I used to be such a lover of horror films, but somewhere along the lines horror became gore, and well, that wasn’t my thing. My imagination can do far more than fake limbs, blood and CGI can do. That being said some of my favorites may not be considered traditional horror.
Jaws – Ok, if you like monster movies at all, then Jaws should be at the top of your list. Is it strictly horror? No, but it’s the quintessential sea monster movie. It was something that anytime it was on my dad and I would stop what we were doing and watch it, much to the chagrin of other family members.
The Lost Boys – Oh, be still my heart, punk vampires in the 80s. Need I say more than a young Kiefer Sutherland being a bad boy vampire? Plus, you have to love the references to Peter Pan in the concept of this one. One last vote in this movie’s favor? THE SOUNDTRACK. If you do nothing else, then at least listen to the soundtrack, it is amazing.
Rose Red – I love this miniseries based on Stephen King’s take on the Winchester Mystery House. It’s not everyone’s style and does end up being really long since it was a miniseries, but it is so good. It’s one of those things I can easily put on for noise and enjoy.
Ghostbusters – Ok, ok I know Ghostbusters isn’t horror, it’s comedy at it’s root, but I always want to watch it this time of year. Something about the mythos that was created by that first movie just always draws me in. Plus, who can resist a stories high marshmallow man?
So what are some of your favorite movies to watch this time of year? Do you disagree with me on horror?