When there is a chill in the air and the leaves have already started to change colour, the night gets too cold, and a fire warms your soul; it can mean only one thing: autumn is here. And if there is anything I love more than A/W fashion, it’s thriller and horror films. I have composed a brief list of my favourites. If you don’t plan on trick-or-treating this Halloween, stay in, make some popcorn, pour a glass of wine and prepare to be frightened! (muah ha ha!)
Evil Dead- This has to be one of my all time favourite scary films, the Raimi did it right, Bruce Campbell is amazing and you will be scared. It’s also really funny without really trying to be. There are also two sequels Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness, in case you want to have a marathon, which I strongly suggest!
Nightmare Before Christmas – Okay, not horror but perfect for Halloween watching. The 90s kid in me sings every song, and quotes every line. Tim Burton shock coupled with Danny Elfman’s amazing score leads to Disney movie magic. Also watch it for a “scary” good Christmas time.
Dawn of the Dead – Original please, the remake is just okay. Romero knew what he was doing, Zombie apocalypse before it was cool, and it’s just great.
The Haunting – I think this was the first scary movie I was able to watch all of as a kid. I almost always watch the 1999 remake with Liam Nesson and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Although sometimes I do wake up in a cold sweat thinking about those scary as hell cherubs.
It – Stephen King is often great with ideas, and when they get turned into films or t.v. shows something usually gets lost. This is not the case with It. Clowns have always been pretty scary to me, and it took me a long time before I could watch this film the whole way through. But I’m so glad I overcame my fear and the book is also really good too!
Dracula – Any film with Gary Oldman is a must see in my book, but this one really takes the cake. He plays the Count and thanks to movie make up, ranges from old man to young heart throb, stealing the affections of Minna Murray (Winona Ryder) and Lucy Westerna all while causing one hell of a raucous. Anthony Hopkins and Cary Elwes are in it too!
American Psycho – If you have not seen this film do anything in your power to, not only does it portray a character more deranged than a LDR song; but what one may do when they grow incredibly tired of fitting in to societal norms. A true must see. And it’s an even better book…
The Omen – Original please, one of the movies that makes me glad I don’t have kids yet…
Gremlins – Also great for Christmas viewing, did you know this was a Christmas movie? I didn’t realize this until about two years ago. Anyway, it’s fantastic, and who doesn’t love Gizmo?
Donnie Darko – One fucked up ride… So hold on, this is definitely a film you need to watch more than once, let it sink in and then watch again, but once you get it man is it good. The director’s cut is also a must. Actually, just watch the director’s cut.
Young Frankenstein and Little Shop of Horrors – Both are horror/comedy genius, and the musical numbers! TDF! I can’t get enough of either, and both are so much fun, both have so many great one liners.
The Others – This is another film that you think you have figured out then bam it punches you in the face and you feel like your whole life is a lie, I love movies like that. Nicole Kidman is on frigid bitch in this one, and the ghosts are super scary.
Now one could watch Halloween, Friday The 13th, or Hellrasier, but we’ve all seen those and all of the subsequent sequels. I mean has anyone actually watch Jason X? They are in space and it is really bad. Check out something new, and anyone that has any favourites please share, I love watching thiller/horror films. Although I am a wuss and I prefer the lights on, or to watch during the day. And on that note, it’s time to end!
All for now,
Title from: Vampires Will Never Hurt You by MCR