Every October, S and I distract ourselves from the creeping cold and disappearing daylight by watching as MANY scary movies as possible. It usually culminates on Halloween when we hand out candy during pauses of a scary movie marathon. Sometimes people join us, but mostly it’s just us.
So I am preparing for October 2008. But this year will be GROUNDBREAKING. Neither of us is at all versed in zombie movies, so *this* will be our year. Ok, I’ll admit – this is all me. S would be very happy never seeing a zombie movie – EVER. He STILL complains that I made him watch Dead Alive. But, but…it is arguably the *goriest* movie ever made and holds the record for most stage blood used in a film ever. Plus my high school friends still talk about me making them watch it and he couldn’t be left out of THAT club!!
Anyway, we’re going to start with 28 Days Later.
But I digress. Now, S is a weird character. He likes horror films, but he doesn’t like to be scared. He abandoned me during Blair Witch Project. He only watched The Ring via my narrative from another room: OMG, she’s coming out of the well!!!!!!!!! BUT, he really loves ARTFUL horror films (Giallo) like those by Dario Argento. Particularly Suspiria and The Bird with the Crystal Plumage. Oh, and all of Edwige Fenech’s giallos, but particularly The Case of the Bloody Iris. Also, classics like The Masque of the Red Death and Eyes Without a Face. I agree that most of these make for more interesting viewing than regular horror. Luckily, we have Netflix so we can indulge these obscure movie tastes.
We never saw any of the Saw movies or Hostel (despite Edwige cameo) because they seemed too sadistic – pain, blood and suffering for the purpose of pain, blood and suffering. We’re both ok with gore and scariness as long as it is somewhat artistic!
So I am asking for HELP here. Will you share your *wonderful* horror movie suggestions? Particularly any with an interesting and intricate plot and/or beautiful cinematography? (define that as you wish, I include bright red blood spatter under beauty). Help make my October SLASH-TASTIC!!!