Movie Meme – Horror

by Hannah

I saw Hannah’s theme this week and rubbed my hands in glee. Until recently horror films were always the film genre of choice for me and I used to challenge myself to try and find films that scared me. People would recommend films claiming they were terrifying only for me to sit laughing at some of the ludicrous creatures/predators.

I am going to be indulgent (because Hannah said we could) and choose two films. My strongest fears come from childhood recollections of films and for this reason I have chosen Halloween from 1978. I have since watched it and as predicted I don’t find it as scary now and of course the special effects we have nowadays make this film look very basic. The sequels just get more silly, Jamie Lee Curtis plays one tough cookie who has to look over her shoulder her whole life and still doesn’t get rid of her brother even after beheading him? very silly! What gets me still is the music, I only have to hear it to make me feel a bit funny and then this will be accompanied by visions of Michael buy levitra pills online Myers in his white face mask. I have even freaked myself out during the night thinking of that mask, thinking don’t think of his name, don’t think of his name.

The second film is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (both the 1974 and 2003). This film is just a rollercoaster for me, I am literally on the edge of my seat watching someone run for their lives whilst being pursued by a chainsaw wielding lunatic. For me terrifying is people being captured and tortured, when I say it I realise it sounds crazy to watch films like this but once I am watching I can’t stop.

I used to happily watch the Saw films, Hostel and all those types of films. Now I have become more wussy since becoming a Mum, since pregnancy! I haven’t got round to watching the last Saw film (out of choice), maybe I should challenge myself once again….hmmm.

Go have a look at all the other films over at Metal Mummy…there so are so many I could have added.


Metal Mummy 26th April 2011 - 7:03 pm

I still adore horror films. Although ones involving children get to me more than they used to now that I have Freyja. Still watch them though.

The Saw franchise is a fave of mine. Seem them all, at least once.

I love Halloween too. Have you seen the Rob Zombie remake? The first one of his is awesome. But then I would say that. I love him. x

ritz 26th April 2011 - 8:26 pm

You are brave women! If I watch a horror film it gets to me and I feel very peculiar for the next few days. I even get scared when I watch Ghost Whisperer – I always feel like I'm being watched… I'm very lame x

Bloggomy 26th April 2011 - 8:35 pm

Love TCSM so much although the last was a bit easygoing on the gore! Great choices x

Mrs E 26th April 2011 - 8:46 pm

Wow we are so similar- When I was a teenager I used to love love love horror films and now I can't watch them. I watched Saw 1, 2 and 3 and then sat feeling horrible through the 3rd one so didn't watch anymore.

And the Halloween music is probably the most terrifying music known to man. Even though the film isn't that scary!


mummyneeds 26th April 2011 - 9:38 pm

Both films are great, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre really freaked me out due to the real-life factor! Fantastic choices.

SAHMlovingit 27th April 2011 - 8:02 pm

Super choices my dear! Love the original Halloween – I've not seen the sequels I don't think.

motherventing 27th April 2011 - 8:06 pm

Ooh yeah, Halloween is an awesome film, just the first one though! Not a fan of the sequels…

I don't like TCSM, not sure why – maybe a bit squeamish about it?? Ha 🙂

JoJo 28th April 2011 - 7:24 pm

oh i am scared at both of them! x


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