So, I'm a few days early - but this is because Megan Whitmer is hopping onto my blog on 31st October - and she just happens to be so UTTERLY AWESOME that she gets to have her birthday on Halloween, too! (I applied, but was relegated to November 11th. Meh.)
With the spookfest looming, I thought I'd share my top 10 favourite spookalicious movies with you...
#1 - First spot goes to It. Yes, that movie. The one with Pennywise, the creepiest, freakiest clown haunting a storm gutter near you. Don't forget - "They ALL float down here!" *shudder*
#2 - Aliens is next up, not least because the scene where Bishop crawls into that narrow pipe which is potentially full of alien monsters is the stuff of my nightmares.
#3 - Paranormal Activity - SHE WATCHES HIM SLEEP. WHILE ROCKING BACK AND FORTH. In fact, any of the Paranormal Activity franchise freak me the freak out. So.
#4 - The Descent - underground freaks who eat human flesh hunt a group of women who have gone caving and end up trapped.
#5 - Creep - trapped inside The London Underground alone and at night, a young woman finds more than just rats waiting for her...
#6 - The Ring (Ringu) - the original Japanese version has a slight edge over the US remake for me. It managed to scare the crap out of me even while I was reading the subtitles. I think it's the jerky-movement filming and dark, creepy atmosphere of the film which had me like this: O_O especially at this scene (the one I think the remake did slightly better than the original)...
#7 - 28 Days Later. It's not the gore of this film that makes it scary, but the true-to-life aspect. Seeing the familiar landscape of London as a zombie-infested wasteland did something a little heart-racy to me.
#8 - Cube - think Saw, but even more of a mind-bender. It's a little gory, too, and I loved the rats-in-a-maze premise.
#9 - A Nightmare on Elm Street - this classic used to scare the bejeebus out of me as a kid (and no, I probably shouldn't have been allowed to watch it then!) It's the blade-hands that leave me in a cold sweat, and that creepy sing-song nursery rhyme which tells you Freddie's coming!
#10 - Last but not least, it's Silence of the Lambs. Even with all the murdery goings on in the film, it's still the barely contained psychopathic cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, who steals the show. "Hello, Clareeeeeece..."
What are your favourite spooky, creepy or downright scary movies? SHARE!