This week, the Bumbles have gotten their Monday Movie Meme topic from their blog-buddy Jehara. And that is all things supernatural, witchy, or alieny. To me, this is a wide-open field for any kind of horror film...how to decide? Well, I won't bother you with The Shining again. Most of these aren't Oscar winners, but I enjoy them all the same:
1. Paranormal Activity - For a group of friends, a video camera and a few bucks, this movie sure did scare the living hell out of me and rock America's socks off. I didn't understand all the fuss for the first half of the film, but in the last half, when all that STUFF happens to the woman while they are sleeping, I was sufficiently spooked. I'm not surprised that they are coming out with a sequel, but doubt there is any way it can match this one.
2. The Blob - I recently rewatched this childhood favorite of mine, and was horrified and embarrassed at how corny it was - total B movie kitsch. Still, I believe it was one of the first scary movies I ever watched, and it resides in my nostalgic heart as the ultimate alien flick.
3. Contact - I saw this movie three or four times, and loved it every time. Why? I'm still trying to answer that question. Something about it was appealing to me. I love Jodi Foster, the plot was exciting, but methinks it had more to do with the character played by Matthew McConaughey (before he got all into himself) in which he is quite comely.
4. The Grudge - When I originally viewed this movie with my husband, we were jittery for several nights afterward. We have been recently re-visiting some of our favorite scary movies with our kids, and I will admit it wasn't nearly as freaky the second time around. Somethng about those Japanese horror remakes though...the black hair and black eyes...eek.
5. The Ring - The consensus in the Nawrot house is that this is the scariest movie made in some time. The first time I watched it, me, the queen of horror flicks, had to cover her eyes and almost had to leave the room. In watching it again a month or two ago, it had not lost it's verve.
So what say you about aliens, witches and paranormal films? Which are your go-to favorites?