We are now halfway through the month of October, inching closer and closer to Halloween. Stores are filled with candy, costumes, and decorations as an ever present reminder of the approaching holiday, pumpkin patches have sprouted up in every available grassy space, Halloween stores have filled vacant buildings, and trailers for horror movies have overtaken the screen.
Now, I have never been a big fan of horror movies, so when the trailers for these films start flooding everything I get a little annoyed. But I was also never very into Halloween and that has started to change. Now I really look forward to the holiday. I’m excited to come up with a costume and go to parties where I can see what all of my friends have come up with. So, I have started to become a little more intrigued by the idea of scary movies.
Even though I haven’t seen a ton of scary movies there are a few things I know:
1. I hate zombie movies. I don’t know what it is about them, but I absolutely loathe them. My ex used to love them and every once in a while I would agree to go see one with him since I knew how much he enjoyed them. Oh, the torture! Torture for me, not the characters in the films. Ugh. They are awful! So yeah, no zombies.
2. My favorite type of scary movie is the psychological thriller. I am fascinated by the mind and how it works as well as human behavior, so when you have a film that uses those things to create mystery and suspense, I am all about it. Classics, such as Psycho, and newer films, such as Silence of the Lambs, are the scary movies that I get excited about. I may have nubs for nails at the end of them, but hey, that’s part of the fun, right?
3. I don’t really care for slasher films. I don’t hate them, I don’t mind watching them, but they aren’t exactly films that I will choose to go see. Really the only films in this category that I went to go see were the franchises that started when I was young: Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. All I can say here is, meh.
And that kind of sums up my horror film knowledge. I know there are so many great, classic horror films that people like to pull out during Halloween that I have never seen. I kind of want to see some of them. So, here is my question for you: What are your favorite scary movies? Let me know in the comments and if there is a movie that seems to stand out among all of you (and I haven’t already seen it), I will watch it and let you know what I think. I can’t wait to see what all of you have to say!