Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Halloween and my Top Five Scary Movies
It's the night before Halloween and not even a miserable carved pumpkin is stirring in the bunker. For some reason...and remind me NOT to think too much about it...the Pagan Festival doesn't seem to be as popular with the French guys as it is with the English ones.
And the worse thing is I can't even go OUT and party. I busted up my foot playing soccer on Saturday and I'm hobbling around on crutches.
Oh well. At least there are all those Halloween movies on TV....
I'm not really a big fan of horror films.... but when I saw this list....and being bored out of my mind...I thought I'd come up with my own TOP 5 SCARY MOVIES.
So here they are....
(5) HARPERSTEIN'S HIDDEN AGENDA:
I haven't seen this movie yet....but the trailer is terrifying. Especially the part when the mask falls off.....John Baird screams.... Dion faints....the wingnuts wail...and Harperstein starts knifing Canada.
(4) THE STALKING :
This movie is a recurring nightmare....and a GAY one too!!! My friends don't think it's THAT scary. But how would YOU like being wooed by Aaron Unruh?
Why is he ALWAYS coming after me ? And is he wearing a hockey mask or is that his real face?
Seriously now...I think this horror movie had the biggest influence on my life. I used to LOVE to swim in the sea at night. Now I don't dare....not even in Lake Ontario. Which is just as well. Because if the Big Eel doesn't get you...the toxic chemicals will.
This was also a seminal movie. I never take a shower in a hotel without locking the door.
Especially when Sébastien is in there with me. I'd hate to have the Jamaican maid come in....and start screaming...or praying for us..
(1) THE SHINING:
I don't know why of all horror movies this one really gave me the chills...instead of just shocks. It certainly wasn't Jack Nicholson...he just made me laugh.
Maybe it was the scene when the wife comes across the typewriter with the same sentence typed over and over again. That was pretty scary. Writer's block always is.
Or maybe it was this scene....
Wow. Still as spooky as when I first saw it.
And the little tricycle does remind me of another REALLY scary story I read the other day....about a guy who loved his bike too much.
Now that's TERRIFYING.
Although that does give me an idea.
Guess what I'm going to give that old homophobe Aaron Unruh for Christmas this year?
Happy Halloween everyone!!