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Happy Halloween Weekend!!
For our first Halloween as bloggers, Lisa and I are listing our favorite scary movies of all time!! Plus, we’re doing something new and providing our commentary as we discussed each of these movies for the list… In case you can’t tell, Lisa doesn’t like and doesn’t watch scary movies, so this discussion was interesting.
John’s Top Five Scary Movies
1. Drag Me to Hell
John: We Netflix’d this movie as soon as it was available. Really scary all around. The parking garage scene is ridiculous. Lisa made me turn it off when we got to that scene. Lisa: For real, if you wanna have nightmares, watch this movie.
John: I had to watch this when you were out and it was no fun. I prefer having you around being more scared than me.
John: Supposedly scariest movie ever made. The re-release back a few years ago was crazy especially with the added spiderwalk.
Lisa: For real, I refuse to see this movie.
John: I’m going to learn how to spiderwalk to scare you.
3. The Ring
John: I remember watching this movie in the theater with a couple college friends and having to cover my eyes during the “well” scenes. The ending to this movie was incredible. Very scary movie.
Lisa: I saw it after it came out on DVD and I promptly erased all memories of this movie.
John: Before you die, you see the ring… seven days.
Lisa: Before I die, I better see a bigger ring… on my finger.
John: The first time I saw this made for TV movie I was still young and Tim Curry in a clown suit literally bothered me for weeks. I couldn’t watch this again for a while. Not so scary for me now though. Plus, the TV version is lousy compared to the book, so I’m told and the TV ending is really hard to get unless you’re a frequent Stephen King reader.
Lisa: Never saw it. Tim Curry is also scary in Home Alone 2.
5. The Shining
John: The hotel scenes with the twin girls and the blood in the hallway is outrageously haunting. The rest of the movie with Jack Nicholson losing his marbles is creepy too.
Lisa: Again, never saw it, but I do know that Redrum is murder spelled backwards.
Lisa’s Top Five Scary Movies
1. What Lies Beneath
Lisa: I don’t really remember much about this movie, except for a scary underwater scene.
John: That movie WAS actually scary. Amazing, a scary movie we both actually sat through.
Lisa: Lesson here is “Men, don’t cheat on your wives or a ghost will drown you in a river.”
John: Point taken.
2. The Grudge
Lisa: Saw this in college. Made my roommate sit in the bathroom with me while I showered, no joke.
John: I saw the original Japanese version and it’s creepy, but not terrifying, mostly because you have to read the subtitles… whatever, I’ve never seen the Sarah Michelle Gellar version.
Lisa: I’m surprised how much of this movie I remember considering how much of the movie I was screaming with my hands over my face.
3. Fatal Attraction
Lisa: Remember how we fast forwarded through all the scary scenes?
John: I still do that in most horrors I rent. This movie isn’t a horror, but it’s still pretty terrifying.
Lisa: Again, moral of the movie is “Husbands, don’t cheat on your wives.”
John: I see a common thread in your movie picks here.
4. Beowulf IMAX 3D
Lisa: I thought the Grendel scenes were really scary.
John: I remember when the movie first showed his character screaming from the beating of the drums. You pretty much had a heart attack in the theater. I was concerned we were going to have to leave the movie. I had to calm you down.
Lisa: That Grendel really scared me.
John: You were literally crying.
Lisa: I watched the rest of the movie without the glasses on and I kept those 3D glasses as a souvenir.
John: Why would you want a souvenir from an Angelina Jolie movie that you cried and screamed watching?
5. Sex in the City 2
Lisa: Although not in the horror genre, SITC 2 haunted my dreams. This movie was completely uncalled for. You know what else it scary, the amount of airbrushing used for the promotion posters.
John: womp womp. Lisa makes a funny. No, for real, it’s scary that this movie got made. Abu Dhabi? Really? You bump into Aiden? Really? Then you come home after essentially cheating on your husband and what does Big do? He gave you a giant piece of jewelry. Ridiculous. Scary Ridiculous.
Lisa: No, what’s scary is the amount that you remember from the movie.
Lisa: Moral of the movie: “Ladies, cheat on your husbands.” (Not really)
Bambi: Lisa doesn’t like that the mommy deer dies.
Amittyville Horror: John’s pick. The pig grunts; the red eyes; the whole “get out” to the priest. Margot Kidder before Superman. Terrifying.
The episode of Family Guy where Brian eats Stewie’s dirty diaper: Completely uncalled for. Also not a movie.
Lisa: Can we sleep with the light on.
(All Images Courtesy of Wikipedia!)
Thanks for reading! So what are your favorite movies? We’d love to hear which ones you love or hate and why!!