Sunday, August 22, 2010

Just watched this in my hotel room.






















Bummer.

I'm a fan of horror movies but you have to be in the right frame of mind. What are some good ones to destroy your sense of comfort and well-being?

Here's some must-see classics:

Prince of Darkness
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Thing (80's version)
The Exorcist
The Omen
Blair Witch Project
Poltergeist
Event Horizon
Hellraiser
Suspiria
The Descent
Dawn of the Dead

with an honorable mention to those venerated serials:
Friday the 13th
Halloween
Nightmare on Elm St.

the first films of all 3 of those series were epic.

And then, if you really want to try and test your sanity and reason for living, try watching the Begotten, here's a taste:

65 comments:

trevorsmokes said...

any evil dead (army of darkness) movies or all four aliens films. invasion of the body snatchers and john carpenter's ghost of mars are always good for a horror laugh.

Courtney said...

this is probably strange to say, but i love begotten. it's so intense and gives me the willies.

on another note:
at the Mansfield, MA show I brought davey a scratchy foil boa. i would've loved to bring him a feather boa, but all the feathered boas i found were sanitized turkey feathers and i didn't think he would want to wear them. idk if he knows that or not, but i thought you might be someone who could pass that info his way. thanks bunches

Cherol said...

I can't imagine watching a whole movie like that clip. I bet after that you'd immediately have to watch something shiny and happy.

Tyler said...

texas chainsaw massacre is so awesome

phillfxc said...

idk WTF I just watched...but it freaked me out! I think I'll buy it just to see...if I end up in a "special hospital" before the week is over....i'm telling them it was your fault :P

Soda Pop said...

Hey Jade! You have to get your fill of Japanese horror (Dark Water, Ring) and Thai film Shutter. Oh and Aussie film Wolf Creek. The first hour of Wolf Creek is pretty average, but then rest is guaranteed to scare your socks off (or feather boa, depending on what you're wearing, I prefer to wear a feather boa when watching scary films). Enjoy! :)

Soda Pop said...

Oops, forgot to say Korean film The Red Shoes. That scared me out of wearing red heels for weeks. Though I doubt you would have that problem, actually! Check it out anyway. It will make you fear mysterious footwear!

Melski said...

All I ever want to say about horror films today is: "fuck eli roth, and only sideways."

Susan said...

I'd rather watch psychological suspense than straight up horror. A couple that really unnerved me are "Seven" and "Signs". "Saw" kind of creeped me out too.

books_and_coffee101 said...

well, im not a fan of horror movies myself, but i am a fan of ones with a really good story line(I <3 the village and the eye :D)..... I heard the grudge was really good and after my friend watched it she couldn't take a shower for a week... but i'm a scaredy cat so even hearing the story of the bellwitch i couldn't go to sleep without the covers on my head.... OH! and speakin of the grudge, you should play the wii haunted house simulator version of it... Now THAT will twist all your comfort zones away from you :D. Even if your used to the random jumps and scares the game has to offer, you still go to bed at night checking under your covers for kayako....

Susieeeee said...

The Ring was the obvious choice. Freaked me out a lot. And House Of Wax is amazing, just to see Paris Hilton get speared through the head with a rusty pipe.
Absolute yes to the first Friday 13th. And The Lost Boys was supposed to be a horror, and thus deserves an honourable mention.

Unrelated, but you should go back to the background with the birds on it. Just saying. ^__^

helen099 said...

not a big fan of horror, being a scaredy-cat and whatnot.

BUT!

i nearly crapped my pants when i saw you had posted the clip of Begotten. the director, E. Elias Merhige, was a college classmate of my husband. he went on to make "Shadow of the Vampire" (about the making of "Nosferatu.") check it out.

you know what horror movies i like?: the comedy-horror ones like "Shaun of the Dead," "Zombieland," "Evil Dead" etc.

thanks for blogging, bb. hope all is well.

♥♥

Anonymous said...

hey jade, you should watch fourth kind. it's got tons of real footage in it, and basically you won't sleep afterwards. yaaaay. <3

MiniMissMurder said...

