Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Top 5 Tuesdays (T5T) Wonders What Scares You


Evil Clown wants to know what keeps you up at night. What gets under your skin and crawls around for awhile. Give me your top 5 scariest movies. Sure there have been other horror lists, but that was then and this is right now. So let me have it. I'm an Evil Clown, I don't scare easy.

Here are mine in no particular order.

1. Halloween
It's the Beatles White Album of Horror movies. It's such a cliche, but it's so true.

2. Phantasm What I admire most about this movie is that it doesn't get caught up in trying to explain why evil happens. It just happens.

3. Hell Night Resist all efforts to dismiss this as just another cheesy horror movie. It's not.

4. The Shining This movie is like one big dark blanket that you spend two hours trying to find the edge of so that you can see sunlight again.

5. Westworld There is a very fine line between my love of all that is right with Disney and my fear of all that could go wrong with it.

16 comments:

Marilyn said...

In no particular order:

1. The Shining
2. Lord of the Flies
3. The Devil's Backbone
4. Open Water
5. The Fly (Jeff Goldblum remake)

EVIL CLOWN said...

Marilyn,

Open Water scared me good. Did you ever see the website for that movie? It was scary as hell.

Lord of the Flies is also a good one. Chaos is always good for a scare.

Where's your creeptastic name?

Marilyn Antoinette said...

It got it's head chopped off

EVIL CLOWN said...

There we go.

Steve Langton said...

1/ Session 9
2/ The Stone Tape
3/ Kill, Baby...Kill!
4/ Ring (the original)
5/ Black Sabbath

Again, in no particular order. Enjoyed reading your choices and Marilyn's too.

EVIL CLOWN said...

Steve,

I actually did some work with Steve Gevedon who starred and wrote Session 9. It was always a head-scratcher to me that this was so dark because he is a very, very funny man.

Glad you liked the lists. Usually T5T draws a larger crowd, but I think Evil Clown has scared them off.

elgringo said...

1. Halloween
2. People Under the Stairs
3. Night of the Living Dead
4. The Descent
5. Dead Alive

EVIL CLOWN said...

Okay, so I have to ask.

Did People Under the Stairs really scare you, or do you just like it as a crazy horror movie. I only saw it in the theater, but don't remember it being super scary.

Same goes with Dead Alive. A fun horror movie, but not a really scary one.

But hey, it's not my list. Just curious.

Lisa Bee said...

Your lists are always fun. Here's mine (in no particular order):

1. Halloween
2. The Exorcist
3. The Descent
4. Open Water
5. Night of the Living Dead

Burbanked said...

I thought long (and hard!) about this, but try as I might my list comes across as...I don't know...seriously wimpy. I think it's because I'm remembering how I felt seeing these movies at the exact time and place that I first saw them. That impact, that moment, is what has remained.

A Nightmare On Elm Street
Poltergeist
The Thing
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Anything with Keira Knightley

EVIL CLOWN said...

That's 2 now for The Descent and Open Water. The Descent just made me feel all dirty and cruddy. And I'm not good in tight spaces. I just couldn't buy the premise that all these women would go that far down. But it is creepy.

Alan,

I have watched Nightmare in a long time and I'm not sure how it holds up. Poltergeist is still good stuff and The Thing is one of my faves. I actually could have just gone straight Carpenter with my top 5.

Marilyn said...

Burbanked - I relate to your fear of Keira Knightley. The way her mouth always hangs open, I'm so sure she's ready to bite someone's neck or start tearing their flesh off their body. Probably the former, since flesh would be fattening.

EVIL CLOWN said...

Marilyn and Burbanked,

Helloooooo,

Check back to last Friday where I reveal that Keira Knightley is indeed the Walking Dead!

And there must be something in those brains that she eats because she shows no sign of those sticking to her hips or anywhere else for that matter.

Megan said...

Sorry so late...

Wait Until Dark
The Motion Tracker noise in Aliens
Dead Ringers

Why is it I always get stuck on three?

Burbanked said...

EC -
I haven't seen NIGHTMARE in a while, either, but the last time I did, I was amazed and impressed at how dark it actually was. Freddy became quite a bit sillier after the first, a quip-spouting showman. But in that first one he's much more menacing, horrifying and the nightmarish way he's lit, shot and the way effects are used is all pretty cringe-inducing.

And besides: young Johnny Depp and a blood volcano.

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