After watching one of the most disappointing horrors last night it got me thinking about what makes a good horror. The Strangers was so bad it was almost comical. With Liv Tyler's bland acting and carrying around a butter knife for choice of weapon and the common horror mistakes...'no don't go in there!' The circa 80's ending 'I'm not really dead' is as bad as a desolate hand emerging from a grave. All acceptable in the eighties. There was a lot of unhealthy horror watching as a child and still to this day can be haunted by Freddy from my adolescent overdosing. Not to mention my clown phobia which I adapted after watching Stephen Kings It! Tim Curry has never been the same to me since.
My top four and half (although Freddy is funny to watch now it still messes me up. On the sly)
My 'shit scared' movies consist of:
Others are Clown House, Pet Cemetery, The Others, The Orphanage and Wrong Turn
What is the scariest movie?
Tried to deny it was The Exorcist, but it just does not sit right with my soul.