Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday Thirteen 93 (week 1 - round 2)

If any of you remember me, I am big on visual Thursday Thirteen's, with that said, Thirteen of my Favorite Horror Movies. Keeping in the spirit of Halloween.

Thirteen of my Favorite Horror Movies

1. Carrie (1976) - I will watch this movie every time it comes on TV. This is hands down, my favorite horror movie of all time.

2. Pet Sematary (1989) - Just the thought of burying something and it brings it back to life. Stephen King is twisted...I love it.

3. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - The original is still the very best.

4. Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980) and Stephen King's The Shining (2007). Based ont he same book by King, nearly similar in story-line, but of course, King keeps his verson truer to his book and Kubrick's version is more theatrical. However, both work, both are very good. So they are tied since it is essentially the same movie.

5. The Mist (2007) - Stephen King wrote the story, but didn't have part in the screenplay. However, for something he had no part in, it was very, very good. I gave it 5/5 stars.

6. The Eye (2002) - Hong Kong version of this movie. Similar to the American version only creepier. If you liked the one with Jessica Alba, then you will really like this one.

7. The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) - Starring Vincent Price. A very good adaptation of the Poe classic story.

8. The Omen (1976) - Creepy kids are just creepy.

9. Creepshow (1982) - Stephen King's finest. Several short horror stories. My favorite one is "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" starring King himself.

10. Ju-on (The Grudge) (2002) - Creepy original version of (The Grudge). Japanese horror is pretty scary and unsettling.

11. Ju-on 2 (2003) - Japanse Horror sequal to Ju-on (The Grudge). Not as good as the first, but still pretty creepy.

12. Gothika (2003) - The newest edition to my horror list. I watched this in the dark and I was scared, I don't scare easily.

13. The Exorcist (1973) - I just watched it again this year.



Journeywoman said...

Another Stephen King fan huh? I think his scariest story, and movie was Apt Pupil.

itsJUSTme said...

There are a couple I have never seen before!

The Omen, very scary!!!!!

Adelle Laudan said...

Have you watched, Orphan. It's fairly new. I really enjoyed it. Great list. Happy Halloween!

busy91 said...

@Journeywoman - Yes Stephen is the man!!

@Wendy - the Asian ones are very scary, I don't know what makes them scarier than the American ones.

@Adelle - Yes I did see Orphan in the movie theater...pretty creepy.

jen said...

Great list!! I've seen most of them though it's been years.

The scariest movies to me are the ones that have plot lines that are actually plausible.

Have a great Thursday :)

Kimberly Menozzi said...

I've seen several of these, which surprises me because I'm not a Horror movie fan by any stretch of the imagination.

Unless we're involving Stephen King. Which is a different matter entirely.

:) Happy TT!

CountryDew said...

I think Rosemary's Baby was the scariest movie for me, though Carrie was pretty scary too. Great list.

Alice Audrey said...

I don't get into horror much, but I've watched a fair number of these. I didn't think The Mist was that scary, which is probably why I got through it.

Alice Audrey, who can't get Goggle Id to work today.

I am Harriet said...

Some great choices!

Have a great Thursday!

Forgetfulone said...

Oh, these are some scary, scary movies!!!!!!

Sandee said...

The Shining is my favorite. I've lost count as to how many times I've watched it. Carrie is another great one. Both scared me to pieces. Some great choices here.

Have a terrific TT. :)

Xakara said...

I loved The Omen as a kid and still think it's one of the most consistantly creepy trilogies (I disavow anything beyond The Final Conflict). And the mini series of The Shining is my favorite King adaptation :)

Happy Halloween and Happy TT,

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Anonymous said...

Personally, I liked the newer "Stand" and thought it was a much better portrayal! And I totally agree on The Omen...that movie freaked me out as a kid (probably would again if I had the guts to re-watch it).

Heather said...

I sooo do not do horror movies. Thanks for checking out my autumn pics!

{S.T.U.F.F.} said...

LUV! LUV! LUV! the list...

Okay, so now I'm on my way to the video store for a few - thirteen, to specific - movie purchases...

Great TT

Anonymous said...

Scary list :D I remember reading Pet Sematary in the early 90s and then feeling silly when it scared me lol! The Exorcist is soooo evil.