Saturday, October 29, 2011

Have You Checked The Children?

I love scary movies.   Movies that make me jump.   Movies that make me want to cover my face with my hands.   Movies that keep me on the edge of my seat.   It doesn't happen very often that I want do any one of those things, let alone all of them during the same movie.   But I do have a few favorites.   

In honor of Halloween, I have to mention the movie, "Halloween."   The first one, of course, because I think the others that followed were just a little lame.   The first one, though, was scary enough that I bought a ringtone of the creepy Halloween theme song!   Kind of want to use it all year long . . .    "I realized what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply evil."   Love it!

I love "The Haunting."   The original, with Julie Harris and Claire Bloom.   I have good childhood memories of that movie!   I remember watching it when I was a little girl, laying on the floor with my sisters and my mom.  And at one point I screamed and accidently slapped my mother in the face!  The good childhood memory is not slapping my mother in the face, but her watching the movie with us on the floor.   I just love my mom!   And I love that movie.

If you haven't seen "When A Stranger Calls" you need to go rent it . . . now!   Go!   Both versions are good, and both make me jump and keep me on the edge, heart beating fast.   I kind of have a special fondness for the original, however, because of Carol Kane.   I love Carol Kane (remember her in "Scrooged" - - "It's a toaster" - Bam! on the side of Bill Murray's head!! -- I laugh just thinking about that!).  

The Shining - - Jack Nicholson - - "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."   Need I say more?  The only issue I have with that movie is the choice of the wife.   Shelley Duvall?   Seriously?   Redrum.  Redrum.  Redrum.  Redrum.  Redrum.  Redrum.  Redrum.  Redrum. 

I think a scary movie marathon might be in the stars this weekend.  

Be careful, though, because you can't kill the boogeyman.
Marion Crane: Do you have any vacancies?
Norman Bates: Oh, we have 12 vacancies. 12 cabins, 12 vacancies

1 comment:

  1. I am slowly catching up on your blogs, Judy. Taking them one at a time......I am so thoroughly enjoying them......and I agree about Shelley Duvall.....lmao, lame.