Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Scary Movies

People, I am so ready to bust out the popcorn and candy this weekend. Sak and I stormed through three libraries on a quest for some horror movie material, and I think we came back with a fairly good haul.  The idea was to get enough movies for guests to vote on, but not necessarily have to sift through hundreds of movies on a streaming service.  Some choice, but not too much that we waste the whole night deciding on something to watch.

Ten movies, of which we'll probably watch three?

The Host - 2006 South Korean movie about a Loch Nessy thing that eats people.

The Lost Boys - 1987 classic vampire movie set in "Santa Carla" (Santa Cruz), with the hot vampire Kiefer Sutherland.  This is the only movie I've seen before out of the 10 we rented, because it's just that awesome.

Primeval - 2007 Giant deadly crocodile?

Shutter - Another ghosty story from the makers of Ju-on and The Ring.  English version, 2008.

A Flat - 2010 Indian film about a guy stuck in his flat with a ghosty.

Of this set, I'm voting for A Flat or Lost Boys.  I have a feeling most of my Otaku guests have seen Shutter already, given the popularity of its predecessor films.

Vanishing on 7th Street -  The dark...kills people.  Yeah, I dunno about that premise, but Anakin Skywalker's in it. 2010 film.

Bad Ronald -  1974 film about Ronald the killer teen locked in a house.

Piranha - 2010 throwback to Jaws, or something.  It's labeled as both horror and comedy.

Pandorum - 2009 sci-fi thriller about two astronauts stuck in a deadly spaceship.

The Day of the Triffids - 1981 BBC throwback to the 1962 original about man-eating plants.

Of this set, I have a strong feeling that Bad Ronald will be the front runner, given one of our guests is named Ronald.  Plus, horror movies involving teenagers are always the best.  A good mix of fear, stupidity, and cheesiness.

Do you have your Halloween movies lined up?  Have you seen any of our library picks? Which ones would you want to watch?


  1. I would watch Lost Boys because it's awesome. I would watch Piranha and Primeval because (if I'm remembering right about Primeval) they both make you laugh and go "eww". I've never seen The Vanishing on 7th Street, but I'll watch anything with Anakin Skywalker.

  2. Sounds like you picked a great roundup of films for your party! I am too scared to watch Shutter since The Ring gave me nightmares for months. I love the idea of scary movies but I'm too much of a wimp.

    Also, I wanted to tell you that I picked up a wine called "Vampire." It's a Cabernet that's under $10. That could be fun for your party, no mixology required!

  3. I got the Vampire wine at Mollie Stones in Pacific Heights, but there are locations on the Peninsula as well:|123125|1110271215|||

    Here's the link to the wine:

  4. I love The Lost Boys! The others sound too scary for me. *shudder* =) I'm so excited FOR you to have your party!!

  5. So jealous of this party - I adore cheesy scary movies!

  6. sadly i have not watched any of those--boo! i watched coraline, and will be breaking out sleepy hollow soon. and maybe watching past episodes of the walking dead. so fun!

  7. I think you got a pretty line-up here and I can't wait to hear your review! Is that Clive Owen in A Flat??? Ooooo I would pick that as my first movie to watch...I sort of have a crush (teeny tiny) one on him.. o_O


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