31 Horror Movies I Own #21: Saw There are plenty of people will disagree with me, but despite all the ridiculous sequels, I really enjoy the first Saw. Although it is sometimes hard to sit through the sub-par acting of the two leads (particularly Cary Elwes and his forced American accent), when it was released,
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31 Horror Movies I Own #20: Carrie (1976) Almost everyone is probably familiar with the blood-soaked fiery Prom at the end of Carrie. But I’m hear to tell you, if you haven’t seen the whole film in its entirely, you’re missing out. In a scene that reminds me exactly why I hated high school, the
31 Horror Movies I Own #19: Grace One of the most uncomfortable tales of terror I’ve ever seen on film, I fully recognize that Grace is not for everyone. Anyone who is a mom, for example, probably shouldn’t EVER see this. Jordan Ladd plays Madeline Matheson, 8-months pregnant with an over-bearing mother-in-law who insists her
31 Horror Movies I Own #18: Lord of Illusions Full confession: when I first saw this movie in the theater I HATED it. This was especially crushing to me, because I’ve been a huge Clive Barker fan for years, and was lucky enough to see him do a reading and talk about directing this film.
31 Horror Movies I Own #17: The Omen (1976) “It’s all for YOU, Damien!” This is one that had a HUGE impact on my horror-obsessed teenage brain. Even though I don’t really believe Satan exists, the devil in the form of an adorable toddler is a creepy concept I can get behind, probably because the
31 Horror Movies I Own #16: 30 Days of Night Initially skeptical about this one (as I am of all vampire films), I have to admit that Director David Slade pretty much blew me away with 30 Days of Night. Based on a comic-book miniseries, this stark excellently filmed horror flick has enough blood to
31 Horror Movies I Own #15: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) I’ve seen all the versions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers—the original 1956 version, 1993’s Body Snatchers, 1994’s The Puppet Masters, 2007’s The Invasion (HORRIBLE)—and the 1978 version directed by Philip Kaufman is THE BEST. I’m not just sayin’ that because of my
31 Horror Movies I Own #14: 28 Days Later In 2002, Danny Boyle shook up the zombie genre by introducing us to a virus that turned almost everyone into undead brain-cravers possessing super strength and scariest of all: INCREDIBLE SPEED. No more outrunning hoards of zombies—28 Days Later suggests that if you find yourself in
31 Horror Movies I Own #13: Drag Me to Hell If there’s one man who knows how to do horror-comedy right, it’s Sam Raimi. So when the master of the The Evil Dead returned to his roots in 2009, I couldn’t have been happier—and Drag Me to Hell more than lived up to my expectations.
31 Horror Movies I Own #12: The Howling “I’m gonna give you a piece of my mind….” A couple of years before he exploded my 80s kid brain with fuzzy adorable Gizmo and his nemesis, Spike, in Gremlins, Joe Dante directed what I still think is one of the finest werewolf movies ever made: The