Lists are essential to late October movie viewing aren’t they? I know when I was a lad, I would walk into a video store and check out employee lists of suggestions for a scary evening in front of the TV. Above, is what I would deem to be the perfect night of creeps and laughs. Why these, you may ask?
5) Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Well, let’s look at number 5. ‘Nothing But Trouble’ is scary for a number of reasons. Quite simply, it has one of the most bizarrely horrible plots and line of jokes to ever be made in a Hollywood film. Oh, and don’t even get me started on Dan Aykroyd’s nose in this turkey. This and the appearance of the rap group Digital Underground flat out guaranteed that I would have nightmares about big odd looking noses for the rest of my life.
4) Ginger Snaps (2000)
‘Ginger Snaps’ is a classic example of a movie that has a scene that will never leave my mind. It is a simple, yet lingering scene of Ginger, almost in the full manifestation of a werewolf, walking into a party and blending in, looking like she put lots of work on a scary costume. Believe it or not, I have had nightmares at least once a year since watching this movie 12 years ago. All of which involving me dancing with a beautiful girl who ends up being a werewolf. Why are you laughing?
3) Silence of the Lambs (1991)
I think that number 3 is pretty self explanatory. Hannibal Lector and Buffalo Bill. The End.
2) Shaun of the Dead (2005)
Number 2 is a case of me needing a good laugh and zombie scare at the same time. After all, following an ascension into the mind of Hannibal, is there any more comforting of an image than Simon Pegg and Nick Frost battling zombies? Trust me folks. There is a reason that this movie is looked at by many, George A Romero included, as being the best zombie film of the past decade.
1) Halloween (1978)
And, are you really asking me why number 1 is there? Talk about scary……..
List written by Garrett Collins