Shiver me Timbers

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.


*William Adam said...

it was the first horror i ever saw
tooo much man
i still hate clowns

Shenanigan said...

my clown phobia is no joke i was practically shaking trying to upload that IT image

WOWPOP said...

my fav blog yet i love horrors here is a list of my top ten.

1. the signal. didnt have a clue what the plot was but shit it was graphic.

2. hostel. a bit cheesy towards the end but some sick killings.

3. wolf creek. el roth is a legend in my books great director.

4. Saw 1 & 3. a big fan of the saw films although 2 and 4 wasnt all that

5. creep. not loved by many but i enjoyed the part with the lady and the saw great sceen

6. freddy 1. maybe because i watched this when i was a kid but shit it scared me.

7. it. with you on this one im obsessed with clowns

8. Poltergeist 1. this film is a classic horror from back in the day

9. Shaun of the Dead. had to put this one in sorry

10. Jacob's Ladder. a great phycological horror

this list colud keep going for sure

Shenanigan said...


But! Poltergeist 2 is the one with the old man (shivers) and that song..."we are all in his hooooly temple!" Eek!

Oh the list is really endless...

WOWPOP said...


this series is so sick and for love of horror the website is even more sick.

best horror director?????

Anonymous said...

Texas Chainsaw Massacre??


Ella said...

I didn't find texas chainsaw massacre to be that scary tbh.

It scared me shitless though. My mum made me watch it when I was little (i'm sure that's a form of child abuse). I couldn't walk or stand near drains for ages.

Shenanigan said...

while watching TCM I wasn't that scared, it was the after effect- running to my car like an hidiot afterwards

DELS (Kieren Dickins) said...

Has anyone seen Eden Lake?


yeahisaidit said...

i'll be honest. I'm scared of just going to the cinema. It's so dark. to this day i still can't watch the video for MJ's Thriller (the jheri curl is enough to give you nightmares). But yeah IT- i've only just stopped sleeping on a waterproof sheet having been forced to watch that. Man, my mum knew how to pick a good babysitter.


Debbie G said...

God I love my horror’s!!!! There’s nothing better then shitting my pant’s , hiding in my bestfriend's armpit and screaming down the house like a couple of teenagers … For me it’s The Entity and Texas Chain Saw , THE REALL ONE FROM THE 70’S !!!! every time . The film IT make’s me pee my pant’s too..

Booga said...

the shining. I couldn't even finish watching it, but then again, I was 15 and alone in a creeky apartment.

G.iN.g said...

ahh those clowns... fuk me IT scared teh life out of me!!!

One you missed off = the shinning?!?!?!?!?!

illsun said...

For me the scariest film i have ever seen is the Exorcist, the medical scenes at the beginning always mess me up and the priest's nightmares with his mum - errrrrrrr

Texas Chainsaw Massacre not scary except the close up on her eyeball which did creep me the first time i saw it.

I have to hail up the Omen massive massive film

Booga said...

g.in.g. Hey, good observation, no one has mentioned the shining, defininately not booga right before you. LOL!

FRZI said...

John Carpenter's 'The Thing' always got me...oh & the 1st Omen...

johnny come lately said...

28 Days Later?

The BEST horroe film and the SCARIEST are two different things though, 28 days Later is only mildly scary.

imdb.com said...

1. 8.7 Psycho (1960) 109,168
2. 8.5 Alien (1979) 135,944
3. 8.4 The Shining (1980) 129,068
4. 8.4 Aliens (1986) 130,062
5. 8.3 Diaboliques, Les (1955) 9,653
6. 8.3 Jaws (1975) 105,836
7. 8.1 Bride of Frankenstein (1935) 11,825
8. 8.1 Cabinet des Dr. Caligari., Das (1920) 12,237
9. 8.1 The Thing (1982) 53,327
10. 8.1 Frankenstein (1931) 16,807
11. 8.1 Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 20,944
12. 8.1 Spoorloos (1988) 7,380
13. 8.1 Faust - Eine deutsche Volkssage (1926) 2,997
14. 8.1 King Kong (1933) 28,910
15. 8.0 JungfrukÀllan (1960) 4,812
16. 8.0 Rosemary's Baby (1968) 34,760
17. 8.0 Testament des Dr. Mabuse, Das (1933) 2,765
18. 8.0 The Exorcist (1973) 76,514
19. 8.0 Onibaba (1964) 2,704
20. 8.0 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) 10,832
21. 8.0 Kaidan (1964) 2,729
22. 8.0 The Innocents (1961) 4,494
23. 8.0 Shaun of the Dead (2004) 94,280
24. 8.0 Dawn of the Dead (1978) 32,124
25. 8.0 Repulsion (1965)

Anonymous said...

the orphanage..is NOT scary!..i got it and didnt know it was Spanish..im silly..but yeah.. its not scary

as a child, I saw the COVER of "it" and have not developed a phobia of clowns..havnt even seen it!

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