Thursday, October 25, 2007


I like October because of the plethora of horror movie marathons on TV. I like scary movies, the scarier the better. Creepy and eerie work too. I'll even put up with a gory movie, if it's scary.

Imagine my surprise when I watched "Blood of Dracula" in the wee hours last night on AMC's Monsterfest. This movie was most decidedly lame, not scary. I laughed at the ridiculous vampire character whose face actually turned bat-like.

I've decided to follow the example of blog buddy Etchen at
Today's ramblings
and ask my readers for some suggestions for scary movies.

Have you seen any scary horror movies?


WomanHonorThyself said...

ok I admit it..they scare the bejesus outta me......aargggggggg!

cube said...

bok. bok.


Brooke said...

Night of the Living Dead, the original.

Old-school zombies are scary.

cube said...

brooke: An oldie, but goodie.

They're coming for you, Barbara...

8675309 said...

Scary horror movies, hmmm. Is there footage of Al Gore receiving the Nobel Peace Prize?

Heh. Anyway.

Recent: The Ring.

Things that creeped me out in high school: Watcher in the Woods (Disney, yet creepy); Something Wicked This Way Comes; Fright Night (awesome vampire movie that's probably not very scary now, but still a classic because it was funny too!)

Also, I haven't seen this yet, but even the TV trailers they're playing for "30 Days of Night"...aiiighhhh!

M. C. Pearson said...

Man, I'm not the one to give advice on this! I'm a wimp.

We watch E.T. and Gremlins for Halloween here. LOL. Definately not scary. :-P

I'll let you know if they accept my book! Thanks for the warm wishes. :-X

cube said...

jenny: OK, you win with the algore nobel thing!

Actually, you win for The Ring as well. That was a creepy movie.

cube said...

m.c.: Another scary movie
lightweight ;-)

Please do let me know how the book works out.

cube said...

jenny: Sorry, but I clicked post too soon. There was more to your comment that I wanted to address...

I also enjoyed Something Wicked This Way Comes and Fright Night (the hero's girlfriend's vampiric face was an unforgettable sight).
They were great, but I've just seen them so many times that they no longer scare me.

30 Days of Night has some serious possibilities for scare potential.
Unfortunately, I don't get to theatres often (unless it's a kiddy film), so I may have to wait for the DVD :-(

birdwoman said...

The changeling (george c scott)
the haunted (aidan quinn & kate beckinsdale)
the others (nicole kidman)
rosemary's baby (mia farrow)

I love this kind of movie!!


cube said...

bw: Good work. I'm not familiar with only one of your choices...
The Haunted. I will have to look it up.

The others are all top choices.

BTW I love it when a movie stumps me & The Others was one of the few that did.

nanc said...

the exorcist.

but only because of what happened after we viewed it...

Anonymous said...

So this is your haunt! Nice place and thanks for stopping by mine.

Jen said...

The Changeling is one of my favorites, I love the scene where he's recording himself talking and when he plays it back you can hear the little boy. Shiver!

Kathy said...

I vant to suck your blood cube!

cube said...

nanc: You can't leave us hanging like that. What happened after you saw The Exorcist?

nanc said...

i shudder to even think about that late, dark night...just don't know if i can make the words...


cube said...

nanc: :-P

cube said...

kathy: Can you handle AB+ ?

cube said...

There are some movies I remember thinking were pretty creepy that haven't been mentioned yet...

The Haunting Of Julia (now entitled Full Circle) Mia Farrow.

Don't Look Now (1974) Donald Sutherland & Julie Christie.

The Thing (remake) Kurt Russell.

Jeepers Creepers (#1 not #2).

Alien & Aliens (my niece will hound me if I don't mention these)

I'm thinking of a Claire Danes movie which takes place in a haunted house in Spain, but I can't remember the name.

I know I'll think of more, but this is a start...

Etchen said...

I am so glad you posted this! your readers came up with some fantastic picks! I just made my list from their suggestions on what I am going to rent this weekend-thanks!

cube said...

etchen: It was a good idea you had. Thank you for thinking of it.

I'm always open for suggestions for movies and books, but it hadn't occurred to me to ask.

BeckEye said...

I stayed up late last night to watch "Carnival of Souls." It's very old and super low-budget, but it's totally awesome. It kind of reminds me of a classic Twilight Zone episode...I won't say which one because that might ruin the plot for you!

I watched "The Omen" last night too. That always scared me more than "The Exorcist."

Most horror movies now are crap. They prize style over substance. However, "White Noise" creeped me out quite a bit.

cube said...

beckeye: I caught Carnival of Souls too. I hadn't seen it since I was a kid and, although I knew the ending, it was a treat to watch.

I remember walking around the streets of Manhattan as a kid keeping an eye out for that first guy. He was so creepy.

cube said...

The movie set in Spain is "Darkness" and it stars Anna Paquin (not Claire Danes).

Also "Stir of Echoes" is, not too scary, but a good movie nonetheless.

I'm going to be sad when October is over, but at least I'll get more sleep.

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