Welcome, baseball fans/scary movie buffs!
Anyone who followed this past Boston Red Sox baseball season will understand the correlation. For those who don’t know/don’t care—it was ugly, brutal and bloody, but there’s always next year. We in the Northeast are nothing if not hopeful for the future.
Blocking out any thoughts of baseball for the time being, here is my Top 13 Scariest Movies In The History Of Ever List, presented to you in no particular order of scariness, in one-dimensional blurbs that would’ve no doubt doomed these films to failure upon release. I would have posted trailer videos to accompany these blurbs, but that would be cheating. 🙂
This, my friends, should sufficiently demonstrate why Reno writes our book blurbs and I don’t. 😮
Feel free to shout out the film titles, and please do add movies that scared you but don’t appear on the list. I scare easily :ahhh: (who knew?), so this list certainly isn’t conclusive. Everyone who comments to this and our other posts this weekend will be entered into a drawing to win one of two sets of our entire paranormal backlist (PDF format). There’s also a StarCrossed coffee mug up for grabs, so a total of three prizes.
And now, the Twitter-sized (140 characters) movie blurbs :strike: <—- (in lieu of a drum roll) . . . .
1. Scary alien abduction movie based on a true story that proves actor Robert Patrick is a whole lot cuter with long hair covering his ears.
2. While Thomas Jane + tight T-shirt = reason enough for me to watch a movie, this “foggy” Stephen King adaptation truly scared me.
3. I’m not sure what was scarier: the original movie, or Jason Mewes emulating the “nipple dance” from it in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
4. A human head licking his chops on the body of a dog fucked me up for life, and Donald Sutherland is always sort of creepy anyway.
5. Losing a child in a television set is scary business, but having antique jewelry fall out of the living room ceiling would be pretty cool.
6. Long before Sigourney Weaver wore a Wonder Bra in Galaxy Quest, John Hurt spilled his guts all over the Nostromo’s dining table.
7. Near its 40th anniversary, this demon possession film proves sound effects and great pacing are as scary as visuals. La plume de ma tante!
8. I’ve seen the Spielberg movie a bazillion times. Now, I live on Cape Cod. Ain’t no fucking way I’m getting in the water.
9. A severed human head grows Alaskan King Crab legs and skitters across the floor. Any questions?
10. I’m torn on what’s scariest about this flick: demonic pregnancy, Vidal Sassoon running with scissors, or Mia Farrow singing. Tough call.
11. Understated film features cute young guy (a plus) battles with his religious vocation (++) and is mentored by Anthony Hopkins. Way creepy.
12. Birds. Everywhere. Millions of them. OMFG.
13. Jeff Goldblum had B-O-D-Y in the mid-1980s, did he not? But ears falling off, teeth falling out, and spiny back hairs? Not so much.
Have a happy and safe Halloween tomorrow, everyone! :kiss: