Friday, October 30, 2009

Scary Movies

We're talking about Scary Movies over at Ink's place. Here are some that top my list:

Burnt Offerings (1976)
Tesis (1996)
Halloween (1978)
Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

perhaps Salem's Lot (1979)? I liked The Others a lot, too. I don't know if was the scariest, but it had a great balance of the creepy, the scary, the beautiful, and the mysterious.

and the hand movie that I mentioned in the previous post--perhaps it was The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)?

What am I forgetting?

And perhaps I should make another list: Movies that were so scary I didn't see them.


Contemporary Troubadour said...

I just watched the reissued version of Blade Runner. That was like a really surreal creepy dream. Not something I'd watch again, but I guess it was good for getting into the Halloween spirit?

Ink said...

"Movies that were so scary I didn't see them." LMAO!

I am actually going through a decision-making process re: Paranormal Activity in this vein. Do I really want to get images from "the scariest movie EVER" in my brain?

In Burnt Offerings, is there a scene where a girl's tongue turns black? I couldn't get that out of my head for YEARS.

Ink said...

Oh, and how young Burgess Meredith is in that trailer! (I tend to think of him as he looked around the time of Magic. Ooh, another really scary movie.)

Good Enough Woman said...

CT, Good for you getting into the Halloween spirit. At hour house tonight, we watched Snoopy come home, which, seeing as it made the Girl cry, was scary enough.

Ink, I'm not sure about the black tongue. Maybe. Ew. And I don't know "Magic"; I'll have to look it up!

--ginger. said...

Why does no one talk about that tv movie "V" from the 70's where the alien snake people where disguised as humans. I totally remember them going into the bathroom and peeling back their fake human-skin and eating mice whole. It was EXCELLENT.

Good Enough Woman said...

Ginger, I've been seeing ads on the computer today of some show that starts tonight on ABC called, "V." Any connection? I don't get ABC, but this might call for some investigation and online viewing . . .