Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.
This Week’s Theme:
Top Ten Movies To Get
In The Halloween Spirit
When I think of Halloween, images of Fall weather and dark subject matters are conjured first. So with this in mind, I tried to come up with a balanced list for all ages. But with this particular genre, it’s mostly about the interest and propensity to sit through mind boggling and heart-pounding scenes that seem to matter most. Some are creepy, some hurt your brain, and some are just funny—but many listed are worthy viewing experiences because of the notoriety that comes with it.
All images link to their respective Rotten Tomatoes review (because I couldn’t think of anywhere else to link to.)
Halloween (1978) / Scream (1996)
While I don’t mind acknowledging American Psycho being Papa-slash-thriller, I think the popularization of the sub-genre flourished with the likes of the Halloween and Scream franchise. The initial installments were the better of the bunch, in my views.
Evil Dead (1981/2013)
I think with gore and shock effect movies; it’s really apples and oranges as to whether the remake is better than Sam Raimi’s version. I don’t even know why I do this to myself. Blood is like…omgno.
Gizmo won my heart; especially when he mimicked Rambo with the bow and arrow (made of office supplies) omgmyfeels.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
I think I’d hurt myself a thousand times over if I was him.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
It’s kind of intense, just sayin’.
Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) / James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Tim Burton, Tim Burton, Tim Burton. Nightmare is the ideal Halloweenchoice but James’ is a choice that, I feel, is very fall inspired and a movie with wickedly creepy visual aspects; especially if you watched it when you were like 5 years old. I actually have more attachment to James than Jack Skellington.
Shaun of the Dead (2004) / Zombieland (2009)
Zombies have never been funnier.
This movie was actually a surprise for me. Pretty sure I went to the theatres with the intent of watching something else but said movie ended up being sold out so I watched this instead.
Cabin in the Woods (2012)
This is like the horror movie to end all horror movies. The overall writing is extremely clever and while it may not be Whedon’s best, I still found it to be pretty rad. To some degree, you could summarize all the previous nine listed movies into this single movie as the content just fits into the narrative of what Cabin in the Woods attempts to sell. It’s probably the movie out of the lot that I’d recommend the most; and if you are interested and haven’t seen it yet, it’s best to go into this movie without much context. It’s actually kind of hard to explain why I enjoyed it because most people I know who has watched Cabin didn’t enjoy it as much as I did. So it’s probably one of those films…
Also, Twisty the Clown (AHS) has visited my dreams twice since the season started. WHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYY?!
Hope you’ve all been swell in my absence!