With most parts of the world recognizing 31st Oct as Halloween, IВ thought it would also be a great time to reminisce about some of myВ favourite horror/supernatural flicks of all time. Not that I’m a trueВ lover of scary movies anyway (having missed Ju-On, Dark Water, Ring-0 and other Korean novelties..)…so, in no particular order…
1. The Sixth Sense
The film that made Shyamalan famous. About a child pschologist (Bruce Willis) who attempts to treat a disturbed child (Haley Joel Osment) who apparently has the sixth sense to ‘see dead people’. Riveting and haunting, complete with an unpredictable ending. One of the best ghost films ever made!
2. The Thing
The John Carpenter classic about a group of scientists trapped inВ their lab under a heavy blizzard. But they’re not alone… an alienВ lifeform they discover soon makes its home with them. With its abilityВ to ‘take over’ another lifeform as host (like a parasite), thus beginsВ a thrilling ride of facing the unknown in the midst of trust andВ paranoia. Great tension filled flick this.
Another classic that multiplied the fears of everyone taking showers.В But personally, my favourite scene is found right at the end (Spoiler alert!) when Norman Bates bursts into the cellar in his old motherвЂ™s garb with a knife in his hand. The climax of wonderfully build-up moments of suspense in the mould of Hitchcock.
4. Bram StokerвЂ™s Dracula
An all star cast (Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, Monica Belluci, etc.) brings to life everyoneвЂ™s favourite vampire in remarkable fashion. The backdrop, costumes and (again!) great casting makes this one of the most classiest horror films IвЂ™ve ever seen.
5. The Exorcist
An aged priest fights a demon who has possessed a small girl (Linda Blair). Only caught this once many years ago when I was quite small. It didnвЂ™t exactly make my head turn (pun intended), maybe cos I didnвЂ™t fully understand the deep language used at that time. But somehow, I can still remember images (so it must be good!) of levitation, blood-spewing, and horrific make-ups in this movie that rates highly on many peopleвЂ™s all-time horror flick list.
Number of the Day:
9 вЂ“ PGA titles won by Vijay Singh this year, with no. 9 accomplished through winning the Chrysler Championship over the weekend. Already unrivalled this year on the greens, can the Fijian go for number 10 before the year is over?
(Originally posted on allandog.multiply.com)