In honor of October’s best holiday (sorry Columbus Day, but you are so 1492), I wanted to take a break from the writing talk and discuss scary stuff that doesn’t involve query letters and agent rejections.
As a self-professed scary movie lover, how could I not love a holiday that celebrates all the creepy things that make our skin crawl?
Since I’m always looking for new and improved ways to scare myself, I wanted to ask you guys what your all-time favorite scary movies are. Personally, I tend to love freaky/creepy more than gory.
Some of my favs:
The Shining – Though I love Jack Nicholson, the remake with Rebecca DeMorney(sp) was way freakier, IMO.
I Am Legend – Viral Infection Dystopia is scary to me…even Will Smith can’t make that sexy.
Gothika – Ghosts and spirit possessions will almost ALWAYS freak me the hell out. Guaranteed.
The Ring – Not gonna lie, I still have nightmares about the girl crawling out of the television set.
Poltergeist – See above about ghosts. The one with the creepy old guy who looked like a walking skeleton scares me most of all.
Nightmare on Elm Street – A little gorier than I normally like, but the scene with Freddy getting poor, unfortunate, young (smoking hot) Johnny Depp through his own bed had my little brother and I fighting over the top bunk for months.
Alright, so let me hear about some of your favs!