For wusses, this time of year is almost as good as the first day of gym class. Almost. We've just about settled into school. We know our safe routes and our secure lunch spots, then Bam! Halloween arrives. Time to be scared just a little more; remember, we have a new semester coming up after Christmas. I think we signed up for weightlifting too.
Here is a small list of our scariest movies for the All Hallow's Eve season. No top-down order, because they all scare us. Even now. I'm glad this was written with the lights on.
1. The Shining
It's written by Stephen King (a sincerely creepy guy). It has bad elevators (which are scary enough... small spaces, small spaces). There are lady ghosts showing their lady parts. Scatman Crothers gets it with an axe, and Shelly Duvall has a really bad runny nose. Made in 1980 it's still one big pile of scary.
2. The Exorcist
Ick. Again, another oldie, but a real scary. It's got an incredible get under your skin, then make your skin all puss-filled and icky quality. Plus it caused us to ask our moms to stop making split pea soup. Ick. Ick. Ick. Just put the Ouija board down and walk away.
3. The Others
A little confusing. A little creepy. Then scary. Then sad. Then leaves you for dead. Paced so carefully. When it's on you can't help but sit down and watch it, then remember you left the kids in the car. The car you drove off a cliff, and yet everyone is sitting comfortably watching TV, how is this possi... oh dear.
4. 30 Days of Night
Holy Freaking Crap. It's in Alaska... not a place for wusses in the first place. Then you learn it stays completely dark for an entire month. Then these vampires speak to each other by doing that sucking-in-air screaming thing. Not to mention their frightful fingernails and really sharp teeth. Makes Gary Oldman's Dracula look like a botanist.
The music. The mask. The guy who just won't die and continues to do this creepy thing of appearing in the background of almost every scene. Not something to watch alone.
You need to see it. Just the first one. It's the only really scary one, and although older, it's still got some good jumps in it. Besides Norman looks like a solid locker partner.
There are plenty of others, but now we've gone and frightened ourselves. Maybe weightlifting won't be so bad after all. Ha. Who are we kidding?