Tagged by Hugo Fuchs.
Top 10 Holloween Movie
List your top 10 selections and reasons for the selections.
I'm going with movies that actually scared/haunted me. I love and respect the shamanistic job of horror to reveal and expunge our deepest fears, so I'm not going to order them.
The single best male portrayal of autoerotomania. If this one doesn't push your buttons, check for a pulse.
I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU NOT
The single best female portrayal of autoerotomania. That it is Audrey Tatou obsessed and out of her mind makes it all the more chilling.
Really scary. Really funny. Really genius.
Remember when you thought your parents could save you from anything and the trees outside your bedroom window made funny noises at night when you were alone? Yeah. So does Steven Spielberg, who legendarily took the directing helm away from Tobe Hooper. For an added scare, rent the TWILIGHT ZONE episode that inspired it: "Little Girl Lost"
Jesus. Jesus Jesus Jesus. Who hasn't been the mean kid/been teased by the mean kid at school?
THE WICKER MAN
Gleefully pushes your buttons, with the most intelligent breaking-of-rules to provoke a response in its audience this side of PULP FICTION.
It's been copied to death, but the original low-budget slasher is pure genius.
DON'T LOOK NOW
Just look. Now. Oh, and the thirty-year-old sex scene still won #1 of all time in last year's poll. Which all just adds to the horror when Donald Sutherland...oh, but that would be telling.
A masterpiece. Was scared the whole way coming home, and for weeks after. I will never look at sticks or handprints the same way.
SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
The ultimate subversion: The single most purposefully feminist film ever made, and deservingly one of only three films to ever sweep the Oscars. 100% from a woman's point of view. Watch the behind the scenes with Jodie Foster, Jonathan Demme and Ted Tally at the many movie tricks they used to root the audience in a female protagonist's shoes without once ever inspiring the dirty words "chick flick". They refused to participate in the horrible sequels because of their pure love and understanding of Clarice Starling.
Need more rental inspirations for this holiday weekend? Try any of these masterworks:
GINGER SNAPS/GINGER SNAPS BACK
THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW
THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS
HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER
SINGLE WHITE FEMALE
Want fun scares for a party or a good MST3K? Try:
THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM
SHAUN OF THE DEAD
WES CRAVEN'S NEW NIGHTMARE
THE LOST BOYS
THE SEVENTH SIGN
NIGHT OF THE COMET
Recent decent releases?
RISE: THE BLOOD HUNTER
RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL
If you're just looking for unenjoyable brainscars my list is:
COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE, HER LOVER