I have been on a horror movie binge for a while now, mostly since I sprained my ankle and have been resting it. Oh, I guess I forgot to tell you that part. But now you know.
I have also been putting a list together as I go. I love Netflix, it is easy to enjoy a movie and then go back and see what you liked and didn’t. I have been watching two or three a night when I get home from work.
So far my list contains:
- The Woman in Black
- The Orphanage
- Grave Encounters
- Paranormal Activity 3
- Insidious 1, 2 and 3
- The Conjuring
- Dead Silence
I was told I should try Lake Mungo (2008)
, but it left me cold. Out of all of the movies I have watched recently it was the one that made my least favorite list.
The reason that I tried it was purely off of the positive comments I’ve seen about it and was unfortunately disappointed with it.
I liked the documentary feel to it, and I did think it worked well in eliciting empathy for the family. It was un-engaging and the ending was just sort of there.
While I enjoy a good paranormal movie, I have watched my share for sure, anything with ghosts, zombies, spirits, and haunted houses do not scare me at all. I know that the people that are really frightened are those that “believe” in them, but that isn’t how I work.
They can be fun when they are well made but it doesn’t go much further than that.
- Frozen (Not the Disney movie)
- Frozen is both haunting and effective for a budget indie. Too bab more people don’t know about it.
- Eden Lake
- Session 9
- It also has this perfectly delivered line from David Caruso.
- In My Skin
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Next Generation – really more comedy than anything else, but definitely worth watching
- An American Crime
- Boxing Helena
- Jacob’s Ladder
I wouldn’t call A Clockwork Orange
horror though it is more horrifying, more disturbing and demented than horror, it is too real.
Based on suggestion I received I decided to add some more options to my list. They include:
- Alien Nation
- Apollo 13
- John Carter
- The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
- Titan AE
- The Signal
- The Day the Earth Stood Still
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Both the version from 1956 and the 1978 remake)
- The Thing
- The World’s End
So I was looking for some good sci-fi movies to watch. I had been in the mood for sometime now but just never seemed to make the effort to watch them. So I put a list together and decided that it was now and never.
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- A Clockwork Orange
- The Abyss
- Back to the Future
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind
- Chronicles of Riddick
- Dark City
- Event Horizon
- The Fifth Element
- The Fly
- Galaxy Quest
- Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
- I, Robot
- Independence Day
- The Iron Giant
- Jurassic Park
- Logan’s Run
- The Matrix
- Men in Black I & II
- Minority Report
- Pitch Black
- Planet of the Apes (1968 through 2001)
- Predator II
- Star Wars: I-VI
- The Time Machine (2002)
- They Live!
- Total Recall (1990 * ), (2012)
- Twelve Monkeys *
- Wall E