Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Diaper and a Movie: Halloween Essentials

Ok so why the funny title? Well I thought of it today, it made me laugh, so I thought it must be posted regardless of whether or not anyone reads it. Well it's about time for me to do my obligatory Halloween movie post. No, this won't be like my weekly article on the film's being released, but who says I can't throw in a bit of humor right (as you mumble to yourself, "when did he ever throw in humor in the past")? Oh, and why are you not voting in my poll? Do you hate me? Boooooooooooo! Moving on...

So if you've stayed up nights wondering, crying, screaming out, WHY GOD WHY hasn't Ryan posted his Halloween recommendations, well first you need to see a psychologist about that, second thanks, and here's a bit of backstory. Am I killing time? Maybe, maybe not, maybe I'm just going to keep typing maybe... Nah, the truth is I'm not a big horror film buff, the ones I watch tend to be very generic, mostly just the essentials and that's about it. So if you're curious what I'll be looking to snuggle up with (diaper handy of course, you never know!) here you go:

10. Dawn of the Dead (1978) - Because you need to prepare for yourself for the impending Zombie invasion (what did you think plastic surgery was really all about?).

9. The Exorcist (1973) - A constant reminder that possession sucks, and should be avoided at all costs.

8. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
- Because you've earned yourself a laugh if you're stuck reading my blog.

7. The Shining (1980) - Just remember Jack Nicholson + Abandoned Hotel = Disaster... or the best damn night of your life *wink wink*

6. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - Hey, just proof that not everyone can be a fashion expert. Ok even I'll admit that's a bit sick, but you laughed didn't you? admit it!!!

5. Jaws (1975) - Not scared to leave your house yet? Well at least we can get you to stay out of the Ocean.. oh yeah, and Robert Shaw > You.

4. Alien (1979) - Further proof that you should never trust John Hurt... especially not when you're in space with a robot and Harry Dean Stanton (which you shouldn't be in the first place!!!).

3. Psycho (1960) - Do you wonder if while wearing the wig and costume Norman Bates ever asked himself if he looked fat?

2. Halloween (1978) - The unseen consequences of creating a William Shatner mask. Let this be a lesson to all you marketing and business majors out there.

1. The Thing (1982) - Just remember, don't trust your friends, they're out to get you and you'll never see it coming.

Well that just about wraps that up... and if you just mumbled "finally," it's ok, I don't blame you, I just want you to know that I never loved you. Ok, yes I did, we've just grown apart. Now I have to go grab a hachet and ummm go to "work."

MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *cough cough cough* ugh... I failed.

5 better thoughts:

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

You have a serious problem, though I do love this random post. I don't horror films. Sue me.

The Mad Hatter said...

All ten of these titles? Mint. Absolute mint.

i might cap 'em off with a touch of modern creepiness like THE ORPHANAGE or THE RING just for good measure, but these ten are the essentials.

For what it's worth, I think my Hallow's Eve will be spent finally catching ZOMBIELAND.

thistimeitwillbedifferent said...

Recently re-watched The Thing and it really has stood the test of time. Excellent choice for Halloween. I can second the previous posters call for The Orphanage. I remember whilst watching that my 7-foot CD tower fell over... I have never jumped so much in my life.

DEZMOND said...

You lucky Americans, here in my country we don't get the chance to stuff ourselves with sweets and then scream our guts out while watching horror movies all night long, at least once a year :))))))
Not to mention all the costumed drunken parties :P

FilmFather said...

Pretty much a perfect list. Well played.

P.S. Watch Clark.

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