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Horror Movie Binge

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:
  1. The Woman in Black
  2. The Orphanage
  3. Grave Encounters
  4. 1408
  5. Paranormal Activity 3
  6. Insidious 1, 2 and 3
  7. The Conjuring
  8. Dead Silence
  9. Sinister
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.
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Non-paranormal Horror Movies

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
  • Hunger
  • Session 9
    • It also has this perfectly delivered line from David Caruso.
  • In My Skin
  • Vacancy
  • 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.
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Updated My Sci-fi List

Based on suggestion I received I decided to add some more options to my list. They include:
  • Alien Nation
  • Apollo 13
  • Battleship
  • Chronicle
  • Cube
  • John Carter
  • K-PAX
  • Pandorum
  • Paprika
  • Pi
  • Screamers
  • Sleeper
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  • Titan AE
  • The Signal
  • Timecrimes
  • 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
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Sci-fi Movie Binge

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.

The List

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  2. A Clockwork Orange
  3. The Abyss
  4. AI
  5. Alien
  6. Aliens
  7. Avatar
  8. Back to the Future
  9. Brazil
  10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  11. Contact
  12. Chronicles of Riddick
  13. Dark City
  14. ET
  15. Elysium
  16. Equilibrium
  17. Event Horizon
  18. eXistenZ
  19. The Fifth Element
  20. The Fly
  21. Galaxy Quest
  22. Gattaca
  23. Gravity
  24. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  25. I, Robot
  26. Idiocracy
  27. Inception
  28. Independence Day
  29. The Iron Giant
  30. Jurassic Park
  31. Logan’s Run
  32. The Matrix
  33. Men in Black I & II
  34. Minority Report
  35. Moon
  36. Oblivion
  37. Pitch Black
  38. Planet of the Apes (1968 through 2001)
  39. Predator II
  40. Spaceballs
  41. Species
  42. Star Wars: I-VI
  43. Sunshine
  44. Surrogates
  45. The Time Machine (2002)
  46. They Live!
  47. Total Recall (1990 * ), (2012)
  48. Twelve Monkeys *
  49. Underworld
  50. Wall E