With Halloween coming up, we need a good scare right? So, if ya need something scary to watch, watch some of my personal choices.
One of the first films to start this whole chain of annoying PG-13 rated horror films. But, out of the pile, this is one of the few that is on top. Both an scary-ass horror film, a Sci-Fi film and a story about a man who has lost his faith. I'm sure you have seen this before and you really should watch it again.
Shame what's happened to Shyamalan these days.
You might know this. A little movie called The Ring was based on this horror classic. Personally, I thought The Ring was overrated, good looking garbage. However, I found the original way better. It doesn't use a lot of special effects, the horrified expressions on people's faces are more realistic, questions get answered and Sadako, I thought, was creepier than Samara.
I remember the original and why it was scary: It was that you never knew what was going to happen. And with a big twist and the end that makes you "LOL WUT". I loved this movie. And then Lionsgate had to fuck it up. Thanks a lot, you jerks.
7. Dawn of The Dead (2004).
One of the only films that started my fear of zombies. Remaking the original and it's just as great as the original. Who would think that the guy who did this, Zack Snyder, would soon go on to make a little movie called 300?
6. The Orphanage.
A little boy with a weird sack over his head can be a lot more scarier than all of the blood in the world. Trust me.
5. Haute Tension (Also known as Switchblade Romance in the UK and High Tension in the US).
Please note about this film: It is not for the squeamish. This is a bloody, merciless, crazy and evil film from horror director Alexandre Aja, who would later go on to make the remake of The Hills Have Eyes and Mirrors, a remake of Korean film called Into the Mirror. But this is his best work or so I thought.
4. The Hills Have Eyes (2006).
This one made me want to leave the theater during one scene. I won't say what it was. Aja did go nuts with this remake. Bloody (maybe a little too much), merciless, vicious and almost vomit worthy in my opinon. Still, loved it.
3. The Descent.
Chick flick + spelunking + Cave crawling monsters = The best horror film from 2006 and one of the scariest films I've ever seen.
2. 28 Days Later.
Scratch that; THIS is the movie that started my phobia of zombies. Also featuring the best performance from Cillian Murphy (Scarecrow from Batman Begins/The Dark Knight and Jackson Rippner from Red Eye). Gave me motherfucking nightmares.
Asain people, especially the Japanese, can make some freaky shit. Coming from the man who brought us Ichi The Killer, Vistor Q, Izo and Chakushin Ari (One Missed Call), this is easily Takashi Miike's best. The plot is simple: Shigeharu Aoyama (played by the great Ryo Ishibashi) loses his wife. His son (Tetsu Sawaki) soon encourges him to start dating again. He soon starts holding fake Auditions to meet women.
Then he meets nicest, sweetest girl in the world named Asami Yamazaki (Eihi Shiina). But as we all know, looks can be deceiving. I can't stop giving out my acliam for this film. The last 15-20 minutes are the most nerve racking scenes I have ever seen. If you haven't watched it, you really should.
So, that's my list. Hope you like it. And just for the record, it's MY list, not yours. But it'd be nice to hear what you have for your list. So, what's yours?