and Shawshank Redemption. We've been in nerd lust for it's grand debut for months. You can watch it Sunday on AMC at 10 PM, EST.
Happy scary movie watching, everyone! May visions of the Zombie Apocalypse dance in your heads.