Thursday, March 29, 2012

My Fave Five Horror Movies

Last week I posted my favorite horror villains.  Apparently you like horror too, because that was a very popular post.  So continuing on that theme...

I just love horror movies, and to keep it to five is an exercise in restraint.  But these are my ultimate favorites when it comes to scares:

5.  The Omen (1976)

This movie was just so suspenseful with twists and turns you rarely see in today’s horror offerings.  Smart and chilling all at once.  How often do you root for the guy trying to kill an adorable little child?

4.  The Ring (2002)

This one was just freaky, and I loved every second of it.  I’m not one for the chop-chop gore you see so often, and The Ring was the psychological scare I prefer.

3.  The Shining  (1980)

Jack Nicholson with an axe.  The creepiest little girls ever.  Pages upon pages of ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.’  And so much suspense I was ready to jump out of my skin at the least little thing.  Every Halloween I’m screaming at Shelley Duvall to hurry the hell up and get him in the pantry before he wakes!

2.  Psycho  (1960)

Talk about your mommy issues.  Norman Bates was truly frightening in his madness.  And that shower scene…yeah, that will make you lock the bathroom door. 

1.  The Exorcist

For me, this one is the ultimate in horror.   There are just too many terrifying, chilling moments to count.  And if you get to see the freaky scene cut from the original where the girl comes down the staircase … nightmares for weeks!

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