"Zombies and Psychos and Monsters... Oh my!" Personal Page by JessH
SCARY MOVIES: MY FAVOURITES:
(in no particular order)
Stir of Echoes (1999, with Kevin Bacon) - Kevin sees dead people...
The Ring (1 and 2) - the only movie (Ring 1) that *ever* managed to seriously freak me out!
The Grudge (1 and 2 - year 2004 & 2006) - the scene in the bed... aaah!
1408 (2007, with John Cusack) - a different kind of hotel room.
Creep (2004 - great British Horror!) - locked in a subway station... but are you alone?
Misery (1990, by Stephen King) - do your legs hurt everytime you see Kathy Bates? Mine do!
Sweeney Todd, Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007, with Johnny Depp) - a bloody good musical!
Duel (1971) - one actor pretty-much carries this entire movie by himself; worth seeing!
The Thing (1982, with Kurt Russell) - complete isolation = always a good setting for something terrifying.
Silence of the Lambs (1991, with Sir Anthony Hopkins) - Chianta and Fava Beans... yummy!
Hannibal (2001... he's back)
House on Haunted Hill (1999, with Geoffrey Rush & Famke Janssen) - an abandoned mental institution; guess what happens?
Thirteen Ghosts (2001, with Tony Shalhoub) - good make-up with some "jump out of your seat" scenes.
The Shining (1980, by Stanley Kubrick, with Jack Nicholson) - another one in complete isolation from the world... best horror movie of all times.
Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection (years 1979 to 1997) - Sigourney kicks serious alien *ss!
The Fog (original 1980, don't both watching the 2005 remake) - these ain't your sexy pirates of the Caribbean...
Cloverfield (2008) - a hand-held camera makes it all feel too real... and makes you sea-sick in the process.
The Birds (1963, by Alfred Hitchcock) - does Polly want a cracker? No, Polly wants your eyeballs.
Se7en (1995, with Brad Pitt & Morgan Freeman) - Kevin Spacey as a sadistic genious... it's like watching CSI on an acid trip.
Kiss the Girls (1997, with Morgan Freeman & Ashley Judd)
Along Came a Spider (2001, sequel to "Kiss the girls") - Freeman plays a brilliant detective on the hunt of a "lady killer"..
The Omen (original 1976 and remake 2006) - Put the dog down, Damien...
The Cabin in the Woods (2011)... you think you know what to expect... WRONG!
The Exorcist (1973) - either she ate a bad burrito, or she's possessed by a demon!
Signs (2002, by M.Night Shyamalan, with Mel Gibson) - the mother ship comes to take Saint Gibson back to his home planet...
Identity (2003, with Ray Liotta & John Cusack... very clever movie!) - a couple of strangers in a motel... but are they strangers?
The Sixth Sense (1999, by M.Night Shyamalan, with Bruce Willis) - I see dead people, but who really is dead and who's alive?
Pet Sematary (1989, by Stephen King) - a little boy, a scalpel, and a whole lotta mud.
Resident Evil 1, 2, 3 and 4 (years 2002 to 2010) - Zombiiiiiieeeeeees! Oh, and they have no chance against Milla Jovovich.
Cube (1997, a low-budget horror masterpiece!) - the original inspiration to the SAW movies.
28 Days Later (2002, with Cillian Murphy)
28 Weeks Later (2007, with Robert Carlyle) - British Zombies are just so much more violent and realistic-looking... bring it on!
The Hills have Eyes - remakes 1 and 2 (years 2006 & 2007) - see, we told you that radio active stuff is dangerous...
Insidious (2010) Wow! This was old-school and really entertaining!
Nightwatch (1997, with Ewan McGregor) - Ewan doesn't get naked in this movie, but the corpses in the morgue do.
Anatomie 1 and 2 (German horror, years 2000 & 2003) - more fun in the morgue...
Deep Blue Sea (1999, with hunky Thomas Jane & Samuel L. Jackson) - they're sharks, they're big AND they're smart!
Salem's Lot (1979, by Stephen King) - original vampires... 'nuff said.
Evil Dead - Army of Darkness I, II, III (Long Live Bruce Campbell!!!)
Daybreakers (2009, with Ethan Hawke & Willem Dafoe.) One of the most enjoyeable Vampire movies I've seen in a LONG time! Superb!
I Am Legend (2007, with Will Smith)
Final Destination (1, 2 and 3)
Devil (2010, by M. Night Shyamalan)
Virus (1999, with Jamie Lee Curtis)
The Others (2001, with Nicole Kidman)
The Strangers (2008, Liv Tyler)
Zombieland (2009, with Woody Harrelson)... this is so much fun!
Thinner (1996, by Stephen King)
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
The Crazies (2010 - fantastic remake of a classic! Truly chilling.)
IT (1990, by Stephen King) - I hate clowns... I hate clowns...
The Village (2004, by M.Night Shyamalan)
Carrie (1976, by Stephen King) - ultimate depressed teenager goes mad.
From Dusk till Dawn (1996, with Quentin Tarantino & George Clooney)
What lies beneath (2000, with Harrison Ford & Michelle Pfeiffer)
Shaun of the Dead (2004, British Zombie-Comedy)
Gothika (2003, with Halle Berry & Robert Downey Jr.)
Jeeper Creepers 1 (2001)
The Last House on the Left (2009 - oh, revenge is so sweet!)
