October is here! Time for jackets, apple cider and corn mazes (make sure you have your cellphone on you!) to really bring out the autumn in us all.
October is time for something else. Halloween. Halloween means…. Horror movies. Now, I know we can watch horror movies any time we feel like. However, there is something special about curling up on the couch in late October with a giant bowl of popcorn and a fuzzy blanket to watch movies that scare the crap out of us.
What’s up with that?
Here are some classic 80’s horror movies:
Halloween – Released in 1978, this movie became a cult classic in the 80’s. I like this one because Jamie Lee Curtis is not a sniveling “woe is me” protagonist. She is quite the match for Michael Myers and is not a cocky bitch about it.
Amityville Horror – Actually released in 1979, it is based on a true story (creeeeepy). Dad goes nuts in an evil house and kills his family. Anytime I see a house with attic windows like the house in the movie I am instantly freaked out.
Poltergeist – Family moves to new house, house is creepy, family calls in even creepier lady to see what the heck is going on. “Go into the liiiight.” “Stay out of the liiiight.” Make up your mind lady!
Cujo – Rabid dog goes apeshit. Only Stephen King could write this story so well that it isn’t cheesy. Made into a damn good creepy dog movie.
A Nightmare on Elm Street – Johnny Depp is in this one and if you weren’t a Depp fan, you might not even realize it. Why do we sleep? For rest! Well, if you are a child of a person that lynched the ‘evil dream guy’ you might never wake up.
The Shining – Leave it to Stephen King to write an amazing story about a cooped up writer. Jack Nicholson nails the part of the “writer gone bananas” in this classic flick. Shelley Duvall is perfect in the mealy-mouthed wifey poo part.
Yeah, Stephen King’s “awesome novels made into awesome movies” got two picks… he is the King of Horror after all.
What are some of your fave 80’s horror flicks? I know there are a ton of creepy horror movies.. like Zombie movies, which my dear blogger friend Sonia G. Medeiros blogged about earlier. Check out her wickedly cool zombie post!