In the US it's getting closer and closer to Halloween... I used to love it. I lived in a large neighborhood where a normal weekend Halloween we could expect 500 - 700 trick or treaters. We knew the older people who made Carmel apples, cookies, and other homemade yummies and we were allowed to eat them if it came from there. Fun times!
Now one part of Halloween that has always been just awesome for me is the movies! Some of my all time favorites are old and the special effects will make you laugh. I believe this has been on our old coffee corners - but let's start a new discussion.
For me -
Movies that make me jump
And I hope you'll add some more - so I can add to a download list I have!
I'm a big fan of scary movies 🙂 One favourite is Ringu/The Ring, a Japanese movie from 1998. It is probably also the horror movie that has scared me the most. Suspiria, a 1977 movie by Italian director Dario Argento is another favourite.
Both movies have been remade, by the way, but just go directly to the source and watch the originals.
There is so much great stuff out there. And as Tammy points out, Jerry Janda will probably chime in very soon 😄
@TammyPowlas I was joking with my colleagues that this thread has made me obsolete. I used to be the one who started these discussions on the old Coffee Corner. Happy to see the conversations going in the new groups!
@mcrapo I haven't watched the new film, but the original "Candyman" is indeed one of the scariest movies I've ever seen. In fact, this past Saturday, I took one of my sons to the Monster-Mania convention in Oaks, Pennsylvania -- about 30 minutes from SAP's offices in Newtown Square -- and one of the guests was Candyman himself, Tony Todd. I didn't get a chance to chat with him or get my "Candyman" Blu-ray autographed, but I did get to watch him buy a smoothie at a concession stand.
@morten-wittrock I couldn't agree more about "Suspiria." One of my favorites. My primary reason for going to Monster-Mania was to see Joe Bob Briggs (another guest at the show), and my son and I did attend his panel/Q&A, meet him, get pics and autographs, chat a bit, etc. During his panel session, Joe Bob got this question: "Fulci or Argento?" He picked Argento, and I would as well. BTW, the "Suspiria" remake was much better than I had expected, and Argento's "Suspiria" sequels ("Inferno," "Mother of Tears") are quite good as well (although "Suspiria" > "Inferno" > "Mother of Tears"...easily).
Happy Halloween, all!
I actually have watched all the Chuckie movies - but don't tell anyone. 🙂 It is always funny to me how the doll can kill people. They are a just a little bit bigger than he is. When the first one was made I believe it scared me. It original It movie scared me too. That clown was scary. Clowns are already a bit creepy. The remake wasn't nearly as good.
There is a Chuckie that was recently started. I have not watched those.
The leprechaun movies are pretty funny too.