*A Few Spoiler Alerts for “What Lies Beneath”, “The Ring”, and “Paranormal Activity” (the first one)…probably will be some in the comments as well…I just mention a few scenes in this post – no endings*
I love scary movies – the ones that make your heart beat faster and have those DID-YOU-SEE-THAT moments. I do not enjoy gore, so slasher flicks are out. I love those pure moments of “OH CRAP!” that come out of great suspenseful, scary movies.
Before 2002, my favorite scary movie was “What Lies Beneath” with Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford. I didn’t see the bad guy coming – I had no idea. Looking back, I feel silly, but come on…did you think it was who it was? All the little moments you see the ghost in reflections really creeped me out too.
Then I saw “The Ring”. Between the scene showing the scared dead girl in the closet and the one when that little evil child came out of the tv screen…you could have knocked me over with a feather! I completely freaked out. That skyrocketed to my #1.
Then, last year, I saw “Paranormal Activity”. Every time I heard that low rumbling noise, my body froze up. I nearly had a heart attack during that one part where the woman gets out of bed, walks to the other side, and just stares at the guy while he is sleeping for hours!!! How about when she is dragged out of bed by an invisible entity and dragged away?! Let’s just say, “Paranormal Activity” is at the top of my scary movie list.
I’m writing this Friday, October 29th. I have plans tonight to see “Paranormal Activity 2” and hope it it just as great!
UPDATE: I thought Paranormal Activity 2 was pretty great but not as good as the first one. I also missed a hundred tiny details apparently, so now I’m just going to have to see it again when it comes out on DVD. Shucks… 🙂
Do you like scary movies? What’s at the top of your list?