In the spirit of Halloween, I’ve been watching a lot of frightening (okay, maybe not so frightening) TV. The main reason why I like horror genre, it’s the only time where I feel the most alive. There is no other genre where I’m on the edge of my seat, hearing every heartbeat that passes, and anticipating someone/thing to jump out. I just love it. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t like to be scared in real life. In a dark room and in front of a screen…well, scare me away!
Here are some of my favorite ways to get into the Halloween Spirit:
1. Shaun of the Dead:
Okay, I know I said I like to be scared and Shaun of the Dead is not exactly scary. BUT!…it’s movie about zombies and the thought of people turning into a flesh eating creatures is scary to me. I like this movie, because it’s normal people (like me) surviving the Z-Day. I fell like in The Walking Dead, I would’ve died in that show by the first episode. Fo’sure.
2. A Nightmare on Elm Street
Dreams are supposed to be untouchable. No one is ever allowed into our dreams, especially a badly burnt pedophile with a ugly sweater and one razor glove. Apparently, this was my first movie ever. My dad accidentally took me to this movie when I was two years old. In his defense, he doesn’t know English very well.
3. Ringu (Japanese Version of The Ring)
I made the stupid mistake of watching Ringu in my hotel room in Japan. I had a hard time sleeping that night and ended up watching “Babe” (yes, the talking pig movie) at 3AM in the morning. I am not making that mistake again. Out of all the movies, this is the one that I can’t really watch on a whim. It has to be 10AM with a house full of people and I must have 100% control over the remote. Why control over the remote? Well, anytime I feel the scene is getting a little too scary, I can just flip the channel. Yep, I’m THAT scared of this movie and I love it!
4. Goblin 2
Okay, this has to be the best worst movie ever. Yes, the BEST worst movie ever. The acting is terrible and the storyline is crappy. Why do I love it so? It just makes me laugh. I’m not the only person that believe this movie was so bad that it ended up being good. My blogging friend, Fog, did not just write one review on this movie, but three! Check out part 1, part 2, and part 3.
Who knew a white faced William Shatner would be one of the most iconic faces of Halloween?
6. The Sixth Sense
Just the thought of seeing ghosts freaks me out. I don’t know if I could handle it. One scene sticks out the most with me. It’s the scene where a battered woman with her wrists cut open is yelling at Cole. Ya, I would not want to deal with that all the time.
After watching “Audition” all I can say is, “WTF, did I just watch?!?” Truly scary. I will give it to the Japanese, they know how to make a twisted weird horror movie.
8. House on Haunted Hill (1999)
I may get a lot of crap for this movie, but I genuinely like this movie. I like how the house is all funky and plays tricks on everybody. Also, I like how the house picks off each character. I think this movie did a good job building up the tension, which is why I like it so much.
9. Hard Candy
Sweet Juno is pretty bad ass in this movie. And yes, I did just combine two movies into one sentence. This movie is not really a horror movie, but it’s still sick and twisted. Who’s crazier: the pedophile or the little girl turned vigilante? After watching this movie, I couldn’t tell you. I think they are equally crazy and messed up.
10. What Lies Beneath
Harrison Ford usually plays the good guy, so I had no expectation of him in this movie. Honestly, I thought he was going to be the one that saves the day. This is why this movie blew my mind. I love how the music intensify things. Visually, there is not a lot of scary things…maybe a few camera tricks here and there, but add in those intensive music cue. OH MAN, scary!
Here are my favorite movies to get me in the mood for Halloween! What are some of your favorites?
On a serious note: Thank you for all the tweets, calls, emails asking about my safety during the Tsunami last night. I felt truly blessed to have great social media friends. Thank you. Luckily, there was no damages on O’ahu and my house. I do want to send out prayers for British Columbia and anyone who was affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Also, to anyone on the East Coast, I’ll be praying for everyone’s safety during Hurricane Sandy aka Frankenstorm. Be safe. Please, help one one another–stranger or not.