Jade, I have no idea how you can sit through horror films. I saw Paranormal Activity like 7 months ago and I'm still kind of freaked out. >_<

Anyways, I AM SEEING YOU GUYS TODAY!!!! :D I am sooooooooooooo super duper amazingly freakin' ecstatically excited. Though I'll probably be one of the only fans there, I'll probably still be going insane. It's my first time seeing you guys live. <3333 Most people don't believe I'm a fan because I'm relatively young. But I do love you guys and I'm going to have an amazing time tonight! I love you guys! And did I mention that I LOVE AFI? <33333

Emme said...

Seriously I can't think; the only two that seem to be stuck in my head right now are
'A Tale of Two Sisters'
'Audition'

and yet I have so much horror movies in my collection. . .
'The Thing'! I enjoyed 'Leviathan'
Think eMMe think.

Emme said...

crap! i also wanted to add that I have seen both version REC and Quarantine. there was one part when they run further up the stairs and *blank blank* N i'm thinking why the hell you keep going up. that had me up in my seat trying to stop the film from shaking adding to my slight perked fear - trust me shaky filming helps - make you feel the fear from the camera man. LOVE THE ENDING - luv it (for both movies). Darn thing made me jump back in my seat **whisper** I sceamed as well.

Anonymous said...

Dawn of the Dead? Really? Well, I guess it's really fun to see zombies get their asses kicked with guns....

The Shlang said...

My friends and I used to sit around and rent the worst movies we could find on the Video On Demand. Some honorable mentions:

Hatchet
Teeth
The Gingerdead Man

If you need an unintentional laugh, go watch them.

11am_street said...

Hmmm, I was always creeped out by The Shinning... REDRUM makes my blood freeze...

Saige said...

Whoa...Rec. If you think THAT'S a bummer... watch the U.S. Remake. Quarentine. It sucked. It was funny though. The girl found a tape recorder, and she was so scared she screamed "WHAT THE F**K IS THAT?!?!" Lol. It was more funny then scary :)

jadepugetrox said...

Ah out of your must see I have seen Hellraiser and on your honorable mention list I have seen Nightmare on Elm St. and as a child Freddie Krouger scared me for about 3 weeks after I saw it, but I'm 12 give me a break.

-Kylie^_^

P.S. It would mean the absolute whole fucking world to me if you played "The Interview" here in AZ next Monday!!!

ashleecano said...

the blair witch is kinda corny:D

StraightToHell said...

You named all the good ones! Ummm the only one that I can think of is The Ring. Pet Semetary is pretty disturbing as well.

You should do another Q&A blog

Anonymous said...

I think Shutter Island is one of my favorites. I've always been a big Leonardo Dicaprio fangirl, and it had a really awesome plot.

jonny darko said...

R-Point

afi_theused_mcr said...

Hmm..The exorcism of emily rose is prettie freaky and so is Amnityville Horror.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I have fallen in love...with your brain. A horror movie I cant watch twice: IT. It has made all my showers a manhunt. Its all cool, im killing germs, washing my hair, singing The Man With The X Ray Eyes, and WHAT? THE DRAIN MOVED? My senses become acute and I lose my breath. Drain moves again. Screaming, tripping over the curtain and the pole comes down! AUGHH. See? Thats why this is anonymous! XD signed "buhryan elvin haynuh"

Anonymous said...

Damn you.

I got curious and watched the trailer. My mind is fucked purely from those three and a half minutes of I don't even know what.

Sean said...

In the Mouth of Madness

You mentioned Dawn of the Dead - I agree if you're talking about the one from the 70's.

I liked REC though... good ending.

Hmm what else? Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 version...

Diary of the Dead was good too... Land of the Dead not so much. I haven't seen Survival of the Dead, which is Romero's latest one.

Cool stuff, love horror.

devan said...

