Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Movie meme

This is one of those posts that is meaningless to my mom. Sorry, Mom! I'll come up with something better for you later.

'Tis the season, and there's a fun meme going around, so play along if you want.Upon re-reading my answers, I have a feeling my husband is going to be very proud of me. Ya'll know he's a film professor, right?

Scary Movie Meme

Bold those you’ve seen.
Italicize movies you have started but couldn’t finish.
Add an asterisk* to those you have watched more than once.
Underline those on your To Watch list.

The Shining* - Saw it on tv (edited, of course) in junior high and it scared the crap out of me. Watched it recently with hubby and thought it was hilarious.

The Exorcist* - Love this one. Can quote long passages.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Not my favorite. I don't like torture movies.

The Silence of the Lambs* - Why don't I think of this as a horror movie? It's like a cop movie to me, like watching CSI or Law and Order.

JAWS* - We're gonna need a bigger boat. One of my favorites.

Halloween - To be honest, I'm not sure I've ever watched this all the way through. Pretty sure I've seen all the important parts, but not necessarily in order.

Psycho - Good one. I think I liked the remake, too. Does that count as multiple viewings?

Seven - The reason I don't like Brad Pitt. At the end of the movie he makes this ugly face that is so simian that I still call him "Monkey Man". Creepy movie, but creepier face. Ewwwwwwww.

Rosemary’s Baby****** - What does it say about me that I got my hair cut just like Mia Farrow when I was 8 months pregnant with my son? Is that bad? I love this movie. Mia is awesome. And gorgeous. I wish I could have pulled off her pregnant look.

Poltergeist* - Rated PG? Seriously? First movie that scared the mess out of me, but I watched it over and over and over and over.

A Nightmare on Elm Street* - Loved it. Doesn't age well. I like #3 best of the series. That one honestly scared me.

Friday the 13th - Like Halloween, I'm not sure I've ever watched it start-to-finish.

The Thing - I don't think I've seen this one.

The Evil Dead - Evil Dead 2 is much better.

Carrie* - Love this one. Scary? Not to me.

Night of the Living Dead****** - My dad is not a fan of horror films, but I was watching this back in college (the original, of course) and he came in the room for the last half-hour or so. And was transfixed. (This happened more than once with my dad...I had to rewind "The Abyss" from the last ten minutes because he came in and wanted to watch the whole thing.) This movie is so rich in social commentary. One of the best movies of its time.

The Omen - Watched this recently. Fun.

An American Werewolf in London - Nope. And I've always wanted to see this one. Not sure how I've missed it.

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer - This movie is one that disturbed everyone else in the room except me. I thought it was kinda entertaining, and my friends all looked at me really funny. Is that bad?

The Hitcher****** - This one can paralyze me on the couch if I see it's on TV. Of course, the kids are too young for it so my moments for paralysis are rare.

Lost Highway - I love David Lynch, but this isn't my favorite. I didn't get it.

The Blair Witch Project* - Seeing it at the drive-in was a disappointment. It's much scarier at home. Totally worth they hype. Scary.

Pet Cemetery - Surprisingly scary. But doesn't hold up well years later. The effects look very cheesy.

Saw - I made it five minutes, I think. Even knowing it was on in the other room was upsetting. I don't like the torture thing. It's a really disturbing trend.

The Ring - Who thought this was scary? Because it wasn't. These Japanese movies must lose something in translation. Or not. Because the original Japanese of the Grudge is also not scary.
Scream* - Saw this one when I was pregnant with #1, and the opening sequence was so scary that I was afraid I was going to miscarry. That garage door bit was my favorite part.

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kalisah said...

OMG, I totally agree on the torture trend thing. Uck.

I'm not a scary movie person at all. I've only ever seen:
The Shining (after I'd read the book)
The Exorcist (scared the bejesus out of me)
Poltergeist (not really scary) Carrie (on cable, so edited)

I'm a total wuss.

TFO said...

American Werewolf in London is so good. i'll have to Netflix that one soon. i haven't seen it in a while. it's my fave kind of horror movie, one with a great sense of humor.

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