Oh, the horror! Halloween is less than two weeks away! There’s no better way to celebrate a spooky holiday than with scary films! Here is a list of what we consider to be the scariest films of all time:
5th: The Thing:
I’m proud to say that i watched this film from start to finish (the remake). The reason this film scared me was that The Thing morphed into a human’s body; so you never knew who to trust (imagine that as a real life scenario). The only way to tell who is human and not an alien vector, is by looking to see who has fillings/metal on their body. Humans have metal; when the alien parasite grapples with a human host; it discards all metal. I have no fillings; so you’d probably consider me to be infected. Please let me know if the original was scarier than the remake:
4th: The Shining:
I never finished watching this film. I broke Usain Bolt’s world record when i ran out of my lounge during the scene when the twins come out of the elevator caked in blood. The whole ‘Redrum’ flex of the index finger made me want to never look at a mirror again. ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.’ Well Jack Nicholson was not dull at all in this very convincing role; no wonder he’s the most nominated actor of all time.
According to my brother; there are scarier films than The Shining, but guess what? I have not seen the remaining films on this list; so i trust my brother’s feedback (i guess i’m not going to win a medal for bravery any time soon):
3rd: Nightmare on Elm Street:
All my brother could tell me about this film was that Johnny Depp’s character died by getting sucked into his mattress with a spray of blood. On a side note; Johnny Depp looked really cute in this film (judging by the Google images). Seriously though; we all know who Freddy Krueger is, and i’m sure you’d agree that you don’t want him in any of your dreams – good or bad. Again i must ask: was the original or remake better?
2nd: Paranormal Activity:
Apparently after watching this film you wont want your leg (or any other limb) to hang off the side of the bed when you sleep at night. My brother said he curled himself into a ball in the center of his bed when he tried to sleep at night – it took three nights before he has a full sleep. Was the original paranormal activity the scariest? How did the sequels compare? For a low budget film; Paranormal Activity destroyed the box office in a similar way to the Blair Witch Project:
1st: The Exorcist:
To be honest; i don’t even want to put a picture of this chick on my blog. I’m going to have to stare at it for the next week until it disappears to the bottom of my blogroll. Alas, we must be brave and face The Exorcist! I have watched five minutes of ‘the making of The Exorcist.’ In those five minutes i saw a clip of how they made the scene where the girl crab crawls upside-down/back-to-front down the staircase. I’m so glad i don’t have a staircase in my house! Oh; by the way – my brother has not been brave enough to watch this film either. It must be scary!
As you can tell from the above list; our idea of scary is ‘never close your eyes and sleep ever again’ scary. I don’t consider films like Silence of the Lambs scary, because it is not paranormal/obscure. Also, before you reprimand us for neglecting many obvious Japanese horrors, we feel that the Western remakes of these films don’t do them true justice, or – the video game versions were far scarier than the film adaptions (e.g. Silent Hill).
Which film do you consider to be the scariest film of all time?
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