Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Top 10 Scary Movies

Halloween is fast approaching, and it only seems fitting that there are top 10 lists of so many scary things! Wes Craven, the master of horror, picks his Top 10 Favorite Scary Movies in the Daily Beast today.

For me Psycho and The House of Wax rated highly, but I saw both when I was quite young. I might also add Clockwork Orange. Saw it when it came out, and for some reason I thought it was a movie about Mozart, so you can imagine my horror! Don't ask. The Birds was pretty scary to me, too, when it first came out, and it is still hard to see a flock of black birds in Bodega Bay without running for cover. As if! In the movie, the birds shattered the windows, came down the chimneys. Scary times!

So here's Wes Craven's list of his Top 10 Favorite Scary Movies

Don't Look Now (1973)
Blow-Up (1966)
Psycho (1960)
The Virgin Spring (1960)
Repulsion (1965)
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
War of the Worlds (1953)
Frankenstein (1931)
Nosferatu (1922)
The Bad Seed (1956)

Read the Entire article with Wes Craven's commentary and clips, HERE.

And, here's one of my favorite clips. Never shower alone!


kathy d. said...

You all are so brave!

I cannot watch scary movies at all.

I had to leave the room during some brutal scenes in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," although I liked the book trilogy very much.

On horror movies: When I was 13 or 14 when "Psycho" came out, my cousin who was a year older than I was (and still is) saw it. She told me about the terrifying shower scene.

I did not take a shower for a week and I hadn't even seen the movie!

So I avoid them like the plague, unless my neighbor wouldn't mind me staying on her sofa for a week, huddled up with her dog and cat.

Priscilla said...

I doubt this movie would make anyone's favorite list, but I adored a thing called "The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake" back in the last millenium when I was a teen. The special effects were so obvious but it was a fun scare and I have never been into real scary.

vallerose said...

The only movie I question is Blow-Up. I suppose if it feeds into one's conspiracy theories than it is scary. Haven't seen The virgin Spring, but I would agree with the other choices. But like the other commenters, I generally avoid scary movies, especially anything to do with vampires and zombies.