Saturday, October 29, 2011

Spooky Movies! Which do You Watch to Be Scared?

I thought for my final post, I'd write about some of the movies I guarantee to scare the spit out of me. Now this is going to need a little cooperation from the audience. I'll want to know here at the end which movies scare the spit out of you.

So what are guarantees for me?

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? ~ 1962 ~ Bette Davis and Joan Crawford

Ok this one really freaked me out the first time I saw it because well, Bette Davis is just darn scary when she's being powerful. Now add the quirk-factor and that doll...well, she's really freaking scary.

And in case this is a spoiler, the rat scene. Shudder...I don't like mice much, but one on a platter? Ew!

Halloween ~ 1978 ~ Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence

I'll give you this, this one is sort of a given. If you don't get a little creeped out...well, you're stronger than me. What really gets to me about this movie is that as impossible as parts are, there are a lot of parts that are possible. Think about it. Who hasn't baby sat, thought about/had the boyfriend over and been more than a little edgy knowing that someone could be looking in those windows? Just saying the mind games in it are enough to scare me.

In Dreams ~ 1999 ~ Annette Benning and Robert Downey Jr.

Now this movie might be one of those ones that sorta flew under the radar for you. It wasn't for me. I've only seen it once, but that was more than enough. Why? I'm not real big on having the crap scared out of me. I'm not. For me, this one really did get into my dreams. I love Robert Downey Jr. He's handsome. Maybe it's because of his past that he can play the neurotic psychopath so well. All I can say is when she goes into the water and doesn't come out right literally chilled me.

So what about you? What movies are good for a scare-fest for you? Thoughts on my list? I'm listening.

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About Wendi Zwaduk:
I always dreamed of writing the stories in my head. Tall, dark, and handsome heroes are my favorites, as long as he has an independent woman keeping him in line. I tend to write books with titles taken from songs because music is one of my many muses.
I earned a BA in education at Kent State university and as well as a Masters in Education from Nova Southeastern University. I've tried my hand at teaching, waitressing, and retail sales, but writing holds my heart.

I love NASCAR, romance, books in general, Ohio farmland, dirt racing, and my menagerie of animals. I have more stories in my head than my brain can handle percolating. I can't wait to share them with you!


Na said...

Thanks for your great posts today! I don't think I have ever watched Premonitions and if I have it looks like a refresher is needed. Candyman was pretty scary for me.

Charity said...

Children of the Corn. I saw this movie as a child and I'm still scared when I see it. I have never been able to get past the name Malachi, cree-py!