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October 27, 2017

“What's Your Favorite Scary Movie?”

By Myranda Harnage

As the time closes on my favorite month of the year, Halloween (you heard me), it’s time to get spooky scary and celebrate with some horror movies! I usually watch about 3-10 horror movies a week (still no typos), so I’ve got a pretty big list, but I wanted to ask my coworkers for their all-time favorite movies that really put them in the mood for All Hallows' Eve.


The ThingMy Favorite: The Thing (1982)

“I LIVE for copious amounts of practical effect guts, blood, and body parts. While I could make a list as long as my arm of my favorite horror movies, few get the creature magic as right as this one!”




Killer KlownsChristian: Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

“A comet crashes outside a small town. A group of teenagers investigate to find aliens that look like circus clowns. Murderous Circus clowns.”




HalloweenMcKenzie: Halloween (1978)

“It still scares the pants off me every time. It's also responsible for so many horror movie tropes (He’s gone!? But I threw him out the window?!?) that you just have to respect the hell out of it. I also believe that if I watch it once a year, Michael Myers will leave me alone.”



The ShiningLance: The Shining (1980)

“It's incredibly creepy, it's the source of a ton of pop culture references and I've been on a haunted tour in The Stanley Hotel. Very few movies can be this well done and also this terrifying.”




Ernest Scared StupidAdam: Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

“This movie conjures up a fear so deep in me that I shudder in terror at the very utterance of the title. I'm sorry, I just can't say any more than that.”




SawRachel: Saw (2004)

Considering I avoid Horror flicks at all costs, I haven't really seen any since the Saw series that ran from 2004 to 2010. I do remember liking them for the range of ‘games’ and challenges that test victims' will to live. And how fitting considering the 8th movie, Jigsaw, is set to release this week!”



GhostbustersJeff: Ghostbusters (1984)

“There are few things scarier than improv. Sure Ghostbusters has its ghosts. But the best spirit involved is the improv comedy that balances what would otherwise be an absurd story. The party scene in which Louis Tully (Rick Moranis) greets his guests was completely improved—reportedly in one take. He carries the hilarious scene while describing complex financial accounting... all made up on the fly.”



The RingErin: The Ring (2002)

“Let's be clear, I don't have a "favorite" because I think they're terrifying. But, The Ring stands out as one of the most fear-inducing films I've had the displeasure of watching. I was pretty young when the movie came out and for months I was terrified of finding petrified loved ones in my closet or somehow falling into a corpse-containing well (even though I'd never encountered a well in my life).”



The OmenKerry: The Omen (1976)

“Children can be tough enough to handle, but could you imagine your child actually being the ANTICHRIST? You gotta watch your back, and your front, and, well, just give up because if the ANTICHRIST wants you dead and out of his way that's just bad luck... or is it?”



Trilogy of TerrorLynn: Trilogy of Terror (1975)

“A movie in which Karen Black plays all four leading roles is terrifying enough. It’s also what makes this movie four times greater than any other scary movie you can think of. What’s actually terrifying is the eight-inch Zuni fetish doll coming to life when you are beautiful, female, spectacularly lacking in self-preservation instincts and of course, ALL ALONE.”


It doesn’t matter if you’re into gross-out horror, classic spine chillers, or goofy comedies, you’ll be able to find something on this list that’s perfect for your Halloween night! Stay spooky, my darlings.


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