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Happy Friday! This weeks 5 Fandom Friday post is about our favorite Halloween movies. At first I wasn't sure exactly how to interpret this; are we talking movies ABOUT Halloween (such as the appropriately named Halloween franchise), scary movies in general (since we all associate Halloween with scary movies), or maybe your Halloween movie traditions? Since I couldn't decide, I decided to touch base on all of them!
1. Classics - Poltergeist
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No horror movie list is complete without Poltergeist, I think. Just because it was made in 1982 doesn't mean it's lacking in thrills. In fact, I'd say this makes it on the list of scariest movies I've ever seen. It keeps you guessing (and scared), and the story is great. Don't be fooled by the PG rating! I watched it for the first time when I was maybe 15, and I couldn't look at clowns, trees, or mirrors the same way for a little while.
2. Scariest - The Poughkeepsie Tapes
Obviously "scariest" is very relative, but for me, The Poughkeepsie Tapes is the scariest movie I've ever seen. I watched it years ago; I haven't watched it since, and there's no way you're gonna make me. I've heard some people say they had to sleep with the light on afterwards, but others that were pretty unfazed, so I guess it really depends. Movies with a bigger sense of realism are what freak me out, rather than something that's just a big gorefest (I like the gorey movies, too, they just aren't very scary to me). I also have this thing about horror movies with masks. I don't know, they just really freak me out. This movie feels really long because the suspense is really intense; suspense similar to Paranormal Activity, except not stupid and pointless (sorry, P.A. fans). Finding a copy of this movie isn't the easiest thing to do, but if you're looking for a creepy suspense flick and an excuse to never let your daughters out at night, this is it.
3. Best pick for your Halloween party - Are You Afraid of the Dark?
4 - A movie that's actually about Halloween (or is it?) - The Nightmare Before Christmas
5. One more movie just because I like it - Buried
The premise is simple. Iraq-based American civilian truck driver Paul/Ryan Reynolds is attacked, and wakes up to find himself buried alive in a wooden coffin, with only a lighter, flask, flashlight, knife, glowsticks, pen and a mobile phone. Basically you could just call this movie "Ryan Reynolds in a Box," because that is literally all you'll see. That kind of sounds boring, though I think it's universally agreed upon that Ryan Reynolds is a pretty handsome dude, so things could be worse. But! The plot thickens! Why was Ryan Reynolds put in the box?! Will Ryan Reynolds ever get out of the box?! How does Ryan Reynolds get phone service in the box?! It's pretty intense.