I have written several type of genres. My muses take me in all kind of directions. . .
However my first love in writing is horror: paranormal. I enjoyed being scared. It makes your heart pump faster, the adrenaline runs through your veins, and when you come out of it, you are very grateful to be truly alive.
I was going through my active twitter www.twitter.com/rebekah1213 and I found one of my favorite admirable celebrities www.twitter.com.com/Michaelrosenbum and he was mentioning horror movies. Paraphrasing he feels a horror movie should scare, entertain or be fun. (Note: I think the “fun” scary movies should have their own topic.)
I feel there needs to be a good paranormal story (give me some good history), and true scare factor (I want to scream and jump).
It would be an excellent movie if I can NOT predict the next moves. I want a movie that does NOT have the clichés in it.
(Note: I am not a huge slasher fan.)
Movies on his list I agree with
- Pet Cemetery
- The Shinning
- Candy Man
- The Amityville Horror
- Nightmare on Elm Street
- Child’s Play
- The Omen
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1 (I freaked out with 2 as well)
- 30 days of Night
- Silence of the Lambs
Movies that really scare me (Not on his list)
- The Storm of the Century
- Night of the Living Dead
- The Saw series
- Hostel 1 and 2 (Can you believe people can do that?)
- The Wrong Turn (Most of them )
- The Farm House
Movies with scary elements (There are problems with story or it’s just not scary enough all of the way through)
- Interview with a Vampire (To me it was a bit more tame than my vampires)
- Urban Legends
- Ghost Ship
- Rose Red (I really liked the story)
- 1408 (Short Story was awesome)
- HousehhHouse of Wax
- Split ( I needed more story with each personality)
Note: There was a contest for Independent horror called the 8 of 8 . . . the top 8 would be shown at a horror movie festival. There were some of those that were pretty good for independent.
I’m still waiting for that ultimate scary movie: awesome story line, avoid clichés, and unpredictable scary movie. Please make me jump and scream in my seat. I want to hold my seat and be afraid to look at the windows or answer my door. (Yes, it’s all in my head, but sometimes simply being scared is just fun.)