Eraserhead may not qualify as a "horror" film, but it's definitely one of those films you get lost in the bizarreness of. Texas Chainsaw Massacre is my favorite of all time, but mostly i like totally gory zombie movies like Evil Dead (1 and 2) and Dead Alive.

Melting Boy said...

Eso es scary!

girl_in_the_sun said...

11. The Evil Dead.... "I'll Swallow your Soul!"

MissBleedBack said...

Haven't watched a horror movie in a while. But I will try to watch those at some point. The classics are probably better than the horror movies we have now.

Anonymous said...

Session 9 is guaranteed to make you uncomfortable in your own skin. The Cell is another that totally fucks your brain without a condom then never calls again and tells other movies you're easy.

Shaina said...

I cant whatch horror movies. they haunt me for like almost ever.

In other news i just got home from ur's nd green days concert at DTE omg it was sooo amazing, awsome, crazy, and hilarious. The best concert ive ever been to besides when i first seen u guys at the filmore last year.

p.s. loved the feather boa's=)

Emma said...

wow, I've seen all the movies on your list but not Begotten. That looks geinuinly fucked up. A good funny horror movie is Otis and you were an 80s child so if you haven't already seen this i'm surprised but FrightNight is very funny and entertaining. I have a very quirky sense of what freaks me out so i'm not going to risk sounding like a puss lol but if you haven't seen the new Nightmare on Elmstreet, I must say i was pleasantly surprised. It explains alot more that the original so you can appreciate the old one a bit more as well.

Anonymous said...

Jade, you want something really scary? Look this one up. Brak's Tales Of Suspense - Crazy Jon
Ahaha, now that's my kind of scary :D

Tania said...

Rec did creep me out, but what version did you see? There's a US remake with Jennifer Carpenter that's deadful. The original spanish version is creepy o__o...

Begotten is sick and twisted.. and I kinda love it. I saw it ages ago, but couldn't remember the name. It's really interesting and artistic once you get past the fact you're watching human guts

Amber said...

I preferred REC to Quarantine. It seemed more genuine and less processed.

But as for that Begotten clip. Thank you. You just genuinely scared the crap out of me and my friend. We are not going to sleep tonight. Serves us right for being so mentally sensitive. Did you honestly enjoy this film? Sick man.

But we did read a synopsis and admit it sounds clever and complex. I don't think we'd ever get through watching it though.

afima337 said...

Oh my fucking god Jade, I love Begotten. Dude it's crazy that you actually know what that is, and encourage people to watch it.

Millieee said...

Have you tried the Human Centipede?~

afima337 said...

OH shit Jade. I fucking love this film. And for you to have seen this and want others to watch, I find that amazing. High five man.

Anonymous said...

Daresay I, the lullaby of an everso dark sleep?" nice list. It's missing a few things: Borderland, The Graves, It, Cradle of Fear (Dani Filth? A killer? Psh. He's 4 ft tall!), Gargoyle, Last House On The Left, The Eye (I only like it cuz of Blaqk Audio tunes.) and, my favorite: dracula. Not the retarded Dracula 2000 shit, but the raw black and white Dracula.

Lene said...

Martyrs. It's the sickest thing I've ever seen.

Amber said...

My favorite horror movie so far has probably been 28 Days Later. I like it even better as a double feature with Shaun of the Dead afterward; it turns some of the horror into hilarity.

By the way, I only recently discovered AFI and Blaqk Audio and am totally hooked. Thanks for all the inspiring music!

Selenety The Cat said...

I don't know any good horror films I'm afraid, but if you're into bad sci fi from the 80's/90's check out British cult show Red Dwarf. It is pretty stupid sometimes though. Classic points are a GM curry monster
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3q8Unf5MHU and the warm compost scene http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgyxVaIrrhg&feature=related both incredibly stupid/funny

Moi!!! said...

To be honest, Rec didn't seem so awful to me, though it did make me dizzy. And it's perfect to freak my cousin out, hehe

As for your list, there are 2 or 3 I haven't watched, but seems like I'll have to, huh?

Take care ;)

Devan said...

