Partly in honor of Wes Craven and partly because if I don’t start now, this will be a ridiculously small event, I’m going to expand my annual “Month of Scary and/or ‘Scary’ Movies” to include September as well as October. I’m compiling a list of what to watch, and suggestions are open.
Devour (starring Jensen Ackles of Supernatural fame) and The Woman in Black have been sitting around since LAST October (you’re welcome, Netflix, I hope you’ve enjoyed my money), so I’m definitely watching them and following up with Near Dark, a 1987 vampire movie starring Adrian Pasdar, who can thank the Heroes rewatch for my new renewed interest, and Jaws: The Revenge, which will finish out that franchise.
Then, if there’s time and no other suggestions supersede them on my interest radar, I’ll do all four Scream movies. (Also: Should I be watching MTV’s Scream series?)
But hit me with your best recs, because my list of movies watched this year is depressingly low so far, and I’d like to boost it up. To help with the advising, here’s a list of some things I haven’t liked and some things I have. Yes, I’m aware this is the point at which many will be tempted to mock my lack of taste.
PLEASE, PLEASE TO NOT TRY TO SELL ME ON THESE
Evil Dead/Evil Dead 2
Cabin in the Woods
MORE LIKE THESE, PLEASE
Jaws franchise, because even in bad 3D, sharks are terrifying. Also, Deep Blue Sea
Fright Night (original and remake)
Terminator 1-2 (I liked 5, but it wasn’t scary)
The Lost Boys
Stephen King’s IT
Shaun of the Dead (definitely falling under “scary” movie category, if IRC)
The House on Haunted Hill (somebody has to like these two, right?)
The Mothman Prophecies
So, what should I be watching?
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