Horror Movies. Oh man, one of my favorite topics of discussion! My friends and I always disagree over horror movies. It seems you either love the genre or you hate it, and the same goes per movie as well.
I’ve had a couple of people ask me for some suggestions this Halloween season, so, here goes. I’m open to any comments! Bring ‘em on!! **Milady Note: This is not my definitive favorite horror movies of all-time list. I’m just recommending ones I’ve seen recently and liked enough to vouch for.
The Town that Dreaded Sundown
Probably the best movie title ever. Ever. Anyways, I totally stumbled upon this one on Netflix, and to my surprise, loved it! And I’m talking the 2014 remake/reboot/sequel, whatever you want to call this. I’ve never seen the one from the 70s. Thanks, IMDB. I’d say this is categorized as a slasher flick, but it’s not idiotic like some of those can be. And there’s some great character actors in this as well: Edward Herrmann (Lorelai’s dad from Gilmore Girls), Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story), Anthony Anderson (his character in this is literally called “Lone Wolf Morales” haha), and Gary Cole (umm, you know Gary Cole, trust me).
Now, I’m not someone who scares easily at all or thinks about things lurking in the dark. But, this movie had me turning on all the lights in the house after I watched it! And, it’s all due to Mr. Boogie. You gotta watch it to see who I’m talking about! From the very first scene, you’ll be unsettled and you may even want to turn it off. Stick with it! It’s totally worth that gross taste in your mouth. And props to Ethan Hawke for his portrayal of a has-been author looking for a comeback at any price.
I have a reoccurring dream where I find secret rooms in my house, so this one really touched a nerve with me on that score. However, my dream rooms weren’t filled with horror until I saw this movie. Have I scared you yet?? It’s a really well done low-budget horror movie that doesn’t feel the need to spell everything out to you. If you’re smart, you’ll pick up on everything. Or, hey, watch it again!