The Horror Movie Tag

10/31/2020



1. What is your favorite scary movie?
Halloween H20 will always be my number one pick for a horror. I watch it multiple times every year and have loved it since I was a wee child. 

2. What is the 1st horror movie you ever remember watching?
Wes Craven's New Nightmare, 1994. I vividly remember watching this with a friend of my mum's in a flat and being absolutely terrified to go to the bathroom alone. On my way out she grabbed from behind and I haven't been the same since. 

3. What type of horror films are your favorite?
I love a good slasher flick. Anything about someone in a mask who goes around killing people in gory ways is golden to me. I think it's mostly down to growing up watching things like Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Halloween, and Friday the 13th.

4. What type of horror film do you not like?
I hate anything that's a mix between horror and dark comedy. Like Shaun of the Dead, What We Do In The Shadows, Tucker & Dale, Feast. I don't have the patience for movies like these. I don't mind a bit of comedy if done well, like Behind The Mask and Hack. But otherwise, no.

5. What movie has given you nightmares?
The Rob Zombie Halloween. Not because it was scary, just because it was so darn terrible. Okay, I joke, I joke. (Kind of) I have had a few dreams about Michael Myers over my 24-years but they've never been truly scary. More just him being there ominously or chasing me around a locked building. Nightmares about real life are always more terrifying than a masked man.

6. What is the last movie that actually scared you?
This is a tough question as horror movies rarely actually scare me to the point of not being able to look at the screen. However, Annabelle Creation was spooky AF. I went to the theater to watch that with my partner and I had never seen any of The Conjuring movies up on the big screen. I think it was a mix of the anticipation and sudden loud sounds that sent chills up my spine. 

7. Who is your favorite horror movie villain, why?
Michael Myers. He's a top tier classic horror villain that continues to be great. He is unstoppable. 

8. Who is the worst horror movie villain, why?
I had to think about this one as it's rare that I hate an actual villain, usually it's the movie as a whole. Like The Nun from The Conjuring universe. The Nun was a truly awful movie, but The Nun herself was still pretty creepy. So I'm going a little specific with this one and am choosing 'Man' from the Netflix movie Hush. In general, this was a good movie. I always love a bit of cat/mouse action and the main girl being deaf definitely added a fun twist to your traditional horror. However, the killer should've kept his mask on. He lost all value as a creepy villain the moment he removed it. A killer will always be more terrifying when masked, especially if he's going to run around chatting the entire time. Think The Strangers, the trio are mainly scary because they could be anyone. Once 'Man' unmasked, he just seemed like your basic ghetto asshole. It took away all the creepy ambiance. 
 
9. Worst horror movie you've ever seen?
I have a double answer! Wrong Turn 3 and 6. There are so many truly terrible low budget horror movies I've seen, and there are plenty of popular horrors that I just didn't like in the slightest. But Wrong Turn is one of my favourite horror movies of all time, heck, I'd go as far as to say it's one of my favourite overall movies. The second was a lot of fun but not on par with the first. The 3rd however, oh sweet lord. It is terrible. And then you have the 6th movie, where you literally see every single female character naked at least once. There's rape of a guy but they seem to gloss over it with 'he got hard!'. I have a horrible taste in my mouth just thinking about it. Watch the 1st and 2nd movies, then stop. Trust me. 

10. Favorite horror movie series?
Scream. I adore the Halloween movies (as you've probably already guessed) but I think all four of the movies in the Scream franchise are perfect. Even my hatred of Emma Roberts didn't dampen my love for the fourth installment. I recently rewatched the entire series with my husband nd am awed at how well they've all aged. 

11. Which horror film do you think is underrated?
The Collector. A 2009 release about a guy who's robbing a house but gets caught up in a night of sick games, tricks, and traps. This is by the creator of Saw which is rather obvious, but I think the main guy Arkin really makes the movie better than it has any right to be. If I'm ever in a dire situation with a psychopath, I want Arkin with me. The sequel The Collection is a little more far fetched, but still a lot of fun. A third installment was meant to be released in November but I don't know whether Covid has pushed it back. 

12. What scenes have grossed you out the most?
The entirety of Hostel II. I've never enjoyed the Hostel franchise, but this really hammered home the reason why. I hate how gory the movies are. They were trying so hard to follow in the footsteps of Saw but without a decent plot or characters. Nah. Also.. The Green Inferno by Eli Roth. Cutting off a clit? Explosive poop? Barbecued human flesh? No, thanks! 

13. If horror movies were real, would you rather be in a zombie apocalypse, an alien abduction, or a haunted house?
A haunted house. We've seen so many people survive a night in a haunted home in movies, but how many survive a zombie apocalypse or alien abductions? Not many! Ghost Adventures has trained me well. 

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