Sunday, 9 October 2011

Holy Horrors!!...


So it's that time of year.. The leaves are falling, it's getting nippy and Halloween is coming! :)
I don't know about you guys but nothing thrills me more than sitting in on a cold, dark October night in my jim jams, with a bowl of buttered microwave popcorn, a load of chocolate and a great horror movie!
So I thought I'd dedicate today's post to some of my favorites...



                   The Amityville Horror 

Nothing better to creep the crap out of you than a horror that's based on true events! The film is a remake of the 1979 film of the same name which is based on the gruesome story of the 'Lutz' family who moved into a house in Long Island where a mass murder was committed, and experienced supernatural activity. It was directed by Andrew Douglas and based on the book, The Amityville Horror, written by Jay Anson. 
I prefer this version to the old one because the graphics are better and it makes you jump that bit more.
It also makes the helpful point that if you're buying an amazing house for a cheap price, There could be something very wrong! lol!





                     30 Days of Night 
In a far away place called Barrow, Alaska in the middle of winter, the sun stops rising for 30 days. It's called a 30 day long polar night and it's the perfect time for sun-hating vampires to come out and prey on the townspeople! (Not you Edward, all you do is sparkle!) The film is based on a comic book mini series and was directed by David Slade and features the sexy Josh Hartnett! So even if you think it's pathetic, you still have something to drool over! As for the rest of the actors, they're not great, but it's still worth the watch if you want a sleepless night!





                Drag Me to Hell 
When a sweet, innocent, loan officer (Alison Lohman, Also known as; That girl from Tucker!) refuses an old woman in need, she is cursed by what turns out to be a gypsy and given three days of demonic torment, before she will be dragged to the depths of hell to burn for eternity! The film is directed by Sam Raimi and won the award for Best horror film at the 2009 Scream awards and the 2010 Saturn Awards. It's a creepy film and after watching it you'll probably be freaked out by beggars, gypsy's and old women! Beware! 





                                Scream! 
How could I not mention Scream? The ultimate horror series about poor little Sidney Prescott, who becomes the target of a crazy, masked murderer.  Directed by Wes Craven it's something that I've grown up watching starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette. Unfortunately I haven't seen the newest film, Scream 4, If any of you guys have seen it leave a comment and let me know if it's worth the watch!











                        The Exorcist 
The Exorcist was directed by William Friedkin and based on a novel by William Peter Blatty. The film was one of the first horrors based on exorcism in the 1960's and shocked viewers at the time. It's about a mother who calls on two priests to perform an exorcism on her possessed daughter. It was voted the scariest film of all time by Entertainment Weekly and Movies.com. 
My mother (Being Highly superstitious and quite holy too...) banned the film from our house when we were younger, so I didn't get the chance to watch it until a couple of years ago, and to be honest, I found it more of a comedy than a horror! Come on? A funny looking little girl flying through the air would make anyone laugh! lol, but it really is a film that everyone should see once!







                          Wolf Creek 
Another one based on true events! Directed by Greg Mclean the film is about three Backpackers who, when visiting a tourist attraction deep in the desert of Australia, are held captive by a psycho murderer. 
The film is gruesome and quite disturbing, my sister is moving to Australia for a year in December and she'll surely be having second thoughts if she remembers this film! Li, I hope you're not reading this!












    Paranormal Activity 
Written and directed by Oren Peli the film is about a young couple, Katie and Micah, who decide it's a good idea to put a camera in their bedroom in order to find out what or who is haunting Katie. I think there's more than one endings, the one I saw wasn't great, but the films is really enjoyable and one that makes you wish there was a stop button in the cinema!




My family aren't mad into the horror movies, in fact my mam and sister refuse to watch them! So the only time I get to watch them is when they're newly released in the cinema or when they're on tv... That explains my bad taste! What's your favourite horror movie? And if you've seen any of the above, what do you think of them? Leave a comment!
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