Monday, October 01, 2007

Scary Halloween Fun

One of the local free papers called the Metro has a feature I usually ignore called Wicked Cool Brackets. I normally have no opinions about things like the best designer.. Versachi or Nike? I dunno.. only two clothing people I could come up with.. anyways.. the one they have this week is right down my alley: SCAARY MOVVVIESS! I love horror flicks. So here is the initial bracket along with my picks. Please chime in with your picks and any comments you wish.

"Saw" vs "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
Two slasher flicks going head to head for starters. I like me a good slasher.. always good for blood and boobs which make great movies. I think I give SAW the edge here. The psychological aspect of the movie makes it far more interesting than freaky mutants in a sicko Texas town.. which you can get by visiting April anytime.

The Omen vs The Ring
I have a confession.. I have not seen the Ring. Sorry. I actually hated the Omen and I am not sure why. I just never got into it for some reason.. so by default I will give the movie I never saw the nod. This is typical Waffles logic and should not be followed too closely for risk of going insane.

Poltergeist vs Carrie
This is a hard one as I liked both movies a lot. I think Poltergeist gets the pass here for me though. It was a fun and interesting movie. Also can you say: Yellow wet panties in a pool of dead bodies? I mean how hot is that? Carrie was probably a scarier movie but panties always have to win.

The Blair Witch Project vs Night of the Living Dead
While I appreciate the novelty of the whole Blair Witch phenomena I LOVE the Night of the Living Dead zombie series. It was just such a great series. I think the black and white version beats out the shaky "ooh spooky" camera work of Blair Witch.

Hellraiser vs Nightmare on Elm Street
This is a tough one too as both are very entertaining. I really enjoyed the dream attacks of Freddie and the inventive ways of killing these kids. Hellraiser was interesting in its own ways. Scary guys let out of hell to spread there painful torturing ways. BWAHAHAHA! I will give the slight edge to Hellraiser for its uniqueness and interesting premise.

Psycho vs Hostel
I am going with Psycho for sure here. The psychological thriller beats out the gory slash film. While I liked Hostel it was just not in the league with a movie like Psycho. It got a bad match up. Fun movie to watch though.

Friday the 13th vs Halloween
This is a match up of movies that are pretty much the same movie. I always confuse these two. Which one has Jason? Classic slasher flicks but I am going to give the nod to Friday the 13th. I think it was a better movie with a more interesting back story and the series is much better than anything Halloween did after the first movie. While that probably should not effect my decision I think it does.

The Exorcist vs The Shining
If the shining book translated to screen a little better it might have a chance in this bracket but the movie while scary and great is no where close to the Exorcist. While the twin girls driving down the halls in their big wheels will forever be etched into my mind.. the Exorcist just hits a cord with me. Even to this day I can not watch that movie alone at home at night.. spoookie..

Ok. So that is the starting bracket. Have at it. Horror films are the most fun to watch and I love them all especially B-Rated films. This month is going to be great for those of us who love the genre as the whole month will be full of horror-thons.


Blogger Mike Maloney said...

You have to pick Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween. Have to. And what's up with these matchups? Why are some classics like Halloween and Friday the 13th and the Shining (Is that really a scary movie) and the Exorcist getting matched up together in the first round while the winner of the Omen/the Ring make it through to the second round?

9:53 AM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

I did not make the bracket up. lol. But I totally agree. And are there others that deserve a spot? Like Amittyville Horror?

I mean its ok that they excluded Frankenhooker but there are some classics that probably deserve a spot.

10:02 AM

Blogger jusdealem said...

There simply can't be a movie made that's as scary as the Exorcist. Ever. It's still hard to watch it alone!

Amittyville Horror takes second.

10:20 AM

Blogger CarmenSinCity said...

Halloween definitely beats Friday the 13th. The Omen is a classic - it beats The Ring. I LOVE SAW!!!! Saw beats whatever it was up against. Blair Witch Project was gay. I LOVE horror movies too. Maybe we'll rent one when you are here. ha ha Who are we kiding? We'll be at the casino.

12:23 PM

Blogger ckbluffer said...

Ever since A Nightmare on Elm Street, I banned myself from watching scary movies. I am a wuss.

1:02 PM

Blogger HighOnPoker said...

Out of all of those movies, Exorcist takes the cake. I'm with you; I can't watch it alone, even to this day. When the girl comes into the room and pees herself, it's just shocking and erie in a way I've never seen before. The talking in tongues, headspinning and vomiting take the cake.

2:18 PM

Blogger JL514 said...

I've watched the Exorcist several times, alone, in the dark, in my basement.

I love horror flicks, but I haven't been deeply scared since I was a kid. All horror flicks do for me now is give me a thrill, the chills and tingles, and maybe a little jump here and there, but I'm no longer really scared.

Which is good because I love that thrilling rush. I find the exorcist slow at some points - and I appreciate some of the newer horror flicks not on this list as well.

6:32 AM


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