Stumbled across this accidentally on Twitter @jumpscareuk perhaps a little to late to join in on their page, but thought it would make an awesome blog to kick start my writing off again … AND … I get to include loads of trailers, clips and images to dress up my choices and basically entertain myself with one of my favorite movie genres at one of my favorite times of the year! So without further unnecessary babbling lets begin with my first introduction to Horror…
- Your First Horror Movie.
I remember as a child, staying up late one night to watch a vintage Hammer Horror Dracula with my Grandmother. Though I got myself dreadfully frightened and fled to bed without watching the end of the film. I was hooked and this was the beginning of a life long passion with Hammer Horror and Christopher Lee.
2. The Last Horror Movie You Watched.
At The Cinema – Mother! … Though this is rather questionable whether this falls into the Horror genre or not? I believe there are some elements within the film which are generally ‘horrible’ …
At home on DVD – The Mummy (1939) – I was having a vintage Karloff evening…
(Only just realised the theme which loosely links both films!)
3. Favorite Universal Monster.
… Without a doubt …
4. Favorite Horror Franchise.
Resident Evil – The live action films and also the animated movies
Honestly ridiculous films, I know that! But they’re great fun, totally nonsense, over the top, don’t always flow or follow plot lines with any care or attention… Though this just doesn’t matter, they are simply lovely silly Zombie films…
5. Best Ending in a Horror Movie.
The Girl with all the Gifts (2016) – I know the book is better and out of all the vintage Horror there is with classic endings. I’ve chosen a modern film, despite the fact that I so very nearly choose ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ …
6. Favorite Horror Remake.
Rob Zombie’s Halloween – though it will never surpass the original (not many reboots do) I am a fan of Rob Zombie, especially his music, but also his films.
7. Most Disturbing Horror Film.
Antichrist – There are a lot, far more disturbing than my choice, but I wanted to choose a film that I actually liked and not just select a twisted one on reputation alone, as there are more than a few I would personally draw the line at.
8. Horror Film that needs a Reboot.
Curse II The Bite – Really Random obscure 1989 low budget B-Movie, because I wouldn’t want to touch a classic and sometimes wonder how cheap dodgy horror films would look like with a fresh modern make over …
9. Most Anticipated Horror Film.
IT has been totally unavoidable this year!
10. Favorite Horror Director.
John Carpenter – Because he is responsible for not just a lot of my favorite horror, but also some of my very favorite all time films… ever…
11. Favorite Horror Character.
12. Favorite Horror Soundtrack.
Demon Knight – Basically because of Pantera.. But there are so many Epic Soundtracks, including The Crow & The Lost Boys, Bram Stokers Dracula, Interview with the Vampire and Lost Highway…
13. Best Line in a Horror Movie.
“A brass unicorn has been catapulted across a London street and impaled an eminent surgeon…words fail me, gentlemen.”
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971).
14. Favorite Zombie Film.
More classical 1930’s vintage Bela Lugosi – White Zombie!
15. Best Scream Queen
16. Favorite Foreign Horror.
Guess What – More Zombies!
Train to Busan… and because I like animated films, the prequel – Seoul Station…
17. Best 70’s Horror Film.
18. Best 80’s Horror Film.
19. Best 90’s Horror Film.
20. Best 00’s Horror Film.
21. Best 2010 – Present Horror Film.
22. Best Vampire Film.
23. Best Sequel in Horror.
24. Best Slasher Film.
25. Best Werewolf Film.
26. Best Sci-Fi Horror.
27. Best Satanic Film.
28. Best Death Scene.
29. Worst Horror Movie.
Scream Films, any of them… Just *yawn*
30. My Horror Collection.
Rather vast, weird, obscure and quirky. From the 1920’s to this year. Including a varied selection of sub-genres. To list them all would take another month, though I am toying with the idea of a follow up blog (favorite Horror from the 1920’s to the 1960’s)… So I’m inspired and wanted to thank @jumpscareuk for jump starting my blog again…
31. Favorite Horror Film.
Is older than me, but there is something about it I just adore. I can’t count how many times I’ve watched it. I know it’s bad, the acting is wooden the Blood, bright red and desperately fake then there is the amusing the stuffed cat… But it’s still my favorite…