The Fly (original 1986, with Jeff Goldblum - disgustingly gory!)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (remake 2003, thanks to Ed/Kaspian for recommending this one!)
Dead Snow (Norway 2009... Nazi Zombies, Gore, some laughs, more Gore - entertaining!)
Silent Hill (2006, with Radha Mitchell & Sean Bean)
Dawn of the Dead (remake 2004)
The Invasion (2007, with Daniel Craig & Nicole Kidman)
Hemoglobin, aka Bleeders (1997)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992, with Gary Oldman)
Nightmare on Elmstreet (1984, by Wes Craven, with Robert Englund)
Saw (1 and 2)
Hostel - 1 (2005, by Eli Roth)
Dreamcatcher (2003, by Stephen King)
Hellraiser (part 1, 1987)
The Blair Witch Project (1999... don't bother watching the 2000 sequel)
The Amityville Horror (remake 2005)
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002, fantastic low-budget horror with Bruce Campbell... thanks to Kaspian (Ed) for recommending this one!)
My Name is Bruce (2007, another great Bruce Campbell flick in a collectors' DVD box-set John & I found last year :-)
The Man with the Screaming Brain (2005, yep you guessed it: same DVD box set)
Arachnophobia (1990, with Jeff Daniels)
Slither (2006, with Elizabeth Banks & nobody taking themselves seriously!)
John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001, with hunky Jason Statham)
War of the Worlds (remake 2005, with Tom Cruise)
The Cottage (2008, fun & extremely gory British horror)
Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009. Another British comedy-horror... such fun!)
Boxing Helena (1993, with weirdo actor Julian Sands)
The Cell (2000, extremely weird; and not just because it stars Jennifer Lopez)
Quarantine (2008, entertaining Hollywood remake with zombies, or are they?)
Quarantine 2 (2010) sequel. OK entertainment value, but not great.
REC (2007, the Spanish original... REALLY good!)
The Mutant Chronicles (2008. Entertaining futuristic Sci-Fi horror)
Blindness (2008, with Julianna Moore. A disturbing look at humanity)
Mirrors (2009, with Kiefer Sutherland... brilliant concept, but could have been so much better in the end!)
Shutter (2008 remake... drags-on for the first half, but has a few entertaining moments towards the end.)
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009... entertaining, but could have been sooooo much better, people!)
30 Days of Night (2007, with Josh Hartnett. "Helpless in Alaska...")
Zombie Strippers (2008, with Robert Englund) A modern B-Movie.
The Rite (2011, with Anthony Hopkins). OK-ish story, brilliant performance by Hopkins saves the movie!
Vacancy (2007, with Kate Beckinsale & Luke Wilson)
One Missed Call (2008, with Shannyn Sossamon & Edward Burns)
The Cave (2005, with Cole Hauser)
The Descent (2005, another day, another cave... Yawn!)
Legion (2010, with Paul Bettany)... how could they ruin such a great plot?
Flightplan (2005, with Jodie Foster)
Splice (2009, with Adrian Brody... no real solid climax to this story.)
The Uninvited (2009, with Emily Browning & Elizabeth Banks... very misleading trailer for this one... disappointing)
White Noise (2005, with Michael Keaton... BOOOORING!)
Ghost Ship (2002, with Julianna Margulies)
Captivity (2007, with Elisha Cuthbert)
The Happening (2008, by M.Night Shyamalan... far too predictable!)
John Carpenter's Vampires (1998, with James Woods & Daniel Baldwin)
The Skeleton Key (2005, with Kate Hudson)
Dark Water (2005, with Jennifer Connelly)
The Fog (2005 remake... the original from 1980 is amazing though!)
The Haunting (1999, with Liam Neeson & Owen Wilson)
The Zombie Diaries (2008, a 3-piece docu in the style of the Blair Witch Project. I had high hopes, and was bored into utter disappointment, or rather disappointed into utter boredom?)
Red Eye (2005, by Wes Craven, with Cillian Murphy)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005, with Laura Linney)
Vanishing on 7th Street (2011, with Hayden Christensen)... why oh why is there no proper ending?
... is anyone else getting the impression that 2005 was not a good year for the horror genre?
> CSI Las Vegas (the best of all the CSI series, because it stars William Peterson as "gruesome Grissom"... love it!)
> Bodyworlds Exhibition (Prof. Guenther von Hagens) - a Fantastic Exhibition, which I had the pleasure of visiting in 1996 in Germany.
> Saving Private Ryan (gruesome opening scene on the beach)
> Dean R. Koontz Novels (I think 90% of his novels deserve to be turned into horror movies; they're brilliant!)
> traditionally slow, knuckle-dragging, moaning Zombies that seem nothing more than hungover can be a bit dull at times... I prefer those fast-running, surprisingly brutal ones (as in 28 Days / 28 Weeks later, for example)
> I've always had "a thing" for vampires... especially those that don't change their facial features too much when transforming from human-looking to undead. My god, vampires can be darn sexy (as in Interview with a Vampire, or the 1990s Canadian TV series: Forever Knight)
> I don't only watch horror movies because they're gruesome... I also enjoy watching real surgeries being performed on television, for example. More than gore, I also find the human anatomy fascinating. Heck, maybe I'm a closet-doctor! haha!
I have really been enjoying the new TV Series "The Walking Dead", which started in November 2010... the acting is great, the story is developing, and the Zombies look FANTASTIC! It's so nice to see some good "old school" make up and real make up talent instead of boring and fancy CG special effects.
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