Thursday, February 11, 2010

"What's your favorite scary movie?"

I love scary movies. I love jumping and screaming and then laughing at how scared I was or how loud I screamed.

There's something about scary movies that intrigue me. Maybe it's the fact that I'm grateful for not having a serial killer stalking me, or a demonic child living two bedrooms away.

My roommate HATES scary movies. She gets really scared - I'm worried for her health kind of scared. My friend and I made her watch scary movies over the summer despite her constant refusals. We watched a few Halloween movies, a couple Friday the 13th ones, and Prom Night (the new one...not very good).

This week, though, my roommate is in Texas. So we've taken advantage of her absence and have watched three scary movies already - Joy Ride (Paul Walker is a hottie), The Orphan (that will make a person think twice before adopting), and Scream 3 (the 2nd best of the trilogy).

Let me start with Joy Ride. I've seen it before and it's a great plot. Steve Zahn does a wonderful job as the comic relief brother to Paul Walker...which lightens the mood. Now, I haven't seen Joy Ride 2 yet, but I'll have to check that one out soon.

The Orphan - omg, there is nothing bad to say about this movie. It's so good! The twist is unexpected and amazing. It's not a jumpy movie, but it gets in your head and stays there for awhile. I recommend this movie for people who like psychological thrillers.

Last, but not least - Scream 3. I remember watching the first Scream when it came out. I was nine or ten at the time. My oldest sister, Kyrstin, had her boyfriend over and they were playing a board game in the kitchen (which is odd, because he didn't like board games) and my other sister, Tyne, and I sat in the dark living room and watched the movie. I was scared out of my mind. The same thrills from the first movie transferred itself to the third movie - and basically skipped the second. The Scream movies need to be watched in order. I know the second one sucks, but just watch that one to make fun of it. Oh, and the third one has some big names in it: Parker Posey does a hilarious job as an actress playing Gale Weathers, and Patrick Dempsey is definitely looking McDreamy as a cop.

To sum up - scary movies are awesome. I love them and although I can pick out who's going to die next's the thrill of it all that keeps me coming back to them.


  1. You are so funny! I hate scary movies. I do have to say that I did like Joy Ride - but I saw it when I was much younger :) The first Scream movie scares me to death. I saw it in the movie theatre when it came out and Mom had to meet me out in the garage when I came home, because I was sooo scared (you know the gargage scene)

  2. YAY TEXAS! Booooo scary movies!

    My friend and I used to break the rules and watch them when my parents werent home...and now I freak myself out with my huge imagination and cannnnnnot watch them. *shudder*

  3. I actually watched The Orphan last night. Wasn't impressed. My brother refuses to watch it again because he found it too scary. That was one hell of a twist at the end, but no one moment gave me chills. The Omen. The original one. That is the scariest movie I have ever seen.

  4. Kyr - haha, you make me laugh!! I could watch the first Scream over and over.

    Amanda - I still freak myself out. For example, last night I checked under my bed before going to sad is that?

    Mad Hatter - I didn't think The Orphan was a scary scary movie, but a twisted kind of scary movie. I think I watched The Omen in high school. I'll have to watch that one again.

  5. Kins, I use to love scarey movies when I was young but once I was married with kids they started to freak me out because I kept thinking how some of them could possibly happen...not fun staying at home alone at night with those thoughts in your head! I still remember you falling off the arm of my rocking chair when we first saw Jurassic Park and the dinosaur suddenly came around the corner in the kitchen scene--we screamed till we cried!! That was exciting enough for me:)

  6. I don't watch alot of scary movies but, I thought the Ring was very well done. We watched it as a group in the dorms when I was in college. And then a bunch of the girls decided to have a sleepover because they were scared.

  7. I'm scared to death usually but I love scary movies, on the haunting / mystery / ghost kind though, I don't like slasher where lots of blood involved in every scene at all. You should watch The Eyes, The Grudge and The Ring in their original.

  8. ...Japanese version. I mean seriously talk about getting really creeped out.