Texas Chainsaw Massacre is my all-time favorite horror flick. In terms of other great ones to sort of "lose yourself" in, there's Eraserhead and Rosemary's Baby. I mostly go for the cheesy 70's/80's B-movies, myself; stuff like the Evil Dead, Dead Alive, and Argento's Demons. If the gore is flowing, I'm there.

xoxo

Devan said...

Texas Chainsaw Massacre is my all-time favorite horror flick. In terms of other great ones to sort of "lose yourself" in, there's Eraserhead and Rosemary's Baby. I mostly go for the cheesy 70's/80's B-movies, myself; stuff like the Evil Dead, Dead Alive, and Argento's Demons. If the gore is flowing, I'm there.

xoxo

Elizabeth said...

REC What a movie ! me encanta !!, the other day i saw ''REC 2'' the second part it's also great ....
i'm a big fan of horror movies too , and i love all the horror films you've just mention ,But i'll add a few ones like :

''Pet sematary''
''Dracula '' ( the Francis Ford Coppola one )
''The Hills have eyes '' ( the new version ''

aaaand my favourite serie of all time wich is ''Masters of horror '' to bad that isn't anymore on tv since 2007 ... the best episodes were : ''Dance of the dead'' and ''Cigarrete burns'' wich is a John Carpenter film ...if you haven't seen Masters of horror yet , YOU SHOULD see it ( i was memember of their fans club )
;)

Haras said...

Before I looked at your list I had hoped you would put The Descent on it. Because thats one of the only movies that makes me feel weird for a couple hours after. So scary.

Thanks for the awesome show in Detroit! Hah. I hope me and Addie were loud enough on the barricade to make up for all the dumb as fuck people that didn't do anything.

Anonymous said...

Jade, Good news. I just found out today that I can take off work early on Tuesday. Now, instead of missing half of your set, I won't miss a thing! Aren't you so excited for me? I thought so :D

janscutter said...

Chew on this one and think!
HOSTEL and HOSTEL2. For the shear fact that it is possible and probable has happened to at least a few F-UPed coed.

lezah said...

I don't dare to watch that clip of Begotten... I did see Dawn of the Dead when I was 9 with my parents (they rented it one night). All I remember was that it was very strange.

I'm more of a Doctor Who type of person :)

jfi3rd said...

i want to order begotten off netflix, but they don't have it. I doubt blockbuster has it.

chaoskitten[DF] said...

I prefer comedies or fantasy myself....

Although watching High School Musical or something like that WOULD fill me with horror.... XD

Anonymous said...

Hmm there's hardly been any horror movies that scared me at all.

I remember Jacob's Ladder being pretty cool, also the foreign movie Antichrist (directed by Lars von Trier) was messed up as hell. I heard that he was super depressed when he wrote/directed it. It shows. Maybe it was the fact that I watched it alone in the dark but it took me a few days to get the nerve up to finish it and I pretty much NEVER get scared from a movie!

Ohh and The Strangers (2008) was creepy.

Anonymous said...

evil dead of course!

Ever-And-A-Day said...

You're a fan of horror movies? Lol I can't stand them...I tried watching The Blair Witch Project this summer. Now I can't stand to think about it. Everytime I see a horror movie it gets stuck in my head and I can't sleep :P

Crimson Butterfly said...

you should watch japanese horror films way better ^^

janscutter said...

lezah right there with ya. but all whovians must be able to have a part of one to be far to demented and disturbed enough to destroy all obstacles in our way. and actually all people should. so we can "rise" out of the ashes like a phoenix. and yes im far to PERKY today.

Hayley said...

Definitly t

Hayley said...

Definitly the best is The Shining with a honarable mention to the original Amityville Horror :)Although Worng Turn freaked me out for awhile

CassidyMitchell said...

Uhm yeah.

I think you meant to include Sweeney Todd. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street? Yeah.

It's rated for graphic bloody violence.

Anyways, IT, Paranormal Activity, SAWWWW!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

"In space, no one can hear you scream!"

AHAHAHA FUCKMYLIFE.