Aw yeah, it's time for...Movies That Have Scared You the Most: The TWO VOTES EACH edition! There are a lot of soul mates out there, just waiting to find one another. It's so sweet I could barf!
120. Inside -- 2007, Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury
119. Child's Play 2 -- 1990, John Lafia
118. The Devil's Backbone -- 2001, Guillermo del Toro
117. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things -- 1973, Bob Clark
116. Lake Mungo -- 2008, Joel Anderson
115. The War of the Gargantuas -- 1966, Ishiro Honda
114. The Howling -- 1981, Joe Dante
113. Funny Games -- 2007, Michael Haneke
112. Psycho -- 1960, Alfred Hitchcock
111. Eden Lake -- 2008, James Watkins
I totally get you people who submitted Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things. I haven't seen it in years because I don't want to because the very notion of it scared me so badly when I was a wee bonny lass. Before I'd ever laid eyes upon it, the title alone scared me. Then when I finally got up the nerve to check it out, the low budget grainy-eeriness and oatmeal-faced zombies did me in.
Surely if I saw it now I'd find it fun and campy and harmless, rife with humor both intentional and unintentional...but I'm not going to see it now and you can't make me. Well, you could, I guess, if you rigged up some sort of Clockwork Orange contraption, but I think we can all agree that seems a little extreme.
On what is totally the other hand, I'll never stop cheering for Lake Mungo, a terrific and underappreciated entry into the found footage genre. The first time I saw it, I really loved it. The last time I saw it...I don't know what happened, man. Somehow it unsettled me enough that I was loathe to turn off the lights and go to sleep afterwards. Despite the past-2-in-the-morning-ness, I had to watch another movie to take my mind off of it. That so rarely happens to me anymore and I love it.